Posts Categorized: Interaction

Pokémon Go could be released by the end of July, Go Plus accessory to cost $35

June 15, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

We already know a good amount about Pokémon Go — the crazy, augmented reality Pokémon game for iOS/Android built by the team behind Ingress. Hell, Techcrunch’s Greg Kumparak has played it! But one thing is still a mystery: the release date. The company has been super quiet about the launch timing, but it seems some details… Read more »

Nameless.tv tries to bring that live TV thrill to online video

June 13, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Video

Nameless.tv is bringing some of the communal feeling of watching regular TV — you know, the sense that people are watching along with you – to the experience of streaming online videos. “Watching videos alone is boring,” argued CEO Kareem Rahma. The New York-based startup was previously known as NYC.TV, and it was supposed to recapture the… Read more »

Facebook unlocks tilt-viewing of your panoramas with “360 Photos”

June 10, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

No more frustrating zoom-in/zoom-out. Facebook finally made a modern way to view panoramas and VR photos with your phone. Its new feature “360 Photos” rolls out tomorrow on iOS, Android, web, and Gear VR, and it will democratize creation of 360 and VR content. You can see Mark Zuckerberg’s example here from the top of One World Trade Center…. Read more »

Periscope Now Saves Broadcasts — And Streams From Your Drone

June 2, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Music, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

If you want to know what’s really cool right now, go to a concert. Any concert. Once you get there, don’t look at the musicians. Watch the smartphone screens everyone throws up in the air as soon as the headliner appears. Look at the apps they run. Some people boot up the camera. Others choose Instagram or Snapchat. But… 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 »

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 »