Ramendra S. Baoni

110 Flips | 8 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Following | 4 Followers | @rsbaoni | Inventor, Electronic Product Designer, Entrepreneur, Tech Startup Mentor

A Desk for Life

When is a desk more than just a desk? The answer: when it satisfies every need, space and context, becoming a lifelong working partner with the user! …

Design

Control locks, bulbs and more with a new extender for Logitech's Harmony Home Hub

Slip this $100 extender beneath your hub, and you'll be able to take control of bulbs, door locks and more right from your remote control.<p>Logitech's clever crop of universal remote controls already dominates our "Best of" list for the category, thanks in part to the nifty smart-home controls that …

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Inked

Yahoo shows off password-free logins and new encrypted email technology

Passwords are terrible: they're inefficient and they're often insecure, too. Many leading tech companies have embraced two-factor authentication as a more secure option, but they're optional and only those particularly concerned about their digital identities take the time to set it up.<p>That's why …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

Flat Spoon Means Super Functionality

The Polygons Measuring Spoon is an innovative and surprising redesign of the kitchen tool that eliminates the need for multiple measuring units, …

The Mug That Won’t Fall

A big, computer-ruining spill at the designer’s office served as the inspiration behind this better, smarter mug! Powered by patented “Smartgrip” …

Starry Starry Night

Like Stars on Earth is a very cute concept for camping lights. It is made up of two components that stay together thanks to magnetic integration. The …

Carla & Carlo: Dressing Tables by Florian Schmid

We first checked out the work of Florian Schmid a few years ago, loving his furniture that looked like stitched concrete. Now he’s back with new …

The Smart Home Is Going To Be A Huge Boon To Accessibility

I reach for the iPhone tucked down the side of my wheelchair and launch the Hive app. After a couple more taps on the screen, there’s an audible click from across the room. A few seconds later, I hear the boiler sparking up before the central heating finally kicks in. It’s a familiar sound, but …

3D print yourself through Amazon's new Printed Products store

Amazon has opened a 3D printing store, allowing customers to design and order their own jewellery, ornaments and accessories<p><b>Amazon</b> has opened its own <b>3D Printed Products store</b>, giving customers the option to design their own games, accessories, jewellery and ornaments.<p>From iPhone covers and …

This Electric Bicycle Could Be The Future Of Transportation

The bike wasn't just moving, it was <i>pushing</i>, adding extra propulsion to my own pedaling, giving me a boost with every revolution of the pedals. Faster than expected, I reached the end of a quiet block leaning into a corner. I took a straightaway for a few blocks and pushed 20 miles an hour without …

Elle Chair – Elegant Interior Design by John Niero

The elegant and modern design of the Elle chair by John Niero.<p>John Niero is a Los Angeles, California based designer working in the fields of product …

'Smart' luggage will text you when it gets lost

When an airline loses your luggage, it can take hours or even days to get someone to tell you where it ended up -- if it ever turns up at all. Wouldn't it be easier to hear from the luggage itself?<p>That's the promise of "smart luggage," in which GPS tracking chips are embedded in bags capable of …

These Finned Pans Require 40% Less Heat

Cooking on a gas stove is only 40% energy efficient, meaning that more than half of the heat you burn never makes it to your food. Electric ranges and induction burners perform vastly better (84% and 72% energy efficicient, respectively), but can anything be done to greenify all of the otherwise …

A Future Smartphone System Could Warn Oblivious Pedestrians Of Oncoming Traffic

Using Wi-Fi signals, it would alert pedestrians who can’t hear an oncoming car.<p>Researchers at the University of Missouri, Kansas City are designing a system to alert pedestrians and drivers of potential crashes before they happen.<p>Wi-Fi Honk, an Android system recently presented at a conference on …

This Smog-Eating Laundry Detergent Turns Your Clothing Into Air Purifiers

We all need more motivation to do our laundry anyway. What better than helping to clean the air around us?<p>Here’s another reason cities need more pedestrians: If someone is wearing clothes that happened to be washed in the right detergent, just their walking down the street can suck smog out of the …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …

Samsung Focuses On Accessibility With An Ultrasonic Case, A Text-Reading Stand And Voice Labels

Samsung isn’t limiting itself to software when it comes to improving its mobile hardware’s accessibility – the Korean company has introduced a trio of new accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance mid-range device that beefs up its existing ability to cater to visually and otherwise impaired …

Who is winning the 'crypto-war'?

<b>In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, who is winning?</b><p>Ladar Levison sits exhausted, slumped on a sofa with his dog Princess on his lap. He is surrounded by boxes after he moved into a new house in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, the previous day.<p>He describes his new home as …

X–SPACE: A Library Designed and Built By Its Students

<i>Help 108 eighth-graders design and build a library from scratch.</i>Created by Project H Design, 501c3108 eighth grade students are designing and …

Designing A Sexy, Safe Touch Screen For Cars Is Harder Than It Looks

There are reasons why the latest concept dashboard UI hasn’t been made a reality.<p>A few weeks ago, a gorgeous concept video of “a new car UI” made the rounds of the Internet, gathering praise as it went. With good reason: The video, created by product designer Matthaeus Krenn, shows a working …

Nymi Unveils Heartwave-Sensing Wristband To Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Bioynym, the company behind device-unlocking wristband Nymi, has announced they’re releasing a Bitcoin wallet. Nymi’s backers are betting it’ll be the first step in people using the wristband in place of keys and passwords.<p>Embedded within the Nymi wristband is an electrocardiogram sensor which …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

Gracenote wants to take on iRadio and Pandora with new radio API

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: C.P.Storm<p>Media recognition specialist Gracenote thinks Pandora (S P) and Apple’s (S AAPL) iRadio could use some …

This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole

We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pretty safe to suggest that we'll be seeing even more before the week is out. At the very least, …

Samsung's new Smart Home service outlined, wants to connect to third-party services and products

We heard whispers that Samsung was planning big for CES, and we're not just talking TV panels. It's now revealed Smart Home, which attempts to tie together Smart TVs, home appliances and handheld smart devices into one single platform. Perhaps more importantly, the company says it's going to …

Should Universities Become Entrepreneurial Campuses?

Suddenly, entrepreneurship is “in” on campuses with activities such as MOOCs, business plan competitions and incubators. This trend seems to be not only in business schools but across the university. Is this good or are universities biting off more than they can chew?<p>There are many reasons for this …

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …