Google Maps will use light bulbs to help you navigate inside a building

What is at your beck and call when you have to find a particular shop in an unknown city? Or say, finding the shortest route to your favorite mall?  Google Maps, of course. And with recent updates like real-time location sharing and remember car parking location, Google Maps has become a hard to replace option … Continue reading Google Maps will use light bulbs to help you navigate inside a building

A patent application filed to verify accuracy of copies of the Holy Quran

Talal Abbas Marafie just filed a patent application to verify accuracy of the Arabic document including copies of the Muslim holy book, Quran. The Arabic language with a lot of symbols is way different than English and other languages. Also, one writes it from right to left. Due to its different nature and use of …

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How Intel will make indoor navigation possible in offline mode?

GPS, which was meant for military applications during its time of inception, eventually has become indispensable part of day to day life. Google Maps even has capabilities to help you navigate inside a building. Thus, whether you have to navigate around a city or a mall, this beautiful technology always comes handy. Many a time, however, …

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Samsung finds another way to unlock a smartphone – Is it cool? Well, You Decide!

This year Samsung achieved another feat by launching a smartphone with iris scanner. What A Future readers knew it already as we covered the possibility in the past articles. We’ve seen multiple patents from Samsung on unlocking smartphones – weird as well as cool. The cool one was Iris scanning method – the one in …

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An Indian Halwai filed a design patent for Jalebi, wait… what?

Last week, a news article caught me off guard. It disclosed some researchers, from Himachal Pradesh, India, that are in a run to patent a recipe for Mandyali Dham – a traditional community feast. Mulayam Gulgule Kumar, the owner of Krishna Sweets, left me in total surprise this morning again when I found a design …

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How Microsoft’s dual display will narrow the gap between Tab and Laptops?

How would you feel if your Tab may have dual screens that give you a feel as if you are working on your laptop while typing emails and creating document? A recent patent application by Microsoft discloses such a thing for their Tablets. The patent mentions using an addition e-paper screen along with a tablet …

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