Snapchat’s Popularity Still Trounces Facebook Among Undergraduates

Snapchat is a social app for mobile devices which enables users to ‘snap’ a photograph of themselves and their friends will see it for 1 to 10 seconds before it vanishes (unless someone takes a screenshot). It is not as popular as Facebook among 18-34 year-old people, but it is still the third-most popular, under…

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You Can Soon Text Message The Police For Help In The U.S.

America’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that all mobile phone service providers enable users to text message 911. The ruling applies to both U.S. wireless carriers and interconnected providers that allow users to send text messages to/from U.S. phone numbers. The Story Of A Painful Police Call Many years ago, the attendants of a…

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Facebook Transitioning To Messenger App For Good

Since April, Facebook has been recommending that users use the Facebook Messenger app to chat with friends instead of the main app. The recommendations have become more frequent as Facebook intends to entirely shift messaging functionality over to the Messenger app. Users could still send and receive messages via the main Facebook app, but Facebook has announced…

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Genius Creates Wind Simulator For Oculus Rift

A young man named Jake Rye from the University Of Maryland collaborated with a team at Bitcamp to carry out an Oculus Rift modification called the Sixth Dimension Oculus. This technology enables the Oculus Rift user to simulate the experience of wind via the use of three electric fans. While gaming, you can use accessories…

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The Winners Of The YC Hacks Hackathon, And More

From August 2nd to 3rd 2014, the YC Hacks event was held in Mountainview, California to gather developers under one roof and develop tomorrow’s technology. The winners of the YC Hacks Hackathon were (in order of place 1 = first place, etc): Athelas: This technology is a smartphone accessory that allows you to analyse your blood…

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Ever Wanted Night Vision For Your iPhone? Try FLIR

Thermal imaging technology enables you to see heat, cold and warm air leaks, insulation flaws, creatures, through some things, and even temperature differences. A recent FLIR One case for iPhones is one thermal imaging technology that can do this. The device shows you the heat radiated by objects, not the objects themselves. However, this is…

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Solar-Powered Planes Could Change How Airlines Work

Brainstorm Project The operation and maintenance (O&M) cost of solar-power plants is very low compared to that of fossil-fuelled power plants in general, and this has had a significant impact on the energy market in some regions (such as Texas, United States). The article pertains to that effect and how it could apply to solar-powered…

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