technology

  • The dirty secret behind your smartphone

    In September this year, millions of excited customers around the world queued up to get their hands on the new iPhone 8.  How many phones do you need? In a 2017 survey on consumer behaviour by researchers Martinho, Magalhães, and Pires from the Nova University of Lisbon, it was...
  • Apps against climate change

      Today, over 4 billion people have mobile phones. Even the developing world had internet phone coverage of about 54% by 2013. In India, more people have mobile phones than they have access to toilets. With 7.86 billion mobile phones in use worldwide, over 43% of users access the...
  • Re-imagining Working Space in the Cities of Tomorrow

    I spent more than eight years working in multinational companies. I used to be proud when I would tell my friends that I am in the office around 14 hours a day, everyday. It would make me feel my work is important and relevant therefore I am as well. Eventually...
  • How Toxic Is Your Computer?

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines e-waste as “any appliance using electric power supply that has reached its end-of-life”. “End of life” of a product means the product is due to be discarded. The question then is; how do we discard electronic waste in an environmentally safe...