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PSVR Demo Collection 3 Doesn’t Include Any New Games PSVR DEMO COLLECTION 3 DOESN’T INCLUDE ANY NEW GAMES

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Jan 16, 2019

Good news: PSVR Demo Collection 3 is real! Bad news: it doesn’t include much that’s new.Yesterday we reported on a rumor that a third demo compilation was in the works for Sony’s headset. It’s since launched on the PlayStation Store and is free to download. If you’ve al...

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Sony Is Still Recruiting For An AAA PSVR Game From A New Studio SONY IS STILL RECRUITING FOR AN AAA PSVR GAME FROM A NEW STUDIO

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Jan 16, 2019

Much of Sony’s 2019 PSVR line-up remains a mystery. Sure there’s Blood and Truth as well as Dreams, but what else? Well, don’t forget that we’re still waiting to see what’s coming from a new first-party studio dedicated to PSVR.Sony established this studio all the way b...

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Hands-On: Ralph Breaks VR Reveals Family-Friendly Formula For The VOID HANDS-ON: RALPH BREAKS VR REVEALS FAMILY-FRIENDLY FORMULA FOR THE VOID

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Jan 16, 2019

While in Las Vegas for CES, UploadVR visited The VOID’s location in The Venetian for Ralph Breaks VR.There’s a range of dimensions to visit from Utah-based The VOID, including Ghostbusters and Star Wars. Four people at a time can don VR headsets and backpacks to become ghostbusters or st...

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AR AND VR - WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF IMMERSIVE TECH ENTERTAINMENT AR AND VR - WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF IMMERSIVE TECH ENTERTAINMENT

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Jan 16, 2019

Since the explosion of Pokémon Go, Snapchat filters, the Oculus Rift and mixed reality environments, applications of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have risen in the public consciousness across the globe.In this article, we’ll explore exactly what the terms AR and VR me...

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Microsoft Could Reveal HoloLens 2 At Mobile World Congress MICROSOFT COULD REVEAL HOLOLENS 2 AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

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Jan 16, 2019

Microsoft sent out invites to journalists today for a press reception at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The event could see the unveiling of HoloLens 2.MWC is the last week of February and the Microsoft event will be held ahead of the conference on Sunday, February 24 at 8 am Pacific (5 ...

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5 reasons NOT to buy an 8K TV just yet 5 REASONS NOT TO BUY AN 8K TV JUST YET

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Jan 16, 2019

8K TVs are the new rage now, offering four times as many pixels as your 4K TV showing how fast pace the TV tech is going. Only when the world is just fully getting used to the 4K TV craze, coming from being a prototype or a concept thing, the 8K TV is here. Available for purchase by consumers but on...

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Most GeForce RTX 2060 Cards Lack USB-C VirtualLink Port MOST GEFORCE RTX 2060 CARDS LACK USB-C VIRTUALLINK PORT

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Jan 15, 2019

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card released today. As usual, a Founders Edition is available directly from NVIDIA. The company’s partners, such as EVGA and MSI, offer their own takes on cooling, ports, and clockrates.However unlike the Founders Edition, most of the announced partner...

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HOW PAY TV OPERATORS CAN REDUCE TRANSCODING COSTS HOW PAY TV OPERATORS CAN REDUCE TRANSCODING COSTS

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Jan 15, 2019

This article introduces the technical environment used by Pay TV operators for transcoding hundreds of linear channels, its increasing costs, and how the industry can learn to sustain itself with some coordinated efforts. While VOD enterprise solutions are increasing and consumption is rising steadi...

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Audio-only content… Who cares? AUDIO-ONLY CONTENT… WHO CARES?

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Jan 14, 2019

The media production and broadcast industry has a long-standing, but shortsighted, emphasis on the properties of video: video quality, video technology, video creativity. When audio properties are enhanced (e.g. Dolby 5.1 or VR 360 or Spatial Audio), this is often aimed at augmenting the video exper...

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HTC Vive ProEye Revolutionizes Homerun Derby HTC VIVE PROEYE REVOLUTIONIZES HOMERUN DERBY

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Jan 14, 2019

HTC made a surprise announcement at CES 2019, but its Twitter account hinted at big things to come. We think the company had a big year this year, even if the buzz is all over Oculus’ Quest visor. HTC, meanwhile, was unveiling ProEye. The upgrade to the Pro has built in eye tracking, and they ...

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RTI RTI'S LATEST 4K HDBASET VIDEO DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS ARE NOW SHIPPING IN THE AMERICAS

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Jan 14, 2019

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced that the next generation of the company's video distribution solutions is now available in the Americas. Building on the partnership with Pulse Eight, an award-winning developer of AV dist...

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Games and Blockchain - What is about to change in the gaming industry GAMES AND BLOCKCHAIN - WHAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY

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Jan 12, 2019

It is nothing new to have a lot of items in modern games. Be it characters, weapons, modifications and skins, or loot of any kind you can get by defeating enemies or bosses and completing quests and milestones.The most prominent ways to aquire said items in games nowadays are money and playtime. Bot...

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Streaming of live sports: Triple play of “Live” + “Exclusive” + “Pay-per-View” as challenge for today’s OTT technology STREAMING OF LIVE SPORTS: TRIPLE PLAY OF “LIVE” + “EXCLUSIVE” + “PAY-PER-VIEW” AS CHALLENGE FOR TODAY’S OTT TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 11, 2019

The broadband-based distribution of live (sports) content has become an essential channel for traditional rights holders (e.g. ESPN, Sky Sports, Movistar, Turner Sports) to reach a more complete audience as the younger demographic alone. Live content consumers have just started to ditch the linear c...

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IGN Reacts to PT in VR IGN REACTS TO PT IN VR

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Jan 11, 2019

In a fan recreation of PT, the game is fully playable in VR. Find out if it terrified IGN. Shout out to Radius Gordello for recreating PT in VR.

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Alienware’s Area 51m is a Desktop Gaming Rig in Laptop Form - CES 2019 ALIENWARE’S AREA 51M IS A DESKTOP GAMING RIG IN LAPTOP FORM - CES 2019

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Jan 10, 2019

Alienware's VP and general manager Frank Azor spoke to us about the newly announced Alienware Area 51m laptop, which doesn't just pack the power of a desktop gaming PC, it's made to be upgraded like a proper rig.

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Razer HyperSense to Champion Next-Level Tactile Gaming Immersion by Powering an Ecosystem of Haptic Devices RAZER HYPERSENSE TO CHAMPION NEXT-LEVEL TACTILE GAMING IMMERSION BY POWERING AN ECOSYSTEM OF HAPTIC DEVICES

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Jan 10, 2019

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced Razer HyperSense, an ecosystem of interconnected haptic-powered gaming devices designed to deliver a cohesive and high-fidelity haptics experience for superior gaming immersion.Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said: “...

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PlugXR Announces Augmented Reality Creator (Beta) to Create Fastest Mobile AR Apps for Free PLUGXR ANNOUNCES AUGMENTED REALITY CREATOR (BETA) TO CREATE FASTEST MOBILE AR APPS FOR FREE

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Jan 10, 2019

PlugXR, Inc., an Augmented Reality (AR) /Virtual Reality (VR) /Mixed Reality (MR) Silicon Valley startup based in San Jose, California (USA), Sweden (Europe) and Hyderabad (India), announced its flagship AR Authoring Platform, PlugXR Creator (Beta), the Fastest and First-of-its-kind AR App Creator f...

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It’s ON! Putting Next Gen in the Hands of Tens of Millions of Gamers IT’S ON! PUTTING NEXT GEN IN THE HANDS OF TENS OF MILLIONS OF GAMERS

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Jan 10, 2019

Gaming is thriving. An entire generation is growing up gaming. Two billion gamers and counting. They play at home, on the go and on multiple platforms, and by far the most vibrant, innovative and open is the PC.The forces driving PC gaming are staggering in scale.Take the battle royale genre —...

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Mobile AR games have been decades in the making but they’re still waiting for a breakthrough MOBILE AR GAMES HAVE BEEN DECADES IN THE MAKING BUT THEY’RE STILL WAITING FOR A BREAKTHROUGH

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Jan 10, 2019

As the modern narrative goes, mobile AR games are nearing an inflection point. 5G networks, purpose-built devices, and more tools for developing AR experiences are emerging just as huge international markets open wide and gaming revenues spike. With so much focus looking forward, it’s easy to ...

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VOD Automation Part 1: Create a Serverless Watchfolder Workflow Using AWS Elemental MediaConvert VOD AUTOMATION PART 1: CREATE A SERVERLESS WATCHFOLDER WORKFLOW USING AWS ELEMENTAL MEDIACONVERT

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Jan 10, 2019

File-based video processing workflows on AWS can be built using AWS Elemental MediaConvert to transcode source media into output formats. Using MediaConvert, video providers with any size content library can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for multiscreen delivery. Once you start usi...

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How to Unblock Netflix with a VPN HOW TO UNBLOCK NETFLIX WITH A VPN

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Jan 10, 2019

If you're trying to view the latest Netflix show while traveling overseas, or you want to watch a show that's only available on Netflix in other countries, you're in for a tough time. But with a VPN service and a bit of persistence, you should be able to see most of what you want to watc...

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Tobii and Alienware Announce Eye Tracking for New Alienware Area-51m Gaming Laptop TOBII AND ALIENWARE ANNOUNCE EYE TRACKING FOR NEW ALIENWARE AREA-51M GAMING LAPTOP

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Jan 09, 2019

Today at CES 2019, Alienware, Dell’s High-Performance PC Gaming Brand, Announced Its New Flagship Alienware Area-51m Gaming Laptop Will Be the First Consumer Product to Integrate Tobii’s IS5 Eye-Tracking Technology.“It’s hard to think of a better way to kick off 2019 than by ...

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Top 5 Common Excuses People Make to Avoid VR Fitness Gaming (And Why They Should Reconsider) TOP 5 COMMON EXCUSES PEOPLE MAKE TO AVOID VR FITNESS GAMING (AND WHY THEY SHOULD RECONSIDER)

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Jan 09, 2019

Alright, so VR fitness gaming is admittedly a weird hybrid of sorts. A mish-mash of gaming, exercise, and VR.Development cycles for active VR games are only now beginning to take shape, and even so, the hardware still hasn’t reached an echelon where working out in VR is approachable or even ap...

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HTC Vive Pro Eye, NVIDIA RTX and ZeroLight Push State of the Art in VR at CES HTC VIVE PRO EYE, NVIDIA RTX AND ZEROLIGHT PUSH STATE OF THE ART IN VR AT CES

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Jan 09, 2019

Whether you’re building a sleek virtual car buying experience or just want to unwind by taking a few swings of the bat, you’ll want to check out the new HTC Vive Pro Eye headset.Demonstrating VR’s enormous potential for professional applications and games, HTC VIVE is showing off t...

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NVIDIA Shield Experience 7.2.2 update adds an option to automatically switch color modes NVIDIA SHIELD EXPERIENCE 7.2.2 UPDATE ADDS AN OPTION TO AUTOMATICALLY SWITCH COLOR MODES

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Jan 09, 2019

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV remains to be one of the most amazing Android devices in history. This relatively obscure device, at least in comparison to smartphones, has received consistent software updates for close to 4 years. Last month, the Shield Experience 7.2 update rolled out. Today, another...

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WHY 2021 COULD KILL TV, SAVE APPLE AND MARK THE END OF ADS IN BROADCAST SPORTS WHY 2021 COULD KILL TV, SAVE APPLE AND MARK THE END OF ADS IN BROADCAST SPORTS

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Jan 09, 2019

2021–22 are the years when the world’s most expensive premium domestic sports rights come up for renewal. In the US the NFL, MLB and NHL broadcast rights will all be up for tender, whilst in the UK the Premier League (EPL) rights will be up for renewal.The outcome of these negotiations h...

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Machine Learning for the Enterprise, Sony Interactive Entertainment MACHINE LEARNING FOR THE ENTERPRISE, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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Jan 08, 2019

Machine learning is powering innovation across industries, including media & entertainment, healthcare, finance, and many more. In this session, representatives from AWS and Sony Interactive Entertainment discuss building real-world scalable enterprise solutions with machine learning using Amazo...

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BMW M Virtual Experience showcased on the new HTC VIVE Pro Eye BMW M VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE SHOWCASED ON THE NEW HTC VIVE PRO EYE

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Jan 08, 2019

Unveiled at CES 2019, this collaboration with HTC, NVIDIA and BMW is ushering in a new age of advanced immersive retail, with foveated rendering and real-time analytics delivered through the new VIVE Pro Eye.

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They Came, They Gamed, They Went Bonkers: Inside Our CES 2019 Gaming Suite THEY CAME, THEY GAMED, THEY WENT BONKERS: INSIDE OUR CES 2019 GAMING SUITE

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Jan 08, 2019

If you know the right people or, rather, if the right people know you, you’ll be ushered into NVIDIA’s black and green bedecked suite at the serene Wynn Hotel, just a few minutes from the chaos of CES 2019 this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.And once you are, boy howdy. Even bef...

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Lenovo made a great tiny home hub and Alexa tablet LENOVO MADE A GREAT TINY HOME HUB AND ALEXA TABLET

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Jan 08, 2019

Lenovo’s new Smart Clock is mostly designed to tell you the time and get you up in the morning, but it also does a whole lot of other things, thanks to Google Assistant. The company’s Smart Tabs, on the other hand, mixes Amazon’s Alexa with an 10-inch Android tablet that docks into...

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NVIDIA Teams with Autodesk, RED to Bring 3D Animation, 6K Video Editing to Laptops NVIDIA TEAMS WITH AUTODESK, RED TO BRING 3D ANIMATION, 6K VIDEO EDITING TO LAPTOPS

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Jan 08, 2019

Whether you create complex 3D animations or edit high resolution video, you will soon be able to do your best work on the go. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we’re demonstrating how we’re bringing hardware-accelerated ray tracing, AI-enhanced graphics, and ...

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Acer Reveals 2 New Predator Triton Gaming Notebooks ACER REVEALS 2 NEW PREDATOR TRITON GAMING NOTEBOOKS

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Jan 08, 2019

Ahead of CES 2019, Acer presents two brand-new Windows 10 gaming notebooks, the Predator Triton 900, a 17-inch performance notebook featuring a slim design and convertible 4K display and the Predator Triton 500 a 15-inch all-metal gaming powerhouse -measuring just 17.9 mm (0.70 inches) thin. Both ga...

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AI DESTINED FOR BIG ROLE IN ENTERTAINMENT AI DESTINED FOR BIG ROLE IN ENTERTAINMENT

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Jan 08, 2019

After years of hype, AI is finally making headway in industries like manufacturing, medicine and transportation -- and it's beginning to play a supporting role in media & entertainment. AkamaiTV's Paul Jackson chatted with Peter Chave, Principal Architect here at Akamai, to learn how AI ...

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Roku sees surge in streaming; positions itself for Amazon fight ROKU SEES SURGE IN STREAMING; POSITIONS ITSELF FOR AMAZON FIGHT

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Jan 08, 2019

Roku streaming devices are hot at the moment with the company reporting its customers are streaming almost three hours of content a day. It’s seen a 40% year-over-year increase in the amount of active users on its devices during the 4th quarter and, citing preliminary data, said its 27 million...

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Razer Blade 15 Updated with New NVIDIA GeForce RTX Graphics RAZER BLADE 15 UPDATED WITH NEW NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX GRAPHICS

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Jan 07, 2019

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced a new range of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model gaming laptops. This update to the award-winning Razer Blade 15 is centered around increased graphics performance with the inclusion of new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20-series...

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How-to: Create a Virtual Trainer With Amazon Sumerian Virtual Reality and Amazon Machine Learning HOW-TO: CREATE A VIRTUAL TRAINER WITH AMAZON SUMERIAN VIRTUAL REALITY AND AMAZON MACHINE LEARNING

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Jan 07, 2019

In part 1 of this blog series, you learned how to build the service environment in support of an Amazon Sumerian scene using key AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Cognito, Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda. In part 2, You will learn how to create your virtual trainer using Amazon Sumerian and exp...

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HTC Vive Pro Eye hands-on: first VR headset with eye tracking HTC VIVE PRO EYE HANDS-ON: FIRST VR HEADSET WITH EYE TRACKING

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Jan 07, 2019

The HTC Vive Pro VR headset was unveiled today at CES 2019 and comes with built-in eye tracking. The device is called the Vive Pro Eye, and it promises to bring higher-quality VR experiences, thanks to a technique called “foveated rendering.” This renders sharp images for wherever the hu...

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WHY MUSIC AND VIDEO ARE CRUCIAL TO APPLE’S FUTURE WHY MUSIC AND VIDEO ARE CRUCIAL TO APPLE’S FUTURE

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Jan 07, 2019

Apple’s downgraded earnings guidance represents its first profit warning in 10 years. This is clearly a big deal, and probably not as much to do with a weakening Chinese economy if Alibaba’s 2018 Singles’ Day annual growth of 23% is anything to go by. But it does not indicate Apple...

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CES 2019: First Pictures Of HTC Vive Cosmos And Pro Eye Arrive CES 2019: FIRST PICTURES OF HTC VIVE COSMOS AND PRO EYE ARRIVE

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Jan 07, 2019

We’re at HTC’s booth at CES 2019 where the company just revealed two new VR headsets. Did someone say Vive Cosmos images gallery?The first of the two headsets announced today was the HTC Vive Pro Eye. It’s the next version of last year’s Vive Pro with one key upgrade: integra...

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HTC VIVE Teams Up With Mozilla and AWS to Bring Dedicated Virtual Reality Web Browser to Market HTC VIVE TEAMS UP WITH MOZILLA AND AWS TO BRING DEDICATED VIRTUAL REALITY WEB BROWSER TO MARKET

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Jan 07, 2019

HTC VIVE™, the leader in room-scale Virtual Reality (VR), today announced a first of its kind collaboration with Mozilla’s Firefox, AWS’s Amazon Sumerian, and Fidelity Investments that will enable consumers to bring VR into their everyday life by providing an immersive web browsing...

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HTC VIVE Evolves Premium VR Portfolio With New Hardware, Unlimited Software Subscription and Content Partnerships HTC VIVE EVOLVES PREMIUM VR PORTFOLIO WITH NEW HARDWARE, UNLIMITED SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTION AND CONTENT PARTNERSHIPS

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Jan 07, 2019

HTC VIVE™, the leader in room-scale Virtual Reality (VR), today announced new hardware, software, and content offerings that redefine how VR is experienced. With VIVE Pro Eye, a new headset with built-in eye tracking, the high-end VR experience from VIVE Pro just got even better. In addition, ...

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In Sync at CES: Announcing G-SYNC Compatible Monitors and BFGD Pre-Orders IN SYNC AT CES: ANNOUNCING G-SYNC COMPATIBLE MONITORS AND BFGD PRE-ORDERS

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Jan 06, 2019

We’re displaying for keeps at CES this week in Las Vegas with the expansion of the G-SYNC ecosystem, pre-orders of our new BFGD monitors and the announcement of new G-SYNC displays.These announcements build on our ongoing investment in G-SYNC display technology, which has delivered superior ga...

