The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

Here we are, the fifth iteration of Oculus Connect—four years since the Facebook buyout, two and a half years after the consumer release of the Oculus Rift, a year after the debut of the mysterious Project Santa Cruz. So what’s next for virtual reality, at least from Facebook? The $399 Oculus Quest. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Oculus Go $199.00 See It on Amazon Oculus Quest is the evolution of last year’s Santa Cruz prototype, an all-in-one VR system that doesn’t need a PC or a tether of any kind. Think of it as a…

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Google Nexus 6 Affected by Misbehaving ‘OK Google’ Voice Command, No Fix Yet

HIGHLIGHTS OK Google has not been working for Nexus users This issue has been persisting since two months Google acknowledged the issue last month, but hasn’t rolled a fix yet Google Nexus 6 is now four years old, and it stopped receiving security or Android updates from the tech giant a while ago. Now, many users who are still using the smartphone have started complaining about a fault with the ‘OK Google’ voice command. Apparently, the Nexus 6 opens the “Access your Assistant with Voice Match” setup page, every time it…

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World No Tobacco Day 2018, here’s why you should switch to e-cigarettes

On World No Tobacco Day, experts from different parts of the world suggest that e-cigarette is the most practical option for smokers as it is less harmful and can reduce the health burden of smoking significantly. RN Sharan, a senior professor in the department of biochemistry at the North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, who has been researching on cancer and its causes for many years now, says consuming electronic cigarettes reduces the risk of cancer by around 90-92 per cent compared to the conventional ones. “Cancer is caused by carcinogenic…

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Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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Blockchains and health care: promising and moving quickly, though no silver bullet

T he buzz about opportunities for blockchains in the health care and pharmaceutical industries continues to ramp up. This technology can give us new tools to secure medical information, track pharmaceutical supply chains, and more. While blockchains have promise, they are not a panacea for health care. Make no mistake: We are excited about the opportunity to use blockchains in our industry. Earlier this year, we launched Elektra Labs, a venture backed by a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to develop a more secure system to share and verify health information. To build…

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Qualcomm CEO Sees ‘No Path to Value’ in Broadcom Tie-Up

Qualcomm chief executive Steve Mollenkopf on Thursday reaffirmed his opposition to a hostile takeover bid from computer chip rival Broadcom, saying the deal offers “no real path to value.” The comments came days after Singapore-based Broadcom escalated its efforts on a $130 billion bid by proposing a slate of directors to unseat the Qualcomm board of directors. Mollenkopf, speaking at an event hosted by The Economic Club of Washington, said that “we always have discussions” on potential tie-ups but that Qualcomm’s future is well-positioned as an independent company. He added that “we didn’t think the offer…

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Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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Panjiri: A Warming Winter Favourite Like No Other

The early winds of winter have taken over the Northern belt of the country and seasonal staples are slowly, but surely, making inroads into our kitchens. If you happen to reside in the Northern part of the country, or have friends who live here, you would be aware of the perennial love-hate relationship we share with winters. When the temperatures dip to a point that you can’t even feel your hands, when none of the woolen clothes are able to save you from the nasty cough, cold and sore throat,…

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People On The US Virgin Islands Can’t Get Food Aid Because There’s Still No Electricity

Dustin Kuster is still waiting for a large cooler he purchased online to arrive at his home so he can keep meat, cheese, and fresh foods on hand. Like about 80% of the US Virgin Islands’ 106,000 residents, the 41-year-old, his girlfriend, and her four children have been living without power since a pair of hurricanes pulverized the region more than six weeks ago. For his family and thousands of others without access to expensive generators, Kuster still can’t cook meals and is consuming mostly cold, salty, canned food. Residents…

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10 magical beauty hacks no one told you about

  If you are tired of spending endless hours fixing your hair and putting oodles of make-up, here’s your quick fix- 10 simple yet magical beauty hacks no one has ever told you about! (Image Courtesy: Thinkstock) Thick hair is easy to flaunt   Make your mane look thick by brushing a little eyeshadow on your parting. No more itchy feet   Itchy feet and cracked heels can be cured by simply applying some petroleum jelly to your feet and wearing socks before you head to bed, yes, it’s actually…

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