LOS ANGELES -- It started like a Disney ride. Long lines, loud music. Microsoft's Halo 5 Experience booth looked like the entrance to a space station. A man in a white lab coat measured my eyes with a white box, writing the number on a tag around my neck. Microsoft HoloLens is a headset that specializes in augmented reality (AR), but it's here at an E3 show that's fallen in love with virtual reality. These are different technologies. How does HoloLens distinguish itself, and show what it can do best, to people who've never tried it before?I never used HoloLens before today, but I've used every type of virtual reality (VR): the Oculus Rift , HTC Vive , Project Morpheus , Google Cardboard , Gear VR . Virtual reality uses lenses to wrap an immersive extra-wide 3D experience around you, but it's also closed off to the real world. Augmented reality layers virtual things into the actual world, usually using markers, or cards, to trigger positioning. Microsoft called HoloLens "mixed … [Read more...] about HoloLens takes Halo and Minecraft worlds to another level
Forward business calls to cell phone
It's easy to forward calls from your landline to your cell phone. Paul Bradbury/Getty Images Do you need to be easily reachable by phone, but you're always on the run? Do you want people to reach you at your cell phone, but everyone has your landline number already? If so, you can consider forwarding calls from your landline to your cell phone. It's really not that complicated. Just follow these steps: Dial star-seven-two (*72) from your landline phone and wait for a dial tone.Press the 10-digit number of the cell phone where you'd like your calls to be forwarded to.Press the pound button (#) or wait for a response indicating that call forwarding has been activated. End the call [source: Slingshot].Repeat steps 1 through 3 if you're not sure if the process worked.If you want to stop forwarding your calls, simply dial star-seven-three (*73) from your landline telephone. Some phone carriers use different codes for forwarding and unforwarding calls. You can view a partial list here. … [Read more...] about How to Forward Calls from a Landline to a Cell Phone
Decades in the future, we'll look back on 2016 as the year humans finally began to transcend disease, or we'll remember it as the time we took the first terrible steps toward corrupting our own gene pool. Those are the two disparate futures we may be facing when you take to their logical conclusions arguments for and against using the controversial gene-editing tool known as Crispr/Cas9 on human embryos. Which future is more likely could depend on how we move forward. This landmark moment in the history of genetic engineering is reminiscent of the first successful splitting of an atom or Henry Ford's assembly line giving birth to an American automobile obsession, both for better and for worse. This week, the UK's Human Fertilization and Embryo Authority (HFEA) gave the first approval to use Crispr to permanently modify DNA in a human embryo. Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute led by Kathy Niakan will try to edit the DNA in donated embryos to better understand the … [Read more...] about Human gene editing is about to happen, but don’t freak out just yet
Why Your Smartphone Is Giving You Neck Wrinkles WSJNEWS The anti-aging industry is big business. People around the globe spend more than $261 billion per year on everything from eye creams and moisturizers to Botox and plastic surgery, just for the chance to retain a bit of that youthful glow. It turns out that those who want to look young can help cut down on worry lines and drooping jowls by simply putting down their smartphones. Researchers and dermatologists say heavy cell phone use is to blame for an increase in wrinkles and creases below the chin, a phenomenon that some have taken to calling “tech neck.” In the U.S., people spend about three hours per day on their cell phones. All that time hunched over looking down at emails, sending texts and surfing the web is causing our necks to sag and crease from constant folding. The result is a loosening of the jowls that could make some cell phone users look like aging turkeys. Researchers and dermatologists say heavy … [Read more...] about What the Heck is Tech Neck? How Millennials Could Be the Wrinkliest Generation
Answer a few important questions and your transition will be much smoother. See more real estate pictures. iStockphoto/Thinkstock Notifying others of your new address when you move will prevent you from becoming delinquent on your bills, let you enjoy your favorite magazines, keep you in touch with those you care about and bring some normality to your life amidst the relocation chaos. To make the change of address process a little easier, organization is key. It starts with asking a few questions. Who needs to know? Think of everyone you want and need to tell about your move. This list could be long, but the more comprehensive it is, the smoother your address change process will be. Get out your holiday card list to put together a personal roster of family and friends. You'll need a medical contact list, which would include your doctor, dentist and optometrist. Regular contacts and services, such as your child's school, housecleaning services and lawn care should be on the list. … [Read more...] about What’s the easiest way to change your address when you move?