Do You Always Need a Lawyer

Did you know that you can sue for personal injury and in fact get compensated for the damage? But the injury has to be as a result of someone else’s negligence. Funny enough, personal injury does not refer to physical injury, but also injury to someone’s emotions. The first step is usually to notify the person you intend to sue that you are about to file a claim against them (with the help of a Sacramento personal injury lawyer), and then let them know for what reason. At this point, it is important to also give them a detailed description of the nature of the injury that you sustained. You do not at this point have to know who was at fault, but notify whoever you think could be at fault.

Always remember that insurance companies are usually out to pay as little money in form of compensation as possible. So before you give all the intricate details to them, no matter how nice the person you are talking to, always first insist on letting them know who you are, and then seek to talk to an attorney dealing with personal injury. Continue reading “Do You Always

Lands End VR Game Announced By Monument Valley Creators


Monument Valley took iOS and Android devices by storm in 2014. The mobile title has racked up many accolades in a short period of time from GDC, BAFTA and Apple—among others. Now Ustwo is looking to follow up with a virtual reality title.

Land’s End will give fans of Monument Valley a similarly stimulating experience, but this time all around you. Like Valley, Land’s End will feature detailed environments using a visually pleasing aesthetic. There’s not much we can tell from the teaser trailer, but it appears Ustwo is sticking to their puzzle game roots. The game is slated for October 30.

Land’s End won’t serve as a sequel to Monument Valley—players can look to the Forgotten Shores expansion for that—but the new title is reminiscent of its predecessor. Engadget’s preview of Land’s End claims gameplay will be similar to old point-and-click adventure games. Much like figuring out the world of Monument Valley, players of Land’s End will run into a puzzle every so often—requiring they move blocks or connect the dots.

The number of virtual reality-first games will only rise as these devices become more and more ubiquitous. With

Power Ingestible Gadgets With Batteries You Can Eat


Today, implanted medical devices continuously monitor the body to give doctors and researchers more information than ever about the state of a patient’s disease and the effects of certain treatments. Engineers have also been making devices that a patient can swallow, which lets doctors and patients avoid risky surgical and other invasive procedures when able. Ideally, these devices would continuously monitor conditions inside the body or release drugs, and, once they’ve done their job, they would pass through the body without harming it. While some devices are on the market today, one of the biggest technological impediments to these devices is finding a non-toxic power source. The best solution might be to create a battery that uses the unique chemical environment inside the body to function and to construct the battery using metals that the body already needs, according to a review published today in Trends in Biotechnology by Christopher Bettinger, a researcher from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ingestible devices are often called semi-invasive–they travel inside the body and can collect much of the same data that implanted devices can, but don’t carry many of the same risks. The earliest

7 steps to implement new technology

Every business is different and their requirements vary greatly depending on the type of the business, irrespective of that, information technology is one impressive selection for each type of venture. For your business, you may opt to start with a technology and you may be successful in only two cases, either you are well-informed about the technology or you got fortunate with it. It is thereby advised to consult with adept information technology service providers; they would not only assist in selecting and installing the right technology, but also if there is not an existing solution for your business they may as well design felicitous software for your business needs. Below listed are the steps explaining how to start and proceed while going for with a new technology or custom developed software solutions?
1. Know the needs of your business.
You are the best person who knows about your business needs. Document all the requirements in detail, give a clear explanation of existing system, expected solutions, alternative approach to solve problems (if you are aware of any), weight and impact of the problems on your business. If you have this information handy, there would be a checklist that you may

Technology Helps Seniors Stay Connected and Engaged

For many of us it’s hard to imagine a world with no smartphones or laptops, no instant Internet access, no social media, no face-to-face Skype chats. Yet for many older Californians, these are still unfamiliar – and sometimes intimidating – technologies, and this can lead to social isolation, depression, and even worsen medical conditions.

“Technology is being absorbed into every facet of our lives, but many adults aged 65 and older still don’t even have email,” said Ellen Schmeding, San Diego County’s Aging and Independence Services director. “These people risk being isolated in terms of communications with family, friends — and even their own doctor.

An “age-friendly” community, as envisioned by AARP and the World Health Organization, “enables people of all ages to actively participate” in the life of that community; and that requires ensuring that older citizens are keeping pace with technological change, and that they have affordable and easy online access. In an age-friendly community, young adults who rely on smartphones to navigate the Internet can more easily search for jobs, information, and entertainment, while older adults can find new ways to stay vitally connected to the world around them.

The good news is that more and more people 65

Solar water splitting technology developed

Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules.

The technology, which is described online in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters, relies on a configuration of light-activated gold nanoparticles that harvest sunlight and transfer solar energy to highly excited electrons, which scientists sometimes refer to as “hot electrons.”

“Hot electrons have the potential to drive very useful chemical reactions, but they decay very rapidly, and people have struggled to harness their energy,” said lead researcher Isabell Thomann, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of chemistry and materials science and nanoengineering at Rice. “For example, most of the energy losses in today’s best photovoltaic solar panels are the result of hot electrons that cool within a few trillionths of a second and release their energy as wasted heat.”

Capturing these high-energy electrons before they cool could allow solar-energy providers to significantly increase their solar-to-electric power-conversion efficiencies and meet a national goal of reducing the cost of solar electricity.

In the light-activated nanoparticles studied by Thomann and colleagues at Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP), light is captured and converted into plasmons, waves

Jazz Playing Robots Will Explore Human-Computer Relations

Jazz-playing computers and robots could soon yield clues about how to help people collaborate with machines, researchers say.

The new project, called MUSICA (short for Musical Improvising Collaborative Agent), aims to develop a musical device that can improvise a jazz solo in response to human partners, just as real jazz musicians improvise alongside one another.

MUSICA is part of a new program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the U.S. military responsible for developing new technologies. The project is designed to explore new ways that people can interact with computers and robots. [Super-Intelligent Machines: 7 Robotic Futures]

“There is definitely a desire for more natural kinds of communications with computational systems as they grow in their ability to be intelligent,” Ben Grosser, an assistant professor of new media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told Live Science. “A lot of us are familiar with various methods of interacting with computers, such as text-based and touch-based interfaces, but language-based interfaces such as Siri or Google Now are extremely limited in their capabilities.”

Grosser and his colleague Kelland Thomas, an associate professor of music at the University of Arizona, are developing MUSICA to explore how people can communicate with one