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How MOBAs Are Luring Hardcore PC and Console Gamers Into the Mobile Gaming Sphere

There has long been the perception that mobile games are just not as good or as ‘serious’ as the games we play on consoles and PCs. Perhaps it is because of all those social media games like Farmville, or the ‘4 Pictures, 1 Word’ style puzzle games your aunts like to play, but mobile gaming has a really bad rap among hardcore gamers.  However, there are a few genres in the mobile gaming market that have helped more established gamers begin to enjoy the mobile platforms and look forward to their ‘dead time’ out and about, for instance commuting, so they get some free time to play them. Of these, MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arenas) are probably the most popular.

Here are some of the qualities a good MOBA, like Arena of Valor, a popular game you can find out about at https://mobilegamerhub.com/arena-of-valor/, have included to make serious gamers pay attention:

Rich Character Builds

MOBAs are not unique to mobile devices, and have been played on PCs online for years. They are now becoming a big deal on mobile, partly because the technology is starting to allow equally fun and interesting gameplay, even with the unusual control systems that have to be created for touch screen devices. However, one of the most appealing things about this style of game has always been the diversity and richness of the character builds a player can create. Choosing from interesting classes that have a role in a group or are well equipped for one on one combat is interesting and fun, and allows players to build up their roster of playable characters much as they would in PC or console games of this nature.

Great Social Features

When you play on console or PC, you do of course have chat options within the game you are playing if you are enjoying an online gaming experience. However, these do tend to be even better on mobile games, as they are built around being used on communication devices. Whether you play mainly with people you know or strangers the games match you to, communication and social features tend to be exceptional on the big name mobile MOBAs.

Good Bragging Rights

Almost anything you can play online has visible achievements and stats, and league tables you can use to see how you compare to other players. However, this is also an area where mobile gaming really excels, due to the large community and the ease of incorporating things like gamer stats and worldwide performance tables into your interface. If you enjoy playing for glory or to beat other players, it is rarely more satisfying than on mobile MOBA style games.

While mobile gaming is a long way off of being able to replace PC or console gaming in the hearts of serious gamers, games like MOBAs have really made it a lot more enticing, and perhaps won a lot of us over when we aren’t at home.

Top 10 Strategies to Win Cash in Online Rummy

It’s late, there’s nothing to do, and you’re starting to feel a little stir-crazy. To pass the time, you decide to brush up on your knowledge of Rummy Rules and strategies. You go on to spend the night playing 13 card Rummy and winning tons of cash prizes! Rummy is famous for a simplicity and quickness of play that makes it accessible to even the biggest novice. Although it isn’t as complex as some other card games, there are still many tried and true tips and tricks you can learn to guarantee a win!

Here are the top 10 strategies that any Rummy player can use to bump up their winnings:

Pure Sequences Are Your Best Friends

Like anything else in life, first things first. It’s imperative that a player first try to make a pure sequence as soon as possible. A pure sequence consists of 3 or more consecutive cards of same suit (i.e., 8, 7, 6 of hearts) with no Jokers in the mix. You’ll thank yourself for this foresight when your opponent declares a game unexpectedly!

Pure Sequences Are Your Best Friends, But Jokers Are Your Buddies

If you followed our tip above about pure sequences, you’re in the right position to create a second or third sequence using our buddy, the Joker. Jokers are excellent to use in sequences that utilize high point cards. How you use your Joker is up to you, but keep in mind that when it comes to an opponent declaring the game, they’re great for reducing your points and losses.

Watch Your Opponent Like a Hawk

It’s easy to get caught up in your own strategies, but what about your those of your opponents? What cards are being discarded, which ones are being kept? Any Rummy player worth their weight will tell you that keeping a watchful eye on the cards their opponents pick and discard is an absolute must.

Go Fishing

Rummy is a game of strategy, so keeping some tricks up your sleeve is not only highly recommended, it’s necessary. Fishing (as it is called in Rummy) is the process of tricking your opponent into discarding the cards you need. One way you can do this is by discarding a card that is close to the number you need (example: you have three 6s and one 5, dropping the 5), making your opponent think it is ok to lose a 6 if they so happen to have one.

Alternate Colors to Reduce Confusion

Keeping your cards in an alternating color pattern will do wonders in reducing confusion and frustration during a game. There is no worse feeling than accidently discarding the wrong card because you didn’t take the time to alternate your hand! This is a simple yet vital tip.

Shake It Up

So, you’ve arranged your cards in an alternating pattern. Great…but that isn’t enough! Becoming complacent and leaving your cards in the same order the whole game could leave you holding a winning hand without even knowing it. Be smart, remember to constantly move your cards around and maximize your chances at winning cash prizes.

 Middle Cards Offer a Ton of Opportunity

Middle cards offer the greatest room for card combinations. Consider how much better it is to have a 5 in your hand than an Ace. You can combine a 5 with a 3, 4 or 4, 6 or 6, 7, 8 but an Ace only with a 2, 3. With that being said…

Drop High Point Cards Like They’re Hot!

More is not always better, especially when it comes to high point cards! If you don’t have a good sequence to play NOW, kick them to the curb! Hanging on to cards like Aces, Kings, Queens or Jacks only increases your possible points burden. This ends up doing more harm than good should an opponent declare the game before you.

