Author archives: Priyansha

Breathe in Data, Breathe out Poetry? This is the future of poetry. Data as the birthing ground for grand, extravagant, allegorical verses written by robots. Yes, it is. Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science will be holding three Turing Tests in Creativity that will benchmark the "humanness" of machine-generated verse, writing and, DJ sets. The competition will be held all through the next academic year and will be open to contestants around the globe. The competition hinges on British computer pioneer and cod...
West coast rap legend Tupac Shakur made a ghostly re-appearance on the stage at the weed and ecstasy throbbing Coachella night in 2012, where he stunned the roaring crowd saying ‘What up Coachella?”. The shirtless Tupac Hologram that was beamed onto the stage was created by digitally piecing together using an old parlor trick, most commonly used by stage illusionists “pepper’s ghost” which dates back to the 16th century. A Canadian startup, H+ Technologies, is banking on this antediluvian fancy reflection technique to present a tiny,...
Earlier this month, Qumulo (pronounced as cume-u-low), a Seattle-based stealth storage startup not so secretly announced a $40 million B round investment to its gilded, rich coffers. The smart storage company grabbed a healthy from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with participation from existing inventors Madrona Venture Group, Highland Capital and Valhalla Partners who had previously added $27 million in a Series A funding round. Company co-founder and CEO Peter Godman had previously cut his smart storage teeth dur...
Bionics is a brilliant synthesis of poles apart branches of science that explores the interplay between electronics, human psychology and robotics. Intrinsically, it is one of the latest branches of science. Modern editions of popular dictionaries explain the word ‘bionic’ as a fictional character with artificial body parts; beings that are capable of doing things that average humans cannot do. The science of bionics has been around since the 1990s and has evolved exceptionally over the last decade. Bionics is said to be a futurist...
A lawsuit had been filed on January 6, 2014 claims that Beats Electronics co-founders Jimmy Lovine and Dr. Dre conspired against Monster CEO Noel Lee in order to gain absolute control of the technology behind its popular product line Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Beats Electronics submitted a case of corporate double-crossing against Monster, which had been its partner in launching Beats headphones in 2008. According to Lee, in an executive interview during the Monsters’ annual awards party and concert at the Consumer Electronics...
Samsung recently unveiled one of the sleekest Galaxy smartphones. This most recent addition to its line of Alpha successors is the Galaxy A7, a bigger sibling to the A5 and A3. Integrating multitasking performance along with a sophisticated design, the new A7 boosts some of the popular services provided by its ancestors, facilitating users to seamlessly share every moment of their lives on social media platforms. JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics revealed that the South Korean company ...
Around 70 percent of times, Tornado warnings are false alarms. The average warning reaches victims only 12 minutes prior to when an actual tornado hits. This gives an insight on how hard it is to predict tornados. The group of mechanical engineering students, Warren Causey, Nolan Lunsford and Brent Bouthiller are working on a pioneering project that will fly drones right in the middle of tornadoes in an effort to gather data on one of the most mysterious and destructive natural disasters. Warren Causey explains that not much has...
In a small, dark office in the quiet streets of Paris is a start-up, churning chipping away to take on Google. Its first product was launched 18 months ago and has since attracted a growing crowd of Europeans who are angry with Google’s control over how people surf over the web. Local lawmakers have already proposed to the breakup of the American tech goliath, on the other hand the European Commission is amidst an anti-trust investigation into Google’s massive 85 percent share of the European search engine market. Jean Manuel Ro...
According to the Consumers and Wearables report from NPD Group, is a leading global market research company,  connected intelligence consumers, one in ten U.S. adults now own a fitness tracker. In comparison, smartwatches has just two percent market penetration and are yet to be accepted by the general public. Popular fitness trackers from companies like Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone are now attracting a different segment of the population. Wearers of fitness-focused wearables happen to be older and well-to-do compared to those who wear...
One of the most innovative product design and development firm, Cambridge Consultants has created a new generation of wearable technology that will change the face of smart wear entirely. It’s called XelfleX, a type of smart textile that can turn clothes into active motion sensors using fiber-optic threads to track movement of the wearer making the cloth inherently smart. Wearer’s will only need to add a small electronics pack which would clip onto the fiber in a pocket and communicate with an accompanying app on the smartphone. ...