Are 4K Displays Worth It?

4K displays have gone mainstream because they do 1080p so well. Most notably, 4K displays offer great opportunities in visual clarity, but place equal challenges on the ecosystem surrounding them – from content production, through playback/rendering, to actually getting the 4K signal to displays.Today, retailers, corporations, educational / health institutions, and transportation hub operators looking to deploy a signage network are all interested in the 4K opportunity but as many know (or find out), there is more to “4K” than pixel counts on a display.

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How to Watch Netflix in Virtual Reality

Article | July 20, 2022

Playing virtual reality video games is a blast—but it also takes work. If you simply want to kick back, relax, and experience some mind-bending visuals without thinking too much, why not try watching Netflix in VR? It's ridiculously easy to do, even if you don't have state-of-the-art equipment. There are three primary methods, depending on what kind of device you're working with: fire up the Netflix VR app on Android, set up mirroring with your iPhone, or simply download the Netflix app from your preferred Oculus device. Here's What You'll Need VR headset: No matter your budget, there's a virtual reality option for you. On the pricey end, there are sophisticated VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2, which starts at $299, and the HTC Vive Pro Eye, which retails for $799. We've included a few other options in the gallery below, too. If you're looking for something less expensive, there's the $99 Google Daydream View system (discontinued, but you can still find them here and there), the Samsung Gear VR headset (which the manufacturer has also discontinued in the U.S., but you can find it on Amazon for $128), and the $25 Google Cardboard viewer (although you may want to purchase an additional head strap for it).

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Six Things Blockchain Can Do For Gaming

Article | February 14, 2022

Since their foundation in the 1970s and 80s, video games have moved from fringe interest to a major media staple. The industry has enjoyed huge revenues from dedicated fans, especially over the past few months, and the growth shows no sign of slowing down. Gaming is also an industry renowned for its commitment to innovation, adopting technological developments and spawning a fair few of its own. Chief amongst technological developments over the last decade has been blockchain technology, the new system of trading and ownership built on transparency and decentralization, the standard-bearer of which is the digital currency.

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Technologies, Virtualization

New Doom VR Mod Releasing Soon For Oculus Quest

Article | July 27, 2022

The release will feature 5 sets of VR weapons and a launcher that will allow you to mix and match different Doom mods with ease. There’s support for smooth locomotion and teleport movement options, plus you’ll be able to switch between a couple of different walking speeds for the former. The person behind the mod is DrBeef, who has previously completed a number of well-known Quest ports and VR projects. He was behind the Lambda1VR mod for Oculus Quest, as well as QuakeQuest and many others.

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Media and Broadcasting

Why video streaming needs to stop fighting the last consumer war

Article | May 28, 2021

Video streaming services have achieved mainstream engagement, with binge viewing now eclipsing linear TV viewing as the leading form of TV show consumption. While the digital disruptors may revel in their newfound status as the masters of TV consumption, and the TV and film industry are forced to adapt to this new reality, a subtler shift in mindset needs to occur. Streaming services, led by subscription video on demand (SVOD) hegemon Netflix, still operate in the mindset of having a digital native consumer base. For these streaming incumbents, the success of SVOD still rests upon their ability to appeal to younger consumer bases who have a) grown up in a digital environment, and b) are by definition young and eager for new and constantly evolving consumer experiences. Add to this the post-second world war presumption that popular entertainment should always be youth-centric focused, and streaming is still de-facto a youth-orientated proposition.

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Omdia was formed in 2020 following the merger of IHS Markit, Tractica, Ovum and Heavy Reading. Sitting at the heart of the Informa Tech portfolio, Omdia reaches over four million technology decision makers, influencers and practitioners that form part of the wider Informa Tech community and has specialist research practices focusing on Enterprise IT, AI, Internet of Things, Communications Service Providers, Cybersecurity, Components & Devices, Media & Entertainment and Government & Manufacturing.

