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How a hyperrealistic robo-dolphin is paving the way for animatronic aquariums

November 13th, 2020 at 1:10 pm » Comments Off

Imagine, if you will, that David Attenborough or Jacques Cousteau was put in charge of a technologically advanced theme park like the one on the TV series Westworld, offering visitors a plethora of robots to interact with that are so compellingly lifelike as to be indistinguishable from the real thing. Now imagine that, instead of […]

Bulleit introduces futuristic 3D printed cocktail

November 4th, 2020 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

Different groundbreaking digital tools have infiltrated just about every aspect of the modern world as technology continues to improve at an ever faster rate. But one area that’s been largely untouched by tech is the bar scene. You can still find bartenders crafting drinks the same way they have for hundreds of years at the […]

The Flaming Lips performed a concert with the band and fans encased in plastic bubbles

October 26th, 2020 at 1:09 pm » Comments Off

The Flaming Lips perform in plastic bubbles It’s unclear whether The Flaming Lips are using jelly — or vaseline, for that matter — at their concerts these days. The rock band is, however, trying plastic bubbles. The rock musicians from Oklahoma City are literally blowing up in 2020, using inflatable human-sized bubbles to defend themselves […]

Sony reveals Spatial Reality Display, a 4K screen with glasses-free 3D

October 25th, 2020 at 6:11 pm » Comments Off

Volumetric 3D displays are neither easy to produce nor common, as holographic imagery generally requires a mix of stereoscopic screen technology and unique optics, sometimes backed by high-speed eye tracking. Today, the display experts at Sony are throwing their hat into the ring with a new option called the ELF-SR1 — also known as the […]

Formula E founder develops world’s first electric powerboat championship

October 8th, 2020 at 12:07 am » Comments Off

  Image: E1 World Electric Powerboat Series Alejandro Agag, founder of both the Formula E and Extreme E championships, has just announced the formation of an all-electric powerboat league called the E1 World Electric Powerboat Series. Once again, the whole goal of the series is to draw attention to the environmental concerns that impact marine […]

Pandemic accelerated cord cutting, making 2020 the worst-ever year for pay TV

October 1st, 2020 at 1:57 pm » Comments Off

  The pandemic has accelerated adoption of a number of technologies, from online grocery to multiplatform gaming to streaming services and more. But one industry that has not benefited is traditional pay TV. According to new research from eMarketer, the cable, satellite and telecom TV industry is on track to lose the most subscribers ever. […]

The future of live events is here and depends on these 4 factors

September 6th, 2020 at 2:50 am » Comments Off

The future of live events is here and depends on these 4 factors  When it comes to reimagining what the events industry will look like in the near future, these are the four things we should all be thinking about. If there was ever a catalyst to reimagine the events space, the coronavirus is it. […]

The Event Industry is being confronted by its Napster moment

September 1st, 2020 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

All types of business events are in danger of their revenue streams of tickets, sponsorships, memberships, and other types of fees being eroded. This is happening as the world gets used to digital formats and alternatives emerge to physical networking, matchmaking, and other tasks we get out of these events. The threat sounds familiar?   […]

The Voronoi mesh on this bike helmet allows it to absorb maximum impact with minimal material

August 15th, 2020 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

 A perfect example of how generative design can be used to create products that serve their purpose incredibly well, the Voronoi Bike Helmet comes with an unusual mesh on its outer surface. The mesh, created using parametric modeling, helps maximize shock absorption while minimizing material used, creating a helmet that’s effective but also lightweight. Sitting […]

Drive-through strip clubs are a thing now

August 4th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Dancer Olivia entertains patrons during the Drive-thru at The Lucky Devil in Portland, Oregon. Some strip clubs have found a creative way to keep workers employed through the pandemic. It was bound to happen. Despite the pandemic, strip clubs have found a way to bring customers back in, while keeping bartenders, servers, and entertainers employed. […]

eSkootr is a high-speed electric scooter racing series launching in 2021

July 30th, 2020 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

It’s basically Formula E for micromobility A group of Formula One and Formula E drivers are starting a new racing series that will pit competitors against each other on ultra-fast custom-built electric scooters. The series — dubbed “Electric Scooter Championship,” or “eSkootr” — is set to launch in 2021, and the launch video shows riders […]

Space tourists could ride this cosmic balloon to the edge of space

July 19th, 2020 at 2:53 am » Comments Off

  Competition in the space tourism industry is heating up, and a new company is taking a unique approach to near-space exploration. The prospect of space travel has long-since enchanted humanity. Now, as competition heats up across the burgeoning spaceflight industry, this sci-fi fantasy may soon become reality. The company Space Perspective is offering a […]

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