Monthly Archives: January 2016

Star Wars IX Will Be Shot On Film

January 29, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Best Practices, Books, Branding, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Disruption, Docucomedy, Documentary, Equipment, Fashion, Festivals, Filmmaking, Follow-up, Game, Installation, Interaction, Large Scale Art Installations, Movie, Music, New Media, Participation, Photography, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Reviews, Short Film, Space, Sundance, Technology, Uncategorized, Video, Virtual Reality

Star Wars IX will be shot on film because using digital would be anachronistic. Colin Trevorrow, the director of Star Wars: Episode IX, say he wants to shoot the 2019 movie using real film not digital cameras. And why? Because using digital would be anachronistic. “I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it’s… Read more »

The First Ever Electronic Music Awards Is Coming To FOX In April

January 28, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Audio, Best Practices, Black Friday, Books, Branding, Broadcast, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Music, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

When it comes to being recognized by the Grammys, the two most neglected genres have been hip hop and electronic music. But while hip hop has had a number of its own award shows over the years including the BET Hip Hop Awards, electronic music hasn’t had its own major gala to shine the light… Read more »

Super Bowl Sunday Is Little Over A Week Away… Cue The Tech Advertising Campaigns.

January 27, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Best Practices, Books, Branding, Broadcast, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Culture, Disruption, Docucomedy, Documentary, Ebooks, Education, Gesture Control

Tech companies are ready to make the most from one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Super Bowl. That includes Amazon, which will air its first-ever Big Game commercial during the 50th edition of the NFL’s main event. The ad’s teaser focuses on the Echo speaker and Alexa, the retailer’s virtual assistant,… Read more »

Brand New Music Series To Debut on AXSTV This Sunday

January 22, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Branding, Broadcast, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Documentary, Equipment, Facebook, Fashion, Festivals, Filmmaking, Large Scale Art Installations, Press Release, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Reviews, Virtual Reality, YouTube

Brand new live music series called “Breaking Band” is set to premiere this coming Sunday (Jan. 24) on AXSTV.  The music series will have an incredible rockstar line up, including names like Dave Navarro, Moby and Sebastian Bach, whom will give bands a chance to not only receive mentorship but a possibility to perform live,… Read more »

The EHang 184 Is A Human-Sized Drone Taking Off At CES

January 8, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Audio, Best Practices, Branding, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Change, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Filmmaking, Gesture Control, Google, History, Hologram, Home, Installation, Interaction, iOS, iPad, iPhone, LG, Live Stream, Mobile, Monetization, New Media, Panel, Participation, Press Release, Remix Culture, Reviews, Science, Transportation, Virtual Reality

Human sized Drones? Yes please.  A lot of really cool things were revealed at CES 2016 but nothing can probably touch what was revealed just a few short hours ago by Chinese UAV company, EHang.  The EHang 184, a human-sized drone built by the Chinese UAV company just won the best “My Drone Is Better Than Your… Read more »

IBM Connects With Japan’s Softbank

January 7, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Audio, Best Practices, Branding, Community, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Disruption, Game, Interaction, Participation, Remix Culture, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

IBM announced a short time ago at CES 2016 that the company is also working with Japan’s Softbank on the development of Pepper, its new robot that is now starting to ship outside of Japan for the first time. Watson-powered Pepper will draw on a wide range of data sources, from images and text through to social… Read more »

IBM’s Watson Now Powers AI For Under Armour

January 7, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Best Practices, Branding, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Cellphone, Change, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Education, Equipment, Fashion, Follow-up, Game, Gesture Control, History, Interaction, iOS, iPad, Journalist, LG, Monetization, Music, New Media, Panel, Participation, Photography, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Reviews, Science, Search, Shopping, Social Change, Social Media, Social Video, Sports, Technology, Uncategorized, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality

Today at CES, IBM CEO Ginny Rometty unveiled strategic partnerships with sportswear maker Under Armour, Softbank Robotics’ Pepper and more, which are using Watson’s machine learning algorithms and AI to run intelligent and more personalized apps and other services.  Under Armour says that it will use Watson in its fitness and health apps. A new version of its Record app… Read more »

This Just In…Turntables Are Back..

January 6, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Apps, Art, Audio, Best Practices, Branding, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Cellphone, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Equipment, Festivals, Filmmaking, Follow-up, Music, New Media, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Shopping, Social Change, Social Media, Social TV, Social Video

This just in…turntables are making a comeback…and with a vengeance. For more than a few years, vinyl, has been steadily increasing in sales causing throwback turntables to re-emerge into the marketplace as modern audiophile models.  Although with most equipment the look is still somewhat the same, the DJ era has certainly not only re-vitalized a new… Read more »

Activision Buys Major League Gaming to Broaden Role in E-Sports

January 5, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Best Practices, Books, Branding, Broadcast, Camera Drone, Cellphone, Change, Collaboration, Comedy, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Disruption, Ebooks, Education, Equipment, Facebook, Festivals, Filmmaking, Follow-up, Game, Gesture Control, Gigapixel, Google, Hacking, History, Home, Instagram, Installation, Interaction, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Journalist, Live Stream, Mobile, Monetization, Movie, Music, New Media, New York City, Panel, Panorama, Participation, periscope, Photography, Politics, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Reviews, Russia, Science, Search, Second Screen, Shopping, Short Film, Social Change, Social Media, Social TV, Social Video, Space, Sports, Start-Ups, Streaming, Technology, Telephone, Television, Transportation, Tumblr, Twitter, UFO, Uncategorized, Video, Video Games, Vine, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, Voice Control, WiFi, World Record, YouTube

  “I have a simple vision for this,” Mr. Kotick said in a phone interview. “I want to build the ESPN of video games.” Nick Wingfield, a writer from The New York Times reported that Activision Blizzard, the publisher of Call of Duty and other hit video game franchises, has acquired the assets of Major League… Read more »

CES: Tech’s Annual Conference Starts in 48 Hours..

January 4, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Cellphone, Change, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Concerts, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Culture, Digital Youth Network, Disruption, Education, Equipment, Fashion, Festivals, Filmmaking, Follow-up, Game, Gesture Control, Gigapixel, Google, Hacking, History, Hologram, Home, Instagram, Installation, Interaction, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Journalist, Large Scale Art Installations, LG, Live Stream, Mashable, Mobile, Monetization, Movie, Music, New Media, Panel, Panorama, Participation, periscope, periscope, Photography, Politics, Press Release, Products, Remix Culture, Remix Culture, Reviews, Science, Search, Shopping, Social Change, Social Media, Social TV, Social Video, Space, Sports, Start-Ups, Streaming, Streamy Awards 2014, Technology, Telephone, Television, Transportation, Twitter, Uncategorized, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, Wall Street Journal, WiFi

CES 2016 which predict the trends in consumer technology for the year ahead (and sometimes, for two years ahead) begins in just two short days. Although many products announced at CES never make it farther than the show floor, ideas such as virtual reality, high-resolution television, and autonomous vehicles all receive major pushes at CES…. Read more »