Windows 10 offers all in one Windows Store

The most annoying feeling for Windows users is the need to flip back and forth for their various uses including accessing apps, watching videos across devices like desktops, tablets and mobile phones. In fact, if you need to access media files from the library, you should alternate between Video Store and Xbox Music. Now, the upcoming Windows 10 will make things simpler as Microsoft has announced a unified store for apps, video, music and games. 
 
There will be universal apps available for all devices and it can be extrapolated to different screen sizes for various purposes. “The experience you will see today is unfinished and we have a lot more work to do. For example – you won’t see movie or TV details like cast and crew and you’ll only be able to stream video content right now. But don’t worry – offline download capability will be coming!,” wrote Microsoft on its blog. 
 
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Google presents 3D views of artifacts and craniums in its Art Project

Google’s Cultural Institute inaugurated in 2011 now possess more than 6 million metaphors, videos and documents from over 60 countries and more than 10,000 works of art.

The Google Art Project is launched with the intent to protect and endorse culture on the web.

Thousands of murals, paintings and a lot more are archived for viewing on the web. Now the latest addition to it is, 3 dimensional skulls. With nearly 300 3D scans in its gallery you can now examine detailed animal craniums. And don’t fuss now, it is not just skulls, skulls and skulls to view in 3D,  masks, sculptures, portraits, monuments and lot more at your fingertips. You can view artifacts from 6 museums without even getting into the car.

Hit the link to explore: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project

Twitter withdraws ‘Discover’, ‘Activity’ tabs

In a bold move of improvisation, Twitter has withdrawn the ‘Discover’ and ‘Activity’ tabs on Android and iOS platforms. Instead, users will now be able to access Trends on the search page tailored by Twitter. There will be a short description about each trend to understand the topics and hashtags better.

“We know that trends aren’t always self-explanatory, so now you’ll see a description below each trend. Since trends tend to be abbreviations without context, like #NYFW, a description will make it clear that this trend is about New York Fashion Week. The new trends experience may also include how many Tweets have been sent and whether a topic is trending up or down,” wrote Gabor Cselle on the company’s official blog.

You can access the new feature by adding updating your Twitter app. Currently, it is rolled out in the U.S and will expand to other countries in the upcoming days. Twitter is also mulling over plans to make content reading easier by implementing similar features for web.

On the downside, users will not be able to see the tweets their friends favourite and the new users their friends follow.

Facebook announces standalone messenger for web users

Following the immense popularity of Whatsapp Web version, Facebook has announced a standalone messenger for the web users. Now, Facebook users can sign in with their credentials in messenger.com to access the web version of Facebook Messenger.

This is aimed at users who expect a clean interface to chat with their Facebook friends without any distractions from their news feed that is flooded with news, photos and videos every now and then. But, the messaging feature will still be available on Facebook’s main website. Your conversations will be opened in full screen mode and just like messenger’s mobile version, you can send stickers and smileys here too. Get ready for another brilliant chatting experience on the web!

If you are a mac user there is an unofficial app – Facebook Message for Mac

Ad-free options for YouTube users in the offing

Have you ever felt annoyed at the advertisements played at the beginning of a video on YouTube? Fret not. YouTube is contemplating options to provide viewers ad-free subscriptions and also generate revenue out of it. However, it’s not clear when this new protocol will be implemented. But, top brass heads of the video service provider hinted in a recent press meet that it will be available soon for the platform’s long-time users.
A spokesperson of YouTube says, “giving fans more choice to enjoy the content they love and creators more opportunity to earn revenue are always amongst our top priorities.”
Though advertising remains the fulcrum of YouTube’s major revenue, ad-free options for subscribers is also a fascinating model to cater to the demanding needs of youngsters. Keep your fingers crossed for the launch!
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Sound chip’s in detecting Tumor cells

A tiny low-cost disposable chip based on acoustic separation method can isolate circulating tumor cells (CTC) from blood cells and improve
diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.
“It promises to offer new avenues for basic research into the pathology and metastasis, and for clinical diagnosis of rare tumor cells,”
said Subra Suresh, president of Carnegie Mellon University and part of the research team.
“Looking for circulating tumor cells in a blood sample is like looking for a needle in a haystack,”
Tony Jun Huang, professor of engineering science and mechanics at Carnegie Mellon University explained. Unlike traditional separation methods, surface acoustic waves can separate cells in a much gentler way with a simple and low-cost device, the researchers remarked. The outcomes are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

NASA, IBM  band together for Worldwide Space App Hackathon!

The Space App Challenge, is happening this weekend simultaneously in 162 countries involving 10,000 participants.

The goal is to deal with: ‘Print Your Own Space Food’, ‘Robots, Robots, Robots’ and ‘Clean Water Mapping.’

“IBM is joining NASA to offer participants access to a set of cloud services in its Bluemix Platform as a Service portfolio”, says Sandy Carter, the general manager for cloud ecosystem and developers at IBM.

Participants will be given access to 200 NASA data sources. The intent is to use analytics tools on Bluemix to provide them with tools to take advantage of this data.

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The objective of the contest is to embolden innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and the joys of programming.


Link: https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/

Shake legs with Google Glass

Google has recorded a patent to develop a system by which Google Glass can recommend dance 
“The content identification module may provide information associated with a content of the media sample, such as identification of the song and the dance, to the wearable computing system,” the patent states.
“The wearable computing system may determine dance steps corresponding to the content of the media sample and may generate a display of the dance steps on the HMD (head mounted display),” it states.
That proposes Google Glass will have the knack to determine what song is playing in the environment before it suggests dance moves.
The gadget may also show a video to the user of people dancing to the same song. 

Trickey – A teeny Keyboard for Your Favorite Shortcuts

Does too many keys on your full size keyboard make you go crazy while playing games or doing a copy and paste? Then Trickey is FOR you! A natty little hardware which allows you to configure whatever keys you fancy. 
 
All that you need to do is to plug in Trickey’s replaceable keys in the sockets provided on the board and use the companion key writing software to tailor the keys according to your requisites. 
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Trickey is a (working) prototype at this point. “Trickey is a normal HID USB keyboard. So Trickey works on any systems which supports HID USB keyboards. And we are planning to make the writer software on Windows and Mac OS. Already we have developed the prototype software on Windows” says one of Trickey’s Creator

Google’s ARC Welder

Google’s new ARC (App Runtime for Chrome) Welder software lets users to run Android mobile apps through the Chrome browser on any operating system.

You can now bring your much loved Android apps to a PC or Mac by simply installing Chrome browser and the ARC Welder. The ARC Welder program will request access to the corresponding APK file of the app which the user wish to run.


ARC Welder is now accessible through the Chrome Web Store. The application is in Beta phase and can only run one app at a time. However, Google will make all the Android apps accessible across multiple platforms eventually.Google’s Arc Welder runs on Android 4.4 but not on Android 5.0 Lollipop is a letdown.