Monthly Archives: April 2016

Dive head-first into the cosmos with SpaceVR

April 29, 2016   |   filed under Conversation, Culture, Participation, Technology, Video

One of the major promises of virtual reality is the ability to find yourself transported to exotic locations. Nothing is quite so exotic as the final frontier. SpaceVR wants to launch high-definition 360-degree cameras into space so that users can experience the majesty of the cosmos on their virtual reality headsets. The small 5-person company just… Read more »

Your Phone’s Next Superpower? Putting Awesome VR in Your Pocket

April 25, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

For all the attention lavished upon the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and Magic Leap, most people will experience the wonder of VR with the same device they use to send a text and summon a car. It’s all going to be on your phone. “While mobile VR may not trump PC-based VR gaming,” says Nick DiCarlo, Samsung’s head of immersive… Read more »

Infinite Arcade Makes It Simple to Build Your Own Videogames

April 22, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Harkening back to an age where kids in the early 80’s could build their own video games, the new Infinite Arcade (out April 28) revolves around constructing worlds. The app lets you choose from a handful of templates, from pinball to pong to runner games, and customize just about anything within them. Players begin by choosing a setting (desert, cave, candy… Read more »

YouTube now offering support for 360-degree live streams and spatial audio

April 18, 2016   |   filed under Music, Participation, Technology, Video

YouTube will today begin supporting 360-degree live streaming on its service, confirming reports from earlier this year stating that such a feature was in development. One of the first videos to take advantage of this more immersive format will be this year’s live stream from music event Coachella, where select performances from the festival will now be live… Read more »

Unreel.me Allows Creators To Build Their Own Video Streaming Sites and Apps

April 14, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

  Unreal entertainment is set to launch their new platform, “Unreel.me”, which provides users with the necessary tools to build their very own streaming site and app.  Monetization possibilities through Unreel.me includes advertising, paywalls, subscriptions, and merchandise sales.  The best part? Unreel.me’s first $1 million will go entirely to creators, and it is completely free!  After… Read more »

Oculus Demos a VR Selfie Stick

April 13, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Oculus is now allowing the user to go anywhere in the world instantly, look like yourself while you’re there, and take a photo while present.  Each Oculus VR user will have a customized avatar, that actually looks like them.  The life-like avatars are possible through the social test bed’s internal drawing tool (via Facebook).  Unfortunately,… Read more »

These Two Apps Let You Pretend You Actually Handwrote That Greeting Card

April 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Technology

  When was the last time you received a hand written note in the mail?  Chances are you don’t remember, but, that may change. Felt and Punkpost allow the user to send personalized cards from their phone, that look as though they were written by the sender themselves.  Felt lets the user handwrite with a stylus,… Read more »

Slidebox brings its photo management app to Android

April 11, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Social Media, Technology

A new application called Slidebox aims to help Android users clean up their photo library by swiping to delete unwanted photos, as well as use other tools to more easily organize photos into albums. It’s sort of like a “Tinder for Photos” with a few extra features, in fact. The app is now one of many utilities arriving to address a longtime… Read more »

Facebook adds video search to combat original content sharing decline

April 8, 2016   |   filed under Community, Interaction, Social Media, Technology

Facebook is desperate to get you to watch original videos. They’re all over the feed – yesterday it launched a dedicated video browsing hub, and now it’s announcing a video search engine. It’s also baking Live videos into its Trends in search, and will show when there’s a Live video broadcasting related to one of its Trending… Read more »