Software

Rise of Augmented Reality in Social Networks

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Augmented reality is dramatically changing the landscape of social media messaging. While virtual reality requires specialized equipment, augmented reality or AR is far more practical for users. It is changing the way messages are shared by hiding them virtually over a mutually agreed location. Snapchat has specialized in this domain, unlike Facebook, which has many other areas of expertise. In […]

Facebook Cares About Your Mood

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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 […]

H.264 – The leading video coding standard

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Video coding format plays a quintessential role in storage and transmission of digital video content. From Blue-Ray discs, set top boxes, digital media players, personal computers to mobiles devices, the support for a video coding format is essential for storage and transmission of digital video content. The need for digitally compressing data for transmission and storage has given rise to […]

From Wal-Mart to Internet Privacy, Blockchain is Foraying Everywhere

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When the anonymous founder(s?) of Bitcoin started the blockchain transaction method under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, little did he/they realize that their concept of creating Digital Gold would soon turn into a new exploratory digigraphy for retail major Wal-mart. Wal-mart is expected to conduct a pilot project in the early months of 2017 where it will leverage blockchain technology […]

Fitbit adds shining Pebble Tech to its IP portfolio

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The speculation over Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble came to an end last week when Fitbit officially announced its acquisition of key personnel and intellectual property from the smart watch maker. A majority of the acquired IP is based on software and firmware development technologies, which is likely to help Fitbit accelerate its growth in the wearable fitness devices market. Pebble, […]

Virtually Daydream with the Android Nougat

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Virtual Reality is all set to make a grand entry into your Smartphone with Google’s Daydream. While Google has already made its Pixel phones Daydream compatible, several of its partner manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, Asus and Alcatel will feature the latest Android Nougat OS that is Dreamview compatible. This means that movies, YouTube videos, games […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Cloud is now Open

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The era of cloud computing is going through an intriguing phase. Any discussion on this subject brings Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the fore. AWS has contributed so generously to this application field that I often wonder if Amazon is the only savior of cloud computing. It is undoubtedly the foremost cloud service provider. But then there is a recent […]