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RoomAlive can turn any space into a holodeck

October 14th, 2014 at 2:04 pm » Comments Off

RoomAlive Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom last year. Illumiroom used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel, RoomAlive. The new system can turn every surface in a room–from the floor to the couch cushions to your own skin–into a glowing screen that reacts to your movement. It’s as […]

Views for the top 100 YouTube channels have grown by 80.5% in the past year

September 7th, 2014 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

YouTube’s  biggest star PewDiePie’s gaming videos were watched 439m times in July 2014 alone. There are more than 1 billion viewers a month on YouTube. They watch 6bn hours of video, with nearly 40% of it watched on mobile devices. Its top channels are taking advantage.    

Robots replace cheering fans at Korean baseball games

August 1st, 2014 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

The creators hope the robots can lead chants by real fans too. A struggling Korean baseball team, the Hanwha Eagles, have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches – by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.    

Two-thirds of all televised Shark Tank deals fall apart

July 18th, 2014 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

Shark Tank Monday was the first of three open calls for contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, the investing reality show in which entrepreneurs make live pitches for funding before a panel of angel investors. Shark Tank is entering its sixth season, the show attracts more than 7 million viewers each week, placing it among the 10 most popular […]

Neurogaming trends are revolutionize the gaming industry

April 11th, 2014 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Neurogaming is where the mind and body meet game-play. New gaming platforms, segments, and technologies are being introduced and adopted faster than ever before – sometimes more rapidly than we can grasp their full potential. There are some exciting times ahead in the neurogaming ecosystem.    

The future of cinema

April 7th, 2014 at 1:56 pm » Comments Off

Filmmakers have a bright future in cinema. The Technology Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas gave filmmakers a vision of hope as well as a warning at last week’s presentations. The Summit sees a bright future for filmmakers but a cloudy forecast for theaters.    

Mobile video viewing increased 719% between 2011 and 2013: Ooyala

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

Mobile viewership will double by end of 2015. TV isn’t just a box in the living room anymore, it also includes smartphones and tablets. A new report from video services company Ooyala provides more evidence of that trend. By analyzing viewing data from 200 million people, the Global Video Index report found mobile and tablet viewing […]

Decluttr buys every CD, DVD, and video game you don’t want anymore

March 31st, 2014 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Inside the Decluttr warehouse. Decluttr buys anything – because that’s their business model. They will literally buy any CD, DVD, or video game you want to mail them. And they pay the postage, too.  

How LED streetlights will change how Hollywood looks on film

February 7th, 2014 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Last year, Los Angeles decided to replace its high-pressure sodium streetlights, which are know for their distinctive yellow hue, with new, blue-tinted LED’s. The new streetlights might have a profound effect on at least one local industry.    

‘Robot Land’ – South Korea’s robot theme park to open in 2015

January 29th, 2014 at 2:14 pm » Comments Off

Robot Land Since 2007, South Korea has been planning a robot-centric theme park. “Robot Land” is back on track after missing its initial opening date of 2012. Now slated for a 2015 opening, this place won’t be like any other theme park on Earth. (Pics)    

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