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    RESOLUTION GAMES’ ACRON IS A CROSS-PLATFORM PARTY GAME FOR VR AND MOBILE

    Apr 18, 2019

    With the hype for virtual reality settling down, developers are looking for new ways to entice players. Resolution Games has found a way to thrive with VR hits like Bait! (downloaded nearly 2.5 million times) and Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, and it’s hoping that its next game will continue th...


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    WHAT DOES CLIMATE CHANGE SOUND LIKE AS MUSIC?

    Apr 18, 2019

    Climate change research can be daunting and depressing. To properly engage with it takes time, and short catchphrases, like “the Earth is warming” don’t tell the full story of what’s going on. How can climate researchers convey the urgency and importance of their message? Som...


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    FACEBOOK IS DEVELOPING AN AI ASSISTANT FOR OCULUS HEADSETS

    Apr 18, 2019

    Which has the better ring to it, “Hey, Oculus?” or “Okay, Oculus”? I’m asking because Facebook’s VR headsets could soon have an AI voice assistant of their own.CNBC first reported that the social networking giant was building a new voice assistant to work across m...


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    SVODS REACH 60% OF NORTH AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS, FINDS FUTURESOURCE

    Apr 18, 2019

    Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services will have a strong 2019 with revenues up 25% to a total of $36 billion this year. Total spend for 2018 was $29 billion, a 38% rise over 2017. Futuresource Consulting reveals the data in a new report. A perfect storm of conditions has enabled SVOD's qu...


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    PUBG MOBILE 0.12.0 RELEASED WITH EVOZONE, DARKEST NIGHT AND FRIENDLY SPECTATOR MODE

    Apr 17, 2019

    Tencent is seeding PUBG Mobile 0.12.0 update to players around the world. The 0.12.0 update which entered into beta earlier this month brings in a host of new additions to the zombie mode, a bunch of bug fixes and general gameplay improvements. PUBG Mobile also unveiled its Prime and Prime Plus subs...


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    SKYBOUND GAMES: MODERN LIVE-ACTION VIDEO GAMES INEVITABLE

    Apr 17, 2019

    Skybound Games deep interest in narratively-driven games is driven in part by a belief that modern live-action adventure video games are an inevitability.“I think this particular part of gaming, this particular genre is, is evolving quite rapidly,” Ian Howe, CEO of Skybound Games, told V...


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    DEVELOPERS SAY 5G AND AUGMENTED REALITY WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LIVE

    Apr 17, 2019

    President Trump says he wants 5G technology in the U.S. as soon as possible. The president tweeted, “It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.”Both Verizon and AT&T have launched mobile 5...


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    HANDS-ON WITH MARVEL’S IRON MAN VR

    Apr 17, 2019

    We were invited by Sony to demo the highly-anticipated Iron Man VR during their Playstation Exclusive Showcase, recently. The result of our preview was nothing short of excellent, exciting, invigorating, and somewhat disorienting.When you were a kid, reading Iron Man comics or watching the animated ...


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    NAB 2019: MAIN STAGE KEYNOTE FOCUSES ON SPORTS, STREAMING, AND THE CLOUD

    Apr 17, 2019

    Sports was the featured topic of the AWS-sponsored Main Stage Keynote titled “Beyond the Field: How Sports Pioneers Are Powering the 360 Audience Experience in the Cloud,” with speakers describing how streaming and cloud technology enhance sports broadcasting.NAB EVP/CTO Sam Matheny inte...


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    SONY PICTURES TELEVISION INKS FIRST-LOOK DEAL FOR WATTPAD STORIES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Sony Pictures Television will comb through Wattpad’s 500 million stories for the next potential breakout entertainment property.SPT entered into a co-production deal with Wattpad for original TV programming, giving Sony a first look at new Wattpad stories. The companies plan to work together t...


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    MOZILLA’S WEB-BASED VR PLATFORM HUBS ADDS DISCORD SUPPORT

    Apr 16, 2019

    Mozilla has been making great strides when it comes to virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) support, such as ensuring Firefox Reality will work with HoloLens 2. Last year the company released an experimental browser-based social platform called Hubs, where users could create rooms and share c...


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    GOOGLE QUIETLY ROLLS OUT PLAY STORE BUDGETING FEATURE

    Apr 16, 2019

    We’ve all gone on in-app buying sprees before, but Google wants to ensure your next binge doesn’t break the bank. To that end, it’s introducing a new budgeting feature in Google Play that lets users track expenses and specify an upper spending limit.Budgets can be set from within t...


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    PLAYSTATION 5 FIRST DETAILS: SSD, RAY TRACING, 8K, AND 3D AUDIO

    Apr 16, 2019

    Sony has revealed the first details of its next video game console to Wired. While the machine does not have a name yet, the company will likely dub it the PlayStation 5.Mark Cerny, who was the lead system architect for the PlayStation 4 and is now working on the new console, told Wired that the new...


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    VIMEO ACQUIRES VIDEO CREATION SERVICE MAGISTO FOR REPORTED $200M

    Apr 15, 2019

    Vimeo announced on Monday that it is acquiring video creation service Magisto, which has more than 100 million users, for a reported $200 million.The companies did not disclose financial terms, but the figure comes from sources cited by Globes. The deal is expected to close by the end of the second ...


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    HULU BUYS BACK AT&T’S MINORITY SHARE OF STREAMING SERVICE FOR $1.4B

    Apr 15, 2019

    Hulu today announced that it has bought back AT&T’s minority share of its streaming service in a transaction that has already been approved and closed.The company said the transaction valued Hulu at $15 billion, with AT&T’s 9.5% interest valued at $1.43 billion. Hulu is the entit...


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    NINTENDO LABO VR IS A CREAKY HEADSET THAT MAY HAVE CRACKED VR FOR KIDS

    Apr 15, 2019

    Remember the first time I showed my PSVR to a 10-year-old. Or, more specifically, I remember the deafening crack I heard when he tried to yank the headset’s visor forward without pushing in the button to move it. I remember biting my lip with anxiety as he threatened to smash a Move controller...


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    APPLE SPENDING OVER HALF A BILLION ON NEW GAMING SERVICE

    Apr 15, 2019

    Apple plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on its upcoming Arcade game subscription service, with its total budget likely exceeding $500 million, according to a report in the Financial Times.That’s in contrast to the more than $1 billion Apple is reportedly spending on its upcoming t...


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    EUROPEAN COMMISSION GIVES FINAL SEAL OF APPROVAL TO COPYRIGHT LAW OVERHAUL

    Apr 15, 2019

    The European Commission, the European Union’s executive body, has approved a long-gestating major reform to copyright law, which had already been passed by the European Parliament last month.The overhaul contains two controversial provisions that will make online platforms liable for illegal u...


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    IS NETFLIX THE MOST LOVED STREAMING SERVICE?

    Apr 15, 2019

    We all have our preferences when it comes to streaming services. Some of us need a service with a live TV option. Others are here for the original series and movies.In a recent survey Hub Entertainment Research, 1,692 viewers in the US were asked about their opinions of different services and what t...


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    FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT: GRETA

    Apr 15, 2019

    Not everything is what it seems in the compulsive and haunting (Amy Taubin, Film Comment) psychological thriller, GRETA, arriving on Digital and the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on May 14, 2019, and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 28, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Fille...


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    OUR DEEP DIVE INTO HOW ESPORTS BROADCASTING DIFFERS FROM TRADITIONAL SPORTS

    Apr 13, 2019

    The world of sports entertainment is changing, and esports is the star player. Market researcher Newzoo forecasts that esports revenue will grow from $906 million in 2018 to $1.7 billion by 2021.In an esports panel at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas this week, we exp...


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    MAGIC LEAP WANTS TO USE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO SECURE PERSONAL DATA

    Apr 12, 2019

    Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is looking to use Blockchain technology to store and secure some of its user data, according to multiple job listings the company published this month. Among the positions Magic Leap is looking to fill is that of a senior Blockchain architect as well as multiple ...


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    COACHELLA GOES AR WITH IMMERSIVE STAGE EXPERIENCE

    Apr 12, 2019

    Coachella is embracing augmented reality (AR) with an immersive stage experience that encourages the audience to take out their phones and participate with audio-reactive AR filters. The experience, which has been produced by Coachella’s digital innovation team, will debut this Friday, and wil...


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    SAG-AFTRA PREPPING FOR FILM-TV CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

    Apr 12, 2019

    Leaders of SAG-AFTRA have launched the process of crafting a proposal for a successor deal to its master contract covering feature film and primetime television.The union’s national board, meeting this weekend in Los Angeles, approved the establishment of the wages and working conditions commi...


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    DISNEY+ STREAMING VIDEO SERVICE LAUNCHES ON NOVEMBER 12 FOR $7 PER MONTH

    Apr 11, 2019

    Disney unveiled new details on Thursday about Disney+, a family-friendly digital video subscription that is set to debut later this year and compete with Netflix.The ad-free service will include movies and TV series from Disney and will feature programming from the Marvel superhero universe, the &ld...


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    SONY FILES PATENT FOR IN-VR ESPORTS TOURNAMENT SPECTATOR SYSTEM

    Apr 11, 2019

    Own a PSVR? One day you might be able to spectate esports leagues from inside virtual reality.Sony recently filed a patent application titled “Spectator View Into An Interactive Gaming World Showcased In A Live Event Held In A Real-World Venue”. The patent describes using an array of cam...


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    RUSSIAN OTT MARKET GROWTH CONTINUES

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Russian legal OTT market was worth R11.1 billion (€152.7 million) in 2018.This, according to ComNews, quoting data produced by TMT Consulting, was 45% more than a year earlier and down to such factors as an increase in paying audiences and more exclusive content secured through partnerships...


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    ITALY’S HOME ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH TICKETMASTER

    Apr 11, 2019

    Italian independent festival promoter Home Entertainment has partnered with Ticketmaster Italy for its roster of events.According to IQ Mag, Ticketmaster Italy will provide full “end-to-end” ticketing services for all of Home Entertainment’s festivals and events, and will have loca...


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    CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD LAUNCHES SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ADVISORY GROUP

    Apr 11, 2019

    Cushman & Wakefield has established a new Sports & Entertainment Advisory Group to provide solutions for designing, building, financing, operating and maximizing revenue streams for athletic and entertainment venues. The new S&E Advisory Group includes partnerships with industry leaders ...


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    GOOGLE CLOUD DEMOCRATIZES MACHINE LEARNING ACCESS WITH AUTOML VIDEO

    Apr 10, 2019

    Bringing together the staff, resources and expertise necessary to apply machine learning models toward analyzing video content libraries isn’t so easy for all media companies. But Google Cloud may have leveled the playing field a bit.The company today announced AutoML Video, a new machine lear...


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    NEW ERA FOR OHIO'S LARGEST HISPANIC MEDIA COMPANY

    Apr 10, 2019

    Roland Medrano and Claudia De Leon, principals of La Mega Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of TSJ Media, which operated as La Mega radio stations and La Jornada Latina newspaper.  La Mega Media's new framework will offer a better structure and entertainment by integrating the 3 radio s...


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    TOTAL MULTIMEDIA PREPARES RELEASE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH QUALITY 4K AND 8K VIDEO WITH 70% BANDWIDTH SAVINGS

    Apr 10, 2019

    TMMI is preparing the upcoming release of its proprietary TRUREZ™ video scaling technology for better imagery together with new versions of its TRUDEF™ Video Player.The new technology is aimed at the content providers experiencing pressure from bandwidth consumption and increased costs a...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY MARKET ESTIMATED TO EXPERIENCE A HIKE IN GROWTH

    Apr 10, 2019

    “Virtual Reality Market Size & Growth 2016 Analysis: Industry Statistics & Forecast Report by 2022” The global Virtual Reality Market report represents the broad information comprising each and every aspect related to the global Virtual Reality Market. The experts arranged and pr...


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    HOW VR AND EYE-TRACKING CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR CUSTOMERS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Usually, when you wants to find out where to place a product in a store (where in the building, which shelf, and how high), you either ask customers to carry out tests at home, or invite them to a mockup of a shop floor.It’s a time-consuming process, particularly if you have to take people to ...


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    ANOTHER WORLD AND FROM DUST CREATOR REVEALS PLAYSTATION VR TITLE PAPER BEAST

    Apr 10, 2019

    PlayStation VR owners have already got lots to look forward to this year, with plenty of titles revealed during Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) State of Play broadcast last month. Today, legendary designer behind Another World and From Dust,  Eric Chahi, has revealed an interesting...


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    APPLE HIRES THE FOUNDER OF VR CONTENT STARTUP JAUNT

    Apr 09, 2019

    Apple just made another key hire to bolster its augmented reality plans. Variety has discovered that Apple recently hired Arthur van Hoff (shown at left), the founder of VR content startup Jaunt, as a Senior Architect for an unnamed team. While it's not certain what he'll be doing, van Hoff ...


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    LOCATION-BASED VR STARTUP THE VOID TO OPEN SAN FRANCISCO OUTPOST

    Apr 09, 2019

    The Void is coming to San Francisco: The location-based VR startup is getting ready to open a new outpost in the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall on the city’s busy Market street this summer, Variety has learned. There’s no word on the exact launch date; The Void didn’t immediat...


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    ENTERTAINMENT, PERSONA MARKETING AND THE POWER OF BEING AUTHENTIC

    Apr 08, 2019

    Everything counts as ‘entertainment’ today. From mobile gaming to e-sports, branded content and new realities in tech, there’s no telling where the entertainment industry will go. And it continues to evolve. So how are brands taking to entertainment marketing? The Drum invited memb...


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    STREAMING SERVICES ARE BEING HIT HARD BY HACKERS, AKAMAI SAYS

    Apr 08, 2019

    Netflix, Hulu and others are being targeted at an alarming rate by hackers testing out stolen login credentials, according to a new study from Akamai Technologies.The company today released findings from its "State of the Internet / Security: Credential Stuffing: Attacks and Economies" rep...


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    INTEL, NETFLIX TEAM UP TO DELIVER AV1 CODEC FOR VISUAL WORKLOADS

    Apr 08, 2019

    Intel and Netflix today announced at NAB that they’re working together on the AV1 high-performance video codec that will make the AV1 standard commercially viable for the first time. Their joint technology is named Scalable Video Technology for AV1 (SVT-AV1).AV1 is an open-source, royalty-free...


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    REMOTE AR WILL MAKE IT SO WE CAN WORK — OR PLAY — ANYWHERE

    Apr 07, 2019

    Augmented reality has been something of a trailblazer in the gaming industry in recent years. The technology has been hovering around the periphery of the mainstream for some years in the form unsuccessful endeavors like Sony PlayStation 2’s Eye Toy: Play — which used a camera to embed a...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY MAY BE THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

    Apr 06, 2019

    Virtual reality isn’t just for playing video games. VR therapy is now being incorporated in clinical treatments for addiction, phobias, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Most recently, virtual reality treatment was studied as a novel way to help children in the autism spectrum overcome...


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    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT BEATS PROFIT ESTIMATES ON TV STRENGTH

    Apr 05, 2019

    Canadian media company Corus Entertainment Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit on Friday, driven by a jump in television advertising revenue.Advertising revenue increased 11 percent in the television business, helping a 5 percent rise in the unit’s revenue to C$353.5 millio...


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    WINDSTREAM EXPANDS KINETIC TV STREAMING SERVICE

    Apr 04, 2019

    Nearly two months after initially launching its app-based streaming television product Kinetic TV, Windstream finally is expanding availability for the service.The company announced today that Kinetic TV is launching in Lincoln, Nebraska, and other markets across the state, including Adams, Clatonia...


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    AMC NETWORKS TAPS ARRIS FOR VIDEO COMPRESSION, TRANSCODING OVER SATELLITE

    Apr 04, 2019

    AMC Networks has formed a technology partnership with Arris as the programmer looks to update its satellite distribution architecture. The company—which runs AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv—plans to use the Arris ME-7000 and DSR-7400 video compression and transcoding solutio...


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    NEXT GEN TV AUDIO TEST A SUCCESS FOR VERANCE, DOLBY

    Apr 04, 2019

    Following the announcement of a successful test of an ATSC 3.0 standard component on Wednesday, another element of Next Gen TV has received a passing grade during a separate experiment. Verance Corporation and Dolby revealed they conducted a test in February with San Diego station KPBS on internet-d...


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    SNAPCHAT LAUNCHES ITS GAMES PLATFORM, STARTING WITH SIX TITLES

    Apr 04, 2019

    Snapchat maker Snap officially launched its gaming platform at its first partner summit in Los Angeles Thursday, unveiling a six titles from companies like Zynga and ZeptoLabs, and also laying the groundwork for a bigger focus on social gaming.“Last year, mobile gaming was a $77 billion indust...


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    UNRAVELING THE TANGLED WEB OF ONLINE TELEVISION

    Apr 04, 2019

    Once it was just the gogglebox in the sitting room with a few broadcast channels to choose from and no chance to catch-up on programmes that had been missed. But in the internet age it can be difficult to know what is meant by "television" any more, according to a University of Huddersfiel...


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    JW PLAYER ROLLS OUT CUSTOM OTT VIDEO APP SERVICE

    Apr 03, 2019

    JW Player is bringing to market a solution that will help companies that aren’t massive broadcasters or media conglomerates build OTT video apps. The new OTT Apps product will provide clients with a more cost-effective and faster way to build OTT video apps for connected TVs and mobile devices...


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    FEELREAL TO LAUNCH ITS MULTISENSORY VR MASK KICKSTARTER IN APRIL

    Apr 03, 2019

    In December 2018 VRFocus reported on Feelreal Inc. planning another stab at Kickstarter success for its virtual reality (VR) headset addon which aims to stimulate the senses through aroma, wind, and water vapour. Today, the company has officially announced that the crowd-funding campaign for the Fee...


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    XBOX ONE X TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE CONTEST ANNOUNCED

    Apr 03, 2019

    Remember how there was a Bumblebee movie limited edition PS4 controller that was set up as a sweepstakes? Well, it appears as though the Bumblebee movie is getting another shoutout in the gaming world, this time in the XBox industry!  Thanks to Seibertronian Nathaniel Prime, we have word that X...


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    LOCATION-BASED STAR TREK VR EXPERIENCE NOW AVAILABLE AT DAVE & BUSTERS

    Apr 03, 2019

    The U.S.S. Enterprise is in deep trouble. During a routine evacuation of an advanced stellar research center in the middle of the Klingon Neutral Zone, the premature collapse of a neutron star has left the famous vessel disabled and in danger. As the captain of Starfleet’s latest and most adva...


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    NAT MARTIN WANTS TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU INTERACT WITH AR ENVIRONMENTS

    Apr 03, 2019

    Nat Martin received a lot of attention in 2017 when Tech Insider released a video showing how Martin re-imagined the way you could interact with AR through a device he called a Scroll ring, a device he created when he was a student at the Royal College of Arts.His innovative design allowed you to in...


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    VIZRT ACQUIRES NEWTEK TO BUILD BIGGER LIVE VIDEO PRODUCTION FIRM

    Apr 02, 2019

    Media technology company Vizrt has acquired IP-based live video production software firm NewTek and formed one of the largest companies specializing in IT-based video production.The new company brings together the inventors of the Network Device Interface (NDI) protocol with the inventors of templat...


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    STRINGR ADDS LIVESTREAMING VIDEO ON REQUEST TO ITS MARKETPLACE

    Apr 02, 2019

    Video marketplace service Stringr today announced that it is adding livestreaming video, which can be called up on request nationwide, to its lineup of products.In addition to having access to Stringr’s video library and on-request recorded content, users will now be able to call on Stringr&rs...


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    NINTENDO ADDS THREE NEW GAMES TO THE SWITCH ONLINE NES LIBRARY THIS MONTH

    Apr 02, 2019

    Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.® 2, this game has previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere. Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while finding that its updated gameplay creates an entirely new challenge. In addition to...


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    ONE IN FIVE CONSUMERS USES VOICE TO INTERACT WITH THEIR TVS

    Apr 02, 2019

    More than 20% of all consumers interact with their TVs or streaming devices via voice commands, according to a new survey from IHS Markit. An additional 30% aren’t currently using voice for TV viewing, but are interested in the technology.Unsurprisingly, voice is more popular with younger cons...


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    VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES ADDS 4K ENCODING, MULTI-CDN TO ITS TOOLBOX

    Apr 01, 2019

    Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) is adding a new batch of platform capabilities including 4K encoding, multi-CDN and quality of service.The company said it soon will announce partners that will receive tighter integration with the VDMS platform.Multi-CDN functionality is now built directly into...


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    IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT (IFE) MARKET IN-DEPTH SURVEY AND FUTURE OUTLOOK BY 2026

    Apr 01, 2019

    The latest report titled, In-flight Entertainment (IFE) uncovers the value at which the In-flight Entertainment (IFE) industry is projected to grow during the forecast period, 2018 to 2026.  The prime objective of this study is to offer a detailed assessment of the In-flight Entertainment (IFE)...


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    PENN & TELLER VR IS GEARBOX SOFTWARE’S LATEST IMMERSIVE PROJECT

    Apr 01, 2019

    World famous magical duo Penn & Teller might be better known for their tricks but they do dip into other forms of entertainment. Most notably videogames and virtual reality (VR) in particular thanks to weird driving sim Desert Bus by Gearbox Software. Well, it seems there are more VR plans afoot...


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    VDMS LAUNCHES 4K ENCODING, BUILT-IN MULTI-CDN SUPPORT AT NAB

    Apr 01, 2019

    Verizon Digital Media Services beat the rush by revealing its NAB announcements today. Chief among them is that the platform now supports 4K encoding. Verizon has expanded its global network capacity from 8 Tbps in 2014 to over 70 Tbps today, and it's putting that bandwidth to good use. With 4K ...


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    DISNEY+? WARNERMEDIA? THE NEW STREAMING GIANTS EXPLAINED

    Apr 01, 2019

    The video-streaming industry is crowded with big names—some with already-existing services and others with impending apps. Considering the current three largest platforms, the agglomeration of media companies, and the tech companies investing heavily in video, it can be hard to wrap your head ...


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    HOME AUDIO MARKET: FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES, PRODUCTION/DEMAND ANALYSIS & OUTLOOK TO 2024

    Mar 31, 2019

    “Home Audio Market Report 2019 to 2024” is the definitive study of the global Home Audio market. The content includes orientation technology, industry drivers, geographic trends, market statistics, market forecasts, producers, and equipment suppliers.The report firstly introduced the Hom...


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    REMOTE CONNECTIONS: WHAT WILL AUGMENTED REALITY LOOK LIKE IN 2025?

    Mar 29, 2019

    Augmented reality might well be the most exciting emerging technology on the planet today. The industry surrounding AR and its sci-fi enthused sibling, virtual reality, is forecast to gain a value of over $25 billion by 2025.Entering the public consciousness through gaming apps like Pokemon Go and r...


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    FACEBOOK CUTS MLB LIVE-STREAMING SCHEDULE TO JUST SIX GAMES FOR 2019

    Mar 29, 2019

    Facebook is bringing live Major League Baseball games back to its video-streaming platform for a third straight year — but is coming to the plate with a much lighter schedule.Under the social network’s 2019 one-year renewal with the league, Facebook will carry six live, regular-season ga...


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    IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS MARKET INCLINATIONS EXHIBIT GROWING DEMAND DURING THE PERIOD UNTIL 2025

    Mar 29, 2019

    The research report titled “Global In-Flight Entertainment Systems Market 2018” provides an in-depth analysis of category spend, best procurement practices and cost saving opportunities, aimed at helping organizations achieve superior business performance. The report also provides insigh...


