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Palmer Luckey, the baby-faced 22-year-old founder of the virtual reality company Oculus VR who once floated to the cover of Time magazine, recently took to Reddit to participate in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. Facebook-owned virtual reality company began first shipment of its inaugural headsets today while also accepting pre-orders on the Oculus Rift which was notoriously priced at $599, compared to the low-end estimate of $330 which Luckey stated during a developer conference in a few months ago. AMA on Reddit starting now! h...
Today, with much fanfare at CES 2016, Ginny Rometty, chairman, president, and CEO at IBM revealed that the Big Blue has signed up with Softbank Robotics’ Pepper, Sportswear maker Under Armour, and more. The collaboration is still in works, but the plan is that the companies will use Watson’s machine learning algorithms and AI to run more intelligent services and personalized apps. Earlier this year, IBM started a Cognitive Business Solutions Unit along with a separate Internet of Things center in Germany. Rometty also noted that IB...
The New Year has come and gone, which means we are now in the heat of looking up tech trends that will survive 2016 and beyond. In the previous year, we saw Monica Lewinsky and Jon Ronson scion social media conflagration; Instagram surpassing Twitter in User Growth; Facebook spawning a slew of standalone features; a host of social apps taking the world of social media by storm. What's in store for the year ahead? What headlines are more most likely to read in the present year? Here are 5 social media trends impacting the course of ma...
The year 2016 represents a huge milestone for Microsoft research wing, which enters its 25th year. In a recent blog post, 16 leaders of its technology and research wing released some pretty fascinating predictions revolving around the big trends of 2016. Predictions big enough to make us excited for what lies ahead. Most of the Microsoft predictions revolve around artificial intelligence, quantum computing, quantum computers, Internet of Things, security, predictive analytics, cloud, and data centers. Every one of them appear to be ...
In past six years, the Canadian maker of smartphones BlackBerry has seen enough trouble. Its shares sank, it went through a public “strategy review” of its business plan, and it even put up a sale sign in desperate times. Back in the day, at the heights of its popularity BlackBerry sold over 14.6 million pieces annually. Today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the company must sell 5 million handsets to exist in the smartphone market. Much like a blast from the past, BlackBerry is scrambling for the legendary reputation it had a decade a...
Imagine you want to the three volumes of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. You get on the Internet and say, “Hey good people of the Internet, does anyone has the LoTR trilogy?” If you were on some random site, here’s the answer you’ll get, “Hey, I’ve got all three volumes. Let me give it to you,” But on Torrent, is like a hundred people saying “Buddy, we’ve each got pages of this trilogy. Let us give you the pages and you can put the entire volume together yourself.” This figuratively explains how peer-to-peer technology in Torrent...
Reddit, the so-called Internet’s front page, will launch a new venture called UPVOTED, a news site that aggregates top stories from its community. Despite its name, there will be no way users can upvote stories on the standalone news site. The newly launched site will pull interesting content on news, sports, animals, and lifestyle issues from Reddit communities– pretty much all of the internet’s top stories – and put it on the site where users can neither vote/downvote or comment. Upvoted will be run by an editorial team of aro...
Network security firm, Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new malware, monikered YiSpecter that infects iOS devices by abusing private APIs. Most affected users live in China and Taiwan. Once YiSpecter infects a phone, it can install unwanted apps; replacing genuine apps with ones it has downloaded, send user information back to its server. It can force apps to show full-screen advertisements, change default search engines and bookmarks. The malware automatically reappears even after users manually delete it from their iOS devi...
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has rolled out a new piece of hardware today – the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen display which can be available for $60 through online and brick-and-mortar retailers. The launch comes a year after the organization unveiled the device and is the work of UK-based Inelco Hunter. The 7” unit flaunts 800 x 480 panel working at 60fps, with a 70-degree viewing anger and a 10-finger touch. It will let users custom build their own devices and tablets that need screens to be usable. Users can connect their Pi ...
At the IFA tech show in Berlin today, XYZ Printing showcased an exciting lineup of products today, making waves around the event. This includes a range of 3D Printers – the new da Vinci Junior and da Vinci Pro, affordable printers for beginner use. The Nobel 1.0, a semi-professional 3D printer for high-resolution prints. The Taiwan-based company also showed off its new food printer, which when loaded with edible ammo can be programmed to create culinary masterpieces in under five minutes. The Food Printer can accumulate up to th...
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