Electronics

Hungry? 3D print your Meal

Reading Time: 3 minutes We have discussed 3D printing and its application in our previous blogs Taming 3D Printing Inventions, Organ Failure? Print a New One and 3D Printed Skin can help Robots Feel. But what’s your take on 3D printing food? 3D printing… (Featured image is only for representational purpose and has been sourced from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fab@Home_Model_2_3D_printer.jpg). This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. *** […]

iPhone X & its OLED – Going Behind the Screen

Reading Time: 6 minutes Apple’s iPhone X is a first in many aspects of iPhones. But it’s the introduction of an OLED display that brings it into a stronger competitive sphere with Samsung’s AMOLED displays. iRunway’s comprehensive teardown of the iPhone X, with a focus on its OLED display, tells you why the iPhone X is a ruler. In another first, iPhone X has […]

Remembering the Iconic Fitbit Surge As Ionic takes Over

Reading Time: 6 minutes On October 1, 2017, Fitbit released its much awaited Ionic smart watch as a competitor to Apple Watch. With this, the iconic Fitbit Surge phased out of Fitbit’s online store. While Fitbit has improvized its smart fitness watch technology with the Blaze and now Ionic, it was Fitbit Surge that took the market by storm. Surge was the debut Fitbit… *** […]

Can street lamps quench the thirst of electric vehicles?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Electric vehicles are paving their way into the consumer market, albeit a little slow owing to the lack of charging stations. However, this might soon change with researchers looking to develop and leverage solar street lamps to double up charging stations for electric vehicles. However, solar street… (Featured image is for representational purpose and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregondot/6360113457) *** […]

IoT-Powered Robots Bring Future Into Retail Stores

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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. You might even have been scanned during your entry, with the artificial intelligence system ready to suggest the latest haute couture suiting your style… (Featured image sourced from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SoftBank_pepper.JPG) *** […]

Are you Okay with the Bokeh Effect?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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— these are the parts of your image that refer to “bokeh” and that, in combination with your subject, brings your photos to life… (Featured image is for representational purpose and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/thevlue/5284257536) *** […]

Wireless Charging – Cutting the cord

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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… (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

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 featured image is only for representational purpose and has been mildly modified within the limits of the Wikimedia Commons License. The image has been sourced from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Intel_3-D_graphics_architect_Nola_Donato_shows_augmented_reality_dressing_room.jpg) *** […]

Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality – which is our Future?

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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… (Featured image is only for the representational purpose and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/clankennedy/13470471505) […]

3D Printed Skin can help Robots Feel

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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… (Featured image is only for representational purpose and has been sourced from https://pixabay.com/p-1571851/?no_redirect) *** […]

Dancing Drones are Revamping Entertainment

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 … (Featured image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20160127_Muse_at_Brooklyn_-_Drones_Tour28.jpg) *** […]

Smart Roads & Electric Vehicles Usher in a Green Era

Reading Time: 3 minutes The global population has grown from 1.65 billion to six billion in the 20th century alone and is currently growing at a rate of around 1.11% per year. As of 2014, market reports suggest that 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, and this is expected to rise to 66% by 2050. A strong public transportation network and the need… (Featured image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Route_solaire_de_Tourouvre_2.jpg) *** […]

Low on Power? Ask your Friend to Transfer Charge

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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… (Featured image source: https://pixabay.com/p-2142921/?no_redirect) *** […]