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Senator Al Franken is going after Oculus over Rift privacy policy concerns Senator Al Franken is going after Oculus over Rift privacy policy concerns
- April 09, 2016

The Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive and the PlayStation VR will account for the lion's share of revenue expected in the virtual reality marketplace this year, but only a sliver of total VR headset unit shipments, according to a new report. While Franken said he appreciated that Oculus gave this information he still has questions he wants answered. We imagine Oculus's app isn't recording such granular data though, because that would require a lot of recording and processing, which would eat into ... (more...)
Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight
- April 09, 2016

The Justice Department said in March it had unlocked the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone with the help of an unidentified third party and dropped that case against Apple Inc. The current fight is being waged in a New York City case involving the iPhone 5C of a methamphetamine dealer, Jun Feng. "This is an important victory for open courts and open government", said Jessie Rossman, staff attorney for the Massachusetts ACLU. (more...)
5 reasons why the smaller Apple iPad Pro has a unique identity
- April 09, 2016

The Apple iPad Pro is available in offline stores like Maples and Reliance Digital with price starting from Rs 49,900. The iPhone SE is aimed at first-time Apple buyers and those who want to upgrade from the iPhone 5s and 5c, which have not been updated in over two years. (more...)
Cortona for Android will sync phone alerts to Windows 10 PCs
- April 09, 2016

It seems Microsoft is not yet done with its news for Windows 10, as in one of the sessions in the three-day conference, the company revealed that the operating system will soon be able to display Android notifications. Integration for Microsoft Word is also on its way, claimed the company. A journalist from Verge has shared a picture on twitter saying respond to Android notifications from Windows 10 Action Center itself. (more...)
Is this what Planet Nine looks like?
- April 09, 2016

In other words, if the planet was relying only on the sun for warmth, it would be far cooler. Batygin and Brown made the case for Planet Nine's existence based on its gravitational effect on several Kuiper Belt objects-icy bodies that circle the sun beyond Neptune's orbit. (more...)
SpaceX back in delivery business with futuristic pop-up room SpaceX back in delivery business with futuristic pop-up room
- April 09, 2016

A little more than nine months after the loss of its Dragon spacecraft during a cargo flight to the International Space Station, SpaceX is ready to set matters right. "That's where expandable technology comes in", NASA said in a blog post. It never flew to space, despite elaborate blueprints and ground mock-ups. After two years, BEAM will be cut loose, eventually burning up on re-entry. (more...)
Microsoft Edge browser to block Flash ads Microsoft Edge browser to block Flash ads
- April 08, 2016

For the time being, though, Microsoft supports Flash within its Edge browser . For example, content like Flash animations or Flash ads will be displayed in a paused state unless the user explicitly clicks to play that content. The first version of Edge to feature blocking of peripheral Flash content will appear in Windows 10 Build 14316, available now to members of the company's Windows Insider beta test programme. (more...)
Inflatable habitat heading for test run on space station
- April 08, 2016

Once inflated, astronauts aboard the space station should be able to venture into the balloon that its creators hope will be the first step towards expandable manned habitats in space. By 2020, Bigelow Aerospace hopes to be selling new space stations to companies, universities or countries. The rocket, scheduled for launch later today, is set to deliver. (more...)
WhatsApp launches full encryption of messages on all platforms WhatsApp launches full encryption of messages on all platforms
- April 08, 2016

Or is it? Reports indicate that under all the news of encryption that WhatsApp is going to offer they have a right to hold on to large amounts of message data at a time. But an article in the German news magazine Der Spiegel does a great job in explaining that even with strong, end-to-end crypto, WhatsApp conversations aren't as secure as they might seem ( Google Translate of original German ). (more...)
WhatsApp makes it harder for anyone to snoop on messages WhatsApp makes it harder for anyone to snoop on messages
- April 08, 2016

While this development has privacy advocates and human rights pleased, security agencies are concerned that it could be misused by anti- national elements for achieving their nefarious designs. Of course, for its users and fans, this was a huge announcement that laid their minds to rest, seeing as from now on, the messages will be read only by the people who send and receive the messages. (more...)
Microsoft's Hub Keyboard now available on iPhone, iPad Microsoft's Hub Keyboard now available on iPhone, iPad
- April 08, 2016

Microsoft's keyboard for iPhone is created to minimize the efforts of switching between apps as to get the job done. Users still have access to contacts and documents; however, like the Android version, only work or school Office 365 accounts are supported. (more...)
Orders for Tesla Model 3 reach 325000
- April 08, 2016

The automaker opened reservations for its least expensive vehicle March 31. Tesla picked up nearly 50,000 more deposits for the new sedan in the last four days, once again surpassing some analysts' expectations that the pace of orders would stall at 300,000 after the initial rush. (more...)
Developers Will Be Allowed to Sell Oculus Games on Other Platforms
- April 08, 2016

Virtual reality is a computer-simulated reality (in a device) that replicates, via photos, an environment that simulates a physical presence in places in the real world or an imagined world, allowing the user to interact in that world. You can buy Oculus Rift from it's web site on Oculus.com or purchase an Oculus Ready PC and Rift bundle from Amazon , BestBuy or Microsoft Store . (more...)
Umbrella Corps Delayed to June 21; New Trailer Drops Umbrella Corps Delayed to June 21; New Trailer Drops
- April 08, 2016

Umbrella Corps will be available on PlayStation 4 and PC as a $30 Dollars digital download. Capcom has today revealed a brand new trailer for their Resident Evil inspired shooter, Umbrella Corps , which shows off the game's character customisation. (more...)
Here's what Quantum Break does when it thinks you pirated the game Here's what Quantum Break does when it thinks you pirated the game
- April 07, 2016

Based on its preview gameplay footage, the upcoming Xbox One and PC exclusive Quantum Break looks rather promising. Littlefinger in " Game of Thrones " and Tommy Carcetti in " The Wire " - Jack meets him at the Riverport University's physics building. (more...)
Quantum Break now available for Xbox and Windows 10 Quantum Break now available for Xbox and Windows 10
- April 07, 2016

As a whole, the story nicely melds together both pieces, and the different avenues the tale takes gives you a reason to replay it. Quantum Break is another excellent game from Remedy, and it belongs on the shelves of all adventure game fans. (more...)
Rocket League Collector's Edition Release Date and Content Revealed Rocket League Collector's Edition Release Date and Content Revealed
- April 07, 2016

Rocket League: Collector's Edition will roll out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 23. The physical version will be published by 505 Games , and will come with the base game, as well as the previously released expansion packs: Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, and Chaos Run . (more...)
Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Describe Photos to Blind People
- April 07, 2016

Facebook says that iOS users who have screen readers enabled on their device, will be able to use the new AAT feature. A photo taken outdoors with three people smiling, for instance, may omit other extra details, such as what they are holding. (more...)
Facebook programs computers to describe photos for the blind
- April 07, 2016

For example, the automatic voice can describe that a photo contains three smiling people outdoors, but without details such as the third person is holding a dog in his hand, reports the AP. THOSE WHO ARE blind or have visual impairments will soon be able to find out what is contained in photos on Facebook . The company said automatic alt text had also been developed to be contextually-aware, in that it is able to identify what makes an image "interesting or significant". (more...)
NASA rover snaps photo of a dust devil swirling on Mars
- April 07, 2016

The dust devil image puts the rugged and sandy landscape on Mars into perspective for us space fans back on Earth. Thanks to advancements in virtual reality, research is now done in a new way, allowing scientists to see clearly details of a planet over 100 million miles away from Earth - while sitting in their offices. (more...)

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