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The Blind Can Now See With This Futuristic Headset

Oh, Star Trek, you gave the world so much. Not only did Star Wars launch the careers of actors like William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, the iconic sci-fi series took us on a journey across the universe. In the comfort of our own home, we got to see the crew of the Enterprise battle all sorts of intergalactic evils and overcome the grandest of odds. But more than just being a source of entertainment, Star Trek made you think. All of the gadgets and futuristic…

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How You Can Build Your Own Tractor Beam At Home For $100

Technology has progressed at an alarming rate in the last twenty years. The stuff of stories has become everyday tools and digital devices. Essentially, what used to be science fiction is now a reality. Take the tractor beam, for example. A piece of technology popularized by space-epics like Star Wars, the tractor beam used to be something you could only expect to see in the movies. But now, thanks to modern innovations like 3D printers and newly published research, almost anyone can build their own tractor…

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The Best Tech Buys With Texture

Boxing Day sales are on, and that means tech buys abound. It can be hard to figure out what products are worth it, though. Some deals seem too good to be true, and that’s because they are. Or some brands might be coming out with a far superior upgraded model in the new year that you should probably wait for. No matter what tech product you’re in the market for, Texture‘s roster of science and tech digital magazines can help you distill all the info…

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Researchers Working on App to Prevent Selfie Deaths

  We’ve all heard the stories: those who pose for a particularly selfie on a cliff, mountaintop, or other dangerous location, and succumb to their death in the process. There have even been recent reports of Pokemon Go leading its users to unfamiliar and unsafe locations. While advances in technology are undoubtedly exciting, it is critical to retain our common sense and take necessary precautions when using newly-designed technology. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have examined hundreds of these “selfie-deaths” to see if they can design something…

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We Could Communicate Using Liquids One Day

Right now, most electronics cannot transmit signals through the human body, but research that a team at Stanford University is conducting could change that. A machine they created can send digital messages without using electronics. Instead, it uses common household liquids.  Developed by Nariman Farsad, who is a post-doctoral fellow in an engineering lab at Stanford, the idea of communicating through chemicals could change the way information is transmitted and received. Aside from wireless abilities and being seriously affordable, this method of transmission could also…

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Relax With These Five Smartphone Apps

If your phone is always buzzing with emails, texts and other forms of bother, you might be ready to toss it out the window. But hold it. There are lots of ways to use smartphone apps to lessen the stress in your life. Here are five of them. 1. Calm Calm focuses on meditation that helps you slow down. Customize your own blend of nature scenes and music to create an experience that works for you. If you’re on the go, you can limit that…

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Virtual Reality Arcades Becoming More Popular Across Canada

If you’ve never been one to call yourself a gamer, new VR (virtual reality) arcades that have started opening across Canada might change your mind. Unlike video games you play on your TV screen screen at home, these arcades take gaming to the next level — offering a virtual reality experience that would let you be a participant in the game itself, rather than just controlling a character. A VR arcade’s space doesn’t necessarily look like much from the outside, but once you put on your virtual…

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Facebook Releases Workplace To Connect Employees Everywhere

{{unknown}}By 2016, it’s clear that Facebook is ever-present — it’s becoming more and more rare to find someone who doesn’t have an account set up on the social media platform. Yet despite how inescapable Facebook is and its undeniable impact on our culture today, it’s still considered unprofessional and embarrassing  to be caught surfing Facebook in many workplaces. While many companies have used Facebook to their advantage — using the platform to market their products and services to millions of users — not every industry has…

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Enhance Your Next Presentation With A Canon Projector

If you work in any field that requires you to make a presentation, you will benefit from using a state-of-the-art projector. Whether you are a teacher, physician, or work in sales or marketing, your audience will appreciate information that is projected in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible — and take away that much more from your presentation. Those who make presentations often know that it is not always possible to present in a perfectly ideal space: the best presenters are the ones who can make…

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Texture Is Your New Home For Science And Tech Magazines

If you’re into science and technology, it may seem oxymoronic to get your news from print sources. The Internet is vast and has all the information you could ever want. But then that would discount the simple pleasures of sitting down and reading a magazine, which I’m sure even the most cyber inclined among us still have a fondness for. In this day and age, however, when carrying around hardcopies of magazines is cumbersome and pointless, there is a new way to merge the old…

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