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Taking The Gear VR For A Test Drive
Taking The Gear VR For A Test Drive

For the past year, everyone online has been fascinated by VR. Virtual Reality, like the kind that we see in Anime and movies. Nobody I know has ever used a VR device, and that's mainly due to the fact that there aren't any real commercially viable options out there for regular people. Last year I bought the Oculus DK2 just to come to the realization that my 4-year-old laptop was not a gaming rig, and so it pretty much just looked like a PS2 game and 90% of the time crashed my computer. VR is tough apparently. People swear by this though. They assure you that it's pretty much like being there, wherever there may be at the time. Lucky for me, I just picked up a Galaxy S6 Edge to replace my aging LG G2 from a time long gone. And luckily again, Samsung has jumped on board the VR train and has come out with their own headset.

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Oculus Rift DK2 Unboxing and First Impressions
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Oculus Rift DK2 Unboxing and First Impressions

I've heard tons of people talk about the Oculus DK2 and praise it for its magnificence. I've never tried it personally, but I wondered what it was that they were seeing that was so jaw dropping. And why were so many damn people falling on their faces when trying the virtual roller coasters. These questions needed answers. So I picked up the Google Cardboard to test out the waters. Although no where near the level of the Oculus, it gave me an idea of what I could expect. Shortly after that I decided to bite the bullet and pick one up. The Oculus site estimated about 1-2 weeks for shipping and they were right on it. I got the shipping notification about 7 days in, and it shipped 1 more day after that. Living close to Oculus HQ, it was set to arrive the next day. And it was a Friday! Awesome way to start the weekend, or so I thought.

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First Time Impressions Of The Google Cardboard
First Time Impressions Of The Google Cardboard

During Google I/O last year (2014) Google handed out a mysterious piece of cardboard to all attendees. It was both a joke and an amazing accomplishment at once. Not everyone can spend 350$ for an Oculus Rift or even more for the latest competitors in the mix. But everyone..has access to cardboard and most people nowadays have access to a smartphone. Google's "Cardboard" was a VR headmount that would accommodate pretty much any smartphone, and more importantly, it could be built out of cheap parts that anyone could find and assemble. Google offers the Cardboard's blueprints for free here and a list of the parts you'll need as well. Most things can be found on Amazon for a few bucks.

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creating your own it crowd
creating your own it crowd

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” Thus goes the punchline of one of Britain’s most entertaining and often surreal sitcoms of the 21st century, The IT Crowd. But while the zany antics of Moss, Roy and Jen may belong squarely in the realm of fiction (and rarely have much, if anything at all to do with IT) they do capture what it’s like to work in IT support in broad terms every now and then. There’s a whole lot more to IT support than asking people if they’ve tried rebooting their thin client (although you will likely do it at least once). If you have entrepreneurial ambitions you may come straight out the gate wanting to start your own IT crowd, delivering bespoke IT and communications systems to small businesses and making the world a better place one query at a time.

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3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 Ways To Start A Freelance Career With Programming

Want to make money with your programming skills but don’t want to work for someone else? There are many ways in which you can go freelance as a programmer and be your own boss. Here are just three options to consider.

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minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
Minigame: Adding Interactivity To A New Website

Being able to keep your users hooked on your site for as long as possible is very important in modern business. The more they shop around your website, the more likely they will be to spend money, but achieve this goal can feel impossible. One of the best ways to do it is through interactivity. By providing a user with a game to play on your website, you will keep their attention for a long time. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the process of building your own web-based game.

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tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
Tips On Making Your Work Set-Up More Ergonomic

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will have heard about the term ‘ergonomics’ in regards to our work and office set-ups. This is all about designing a workspace so that it suits you and the tasks you are carrying out, benefiting your health in the process. With that being said, read on to discover some useful tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic.

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the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru
the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru

If there is one thing that is worth understanding in more detail which is going to help you out in a big way in the future, it is finances. Unfortunately, many people simply don’t put in the required amount of effort to understand issues like investing, debt, savings etc.

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break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
Break A Leg: How To Get Started In The Healthcare Sector

Year after year, thousands of students graduate medical school one goal: become a doctor. Grad school is one element of the role, and the rest is yet to come. Are you ready for blood, guts and tears? You better be or else your career is going to circle the drain quite quickly.

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Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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