BERLIN: Samsung announced its first-ever virtual reality headset last night, named Gear VR. It is a headset that Samsung has built in conjunction with VR company Oculus, and the company aims to invest more in this technology in coming time. So, what does it feel like to play a game or watch a movie using the headset? Here are our first impressions of Samsung's new Gear VR virtual reality headset... Samsung Gear VR is a pretty big gadget and consists of two parts -- the headset and the strap. The headset is big and characterized by a curvy and sloping design. You need to pop a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in the headset in order to make Gear VR work. On the right side of the headset is a touch-sensitive scroll pad that can be used to juggle between different functions on the screen. The volume hardware key is also located on the right. You can change the focus of the image from a scroll wheel located on the top of the screen. This feature works well even if you wear prescription glasses. … [Read more...] about First impressions: Samsung Gear VR
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If you like the current state of the internet, you should know about net neutrality. If you are not aware of it, don't worry. Internet is built around the idea of openness. It allows people to connect and exchange information freely, if the information or service is not illegal. Much of this is because of the idea of net neutrality. If you like the current state of the internet, you should know about net neutrality. Many web users are aware of it. But if you are not, don't worry. We explain it here: Click here to register your voice Join The Times of India's campaign to support net neutrality What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is an idea derived from how telephone lines have worked since the beginning of the 20th century. In case of a telephone line, you can dial any number and connect to it. It does not matter if you are calling from operator A to operator B. It doesn't matter if you are calling a restaurant or a drug dealer. The operators neither block the access to a … [Read more...] about What is net neutrality and why it is important?
It's improbable, but not impossible. One of the reasons the first Sunset Overdrive was released as an Xbox One exclusive was because Microsoft gave the studio creative control over it. As such, Insomniac still owns the rights to Sunset Overdrive even though its a first-party Sony studio now. Shawn Layden has indicated that a Sunset Overdrive sequel isn't a priority, but I can always dream. … [Read more...] about Unannounced games we want to see on PlayStation 5
"Shift work is now listed as a potential carcinogen by the World Health Organization," said study researcher Erik Herzog, a biologist at Washington University in St. Louis. By understanding how the brain's clock is wired, researchers could develop ways to improve the brain's ability to deal with these kinds of environmental perturbations, so they have fewer detrimental effects on our health, Herzog told LiveScience. [10 Things You Didn't Know About the Brain] … [Read more...] about How the Brain Resets Its Biological Clock
Humans have long sought meaning in dreams. Ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians saw them as messages from the gods. Greeks and Romans used them to predict the future. But the belief that symbols in dreams harbor secret truths about ourselves originates with 19th-century psychologist Sigmund Freud. He proposed that dreams functioned as a kind of wish fulfillment, revealing our deeply repressed desires. … [Read more...] about Do Dreams Really Reveal Our Deepest Secrets?