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Minecraft Is Coming To Windows VR Headsets

Minecraft Is Coming To Windows VR Headsets

The controller allows for "six degrees of freedom of movement in a three-dimensional space and allow total control with haptic feedback", according to Microsoft's blog, with the tracking of the controller fully done by the headset . On the Acer one, the ring juts out from the front of the controller and is covered with constellation of bright LEDs, which are used for positioning by the headset's two external cameras. Read More

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Microsoft Has Stopped Sales Of The Original Xbox One

Microsoft Has Stopped Sales Of The Original Xbox One

Console Deals has discovered that Microsoft's United Kingdom online storefront has stated the original console is sold out, while the us storefront only has the refurbished console available. With console exclusive games in decline and more people than ever choosing to play together in massive online multiplayer worlds it's unsurprising that cross-platform play between consoles is being hotly debated once more. Read More

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Bill Nye the underpaid Guy

Bill Nye the underpaid Guy

In 2008, Buena Vista sent Nye a royalty check for $585,123. Bill Nye the Science Guy arrives to lead scientists and supporters down Constitution Avenue during the March for Science on April 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Bill Nye filed on Thursday a $37 million lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries, saying the group had kept him out of profits earned by the popular Bill Nye the Science Guy program that ran from 1994 to 1999, reports Deadline . Read More

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Voice-Controlled Bixby, Samsung's Mobile AI, Is Now Available Globally

Samsung has promised further features for its smart assistant such as Bixby Vision, which will allow users to point their phone camera at an object and get relevant information. English. "Natural language understanding allows Bixby to continuously improve its ability to interpret regional dialects", Samsung said. He adds that in the interest of providing a "fruitful user experience at home" with the company's devices, he'll be "moving quite heavily on it". Read More

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Don't toss those eclipse glasses!

Don't toss those eclipse glasses!

Most solar eclipse glasses manufacturers says the lens expire after three years. In North America, the shadow of a total solar eclipse will return April 8, 2024 , sweeping across Mexico and up northeast through Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Vermont, and Maine. Read More

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HTC Vive Drops Price by $200 to $599

HTC Vive Drops Price by $200 to $599

The most successful VR headset at present is still the mobile-based Samsung Gear VR . This means the headset no longer costs a hefty £759, but will instead set you back a more manageable £599. We don't know how much that has changed with the launch of the Rift Summer Bundle but it looks like HTC at least felt some pressure. Paul Brown GM Europe of HTC Vive added: "Since launching previous year, we have been rapidly growing our ecosystem and expanding our retail footprint across ... Read More

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Man With Eye Damage From 1962 Eclipse Warns Others To Be Careful

Man With Eye Damage From 1962 Eclipse Warns Others To Be Careful

You've heard it a gazillion times by now: You've got to protect your eyes during the eclipse . Tomososki stressed in an interview with KPTV, an NBC affiliate, that it didn't take long for damage to set in. The American Astronomical Society also recommends handheld solar viewers that contain solar filters, in case you don't own eclipse glasses . Special solar-viewing glasses, which are much darker than regular sunglasses, are needed to avoid serious eye damage in areas where there is less ... Read More

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'briefed' about missile attack on Guam

The U.N. Security Council, which includes China , has adopted seven major resolutions in response to North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions since 2006, Davenport said. Japanese shares rebounded on Tuesday morning, as fears of military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea appeared to recede. North Korea's state news agency KCNA reported earlier in the day that leader Kim Jong Un had examined plans for a launch. Read More

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Kenya's Odinga accepts to settle poll dispute in top court

Kenya's Odinga accepts to settle poll dispute in top court

Mr Kofi Annan, the Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, has applauded the people of Kenya for their commitment to democracy, which they demonstrated during their recent elections by turning out to vote enthusiastically. Results streamed by the IEBC were not backed by forms 34B, the documents signed by party and candidates' agents in constituencies, the opposition leader said. Read More

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Conspiracy building to keep you from seeing Perseid Meteor Shower tonight

Conspiracy building to keep you from seeing Perseid Meteor Shower tonight

However, according to Tadros, the moon's gibbous phase - the last before a full moon - did not prevent the public from witnessing the phenomenon, as the Perseids are rich in fireballs. Typical rates of Perseids are about 80 meteors an hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. The Perseids are one of the most popular meteor showers each year, occuring when Earth moves through the path of comet Swift-Tuttle from Jul. Read More

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Dubai sky to glow with hundreds of meteors this weekend

Dubai sky to glow with hundreds of meteors this weekend

At that speed, even a smidgen of dust makes a vivid streak of light when it collides with Earth's atmosphere. "Comet Swift-Tuttle has a huge nucleus - about 26 km in diameter", said Cooke. on Friday night, and around midnight on Saturday night, the Moon will present a source of light pollution in the sky, that will washed out numerous fainter meteors. Read More

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Google fires employee who blamed lack of gender diversity on 'biological causes'

Google fires employee who blamed lack of gender diversity on 'biological causes'

Terming the situation a "very hard time", Pichai said suggestions that a group of people have traits that make them "less biologically suited " to work is "offensive and not OK ". Google has not confirmed the author's name, but the United States media has said his name is James Damore . Pichai, 45, said several Google employees have been hurt and impacted by the memo and they feel "judged based on their gender". Read More

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Destiny 2 Will Not Support Some 3rd Party Applications on PC

Destiny 2 Will Not Support Some 3rd Party Applications on PC

There are workarounds for the users of programs like XSplit and OBS for streaming. Considering the popularity of a lot of these applications - Discord is the preferred socializing application for PC gaming, MSI Afterburner is often used for framerate tests, and video capture is indeed integral to the large PC streaming community - this is unlikely to go down well with a lot of PC gamers. Read More

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India win by 304 runs

India win by 304 runs

While Sri Lanka is in serious trouble while chasing the giant target of 550-runs as they have already lost their four-wickets when they are 431-runs behind the target. He is now second in the list which is headed by legendary Sunil Gavaskar who hit 11 centuries as captain. I don't even want to go there. That's better than any other team. Read More

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Taiwanese Manufacturer Foxconn Will Build Wisconsin Plant, Trump Announces

Taiwanese Manufacturer Foxconn Will Build Wisconsin Plant, Trump Announces

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that Foxconn, best known for manufacturing iPhones, will be opening a factory in Wisconsin, potentially bringing in 13,000 new jobs into the swing state that went Republican in 2016. "Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturing partner, in April said it was considering a number of United States investments". News of the Wisconsin deal comes the same day Michigan Gov. Read More

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USB 3.2 Promises

USB 3.2 Promises "Double Speed" With Same Cable

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, a consortium of companies including Apple, Microsoft, HP and others, announced yesterday a new USB specification that leverages the still nascent USB-C ports and cables. When we introduced USB Type-C to the market, we meant to assure that USB Type-C cables and connectors certified for SuperSpeed USB or SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps would, as produced, support higher performance USB as newer generations of USB 3.0 were developed. Read More

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