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    Rise & Shine of the Mobile App Industry

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Make the Solar Impulse Better?

In March this year, Swiss-based engineer Andre Borschberg and psychiatrist-aeronaut Bertrand Piccard kickstarted their aircraft at the Abu Dhabi airstrip. As the engine vroomed to life, the duo sat back to begin their first journey across the globe in an aircraft without a drop of conventional fuel. All it had was a powerhouse of solar cells. Yes. I am talking […]

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Apple Tech to Make Mobiles for Hearing Impaired

Immersive audio visual content is rapidly climbing the popularity ladder. From movies to games, sights and sounds are supplemented by other senses for a more immersive experience. The D-BOX motion system provides haptic feedback in theatre seats, while the KOR-FX vest processes and converts desirable audio portions from a game or movie into haptic effects that can translate into the […]

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Apple to Unveil Unbreakable Smartphones

You read that right. Apple is inventing a technology that will make your smartphone smarter with a cat’s reflex. This means that you can soon bid adieu to protective cases and hopelessly broken display screens. Giving the new class of glasses such as Corning Gorilla and other ion-strengthened variants a run for their money, Apple’s patent US20130257582 describes a technology […]

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Will Digital India Spur Patent Wars?

The Indian government has envisioned a radical departure of taking India from a service-based economy to a product-based economy, with specific focus on connectivity. The Make in India initiative has resulted in garnering huge investments from home-grown companies such as Micromax, Lava, Intex, iBall, Xolo etc. It has also attracted several Chinese manufactures such as Xiaomi to establish production houses […]

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Patents Power up Yoga – Part II

India may be considered the home of yoga practice. But did you know that India owns just 1% of the world’s patents in yoga accessories, while USA owns the highest of 30%? Our blogger showcases such interesting information on yoga in this blog. In my previous blog, I discussed how yoga has become a billion dollar industry from the time […]

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Surround Sound for Mobile Phones Too!

Listening to music when bored, tired, excited, calm has become a commodity in the life of many.  However, because most people can afford the luxury of marveling surround sound systems sitting at home, top-end earphones have become the go-to devices in today’s standard. There are three main types of earphones that are available in the market today: in-the-ear, on-the-ear, and […]