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Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Concept Cars Set to Hit the Floor

With the Tokyo Motor Show less than a fortnight away, here are the concept cars slated to hit the show floor. Over the years, the annual Tokyo Motor Show has become one of the most popular events across the world to show off automotive concept models. Thanks to teasers and official manufacturer announcements, these are the concept models that we ... Read More »

Vivo Nex 3 quick review: Future curves beyond the edge

Back in 2017, I spent one sleepless night dreaming about Vivo’s APEX concept. It was a phone that showed us what the future of the smartphone will look like. A fullscreen display with no notch or any kind of interruption and the pop-up camera – it was so cool at the time — making it the ultimate dream phone. And ... Read More »

Financial goals are changing: Do you really know the future expenses you need to save for?

It will be remembered as the decade when the Indian middle class threw caution to the winds and turned aspirational with a vengeance. Between 2009 and 2019, the share of discretionary expenses in a household’s monthly outgo shot up from 10-20 percent to 25-60 percent, according to financial planners. Saving for a child’s marriage made way for saving for an ... Read More »

7 reasons why the coworking future looks bright

The past few years have witnessed an unparalleled success for the coworking juggernaut in India. This accelerated growth has stemmed from the revolutionary shift in the Indian traditional workspace to a more flexible, accessible and affordable coworking space. In the first quarter of 2018 itself, coworking had transacted about 2 million square feet commercial realty; way ahead of the 1.8 mn sq ... Read More »

I Went to the Future, in a Hotel Where My Butler to Bartender – Were Robots

“This is it! This is the answer. It says here that a bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04 pm, next Saturday night! If we could somehow harness this lightning, channel it into the flux capacitor it just might work. Next Saturday night, we’re sending you back to the future!” In Back to the Future, ... Read More »

How flight ticket pricing could change in the future

Heading off on a business trip used to be simple. Book a ticket, pack your bag and be on your way. In the future? Not so much. Business travellers could have to navigate a variety of fare types and add-ons —in some cases inspired by low-cost airlines and their thirst for what the industry terms “ancillary revenue.” This is revenue ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

In Photos: The Wonderfully Eclectic Highway Earth Car Show

The Highway Earth car show, organized by automotive photographer Evan Klein, has become a Los Angeles-area staple. The show takes place in Franklin Canyon Park, surrounding the Upper Franklin Canyon reservoir. It’s not just a field of cars; instead, visitors stroll around the Franklin Canyon Reservoir to find groups of cars arranged at different turnouts—sort of an outdoor Guggenheim museum. Highway ... Read More »