Posts Categorized: Apps

Everything You Need to Know Before Investing in a VR Headset

March 7, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

These days, VR-capable hardware is everywhere. Tack-sharp displays, powerful processors, and versatile sensors are in everyone’s pockets. And to spur the next wave of immersive entertainment, VR directors and developers are creating the language of a new medium on the fly. Virtual reality is going to be awesome. Then it’s going to get even better…. Read more »

Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30

March 2, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Microsoft’s launch for interested developers of the HoloLens begins today! Developers invited have the chance to buy a unit for $3,000.  The first set of HoloLens-specific applications include Skype, various games, and details regarding the hardware’s spec. But what exactly is included in the HoloLens development edition?  One will find the HoloLens, a clicker for interacting… Read more »

This $18 Smartphone Gadget Turns Your World Into An Augmented Reality First-Person Shooter

February 23, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Participation, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

Interested in an augmented reality massive multiplayer first person shooter app? Look no further than laser tag with The company launched on Indiegogo today, hoping to raise $50,000. Though this can be seen as a game of high-tech laser tag, has massive ambitions to create an augmented reality massive online multiplayer first-person shooter. According to company estimates,… Read more »

Snapchat Now Lets Everyone Pay To Design Geofilters

February 22, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Art, Branding, Cellphone, Collaboration, Community, Interaction, iPhone, Mobile, Monetization, Photography, Social Media, Technology

Today Snapchat has unveiled its newest form of revenue stream in the form of on-demand geo-filters. In addition to the two types of geo-filters already offered – community and sponsored – these new types of filters are designed and created by the users themselves. Anyone with a bit of design savvy can pay Snapchat to distribute… Read more »

Good News For Bands! Youtube Acquires BandPage

February 17, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Culture, Music, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized

Bold decisions are tough to take but they eventually pay off. Uncoupling from Facebook may have seemed like a setback for BandPage at the time, but look what it lead to…BandPage got Youtube and that means more revenue for bands! BandPage writes that, “BandPage is dedicated to helping musicians build their careers by growing their… Read more »

Microsoft’s New App “Fetch!” Can ID Your Dog

February 16, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Equipment, Photography, Reviews, Technology, Telephone

Microsoft’s new iPhone app analyzes photos of dogs to identify their breed. Or,  when it cannot find an exact match, it will show a percentage of the closest match.  As the  machine learning technique called deep neural networks is at work, the app’s image recognition capabilities emphasize the overall learning potential of machines.    … Read more »

Samsung helped create these new smart shoes

February 15, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Apps, Best Practices, Branding, Collaboration, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Equipment, Fashion, Participation, Sports, Start-Ups, Technology

Ever wish your shoes could give you feedback on your game? Well now that might be a soon reality. A startup company named Salted Venture, with the help of Samsung, developed shoes that can coach you on how to improve your golf swing. They are being called lofit, and are the new look of Smart Shoes…. Read more »

Survios’ First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be

February 15, 2016   |   filed under Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Camera Drone, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Cross-Platform, Interaction, Mobile, Participation, Products, Reviews, Technology, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality

The game is called Raw Data by virtual reality startup Survios. It’s perhaps the most advanced first person shooter in VR.  Built by a team that’s been together for five years and a company for three, it’s the culmination of all Survios’ research into how people want to play. Unlike most VR experiences today, it doesn’t feel… Read more »

You Can Print Out Your Gifs Now – with Ubersnap

February 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Art, Cellphone, Collaboration, Community, Fashion, Filmmaking, Instagram, iOS, iPhone, Mobile, New Media, Participation, Products, Social Media, Social Video, Technology, Uncategorized, Vine

In a startling move towards the world of Harry Potter and moving photos, an iPhone app named Ubersnap, has recently unveiled its latest program to let users upload and design gifs on their phone and then print them. In addition to this you can also apply your preferred Instagram-esque features to make sure the photo is… Read more »

Live Virtual Reality Streams in the Works at Youtube

February 8, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Documentary, Filmmaking, Live Stream, Mashable, New Media, Social Media, Social TV, Video, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, YouTube

YouTube may already offer immersive 360-degree imagery and video (directly on the site and via Cardboard), but adding a live, 360-degree feature would immediately take things to an entirely new level. Most popularly through Google’s virtual tours, Youtube has been partnering with other providers such as the BBC to bring everything from underwater dogs in slow… Read more »