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Meet Gita, your slave robotic shopping Cart
Now this robot, named Gita, is useful. It can follow you, carrying up to 40 pounds of load you entrust it to. It doesn't use its brain, it simply follows you. It's more like you carelessly dumping down your purchases in this mobile robot's storage, without bothering about using hands to pull it all the time.

Gita your slave robotic shopping Cart

When the makers say, Gita is special in its design and the way it follows its human master, we have to believe them. Watch the video below:

Gita Robot will be available to Businesses in 2018. Consumer launch will take place after that.

Gita is being funded by the Piaggio Group, maker of the Vespa and one of the world's largets mobility companies.

A bisht Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Autonomous driving makes Intel shell out a whopping $15.3 Billion

Intel Acquires Autonomous driving Firm Mobileye For $15.3 Billion

Is autonomous driving a technology to bet on in immediate future?

I may be short-sighted with my faith in autonomous driving technology; that's why I see the real commercial use of autonomous driving in particular way. I think rather than 100 pefrcent autonomous vehicles, the technology will be implemented for dire situations. That's when the human driver becomes helpless due to manual driving control failure or the situations which need lightening fast decision making. Don't know about five years from today, but today I cannot visualize fully autonomous cars and personal vehicles. My view rests on facts such as too many cars and too little resources that can manage autonomous driving.

That said, the autonomous driving is an area which has a foreseeable future. I may not be seeing it, but tech giants surely do.

Intel is waging a big bet on autonomous driving

According to reports, Intel is acquiring the Jerusalem, Israel based self-driving tech firm Mobileye. The deal is worth $15.3 billion, making it the most valuable acquisition in the history of the Israeli tech industry. Intel’s acquisition of the company will see it purchase all of Mobileye’s issued stock, as well as all of its outstanding ordinary stock for $63.54 per share.

Mobileye is currently valued at approximately $10.5 billion according to its New York Stock Exchange. Mobileye is a relatively established name in the industry and is already collaborating with a number of major automakers. Intel and mobile Eye are already working together from 2016 in the area of autonomous driving. Intel plans to to invest approximately $250 million into developing autonomous driving solutions by 2018.

Intel along with Mobileye and BMW, are planning to bring the first prototypes developed through this partnership in the United States and Europe later this year. Mobileye has previously collaborated with Tesla.

Intel is waging a big bet on autonomous driving even if it's facing an increasing competition from the likes of Qualcomm and Nvidia in autonomous driving. The deal has a potential of bringing Intel, Mobileye's expertise along with a know how into Tesla's dominance.

A bisht Monday, March 13, 2017
Why Snap can't be Facebook | Snap at $17
Snap Inc., the company behind snapchat, has gone public, at $17 per share, valued at USD 24 Billion.

The question is : Is the Snap IPO price per share too high?

Snap at $17

I think Snap is more likely to follow the Twitter path than the Facebook one. At present Facebook is trading at around three times the IPO price, while the Twitter is trading at half.

I've found that apart from the revenue itself, another factor which is deciding the performance of public tech companies in US, is the growth potential. In other words, it's not necessarily the active user growth. It's something else. It's something which keeps the hopes or positive image alive. It's what is in the basket in the form of patents and acquisitions.

Today, long term investors are upbeat about Facebook, Google and Apple because they see a big basket. In simple, they are hopeful that if one revenue stream dries up; there's something to replace it. But even for them the extension of time horizon at a time is not more than 3-4 years.

From this perspective, Snap looks more like Twitter.

Thus there will be no surprise, if Snap sees a decline in coming months.

A bisht Thursday, March 2, 2017
World's First 5G phone with Download Speeds of 125 MB per second | Gigabit
The Concept Smartphone is capable of download speeds up to 1Gbps.

On Sunday, ZTE unveiled its first 5G-capable smartphone, the ZTE Gigabit Phone.

ZTE Gigabit Phone is a concept smartphone, created to showcase what a 5G capable smartphone is capable of once 5G networks arrive. The 5G concept smartphone is capable of lightning-fast upload and download speeds at 5G speeds.

ZTE Gigabit 5G smartphone 1 Gbps download speeds (125 MB per second)

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which features an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. The integration combines wireless carrier aggregation with 4×4 MIMO antenna technology and 256-QAM modulation to achieve download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

gigabit 5g smartphone concept

According to ZTE,
“Focusing on 5G technologies will be one of the key priorities of ZTE’s global development. ZTE will be very glad to leverage its technology strength and experience in 5G to cooperate with government and business partners to discuss and facilitate the upcoming 5G era.”

Verizon is planning to bring 5G networks in at least 11 different markets this year.