Dropping the Game is A-OK

The truth is that there are just some hands that aren’t worth the trouble. When things look bleak, either from a bad card combination or lack of Jokers, swallowing your pride and dropping the game is your best course of action. The hit you take from dropping a game will be nowhere as severe as losing with a terrible hand.

Reduce Your Points, Increase Your Wins 

As you know, scores in Rummy are entirely based on points. The player with the highest hand at the end is the biggest loser. So, working to reduce your points throughout the game is a must. Again – make sure you have kicked cards like Aces, Kings, Queens, and Jacks to the curb before an opponent gets the chance to declare the game!

Is this the future all those old Sci-Fi films hyped us up for? Maybe we don’t have robotic maids yet, but we do have the ability to instantly join in on our favorite card game online with someone half way around the world at any hour. With the strategies you just read, you are guaranteed to not only have a great time, but to also win tons of cash prizes. The future is now and it’s highly entertaining!

3 Things Stranger Things Gets Right

Stranger Things premiered on Netflix in 2016, and it was praised almost instantly by critics, regular audiences, and celebrities the world over. The second season is set to premier at the end of October 2017, as we lead up to that I wanted to explore at least 3 (there are many more) of the reasons that Stranger Things is one of the best shows on TV in recent years.

1. Nostalgia 101

It would take us ages to get into all the details of the call-backs and nostalgia that stems from this series. From many of Stephen King’s literary works, to Alien, The Goonies, Carrie, The Evil Dead, Firestarer, and so much more; Stranger Things really appears to have been the first step in a major push towards 80’s nostalgia.

It’s true that JJ Abrams captured some of this with his film Super 8, but that movie wasn’t praised as much, likely because it was just kind of average in execution. Fast forward to 2018, and we’ve got a Steven Spielberg-directed Ready Player One live adaptation on the horizon, and you can’t help but wonder if the mainstream hype for that film (outside of the book and Spielberg fandom) has a lot to do with the success of Stranger Things last year. As a self-proclaimed geek, I can’t say that I’m complaining one bit!

2. Horror and Sci-fi

By calling back to all these amazing works of art, whether they are films, books, games or music, means that Stranger Things becomes a mixture of a bunch of really interesting themes and ideas all at once. So it makes sense that you get elements of drama, some comedy, and adventure as well.

But the parts that the series really gets right relate mostly to science fiction and horror. Whether it’s the tension that’s created by this monster lurking in the shadows for most of the series, or the way the Upside Down was depicted, like a mix between the Labyrinth in Pan’s Labyrinth, and a xenomorph next on some lost planet or spaceship, the series always seems to strike such a delicate balance between sci-fi and horror, and that should be enough to get you hyped on its own.

3. That Intro

Ask anyone what the coolest thing about Stranger Things is (aside from the awesome telekinetic kid), and most people will talk about the synth-heavy intro that luxuriates in the glowing red font. What makes it so captivating?

Whether it’s the super music, or the way the font of the Stranger Things title is designed to call back to titles from many of Stephen King’s novels; overall this font says so much about what to expect from the show. And once we start to get to know the characters, and explore the world, we can see that it takes so much more than the font titles from Stephen King’s literary works.

As a side note, isn’t it crazy that Finn Wolfhard is in Stranger Things (strongly inspired by Stephen king’s works) and he will be staring in the upcoming 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. This kid is living the dream huh!

What was your favourite thing about Stranger Things? This post is compliments of BTG Lifestyle, a Movie Blog by a bunch of geeks who eat, sleep and breathe film all day! Feel free to share your love of Stranger Things, and film and TV in general with us by dropping a comment, or on Twitter & Facebook.

Games For The Month of August


The Month of August 2017 has been packed with new awesome game releases.  Let’s do a rundown on some of the cool games released so far. These games include Cities: Skylines and Night trap 25th Anniversary Edition

Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is an adventurous game for players with the desire to build their own dream city. Players start from a stage of city planning, urban zoning, road construction, city management, infrastructure development and transportation. Cities: Skylines game challenge is based on the ability to maintain or govern the player’s city.  Players work towards managing city factors like waste management, employment, health, traffic, basic sanitation, city pollution levels and budgets. The player begins by surveying and plotting the area where the city is going to be built on.

The player then add roads, schools, police stations, fire fighters departments, hospitals, power, water, sewerage residential and commercial areas. Different transport systems are constructed to manage city traffic flow. For instance, roads differ in width depending with area; freeways are wide to cater for large traffic volumes. The player is required to manage all the factors to score points. This game demands high levels of skill and strategy. It is just like an online casino real money game but without the real jackpots. Cities: Skylines runs on different platforms such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

Night Trap


Night trap 25th Anniversary edition is a fascinating action horror game that many players will fall in love with. The first Night Trap game was released in 1992, the game developers are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a new game. Night Trap is about a member of a Sega Control Attack Team (player) and the rescue of five young girls. These girls are spending their weekend at an estate and the house is invaded by vampires. The player’s mission is to monitor using hidden cameras and catch these vampires by setting traps. If the player fails to catch them, the young girls are killed. Night Trap is supported on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Canada’s Best Mobile Casinos at Your Fingertips

The future of online gambling is here and Canada has spared no time optimizing it. Players are no longer restricted to in-person or PC gaming – Canada’s mobile casinos now cater to on-the-go gamers. Casual and avid players alike can easily access top-rated slots and casino games from the comfort of their mobile device. Games are available through browsers for instant play or through app download. Since these games are made specifically for mobile, any of your preferred devices are optimal. iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry – any smartphone or tablet will do the trick! The choice is all yours when it comes to how you would like to enjoy your mobile gaming experience.

