Technology

How productive would it be if you could get money off those costly heath insurance deductibles, given you kept up with your gym commitment? It means not ditching free weights over an hour of Suits on Netflix. But if you missed it, your deductible booms. It could be a happy proposition or a destructive one, Pact Health says so! As per an AP poll, insurance plans with high deductibles (which by the way are quite popular) are preventing people from getting the healthcare they need. Around 19% of respondents were privately insured adul...
Carbon layers inflated on silicon carbide conduct electricity much better than scientist had previously predicted. Physicists have developed nanoribbons of Graphene, the single atom thick carbon that can conduct electrons much better than theorists predicts even for the most idealized form of materials in existence. The discovery promises a leap into technological advancements in the world of pricey electronics. For long, researchers have been hoping for a revolutionary material that could outperform traditional materials like silicon...
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have successfully printed complex electronic circuits by using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed utilizing special materials as a part of layers on top of regular flexible materials, for example, plastic, aluminum foil and paper. Non-toxic materials such as silver nanoparticles, carbon and plastics are utilized to print the key segments of a complex electronic circuit, namely resistors, transistors and capacitors. Associate Professor Joseph Change, w...
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...
One of the largest enterprise software markers in the world, Germany-headquartered SAP is preparing for an ambitious plan by rolling out a global B2B trading marketplace for business products and services. William R. McDermott, chief executive said, SAP could offset a slump in sales of its bread-and-butter on-premise ERP services. It could also gain some substantial economic data about business behavior, which it could then sell. “Participants conducting digital commerce, and the insights that can come from there,” he said “All thr...
The total data accumulated in the past two years - a Zettabyte - eclipses the previous record of human civilization. It is fast becoming mainstream with companies from across all industries combining a plethora of digital data with softwares to analyze it. Software makers are eager to drill into the big data goldmine, with analysts predicting exorbitant growth for the overall market. However, building a successful business exploiting the benefits of big data is anything but easy, and requires dexterity along with the right amou...
Lowe’s American retail chain of home improvement and appliances, has added yet another resourceful device to its notorious Iris home automation line. This time, it’s a smart water valve that can automatically shut off the water as soon as it detects a burst in the pipe. The smart valve is designed by LeakSmart, an Ohio-based company and was first demonstrated in January during the CES 2014, but wasn’t readily available for purchase back then. The Smart Valve is basically a motorized ball valve network connected and can be easily in...