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The Next Big Thing, Literally: BFGDs Ready for Pre-Order THE NEXT BIG THING, LITERALLY: BFGDS READY FOR PRE-ORDER

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Jan 06, 2019

Our G-SYNC displays are going big. Really big.No one’s pickier about displays than gamers. But until now, gamers couldn’t get living-room sized displays that offered the high performance and instant response they demand.In February, G-SYNC HDR tech will be available in 65-inch super-size...

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GeForce RTX at CES 2019: Best for Today’s Games, Ready for New Generation of Games GEFORCE RTX AT CES 2019: BEST FOR TODAY’S GAMES, READY FOR NEW GENERATION OF GAMES

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Jan 06, 2019

At CES this evening we launched new GPUs for gamers around the world, revealed new GPUs powering a record number of gaming laptops and extended our G-SYNC line of gaming monitors.We’re also showing new games and demos featuring RTX ray tracing and DLSS technology. Blockbusters Battlefield V an...

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Essential Facts About The Computer and Video Game Industry 2018 ESSENTIAL FACTS ABOUT THE COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY 2018

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Jan 06, 2019

Every year, ESA surveys more than 4,000 American households and the heads of and most frequent gamers within each household about their video game playing habits and attitudes. It is the most in-depth and targeted survey of its kind, the results of which are published in ESA’s Essential Facts ...

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2019 OTT TV Trends in Asia and India 2019 OTT TV TRENDS IN ASIA AND INDIA

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Jan 06, 2019

2018 wrapped up as a fascinating year for OTT TV in Asia, with global content owners, PayTV operators, and OTT players all ramping up their direct-to-consumer OTT offerings. In a game-changing move, Disney acquired Fox mid year, and announced plans to launch its own OTT service, Disney+, in 2019/202...

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WHY REVENUE GROWTH ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE GAMES INDUSTRY WHY REVENUE GROWTH ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE GAMES INDUSTRY

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Jan 04, 2019

UK games revenues rose to $4.9 billion in 2018, surpassing music and video revenues combined. It is an impressive milestone, but it doesn’t mean the best is yet to come. Revenues are what keep the lights on, but they are not always the best measure of the health of a sector. Instead, audience ...

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The Mage’s Tale PSVR Version Launches Early Next Month THE MAGE’S TALE PSVR VERSION LAUNCHES EARLY NEXT MONTH

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Jan 04, 2019

Earlier this week we reported on the launch of a new trailer for inXile Entertainment’s The Mage’s Tale PSVR port. The clip showed the first console gameplay from the title but didn’t say when it would arrive. Strangely enough, a new version of the same trailer just popped up onlin...

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Roku all set to introduce mobile streaming service ROKU ALL SET TO INTRODUCE MOBILE STREAMING SERVICE

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Jan 04, 2019

Set-top streaming hardware, Roku is soon to update its mobile app wherein users will be able to access content from Roku channel. The company is also eyeing an expansion by offering premium subscriptions to more than 25 channels. Android and iOS device users will be able to access the Roku mobile ap...

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RabbitRun: An Immersive Virtual Reality Game for Promoting Physical Activities Among People with Low Back Pain RABBITRUN: AN IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY GAME FOR PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AMONG PEOPLE WITH LOW BACK PAIN

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Jan 03, 2019

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common problems among adults. The usual physiotherapy treatment is to perform physical exercises. However, some LBP patients have false beliefs regarding their pain and they tend to avoid physical movements which might increase their pain and disability. Virtua...

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How to: play audio to HomePod without WiFi HOW TO: PLAY AUDIO TO HOMEPOD WITHOUT WIFI

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Jan 03, 2019

A couple settings that allow you to choose how and who music is played to on your Apple HomePod!Like with other iOS devices, you can play music on your HomePod through AirPlay without needing an active Internet connection on the speaker itself. This handy peer-to-peer AirPlay feature is turned off b...

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Can you stream Spotify from your HomePod? CAN YOU STREAM SPOTIFY FROM YOUR HOMEPOD?

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Jan 03, 2019

Don't check out on me just yet, let me explain. As I said, you can't stream Spotify, TIDAL, or any other music service directly from the HomePod but you can totally stream to the HomePod via AirPlay. So, while you won't be able to ask the smart speaker to start your music or request spec...

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How YouTube’s Domination of Streaming Clips the Market’s Wings HOW YOUTUBE’S DOMINATION OF STREAMING CLIPS THE MARKET’S WINGS

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Jan 03, 2019

The Article 13 debate that shaped so much of the latter part of 2018 will continue to play an important role throughout 2019 while European and then national legislators deliberate on the provision and the wider Digital Copyright Directive of which it forms a part. Regular readers will know that MID...

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Sending an RTMP Video Stream to Wowza Streaming Cloud With Ultra Low Latency SENDING AN RTMP VIDEO STREAM TO WOWZA STREAMING CLOUD WITH ULTRA LOW LATENCY

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Jan 03, 2019

You can use your own encoder to send streams with sub-three-second end-to-end latency to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service with Ultra Low Latency. The ability to connect any H.264 encoder that supports Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) to our cloud-based service allows you to integrate inte...

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Gamers Worry About the Future State of Gaming Security GAMERS WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE STATE OF GAMING SECURITY

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Jan 02, 2019

McAfee has released results from its survey, Game Over: The Future of Gaming Security, finding that while gamers profess to exhibit good cybersecurity habits there’s still work to do. The survey found that 75 percent of PC gamers identified security as the element that concerns them most about...

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The VidOps Manager – Why You May Need One THE VIDOPS MANAGER – WHY YOU MAY NEED ONE

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Jan 02, 2019

Today’s fast-moving technology, changing viewer demands, multichannel distribution and increased competition means increased pressure to be efficient. Media companies, or any enterprise that is leveraging video in a meaningful way, now have intertwined functions and processes, including busine...

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Flits: The Live-Streaming App That’s Transforming Music Consumption FLITS: THE LIVE-STREAMING APP THAT’S TRANSFORMING MUSIC CONSUMPTION

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Jan 02, 2019

With the concert industry booming and live streaming playing a major role, there’s no limit to the ways developers can further engage viewers. The Flits mobile app was designed to amplify collaboration between musicians and fans by streaming immersive experiences with broadcast-quality audio.I...

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CES 2019 overview: 5G, AI, 8K Televisions, Smart everything CES 2019 OVERVIEW: 5G, AI, 8K TELEVISIONS, SMART EVERYTHING

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Jan 02, 2019

In preparation for CES 2019, the Digital Trends roundtable of experts predicts what is in store for the tech world next week in Las Vegas.

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere 2018 IN REVIEW: THE YEAR STANDALONES TOOK VR AND AR EVERYWHERE

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Jan 01, 2019

A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees.Also in 2018, the United States Army awarded Microsoft a contract worth nearly hal...

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Pimax Shipping Analyzed: When Will Backers Get Their 8K VR Headsets? PIMAX SHIPPING ANALYZED: WHEN WILL BACKERS GET THEIR 8K VR HEADSETS?

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Jan 01, 2019

Pimax is a China-based company making VR headsets with significantly higher field of view than those available on the consumer market today.In late 2017, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign for the ‘Pimax 8K’ and ‘Pimax 5K’ headsets. Each boasted a diagonal field of v...

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AWS & OWNZONES ELEVATE OTT CLOUD TECHNOLOGY WITH DYNAMIC PARTNERSHIP AWS & OWNZONES ELEVATE OTT CLOUD TECHNOLOGY WITH DYNAMIC PARTNERSHIP

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Dec 31, 2018

OWNZONES was honored and excited to be part of the Amazon booth at IBC 2018 (9/13-9/18), showcasing OWNZONES Connect™, the world’s most powerful cloud-based media distribution platform, which runs in partnership with AWS infrastructure.OWNZONES was previously invited to present at the AW...

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5 Predictions For The Disney+ Streaming Service 5 PREDICTIONS FOR THE DISNEY+ STREAMING SERVICE

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Dec 31, 2018

In a move that clearly signifies the company is in the midst of a financial crisis, Disney is moving forward with its plans for a bonafide streaming service under the name Disney+. While we don’t know absolutely everything about the platform, such as pricing details or an exact release date, w...

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Expanding the horizons of augmented and virtual reality in higher education EXPANDING THE HORIZONS OF AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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Dec 30, 2018

A resurgence of interest, innovation and investment in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is underway. Immersive technologies like AR and VR, often enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI), are rapidly becoming more powerful and versatile. The AR and VR market and the need for workers w...

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A Community-Powered Film & TV Blockchain Ecosystem A COMMUNITY-POWERED FILM & TV BLOCKCHAIN ECOSYSTEM

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Dec 28, 2018

Spuul was launched in 2012 and since then has been one of the most innovative Video On Demand (VOD) platforms in the world. Spuul has over 60 million users and over 4 million paid subscribers as at the end of March 2018, and was the first platform to allow users and subscribers to download and watch...

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Netflix’s New Feature lets Subscribers watch Video and Chat simultaneously NETFLIX’S NEW FEATURE LETS SUBSCRIBERS WATCH VIDEO AND CHAT SIMULTANEOUSLY

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Dec 28, 2018

Video streaming service, Netflix is all set to woo its Canadian subscribers with a feature where users can group chat with fellow subscribers while watching online videos on its platform. This takes binge-watching to a whole new level.While the new addition is a more than a welcome move from Netflix...

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Should the corporate world invest in IPTV and OTT? SHOULD THE CORPORATE WORLD INVEST IN IPTV AND OTT?

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Dec 28, 2018

Is it OK to watch TV at work? Well, it certainly depends on your line of work and on the content itself.  But in some places, the answer is increasingly ‘yes’. And it’s driving companies to invest in IPTV and OTT.Indeed, for a number of businesses, making sure that your employ...

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PSVR 2019: PlayStation Owned VR In 2018, Can Sony Stay Ahead In 2019? PSVR 2019: PLAYSTATION OWNED VR IN 2018, CAN SONY STAY AHEAD IN 2019?

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Dec 27, 2018

It was clear, by the end of 2018, that something was shifting in the VR landscape. A litany of identically-themed editorials about how PSVR had actually had an impressive year (including our own) offered a rare ray of sunshine from mainstream outlets. Against all odds and its own track record with p...

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Valve Reveals 100 Best Selling Steam VR Games Of 2018 VALVE REVEALS 100 BEST SELLING STEAM VR GAMES OF 2018

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Dec 27, 2018

More than 1,000 titles released on Steam this year with VR support, according to Bellevue, Washington-based Valve Corporation. The vast majority of the releases are VR-only but the only completely new 2018 VR release to reach the top “platinum” tier of gross revenue on Steam was Beat Sab...

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Latest Oculus Unity Integration Expands HTC Vive Support, Improves Rift GPU Performance LATEST OCULUS UNITY INTEGRATION EXPANDS HTC VIVE SUPPORT, IMPROVES RIFT GPU PERFORMANCE

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Dec 27, 2018

Last month, Facebook added basic support for HTC Vive to the Oculus Unity Integration. In the December release the company expanded that support, as well as reducing the GPU cost of Oculus Rift support.The Rift’s GPU performance improvement in Unity apps has been achieved by making the occlusi...

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The neurology of gaming THE NEUROLOGY OF GAMING

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Dec 26, 2018

Below is an infographic from Online Universities looking at the brain on games. What do you think? How have you used games in your work with students? What might we need to be cautious of in incorporating gaming in our learning environments? Share your thoughts and any resources you find valuable in...

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DirectX 12 on Xbox One now available with Unity 2018.3 DIRECTX 12 ON XBOX ONE NOW AVAILABLE WITH UNITY 2018.3

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Dec 26, 2018

DirectX 12 is the latest version of Microsoft’s graphics API designed to enable a reduction of driver overhead, allowing better use of multi-core systems. Depending on your project, you could see some great performance improvements with DirectX 12. For example, with our Book of the Dead: Envir...

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Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset, Accessory And Game Buying Guide OCULUS GO STANDALONE VR HEADSET, ACCESSORY AND GAME BUYING GUIDE

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Dec 25, 2018

Oculus Go is an all-in-one VR headset — it is a “standalone’ with no need for a PC or phone — and it comes with simple 3DoF movement tracking for both the headset and its single hand controller.This means Oculus Go is best used seated and many of the most compelling VR games ...

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New PUBG Mobile Update 0.10.0 is Here. Know What’s New NEW PUBG MOBILE UPDATE 0.10.0 IS HERE. KNOW WHAT’S NEW

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Dec 24, 2018

PUBG has managed to become one of the best and most played games of 2018. With 87 Million players coming online every day to fight and fight with players from around the globe, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is constantly evolving to not just keep the 227 Million average monthly active users ho...

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MRI PROCEDURE | Virtual Reality Experience | Created using Amazon Sumerian | by TiltLabs MRI PROCEDURE | VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE | CREATED USING AMAZON SUMERIAN | BY TILTLABS

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Dec 20, 2018

This is a VR demo developed using Amazon Sumerian in TIltStudio a division of TiltLabs. In our Amazon Sumerian VR Experience , Sumerian Hosts will be narrating and guiding  the users to understand MRI scanning procedures. You can create life like, animated hosts who can speak a variety of langu...

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Roku Wireless Speakers: If you own a Roku TV, these wireless speakers are a no-brainer ROKU WIRELESS SPEAKERS: IF YOU OWN A ROKU TV, THESE WIRELESS SPEAKERS ARE A NO-BRAINER

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Dec 20, 2018

Roku TVs have become extremely popular thanks to their low cost and a built-in operating system that’s not only easy to use, but also lets you stream virtually anything on the web. Little did we know, however, that Roku has been quietly working behind the scenes on a hardware addition to its T...

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Oculus Go Gets Emmy Nominated VR Short ‘Dear Angelica’ With John Carmack’s 5K Tech OCULUS GO GETS EMMY NOMINATED VR SHORT ‘DEAR ANGELICA’ WITH JOHN CARMACK’S 5K TECH

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Dec 20, 2018

Dear Angelica was created by Oculus Story Studio, a former department of Oculus which produced short non-interactive VR films. The studio was shuttered in May 2017, with Oculus focusing on funding development outside the company.The short tells the story of the relationship between a daughter and he...

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WipEout Omega Collection VR Livestream: Sci-Fi Racing On PSVR WIPEOUT OMEGA COLLECTION VR LIVESTREAM: SCI-FI RACING ON PSVR

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Dec 20, 2018

For today’s stream we’re diving into some WipEout Omega Collection VR on PSVR. WipEout makes a perfect transition to the immersive realm and shines as a perfect example of how to do a sci-fi racer well on the platform. The speed is incredibly fast, gameplay is smooth, and all of the vehi...

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Seven Things To Do In VR With Your Family This Christmas SEVEN THINGS TO DO IN VR WITH YOUR FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS

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Dec 20, 2018

The festive season is upon us and, if you’re reading this page, there’s a good chance you’ve got a shiny new VR headset to entertain the relatives with this Christmas. But deciding what to actually do with your VR kit on Christmas day can be a challenge. Never fear; we’re her...

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Void Racer Is A Surprisingly Solid Wipeout VR-Style Game For Oculus Go VOID RACER IS A SURPRISINGLY SOLID WIPEOUT VR-STYLE GAME FOR OCULUS GO

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Dec 20, 2018

WipEout and F-Zero have established themselves over the years as the premiere sci-fi racing games available. Redout is a good alternative, with some stellar VR support to boot. Overall though, I’d argue that WipEout Omega Collection VR on PSVR amounts to what very well could be the best VR rac...

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First Videos Of Google Daydream 6DOF Controllers In Action Arrive FIRST VIDEOS OF GOOGLE DAYDREAM 6DOF CONTROLLERS IN ACTION ARRIVE

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Dec 20, 2018

A few months back Google announced that it was developing a pair of six degree of freedom (6DOF) controllers to be used with the Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset. The device, which runs on Google’s Daydream platform, needs to be fitted with a new faceplate that allows for the controlle...

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Motion Smoothing: What is it and How to Turn it Off MOTION SMOOTHING: WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO TURN IT OFF

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Dec 19, 2018

Last week, Tom Cruise took to Twitter for a very important PSA. While many celebrities rely on social media to voice their opinions on political or social matters, Cruise was tackling a very different issue: video interpolation, more commonly known as motion smoothing. Alongside Mission: Impossible ...

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Introducing DeepFocus: The AI Rendering System Powering Half Dome INTRODUCING DEEPFOCUS: THE AI RENDERING SYSTEM POWERING HALF DOME

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Dec 19, 2018

Earlier this year, Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) unveiled Half Dome, an industry-first prototype headset whose eye-tracking cameras, wide-field-of-view optics, and independently focused displays demonstrated the next step in lifelike VR experiences. By adjusting its displays to match your eye movement...

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Smooth Operator: GeForce NOW Recommended Routers Optimize Cloud Gaming Experience SMOOTH OPERATOR: GEFORCE NOW RECOMMENDED ROUTERS OPTIMIZE CLOUD GAMING EXPERIENCE

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Dec 19, 2018

Great moments are born from great opportunity. And when you’re closing in on that elusive Victory Royale, nothing is worse than when your baby brother starts streaming a movie that brings your cloud gaming to a screeching halt.The GeForce NOW game-streaming service has transformed where and ho...

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Seeking Dawn Gets Laundry List Of Updates As PSVR Port Is Now ‘Playable’ Internally SEEKING DAWN GETS LAUNDRY LIST OF UPDATES AS PSVR PORT IS NOW ‘PLAYABLE’ INTERNALLY

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Dec 19, 2018

Seeking Dawn was one of the most heavily-marketed VR games of the year and even though it didn’t quite live up to expectations, it still delivered a lengthy, feature-filled campaign with full co-op support and one of the most visually striking VR worlds we’ve seen yet. Luckily, Multivers...

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Best NAS devices that transcodes 4K and FHD videos for your home media devices BEST NAS DEVICES THAT TRANSCODES 4K AND FHD VIDEOS FOR YOUR HOME MEDIA DEVICES

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Dec 19, 2018

Hosted on physical devices, Network-attached storages (NAS) are fast becoming popular and replacing cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox etc. Either as a beginner or rookie who is just getting started with NAS or an expert with years of experience using or dealing with NAS devices, chan...

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THE TRANSCODE: THE CLOUD ACCELERATES AND MEDIA GIANTS COLLIDE IN THE OTT SPACE THE TRANSCODE: THE CLOUD ACCELERATES AND MEDIA GIANTS COLLIDE IN THE OTT SPACE

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Dec 18, 2018

“Buckle up,” says Forrester. “The cloud ride is accelerating.” Nearly 60% of North American enterprises now rely on public cloud platforms, and Forrester predicts that number will increase exponentially in 2019. We’ll see the big cloud service providers grow even bigger...

