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Watch European and Russian Crafts Touch Down in Mars

October 19, 2016   |   filed under Culture, Uncategorized, Video

As part of a joint ExoMars mission, the European Space Agency and Russian Federal Space Agency will be landing two spacecrafts in Mars soon. A progressing journey since March, the crew less crafts will measure hydrogen levels underneath the surface of the Martian planet, helping target ice deposits.  These sources of water would be marked… Read more »

Facebook’s $250 Million Dollar VR

October 7, 2016   |   filed under Interaction, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

Mark Zuckerberg revealed this week that Facebook-acquired VR entity “Oculus” will put forth an estimated $250 million towards new virtual reality content and a ‘standalone, affordable’ headset. “More than a million people actively use virtual reality products every month,” Zuckerberg said, calling Samsung Gear VR, produced with Oculus, and the Oculus Rift “amazing” experiences. “This is happening,… Read more »

Tumblr brings Apple’s Live Photos to the web

September 20, 2016   |   filed under Uncategorized

Tumblr today is bringing Live Photos to the web version of its service, while also rolling out tools that will allow other web developers to do the same. The company has released an open source JavaScript library it calls “Laphs” – or Live Anywhere Photos – which lets you support Live Photos on any website. To activate a Live… Read more »

Twitter adds new ways to monetize live video via Periscope

September 2, 2016   |   filed under Uncategorized

Twitter announced a new monetization option today, adding live Periscope content to its monetization options, which lets approved creators and brands earn a share of ad revenue on their media posts. Including live content produced via Periscope in the program is new, and the first partners to take advantage are Chase and Grey Goose, which are… Read more »

Google now lets you explore U.S. National Parks via 360-degree virtual tours

August 25, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

Exploring the world is something that’s always been a bit of a luxury for those who can afford to travel, but technology is changing that. With VR and 360-degree videos, you can now immerse yourself in virtual environments that give you a real sense of what a place is like, without actually being there. Google has… Read more »

The VR Photography Experience

May 16, 2016   |   filed under Uncategorized

Who remembers Pokemon Snap? The game was released in 1999 for N64 as a rail “shooter”, and let you take pictures of Pokemon while riding through different courses. But while your path through each level was predetermined, the photographs were not. Meaning users had free control of the camera and absolute discretion in what they could photograph and which… Read more »

How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks

March 8, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Technologies Lead Bei Yang recently discussed the progress the entertainment industry has made in relation to virtual reality.  Disney has been brainstorming possible virtual reality experiences since the 1980’s with the in-depth Disney Quest experience, and the “Nintendo’s Virtual Boy”.  As those projects fell short, Disney continued their virtual reality excursion… Read more »

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 »

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 »