The world of tech had another busy week. So, if you ended up missing out on the news; we have got you covered. Here's a list of top 10 things in tech that happened this week.

1) India’s ‘Internet of Things’ Market Will Grow To $9 billion By 2020

According to recent findings made by consultancy firm Deloitte in its TMT Predictions 2017, the number of units under Internet of Things (IoT) in India is expected to exponentially increase to 1.9 billion units by 2020 or about $9 billion. The Indian subcontinent, which has come to acquire the status of a growing IoT hub, is expected to see a 7 times increase, from just $1.3 billion in 2016 to $9 billion by 2020. The report estimates the current number of such devices in the country to be around 60 million.

The report also stated that going forward IoT solution deployment for digital utilities or smart cities and in the transport, manufacturing, logistics and automotive industries would drive in the demand for industrial IoT applications.

2) India Can Now Develop Its Own Space Station

While Indians were still basking in the glory of ISRO’s magnificent achievement of successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, ISRO’s chairman A S Kiran Kumar has given the citizens another reason to smile. In a recent statement given by Kumar, he said that India is capable of developing a space station of its own, but it needs ambitious planning and a long-term approach to achieve the same.

According to him, since there’s still a lot of talk and uncertainty about the immediate benefits of a manned space mission, that’s why India hasn’t be able to make up its mind about investing in a space station yet. Stressing on the phrase “the sooner the better,” Kumar also added that even though the country is capable of setting up a space station , it still requires a long-term thinking for making this possible.

3) IBM, Visa Team up To Make IoT Devices PoS and Support Secured Payments

Global technology and innovation company IBM and global payments technology company Visa Inc. have recently joined hands on a common mission. Together, the companies want every Internet-connected device on the planet to become its own point of sale (PoS). The giants aim to achieve the same through Visa’s token technology and IBM’s Watson for IoT platform.

According to experts, the partnership could work out something like this. Visa would put its token sharing architecture to use and tie a device to IBM’s cloud infrastructure. While the Token Service will give out information from the payment card a unique digital ID, IBM’s IoT cloud, on the other hand, would take the responsibility of handling the tokens and then connecting them to different devices.

4) Microsoft Launches Project Sangam To Help Low-Skill Job Seekers

Global tech giant Microsoft’s Indian born CEO Satya Nadella unveiled “Project Sangam” to the world yesterday. Aimed at pushing the Indian government’s much ambitious ‘Skill India’ initiative, the program will not only help the government in training people and instilling in them employable skills but also help them in getting suitable jobs via professional networking website LinkedIn.

According to the details shared by Microsoft, “Project Sangam” will be functioning as an open ecosystem where trainers will be easily able pour their well-researched content into the project and then the people in need can take the training right from “Sangam” and apply for jobs. The program will commence from the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Sangam is the first project on Cloud that will see Microsoft and LinkedIn working together to help the unemployed masses of the Indian subcontinent.

5) Google (Alphabet) Sues Uber For Self Driving Car Tech Theft

Google's self-driving car company Waymo has sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto over allegations of stealing its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.

Waymo has accused Uber and Otto, which was acquired by the popular ride services giant in August, with the theft of confidential information on Waymo’s LiDAR sensor technology and then using the technology to pace the speed of its own autonomous technology.

The complaint filed in the Northern District of California clearly states Waymo saying, “Uber’s LiDAR technology is actually Waymo’s LiDAR technology.” In the complaint, Waymo seeks an unspecified amount in damages and a court order that prevents Uber and Otto from using its proprietary information.

6) India’s Special Force Nabs Grenade-Dropping Drone and ‘Dogo Robot’

The National Security Guard (NSG), which is an Indian special forces unit under Ministry of Home Affairs, has been provided with the latest weaponry available including a ‘dogo robot’ armed with remote pistol, a 3D fly-on-the-wall radar to see through a 20-m-thick wall and a grenade-dropping drone in order to carry out its lethal counter-terror operations with a punch of stealth.

The federal contingency force decided to induct some of the smartest gadgets and arms being used by SWAT teams and Special Forces all over the world based on the experiences it has had in preventing terror attacks and hostage situations in closed urban spaces.

7) Mahindra Group Ties-up With IBM To Develop Blockchain Based Supply Chain Apps

Mahindra Group, one of India’s largest diversified multinational group of companies and IBM, the global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY have recently entered into a partnership to develop blockchain-based supply chain applications.

The project, a first of its kind in India outside of the traditional banking domain, aims to step up transparency and security between supplier-to-manufacturer trade through a permissioned distributed ledger.

The partnership will see both the firms working together on a prototype tool for tracking supply chain transactions via blockchain. The tool will enable all parties involved in the transaction to act on the same shared ledger, with each party updating only their part of the process, ensuring trust, transparency, efficiency and consistency, hence safeguarding the sensitive information in the process.

8) Meet These 4 New VR and AR Projects Via Samsung’s C-Lab Incubator

Global electronics giant Samsung recently unveiled to the world four new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects that are currently being grown at its 2012 launched in-house Creative Lab (C-Lab).

Samsung announced that it will be showcasing four innovative C-Lab projects, delivering a broad spectrum of experiences via Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), two of the most significant current technology trends, at the Mobile World Congress, which is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.

The products on display will include a smart aid for visually impaired people called Relúmĭno, a remote-control VR/AR solution that enables consumers to use devices such as smartphones and PCs without a monitor named Monitorless, a VR home furnishing solution named VuildUs and a 360-degree travel experience platform named traVRer.

9) This Breakthrough Tech Invention Let You Ride Bike Indoors

The tech sector has worked hard to make indoor exercising as much fun as possible by giving birth to a trend known as the ‘gamification’ of cycling. California-based Zwift is an important player in this segment.

Founded in 2014, Zwift has designed a digital training software that creates a virtual universe in which riders from all over the world can train together in digital harmony. Co-founded by four individuals, Eric Min, Alarik Myrin, Scott Barger and Jon Mayfield, Zwift is quickly becoming a byword for indoor cycling all around the world.

Zwift allows its subscribers to ride in its virtual world, which it has named Watopia, as well as on online recreations of the RideLondon and 2015 Richmond World Championship courses. The riders are provided with an option of joining group rides and competing with cyclists from more than 150 countries or creating their own training sessions and plans. Zwift membership costs £8 per month.

10) Nokia’s WING will Allow IoT Networks To Cover Whole Planet

At the Mobile World Congress slated to be held in Barcelona from 27 February to 2 March 2017, Finnish multinational communications and information technology company Nokia is gearing to showcase its worldwide IoT network grid called the ‘WING.’

Reportedly, WING is a virtual global infrastructure that might include multiple private and carrier networks and satellite systems, based on what an enterprise is looking to connect and how it is planning to make use of the data collected. It is basically a managed service that aims to simplify global IoT connectivity by spanning technologies and borders. WING will be able to give enterprises working in domains like transport, safety, utilities and health complete access to a global IoT connectivity grid with subscription and device management, security and analytics all inclusive.

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