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FIVE TECHNOLOGIES SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OTT FIVE TECHNOLOGIES SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OTT

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Dec 18, 2018

The world of OTT is changing radically with new innovations, from player technologies to standards convergence, propelling the industry forward. As 2018 comes to a close, AkamaiTV sat down with DASH legend and Akamai's very own Will Law to get his pulse on the major trends and technologies that ...

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PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2018-2022 Reveals Long-Term Trends PWC’S GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA OUTLOOK 2018-2022 REVEALS LONG-TERM TRENDS

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Dec 18, 2018

Each year PwC releases the Global Entertainment & Media Outlook. Released earlier this month was the 2018-2022 edition. (Here’s the press release from last year.)The Outlook is definitely a worthy read to get a grip on the high-level and (very) long-term trends shaping the media industry, ...

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Mobile game insiders predict the biggest trends of 2019 MOBILE GAME INSIDERS PREDICT THE BIGGEST TRENDS OF 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to set sights on 2019. 2018 was dominated by trends like console-quality games, the rise of AR experiences, and the hyper-casual genre dominating the top app store charts.But what trends will dominate 2019? We asked a group of mobile game developers what...

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How Jurassic Park Changed Movie Technology HOW JURASSIC PARK CHANGED MOVIE TECHNOLOGY

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Dec 18, 2018

It’s now 25 years since Jurassic Park hit movie theatres, yet it still might not be fully appreciated just to what extent Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece has impacted modern cinema. With huge, technically innovative, movies like Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T under his belt, Spielb...

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Fit Trend to Watch: Location-Based VR Experiences FIT TREND TO WATCH: LOCATION-BASED VR EXPERIENCES

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Dec 18, 2018

Location-based VR experiences are springing up all over the world. What are LB VR experiences? They are out-of-home VR attractions that people visit like they would for arcades, movies, or theme parks. Why should we keep location-based experiences and attractions on our radar? Because they’re ...

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Community Download: What Do You Want From PS Move 2.0? COMMUNITY DOWNLOAD: WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM PS MOVE 2.0?

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Dec 18, 2018

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.Sorry for the hiatus! Until recently the comments on our website were down and not functioning p...

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IMAX VR’s Death Is An Important Cautionary Tale For The Location-Based Scene IMAX VR’S DEATH IS AN IMPORTANT CAUTIONARY TALE FOR THE LOCATION-BASED SCENE

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Dec 18, 2018

In August 2016 IMAX Chief B.D. Officer Rob Lister revealed an exciting forecast for the company’s VR plans. He envisioned a world in which the latest blockbusters would be accompanied by VR ‘companion pieces’, which moviegoers could see alongside the film for a slightly higher pric...

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VRgineers Exploring An Affordable Consumer Version Of High End ‘XTAL’ Headset VRGINEERS EXPLORING AN AFFORDABLE CONSUMER VERSION OF HIGH END ‘XTAL’ HEADSET

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Dec 18, 2018

VRGineers is soliciting the feedback of Youtubers and their audiences on a “Gaming Edition” of their ultra-high end XTAL system.We reached out to VRgineers for comment on videos we’ve seen surfacing from VR YouTube streamers VoodooDE, MRTV, and SweViver and a representative of the ...

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Get $80 for Sling TV When Buying Oculus Go, Plus Sling TV, ESPN, and FOX NOW Available Today GET $80 FOR SLING TV WHEN BUYING OCULUS GO, PLUS SLING TV, ESPN, AND FOX NOW AVAILABLE TODAY

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Dec 17, 2018

Oculus Go is already the best way to watch your favorite TV shows, movies, and sports in VR. It’s getting even better with Sling TV, ESPN (including ESPN+), and FOX NOW for Oculus Go, available today on the Oculus Store in the U.S. Better still, if you buy and activate an Oculus Go between tod...

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The Alienware m15 gaming laptop does thin and light gaming on its own terms THE ALIENWARE M15 GAMING LAPTOP DOES THIN AND LIGHT GAMING ON ITS OWN TERMS

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Dec 17, 2018

Thin and light gaming is a new category of laptop, led by options like the Razer Blade. Alienware now has its own entry The Alienware m15. It’s not the thinnest, lightest, or sleekest option in the bunch, but it doesn’t hold back in performance.The Alienware m15 is a great evolution on i...

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ESPN, Sling TV, FOX NOW Come To Oculus Go’s Virtual TV App ESPN, SLING TV, FOX NOW COME TO OCULUS GO’S VIRTUAL TV APP

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Dec 17, 2018

A new update to Oculus TV adds ESPN, Sling TV, and FOX NOW. Oculus TV is an app on the Oculus Go standalone VR headset which provides a virtual TV. All 3 new services are USA-only.Additionally, from now until January 31st purchasing an Oculus Go in the US will also give you $80 of Sling TV credit, w...

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Valve Shipping New Knuckles Controller Developer Kits ‘In Quantity’ VALVE SHIPPING NEW KNUCKLES CONTROLLER DEVELOPER KITS ‘IN QUANTITY’

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Dec 17, 2018

Valve is moving beyond evaluation prototypes of its Knuckles tracked handheld controllers and onto developer kits “with improvements to cap sense, trigger feel, and more.”The new controllers have been in development for some time from privately-owned Valve, which is based in Bellevue, Wa...

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Netflix Is Testing A Feature That Lets You Rewatch Important Scenes NETFLIX IS TESTING A FEATURE THAT LETS YOU REWATCH IMPORTANT SCENES

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Dec 17, 2018

Whenever my friends talk about the future of entertainment, I always joke that Netflix is going to eventually be streaming their content directly into our consciousness.What I mean by that is technology and Netflix, specifically are developing at such a rapid pace that it’s only a matter of ti...

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M&E, Tech Execs Provide Tips on How Women Can Step Up Their Networking Game M&E, TECH EXECS PROVIDE TIPS ON HOW WOMEN CAN STEP UP THEIR NETWORKING GAME

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Dec 17, 2018

Networking is a crucial part of everybody’s professional career in the media and entertainment (M&E) sector, but women are often at a disadvantage when it comes to networking, in part because of the relatively small number of women in the industry  especially in technical roles.But fe...

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Comcast X1 Supports YouTube 4K Streams COMCAST X1 SUPPORTS YOUTUBE 4K STREAMS

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Dec 17, 2018

Starting today, Xfinity X1 customers can watch YouTube’s industry-leading catalog of online 4K content on the biggest screen in their home. More than 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute across different formats, and since the launch of YouTube on X1 last year, “YouTub...

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Behind the Scenes: Media & Entertainment Startup Pitch Night BEHIND THE SCENES: MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT STARTUP PITCH NIGHT

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Dec 17, 2018

Filmologic together with AWS hosted a Media and Entertainment Startup Pitch Night at the AWS Pop-Up Loft in San Francisco. It was a great night where venture capitalists, industry leaders, technologists, and media and entertainment professionals gathered to hear from innovative seed stage startups i...

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What is the best way to display your Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition? WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DISPLAY YOUR NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM CLASSIC EDITION?

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Dec 15, 2018

Having a simple stand to display your NES Classic Edition is a great way to keep everything organized and in order.The stand is a great tool to not only show off your system but also elevate it off the ground, giving you more room for other consoles and equipment.The HUANUO Metal Stand in particular...

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Baseball In Sugar Land Now Outfitted for Future of Sports Entertainment BASEBALL IN SUGAR LAND NOW OUTFITTED FOR FUTURE OF SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT

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Dec 14, 2018

The reigning champs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball — champions two of the last three seasons! — compete for fans in the sports media mega-market of Houston, home to the football Texans and the recent World Series champion Astros, as well as the NBA’s Rockets and te...

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MEDIA MUSINGS: WHO WILL BUY SNAP INC? MEDIA MUSINGS: WHO WILL BUY SNAP INC?

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Dec 14, 2018

As outlined in our 2019 forecasting report, MIDiA predicts that Snap Inc. as we know it will be no more by the end of 2019. Its most notable asset Snapchat still has a sizeable audience among younger demographics but the company will be  most likely acquired by a larger entity. Below are a rang...

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The ultimate live streaming checklist THE ULTIMATE LIVE STREAMING CHECKLIST

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Dec 14, 2018

Whether you’re trying to reach prospects, customers, or internal stakeholders, live video provides a powerful, engaging way to get your message out into the world. But if you don’t have any live streaming experience, the process can seem a little daunting — especially if you’...

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Through the Looking Glass: How to Integrate OTT Platforms With Mobile Apps THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: HOW TO INTEGRATE OTT PLATFORMS WITH MOBILE APPS

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Dec 14, 2018

In fact, five billion people are now connected to a mobile device worldwide. That said, one of the inherent benefits of using OTT platforms is the ability to consume your favorite content wherever you may be in the world – which means as a provider, to ensure a sustainable level of success, of...

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Implementing the Netflix Media Database IMPLEMENTING THE NETFLIX MEDIA DATABASE

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Dec 14, 2018

In the previous blog posts in this series, we introduced the Netflix Media DataBase (NMDB) and its salient “Media Document” data model. In this post we will provide details of the NMDB system architecture beginning with the system requirements — these will serve as the necessary mo...

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Until Dawn Dev Supermassive Returns To VR With The Experimental Shattered State UNTIL DAWN DEV SUPERMASSIVE RETURNS TO VR WITH THE EXPERIMENTAL SHATTERED STATE

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Dec 14, 2018

Supermassive Games is bookending the year in VR in much better form than it started. The Until Dawn developer’s first two games of 2018, PSVR’s The Inpatient and Bravo Team, have all but been forgotten following an unexpectedly lukewarm reception that led the team to vow it will do bette...

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AMD GPUs Can Stream SteamVR Games To Vive Focus, Mirage Solo and Oculus Go AMD GPUS CAN STREAM STEAMVR GAMES TO VIVE FOCUS, MIRAGE SOLO AND OCULUS GO

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Dec 14, 2018

AMD’s new software Radeon ReLive for VR will allow owners of their GPUs to stream SteamVR games to a standalone or mobile VR headset.The software currently supports the HTC Vive Focus, but it specifically calls out Daydream devices so it should work for Daydream phones and the Lenovo Mirage So...

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KNOCKOUT BLOW FOR ELEVEN SPORTS? KNOCKOUT BLOW FOR ELEVEN SPORTS?

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Dec 13, 2018

Eleven Sports, the insurgent subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, is considering closing its operations in the UK and Ireland after failing to secure distribution via traditional TV operators. Failure to attract enough subscribers onto its platform since its launch has only increased doubts ...

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Bringing broadcast quality to OTT streaming: The missing ingredient BRINGING BROADCAST QUALITY TO OTT STREAMING: THE MISSING INGREDIENT

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Dec 13, 2018

For years, our industry has been trying to improve the video viewing experience. And for many people, this has meant improving image quality – trying to squeeze in and compress even more pixels to offer better images without congesting the available bandwidth.But it seems that a new parameter ...

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The New World of Watching Machine Learning-Enhanced Streaming Sports THE NEW WORLD OF WATCHING MACHINE LEARNING-ENHANCED STREAMING SPORTS

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Dec 13, 2018

Gone are the days when watching sports on television meant turning on the one and only broadcaster which owned the rights to televise an event. Several sports-specific OTT offerings have launched in the last year with broadcasters realizing that sports are the last bastion of streaming video for whi...

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Performance comparison of video coding standards: an adaptive streaming perspective PERFORMANCE COMPARISON OF VIDEO CODING STANDARDS: AN ADAPTIVE STREAMING PERSPECTIVE

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Dec 13, 2018

At Netflix, we are continually refining the recipes we use to serve your favorite shows and movies at the best possible quality. An essential element in this dish is the video encoding technology we use to transform our video content into compressed bitstreams (suitable for whatever bandwidth you ha...

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RED Digital Cinema and NVIDIA Make 8K Movie Editing a Reality RED DIGITAL CINEMA AND NVIDIA MAKE 8K MOVIE EDITING A REALITY

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Dec 13, 2018

Working with 8K video will be easier and more accessible than ever thanks to collaboration between RED Digital Cinema and NVIDIA revealed last night during an industry event at the historic Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.In front of leaders from Adobe, Colorfront, HP and others, RED and NVIDIA an...

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10 Great Apps & Games You Can Sideload Onto Your Oculus Go 10 GREAT APPS & GAMES YOU CAN SIDELOAD ONTO YOUR OCULUS GO

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Dec 13, 2018

sideloaded apps are by definition not vetted by Oculus. You install them “at your own risk”, as they could affect the security or stability of your headset.There are 3 different types of apps/games you can sideload to your Go:VR Apps: these are VR apps just like you’d download on t...

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GAEMS Introduces the Sentinel Pro XP 1080P Personal Gaming Environment GAEMS INTRODUCES THE SENTINEL PRO XP 1080P PERSONAL GAMING ENVIRONMENT

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Dec 13, 2018

GAEMS today unveiled Sentinel, the latest evolution in their award-winning series of Personal Gaming Environments. The ultimate combination of console gaming portability and performance that GAEMS has become critically acclaimed for is now wrapped in a new sleek and patented design that provides a b...

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Stream PC Games to Smartphones With AMD Link App STREAM PC GAMES TO SMARTPHONES WITH AMD LINK APP

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Dec 13, 2018

An upcoming update to AMD's Adrenaline software will let gamers with AMD graphics cards stream PC games to their smartphones and tablets.AMD announced the new game-streaming feature on Thursday, touting it as a way to bring Radeon gaming quality to mobile devices. The service is essentially a re...

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Facebook and ZeniMax agree on lawsuit for alleged theft of virtual reality technology FACEBOOK AND ZENIMAX AGREE ON LAWSUIT FOR ALLEGED THEFT OF VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY

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Dec 13, 2018

Almost 5 years after announcing the acquisition of OculusVR, Facebook seems to have left behind the controversy over intellectual property infringement surrounding the agreement.ZeniMax, parent company of Bethesda Softworks and id Software, said today that it has agreed to settle its lawsuit against...

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Role Of Playable Ads In Gaming Industry ROLE OF PLAYABLE ADS IN GAMING INDUSTRY

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Dec 12, 2018

Our mission at Creative Interactive is to develop the most efficient playable ads for independent mobile game developers and publishers.Playable ads are interactive ads that show the core game play of your game. Fun of game play and visual quality are paramount to convince players to install your ga...

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OTT Back-end Platforms Age With The Demand of Sport Fans OTT BACK-END PLATFORMS AGE WITH THE DEMAND OF SPORT FANS

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Dec 12, 2018

The rise of sports streaming and the evolution of OTT technology seem to follow a similar pattern, with this ever-improving medium providing the perfect viewing outlet for sporting events, games and content of all shapes and sizes.OTT opens new possibilities for sports fans that haven’t been p...

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How to Play Android Games on Your PC Using NoxPlayer HOW TO PLAY ANDROID GAMES ON YOUR PC USING NOXPLAYER

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Dec 12, 2018

NoxPlayer is a free Android emulator that includes a massive selection of tools that can be used to create a great Android gaming experience on your PC.The emulator is easy to install and works on low-end setups. Use tools like the button mapper to set everything up for the type of games you like to...

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Epic’s New SDK Could Make Cross-Platform Multiplayer Easier For Developers EPIC’S NEW SDK COULD MAKE CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER EASIER FOR DEVELOPERS

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Dec 12, 2018

Epic Games today announced it will be releasing a free cross-platform networking software development kit (SDK) for games. The SDK will allow developers to leverage the same server infrastructure used by Fortnite, for free.Players will use the same login as Fortnite and the new Epic Games store, so ...

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10 Things We Can’t Wait To Do In Borderlands 2 VR 10 THINGS WE CAN’T WAIT TO DO IN BORDERLANDS 2 VR

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Dec 12, 2018

Borderlands 2 VR on PSVR is just a few days away as it’s set to release later this week. Soon, PSVR owners will be able to return to Pandora six years later after the original game released and re-explore the psycho-ravaged landscapes once again. Even though Borderlands 2 VR won’t includ...

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Google’s Daydream 6DOF Controllers Now Shipping To Developers GOOGLE’S DAYDREAM 6DOF CONTROLLERS NOW SHIPPING TO DEVELOPERS

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Dec 12, 2018

The first unboxing video for Google’s 6DOF controllers hit the Web as the first wave of developer kits appear to be shipping out.VR and AR developer Alex Coulombe posted the following video showing the complete contents of the developer kit, including AAA batteries and a charger for them as we...

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Connect an RTMP Encoder to Wowza Streaming Engine CONNECT AN RTMP ENCODER TO WOWZA STREAMING ENGINE

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Dec 12, 2018

The Wowza Streaming Engine™ is a flexible media server software that allows you to use your own encoder to integrate live video streaming into your app or service. Using an H.264 encoder that supports Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), you can add live streaming into any workflow, using the ...

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Google Lens: real-time answers to questions about the world around you GOOGLE LENS: REAL-TIME ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND YOU

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Dec 12, 2018

There’s so much information available online, but many of the questions we have are about the world right in front of us.That’s why we started working on Google Lens, to put the answers right where the questions are, and let you do more with what you see.Last year, we introduced Lens in ...

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV gets SMBv3 and Amazon Music support in SHIELD Experience 7.2 update NVIDIA SHIELD ANDROID TV GETS SMBV3 AND AMAZON MUSIC SUPPORT IN SHIELD EXPERIENCE 7.2 UPDATE

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Dec 12, 2018

The Android device that has gotten the longest support and most consistent updates may not even be a phone. NVIDIA’s SHIELD Android TV continues to get updates over 3 and half years after launch. Android Oreo arrived last Summer and 120Hz support was added in September. Now, SHIELD Experience ...

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mPortal - The OTT Mobile Revolution MPORTAL - THE OTT MOBILE REVOLUTION

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Dec 11, 2018

The OTT Mobile Revolution - The Changing Industry Landscape. Mobile, broadband and cloud are changing everything, with the rise of free and low-cost OTT services accessed from mobile devices. mPortal provides mobile expertise, including a suite of OTT apps, to help providers win in this market.

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Blockchain Technology in Gaming Industry BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN GAMING INDUSTRY

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Dec 11, 2018

Adopting cryptocurrency as a mode of payment for in-game transactions will draw in new users to an industry that already rakes in millions in revenue. HashCash Set to Bring Fluidity to In-Game Microtransactions with Cryptocurrency.

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Using eSports science to improve the competitive gaming: An interview with Matthew Pluss USING ESPORTS SCIENCE TO IMPROVE THE COMPETITIVE GAMING: AN INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW PLUSS

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Dec 11, 2018

With people like Scott Kennedy (Custa) representing us on the world stage at the Overwatch League, for the LA Valiant, with the recently sponsored JB Hi-Fi Melbourne eSports open happening, and the even more recent Quake eSports event at PAX Melbourne, not to mention a multitude of inter-uni and ind...

