Dell is bringing education to underserved communities using solar-powered learning labs

Dell brings education to underserved communities using solar-powered learning labs

Lack of reliable, affordable access to electricity remains a key hurdle to providing technology access to students in many areas around the world. Technology and education are not luxuries but necessities according to Dell. To resolve this issue, the multinational computer company has brought technology-enabled education through an off-grid solution. Using portable solar-powered Learning Labs, Dell […]

What is ISIS, A concise discussion about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

What is ISIS: A concise discussion about the Islamic State

Our understanding of ISIS is vague and at times, misconstrued. This is reasonable. Despite occupying a territory larger than the United Kingdom, the Islamic State remains isolated from the rest of the world. Few have gone there and returned. Its leaders are reclusive and its members along with the communities at its helm are inaccessible. […]

Prevailing challenges in cacao farming industry

Prevailing challenges in cacao farming industry

The cacao or cocoa tree is one of the most important trees of the modern industrial world. After all, this natural resource forms the foundation of a hundred-billion-dollar chocolate industry that, on the other hand, supports 3.5 million people in West Africa and provides considerable economic revenues in countries such as Belgium, Switzerland, and the […]

Sweet distraction, Cocoa shortage confusion remains

Sweet distraction? Cocoa shortage confusion remains

Forget oil. Chocolate may have a bleak future as an alleged looming cocoa shortage by 2020 threatens the future of companies built around candies and confectionaries. A warning from two of world’s biggest chocolate makers, Barry Callebaut and Mars, Inc., has sent ripples of concern and anxiety across the globe, especially the media. However, several […]

Crowdsourcing seen as a solution to combat migrant abuse

Crowdsourcing seen as a solution to combat migrant abuse

With horrid accounts of abuse involving migrant workers, several labor-related nonprofit organisations direct their attention toward information technology, particularly crowdsourcing as a viable solution for promoting labor rights. An effective and efficient system for obtaining and utilising information pertaining to labor conditions is critical to an active and successful enforcement of applicable labor laws. Han […]

CVS Health retains profitability despite banning sales of tobacco products

CVS Health retains profitability despite banning sales of tobacco products

Retail and drugstore giant CVS Health reported a 9.9% increase in revenues—a favourable figure considering its decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products last year. Analysts initially believed banning sales of tobacco products would hurt the company’s profitability. They had reason to say so. Tobacco products accounted for $2 billion in annual sales. […]

EPA review endorses climate concerns against Keystone XL pipeline

EPA review endorses climate concerns against Keystone XL pipeline

A review of the Keystone XL pipeline initiative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed that developing Canadian oil sands could contribute to increase in carbon emission. The Keystone XL pipeline initiative is a proposed project that involved extending the Keystone oil pipeline system of Canada and the United States. Proposed by TransCanada Corp., the […]

Asia-Pacific aviation growth strains pilot supply

Asia-Pacific aviation growth strains pilot supply

The rapid growth of the aviation industry in Asia-Pacific has stirred high demands for pilots. However, the industry is growing faster than the capacity of technical schools and aviation companies to produce highly skilled and experienced pilots. Asia-Pacific airlines currently account for one-third of global commercial air traffic according to the estimates of International Air […]

swivelCard reinvents the ‘old’ business card

swivelCard reinvents the ‘old’ business card

The humble business card gets a major facelift. In its effort to put together technology and tradition, Spokane based company has introduced the swivelCard—a premium USB-enabled paper business card that holds a sizeable amount of data and information about its owner. Of course, digital technology hasn’t completely killed off business cards. In fact, employees, entrepreneurs, […]

Why major companies are venturing into space-based Internet

Why major companies are venturing into space-based Internet

The billion-dollar investment received by space transport services company SpaceX from Google and Fidelity demonstrates the increasing interest of companies to venture into space-based Internet service provision. Although smaller and mostly localised, companies or Internet Service Providers have since dominated the industry in different parts of the globe. Nonetheless, the move of several major companies stems […]

India ventures into ‘Smart City’ initiative

India ventures into Smart Cities initiative

Worsening urban environment amid a booming economy and growing population has compelled India to develop and implement a plan involving the construction of 100 smart cities that would support socioeconomic growth without compromising environmental conservation. Massive urbanisation is currently transpiring across critical cities in India due to an ongoing economic boom. Government projections put urban […]