Friday, 7 April 2017

Where Did All Of Mars’ Water Go? NASA Finally Has An Answer!

The theory that Mars harbored vast oceans is a relatively new one, but a supported one nevertheless. This inevitably brought about the question: where did all that water go? NASA might finally have an answer.

All thanks to new data from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft, We’ve determined that most of the gas ever present in the Mars atmosphere has been lost to space,” Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator of the MAVEN mission, explains.

The researchers were able to make this determination based on the amount of argon, a noble gas, remains in the Martian atmosphere as compared with the levels that are believed to have once existed there. Atmospheric molecules are thought to have been slowly stripped away over time due to a process known as “sputtering” in which radiation and solar wind from the sun bump, knock, and drag them away from the planet.

That lost gas — somewhere in the neighborhood of 65% — greatly depleted the planet’s atmosphere, causing oceans, lakes, and rivers to dry up as the vital elements were swept away into space by intense radiation and solar wind.

If life did indeed exist on the surface of Mars at one time, NASA believes that the slowly depleting atmosphere — and the frigid temperatures in brought with it — would have gradually driven it to live primarily underground or in smaller habitable pockets tucked away around the planet. Let’s see what else they unearth in the future.

A Technology That Lets Soldiers ‘See Through’ Heavily Armoured Tanks
Battlefields are volatile. Anything can happen anytime. A lot of things depend on a soldier’s presence of mind, his location, his enemy’s location, technology of the weapons being used, etc. But in all these things, the life of a soldier is always in jeopardy because however heavily armoured their vehicle, visibility becomes the spoilsport. But things are going to change. BAE Systems have developed a cutting edge technology called ‘BattleView 360’ which aims to solve the visibility issue by incorporating data feeds from cameras and sensors and streaming the information to a display for the soldier. The view can either be seen on a head up display like Google Glass or on a tablet such as an iPad. Read More

Thursday, 6 April 2017

8 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2016

These developments, strategies and models will create huge business opportunities. Are you ready to cash in?
Cybele Negris || January 5th, 2016

A new year brings with it new opportunities and tools, and in this smartphone- and Silicon Valley-dominated age many of the most promising among them come from the world of technology.
Here are some of the technology trends that every business needs to be aware of in 2016. If your business isn’t already examining or implementing these strategies and models, you’re probably missing out on some huge opportunities.

1. Mobile will matter more than ever

In 2015, mobile search and usage finally surpassed desktop, according to Google. And in July, ComScore released its own report showing that Canadians spend the majority of their digital time on a mobile device. This shouldn’t come as a surprise—mobile usage has been on the rise for years. But last year’s milestones were a warning to businesses of all sizes that they must learn to engage audiences while they’re on the go.
A study from Think With Google (the department responsible for producing insights for marketers) showed that 75% of all mobile purchases by Canadians happened within an hour of searching for a product. And 54% of holiday shoppers said they planned to shop on smartphones in spare moments throughout the day, like walking or commuting, instead of taking long trips at the mall. The data from these shorter sessions showed that people spent 7% less time per session, but that smartphones’ share of online purchases has gone up 64% over the past year.
With 30% of all online shopping purchases now taking place on mobile phones, the days of browsing on the go and buying later will soon be over.
MORE MOBILE SHOPPING: A New Way to Get Customers’ Attention »

2. The Device Mesh will begin to form

The Internet of Things made an appearance on my list of the top tech buzzwords of 2015, and it’s importance will continue to grow this year. Google (via Nest), Philips and Amazon have already introduced connected products for the smart home. While the Internet enables remote control of everyday appliances like thermostats and smart light bulbs, it’s just a small piece of the puzzle. Technology research firm Gartner predicts the emergence of a “device mesh,” consisting of connected and inter-communicating mobile devices, wearables, consumer and home electronics, automotive devices and sensors.
MORE INTERNET OF THINGS: Why You Need to Stop Re-inventing the Wheel »

3. Enterprise gets disrupted

Slack, Stripe and Square have all been hugely successful because they provide a product that solves the problems created by the use of necessary business tools. Slack streamlines team communications by eliminating the need to constantly check emails, while Stripe and Square give companies of all sizes access to sophisticated but inexpensive Point of Sale (POS) systems. In 2016 even more startups will create technologies to solve the pain points that businesses and professionals face on a daily basis.
MORE ENTERPRISE: Why the Tech Industry Finally Wants Your Business Again » 

4. The machines will rise

According to market intelligence firm IDC Canada, about half of developers will integrate some form of cognitive computing into their code by 2020. Machine learning—code that allows systems to learn and act like a human brain—has been under development for years. In 2016, more businesses will start to utilize elements of this technology to learn from collected customer data and serve up customized and improved user experiences.
MORE MACHINE LEARNING: Where Robots Are Starting to Get Jobs »

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Safe truck by Samsung intends to save your life

‘Safety Truck’ By Samsung Intends To Save Your Life!

