Author: Gaurav

MAX – Flexible and lightweight exoskeleton promises bionic future

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Exoskeletons give able mobility to the elderly and people employed in heavy manufacturing industry. But they can be bulky and complicated to use. To make more practical usability of exoskeletons and lend the users ease of use, MAX (Modular Agile eXoskeleton) system is here. This low cost exoskeleton promises ultra-mobility is specially designed for industries where workers have to be in a crouched position.
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Tablets are fast becoming choice device for mobile gaming

mobile gaming

Mobile gaming can be a lot confusing way to play at times. With the ever changing screen sizes of smartphones we see the screens increase, and sometimes decrease with every year’s release. This is often down to the designer’s whim for what is the latest style of phone. It is one reason that tablet is becoming the mobile gaming device of choice because they have almost the same standard size and screen to body ratio. Also, the big screen size means that you have the freedom to explore game interface in a better way.
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Young Pakistani creates his own Tumbler Batmobile to ride the streets

Tumbler Batmobile

Do you think only people in the US are hugely obsessed with fantasy characters and their fancy vehicles? This man from Pakistan will prove all your assumption to be wrong. Meet 26-year old Shaheer Khan who built a fully functional replica of the Batmobile, and it is one of the best I’ve seen so far. Right from his childhood days, the young man was obsessed with superheroes, especially Batman and Tumbler, and what better than making the coolest ride on the planet his own. It took him almost a year to complete the replica of the real Batmobile made from carbon fiber, and his effort has paid off well. It’s worth mentioning that he got able assistance from mechanical engineer Tanveer Ul Haq from Lahore to make the Tumbler come to life.
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Atlanta MARTA is the world’s first metro station to have soccer field

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Good news for soccer fans has just come in as they’ll be able to show-off their skills at Atlanta’s MARTA public transit system. Yes you read that right, as Atlanta United Football Club has funded the MARTA public transit system to create the world’s first soccer field inside a metro station. Just imagine the size of this transit system would be so huge that it will fit inside Atlanta’s downtown hub, Five Points. The authorities have done so because they want to encourage Atlanta’s youth to go for sports like soccer.
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Google PhotoScan app digitalizes your old photos in the easiest way possible

Google PhotoScan App

All of us have old photos lying in the attic, drawers, bed boxes and places where we imagine they are safe from any physical damage. Perhaps we all think that they won’t be damaged by fungus, fire or water spillage over decades. Most of don’t and go through the tedious process of scanning or re-photographing the old snaps. And who can ignore the flares, glare, unaligned framing and the crooked edges which are so hard to omit from the photo of a photo. Well, Google just made your task a whole lot easier with its new app called PhotoScan.
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Solar-powered fabric developed by University of Central Florida is bliss for wearables

Power storing fabric

With the advent of wearables, the need for battery sources that are small and compact is also paramount. The small size of wearables means the power source also needs to be of comparable size to fit inside the wearable. All of this means a constriction in battery life which is a major roadblock for current age wearables as well as the ones which are getting ready for the future. Keeping this in mind, nanotechnology researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed energy storing fabric.
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Body heat powered PowerWatch is the smartwatch you always wanted

PowerWatch smartwatch

Charging your smartwatch won’t be a concern any more as a prototype on Indiegogo promises so. This is PowerWatch by Matrix Industries, and it could be a revolution in smartwatch industry. The watch is powered by your body head, as it harnesses warmth from your skin. Also, it is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters and doubles as an activity and sleep tracker. The best part, you don’t have worry about charging it every night or be uptight about the amount of charge left while going on a long trip.
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Prepare yourself for Supermoon – Rare celestial event you don’t want to miss

Supermoon

We look up into the sky and the first thing we notice is the moon along with the stars. However, tonight it’s going to be hard to deny the magnificence of the moon as it will bring bliss to astronomy lovers. Yes folks, Supermoon will steal all the limelight tonight as moon will be closest to Earth in 70 years and this won’t happen again until 2034. That calls for cancelling all your appointments and get you photography equipment ready for the mega event. And yes, hope that you’ll get a clear blue sky to witness the Supermoon in full glory.
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Apple iPhone 8 rumored to have 5.8-inch curved screen minus the home button

Image Courtesy: HighSnobiety

Image Courtesy: HighSnobiety

Whenever a new version of Apple iPhone is on the cards, people anticipate it with eagerness. The hype over recently launched iPhone 7 models has begun to settle down, and just in time another news comes in regarding the next iteration of Apple iPhone models. Apple iPhone 8 (that’s what preassembly it will be called) is going to have a bezel-less curved screen design in a larger format, according to Barclays Research analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O’Malley, and Jerry Zhang. This report comes based on the sources inside the Apple’s supply chain.
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Can the Google Pixel cut it against the heavyweights?

Google Pixel Smartphone

Apple and Samsung have dominated the smartphone universe for years, but now Google is trying to barge its way into the mix and upset the equilibrium with the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Will the computer and internet giant be able to shake up the established smartphone hierarchy? With Samsung having a nightmare with its exploding Note 7 range and Apple facing stick from scrapping the traditional headphone socket, now could be the perfect time for Google to capitalize. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the Pixel XL.

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