Author archives: Jay Raol

Not long ago, one “Silk Leaf” prototype had been crowd surfing its way through a blithesome wave of press. You’d say what’s so special about the leaf? Well, for humans in order to survive in outer space, it is imperative that there exists a solution to one obscure problem – a steady supply of oxygen to hang on to. In other words, develop a photosynthetic function similar to what plants have aced in last 450 million years. The creator of the so-called Silk Leaf claims it to be the “first man-made biological leaf”. Finally, an invention...
Anyone with a pulse can admit that life is a bona fide diva. For some it’s one big disappointment with a few sparks that make it seem like it may not be all puppies and smiles. For some it’s all sparks and one big opportunity ribbonned around a tiny bomb. Revolving around life’s general annoyingness is the story of Frederick Huston that needs to be told – an ex-inmate whose stubborn ignorance towards disappointments is invincible. Growing up in Brooklyn, Huston started exploring the thrill of entrepreneurial success at a very young...
We all have at some point of our lives relished a moment of two. There are memories dear to us that we all wish to relive. We often revisit them by looking at old photographs, smiling and recollecting those memories. But is there any way for the visually impaired to revisit old memories in the same way as we do? That’s another use of 3D printing technology - Tactile photographs that let the visually impaired can experience old memories. The instant pleasure we get from buying an object will never go away until the object can be 3D ...
Did you know that Germany had a secret weapon that led to its dramatic victory against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final? At the CES 2015, Darcy Norman, a performance data analyst with the German national team spoke about how the team used Adidas’ miCoach wearable tech and software to make decisions on which player need to be put in the game. The Adidas’ miCoach are small devices that can monitor distance, speed and heath rate of the wearer. The German national team wore them before and during the tournament so that coaches ...
It seems that Google Inc. has made some great progress in its developing autonomous driving vehicles in the year of 2014! From an early design concept that was unveiled in May 2014 to a finished self-driving prototype which was showcased in late December, it has come along a turning point. The finished autonomous self-driving car looks like a compacted Volkswagen Beetle. During a mockup in May, it was announced that the self-driving car would not have a steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals. In September, Google received ...
A team of researchers at MIT working in collaboration with the University of California has created a digital display tech that can automatically adjust for vision issues, thus eliminating the need for glasses or contacts. The display technology is in reality a variation on glasses-free 3D which meets expectations not just by displaying diverse images to both the eyes, but by sending marginally distinctive images to distinctive parts of each pupil, thus recreating an image that appears right in front of the focal distance. You can ...
OnBeep, the company behind beautiful wearable devices has rolled out a new heads-up communication device, Onyx. The clip on wearable device is reminiscent of the Star Trek communication device and functions as a hands-free walkie-talkie for group chats, thus making it less demanding and simpler for people wanting to stay in contact with each other without the added weight of cellphones. Here is how it works: The wearable gadget connects to your iPhone or Android smartphone and lets you converse with your friends and family th...
Microsoft Corporation has outlined a few developer-friendly changes to the Windows Store ahead of the much anticipated Windows 10 launch in 2015. According to Todd Brix, the general manager of Windows Apps and Store, currently the tech goliath is trying to make it simpler for developers to monetize their apps once the highly anticipated Windows 10 OS released in 2015. In spite of tailing Google Play and Apple’s App Store in the app count as well as popularity, Microsoft’s Windows Store failed to bring in any passive revenue. Pre...
As devices turn smaller and smaller assuming new fangled shapes and form with each technological advancement, there has been a dire need for batteries that power them to keep up. ProLogium, one of the most innovative battery companies in the world, has come up with a flexible battery material that will power the next generation of ever-evolving wearable gadgets. At the Computex 2014, the Taiwanese company unveiled a one of a kind ProLogium FPC Li-Ceramic Battery (FLCB) sheet, which can survive in almost any condition. It can bend i...
Cheaply available and mass-produced semiconductors have changed the world around us, with almost all devices, ranging from smartphones, laptops, sensors and tablets being connected to mammoth cloud computing systems. Intel, the world’s largest chip market, which sells the standard forms of the x-86 line of processors for PCs as well as cloud systems, is now planning to sell custom designs to public clouds by the end of 2015, a decision that will in fact transform one of the biggest powerhouses of the information age. Intel’s dat...