Electronics

IoT-Powered Robots Bring Future Into Retail Stores

The next time you walk into an apparel store, you might be greeted by a wide-eyed robot quizzing you on your preferences and displaying suggestions on a touch screen on its chest. (Featured image sourced from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SoftBank_pepper.JPG) *** The next time you walk into an apparel store, you might be greeted by a wide-eyed robot quizzing you on your preferences and displaying […]

Are you Okay with the Bokeh Effect?

Have you noticed the blur of grass behind a child’s face in a portrait or the hazy glimmer of twinkle lights in a city shot? (Featured image is for representational purpose and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/thevlue/5284257536) *** Have you noticed the blur of grass behind a child’s face in a portrait or the hazy glimmer of twinkle lights in a […]

Wireless Charging – Cutting the cord

A challenge that most users of smart gadgets and portable devices such as smartphones, fitness bands and IoT devices face is charging them on the go. The concept of wireless charging is based on Faraday’s Law of Induction and was experimented by Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla in… (Featured image is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5540/10728457974_1cdef88ab8_b.jpg) *** […]

Augmented Reality & Its Application in Gaming

Augmented Reality has taken a leap in applications over the last few years, growing its footprint across industries. The technology came to light during the 1990s with the word “augmented” derived from “augment”, which means to add something. Augmented reality, or AR, has been working towards just that… (Featured image is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/turkletom/4325703868/) […]

Retail Augments the Virtual World for Customer Delight

2016 was a significant year for the Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) industry. New headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were introduced in the market, taking consumers deeper into the energy zone of immersive innovation. The greater part of virtual reality content was centered on gaming and excitement, and the blended reality substance was constrained. While VR […]

Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality – which is our Future?

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are two trending technologies of 2017. Nearly all major companies have entered the race for a market share in AR and VR. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Samsung are some of the leading companies competing to launch AR and VR devices in the market. While gaming is a popular application, several players in the […]

3D Printed Skin can help Robots Feel

3D Printing or additive manufacturing is sometimes believed to be larger than the Internet and we are just beginning to see its true potential. The technology first became visible in the late 1980’s, at which time it was called Rapid Prototyping (RP). The very first patent application for RP technology was filed by Dr. Kodama, in Japan, in May 1980 […]

Dancing Drones are Revamping Entertainment

It was a time when mini helicopters were the staples of the movies, not the stage. In 2012, while the audience were enthralled by the performance by Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase they were suddenly transported to a new level of stage presentation. Jonathan Santana & Xander Smith of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi set a new benchmark by awing […]

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 […]