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Smart cities with massive data centric living are hard to build without 5G networks

(To appear as an Editorial in IETE Technical Review, July/August 2015 issue.)

Today’s mobile devices (for example – smartphones, tablets, smart watches, smart bracelets, smart glasses etc.,) have a number of sensors embedded in them such as an accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor, GPS sensor, barometer, step detector, step counter apart from the usual camera and the microphone. 1,811 more words

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The Pay or Perish Game: Why we should stand up against “active discrimination” for the survival of net neutrality

How to cite: M. J. Kumar, “The Pay or Perish Game: Why we should stand up against ‘active discrimination’ for the survival of net neutrality”, … 1,635 more words

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Global University Rankings: What should India do?

How to cite: M. J. Kumar, “Global University Rankings: What should India do?”, IETE Technical Review, vol.32, no.2, pp.81-83, March-April, 2015.

Before 1983, until the first university ranking in the world was published in… 1,710 more words

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Innovation and technology should lead to abundance not scarcity

To appear in IETE Technical Review, Jan-Feb 2015.

How did economies start? In olden days, after meeting our requirements, we shared the surplus with neighbours and relatives. 697 more words

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015

Photos from my session in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Ahmedabad held on 7th January 2015. I gave a talk on “Innovations in modern India”. The other speakers in my session are: 74 more words

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people.

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Even brilliant ideas are never new: The need to cite appropriate references in a research paper

Andre K. Geim, who shared the 2010 Nobel prize in physics, once said:  “One should realize that ideas are never new. However brilliant, every idea is always based on previous knowledge”. 424 more words

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