Gaming options are what most players look for, and Canada’s biggest and best mobile casinos do not disappoint. There is something for every taste and style; players won’t have to spend too much time browsing thanks to handy reviews and game guides. Mobile slots are not the only type of gaming available, players also have the option of a wide variety of table and casino games. Options includes everything from real money and fruit slots to live dealer games like baccarat and mobile blackjack. For those interested in bonuses and promotions, Canadian mobile casinos have you covered there, too!

Of course, security is just as important as variety and accessibility. Those who like to play for real money naturally have security as a top concern. Top-rated Canadian mobile casinos protect personal and financial details with state of the art encryption software for the best and safest gaming experience possible. Peace of mind with deposits, credit card casino payments, debit card payments and web-wallet payments is a guarantee.

The days of in-person casino gaming may soon be behind us as mobile casino games continue to flourish. There is something for everyone and no restrictions to when and where you play. Canada’s best mobile casino games are now just a few taps away, anywhere and anytime!

Play for cash or play for fun: Rummy Card Game Online

The way we live our lives these days is a strong indication that there would be times when we would be our company and our social life would be limited to ourselves. If we look back and recall the days when we were kid’s entertainment and social life had a different meaning altogether. Almost on every festival and occasion the entire family and extended family and friends used to get together at one place and used to celebrate, enjoy and smile. However today it is a rare thing as we all are too busy with our hectic lifestyle which leaves no room for such to get together. Our social life is very much limited to stay in touch with each other using technology. Even our entertainment is limited to use of our smart gadgets including PC and smart phone. Online gaming has been a blessing in disguise for many and this is the reason we strongly rely on this as and when we need a dose of relaxation and to boost our spirits. Out of everything one thing which has not changed yet is still the love for card games in our country. This is something which was there is now and would be as well in future and yes the only thing that might have changed with technology is that now we can easily play our favourite card game online using our smart phone or laptop.

Rummy card game online is easily available on multiple gaming websites and it certainly needs not much of introduction as we all are pretty much familiar with card games. Card games are always taken seriously in our society so be it playing for fun or for real cash it involves some intelligent calculation, decision making, and great analytical skills.

Though card games have always been popular in our country and were the best form of entertainment as well as a medium to bring people together. But in current times with its online version, it is convenient and players tend to play it online and sharpen their gaming skills. Rather expert rummy players play rummy for cash and this has made it more popular than anything else. There are people who have expertise in this game and they have practiced and played this game for years and no they play online rummy for cash as now this is their main source of income.

The online rummy game offers you complete privacy and freedom to enjoy your game anytime anywhere if you are online and with Smart phones it is more than easy to play this interesting card game. A majority of the gaming websites have introduced their mobile compatible versions which allow people to play this exciting game of rummy on Android and iOS platforms and win big. If you wish to try your luck playing online rummy all you need is to register on a gaming website and start playing online rummy for fun or for cash.

The Future of Remote Gambling

The casino gambling industry has seen better days, but the remote gambling industry is going from strength to the strength. There was a short time when it looked bad as millennials weren’t embracing online gambling, but it looks like those days are over. Younger people are opening up their favourite online casino sites once again and the future of remote gambling has never looked brighter. Here’s a look at what we can expect.

Bitcoin Gambling

One of the reasons that young people are embracing remote gambling again is that they were concerned about their security and staying anonymous. The industry responded with bitcoin casino sites. Some people are also using proxies to protect their identity. “What is bitcoin gambling?” we hear you ask. To put it simply, a bitcoin casino online allows you to make deposits and play using the anonymous digital currency bitcoin. There are also casino sites that allow you to use other cryptocurrencies such as litecoin. It’s expected that more and more online gamblers will take advantage of the cryptocurrency as it continues to rise in popularity. Anonymous gambling is definitely on the rise.

Skill-Based Gambling

Online slots may be the current kings of the digital gambling world, but this could be about to change. There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that young players prefer playing skill-based games such as poker and blackjack. This is something that has been seen even in land-based casinos. Young people are looking to play games that they have to actively participate in, and slots don’t give them that power. Poker also allows them to socialize and be competitive with others. Perhaps we’re returning to the days when four friends would gather around a table and have a poker night. Only time will tell. Of course, it would be a group of friends gathering around a virtual table rather than a real one, but the sentiment is still there.