A bisht Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Smartwatch App to verify signatures developed by Israeli Researchers
Signature verification is a tricky thing. It's often seen that unless a person is very familiar with a signature, he/she is not able to distinguish between a genuine and a forged one. It needs trained human eyes to distinguish between a genuine and a forged signature. There's an opposite side to signature verification as well. Sometimes when the detection of forged signatures is good, there're always the chances of having a case of false positive. That's the signature is not forged and is
Smartwatch App to verify signatures by using motion sensors in smartwatch developed by Israeli Researchers
rendered by the correct person; but due to some human impulses such as palpitation, perspiration or; due to the uncomfortable writing instruments and surfaces (such as a tablet, smartphone or other devices), the signature strokes change dramatically.

This makes signature verification tricky.

That said, we may be getting into the habit of signing perfectly on digital surfaces, but still the accuracy of strokes will come with time. This makes we susceptible to Financial frauds linked to forged signatures.

Signature verification technologies therefore are extremely important in online finance and e-commerce.

Israeli researchers, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Tel Aviv University (TAU), have developed software that uses motion data gathered from the movements of a person’s wrist to identify the writer during the signing process.

The researchers' software works by sensing the motion through the motion sensors in present day smartwatches, activity wrist bands etc. The software does two things : It senses changes in rotational motion and orientation of the wrist while making a signature, using accelerometer and gyroscope sensors present in the smartwatches; then the software verifies the signature from its database having multiple signatures made by the same person.

Sicne the software system trains a machine-learning algorithm to distinguish between genuine and forged signatures, hence over a short period of time time, the system is able to verify handwritten signatures and detect even the most skilled forgeries.

How the new Signature Forgery detection system works

The person has to wear the motion sensing device on the wrist of the hand, he/she signs with.

The software tracks the motion of the wrist while signing. It then compares the multiple signature copies rendered by the said person from its database.

Since the system uses machine learning artificial intelligence, hence it detects the genuine signature within a time window of a few minutes, if not seconds.

The system is novel as it can be used with the signature rendered with a traditional pen, on the most commonly used surface, Paper. The app sees a market for it as at present , 1 in every 6 people on this planet (around 16 percent) own a smartwatch.

The researchers plan to make the system more accurate by incorporating the biological data tracked by the wrist trackers.

A bisht Monday, February 20, 2017
Transfer images, videos in Xiaomi smartphone to PC via Data Cable

How to connect Xiaomi smartphone to a PC using Data Cable.

You can connect your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Mi 4 smartphones etc. to your PC using micro USB data cable.

Transfer images, videos in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Mi 4, Mi 5, Mi max prime smartphone to PC via Data Cable
Follow the steps below to transfer images, videos in Xiaomi smartphone to PC using a Data Cable:

Step 1: Download Mi PC Suite to your PC or Computer. Download from Here

Step 2: Install Mi PC Suite on your PC. During installation, the PC suite will ask you to connect your smartphone to PC using micro usb Data Cable. The installer will detect your smartphone. It will at least detect your smartphone as a storage device.

Step 3: If you're able to see the videos and images in smartphone in Mi PC suite, great. If not, then your Xiaomi smartphone is detected by PC as a storage device such as contents a Pen Drive. In that case, Open explorer and locate the DCIM Folder. You will find your images and videos there.

A bisht Friday, February 17, 2017
Pinterest Lens: Visual Search Images for ideas and Buying
Pinterest earlier this week unveiled a test feature Lens for its users on its virtual bulletin board platform. What is a Pinterest Lens?

From the video not meant to be shared publicly, it's seems to be a feature inspired by the quote: A Picture speaks a thousand Words.

Pinterest Lens, pinterest visual discovery, Visual Search the images
From Business perspective, Pinterest Lens is one of the ideas Pinterest is pushing itself to the e-Commerce. That's one of the ways which can enable Pinterest make its users genuinely interested in buying things from its platform.

For instance, what will you see if you see a picture of girl standing in front of a Sofa wearing a an asymmetric long top with a pair of jeans, and slippers with artificial flowers on thongs. The girl is looking great.

In the picture you're not just seeing an asymmetric top or a pair of jeans or a great sofa. You're seeing many other things in their individuality and in totality. You're also seeing seeing colors from numerous perspectives. For instance the sunflowers on the slippers, may remind you of some beautiful flowers you saw some time back.

A Pinterest Lens understands this and acknowledges that when a person sees a picture, she/he just does't see the picture, he/she sees numerous other pictures, objects, experiences in the mind. A polka dot a front can remind the user of polka dots on a skirt. Or the color of the skirt can remind the user of a similar colored top with no polka dots.

Its Visual search for images called Visual Discovery works on this understanding.

