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Tech.Co Top Stories: Drone Rules, VR Surfing, and Detroit Startup Week

By | May 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With the holiday weekending looming, you’re probably lamenting the extra day off. After all, no one likes having to forego hard work for things as trivial as fun barbecues, exciting adventures, and time with friends and family. But if you must take time off…

Virtual Reality

Surf with Kelly Slater in Virtual Reality

By | May 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Whether he’s perfecting his cut-backs or barrels on the waves in Australia or Hawaii, professional surfer Kelly Slater continues to push the limits of big wave surfing. If you aren’t familiar with this surf Titan, Slater is by far the most successful surfer in history, donning 11…

Real Estate

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By | May 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Back in 2010, I was working in a financial role and looking for an office for my company. I realized, from the consumer’s perspective, that my options for finding one were limited. The commercial real estate industry was completely segmented, with brokers and landlords…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Find a Babysitter, VR and Discount Fitness Classes

By | May 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Each week, Tech.Co searches the web to uncover interesting new companies across all sectors. This week in our Startup Spotlight, we’ve uncovered startups that are helping families check off their to do lists, fitness classes at a discount price, emerging technology in VR, and more. This…

Virtual Reality

Los Angeles

Taylor Freeman of UploadVR on Building a Passionate Culture for Good

By | May 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Working in the film and event industry for many years, Taylor Freeman decided to put his career on hold and travel around Europe reflecting on what is important and discovering his true passion, technology. “My real passion was around technology, user experience and providing…

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6 Virtual Reality Startups You Should Watch Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | May 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

Unless you live under a rock, you should know that the age of mainstream virtual reality is fast approaching. According to Statista, the total number of active VR users is predicted to reach 171 million in 2018. And apart from gaming, brands are also starting…

Virtual Reality

National Geographic’s First VR Doc Features Endangered Elephants

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

National Geographic Documentary Films’ first entirely VR documentary will premiere tomorrow, April 21, at Tribeca Immersive’s Virtual Arcade. Titled “The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes,” the documentary is directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, who’s rightly famed for “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero…

Virtual Reality

Will Mixed Reality Succeed Where Virtual Reality Couldn’t?

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As any virtual reality (VR) evangelist will tell you, 2016 was the year of VR. With the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Cardboard, revenues for both VR and augmented reality (AR) platforms are set to top $120 billion by 2020….

Space

NASA to Launch Rocket Live in 360° Video

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The list of 360° on YouTube is a lot longer than it was just a few years ago. From a 4,000 foot drop to riding with the Blue Angels, there is no shortage of immersive excitement on the world’s most popular video site. And now, you…

Opinion/Analysis

Distinguishing Between Reality and Virtual Reality Could Get Really Difficult

By | Mar 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Virtual reality provides users with the ability to recreate any environment that ordinarily might not be possible for the average Joe to experience, whether it’s walking through a battlefield in Iraq or frolicking in the tulip fields of the Netherlands. The uses are seemingly infinite, but people…

Interviews

Austin

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen on Transformative Technology for Social Good – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Entrepreneurs are not waiters. After all, why wait for technology to emerge when you can invent it. That’s how Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen approaches solving social issues with technology, just pioneer it. Mary Lou is widely known for her talent in optical engineering and…

Startups & Apps

3 Innovative Ways Companies Are Helping People Diagnosed with Autism

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For someone diagnosed with autism, a path forward can certainly be challenging to navigate. Autism comprises a wide spectrum of qualifying symptoms with varying degrees of intensity. One of the most important things we can do is find positive approaches to empowering people with…

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Robot Vacuums, Elon Musk, Sleep Stress, and Smelly VR

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The fear or missing out is real. Every day, people squander the opportunity to enjoy something truly amazing. Whether it’a an epic party, a famous celebrity, or an enlightening conference, it’s tragically impossible to avoid the fear of missing out. Fortunately, when it comes to…

Virtual Reality

The 3 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Will Still Take a While to Catch On

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

VR has been the cool new thing in tech for so long that it’s almost too old to be cool anymore. Here’s a clip of a headset being demo’d a quarter of a century ago, for instance. Yet despite a hyped 2016 holiday season…

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Could Smell Push Virtual Reality Into the Mainstream? No, But It’s Still Cool

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

For years, virtual reality has been waiting in the wings for it’s big moment. Despite the impressive technology, the affordable headsets, and the smartphone compatibility, VR producers simply haven’t found the magic ingredient to push them into the mainstream. But with multiple companies designing smell…

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Phoenix Startups, SXSW, and VR Trolls

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With more snow than a Game of Thrones winter, the last week has been a flurry of excitement for tech enthusiasts, conference junkies, and snow blower salesmen around the country. But while you were sledding and getting excited about SXSW, Tech.Co was churning out…

Virtual Reality

The 5 Worst Uses of Virtual Reality Ever

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Any emerging technology will have its fair share of failures, and virtual reality is no different. Sure, there are plenty of wins, too — my favorite is the decision to include fake noses — but if you’re looking for a quick list of the…