All articles by Priya Kantaria

Priya Kantaria

Self-driving cars have miles to go before they reach full autonomy, says watchdog

Car companies are testing robot cars on Californian public roads, and reports to the DMV show human intervention is needed on average every 14 miles.

Can automation deliver the utopian dream of a shorter working week?

The five-day working week may become a footnote in our history of industrialisation, like child chimney sweeps once common in the UK.

The future of IoT: Greater benefits come with greater risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a world of internet-connected devices, from aircraft to fridges, and including cars and medical apparatus. The theory is that an aeroplane will be able to detect a fault in its engine mid-flight and automatically radio ahead to order spare parts without human involvement. A fridge will be able to detect when it is low on milk and order more while the householder sleeps. A person will be forewarned of an imminent heart attack by their smartphone without an examination from a doctor.

5G dangers: “New networks will bring with them a host of new security concerns”

5G has the potential to be benefitical to both businesses and users, but it also comes with its own risks. We hear from experts about the key 5G dangers.

50 million tonnes of e-waste could triple by 2050

$62.5bn is lost in 50 million tonnes of electronic waste a year, but tech can help the process of dematerialisation, changing physical assets to electronic.

Top ten influencers in blockchain

GlobalData researchers have found the top influencers in blockchain, based on their performance and engagement online in the past 90 days.

Quantum computing comes to energy with ExxonMobil IBM partnership

Quantum computing will help the American oil and gas company solve computationally challenging problems.

L’Oreal’s wearable pH sensor brings technology to skincare

People with skincare conditions like dryness, eczema, and atopic dermatitis will benefit from L’Oreal’s first wearable skin pH sensor.

Cybersecurity trends for 2019: Every company worldwide “will be hit by a cyberattack”

British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Equifax: the list of companies who have faced a cyberattack is long and growing longer. The Ponemon Institute quantified the costs of these data breaches at a global average of $3.86m per incident in 2018. A discussion on cybersecurity trends for 2019 with Check Point says next year will be another year of hard-hitting cybersecurity attacks and breaches.