Posts Categorized: Culture

Hands-On with the $949 Mind-Bending Meta 2 Augmented Reality Headset

March 3, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Meta CEO Meron Gribetz unveiled the Meta 2 augmented reality headset at TEDx 2016 in February, showing off a variation of sensors, high definition camera (which actively maps one’s hands, and the environment around the user, which it manipulates), and the headset’s incredibly large, near 90-degree, field-of-view.  Why is Field of View important on an augmented reality… 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 »

HTC-Valve’s Vive VR Headset Will Cost $799, Bundled With Two Controllers

March 1, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Soon after Oculus’ Virtual Reality headset’s release, HTC has announced the release of their own VIVE VR Headset, set to cost $799, a substantial $200 more than their competitor, Oculus.  HTC’s Dan O’Brien, VP of VR, planning and management emphasizes “It is the price for the complete system. It is the price for a system… Read more »

Pinball In Virtual Reality? Yes Please

February 25, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Feeling nostalgic for the arcade?  “Pinball Labs” recently launched a kick starter to help gamers relive those times, through virtual reality.  The system uses Unreal Engine 4, with a built in editor, allowing the gamer to create their own pinball experience as they please.  It is designed for PC, VR headsets (Oculus, etc.).  “Pinball Labs”… 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 Father.io. The company launched on Indiegogo today, hoping to raise $50,000. Though this can be seen as a game of high-tech laser tag,  Father.io has massive ambitions to create an augmented reality massive online multiplayer first-person shooter. According to company estimates,… 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 »

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 »

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 »