Are there memorable moments that the Oculus Rift is able to deliver to those who are dying? Apparently so, as game artist Priscilla Firstenberg managed to spend some time with an Oculus Rift dev kit in order to assist her grandmother to experience the outside world before she is called home to glory. Cancer patient Roberta Firstenberg was too weak to be able to take a walk around her yard, which has led to her granddaughter Priscilla to use the Oculus Rift so that her grandmother is able to enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of her home, albeit in a virtual manner.


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Hybrid Motorcycles To Serve The Army SoonThe military is definitely one place where you can work and “play” with the latest “toys” that are in the market – or maybe not even released yet. Most of the time, such tools will be used to make your military unit as efficient as possible, whether it is meant for offense or defense. Logos Technologies recently picked up a DARPA award in order to work on a silent-capable hybrid electric military motorcycle.


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Next Gen iPad Air Spotted In Leaked Photos (Rumor)It does seem as though Apple’s iPad Air is due for a hardware revamp, and new photos have hit the Internet, depicting the purported next generation iPad Air that will sport a bonded display. Now, do bear in mind that this happens to be a rumor since nothing has been confirmed yet, but it might very well be the real deal. If it were to be an actual device, that it is an even thinner version of Apple’s flagship tablet that ought to send pulses racing. This alleged revised iPad Air display assembly with the LCD and cover glass were manufactured as a solitary unit, which is not too far away from what Apple has done where the iPhone is concerned for the past few years.


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Samsung And Swiss Federal Railways Work Out An AgreementSamsung has inked a deal with Swiss Federal Railways recently, and just in case Swiss Federal Railways seem familiar to you, that is because this happens to be the organization that was not too happy at Apple for copying one of their iconic clock designs a couple of years ago. To see Samsung, who is in some legal tussle with Apple themselves, work out a contract with Swiss Federal Railways could be sensationalized by some to be an indirect dig in the direction of Apple.


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Panasonic of Japan has managed to produce a full-length movie that depicts a 4,500-kilometer drive all the way from Cape Sata in Kagoshima Prefecture in the south to Cape Soya in Hokkaido in the north. What did they make use of in order to make this journey all the more memorable? By utilizing the highly functional driving camera that has been mounted on “Gorilla EYE,” which is a portable car navigation system in Japan that is extremely popular. This 80-hour journey has been dubbed “ONE SKY, ONE ROAD,” where it boasts of the trans-Japan drive for all and sundry to see.


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Samsung’s Milk Music To Cost $4 Monthly For Ad Free ExperienceMilk Music happens to be a fully customizable, free and ad-free music radio service that boasts of an intuitive user interface, delivering more than 200 stations for your listening pleasure. Well, all good things must always come to an end, and the ad-free version of Samsung’s Milk Music service will no longer remain in that state unless you are willing to fork out a $4 monthly fee.


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HTC: Optical Zoom On Phone Cameras 18 Months AwayWhen it comes to cameras on a smartphone, you can more or less say that the improvements made in this department has definitely blown the mind, with the VGA quality shots of the previous decade being nothing more than a bad memory. HTC has certainly done their bit to ensure that camera technology has improved tremendously in their previous flagship smartphones, with the HTC One (M7) delivering an UltraPixel camera which has a higher focus on low-light performance compared to simply having a high megapixel count, while the HTC One (M8) has a Duo Camera setup that will boast not only of an UltraPixel shooter, but also a secondary camera that enables the user to blur either the background or foreground of a photo. What’s next down the road?


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Verizon HTC One M8 Software Update Arriving SoonIf you happen to own the HTC One M8 from Verizon Wireless, then it would be prudent for you to pay attention – this particular flagship smartphone is on its way to picking up a software update, and of course, with this new software update, one will be able to enjoy a slew of new features and fixes that ought to make your HTC One M8 user experience a whole lot more pleasant. The US models do seem to have fallen behind their counterparts in different areas of the world when it comes to software updates, but better late than never would apply beautifully here.


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Twitter Parody Account Results In Police Raid At HomeWhen it comes to an online service like Twitter, there is certainly entertainment value there if you know just where to look For instance, there are plenty of parody accounts out there that pop up from time to time, and one of the more recent ones that we could think of is Steve Ballmer and his iPhone gig, which has proved to be a fake account. Majority of these accounts tend to be left alone because they have clearly explained themselves to be satirical in nature instead of trying to pass themselves off as the real McCoy. Of course, there are other accounts that could be held accountable for misrepresentation.


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Chuwi Cloned Lenovo’s Android Powered Yoga TabletsChuwi, the Chinese relative of Chewbacca – no, I jest, they happen to be a China-based device manufacturer, and their latest Android-powered tablet seemed to have taken a major page right out of Lenovo’s Yoga range of tablets that run on the Android mobile operating system. I suppose you can even call it a clone of Lenovo’s offerings, where it boasts of a kickstand as well so that you will be able to prop up Chuwi’s tablet on the table, leaving your hands free to shovel some pizza into your mouth as you watch the latest downloaded movie there.


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