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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…

Virtual Reality

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

How to Summit Mount Everest From Your Couch

By | May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While I fully appreciate the challenges and threats of avalanches, blizzards, and a lack of oxygen, I’ve only seen them from behind a computer screen. I’m not about to summit Mount Everest myself, but a new format has emerged that will let me see…

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…

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…

Augmented Reality

The Future of Interior Design: Virtual Showrooms and Augmented Catalogs

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Interior design is in the process of being completely revamped as new technologies enter the playing field. By looking toward the future, particularly the nascent technologies of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, interior designers are finding new ways to attract customers and outcompete rivals….

Tech.Co Top Stories

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…

Virtual Reality

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…

Virtual Reality

In Virtual Reality, Trolls Will Be Worse Than Ever

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The future of virtual reality is relatively unknown. While gaming is leading the pack, there are dozens of potential applications in the development stages that will revolutionize tech as we know it. From immersive social media experiences to a grocery store you can peruse at…

Virtual Reality

How Technology Heralds a Golden Era for Animation Storytelling

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The advanced evolution of technology has brought a golden era in animation storytelling. For decades, the fast-growing world of technology has influenced animation from the formative years of the spindle viewer to the innovations brought about by zoetrope. Graphic animation creations have now moved…

Events

Miami

FilmGate 2017 Explores Storytelling With New Technology

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For the fourth year in a row, Miami will host FilmGate, an interactive creative conference that celebrates digital storytellers and their supporting industries. Happening from February 3-5 at University of Miami’s School of Communications, it will feature screenings, exhibits, creative labs, master classes, immersive…

Gaming

Why Virtual Reality Gaming May Take Off This Year

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

Virtual reality headsets were one of the most popular Christmas gift items in 2016, largely because the market demand has produced moderately priced versions and we are all looking for the next great technology experience. It is estimated that, by 2020, this market will reach…

Gaming

Virtual Reality Arcades Are Catching On: Are They Here To Stay?

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Say goodbye to impossible claw machines, skipped-over Skee Ball alleys and Dance Dance Revolution games that have been collecting dust since the 1990s. Something new is in town and it’ll gobble up your quarters faster than a laundromat.  That’s right, virtual reality arcades are here,…

SXSW

Austin

Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…