Pinterest Visual Search 

A test version of "Lens" lets people take pictures with smartphones from inside Pinterest applications, which then uses "visual search" to find similar objects and experiences similar to user's. It would not be wrong to say that with this visual search, more focused or pictures with lesser details will offer more focused search results

How it works? 

Pinterest has introduced a "shop the look" feature that lets people tap on circles on items in a picture, such as clothing or furniture, to explore or shop.

Don't know whether these circles are user controlled. Or they are placed based on some algorithm. Or the'r position is determined by the Pin Creator. But by whatever method they're placed, they still are an idea worth taking a tab on.

An Instant Ideas feature lets people tap on a circle in the bottom corner of a "pin". Doing so also leads to search results focused on similar ideas or concepts.

Pinterest Visual search makes sense for Pinterest, which is a virtual bulletin board platform, where users communicate with pictures. With its 150 Million users, Pinterest's images do feature on online searches. But somehow Pinterest is not benefiting from this exposure. It needs some way to monetize those pictures with online commerce. Using pictures to benefit from e-commerce seems the way forward.

A bisht Saturday, February 11, 2017
Human Skin Like material developed in Laboratory... Very versatile!
Human Skin Like material developed in Laboratory... apply like a cream

Human skin or the skin of any mammal around are special. It not only acts as a protective porous shield protecting the body, it's also special because it responds (contacts and expands) based on external stimuli (pressure or any other stimulus). In that respect human skin can be seen as a big programmed auxetic membrane intelligently responding to stimuli. The MIT Self-Assembly Lab has developed a new kind of auxetic material that does not require human interaction to respond. According to researchers it very much acts like a human skin. It has pores, tightens in cold weather to keep the warmth inside, and loosens up in hot weather to ventilate.

Although the use of the innovation can be numerous. The best ones can be for those with burn injuries for healing and reconstructive purposes or with genetic disorders which makes susceptible to injuries. Or in rare cases where skin is not present.

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ZTE Quartz smartwatch arriving soon? ... ZTE ZW10
ZTE Quartz smartwatch is arriving your way. As per leaks and speculations online, the round dial ZTE smartwatch be revealed at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), which starts on Feb. 27 in Barcelona, Spain. The smartwatch unveiling time is in line with wearable Venus 1 and Venus 2 activity tracking devices displayed in last year's MWC.

ZTE Quartz smartwatch arriving soon. Named ZTE ZW10 zte smartwatch will be compatible with android 4.3 jelly bean, and later iOS 8.2. ZTE smartwatch Quartz smartwach model number ZW10
With the smartwatch, ZTE  will join the global smartwatch market, dominated by the likes of Apple Watch and Samsung Gear. It will also be ZTE's entry into the wearable tech market.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth, WiFi. Its round dial design is speculated to carry UMTS 3G cellular connectivity to complement its Wi-Fi radio. The user can make calls can be made and receive calls via the smartwatch. What will make the watch a hit will be features.

ZTE Quartz Smartwatch name, Compatibility

ZTE's 5.5 inch display smartphone running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is already out in the market. The ZTE Smartwatch is likely to be compatible with devices running on Android 4.3 versions or later. It may also be compatible with iOS 8.2.

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Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches announced -- LG Watch Style, Watch Sport
LG in collaboration with Google has announced its long-rumored smartwatches -- Watch Style and Watch Sport . The smartwatches will the be the smartwatches to run on Android Wear 2.0. The LG smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 will be launched in the US on February 10. Both the watches are dust resistant. They are tough as well, after all what's the point of wearing a watch prone to physical damage. Looks-wise they seem to be simple and elegant. So just focus on the features. Do they have the ones you want in a smartwatch?

The LG Android 2.0 smartwatches come with smarter Google Assistant.

LG Watch Style

Price:  $249 for titanium and silver, and $279 for the rose gold. The LG Watch Style has a stainless steel body with leather strap.

  • 1.2-inch 360x360 resolution circular P-OLED display with Gorilla Glass
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity Options include: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset with 512MB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • 240mAh battery charged wirelessly
  • IP67 water-resistance rating

LG Watch Sport

Price: $349 in titanium and Google Store-exclusive dark blue.

  • 1.38-inch 480x480 resolution P-OLED display
  • Connectivity options include: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS, NFC (to use Android Pay).
  • Powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset with 768MB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • 430mAh battery
  • IP68 water-resistance rating.
  • sensors such as heart rate monitor, barometer, and ambient light sensor

Availability: The LG smartwatches will be available at Google Store.

LG Watch Style will be available from Best Buy.

LG Watch Sport will also be available from AT&T and Verizon with LTE connectivity.

The smartwatches will become available in US at launch. Followed by launches in some other key countries.

A bisht Thursday, February 9, 2017