Virtual Reality And Blockchain: Match Made In Heaven

| March 4, 2020

article image
Having ruled the roost in science-fiction movies, and TV shows over the years, virtual reality (VR) is now an embodiment of reality. While virtual reality has not quite set the world alight yet, its future is promising.  Virtual reality could make a difference in several sectors of business, including the likes of education, healthcare, and manufacturing among others. That being said, does virtual reality find application in blockchain technology? Is the coupling of these technologies a viable match? Read on to find out, and learn much more

Spotlight

iKast.io

iKAST.io aims to solve the most crucial Entertainment industry problems, such as lack of promotion & visibility for independent video contents, lack of distribution channels and consequently a lack of monetization and return on investment penalizing the creation as a whole.iKAST.io unites content providers, online video platforms and advertisers into a decentralized, open and virtuous ecosystem. This will allow content providers to better distribute their videos and optimize the monetization by getting more qualified views on their contents and new distribution channels through a network of online video platforms.

OTHER ARTICLES

Streaming continues to boost US music industry growth

Article | March 1, 2020

The US music industry posted its fourth straight year of double-digit growth in 2019 to generate $11.1-billion in revenue, an industry tracker said, citing the continued domination of streaming. The year's total revenue jumped 13 percent, the Recording Industry Association of America said in its annual report, with streaming accounting for $8.8-billion, nearly 80 percent of the sum. The RIAA said paid subscriptions to streaming services like Spotify and Tidal contributed the largest share and marked the largest source of revenue growth -- up 25 percent versus 2018.

Read More

The streaming, AI and VR-assisted future of listening

Article | March 1, 2020

We’ve already seen a boom in smart speakers. This and the unleashing of sound experiences from any sort of tether are fuelling the audio revolution. Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music mean sound is no longer dependent on a carrier medium or dedicated device. Instead, listening has become mobile and on-demand. Like an invisible companion, sound accompanies us wherever we go, without interruption. In the future, I believe that the distance between listener and sound will shrink even more. How so?

Read More

Sony Will Be Revealing a Lot of New PlayStation 5 Info Very Soon

Article | March 1, 2020

Sony has announced it will be holding a special event for the PlayStation 5 tomorrow, March 18. The tech company took to Twitter today to share the news, stating that lead system architect Mark Cerny will be delving into the console’s system architecture and its influence on the future of gaming. News of the upcoming event comes as Microsoft shared the full specs for its new Xbox Series X just a day ago, and as Sony has already provided information on the power of the PlayStation 5 back in 2019. The PS5, with its eight-core CPU and custom GPU, will support 4K gaming at 120Hz, 8K resolutions, and 3D audio, while featuring a speedy SSD and lower power consumption option.

Read More

PlayStation VR on the PS5 could ditch Move controllers for finger-tracking

Article | March 1, 2020

Sony got good mileage out of its PlayStation Move motion controllers, which it introduced for the PS3 generation. But it could be moving to something more akin to the Valve Index controller for the upcoming PlayStation 5. A patent application published this month suggests finger-tracking technology could come to the system, possibly for use with PlayStation VR. The application, which was first filed in 2018, is for a hand-worn device that includes sensors to detect individual fingers. A “sensor support” unit is located in the middle and is adjustable to accommodate different hand sizes.

Read More

Spotlight

iKast.io

iKAST.io aims to solve the most crucial Entertainment industry problems, such as lack of promotion & visibility for independent video contents, lack of distribution channels and consequently a lack of monetization and return on investment penalizing the creation as a whole.iKAST.io unites content providers, online video platforms and advertisers into a decentralized, open and virtuous ecosystem. This will allow content providers to better distribute their videos and optimize the monetization by getting more qualified views on their contents and new distribution channels through a network of online video platforms.

Events