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

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, … Continue reading How Intel will make indoor navigation possible in offline mode?

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

MasterCard with LCD screens are ready to show you ads

5 years ago, In 2012, MasterCard purposed an idea to embed LCD screens and keyboard in their cards to add 2-step authentication method. MasterCard launched these cards in Singapore. MasterCard tried luring its customers by announcing that card screen will also show you reward points, balance amount, and other information. I guess, however, nobody wanted … Continue reading MasterCard with LCD screens are ready to show you ads

Boeing will use 3D printed thermoplastic to kill a long standing problem in aircraft

Managing noise inside aircraft or within any enclosed space for that matter has been a challenge for engineers for a long time.  At present, drywall, foam sheets, end-grain balsa like materials are used as sound dampeners. The problems with these solutions are that they don’t absorb sound on the basis of their shape but on … Continue reading Boeing will use 3D printed thermoplastic to kill a long standing problem in aircraft

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