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    VIACOM BUYS SPARKLER TO BOLSTER KIDS' STREAMING SERVICE NOGGIN

    Mar 29, 2019

    Viacom announced Friday that it’s buying early childhood learning technology platform Sparkler to boost educational content on its Nickelodeon subscription streaming service Noggin.Noggin, which costs $7.99 per month after a seven-day free trial, features more than 1,500 full-length library ep...


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    GOODBYE SMARTPHONE, HELLO AUGMENTED REALITY

    Mar 29, 2019

    Mark your calendars: the countdown to the end of the smartphone - as we know it - has begun.This isn’t news. In fact, it’s been ticking down for some time now, heeded by the advance of augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence and other cognitive technologies. As technology continu...


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    OCULUS’ RUBIN: NEXT FEW YEARS WILL FOCUS ON ‘BIG DEVS’, ‘COMPLEX’ GAMES

    Mar 28, 2019

    Oculus introduced us to the next wave of VR hardware at GDC 2018 this month. The Rift S and Quest respectively will be the devices powering VR games for the next few years. As for Oculus itself, those next years will be spent establishing a bigger library of “deeper and complex” software...


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    FUBOTV IS LATEST INTERNET TV SERVICE TO HIKE PRICES

    Mar 28, 2019

    Cord-cutters who thought they were getting a price break from “virtual” internet pay-TV services may be in for some sticker shock.FuboTV, as of Thursday (March 28), is increasing the subscription price of its base internet TV package for all subscribers by 22%, to $54.99 per month &mdash...


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    GET NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE FREE FOR A YEAR, WITH TWITCH PRIME

    Mar 28, 2019

    Twitch Prime’s latest giveaway is a rather significant one: up to a year of Nintendo Switch Online, regardless of whether you’re an existing subscriber (to Switch Online).Twitch Prime members can claim three months of Switch Online beginning Thursday (here’s the page for that). The...


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    CRTC CALLS FOR COMMENTS ON A NEW ANNUAL DIGITAL MEDIA SURVEY

    Mar 28, 2019

    The CRTC is calling for comments on a new annual digital media survey that is expected to be administered to all licenced Canadian broadcasting undertakings as part of the fall 2019 Annual Broadcasting Survey. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will use the survey...


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    CUSTOM BUMBLEBEE XBOX ONE X GIVEAWAY

    Mar 28, 2019

    Bumblebee is now available on Microsoft Movies & TV, and to celebrate the release, I am giving away a custom Bumblebee Xbox One X + some other cool prizes – similar to the one being given away on official Xbox channels (see that giveaway and eligibility requirements here).Cybertron has fal...


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    INSOMNIAC’S STORMLAND IS LOOKING BETTER AS AN OPEN WORLD VR GAME

    Mar 27, 2019

    Insomniac Games is getting more ambitious with its virtual reality games. And Stormland, the fourth VR effort from the maker of the smash hit Marvel’s Spider-Man, is looking better with more polish since the last time I saw it.Oculus VR showed off Stormland running on the Oculus Rift S last we...


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    ‘GANG BEASTS’ BRINGS CARTOONY MELEE TO XBOX ONE

    Mar 27, 2019

    Double Fine Presents and Boneloaf’s multiplayer party game “Gang Beasts” is now available on Xbox One.“Gang Beasts” is a colorful adventure with big, “gelatinous” characters, melee combat, and dangerous environments that find players punching, jumping, kicki...


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    VRCHAT CONFIRMS SPRING LAUNCH PLANS FOR OCULUS QUEST

    Mar 27, 2019

    A number of VR studios planning Oculus Quest titles confirmed development for the standalone VR console today. Among them — VRChat announced plans to come to Oculus Quest in Spring 2019. VRChat is a social networking service that started in VR but extended to flat screens for periods of explos...


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    INSCAPE SETS SMART TV DATA DEAL WITH ANALYTICS FIRM 605

    Mar 27, 2019

    Independent data analytics firm 605 today announced a deal with Vizio-owned Inscape to add the company’s smart TV viewership data into 605’s national data set.605 said the deal will expand its set-top box viewership data measurement footprint to include more than 20 million households ac...


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    NBA’S MAGIC LEAP APP LETS YOU WATCH BASKETBALL IN AUGMENTED REALITY

    Mar 26, 2019

    Basketball fans can now experience the game in augmented reality. The NBA now has a mixed-reality app for the Magic Leap One headset that will allow for a wide range of immersive features. Fans with the mixed-reality headset can now view live NBA games, game replays, and highlights across multiple v...


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    APPLE TV+ JOINS CROWDED MARKET FOR STREAMING OPTIONS

    Mar 26, 2019

    Apple Inc unveiled its Apple TV+ original content streaming service and Apple TV Channels subscription service on Monday without a price tag, making it difficult to evaluate how the new ventures will stack up to Netflix Inc and other competitors. The Apple TV+ service features original content from ...


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    ALL THE PLAYSTATION VR VIDEOGAME RELEASE DATE’S FROM SONY’S STATE OF PLAY BROADCAST

    Mar 26, 2019

    To kick off the first State of Play programme Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) had quite the virtual reality (VR) show to put on, with a myriad of videogame announcements almost purely focused on PlayStation VR. It all went by in quite a burr of videos, dates and information, so VRFocus has coll...


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    PBS IN TALKS TO JOIN STREAMING TV SERVICES BY THE END OF THE YEAR

    Mar 26, 2019

    PBS is advancing its streaming video strategy and that in part means continuing to move forward with deals to secure carriage on streaming TV services like Sling TV and Hulu with Live TV.According to the Current, PBS hopes to have deals in place with streaming TV services by the end of the year.&ldq...


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    UBISOFT ANNOUNCES SECOND VR ESCAPE ROOM ‘BEYOND MEDUSA’S GATE’

    Mar 26, 2019

    Ubisoft Blue Byte is debuting a new experience on the Ubisoft Escape Games platform in the form of “Beyond Medusa’s Gate.”“Beyond Medusa’s Gate” is the second location-based VR escape room experience from Ubisoft Blue Byte, and it’s set to debut this May at ...


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    SPOTIFY BUYS PARCAST TO FURTHER GOAL TO LEAD IN STREAMING AUDIO

    Mar 26, 2019

    Spotify Technology, producer of the audio streaming subscription service, announced Tuesday (March 26) it is acquiring Parcast, a storytelling-driven podcast studio, for an undisclosed sum.In a press release, Spotify said that since Parcast’s 2016 launch, it has rolled out 18 podcast series, w...


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    HOW TO STREAM PC GAMES TO YOUR XBOX ONE

    Mar 26, 2019

    Xbox has toyed with a Wireless Display app on and off for years, but at long last, it's finally available to the general public. And, since you can now stream (almost) anything you want from your PC to your Xbox One, PC gamers have jumped on the opportunity to try Steam games on their Xboxes for...


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    ENHANCE YOUR 360-DEGREE VIDEO WITH RICH360

    Mar 26, 2019

    Content-optimized 360° video rendering technology could take immersive filmmaking to the next level.South Korean computer graphics and visual technology company KAI Inc. is looking to breath new life into the 360-degree format with breakthrough technology that could drastically improve the quali...


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    ADOBE TAPS ROKU TO OFFER CUSTOMERS TARGETED OTT ADVERTISING

    Mar 26, 2019

    Adobe on Tuesday announced a new agreement with Roku to offer its Advertising Cloud, Adobe Audience Manager and Adobe Analytics customers the option to target audience segments with first-party data on Roku’s platform.Adobe is promising the integration will provide activation for programmatic ...


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    MARVEL’S IRON MAN VR COMING TO PLAYSTATION VR IN 2019

    Mar 25, 2019

    “Marvel’s Iron Man VR” is coming to PlayStation VR this year, it was announced during Monday’s State of Play presentation.In a cinematic video shown during the presentation, we see the player take on the point of view of Tony Stark from inside of the Iron Man suit, as he flie...


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    SONY SOLD 4.2 MILLION PSVR HEADSETS

    Mar 25, 2019

    Sony officially cleared a new sales milestone of 4.2 million headsets sold through March 3, 2019. Sony is the only wired VR headset manufacturer to release actual sales figures. Samsung released some sales figures for its Gear VR headsets, but those systems offer a different caliber of experience co...


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    VALVE PSYCHOLOGIST EXPLORES CONTROLLING GAMES DIRECTLY WITH YOUR BRAIN

    Mar 24, 2019

    Mike Ambinder, a psychologist and researcher at Valve, packed a room at the Game Developers Conference with a talk on whether you can control games directly with a brain-computer interface (BCI).Increasingly, game developers are asking whether a 17-button controller or a mouse/keyboard are the best ...


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    ARMZ VR IS A GIANT MECH WAVE SHOOTER COMING TO STEAM EARLY ACCESS NEXT WEEK

    Mar 22, 2019

    There have been a number of mech-based virtual reality (VR) shooters appear for gamers with Vox Machinae and  Archangel: Hellfire two of the best. Today, indie development studio Televisor has revealed its giant robot-based shooter,  ArmZ VR, which is coming to Steam Early Access next week...


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    DETAILS RELEASED ON NINTENDO LABO: VR KIT, PRE-ORDERS NOW OPEN

    Mar 22, 2019

    Nintendo announced its return to virtual reality (VR) earlier this month by unveiling the Labo VR Kit for its hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch. At the time only brief details were released showcasing the various cardboard components and what the cost would be. Now, Nintendo has released a new tra...


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    VERTIGO GAMES BELIEVES ‘LOCATION-BASED VIRTUAL REALITY’ IS FUTURE OF VR

    Mar 22, 2019

    As virtual reality becomes more and more available, many developers are looking for new frontiers to expand the experiences offered by the tech.For Netherlands-based Vertigo Games, that next frontier is what they call “location-based virtual reality.” It’s essentially high-quality ...


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    VARIETY AND EASE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITIES IN A STREAMING SERVICE

    Mar 22, 2019

    Nielsen asked people what they look for in a streaming video service, and variety of content (57%), ease of use (56%), and access to movies (52%) top the list.The least important features are access to live sports (35%) and the availability of a skinny bundle (28%).Those results come from Nielsen...


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    24I MEDIA CONTINUES M&A BINGE WITH STREAMONE ACQUISITION

    Mar 21, 2019

    24i Media has been on an M&A hot streak lately, and the video app developer is keeping that momentum going by announcing Thursday that it’s acquiring media technology provider StreamOne. StreamOne, founded in 2012, offers a suite of tools for multiplatform, multidevice publishing of videos...


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    DISNEY CLOSES $71 BILLION DEAL FOR FOX ENTERTAINMENT ASSETS

    Mar 20, 2019

    Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it p...


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    HTC TEAMS UP WITH NVIDIA IN VR DEVELOPMENT

    Mar 19, 2019

    Smartphone brand HTC Corp., which made inroads into the global virtual reality market by unveiling its first VR headset -- the Vive -- in 2015, has teamed up with American graphics chip designer NVIDIA Corp. in VR development.In a statement released overnight, HTC announced at the GPU Technology Con...


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    GOOGLE’S STADIA AIMS TO TURN ANY SCREEN INTO A POWERFUL GAMING CONSOLE

    Mar 19, 2019

    Stadia is Google’s game streaming service that is designed to let you play high-end games on most modern screens — be they phone, laptop, tablet, computer or TV — with very little download time and no loss of fidelity, the company announced Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference...


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    IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY MARKET ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, STANDARDIZATION, KEY TRENDS FORECASTS 2026

    Mar 19, 2019

    The global In-flight entertainment and connectivitymarket is anticipated to reach USD 9.09 billion by 2026. The development of innovative wireless solution and rising BYOD trend is anticipated to propel the market growth for In-flight entertainment and connectivity market. Further, the demand is pro...


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    PIXELWORKS’ QUALCOMM DEAL COULD IMPROVE HDR VIDEO STREAMING ON PHONES

    Mar 18, 2019

    Pixelworks, a maker of display quality chips for both AMOLEDs and LCDs, is partnering with Qualcomm to offer its visual display calibration solution as a software service for devices based on the Snapdragon 855 chipset.Among other things, the agreement will help streaming HDR video look better on mo...


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    KHRONOS GROUP RELEASES EARLY OPENXR SPEC FOR AR AND VR HARDWARE STANDARDS

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Khronos Group has announced the ratification and public release of the OpenXR 0.90 provisional specification for royalty-free standards related to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality VR devices, collectively known as XR.This means that software makers will know how to make software that r...


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    SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT INFLUENCER SERIES KICKS OFF AT 2019 NAB SHOW

    Mar 18, 2019

    The 2019 NAB Show has added another event to its program lineup, announcing the launch of the new “Influencer Series: Sports and Entertainment.” This two-day program will feature in-depth discussion on subjects that impact broadcasters, like how to attract new viewers and the development...


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    OPTITRACK TO SHOWCASE ITS SIGNATURE PULSE ACTIVE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY AT GDC 2019

    Mar 18, 2019

    OptiTrack’s tracking technology is used by location-based entertainment (LBE) centres specialising in virtual reality (VR) around the world, and at GDC 2019 this week the company is showcasing its latest tech. Guests at the expo will be able to see OptiTrack’s latest six degrees of freed...


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    COMCAST BLENDS NBCU, SKY ADVANCED AD TECH FOR GLOBAL SALES PITCH

    Mar 18, 2019

    NBCUniversal and Sky, both owned by Comcast, on Monday announced AdSmart, a global advanced advertising platform that will combine solutions and tech from both companies.NBCU’s Audience Studio advanced targeting solutions will be a part of the offering alongside Sky's addressable advertisi...


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    A NINTENDO SWITCH BUNDLE, PLAYSTATION STORE SALE, AND MORE OF THE WEEK’S BEST GAMING DEALS

    Mar 16, 2019

    This Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day and while that isn’t generally known as a shopping holiday, several PC retailers are running sales this weekend. Green Man Gaming is leaning into the holiday, with coupon code LUCKY13 taking an extra 13 percent off already discounted PC game codes. Fanati...


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    THERAPISTS EXPLORE VIRTUAL REALITY TO HELP PATIENTS

    Mar 16, 2019

    The technology behind V.R. can put you in the world of fantasy, space, or even the post-apocalypse if you want. But now a group of therapists is proving the imaginary spaces don't have to be gaming related - and the technology has more potential to heal than previously thought. Researchers at th...


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    ADAM ORTH ON QUEST AND STANDALONE VR: ‘EVERYONE’S GOING TO HAVE THEM AT SOME POINT’

    Mar 15, 2019

    Former Firewall: Zero Hour developer Adam Orth thinks that standalone headsets like Oculus Quest could mark a turning point for the VR industry.Speaking to Game Daily, Orth revealed that he has “three or four” VR projects “in the stages of being greenlit.” One of those includ...


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    HTC’S VIVEPORT INFINITY READIES $13/MONTH UNLIMITED VR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

    Mar 14, 2019

    HTC’s Viveport, the app marketplace for the company’s virtual reality goggles, on Thursday announced pricing for its upcoming Viveport Infinity unlimited VR subscription service.Infinity, which is launching April 2, will charge users either $12.99 per month or $99 per year for unlimited ...


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    COMCAST’S FREEWHEEL TEAMS WITH SMART TV DATA COMPANY INSCAPE, REBRANDS MEDIA SALES

    Mar 14, 2019

    Comcast’s ad tech division FreeWheel is partnering with Inscape, a smart TV data company owned by Vizio, to gain access to the company’s more than 10 million smart TVs in the U.S. Per the terms of the deal, FreeWheel can use Inscape’s opt-in smart TV viewership data (which uses aut...


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    ‘FORTNITE’ SEASON EIGHT, WEEK THREE CHALLENGES GUIDE

    Mar 14, 2019

    Season eight’s week-three challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts....


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    MICROSOFT OFFICIALLY REVEALS XBOX LIVE FOR ANDROID

    Mar 14, 2019

    A few weeks ago, Microsoft's GDC 2019 event listing described a new Xbox Live SDK heading to Android and iOS, as well as Nintendo Switch. Today we got the official announcement ... but Nintendo Switch support is mysteriously missing.Today, Microsoft unveiled a suite of new tools for game develop...


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    UNIVISION PARTNERS WITH NAPSTER FOR REVAMPED UFORIA MUSIC STREAMING APP

    Mar 14, 2019

    Univision is set to announce at SXSW today that it has partnered with Napster to bring more music streaming choices to its revamped Uforia app. In addition to live streams of Univision’s 58 local radio stations, the app is now also offering users hundreds of playlist based on Napster’s c...


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    OTT TECH FIRM DACAST BUYS VIDEO HOSTING SPECIALIST VZAAR

    Mar 13, 2019

    DaCast, a software-as-a-service firm offering video hosting and livestreaming solutions, announced today that it’s buying video hosting platform vzaar. "We are excited to welcome vzaar into the DaCast family," said DaCast CEO Stephane Roulland in a statement. "This acquisition w...


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    NEW XBOX WIRELESS DISPLAY APP BRINGS PC STREAMING TO XBOX ONE

    Mar 13, 2019

    Microsoft has debuted its new and improved Wireless Display app for Xbox One, bringing cable-free PC streaming to its home console. While formerly tied in development, amid to several years of Xbox Insider Program testing, its surprise rollout brings a wave of new functionality for PC owners.First d...


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    VALVE TO SHOW ‘NEW FEATURES AND UPDATES’ FOR STEAM AND MORE AT GDC

    Mar 13, 2019

    Today a representative from Valve reached out to us about a talk the company is hosting at GDC to go over “new features and updates” regarding the Steam platform, multi-platform networking API, market analysis, and more. We did a little Googling and found the full listing for the talk on...


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    FORTNITE CROSS-PLAY NOW POOLS PLAYERS DIFFERENTLY ON CONSOLES AND MOBILE

    Mar 13, 2019

    Fortnite is a free-to-play third-person shooter with building mechanics. The title has become a cultural sensation due to its unique blend of expressive gameplay. In February 2018, Epic Games stated that the title was played by roughly 3.4 million gamers concurrently. Since then, that figure has bal...


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    PROJECT OAR FIGHTS FRAGMENTATION IN CONNECTED TV ADVERTISING

    Mar 13, 2019

    Connected TV viewing and advertising is taking off, but so far each CTV ad platform has its own requirements, causing difficulties for advertisers in easily reaching a large audience with one campaign and then analyzing the results. Several major players banded together to solve this problem, announ...


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    DIRECTV NOW LAUNCHING TWO ‘SLIMMER’ BUNDLES INCLUDING HBO

    Mar 13, 2019

    AT&T-owned streaming TV service DirecTV Now is launching two new “slimmer” channel packages, Plus and Max, both of which include HBO.AT&T didn’t offer up specifics on what channels will be included in each package. But the company said that in addition to HBO, Plus (priced ...


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    NEW GOOGLE VIDEO SHOWS COMPANY SET TO UNVEIL VISION FOR FUTURE OF GAMING AT GDC

    Mar 12, 2019

    With just days until the kick-off of the Game Developers Conference, Google is turning the hype for the keynote unveiling up to 11.In a video released Tuesday, Google asks viewers to join them for the 10 a.m. PT keynote next Tuesday as the company “unveil Google’s vision for the future o...


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    BEAT SABER LOOSES THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE AS THE FIRST MUSIC PACK TRACKS LEAK

    Mar 12, 2019

    Beat Saber fans who are keenly looking forward to the first music pack arriving in a couple of days may want to stop reading. As it turns out, the tracks have been leaked online and verified by the studio. The culprit turns out to be PlayStation.Blog, with the site listing the release of upcoming DL...


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    NBC TO LAUNCH STREAMING OTT NEWS SERVICE

    Mar 12, 2019

    NBC plans to launch its ad-supported streaming OTT news service named NBC News Now in early May.The service will be available free to viewers bringing eight hours of programming per day with live updates at the top of every hour in addition to breaking news.The news service is a continuation of NBC ...


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    MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TO CROSS RS 2.35 TRN MARK BY 2021: REPORT

    Mar 12, 2019

    The media and entertainment (M&E) industry is expected to cross the Rs 2.35-lakh-crore mark (around $ 33.6 billion) by 2021, clipping at 11.6 percent annually, says a report.According to a Ficci-EY report, the industry stood at Rs 1.67 lakh crore ($ 23.9 billion) in 2018, growing 13.4 percent ov...


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    PATENT REVEALS DETAILS ON UPCOMING GOOGLE CONTROLLER

    Mar 11, 2019

    A newly-discovered patent revealed specific details about an unannounced Google game controller that could be shown off during the upcoming Game Developers Conference next week.The patent includes information on a special player-facing notification system that’s meant to let players know when ...


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    MICROSOFT TO SHOWCASE 30 GAMES AT GDC 2019

    Mar 11, 2019

    Microsoft is showing off 30 games in its booth and during its Developer Showcase media event during this year’s Game Developers Conference, it announced on Monday.About 13 of those titles are new indies, including Night School Studio’s “Afterparty” and the retro-inspired 2D A...


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    SCORE SIX MONTHS OF XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR THE PRICE OF THREE VIA AMAZON

    Mar 11, 2019

    Amazon is offering three free months of Xbox Live Gold when you buy a three-month subscription at its regular price of $24.99. That means you'll score six months at just $4.17 each. These are digital codes, meaning they'll be accessible to you almost immediately, and you can redeem them righ...


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    NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE VR AWARDS 2019

    Mar 11, 2019

    For the last three years, the VR Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best in virtual reality (VR), from the latest videogames and hardware to the studios and companies that build them and more. Today, the nominations are now open for this year’s awards, with a range of categories ...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY PUTS CRANE OPERATORS IN THE AIR WITHOUT ACTUALLY BEING THERE

    Mar 11, 2019

    The virtual reality crane operating software developed by Edmonton-based Serious Labs can be played on a motion-based platform, where the user sits in an operator chair. With responsive foot pedals, hand controls and a full-motion platform, the simulator recreates the experience of handling a crane,...


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    XBOX ONE S ALL-DIGITAL EDITION IS THE RIGHT CONSOLE FOR THE RIGHT TIME

    Mar 11, 2019

    Microsoft is working on an All-Digital Edition of the Xbox One S, according to new rumors from Microsoft-insider news site Thurrott. This unconfirmed device does not have a disc drive and is launching soon. But this is something that we’ve heard multiple times in the past, and it has yet to ma...


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    WIN A CUSTOM CAPTAIN MARVEL XBOX ONE X

    Mar 10, 2019

    “Higher, further, faster” is one of the taglines for Marvel Studios’ recently released Captain Marvel. Turns out, Xbox and Marvel want to take your gaming higher, further, and faster and are giving gamers a chance to win a custom Captain Marvel Xbox One X. As for the movie, Captain...


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    PUBG LITE (PC): GLOBAL RELEASE AND MORE FEATURES TO BE ADDED

    Mar 10, 2019

    It has been over a month since the PUBG LITE beta released on January 24, 2019. Fans who were not able to play the game given the beta release's regional restrictions have since been anxiously waiting for the global release.In the 2019 March Dev letter released yesterday, the developers revealed...


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    RESEARCHER ACCIDENTALLY DISCOVERS IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM VULNERABILITY

    Mar 09, 2019

    Hector Marco, a cybersecurity professor flying via a British Airways Boeing 777-36N has accidentally discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2019-9019) that can affect in-flight entertainment systems in the particular model, as well as other airplanes. According to the researcher’s rep...