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WarnerMedia makes coordinated corporate push behind esports

sportbusiness | April 23, 2019

WarnerMedia, the news media and entertainment company created by the recent merger of AT&T and Time Warner, is putting an unprecedented level of corporate resources behind an upcoming esports competition in Texas.The ELeague x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber, a competition set for July 5-7 in Austin, Texas, will involve an esports tournament run by Turner Sports’ ELeague involving Mortal Kombat II, a game recently released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The event also includes a presenting sponsorship from AT&T Fiber, gameplay videos and promotional material developed by WarnerMedia-owned production company Rooster Teeth, and additional tournament organization and administration from its Battlefy platform. The event represents the first full, coordinated post-merger effort in esports by WarnerMedia and highlights an accelerating corporate prioritization around the emerging space.

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Liberty Entertainment Group Announces the Opening of Arcane

newswire | April 23, 2019

Internationally recognized hospitality leader Liberty Entertainment Group brings a unique vision to King Street West with the opening of their newest nightclub, Arcane. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Arcane fuses sophisticated Baroque undertones with modern design and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and visual effects.With a 4K display spanning 30 feet across the interior as a backdrop for exotic performers, this venue is shrouded in mystery, laced with drama, and immediately captivating. Juxtaposed yet balanced in both design and atmosphere, Arcane can only be understood by few.Designed by visionary Creative Director, Nadia Di Donato, the 8,000 square foot space contains an elegance that has permeated throughout Liberty Group's illustrious portfolio. A bohemian-inspired lounge provides an unimposing chill upon entry, while the nightclub area accommodates a more upbeat vibe. Arcane features a secluded 2,000 square foot patio that will serve as an oasis in the heart of the city.Arcane will offer an extensive selection of top-shelf spirits and signature cocktails by Liberty Group's award-winning Corporate Mixologist, Oliver Stern. VIP bottle service areas also present a world-class experience for bigger parties and groups.

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Global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems Market Trend 2019

b2bnewz | April 23, 2019

The global “In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems” market report includes a scrupulous analysis of the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market in the forecasted period. It also assesses the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market in terms of topography, technology, and consumers. The report also covers the volume of the market during the projected period. The uniqueness of the global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market research report is the representation of the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market at both the global and regional level. The key players Alpine Electronics, Continental, Garmin, Harman, Panasonic, Pioneer play an important role in the global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market.

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WarnerMedia, the news media and entertainment company created by the recent merger of AT&T and Time Warner, is putting an unprecedented level of corporate resources behind an upcoming esports competition in Texas.The ELeague x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber, a competition set for July 5-7 in Austin, Texas, will involve an esports tournament run by Turner Sports’ ELeague involving Mortal Kombat II, a game recently released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The event also includes a presenting sponsorship from AT&T Fiber, gameplay videos and promotional material developed by WarnerMedia-owned production company Rooster Teeth, and additional tournament organization and administration from its Battlefy platform. The event represents the first full, coordinated post-merger effort in esports by WarnerMedia and highlights an accelerating corporate prioritization around the emerging space.

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Liberty Entertainment Group Announces the Opening of Arcane

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Internationally recognized hospitality leader Liberty Entertainment Group brings a unique vision to King Street West with the opening of their newest nightclub, Arcane. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Arcane fuses sophisticated Baroque undertones with modern design and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and visual effects.With a 4K display spanning 30 feet across the interior as a backdrop for exotic performers, this venue is shrouded in mystery, laced with drama, and immediately captivating. Juxtaposed yet balanced in both design and atmosphere, Arcane can only be understood by few.Designed by visionary Creative Director, Nadia Di Donato, the 8,000 square foot space contains an elegance that has permeated throughout Liberty Group's illustrious portfolio. A bohemian-inspired lounge provides an unimposing chill upon entry, while the nightclub area accommodates a more upbeat vibe. Arcane features a secluded 2,000 square foot patio that will serve as an oasis in the heart of the city.Arcane will offer an extensive selection of top-shelf spirits and signature cocktails by Liberty Group's award-winning Corporate Mixologist, Oliver Stern. VIP bottle service areas also present a world-class experience for bigger parties and groups.

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