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Social Media

The Changing Face of Social Media

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Before the days of Friendster and Myspace, the internet was a place of forums and one-to-one messaging. Between pseudo anonymous forums like The WELL, short away messages on AIM, and dial-up connections, these web based technologies and platforms have drastically changed over the past…

Virtual Reality

This Funding Platform Has Helped Virtual Reality Creators Raise Over $3 Million

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

There’s no denying that virtual reality technology is cool. It’s been cool since the 80s, when arcades had mammoth setups and it’s cool now that we can use it on our smartphones. However, the coolness factor doesn’t combat the convenience problem the industry has…

Virtual Reality

London

Bohemian Rhapsody in VR Will Have You Air Drumming Like Never Before

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

In the movie Wayne’s World, Mike Meyers (Wayne Campbell) and Dana Carvey (Garth Algar) portray two young men from Aurora, Illinois who are die-hard rock-and-roll fans and host a public-access TV show from their parent’s basement. One of the most iconic scenes was when…

Virtual Reality

3 Potential Health Benefits from Virtual Reality

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The concept of virtual reality is far from new. Decades ago, the tech was conceived as a fun way to immerse gamers into the environments they had come to love. However, with bulky and expensive set ups, combined with poor graphics and clunky gameplay,…

Trends

Technology Is Rapidly Upgrading the Events Industry

By | Jun 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

Events have always been a large segment of the entertainment industry, offering experiences and escapes for virtually any interest or business application. They have, however, been largely untouched by technology, until recently. One of the main reasons the industry has begun to adopt new…

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Hawaii

Hawaii’s Blue Startup is an Accelerator in Paradise

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

Startups have a new way to build their business and hang ten. Among the islands of Hawaii, accelerator Blue Startup, located in Honolulu, started in 2013 by Henk Rogers, Maya Rogers and Chenoa Farnsworth to boost the state’s tech ecosystem and diversify the economy. Since…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

Apple WWDC 2017: HomePod and iMac Pro Announced

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

On Monday, Apple kicked off their annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), a week filled with a heavy focus on the company’s latest software offerings. In addition to the announcement of iOS 11, Watch OS 4, and tvOS 11, several new pieces of hardware and…

Film

Melbourne

VR Film Iridescent Unveils the Complexities of Eating Disorders

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to ANRED, about 1 percent of female adolescents have anorexia, four out of a hundred college age women have bulmia, and 10 million men have suffered an eating disorder in their life. There is nothing more concerning or feelings of helplessness for a…

Tech.Co Top Stories

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…

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

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…