Virtual Reality

5 Movies You Need to Watch in Virtual Reality

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Virtual reality has been hyped for years. But before VR takes off with the typical consumer, the medium will need to prove that there’s a reason it exists. It needs a great game or film to force everyone to adapt to it. People will…

Virtual Reality

Mexico

USA Today Network Launches The Wall, A Virtual Look at Trump’s Wall

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

Today, USA Today Network revealed a new multi-media report and virtual reality experience that will detail one of President Trump’s most publicized campaign promises: the wall. In what the network is calling The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended Consequences, the project will bring an immersive…

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Sweden

How the Swedish Gaming Industry Could Make VR Film Awesome

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

Starting today and running for the next week and a half, the 74th annual Venice International Film Festival is already an impressive event. But this year’s competition holds something new: The first-ever competition for VR film that is backed by a major film fest. Ahead of…

Virtual Reality

The Unsolvable Problem Holding Back VR Gaming

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

Virtual reality gaming’s unsolvable problem is that, by design, it requires gamers to leave reality. Yes, that is obviously the point, to go to a “virtual” reality, which could be anywhere (the Batcave, outer space, the seventh level of Hell, anywhere). And VR is…

Virtual Reality

How 3D Audio Is Making Art Museums Come Alive

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

You know stereo sound — it uses a left and a right channel to offer your ears a more well-rounded sound. And you know Dolby surround sound, which uses an array of speakers to give you sound sources from all over a room. But…

Trends

5 Technology Trends That Will Impact the Growth of Startups

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Startups are entrepreneurial ventures that aim to develop new innovative products and services in the market. These businesses are generally small-scale partnership firms or companies that work fast to emerge as a successful business. Technology plays a vital role in these emerging business models….

Virtual Reality

San Francisco

What the AltspaceVR Shutdown Means for the Future of Virtual Reality

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

AltspaceVR, a social platform designed for virtual reality, has announced it will shut down on August 3, citing “unforeseen financial difficulties.” The startup was a noted one in VR: It has been termed one of the smartest VR startups in general, and was certainly…

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…

Accelerator

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…