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Author: Yacub Elmi

MSc Computer Scientist Student. Game Enthusiast. Part-Time Self-Prolcamed Rockstar-GEEK!!

Virtual Reality is a Thing and Its already Here!

For those of you who’s head in been the sand this past year, you might not have noticed that  Samsung has released Samsung galaxy edge 7. A phone that has been specifically designed to catapult Samsung as the market leader for virtual reality on phones. Samsung’s Gear VR is what virtual reality tastes like, but it’s …

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11 April 2016
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Top Invention of The Week #5 – 3D SOUND

The sound is an important part of our life. Sounds helps us relax, have fun and concentrate. In a world of 3d sound its been hard to capture that in headphones. Not anymore. Behold  OSSIC X: The first 3D audio headphones calibrated to you.   Virtual reality video games may plunge headset wearers into a …

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11 April 2016
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Birmingham City University ranks 5th in EU Major League Hacking!

The University is the top ranking post-1992 university, beating institutions including the University of Nottingham, Edinburgh and Aston University to make the top five. This represents a major achievement, as the University was not ranked at all last season. Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each term, more than 25,000+ developers, …

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11 March 2016
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Top Invention of the Week #4 KEECKER

We are living in the “information age”, whatever that means. Between the birth of humanity and the year 2003, five exabytes of information were recorded by humans. Now, in 2015, we humans record more than five exabytes of new information every two days. What we think we know today may not be at all certain tomorrow, but …

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03 January 2016
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Indian Doctors Using IBM’s Watson to Aid Cancer Care

Technology is astounding and for an old computer geek like me, it’s darn well fascinating how it’s affecting our world. The power to improve people’s health and well-being around the world has allowed technology to flourish in third world countries and it has made a worthwhile impact on the life expectancy of those countries too. None …

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29 December 2015
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Top Invention of The Week #3 – Quantum Computing

Although this is a relatively new field of computing and not an “invention” per-say, I nonetheless feel this technology is an exciting addition to our Top Invention Segment. This article looks at Quantum computing. A theoretical study on ways we can have a computer use atoms rather than transistors as its processing unit, allowing it to conduct …

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23 December 2015
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Smart Cane, BCU’s Exciting New Invention

Birmingham City University students have looked at an exciting new project that is aiming to help blind people. The ‘smart cane’ as its being called is being made by BCU students. The cane is called ‘XploR’ The ‘XploR’ smart/mobility cane utilizes the technology used in smartphones to distinguish familiar faces from up to 10 meters …

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23 December 2015
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BCU MicroHack 2015

The first ever Hackathon organised in Birmingham City University, held on 16th December 2013, featured a team of students that were competing for prizes. The challenge was to develop prototype software on themes of personal and professional development. Microsoft Azure was used to publish the software submissions. In an atmosphere of social buzz, budding hopefuls …

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22 December 2015
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How Will Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Pan Out?

So recently you might have seen a trailer for one of the most anticipated films of 2016 in which Batman and Superman collide for the first time on the silver screen. The fight scenes in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice between the two leads will consist of a cocky billionaire going toe to toe with an …

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11 December 2015
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Top Invention of the Week #2: Food Printing

Imagine having a bakery at your own home, one that can dish out fresh cookies ready to cook (if needed) or a bowl of pasta and some gravy to go with. 3D printing has turned the world upside down when it comes to creating things. First, we thought it was only for making models for …

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12 November 2015
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  • We had an awesome studio session today! A great turn out as well! 
Thanks to the wonderful model @walking.overdose for helping us out!
  • Come and find us in Curzon atrium today! We're here till 4pm!
  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
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  • Becky is at Enterprise Nation's  The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange today at the BCU School of Jewellery 
#FJExchange
  • Lucy and Angelo are at @crufts  today covering for Snap Scratch and @thescratchbcu 
Keep your eyes peeled for more photos! 
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  • COME ALONG TONIGHT! 
Tonight is our welcome talk, it is taking place in the Curzon ground floor lecture theatre (C087)
Come along to say hello and hear us chat about what we do! You can buy your membership there tonight too! 
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  • Our president @rebeccachiversmedia, went down to the clothes show at the weekend so look out for her photos!
  • Do you have any beautiful photos of our city? Show us them! 
This was taken by @rebeccachivs ☀️
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  • Today's the day! Welcome fair! Interested in photography? Get down to our stand in the marquee, just inside the door on the right. Ask any questions, meet Becky (President) and Gemma (Vice President), grab some sweets and sign up for more info! :)
  • Calling all photographers!!
#SnappedBCUSU - Starts TODAY!
Want to WIN a polaroid camera? • Snap a picture of the city or one of our 8 university campuses • Upload it to your Instagram profile
• Tag @SnappedBCUSU
• Use #SnappedBCUSU in the post • @snappedbcusu  WILL REPOST every picture we are tagged in that uses the hashtag
• The picture that receives the most likes WINS a Polaroid Camera!
*Please note…
Any inappropriate images will not be reposted.
GO FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM PROFILE FOR MORE INFORMATION: @snappedbcusu 
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  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
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  • We are at the Creative Fair in Millennium Point in the City Centre campus! Come along and say hey!!
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