Virtual Reality Made Possible with the Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus had been launched just a year ago when the technology it demonstrated, put the device to the top of the list of hi-tech gadgets. The latest iteration of the Samsung Gear VR which is available for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users has been launched today. Just in time for Black Friday, the Oculus powered virtual reality headset has been garnering a lot of attention.

It is the only device of its kind ...

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Anonymous Pledge to Hunt down ISIS after the Paris Attack

The Paris attacks rattled the entire nation which lost 129 people and saw almost 415 being rushed to the hospital. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks which targeted seven different locations which had numerous people enjoying their Friday night.

Following ISIS’ claim over the attacks, hacker group ‘Anonymous’ posted a video on YouTube which said that the group aims at uniting humanity and will find the terrorist group and not let them go. The video showed a spokesperson wearing a Guy ...

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Steam Machines – Moving PC gaming to your Living Room

Valve has launched its first set of Steam Machines and by the end of the month we may see a few more being rolled out. The company has a total of fourteen different models that will be launched, and the first wave includes three machines that have been launched. Right now, three steam machines from Alienware, Zotac and Cyberpower are available and can cost you between $499 and $1,499. In addition to this, gaming enthusiasts can buy the Steam Link ...

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Blackberry Priv – Android May be Blackberry’s Saving Grace

Blackberry had once owned the market of smartphones like a king. Its devices were the first choice among bankers, lawyers, office executives and sales people. This was approximately a little less than a decade ago, when the phone’s operating system had fewer competitors and a promising privacy feature. As Android took over the world of smart phones, other operating systems have seen a gradual death, except the iPhone which has kept its head up high all the time.

With a footprint ...

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Apple’s Labs Introduce another Wonder – iPhone 6S with 3D Touch

The ‘S’ series of iPhones have often been ignored by users who usually hope for a flashier device being announced by Apple in another year’s time. While the look of the phone remains unchanged with the follow-up phone, the undeniable fact is that the ‘S’ series have brought about some of the most interesting iPhone features like Siri and Touch ID. With 3D Touch being the latest addition to the iPhone, the 6S has a lot to entice potential iPhone ...

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Music Stories – Facebook’s Latest Story

Music Stories is Facebook’s most recent endeavor for users who would like to preview and buy music through Facebook posts. The feature is available only on the iPhone application of Facebook for now and there is no information on whether Facebook intends to bring it to the Android platform or not. With the Android market growing day by day, it is only expected that we may see Facebook expand its horizons and reach out to the Android customers as well ...

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Airbnb Wins Proposition F but This May Just Be the Beginning

Airbnb’s success at the ballot for Proposition F in the city of San Francisco may be a victory celebrated too early. As landowners and housing activists keep trying to bring down websites like Airbnb, believing that this service which started turning apartments and houses into hotel rooms is responsible for displacing residents as homeowners.

What is Proposition F?

The proposition would have restricted private rentals in San Francisco to 75 nights a year and also imposed regulations to the effect that such ...

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MPAA in Action – YiFy and Popcorn Time Goes Dark

The Motion Picture Association of America won court orders in Canada and New Zealand to shut down the BitTorrent piracy sites of YiFy/YTS and Popcorn Time. October 23, 2015 saw the last of Popcorn time when the site was shut down, citing internal issues as the reason for the shutdown. The same thing happened to the popular BitTorrent site, YTS/YiFy that closed down without any notifications. Both the sites are not going to come back as the operators are ...

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Hedy Lamar – Beauty with Brains

Hedy Lamarr is a spectacular example of the fact that beauty and brains undoubtedly go together. The actress and inventor who has stolen the hearts of millions of fans with her jaw dropping performances on the silver screen has also introduced technology that we apply even today in the world of communications.

Early Years

She was born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna, on November 9, 1914. Her real life story is just as enthralling as the characters she ...

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Better Public Health with Improved Health Information Exchange

Public health relies on data reported by health care partners, and information technology makes such reporting easier than ever. However, data are often structured according to a variety of different terminologies and formats, making data interfaces complex and costly.

As one strategy to address these challenges, health information organizations (HIOs) have been established to allow secure, integrated sharing of clinical information among numerous stakeholders, including clinical partners and public health, through health information exchange (HIE). We give detailed descriptions of 11 ...

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