What would humans eat in the future

Richard Morgan, a writer in New York, is the author of a forthcoming memoir, “Born in Bedlam.”

For all its cross-cultural and technological prescience, “Star Trek” — the most prestigious science-fiction universe of all time — was absolutely awful when it came to food. Captain Jean-Luc Picard had the galaxy’s cookbook at his . . . → Read More: What would humans eat in the future

The bio-fuels bleak future

MAKING fuel from the solar energy stored in living organisms by photosynthesis is a tempting idea. It sounds inherently green, and so biofuel schemes—ranging from fermenting starch, to recycling cooking oil, to turning algae into jet fuel—have drawn more than $126 billion in investment since 2003, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), a research . . . → Read More: The bio-fuels bleak future

The choice of the world leaders

For years, the well-connected world leader would use nothing but a BlackBerry to get their email on the move – and it is still Barack Obama’s phone of choice. He uses a model specially enhanced by the US National Security Agency. But the news earlier this month that the White House Communications Agency is testing . . . → Read More: The choice of the world leaders

Pakistan gets high speed data connectivity submarine cable

Trans World Associates announced today that it has joined a consortium of leading telecom companies to build and operate the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable network.

The Pakistan landing of SEA-ME-WE 5 will be owned and operated by TWA, its second international submarine cable landing in Pakistan. Currently Trans World Associates operates and owns TW1, . . . → Read More: Pakistan gets high speed data connectivity submarine cable

What next for the Samsung mobile division?

A lot of eyebrows were raised over the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S5 was a huge disappointment with regards to its sales performance. Understandably so, as it was considered to be the only phone in the market that could hold a candle to the iPhone. The year 2014 was not a very good one . . . → Read More: What next for the Samsung mobile division?

Warid first to launch LTE services

Warid Telecom, Pakistan’s most trusted and innovative mobile service provider, proudly announces the official launch of LTE services in Pakistan. Starting from December 26th, Warid customers will be able to enjoy 7 days of free customer trials of LTE services in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Faisalabad and Gujranwala.

Warid has always taken great pride on . . . → Read More: Warid first to launch LTE services

IoT – What drives the 4th industrial revolution

For manufacturing companies, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the most important trend of our time. With the combination of sensors and actuators that are embedded in physical objects, and the use of the data that is generated by these sensors, manufacturers see IoT as a new strategy to improve efficiency in production.

The potential . . . → Read More: IoT – What drives the 4th industrial revolution

MS partners with Dropbox for Cloud Office Apps

Microsoft has cozied up to Dropbox with a new partnership.

Soon you’ll be able to easily access, save, share, and collaborate on your Office 365 documents stored on Dropbox without leaving Office.

Office 365 is Microsoft’s paid cloud version of Microsoft Office.

Dropbox will also be available as an option for Microsoft’s freebie version of . . . → Read More: MS partners with Dropbox for Cloud Office Apps

What’s next for Homosapiens?

By: Jennifer Hunter

The author of Sapiens, a new history of humankind, says technology is transforming us from biological creatures to something akin to bionic cyborgs. “This is not science fiction,” Yuval Noah Harari tells The Star’s Jennifer Hunter. “Look at how humans are becoming inseparable from mobile phones . . .”

Modern humans are . . . → Read More: What’s next for Homosapiens?

Scanner and 3D printer combo device by Taiwan

XYZprinting announced it has created an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for sale starting today at $800.

The Da Vinci 1.0 all-in-one 3D printer allows just about anyone to create a 3D-printed object, and that’s one of the requirements for mass adoption of the new technology. By adding a scanner to the 3D printer, XYZprinting . . . → Read More: Scanner and 3D printer combo device by Taiwan