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    Touch Anywhere to Unlock your Smartphone

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    Ever since biometric locks started getting popular with smartphone users, the concept of number and pattern locks is slowly phasing out. Biometric locks, which include a range of identification methods including face recognition, retinal scan, IRIS and even posture recognition, are making an effort to plug loopholes that expose smart devices to hacker threats. But by far, fingerprint recognition has […]

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    Low on Power? Ask your Friend to Transfer Charge

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    Even before the idea of wireless charging settled down, Sony has started preparing for an exciting future with a brand new patent that aims to solve the all-too-common problem of charging phone batteries during important missions. It is only recently that people have gotten used to the concept of asking a friend to tether over data, or mooch free Wi-Fi […]

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    Honey! I Shrunk the FinFET to Plug Power Leakage

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    The latest buzz in the semiconductor world of consumers is the use of FinFET transistors in their laptops, smartphones and PDAs. With these devices shrinking in size and customers demanding for better power management, electronics majors have entered into a rat race to improve traditional planar transistors such as MOSFETs. This is in an effort to create tri-gate FinFETs that […]

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    Need to get a Drunk Friend Home? Use VR

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    Rising numbers of drunken driving related deaths has become a bone of contention in recent years. In India itself the National Crime Records Bureau’s report on Accidental Deaths and Suicides in 2015 suggests that about 1.5% of the total 4.64 lakh road accidents were caused by drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, causing injuries to […]

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    Self-Driving Cars – Myth or Reality?

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    When we speak of autonomous or self-driving cars, we still envision a driver seated and ready to take control of the vehicle if needed. But that isn’t a truly autonomous situation. While automobile manufacturers have been working on creating a fully automated car since the 1920s, promising progress was made in the 1980s with Carnegie Mellon’s NAVLAB and ALV.  Yet, […]

Renault Kwid Concept comes with a drone for a companion.
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My Navigation Buddy is a Drone!

There’s a lot that’s being discussed about the coming days of autonomous vehicles. And there’s a lot that’s also being discussed about drone technology and the challenges to aviation security. But what happens when these two forthcoming major technologies decide to join hands? That’s a tech marriage that many major companies are working on. One of the greatest contentions of […]

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From Addiction to Wonder Drug, Will Opioids Win this Battle?

Pain treatment is a subject that has garnered ample attention from the medical fraternity since the days of recorded medical history. From the times of Sushruta till the era of IoT, treating pain in its various formats has kept researchers’ interest alive. Opium in its natural and synthetic forms has been used in the past to treat pain. Opiate, an […]

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Let your Smartphone Soar with Drones

The smartphone industry has reached a stage of denouement, having evolved from a phase of unprecedented growth, high stakes patent litigation and finally a mature stage of cross licensing and patent pooling. The industry is now set to marry the emerging technology of drones that has begun a journey similar to that of smartphones. From celebrations to security management, drones […]

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Marvel Hero Powers come to Life

It’s been 78 years since Marvel Comics started publishing comics for kids as Timely Publications. But it was the reinvention in 1961 that brought forth timeless superheroes like Spider Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, Wolverine, Batman, Doctor Strange and many more. With this reinvention of comic characters, Marvel opened up a marvelous world of super heroism with enchanting superpowers […]

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Finding Prior Art in the Most Unusual Places

Searching perfect prior art for a patent is an art. A prior art that can invalidate an issued patent or render a patent application not novel is what every prior art searcher aims to find. Searching for prior art not only requires knowledge of the claimed technology but also skill – skill to frame effective search strategies and queries, select […]

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H.264 – The leading video coding standard

Video coding format plays a quintessential role in storage and transmission of digital video content. From Blue-Ray discs, set top boxes, digital media players, personal computers to mobiles devices, the support for a video coding format is essential for storage and transmission of digital video content. The need for digitally compressing data for transmission and storage has given rise to […]

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Artificial Spider Silk Could Revolutionize Clothing & Warfare Apparel

We have built supersonic missiles that fly faster than the speed of sound and travelled all the way to the moon; yet the silken threads created by tiny house spiders to catch their prey remains an astonishing marvel of nature’s engineering. As thin as it seems, a spider web can absorb large amount of energy without breaking or losing its […]