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Asus is building its own AR headset; may launch it in 2016 Asus is building its own AR headset; may launch it in 2016
- November 13, 2015

Against the backdrop of Asus' efforts to foray into the AR market, Shen also said that the company predicts that "AR will be very important for people's lives". Perhaps its headset could work like Samsung's Gear VR. The company's product shouldn't be confused with virtual reality headsets, such as the Facebook-backed Oculus Rift, which show the wearer a completely digital world. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A9 with Snapdragon 620 SoC, 3GB RAM passes Bluetooth Certification Samsung Galaxy A9 with Snapdragon 620 SoC, 3GB RAM passes Bluetooth Certification
- November 13, 2015

This may also be to compete with Apple, which is presently offering two differently sized iPhones for consumers to choose from. It also speculated that one of these models might be an "Edge" version, just as Samsung did with the S6 and S6 Edge. (more...)
EasyJet trials wearable technology for their cabin crew and engineers EasyJet trials wearable technology for their cabin crew and engineers
- November 13, 2015

United Kingdom airline EasyJet is sending new uniforms down the runway that are covered with LED lights and built-in sensors. It's not just cabin crew who will get smart uniforms. For engineers, inbuilt microphone and camera allow diagnosis from the distance while the LEDs provide illumination. Engineers will also find an air quality sensor and barometer to help them monitor their work environment, as well as create a map of air quality in different cities for passengers. (more...)
Dead star tears asteroid apart to form debris rings like Saturn Dead star tears asteroid apart to form debris rings like Saturn
- November 13, 2015

The ring has an eerie dark red glow because the gases released during collisions between debris particles are lit up by ultraviolet radiation emitted by the star. Therefore, they had to first take many shots from different angles and combine them into an image on a computer. The image showed a spiral-like structure that is believed to be related with collisions between the debris disc and dust grains. (more...)
Bill Ackman's Not Saying Warren Buffett Is An Unconscionable Monste Bill Ackman's Not Saying Warren Buffett Is An Unconscionable Monste
- November 12, 2015

Perhaps, he may have been looking for a form of revenge as just last week, Munger said that Valeant Pharmaceuticals, a large component of Ackman's fund, is " deeply immoral ". Ironically, Ackman's hedge fund recently invested $5.5 billion in Mondelez worldwide Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ), the maker of Oreo cookies and other sugary snacks. (more...)
Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs Exchange Snarky Tweets During Game Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs Exchange Snarky Tweets During Game
- November 12, 2015

More troubling still is the penalty kill, which has now surrendered nine goals in eight games- A growing area of concern. Stars' fans, on the other hand, are pretty pleased with the transaction, as he and left wing linemate, Jamie Benn , continue to torch the league as the NHL's most lethal scoring duo. (more...)
France praises new step forward toward United Nations climate agreement France praises new step forward toward United Nations climate agreement
- November 12, 2015

The disproportionate impact of weather disasters and rising seas demands an "integrated strategy" on poverty and warming, said John Roome, the bank's senior director for climate change. "The question arises whether we are able to deal with the big issue of climate and at the same time to develop Africa", Hollande said in a news conference. (more...)
New Plasma Confinement State May be the Secret to Fusion Energy New Plasma Confinement State May be the Secret to Fusion Energy
- November 12, 2015

A team of Americans and Chinese researchers are now helping in the development of a facility for the 500-megawatt ITER fusion research in France. The chief operator warned that the experiment won't be allowed to do that anymore as it can inflict more damage to the ITER. (more...)
Google To Bring VR Kits To Schools In 15 More Cities Google To Bring VR Kits To Schools In 15 More Cities
- November 12, 2015

Then the tech giant will also be adding three new countries: Canada, where it'll be in Toronto, as well as Denmark and Singapore. The " Expeditions Pioneer Program " launched by Google is aimed at bringing virtual reality (VR) experiences to classrooms. (more...)
'BlackBerry Vienna' - Could This Be The Next Android-Powered BB? 'BlackBerry Vienna' - Could This Be The Next Android-Powered BB?
- November 12, 2015

A slider this is not, but for fans of hardware keyboards, Blackberry's rumored "Vienna" might be the kind of old-school longtime fans have been waiting for. What I like about this design is that it does not have the same square screen as most Blackberry phones, instead the long and rectangular, something that it has more in common with other higher end smartphones on the market. (more...)
This teen just won $400000 for explaining the theory of relativity This teen just won $400000 for explaining the theory of relativity
- November 12, 2015

