The 1996 established company, Intex Technologies Ltd. has recently launched a low budget fitness smart wear named FitRist. To compete with the rivals like Misfit Ray and Swipe’s Fband, Intex incorporated a time piece inside an activity tracker. Sporting a light weight blended with exotic style, the fitness band also features a step calculator, calorie counter and a sleep monitoring option.
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A group of researchers from the Optical Networks Group at the University College of London has achieved an astounding digital data transfer rate of 1.125 Tb/s for. The unimaginable lightning fast data rate was achieved following pioneering research work based on the capacity limits of contemporary optical transmission systems. Lead researcher, Dr Robert Maher of the Electronic & Electrical Engineering department at UCL explained that the demand for high speed data transmission is...
A group of physicists from the Technical University of Munich has fabricated a Nano sized laser source, that is a thousand times thinner than human hair onto a silicon chip, potentially lowering the manufacturing cost of high-performance photonics based devices. This current advancement in nanowire laser systems will significantly boost the science of data processing, in terms of both speed and economic factors. Proving Moore’s law wrong, electronic circuits have reached the optimum point...
A team of Swiss researchers have succeeded in teaching a drone how to spot and follow trails in forests. The quadcopter used by the team is equipped with two cameras and a powerful artificial intelligence algorithm that processes the images and identifies man-made trails. During tests, the drone was able to successfully identify 85% of the trails while a human could identify only 82%. These drones could be used in search and rescue operations in dense forests....
A mechanical engineering graduate form IIT Kharagpur and an AMP from Harvard Business School, Bhaskar Majumdar serves as the Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures fund. He has a rich work experience holding key corporate positions at Times of India, Zee Telefilms and Altavista UK. As the Chairman of Heath Ventures from 2009, Bhaskar has invested in several early-stage startups in UK and India. Unicorn India Ventures started by Anil Joshi and Bhaskar Majumdar, has done its first close...
Home-spawned smartphone manufacturer Lava has unveiled three budget handsets A71, A88 and X11 in India. All the phones are priced under 8k; A71 at Rs. 6,499, A88 at Rs. 5,499, while the X11 is priced at Rs. 7,999. Lava A71, available in Royal Blue, Dream Black, and Regal Gold variants features a 5-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. It runs on Android 5.1 and is powered by a 2500 mAh removable battery. Its 8 GB of internal storage can be expanded up to...
A research team from the Computational Biology department of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a machine-learning based experimental set up for analysing the effects of drugs on protein patterns. The new fully automated robotic system is a first of its kind and reduces human effort by a staggering seventy percent. This novel approach towards drug - protein interaction will also be a boon for the medical industry by significantly lowering the cost of discovery of drugs. Indian-origin...
In a novel advancement towards disaster management, Google will now be posting alerts in India through Google Public Alerts that will be accessible through Google cards, Google Maps and even Google search results. The facility will be available on both computers and mobile devices. Information regarding the flood's details will also be provided upon clicking the alert. It will be simplified through a map to show where the affected area is and a timeline to depict when the flood might...
A new kind of Thin Film Transistor has been modeled by researchers at the University of Alberta, which is 10 times more capable of handling power compared to conventional TFTs. For the first time in the history of transistors, this one uses both electrons and absence of electrons (holes) as charge carriers, and therefore acts as a bipolar transistor. The team has achieved this by fabricating a film thinner than a strand of human hair, with high power handling capabilities....
The British venture, Intelligent Energy has recently joined hands with an undisclosed smartphone company to work on a £5.25m project that could redefine the smartphone powering technology. Intelligent Energy firmly supports hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and expects them to be the next generation battery element. The researchers are hopeful that the collaborative research might help the smartphone battery to retain its charge for more than a week. According to company's previous...