Mohit Soni

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Apple wins patents on 3D tech in desktop user interfaces

Apple was granted 62 patents on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, but it seems unlikely that at least one of them will ever come to OS X.<p>Apple has been granted a patent for a 3D graphical user interface in a desktop PC environment. According to the patent, which was earlier reported on …

MIT Students Create Solar Panels That Still Work In The Shade

Your shady roof is solar-power friendly now.<p>The number of homes with solar panels has grown quickly in the last few years. But there could be a lot more. Up to three-quarters of houses are still thought to be unsuitable for solar because of shading, ownership, and structural issues. Shading is also …

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …

The dream office of the future: No email!

April 17, 2014 | 11:11 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/17/tech/dream-office-future-no-email/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/17/tech/dream-office-future-no-email/popout" …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Marvel’s iPhone App Turns Sketches Into Tappable Mobile App “Prototypes”

Marvel, a UK startup founded last year by ex-employees of Enpocket (acquired by Nokia), is on a mission: to put creating a mobile app “prototype” within the reach of almost anybody.<p>The company’s first offering, built on top of Dropbox, lets you turn sketches, wireframes, and Photoshop files synced …

Nest’s smoke alarm mistake shows the risks in creating a new user interface

Next-generation user interfaces will be one of the keys to the emerging wearables markets, to the increasingly connected smart home, and to moving …

For the Note Taker, Money Maker

For the multitasking man, Bfofo’s premiere product, the Note:Wallet, was designed so that you never again leave home without the simple necessities: …

Geodesic Seating

If the Q1 lounge chair looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen its striking shell shape before… only in architecture, not furniture! Based on …

Medium finally hits mobile with iPhone blog-reading app

Since its launch in August 2012, Medium has become an increasingly visible place for people to publish their observations and musings on a variety of …

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's</b> …

MIT Students Invent A Universal Language Made Of GIFs

Created by MIT Media Lab, GIFGIF is a new project that tries to analyze the emotive power of GIFs.<p>Which GIF better expresses happiness? This one of Ren and Stimpy bouncing up and down, or this one of <i>Lost’s</i> John Locke grinning with an orange slice in his mouth? Does your opinion change if Grumpy Cat …

Origami Artist Creates Life-Sized Elephant From One Piece of Paper

He's done it! Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a huge, life-sized elephant with just one sheet of paper. His most ambitious work to date, the elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the …

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How Sonos Completely Changed My Music Listening Habits

Almost everyone uses some form of music streaming service these days and there’s a never-ending list of options: Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Google Play Music and 8tracks are just a few among the ton of services out there. However, you probably have little time to actually listen to all the …

Google will start teaching people how to build their own smartphone parts this April

Google announced today that it will host the first Ara Developers’ Conference this April. The series of three conferences will show developers what they will be able to do with the company's modular phone project. This is the first word about Project Ara's future since Google announced plans to …

New Open Source Platform Allows Anyone To Hack Brain Waves

For most people how the human brain works remains a mystery, let alone how to hack it. A new Kickstarter campaign created by engineers Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno aims to change this by putting an affordable, open-source brain-computer interface kit in the hands & minds of …

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet of Macintosh Classic IIs with iMac …

Why The Wearables Revolution Won’t Be Like Smartphone ‘Dogfight’

A new book called <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution</i> by Fred Vogelstein revealed the mechanism by which Apple …

Augmented Reality Is Almost Everywhere

There is less difference between our work and home devices, our tablets and our mobile phones. They are not meant for “work” or for the “home.” We just use them wherever we are. The idea of a balance or even the concept of an enterprise hardware manufacturer seems quaint.<p>The difference, really, is …

Analysts Expect 3D Printer Shipments To Grow Ten Times Before 2017

Hardware analysts at IDC are estimating that 3D printer shipments will grow 10 times in the period between now and 2017. Printers, once the provenance of hackers and engineers, will soon be household commodities.<p>“Print is extending beyond output on media to the creation of an actual object, and …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

This t-shirt will tell your phone how healthy you are

Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The catch was that you have to hold it up your forehead to get a reading. Stephane Marceau, founder of the …

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5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter

The incredible value of constant experimentation.<p>As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe …

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4 Reasons Why Apple's iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design

You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalized map, showing you the deals that'll appeal to you most. You pause in …

American-Centric UI Is Leveling Tech Culture — and Design Diversity

Whenever an app, a website, or a physical product like a gaming console is exported, it ships with a side of cultural influence. Technology in …

How to Purify Water With Fruit Peels | WIRED

The peel: future compost that gets between you and your fruit. But one scientist is set on transforming this annoyance into a valuable resource. …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

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