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VRChat Is Finally Available On The Oculus Store VRCHAT IS FINALLY AVAILABLE ON THE OCULUS STORE

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Dec 11, 2018

Popular social VR app VRChat is now available on the Oculus Store for Rift. Previously the app supported the Rift through SteamVR. The Steam version of the app has also been updated to use the Oculus API when used with a Rift.Direct Oculus API support tends to deliver higher performance and better s...

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Borderlands 2 VR Dev Explains Why the Game Ditched Co-Op BORDERLANDS 2 VR DEV EXPLAINS WHY THE GAME DITCHED CO-OP

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Dec 11, 2018

It’s just a few days now until Borderlands 2 VR graces PSVR headsets everywhere, bringing pretty much the entire original game into VR. As developer Gearbox has said from the start, though, there is one crucial feature missing in this version: co-op. Borderlands 2 VR is a single-player only ex...

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‘Odin’ Is A 4K SteamVR Headset From Russia, Launching ‘Summer 2019’ ‘ODIN’ IS A 4K STEAMVR HEADSET FROM RUSSIA, LAUNCHING ‘SUMMER 2019’

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Dec 11, 2018

Russian startup DEUS will be showing off their new SteamVR compatible headset called ‘Odin’ at CES2019.The company intends to release an ‘Odin Pre’ version of headset in February. This ‘Pre’ model is aimed at businesses and developers, and will ship with a 3DoF co...

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Rift Developers Can Now Grant Custom Oculus Home Items As Achievements RIFT DEVELOPERS CAN NOW GRANT CUSTOM OCULUS HOME ITEMS AS ACHIEVEMENTS

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Dec 11, 2018

Developers of Oculus Rift games sold on the Oculus Store can now grant custom Oculus Home items as achievements. Users can decorate their virtual homes with these achievements and even show off them off to friends.Facebook first announced this feature at Oculus Connect 5 back in late September. Sinc...

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5 Ways Blockchain Will Transform the Gaming Industry 5 WAYS BLOCKCHAIN WILL TRANSFORM THE GAMING INDUSTRY

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Dec 11, 2018

In the last decade, we have seen the gaming industry being rapidly transformed by the introduction of new technologies which allow for immersive experiences, such as AI, VR, and AR. However, one of the latest of these emerging technologies blockchain is set to redefine the future of gaming by turnin...

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Walmart’s Doubling Down on AVOD Helps Double Studio Profits WALMART’S DOUBLING DOWN ON AVOD HELPS DOUBLE STUDIO PROFITS

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Dec 11, 2018

With Walmart’s Vudu platform making ad-supported streaming a priority, Lionsgate says it’s AVOD revenue has tripled in one year.While Walmart announced plans two months ago to boost its two-year-old ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) platform, Vudu Movies on Us, with original shows and ...

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Report: Disney, Comcast – with mergers – dwarf Netflix in content spend REPORT: DISNEY, COMCAST – WITH MERGERS – DWARF NETFLIX IN CONTENT SPEND

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Dec 10, 2018

Think that Netflix is the top spender on original content or that we’re, perhaps, reaching a peak for content spending? Think again. A new study from Ampere Analysis posits that Disney/Fox will spend a staggering $22 billion in content while Comcast/Sky is set to come in with nearly $21 billio...

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Amplify Beijing: The global opportunity for casual games AMPLIFY BEIJING: THE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CASUAL GAMES

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Dec 10, 2018

Last month, AppLovin hosted its second Amplify workshop in Bejing at the Éclat Hotel. This event’s theme was exploring the global opportunity for casual games. The event also served as the debut for our research report titled “Casual Game Market Opportunity Report 2018-2019”...

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Apple APPLE'S FUTURE 5G SERVICE BUNDLES COULD INCLUDE MOVIES, TV, GAMING AND MUSIC IN ORDER TO TAKE ON NETFLIX'S DOMINANCE

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Dec 10, 2018

Apple's new movie / TV service that's currently under development is, for the time being, known as "Apple Worldwide Video." Their content budget is dwarfed by Netflix and Amazon. Apple had reportedly started their project with a billion dollar budget that will grow to four billion ...

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Horowitz: Asian-Americans Spend More Time Streaming Content Than Watching Live TV HOROWITZ: ASIAN-AMERICANS SPEND MORE TIME STREAMING CONTENT THAN WATCHING LIVE TV

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Dec 10, 2018

Asian-Americans are shunning traditional TV for streaming services, with YouTube among their top streaming choices, according to a new Horowitz Research report.On average, Asian TV viewers spend 44% of their time streaming video content, compared to just 38% of their time watching live TV, according...

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XTAL Ultra High-End VR Headset Adds Neurable’s Emotion Analysis XTAL ULTRA HIGH-END VR HEADSET ADDS NEURABLE’S EMOTION ANALYSIS

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Dec 10, 2018

A new partnership between Neurable and VRgineers adds the former’s “brain sensors” to the ultra high-end XTAL VR headset.We tried out Neurable last year, a system which places EEG (Electroencephalography) sensors along the interior of a VR headset’s strap to gather data from ...

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Skyworld Translates Perfectly To PSVR, For What It’s Worth SKYWORLD TRANSLATES PERFECTLY TO PSVR, FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

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Dec 10, 2018

Remember Skyworld? It’s that other VR app from Arizona Sunshine developer Vertigo Games, the one that didn’t quite enjoy the same level of critical success as its zombie-slaying brethren, at least on our part. Well it’s coming to PSVR early next year and, for what it’s worth,...

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How To Sideload Apps And Games On Oculus Go HOW TO SIDELOAD APPS AND GAMES ON OCULUS GO

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Dec 10, 2018

If you want to find and install unique VR apps for Go that aren’t available on the Oculus Store, or you want to use regular 2D Android apps like Amazon Prime Video and Steam Link, this guide explains how to achieve both.You’ll need a Windows computer with a USB port- the Go can’t s...

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VR Veterans Found Artie Augmented Reality Avatar Company VR VETERANS FOUND ARTIE AUGMENTED REALITY AVATAR COMPANY

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Dec 09, 2018

The migration of virtual reality veterans to augmented reality continues. A new AR startup dubbed Artie is coming out of stealth mode today in Los Angeles with the aim of giving you artificial intelligence companions in your own home.Armando Kirwin and Ryan Horrigan started the company to use artifi...

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What are all the New Things Introduced in PUBG Vikendi Map? WHAT ARE ALL THE NEW THINGS INTRODUCED IN PUBG VIKENDI MAP?

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Dec 08, 2018

Right now, PUBG is testing its Update 24 on test server. PUBG officials have given this update version the name PUBG Vikendi. It is a 6×6 snow-themed map. The map is beautiful but don’t underestimate its hardness. There are so many survival skills you have to focus. In this article, I am...

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Hands-On: Mini-Mech Mayhem Is A Strategic And Hilarious Ode To Tabletop Gaming HANDS-ON: MINI-MECH MAYHEM IS A STRATEGIC AND HILARIOUS ODE TO TABLETOP GAMING

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Dec 08, 2018

Reassuringly, FuturLab knows what makes it FuturLab. This is a studio that’s rightly proud of its criminally addictive arcade titles like Velocity and its sequel, immaculately-produced gems with pinpoint mechanics that you can jump straight into but spend weeks attempting to master. Mini-Mech ...

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Smart TV numbers grow, but smartphones will drive OTT further SMART TV NUMBERS GROW, BUT SMARTPHONES WILL DRIVE OTT FURTHER

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Dec 06, 2018

The number of smart TVs and streaming media players in U.S. broadband households continues to grow with more than half of all connected HH owning a smart TV and 40% at least one streaming media device.The bigger number? 83% now connect those smart TVs to the Internet, according to a Parks Associates...

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Best TV of 2018, Apple Watch ECG, Streaming Services, Waymo One BEST TV OF 2018, APPLE WATCH ECG, STREAMING SERVICES, WAYMO ONE

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Dec 06, 2018

On today's Trends With Benefits podcast: The single Best TV of 2018, solving the issue of too many streaming services, Waymo One autonomouse car service, Apple Watch ECG update, Japanese robot waiters.

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All You Need To Know About PUBG On PS4: Should You Buy It? ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PUBG ON PS4: SHOULD YOU BUY IT?

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Dec 06, 2018

PUBG aka PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds started out as an early-access PC and mobile game before coming to Xbox One last year for a brief period of console exclusivity.The wait for PS4 users and PUBG lovers is finally over as the game is out tomorrow, with the preload of the game already out an...

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PUBG for PS4 Not To Be Launched With Vikendi Map PUBG FOR PS4 NOT TO BE LAUNCHED WITH VIKENDI MAP

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Dec 06, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be coming to ‘Play Station 4’ this December. Unfortunately, the developer has confirmed that PUBG PS4 won’t feature the most anticipated Vikendi snow map. However, PUBG Corp has already confirmed the list of maps which will be playable in Pl...

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StarVR Claims Its Headset Will Be First To Support VirtualLink USB-C Standard STARVR CLAIMS ITS HEADSET WILL BE FIRST TO SUPPORT VIRTUALLINK USB-C STANDARD

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Dec 06, 2018

A StarVR representative told UploadVR its $3200 ultra wide field of view VR headset supports the new VirtualLink VR cable standard.VirtualLink was first announced back in July. It is a single cable standard specifically for VR which uses the USB Type-C connector. The goal of the standard is to simpl...

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Prey’s Long-Awaited VR Content Is Coming Next Week PREY’S LONG-AWAITED VR CONTENT IS COMING NEXT WEEK

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Dec 06, 2018

Good news! The Prey VR content that Bethesda announced at E3 back in June hasn’t been lost in a black hole; it’s coming out next week.The company today confirmed that the Prey Typhoon Hunter DLC will be releasing on December 11th. While there’s a bunch of updates for the standard g...

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Discord - The VoIP for Gamers Disrupting the Industry DISCORD - THE VOIP FOR GAMERS DISRUPTING THE INDUSTRY

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Dec 05, 2018

Slack’s sleek messaging platform upended the internal communications software space as we know it, and currently the cloud conferencing platform Zoom is doing the same for video conferencing software.What these transformations tell us is businesses are looking for sleeker, more intuitive tools...

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Diversified Adds Strategic Leadership Member to its Media & Entertainment Division DIVERSIFIED ADDS STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP MEMBER TO ITS MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION

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Dec 05, 2018

Diversified, a leading global technology solutions provider, welcomes Liz Davis to the leadership team. As Director of Sales for the company’s emerging Media Workflow Group, she will unite with the well-established team of media workflow experts at Diversified who have already completed major ...

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Live Video Streaming: How It Works LIVE VIDEO STREAMING: HOW IT WORKS

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Dec 05, 2018

Let’s talk about the process of live video streaming.It starts at the camera. Today’s cameras are digital and can capture images at a stunning 4K resolution (2160p). This resolution requires a very high bitrate to support the “raw” digital video signal coming out of the camer...

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Stepping into a VR dream in AWAKE STEPPING INTO A VR DREAM IN AWAKE

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Dec 05, 2018

Start VR are attempting to push the narrative envelope with AWAKE, an ambitious cinematic mystery which takes you inside a man’s dreams – and that’s only the beginning. We spoke with Martin Taylor, Chief Creative Officer at Start VR and creator of AWAKE, about this not-to-be-missed...

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Livestream Learn Recap: OTT Streaming with the Experts LIVESTREAM LEARN RECAP: OTT STREAMING WITH THE EXPERTS

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Dec 04, 2018

OTT – or “over the top” content distribution – is becoming a larger part of consumers’ media diets. Viewers are moving away from traditional broadcast television. Live and on-demand OTT streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime are leading the charge. This week ...

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The Future of Mobile Gaming: How 5G and changes in infrastructure will impact the industry THE FUTURE OF MOBILE GAMING: HOW 5G AND CHANGES IN INFRASTRUCTURE WILL IMPACT THE INDUSTRY

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Dec 04, 2018

In Part 2 of our Future of Mobile Gaming series (part 1 can be found here), we’ll be exploring how changes in infrastructure will impact mobile gaming. The biggest change in infrastructure we’ll see in the near future is the introduction of 5G, which stands for the fifth generation of wi...

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Facebook Wins Patent For Human-Eye ‘Retinal’ Resolution VR Headset FACEBOOK WINS PATENT FOR HUMAN-EYE ‘RETINAL’ RESOLUTION VR HEADSET

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Dec 04, 2018

Facebook has been awarded a patent for a head mounted display (HMD) which combines a large low resolution display and small high resolution display projected to where the user’s eye is pointed to achieve ‘retinal’ resolution .‘Retinal’ or “retina” is a term ...

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Location-Based Mission Impossible VR Experience Coming In 2019 LOCATION-BASED MISSION IMPOSSIBLE VR EXPERIENCE COMING IN 2019

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Dec 04, 2018

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it,” are words I’ve wanted to hear spoken to me through the earpieces of a VR headset ever since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter first got funded. I’m a big fan of Ethan Hunt’s adventures in the Mission Impossible franchise of film...

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Better than Broadcast: Optimizing Live Streaming Video Latency BETTER THAN BROADCAST: OPTIMIZING LIVE STREAMING VIDEO LATENCY

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Dec 03, 2018

For a long time, OTT video streams over the internet have been lagging behind broadcast TV and social media by 15-30 seconds if not more; it’s been a frustrating problem for both viewers and content providers. New knowledge, technologies, and practices are making long-standing video latency pr...

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4 Reasons Why Video On Demand is the Future of Entertainment 4 REASONS WHY VIDEO ON DEMAND IS THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT

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Dec 03, 2018

We are living in such a busy world that no one’s able to invest a considerable amount of time in leisure activities and entertainment. Attention spans have also dropped sharply over the years, due to which people don’t prefer watching long boring movies these days. Internet is the best t...

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Learn the basics of wingsuit racing ahead of extreme sports game Rush VR releasing on PS VR tomorrow LEARN THE BASICS OF WINGSUIT RACING AHEAD OF EXTREME SPORTS GAME RUSH VR RELEASING ON PS VR TOMORROW

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

So you’re sick of skydiving, bored with base jumping, and have had it with being hunted by billionaires for sport. You need a new way to flood your central nervous system with adrenaline. Well good news, wingsuiting is just the sport for you!RUSH VR is the ultimate wingsuiting experience. Livi...

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New NVIDIA Research Creates Interactive Worlds with AI NEW NVIDIA RESEARCH CREATES INTERACTIVE WORLDS WITH AI

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Dec 03, 2018

NVIDIA introduced groundbreaking AI research that enables developerCompany researchers used a neural network to render synthetic 3D environments in real time. Currently, every object in a virtual world needs to be modeled individually, which is expensive and time consuming. In contrast, the NVIDIA r...

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NVIDIA Extends PhysX for High-Fidelity Simulations, Goes Open Source NVIDIA EXTENDS PHYSX FOR HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATIONS, GOES OPEN SOURCE

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Dec 03, 2018

NVIDIA PhysX, the most popular physics simulation engine on the planet, is going open source.We’re doing this because physics simulation long key to immersive games and entertainment turns out to be more important than we ever thought.Physics simulation dovetails with AI, robotics and computer...

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UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT : Ubisoft to Acquire i3D.net to Strengthen Online Services and Bring Best in Class Experiences to Players UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT : UBISOFT TO ACQUIRE I3D.NET TO STRENGTHEN ONLINE SERVICES AND BRING BEST IN CLASS EXPERIENCES TO PLAYERS

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Dec 03, 2018

Ubisoft announced it is acquiring i3D.net, a leader in hosting solutions for the gaming industry. With 50 million gamers using their servers daily, they are one of the world’s top-10 most connected hosting provider networks, delivering outstanding flexibility and scalable reach to 3,000 global...

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Nvidia Reveals Titan RTX GPU With VirtualLink Port NVIDIA REVEALS TITAN RTX GPU WITH VIRTUALLINK PORT

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Dec 03, 2018

Nvidia today announced its most powerful GPU yet, the beastly (literally) Titan RTX or, as it likes to call it, the T-Rex.The Titan range of Nvidia cards has traditionally eschewed cost concerns in favor of raw power, surpassing its line of GeForce GPUs. The same is true of this latest addition, whi...

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6 best virtual surround sound software for a great audio experience 6 BEST VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND SOFTWARE FOR A GREAT AUDIO EXPERIENCE

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Dec 01, 2018

Because music is so important to us, we want to have a great audio experience no matter if we’re in a cinema theater or watch a movie at home with friends.In the past, the only way to get an immersive audio experience was to buy big speaker systems with 5 or 7 satellites and try and place them...

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Optimizing Object Storage for Media & Entertainment OPTIMIZING OBJECT STORAGE FOR MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

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Dec 01, 2018

Petabyte-scale Object Storage is becoming common place in the Media and Entertainment industry, but with increased storage usage, new challenges face us. How do we transfer assets between storage tiers quickly and efficiently? How do we archive data onto Object as part of our existing workflows? How...

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Top 5 OTT Content Strategy Tips TOP 5 OTT CONTENT STRATEGY TIPS

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Nov 30, 2018

Planning to build your own OTT service now or in the new year? Check out our top 5 content strategy tips that can help you prepare for launch:Identifying your target audience may not be an obvious content strategy tip, but it’s important nonetheless. Before you should even begin to consider cr...

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Hosted Applications for Media and Entertainment: How the Cloud is Changing the Application Story for TV and Film HOSTED APPLICATIONS FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT: HOW THE CLOUD IS CHANGING THE APPLICATION STORY FOR TV AND FILM

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Nov 30, 2018

When the team at Leostream first spoke to a potential client in the TV and Film industry, we were surprised to learn the story of how TV and films, historically, have been edited and produced. Films, too large to share over email, were physically shipped back and forth between editors and producers....

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The Hidden Benefits of the PPV Model THE HIDDEN BENEFITS OF THE PPV MODEL

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Nov 30, 2018

As OTT expands globally, broadcasters and sports organizations test out many direct-to-consumer options. But, despite the exciting new raft of revenue-making opportunities available to today’s OTT players, PPV is still a tried and tested model.Yes, PPV has its benefits. But, the model itself d...

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One Level Up: Mobile Gaming on the Cloud ONE LEVEL UP: MOBILE GAMING ON THE CLOUD

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Nov 29, 2018

This whitepaper provides an overview of the history, development, and challenges of mobile gaming. It also covers how cloud gaming allows developers/enterprises to quickly build, deploy, distribute, and monetize their applications while offering a seamless user experience with minimal response time....

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Five Steps for Securing Broadcast Content FIVE STEPS FOR SECURING BROADCAST CONTENT

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Nov 29, 2018

For broadcasters and programmers, there is nothing more important than the quality, reliability and unique nature of their content. A cyberattack can disrupt streaming services, slow video performance and enable hackers to steal unique content. The availability of connected devices on a broadband ne...

