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    Apple Pay, Google Wallet, CurrentC: It’s a new fuss in NFC

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    Credit Card trashed? Check. Train ticket trashed? Check. Loyalty Cards trashed? Check. Perfect for the new wave of easing the wallet of its weight. Welcome the brave new world of NFC technology. Going are the days when you need to carry on you a hoard of cards and a mind filled with passwords. With Apple’s Apple Pay and Samsung’s potential […]

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    Winning the Battle against Cancer

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    Numb. Devastated. Scared. That’s the emotion the word “Cancer” evokes when it comes from a doctor. “How long will I live?” While physicians didn’t quite have an answer (any answer, should I say?!) until a couple of years ago, now they can with a high level of confidence respond with a smile to many of their patients – “Your entire […]

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    Are You a Reliable Taxi Passenger?

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    Did you know that at least 180 gypsy cab drivers in New York died in the hands of violent passengers in the 1990s? And that at least 33 taxi drivers are killed on duty every year? While the world is raging with taxi passenger safety issues, a personal incident triggered the thought to look into safety of taxi drivers. In […]

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    From NASA to Pizza, Drone-Power to Pilot Future Business

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    We’ve watched a transfixed Matthew McConaughey follow a surveillance drone in the blockbuster movie Interstellar. This scene was set many years into the future. However, it did pique my interest in drones and the possibilities they could create some years down the line. From the U.S. coast guards using UAVs to locate vessels suspected of carrying contraband to military personnel […]

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    An Uber Way to Make Cabs Safer

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    Cab safety is becoming a bone of contention for passengers and drivers alike. While stakeholders are looking at several ways to make travelling by taxi a safe experience, we showcase to you a couple of interesting patented technologies that, if implemented well, can help make taxi travel safer – both for passengers and drivers. In the first of our two-part […]

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It’s Christmas and It’s Raining Patents

Ho ho ho! Santa is here and he has some patents for you. Patents, you say, not presents? Yes sir, patents. Not the sort of gift one would normally expect for Christmas, is it? But what if these patents were related to Santa and Christmas? Interesting, right? Cometh Christmas, cometh the season to relax, rejoice and relish the festive fervour. […]

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Your Car has Arrived, Mr. Stark…

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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The Interstellar that NASA knew?

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

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

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 […]