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    MICROSOFT: THE PATH TO CONSUMER AR IS ‘MEASURED IN YEARS’

    Mar 08, 2019

    Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 reveal event last week made one thing clear: this is an enterprise-driven device. If the multiple demos from business partners didn’t make that known, the $3,500 price tag certainly did.But consumer AR is an increasingly popular topic. We can all see a future where...


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    RACKET FURY: TABLE TENNIS VR ADDS CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER

    Mar 08, 2019

    Pixel Edge Games released Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR just over a year ago in 2017 for HTC Vive, and in that time has expanded support to include Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and PlayStation VR. This week the studio announced its biggest update yet for the title, adding cross-platform gameplay for PC pla...


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    MORE RHYTHM ACTION MADNESS ARRIVES WITH AUDICA

    Mar 07, 2019

    Put those sabers down as there’s a new rhythm action videogame in town which wants to eat up all your time. Today sees the return of Harmonix to virtual reality (VR), following up from Rock Band VR with a gun-toting experience called Audica.  Arriving via Early Access on both Steam and Oc...


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    VERTIGO GAMES TURNS SKYWORLD INTO CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER CARD GAME

    Mar 07, 2019

    Vertigo Games released its mix of real-time and turn-based strategy experience Skyworld back in 2017, offering a mashup of several genres. Today, the company in collaboration with Vive Studios have announced a new title in the franchise, a multiplayer card-battler called Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl. Des...


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    COMCAST STUDY SUGGESTS AD STRATEGIES FOR ‘THE NEW TV’

    Mar 07, 2019

    Comcast Spotlight, the company’s advertising sales division, released a new study with suggestions for how advertisers can best optimize campaigns for a “New TV” landscape.Spotlight cited broader access to programming and deeper viewership data as two reasons why television and tel...


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    VALVE LAYS OFF PARTS OF VR TEAM, DENIES CHANGE IN DIRECTION

    Mar 07, 2019

    Video game publisher and distributor Valve has laid off some of the staffers working on its VR initiatives, the company confirmed Thursday. However, a spokesperson said that this doesn’t mean Valve is exiting VR, sending Variety the following statement:“Last month, 13 full-time employees...


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    MICROSOFT TO RELEASE FIRST XBOX ONE 1910 (19H2) BUILD TO SKIP AHEAD XBOX INSIDERS TODAY

    Mar 07, 2019

    Xbox Insiders on the Skip Ahead ring are about to receive a first build from the new “19H2” development branch today. Head of the Xbox Insider program Brad Rossetti announced the “huge leap forward” today, though we don’t have any details about new features coming in th...


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    DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE AWESOME HUMBLE BUNDLE VR DEALS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Humble Bundle–the popular digital storefront for video game software, books, and comics–is constantly dropping massive discounts on some incredible entertainment content. Whether it be their stellar monthly subscription service, or their weekly sales where users can choose their own pric...


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    NEWEGG STOPS SELLING OCULUS RIFT, FUELING HARDWARE UPDATE SPECULATIONS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Facebook’s Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset has disappeared from the website of electronics retailer Newegg, fueling speculations that the company may be getting ready to introduce an updated version of the device.The Rift is also listed as sold out on Bestbuy.com, and out of stock on ...


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    SONOS INTRODUCES NEW VERSION OF ITS SONOS ONE SPEAKER

    Mar 06, 2019

    Sonos is introducing a new version of the Sonos One, its budget-priced smart speaker, this week. The second-generation Sonos One will look and work just like the original, but come with an updated processor, more memory and support for Bluetooth LE.The new Sonos One will also pack 4 microphones inst...


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    MORE RUMORS POINT TO DISC-LESS XBOX ONE, HERE IN SPRING

    Mar 06, 2019

    Another report, again citing unnamed sources, says a new Xbox One S model launching this year won’t have a disc drive. In fact, it could be here sooner than expected.Somewhat corroborating, or at least aligning, with earlier reports, Windows Central says the disc-less S (say that one very fast...


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    PUBG MOBILE MIGHT SOON LET YOU PLAY AS A ZOMBIE

    Mar 06, 2019

    PUBG Mobile, the mobile counterpart of the Battle Royale multiplayer title for PC and consoles, was updated last month with a new Zombie mode. The Zombie: Survive Till Dawn limited time event added fresh gameplay to the title and is a result of collaboration between Resident Evil 2 and Tencent. Play...


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    PUBG LITE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW PUBG PC LITE

    Mar 05, 2019

    PUBG has always brought something new and useful to fulfill the wishes of everyone. Coming a long way, from PUBG PC to PUBG mobile and trying every possible way to reach out to everybody has proven successful though.It has never let the excitement to come down. So, the PUBG team is again up with a L...


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    FACEBOOK ‘OPEN TO WEIRD, ARTSY GAMES’ FOR OCULUS QUEST IF ‘HIGH-QUALITY’

    Mar 05, 2019

    When asked if Oculus Quest store curation will allow for “weird, artsy games”, Facebook’s Chris Pruett had the following to say: Last week Facebook announced Quest’s store would have a different content policy than previous headsets — a more console-like policy. On Rift...


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    HARMAN WANTS TO USE ROBOTIC SPEAKERS TO MAKE VR SOUND MORE REAL

    Mar 05, 2019

    Get ready for robotic speakers to whizz around in your living room while you are having fun in virtual reality: Samsung subsidiary Harman got a patent awarded this week to map sounds from virtual reality (VR) games and experiences to one or more robotic speakers.The patented technology is meant to d...


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    GLOBAL OVER THE TOP (OTT) MARKET GROWTH 2019 – AKAMAI, APPLE, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, LIMELIGHT NETWORKS

    Mar 05, 2019

    Market study report titled Global Over The Top (OTT) Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025 recently published by Market Research Place provides key information about the industry, current situation and upcoming market condition, expert opinions, and the latest developments across the globe. This stu...


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    AR FIRM BIBA RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE GAMING COMPANIES

    Mar 04, 2019

    The developers behind AR-powered smart playgroundsChild obesity rates in the United States have soared since 1970. Nearly one in five school-age kids in the U.S. currently have the disease, and parents can blame—in part—kids’ increasing desire to sit on the couch.While a number of ...


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    FORTNITE PLAYERS VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT PS4 AND XBOX ONE PERFORMANCE, EPIC GAMES RESPONDS

    Mar 04, 2019

    Fortnite players received a response from Epic Games after bringing attention to a degraded experience on consoles with the developer asking those who are encountering issues to continue sharing reports and evidence of their problems.Players have been voicing concerns about the state of Fortnite&rsq...


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    IWONDER LAUNCHES NEW STREAMING SERVICE

    Mar 04, 2019

    Another streaming service has launched hoping to take a share of the growing market in Australia.iwonder is a documentary-focused service that will charge $6.99 per month or $69.99 for an annual subscription. In addition to Australia, it will also launch in New Zealand and Singapore this week.It wil...


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    THE POPULARITY OF AR AND VR IN ASIA-PACIFIC

    Mar 04, 2019

    Improvements in technology have substantially affected the momentum of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in areas around the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region.A few years ago, the mainstream public hadn’t heard of AR yet, even though it had been around since the early 9...


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    BATMAN “MIXED REALITY” DEMO SHOWS VR CLOUD GAMING STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO

    Mar 04, 2019

    At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) it seemed every mobile network operator on the planet was hocking the next hotness in data connectivity, the magical alphanumeric ‘5G’. It’s true 5G is slated to make way for plenty of changes in how users consume mobile content than...


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    ESL & OCULUS ANNOUNCE ESPORTS VR LEAGUE SEASON 3, BIGGEST PRIZE POOL YET

    Mar 04, 2019

    ESL, the world’s largest esports organizer, and Oculus announced that season three of the VR League will kickoff on March 24th. A prize pool, which is touted as the league’s largest yet, tallies a total of $250,000.VR League is bringing two new games to the competition this season: Ready...


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    ADVENTURE SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH MONROE SPORTS OPERATORS TO CREATE NEW BASKETBALL OPPORTUNITIES AT THE JERSEY SHORE

    Mar 03, 2019

    In addition to its 89 foot-high two-story sports dome, Adventure Sports and Entertainment will boast more than 450,000 square feet of multi-use outdoor turf fields and 55,000 square feet of high-performance convertible hard court space for basketball, volleyball, futsal and 50,000 square feet of ind...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY FIRM ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS A MAJOR PLAYER IN MARKET

    Mar 03, 2019

    A firm which specialises in virtual reality experiences had revenues of £2.9m in the last year. Immotion, which is based in Salford Quays, has published its final results.The company had revenues of £1.9m from continuing operations but its underlying losses before tax were £2.9m. T...


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    STREAMING SERVICES NOW MAKE UP 75 PERCENT OF MUSIC INDUSTRY REVENUE

    Mar 02, 2019

    According to a new year-end music industry report by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), streaming music services like Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora and others are continuing to grow in popularity, and in 2018, it was responsible for 75 percent of total U.S. musi...


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    OCULUS QUEST ‘SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER’ THAN OCULUS GO, 6DOF TRACKING ‘DOESN’T AFFECT’ PERFORMANCE

    Mar 02, 2019

    Oculus Director of Ecosystem Chris Pruett revealed in a forum AMA yesterday that Oculus Quest will be “significantly faster” than Oculus Go: Quest is significantly faster than Oculus Go from both a CPU and GPU perspective. Part of this is just the raw performance of the chipset itself, b...


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    WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND HOW CAN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY USE IT

    Mar 01, 2019

    At its core, blockchain technology is a decentralized and transparent way of exchanging information. Each “block” is a recorded transaction, which is shared on a peer-to-peer network consisting of “nodes.” A node is a device, such as a computer, that contains a history of all...


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    THE STORY OF SEGA VR: SEGA'S FAILED VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

    Mar 01, 2019

    Video game giant Sega almost became a pioneer in the home virtual reality (VR) market.With all of the excitement around VR and augmented reality (AR) happening today it's easy to forget the same thing almost happened nearly 30 years ago as well. Anyone who followed video games and consumer elect...


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    SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE’S’ JOURNEY FROM VIDEO GAME TO OSCARS

    Mar 01, 2019

    Dan Slott wants to make one thing very clear: “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” — animated tour-de-force, Oscar winner, the best Spidey movie ever made — is its own thing.“It tells the story of Miles,” Slott says. “The heart of the movie is that.”But,...


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    PUBG MOBILE ZOMBIE MODE: FOR THE REAL CHICKEN LOVERS

    Mar 01, 2019

    Player Unknown's Battleground mobile lovers out there must have experienced the new and exciting event of the most heartthrob game of the country. The new PUBG X RE 2 collaboration has brought their fans a whole new level of excitement, from killing those walking dead with deadly machine guns an...


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    SPATIAL AUDIO APP TRAVERSE TO LAUNCH AT SXSW WITH IMMERSIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE

    Feb 28, 2019

    Forget VR headsets: The next frontier for immersive storytelling may be your headphones, thanks to a new spatial audio platform that New York-based Vrai Pictures is set to unveil at SXSW next month. Traverse, as the platform is called, allows users to map their surroundings with the help of mobile a...


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    REDDIT IS TESTING TIPPING WITH A SINGLE LUCKY USER

    Feb 28, 2019

    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/shit...


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    NEW VIDEO STREAMING COMING TO LIBRARY

    Feb 28, 2019

    If you are looking to keep your child occupied in the airport, or on long road trips, then you will probably be happy to learn that they will be able to watch movies from where ever they are. It is all made possible by the Peoria Public Library!The library has made it their goal to provide streaming...


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    VIACOM EYES DISTRIBUTOR PARTNERSHIPS FOR PLUTO TV

    Feb 27, 2019

    Viacom’s deal for Pluto TV offers a big advertising revenue opportunity for the company. To expand Pluto’s reach and drive up inventory value, Viacom is eyeing distributor partnerships.Speaking today at a Morgan Stanley investor conference, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said distributors with la...


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    HSEL SPRING MAJORS HAS LARGEST PRIZING IN HIGH SCHOOL ESPORTS HISTORY

    Feb 27, 2019

    The High School Esports League (HSEL) is offering over $174,000 in MSI peripherals during its Spring Majors, making it the largest prize pool in high school esports history, the organization announced on Wednesday.The 2019 Spring Majors regular season runs eight weeks from Mar. 18 to May 26. The ent...


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    DISNEY IN ACTIVE TALKS WITH AT&T TO ACQUIRE WARNERMEDIA’S 10% HULU STAKE

    Feb 27, 2019

    Disney wants to get even more control over Hulu: The company is in active discussions with AT&T to acquire the 10% stake that WarnerMedia owns in the streaming joint venture, Variety has learned.A knowledgeable source confirmed the talks, which come as Disney heads down the homestretch in gainin...


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    OCULUS QUEST TO HAVE STRICT GAME CONSOLE-LIKE STORE CURATION

    Feb 27, 2019

    A new blog post authored by Facebook’s Chris Pruett announces a stricter process for software approval on the upcoming Oculus Quest Store.Facebook’s standalone VR system should ship in the coming months starting at only $400. Quest is a hybrid of the company’s previous efforts with...


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    ANGRY BIRDS VR AND BAIT! DEV RESOLUTION GAMES WORKING ON ‘A FEW’ OCULUS QUEST GAMES

    Feb 27, 2019

    Now that GDC is fast-approaching more and more VR developers are coming out of the woodwork to place their “We’re making games on Oculus Quest!” billboards for all the world to see. Recently Fast Travel Games, creators of Apex Construct, did so on Twitter and now Resolution Games, ...


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    SLING TV DISCOUNTS BASE PLANS TO $15 A MONTH

    Feb 27, 2019

    Dish’s internet TV service Sling TV is introducing significant discounts as part of a tax day promotion: Both of the service’s base plans, Sling Blue and Sling Orange, are available for $15 a month for 3 months, as opposed to the usual $25 per month price tag.Consumers can combine the tw...


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    SPORTS STREAMER DAZN SETS MOTOGP SERIES AS IT EXPANDS ORIGINALS

    Feb 27, 2019

    As the generalist streamers dive deeper into sports programming, specialist sports player DAZN is growing its lineup of originals alongside its coverage of live events. Next up is “In Our Blood,” a three-part series about three generations of iconic Spanish MotoGP riders: Alex Criville, ...


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    ‘WONDER PARK’ TOPS STUDIOS’ TV AD SPENDING

    Feb 27, 2019

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Wonder Park.”Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $6.9 million th...


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    TELESTREAM ANNOUNCES CHANNEL CREATION, CLOUD PROCESSING SOLUTIONS

    Feb 26, 2019

    OTT providers these days need to spin up new channels in a hurry. How does 10 to 15 minutes sound?That's the promise digital video solutions company Telestream is making for OptiQ, a channel-as-a-service solution it announced today. Whether content owners are creating a long-term business or a p...


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    OCULUS RIFT OUT OF STOCK AT SOME RETAILERS, AVAILABLE ‘MAINLY ONLINE’

    Feb 26, 2019

    If you want to purchase an Oculus Rift right now on Amazon.com the VR headset may not ship until after the Game Developers Conference in March.We’ve watched stock of the Rift headset closely as reported at various retailers. Over the last few months we’ve seen a number of physical stores...


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    MASSIVE ‘RED DEAD ONLINE’ UPDATE LIVE NOW, BRINGING NEW MODES, WEAPONS, MORE

    Feb 26, 2019

    The biggest “Red Dead Online” update yet is live now, bringing a path of new gameplay options, weapons and clothing, and player-requested balancing changes.There are Gold Nuggets and XP up for grabs if you complete a series of Daily Challenges. You can check your Player Menu to check out...


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    AR AND VR CREATORS HAVE AN UNHERALDED TOOL TO MAKE THEIR CONTENT SHINE: 3D RECONSTRUCTION TECH

    Feb 26, 2019

    Last month, a team of researchers from the University of Washington debuted an experimental technique that cuts characters straight out of a static 2D image and transforms them into 3D animations that literally step out into the real world with the help of AR as the medium. The Photo Wake-Up method ...


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    THE BEST FREE AND LEGAL VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES OFFERED BY LIBRARIES

    Feb 26, 2019

    The video streaming service wars are ramping up: In addition to the big names like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, there's the niche services like Shudder and Crunchyroll, plus the upcoming services: Disney and WarnerMedia are planning to launch their own offerings in 2019. Naturally, you'r...


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    COMCAST’S STREAMING SERVICE IS ABOUT TARGETED ADVERTISING

    Feb 26, 2019

    Comcast/NBCUniversal will soon join the ranks of media companies distributing content directly to consumers through streaming services. But for Comcast, the move isn’t really about subscription revenues.Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Con...


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    DISCOVERY UNCONCERNED BY NETFLIX’S ACCELERATING UNSCRIPTED EFFORTS

    Feb 26, 2019

    Discovery Inc.’s bread and butter is unscripted television, and the company has content with competitors in that space like Netflix. But Discovery doesn’t sound overly concerned.When asked about competition in unscripted from companies including Amazon Prime, HBO, Showtime and Netflix, D...


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    QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 855 PHONES CAN POWER AR/VR GLASSES OVER USB-C

    Feb 25, 2019

    Technology giant Qualcomm sees a range of AR and VR eyewear in 2019 which can be powered over a USB-C wire by phones running its Snapdragon 855 chipset. The silicon technology giant is planning to “pre-validate components and performance between smartphones and XR viewers.” Qualcomm is p...


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    SPOTIFY’S INDIA LAUNCH HITS SNAG AS WARNER MUSIC SUES

    Feb 25, 2019

    Spotify’s long-anticipated launch in India could be days away, but the Swedish company is taking its licensing negotiations with the three major music groups to the wire. While the streamer says it has closed licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music, it remains “far apar...


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    NINTENDO’S ‘DRAGALIA LOST’ SURPASSES SUPER MARIO, ANIMAL CROSSING REVENUE ON MOBILE

    Feb 25, 2019

    Nintendo’s latest mobile game, “Dragalia Lost,” came out less than six months ago, but it’s already surpassed “Super Mario Run” and “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” in lifetime revenue to date, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower.Player...


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    UK GOV HOLDING INQUIRY ON GAMING DISORDER, ‘ADDICTIVE TECHNOLOGIES’

    Feb 25, 2019

    The UK Parliament will hold an inquiry regarding gaming disorder and addictive immersive technologies on Wednesday, according to its official government website.The UK government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee will look into the larger reach of technologies and their potential t...


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    AMC NETWORK’S STREAMING SERVICE SHUDDER SNAGS GLOBO’S ‘THE NIGHT SHIFTER’

    Feb 25, 2019

    AMC Networks streaming service Shudder has picked up horror film “The Night Shifter” from Brazilian media giant Globo TV in its continued bid to diversify and expand its programming lineup. This is AMC’s second acquisition from Globo, after 10-episode series “Supermax,”...


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    MWC 2019: HOLOLENS 2 IS AN AR HEADSET I’D ACTUALLY USE

    Feb 25, 2019

    I considered myself a HoloLens skeptic. Microsoft’s first-generation AR headset was promising on paper, but the thing bit into my nose, was finicky to use and, well, we all know about the field of view. HoloLens was not, in my opinion, a usable device (I haven’t used Magic Leap One, for ...


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    JUSTGIVING LAUNCHES NEW GAMING FOR SOCIAL GOOD HUB

    Feb 25, 2019

    JustGiving has launched a new initiative to encourage gamers and game publishers to grow the world of charitable giving through computer gaming.According to JustGiving, its new Gaming for Social Good hub will offer players tools and resources to help make gaming for a good cause easy, accessible and...


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    THE WIZARDS – ENHANCED EDITION TO GET A PHYSICAL RELEASE ON PLAYSTATION VR

    Feb 25, 2019

    After confirming development of a PlayStation VR version for The Wizards last summer, Carbon Studio revealed a couple of weeks ago that the videogame would be released in March. Today, Perp Games has now said that a physical version is also on its way, due a month later. Now called The Wizards &ndas...


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    NEXTVR AND QUALCOMM TO DEMO 5G 6DOF VR STREAMING AT MWC19

    Feb 25, 2019

    Love it, hate it, understand it or don’t, VRFocus is talking about the next step in wireless communication, 5G. You may have only just got used to 4G, but its bigger brother has been in development for quite a while, and Mobile World Congress 2019 is overflowing with 5G talk. That’s beca...


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    HOLOLENS 2 SPECS REVEAL 2–3 HOUR ‘ACTIVE’ BATTERY LIFE, OPTIONAL TOP STRAP, & MORE

    Feb 24, 2019

    Microsoft today revealed HoloLens 2, a standalone AR headset and successor to the original HoloLens. While the company is still keeping some specs under wraps, a list of official specs gives further insight into the new headset.HoloLens 2 was announced today boasting a field of view that’s pur...


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    WHY THE HIGH-END DOESN’T MAKE SENSE FOR NINTENDO’S FORAY INTO VR

    Feb 24, 2019

    Late last week rumors popped up suggesting Nintendo is getting into VR in 2019. Reports didn’t reveal much other than that the company could release a headset compatible with its Switch console as part of its Labo line. Past patents and a little data mining support the idea that the Switch cou...


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    APEX CONSTRUCT DEV WORKING ON ‘MULTIPLE GAMES’ FOR OCULUS QUEST

    Feb 22, 2019

    Oculus Quest’s spring 2019 release window is nearing. Despite this, we still don’t know much about its software line-up. But it looks like at least two games are coming from the makers of Apex Construct.Stockholm-based Fast Travel Games announced this week that it’s working on &ldq...


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    PATCH 4 FOR MARVEL POWERS UNITED VR INCLUDES FURTHER GAMEPLAY IMPROVEMENTS

    Feb 22, 2019

    Sanzaru Games might be working on the rather epic looking virtual reality (VR) adventure Asgard’s Wrath but thankfully that hasn’t stopped the team continuing to improve upon last years release, Marvel Powers United VR. Today has seen the fourth Patch arrive for the Super Hero brawler, a...


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    NVIDIA’S NEW VR-READY GEFORCE GTX 1660 TI ARRIVES FOR £259.99

    Feb 22, 2019

    For those looking to buy a decent virtual reality (VR) capable GPU that doesn’t break the bank, then NVIDIA’s latest graphics card might be what you’re after. Today, the company has launched the new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Available today from a selection of partners, the new GPU star...


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    PRESENTATION PLATFORM VRTUOSO SECURES $650,000 INVESTMENT TO BOOST GLOBAL EXPANSION

    Feb 22, 2019

    VRtuoso is a virtual reality (VR) presentation platform for enterprise which VRFocus first encounter last month during CES 2019. This week the company has announced that it has secured $650,000 USD in seed funding in a bid to help it expand operations. The funding round was led by Symvan Capital Lim...


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    FACEBOOK SHUTS DOWN CONTROVERSIAL OVANO VPN APP

    Feb 22, 2019

    Responding to a continued backlash over its data collection practices, Facebook pulled the plug on its Ovano VPN app Friday. Ovano, which promised users an added level of privacy while using public Wifi hotspots, was used by Facebook for market research purposes.Facebook removed the app from the Goo...


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    SMOSH ACQUIRED BY RHETT & LINK’S MYTHICAL ENTERTAINMENT

    Feb 22, 2019

    Smosh, the long-running YouTube comedy brand, has been acquired by Mythical Entertainment, the company formed by Rhett & Link, hosts of comedy show “Good Mythical Morning.”As first reported by Variety last week, Mythical emerged as the leading candidate to buy Smosh, which was left s...


