Rishi Verma

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Google Science Fair Winner Makes Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

Many of us stash a flashlight for emergencies, only to find that when the time comes to use it, the batteries have run out. The problem of how to achieve efficient, lightweight energy storage plagues everything from flashlights to electric cars. But what if you could bypass it altogether? That’s …

Nobel Prizes 2013: The shipping machinery of cells

If the cells that make up your body are little factories, then the shipping department just picked up a Nobel Prize this morning with the award for …

The $6 Fix That's Helping Low-Income Kids Go to College

A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.<p>Fewer than 30 percent of students from low-income families enroll in college. There are plenty of theories about …

Simple’s MoneyDrop Will Soon Let Users Transfer Funds Using Bluetooth

Things seem to have been moving rather smoothly for the folks at online banking startup Simple. They’ve spent the last year fleshing out their mobile apps with some much-needed features and added some 25,000 customers to their ranks since July. Now the team is looking to add yet another feature to …

With Real-Time Recommendations, Foursquare Checks Into Google And Apple's Turf

When ReadWrite last caught up with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley in the company’s San Francisco office in late August, he proudly showed off a map of the city—a secret map, he said, that only Foursquare could build, from the data his users feed it by announcing their location to their friends.<p>On …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

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This is the beautiful Leica camera designed in part by Apple's Jony Ive

It's a rare day that Apple chief of design Jony Ive works on a product that doesn't bear his employer's logo. But he's done just that for a charity auction, working together with famed industrial designer Marc Newson to design a very special edition Leica M rangefinder camera. The one-of-a-kind …

Report: Nexus 5 to start at $299, battery size will increase with storage

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>One of the best features of Google’s(s goog) Nexus line of smartphones has been the price, and it looks like the upcoming …

Facebook Redesigns Its Ad Buying, Reporting Tools As Objective-Based

Facebook today announced it has redesigned its ad buying and reporting tools to be objective-based and has given marketers the option to select the placement of their ads. Both features are now available via all ad creation tools, including the Ads Create Tool, Power Editor, and the API.<p>The company …

Eyewear shopping app turns your headshot into 3D image

CSIRO's Smart Vision AR tech makes it easy to get a realistic idea of what your next pair of shades will look like on you.<p>The last time I picked out new eyeglasses, I spent about an hour trying out different pairs in the store. Of course I had to drive there, find and pay for parking, and get …

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