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Encoding at Scale for Live Video Streaming ENCODING AT SCALE FOR LIVE VIDEO STREAMING

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Nov 29, 2018

Many of today's live video encoding solutions require extensive compute resources, limiting the ability of live streaming business models to economically scale. This article will introduce a new real-time video encoding solution, combining the performance of System-on-Chip (SoC) encoding, with i...

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What Sling Has Learned About Churn and Pay TV WHAT SLING HAS LEARNED ABOUT CHURN AND PAY TV

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Nov 29, 2018

Sling TV EVP and Group President Warren Schlichting talks churn in this clip from his opening keynote at Streaming Media West 2018.we've learned it the hard way. We've run into the walls and got our nose bloodied just on logical moves that we think should work, but don't for whatever rea...

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Key Findings from Comscore’s “State of OTT” Report KEY FINDINGS FROM COMSCORE’S “STATE OF OTT” REPORT

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Nov 27, 2018

The way people consume and enjoy video is changing rapidly. It’s no surprise that the emergence of over-the-top (OTT) video is the leading factor in this change as  an avalanche of consumers move away from traditional models to exercise more control over what they subscribe to and what th...

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How testing creatives can influence game design HOW TESTING CREATIVES CAN INFLUENCE GAME DESIGN

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Nov 27, 2018

Ad quality has improved dramatically over the last couple of years and poorly crafted ads just don’t cut it anymore. Gone are the days of focusing purely on aesthetic appeal. Today, the best creatives are those that engage users, so much so that they’ve begun influencing game design.That...

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Musician Reazon made an animated video using Pro Tools MUSICIAN REAZON MADE AN ANIMATED VIDEO USING PRO TOOLS

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Nov 27, 2018

On the 23rd episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler had a very special guest, who appeared in a unique format. Musician Zach Heiligman, better known as Reazon, called in to talk about his new, collaborative music project, DAE, which just put out a music video for the song Where We’re ...

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How to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your Fortnite account HOW TO ENABLE TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (2FA) ON YOUR FORTNITE ACCOUNT

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Nov 27, 2018

Usually, if something looks too good to be true, it is. And this is exactly what's happening right now with Fortnite, Epic Games' smash-hit with its free-to-play Battle Royale mode. The Fortnite in-game currency, Vbucks, is the only way to buy the cosmetic items, such as outfits, gliders, pi...

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Comparing Just-In-Time Packaging with CDN Storage for VoD Applications COMPARING JUST-IN-TIME PACKAGING WITH CDN STORAGE FOR VOD APPLICATIONS

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Nov 26, 2018

Over-the-Top video offerings are reaching tremendous scale, fueled by the rapid growth in multiscreen video consumption. At the same time, the number of viewing devices has skyrocketed, as well as the numbers of titles and video content options. Together, these factors have created a complex and cos...

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What Makes AR/VR Games Different From Other Video Games? WHAT MAKES AR/VR GAMES DIFFERENT FROM OTHER VIDEO GAMES?

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Nov 26, 2018

With companies like Samsung, Microsoft, HTC Vibe, Google, Facebook investing in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR), there is no doubt that they are the future of gaming and other important industries, and are sure to leave a long-lasting impact on their users. With t...

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Extravaganza: The World Unseen Behind VR Headset EXTRAVAGANZA: THE WORLD UNSEEN BEHIND VR HEADSET

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Nov 26, 2018

VR is known for bringing immersive experience, and this is why the audience might consider horror, Xsports and other types of content with certain sensory stimuli fit into this new medium better. In fact, there are a quite amount of 360/VR content impress the audience by eliciting a deeper layer und...

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DeNA Uses DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G With SDK For 4K VR Streaming System DENA USES DECKLINK 4K EXTREME 12G WITH SDK FOR 4K VR STREAMING SYSTEM

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Nov 26, 2018

Blackmagic Design announced today that Japan’s DeNA Co., Ltd. and its group company SHOWROOM inc. used a number of Blackmagic Design’s capture and playback devices, including DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K and Intensity Pro 4K, for their new VR streaming system called...

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Echo Combat Review: Eliminate Your Opponents in Zero-G ECHO COMBAT REVIEW: ELIMINATE YOUR OPPONENTS IN ZERO-G

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Nov 26, 2018

In July 2017, Oculus Rift exclusive Echo Arena came out with a bang across the VR industry, pushing forward the idea that eSporting in full 6DOF with zero-G could be perfectly feasible. With no more than a single, sophisticated gameplay mechanic and exactly one map to enjoy it with, Echo Arena rapid...

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The Revolution of Fantasy Sports THE REVOLUTION OF FANTASY SPORTS

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Nov 25, 2018

PokerSports is a platform that offers a number of different fantasy sports games that require skill, knowledge and social interaction. Through the integration of the iGaming and eSports markets, we are looking to revolutionize the way fantasy sports are played today.With the introduction of the Poke...

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Media and Entertainment: An Industry That Must Centralize Its Data Management Practices MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT: AN INDUSTRY THAT MUST CENTRALIZE ITS DATA MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

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Nov 25, 2018

The goal of the Datacon index is to expose the strengths, opportunities, and data competency for a given industry, specifically as they relate to managing, analyzing, leveraging, and capitalizing on data. This project is designed to analyze various industries regarding their own Dataspheres, data ma...

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Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Media and Entertainment PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING IN MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

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Nov 25, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents a significant opportunity to not just improve bottom-line efficiency, but also top-line revenue generation for Media and Entertainment (M&E) companies to counter many of the current challenges in the industry, as old revenue models stagnate, while new ones e...

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FlexPod for 3D Graphics Visualization with VMware and NVIDIA FLEXPOD FOR 3D GRAPHICS VISUALIZATION WITH VMWARE AND NVIDIA

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Nov 23, 2018

Using the increased processing power of today’s Cisco UCS® B-Series Blade Servers and C-Series Rack Servers, applications with demanding graphics requirements are now being virtualized. To enhance the capability to deliver these high-performance and graphics-intensive applications in virtu...

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Benefits of Live Streaming FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LIVE STREAMING

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Nov 23, 2018

In my last blog I looked in detail at the factors that contribute to the cost of live streaming on AWS. I focused on the AWS Elemental Media Services that encode, package and originate, and monetize live streams, as well as the use of Amazon CloudFront to distribute content to audiences around the w...

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Innovations & Share of Global Digital Games Market 2015: Industry Forecast 2021 INNOVATIONS & SHARE OF GLOBAL DIGITAL GAMES MARKET 2015: INDUSTRY FORECAST 2021

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Nov 23, 2018

A main statistical surveying firm, Zion Market Research included industry report “Digital Games Market: Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2021”comprising of 110+ pages with TOC (Table of Contents) including rundown of tables and figures amid the Digi...

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Asset Management and File Transfer Acceleration for Media and Entertainment Industry ASSET MANAGEMENT AND FILE TRANSFER ACCELERATION FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

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Nov 21, 2018

How to transfer assets between storage tiers quickly and efficiently? How to archive data onto Object as part of our existing workflows? How to distribute content stored on Object Storage securely?

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How Augmented Reality Will Change Web Design Over the Next 5 Years HOW AUGMENTED REALITY WILL CHANGE WEB DESIGN OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS

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Nov 21, 2018

Augmented reality (AR) has developed and progressed from merely a science-fiction trope to a science-based reality. It has the potential and capability to transform and restructure different industries as a whole in the next years.And due to recent advances, AR has become more accessible and afforda...

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Feature List of Amazon Prime Video | Netflix Similar App Development FEATURE LIST OF AMAZON PRIME VIDEO | NETFLIX SIMILAR APP DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 21, 2018

Online video streaming is slowly replacing the Cable TVs and this creates a massive opportunity for startups to create a their own video streaming platform in the most lucrative period for the streaming industry.

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You can share VR video in 6K with 360Penguin YOU CAN SHARE VR VIDEO IN 6K WITH 360PENGUIN

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Nov 21, 2018

In the world of entertainment, VR video is the cool new kid on the block. The new 360Penguin camera makes it easy to capture and share immersive footage at up to 6K resolution.Why is virtual reality popular? VR technology allows you to visit amazing places and explore digital worlds without leaving ...

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How the Vive Focus Can Help Fitness Ventures and Studios Grow HOW THE VIVE FOCUS CAN HELP FITNESS VENTURES AND STUDIOS GROW

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Nov 21, 2018

The Vive Focus just got its North American and European enterprise release on November 11th. Vive also announced the reveal of the accompanying software development kit for studios and developers to begin creating Vive Wave content for a release on Viveport.The new standalone is projected to make wa...

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Session Control is an Innovative Way to Counteract OTT Account Sharing SESSION CONTROL IS AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO COUNTERACT OTT ACCOUNT SHARING

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Nov 20, 2018

As OTT continues to evolve, this increasingly powerful viewing medium continues to go from strength to strength. But, like all great developments, OTT does experience its fair share of challenges – and account sharing is perhaps one of the most troublesome of all.The act of multiple users shar...

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Amazon’s bid for Disney’s RSNs an evolutionary step for sports streaming AMAZON’S BID FOR DISNEY’S RSNS AN EVOLUTIONARY STEP FOR SPORTS STREAMING

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Nov 20, 2018

Amazon’s experience in broadcasting live sports apparently has whet its appetite for more. The e-commerce giant – according to a CNBC report – is in the running for Disney’s 22 regional sports networks that the Mouse Network has to offload as part of its deal in acquiring 21s...

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Blockchain BLOCKCHAIN'S ROLE IN TV

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Nov 20, 2018

"Blockchain technology can be leveraged to safeguard user privacy, thereby restoring trust between viewers, advertisers, and content creators. I’m certainly not saying that you can simply take a jar full of blockchain and just smear it on everything to fix the problem." -Gavin Dougla...

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X018 – Experience Enhanced Gaming on Xbox One X X018 – EXPERIENCE ENHANCED GAMING ON XBOX ONE X

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Nov 20, 2018

Experience the best in gaming with true 4K Ultra HD Gameplay, High Dynamic Range and immersive 3D sound. Play over 320 Xbox One X Enhanced Games on the world’s most powerful console.

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Doing Reflections and Shadows Justice: Ray Tracing, DLSS to Transform MMO Games DOING REFLECTIONS AND SHADOWS JUSTICE: RAY TRACING, DLSS TO TRANSFORM MMO GAMES

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Nov 20, 2018

A row of red lanterns reflected in a warrior’s shining scales of armor. Shadows cast by children running down the paved pathway of an open-air market. A lit carriage reflected onto colorful ceramic vases that line the street.These stunning ray-traced reflections and shadows will soon enhance t...

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How Core Gaming Can Mesh With High-Intensity In VR HOW CORE GAMING CAN MESH WITH HIGH-INTENSITY IN VR

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Nov 19, 2018

When you think about a high-intensity game in VR, what comes to mind? Is it the thought of fighting endlessly against an opponent that takes hundreds of hits to go down? Throwing thousands of punches in rapid succession with nothing but squats to break the repetition? Or perhaps, throwing your arms ...

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OTT INSIGHTS UPTAKE, PERCEPTIONS, AND THE WORLDWIDE EVOLUTION OTT INSIGHTS UPTAKE, PERCEPTIONS, AND THE WORLDWIDE EVOLUTION

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Nov 16, 2018

Since storming on to the scene a decade ago, Over the Top (OTT) services have significantly disrupted how we consume media and entertainment.The ubiquity of OTT has made content more accessible and abundant than ever, giving viewers the ability to watch what they want, where and when they want to wa...

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Delivering OTT TV into the Mainstream DELIVERING OTT TV INTO THE MAINSTREAM

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Nov 16, 2018

Online delivery of and access to TV services are now mainstream activities, and those involved in TV distribution are keen to ensure quality of experience for their audiences as well as achieve operational efficiencies. In the coming years, delivery to unmanaged devices will become the most common f...

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Sports & Entertainment are Leading the Way for Young India’s Digital Revolution SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ARE LEADING THE WAY FOR YOUNG INDIA’S DIGITAL REVOLUTION

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Nov 16, 2018

Mobiles were invented for a solitary purpose: to help improve on-the-way communication. However today, that particular functionality has become a minute facility among a sea of other features.The mobile screens are widening and internet speeds are becoming faster and cheaper at the same time. Believ...

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ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Powers Immersive Live Streaming At Oculus Connect 5 ATEM 4 M/E BROADCAST STUDIO 4K POWERS IMMERSIVE LIVE STREAMING AT OCULUS CONNECT 5

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Nov 16, 2018

Blackmagic Design today announced that its ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel were used as part of the immersive live streaming workflow at the recent Oculus Connect 5, Oculus’ annual virtual reality developer conference.Headed by Supersphere,...

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VR Fitness Fan Creates a BOXVR Playlist Manager Plugin VR FITNESS FAN CREATES A BOXVR PLAYLIST MANAGER PLUGIN

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Nov 16, 2018

BOXVR enthusiast, Josh Johnson decided that he would make life a little easier for all of us BOXVR Fans. Josh created a plugin that manages playlists for BOXVR.  This is a feature that a lot of us have wanted for years.No more stopping your VR workouts and choosing new songs. Create your playli...

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OTT Provided a Q4 Boost for Viacom OTT PROVIDED A Q4 BOOST FOR VIACOM

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Nov 16, 2018

The strong performance of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” combined with growth in revenue from over-the-top (OTT) streaming and other digital services, helped Viacom report stronger quarter in its fourth quarter (ended Sept. 30) than it did a year earlier, according to the company...

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Disney Parks Attractions and Entertainment Receive More Industry Awards This Week DISNEY PARKS ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT RECEIVE MORE INDUSTRY AWARDS THIS WEEK

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Nov 15, 2018

On Tuesday, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced that Nemo & Friends SeaRider at Tokyo DisneySea Park will receive a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement. On this popular, immersive experience, guests board a submersible that “shrinks” to the size of a fish and expl...

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Nomadic Location-Based VR Experience NOMADIC LOCATION-BASED VR EXPERIENCE

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Nov 15, 2018

Unlike home-based VR gaming, Nomadic works to achieve a level of psychological “buy-in” that is completely unprecedented blurring the line between reality and fantasy.These are the most deeply immersive, tactile, and realistic virtual reality experiences ever developed.

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Sports OTT: Popularity vs. Willingness to Pay SPORTS OTT: POPULARITY VS. WILLINGNESS TO PAY

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Nov 15, 2018

As you may well be aware, sports content and OTT go hand in hand. The dynamic nature of sports content coupled with a growing consumer thirst for web-based content has propelled this most-beloved niches into new and prosperous heights.A recent study suggests that 60% of global consumers confirmed th...

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Battle of the Smart Displays - Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home Hub BATTLE OF THE SMART DISPLAYS - AMAZON ECHO SHOW VS GOOGLE HOME HUB

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Nov 15, 2018

The Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show: which is better?  Both are smart displays that control your smart home, but that's where the similarities end.  This comparison design, features, price and more to find out which is right for you.

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Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects MAGIC LEAP IS OFFERING INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPERS UP TO $500K FOR THEIR AR PROJECTS

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Nov 15, 2018

At Magic Leap’s developer conference last month, the company announced they were ready to throw down serious cash to developers to build apps for their new AR headset, Magic Leap One. Now, the company has unveiled the specifics of the Independent Creator Program, which aims to give individual ...

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Viveport Deal is Practically Giving Away ‘SUPERHOT VR’, ‘Accounting+’ & More to Subcribers VIVEPORT DEAL IS PRACTICALLY GIVING AWAY ‘SUPERHOT VR’, ‘ACCOUNTING+’ & MORE TO SUBCRIBERS

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Nov 15, 2018

Viveport, HTC’s digital content store for Vive and Rift, just got one of the best deals we’ve seen yet on VR games this holiday season. Starting today, Viveport subscribers can pick up five top-rated VR titles for just $1 a piece.Viveport lets you choose five games each month from a pool...

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Co-op Heist Adventure ‘Covert’ Available Now on Oculus Go and Gear VR CO-OP HEIST ADVENTURE ‘COVERT’ AVAILABLE NOW ON OCULUS GO AND GEAR VR

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Nov 15, 2018

Covert feels like a heist movie where you’re the star. The latest game from White Elk Studios, makers of the critically-acclaimed Eclipse: Edge of Light, Covert builds an immersive world of intrigue and danger where you play a high-skilled thief hunting for a mysterious artifact. And, just lik...

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Xbox One Update Adds Keyboard And Mouse Support XBOX ONE UPDATE ADDS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE SUPPORT

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Nov 14, 2018

According to Digital Trends, the Xbox One is getting a content update with new input features.The new system update will allow console gamers to play with a mouse and keyboard.But game support for additional inputs is very limited right now.Only Fortnite and Warframe offer mouse and keyboard support...

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Nintendo Switch 3D gaming is arriving! NINTENDO SWITCH 3D GAMING IS ARRIVING!

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Nov 14, 2018

NS Glasses will Switch your Switch into a new level of Gaming.How does it work? By simply tuning the Lens to receive a specific pattern of colors - the Lens passively zooms at a set of preliminary colors turning your game into 3D.

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OTT Video Platform Benefits Filmmakers and Audiences Alike OTT VIDEO PLATFORM BENEFITS FILMMAKERS AND AUDIENCES ALIKE

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Nov 14, 2018

The means of entertainment has changed considerably over last few the years. There were times when we used to wait for our favourite shows on TV and enjoy them with friends and family. Times have changed now and people are too busy for recreational activities. They are instead trying to squeeze in w...

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Securing media content using blockchain technology SECURING MEDIA CONTENT USING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

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Nov 14, 2018

The unrivaled reach of the internet and the advancement of technological trends have driven digital innovation virtually at every corner of the media industry. From the advent of music streaming apps to the current dominance of video streaming platforms, the way content is consumed has radically cha...

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How to do 360 in-game video capture of Dead & Buried HOW TO DO 360 IN-GAME VIDEO CAPTURE OF DEAD & BURIED

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Nov 14, 2018

To get the full immersive VR experiences anytime & anywhere, download VeeR Immersive app on App Store, Google Play, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go/Rfit, HTC Vive, Daydream VR, Xiaomi VR, Pico VR and other major VR platforms. Enjoy!

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Verizon and the Sacramento Kings Deliver Stunning 360 VR Using 5G VERIZON AND THE SACRAMENTO KINGS DELIVER STUNNING 360 VR USING 5G

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Nov 14, 2018

5G is certainly some really impressive stuff. The connection speeds are faster than what basically any of us are used to, so fast, in fact, that it will be possible to livestream video from a headset with one to one movement.It might not seem like much to be able to view a game in VR as it’s h...

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Industry Top Trends 2019 Media and Entertainment INDUSTRY TOP TRENDS 2019 MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

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Nov 13, 2018

Ratings Outlook: Rating trends remain broadly stable but negatively biased due to the convergence of content and distribution, ongoing secular shifts in media consumption and advertising spending, and the aging of the credit cycle. Media companies in print and publishing, radio, and television face ...

