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Windows Mixed Reality will arrive on Project Scorpio

windows mixed reality headsetThis week, Microsoft announced a new project that will benefit gamers and tech fans across the globe. Windows Mixed Reality will allow developers to create applications that creates a hybrid between real life and the virtual world, and I can’t begin to imagine the possibilities. Continue reading Windows Mixed Reality will arrive on Project Scorpio

Star Wars and Nissan Crossover – May the Rogue be with you

Nissan Rogue Deathtrooper Helmet star warsHello everyone. Have you ever wondered if a company would see the opportunity that occurs when one of their products share a name with something in popular culture? Well it just so happens that Nissan saw a great opportunity to combine their Rogue SUV with the upcoming Rogue One film arriving in theatres this holiday season. Continue reading Star Wars and Nissan Crossover – May the Rogue be with you

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders launching January 6

oculus riftOculus VR has announced the date when Pre-Orders for their upcoming Virtual Reality system: Oculus Rift, will be available.

Those looking forward to the Oculus Rift will be able to Pre-Order it on January 6, 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. Playful’s Lucky’s Tale will be included with every purchase, and every Pre-Order will include CPP Eve Valkyrie.

 

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ASUS partnering with Adblock Plus to integrate Adblocking into It’s devices

ASUS SmartphoneHardware company ASUS has announced a partnership with Adblock Plus, the popular software for blocking advertisements on the web. From now on (Or until the deal expires) all ASUS devices, such as Computers, Smartphones or Tablets, will come pre-installed with Adblock Plus. This will cause all non-whitelisted ads to be blocked.

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NASA announces the discovery of an Earth like planet discovered by the Kepler telescope

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Artists impression of Kepler 452b

There has been some interesting news from a NASA press conference today, as it was announced that the Kepler telescope has found a planet that shares many characteristics with our own planet. The planet, Kepler-452b has a radius around 60% larger than earth’s, but  orbits it’s star at a similar distance, meaning that if the planet hosts water, it could be hospitable to life.

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Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner announce $100M project to find ET

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M31: The Andromeda Galaxy
Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (robgendlerastropixs.com)

SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, began in 1960 when the astronomer Frank Drake first used an 85 foot radio telescope to detect alien interstellar radio transmissions originating from outside our own solar system. Unfortunately, SETI has remained a fringe science with only small amounts of funding and small amounts of observation time on high class telescopes. Today, in a live webcast from London Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner and the physicist Stephen Hawking  revealed a new start for the search for extra terrestrials.

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Interesting facts about New Horizons mission, the PlayStation powered Pluto probe

 

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Artists concept of flyby

This week New Horizons beamed back some amazing images of the not-a-planet-anymore, Pluto. Of course, being a physicist I couldn’t let this opportunity to write about science slip by, so here’s some interesting facts about the mission along with a few nice images.

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Oculus open to Rift based adult content

oculus riftAccording to Variety.com, “Asked about plans to block any X-rated content or apps during a panel at the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference in San Jose, California, on Monday, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey stated: “The rift is an open platform. We don’t control what software can run on it,” adding: “And that’s a big deal.”

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