Author archives: Priyansha

MIT Researchers Discover Way To Triple WiFi Speeds and Range
WiFi networks work well until a lot of receiving units like smartphones and smartwatches are active in the same area. This is why when you’re at a concert hall or in a football stadium, your reception is so spotty. You experience flaky WiFi performance, dropped connections and spotty coverage. This is because the bandwidth of the WiFi spectrum isn’t wide enough to handle the signals that are being transmitted. In fact, some of us even experience slower WiFi speeds or disconnection when you’re at home or at the workplace. Thanks to a r...
Meet BlokDust, The Coolest Thing You’ll See Today
One day ago, Reddit user lukephills proudly showcased the BlokDust, a free and open source web-based music making app. In a few hours, he got gilded with love and deep appreciation from the Internet Is Beautiful subreddit. Why so much LOVE on Reddit, you ask? BlokDust is the ultimate intersection of web development and music production. It’s an impressive platform where you can make some actual music, and share your creations. Professional musicians often rely on music library tools like Ableton or Logic, as a way to make music. They...
MIT DuoSkin Tattoos Can Control All Your Gadgets
Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have created a series of temporary tattoos that can control smartphones, computers, and basically any device via touch. The DuoSkin tattoos have been created in partnership with Microsoft Research. The gold and silver flash tattoos act as connected interfaces, letting wearers input control for devices, display output based on changes in the body temperature and transmit data to other devices through NFC wireless communication. Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, PhD Student at the MIT Media Lab, says that temporary t...
Hey, You Guys! It’s Not Okay to Call the Apple Store the 'Apple Store'
Apparently, it’s not okay to call the ‘Apple Store’ the ‘Apple store’. The Cupertino giant is bidding farewell to ‘Apple Store’ and giving all 485 retail stores the official moniker of ‘Apple’. According to MacRumors, Apple Inc. recently sent a memo to its retail employees informing them of the change. The transformation will be gradual, with the newest stores being rebranded first. Meanwhile, online pages for all of its stores will reflect the rebranding of its stores. This means, all store pages on Apple’s website will now have loc...
The Coolest Car Technologies That’ll Change the Way You Drive
Technology has come a long way in the automobile industry. Every day, you see new and exciting, innovative ideas taking a sharp bend into the drive way to the future. Since the beginning of the 21st century, we’ve earmarked comfort, entertainment and advanced functionality with autonomous cars, remote vehicle shutdown, and complete geolocation tracking. We like to imagine that this is just the beginning. In that vein, we have come up with a list of the coolest and the most advanced car technologies from the future. In fact, some of th...
Lenovo’s VR-Ready Gaming PCs are a Deal Sealer
PC’s have more or less become defunct. Last year, it projected a 5 percent drop, which is way worse than the 3.4 percent forecast. It’s not just it. The PC industry is losing a great deal of money. For companies heavily invested in the PC industry, in order to make substantial revenue, they’ll need more than just feeling innovation. Enter, Lenovo’s compact virtual reality gaming PCs. Lenovo has announced two new Windows 10 gaming PCs at the Gamescon 2016 in Germany. The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and the all-in-one IdeaCentre AIO Y910, bot...
5 Harsh Realities About Silicon Valley
In the so-called ‘cradle of innovation,’ nearly everyone you know will testify that nothing is impossible. Its grandiose to the ‘Yes We Can’ claim is in fact, changing the world that we live in. The best of Silicon Valley is the belief that because you can, so you will. However, the worst of Silicon Valley highlights the same tomorrow in a much different light. The stress, anxiety, paralyzing self-doubt, stories of failure, stories of shortcomings, and the weighty expectations that tomorrow holds. In last few months, I’ve been able to...
How Union Square Store is a statement of Ambition for Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple’s new Union Square store located in downtown San Francisco is a work of sheer brilliance and art. The new San Francisco store of the tech giant, which is to be inaugurated on this Saturday, consists of sliding glass doors of 42-foot, which work as two-story windows, customer support segment lined up with living trees, and second floor equipped with a 6K video screen. The store also flaunts a forum on its backyard, which will be available for 24 hours per day, a green wall of 50-foot, an old fountain from Ruth Asawa, who is a s...
Inside the IBM Watson Cognitive Dress
The red carpet at the Met Gala, a black-tie extravaganza that styles itself as “the party of the year” is a war zone where celebrities and bigwigs treat clothing as their primary weapons. At last night’s fund-raising event, supermodel Karolina Kurkova stole the show by wearing an IBM Watson designed interactive dress. The IBM Watson “Cognitive Dress,” world’s first of its kind, worn by Kurkova at Met Gala 2016 is the product of a collaboration between IBM Watson and high-end fashion house Marchesa. The gown is covered in 150 LED-po...
Technowize Review: The New MacBook
Just like the MacBook Air, which set the standard for super-sleek ultrabooks when it launched in 2008, the new MacBook is a little ahead of time. In an online world, where people need outlets, accessories and adaptors, the Retina MacBook offers exactly one, skinny USB-C port. Its lack of ports can be impossible to overlook – but its ultra-clean minimalism is another way to look at it. Let’s get started. DESIGN: The 2016 Retina MacBook appears to be Apple’s first rose-gold Mac. Everything is pink in this model, including the bezels...