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Evolution of the one-armed bandit

one armed bandit 

If there is one form of a game that has lasted through the ages it has to be the slot machine. Going through three phases we’ve had the Mechanical era of slots, Electromechanical, then, of course, the Computer era which we see in online casinos such as Casinocruise.com.

With the Mechanical era being birthed through the birth of the slots in 1895, Charles Fey invented the first machine which had the name of Liberty Bell. Keen minds will, of course, think of the bells we often see in slot machines and see a connection there, and they would be correct.

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The rise of female gamers

female gamers

If you look at gaming over the last few years, it is safe to say that it has had some controversies. One of these can be said to be the rise of the female gamer. What is so controversial about it? The fact that it is even questionable that women play games, of course, they do.

This problem with gaming stems from the stereotype that gamers are anti-social teenage boys living in their parent’s basement, which again is just another thing to put gamers down. The truth is, yes the gaming community has a skewed focus on games that would generally be seen as more male dominated games, but just take a look at the Internet to see who are playing them.

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How to improve your online gaming experience with VPNs

 

 

online gaming experience with VPNs

Online gaming now makes up for the bulk of the console and PC gaming market. Gone are the days when a single player story mode would provide total satisfaction for an avid gamer – now it’s all about massively multiplayer online opportunities – but how can the online experience be improved beyond the games themselves?

The console and games designers have added numerous features to their offerings to improve the online experience including player chat via headsets and a competitive element based on gamer scores and statistics, but these peripheral features aren’t enough to keep the online gaming market afloat – there must be something more?

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Fancy yourself as a chat host or an avatar manager? Welcome to Job 2.0

live chat in games

In this ever-advancing digital age in which businesses and people exist online in greater numbers by the year, there are new jobs constantly cropping up in places that nobody had previously expected. Google led to search engine optimization companies coming about, and Facebook opened up thousands of moderator positions. There are help desk operators at online casinos, hotel reviewers at sites like Agoda, software development engineers at Amazon – the list of digital jobs goes on. People in the past have become extremely wealthy from getting into new digital businesses early on. So what could be next? Here’s a look at some of the jobs that could be huge in the near future.

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UrbanClap versus Zimmber: Which one to choose for home services?

UrbanClap versus Zimmber

Names like UrbanClap and Zimmber have become quite common these days with every other acquaintance booking different services through these mobile marketplace like apps. From dry cleaners, plumbers, carpenters, wedding photographers to salon at home, every service is available at a touch. But how exactly do these mobile marketplaces work? Well, the process of hiring service providers through a digital platform is quite easy and can be managed with just a few clicks.

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Indian 10th grader builds landmine-detecting drone, bags Rs. 50m in funding

landmine detecting drone Harshwardhan Zala

At 14 years of age, most students don’t even think about national security. Harshwardhan Zala however is different. The 10th grader from Sarvoday Vidhyamandir in Bapunagar, Gujarat, India has developed prototype of a landmine-detecting drone for war areas. Even better, the young innovator has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Rs. 5 crore with the Gujarat state government. The deal, in order to facilitate development of drones for detecting landmines in war zones, has been signed with the Department of Science and Technology in Gujarat. Read More…

The most sought after types of online casino games

Online casino games

It is estimated that online casinos pull in a whopping $278 billion dollars of profit each year and will continue to grow into the near future. Even without offering virtual poker games in 2016, New Jersey casino Golden Nugget pulled in over 54 million from online bets in just one month. That’s a ton of money for casinos, and it speaks to the rise in popularity of internet gambling sites with online players. Part of what makes online casinos so attractive and fun to visit are the games, which feature increasingly creative themes, great payouts, and play that makes you feel like you’re in a live game. Read More…

Elderly will ditch canes and walkers for Superflex’s robotic-powered suit

Aurora Powered Suit

There are many drawbacks of growing in age, one of them is the difficulty to carry out activities of daily living. In collaboration with industrial designer Yves Behar’s studio FuseProject, Superflex has designed powered-clothing to enhance day-to-day experience for the aging population. Dubbed Aurora Powered Suit, the powered undergarment is aimed at helping the elderly with mobility challenges posed by age and illness. Read More…

Heartbeat-powered, Swiss watch-style device will power pacemakers of tomorrow

 

watch like pacemaker battery

On the tune of automatic watches that harvest power from movement of the wrist, researchers have developed a wristwatch-style device, which will power pacemakers by drawing power from the heart itself. The smartwatch-style device is created by two researchers – Andreas Haeberlin and Adrian Zurbuchen from the University of Bern and Michigan respectively. Read More…

Two Indian chemists invent groundbreaking CO2 capture and utilisation method

Tuticorin chemical plant

Tuticorin Alkali Chemical plant in Indian State of Tamil Nadu has become world’s first to feature a new method to capture carbon emission and convert it into baking soda and other useful compounds. Two Indian chemists from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur invented a chemical that can strip the CO2 to facilitate filtering and conversion into useful compounds including those used in glass manufacturing, sweeteners, detergents and paper products. While the carbon capture concept isn’t new and is being explored by scientists around the globe, the Indian method is practical, affordable at small-scale industrial models, and is brings down overall operational cost as well. Read More…

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