More Creative Casino Games

The future of remote gambling is a creative one. Millennials created disruptive technologies such as social media. They need to have novel experiences, and so game developers will need to keep innovating. Unfortunately, innovation really slowed down in the online gambling industry. The good news for young and old gamblers alike is that game developers have noticed the lack of innovation and are making it one of their primary focuses for the future. The result is that we’ll see more creative casino games. These games will be more fun for everyone involved. Some industry experts feel that industry regulations are one of the reasons for this lack of creativity, but they feel developments in the industry will be able to counteract this and lead to an injection of innovation and creativity.

 Video Game Gambling

One change to the industry that many are predicting is that online casino games could soon be closer to video games than what we currently consider traditional gambling experiences. These games will be more skill-based of course, and will be very interactive. The framework is already there. What the industry does with it remains to be seen, but it should certainly be fun.

A Youth-Focused Gambling Industry

The online casino industry is focusing on younger customers. Even though the average age of online gamblers is still around 40 years old, the number is progressively getting younger and younger. There’s no denying that the youth are starting to take over. However, this doesn’t need to be a bad thing. They are bringing a wealth of innovation and creativity with them. If you’re an older gambler who’s ever felt that the industry needed a shake-up, you’re sure to love the future of remote gambling!

Playing Online Bingo Games

Until recently, it was not possible to play free online bingo games, but not anymore, since the popularity and interest surrounding online games has increased. Because of this, many top bingo operators jumped on the band Wagon of offering all sorts of games to attract players. As hundreds of online sites have evolved and in size and popularity, online providers are luring fans with free online bingo games and their numbers of players are increased tremendously. All players can access the internet and easily find a free game.

There are several ways to play online for free. A common way to play online bingo games is with a bonus as a welcome incentive. Most online bingo sites offer a free welcome bonus , which is used to get a player interested in joining. This bonus can be in the form of free cards or free spins to try the site.

Some online sites offer free bingo rooms and free cards designated for real money which players can withdraw. Some websites run online bingo in special rooms on certain days at certain times, they also offer real money gains. This is a great way for players to get bingo free without spending any of your own money. This option is mostly available to depositing players.

Some sites even offer free exclusive access to loyal players who bet on a particular month’s room. This means that the number of players for this game is not so high, which increases your chances of winning. This is really a fantastic way to be reward loyal players.

In addition, although some sites don’t give free games, they offer games for a penny, which is virtually free games. You could buy 100 cards for a dollar!

Many online game stores download games for free, which allows users to play online bingo games on the go. Users can participate free in these bingo games before they deposit to play for real money. These games are usually not for the cash winnings. If you and I play free online bingo games, our main aim for playing the game is to have fun – and win! For most people, the chance to hit a bingo jackpots is what all the fun is about. Make sure that they offer loyalty points, special bonuses and promotions and that they are clearly shown on the site. Take all these factors into account as they all carry the chance to win money in your pocket. If you want to make money safely, play the progressive games as they offer you the chance to win big. The amount of money in progressive games can be life changing.

So you need to go and visit each websites to make sure they have the kind of games that you want to play. The key to finding a place to play bingo games online is to do your research and read reviews. It is best to visit a site which will provide you with a variety of free online bingo games, penny games as well as progressive games so you can stay within your budget.

Why slots are so much fun

Whether in a real casino or online, it is the sheer thrill of playing that makes slots machines as popular as they are. Playing slots requires no thinking on the part of the player and is a very relaxing way to pass time – and to win money in the process. Here are a couple of reasons why slots are so much fun to play.

Variety

By far the biggest reason for the popularity of online slots is the incredible variety of games that are now available. Unlike the slots in a physical casino, there are no limits to the type of slots games online, with an endless supply of unique themes and variations from which to choose. Exploring these is fun and easy, especially with the help of online slots games reviews which point you in the direction of those that offer the best jackpots.

Your local casino or games store will only offer a limited selection of slots to play, which may not be to your taste. As online slots vary tremendously, you can easily find a game that suits your interests and skills. Each game offers different odds, so try ones from different companies until you find a few that fit your appetite.

Easy and relaxing to play

Both physical slots machines and their online versions have one very appealing factor: they do not require a huge amount of mental strain and are therefore easy to use, which is a fantastic way to disconnect from the anxiety and stress of everyday life. People play slots because they are so relaxing and have a high excitement and entertainment factor for little cash outlay.

Small stake, big payout

Slots games offered by real world and online casinos give you the opportunity to win large sums by playing with very little money. There are no time restrictions or closing hours when it comes to online slots, so you can continue to try your luck with small bets until you strike the jackpot and win a significant sum of money.

Available 24/7

You can play online slots around the clock from anywhere in the world, which is a big reason for their increasing popularity. There is no need to travel to a physical casino anymore – you can simply open your laptop or launch an app on your cell phone to enjoy the latest games. So, whether you are excitingly looking for your next big win or simply looking for something to do to fill some free time, you could be playing an online slots game within seconds of making that decision.

The around the clock availability and sheer number of different games has made online slots more popular than traditional slots hosted in casinos or games rooms. In fact, it could be argued that online slots have given a new lease of life to an old pastime, making an already popular way of relaxing and having fun even more attractive.

Guide To No Deposit Online Casino Bonus Offers

No deposit bonuses are among the most popular offers which any casino can provide. They are intended to attract novice players and introduce them to the game selection which the online casino has in stock. The no deposit bonus takes care of this without asking for any money from the players.

