Tech Icons

Time and again, the world of technology has drawn strong criticisms for being a male-dominated society. When we’re talking about male leaders in the tech industry, we do not have to think when it comes to naming a few. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, and Box CEO Aaron Levie are few of the prominent names that everyone has heard of. The same is not the case when we talk about females in the same industry....
Sometimes you come across an idea and it looks so great you can’t believe that it hasn’t been used before. The same thing happened to Bio-bean Founder Arthur Kay who envisaged turning coffee grounds into fuel (No Pun Indeed!). The phenomenal idea of utilizing barren coffee lands to generate biodiesel and biomass pellets came to Kay, in 2012, when he was taking his architecture degree at UCL. When he was tasked to follow a closed loop system of waste-to-energy for building, Bio-bean founder chose to go for a coffee cup instead. ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook is certainly the star of this week. He has been constantly striking the headlines whether it’s for Apple’s great technical performance in Android vs iOS war, a massive drop in iOS sales, or his visit to China. Tim Cook is known as world’s most powerful leader. He sure knows how to keep the reigns in his hand. Will he be able to drag Apple away from the downfall? Only time will tell. In case you’ve missed this week’s happenings, have a look at our top reads on Tim Cook. Tim Cook will Visit India to Drive the ‘...
The inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, died at the age of 74. The reason behind his death was an apparent heart attack. Have you sent a handwritten letter for your professional or personal communication lately? Of course you haven’t. Writing letter is so old fashioned compared to the entire modern email thing, right? Thanks to Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, the inventor of email, who has enabled us to ditch the out-of-date pen and paper. Ray Tomlinson was a computing legend who sent the first email in 1971. He was a computer programmer ...
People living in today’s Information Age can hardly imagine a world without computers. Computers are pervasive and have touched almost every arena of human life. But if you look back about 70 years ago, when things were just getting started, a different world existed. The fabulous 40s had just popped the champagne over its first digital computer “Model K”, invented by George Stibitz. It was a relay based calculator that calculated using binary addition. The room-sized pre-computer shown in Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest flick The Im...