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    MICROSOFT PREPPING GAME PASS FOR NINTENDO SWITCH

    Feb 22, 2019

    Microsoft and Nintendo are working together to bring Xbox titles the Nintendo Switch, according to Direct-Feed Games via Game Informer.The arguably most exciting rumor is that Microsoft-exclusive “Ori and the Blind Forest” will be published on the Nintendo Switch, though there are more t...


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    EMINEM ARRIVES ON OCULUS HEADSETS IN MARSHALL FROM DETROIT

    Feb 21, 2019

    Felix & Paul Studios’ Eminem project is now available on Oculus headsets.Marshall From Detroit is a 21-minute look into Marshall Mathers aka Eminem and his origins in Detroit. You can grab the 8 GB download for free on Oculus Go, Rift and Gear VR. Marshall From Detroit premiered at the Sun...


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    BOOK REVEALS CANCELED OCULUS RIFT SUCCESSORS TUZI AND VENICE

    Feb 21, 2019

    Blake Harris’ new book The History Of The Future reveals two canceled Oculus Rift successor projects codenamed ‘Tuzi’ and ‘Venice’.In October of last year, TechCrunch reported the cancellation of a Rift 2 project codenamed ‘Caspar’. This means that a total o...


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    COOPERATIVE INNOVATIONS CLOSES £500K SEED FUNDING, LAUNCHES VR ANIMATION TECH ‘IKABOD’

    Feb 21, 2019

    British virtual reality (VR) developer Cooperative Innovations – the team behind Raiders of Erda – has announced the closure of a seed funding round, securing the company £500K of investment. Alongside, the funding, the studio has released a proprietary VR animation technology, Ika...


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    VICE MEDIA TAPS JOE SIMON AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

    Feb 21, 2019

    Joe Simon has been tapped as chief technology officer at Vice Media.The newly created role will include oversight of data analytics, engineering, information technology, media operations, media technology, post production, and systems management. Prior to Vice, Simon spent three years as Encompass D...


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    NETFLIX ORIGINAL CONTENT OUTSCORES HBO, HULU, AMAZON ON CUSTOMER-SATISFACTION SURVEY

    Feb 21, 2019

    Netflix is spending more on content than rivals by billions — and its customers continue to give Netflix’s original programming higher marks than the rest of the field.As of Feb. 7, 2019, Netflix customers gave the streamer’s original content a score of 81 out of 100, according to ...


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    MONUMENTAL SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES SECOND PHASE OF RENOVATIONS AND UPGRADES TO CAPITAL ONE ARENA

    Feb 21, 2019

    Monumental Sports & Entertainment has announced a second phase of renovations and cutting-edge upgrades to the fan experience at Capital One Arena as part of an additional $15 million renovation investment in the venue.  The entirely privately-funded project will complement last summer&rsqu...


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    VIDEO WILL MAKE UP 79% OF ALL MOBILE TRAFFIC BY 2022, SAYS CISCO

    Feb 20, 2019

    Cisco released a global mobile traffic update to its Visual Networking Index (VNI) yesterday, forecasting growth in the global mobile market through 2022, and it sees mobile traffic nearing a zettabyte by the end of that period. At that time, mobile will make up almost 20% of global IP traffic.As a ...


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    VALVE RETIRING NON-GAMING VIDEOS, VIDEO SECTION FROM STEAM

    Feb 20, 2019

    The video section of the Steam menu has been retired, and an undisclosed number of non-gaming video will be pulled from the Steam Store due to apparent lack of interest, according to a news update from Valve Tuesday.The video section of the Steam Store had both paid and free content for Steam users,...


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    TONK TONK GAMES RAISES $2 MILLION FOR UFIGHTER MOBILE GAME WITH YOUR FACE IN IT

    Feb 19, 2019

    Tonk Tonk Games has raised $2 million in funding from Bitkraft Esports Ventures to build its uFighter mobile game, where you play as one of the fighters.The company wants to provide players with a more personalized play experience and high spectatorship, which is why it will put a cartoon version of...


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    CISCO PREDICTS VIDEO WILL ACCOUNT FOR 79% OF GLOBAL MOBILE DATA TRAFFIC BY 2022

    Feb 19, 2019

    Video consumption is growing at an impressive rate; so much so that within the next three years it will account for nearly four-fifths of all mobile traffic, according to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index.Cisco forecasts 79% of global mobile data traffic will be video by 2022. That’...


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    11 LONG-DELAYED GAMES THAT DISAPPOINTED

    Feb 19, 2019

    This week saw the release of Crackdown 3, a game that Xbox One owners have been waiting for since the release of the system. Developers Sumo Digital had lots of big promises for the latest-gen installment in their super-powered open world franchise — most notably a city of New Providence hoste...


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    ‘PUBG MOBILE’ X ‘RESIDENT EVIL 2’ DEBUT ‘ZOMBIE: SURVIVE TILL DAWN’ CROSSOVER EVENT

    Feb 19, 2019

    “Resident Evil 2” meets “PUBG Mobile” with the portable battle royale’s new gameplay mode “Zombie: Survive Till Dawn,” available now.The new collaboration between the mobile iteration of “PUBG” and the survival horror hit “Resident Evil 2&r...


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    SOUNDCLOUD LAUNCHES TOOL TO DISTRIBUTE MUSIC TO OTHER STREAMING SERVICES

    Feb 19, 2019

    SoundCloud today announced a new distribution tool that enables artists to distribute their music to other streaming services. The feature, currently in open beta the service’s Pro and Pro Unlimited platforms, means that artists can upload their music to SoundCloud competitors including Apple ...


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    FORTNITE ON APP STORE USURPED BY ‘PUBG MOBILE’ IN JANUARY

    Feb 19, 2019

    Player spending in “PUBG Mobile” overtook the amount spent in the iOS version of “Fortnite” last month for the first time, according to Sensor Tower.Global spending in “PUBG Mobile” was up 24% from December, with players spending an estimated $45.2 million on the ...


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    GOOGLE SCHEDULES GDC EVENT, REPORTEDLY FOR CLOUD GAMING SERVICE

    Feb 19, 2019

    Google has scheduled an event for 10 a.m. Pacific time March 19 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. That is reportedly where it will unveil more details of Project Stream.Code-named Yeti, the project will reportedly enable gamers to stream high-quality games to any device, fulfilling...


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    PLAYSTATION EXEC SAYS PSVR WILL SEE A DRAMATIC CHANGE IN NEXT 10 YEARS

    Feb 18, 2019

    PlayStation’s PSVR headset hasn’t exactly taken over the world, but the head of PlayStation says the company has big plans for its VR console.Shawn Layden told Game Informer that the next 10 years of the PSVR’s development will be dramatic, but he didn’t provide any specifics...


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    FIX YOUR OCULUS RIFT’S AUDIO ISSUE USING PALMER LUCKEY’S FREE REPAIR KIT

    Feb 18, 2019

    The Oculus Rift will soon be celebrating its third anniversary, helping launch high-end virtual reality (VR) gaming into the world. Like most pieces of hardware, it hasn’t been completely smooth sailing, with customers experiencing issues that sometimes only appear once a device is in the hand...


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    USA TODAY LAUNCHES OSCARS AR EXPERIENCE TO HIGHLIGHT WORK OF COSTUME DESIGNERS

    Feb 18, 2019

    USA Today is getting ready for the Academy Awards with an augmented reality (AR) experience dedicated to the work of the costume designers on some of the Oscar-nominated movies.The experience, which went live in USA Today’s Android and iOS app Monday, presents wardrobe from 6 movies in augment...


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    WOULD SAUDI ARABIA BE THE FUTURE PROMISING LAND FOR ENTERTAINMENT?

    Feb 16, 2019

    Saudi Arabia, which hosted a series of path-breaking concerts last month, is preparing to host a regional forum on cinema in April. The message is clear: The kingdom is opening up entertainment options for its citizens that even two years ago would have been unthinkable. Not just that, these project...


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    HERE ARE THE GAMES LEAVING XBOX GAME PASS THIS MONTH

    Feb 15, 2019

    Ten games are leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of February, headlined by Shadow Warrior, Massive Chalice, Sonic CD, and Resident Evil Revelations 2.Xbox Game Pass offers a “curated selection” of about 200 titles to subscribers, with the catch being they can disappear from the library at...


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    NEW SWITCH ‘BUNDLE’ INCLUDES $35 NINTENDO ESHOP GIFT CARD

    Feb 15, 2019

    A new Nintendo Switch bundle will include a $35 eShop gift card, the company announced this week. The bundle will be available starting Feb. 15 at participating retailers.$35 won’t cover the full cost of a first-party Nintendo Switch game, but it’ll take a good chunk off the price tag. O...


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    TRANSFORMERS ORIGIN STORY COMING TO NETFLIX AS ANIMATED SERIES IN 2020

    Feb 15, 2019

    Netflix and Hasbro have partnered with Rooster Teeth to bring “Transformers: War for Cybertron” — telling the origin story of the Transformers universe — to the global streaming service in an original series set to launch in 2020.The producers promise that the series will fea...


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    GIANT ‘DEAD CELLS’ UPDATE BRINGS CUSTOM GAME MODE TO CONSOLES

    Feb 14, 2019

    Console-owning fans of Motion Twin’s critically-acclaimed roguelike metroidvania “Dead Cells” are finally getting a massive update that adds a new game mode, balance changes, and more. The patch is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The PC version alrea...


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    FIBRUM HOSTS CHILDREN’S CHARITY VR EVENT FOR WORLD CANCER DAY

    Feb 14, 2019

    The 4th February is World Cancer Day and to honour international awareness of the disease virtual reality (VR) company Fibrum held a special charity event for the children’s oncological ward in Balashikha Central District Hospital, Russia. World Cancer Day sees cancer communities and organizat...


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    AUDICA IS A NEW RHYTHM ACTION SHOOTER FROM THE TEAM BEHIND ROCK BAND VR

    Feb 14, 2019

    When it comes to rhythm action videogames Beat Saber is the current darling of the virtual reality (VR) industry, loved by gamers and bestowed with numerous awards. However, Beat Games is still new at this and is about to be challenged by a veteran of the genre, Harmonix – the developer behind...


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    ‘FIRE EMBLEM HEROES’ IS NINTENDO’S SECOND-MOST LUCRATIVE MOBILE GAME

    Feb 14, 2019

    Nintendo strategy game “Fire Emblem Heroes” has become the second most lucrative mobile release from the company, reaching $500 million in revenue within the past five months, Sensor Tower reports.The majority of sales have come from Japan, which accounts for 56% of the total revenue. Th...


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    AWARD-WINNING MOBILE GAME ‘FLORENCE’ GETS A VINYL SOUNDTRACK

    Feb 14, 2019

    Production company iam8bit is celebrating the one year anniversary of Annapurna Interactive’s critically-acclaimed mobile game “Florence” by releasing a vinyl record of its soundtrack, it announced on Thursday.Created by indie developer Mountains and “Monument Valley” d...


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    LINKEDIN ADDING LIVE VIDEO STREAMING WITH ASSIST FROM MICROSOFT

    Feb 13, 2019

    After finally adding native video to its platform back in 2017, LinkedIn is following up with the beta launch of LinkedIn Live, a live video broadcast service.According to TechCrunch, the beta launch is kicking off this week in the U.S. and it will be invite only. The social network for professional...


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    ASTRAL CHAIN IS PLATINUM GAMES’ NEXT SWITCH GAME

    Feb 13, 2019

    During this week’s Nintendo Direct, the company announced a new game from Platinum Games and director Hideki Kamiya due on Switch later this summer: Astral Chain, an action game starring two characters in a futuristic world.The two characters are suited up in police uniforms, and appear to fig...


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    PLAYSTATION US BOSS: PSVR’S CHANGE IN 10 YEARS ‘WILL BE DRAMATIC’

    Feb 13, 2019

    PlayStation’s Shawn Layden has us hopeful that PSVR 2 will happen. And maybe even PSVR 3 and 4, for that matter.In a recent interview with Game Informer, Layden, who heads up Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) US, said that PSVR’s change over the next 10 years will be “dramatic&r...


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    FINAL FANTASY 9 RELEASES ON NINTENDO SWITCH, FF7 COMING IN MARCH

    Feb 13, 2019

    The remastered Final Fantasy 9 is available on Nintendo Switch today, and Final Fantasy 7 will follow on March 26, Nintendo announced during today’s Nintendo Direct.The updated classics join Final Fantasy 10 and Final Fantasy 10-2, which release April 16 on the console. All four remastered gam...


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    ‘GOD OF WAR’ WINS DICE GAME OF YEAR, EIGHT OTHER AWARDS

    Feb 13, 2019

    The PlayStation 4’s “God of War” was named Game of the Year at the 22nd annual DICE Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday night and took home eight other awards.The SIE Santa Monica Studio developed and Sony Interactive Entertainment published game also took home awards for outstanding ach...


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    SVOD AND BROADCAST TV WILL HAVE SAME VIEWING TIMES BY 2023

    Feb 13, 2019

    In only four years, the global average viewing time for SVOD content will rise enough that it will equal the amount of broadcast TV watched. That prediction comes from a report released today by Rethink Technology Research.Dig deeper into the research and geographic differences appear. Asia streams ...


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    BOUNTY SYSTEM, VISIBILITY CHANGES COMING TO ‘RED DEAD ONLINE’

    Feb 12, 2019

    A number of new features and updates are coming to the “Red Dead Online” beta on Feb. 26, developer Rockstar Games announced on Tuesday.The biggest change is the addition of a new law and bounty system that will punish players who engage in a lot of in-game criminal activity. Now, they&r...


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    ABC’S OSCARS RED CARPET LIVE-STREAM MOVING FROM FACEBOOK TO TWITTER

    Feb 12, 2019

    ABC is moving its Oscars red-carpet preshow from Facebook to Twitter for 2019, marking the first time “Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live” will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter.Twitter’s live stream will be available at @TheAcademy account on Oscars Sunday, Feb. 24, starting...


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    EDITORIAL: FOR VR TO SHINE, FILM AND GAMING MUST OVERLAP

    Feb 12, 2019

    Virtual reality has an identity crisis. Whether talking about games or movies, the medium can’t seem to escape the shadows of the past. But, three years on, the template for what makes VR tick may finally be starting to emerge.It was the recent surprise announcement of Groundhog Day VR that go...


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    VRX EUROPE EARLY BIRD TICKETS ENDING SOON, GET A FURTHER 15% OFF WITH VRFOCUS

    Feb 11, 2019

    Whether you’re already in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry, or looking to get involved, VR Intelligence’s annual VRX Europe event which takes place during April in Amsterdam, is one of the best industry-focused events to attend. With the conference only a coup...


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    PLAYSTATION’S SHAWN LAYDEN EXPLAINS WHY SONY DROPPED OUT OF E3 2019

    Feb 11, 2019

    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, ...


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    SEACHANGE DROPS $5.5M TO BUY OTT VIDEO SPECIALIST XSTREAM

    Feb 11, 2019

    SeaChange International is looking to deepen its over-the-top video business by acquiring European OTT video platform provider Xstream in a deal worth $5.5 million. SeaChange is paying $4.6 million in cash and 541,738 shares of SeaChange common stock for Xstream. Xstream’s customers include Ca...


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    ‘TERMINATOR SALVATION: FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE’ VR EXPERIENCE OPENS IN SAN JOSE

    Feb 09, 2019

    Cinemark and Spaces, the VR startup that spun out of Dreamworks 3 years ago, opened one of the Bay Area’s first location-based virtual reality (VR) experiences in San Jose, Calif. this weekend. “Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future” allows up to 4 players to enter the world o...


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    NINTENDO TALKS VIDEO GAME ADDICTION AND HOW IT COMBATS IT

    Feb 08, 2019

    Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa briefly addressed the issue of video game addiction during a recent investor Q&A and outlined one or two steps he believes can help combat the problem.“I think the problem of game addiction is more about becoming overly dependent on video games than is ...


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    SYNERGY BLUE RELEASES NEW REPORT ON THE STATE OF SKILL-BASED GAMING

    Feb 05, 2019

    Synergy Blue, the premier creator of skill-based games and platforms for an emerging class of players, today released a new report showing the state of adoption and expectation for skill-based games in casinos, and how casinos believe the addition of skill and arcade-like components is impacting how...


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    STARBREEZE, UNIVERSAL TEAM UP FOR COPS VS. ROBBERS ‘PAYDAY’ PHONE GAME

    Feb 05, 2019

    Starbreeze AB on Tuesday announced plans to bring its popular “Payday” franchise to smartphones with the help of Universal Games. News of “Payday: Crime War” comes as the company continues to deal with a decision to file for reconstruction, a brief criminal investigation into...


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    PUBG MOBILE: HOW TO FIND AND COLLECT SNOWBALLS, CHECK OUT IF THESE COULD BE USED TO DESTROY IN-GAME BOTS

    Feb 04, 2019

    If you are an early adapter of PUBG Mobile, then it is essential that you pick up vital in-game skills through which effective gameplay could actually be accomplished in reality; and this promises not to stay as a pipe dream anymore. With skill-building being the criteria, you could check out on whe...


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    MADEFIRE COMICS APP LAUNCHES ON MAGIC LEAP AR HEADSET

    Feb 04, 2019

    Electronic comic book publisher Madefire brought its app to the Magic Leap AR headset Monday, enabling Magic Leap owners to explore comic panels in a spatial environment.“I think of it as a new stage for storytelling,” said Madefire CEO Ben Wolstenholme during a recent interview with Var...


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    MICROSOFT PREPPING XBOX LIVE FOR NINTENDO SWITCH, IOS, ANDROID

    Feb 04, 2019

    Microsoft is releasing a software development kit which will allow game developers to integrate Xbox Live into titles across multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, according to a presentation planned for the Game Developers Conference 2019.GDC attendees can get a first glimpse of the sof...


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    FORTNITE: MARSHMELLO LIGHTS UP THE STAGE IN FORTNITE

    Feb 04, 2019

    There is no denying that Fortnite is super popular and is one of the most-played titles out there. The game has now stepped up even more by holding a mega concert in collaboration with Marshmello. Christopher Comstock or popularly known as Marshmello is super popular EDM producer and DJ.The concert ...


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    PUBG MOBILE: NEW BONUS CHALLENGE LETS YOU CONVERT BC TO UC, SEE HOW

    Feb 04, 2019

    PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile upcoming update 0.11 is already one of the most awaited update. As the new update will bring the new zombie event mode, in response to the PUBG X RE2 Remake collaboration. Though the new update offers a far greater thing than a new event mode. Finally, PUBG Mo...


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    APPLE COULD BUY NETFLIX, BUT IT WOULD COST $189B, ANALYST SAYS

    Feb 04, 2019

    At least one analyst is reigniting the “Apple acquiring Netflix” debate, but any deal that sets a premium on the streaming service’s market value would carry an enormous price tag.J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee said Netflix leads in terms of original content and engagement an...


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    HOW TO GET COMMANDO AND MAXED OUT TITLE IN PUBG MOBILE EASILY

    Feb 03, 2019

    PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile has a wide variety of achievements which can be earned by completing tasks in the game. The achievement titles are only exclusive to the mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battleground and is quite fun to get. Though Players might face some difficulty in ac...


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    STEEREO WORKS WITH 15,000 RIDESHARE DRIVERS TO PROMOTE MUSIC IN UBERS, LYFTS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Like that song that’s playing in your Uber? Chances are, your driver is being paid to play it to you.That’s if you are in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Philadelphia or DC, where a startup called Steereo has been recruiting rideshare drivers to become mobile music promoters. Steereo has ...


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    META AR ASSETS ACQUIRED BY FORMER INVESTOR (EXCLUSIVE)

    Feb 01, 2019

    The saga surrounding the now-defunct augmented reality (AR) headset maker Meta isn’t quite over just yet: At least some of the company’s assets have been acquired by a former investor in the company, who is keeping mum on future plans.All of Meta’s trademarks were recently reassign...


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    WHAT’S COMING TO AMAZON PRIME VIDEO IN FEBRUARY

    Feb 01, 2019

    Just in time for Valentine’s day, Amazon Prime Video is bringing in a haul of Prime Originals — seven to be exact. For those who air on the cynical side this V-day, check out the twisted love story that led to “Lorena,” which details the story of Lorena Bobbitt, the woman who...


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    SPOTIFY IS LOOKING TO ACQUIRE PODCAST STARTUP GIMLET MEDIA

    Feb 01, 2019

    Music streaming service Spotify is in talks to acquire Gimlet Media, the startup behind popular podcasts like “Crimetown” and “Reply All,” according to reports from multiple outlets including Recode and the Wall Street Journal. An acquisition would help Spotify with its podca...


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    WALMART’S VUDU WARNS CUSTOMERS TO NOT UNLINK ULTRAVIOLET ACCOUNTS AHEAD OF SHUTDOWN

    Feb 01, 2019

    UltraViolet is shutting down this summer and Vudu, Walmart’s video-streaming service, is notifying customers who have used the movie-locker system to not cancel or unlink their UltraViolet accounts prior to the July 31 shutdown date, because doing so would wipe out their entire libraries. As f...


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    FREE DEMO NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUZZLE OUT VR

    Jan 31, 2019

    In December 2018 indie developer Glock Software released an Early Access title called Puzzle Out VR, a videogame involving against the clock block placement. This week, the studio decided to release a free demo to give Oculus Rift and HTC Vive players a taste of the gameplay. Set inside what looks l...


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    ‘OVERWATCH’ LEAGUE SHOP GOES LIVE WITH GEAR FROM ALL 20 LEAGUES

    Jan 31, 2019

    The official “Overwatch” League Shop is now live for users in the United States, with free shipping available on all orders until Feb. 1.The “Overwatch” league Shop features a collection of jerseys, shirts, hats, and more for all 20 “Overwatch” League franchises, ...


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    DR. MARIO WORLD IS NINTENDO’S NEXT MOBILE GAME

    Jan 31, 2019

    Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World today, a new mobile puzzle game coming to iOS and Android this summer. The app will be free-to-play with in-game purchases. Nintendo is targeting an initial release in around 60 countries, including U.S. and Japan.This will be the second Nintendo mobile game to com...


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    DOJ TO EXAMINE HOW ONLINE ADVERTISING AFFECTS LOCAL TV

    Jan 30, 2019

    The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will hold a two-day workshop to look at how online advertising affects the competitive landscape for local TV stations.That is potentially significant for broadcasters, who argue that the competition from tech giants should be weighed as regulator...


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    CERTAIN AFFINITY OPENS TORONTO STUDIO, SHIFTS TO LEAD GAME DEVELOPMENT

    Jan 30, 2019

    Certain Affinity will open a second development studio in Toronto and plans to shift its focus to “lead game development”, the company announced via news release Wednesday.Certain Affinity, based in Austin, is the studio perhaps best known for its work as co-developer of “Halo 4&rd...


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    XBOX LIVE HITS 64 MILLION ACTIVE USERS

    Jan 30, 2019

    Xbox Live now has 64 million monthly active users, up 8% from the same time last year, Microsoft noted in its second quarter 2019 earnings report released Wednesday.The news comes alongside news of a 12% revenue jump —  which includes an 8% increase in gaming revenue — compared to t...


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    WHERE IS AUGMENTED REALITY GOING IN 2019 — AND BEYOND?

    Jan 29, 2019

    In 2018, augmented reality started to heat up as Magic Leap released its much-anticipated headset, paving the way for others to explore and support massive AR development on their platforms. AR continues to be a rapidly growing space, as more tech companies continue building out their own competitiv...


