Saroj Gurung

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PS4 VR Headset to Be Priced "As a New Gaming Platform," Sony Boss Says

Sony has revealed a rough price estimation for its upcoming PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset, the newly branded PlayStation VR. PlayStation president Andrew House tells Bloomberg in a new interview that the headset will be priced "as a new gaming platform," though he did not provide any …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft begins rolling out its new Xbox One interface

The Xbox One is about to get a makeover.<p>Microsoft announced this morning that it is rolling out what it is calling the “new Xbox One experience” for select gamers that are in the console’s preview program. Those people will get the chance to try out a user interface that Microsoft claims is sleeker …

Xbox

Obama administration is letting US carriers bring phone and internet service to Cuba

Wiring Cuba one step at a time<p>US telecom companies are now able to set up shop in Cuba for the first time thanks to loosening trade and travel restrictions between the two countries. Starting Monday, companies like AT&T and Verizon will be able to establish a physical presence in Cuba, partner with …

Cuba

Samsung S Health App Now Works With Non Samsung Devices

The Samsung S Health app has been available for a while, although the app has only be compatible with Samsung’s range of smartphones and …

CyberLink updates its Director suite of multimedia consumer apps for Windows

Adobe has Creative Cloud, its cross-platform suite of apps specifically targeted to creative pros. But what’s out there for weekend photographers and videographers on the Windows platform?<p>While there is no shortage of photo, audio and video apps for Windows, CyberLink’s PowerDirector multimedia …

Software

Apple Watch heart monitor saves teen’s life

A teen sought medical attention after his Apple Watch heart monitor gave him persistently high readings, and that decision saved him from an untimely death.<p>Paul Houle, a 17-year-old football player, bought Apple’s wearable a few days before he started pre-season training at Tabor Academy in Marion, …

Medicine
CNN

20% off 6-month Pandora subscriptions with TNW Deals

Pandora constantly impresses its listeners by intelligently curating playlists to suit them. To help you get the most out of the service, <i>TNW Deals</i> has 20 percent off six-month premium subscriptions.<p>This music streaming platform learns your taste in order to build a personalized radio station, which …

Tech Trends

Facebook files patent for using a photo’s camera signature to connect you with other users

Facebook has filed a patent for a new way to ascertain the digital signatures of cameras from photographs and then associate it with users within a social network. The application notes that the association of camera with users can be used “beneficially for the social networking system” for things …

Mobile Photography

Edward Snowden: we may never spot space aliens thanks to encryption

And extraterrestrials may never notice us, either, if our technology is sufficiently sophisticated, whistleblower tells Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>The US government whistleblower Edward Snowden believes encryption might make it difficult or even impossible to distinguish signals from alien species from …

This mind-controlled robotic arm can relay the sensation of touch

Here’s something you might have missed: the latest mind-controlled, robotic prosthetic arm can communicate the sensation of touch back to a user’s brain.<p>You read that correctly. While the whole world was foaming at the mouth over a moderately improved iPhone this week, the Washington Post reported …

Robotics

Sony Xperia Z5 review: good but not exceptional

Fast, great camera, microSD card, waterproof and the most convenient fingerprint scanner in the business make for a solid, if unremarkable smartphone<p>The latest smartphone from Sony has the fastest camera available on a smartphone and promises a two-day battery, but does it deliver?<p>After the high of …

Reminder: Don’t Retweet ISIS Or You Could Go To Jail

According to a report by the NY Daily News, the FBI considers your retweets to be endorsements…especially when it comes to chatter about the terrorist organization ISIS. It’s not the first time.<p>According to court documents filed on September 16th (embedded in its entirety below), the organization …

iPhone Shopping? Beware: Madness Ahead!

If you're thinking of upgrading your aging iPhone -- I've just gone through all the pain and suffering, so you won't have to.<p><i>Few starting lessons:</i><p>A quick review of the website ConsumerAffairs will tell you what you need to know customers hate AT&T, customers hate Verizon, and that remains the case …

Dogs

Review: Huawei Watch sets a new standard for Android Wear smartwatch design [Video]

Huawei Watch is beautiful. I know that’s a rather odd way to start out this review, but this is hands-down one of the best looking smartwatches on the market. I suppose that opinion is somewhat subjective depending on your taste, but every little detail about Huawei Watch’s look and feel is proof …

Wearable Tech

AVG says it can sell your browsing data in updated privacy policy

AVG has updated its privacy policy's language, and in the amended document, the security firm admits that it can "make money from [its] free offerings with non-personal data." These "non-personal" info include your device's brand, language and apps in use, among other things. The company is adamant …

The most popular ad-blocker in the Apple store is gone because of its creator's guilt

The developer of the wildly popular ad blocking app Peace is pulling it from the App Store after just two days because of his new misgivings about …

Google event announced for Tuesday, September 29th

Much s'more to come, Google says<p>Google announced its fall event late Friday, sending out press invitations for an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 29th at 9am PT.<p>Of course, as we recently learned with Google, almost anything could be up its sleeve - including an entirely new corporate …

Dogs

Apple win in appeals court ruling may force Samsung to change one of its products

In May 2014, a jury decided that monetary damages were ample compensation for Samsung’s infringement of three Apple patents. However, this Thursday a US appeals court ruled that monetary compensation wasn’t enough, and that Apple should be able to “exclude competitors from using one’s property …

Hewlett Packard

Why you'll want to install that new iPhone operating system ASAP: Protection from hackers

Though smartphones have yet to become a major target for hackers, even the iPhone has known security flaws. Updating your software is one of the best ways to stay safe.<p>Updating your iPhone is like doing your taxes. You just gotta get it done.<p>On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 9, the latest version of …

12 apps that showcase iOS 9

So, you've downloaded iOS 9, now what? Update all your apps, of course.<p>Though iOS 9 offers more subtle improvements, like better searches and …

Cybercrime

MRI scans used to create 3D-printed hearts for surgery practice

Heart surgeries could be so much safer if surgeons can see <i>and</i> feel an actual representation of the patient's organ before the procedure itself. A system developed by a group of researchers from MIT and Boston Children's Hospital might make that a viable option. By using MRI scans as a blueprint, it …

Watch these drones build a rope bridge

One of the big selling points of drones is that they can get to areas that aren't exactly safe or accessible by humans. That's why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that's sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so damned awesome -- it immediately calls to mind a real-world use …

Google might announce a new Chromecast this month

Rumor has it a second-generation Google Chromecast will be available later this month.<p><i>9to5 Google</i> reports it acquired internal Google documents …

Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health

The proliferation of electronic medical records (EMRs) has left much to be desired. Though designed with care improvement and data exchange in mind, the necessary connective tissue layer is absent. Healthcare providers are still resorting to the phone and fax to communicate, and patients are still …

Grand Theft Auto

What will personal computers look like in 20 years' time?

<i>This article was taken from the October 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …