Future

Embedded SIMs can usher in technologies of the future

New Delhi: When your Apple Watch takes a call without being connected to your iPhone, it uses a tiny SIM embedded inside it. This embedded SIM, or eSIM, in Apple’s case, works as an extension of the SIM you already have inside your iPhone, allowing the watch to stay connected to a cellular network and, hence, the internet—even without the phone. Unlike regular ... Read More »

Siemens: The future is smart

Nestled on the edge of the Western Ghats in the eastern suburb of Kalwa near Mumbai is a sprawling manufacturing campus that belongs to German engineering conglomerate Siemens’ Indian arm, Siemens Ltd. A wide spectrum of industrial products ranging from motors to switchgear is made in this factory, which came up way back in the 1960s. On a wet July ... Read More »

Ashis Nandy: ‘Our future is nothing but present of today’s West’

Political thinker Ashis Nandy at the Express Adda in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Express photo by Renuka Puri) “THERE ARE many reasons for the rise of nationalism in India, but I think the primary reason is this: we have lost the right to our future. Only from robust scepticism, mutual criticism and cross criticism can we have a variety of ... Read More »

Pullela Gopichand worried about Indian badminton’s future; says ‘we haven’t invested in coaches’

Hyderabad: India might be celebrating a world champion in PV Sindhu right now but national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels there are reasons to be worried about the future as the country has not “invested enough in coaches”. Sindhu, who is also an Olympic silver-medallist, became India’s first world champion in the sport with a straight-game triumph over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara ... Read More »

The robots in our future

One of the central figures in American writer Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot (1950) was a robot called Robbie—a metallic nursemaid with a positronic brain, which imparted to it a consciousness and ability to interact with humans. One of the first robots science writer and journalist David Ewing Duncan introduces the readers to in his newest release, Talking To Robots, is ... Read More »

Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Future in Jeopardy As Disney and Sony Butt Heads Over Producing Deal

Spider-Man is under threat of eviction from the Marvel Cinematic Universe if the two companies controlling the character’s future can’t come to an agreement over producing and revenue sharing. In 2015, Marvel and Sony brokered a deal to share Spider-Man that involved Disney co-financing Spidey movies in exchange for a share of profits and for use of the web-slinger in its sprawling network of interconnected films. That ... Read More »

No first use nuclear policy may change in future, says Rajnath Singh on India’s defence strategy

nion Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that India may see a major shift in its policy of using nuclear weapons. Rajnath has said India currently has a “no first use policy” on nuclear weapons but it may change in the future. Speaking at an event in Pokhran on Friday, Rajnath Singh said, “Till today, our nuclear policy is ... Read More »

Vernacular users to define start-ups’ future, says RedSeer Consulting report

. With over 210 million internet users in India preferring vernacular language over English with an annual spending power of $300 billion, start-ups may have to rethink ways to reach out to consumers. RedSeer Consulting, a Bengaluru-based research and consulting firm, came out with a report that says Indian vernacular users are expected to create a $3 billion digital ad ... Read More »

Future in petrol, EVs, PHEVs; driving away from diesel: Audi India

German luxury carmaker Audi is putting its bet on petrol, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles in India, driving away from diesel cars, as the country gears up to adopt strict BS-VI emission norms from April next year, according to a top company official. With the automobile market currently on a downturn, Audi India expects sales to remain muted even next ... Read More »

Modi’s address to nation: Article 370 to bright future for J&K; 10 major points PM raised in his speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first address to the nation after revocation of Article 370, assured that restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir would be relaxed soon. He said Article 370 was being used as a tool to spread terror, and that it was time for all Indians to work together to make Jammu and Kashmir a violence-free state. He spoke at ... Read More »