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    APPLE STREAMING SERVICE LAUNCHING IN MID-APRIL, REPORT SAYS

    Jan 29, 2019

    A launch date may finally be in sight after years of Apple hiring executives and amassing original content for its video streaming service.According to The Information, Apple is eyeing a mid-April launch for its subscription streaming service. The report said that Apple will update its TV app and ad...

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    STREAMING TV VIEWERSHIP UP 165% IN Q4, CONVIVA SAYS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Streaming TV viewership numbers increased significantly during the fourth quarter, according to Conviva’s new Annual State of the Streaming TV Industry report.Across the measurement firm’s customer base which includes HBO, Hulu, Sky, Sling TV, Turner and Univision streaming TV viewership...

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    PIXELOGIC OPENS NEW DIGITAL CINEMA, AUDIO MIXING THEATERS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Content localization and distribution services provider Pixelogic has opened new theaters and production suites at its London facility, offering end-to-end workflow services, covering mastering of digital cinema packages, screening of digital cinema content, and episodic audio mixing, supporting for...

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    COMCAST, NBCUNIVERSAL INK ORIGINAL CONTENT DEAL WITH MILLENNIAL-FOCUSED FINANCIAL APP ACORNS

    Jan 28, 2019

    NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures, the investment arm of the media conglomerate, are getting into bed with Acorns, a financial app aimed at millennials.The strategic partnership is centered on opportunities for editorial content and events.Acorns, which says it has more than 4.5 million accounts, wi...

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    VITEC ACQUIRES OTT TECH VENDOR T-21 TECHNOLOGIES

    Jan 28, 2019

    Video encoding and streaming solutions company Vitec is sharpening its focus on OTT products for broadcasters by acquiring OTT tech vendor T-21 Technologies.The companies did not disclose financial terms for the transaction.Kevin Ancelin, founder and CEO of T-21 Technologies, will join Vitec as vice...

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    MATTERPORT ENTERS VIRTUAL TOUR PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIP WITH INSTA360

    Jan 28, 2019

    Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just about transporting you to fantastical, otherworldly locations dreamed up by creators, it just as easily has the power to take you wherever you want in the world. It was this ability that Matterport seized upon to create its VR tours for applications such as prop...

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    A NETFLIX FOR VIDEO GAMES? WHY A LONGTIME DREAM IS CLOSER THAN EVER TO COMING TRUE

    Jan 28, 2019

    When Cory Burdette awoke recently to learn that Winter Storm Gia had caused a two-hour school delay in Reston, Va., he seized the chance to do a little family bonding. Plopping down in front of the TV, Burdette and his 5-year-old daughter spent the morning together playing Minecraft, the Lego-like a...

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    UPGRADE YOUR GAMING RIG AND SAVE UP TO $400 ON A PRE-BUILT MACHINE RIGHT NOW

    Jan 28, 2019

    The first is the $1,400 VR-ready rig from iBuyPower. It's down from $1,799 and features an Intel Core i7 8700K six-core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 1TB hard drive plus 240GB SSD, 4 USB 3.1 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and more. It also has the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB dedicated gaming video card an...

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    LEAP MOTION SHOWCASE LATEST DESIGN UPDATES FOR PROJECT NORTH STAR

    Jan 27, 2019

    Better known for its hand-tracking technology, Leap Motion delved into augmented reality (AR) headset design in 2018 announcing Project North Star. Designed as an open source reference for developers to create their own headset, Leap Motion has recently the latest major design update, further improv...

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    XR PORTAL IS AN IMMERSIVE CONTENT LIBRARY SPECIALISING IN EDUCATION [UPDATE]

    Jan 26, 2019

    As virtual reality (VR) continues to grow outside the realms of the videogame industry there’s a mounting need for easy access to the wealth of educational content being created. Which is why XR entrepreneur and strategist, Maryam Sabour, has launched curated content library XR Portal.XR Porta...

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    FACEBOOK KNOWINGLY LET KIDS RACK UP HUGE GAMING BILLS ON THEIR PARENTS’ CREDIT CARDS

    Jan 26, 2019

    Court documents detailing how Facebook allowed and encouraged mobile games on its platform to take advantage of children will be made public, a federal judge ruled this month. The more than 135 pages of documents pertain to a class action lawsuit that was filed in California in 2012 and settled in 2...

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    FACEBOOK AND MICROSOFT PATENT FILINGS OFFER DUELING VISIONS OF SMALL AR HEADSETS

    Jan 25, 2019

    Augmented reality headsets are too large for mainstream users, commonly sporting design elements that look inspired by Star Trek and Star Wars props. That’s about to change: After more natural-looking AR headsets were shown at the 2019 CES, patent documents submitted by Facebook and Microsoft ...

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    HTC VIVE PRO STARTER KIT NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER IN UK

    Jan 25, 2019

    Launched last year during CES, the HTC Vive Pro upgraded the original headset with better resolution and the Deluxe Audio Strap already built-in. To begin with, just the headset was available then HTC Vive confused things by releasing a ‘starter kit’ in North America, while European cust...

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    ADOBE JUST BOUGHT IN BIG ON GAMING

    Jan 23, 2019

    This morning Adobe acquired Allegorithmic, the makers of the application family called Substance. With this buy, Adobe just became a big name in 3D textures and material creation in both video game and major motion picture video post-production. This is in essence the most major power move of the ye...

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    HULU PRICE CHANGES HAVE GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

    Jan 23, 2019

    Hulu is making some big pricing changes today, and the news can be either good or bad depending on the plan you’re paying for each month. Those subscribed to Hulu’s basic plan are actually going to be getting a discount on their monthly bill, while those with a Live TV account are lookin...

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    SONY CRACKLE NABS ‘RAINBOW SIX SIEGE’ ESPORTS DOCUMENTARY STREAMING RIGHTS

    Jan 23, 2019

    Sony Crackle has secured exclusive streaming rights to Ubisoft’s esports documentary “To Win it All: The Road to The Six Invitational,” following three pro players of “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” shooter as they head to the title’s biggest tournament of ...

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    EPIC GAMES ACQUIRES DIGITAL HUMANS TOOL MAKER 3LATERAL, CUTS AD DEAL WITH APPODEAL

    Jan 23, 2019

    Fortnite maker Epic Games has acquired 3Lateral, a startup that makes tools that makes crafting digital humans easier. This tool finds use in video games, animated entertainment, and enterprise applications.The Novi Sad, Serbia-based 3Lateral will continue supporting game industry, film, and televis...

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    MAJOR INNOVATIONS THAT COMBINE TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT ARE UNDER WAY

    Jan 23, 2019

    In an era where consumers demand experiences and not just products or services, there is a great opportunity for hospitality, media, and entertainment industries to come together and offer unique travel experiences and adventures. The good news for consumers that innovations are starting to happen, ...

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    QUAKE 2 IS THE BEST ARGUMENT FOR NVIDIA’S RAY TRACING

    Jan 22, 2019

    If you want to see the potential of ray tracing, you should look to Quake 2. A new mod called Q2VKPT (Quake 2 with Vulkan path-tracing) is out now that adds real-time ray tracing to the classic shooter. And while Nvidia has turned to cutting-edge releases to hype people up for RTX, maybe it should u...

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    NINTENDO SWITCH DOMINATES PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE

    Jan 22, 2019

    Nintendo Switch sales are off the charts. The system was the best-selling gaming console in the United States in December and for all of 2018, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The Switch sold well throughout the year, but the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gave it a massive ...

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    VIACOM HAS ACQUIRED PLUTO TV STREAMING SERVICE FOR $340M

    Jan 22, 2019

    Viacom has acquired Los Angeles-based video streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash, both companies confirmed Tuesday.“Today marks an important step forward in Viacom’s evolution, as we work to move both our company and the industry forward,” said Viacom CEO Bob Bakish ...

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    VIACOM HAS ACQUIRED PLUTO TV STREAMING SERVICE FOR $340M

    Jan 22, 2019

    Viacom has acquired Los Angeles-based video streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash, both companies confirmed Tuesday.“Today marks an important step forward in Viacom’s evolution, as we work to move both our company and the industry forward,” said Viacom CEO Bob Bakish ...

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    APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN TO JOIN DIGITAL CATAPULT’S CREATIVEXR PROGRAMME

    Jan 22, 2019

    A year ago digital technology innovation centre Digital Catapult and the Arts Council England launched CreativeXR, a programme aimed at supporting the development of new virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) experiences. Today, they’ve announced that applications ...

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    NETEASE GAMES REVEALS WESTERN-THEMED FPS STAY SILENT, SIGN UP FOR BETA TEST

    Jan 22, 2019

    NetEase Games, the developer behind open-world virtual reality (VR) adventure Nostos has revealed another VR project in the form of Stay Silent. Set in the Wild West, the new title is an online multiplayer-focused first-person shooter (FPS), and the studio is looking for beta testers.Remember that c...

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    THESE RARE SONOS SPEAKER DEALS INCLUDE OUR FAVORITE SOUNDBAR

    Jan 21, 2019

    There are plenty of multi-room audio options out there, but few have the reputation that Sonos does, which is why a Super Bowl season deal on some of its best connected speakers is worth paying attention to. Sonos kit is rarely on sale, and you have until February 3 – the kick-off date for Sup...

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    ORIGIN'S CHRONOS PC IS NO LOOKER, BUT IT PLAYS GAMES WITH EYE-POPPING DETAIL

    Jan 21, 2019

    We love giant tower computers. They’re big, bold, absurd, and we frankly prefer our computers to look more like an alien monolith than a useful piece of modern technology. Yet our way of thinking is certainly on the out. Computers continue to shrink in size as they grow in power.Which brings u...

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    NEW ART HOUSE FILM STREAMING SERVICE OVID.TV COULD FILL VOID LEFT BY FILMSTRUCK

    Jan 21, 2019

    A new subscription streaming service, OVID.TV, specializing in art house, documentary, and social issue films could help fill the void left after Turner shuttered FilmStruck last year.OVID.TV is launching in March 2019. It’s a collaborative effort by six founding content partners: Bullfrog Fil...

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    BLACKBERRY MAKING ITS HEVC PATENTS AVAILABLE THROUGH VELOS MEDIA

    Jan 21, 2019

    Velos Media announced that BlackBerry has joined the platform and will make its entire portfolio of HEVC patents available for license through the Velos Media marketplace.With the addition of BlackBerry, Velos Media now offers HEVC patents from six companies. Ericsson, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp and...

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    GAEMS LETS ESPORTS ENTHUSIASTS AND STREAMERS TAKE PC AND CONSOLE GAMES ON THE GO

    Jan 20, 2019

    Some gamers and esports enthusiasts really want to be mobile, even when it comes to playing games on PCs and consoles. That’s why GAEMS has unveiled the Guardian Pro XP, a combination portable gaming display and traveling case that lets you play with a real video game console while on the road...

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    THE NVIDIA SHIELD TV GAMING EDITION COMES WITH A CONTROLLER AND IS ON SALE FOR $168

    Jan 20, 2019

    The Nvidia Shield TV 4K streaming media player gaming edition is down to $168 on Amazon. This version of the NVIDIA Shield TV normally sells for around $190 and often as high as $200. Today's price is one of the lowest we have seen outside of Black Friday sales. This price gives you the controll...

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    RYOT TO DEBUT 3 XR PROJECTS AT THE 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVALS

    Jan 19, 2019

    Next week sees the start of the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, bringing filmmakers together from across the globe for the industry’s first big event of the year. As VRFocus has seen over the previous few years, there’s been a growing contingent of immersive films appea...

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    DISCOUNTED 128GB IPADS, AND HUNDREDS OFF OF LG OLED 4K TVS ARE THIS WEEK’S BEST DEALS

    Jan 19, 2019

    2019 has delivered some pretty decent deals already, and this weekend’s roundup showcases the wide range of tech that’s available for less. Super Bowl LIII and the Academy Awards ceremony loom, which means that some great deals on home entertainment gear like TVs and soundbars will be co...

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    THE BEST WIRED OR WIRELESS MOUSE FOR GAMING

    Jan 18, 2019

    There couldn’t be a more personal PC gaming accessory than a mouse. You use it for everything from turning off your computer to highlighting this text, editing photos, and yes, playing games. And while computer mice might be easily recognizable gadgets in today’s world, gaming mice are s...

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    HOW TO BECOME AN XBOX AMBASSADOR: UPDATED FOR 2019

    Jan 17, 2019

    Here’s a quick update to those wondering about how to join the Xbox Ambassadors Program. The Xbox Ambassadors Program is made up of a group of diehard Xbox gamers who want to share their expertise with the Xbox community. Their goal is to make Xbox the most inclusive and the best place to play...

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    FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES BUSTED LEAVING 5-STAR REVIEWS FOR PORTAL ON AMAZON

    Jan 17, 2019

    Facebook’s Portal smart displays have had an uphill battle, trying to convince people to willingly give the notoriously security-lax social media company another avenue into their homes. But it seems some people are pretty happy with their Portals: Facebook employees, who were just caught leav...

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    WALMART REPORTEDLY ABANDONS NEW STREAMING SERVICE TO FOCUS ON VUDU

    Jan 17, 2019

    Walmart is shelving its streaming service ambitions and ditching plans to launch a competitor to Netflix and Hulu, anonymous sources told CNBC. The retailer had considered launching a service aimed at “Middle America,” but it decided against it due to the large investment needed to make ...

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    EPIC WILL HOLD OFF ON RELEASING GAME-CHANGING FORTNITE UPDATES BEFORE BIG TOURNAMENTS

    Jan 17, 2019

    It’s been less than a year since Epic Games kicked off the competitive circuit for Fortnite, but the company says it’s learned enough to make a substantial change to how it balances the consumer version of the game with the one played by pros at big tournaments. In an announcement on its...

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    PIMAX INTERVIEW: DISCUSSING 8K, 5K PLUS AND THE YEAR AHEAD

    Jan 17, 2019

    Earlier this week VRFocus wrote a full hands-on of Pimax’s offerings at CES 2019, detailing what we thought of the 8K and 5K Plus headsets, as well as the eye-tracking and hand-tracking modules. The company was certainly at the show to impress, with a much larger stand than the previous year, ...

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    NPR HAS TURNED ‘WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME’ INTO A GAME FOR SMART SPEAKERS

    Jan 17, 2019

    NPR has turned its popular “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” news quiz show into an interactive game for smart speakers: Owners of speakers powered by Google’s Assistant or Amazon Alexa will be able to play along to questions about the news of the week.Just like the radio sh...

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    THE ENTIRE HARDLIGHT VR PROJECT IS NOW OPEN SOURCE

    Jan 17, 2019

    It’s always a sad day when a successful Kickstarter project has to close due to a lack of continued interest. That’s what befell the Hardlight VR team back in September, with the founders issuing a statement notifying backers that the company was closing due to lack of funds. Recently th...

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    THE CHANGING FACE OF GAMING HOUSES AND ESPORTS TRAINING FACILITIES

    Jan 16, 2019

    Gaming houses are nothing new, but they're becoming more prevalent in the UK scene and orgs around the globe are thinking more about their format and how to maximise their effectiveness.From expert gaming hardware to dedicated sports psychologists and even team chefs, team facilities are on the ...

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    CONSOLIDATION IS COMING TO GAMING, AND JAM CITY RAISES $145 MILLION TO CAPITALIZE ON IT

    Jan 16, 2019

    A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio Jam City and giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that out.There’s no word on whether the new money is in equity or debt, but what is certain is that JPMorgan Ch...

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    FORTNITE DOMINATES GAMING INDUSTRY AFTER MAKING $2.4B IN 2018, SAYS ANALYST

    Jan 16, 2019

    Fortnite, the popular multiplatform video game, helped the game developer earn $2.4 billion in revenue last year, leading the market for free-to-play games, according to analysis by market research company SuperData.The shooter game has made a major impact in the free-to-play market because Fortnite...

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    PROJECT ALIAS FEEDS SMART SPEAKERS WHITE NOISE TO PRESERVE PRIVACY

    Jan 16, 2019

    Smart speakers have a problem: They occasionally record things they shouldn’t. In May of last year, a woman claimed that her Amazon Echo taped a private conversation and forwarded it to a person she didn’t know. And in December, a technical error resulted in Amazon sending an Alexa user ...

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    XBOX GAME PASS WILL ADD WE HAPPY FEW, SHADOW OF MORDOR, SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD, AND MORE

    Jan 16, 2019

    Microsoft announced more new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in January. These include the creepy dystopian game We Happy Few, the Tolkien-inspired open-world game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and the over-the-top open-world game Saints Row: The Third.Xbox One console exclusives from Microsoft li...

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    HERE’S HOW AND WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE BEST 4K CONTENT

    Jan 16, 2019

    If you recently purchased a 4K Ultra HD television — or you’re thinking about scooping one up — you’ll likely find yourself on the hunt for the best 4K content to enjoy (and show off) in all of its sweet, eye-popping glory. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to do.While...

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    PUZZLE PLATFORMER ANYONE’S DIARY WILL BE EXCLUSIVE TO EUROPEAN PLAYSTATION VR OWNERS

    Jan 15, 2019

    There’s a lot of good content due for release on PlayStation VR this year, but one that you’re unlikely to have heard of is Anyone’s Diary. Developed by Spanish studio World Domination Project in collaboration with Lanzadera, and thanks to content accelerator PlayStation Talents Ga...

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    GOOGLE FI IS GETTING SUPPORT FOR THE NEXT-GEN MESSAGING STANDARD, RCS CHAT

    Jan 15, 2019

    Google Fi users are about to get much better texting. Google announced that it’s rolling out RCS Chat to the Google Fi network, meaning users will get higher resolution images and videos, read receipts, typing indicators, and more.Chat, which was largely developed by Google, has been rolling o...

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    DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE WANTS TO BRING LOCATION-BASED VR TO THE MASSES, STARTING WITH A SHOPPING MALL

    Jan 15, 2019

    Walk into the new Southern California flagship location for location-based VR company Dreamscape Immersive, and the sights and sounds of the bustling shopping center it’s located in quickly fade away. A large clock hangs over a wooden concierge desk, while a pair of monitors advertises “...

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    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL’S FUTURE STREAMING SERVICE

    Jan 15, 2019

    NBCUniversal’s announcement this week that it intends to launch a streaming service in 2020 presents a new challenge to the media industry: The digital pool is about to get very crowded with fierce rivals and competing consumer options.The Comcast-owned media conglomerate’s yet-to-be-nam...

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    T-MOBILE’S NETFLIX ON US WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR THE TIME BEING

    Jan 15, 2019

    T-Mobile customers who are worried that Netflix’s price hikes will affect Netflix On Us, fear not — T-Mobile CEO John Legere confirmed on Twitter that the program won’t change. For now.That caveat gives Legere and T-Mobile some wiggle room in the event that things do change. For no...

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    A.I.’S HUMOROUS SIDE: HERE ARE THE FUNNIEST THINGS TO ASK ALEXA

    Jan 14, 2019

    Alexa has a very humorous side — if you know how to bring it out. Of course, you can ask Alexa at any time to “tell me a joke” and she’ll respond with a basic pun, but that’s only scratching the surface. Many unique questions will get you some funny replies. Check out o...

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    BATTLEFIELD V LAUNCHES CHAPTER 2: LIGHTNING STRIKES UPDATE WITH SMALLER SQUAD BATTLES

    Jan 14, 2019

    Battlefield V is starting the new year with a new multiplayer update for its Tides of War live operations series. The Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes update goes live on Tuesday, January 15, as a free downloadable content (DLC) update.Included is Squad Contest, a tighter and more intense version of the...

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    SLING TV ADDS FREE STREAMING OPTION FOR ROKU DEVICE OWNERS

    Jan 14, 2019

    Livestreaming TV service Sling TV has launched a free viewing experience for Roku users, enabling them to browse the service as a guest and watch content without paying. The free access is offered to new Sling TV customers who can access the content without creating an account or signing in. In addi...

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    HOW 3 AUGMENTED REALITY HARDWARE STARTUPS ARE PREPARING FOR THE CONSUMER MARKET

    Jan 14, 2019

    Among the thousands of companies showing off their products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, there were also a few dozen startups dedicated to augmented reality (AR). And while a lot of the focus around AR hardware has been on enterprise use, an increasing number of com...

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    15 BEST VR GAMES FOR MOST VR HEADSETS!

    Jan 14, 2019

    Virtual reality gaming is growing at a rapid pace. It made $5.8 billion in 2017 and just shy of $10 billion in 2018. That trend should continue over the next several years. There are a few big VR platforms. They include Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus, and the HTC Vive. We...

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    VERIZON VIDEO GAME STREAMING SERVICE LEAKED, CURRENTLY TESTING ON NVIDIA SHIELD

    Jan 13, 2019

    Verizon is currently in alpha testing for a streaming service that will function like Netflix for video games, for a platform that will not require users to buy expensive hardware to enjoy gaming.The service, named Verizon Gaming, was leaked through an exclusive report from The Verge, which obtained...

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    BLOCKCHAIN AR/VR GAMES, BIGGER THAN PUBG?

    Jan 13, 2019

    Real gamers know the struggle, it was not always like this, this glam, this fanatic. Sure yes, when Donkey Kong, The family computer and video games first came out, say the Nintendo’s and Space war’s, it made all they hype and people went bonkers.But, the journey from that to today&rsquo...

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    TOP 5 COUNTRIES FOR SOFT-LAUNCHING HYPER-CASUAL GAMES

    Jan 12, 2019

    Hyper-casual games have some unique advantages over other genres when it comes to soft launches.Their minimal designs often require little-to-no localization for international audiences, and their largely ad-based monetization strategies, mean CPIs can be more than 10-times cheaper than other game g...

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    VLC EXPECTED TO BREAK 3B DOWNLOADS AT CES, WILL ADD AIRPLAY SOON

    Jan 12, 2019

    Open source video player app VLC was mere hours away from surpassing 3 billion downloads Friday, and the Videolan team celebrated the occasion with a special download counter at their CES booth in Las Vegas.VLC is expected to surpass the milestone some time Friday afternoon, according to Jean-Baptis...

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    EPIC GAMES STORE REVISES REFUND POLICY

    Jan 11, 2019

    The Epic Games Store officially changed its refund policy this week, according to Epic Games’ Director of Publishing Strategy Sergey Galyonkin.Galyonkin took to Twitter on Friday to announce that the policy had been altered, citing “unlimited refunds within 14 days of purchase and under ...

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    SINCLAIR, HARMAN COLLABORATING ON BROADCAST TV PLATFORM FOR CARS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Sinclair is staying busy at CES drumming up excitement around the ATSC 3.0 next-generation TV standards. The company’s latest move looks to capitalize on the technology’s mobile reception capabilities.Sinclair announced a nonbinding agreement today with audio specialist Harman and Korean...

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    ESPORTS GROUP FNATIC TEAMS UP WITH BLOCKCHAIN FIRM WAX ON DIGITAL COLLECTIBLES

    Jan 10, 2019

    Esports organization Fnatic has branched out into game hardware, leveraging the fame of its esports athletes. And today, the London-based company is teaming up with the World Asset Exchange (WAX) to create digital collectibles using WAX’s blockchain technology.Blockchain is the transparent and...

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    HTC VIVE PRO EYE HANDS-ON: GAZE INTO VR’S FUTURE WITH FOVEATED RENDERING

    Jan 10, 2019

    Unexpectedly announced at an early CES 2019 media event, HTC’s latest and highest-end VR headset is the Vive Pro Eye — an upgraded version of the already premium Vive Pro with integrated eye-tracking hardware. The eye tracking can be leveraged for in-app controls, analysis of user attent...

