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Ford opened its R&D center in Silicon Valley – here’s why

Ford Motors on Thursday opened its 25,000-square-foot Research and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley. The facility will focus on improving the company’s technology, experimental projects and development of self-driving cars. The company expects to have about 125 researchers, including engineers and scientists at the center located at the backyard of Stanford University. Dragos Maciuca, ex-senior engineer at Apple will head ...

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Microsoft unveils HoloLens holographic 3D headset; neither VR nor augmented reality

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled HoloLens, the holographic three-dimensional headset along with the release of the Windows 10 preview build. Chief inventor Alex Kippman described that the device is neither VR or augmented reality, but “higher definition holograms.” HoloLens is quite similar to AG devices like Epson’s Moverio as there is interaction with digital content. Microsoft has improved the design and ...

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Android Wear Smartwatch: Block app notifications

Android is one of the most preferred mobile operating systems of the world. With Android, having more that half the composition of the world’s smartphone industry, it is quite obvious that there will be quite a few Android Wears as well. Now, in case you are a user, who possess both, an Android Smartphone and an Android Wear, you will ...

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Facebook’s VR, drones and internet satellite attract techies for opportunities

In the near future, from a pioneer in Social-Networking, Facebook of tomorrow could soon be seen in areas as diversified as Virtual Reality goggles to makers of drones and satellites for providing high speed internet to third-world countries. The acquisition of Oculus Rift, the makers of virtual reality devices, for two billion dollars, last year can be seen as a step ...

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CES 2015 concludes wrapping up the drones, wearables, self-driving cars and more

2015 is going to be another spectacular year for gadgets and technology. Not just top companies, many new players are also trying to prove their mettle with wearables, drones and new innovations like 3D printing. Many startups have come forward and launched electronic products at CES. The Consumer Electronics Show was a wonderful experience as many new trends and rumors ...

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Struggling BlackBerry launches BBM service for Android Wear

The erstwhile communications biggie RIM, which pioneered the smart phone revolution, has unveiled a new BlackBerry’s BBM service for smart Android Wear. RIM, the Canadian company, which ruled the roost amongst device manufacturers and messaging service providers, in the years gone by, have now managed to crawl back into innovating itself once again. However, Blackberry may be extra cautious this ...

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HTC Re gets a shot in the arm with Live YouTube streaming support

The HTC Re, whose introduction to the tech world added a whole new dimension to taking images and recording videos has got a shot in the arm with a latest update from the Taiwanese company on Android’s Play Store that lets the device’s users record videos and simultaneously live stream it over YouTube. With this capability now opening up, the update ...

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Range of wearable technology showcased at CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas sees a range of wearable devices ranging from affordable fitness trackers to strap-on heart rate monitors. A range of smartwatches and wearables were put up on display including the new smart clothes with sensors were also displayed during the show. Strap-on heart rate monitor AmpStrip monitors heart rate and activity while ...

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Drones grab the attention at CES 2015

With mini-sized drones to drones capable of taking selfies, the flying devices remain the attention seekers during the Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2015). Most drones are similar in features with four rotors, sensors and cameras for recording aerial footage. The drones are placed at the South Hall’s lower area named “Unmanned Systems” zone and only fly in glass enclosures or ...

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