Browsing articles in "Tech"
Jun
22
2014

Google and it’s burgeoning ‘Nest’ – bought Dropcam for $555 million

Google and it’s burgeoning ‘Nest’ - bought Dropcam for $555 million

Dropcam, the popular home monitoring solutions provider is to be acquired by Nest, producer of smoke detectors and smart thermostats. It will be netting a cool $555 million in cash in the process. Dropcam’s origin story is quite bewildering in itself. It was founded in 2009 after CEO Greg Duffy wanted to come up with a way to see who was letting their dog poop on his father’s yard.

Jun
21
2014

Vessyl – the smart cup that knows & tracks what you’re drinking in real-time

Vessyl - the smart cup that knows & tracks what you're drinking in real-time

Over the years, we have come across a lot of ‘smart’ gadgets. We have seen smart phones, smart watches, smart TVs, smart helmets, smart fridges and many other such innovative devices. The latest to join the ‘smart’ bandwagon is our humble little mug! Vessyl is a smart mug by industrial designer Yves Behar and Mark One, which can detect the kind of drink that’s poured into it. It has a clean, minimalistic look and can hold 385 ml of liquid.

Jun
19
2014

Cool features in the upcoming Apple iOS8

iOS8 - coming this fall

While there are many articles that focus on the main changes and development in the new version, this will just be about the small interesting developments that will make your iPhone even more unique and even more secure. Here are some of those small developments I found cool.

Jun
16
2014

A bike-helmet that knows what you think – MindReader

MindReader - Protect your head the stress free way

The MindReader helmet tracks your movements, looks at your route and creates a map, presenting you the locations where you ran into high stress situations while riding and other locations where you were more relaxed. The basic functionality is to process all these maps and use the data to create better city bike routes and paths. It also gives you a better idea of which parts of your route you should avoid and provide you with alternative routes where there is a scarcity of congestion and other stress inducing factors.

Jun
7
2014

The reality of Virtual Reality

The reality of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality has been the dream of every gamer in existence. Being able to play the game by actually being in it is something that is… well… mind bogglingly awesome! When Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift made its debut in Kickstarter in 2012, gamers around the world knew there was a guardian (read: virtual) angel looking out for them too. The company generated a lot of buzz after the successful funding of its Kickstarter campaign but came into limelight only after Facebook acquired it for 2 Billion USD in March this year.

Jun
5
2014

The Self Driving Phenomenon – Google Car

The Self Driving Phenomenon - Google Cars

We live in strange times, you can order food, pay for it and even tip the waiter without even an ounce of human interaction involved in the entire process, but the long awaited dream of a driverless car still evades us. But not for long. The Self Driving Phenomenon is here.

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