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    HERE’S THE EVIDENCE AMAZON IS BUILDING A CLOUD GAMING SERVICE

    Jan 10, 2019

    It sure looks like Amazon wants to stream games to your home. No, not the kind of streaming where you watch somebody play games over the internet — Amazon already owns Twitch — but the kind where you can play games without waiting for a download or buying a disc, because they’re ac...

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    ANOTHER FUTURE VIDEO GAMING PARLOR MAKES ILLINOIS TOWNS QUESTION “HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?”

    Jan 09, 2019

    The explosion of video gaming in Illinois has some communities asking, “when is enough, enough?”In Whiteside County, Fulton’s City Council is trying to put a cap on gaming.“Video gaming in Fulton is pretty good, without it I don’t think there’d be a tavern open in...

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    XUMO TO GO INTERNATIONAL IN 2019, LAUNCH LINEAR OTT CHANNELS IN SIX COUNTRIES

    Jan 09, 2019

    Irvine, California-based connected TV startup Xumo is preparing for an international expansion this year: The company plans to launch in France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Brazil and Italy this year, CEO Colin Petrie-Norris told Variety on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday....

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    AMD UNVEILS 7NM GAMING GPU RADEON VII AT CES 2019

    Jan 09, 2019

    Earlier in the week to mark the start of CES 2019 NVIDIA made its big announcement of the show, revealing the GeForce GTX 2060 GPU. Today, it was the turn of AMD, with the company unveiling its new gaming GPU the Radeon VII, alongside a new processor, the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor.The new ...

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    PLAYING PUBG MOBILE ON A GAMING PHONE: HERE’S A LIST OF ADVANTAGES IT PROVIDES

    Jan 09, 2019

    We have seen companies like Asus, Nubia, Xiaomi and Razer launch gaming-centric phones like the Asus ROG Phone, Nubia Red Magic and more. These gaming phones appeal to consumers in various ways with overclocked processors, RGB lighting, aggressive design and other such features. But the most importa...

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    SONOS HAS STARTED BETA TESTING GOOGLE ASSISTANT INTEGRATION, WILL LAUNCH THIS YEAR

    Jan 08, 2019

    Sonos has started a private beta test of Google Assistant on its smart speakers, and is looking to launch the integration to the public this year. Google Assistant will be directly integrated into speakers with voice input, while older models will work in conjunction with Google Home and similar sma...

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    SHARING PASSWORDS FOR A VIDEO STREAMING SITE? THIS COMPANY WILL USE AI TO TRACK YOU DOWN

    Jan 08, 2019

    A password for Netflix or HBO Go can be a precious thing that’s offered to a romantic partner or gifted from a family member (and saved for future use). But for UK company Synamedia, a password like that is a password to be hunted down. At CES this year, the firm unveiled a new service that us...

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    SIX GREAT GAMING PHONE FEATURES APPLE, SAMSUNG SHOULD BORROW

    Jan 08, 2019

    Despite rumors of their death, gaming phones are still alive and well, but they’ve got a long way to go before they’re widely adopted.That doesn’t mean that the growing list of smartphones with features created with the gamer in mind — from a faster display to better audio to...

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    HTC VIVE, AMAZON & MOZILLA TAKE VR WEB INTEGRATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL

    Jan 08, 2019

    One of the important factors when helping virtual reality (VR) go mainstream is its ability to browse the web. Being online and navigating the digital world has become part of everyday life for billions of people around the world, so it makes sense that being in VR shouldn’t hinder that abilit...

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    DISNEY/VERIZON PARTNERING FOR 5G MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT

    Jan 08, 2019

    The Walt Disney Co. and Verizon Communications reportedly are partnering to explore entertainment and media opportunities in the nascent 5G wireless network platform.5G claims to be able to deliver upwards of 10 gigabits of data per second, which could enable the downloading of a movie within second...

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    AUDI AND DISNEY WANT TO SPICE UP YOUR UBER RIDE WITH VR

    Jan 07, 2019

    iIron Man needs help. He’s being chased through outer space by some of Thanos’ baddies, so Rocket Raccoon and I rush to his aid. We make a few jumps using the Universal Neural Teleportation Network, and a few rollicking minutes later, I’ve helped blast the enemies to bits. Rocket s...

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    VIZIO, LG ADD AIRPLAY AND SIRI SUPPORT TO THEIR TVS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Two more TV makers are bringing Airplay support to their smart TVs: Both LG and Vizio announced Monday morning that Airplay 2 support is coming to their TV models this year.Vizio  announced at CES Monday that it is adding Airplay and Siri support to the newest version of its smart TV operating ...

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    JBL’S ANDROID TV SOUNDBAR WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT GETS SPRING RELEASE DATE

    Jan 07, 2019

    JBL has confirmed that its Link Bar will finally be released this spring. The Android-powered soundbar was first announced all the way back in May 2018 at Google I/O. It was originally planned for an October release, but unknown delays pushed this date back.Although it has the form factor of a sound...

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    HTC ANNOUNCES A PC-POWERED VR HEADSET CALLED THE VIVE COSMOS

    Jan 07, 2019

    HTC has announced a new virtual reality headset called the Vive Cosmos. Based on a very brief appearance during the company’s CES presentation, the Cosmos is HTC’s bid at a relatively mainstream VR headset. It doesn’t require external sensors and uses fully tracked motion controlle...

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    THERE WERE NO GOOD XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVES IN 2018, ACCORDING TO METACRITIC SCORES

    Jan 06, 2019

    Xbox One owners were not treated well in 2018, according to Metacritic which said that no good exclusives were released for the console last year.Metacritic, which aggregates reviews on video games from various sources to come up with average scores, reports the highest-rated games for each console ...

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    SAMSUNG TO ADD ITUNES MOVIES APP TO ITS SMART TVS

    Jan 06, 2019

    Talk about unlikely bedfellows: Samsung has struck a deal with Apple to include an iTunes Movies and TV Shows app on its 2018 and 2019 smart TVs. The TVs will also support Airplay, making it easier for iPhone owners to beam music and videos to their TV sets.

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    SMOOTH GAMING: TIME FOR MSM TO RESPECT VIDEO GAMING INDUSTRY

    Jan 06, 2019

    ‘Smooth Gaming‘ is a new column to ValueWalk which will discuss various aspects of the video game industry. From AAA titles, business aspects, and independent developers who often go under-reported. ‘Smooth Gaming’ will take a multi-pronged look at the world of gaming. This w...

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    NVIDIA’S FIRST 65-INCH 4K HDR GAMING DISPLAY ARRIVES IN FEBRUARY FOR $4,999

    Jan 06, 2019

    Nvidia originally unveiled its giant 65-inch 4K HDR gaming displays at CES last year, promising a summer launch. Summer came and went and although the displays were supposed to debut last year, the first is now arriving in February. Unsurprisingly, the displays are going to be very expensive, with H...

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    PUBG TIPS: HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF UMP9 IN ALL PUBG MAPS IN PUBG MOBILE, PUBG PC, PUBG PS4 & PUBG XBO

    Jan 06, 2019

    PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds' latest update in December 2019 introduced the Vikendi snow map, which has taken the world by storm due to its visuals and unique gameplay mechanics. Despite the map being 6 km X 6 km, Vikendi offers tonnes of SMGs over snipers, DMRs and the assault rifles, which...

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    PUBG’S NEWEST MAP, VIKENDI, IS ALL ABOUT STEALTH, BUT IT’S STILL A LITTLE TOO FAMILIAR

    Jan 06, 2019

    Each map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has to set itself apart in one way or another. Whether it’s the open deserts of Miramar, the expansive forests of Erangel or the densely packed jungle of Sanhok, each of the game’s map offers an experience that is at least slightly differen...

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    PS5: WHAT'S THE LATEST PLAYSTATION 5 NEWS AND WHEN WILL SONY RELEASE IT?

    Jan 03, 2019

    Now that the PS4 is officially reaching the end of its life cycle (that's direct from Sony), our thoughts are inevitably turning to the PS5 – so what exactly is in store for the Sony PlayStation 5 and when can be expect it to release?Sony is currently keeping tight-lipped when it comes to ...

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    VIDEO SERVICES MAY USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO CRACK DOWN ON PASSWORD SHARING

    Jan 03, 2019

    Still using your ex-roommates cable credentials to watch “Game of Thrones?” That may soon be getting a lot harder, thanks to new efforts to crack down on password sharing for pay TV and online video services. One of these efforts, launched by London-based Synamedia ahead of next week&rsq...

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    XBOX ONE S VS. XBOX ONE X: IS THE COSTLY UPGRADE WORTH THE MONEY?

    Jan 03, 2019

    Most of us, when we buy a new game console, have certain expectations about how it’s going to improve how we play. We want better graphics, better processing capabilities, bigger and better-looking games. With the 4K-capable Xbox One X, Microsoft wants to convince you that adding more technica...

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    GETTING INTO VR IS SPENDY. WHICH HEADSET IS TRULY WORTH YOUR HARD-EARNED CASH?

    Jan 03, 2019

    Back in 2016, the world of consumer virtual reality changed forever with the launch of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets. While both were solid options in their own rights, our favorite was the HTC Vive. With room-scale experiences, bundled motion controllers, and a pretty decent starting lin...

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    2019: NEW & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN GAMING

    Jan 03, 2019

    The biggest game-changer in the way we consume anything these days has to be the technology considering it has a role to play in all the facets of our lives. From Hospitality to entertainment, it has had a wide reach. Particularly, the Gaming industry is at an advanced stage where the most casual of...

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    NEW GAMING PLATFORM WILL DEBUT ONE SHORT GAME EACH DAY OF THE YEAR

    Jan 02, 2019

    A new gaming platform called Meditations could be a great fit for people who love playing those random online games a few minutes a day to decompress. It promises to launch one new "tiny game" every day in 2019, each one accompanied by text to serve as a "meditation, distraction, less...

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    THE BEST MACOS GAMES FOR 2019

    Jan 02, 2019

    Gaming and Mac computers haven’t always been on the best of terms. Many believe the optimal PC gaming experience comes via a Windows-based machine and won’t waste their time shelling out the dough for a Mac. The argument usually begins and ends with most Macs’ lack of a powerful GP...

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    15 BEST VR APPS FOR GOOGLE CARDBOARD, GOOGLE DAYDREAM, AND GEAR VR!

    Jan 02, 2019

    Virtual reality is taking off in a big way. However, it is still a very young industry. There are several VR platforms, including three mobile platforms with Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Gear VR. Of course, Google Cardboard is also compatible with other simple, third party VR headsets. The...

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    10 PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE MEDIA INDUSTRY IN THE NEW YEAR

    Dec 31, 2018

    2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions, with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox and Comcast/Sky. The #MeToo movement made headlines, and the dominant emotion in boardroom discussions around Hollywood and beyond was fear … lots of fear in the ranks of our tech-infused world of media...

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    HOW NETFLIX IS CHANGING THE WAY WE CONSUME ENTERTAINMENT

    Dec 31, 2018

    Recently, at a gathering of friends, during a lull in the conversation, someone asked: “So, what have you been watching lately on Netflix?” And someone else laughed and said: “This is the question that has replaced ‘What have you been reading lately?’”Everyone pre...

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    HOW AR AND VR WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF WORK AND PLAY

    Dec 28, 2018

    After a prolonged technology “winter” or what I like to call the ‘deceptive growth’ phase of any exponential technology the hardware and software that power virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications are accelerating at an extraordinary rate.Unprecedented new applic...

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    THE BEST OCULUS RIFT GAMES OF 2018

    Dec 24, 2018

    Putting together these sorts of lists can be both good and bad. They can be a major headache as they can’t be infinite, so there’s alway’s going to be a few people disappointed that their favourite wasn’t included, while on the flip side they can help you pick out some choice...

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    MULTIPLAYER GAMING IN VR: WHAT’S IT LIKE?

    Dec 20, 2018

    Virtual reality (VR) is an experience unlike any other – at least, that’s true to a degree.The ability to look around freely and interact with the virtual environment, especially with hand presence and six degrees of freedom, far exceeds the sense of inhabiting a space that you’d g...

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    NBC SPORTS LAUNCHES FANDUEL-STYLE FANTASY SPORTS CONTEST APP, OFFERING UP TO $50,000 IN WEEKLY PRIZES

    Dec 20, 2018

    NBC Sports is betting that fantasy-sports contests will help boost viewership and subscriptions to its over-the-top video packages. The sports programmer launched the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app, offering fans the chance to win up to $50,000 each week, tied to its TV and live-streami...

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    MEDIA’S BIG 2019 CHALLENGE: BUILDING NEW NETFLIXES WHILE CONSUMERS KEEP CUTTING CORDS

    Dec 20, 2018

    Netflix’s amazing success over the past decade has been so significant that many others are hoping to repeat it. Discovery Inc. CEO David Zaslav vows a new streaming outlet that brings golf content to overseas markets will become a “Netflix for golf.” 21st Century Fox recently laun...

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    FACEBOOK OPEN-SOURCES ITS AI PLATFORM DEEPFOCUS TO IMPROVE VR VISUAL RENDERING

    Dec 20, 2018

    Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) has been experimenting with a number of ways to improve the realism of virtual reality (VR), through both hardware and software means. During the Facebook Developers Conference (F8) 2018 in May the company unveiled Half Dome, a prototype headset with a varifocal mechanism...

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    FACEBOOK OPEN-SOURCES DEEPFOCUS ALGORITHM FOR MORE REALISTIC VARIFOCAL VR RENDERING

    Dec 19, 2018

    DeepFocus is Facebook’s AI-driven renderer that’s said to produce natural looking blur in real-time, something that’s poised to go hand-in-hand with the varifocal displays of tomorrow. Today, Facebook announced that DeepFocus is going open source; while the company’s wide fie...

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    HOW TO DOWNLOAD PUBG VIKENDI MAP ON MOBILE, PC, AND XBOX

    Dec 19, 2018

    PUBG Vikendi Map is covered with snow and measures 6x6 on the scale. The location is based on European countries that get heavy snowfall during the winter seasonThe latest addition to the massively famous gaming phenomenon called PUBG is the Vikendi Map that introduces the players to ski on the ice ...

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    PUBG MOBILE VIKENDI UPDATE DOWNLOAD LIVE AS RELEASE COUNTDOWN BEGINS

    Dec 19, 2018

    The PUBG Mobile Vikendi update is a little different from other map expansions, which has led to some confusion over when it will playable.Players will have already seen multiple updates made to the game, none of which has allowed for the launch of the new snow map.So there are a few things to know ...

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    AKAMAI'S CDN CLAIMS NEW RECORD FOR PEAK TRAFFIC

    Dec 19, 2018

    Akamai said that earlier this month it set a new record for peak data traveling across its global content delivery network.The company said that on Dec. 11, the volume of data passed 72 Tbps, surpassing the 70 Tbps threshold for the first time in the company's 20-year history.The volume, which A...

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    OCULUS REVEALS DEEPFOCUS, AN OPEN SOURCE AI RENDERER FOR VARIFOCAL VR

    Dec 19, 2018

    When Facebook’s Oculus unit revealed a next-generation prototype VR headset called Half Dome in May, one of its signature features was a “varifocal” display system that actually moved the screens inside to mimic focus changes in the user’s eyes. Now the company has revealed D...

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    CABLE NETWORK 2018 RATINGS RANKINGS: THOSE NOT COVERING DONALD TRUMP WRAP TRYING YEAR; USA TOPS ENTERTAINMENT CHARTS

    Dec 19, 2018

    USA Network will close out 2018 celebrating its 13th consecutive year as the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment network (non-news/non-sports), and its second as tops in the genre among 18- to 49-year-olds.The NBCUniversal network ends the year with an average of 1.48 million viewers, and ...

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    FAMILIARITY WITH AR/VR ISN’T TRANSLATING INTO PRACTICAL USAGE

    Dec 18, 2018

    While the virtual reality (VR) industry has been doing a better job over the last couple of years at getting its message across regarding the wonders (and many use cases) of the technology, that isn’t necessarily translating into consumer usage, a new survey by Artec 3D has found.A developer a...

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    SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY HAS STRONGER DEBUT MONTH THAN ALL PAST SPYRO GAMES COMBINED

    Dec 18, 2018

    Spyro the Dragon has some fire left in him. Spyro Reignited Trilogy was the No. 9 best-selling game in the U.S. in November, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Reignited Trilogy’s launch month dollar sales were 30 percent higher than the launch month sales for all over Spyro ga...

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    TELLTALE LEAD WRITER SLINGS TO SPIDER-MAN STUDIO INSOMNIAC GAMES

    Dec 18, 2018

    Insomniac Games is one of the developers scooping up talent from the dissolution of The Walking Dead studio Telltale Games. Former Telltale lead writer Mary Kenney announced on social media that she is going to work for the Marvel’s Spider-Man company in 2019.Kenney worked as lead writer on Th...

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    TELLTALE LEAD WRITER SLINGS TO SPIDER-MAN STUDIO INSOMNIAC GAMES

    Dec 18, 2018

    Insomniac Games is one of the developers scooping up talent from the dissolution of The Walking Dead studio Telltale Games. Former Telltale lead writer Mary Kenney announced on social media that she is going to work for the Marvel’s Spider-Man company in 2019.Kenney worked as lead writer on Th...

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    ZSPACE UNVEILS LAPTOP THAT ENABLES EASY AR/VR INTERACTION

    Dec 18, 2018

    Zspace has dedicated itself to “spatial content,” and today it is unveiling a laptop targeted at kids that lets them easily interact with augmented reality or virtual reality content.The company will show the device, which is available now, at the CES 2019 trade show event in January. Th...

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    ‘FORTNITE’ UPDATE 7.10 BRINGS A ROTATING SELECTION OF MODES BIG AND SMALL

    Dec 18, 2018

    Christmas is quickly approaching, and Fortnite is getting even more into the holiday spirit with update 7.10. With “14 Days of Fortnite,” you’ll be able to relive some of the game’s greatest moments, whether you’re a fan of enormous team battles or smaller skirmishes.St...

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    ORQA TO OFFICIALLY DEBUT ITS FPV.ONE HEADSET AT CES 2019

    Dec 17, 2018

    The CES show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the biggest technology show on the planet and it’ll be opening its doors for another week of high tech debuts in a few weeks time. While some companies like to leave their announcements to the last minute, others are more than happy to reveal an early prev...

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    PLAYSTATION VR’S POPULAR FPS FIREWALL ZERO HOUR TO RECEIVE NEW CONTENT DLC TOMORROW

    Dec 17, 2018

    First Contact Entertainment has been one of the few developers to prove that multiplayer only titles can work in virtual reality (VR) when done correctly. Having launched Firewall Zero Hour in the summer, the studio has released two DLC packs up until now, announcing that the third will be released ...

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    TURTLE BEACH ELITE PRO 2 REVIEW — INNOVATING HIGH-END GAMING HEADSETS

    Dec 17, 2018

    One of my favorite headsets ever was the Turtle Beach Elite Pro. Specifically, I dug the Elite Pro PC Edition that had the built-in USB connector. By swapping out the included mic for a noise-cancelling upgrade, I had a really decent headset that was excellent for communicating and even for recordin...

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    THE AUTONOMOUS CAR IS THE NEXT ENTERTAINMENT FRONTIER

    Dec 17, 2018

    Self-driving cars are an inevitability and will unlock the potential for cars to transform beyond a simple means of transport.In the not too distant future, drivers will find themselves with a great deal of free time in-car. Rather than having to focus on driving, time can be spent on working, being...

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    TIVO FCC FILING SUGGESTS ANDROID TV DEVICE COMING IN TIME FOR CES

    Dec 17, 2018

    A filing for a new TiVo remote control suggests that the company may be getting ready to show an Android TV-based set-top box at CES in Las Vegas next month. The device likely won’t be sold to end users, but instead ship to TV operators looking to combine TiVo’s DVR capabilities with Goo...

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    DRILLING DEEP ON HOW TO MONETIZE ESPORTS

    Dec 16, 2018

    Monetizing esports is still a work in progress. The idea of watching people get paid to play games seemed far-fetched not long ago. But market researcher Newzoo estimates that 165 million esports enthusiasts are now watching esports, with that number expected to reach 250 million by 2021. Occasional...

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    UNDERWATER SURVIVAL GAME ‘SUBNAUTICA’ FREE ON EPIC GAMES’ ONLINE STORE

    Dec 15, 2018

    Subnautica, the underwater survival game that recently won PC Game of the Year at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards, is being offered as a free download on the Epic Games store.Epic Games, which is looking to attract more PC players to its recently launched online store, promised to offer a new free g...

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    DISNEY REORGANIZES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS UNIT

    Dec 14, 2018

    Disney appointed the top executives who will head three units of the international business, once the agreement with Twenty-First Century Fox closes. Diego Lerner will continue as President of The Walt Disney Co. Latin America.In the new structure, Rebecca Campbell, current president of The Walt Dis...

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    HULU SAYS VIEWERS STREAMED 26M HOURS OF CONTENT PER DAY IN 2018

    Dec 14, 2018

    Hulu just dropped a bunch of data points about its service in 2018, and they show just how much time viewers are spending with content on the platform.According to Hulu, its users streamed more than 26 million hours of content per day in 2018. That comes out to approximately 10.2 billion hours per y...

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    FILMINLATINO STREAMING SERVICE TO SHUT DOWN

    Dec 13, 2018

    The Mexican Cinematography Institute (Imcine) announced that the OTT service FilminLatino will shut down on January 1. Through her Twitter account, María Novaro, Imcine director, said that it is “a well-founded and necessary decision to be able to promote Mexican cinema in a more compre...

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    IMAX IS SHUTTING DOWN ITS VR BUSINESS, CLOSING REMAINING THREE VR CENTERS IN Q1

    Dec 13, 2018

    Imax is making its exit from virtual reality (VR) official: The company notified shareholders with a SEC filing Thursday that it will close down its remaining three VR centers, and write off “certain VR content investments.”A company spokesperson confirmed the planned closures and shared...

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    KARTRIDGE AND INDIE MEGABOOTH HIGHLIGHT INDIE GAMES IN ALTERNATIVE PC GAME STORE

    Dec 13, 2018

    Kartridge, the PC gaming store that was recently started by Kongregate, has announced a partnership with the Indie Megabooth (IMB) to highlight indie games from around the world.They will create a traveling showcase that will highlight the best indie games from the IMB Alumni Network, hand-picked to...

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    BLIZZARD CANCELS HEROES OF THE STORM ESPORTS, SLOWS DEVELOPMENT

    Dec 13, 2018

    Blizzard Entertainment announced that it is scaling back its support for Heroes of the Storm. It is canceling the Heroes of the Storm and Heroes of the Dorm esports events in 2019, and it is also shifting some developers off the ongoing game, according to a blog post.Heroes of the Storm hasn’t...

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    FORTNITE CREATORS ANNOUNCE SOME EPIC CROSS-PLATFORM GAMING PLANS FOR

    Dec 13, 2018

    Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, laid out their “Epic 2019 Cross-Platform Online Services Roadmap.” As noted in a post on the Unreal Engine blog, Epic announced what it has in the works for Fortnite for 2019. Epic already released a creator, called Fortnite Creative, that lets playe...