With a constant flow of new player accounts on the casino website, it’s important to keep everyone informed about every detail in order to help them make the most out of it.

How to Claim a No Deposit Online Casino Bonus

Since it’s for new players, you are expected to register at the online casino in order to claim the no deposit bonus. Most claims come in the form of bonus codes which need to be inserted in a specifically marked box before the final step of the sign up process. All you will need to provide is an email address.

The value of a no deposit bonus mainly depends on the casino that you have chosen. Still, you should pay greater attention to the terms and conditions attached to it rather than the amount of free money you’re going to get. Most of the time it is better to play at Lady Lucks Casino for an average bonus with realistic withdrawal requirements than to seek the highest-paying bonus that is bound to cause you additional trouble.

Types of No Deposit Bonus Offers

Although it’s mostly about the free money, you can choose from several forms when claiming them.

No Deposit Free-Cash Bonus – This is the main type of bonus which simply offers a certain amount of money ranging from a low $5 up to $50 and above. You need to be extremely careful in such cases if you don’t want to spend some of your money just to get the “free bonus”.

Free Spins – Spins are also fairly common among no deposit bonuses. They have less cash out demands in order to account for some of the limits they impose. Most casinos offer these bonuses with a list of available games where you can use your free spins.

Timed Bonuses – This bonus may be last on our list, but it is certainly not the least. Timed bonuses usually offer large sums of free money, going over a thousand at times. The only catch is to try and play as much as you can for a limited period of time. These bonuses are no less demanding and either impose certain wagering and withdrawing requirements or simply want you to pay back the free bet money you managed to spend.

Tips on No Deposit Online Casino Bonuses

The first tip is the same for all online casino players – find a reliable online casino! There’s no other chance for you to truly win. Reading the conditions and keeping to them is the next thing to do. Having a solid strategy will give you more control over yours and the casino’s demands. The best players know when to push and retire.

5 reasons why people prefer gambling online to in person


Data from the UK Gambling Commission shows that online gaming is the largest sub-sector within the country’s gambling industry. This comes as no surprise to those of us who have long understood the many benefits of online vs. ‘real’ casinos. Here are just 5 reasons why people prefer gambling online…

Play whenever and wherever you want

Sites like playcasino.com are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – come rain or shine, hell or high water. So whenever the mood takes you, grab your smartphone, or sit down at your computer and starting playing the game of your choice. There’s no dress code, you can smoke as much as you want, and you don’t have to travel or pay for parking.

You can make more money online

Online casinos offer higher pay-out percentages than their brick-and-mortar counterparts. This is largely because they have lower overheads and can therefore offer bigger jackpots, and an array of sign-up and in-game bonuses. Online casinos also offer progressive jackpots. This allows you to play on different games at the same time in order to multiply your winnings.

By contrast, land-based casinos have to recover money they spend on everything from utility bills, to in-house entertainment, free buffets, and staff wages. These expenses usually translate to lower pay outs for the punter.

More ways to make money

The wide range of games on offer online gives you an almost endless list of ways to make money – and you’ll never get bored! Almost every type of slot game you can imagine is available in just a few clicks of your mouse. With this in mind, you can choose the games which best suit the way you like to play. Each game’s themes, graphics and sounds all add to the fun.

The aforementioned Gambling Commission report points to the way in which online operators continue to seek creative ways to engage and attract customers. The variety of games on offer is one of the many ways they achieve this.

Online casinos speak your language

The best online casinos offer multi-language support. As a result, you can play casino games, keep abreast of your winnings and the state of play in whatever language you choose, and whichever country you’re in. This isn’t just true for those who speak English. In fact, many online casinos also provide support for all European languages, as well as Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, Hebrew and more.

Stay secure and protect your privacy

Online casinos are subject to an exhaustive list of rules and regulations. Among these is the rule that all online operators must have the technology and resources in place to protect your personal information. Beyond this, online casinos offer you much more privacy than land-based establishments. Online, you can enjoy gambling with the peace of mind in knowing you are not being filmed or watched by CCTV.

 

 

Smart Glasses That Adapt To Your Eyes

A research team at the University of Utah is developing a set of glasses that adapts to your eyes and never needs to be replaced. Engineering professor Carlos Mastrangelo and doctoral student Nazmul Hasan have collaborated on a project to create a pair of battery operated liquid-based lenses that can focus on what you are seeing automatically, whether it is far away or close up. Imagine the possibilities of not needing both reading and field glasses.

The eye has a lens inside that adjusts for focal depth, maintaining clear vision. As we get older, this ability weakens leading to prescription glasses. The new “smart glasses” compensate for this weakness, auto-correcting the depth of the field of vision for the eye. Potentially, this could eliminate the need for owning two pairs of glasses, or even bifocals. I find myself having to look up or down when looking at my monitor through bifocals. When playing 7Sultans casino online, I need to look through the lower portion of my lenses. When talking to someone, I need to look through the upper portion of my lenses. It would be great to have an auto-correcting lens that eliminates the need to look up or down through my glasses.