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a new offshoot of the Breakthrough Prize that focuses on kids. Flanked by celebrities including Seth McFarlane, Pharrell Williams and Hilary Swank, Mark Zuckerberg - along with his wife, Pricilla Chan, Jack Ma, Yuri Milner, Sergey Brin and other collaborators - handed out $22 million in prizes to esteemed scientists Sunday. (more...)
NASA Receives Airbus Subsidiary-Built Orion Structural Test Model NASA Receives Airbus Subsidiary-Built Orion Structural Test Model
- November 12, 2015

The agency will begin accepting applications for its next class of astronauts on December 14. Interested  engineers  can apply for the job through the  USA JOBS  portal. Researchers placed 16 astronauts in an MRI scanner before and after their space missions, examining changes in the brain's connectivity and neural networks. (more...)
University of Missouri Professor Melissa Click Resigns Her Courtesy Appointment University of Missouri Professor Melissa Click Resigns Her Courtesy Appointment
- November 12, 2015

Schrader said in a statement released by the school. The University of Missouri professor seen in a viral video trying to prevent a student journalist from covering campus protests resigned her "courtesy" appointment with the journalism school on Wednesday - however, university administrators were circling the wagons and not commenting further on her employment status within the College of Arts and Sciences . (more...)
UC Merced stabbing suspect's hometown shocked UC Merced stabbing suspect's hometown shocked
- November 12, 2015

The construction worker and other student victim were treated and released Wednesday, the school said. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke late Thursday afternoon said Mohammad's manifesto "gives a blow by blow, from start to finish, about where he wanted to go and who he wanted to kill". (more...)
Lenovo and Huawei Smartphones Updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow Lenovo and Huawei Smartphones Updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- November 11, 2015

Mid-range devices such as the Lenovo A7000 and A7000 Plus will also get the software bump on the same month. LG chose to have a change of pace this year with their device upgrade policy by upgrading their LG G4 devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow update as soon as the OS comes out. (more...)
Volkswagen halting sales of Audi, VW 3.0-liter diesels in US, Canada Volkswagen halting sales of Audi, VW 3.0-liter diesels in US, Canada
- November 11, 2015

Seibert said the government still stood by Merkel's earlier statement that the scandal would not inflict lasting damage on the reputation of Germany industry. Economic risks related to the new discovery have been estimated at around 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) tentatively, implying another set of expenses related to the emissions scandal. (more...)
Pinterest can now search visually within pins for similar items Pinterest can now search visually within pins for similar items
- November 11, 2015

Over 100 million active Pinterest users all over the world are expected to gain from the new feature. They are calling it a  discovery engine . There's obviously much more to Pinterest than that but it's just an example of what's possible when you use this service. (more...)
Microsoft Lumia 950 to arrive in stores on November 20 Microsoft Lumia 950 to arrive in stores on November 20
- November 11, 2015

However, since there's still no confirmation yet coming from Microsoft and AT&T if they will, in fact, launch the handsets Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL on November 20, it would be best to take this one with a tiny pinch of salt. The December 2015 rollout date has been confirmed by Microsoft itself on the official Lumia Facebook page . It is powered by a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core processor clubbed with 3GB RAM under the hood. (more...)
Adele Has History Of Drunken-Tweeting Adele Has History Of Drunken-Tweeting
- November 10, 2015

Hosted by Graham Norton, the 1-houtr special sees Adele answer questions from fans, including a rumor that she isn't allowed to use Twitter without supervision. "So yeah, that's very, very true". Earlier this week she opened up about cutting down on alcohol, revealing she did so because "hangovers are torture" when she has to look after her three-year-old son Angelo. (more...)
The 520-Million-Year-Old Arthropod Brain Reveals New Evidence On Fossilized Brain The 520-Million-Year-Old Arthropod Brain Reveals New Evidence On Fossilized Brain
- November 10, 2015

Scientists have long maintained that brains do not fossilize, but new research has provided the strongest evidence yet that it is possible. Scientists have recovered 520-million-year-old brain fossils, which is shedding light on the fossilization of the brain, which was considered to be impossible for many years by scientists, according to a study at the University of Arizona . (more...)

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