Semi-trailers are infamous and dangerous for the drivers at the back when they try to pass them. Samsung has come out with a solution so that drivers at the back can overcome these stressful and irritating obstacles a bit easily.
Samsung has attached giant LCD panels at the back of the semi-trailers which displays the road ahead in real time as captured by the front facing camera. This makes the life of the drivers at the back easier and safer.
As stated by the Samsung’s video, one person dies in traffic accident every hour so far as Argentina is concerned. A vehicle like ‘Safety Truck’ is an immediate necessity over there. The system is simple but a bit costly. A small camera placed on the front of the trailer captures the live feed of the road and the same is displayed on the screens at the back. There’s even provision of night-vision feed for night-time driving.
Samsung has already tested the prototype truck but nothing is plying on the road as of date. According to Samsung, they are working with the local authorities in order to optimize the system for live usage.
“So far Samsung has been able to confirm that the technology works and that this idea can definitely save the lives of many people,” they wrote in their official communication.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Foldable smart phones

After Samsung And LG, Nokia Too Joins The Race To Create Foldable Smartphones

 17 FEB , 2017  Nokia has made its comeback in the smartphone market under HMD Global and its eyeing the global dominance with the release of the Nokia 6 which is currently exclusive to China.  But this is just the beginning. PhoneArena reveals that Nokiahas been granted a patent for a flexible smartphone by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The patent for a “Foldable device” – which was filed in 2013 – features a device that resembles a pocket mirror. Now, a patent filing doesn’t not mean anything and Nokia may never release a foldable smartphone, but there’s certainly an interest in the form factor.
The picture in patent shows a Nokia device to have two identical sides connected by a hinge with a single screen that fold in half. The patent reads: “[i]n this way it is possible to provide a pocket size device with a relatively large display (for example, a 6, 7 or 8 inch display or larger).”
Nearly all other manufacturers seem to be aiming and racing to release the first functional foldable smartphones out in the market.
In November 2016, Apple was granted a patent for a flexible iPhone that can fold in half. The patent for “flexible display devices” was filed in July 2014 and features a touchscreen smartphone – one that opened and closed like a notebook. Then, we have Samsung which might be ready to launch its first foldable device this year, which has been dubbed the Galaxy X as of now. According to a report in the Korean Herald, Samsung may roll out more than “100,000 units of fold-out devices” later on this year. The device can be reportedly be used as a 7-inch tablet whenunfolded. It is unclear whether it will be a phone or a tablet.7

2018: Foldable Displays By Google, Apple And Microsoft, You Can To Look Forward 

We have had flip phones and sliders, round phones and rectangular ones, small ones barely bigger than your thumb and large ones that covered the palm of your hand. We even have had phones designed specifically for gamers or music enthusiasts.
But, since the advent of the smartphone, we’ve pretty much been stuck with the traditional candy bar shape. Time to spice things up a bit.
South Korean IT news site ET News has just reported that LG Display will not only be producing foldable displays for smartphones come 2018, they’ll also be supplying that technology to Apple, Google, and Microsoft. This implies that the technology will hit the market soon, possibly as early as 2018, and that some of the biggest names in the smartphone industry will be competing to introduce their own version of it.

As far back as December 2015, however, Samsung had already filed for patents for what can presumably be an upcoming fully foldable flagship product. They have pushed the boundaries of recent smartphone design with their EDGE technology, a minimal design edit that sees the smartphone screen curving around the edge of the phone for some added functionality.
Apple also happens to have a flexible device in the works — the company has been awarded a patent for carbon nanotube circuits that would allow for flexible electronic devices.
he talk of foldable smartphone technology isn’t exactly new, but seeing it finally hit the market would be. This would allow for more durable, adaptable devices.Semiconductor Energy Laboratory had long before demonstrated the first consumer-grade display that could be folded in three without breaking!
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Thursday, 30 March 2017

We Are Probably In An Accelerated Path Towards Getting An Apple Ca

Alexander Hitzinger is the latest auto specialist to be recruited by technology giant Apple as it explores building its own car. In case you’re confused, he’s the guy who helped engineer the sports car company’s (Porsche’s)  victorious return to the Le Mans endurance race. Hitzinger helped hire and build a development team and organisational structure at Porsche, expanding from ten staff to over 150 employees. He also helped them return to endurance racing and to develop the 919 hybrid sports car from scratch. Hitzinger’s LinkedIn profile states he left Porsche in March and joined a ‘Technology Company’ located in the San Francisco Bay Area as an engineering executive in April.

Apple was recently been awarded a patent that suggests it’s much rumoured ‘Project Titan’ car project is getting closer to being revealed. The document describes technology for a collision avoidance system that is designed for robots, or self-driving cars. It is the first public patent granted for the project – although the firm last week revealed its ‘interest’ in the area in a government filing.

The patent, filed on June 7, 2015, is entitled ‘Collision Avoidance Of Arbitrary Polygonal Obstacles’. A new patent describes technology that could be the key to self-driving cars – a system that can operate in both 2D and 3D area, which computer visions systems have had difficulty doing. It describes a technique capable of avoiding collisions and navigating through unfamiliar areas by calculating distances and shapes.

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