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6th International Conference and Expo on Computer Graphics & Animation
6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO ON COMPUTER GRAPHICS & ANIMATION
September 25-26, 2019
Virtual reality is a form of technology which creates computer-generated worlds or immersive environments which people can explore and in many cases, interact with. It refers to a high-end user interface that involves real-time simulation and interactions through multiple sensorial channels.Augmente...

The PMA’s Production Music Conference
THE PMA’S PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE
September 23-26, 2019
The PMA’s Production Music Conference is back for our sixth year! Join us on September 23rd through 26th, 2019 in Hollywood, CA, where industry leaders in the production music industry will join forces for a day of panels, learning, and networking. The PMC mission is to provide valuable inform...

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Facebook's Oculus has seen a lot of changes lately, with departures by key executives from the mobile VR team, Nate Mitchell and Max Cohen. But Facebook's standalone VR headset released this spring, Oculus Quest, remains the best VR hardware achievement this year... and may indicate where Facebook could be heading next in AR. Facebook is now talking openly about how Oculus Insight is the technology that will drive future headsets as they move from virtual reality to augmented reality. In...

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has scrapped its plans for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets, according to Taiwanese news site DigiTimes. It reportedly disbanded its AR/VR headset unit in May, four months after Avi Bar-Zeev, a key team member who co-created Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) HoloLens, left Apple. Apple never clearly outlined its AR/VR plans, but it acquired several AR/VR firms, assembled a team of AR/VR experts, filed patents for an AR/VR headset for the iPhone, and added ...

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There’s been much criticism of streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify for paying relatively small sums to artists, but a new report today suggests there’s some good news in the mix. Independent labels now represent 40% of the music market, twice the share they had back in the days of physical music sales, and they have never been more optimistic about the future. CNET reports that playlists surfacing lesser-known artists has been key. Playlists have dramatically changed the ...

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High-fiving a robot. I make a fist. I stick up my middle finger. I see my fingers wiggle on the virtual hands in front of me, all five digits. It's almost like wearing virtual gloves.Setting up a VR system isn't a new thing for me. I'm used to putting on headsets and diving into new worlds. But every once in a while, there's something surprising that changes the game. Valve Index, a new high-end VR system arriving soon, does that with its unique controllers.I've set up the Va...

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The last few months have really ramped up the speculation on the PSVR 2 front. First, Sony confirmed it was making a next-generation console that would support VR. Then, just last week, its head of R&D detailed what he expects to see in next-generation headsets. But we shouldn’t hold our breath for a true reveal anytime soon.Following last week’s report, Cnet followed up with Sony’s Dominic Mallinson. They covered a lot of the same ground, but Mallinson did say he didn&rsqu...

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There's no doubt that we're living in a golden age of PC gaming. The 4K, HDR graphics on games like Metro: Exodus and The Division 2 put their console counterparts to shame, and amazing new hardware from Nvidia and AMD, led right now by Nvidia's new RTX graphics cards, are blowing away previous performance benchmarks.But most of us are stuck with basic integrated Intel graphics. That's what's found on most laptops without a dedicated GPU, which is pretty much any work laptop....

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Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus, and it'll finally give us the best picture yet of what to expect. Thursday, Disney will hold an investor day at its Buena Vista studios in California. Disney CEO Bob Iger, who's called the streaming service the company's "biggest priority" this year, is expected to lead a presentation that may include demos of the Disney Plus app and potentially teasers, trailers or behind-the-scenes footage of its excl...

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Valve is known for making hit shooting games like Half-Life and Portal, and the battle strategy game Dota 2. It runs the popular Steam online game store. It's pioneered new virtual reality technology. Now Valve appears to be building a headset too. The Bellevue, Washington, game maker quietly said it's going to start preorders for its own VR headset, called Valve Index, on May 1. Valve said the new device will be sold alongside the company's new "knuckles" controllers that ...

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Reddit is experimenting with a new tipping feature that could give its users a chance to earn some real cash: The self-proclaimed front page of the internet is currently testing tipping on a single Subreddit, with tips benefitting just one lucky user.“Anyone in r/shittymorph can now tip u/shittymorph for the content he posts to this subreddit,” explained a Reddit admin in an announcement post for the test, which was first reported by Cnet. This is an experimental feature available on...

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Sony’s decision to drop out of the long-running E3 trade show this year was a result of the event’s loss of “impact” in recent years, SIE Worldwide Studios chairman and former SIE president and CEO Shawn Layden told CNET.“When we decided to take video games out of CES, back in 1995 during the PlayStation 1 era, E3 served two constituencies,” says Layden in the extensive interview. “Retailers and journalists. Retailers would come in – you’d se...

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EVENTS

The PMA’s Production Music Conference
THE PMA’S PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE
September 23-26, 2019
The PMA’s Production Music Conference is back for our sixth year! Join us on September 23rd through 26th, 2019 in Hollywood, CA, where industry leaders in the production music industry will join forces for a day of panels, learning, and networking. The PMC mission is to provide valuable inform...

6th International Conference and Expo on Computer Graphics & Animation
6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO ON COMPUTER GRAPHICS & ANIMATION
September 25-26, 2019
Virtual reality is a form of technology which creates computer-generated worlds or immersive environments which people can explore and in many cases, interact with. It refers to a high-end user interface that involves real-time simulation and interactions through multiple sensorial channels.Augmente...