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    When A Computer Gets Judgmental

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    Artificial intelligence is the next step towards creating a global digital village. Scientists have been researching keenly to develop computer systems and algorithms that can perform not only at par with human intelligence, but outperform them. In the past one year, certain algorithms have even surpassed human performance. Here are a few such examples: Face Recognition: In April 2014, Chaochao Lu, […]

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    Adieu Gas Stations. Road Chargers are Here

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    Imagine a time when you can travel thousands of miles in your car without ever needing to stop to refuel. This is no dream of a future at 2050 but something that’s already come into existence and is being put through a heavy stress test. Britain has been testing a road infrastructure project that can charge electric vehicles while they […]

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    Fake Brands – Symbols of Affluence or Mere Folly?

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    Indecisive shopping attitude and uninformed (read impulsive) shopping sprees can end up in replicas of brand products – fake in the absolute sense.  And when that is a high end label or a well-known international brand, much is at stake. Both for the buyer and the brand! In one of my online shopping sprees, I came across a website offering […]

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    Swap Batteries and Zoom Away in an E-Scooter

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    What do you do when the battery in your e-bike drains out? Well, simply swap it with a new one at a gas station and zoom away! In the last two blogs of this series, this blogger discussed how e-bikes are poised to change the future of urban mobility, with smart wheels that make riding easier. Alongside come smart e-scooters too […]

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    Technology Powers Offside Refereeing in Football

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    “The arrival of technology for me was a problem. I was not against goal-line technology but I was against further technology, because you begin with goal-line technology but then you have to have offside technology, penalty technology — and that is the end of football for me. If you have 10 offsides each side per game, then 20 times the […]

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Future-Smart Wheels Power Up E-Bikes

E-bikes employ a whole range of cool technologies that are paving the way for future urban mobility. Considering the quick pace at which cities are growing today, efficient e-bikes are going to change the future of urban travel. In the second of a three-part series, this blogger takes you through interesting technologies that are set to become an integral aspect […]

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Rise & Shine of the Mobile App Industry

The mobile app market is heating up. Such has been its magnanimous growth that it’s nearly being termed as the club of the elite 15 – an elite 15 comprising Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google, Google Search, Google Play, Google Maps, Gmail, You Tube, Instagram, Apple Maps, iTunes Radio/ iCloud, Amazon Mobile, Twitter and Snapchat. What’s interesting is that Apple, Google, […]

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E-bikes are the Future of Urban Mobility

E-bikes are charting the future of urban mobility. With cities growing at a dramatic pace the world over, it is but obvious that urban commute needs an absolute revamp with a double whammy – healthy lifestyle and easy travel. In a three-part series, this blogger takes you through the e-bike giant and interesting technologies driving this future vehicle. Cities are […]

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Unlock Smartphones With Your Ear

Smartphone security is a subject of growing importance. From number pins to voice and face recognition, security features to unlock a smartphone are getting innovative by the day. In a more recent development, Apple patented a technology that allows its iOS user to click a selfie as the key to unlocking a smartphone. While the face-scanning biometric security feature has […]

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Goal Control Throws Football Challenge at Hawk Eye

FIFA has resisted the introduction of goal-line technology for some years as the board felt it was not good for the game. However, a series of goal line incidents has urged the association to revisit the issue. Since the many controversial decisions at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including the famous denial of Frank Lampard’s goal against Germany, FIFA has […]

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Ban May Help Maggi Reclaim Identity

Maggi is going through turbulent times. It’s being churned on the sea of controversy with some saying the lead and MSG levels are within permissible limits, while the others deny it. And as the tug of war continues, this most loved food brand which became a phenome that connected millions of people, has entered the endangered zone nearing extinction. The […]

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Promising an End to Paralysis

Standing atop a mountain peak, swimming across a lake, or even just running in a park; physical activities like these keep us in good shape and are great recreational activities. However, something most of us never pay attention to is the ability that allows us to do such things in the first place – moving our legs on our own […]


The Dying Art of Patent Drawing

From Intrinsic to Chicken Scratches, these 21 patent drawings illustrate the devolution of the art over 200 years. As a patent analyst, one of the first aspects of this document of invention that grabs my attention is the drawings. Every illustration that accompanies a patent’s description gives the first best glimpse of an innovator’s creative imagination – a visual proof […]

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Talking Refrigerators – New Wave of Internet of Things

Samsung’s Talking Refrigerator advertisement sent waves across the industry marking the onset of the era of what the common man has been waiting for – a connected worlds, an easier world, a world that truly marks the Internet of Things. As we head towards a technology-driven lifestyle with the evolution of the Internet of Things, gadgets around us require a […]