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Technology that can see what’s literally out of sight

By : CIOL Writers

The U.S. Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $4.4 million grant to researchers at the Morgridge Institute for Research and University of Wisconsin-Madison to design a “camera” that can see what’s literally out of sight. Similar

China builds an elevated bus that travels above traffic

By : CIOL Writers

This is phenomenal. Remember those random videos on YouTube or Facebook showing that Chinese train/bus hybrid thing that can travel over cars (and over traffic)! Well, who could have thought, that this would so soon turn into reality? But China

Check these spiderbots weave ingenious labyrinth with carbon fiber

By : CIOL Writers

Seeing the pair of these spidebots crawl along the walls and interact with one another in swarm fashion in the video doesn’t look very appealing to eyes at first but the story they ‘weave’ (quite literally) in between surely leaves

Apple smart watch 2 may have thinner body, bigger battery

By : CIOL Writers

Apple’s smartwatch wasn’t a big hit with the masses. Different experts gave different opinions regarding the bulky body, poor battery backup and not so great looks etc etc. However, the second-gen version of the Apple Watch may incorporate a display

It’s a lost affair for tablets as shipments continue to fall

By : CIOL Writers

It was just a phase and people seem to be moving over it rather quickly. The love for tablets seems to be fading faster than experts expected. As per the latest data released by market researcher IDC on Monday, tablet

Google will keep you hooked during Rio Olympics

BANGALORE, INDIA: Google is bringing a new set of experiences to help people around the world enjoy the 2016 Games and bring fans closer to their favourite athletes and sports disciplines. India is sending out its largest ever delegation of

Smart wearables for Olympics 2016

By : CIOL Writers

Wearable devices such as smartwatches or fitness trackers have become an accepted phenomenon all over the world. Then, how could 2016 Olympics games escape the tech impression? The opening ceremony scheduled for August 5th is less than a week away.

Google powered software to aid UN to tackle climate change

By : CIOL Writers

Open Foris, a set of free and open-source software tools that facilitates flexible and efficient data collection, analysis and reporting, will be helping the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation, and food production, powered by Google. This software,

Hyperloop and Deutsche Bahn to work on ‘Innovation Train’

By : CIOL Writers

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has announced a collaboration with German rail operator Deutsche Bahn, the largest railway company in Europe to create an “Innovation Train”. But, don’t think it’s going to be a future hyperloop train, rather a conventional train

Kickstarter has created 8,800 companies & 3lac jobs

By : CIOL Writers

A study by Professor Ethan Mollick from the University of Pennsylvania says that the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter has created around 8,800 companies so far. The website made it possible for big ventures such as the Oculus Rift and the Pebble

How about 3D movies without the geeky glasses!

By : CIOL Writers

Hopefully, I will see the next installment of The Jungle Book without those stupid, geeky 3D glasses. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has created movie screen technology named Cinema 3D that lets you watch 3D movies without

“Human on a Chip” program will soon make animal testing redundant

By : CIOL Writers

Animal lovers and right activists have long fought for this and seems like their actions might soon pay off. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California are testing technology that replicates vital human tissues on microchips and could soon make

Technology to make ‘soft’ robots is here

By : CIOL Writers

Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new type of artificial muscle for soft robotics that can support a broad range of motion at relatively low voltage and no rigid components. ”We think this has the potential to be the

Pokémon Go registers highest first week downloads for Apple

By : CIOL Writers

There is no stopping Pokémon Go. Not just the rage is at an all-time high, record books are also busy noting down new numbers every day. On Friday, Apple confirmed that the game has set a new App Store mark

Apple provided the cue in busting piracy site Kickass Torrents

By : CIOL Writers

The U.S. Department of Justice has seized seven domain names associated with Kickass Torrents — purportedly the most-visited piracy site in the world — and charged the man they allege is its owner and operator with criminal copyright infringement and

Google Bubble Zoom shows the best way to read comics

Soma Tah Google, so far, has made lives easier by all means, and now it is experimenting with the ideas that would eventually take users’ experience to the next level. For example, have you ever thought that the speech bubbles

Test flight of Facebook’s internet drone was a success

By : CIOL Writers

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want anyone outside his Facebook’s network. For him, this free for all networking platform should be all inclusive and Aquila is part of this philosophy. On June 28th, the company conducted the first successful test flight of

Apple may rake in $3bn in revenues with Pokemon Go’s “PokeCoin” sales

By : CIOL Writers

The wild craze around augmented reality gaming app Pokemon Go can rake in revenues to the tune of $3 billion in next one or two years for Apple Inc, as gamers buy “PokeCoins” from its app store. The game, marketed

Nobody messes with Modi, not even Sundar Pichai

By : CIOL Writers

If Congress Scion Rahul Gandhi has been asked to tender apology or face trial for calling RSS as Gandhi killer, how can you expect Google or its CEO Sundar Pichai to go scot free for enlisting Narendra Modi as one

Inching closer to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak

By : CIOL Writers

Who wouldn’t want Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak from J.K Rowling’s bestseller? The Good news is that we are stepping closer to a similar thing in real life. In a breakthrough, researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) made an