gadgets Tag

The Powerwall and Powerpack are rechargeable lithium-ion battery, stationary energy storage products manufactured by Tesla. The Powerwall is intended to be used for home energy storage and stores electricity for solar self-consumption, at the time of use load shifting, as backup power, and for off-the-grid use. The larger Powerpack is intended for commercial or electric utility grid use and can be used for peak shaving,...

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Disruptive technology

Disruptive technology means the technology which sweeps away the current habits of the customers and replaces it with something completely new. We can see that everywhere these days. Amazon taking online shopping to new heights, food delivery apps revolutionising the hospitality industry, even internet and television were a disruptive technology in their time.   “Businesses are being decimated by others that are adopting disruptive technology and then...

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Cyber-security

“Cyber-security is now something that we must treat in our businesses just like we watch our balance sheets,” says Tom Kennedy CEO of Raytheon Company, the keynote speaker said to other business leaders in attendance at Northeastern University’s CEO Breakfast Forum.   Customers these days focus on the comfort, ease and, capabilities provided by the cyber-world. They want the value provided by the cyber-world but don’t focus...

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Artificial intelligence and ethics

There is a race going on in the artificial-intelligence sector. Everyone wants to get their hands on the next best thing as soon as possible. Ethics sometimes take a back seat in such cases. New technologies should be focused on human ethics and a universal desire to make life better for people around the world. This is a pressing concern when it comes to military...

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cyber-security

Cyber-security is something we are conscious about, yet are ignorant towards. We all want our data to be secure and care about our privacy, but none of us actually read the terms and conditions of any product or service and just go ahead and sign ‘I agree’ at the end. However, it is more than just your online accounts and social media profiles. We install...

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digitalisation

In the era of digitalisation, where you have a virtual identity, who is to say that your data and personal information will not be leaked publicly or it won’t be sold off to anyone? Every time you log into your social media account, or link your Gmail to any other website or app to login, all your personal information is accessible by the app. You...

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Every household amenity in the United States is somehow always connected to the internet as often referred to as  smart devices. This can range from a thermostat, that you can operate using your smart phone, to a TV that enables your access to Netflix, a digital assistant like Google home or Alexa, and even a refrigerator that reminds you to buy a particular food item...

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robots now working as co-workers of people in the fishing industry

Fishing is an imperative process which sustains the global food market and economy. It is a rigorous practice that requires a lot of manual labor and is also extremely dangerous. Due to the exponential growth in the technological sector, lesser and lesser people are willing to indulge in this business. The procedure of processing the fish is rather long and time consuming - from catching...

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space

Lindsey Sudbury is an instructional technologist within Academic Technology Services at Northeastern University. And currently, she is working on an exciting project, which she helps oversee. People can now get the surreal experience of going to space, with the help of the Discovery Lab. It is in the Snell Library at the University.   The Lab is actually a pop-up space, dedicated to augmented reality and VR. It...

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