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Top leading Virtual Reality (VR) headset in 2016

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Not Many know of this new technology, virtual Reality. It is just like simulating a different 3D reality, where you can relate with objects therein using dedicated screens and hand held devices
This technology has been around since 1994 with  Forte VFX1,  announced at CES in 1994 and Sony, another pioneer, released the Glasstron in 1997. Games, Movies, Car simulation, Flight Simulation and so much more have been improved lately because of this tech.
The VR technology is more like a Headset that is packed with 10 to 70 sensors. These sensors are used to calculate a read feedback from your body hence simulating in 3D on screen you alone will see.

Many virtual Reality Headset have emerged lately.

  1. Occulus Rift VR 
  2. HTC vive
  3. Sony Playstation VR
  4. Samsung Gear VR 
  5. Google Daydream View
  6. Microsoft Hololens
  7. Fove O
  8. Razer OSVR HDK 2


All these VR generally have similar features but varies in the number of sensors used to achieve realtime experience.
Like the HTC vive 


has up to 70 sensors offering you 360 degree head trackingIt aslo has a screen refersh rate of 90hz. NTC vive beats the rest with the Lighthouse room tracking, which enables you to move around with the Headset. Sensors are to be installed in your home to achieve that but you will get the best user experience.


Oculus Rift

is the headset that started the current hysteria. Developed by Palmer Luckey, funded via Kickstarter and bought up by Facebook for a sweet $2 billion dollar, the Rift plugs into your computer’s DVI and USB ports and tracks your head movements to provide 3D imagery on its stereo screens.

It boast of a 2160 x 1200 resolution working with 233MP and a 90hz refesh rate.

Sony Play station VR 


or PS VR you might prefer is quite a tech packed headset that has gone hard on game console, making it an ideal collarboration with your ps4.


Samsung Gear VR 


still holds the same design from the ancestors, but have much of an upgrade.

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Gone is the hugely annoying lens fog thanks to new vents and more space inside the headset.

Your user experience will rely on which samsung phone you have. It compactible wtih the latesta – Galaxy s7 s6, Note 7 and Note 5.

Google Daydream 

is the lightest in market, which is for now compactible with the Google pixel. But will soon be with samsung and HTC. Google Daydream is quite useful here cause you just have to place the Google Pixel phone in the front compartment.


Microsfot Hololens 

is a big time big heat for the VRs .Not a copycat of the big VR headsets, Microsoft HoloLens blends virtual and augmented reality to make one of the most ambitious launches ever planned – you can buy it now if you’re a dev (and you’ve got money to burn). The device merges real-world elements with virtual ‘holographic’ images, meaning you can look at your Minecraft world on your kitchen table, or walk around the surface of Mars in your living room or simulate your windows like you are inside it.


Fove 0 



differs from the likes of Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR because it offers interactive eye-tracking. Inside the headset is an infrared sensor that monitors the wearer’s eyes; offering both a new control method and an edge on its competitors when it comes to realism.


Razer’s OSVR 

isn’t a rival to the likes of Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and Samsung Gear VR. Instead, it’s intended to make life easier for developers to make applications for VR hardware, without technical (software and hardware) limitations getting in their way.

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TStv to Encrypt it’s Channels, roll out 62 Premium Entertainment Channels

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TStv has announced that all of it’s Television channels will be encrypted. This means that the channels on TSTV will no longer be Free-to-air (FTA). The service provider also announced that it will include 62 premium Entertainment channels in it’s collection.

TStv channels will be encrypted starting from 11:50 on November 27th. Also, the premium entertainment channels will be included to the service on 28th November. Prior to the update, viewers will have to pick up a TStv Jolly Decoder at a dealer outlet.

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Owners of the Sassy Decoder are advised to visit any nearest dealer to get the decoder fully activated.

TStv currently has over 50 plus channels which in addy is the 16 premium entertainment channels coming soon.

TStv Africa is a owned Nigerian innovative Pay TV Operator that offer Pay As You View (PAYV) subscription, pause subscription, complimentary internet service and video call.

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TStv sometime went out of the market due to the challenges the company faced even to the “Satellite Providers”. The good news is that they began full operation on 20th August after NigComSat offered them 5 units of 35.5MHz transponders through a collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and Nigcomsat.

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MTN APN Configuration That Works – Mobile and Modem

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MTN APN is what is required to enable internet connection on your phone. APN is an acronym for Access Point Name. Access Point Name is typically the name of the gateway connecting your internet enabled device to the web through an internet service provider, such as MTN.

Most often we run into the problem of missing APN configuration and can’t surf the web with our phone or modem. If you have your APN configured before now and you still cannot browse, make the listed below are in order.

  • Data subscription balance
  • Data monitor app threshold
  • Other phones of same network can browse. Your inability to browse could be a general problem from the service provider at the moment.
  • Network signal reception

In Nigeria you can fall into the hands of the wrong people, who will charge you high amount of money in the name of configuring your phone for browsing.

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To get the configuration pushed automatically to your phone by MTN.

Send as a text message “Settings” to 3888. Without quotes.

If the above method fails to get you APN configuration, you can fall back to configuring it yourself which always works.

For Mobile phones, navigate to “mobile network” in settings through more connections option, and you should see APN configuration option there.

Note: If your device works just fine, you are advised not to go further. But if for a reason you deleted the pre-installed APN configuration and you want to get it back. You’re welcome. The configurations work for 2G, 3G and 4G network type.

MTN APN

MTN APN

MTN APN settings for smartphones (iOS and Android)

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Note: For MTN 4G MiFi modems, the above configuration works for such devices.

 

MTN APN settings for modems (U.S.B stick modems)

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Access Point Name is unique to every service provider and can come pre-configured in SIM cards. When you slot in a new SIM card into a phone, it goes through it’s initiation to the service provider’s system. The service provider can then push necessary configurations to the device. Devices with MTN SIM card making an internet connection must be configured with an APN to present to MTN.

MTN will then examine this APN to determine what type of connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, etc. All of which is done in a second by a programmed system.

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#ReallyFreeData, Airtel is dashing free data weekly on Recharge Plus

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Airtel NG is currently giving out free 250mb data to its subscribers so long as you keep recharging your line. The good news is that you get 250Mb every week, once you meet your recharging target. All Airtel users are qualified for this promo and it gets even better because you can use the data to access any website and content.

 

You can do the recharging through your bank and still get the reward. In total you enjoy 1GB monthly for simply topping up your airtime. You can use the airtime for regular uses, such as making calls and sending text, even subscribing to a regular data plan.

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Speaking of the requirements to enjoy this offer, Airtel NG says you have to recharge your line consistently. Consistently in order to meet your weekly target.

How it Works:

  • To get started, you have to first recharge your Airtel line.
  • Check your weekly target by dialing *479# or check your recharge notifications.
  • Recharge to hit your target
  • Get rewarded with 250MB free.
  • Dial *123# or *140#. to check balance
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Hard to say:

The free data bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. You don’t get the reward twice a week, so no need beating the target twice. Airtel didn’t say how long the offer lasts, but it looks like one that its not going over yet. You can’t roll over any unused data. That is to say, once it expires, it’s gone, no renewals.

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