Subhasri Das

Subhasri Das

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

Forget Messy Dining – Food Could Soon Levitate Itself Straight Into Your Mouth

Forks, spoons, knives and those fancy cutleries were once invented for a convenient and hygienic dining experience. Over time they evolved into exquisite pieces adorning dining tables, exhibiting sophistication, luxury and class. But what if dining can be made more convenient and fun? What if you… (Featured image source is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/32301315311/) *** […]

Facebook Cares About Your Mood

Facebook seems to leave no stone unturned when it comes to attempts to keep its customers glued to the application. A craze among youngsters, Facebook has transcended the barriers of age and time. As of March 2017, there are over 1.94 billion monthly and 1.28 billion daily active Facebook users worldwide. With five new profiles created every second, the customer […]

Low on Power? Ask your Friend to Transfer Charge

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 […]

Self-Flying Cars are Here to Stay

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 […]