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    Your Car has Arrived, Mr. Stark…

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    Do you know JARVIS? Yes you do, every comic fan does. After all he is Iron Man’s uber cool, super smart butler-cum-assistant, an Artificially Intelligent computer program to which Tony Stark has access whenever, wherever he wishes. It carries out Mr. Stark’s orders no sooner than it receives them. Every Iron Man fan wants his or her own JARVIS, of […]

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    Mobile Phones Ending the Credit Card Era?

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    It wasn’t until very long ago that people scorned the use plastic money and held onto their wallets and ‘ready’ cash with their life. And thus they lived with the fear of wallets being stolen or cash dropped. However, over the last decade or so the aam aadmi has begun relying heavily on credit and debit cards for monetary transactions […]

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    The Interstellar that NASA knew?

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    Time and again we’ve seen science fiction inspire inventions, from Bat gadgets to Virtual reality in the Matrix and Jonny Quest series. However, let’s see if the opposite is also true? The Cooper Station that we see at the end of the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Interstellar, tolls us back to how probably the Noah’s ark looked. Replete with a baseball […]

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    Patentees Drive to Make the Virtual Real

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    Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality technology has begun revolutionizing industries. Yet, it is still in its nascent stage of growth with much left to discover. In the final of our five-part blog series on virtual reality technology, we showcase the patent landscape and the role of intellectual property in developing this tech domain. With every new invention in virtual reality […]

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    A Digital Universe for Cyberia

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    VR technology has in a very short span grown into a strong human-computer interface. It has treaded the paths of medicine, entertainment, education, military and e-commerce to step into the extremely complex and enticing industry of manufacturing. In the fourth of our five-part series on Virtual Reality technology, our bloggers take you through a liberating experience of augmented reality, haptic […]

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Sky is the limit for a Selfie

Going are the days of selfies on earth. People on earth (muggles that they are?!) may simply erase their boredom of clicking pictures of themselves on their smartphones against monotonous backgrounds of natural landscapes, hotels, beaches, etc. on earth. And why wouldn’t they when all they need to do is shell out is just $500 or Rs. 50,000! You read […]

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The Future of Immersive Training

From defending nations to fending away diseases and making learning interactive, virtual reality technology has been offering impressive training tools to the defense, healthcare and education industries. Working in simulated environments has been helping these professionals improvise and strategize better in a real-life situation. In the third of our five part series on augmented reality our bloggers take you on […]

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Paint What You Dance, While You Dance

For decades, technology has been making inroads into various facets of our lives. Of them, one of the most astounding applications has been in artistic domains like dance. Be it the primeval use of video recording by dancers or the latest use of virtual reality for “Virtual Dancing” wherein a blend of human motion and animation is created by choreographers, […]

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Redefining Retail Experience Virtually

Gone are the days when people jostled for seats in the front rows of sports stadiums. Gone are also those days when shoppers carried a bundle of clothes into trial rooms of garment stores to find the best fit. Today, virtual reality technology has brought the stadium to the sports fan, permanently deleting the signboard of ‘Sold Out’. In the […]

A wristband that beats your credit card password
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Passwords, Beat a Retreat. The Heart is Here

Going are the days of remembering a zillion passwords for a slew of credit cards. Your heart is soon going to put your mind at ease by beating away all those passwords and becoming a code by itself. You read that right. Canadian start-up Bionym is testing a wearable device using near field communication (NFC) technology. This device, called the […]

Executives can also use the embedded screens to for business meetings, video conferencing and presentations in the air.
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Time Travel Without Jet Lag

When Boeing introduced its commercial 767 Dreamliner, passengers on long haul flights could observe a marked reduction in fatigue and jet lag. The credit goes to the aircraft’s big windows that reduce motion sickness and the LED lighting that stimulates sunrise and sunset across time zones to ease jet lag effects. Working on more advanced features, UK-based Centre for Process […]

A virtual real experience at Korea’s The Live Park
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Virtually Real or Really Virtual?

Gone are the days of simple joysticks and gaming consoles. Today, 3D multimedia is travelling the real way trying to offer an absolutely immersive experience. In the first of our five-part series on virtual reality, we take you through the world of entertainment and how virtual reality is giving users a complete haptic experience. Hobbies form a major part of […]

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Graphene is Moving from Lab to Fab

In September this year, the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, a Cambridge-based company, successfully incorporated graphene in a transistor-based flexible device. The result was an active matrix electrophoretic display like the screen that e-readers use, except that it is flexible plastic instead of glass. Researchers of this flexi-screen combined graphene-imbued backplane electrophoretic imaging film so as to create an […]

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On the Cutting Edge of Time

Have you ever encountered a situation where your watch and the time indicated in the office clock differs, missing an “on time entry” with a subtle difference of seconds? Is it because your watch is not timed correctly or has the battery gone down? Did you ever stop by to ponder the precision of your watch? Have you ever felt […]

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“You’ve Got Tweet”

Interesting you say, Mr. Icahn. Can you be finally writing about Apple and Nuance opening doors for a future we’ve seen as part of science fiction? Or is the industry going to see the reemergence of the three ‘musk’eteers? It will be fascinating to see Apple, Nuance and Tesla mix their secret ingredients to cook up a perfect “D” we’ve […]