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Microsoft Takes Charge of MinecraftEdu
MinecraftEdu is a creative outlet for kids who can’t otherwise express themselves. For example, if you want to explore Ancient Egyptian or Mesopotamian culture, you can easily explore by experimenting with the design or layouts of the agrarian society that gifted the world its first irrigation system of dug canals. If you want to explore the basics of electronics, it lays out the foundation of a virtual world of logic gates to learn about the implementation of elemental structures such as a chip, micro-controllers made up of AND, OR, ...
Beer Tracker Untappd merges with Next Glass
Beer tracker app Untappd is merging with Next Glass, a Smartphone app that identifies and recommends wine and beer. Beer fans are probably already familiar with this beer social networking app, but in case you are not, Untappd was founded over five years ago by Tim Mather and Greg Avola. It is a leading smartphone app that keeps track of not only places you are going but also drinks that you are having. It allows you to socially share the brew you are currently enjoying. It allows you to discover new hangout spots and also know whe...
Wrapify To Turn Your Car In to a Moving Billboard
Wrapify, a nine-month old San Diego startup, will pay you up to an average of $600 per month to wrap your car in ads and drive around as you typically would. Now this is a characteristically old idea that has been around since decades that the startup is trying to cash on by adding a 21st century twist. HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: The world’s first crowdsourced advertising platform is a two-sided marketplace that allows drivers over the age of 21 to signup, decide the extent to which they want their car covered (fully or partially), and ...
Microsoft reveals key details about HoloLens
HoloLens, the augmented reality headset from Microsoft has already gained much popularity before its launch. However, the answers to questions such as “What devices will it work with?” or “How long can it be used between charges?” or “How will it really work?” or “What will be the launch date and price?” have been unknown. Thanks to Bruce Harris, technical evangelist at Microsoft who revealed some of the information regarding the much talked about headset in an event at Israel. Harris says that HoloLens works on augmented reality,...
iTunes Radio will be chargeable  from January 2016
Apple has revealed that from January 28th, iTunes radio will no longer be free. As per the e-mails sent to customers, it will be a part of Apple music, and will be available to its subscribers for $10 per month. On Friday, Apple declared through e-mails to its customers that for all the ad-supported radio listeners of the United States and Australia, Beats 1 will remain premier free broadcast while ad-supported stations will be phased out. However, iTunes radio will be accessible to Apple Music subscribers. Apple Music’s three mont...
Apple Introduces Night Shift in iOS 9.3
Last year, a version for an app named F.lux was briefly offered for iOS, but the app was only made available to Windows, Mac, and Linux because the developers were warned by Tim Cook led Apple to shut the application down completely. The creators of F.lux have been asking the tech giant to let the application back in by reversing their decision. Does the application sound familiar to you? It is an application, which readjusts the brightness of your screen at night in order to chop off blue light, which is responsible for kee...
Intel is trying not to rely on PCs
In 2016, with PCs market declining, Intel’s goal is to lower its reliance on PCs. The market for Personal computers is not a hit anymore, so that might hurt the company. As the demand for desktops falls, demand for chip’s shipment and revenues fall along. One might think that such scenario will jeopardise giants like Intel, but it doesn’t seem so. From numbers disclosed by the company and statements from CEO, it appears that company can grow even when the PC’s market fall. The CEO, Brian Krzanich clearly stated that “Our growth is ...
Google Maps v9.19 with ‘Driving mode’ will voluntarily predict your destination
Google is back to work as the holidays and the CES is over. This first update of the year is here, Google Maps has come up with an updated version Maps v9.19 which involves a ‘driving mode’ that will predict where you are going without even asking. The new feature will utilize your previous location history and web searched to estimate your destination and provide traffic updates and estimated time of arrival (ETA) for the same. This new feature is optional and can be activated from the navigation drawer or by creating a shortcut o...
Alphabet Assigns New Boss for Virtual Reality Division
It looks like search engine giant is stepping up its game in virtual reality. Alphabet, the parent company of Google is forging ahead this year with its own division of virtual reality, giving multinational giants like Microsoft and Facebook a run for the money. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai named Clay Bavor, former VP Product Management, to take over the role of new chief of the yet-to-be-named virtual reality department. So far, the tech goliath’s biggest and the only success related to virtual reality has been the Google...
Save the Date for HTC Vive VR Headset Preorders: February 29
Merely a few days after the VR headset from Facebook, Oculus Rift, revealed about its price and pre-orders, the Taiwanese tech giant, has reminded everyone that HTC, too, is soon going to join the race of VR with launch of its first HTC Vive VR Headset. The HTC Vive VR headset pre-orders starts on February 29. Oculus is setting a benchmark for pricing of its Oculus Rift VR Headset, and due to this, tech enthusiasts and critics around the world are eagerly anticipating the announcement regarding the price of Vive. The Taiwanese tec...