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25 Active VR Games That Could Benefit From Oculus Quest’s Inside-Out Tracking 25 ACTIVE VR GAMES THAT COULD BENEFIT FROM OCULUS QUEST’S INSIDE-OUT TRACKING

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Nov 13, 2018

With the Oculus Quest coming up in Spring 2019, and the new efforts from Oculus’s competitors to bring their own standalone devices up to 6DOF with inside-out tracking, the VR world is going to see some pretty intense changes within the next year.Among those changes will be the introduction of...

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4 Big Benefits of 3D Rendering Technology 4 BIG BENEFITS OF 3D RENDERING TECHNOLOGY

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Nov 13, 2018

If you’ve never spent any time around 3D rendering tools and software, you’re missing out on some of the most exciting technology in design these days. More importantly, you’re missing out on some of the benefits these platforms confer to businesses and their owners.This isn’...

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Sending an RTMP Stream to Wowza Streaming Cloud With OBS Studio SENDING AN RTMP STREAM TO WOWZA STREAMING CLOUD WITH OBS STUDIO

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Nov 12, 2018

One workflow we commonly see at Wowza involves streamers connecting their own encoder to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. The ability to connect any H.264 encoder that supports Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) to our cloud-based service allows you to integrate live streaming into any wor...

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ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS WILL BE TWO MAJOR CATEGORIES TO DRIVE THE GROWTH OF MOBILE CONTENT CONSUMPTION FOR A LONG TIME ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS WILL BE TWO MAJOR CATEGORIES TO DRIVE THE GROWTH OF MOBILE CONTENT CONSUMPTION FOR A LONG TIME

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Nov 12, 2018

Recent developments of mobile screens have fundamentally impacted traditional media and entertainment industry within the Indian market, gradually changing viewing habits of people. With increasing popularity of smart devices and acceleration of network speeds, Indian users are gradually shifting fr...

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Comscore Announces A+E Networks to Join Comscore Campaign Ratings Beta Program COMSCORE ANNOUNCES A+E NETWORKS TO JOIN COMSCORE CAMPAIGN RATINGS BETA PROGRAM

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Nov 12, 2018

A+E Networks Will Gain Initial Access to Comscore’s Unduplicated Video Campaign Measurement Across Linear Tv, OTT, Desktop and Mobile.Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, announced that global content company, A+E Networks, will join oth...

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Verizon Digital Media Services, Unreel Entertainment Team on OTT VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES, UNREEL ENTERTAINMENT TEAM ON OTT

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Nov 12, 2018

Verizon Digital Media Services has partnered with direct-to-consumer turnkey OTT solution provider Unreel Entertainment to help launch more than 100 new streaming services, including World Poker Tour, Level One, and the Enthusiast Network’s Adventure Sports Network.Covering sports, news and ga...

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The Value of the Retained OTT Subscriber THE VALUE OF THE RETAINED OTT SUBSCRIBER

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Nov 08, 2018

As the over-the-top (OTT) video is rapidly increasing, providers across the competitive landscape have two main concerns: convert as many new subscribers possible and retaining the subscribers they have.Those two basic market elements drive virtually every single decision by executives in the stream...

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HTC Vive launches full suite of premium VR offerings for businesses of all sizes HTC VIVE LAUNCHES FULL SUITE OF PREMIUM VR OFFERINGS FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES

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Nov 08, 2018

Today at a press event in San Francisco, HTC Vive announced a premium virtual reality experience for the enterprise market, including a new platform, new hardware, and new software available specifically for commercial use. This launch reinforces Vive’s increased commitment to bringing best-in...

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HTC Vive in partnership with McLaren teases F1 VR racing experience HTC VIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MCLAREN TEASES F1 VR RACING EXPERIENCE

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Nov 08, 2018

The collaboration of the massive HTC with the McLaren’s VR F1 is all set to arrive in the West shortly.At the ChinaJoy event, Taiwanese mobile giant announced its partnership with McLaren, the British Formula One to put the visitors in the place of the virtual seat of the McLaren F1 car which ...

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A Brief History of VR A BRIEF HISTORY OF VR

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Nov 08, 2018

Over the past few years, the buzz surrounding VR has reached an all-time high. Without exception, everyone who hears about VR technology is interested on some level, and because of this and its many uses, some have already started using VR technology. Currently, VR technology has been welcomed by a ...

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Direct-to-Consumer: The Next Step For Skinny Bundles DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER: THE NEXT STEP FOR SKINNY BUNDLES

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Nov 06, 2018

The pace of pay TV cancelations is increasing worldwide. In fact, research from Parks Associates suggests that consumer perception of a poor value proposition within the realms of pay-TV remains the primary trigger for changing, downgrading, or canceling of services.As a result of this budding indus...

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AWS for Media & Entertainment: Perfect the Media Experience AWS FOR MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT: PERFECT THE MEDIA EXPERIENCE

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Nov 06, 2018

Viewers are demanding more content choice, personalized experiences, and content any where, any time, and on any device. This is causing operational and strategic changes for media firms of all sizes. Learn how AWS can help from content creation to distribution, and everything in between.

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How Gaimin Intersects Gaming and Blockchain Mining HOW GAIMIN INTERSECTS GAMING AND BLOCKCHAIN MINING

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Nov 05, 2018

What would happen if the world’s 1.2 billion gamers were able to data mine, and from that, have a greater ability to pay for the assets, weapons, tokens and other in-game purchases they need to prevail? What if the mining happened while they slept? Gaming world, meet cryptocurrency, meet block...

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Captioning at the Speed of Live for Accessible TV CAPTIONING AT THE SPEED OF LIVE FOR ACCESSIBLE TV

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Nov 05, 2018

When news breaks, television news crews do what they do best: hustle to the scene to get the word out quickly, accurately and often under daunting conditions.Their work has enormous impact: Even in a new era of instant-access to digital news on the Internet, television remains a go-to resource. The ...

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Harmonic Brings New Efficiencies To Broadcast And OTT Service Delivery At Inter BEE 2018 HARMONIC BRINGS NEW EFFICIENCIES TO BROADCAST AND OTT SERVICE DELIVERY AT INTER BEE 2018

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Nov 05, 2018

Whether service providers are delivering traditional broadcast or video streaming offerings, they need to be more nimble, improve video quality and increase monetization. At Inter BEE 2018, Harmonic will demonstrate how its software-based approach for media processing, playout and delivery can be de...

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THE EVOLUTION OF BOARD GAMES IN NORTH AMERICA [INFOGRAPHIC] THE EVOLUTION OF BOARD GAMES IN NORTH AMERICA [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Nov 05, 2018

It’s 2018 and we’re in the midst of a board games renaissance. We take it for granted that games released today will be designed by professionals, refined through playtesting, and enjoyed by a wide variety of players. In many ways, they’re much like Hollywood blockbusters backed by...

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Deciphering the unstoppable Netflix and the role of Big Data DECIPHERING THE UNSTOPPABLE NETFLIX AND THE ROLE OF BIG DATA

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Nov 01, 2018

With over 115 million subscribers, there is little doubt that Netflix is the uncrowned king of the online streaming world. Netflix’s phenomenal rise to streaming dominance has taken industry leaders aback, forcing them to question- how could one single platform take on entire Hollywood? The an...

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Infographic: How to make an epic VFX robot battle INFOGRAPHIC: HOW TO MAKE AN EPIC VFX ROBOT BATTLE

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Nov 01, 2018

Visual Effects Supervisor, Joao Sita of Image Engine in Vancouver outlines the many references and details that went into that epic battle royal between the Humanoid and SAR robots in Episode 10 of Netflix's "Lost in Space."

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Virtuix Omni Reveals ESPORTS Tournaments, New VR ARENA, & Omni 2.0! VIRTUIX OMNI REVEALS ESPORTS TOURNAMENTS, NEW VR ARENA, & OMNI 2.0!

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Nov 01, 2018

Virtuix Omni is an omnidirectional and free-roam platform company that’s making waves in VR with an announcement that they are launching Omniverse ESPORTS, a competitive VR gaming platform, a schedule of events, and their brand new VR ARENA!Arcades and businesses that want to break into esport...

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Sony has teamed up with Lenovo to grant the PSVR design patent for Mirage Solo SONY HAS TEAMED UP WITH LENOVO TO GRANT THE PSVR DESIGN PATENT FOR MIRAGE SOLO

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Nov 01, 2018

Sony has signed a two-year agreement with Lenovo. This agreement will enable Lenovo to continue to use the PSVR design in its own VR device, the Mirage Solo. At first glance, you can see the similarity between the two devices. The most striking similarity in design is the "Cap Style", whic...

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Venom: The CGI-Powered Symbiote Excels in VFX VENOM: THE CGI-POWERED SYMBIOTE EXCELS IN VFX

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Oct 31, 2018

There is a huge popularity surge for superhero movies nowadays. Marvel and DC are frequently bringing new characters to the big screen.After Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel planned to make a movie on their antihero, the sentient alien Symbiote called Venom. But ultimately the production rights went t...

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Video Streaming Marketplace – Too Many Cooks in The Kitchen VIDEO STREAMING MARKETPLACE – TOO MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN

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Oct 31, 2018

Due to the risk of losing the direct relationship with their customers and the struggle to deliver media content at breakneck speed, media and telecom players are now looking to provide their own direct-to-consumer (DTC) video streaming services. The result is an elimination of content aggregators f...

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Sony and Lenovo just made a weird VR agreement SONY AND LENOVO JUST MADE A WEIRD VR AGREEMENT

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Oct 31, 2018

Sony Online Entertainment today announced that it has struck a new patent licensing deal with Lenovo. The agreement will allow Lenovo to license the design of the PlayStation VR for use its own Mirage Solo headset. What this agreement ultimately means is, at the moment at least, anyone’s guess...

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Next Gen TV Offering Television Industry a Chance to Impede Piracy and Compete in OTT Era NEXT GEN TV OFFERING TELEVISION INDUSTRY A CHANCE TO IMPEDE PIRACY AND COMPETE IN OTT ERA

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Oct 31, 2018

Samsung, LG and Sony – the biggest TV manufacturers – have recently joined Fox, NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations Group and a growing list of leading broadcasters in voicing their commitment to ATSC 3.0, which powers Next Gen TV.With ATSC 3.0’s large-scale introduction now looking a...

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How You Can Explore Nefertari’s Tomb in Hyper-Realistic VR HOW YOU CAN EXPLORE NEFERTARI’S TOMB IN HYPER-REALISTIC VR

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Oct 31, 2018

Nefertari’s tomb is hailed as one of the finest in all of Egypt. And now visitors can explore it in exquisite detail without hopping on a transoceanic flight.Nefertari was known as the most beautiful of five wives of Ramses II, a pharaoh renowned for his colossal monuments. The tomb he built f...

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HTC VIVE Proud to Join VirtualLink Consortium to Define Future of VR Connectivity HTC VIVE PROUD TO JOIN VIRTUALLINK CONSORTIUM TO DEFINE FUTURE OF VR CONNECTIVITY

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Oct 29, 2018

Today, we are excited to announce that HTC VIVE has officially joined the VirtualLink™ Consortium and is contributing to the development of VirtualLink, a new open industry standard that enables next-generation VR headsets to connect more simply to PCs and other devices. This new specification...

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VeeR VR Horror Reaction: Night Night by Dark Corner on Oculus Go/Rift VEER VR HORROR REACTION: NIGHT NIGHT BY DARK CORNER ON OCULUS GO/RIFT

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Oct 29, 2018

NIGHT NIGHT along with MULE, and CATATONIC directed by GUY SHELMERDINE from DARK CORNER are available now on VeeR VR's Top Paid with Oculus and Gear VR!

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How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Gaming Industry HOW VIRTUAL REALITY IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE GAMING INDUSTRY

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Oct 29, 2018

Virtual reality has undoubtedly risen beyond expectations in recent years. While the concept has been a constant in sci-fi and developers have struggled for years with bringing the technology into the real world, it hasn’t been long since they reached a breakthrough that has allowed VR to beco...

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A look at the structural shift in media and entertainment industry A LOOK AT THE STRUCTURAL SHIFT IN MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

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Oct 29, 2018

The media and entertainment industry in India saw a major structural shift in FY18. Companies have started realising the importance of the convergence of technology and media & telecom in engaging customers and generating revenue. A snapshot of the industry and what to expect.

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Radio and television broadcasting stations Internet edition RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS INTERNET EDITION

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Oct 27, 2018

Some AM stations have been licensed to operate an alternative day-time specification in order to improve their day-time coverage. These AM radio services will have two entries on consecutive lines, the first being for night-time operation and the second for day-time operation. In order to make them ...

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Applications of Augmented & Virtual Reality in different sectors APPLICATIONS OF AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY IN DIFFERENT SECTORS

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Oct 26, 2018

Augmented Reality had already existed in 1930’s, but with the recent advancements in the smartphone, it is slowly becoming a common household name among the users and industries. Nowadays many businesses & different sectors have begun using augmented reality to enhance and promote their bu...

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Analyst Takes Another Look at Discovery’s Hulu Deal ANALYST TAKES ANOTHER LOOK AT DISCOVERY’S HULU DEAL

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Oct 26, 2018

Analyst Todd Juenger of Sanford C. Bernstein has been taking another look at the deal Discovery touted that put more of its networks on Hulu’s live streaming service.Earlier this year Discovery acquired Scripps Networks Interactive, which had Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel on the Hulu L...

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Halloween update for PUBG MOBILE game features holiday-themed content HALLOWEEN UPDATE FOR PUBG MOBILE GAME FEATURES HOLIDAY-THEMED CONTENT

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Oct 26, 2018

Players afraid of the dark are in for a treat, and a few tricks, with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG MOBILE) newest content update, available now on the App Store and Google Play. The 0.9.0 update delivers both tricks and treats to the more than 20 million daily active PUBG MOBILE ...

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HP Z VR AND OMEN X BACKPACK CONNECTIVITY WITH HTC VIVE PRO HP Z VR AND OMEN X BACKPACK CONNECTIVITY WITH HTC VIVE PRO

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Oct 25, 2018

This Whitepaper will provide two options for connecting the HP Z VR Backpack and/or OMEN X Backpacks to the HTC VIVE Pro while managing the headset’s cables: Cables Tucked in Harness and 3D Printed Cable Rack.Route the HTC VIVE Pro cable between the top of the PC plate and harness and wind it ...

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Simulating Dynamic Soundscapes at Facebook Reality Labs SIMULATING DYNAMIC SOUNDSCAPES AT FACEBOOK REALITY LABS

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Oct 25, 2018

They say that seeing is believing, but at OC5, Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash made the case that accurate sound rendering plays a critical role in creating believable VR experiences and a key part of sound rendering is simulation of the environment and its acoustics. In their Oculus Connect t...

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Customer Care is Paramount to OTT Success, and We’ve Found a Solution CUSTOMER CARE IS PARAMOUNT TO OTT SUCCESS, AND WE’VE FOUND A SOLUTION

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Oct 24, 2018

As the saying goes: in OTT, there is no success without viewer satisfaction. Put simply, if you’re looking for a prosperous and sustainable future in the this space, customer care should be at the top of your priority list.From years of hands-on experience, we’ve discovered that flawless...

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The Growth of VOD Investment in Local Entertainment Industries THE GROWTH OF VOD INVESTMENT IN LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES

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Oct 24, 2018

The use of the internet to consume entertainment is growing. “Video-on-demand” (VOD) services provide consumers with online access to curated films, TV series and others on demand and across a variety of devices. In recent years, a host of video streaming services have emerged in Asia, i...

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Vox Machinae: VR Mech Combat Gameplay VOX MACHINAE: VR MECH COMBAT GAMEPLAY

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Oct 24, 2018

The long-awaited Vox Machinae is almost here, as developing studio Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation recently announced that the multiplayer mech battle game is finally heading into Early Access soon, supporting traditional monitors, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets starting in early fa...

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Unique Media Unites Wowza and Peer5 With Enterprise Webcast Solution UNIQUE MEDIA UNITES WOWZA AND PEER5 WITH ENTERPRISE WEBCAST SOLUTION

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Oct 23, 2018

Internal webcasting is a serious business for large technology companies, and is a necessity for employees to stay informed and receive training. The Fortune 50 company profiled in this case study is of the largest consumer and enterprise tech companies in the world, sending broadcasts from their Pa...

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Sony Xperia XZ3, XZ2 Premium, and LG G7 One get Netflix HDR support SONY XPERIA XZ3, XZ2 PREMIUM, AND LG G7 ONE GET NETFLIX HDR SUPPORT

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Oct 23, 2018

Android devices started receiving support for Netflix HDR back in 2017. Since then, we’ve seen several devices join the ranks. Support has arrived for the Galaxy Note 9, LG G7 ThinQ, Huawei P20, Huawei Mate 10, Razer Phone, and Sony Xperia XZ2, to name a few. The Sony Xperia XZ3, Xperia XZ2 Pr...

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Google Play Movies will be upgraded to 4K for free GOOGLE PLAY MOVIES WILL BE UPGRADED TO 4K FOR FREE

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Oct 23, 2018

Technology is always improving, That’s generally a good thing, but it doesn’t come without hiccups. It can be annoying when your old stuff becomes outdated. The beauty of digital goods is they can be updated without being replaced. Google will be upgrading Google Play Movies & TV con...

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How Disney will force Netflix to change streaming HOW DISNEY WILL FORCE NETFLIX TO CHANGE STREAMING

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Oct 22, 2018

By late 2019, Disney has promised to launch its own online streaming service, further complicating the options for viewers who just want to watch their favorite films and TV online. The competition between streaming services has been great for consumers, so far. Outlets like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Pr...

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Samsung HMD Odyssey+: Full Feature Tour SAMSUNG HMD ODYSSEY+: FULL FEATURE TOUR

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Oct 22, 2018

A mind-bending escape into the future. Play interdimensional games distraction-free with the new HMD Odyssey +, where Mixed Reality meets the extreme. Featuring Dual AMOLED displays with Anti-Screen Door Effect, premium built-in AKG headphones, and a wide 110-degree field of view.

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Take your gaming to the next level with these six tips TAKE YOUR GAMING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THESE SIX TIPS

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Oct 19, 2018

The world of PC gaming is interesting because the gamers, sitting behind their machines, do not play with synonymous hardware. Gaming consoles, on the other hand, standardize the equipment used to engage with the game with a few accessories here and there being the only customizable element. Whereas...

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Securing A Stable Revenue Stream in the OTT World? SVOD Might Be the Answer SECURING A STABLE REVENUE STREAM IN THE OTT WORLD? SVOD MIGHT BE THE ANSWER

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Oct 18, 2018

While OTT revenues continue to surge worldwide it is equally clear that growth is being driven by faster-than-anticipated subscription video on demand services.In this eBook, you will find answers to the following questions:Is OTT driven by SVOD?What revenue models do content owners prefer?What&rsqu...

