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DAQRI Smart Helmet - The Augmented Reality For Serious Work Implementations

Till now majority of development in Augmented Reality space has been focused on consumer consumption, be it Google Glass, the Oculus Rift or the cheaper Chinese clones. DAQRI Smart Helmet seems to be first of it's king AR implementation targeted specifically for industrial usage, powered with much more computing power than any other wearable device the helmet also comes with a custom software called IntelliTrack which overlays augmented data onto real-world surfaces in real-time. There are sensors that wrap around this device that afford a 360 degree field of vision with HD video and photography and is supposed to operate just fine in low light. Do watch the introduction video shared below and see how augmented-reality is going to be next technology frontier.

Blue Collar AR From Daqri

Apple iPhone 6 Release Dates In India

Apple Inc.’s newly announced large-screen handsets — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus– will be available in India from Oct. 17 this year, but consumers will have to wait upto a year for Apple Watch to land officially in India. As evident from the screenshots taken from Apple's official Indian webpage the date was earlier 26 September but was later changed to October, 17th and now seems to be removed completely!!.

Apple iPhone India
Apple iPhone India

[Video] ‘The Empty Car Convoy’ : Hyundai Cars To Get Smarter

Adding another entry to the growing list of smart automotive features including more and more technology. Assuring us once again that we could be seeing automated self-driving cars in "near future", Hyundai has released a video titled The Empty Car Convoy which shows six 2015 Hyundai Genesis cars driven by stunt drivers until one by one they jump out of the vehicles in order to allow the cars drive on their own.

[Video] iPhone 6 Sapphire Glass Vs 1.4 Ton Car

More and more video demonstrations testing the toughness of rumored Apple iPhone 6 Sapphire Glass are making their way on internet and latest to join the list is the one shared below, in the video the glass panel is not only pitted against normal scenarios but also against a 1.4 ton car.

[Video] Goodbye carwash, Nissan Unveils The Self-Cleaning Car Technology

In yet another exciting development for automotive technology, Nissan has now unveiled something which every car owner would want - a car that can repel water, oil, dirt, dust, mud and grit making it virtually self-cleaning. Nissan is testing their cars to use the 'super-hydrophobic' and 'oleophobic' nano-technology based paint finish called Ultra-Ever Dry to repel stuff your car encounters making it look dirty. The company is performing extensive trials to determine if the material is durable for long-term use on vehicles, and whether it holds-up good in different weather conditions around the globe. Once cleared the coating will be offered as an after-market option to car owners. Don't miss the demonstration video shared ahead to see this technology in action.

Nissan develops a self-cleaning car

Sendly - Get 75% Discount On Mobile Recharges In 100 Countries

Rebtel is a well-known name as an established VoIP service provider, the company has now launched their Sendly Mobile App enabling Apple iOS and Google Android users to Top up prepaid phones of friends and family in 100 Countries. To promote the application the company is shelling out HUGE discounts - a whooping 75% discount on the users first recharge.

Sendly

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion, the question is what about your privacy now?

Facebook "Likes" WhatsApp in a big way, so big, that they bought it for a whooping deal valuing $19 billion. The deal involves paying WhatsApp team a total of $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock and $3 billion in restricted stock vested over several years. It is to be noted that this deal is worth more than what Facebook raised in its own IPO, this is not all - the acquisition is not only the company's largest but also bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done.

WhatsApp strictly stuck to the "No Ads" and "100% Private" no data sharing policy for long maintaining the 450 million monthly active userbase, with this acquisition the big question is "What about privacy and intrusive advertising which facebook is often associated with?". Well both facebook and WhatsApp has written about this as shared below.

facebook buys whatsapp

Ever imagined why the mouse cursor is tilted and not straight?

The mouse-cursor is the single most watched icon for any computer users without a doubt, but did you ever cared to think why it is tilted and not straight? Well somebody did and asked about it at "User Experience" (UX) section of Stack Exchange - the popular Q&A website and finally got the answer.

Mouse Cursor

SugarSync Starts Ditching Free Customers, Here's How To Move Data To Other Free Services

SugarSync stopped offering Free usage-tier some time ago, and has now started purging old free accounts. SugarSync is ditching free-users including users like me who promoted SugarSync in there early days and earned free referral bonus (140+GB in my case). This is not all, these guys are so unprofessional that when contacted about the issue few months ago I was told that since I have referral bonus my account will be ok and will not be purged in February, which was not the case. Thankfully I received an automated account-purge notice by email and contacting them again I was told that the earlier support staff was mistaken and all free accounts will get purged.

Sugarsync bad review

With account cancellation getting near-by I was left with the task of moving my data to alternative free cloud-storage services, since I am on a slow internet connection downloading and re-uploading was not an option. Thankfully, there are free-to-try services allowing cloud-to-cloud data transfers which comes handy in situations like this where users are left in the lurch.

Installing VLC or KM Media Player Voids Your Laptop Warranty !!!

A company denying warranty service for laptop speaker damage if VLC Media Player or KMPlayer is found installed sounds ridicules, but that's exactly the case with DELL where users are being denied repair of blown speakers if the above popular media-players are found installed on their laptop. The company's argument is - "When using VLC media player, volume can be increased to max output. This eventually distorts the speaker output. If audio/video playback is continuously done using VLC with max volume (100%) over a period of time then even if the volume is kept at a lower level sound would be distorted. This distortion is permanent. ". But as put forward by VLC's main developer (and shared below), that the media-player simply uses Windows officially provided API's like every other media-player and the problem lies with the fact that DELL is using inferior quality, cheap components where their sound-card is outputting at max 10W, and the accompanied speakers can only take 6W causing the damage. Don't miss the VLC's main developer answer to DELL shared at Hacker News posted after the "read more" link below.

Dell Vs VLC

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