Monthly Archives: December 2016

How Computer Vision is Transforming VR into Merged Reality

Adding human-like senses and artificial intelligence to VR headsets is unlocking a new reality that’s stretching the imagination. Imagine sitting in a car and strapping on a headset that allows the driver to use her steering wheel to weave through a life-like simulation of the autobahn. Then the driver stops, steps out of the car … Continued

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Is a Real Holodeck Close to Reality?

A long-lasting dream from the Star Trek world of science fiction, a real holodeck appears closer than ever thanks to new emerging technologies. In 1973, Gene Dolgoff arrived at a Manhattan hotel with several holograms and a laser in tow. He had an appointment with Gene Roddenberry, fabled creator of Star Trek — the meeting … Continued

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2016 Best of Drone Cinema

The second annual Flying Robot International Film Festival shows how rapidly advancing drone technologies are helping filmmakers expand their craft. In a year when drones helped people set world records, redefine industrial manufacturing and spread social good, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) continued to help filmmakers evolve the art of visual storytelling. Some of the best … Continued

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IEM Gyeonggi Marks the Transformation of South Korean eSports

Returning to South Korea after an eight year hiatus, IEM Gyeonggi celebrates how far eSports culture has come. William Cho’s first PC bang was literally underground. In 1998, when the famous South Korean computer cafes were first emerging, PC bangs were often found in sketchy subterranean basements that, according to Cho, probably wouldn’t pass a … Continued

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Indie Game Designers Crack Open the Future of VR

Ana Ribeiro Olympic torch bearer to run wearing a virtual reality headset, showing that passion is as important as innovation in the future of VR. On a balmy Sunday in São Luís, during the 2016 Olympic festivities, Ana Ribeiro was holding an unlit torch. She also happened to be wearing a virtual reality headset. At … Continued

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VR Tech for 2017

How to prepare for new frontiers in immersive VR experiences with the technologies that bring them to life. Virtual reality (VR) is making all sorts of new gaming experiences possible. As 2017 quickly approaches, now is the best time for players to ensure they’re prepared to conquer this new battlefield. “A lot of people will … Continued

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Smart Buildings Are the Next IoT Frontier

Integrated sensor and automation technologies used in smart buildings are helping bring modern conveniences to workers and residents. It’s a scenario straight out of the opening scene in a Black Mirror episode: An employee grabs her briefcase off the counter and gets in her car. After navigating traffic on the thruway, an alert on her … Continued

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Video Livestream Tech Making Events More Immersive

Disney’s “Moana” premiere event in Hollywood used multi-streaming video to put fans in control of how they experienced the live event over the internet. Anyone attending or viewing the “blue” carpet world premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s “Moana” at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre got to see Dwayne Johnson swaying his hips to the island … Continued

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Intel is paving the way for greater participation of Native American students in STEM

As part of the White House CS4All initiative, today Intel announced it will fund the development of a culturally-sensitive high school computer science (CS) curriculum for Native American students in collaboration with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). … Read more >

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