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PayPal opens Venmo App to Online Stores
After its fourth quarter 2015 earnings release yesterday, PayPal has announced that it has more than 179 million “active” users. This release marks company’s second quarterly earnings since its separation from eBay. Since it officially split from eBay Inc. last year, company’s shares have dropped by 14%, as investors doubted company’s independent growth without the support of the eBay. Now independent, the company is zealously attempting to prove itself in the crowded market of mobile payment. Various competitors to the company in...
Apollo 11 VR Experience Coming Soon For Major VR Headsets
The company behind the successful Kickstarter-funded campaign- Apollo 11 VR experience, Immersive Education, is all prepared to launch the experience on leading VR headsets such as Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive. Immersive Education is working very hard to make sure that they hit the deadlines for quality checks and submissions for each platform. If you have always wanted to experience a trip to a stellar body, the world beyond our own, as the part of the first ever manned trip, then the Kickstarter-funded campaign- Apo...
AI Pioneer, Marvin Minsky, Dies of Hemorrhage at 88
Marvin Minsky, one of the great pioneers of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology, died on Sunday from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 88, according to MIT Media Lab. Minsky’s work on artificial neural networks and the modern field of deep learning has paved the way for companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Facebook, which consistently train neural networks to learn from data such as photos to make adaptive interfaces. In 1951, he built SNARC, the first neurocomputer, followed by the first visual scanners, and the...
Samsung VR Movie Studio: A Brand New Filmmaking Experience
The tech giant Samsung is now moving a step further in the battlefield of virtual reality by unveiling its plan for building a Samsung VR movie studio. At last week’s Sundance Film Festival, Samsung executives announced the launch of this studio, which will be tasked with developing brand new content for virtual reality. The VR movie studio is going to be located in one of the existing offices of Samsung in New York, making it much easier for the tech giant to develop and promote in-house content. The company has also announced it...
Jumping the Shark? The Tiny 4-inch model is returning back with iPhone 5se
Tim Cook has a surprise for iPhone lovers. No, it is not about iPhone launching 6c or 7 models by the end of this week. This surprise will rather sound as a shocking upgrade or maybe a downgrade, as a previous 4-inch model is probably set to make a comeback with iPhone 5se. Apple is planning to introduce this new iPhone inspired by its 4-inch models in March 2016. iPhone 5s, its predecessor, was launched in 2013 and instantly became a huge hit among people and still continues to be on sale as one of the favorite Apple products. Th...
Google and Apple: The Multi-Billion-Dollar 'Default Browser' Deal
In a public transcription of the latest court proceedings, Oracle’s lawyer lashed out at Pichai's company by saying that the search engine giant paid out a huge amount of funds in a deal regarding revenue share with Apple. Terms of the contract are yet unclear, but search engine giant has apparently given over a share of revenue that had been generated via iOS device with Google being the default browser. The latest reports just seem to have hit the nail on the head as it confirmed the years of speculations regarding the benefits tha...
Intel's New Hack-Proof Authentication Technology Secret
At IFA conference in Berlin last year, Intel showed off the 6th gen Core and Xeon processor families. The new pieces of hardware promise 2.5x faster performance, 30x better graphics, and 3x the battery life than what was available 5 years ago. This improvement – Intel believes – is going to be a ‘turning point in people’s relationship with computers’. More important than any of this optimization were Intel’s new processors’ security features, predominantly an optimized hardware-level authentication feature called Intel Authenticate So...
Mortal Kombat XL is Back with Blood-Stained and Intense Violence
Gone are the old times of far-reaching orb-like provinces. Long gone are the over-complex strategies from the lost era of Kombat episodes. Following the path of its previous version, Mortal Kombat XL is ultimately an intense, blood-stained, and violent dream come true. Everything that was responsible for making the original series a huge hit combined with technical finesse and mind-blowing graphic elements is back with a roar! Touted as the ultimate experience for ‘Mortal Kombat X’, successor Mortal Kombat XL has been announced by...
Twitter Goes Beyond 140 Characters?
Twitter disowning the 140 character limit would be like Joey Tribbiani sharing food with someone, or Stephen Hawking deciding that he no longer wants to be a physicist. While, many may pass this off as a rumor, various media reports claim that new chief Jack Dorsey plans to drop the microblogging site’s signature feature and a raise the character limit on tweets. The reports started circulating shortly after Chinese social network Sina Weibo removed its 140 character limit. The new format will allow users to post up to 2,000 characte...
Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector will beam images on any surface
Sony is about to add a new product in its inspirational range. The new product is the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector (LSPX-P1), which comes in the form of a little box that can beam an image onto any surface. This projector can beam an image on a surface from a very short distance. The company also has another similar product named 4K projector which is much larger and uses the same technique as Ultra Short Throw Projector. However, this one can be integrated into your home with ease due to its smaller size and portability fe...