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    JINGLE PUNKS AT 10: HOW THE PRODUCTION MUSIC PLATFORM’S PLAYER WORKS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Though its primary function is creative, Jingle Punks is built on a foundation of technology and administration. The patented Jingle Player that lets customers search for music using pop culture terms is both intuitive and efficient. Typing in “Reservoir Dogs” or “Starbucks” ...

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    NETFLIX’S INDIA CONTENT HEAD SWATI SHETTY MAKES EXIT

    Dec 12, 2018

    Swati Shetty, who has headed Indian content operations at Netflix is to step down from the global streaming giant. She joined the streamer in August 2016 as director of international originals and acquisitions.The company said it is placing more emphasis on India and that the role should ideally be ...

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    SOME ‘FORTNITE’ PLAYERS AREN’T TOO HAPPY WITH THE NEW INFINITY BLADE WEAPON

    Dec 12, 2018

    The most recent Fortnite update added the Infinity Blade weapon to the game’s battle royale mode, as a way of paying tribute to the now-delisted trilogy of games on the App Store. The introduction of a melee weapon seemed like a great way to shake up the multiplayer formula, but players are co...

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    NINTENDO SWITCH VS. XBOX ONE: CAN THE NEW HYBRID BEST THE ESTABLISHED CONSOLE?

    Dec 12, 2018

    The Nintendo Switch, as with many Nintendo systems, seeks to innovate on what we view as the traditional video game console. As a hybrid console, the Switch offers a form of play similar to that of its competitors — namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — while acting as a bridge between...

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    ACORN TV EXPANDS TO MORE COUNTRIES IN LATIN AMERICA

    Dec 12, 2018

    North America’s streaming service Acorn TV, which offers British and international content, announced that is now available in thirty new countries, including Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela and Uruguay.Launched in Canada and the United States in 2011 Acorn TV quickly became a reference for premi...

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    THE IMPACT OF VOICE TECHNOLOGIES ON CONSUMER ENTERTAINMENT

    Dec 11, 2018

    Voice technology is an emerging trend in the consumer entertainment world, with voice control increasingly becoming embedded in devices such as smart speakers, TV remotes, and smart TVs. This report presents an overview of the voice technology landscape for consumer entertainment services, with a fo...

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    DUSUN PROMOTES ANDROID TV REMOTE CONTROL AND GAMEPAD FOR VOICE-CONTROLLED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Dusun Electron Ltd. will be demonstrating its Android TV remote control and gamepad at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. The remote control features Bluetooth BLE (low energy wireless communication) and Google Voice to interact with Android TV-enabled devices such as Smart TV, Se...

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    HOW VR IS BEING USED TO HELP CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, AUTISM

    Dec 11, 2018

    The United States Department of Education is betting on virtual reality to help students with high-functioning autism and learning disabilities in schools across the country. This month the Office of Special Education and Programs announced its investment of $2.5 million toward a new program that wi...

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    CLOUD CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK MARKET: MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TO EXHIBIT HIGH DEMAND

    Dec 11, 2018

    The global cloud content delivery network market is yet to graduate from its transformational phase. Nevertheless, the market is speeding its way through on the back technological breakthroughs and generous spending by the leading companies. The investment spike will give thrust to the market’...

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    AT&T COMMITTING 'MAJOR STRATEGIC ERROR' WITH THREE-TIER STREAMING SERVICE PLANS, ANALYST SAYS

    Dec 11, 2018

    AT&T’s WarnerMedia last month revealed the three-tier service structure for its upcoming streaming product, and one industry analyst sees the plan as a big mistake.MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson said the structure for WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, co...

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    KILL YOUR CABLE AND SWITCH TO STREAMING WITH OUR PAINLESS GUIDE

    Dec 11, 2018

    Streaming is hotter than ever these days, with on-demand services such as Netflix and Hulu, along with a litany of live TV streaming services such as Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue, all attempting to capitalize on the cord-cutting phenomenon. Channels and hit series once strictly bound b...

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    NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES VIEWING CLIMBS, BUT LICENSED CONTENT REMAINS MAJORITY OF TOTAL U.S. STREAMS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Is Netflix moving fast enough to bulk up on originals to offset programming that’s about to get pulled by studios like Disney, Fox and WarnerMedia?Original content accounted for 37% of Netflix’s U.S. streams in October 2018, up from 24% a year earlier (and just 14% in January 2017), per ...

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    SLEDGEHAMMER GAMES COFOUNDER GLEN SCHOFIELD LEAVES ACTIVISION

    Dec 10, 2018

    Glen Schofield, co-creator of several Call of Duty games, announced today on Twitter that he was leaving Sledgehammer Games, the game studio he cofounded in 2009 with Michael Condrey.Schofield and Condrey worked together at Electronic Arts’s Visceral Games studio before starting Sledgehammer, ...

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    ANALOG TV USERS WILL HAVE CHANNELS WITH SAME NUMBER ON DTT

    Dec 10, 2018

    Peruvian Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) proposed to make some modifications to the Master Plan for the Implementation of Digital Terrestrial Television in the country.The ministry specifically proposes to make changes in articles 3, 9 and 15, “with the objective that the p...

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    HOLOLENS 2 COULD GIVE THE ALWAYS CONNECTED PC A NEW, ‘AGGRESSIVE’ FORM

    Dec 10, 2018

    Microsoft’s next-generation Hololens will be an augmented reality Always Connected PC. Qualcomm reassured us that more “aggressive form factors” will be coming to the Snapdragon PC platform, and the latest rumor suggests that Microsoft could release its Hololens with the same Snapd...

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    PLAY ‘SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE’ THE BEST WAY WITH A SWITCH GAMECUBE CONTROLLER

    Dec 10, 2018

    If you’re a longtime fan of Super Smash Bros., you know in your bones that there’s only one true way to play. Nintendo knows it, too: Alongside the recent launch of the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Japanese company has brought back the legendary GameCube controller along with a US...

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    NETFLIX’S BIGGEST COMPETITION ISN’T SLEEP — IT’S YOUTUBE

    Dec 09, 2018

    Each day in India’s capital New Delhi, hundreds of thousands of people take the quiet subway across the widely crowded suburbs to reach their work. The quietness is interrupted every few minutes as the train reaches a station and an ever-growing population jostles to find a seat. Seconds later...

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    ESL AND OCULUS PARTNER FOR VR CHARITY CHALLENGE GAME SHOW

    Dec 07, 2018

    Esports company ESL is teaming up with Oculus for the Change the Game VR Charity Challenge (VRCC), it announced on Friday.Two teams of influencers will compete for a $100,000 prize during the event. Each will represent one of two gaming charities — Stack Up or Take This. Stack Up is a nonprofi...

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    DEEPER DIVE HOW NETFLIX IS BRACING FOR THE COMING LICENSED CONTENT EXODUS

    Dec 07, 2018

    Netflix is well aware that Disney, WarnerMedia, Comcast and others will eventually pull back their content for their own platforms. But new figures paint a dire portrait of the aftermath of that shift.Ampere Analysis’ research—spotted by Recode—suggests Netflix could lose 20% of it...

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    DIRECTV ACQUIRES COPA SUDAMERICANA RIGHTS

    Dec 07, 2018

    DirecTV Latin America has acquired rights to broadcast the Copa Sudamericana and the Recopa in Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 2019-2022.The operator was selected in “an open and competitive bidding process that included the participation several bidders,”...

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    HOW TO RECORD AND SHARE GAMEPLAY ON THE PLAYSTATION 4

    Dec 07, 2018

    For lots of players, saving and sharing their favorite gameplay moments and playthroughs has become essential to the video gaming experience. Considering how much players like to use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and streaming services like Twitch to show off their gaming experiences, it makes perfect...

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    LINEAR TV CHANNEL OFFERING TO REDUCE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS, SAYS HULU CEO

    Dec 06, 2018

    Randy Freer, CEO of the streaming platform Hulu, said that the traditional pay TV offering that includes more than 300 linear channels is going to shrink dramatically over the next 10 years.The executive participated this week in the BI Ignition conference in New York. According to Freer, only cable...

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    AMAZON MUSIC ROLLS OUT NEW VOICE FEATURES TO PERSONALIZE LISTENING

    Dec 06, 2018

    Amazon Music today announced the rollout of new voice features that enables listeners to personalize their streaming music experience. Essentially, listeners can have a conversation with the service’s Alexa to find playlists and music for specific moods or occasions, “liking” or re...

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    DIRECTV TO STOP BUYING SATELLITES, TO FOCUS ON ONLINE VIDEO BUSINESS

    Dec 06, 2018

    AT&T, owner of DTH operator DirecTV, announced that is finished buying satellites. Instead, it will focus on growing its online video business. The announcement was made by John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, in a meeting with analysts.“We’ve launched our last satellite,&rd...

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    DIGITAL CONTENT PLATFORM ‘OTRO’ LAUNCHES WITH SOCCER STARS

    Dec 05, 2018

    The new online service “Otro”, focused on the soccer universe, was recently announced globally. It is backed by some of the sport’s biggest stars. It is available in eight languages (including Spanish) and offers a free version with limited access, and a monthly subscription model....

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    DIRECTV LATIN AMERICA HAS A NEW PRESIDENT

    Dec 05, 2018

    Manuel Abelleyra was appointed president of DirecTV Latin America, a new organizational unit of Vrio Corp. as of October 2018. Previously, the executive was in charge of the operation in Argentina and the Southern Region.Abelleyra will be responsible for the operations and the management teams of Ar...

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    ‘FORTNITE’ WAS THE MOST TALKED ABOUT GAME ON TWITTER IN 2018

    Dec 05, 2018

    Now that 2018 is ending, Twitter is sharing some of the topics that got people talking this year, including the most-tweeted video games in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, Epic Games’ popular battle royale title “Fortnite” tops the list.“Fortnite” is a pop culture phenomenon w...

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    HULU ON PACE TO HAVE 23M SUBSCRIBERS BY YEAR-END

    Dec 05, 2018

    Hulu CEO Randy Freer says his company is growing at a fast pace and is on track to have more than 23 million subscribers by the end of 2018.That’s according to TechCrunch, which picked up on Freer’s remarks at a Business Insider conference and did some math. Freer said that Hulu expects ...

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    AMAZON PRIME VIDEO IS FINALLY COMING TO COMCAST XFINITY

    Dec 05, 2018

    Four months after Comcast announced it was integrating Amazon Prime Video, the app is finally rolling out to Comcast’s Xfinity platform nationwide.Over the next week, Comcast will start allowing its pay TV subscribers to search for and watch Prime Video content on their X1 set-top boxes in 4K ...

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    NVIDIA’S NEW A.I. CREATES ENTIRE VIRTUAL CITIES BY WATCHING DASH CAM VIDEOS

    Dec 05, 2018

    From the Grand Theft Auto franchise to the plethora of available Spider-Man titles, plenty of video games allow you to explore a three-dimensional representation of a real (or thinly fictionalized) city. Creating these cityscapes isn’t easy, however. The task requires thousands of hours of com...

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    VOTE NOW TO DECIDE WHO IS THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN THE U.S. VIDEO INDUSTRY: 2018

    Dec 04, 2018

    Like FierceWireless is doing this year and has done in years past, FierceVideo is letting our readers pick the most powerful person in the U.S. video industry for 2018.Every workday for the next five days, we’re going to run a new round of voting in a tournament-style bracket. Voting starts ea...

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    COMCAST REMAINS CAGEY ON DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER STREAMING PRODUCT PLANS

    Dec 04, 2018

    Fellow media conglomerates AT&T and Disney are slowly revealing plans for their direct-to-consumer streaming products launching in 2019. But Comcast has yet to join the fray.Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh spoke during a UBS investor conference and declined to provide much detail into any similar plan...

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    WHAT 5G WILL DO FOR VR/AR

    Dec 03, 2018

    People using AR and VR might be accessing information on train times while on the move, holding conference calls with colleagues or playing computer games with friends in different locations around the world, all in real time.It’s set to revolutionise the way we communicate and consume content...

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    MODERN TIMES GROUP INVESTS IN 11 U.S. AND EUROPEAN GAME STARTUPS

    Dec 03, 2018

    Modern Times Group (MTG) said it has invested in 11 gaming startups during the past year or so. The Stockholm, Sweden-based MTG made the investments in categories, including online gaming, esports, virtual reality, and augmented reality.This disclosure makes MTG one the most active investors in the ...

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    U.S. STREAMING TV SERVICE FUBOTV LAUNCHING IN SPAIN

    Dec 03, 2018

    FuboTV can check off another first among its virtual MVPD competitors: The U.S.-based streaming TV service is heading to Europe with the launch of fuboTV España in Spain.With the launch, fuboTV says it will be the first vMVPD to offer service in both North America and Europe. FuboTV Espa&ntil...

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    TWO MONTHS RUNNING, PLAYSTATION DOMINATES FIRST PLACE IN GAMING INDUSTRY’S MOST-SEEN TV ADS RANKING

    Dec 03, 2018

    In the last 30 days, Sony-owned PlayStation edged its lead with a third of all industry TV ad impressions, while Nintendo extended its market share at second place, Xbox fell from third to fourth, and chart newcomer Riot Games joined at No. 5.GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV a...

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    NEXSTAR WILL ACQUIRE TRIBUNE MEDIA FOR $4.1 BILLION

    Dec 02, 2018

    Reuters reports that Nexstar Media Group has agreed to acquire the Tribune Media Company for $4.1 billion, which will make the combined company the largest television station operator in America. The deal could be announced on Monday.Based in Irving, Texas, Nexstar is presently the second-largest lo...

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    AMAZON MUSIC WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID TV

    Nov 30, 2018

    Looks like Amazon Music is coming to Android TV, as Android Police has spotted a listing for the TV version of the app appearing now in the Google Play Store. It’s not available just yet, but there is an option to pre-register for it.Other music streaming services have been available on Androi...

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    A+E, MEDIATEK JOIN NIELSEN’S DYNAMIC AD INSERTION PILOT PROGRAM

    Nov 29, 2018

    Nielsen is growing the membership for its U.S. dynamic ad insertion (DAI) pilot, adding the smart TV chipmaker MediaTek and national cable network group A+E Networks.A+E joins CBS in the Nielsen trial working on replacing advertisements in live linear programming on select networks.Nielsen’s D...

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    DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE TO OPEN CUTTING-EDGE VR CENTRE IN LA NEXT MONTH

    Nov 28, 2018

    You may remember VRFocus reporting on location-based virtual reality (VR) specialist Dreamscape Immersive opening a pop-up location in Los Angeles earlier this year to showcase its brand new experience, Alien Zoo, for a month. That was just a precursor to today’s announcement, with the company...

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    DISNEY DITCHES COMCAST AND ALIGNS ONLINE AD EFFORTS WITH GOOGLE

    Nov 28, 2018

    Disney is consolidating all of its online ad initiatives with Google’s Ad Manager and ending its agreement with Comcast’s Freewheel.According to The Wall Street Journal, Disney’s networks including ABC and ESPN will use Google for ads appearing on video, mobile, apps and display fo...

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    DISCOVERY CONTINUES ITS PUSH INTO DIGITAL WITH SLING TV CARRIAGE DEAL

    Nov 28, 2018

    Discovery Inc. has made a series of big moves into streaming video over the last month—launching several new TV Everywhere apps, licensing a big catalog of shows to free, ad-supported streamer Pluto TV, and announcing its GolfTV SVOD service for non-U.S. markets—and launched three of its...

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    DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE TO OPEN ITS FIRST VR VENUE IN WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY

    Nov 28, 2018

    Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based VR startup backed by some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters, will open its first venue this month at the Westfield Century City mall.The opening marks the start of a period of expansion that will bring four stand-alone and in-theatre VR experiences to the...

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    SEGA DREAMCAST AT 20: THE FUTURISTIC GAMES CONSOLE THAT CAME TOO SOON

    Nov 28, 2018

    The Dreamcast looked like nothing else out there. A lighter box than the uniform black or grey, four joypad ports, a bizarre controller with a memory card that had its own screen and worked as a separate miniature games console. The name – a portmanteau of Dream and Broadcast – was stran...

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    JW PLAYER, MAZ TEAM FOR INTEGRATED HOSTING/DISTRIBUTING VIDEO PLATFORM

    Nov 27, 2018

    Video platform JW Player and content logistics software firm MAZ Systems have teamed up to combine video hosting and distribution functions onto one dashboard.Brands that are already using JW Player for hosting and organizing playlists can authenticate once and have access to all JW Player playlists...

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    YOUTUBE OFFERS STUDENT DISCOUNTS ON MUSIC, PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS

    Nov 27, 2018

    YouTube hopes to reel in college students as paying customers with steeply discounted pricing plans for its ad-free streaming services.The video service has launched student plans for YouTube Music Premium priced at $4.99 per month — a 50% discount off the regular $9.99 monthly price — a...

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    MOBILE EDGE GIFT IDEAS FOR GAMERS AND GAMING ENTHUSIASTS ON YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT LIST

    Nov 27, 2018

    With the world of professional eSports and recreational gaming growing by leaps and bounds each year, Mobile Edge is continuously innovating new designs and new products that offer cutting edge mobility solutions for a wide range of gamers and gaming enthusiasts. From the three versions of our award...

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    NBCUNIVERSAL HAS BUILT A MACHINE LEARNING TOOL TO TARGET TV ADS

    Nov 27, 2018

    NBCUniversal has a plan to use machine learning to drill down further into data about its programming so it can better target consumers and serve relevant television ads.The Comcast-owned broadcaster has cooked up something called the Context Intelligence Platform, which scours scripts, closed capti...

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    STREAM NETFLIX, CONTROL SMART HOME ESSENTIALS, AND MORE WITH THE $119 NVIDIA SHIELD TV 4K

    Nov 26, 2018

    There are only a few hours left to take advantage of Target's sitewide sale, and there are still plenty of deals you'll want to know about, or you might just be kicking yourself tomorrow once prices rise back up. This price drop on the Nvidia Shield TV 4K Streaming Player is one of those dea...

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    TEAM VITALITY RAISES $22.7 MILLION TO LIFT EUROPEAN ESPORTS

    Nov 26, 2018

    European esports organization Team Vitality has raised €20 million, or $22.7 million, in an investment from entrepreneur Tej Kohli.Team Vitality said it believes the investment is the largest ever for a European esports team. The sector is hot now, as market researcher Newzoo expects the busine...

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    DIRECTV’S SUBSCRIBER CHURN WOES COULD CONTINUE IN Q4 AS PROMO PRICING ENDS

    Nov 26, 2018

    DirecTV was hit with record subscriber losses during the third quarter, and that trend could continue due to the timing around some promotional pricing.During the third quarter, AT&T posted net subscriber losses of 346,000 for its traditional pay TV services, DirecTV and U-verse. In a new resear...

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    HTC FILES VIVE COSMOS TRADEMARK

    Nov 25, 2018

    HTC may finally be rolling out its Vive Focus standalone headset to businesses this month, but a new trademark filing has us wondering what else the company is working on.The Taiwanese smartphone maker recently filed a trademark at the EUIPO (first spotted by Dutch site Mobielkopen) for something ca...

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    YOUTUBE TRIES BUNDLING ADS TOGETHER FOR A BETTER VIEWING EXPERIENCE

    Nov 25, 2018

    YouTube is aiming to create a more enjoyable viewing experience by bundling ads together to reduce the number of interruptions viewers have to deal with while watching a video.So while it could mean increasing the number of videos it shows before and during a video, doubling them up at least means f...

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    AMAZON ECHO OR GOOGLE HOME: WHICH SMART SPEAKER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

    Nov 23, 2018

    If you’re in the market for a small speaker, you can go for an Apple HomePod with Siri inside or this $2,250 Bang and Olufsen deal, but if you’re looking for the most value, top features, and a solution that lets you spread music throughout your home, you only really have Amazon’s ...

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    LOGITECH WANTS TO ACQUIRE HEADPHONE MAKER PLANTRONICS FOR OVER $2 BILLION

    Nov 23, 2018

    Logitech, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.The deal would be by far Logitech’s largest acquisition and would illustrate the company&rs...

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    SMELL THE IMMERSION WITH THE VAQSO VR SCENT DEVICE

    Nov 22, 2018

    As virtual reality (VR) companies strive for greater immersion within experiences how would you imagine they could achieve that? Better visuals, improved spatial audio, the ability to feel and touch virtual objects? Well for VAQSO Inc. its the addition of one of our other senses, smell. The tech sta...

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    SOMERSAULTS AND SIDEFLIPS ARE COMING TO ACTION FPS SAIRENTO VR

    Nov 22, 2018

    After an Early Access release in 2016 followed by a full launch in January, Mixed Realms’ ninja-based action title Sairento VR has proved to be a tidy little success, receiving a positive response from press and gamers alike. But the team hasn’t stopped there, continually releasing impro...

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    THE GOLDEN AGE OF STREAMING SPORTS ISN'T PERFECT, BUT IT'S STILL DAMN GOOD

    Nov 22, 2018

    As the air turns colder and we approach the holidays, we also find ourselves knee-deep in one of the best times of the year for sports: The NBA and NHL are in full swing, college basketball is getting warmed up, college football is barreling toward Bowl Season, and the NFL season is getting hot as t...

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    XBOX ONE PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) PLAYERS GET ANOTHER EVENT MODE THIS WEEKEND

    Nov 22, 2018

    Xbox One gamers will be getting a new Huntsmen and Marksmen Xbox Event Mode this weekend in the popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) video game.The special event will run from Nov 22nd at 7pm PST (23rd 4am CET) and will last until Nov 25th at 7pm PST (26th 4am CET). The game mode will ...

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    UNDERGROUND SURVIVAL EXPERIENCE ECHOES VR IS HEADING TO KICKSTARTER

    Nov 22, 2018

    Spanish indie videogame studio Rogue Titan Games announced its debut virtual reality (VR) title Echoes VR several months ago, revealing that it was the team’s final project for their masters at the Politechnic University of Madrid. As this will be their first videogame the studio is seeking fu...

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    FLEX YOUR THUMBS (AND YOUR BRAIN) WITH THESE FUN TEXTING GAMES

    Nov 21, 2018

    Smartphones are more powerful than ever, and that means gaming on phones has never been better. It wasn’t always possible to play graphically intensive games on a phone. In fact, believe it or not, there was a time SMS texting games were all the rage, and they still are for some. Whether it&rs...

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    SUPERHOT TEAM PUTS TOGETHER A ‘VR ESSENTIALS’ BUNDLE ON STEAM

    Nov 21, 2018

    When it comes to virtual reality (VR) videogames – depending on the headset you own – there are generally several titles that are considered ‘must haves’. Experiences that really showcase the power and immersive qualities of the technology, whilst being great introductions fo...

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    PLAYVS RAISES $30.5 MILLION FOR HIGH SCHOOL ESPORTS PLATFORM

    Nov 20, 2018

    PlayVS has raised $30.5 million for its platform for high school esports. The round comes just five months after PlayVS raised $15 million.Elysian Park Ventures, the private investment arm of the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group, led the round. Other existing investors who also participated are N...

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    ADMIX COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF VRFOCUS.COM

    Nov 20, 2018

    Admix, who announced a $2.1M fresh capital injection last week, has today completed its acquisition of VRFocus.com, one of the leading publications focussed on AR and VR. As part of a philanthropic effort to assist the developing AR and VR industries, Admix has ensured that VRFocus.com will retain i...

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    COMCAST, CHARTER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION SUITS HEADED TO TRIAL

    Nov 20, 2018

    A federal appeals court has denied attempts by Comcast and Charter to dismiss lawsuits filed by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios claiming violations of the Civil Rights Act.The plaintiffs—Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM)&mdash...

