Jared Vasbinder

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How to Prepare for a Test

My mom asked me the other day where I get all of my ideas and sites for the blogs. I told her that I basically just teach and search for answers to …

Why Oculus Rift Will Cost More Than $350

Although Oculus VR has yet to announce a final price point for the Oculus Rift consumer model, creator Palmer Luckey has now confirmed that it will cost "more than $350." In a new interview, the 22-year-old said he wants the headset to be the best it can be--even if this means it will carry a …

Ready Player One

Mattel and Google teamed up to make VR kid friendly, and they got pretty darn close

Mattel thinks it’s cracked the code to making virtual reality kid friendly.<p>The 70-year-old toy company, under the guidance of Google, released its Cardboard-powered View-Master on Friday. After going hands-on with the nostalgic headset this week, we’ve reached a verdict.<p>For tech-savvy parents, kid …

Virtual Reality

Minecraft Adding "Dramatic" New Feature

Sandbox superhit Minecraft will add a new mode of traversal soon--flying. Soaring above in-game worlds will be made possible through a magic cape, developer Jens Bergensten announced on Twitter. He called the cape a "new dramatic feature" that will change the way you play Minecraft.<p>The cape will …

Minecraft

HP's newest gaming notebook is for more casual users

After taking a long break from making gaming notebooks, HP finally got back in the saddle last year when it unveiled the Omen, a slim gaming laptop priced at $1,500. It generally earned respectable reviews on account of its stylish design and decent performance, but had lots of competition at that …

These tiny robots can turn into submarines for search-and-rescue missions

Now, the same minature robots are capable of diving and swimming in water, potentially providing a new tool for future search-and-rescue missions.<p>The RoboBee was originally created to act as a spy of sorts. Early funding for the project was provided by DARPA in an effort to create a literal fly on …

Robotics

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

Windows 10 Mobile is coming to Windows Phone devices in 2016 (Updated)

Microsoft didn’t talk much about Windows 10 Mobile at its big press event yesterday, aside from unveiling the first devices that will run it (Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, and Lumia 550). The company did slip out a timeframe for when the new operating system would arrive for existing Windows Phone …

Windows 10

Tom Hiddleston Knows Exactly Why Loki Was Cut From ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

With <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> newly rotating in DVD and blu-ray players near you, the time couldn’t be better to rehash the speculation about one missing player in the equation. During promotion for <i>Crimson Peak</i>, fan favorite Tom Hiddleston fielded questions about his character’s absence in the …

Nato condemns Russia after fighter jet violates Turkey's airspace

Allies hold emergency meeting after second incursion by a Russian jet, following first violation Moscow blamed on bad weather<p>Nato has strongly condemned Russia for violating Turkey’s airspace after Ankara reported two incursions in two days – incidents that risk further inflaming tensions days …

"The Martian" wins box office weekend in debut

by Brad Lang/Variety<p>“The Martian” blasted off with a massive $55 million this weekend, nearly surpassing another space-based adventure, “Gravity,” as …

10 things you might not know about U.S. Special Operations forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALS.<p>They're perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader …

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