The lenses of these eyeglasses are made of glycerin and enclosed in a rubbery membrane that allows for adjustments. The glycerin and the membrane are clear and do not appear to cause any distortion in vision. The glasses are battery operated and have electrical components housed in the frames, which still appear rather big and clunky in this early stage of development. With time and more research, we can be assured that the lenses will become more sleek and aesthetically pleasing.

Here’s how it works: The back membrane has three connectors to mechanical actuators that move the membrane back and forth, kind of like a piston in an engine. This changes the curve of the lens and alters the focal length between the lens and the eye. In the bridge of the glasses is a distance meter that sends out pulses of infrared light when the wearer looks at an object. The glasses then automatically recalibrate to perfect the visual of that object. The team claims that this adjustment takes about 14 milliseconds. The glasses do not work well for peripheral vision at this point. The bulky nature of the current frame prevents much peripheral vision anyway, but to see things off to the side would require the user turning their head so that the sensor in the bridge can refocus on a new object. The entire glasses system operates on a rechargeable battery that lasts about 24 hours.

Before the user wears the glasses for the first time, they need to download the accompanying glasses app into their smartphone and input their glasses prescription. It is then transmitted via Bluetooth to the glasses and the user is ready to put the glasses on. If the user gets a new glasses prescription, they can simply change it in the app without having to purchase a new pair of glasses.

It seems that this invention solves several problems at once. You will only need to purchase one pair of glasses… ever. No more buying a new pair every time you get a new prescription. And if you need bifocals or two sets of glasses, one for reading and another for walking around, this covers both at once. You can eliminate the blurry line of bifocals and drop the second pair all together. Cost will undoubtedly be a factor initially, but I can’t wait for these to become commonplace so I can try a pair myself and play 7Sultans casino online clearly!

Vibrating Toes on Mars

Apparently, astronauts on the moon fell down a lot because their helmets had no peripheral vision and their boots were stiff and cumbersome. They spent way too much time looking down instead of observing their environmental surroundings. Not the ideal circumstances for a scientist. The dust on the moon is nothing compared to the rocky surface anticipated to challenge astronauts of the future on Mars. A need for better boots is obvious and Alison Gibson of MIT appears to be working on a solution .

Gibson is developing new boots that have built-in sensors that send a vibration to the big toe when an object is detected in front of the boot. As the boot approaches the object, like a rock on Mars, a vibration is sent to the big toe. The closer the object gets, the stronger the vibration signal gets. This will potentially allow the astronauts to spend less time looking at their feet and more time looking around, and accomplishing tasks.

Current astronauts wear hard rubber boots, stiff from the knees down on the space station, to prevent static and protect their feet while floating. Obviously, rubber boots won’t cut it on Mars. The project Gibson and her team are working on at MIT is testing on subjects to see if the vibrations help keep them upright and stable without having to constantly look down.

In addition to the vibrating toe, she has designed a series of glowing dots across the top of the boot that will gradually go opaque as the boot nears a solid object. This gives the wearer a visual cue in addition to the vibrations. Thanks to 3-D printing, the boots weigh in at a mere one pound each. A massive improvement over the moon boots that required real effort to lift and walk in. Mars scientists will truly be on their own and won’t be able to ask for help if they keep falling down, so this new age boot will really benefit those who venture onto the great red planet. When I’m feeling adventurous, I like to play games online. Play now at http://uk-k8.com/

In reality, humans won’t be getting to Mars until around 2030, but it is never too early to start preparing. Using the current astronauts working on the International Space Station as models, researchers are fine tuning space suit designs to be more user-friendly. Flexibility is a major factor that has always been a problem. Hand dexterity and sensing movement with the foot are milestone issues that will significantly improve function and activities for astronauts going into the future.

Other research teams are working on a better space glove. The challenge with gloves is a need for lots of flexibility in the fingers and the opposable thumb. Other issues being worked on are the rigid non-turning helmet, the overall weight of the space suit and heating and cooling inside to ensure safety and comfort for the wearer. I truly believe that we are in an amazing time of scientific research right now that will allow space exploration in a way never even imagined fifty years ago. Everyone should be excited for what’s coming next.

Top 3 Slot Machines to Greet the Chinese New Year With

Wait a minute, you might say, haven’t we already greeted the New Year once? The answer to your (legit) question would be another question: which one? January 1st is the first day of the Western year, after all, but there’s another one close to this date, celebrated by almost a third of the world’s population: the Chinese (lunar) New Year, that falls on January 28th in 2017. So, if you needed another reason to celebrate, now you have one: on the 28th, we enter the Year of the Rooster. Below you’ll find the three best Royal Vegas slot machines to greet the Chinese New Year with.

Lucky Firecracker

One of the most widespread accessories used for celebrating anything – especially the start of the New Year – is the firecracker. Setting it off helps the Old Year leave, and make way for the New One – this is why it’s customary to light it on the stroke of midnight. This makes Lucky Firecracker, a popular Royal Vegas slot machine, one of the best games to greet the Chinese New Year with.

Lanterns, firecrackers, and fireworks fill the reels of this lucky slot machine. I say “lucky”, as it can help players win up to 90,000 coins during its Free Spins feature. It is a game with beautiful graphics and enough winning opportunities to start the Year of the Rooster on the right track.

