Technology

Wristband for Opioid Overdose alerts Developed by team of Students

In the U.S., by late 2017, owing to the statistics of opioid addiction it was declared as a national public health emergency. To serve opioid addiction, a team of software engineering students at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a wristband. The device can detect opioid overdose and raise an alarm and message to contacts of the user in a state of emergency. HopeBand, as the wristband has been aptly named,

Artificial Intelligence compelling for Retail Companies, finds study

As per a study published by French technology giant Capgemini, artificial intelligence (AI) could serve as an immense cost saving tool for retail companies. Monetarily, artificial intelligence offers cost saving opportunity of nearly US$340 billion for retail companies that can scale and expand their horizon of deployment. Howbeit, only per cent of retailers have attained this level of deployment of AI, reveals a study. The study emphasizes how unleashing AI

Shape Tracker discovered for a more Precise Future – RFID Tags

Who knew that science and technology could bring us to a day where we could track ourselves down in terms of health and medical aid? According to a recent report, the researchers at the University of Carnegie Mellon have recently discovered ways to tract movements of the body. Apart from that, they created trackers that could also detect shape changes in the body including wrist, knee and elbows. This is

Artificial Intelligence to Enter World of Graphic Designing

The world of graphics is yet to see a different phase in terms of innovative and better picture quality. Computer generated imagers are to see a vast difference in the years to come with the introduction of artificial Intelligence into the scene. The pictures are to become photorealistic, meaning each matter will have its own specific gloss and appearance differentiating it from the other. For instance the shine of a

Amazon, Oracle Fight it Out Over Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract

Technology giants Amazon and Oracle have come face to face against each other in the US Court of Federal Claims after the latter claimed that the Defense Department’s cloud computing contract dubbed as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or “JEDI” which is up for grabs wrongly favors Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing wing. The US government hopes to impose its dominion over China and Russia by developing the

France Partners with Orange on Voice Assistance Technology

French telecom operator Orange has partnered with Amazon to combine both companies voice assistant technology. According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stephane Richard, said that the collaboration will be to combine the voice assistants of the two companies. After the partnership commences, Orange subscribers will be able to request all the products and services of Amazon through the Djingo assistant. Although currently the two companies are collaborating on the voice

Personal Touch of Google Gets Highlighted in DuckDuckGo Study

Google Chrome Help states that the users who browse use a private mode then other people who will use the device will not be able to see or track any of those activities. Chrome does not save any of the browsing history or other information entered in forms. The site data and cookies are remembered while the user is browsing; however, it will get deleted when the user exit the

Deep Learning Techniques to Easily Convert 2-D Sketches into 3-D Shapes

A team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong, University of British Columbia, and Microsoft designed a novel technique to convert 2-D into 3-D sketches easily. The researchers further revealed that our deep learning method could enable artists to outline a base shape quickly. This base shape can be further fine-tuned with automated image vectorization software. In addition to this, new users may also access this software to from

Clean Drinking Water from Thin Air Captured with a Novel Device

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) developed a novel that can produce water from thin air. The device designed can capture the water from clean air under sunlight and later discharged when warmed. Researchers made a statement by saying Earth’s air is the vastest renewable source of pure drinking water. Various trials were performed to tap this renewable water source, but all of them have

AI System to Detect Small Leaks in Water Pipes

Artificial intelligence technology and sensors can significantly reduce the expensive water losses in municipal systems. Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada developed an AI software technology to identify tiny leaks in water pipes. How AI helps Cities to detect these Water Leaks? The municipal water system combines AI software and signal processing methods to detect symptoms of leaks in water pipes. This is further accomplished by recording acoustic

Advanced Technology to Transform the China’s Retail Sector

A senior executive at JD.com in China said that innovation and technology have revolutionized their retail sector. The retail business has seen skyrocketing growth owing to the rising innovation in marketing products on offline and online channels. Also, new social media approaches are being adopted to boost this business online, says VP of JD.com. Furthermore, he explained that retail infrastructure in the past few years has progressed to a great

Researchers Found Ways to Prevent Cyberattacks in Medical Devices

The RSNA, Radiology Society of North America, presented a study on some of the potential cyberattack risks in medical imaging. It was revealed that internet connectivity can increase the risk of malicious cyberattacks in hospitals. Many cyberattack experts and researchers have started to work on mitigating these potential risks before they convert into a real threat. Medical devices such as MRI, X-ray, mammography, and others are more prone to cyberattacks

Dependence on GPS to reduce with Introduction of Quantum Sensors

The engineers in U.S are working on a new technology called quantum sensing technology. This technology offers a safer and secure navigation approach and also reduces the dependence on GPS, the most popular navigation technology used across the world. Global positioning system or GPS is getting exposed to hacking, which provides some precarious security risks in a range of applications from controlling air traffic to communicating through satellites. One of

Google’s VR Footwear to let you walk boundlessly in the VR World

Ready Player one, directed by Steven Spielberg delights its viewers by giving them an overview on how future might look. There is something similar to that of an OASIS — a wide-ranging virtual universe, explains the publisher. Google has developed a Virtual Reality footwear and patented it. This footwear is driven by a motorized platform and is covered with a flex region at the bottom surface of the sole. With

Investors and Clients to benefit with Ripple Technology Improvement

Ripple, a renowned payment protocol for financial transactions including those pertaining to cryptocurrency is devising a plan to enhance its technology. This enhancement in payment network technology concerning cryptocurrency is not only going to be beneficial for end users but for ripple investors too. To shed light on the matter, the company recently launched two white papers. One white paper discussed about the algorithm underlying the payment platform whereas the

New Computer Chip to Use less Power and Enhance Computing Speed

Researchers at Princeton University have designed a new form of computer chip that improves the performance and reduces power consumption of artificial-intelligence systems. This computer chip, coupled with some programming languages, could be majorly beneficial for gadgets such as smartphones, watches and other devices that consume more battery power. A technique known as in-memory computing is developed to overcome an analytical issue that compels processors to spend more energy and

Team of Researchers Develop Drones Taking Inspiration from Wasps

Wasps are considered as one of the most loathed creepy crawlies that are living on the planet. And recently, the buzzing of these wasps have been creating some inspiration for the team of scientists. These scientists are making efforts to create a super-strong flying drones and the results of the research studies have been quite remarkable. A team of researchers from the Stanford University of California and the EPFL in

Researchers to Make Use of Smartphones to Track Alertness at Work

A team of scientists have recently developed a smartphone tool, which can completely track a person’s alertness at work and further helps in identifying when it is most productive. The tool has been named as Alertness Scanner. This tool has been developed by scientists from the University of Cornell in the U.S. that will measure the pupil size and then capture it through a gust of photographs, which are taken

Researchers of Tata Communications Reveals Perception of IoT for Different Generations

The senior vice-president and the head of Internet of Things, Tata Communications, VS Shridhar said that, the youth of India has been inspired with the increasing use of the Internet of Things and its potential in order to automate their domestic environments. However, it represents almost a fraction of potential of the Internet of Things to transform the complete society. In addition to this, the Internet of Things holds immense

Researchers Come up with Novel Method to Create Solution Processable Nanosheets

Duan and Huang, researchers form Hunan University, along with Austin Texas and UCLA have built up a novel strategy for creating enhanced MoS2 semiconducting nanosheets utilizing solution handling. In this methodology, 2D MoS2 gems are electrochemically intercalated with different vast natural ammonium salts to shape nanosheets, which can be thusly defined into an ink solution with capacity up to 20 mg/mL. Their methodology, published in the journal called Nature, includes