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Researchers use haptic feedback to simulate walls and heavy objects in VR

Researchers use haptic feedback to simulate walls and heavy objects in VR Virtual reality technology has made some major leaps forward over the past few years, but there are still some niggling issues that need to be addressed.Patrick Baudisch is attempting to improve upon this situation by implementing haptic feedback.

Windows 10 Creators Update lets administrators take away some user options

Windows 10 Creators Update lets administrators take away some user options Microsoft’s latest major Windows 10 update started making its way to users last week.Known as Creators Update, the update brought Windows 10 to version 1703, and introduced a host of new features and functionality.

Got a second to spare? Learn a new language while you wait with this MIT app

Got a second to spare? Learn a new language while you wait with this MIT app However, where Duolingo requires users to open its own app, WaitSuite is integrated into the apps at hand.When the platform senses that its users are in a state of waiting, it prompts them to answer language vocabulary questions.

Samsung takes steps to block users from remapping the Galaxy S8’s Bixby button

Samsung takes steps to block users from remapping the Galaxy S8’s Bixby button Only a few days after users began remapping the Samsung Galaxy S8’s Bixby button, Samsung has taken steps toward blocking the action.In a new over-the-air update, however, Samsung is blocking the use of the button for anything other than the Bixby virtual assistant.

Find your favorite photos easier with Instagram’s new Pinterest-like Collections

Find your favorite photos easier with Instagram’s new Pinterest-like Collections On Monday, Instagram launched private collections, a way to not just save but organize photos for easy access later.Organized collections is designed to make browsing saved posts a bit simpler.

The future of social media? Facebook’s Spaces lets users interact in VR environment

The future of social media? Facebook’s Spaces lets users interact in VR environment The project aims to take the social experience one step further, providing Facebook users with virtual environments where they can interact with their friends.Inside Spaces, users are represented by an avatar, which can be customized.

Homebrew patch reinstates Windows Update on systems affected by CPU block

Homebrew patch reinstates Windows Update on systems affected by CPU block Last month, it emerged that Microsoft was implementing a plan to restrict systems built with newer CPUs and running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 from utilizing Windows Update.

Windows Insider update offers power savings and cleans up desktop icons

Windows Insider update offers power savings and cleans up desktop icons What is Power Throttling?Well, it is a working title for a new framework Microsoft hopes will improve the battery life users get out of laptops and mobile devices running the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Corel’s Pinnacle Studio video editor gets a boost with 360 compatibility

Corel’s Pinnacle Studio video editor gets a boost with 360 compatibility Corel’s advanced video editor is getting an upgrade with 360 support.On Thursday, the software company announced Pinnacle Studio 20.

Well wants to be the go-to appliance for smart home water conservation

Well wants to be the go-to appliance for smart home water conservation These conditions inspired the creation of Well, a smart home water conservation system born from the collaboration of Mindtribe and Matter.Using a network of connected water sensors, users can quickly view their water consumption patterns and understand where improvements can be made.

LinkedIn goes on connecting professionals, now has half a billion users

LinkedIn goes on connecting professionals, now has half a billion users The social networking service for professionals announced the milestone on Monday, adding that its membership base currently spreads across 200 countries.” The post included a few tidbits to throw more light on how the service is being utilized by its growing number of users.

Close to the Metal Ep. 40: The Optane Difference

Close to the Metal Ep. 40: The Optane Difference After a seriously long build-up, the first Intel Optane powered storage devices are making their way into consumers’ hands.The first iteration is Intel Optane Memory, available in 16 or 32 gigabyte capacities, which act as a cache drive, accelerating even the slowest SATA HDDs into a new world of speed and low latency.

Some Galaxy S8 users are having a hard time wirelessly charging their phones

Some Galaxy S8 users are having a hard time wirelessly charging their phones According to the post, using Samsung’s proprietary fast charging power adapter with a first-party charging pad will achieve the desired result.However, mixing that same adapter with a third-party charging surface will prevent power delivery, unless the authentic Samsung fast charging adapter is switched out with a standard, non-QuickCharge brick.

FaceApp takes heat for ‘hotness’ filter that’s biased toward lighter skin tones

FaceApp takes heat for ‘hotness’ filter that’s biased toward lighter skin tones The neural network app that edits selfies is now taking a lot of heat for its “hot” filter — FaceApp recently apologized after users noticed the filter designed to make selfies look “hot” was actually lightening skin tones.After apologizing to users, FaceApp changed the name of the filter to “spark,” and the app says a complete fix is currently in progress.

Flickr goes (more) international, adds versions for 130 countries, 10 languages

Flickr goes (more) international, adds versions for 130 countries, 10 languages The new list of countries with app stores offering the photo-sharing app extends from Albania to Zimbabwe.The international updates were expanded for both iOS and Android users, though the list of new countries offering the app is longer for iOS.

Disintegrate into thin air (in an artsy way) with PicsArt’s newest photo-editing tool

Disintegrate into thin air (in an artsy way) with PicsArt’s newest photo-editing tool On Wednesday, April 26, PicsArt launched a new dispersion tool that allows users to generate an effect that scatters pixels in a customizable pattern.The update comes after PicsArt developers started seeing users creating neat dispersion effects that made subjects appear to disintegrate into thin air — and started asking, “Can we make that simpler?

Who needs the ‘net? New Paddle Partner app tracks GPS without an internet connection

Who needs the ‘net? New Paddle Partner app tracks GPS without an internet connection Thankfully, a company named Paddle Partner recently developed a new version of its app which lets users access their location and create maps while offline at select national parks and river destinations.Since most apps and gadgets on the market that offer real-time tracking require an internet connection, Paddle Partner’s update means boaters can leave the paper maps at home.

Acer’s influence swells with a new smartwatch, VR headset, and 360 camera

Acer’s influence swells with a new smartwatch, VR headset, and 360 camera First up, the Acer Leap Ware takes the fitness smartwatch and refines it with a couple of key features that play well as a team.Instead of Android Wear, Acer developed its own smartwatch software, built on a MediaTek MT2523 chipset with an MT2511 for heart rate sensing.

Google gets more aggressive in alerting users when web pages are not secure

Google gets more aggressive in alerting users when web pages are not secure In some cases, online security is a balance between users making good choices and systems providing the required information.Phishing attempts, for example, where fake sites grab private information by masquerading as official sites, only succeed because users are fooled into thinking they’re on legitimate pages.

The five best free alternatives to Google Docs that run in your browser

The five best free alternatives to Google Docs that run in your browser The service is free for home users, and a license for the desktop version of Microsoft Office is not required.All this makes Microsoft Office Online the most complete alternative to Google Docs, particularly for longtime Microsoft Office users.