Raghavender Nagarajan

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Could the 'Internet of Things' Really Save the U.S. Economy?

One economist says: Absolutely.<p>REUTERS<p>I know the coffee's ready because the light in the Quartz kitchen is purple, not pink. The light knows the coffee is ready is because there are sensors--heat and pressure--taped to the coffee maker. This is the internet of things. It will save us all from …

Take Telescope Photos With Your Smartphone

This simple rig will help you link your phone to a backyard telescope and capture your own photos of the stars.<p><b>Looking at the cosmos through a telescope</b> is a transformative experience. The rings of Saturn, the clouds of distant nebulae, and the familiar yet alien surface of our own moon all come to …

Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …

Yelp’s Dev Team Beats NASA, Sends First 3D Printer to the Edge of Space

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>Gathering in a gravel lot alongside the train tracks and Delta waterway of Antioch, Calif., 45 miles east of San Francisco, a scrappy team of web engineers from Yelp spent the early part of this past Sunday morning organizing supplies to attempt to trump NASA’s …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

With Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Unveiled, A Greyhound Exec Looks Over His Shoulder

The Tesla CEO’s futuristic project is still mostly a pipe dream. But Greyhound CIO Chris Boult is still paying attention, just in case it works out.<p>Earlier this week, serial visionary Elon Musk unveiled the Hyperloop, his highly anticipated and ambitiously futuristic transportation project. In a …

Apple Needs To Regain Command Of Smartphone Buzz

It has been well documented that Android has captured about 80% of the smartphone market while Apple’s share has dropped to 14% per Gartner’s June quarter survey down from 21% in the December quarter and 18% in the March quarter. Microsoft’s Windows came in third place for the first time displacing …

SpaceX's Reusable Rocket Hits Another Milestone

Yesterday, SpaceX hit another milestone in its ongoing research effort to build a reusable rocket. That rocket, dubbed “Grasshopper,” has so far had several successful tests, with each successive test putting the rocket further and further up in the air, then returning safely to Earth.<p>The test …

Kepler Spacecraft Disabled; "Exciting Discoveries" Still to Come

NASA officials announce that the Kepler spacecraft is damaged beyond repair.<p><b>The Kepler spacecraft, which has revolutionized our understanding of the vast number of exoplanets beyond our solar system, has been damaged beyond repair, NASA officials said today.</b><p>The space agency reported the end of the …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

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