PlayStation VR is arriving October 13th, priced at $399 — TechCrunch

I mean, I’m as excited about The Last Guardian as the next unwashed blogger, but you didn’t really think we were going to get out of tonight’s pre-E3 Sony press conference without a little hardware news, did you? And it’s 2016, after all, so it’s time for Sony to join the Oculus Rifts and HTC…

via PlayStation VR is arriving October 13th, priced at $399 — TechCrunch

The Future of gaming looks amazing with Virtual Reality games for consoles right around the corner. I can’t imagine playing Call of Duty or Battlefield with VR. I played around with the Oculus Rift this past Winter and I think it is fantastic. Check out Sony’s Playstation VR this Fall.

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What are Modular smartphones?


Google Ara and Modules

Modular smart phones take the idea of “smartphones” and allows you to physically customize your phone in ways you never could before. The phone itself should still contain a CPU, GPU, Memory, etc. — basically everything required to function. The Modular aspect comes in because it allows you to customize some aspects of the phone via hardware “modules”. We can already customize our Android OS to suit our needs, now we need to be able to customize the hardware as well. Some may prefer dual speakers on their phone, whereas others would only want 1 speaker, but a higher quality camera.

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Microsoft Access – Fix File import Truncation error

If you attempt to import a table to Access from a file and get the “ImportErrors” table/report created (see image below), you know your table did not import correctly.  

Let me briefly tell you why I got the error:
I tried to import a .dat file and convert it to an Access table. While importing, Access noticed that it was unable to import some of the fields due to an error, and notified us which fields we need to fix in an “ImportErrors” table/report (as shown below). Open the newly created table to see what the errors are with the import:

 


Import error table

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Love the Start button? Now added to RT devices.

I have had the Microsoft Surface RT since it first released, back in 2012, as it was given to me as a Christmas present.  I was very disappointed when I found out that it utilizes an ARM processor and cannot run all the usual Windows applications.  Only apps that will work on the RT are from the Windows Store (unless it’s jailbroken, but I didn’t want to do that — not worth it for a few extra applications).  Even still, I have used the Surface more then I initially expected — It comes pre-installed with the basic MS Office applications (Excel, Word, OneNote, etc.) right out of the box — so it was good for note-taking.  If I needed to use any actual Windows Software to perform a task (Photoshop, etc.), I can just Remote desktop into my PC using the RDP app for the Surface RT.  I used my Surface more in college than my laptop because of the size–it was easier to carry around.

One major issue I had with the Surface RT was the Windows 8 start button behavior.  Push the Start button and you get the following screen:

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Microsoft’s new “Start Screen” for Windows 8

I hated clicking the Start button and getting the above screen.  “What happened to the original Start button Windows is so well known for?”  This is one of the reasons I never upgraded any Windows 7 desktop/laptop to Windows 8.

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Adding applications to "Send to" menu - Windows

Send To

When you right-click a file, a context menu pops up for that file. The “Send to” option in the menu allows you to send the file to printer, or open with another program you don’t normally use. All you have to do is add the program to the “Send to” option in the menu. There are already some programs that appear in the default send to menu, however most of the time the application you want isn’t there. Below, I am going to show you how to add items to the right-click send to menu.

To remove or add your own items (shortcuts) easily, simply navigate to the following directory to find all ‘Send To’ items:

C:Users\[YourUsername]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Navigating to this directory can be a headache for some. The quicker way to access the ‘Send To’ directory is:

  1. Hit [WIN]+R keys – this should launch Windows Run
  2. Type “shell:sendto” in Search/Windows Run without the quotes and hit [Enter

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