Golden Money Frog

The coming of the Year of the Rooster is the perfect opportunity to try the best progressive casino games the Royal Vegas has to offer. One of them is the obvious choice for this time of the year: Golden Money Frog is a progressive slot inspired by one of the most powerful Feng Shui symbols for wealth (the money frog, of course).

The game has five reels, three rows, and 20 win lines – but they can increase to 30, 40, or even 50 during the base game. It also comes with several bonus features, including one that can pay out the game’s local progressive jackpot.

Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor

Huangdi was a legendary emperor who ruled China almost 5,000 years ago. He is a deity, a cultural icon, believed to be the initiator of the Chinese civilization as a whole. He is also the protagonist of the latest game released at the Royal Vegas, bearing his name.

The game has five reels, three rows, and 25 win lines. It comes with goodies like stacked and expanding symbols, making it as generous as the Emperor himself, and a Free Spins feature with Expanding Wilds that can pay out a small fortune – up to 60,000 coins – to the luckiest players.

How to Host the Ultimate Video Game Party

If you’re looking for the perfect way to unwind during your Christmas break from your online nurse practitioner programs, we’ve got the perfect idea. Instead of just your typical party with friends, why not host a themed event? And we aren’t just talking about any old theme, we mean a video game party that is sure to be the hit of the year.

So, here’s your guide to hosting the perfect party.

Give Thought to the Game(s)

The games that you pick for your party will literally make or break the event, so you want to give them a fair amount of thought. Start with how many players the game features. If it’s just a one-player game your guests will need to pass the controller around. If you have a small gathering this may not be a problem, but with larger parties it’s going to get really boring and really frustrating passing the controller all around the room.

Multi-player games, or even games you can play as a team, tend to be a much better choice for parties. It allows more people to take part in the fun at one time.

It’s also a good idea to have a few games that people can play and then let your guests choose. Just because you like a game, doesn’t mean others will. Grab something from a variety of genres, don’t just offer only fighting or fantasy games. There are actually a variety of party-style games available that feature popular game shows from TV, trivia games, carnival style games, music games, and dance games. These can be good to include in your possible options.

Prepare Your Controllers

Next you want to be sure you’ve got enough controllers on hand and that their batteries are fully charged. Be sure to do this a couple of days in advance so you’ve got a chance to charge them up if needed.

Clear Floor Space

For most house parties, you’d be bringing out extra seating making sure everyone has a comfy spot to sit. For a video game party floor space is often necessary, especially for games such as dance competitions. Be sure to clear enough space in advance and place the chairs on the perimeter of the room.

Retro Décor

A fun addition to any video game party is to look for retro décor items. These are items that offer a nod to popular video games from the 80s. You could even ask your guests to dress up as their favorite video game characters if you want to really go all out.

Go with Finger Foods

Because people will be active and using the controllers throughout the party you will want to keep the food simple. Finger foods such as chips, popcorn, small appetizers, and bite-sized morsels are the absolute best way to go.

It’s Time to Have Fun

After all the preparing you’ve done the only thing left on your list is to relax, have fun, and get your game on! It’s the ultimate break from your online FNP programs and a great evening with friends.

Top Online Slot Sites 2016

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Most slot players have been playing in a land based casino for the greater part of their lives, until the early 2000’s. This is rapidly changing as most players are switching to online and for great reasons. The internet has brought to us a more convenient way of enjoying those same fulfilling wins right from the comfort of your own home. There is such a huge selection of slot games online it’s really hard to pass up.

There are a great number of online slot sites, as well as many resources on the web on where to play. Below we list a few online slot sites with reliable software to get you started.

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Spin Palace offers a huge incentive to both new and VIP members. The match bonuses are given on the first, second and third match deposits made by a player on deposit. VIP members are afforded a chance to play exclusively in the high limit games with a huge selection of games to choose from. They always introduces new slot games regularly so players are assured of an unending stream of worlds to explore hundreds of online slots.

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The room helps spread your winning chances and makes for a longer slotting experience by splitting your one thousand six hundred welcome bonus into four deposits. It is one of the longest standing online slot sites and has been around since 1998. Its main features are the numerous tournaments for the players and a they offer a choice of over three hundred slot games to pick from.

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Big on convenience, Zigzag 777 Casino is affiliated to top international payment methods such as Skrill, Netellar and Entro-pay. In this slot room are over three hundred games to choose from. They run on the popular software by Microgaming and one can expect a real life gaming experience with this slot site

There are a great many aspect to consider for any online slots sites before making a deposit. Most slot sites offer deposit bonuses, but there is more to consider when choosing where to make a deposit such as; gaming options, payment methods, reputation, as well as the VIP member perks. Make sure to choose wisely and read reviews before handing over any money to an online slot site.

How to Play Rummy Card Game

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How to Play Rummy Card Game
Card games have been a part of the human lives for a while now. Ever since the invention of card games in China, huge variants of game have emerged in different parts of the world. The popular card game in India is Rummy which has been played and loved for decades. Rummy as a card game holds an integral part inside the Indian families. It is easy to grasp the basics of the game and most of the people in India know play online rummy games for real cash .