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Building Social Media Apps With Live Video Streaming BUILDING SOCIAL MEDIA APPS WITH LIVE VIDEO STREAMING

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Oct 17, 2018

There’s an app for everything today. So how do you get people to use yours? Allow them to create and share their own content especially if that content is live-streaming video.Recently, Wowza surveyed professionals across industries to learn how they use and leverage apps and services with use...

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Why Voice Search Could be a Game Changer for OTT WHY VOICE SEARCH COULD BE A GAME CHANGER FOR OTT

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Oct 17, 2018

Much has been made of the ability of voice search to disrupt Google's dominance in the search world (though obviously Google is one of the early leaders in the voice search space too), but it could have a particularly interesting impact for over-the-top (OTT) apps says Kevin McGurn, CSO at Vevo....

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Google Home, Welcome to the SHIELD Family GOOGLE HOME, WELCOME TO THE SHIELD FAMILY

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Oct 17, 2018

Google Home devices can now control your SHIELD TV from anywhere in your home as long as they’re on the same network. Giving your modern, connected living room all the convenience and efficiency you can imagine with the help of the Google Assistant.We continuously enhance your experience with ...

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Fox Digital Media Archive & Fox Media Services: Leveraging Innovation in AWS to Capitalize on an Evolving Media Landscape FOX DIGITAL MEDIA ARCHIVE & FOX MEDIA SERVICES: LEVERAGING INNOVATION IN AWS TO CAPITALIZE ON AN EVOLVING MEDIA LANDSCAPE

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Oct 17, 2018

At 83 years, 20th Century Fox is one of the oldest movie and television studios.  With those 83 years comes a long history of leading and participating in Media and Entertainment innovations and standards to continue to drive the industry forward as well as a healthy archive of valuable content...

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Enterprise File Fabric for Media and Entertainment Workflows ENTERPRISE FILE FABRIC FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT WORKFLOWS

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Oct 16, 2018

Keep watching the video to discover why Storage Made Easy File Fabric is the perfect solution for Media and Entertainment Workflows.Media companies are creating large amounts of new digital data spread across a wide range of platforms from on-premises NAS, to object storage, private and public cloud...

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Introducing New AR Headset MagiMask INTRODUCING NEW AR HEADSET MAGIMASK

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Oct 16, 2018

It seems as though it’s not just virtual reality (VR) that is getting a new head-mounted display (HMD). While Oculus Connect 5 revealed to us the Oculus Quest – what was formerly known as the Santa Cruz prototype – from the makers of the Rift, we have news today of another new rele...

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3D printing in the sports revolution 3D PRINTING IN THE SPORTS REVOLUTION

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Oct 16, 2018

3D printing has made its mark over the past few years. It has enhanced our design abilities, as well as speed and lowering costs. From healthcare to manufacturing, and everything in between, most industries have been affected.One industry that has started to thrive due to advances in 3D printing is ...

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Walmart Plays More Catch-Up with Vudu, Mulling Amazon Channels-Like Distribution WALMART PLAYS MORE CATCH-UP WITH VUDU, MULLING AMAZON CHANNELS-LIKE DISTRIBUTION

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Oct 16, 2018

After largely neglecting its digital movie and TV transactional platform, Vudu, since acquiring it 2010, Walmart is trying to make up ground and become a relevant playing in video streaming.According to reports in AdAge and Bloomberg, Walmart is in discussion with HBO, Showtime, Starz and operators ...

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Music in VR Empowers the Brain and Body to Push Past Fatigue MUSIC IN VR EMPOWERS THE BRAIN AND BODY TO PUSH PAST FATIGUE

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Oct 16, 2018

Whether we’re listening to a rock song, a catchy pop or country tune, a rap or EDM banger, music is a driving force behind workouts. Runners make playlists, cycling studios, gyms, and even athletes play music as they’re training to energize them; and for good reason.When we listen to mus...

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Mapping the Future of the TV & Video Business MAPPING THE FUTURE OF THE TV & VIDEO BUSINESS

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Oct 15, 2018

President of Schramm Marketing Group gives insight into what to expect for upcoming NYC Television WeekThe Next TV Summit will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Westin New York as the closing event for Future’s NYC Television Week. Multichannel News asked Joe Schramm, president of Schra...

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OC5: Everything you Need to Know About the Oculus Quest OC5: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE OCULUS QUEST

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Oct 15, 2018

What do you need to know about the Oculus Quest? Nina Salomons puts her thoughts together on it after hands-on experience at OC5.With Oculus Quest offering the option for even greater freedom whilst climbing these vista’s, Crytek Producer Fatih Özbayram said in a blog posting: “VR a...

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Why Fortnite Is Better On PS4 Than Xbox One Now WHY FORTNITE IS BETTER ON PS4 THAN XBOX ONE NOW

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Oct 15, 2018

Fortnite has dominated the gaming scene for quite some time now, being one of the biggest gaming phenomenons ever. The game is available on multiple platforms, but console gamers have the toughest decision to make when deciding which one to play it on. While the Switch version will get the job done ...

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How Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality App Development are Redefining Businesses HOW AUGMENTED REALITY & VIRTUAL REALITY APP DEVELOPMENT ARE REDEFINING BUSINESSES

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Oct 15, 2018

Companies are looking to set their brand apart from stiff competition with key technological differentiators and emerging technologies. Several industries such as retail, healthcare and entertainment are heavily relying on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) as ways to create affinity to...

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Synchronizing VR Headsets for a VR cinema SYNCHRONIZING VR HEADSETS FOR A VR CINEMA

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Oct 14, 2018

VR Cinemas are great way to enjoy virtual reality in a group setting. It really creates a communal feeling, a more social VR experience. Making sure everything goes smoothly can be a challenge. Especially getting all VR headsets synchronized to play the same content at the same time is difficult. In...

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5G to Drive $1.3 Trillion in New Revenues in Media and Entertainment Industry by 2028, says Intel 5G TO DRIVE $1.3 TRILLION IN NEW REVENUES IN MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY BY 2028, SAYS INTEL

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Oct 12, 2018

Over the next decade (2019-2028) media and entertainment companies will be competing to win a share of a near $3 trillion cumulative wireless revenue opportunity, according to the newly released report commissioned by Intel and conducted by Ovum.Experiences enabled by 5G networks will account for ne...

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Huawei New-Generation 4K/8K-Oriented Media Fabric Solution White Paper HUAWEI NEW-GENERATION 4K/8K-ORIENTED MEDIA FABRIC SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

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Oct 11, 2018

The content production process in a TV station consists of three parts. The front end receives camera input signals, external signals, and local ingesting programs. The video is transmitted through the SDI switching matrix of the studio, OB van, master control, and recording domain. The back end imp...

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5G Economics of Entertainment Report 5G ECONOMICS OF ENTERTAINMENT REPORT

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Oct 11, 2018

The media and entertainment industry is often cited as facing the most threat of disruption by new entrants and developments in technology. The “Netflix Effect” changed the game of traditional media and entertainment. It has ushered in the golden age of television with a proliferation of...

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Oculus Home 2.0 And Dash Exit Beta, Now Rolling Out To All Rift Owners OCULUS HOME 2.0 AND DASH EXIT BETA, NOW ROLLING OUT TO ALL RIFT OWNERS

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Oct 11, 2018

When the Oculus Rift launched back in mid-2016, its system software and store were criticized for the relative lack of features compared to other platforms and stores (such as Steam). In fact, the software couldn’t even be installed to any hard drive other than the system drive (nor could VR g...

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Oculus Go Gets Replacement Facial Interface With VR Cover OCULUS GO GETS REPLACEMENT FACIAL INTERFACE WITH VR COVER

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Oct 11, 2018

VR Cover offers custom facial interfaces for popular VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. They are designed to be more comfortable and customizable than the standard foam included with a VR headset, for users who spend long sessions in V...

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Unleash OTT: SeaChange Advocates For Open, Multi-Vendor Solutions UNLEASH OTT: SEACHANGE ADVOCATES FOR OPEN, MULTI-VENDOR SOLUTIONS

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Oct 10, 2018

Today’s OTT content delivery ecosystem has changed the industry drastically, perhaps most significantly by presenting broader opportunities to build powerful and lasting relationships with viewers. The technological underpinnings for offering finely-tuned content recommendations, individually-...

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The Best Nintendo Entertainment System NES Classic Edition Accessories THE BEST NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NES CLASSIC EDITION ACCESSORIES

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Oct 10, 2018

So you have the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic. You know, that cute mini version of the original classic console? Yeah, it's definitely adorable and comes packed with 30 great games, but what about accessories? Don't worry, we've got you covered! These are the best accessori...

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VR Gaming And The Technology’s Impact On The World VR GAMING AND THE TECHNOLOGY’S IMPACT ON THE WORLD

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Oct 10, 2018

It used to be that virtual reality (VR) was the stuff of science fiction. Now, as technology continues to rapidly advance, things we used to only see in Star Trek episodes are available for sale. This is especially exciting for the video game industry.The gaming world has kept pace with new developm...

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OTT: Reimagining Business Dynamics in Media & Entertainment OTT: REIMAGINING BUSINESS DYNAMICS IN MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

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Oct 09, 2018

The exponential growth in internet-based TV content is realigning the distribution models, consumer habits and advertising business in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry. There is increasing need for on-demand and original content. In the past few years, pay television is witnessing seve...

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Cord-cutting infographic: Digital video ads on TV CORD-CUTTING INFOGRAPHIC: DIGITAL VIDEO ADS ON TV

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Oct 09, 2018

We're providing more in-stream video inventory via our direct relationships with publishers and the Amazon DSP. Advertisers can go beyond traditional TV ads to share their brand message with relevant customers in the many places they consume ad-supported content, such as NFL Thursday Night Footb...

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What Makes the Sports Industry Lose Sleep WHAT MAKES THE SPORTS INDUSTRY LOSE SLEEP

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Oct 09, 2018

A recent study from PwC showed that what keeps the sports industry up at night is the shift in consumer behavior of younger generations and the access to alternative entertainment formats (online movies, series, and gaming). With the likes of Netflix investing USD 8 billion in 2018 in original conte...

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Someone Is Making A Portal Clone In VR With A Level Editor SOMEONE IS MAKING A PORTAL CLONE IN VR WITH A LEVEL EDITOR

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Oct 09, 2018

The fact that Valve hasn’t created official VR ports of Portal and Portal 2 is one of the greatest travesties of modern virtual reality technology. If any existing IP would be a perfect fit, it would be Portal. There is a Portal 2 mod called Portal Stories: VR that does a decent job of replica...

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What Will It Take For Location-Based VR To Succeed? WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR LOCATION-BASED VR TO SUCCEED?

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Oct 09, 2018

With home-based systems getting better and cheaper, can VR arcades and attractions bring in repeat visitors and turn a profit? We talked to some key players about what it takes to be successful in that space.Many who rushed to jump on the VR bandwagon and invested heavily in opening VR arcades with ...

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The Future of Location-Based Virtual Reality THE FUTURE OF LOCATION-BASED VIRTUAL REALITY

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Oct 09, 2018

With home-based systems getting better and cheaper every day, can VR Arcades keep the punters interested and turn a profit? We talk to some key players about what it takes to be successful in that space.Teething problems are to be expected in any pioneering new industry, and many who have rushed to ...

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Project xCloud: Gaming with you at the center PROJECT XCLOUD: GAMING WITH YOU AT THE CENTER

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Oct 08, 2018

The future of gaming is a world where you are empowered to play the games you want, with the people you want, whenever you want, wherever you are, and on any device of your choosing. Our vision for the evolution of gaming is similar to music and movies entertainment should be available on demand and...

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Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality EXPLORING THE TITANIC IN VIRTUAL REALITY

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Oct 08, 2018

The golden rule for creating compelling VR content is that you should allow people to experience something that would be either impossible or too dangerous, expensive and/or difficult to do in real life. And by offering up the double-whammy of traveling back to 1912 to watch the RMS Titanic sinking ...

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What Is The Big Shift In Mobile AR? WHAT IS THE BIG SHIFT IN MOBILE AR?

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Oct 07, 2018

The world of technology has gone haywire. Imagine being able to give a tutorial on how to operate a remote and recording it via your car dash camera. All you need do is draw imaginary arrows and circles and watch them appear in the recorded video. It started with having an imagination captured and d...

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Next-gen VR Headsets Might Not Launch for a Long Time NEXT-GEN VR HEADSETS MIGHT NOT LAUNCH FOR A LONG TIME

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Oct 06, 2018

While the VR industry has been expanding recently, the standalone headsets it's producing aren’t quite cutting it for us PC gamers. We need headsets that can take advantage of our shiny new graphics cards and high core-count CPUs, but, unfortunately, there are no new headsets in sight that...

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INFOGRAPHIC: HBBTV OPAPP VS ANDROID TV OPERATOR TIER INFOGRAPHIC: HBBTV OPAPP VS ANDROID TV OPERATOR TIER

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Oct 05, 2018

HbbTV OpApps and Android TV Operator Tier are two cutting-edge technologies available for TV Operators to deploy interactive broadband-based services. Which one to choose depends on a variety of aspects, therefore we have made a head-to-head comparison between them.Download the free infographic and ...

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HTC VIVE PRO Wireless Adapter First Impression HTC VIVE PRO WIRELESS ADAPTER FIRST IMPRESSION

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Oct 05, 2018

The Vive Wireless Adapter, a first-party wireless add-on for the Vive and Vive Pro, is finally here after its initial announcement way back in January. Priced at $300, the Vive Wireless Adapter is now available starting today.The Vive Wireless Adapter is built on Intel’s 60GHz WiGig technology...

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Struggling to keep up with the demands of content distribution? STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF CONTENT DISTRIBUTION?

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Oct 04, 2018

In the first part of our three-part series on metadata and the content supply chain, we took a look at how companies are using metadata to improve key content production processes like asset logging and management.The Ooyala Flex Media Platform uses deep metadata to streamline, connect and power the...

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The history of AR and VR, and what the future holds THE HISTORY OF AR AND VR, AND WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS

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Oct 04, 2018

The origin of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) came way back in 1838, when Charles Wheatstone invented the stereoscope. This technology used an image for each eye to create a 3D image for the viewer.Here's the full history of AR and VR and what the future holds for these technolog...

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Why Extra Haptics Are A Thrilling Prospect For VR Fitness WHY EXTRA HAPTICS ARE A THRILLING PROSPECT FOR VR FITNESS

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Oct 04, 2018

With a swing of your arm, you drive the side of your mace into Alduin’s jaw and render his menacing dragon body lifeless. In your hands, the haptics in your controllers recoil and buzz. But in the game, your scaly trophy is bursting into a wave of light that knocks you backward.Normally, you w...

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With Google lurking, gaming has never been more critical to Microsoft WITH GOOGLE LURKING, GAMING HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CRITICAL TO MICROSOFT

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Oct 04, 2018

Google has been chipping away at Microsoft's software empire for many years now, with Android in particular exploding as a software ecosystem to rival Windows itself. Android handsets armed with Google Play are a dominating force on mobile devices, while Microsoft's efforts in the space fell...

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Chime in: Have you tried gaming on Surface Go? CHIME IN: HAVE YOU TRIED GAMING ON SURFACE GO?

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Oct 03, 2018

Microsoft's Surface Go isn't designed for gaming, sporting light specs aimed at basic computing, but thanks to the legacy of software across Windows, many older games can and do work quite well. A discussion in our forums is tackling this exact topic right now, have you tried gaming on the G...

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Creed Rise To Glory HTC Vive Pro & Vive Wireless Adapter Gameplay CREED RISE TO GLORY HTC VIVE PRO & VIVE WIRELESS ADAPTER GAMEPLAY

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Oct 03, 2018

I put on my boxing gloves and check out Creed Rise To Glory on the HTC Vive Pro using the Vive Wireless Adapter in this Creed gameplay video. Creed Rise To Glory is the latest virtual reality title from studio Survios. 

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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VR/AR Trends and Developments in Entertainment & Media VR/AR TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA

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Oct 02, 2018

Total spending in Entertainment and Media (E&M) will rise at a compound annual growth rate of 4.4% over the next five years. The fastest growth will be digitally driven segments, with virtual reality leading the way! Jeremy Dalton, Head of VR/AR at PwC UK looks at the challenges, developments an...

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How It Feels Playing The AR Game HOW IT FEELS PLAYING THE AR GAME

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Oct 02, 2018

Indeed the Same Quote applies to the AR games, as well.  Recent developments in mobile augmented reality (AR) games have been remarkable with prospecting millions of users/Gamers in near future. I am sure if you have paid heed to the Gaming Industry in recent years you must be aware of augmente...

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Microsoft Surface Headphones hands-on: noise-cancelling and Cortana MICROSOFT SURFACE HEADPHONES HANDS-ON: NOISE-CANCELLING AND CORTANA

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Oct 02, 2018

Microsoft revealed their new wearable device, the Surface Headphones. The premium over-the-ear headphones feature adjustable noise cancellation, giving users precise control over how much outside noise to let in. The headphones also support “Hey Cortana” for voice commands and automatica...

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Why Today Is an Exciting Moment for Gamers and Important Catalyst for Ray-Traced Games WHY TODAY IS AN EXCITING MOMENT FOR GAMERS AND IMPORTANT CATALYST FOR RAY-TRACED GAMES

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Oct 02, 2018

The gaming industry witnessed a seismic shift in computer graphics in August with the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs. For the first time, developers and consumers worldwide have access to hardware fast enough to do real-time ray tracing.Another milestone hit today with the relea...

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OTT video commerce in APAC: Projections, challenges & opportunities OTT VIDEO COMMERCE IN APAC: PROJECTIONS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

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Oct 01, 2018

Premium online video activity is ramping up across the APAC region, as the industry looks to capture share in a fast-growing increasingly crowded market.OTT’s surge is disruptive to the ecosystem, putting power into the hands of players who can tap the mobile first TV everywhere generation wit...

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The Role of Customer Care in OTT THE ROLE OF CUSTOMER CARE IN OTT

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Oct 01, 2018

With direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming services, broadcasters have to closely track and improve all stages of the viewer journey. One of the most underappreciated yet most important links in this chain is customer care since this directly affects viewer satisfaction.Keeping subscribers happy is key...

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Accedo Voice on TV ACCEDO VOICE ON TV

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Oct 01, 2018

Accedo is revolutionizing the TV industry by expanding the realm of a powerful, intangible new interface: voice.Through initiatives that will open new pathways of content discovery and consumption, exploration into this brave new world introduces a whole new level of convenience, ease of use, access...

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What B2B marketers can learn from Netflix WHAT B2B MARKETERS CAN LEARN FROM NETFLIX

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Sep 30, 2018

Netflix is in the attention business getting it and holding on to it and no one does it better. Here are a few things B2B marketers need to know about nurturing in the Netflix era.Netflix encourages bingeing with auto-play. The autoplay blocker gathers periodic signals to tell if you’re still ...

