July, 2015

How to Make the Solar Impulse Better?

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]

Apple Tech to Make Mobiles for Hearing Impaired

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

Apple to Unveil Unbreakable Smartphones

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Will Digital India Spur Patent Wars?

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Patents Power up Yoga – Part II

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]

Surround Sound for Mobile Phones Too!

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]

Patents Power Up Yoga – Part I

Reading Time: 4 minutes The International Yoga Day has set the stage for a new era of fitness, creating a buzz in the world of patents too. There are at least 1,000 patents filed across the world for accessories that aid yoga practices. Some of these patents have powered up intelligent yoga mats and accessories, while some others are likely to see the light […]

Akamai Stands Bright in the Limelight

Reading Time: 4 minutes June 2, 2014 could have been like any other day but for the fact that the Supreme Court’s judgement on Limelight Networks, Inc. vs. Akamai Technologies, Inc. case was due. The day was a culmination of all events that preceded this event. It all started as a PhD project for a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Tom Leighton and […]