The Race to Virtual Reality: Google Cardboard and Sony’s Project Morpheus

Chris Price In the realm of “virtual reality,” whatever that is, several companies are making strides in procuring for themselves the front spot as the face of the fairly new industry. By saying “fairly new,” although the idea of somehow perfecting human-digital interaction has existed since before the 1960s science fiction tales of Star Trek, [&hellip

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Revisiting the Myths of Losing Belly Fat

Iris Hunter Are you trying to lose weight, but having trouble losing those extra pounds? If you are unsuccessful in trying to get into better shape your biggest mistake could be practicing various weight loss and dieting myths. Fitness expert Vicky Garcia often consults individuals who are having a hard time losing weight. Consultations include [&hellip

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Saying ‘I Do?’ Ways to Stick to a Budget on Your Wedding Day

Carolyn Hoy He got down on his knee and presented her with a ring that blinds if it hits the light just right. She can’t help but wonder how much he spent or if she is wearing his new car on her left ring finger. As she plunges ahead with wedding planning, however, she soon [&hellip

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Out of the Gallery, Into the Street: Art Everywhere US Wraps Up its First Summer

Alison K. Lanier Art Everywhere, a British endeavor to bring famous artworks out of the museum and into public spaces—at least in replication—made its American debut this summer. Wrapping up its first summer, the project “flooded U.S. billboards” in the words of the AP, with works by American artists. According to the movement’s website, Art [&hellip

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Smoke, But No Fire: Investigating Amazon Fire’s Failure

Alison K. Lanier Amazon seems to have forayed just a little too far outside its well-established gadget comfort zone. While the goliath online seller of everything firmly established itself as a tech giant in the field of tablets and e-readers, its attempt to break into the fierce and fast-paced smartphone market fell resolutely flat. Although [&hellip

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Advice to Remember—Keep Your Memory Sharp

Bobby Miller If you want to add memory to a computer, you can just hook it up to an external hard drive. Improving your own memory isn’t so simple, though. Everyone could benefit from a better memory, whether you’re a student aiming for a high GPA or a senior citizen avoiding Alzheimer’s disease. So thankfully, [&hellip

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The Battery Battle: Mobile Charging Solutions on the Rise

Alison K. Lanier With commuters tethered to their phones on trains and buses, companies are acting, through clever advertising schemes or new gadgets, to make public urban spaces more conducive to the infamously limited battery life of phones. Being on the move makes keeping devices charged a daily struggle, particularly with the sudden battery death [&hellip

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Man-Made Organs: Researchers Print Blood Vessels

Alison K. Lanier A new method of 3-D printing the vasculature of potentially printable organs is in the works. Researchers in Boston and Sydney recently took one step closer—and not an insignificant step—to printing artificial organs. This is not quite the fantasy of pressing a button on the futuristic-materializer machine and having it instantly spit [&hellip

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Wellness Series: Be Aware of your Surroundings and Play Outside

Carolyn Hoy What does the word “environment” bring to mind? For many people, it stirs up images of global warming, maybe of a future Earth consumed in fire. Perhaps it brings to mind whales or dolphins, the mountains, or the Ozone layer. However, the environment is a much broader topic than the oceanic horizon often [&hellip

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Onward and Upward: A New Affordable Space Launch Takes Flight

Alison K. Lanier The series may not be taking flight again, but Joss Whedon’s cult-followers can watch a new “Firefly” take flight into outer space. A private company under the popular moniker Firefly Space Systems is promising a new wave of private space launches. Engadget reported that the company plans to launch a pack of [&hellip

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