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Touch Anywhere to Unlock your Smartphone

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Ever since biometric locks started getting popular with smartphone users, the concept of number and pattern locks is slowly phasing out. Biometric locks, which include a range of identification methods including face recognition, retinal scan, IRIS and even posture recognition, are making an effort to plug loopholes that expose smart devices to hacker threats. But by far, fingerprint recognition has […]

No Wi-Fi; It’s Li-Fi Power for IoT

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The 802.11 WiFi standard is celebrating its 26th birthday this month; the technology has enrooted our lives. For years, WiFi essentially owned the 2.4 GHz ISM and 5 GHz U-NII bands. With Internet of things, feature expansion and ever increasing data rate demands, the technology faces major challenges ahead. However a new ray of hope comes from Visible Light Communication – the […]

Unlock Smartphones With Your Ear

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Smartphone security is a subject of growing importance. From number pins to voice and face recognition, security features to unlock a smartphone are getting innovative by the day. In a more recent development, Apple patented a technology that allows its iOS user to click a selfie as the key to unlocking a smartphone. While the face-scanning biometric security feature has […]

Apple Tech to Make Mobiles for Hearing Impaired

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Immersive audio visual content is rapidly climbing the popularity ladder. From movies to games, sights and sounds are supplemented by other senses for a more immersive experience. The D-BOX motion system provides haptic feedback in theatre seats, while the KOR-FX vest processes and converts desirable audio portions from a game or movie into haptic effects that can translate into the […]

Akamai Stands Bright in the Limelight

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June 2, 2014 could have been like any other day but for the fact that the Supreme Court’s judgement on Limelight Networks, Inc. vs. Akamai Technologies, Inc. case was due. The day was a culmination of all events that preceded this event. It all started as a PhD project for a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Tom Leighton and […]

Digital Technology Developers Racing Towards Automobile Industry

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Technology companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft are leaving no stone unturned to establish their supremacy in the digital world. Having spread their presence from the computer and Internet web browsers, to hand held devices like Smart phones and tablets, it’s time to head for another consumer experience sector: the automobile industry. With 80 million new cars and light trucks […]

Free Android OS? Think Again

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When Google first raised the curtains to its Android operating system, it also delivered the promise that Android would remain a low-cost option for both users and device manufacturers. True enough, the free-to-use Android has enabled Nokia to create its economical in-house OS Asha, which gained a significantly wider customer base than its Lumia line of Windows 8 products. A […]

Canon tO-LEaD

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Last Thursday, USPTO published 52 Canon patents, a majority of which are related to printing and Digital Imaging. Canon patented some promising inventions for improving print quality. These patents include methods for suppressing bronzing and uneven glossiness of images, precise positioning and control of print sheets, and inspection of the quality of the printed image, to name a few. Moreover, […]

Nokia Patents Grant Luminous Asha to Microsoft

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It’s a marriage between two giants. The dowry is the ammo that could result in a mammoth smartphone patent war pretty soon. Yes, we are talking about the hot tech news for today – the Nokia-Microsoft $7.2 billion deal. With absolute access to one of the largest telecom patent portfolios in the world, Microsoft may seem all geared up for […]

Call Put On Hold? Apple May Make it an Interesting Wait

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The week gone by was a rather fertile one for Apple, with the California based electronics device developer earning grants on several of its patents. One particular patent that caught my attention was this interesting advanced call waiting feature which will replace the existing monotonous display message with more customized data. Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 8,412,164 for a “communications system […]