Facebook's Prototype Next Generation Varifocal VR Headsets

September 25, 2019

Half Dome was an advanced prototype headset with moving varifocal displays and a 140 degree field of view. Varifocal means that the headset can adjust the focus distance to be the same as the distance to the virtual object you’re looking at, which makes VR feel more real and reduces eyestrain.

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Middle East Broadcasting Center

MBC Group is the first private free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab World launched in London in 1991 and later moved to its headquarters in Dubai in 2002. Over the past 23 years, MBC Group grew to become a well-established media group that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment, and includes 18 television channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 and MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with women at its core); MBC Action an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local homegrown productions.

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The rise of the introverted salesperson

Article | May 25, 2021

The shift to virtual selling has upended the status quo for many sales teams across the country and around the world. I firmly believe, as I’ve said before, thatnearly everything can be sold over video— and in many ways the virtual sales process makes it easier for sales reps to connect with customers and build trust.Still, there has been a great deal of resistance, and some organizations have just tried to wait it out, hoping that once COVID passed, they could go back to normal.

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How to Watch Netflix in Virtual Reality

Article | April 20, 2021

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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What are the most popular types of YouTube videos in 2021?

Article | May 19, 2021

Withover two billion userslogging onto YouTube every month, brands would be remiss to ignore the platform in their marketing strategy. However, like any marketing initiative, simply uploading a video to YouTube isn’t going to guarantee views, shares, likes, or success. Success comes down to creating therightcontent. A big part of this is understanding the type of content that historically does really well on the platform; in this case, the different kinds of YouTube videos get viewed most, especially by your audience. Mediakix, an influencer marketing agency, broke down the top 16 most popular types of videos on YouTube in a handy infographic below, but is this the right content for marketing your business?

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20 GAMING COMPANIES IN ATLANTA ADDING NEW ELEMENTS TO A DECADES-OLD INDUSTRY

Article | April 20, 2020

Considering Atlanta is known for its status as a burgeoning entertainment capital, it’s no surprise that the city boasts a large number of gaming professionals. According to reports, the video game market in America was estimated at $17.69 billion in 2016, with the global market valued at $75 billion that same year. Esports in particular have increased in popularity, leading to the rise of games like “Fortnite,” “League of Legends” and “Overwatch.”

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Middle East Broadcasting Center

MBC Group is the first private free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab World launched in London in 1991 and later moved to its headquarters in Dubai in 2002. Over the past 23 years, MBC Group grew to become a well-established media group that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment, and includes 18 television channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 and MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with women at its core); MBC Action an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local homegrown productions.

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