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The Best VR Games & Experiences From Oculus Connect 5 2018 THE BEST VR GAMES & EXPERIENCES FROM OCULUS CONNECT 5 2018

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Sep 30, 2018

Here are the best VR games and experiences from Oculus Connect 5 2018. I put together a roundup of all the virtual reality content I tried at the show including the best Oculus Quest games, the best Oculus Rift games.To enter the draw to win the Oculus gift card, you must live in the US, be subscrib...

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Building a Platform for Success in the OTT Video Market BUILDING A PLATFORM FOR SUCCESS IN THE OTT VIDEO MARKET

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Sep 28, 2018

In media, content is your differentiator, and the #1 reason curious viewers become committed customers. So it makes sense that content innovation should be top priority.With your OTT video workflow in the cloud, content will be your top priority – and you need neither cloud nor broadcast engin...

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HTC Esports supports Virtual Athletics League’s new global VR esports league HTC ESPORTS SUPPORTS VIRTUAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE’S NEW GLOBAL VR ESPORTS LEAGUE

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Sep 28, 2018

In a significant step for VR esports, a new global arcade league is forming. Co-hosted by Virtual Athletics League (VAL), arcade management platform SpingboardVR and mixed reality streaming software LIV, the pilot season is getting a major boost from corporate sponsors HP, Inc and HTC esports. This ...

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“Next Gen TV” standard sets broadcasters up for bright future “NEXT GEN TV” STANDARD SETS BROADCASTERS UP FOR BRIGHT FUTURE

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Sep 27, 2018

Making full use of the Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos theatrical installation, the ?fth season of HBO’s Camera Assessment Series is just one of the many highlights of the Big Screen at IBC this year.Taking place on Saturday 16 September, the 60-minute documentary provides insight into the imagin...

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Esports : Real Sports or not? ESPORTS : REAL SPORTS OR NOT?

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Sep 27, 2018

Whether you’re a gamer or not, you must have heard of the term Esports. What is it exactly and why is rapidly taking the world by storm?Like regular sports, Esports is centered around a competition, but it doesn’t involve as much athleticism like you need in football, basketball, or base...

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How to open a Matterport VR Space HOW TO OPEN A MATTERPORT VR SPACE

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Sep 27, 2018

To quickly move around the VR Space, you can also hover over the blue circle and then tap the physical button on the side of the VR headset instead of waiting.

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Oculus Lipsync SDK: Audio to Facial Animation OCULUS LIPSYNC SDK: AUDIO TO FACIAL ANIMATION

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Sep 27, 2018

Oculus Lipsync SDK delivers accurate real-time facial animation from audio. This technology is supported across multiple platforms and animates faces across many different languages. We will show you how easy it is to integrate Lipsync into your projects, share our future plans, and discuss recently...

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VR Mech Mayhem: How ‘Vox Machinae’ Went from Dev Kit Demo to the Latest Rift Release VR MECH MAYHEM: HOW ‘VOX MACHINAE’ WENT FROM DEV KIT DEMO TO THE LATEST RIFT RELEASE

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Sep 26, 2018

Jump in your Grinder and grab a friend—Vox Machinae is opening up its dinosaur-scale brand of mech warfare to all Rift gamers. Die-hard VR gamers have been waiting on this one since the dev kit days, and since the PAX East preview, fans of the Space Bullet-produced game have been thinking thro...

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Oculus Quest Is Facebook OCULUS QUEST IS FACEBOOK'S ALL-IN-ONE VR HEADSET

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Sep 26, 2018

Oculus Quest is the big leap forward from Facebook in the VR space.Facebook today announced the Oculus Quest, an all-in-one virtual reality headset. It features a “Rift-quality experience” without the need to connect to a PC. The Quest headset is a wireless VR experience. It'll ship ...

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Think VR is dying? It’s just getting started THINK VR IS DYING? IT’S JUST GETTING STARTED

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Sep 26, 2018

Four Things You Should Know About the Analyst ForecastsThat’s not to say analyst VR forecasts don’t have valuable information they most certainly do. But we thought it would be helpful to look more closely and critically about how they came to their conclusions.The start of “consum...

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Netflix’s Production Technology = Voltron NETFLIX’S PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY = VOLTRON

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Sep 26, 2018

Change management is hard. In everyday production, there are numerous factors working against embracing change. Limited preparation time, whole new show whole new crew, innumerable planning variables, and the challenge of driving an operational plan based on creative instincts. These are problems th...

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Introducing Oculus Quest, Our First 6DOF All-in-One VR System, Launching Spring 2019 INTRODUCING OCULUS QUEST, OUR FIRST 6DOF ALL-IN-ONE VR SYSTEM, LAUNCHING SPRING 2019

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Sep 26, 2018

We’re excited to usher in the next era of VR gaming with the introduction of Oculus Quest, our first all-in-one VR gaming system. Oculus Quest will launch in Spring 2019 for $399 USD. Offering six degrees of freedom and Touch controllers, Oculus Quest makes it easy to jump right into the actio...

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A New Era for VR Gaming and Entertainment: OC5 Day 1 Recap A NEW ERA FOR VR GAMING AND ENTERTAINMENT: OC5 DAY 1 RECAP

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Sep 26, 2018

More than 3,000 people gathered in San Jose, California, for our fifth annual Oculus Connect, where we announced breakthrough hardware, software, and content innovations that will define the next era of VR.On Day 1 of OC5, we revealed Oculus Quest (our first all-in-one VR system designed for gaming)...

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Playing with the Future: Mixed Reality and Arena-Scale Gaming at OC5 PLAYING WITH THE FUTURE: MIXED REALITY AND ARENA-SCALE GAMING AT OC5

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Sep 26, 2018

At OC5, attendees got to try out prototype technologies arena-scale tracking, mixed reality (MR), and co-locationunder development at Oculus with the new Dead and Buried Arena demo.Players teamed up with five others to participate in a shared game environment through co-location, where players enjoy...

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5 Roles A Chatbot Can Play In Media & Entertainment 5 ROLES A CHATBOT CAN PLAY IN MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

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Sep 25, 2018

Chatbots will rise quickly to complement the media and service landscape by creating new media opportunities, occasions, and forms of consumption and interaction. Thanks to their immediate, personal, and intimate nature, they’ll serve the sporadic but proliferating, intent-driven roles of micr...

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Sony’s Yoshida: PSVR Titles With ‘Deeper Gaming’ Will Increase Going Forward SONY’S YOSHIDA: PSVR TITLES WITH ‘DEEPER GAMING’ WILL INCREASE GOING FORWARD

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Sep 25, 2018

PlayStation figurehead Shuhei Yoshida says to expect more full games for the company’s PSVR headset going forward.In an interview with the Japanese PlayStation Blog for last week’s Tokyo Game Show (roughly translated via Google), Sony’s Head of Worldwide Studios explained that many...

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VR Game Releases For September 2018 VR GAME RELEASES FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

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Sep 25, 2018

Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place this is September’s list. Don’t worry we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too.August was a huge month for VR. Between Firewall Zero Hour, Electronauts, Torn, and ...

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Infrastructure Platform and Payment Gateway for Esports and Gaming INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORM AND PAYMENT GATEWAY FOR ESPORTS AND GAMING

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Sep 24, 2018

The desire to compete is in our nature. Striving to be faster, better, stronger at everything - from faster cars to sports achievements to. becoming the best player on a gaming server!Esports is one of the fastest growing digital markets with a 33% annual growth rate. Its opportunities are endless: ...

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Roku announces Premiere two new devices that offer 4K HDR video streaming that start at $ 39.99. ROKU ANNOUNCES PREMIERE TWO NEW DEVICES THAT OFFER 4K HDR VIDEO STREAMING THAT START AT $ 39.99.

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Sep 24, 2018

Roku today announces Premiere and Premiere +, two new devices that offer 4K HDR video streaming at prices starting at $ 39.99. The latter will be sold exclusively at Walmart and will include a remote control with voice search capabilities that is more convenient than the IR remote control included w...

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TV OS War: Are Apple, Microsoft & Google really interested? TV OS WAR: ARE APPLE, MICROSOFT & GOOGLE REALLY INTERESTED?

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Sep 24, 2018

The world is getting smarter. Holding an iPhone X can be a status symbol, but if you don’t have a smart TV in your living room, then an Apple flagship can hardly defend you against the troll.The global smart TV market has grown humongous in recent years and is currently valued at $135.51 billi...

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Hands-on: StarVR One is the Most Complete Ultra-wide VR Headset to Date HANDS-ON: STARVR ONE IS THE MOST COMPLETE ULTRA-WIDE VR HEADSET TO DATE

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Sep 24, 2018

When it comes to VR headsets aiming for ultra-wide fields of view, three devices dominate the discussion: Pimax “8K”, VRgineers XTAL, and StarVR One. Having recently had the opportunity to get a thorough hands-on with each, the one that stands out currently as the most complete and marke...

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The (Older Than You Think) History Of Augmented And Virtual Reality THE (OLDER THAN YOU THINK) HISTORY OF AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY

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Sep 22, 2018

Though the excitement surrounding virtual and augmented reality capabilities have earned extreme media attention in recent years, the reasons and tech behind the hype are anything but new. Since the 18th century, scientists have been working towards creating true virtual spaces and experiences on al...

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Why VR eSports Games are Great for Lone Wolves (Introverts/Ambiverts) WHY VR ESPORTS GAMES ARE GREAT FOR LONE WOLVES (INTROVERTS/AMBIVERTS)

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Sep 22, 2018

If you’re a competitive VR eSports player on a team, you already know that Virtual Reality is amazing for fitness and builds confidence. You live it, breathe it, practice with a team awesome. For the rest of us who are an introvert or ambivert, a beginner at VR or gaming, lack confidence, or a...

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Surface Go and eGPUs, the state of AR and VR, and more SURFACE GO AND EGPUS, THE STATE OF AR AND VR, AND MORE

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Sep 21, 2018

In this video you will see ,Would it be possible to connect an external GPU to the Surface Go trough the USB C connector? Arnaud van der Gaag,Is AR/VR already becoming an after thought in the tech world, and for consumers?Will MS ever merge it's multiple To-Do Apps?  

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Bell Brings Revolutionary FCX-001 to Market 10x Faster With HTC VIVE BELL BRINGS REVOLUTIONARY FCX-001 TO MARKET 10X FASTER WITH HTC VIVE

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Sep 20, 2018

In the aircraft industry, Bell is known for creating firsts. The first American jet fighter. The first helicopter certified for civilian use. The first aircraft to break the sound barrier.With a virtual cockpit & an advanced airframe design, Bell’s latest Project, The FCX-001 points to the...

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Feel Three Virtual Reality Motion Simulator Hands On FEEL THREE VIRTUAL REALITY MOTION SIMULATOR HANDS ON

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Sep 20, 2018

Recently travelled to London to get hands on with the Feel Three Virtual Reality Motion Simulator. Mark Towner, the developer of the Feel Three Simulator gave me a demo playing Project Cars on the HTC Vive and talked about the simulators development.

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Building OTT Platforms That Deliver Immersive Video Experience to Consumers BUILDING OTT PLATFORMS THAT DELIVER IMMERSIVE VIDEO EXPERIENCE TO CONSUMERS

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Sep 19, 2018

Airtel TV is the flagship content platform of Bharti Airtel – India’s largest telecom operator. It offers premium video streaming to millions of smartphone consumers in India.Sudipta from Airtel Wynk talks about their in-app gaming use case “Airtel FreeHit” – built on a...

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Elon Musk Wants to Livestream SpaceX Moon Mission in “high def VR” ELON MUSK WANTS TO LIVESTREAM SPACEX MOON MISSION IN “HIGH DEF VR”

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Sep 19, 2018

SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transport company founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, ultimately has its sights set on colonizing Mars, although the company’s next big step on the way there is taking tourists to the moon. And you might be able to go too, provided you have a VR ...

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Optoma HD27E 1080P 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector OPTOMA HD27E 1080P 3D DLP HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTOR

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Sep 18, 2018

Brighten your home cinema experience with the Optoma HD27E home theater projector. With compact size, light in weight and superb brightness – the Optoma HD27e makes the ideal projector for gaming and movie nights – at your place or a friends. Get big screen entertainment, hassle-free, wi...

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Gaming gets a new home on YouTube GAMING GETS A NEW HOME ON YOUTUBE

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Sep 18, 2018

YouTube is where the world watches gaming. More than 200 million of you come to YouTube every single day to watch gaming videos and streams. That’s like the entire country of Brazil heading to YouTube daily. And that’s because of you, the community of gamers and creators who have turned ...

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Pimax “8K” Pre-production Previews Emerge from Select Backers PIMAX “8K” PRE-PRODUCTION PREVIEWS EMERGE FROM SELECT BACKERS

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Sep 18, 2018

As part of the company’s ongoing development of the Pimax “8K” headset, a select group of Kickstarter backers recieved pre-production units to aid in testing and feedback ahead of production. Today those backers are allowed to talk publicly about their time with the latest ‘M...

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Announcing new AI and mixed reality business applications for Microsoft Dynamics ANNOUNCING NEW AI AND MIXED REALITY BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT DYNAMICS

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Sep 18, 2018

Today, I had the opportunity to speak to press and analysts in San Francisco about our vision for business applications at Microsoft. In addition, I had the privilege to make two very important announcements: the upcoming availability of new Dynamics 365 AI applications, and our very first mixed rea...

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Oculus Connect VR Livestream Coming to Gear VR and Go, But Rifters Get Left Out OCULUS CONNECT VR LIVESTREAM COMING TO GEAR VR AND GO, BUT RIFTERS GET LEFT OUT

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Sep 18, 2018

Oculus today announced it will offer an immersive livestream during the company’s annual Oculus Connect developer conference, including coverage of the opening keynote and several VR esports championships hosted during the event. Owners of the Oculus Go or Gear VR headsets can join the immersi...

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Jurassic World VR Is Dave & Buster’s Biggest Launch Ever JURASSIC WORLD VR IS DAVE & BUSTER’S BIGGEST LAUNCH EVER

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Sep 17, 2018

The location-based Jurassic World VR Expedition appears to have been a hit for arcade chain Dave & Buster’s.The installation, which is featured at over 100 locations worldwide, is now the biggest game launch in the company’s history according to CEO Brian Jenkins, as reported by Vari...

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Streaming Video Experimentation at Netflix:  Visualizing Practical and Statistical Significance STREAMING VIDEO EXPERIMENTATION AT NETFLIX: VISUALIZING PRACTICAL AND STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE

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Sep 17, 2018

Streaming video experimentation at Netflix seeks to optimize the Quality of Experience (QoE for short) of the videos we stream to our 130 million members around the world. To measure QoE, we look at a wide variety of metrics for each playback session, including play delay; the rates of rebuffers (pl...

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Digital evolution in the Media and Entertainment industry DIGITAL EVOLUTION IN THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

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Sep 17, 2018

Digital content for the Global Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry has arguably become one of the most lucrative market sectors the economy has to offer as the digital revolution has lead to a multi-trillion dollar potential powerhouse. Volatility is high in the industry as consistent technol...

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Community Download: How Important Do You Think Resolution Is For VR Headsets? COMMUNITY DOWNLOAD: HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK RESOLUTION IS FOR VR HEADSETS?

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Sep 17, 2018

Let’s get this out of the way first: resolution is incredibly important for VR headsets. Like, really important. The screen door effect is extremely distracting and if visuals aren’t crisp in a VR experience then it can immediately take you out of the immersion.With the Vive Pro on the m...

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How Intel Could be Nvidia HOW INTEL COULD BE NVIDIA'S BIGGEST GRAPHICS CARD RIVAL IN 2020

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Sep 15, 2018

Intel is set to launch its new discrete gaming graphics cards in 2020, but how can it compete with AMD and Nvidia's historical dominance of the market.

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Increase Viewer Loyalty: Best Practices for Ensuring a Quality OTT Experience INCREASE VIEWER LOYALTY: BEST PRACTICES FOR ENSURING A QUALITY OTT EXPERIENCE

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Sep 14, 2018

The media industry is evolving. As consumers increasingly turn to digital channels for entertainment and information, new opportunities are emerging and there is no place for low-quality video in any streaming business model. Workflow challenges can often cause the No. 1 user management pain point: ...

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How to Set Up Your Room for Virtual Reality [infographic] HOW TO SET UP YOUR ROOM FOR VIRTUAL REALITY [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Sep 14, 2018

The Virtual Reality gaming revolution has arrived, and chances are you'll be caught up in it soon - but like all new technology, it pays to get yourself prepared.Follow these tips to get yourself ready for the hottest technology there is, as Palmer Lucky (founder of Oculus VR) said, "Why sh...

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Announcing the Netflix Post Technology Alliance ANNOUNCING THE NETFLIX POST TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE

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Sep 14, 2018

You’re working on the next great show or film that will deliver to Netflix. You know Netflix has a high quality bar for its content and you want the delivery to go smoothly. Do you know if the tools you have invested in can deliver to that quality? Will they connect to the sophisticated system...

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Intel and Ziva Dynamics: Powering the Animation Revolution INTEL AND ZIVA DYNAMICS: POWERING THE ANIMATION REVOLUTION

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Sep 13, 2018

Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim: Uprising* is a sci-fi action thriller in which giant robots battle giant space creatures, called Kaiju, amidst a sea of destruction. As the much-vaunted sequel to Pacific Rim, this action-packed film was released to wide admiration for its special effects. Crea...

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How MagLev Speeds Autonomous Vehicles to Superhuman Levels of Safety HOW MAGLEV SPEEDS AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES TO SUPERHUMAN LEVELS OF SAFETY

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Sep 13, 2018

Most of us don’t think about it when we take the wheel, but the sheer variety of conditions and events we face on our daily drive is staggering.To help manufacturers build self-driving cars able to handle these, NVIDIA announced on Thursday at the Facebook @Scale Conference, in San Jose, Calif...

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What will media currencies look like in 5 years’ time? WHAT WILL MEDIA CURRENCIES LOOK LIKE IN 5 YEARS’ TIME?

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Sep 12, 2018

GfK held a roundtable discussion with leaders from across the media industry to debate this hot topic. Participants included: digital platforms Google, Facebook and Oath; global ad agencies Publicis and Dentsu; media owners from broadcast TV and digital; a programmatic audience platform; a national ...

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Role of Technology in the Entertainment & Media Industry ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA INDUSTRY

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Sep 12, 2018

Every business is acknowledging the need to integrate the physical and digital worlds. Entertainment & Media (E&M) companies have been the earliest adopters of digital technologies. Everything revolves around digitizing and streamlining production & distribution, as well as exploring new...

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Introducing NVIDIA DRIVE AGX DevKit: Open, Scalable Platform for Autonomous Driving INTRODUCING NVIDIA DRIVE AGX DEVKIT: OPEN, SCALABLE PLATFORM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

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Sep 12, 2018

At GTC Japan, in the heart of the robotics revolution, we introduced today the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Xavier Developer Kit, a platform for building autonomous driving systems.This open, scalable software and hardware solution enables companies to seamlessly develop and test customized autonomous driving t...

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