As a recreational game and as a cash game, rummy is recognized as the most loved card game in India. Rummy is a game of skill and you can acquire the skills after a bit of practice by playing more games.

Rules to Play Rummy
The Indian version of rummy is the 13 card rummy which is also known as Indian Rummy. The game follows the concept of draw and discard. The objective of the game is to make your hands better by drawing a card and discarding a card which is of less importance.

Dealing in Rummy
The game of rummy is played between 2 to 6 players. Each player is dealt with 13 cards each in clock wise direction. A Joker is selected at random after the cards are deal to all the players, the Joker can be used to substitute the missing cards while melding.

How to make Sets and Sequences in Rummy
The objective of the game of rummy is to make sets and sequences. Set is a combination of 3 or 4 cards of the same rank but different suits (Example: 3? 3? 3? or Q? Q? Q? Q?). Sequences are the combination of 3 or more cards of consecutive ranks and in the same suit (Example: 7? 8? 9? 10? J? or A? K? Q?).
You can use Joker to replace the missing cards in rummy. For declaring the game, you need a pure sequence. A pure sequence is made by melding the cards without a Joker. So once you have a pure sequence and the rest of the cards melded to sets and sequences, you can declare the game.

Points Calculation in Rummy
Points are calculated to decide the winner of the game. In points rummy, the winner of the game receives zero points. Players who drop the game will get points depending on the stage of the game he dropped. He/she who drops the game before making a move in the game of rummy will receive 20 points. The player who drops after making a move will receive 40 points.

The losing players of the game will receive points depending on the cards they were not able to meld. Every card has certain points face cards (A,K,Q,J) holds 10 points each, numbered cards holds points with respect to their value. Joker carries zero points. If the losing player does not have two sequences (pure sequence and impure sequence) while the winner is declared, he/she will be receiving 80 points.

The players who make a wrong declaration in the game will receive 80 points and will be expelled from that game. Other players will continue to play once the winner is found.

There are many online rummy websites which hosts practice games where players can learn how to play rummy card game. Once you get the flow of the game, you can apply rummy strategies to overpower your opponents in cash rummy.

5 Life Skills That Games Help You Develop

 

 

Online Gaming is Fun, and There Are Many Unique Benefits Too

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Many online gamers have experienced some sort of ridicule at some point in their lives. Typically, it’s parents, guardians, siblings or friends who simply don’t get it. As an online player, you have likely heard all manner of insults being leveled at you including, “…is playing games all day long all you are capable of?”, or perhaps, “…quit wasting your time playing games and get a job…”. The list of quips from armchair referees goes on and on. The fact of the matter is that playing games will not rot your brain; if anything you will develop an incredible skill set that will likely serve you well in your career and your life.

Believe it or not, games are designed to stimulate the senses. In this vein, they activate parts of our brains that we typically don’t exercise. For example, strategic games such as military missions require coordination, mapping, tactical preparation and hand/eye coordination. It is not uncommon for the best video gamers to be employed in the Pentagon, or with top-tier hacking companies. There is a unique demand for skilled gamers and it transcends the critique that these folks receive from those out of the loop. We are about to list several incredible skills that you can take with you when you make the jump from online gaming to real-life – enjoy the show!

#1 Playing Musical Instruments

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Learning to appreciate music, read music and collaborate with other musicians is no mean feat. But there are video game simulations of such activity that can prepare you for a career in rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, soul, R&B and the like. There are scores of games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero and others that you can access with pro controllers. With the right amount of dedication, you can fine tune your skills, learn how to play instruments and make the switch from player to player.

#2 Learn the Art of Electrical Engineering

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Back in the day, our parents learned about engineering from hooking up electrodes to potatoes, or lemons. Nowadays, we can simulate what electrical engineers do with top-notch software programs such as Minecraft. Electrical engineering can be learned from the inside with a mineral from the game known as Redstone. With various logic gates and a little creativity, it is possible to wire a real-life city with energy. This is one of the many ways that virtual can power real-life applications.

#3 Become a Skilled Programmer

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Online media is all the rage today, and for good reason – the Internet of Things has arrived. It’s imperative in today’s times to learn programming languages, and various video games are available to make that easy for you. One such attraction is SpaceChem. This video game gets you into the thick of it with computer code. When it comes to code, look no further than CodeCombat or even Light Bot. The skills that are learned by playing these types of games are incredibly useful in real-world applications.

#4 Sharpen Your Dancing Skills and Impress the Girls or Guys

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This is one of those things that most every one of us has thought about and can do, or tries not to think about and wishes to do. Whether you can sing and dance or not, there are programs out there that can help you to send it like you mean it. For example, Dance Central is one video game that will get you burning calories and busting moves and grooves like never before. And yes, you can take the skills you have learned from this game to a nightclub with your beau.

#5 Play Poker and Earn Some Cash for Real – No Jokes

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So you have a flair for cards, and poker is the name of your game. You may think of it as a mere hobby, or you may be entertaining thoughts that you could take your poker skills up a level and actually start earning money off your abilities. There are many ways to improve your poker playing abilities by reading strategy guides, learning about pot odds, managing your bankroll, learning the rules and following basic advice. It’s a great idea for you to explore your options in this department if you’re serious about the game.