Subhasri Das

Subhasri Das
Subhasri is a technocrat who enjoys reading between the lines of patents to understand their hidden value.

Self-Flying Cars are Here to Stay

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Travelling from one point to another without waging through noisy, congested roads has become a far-fetched persistent dream of city dwellers. The average hours wasted on the road worldwide is monotonically increasing with little respite coming from tubeways and expressways. This has inevitably affected productive time at work, time with family, money spent on fuel, pollution-related diseases, and a marked […]

Walmart’s Shopping Carts Drive Themselves

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Supermarket shopping is convenient. But there’s a tad unpleasantness that creeps in when we need to snake through the alleys, looking up and down, left and right for our desired products. Worse, it gets all the more cumbersome walking with that bulky metal shopping cart, twisting and turning it along those narrow pathways, meandering through a crowded shopping floor. Walmart’s […]

No more Apple Picking for Thieves

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iPhone thefts, also referred to as “Apple Picking”, would probably become a rarely heard term soon, thanks to the aggressive anti-theft measures designed and put into action by Apple in recent years. Continuing on its indomitable efforts to enhance security of the high-end product, Apple has filed a patent that takes things a step further. Based on U.S patent application […]

Rio Olympics 2016: A Parade of Exciting Tech Innovations

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The Rio Olympics is considered the most technologically advanced Olympic games till date. The entire globe turned its focus to this fortnight’s event that not just celebrated fantastic athletic competition, but also gave innovators an opportunity to showcase brilliant technologies that enhanced the experience of players, spectators and refereeing officials like never before. From Virtual Reality, Video Reviews, GPS, Underwater […]

Will Alice drive out Pokemon Go from Wonderland?

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Nintendo’s business has been soaring high with the successful launch of the game. But a question that is still popping up is whether Pokémon GO’s profit engine will be derailed by challenges that software patents underlying the game are posed with? iRunway blogger Subhasri Das tries to understand this in the concluding series on Pokemon Go. On June 19, 2014, […]

Pokemon GO powers new era of Gaming Tech

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Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm, ushering in a new wave of gaming technology using Augmented Reality. It has defied the use of an Oculus Rift or Google Glass by tapping into something as simple as a mobile phone and GPS tracking. There have been controversies of national security and interesting snippets of individual players surrounding the Pokemon […]

Wear Future on your Shoes

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Those light-emanating kids shoes have been amusing kids and adult onlookers alike for over two decades now. Onlookers, that’s no more  the scenario. You can now flaunt canvas shoes with your favorite character moving around animatedly, magical moving pictures, or custom designs that change while you get heads to bow to look while you walk past. Even better, all you need is […]

Facebook for the Blind

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In a world where Facebook has literally revolutionized socializing and connecting across borders, there is a group of people that has been left behind in the race. The visually challenged, though they know what’s Facebook, have rarely been able to enjoy and utilize the network. But this is soon to become a thing of the past. The Facebook Accessibility Team […]

Google Presents Solar Powered Smart Contact Lens

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THE EYES SPEAK A LOT… BUT NOW SO DOES YOUR CONTACTS LENS! The person who first held that tiny piece of wonder, called a contact lens, on a finger, and cautiously put it on his/her eyeball could probably never have thought that it could transform into a smart wearable in future, hosting a range of crazy functionalities surrounding the eyeball, […]

The Lord of iRings is Coming Soon

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I’m sure as kids we all had that secret desire to own a power accessory – be it the magic wand or the power ring. The thought of controlling the world around us with a flick of a wand or button was no doubt overwhelming. But what just had been a fantasy back then could end up becoming reality considering the […]