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Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service

At a small press event in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices — the kind of devices that use tiny and relatively low-powered microcontrollers (MCUs) for basic control or connectivity features. At the core of Azure Sphere is a new class of certified MCUs. Read more

Smart Shoes: Taking Fitness to the Next Level

Wearable tracking technology is the biggest breakthrough in the world of gadgets right after the soaring success of smartphones and tablets. We are no stranger to the grave dependence we have on our phones, right from setting an alarm to making important bank transactions. Wearable tracking devices are phenomenal companions for the fitness freaks and sports practitioners. Read more

Facebook’s Smart Speaker

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding, and smart-home gadgets are pushing the digital envelope. With smart speaker sales expected to reach $5.5 billion by 2022, Facebook is planning to cash in. Rivalling Amazon’s Echo Show and Google Home, the smart speaker reportedly will combine a touch screen to enable video calls. Know More

This Wearable Could Let Us Look Inside Another Person’s Brain

What if you could “see” directly into another person’s brain? The ability to read minds, referred to as telepathy, is yet another concept that’s abundant in science fiction, but a former Facebook executive says that we could all be capable of at least seeing inside someone else’s mind — provided that we’re equipped with the right technology. Read more

How Innovation Leads to Location Analytics

Location analytics and business intelligence has reached to almost all sectors. Along with the disruptive technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc., location analytics helps in rapid innovation cycle for the players in the financial domain. Now the time has arrived when we need to accept the technological change and move towards the analytical maturity curve through a 360-degree approach. Read more

Technology Innovation Could Transform Customer Experience in the Travel and Hospitality Industry

Technology innovation in the areas of internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) will have a direct impact on how consumers interact with brands. The travel sector will undergo a significant transformation as well, to deliver comfortable, convenient and delightful consumer experiences. Read more

Artificial Intelligence: To be or not to be?

Was Steve Wozniak right? Does Artificial Intelligence have the capacity to take over humans? Stephen Hawking had warned that artificial intelligent machines are so clever that they could kill us because they are too clever! Read more

Entering the World of Wearables

How about owning a piece of garment to which you can gesture to play music as you cycle, attend calls by just tapping the cloth and also notify you, when you reach your desired location? Slated for release in the coming months, Levi’s Project Jacquard is a technology straight out of a sci-film. Using conductive yarns, thin metallic alloys and synthetic and natural yarns structures like cotton, silk or polyester; interactive areas are woven into the textile that are connected to tiny circuits. The technology would make its debut in the Levi’s Commuter Trucker collection which is embedded with haptics, LED and embedded sensors that interact with the digital world in real time. Read more

AI And Machine Learning

The entry point of AI into the business mainstream is not going to be with state of the art applications, but it will be with sound ML algorithms that have been successfully proofed already. The opportunity to use this knowledge and technologies is bigger than ever. Social networks and IoT have enabled access to an amount of data as never before and the increasing computational capacity of current computers makes the embracing of these technologies very feasible. Read more

Stuxnet – The Fourth Dimension in Warfare

Stuxnet was designed to learn about the hardware and proceed with its payload or purpose accordingly. It particularly targeted programmable logic controllers or PLC’s manufactured by Siemens. A PLC is a small computer that is attached to a piece of hardware or machinery. It is used to regulate and operate those machines and is vital in developing critical infrastructure. The worm, when active goes through a number of checks. If Stuxnet did not find the exact hardwares in place, it would not proceed.

When Technology Meets Beauty

The number of makeup apps that women over the world are downloading onto their phones is increasing by the minute. And why not? Digi-makeup gives them considerable freedom to get a droolworthy look by allowing them the luxury of a quick makeover that will help grab more eyeballs and of course, likes and compliments on social media. Read more

Facebook’s Smart Speaker

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding, and smart-home gadgets are pushing the digital envelope. With smart speaker sales expected to reach $5.5 billion by 2022, Facebook is planning to cash in. Rivalling Amazon’s Echo Show and Google Home, the smart speaker reportedly will combine a touch screen to enable video calls. Mark Zuckerberg’s fascination with AI for a smart home as already resulted in his home automation system, Jarvis, an homage to Ironman’s AI system. Read more

A 10-second Perspective Through Spectacles

Snapchat allows its users to explore their creative side by offering a large variety of doodles, stickers and filters. The app is also widely used by professionals – including celebrities, artists and comedians – to share a glimpse of their daily life. Snap Inc., the developer of Snapchat, has taken its original idea a step further by creating its very own Snapchat Spectacles. Created with a stylish round design and cameras on either side, the glossy spectacles are designed to easily capture images. Read more

A Peek into The Birth of Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars have for decades been the projected fantasy of science fiction. The world’s first self-propelled car made its appearance a few centuries ago, at the hands of one of the world’s greatest inventors, Leonardo da Vinci. Read more

Wearable Tech: Tactile Navigation for the Visually Impaired

Haptic technology is revolutionising tech with its ‘hands-on’ approach shifting the paradigms of wearable tech. Providing an interactive experience based on digital touch, haptic technology is proving to be a boon driving development of specialised devices for the visually impaired, opening up a world of possibilities for their sensory world. The latest innovations include navigation systems for the visually impaired, from haptic wristbands to tactile traffic maps. Read more

Black Mirror: A Reflection of Technological Doom

The subliminal break from reality begins with the first few frames, as a glass screen breaks for the title shot of Black Mirror. The dystopian anthology of narratives intertwined within the possibilities of technology is a modern-day reminder of the Twilight Zone. Read more

Solar Islands – The Solution to a Sustainable Future

In November 2016, Tesla completed the $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity, a manufacturer of solar power generating products. Their first agenda is to completely electrifying the island of Ta’u in American Samoa using solar energy. For almost a year, Tesla was working on installing a microgrid, batteries and solar panels to convert an island originally run entirely by diesel generators to a completely sustainable island. The project began soon after the announcement of Musk’s interest in acquiring SolarCity, a veiled attempted to impress upon shareholders the benefits of such an acquisition. Read more

Avegant Glyph – The World’s First Personal Theater

Since mobile phones began streaming visual content, the movie experience has become incredibly personalized but is missing the absorbing environment of a big theater screen. Reminiscent of Geordi La Forge’s Visor from Star Trek: The Next Generation, the coolest immersive media device, the Avegant Glyph, has arrived. Read more

Apple Homepod: Music Reimagined

Apple unveiled the Homepod, a new generation speaker at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference recently and one can say that this new product is truly a design and technological marvel. But what is it that makes it so unique? The inspiration behind the design was to create something light, highly portable and which works as a home assistant to the customers. As described at the launch, the Homepod was going to “reinvent music” in homes. Read more

Choosing a VR Headset? Here are some Things to Think about

Virtual Reality (VR) has always tugged at our curiosity; all those science-fiction TV shows and movies, not to mention all the gaming and tech developments, have definitely had us thinking about how VR works and how cool it would be to literally enter another world, even though we’re just sitting in our living room. Today, VR is a reality but with all the apps available for Android and iOS smartphones, you need the right hardware to really enjoy the experience; in 2017, that hardware is becoming quite accessible. Read more

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