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    SKYPE CALLING NOW AVAILABLE ON ALEXA

    Nov 20, 2018

    Microsoft is bringing its Skype calling service to Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices this week. Amazon’s Echo range will be able to access Skype’s basic calling, and hardware like the Echo Show will also include video calling support for Skype. This integration also lets Skype users c...

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    AMAZON BIDDING ON FOX’S 22 REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORKS: REPORT

    Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon has reportedly jumped in with a bid for 21st Century Fox’s 22 regional sports networks that Disney is selling off as part of its $71.3 billion Fox acquisition.According to CNBC’s David Faber, Amazon is bidding on all of the networks, which include distribution deals with major spo...

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    SOUND BLASTERX G6 AMPLIFIER REVIEW — THE BEST HEADPHONE AUDIO

    Nov 19, 2018

    Creative Labs always seems like it is fighting an uphill battle to convince people that they should want better audio. While some are seeing diminishing returns going to 4K or even HDR, most gaming fans have plenty of room to improve their sound setup. And the Sound BlasterX G6 DAC and headphone amp...

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    NZXT’S HUE 2 LIGHTING KITS ARE A GREAT WAY TO ADD RGB TO YOUR PC RIG

    Nov 19, 2018

    Some people can’t wait to tell you how much they don’t care about RGB lighting in their PC hardware. And to them I say this: “OK.” And then, I will walk back into the warm, glowing embrace of the Hue 2 lighting kits from NZXT.Let’s say that you or a loved one already ha...

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    SNAP ANNOUNCES LENS CREATIVE PARTNERS PROGRAM TO CONNECT BRANDS WITH AR CREATORS

    Nov 19, 2018

    A year ago, Snap launched its first desktop app, Lens Studio, to give artists and agencies the ability to create and run their own sponsored AR lenses. But companies still might not readily know what agencies have prior experience creating lenses. So Snap is today announcing the launch of a Creative...

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    THESE ARE THE COOLEST GAMES YOU CAN PLAY ON YOUR GOOGLE CHROME BROWSER RIGHT NOW

    Nov 18, 2018

    The Chrome Web Store offers a lot more than just a healthy dose of extensions, themes, and other nifty apps. It also houses an impressive collection of games that can be directly played on the browser for a small fee, or nothing at all.Many of the same great titles that are available on your smartph...

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    INXILE ENTERTAINMENT IS STILL WORKING ON VR DESPITE MICROSOFT ACQUISITION

    Nov 17, 2018

    This week, The Mage’s Tale developer InXile Entertainment was acquired by Microsoft, becoming a member of its Microsoft Studios family. Given that the Xbox-maker doesn’t have its own VR headset for consoles (and only partners with others on its PC devices), this threw into question the s...

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    DEVELOPERS CAN APPLY FOR GRANTS UP TO $500,000 THROUGH MAGIC LEAP’S INDEPENDENT CREATOR PROGRAM

    Nov 16, 2018

    Do you happen to be a developer with an idea that would be great for augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality (MR) headsets but need some funding to get it off the ground. Well, you’re in luck, as Magic Leap has recently announced its new  Independent Creator Program, a development fund looki...

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    AT&T IS INVITING DIRECTV NOW USERS TO TEST ITS UPCOMING STREAMING BOX

    Nov 15, 2018

    AT&amp;T is inviting DirecTV Now users to sign up for a chance to test its upcoming streaming set-top box. The company sent an email to select DirecTV Now subscribers this morning, asking them to sign up to test the device for “about six months.” AT&amp;T Communications CEO John Donovan anno...

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    THINK VIRTUAL REALITY IS JUST FOR GAMES? THESE AWESOME APPS WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND

    Nov 15, 2018

    If there’s anything we’ve learned from Hollywood movies, it’s that there’s only a matter of time before the machines inevitably become sentient, take control of the earth, and ruthlessly hunt down any and all remaining humans in impressively efficient fashion. For now, though...

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    FORTNITE’ GIFTS PERFECT FOR THE VIDEO GAME FAN IN YOUR LIFE

    Nov 15, 2018

    Chances are you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is a big fan of Fortnite. The battle royale game has become an untouchable worldwide phenomenon in 2018. As such, plenty of Fortnite-themed products are being made by companies both big and small.From board games to figurines to shirts a...

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    COMCAST'S XFINITY STREAM JOINS NIELSEN'S DIGITAL RATINGS

    Nov 14, 2018

    Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app and web portal are being added to Nielsen’s digital ratings. Now Xfinity TV audiences watching on computers and mobile devices will be included in Nielsen Digital in TV Ratings and Digital Content Ratings.The inclusion of Stream is an expansion of Comcast&rsq...

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    REMEMBER RTX? IT’S IN A VIDEO GAME NOW

    Nov 14, 2018

    If you’ve purchased an Nvidia RTX graphics card, you can finally enjoy your fancy new GPU’s namesake feature. All you have to do is update a handful of programs and join Electronic Arts’ premium subscription service.Battlefield V is officially the first game to support real-time ra...

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    VR FIRM ESTABLISHES NEW TEAM FOR LOCATION-BASED ENTERTAINMENT MARKET

    Nov 14, 2018

    nDreams, a virtual reality (VR) developer and publisher which is backed by an investment group, has set up a new team to create games and experiences for the location-based entertainment market.The Farnborough business, which is a direct investment of Warwickshire-headquartered Mercia Technologies, ...

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    HYPERX CLOUD MIX REVIEW — A GREAT HEADSET FOR DAILY USE

    Nov 14, 2018

    Computer component company Kingston started its HyperX gaming brand years ago, and it has earned a reputation for building great peripherals like its Cloud headsets. But as great as the HyperX Cloud Flight, Cloud Stinger, and Cloud Alpha all are, none of them would work well as your daily headphones...

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    INDUSTRY VOICES MULLIGAN: SVOD USERS WERE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND CORD CUTTING IN Q3

    Nov 13, 2018

    Cord cutting is now a firmly entrenched component of the pay TV business, especially in the U.S. Pay TV providers of all kinds continue to shed subscribers each quarter, all against the backdrop of a continually expanding streaming market. However, the real story behind cord cutting is not how many ...

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    PLAYSTATION 4 GETS PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS IN DECEMBER

    Nov 13, 2018

    The PUBG Corporation is announcing today that it is bringing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to PlayStation 4. Preorders for the $30 game kick off today, and the battle royale launches December 7. This marks the end of console exclusivity for the Xbox. It also gives PlayStation fans one more opt...

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    DISNEY IN TALKS WITH HEARST TO SELL A+E NETWORKS EUROPEAN CHANNELS

    Nov 13, 2018

    Disney is in talks with Hearst to sell off its interest in five European cable channels that are part of the larger A+E Networks joint venture between the companies.Disney last week agreed to divest the channels as a condition of receiving approval for the 21st Century Fox transaction from the Europ...

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    YOUTUBE VR BRINGS ITS WEALTH OF CONTENT TO OCULUS GO

    Nov 13, 2018

    A couple of months ago Oculus made the long-awaited announcement that YouTube VR would finally be coming to its standalone headset, Oculus Go. That time has now come, with Oculus Go owners now able to download the app for free via Oculus Store.The app gives Oculus Go access to the video platform&rsq...

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    VERIZON WANTS TO OFFER ITS APPLE TV, YOUTUBE TV DEAL TO MORE OF ITS SUBSCRIBERS

    Nov 12, 2018

    Verizon is reportedly considering expanding its partnership with Apple and Google to more of its pay TV and wireless subscribers, not just its 5G customers.Earlier this year, Verizon announced a deal in which its 5G in-home, fixed wireless customers would receive either a 4K Apple TV streaming devic...

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    NETFLIX TESTING LOWER PRICES IN SOME MARKETS

    Nov 12, 2018

    Netflix is testing lower prices for its service in some international markets to better grow and compete with other local streaming services.According to Bloomberg, the company is looking into offering a fourth pricing tier its current U.S. plans range from $7.99 per month to $13.99 per month that w...

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    PUBG, ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST, MORE JOINING XBOX GAME PASS

    Nov 11, 2018

    Even though most viewers were focused at the new games coming out of X018, Microsoft made some major movements with Xbox Game Pass. The company’s Netflix-like subscription service for games is getting a bunch of new games this month and December just in time for your Christmas holidays.Microso...

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    MICROSOFT ACQUIRES INXILE TO MAKE ROLE-PLAYING GAMES FOR XBOX, PC

    Nov 10, 2018

    The Xbox team’s acquisition storm continues. The publisher revealed today that it is folding Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera studio InXile Entertainment into its portfolio of game development teams. InXile founder Brian Fargo helped revealed the partnership at Microsoft’s XO18...

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    YOUTUBE ARRIVES ON NINTENDO SWITCH TODAY

    Nov 08, 2018

    YouTube is launching on the Nintendo Switch today. It becomes just the second major video app to be released on the console since the Switch hit shelves in March 2017. (Hulu led the way last November.) YouTube can be downloaded for free from the Nintendo eShop.The app is exactly what you’d exp...

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    SAMSUNG REPORTEDLY PLANS PROJECT WHARE CLOUD SERVICE AND AR HEADSET

    Nov 05, 2018

    Until now, Samsung’s mixed reality efforts have been largely focused on virtual reality headsets such as Gear VR and the Odyssey HMD, but the South Korean company will dive deeper into augmented reality this week, Variety reports. During its annual developers conference in San Francisco, the c...

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    OCULUS GO: HOW TO USE PS4, XBOX ONE, AND SWITCH CONTROLLERS

    Nov 04, 2018

    The Oculus Go is a wonderful VR headset that’s easy to jump into with a great motion controller to play games with. But, sometimes, you just can’t beat the response and control afforded by a proper gamepad.Oculus Go allows you to connect a more traditional controller via Bluetooth. But, ...

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    HTC IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 6DOF DEV KITS

    Nov 04, 2018

    The company this week opened applications for developer kits for its newly announced six degree of freedom (6DOF) controllers for the Vive Focus standalone headset. Viveport President Rikard Steiber launched the applications during a talk at the 2018 XRDC conference. He also confirmed that the new c...

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    CBS LAUNCHES ET LIVE, ITS THIRD FREE, AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING CHANNEL

    Nov 01, 2018

    On Wednesday, CBS made good on its plans to launch an Entertainment Tonight streaming service with the announcement of ET Live, a free-to-watch ad-supported channel.ET Live will feature content complementary to Entertainment Tonight, which is still on broadcast television. The channel will feature e...

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    VIRTUIX AND FUNOVATION LAUNCH VR ARENA FOR VIRTUAL REALITY ESPORTS

    Nov 01, 2018

    Virtuix tried to get home consumers to use its Omni virtual reality treadmill in years past, without much success. Now the company is targeting its treadmill tech for esports VR contests in VR arcades in a partnership with Funovation.Back in 2014, the company raised millions in funding on Kickstarte...

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    SPOTIFY GIVES AWAY FREE GOOGLE HOME MINI SPEAKERS TO FAMILY PLAN SUBSCRIBERS

    Oct 31, 2018

    Spotify is giving some of its members an early holiday gift: The company is gifting subscribers to its $14.99 family plan a free Google Home Mini speaker, it announced Wednesday morning.The music service is using the offer to tout its close integration with Google’s voice assistant, which allo...

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    AMAZON MAKES MUSIC SKILL API PUBLICLY AVAILABLE

    Oct 31, 2018

    Spicing up voice apps on Amazon’s Alexa assistant with jammin’ tunes just got a whole lot easier. The Seattle firm today announced the general availability of the Music Skill API, which allows developers to stream songs from online services to Alexa devices and Amazon Echo speakers in th...

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    SCREAM AND HIDE IN VIRTUAL REALITY FILMS AND VIDEOGAMES THIS HALLOWEEN

    Oct 30, 2018

    We all love a little bit of a scare, scream and adrenaline rush. Virtual reality (VR) is particularly good at making viral videos when we see our friends and family members tremble, scream or fall off chairs. Be prepared to go through those same emotions in these latest experiences in VR and augment...

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    FROMSOFTWARE’S PLAYSTATION VR EXCLUSIVE DERACINE ARRIVES NEXT WEEK

    Oct 30, 2018

    Unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, FromSoftware and Japan Studio’s upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Déraciné is due to hit PlayStation VR next week. Ahead of launch Masaaki Yamagiwa, Producer, SIE Japan Studio, has revealed a few more details about the...

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    HOW TO CONNECT A PS3 CONTROLLER TO YOUR PC

    Oct 29, 2018

    Five years into a new console generation, the PlayStation 3 is all but extinct. Gamers have few reasons to break out their PS3 (unless they need an oversized paperweight). Still, if you’ve got a game-worthy PC, those old DualShock 3 controllers can be put to good use. With a few minutes and a ...

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    MIXED REALITY CREATION TOOL MICROSOFT MARQUETTE LEAKS

    Oct 29, 2018

    Though Microsoft have been involved in virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) for some time, notably with the Microsoft HoloLens and the various Windows MR devices, its growth has been slower than the company expected. However, Microsoft may be hoping to change that with the release of a new to...

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    AMAZON SAYS IT HAS NO PLANS FOR AN AD-SUPPORTED VIDEO SERVICE

    Oct 26, 2018

    Amazon threw cold water on reports that it has an ad-supported streaming service in the works during its third-quarter earnings call Thursday.Amazon-owned IMDb was reportedly working on an ad-supported streaming service but Dave Fildes, direct of investor relations for the company, said that’s...

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    ‘NIGHTMARE ON OCULUS’ SALE OFFERS HALLOWEEN SAVINGS FOR RIFT, GO, AND GEAR VR

    Oct 26, 2018

    Oculus launched its ‘Nightmare on Oculus’ sale across Rift, Go, and Gear VR, with reduced prices on dozens of Halloween themed VR games on the Oculus Store. The sale will last for 7 days, ending next Friday.As well as the individual game sales, Oculus is also offering four Halloween them...

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    A NEW OCULUS FEATURE LETS YOU RECORD AN ABUSIVE VR USER’S BEHAVIOR AND REPORT THEM

    Oct 24, 2018

    Oculus is rolling out new features, including a system-wide option for reporting abuse. The update is available on the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR mobile headsets, and it will arrive on the PC-based Oculus Rift next month. In addition to the new reporting tools, Oculus Go is getting a beta feature...

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    THE FUTURE OF VIRTUAL REALITY IS WIRELESS

    Oct 23, 2018

    In recent months we’ve been talking about some new definitions and marketing terms that are coming into more popular use — “wireless” and “standalone” VR. While we’ve seen hints of it in 2018, next year is when the technology will really take off.Before I ge...

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    TEAMVIEWER ANNOUNCES NEW AUGMENTED REALITY CAPABILITIES

    Oct 23, 2018

    TeamViewer has become almost ubiquitous among remote support teams for connecting to another PC and guiding users through a process, or finding a particular fault. The company has now announced a new version of its software which introduced augmented reality (AR) capabilities.TeamViewer 14 Preview i...

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    STREAMING TV SERVICES WILL NAB 25% OF VIDEO MARKET BY 2022, ANALYST SAYS

    Oct 23, 2018

    Sling TV, DirecTV Now and other streaming TV services will continue their current growth trend over the next few years and expand their share of the pay TV market.That’s according to UBS analyst John Hodulik, who said that despite recent price increases, virtual MVPDs will account for about 25...

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    DISCOVERY AND PGA TOUR ANNOUNCE GOLFTV SUBSCRIPTION STREAMING SERVICE

    Oct 22, 2018

    Discovery Inc. and the PGA Tour have announced GolfTV as the brand for their upcoming live and on-demand subscription streaming service launching outside the U.S.The service is part of a 12-year, $2 billion distribution deal between the companies announced earlier this year. The new streaming servic...

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    FACEBOOK DISCONTINUES MOVIE RENTALS, PURCHASES ON OCULUS RIFT

    Oct 22, 2018

    Facebook’s VR subsidiary Oculus is shutting down its VOD efforts on is Oculus Rift headset this week, and is reimbursing anyone who has bought titles in the past. Oculus told Rift users in an email about the changes Monday, and confirmed the move in a comment sent to Variety.“Over the ye...

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    SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES NEW VERSION OF WINDOWS MIXED REALITY HEADSET

    Oct 22, 2018

    There are a variety of options available for users who want to go into virtual reality (VR). One of the most cost-effective is the Windows Mixed Reality line of head-mounted displays, of which there are several variants, provided by various different Microsoft partners, including Samsung. Samsung la...

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    HTC VIVE PRO UPDATE BRINGS FINGER TRACKING TO VR

    Oct 22, 2018

    So you’d like to dive in to the virtual reality universe, but you’d rather not have to hold controllers. The most recent announcement from HTC’s Vive crew suggests that the HTC Vive Pro will soon have 6DoF hand and finger tracking with a simple software update. “Through the f...

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    HOW YOU CAN GIVE YOUR PS4 A FRESH START WITH A FACTORY RESET

    Oct 21, 2018

    Sometimes, you just need to start from scratch, even with a game console. Whether you’re trying to fix an error you haven’t been able to solve with our solutions guide or you’re having trouble beta testing the latest Playstation software update, you’ll want to know how to ret...

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    PLAYSTATION VUE IS NOW INTEGRATED WITH APPLE’S TV APP

    Oct 20, 2018

    PlayStation Vue has integrated with Apple’s TV app, allowing users to view on-demand content and live sports right in the TV app on iOS and tvOS, Sony announced this week. Vue is the first pay-TV provider to be featured in the TV app, which already features content from nearly every major stre...

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    NEXTVR’S NBA STREAMING SLATE BEGINS WITH TWO-TIME DEFENDING CHAMPION GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

    Oct 20, 2018

    Startup NextVR is preparing to stream the 2018-2019 NBA season across all platforms.NextVR’s focus is on live capture and streaming content in 3D, and the startup’s partnership with the NBA has offered basketball fans in VR courtside seats at games for the last couple years. NextVR&rsquo...

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    HUAWEI: MATE 20 X SMARTPHONE BETTER GAMING DEVICE THAN NINTENDO SWITCH

    Oct 17, 2018

    Huawei rolled out a bit of a surprise this week at the tail end of an event meant to reveal two new phones: A third device, a 7.2-inch smartphone, that the company president said is “the best portable mobile gaming machine” on the market, including the Nintendo Switch.“Today we als...

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    OUR GAME STREAMING FUTURE: A DYSTOPIAN RETREAT FROM INNOVATION, RISK

    Oct 17, 2018

    Imagine a world where your favorite game is playable on any device: your PC, your phone, your toaster. This idyllic daydream — our amusements readily available in all places, finally unchained and free — is being promised to us not by niche hobbyists working in their garage but the bigge...

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    SIXENSE WILL REFUND ITS VR CONTROLLER BACKERS, SWITCH TO ENTERPRISE

    Oct 16, 2018

    Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so the company is announcing today that it will refund all of the money raised from its Kickstarter campaign backers and preorder custo...

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    STARTUP LUDENSO TAKES ON MAGIC LEAP AND HOLOLENS IN AUGMENTED REALITY

    Oct 16, 2018

    Norwegian technology start-up Ludenso (formerly MovieMask) has started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its augmented reality glasses for mobile devices, dubbed MagiMask.MagiMask and its tracking system has been quietly in development for two years, and it is now available to preorder, priced...

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    SONY RESOLVES PLAYSTATION 4 BUG THAT ALLOWED SPECIFIC MESSAGE TO LOCK-UP SYSTEM

    Oct 15, 2018

    Sony has reportedly resolved an issue with PlayStation Network messages that could cause a particular string of messages sent to a PlayStation 4 to lock-up the system until reset.After a slew of user reports came in via Reddit and other social media accounts from PlayStation 4 owners that detailed t...

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    VIRTUAL MVPD FUBOTV HAS NEARLY 250,000 SUBSCRIBERS

    Oct 15, 2018

    Virtual MVPD FuboTV, which competes with the likes of Sling TV and DirecTV Now, said that it is approaching 250,000 total subscribers.That includes 30,000 subscribers added during the third quarter and marks more than 100% growth year over year compared to the 100,000 subscribers the service had bac...

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    TWO YEARS ON: PLAYSTATION VR – VIDEOGAMES

    Oct 12, 2018

    Though the PlayStation 4 is capable of a fair number of functions, it is primarily designed as a videogames console, so you would expect the focus for its software to be on videogames.Some of the earliest virtual reality (VR) titles released for the PlayStation VR amounted to be mostly tech demos, b...

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    CORTANA, MEET ALEXA: BUY AN XBOX ONE FROM AMAZON AND GET A FREE ECHO DOT

    Oct 11, 2018

    If you’re looking to add some new technology to your living room in a hurry, Microsoft and Amazon have just the deal for you. Starting Friday, October 12, anyone who purchases an Xbox One bundle from Amazon will receive an Amazon Echo Dot device.The deal applies to several different Xbox One X...

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    WHY INTEL AND NVIDIA CONTROVERSIES PROVE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS WAIT FOR BENCHMARKS

    Oct 11, 2018

    The last couple of months have been exciting times for those looking to upgrade their PCs. SSD prices have continued to fall and both Nvidia and Intel have showcased new hardware that is more powerful than anything they’ve ever released before, especially when it comes to games. But in both th...

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    GAMING LAPTOPS WITH NVIDIA’S FLAGSHIP RTX CARDS COULD ARRIVE BY CES 2019

    Oct 11, 2018

    If you’re waiting for Nvidia to make its flagship GeForce RTX 2080 series graphics card available on laptops, you may not have to wait much longer. While it was previously rumored that Nvidia may launch the card as early as November, a new report suggests that mobile RTX graphics won’t l...

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    PROTOTYPE MICROSOFT HOLOLENS HEADSET SPOTTED IN NASA VIDEO

    Oct 11, 2018

    It appears that the HoloLens headset spotted in the NASA video is a prototype version of the original developer HoloLens, as noted by Road to VR’s Scott Hayden. While Microsoft is indeed working on a second-generation version of the HoloLens, the model shown here is unlikely to be that device....

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    INSOMNIAC GAMES TO LAUNCH ‘SEEDLING’ AR GAME ON MAGIC LEAP

    Oct 10, 2018

    Insomniac Games previewed its very first game for the Magic Leap One headset at the L.E.A.P. conference in Los Angeles Wednesday. The title, dubbed “Seedling,” will be released on the Magic Leap One headset in November.“’Seedling’ is more of an experience than a traditi...

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    GOOGLE LAUNCHES THIRD-GEN CHROMECAST WITH 60FPS VIDEO, MULTIROOM AUDIO SUPPORT

    Oct 10, 2018

    Google announced a new version of its Chromecast streaming adapter, the third generation of the company’s streaming device, which supports playback video at higher frame rates and can also stream multiroom audio.The new device goes on sale Tuesday in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finla...

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    SCORE A FREE GOOGLE HOME MINI WHEN YOU BUY AN NVIDIA SHIELD TV FROM WALMART

    Oct 10, 2018

    If you’re looking for a good streaming device but you also want something that can let you get your game on, then you’re in luck: For a limited time, you can score a two-in-one bundle from Walmart that includes the Nvidia Shield TV streaming media player along with a free Google Home Min...

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    CRAZY MACHINES VR WHIRRS INTO LIFE ON PC VR LATER THIS MONTH

    Oct 09, 2018

    You’d not think it but the Crazy Machines franchise has actually been around for 13 years. Originally released in October 2005 for PC and Mac, as well as on both the Nintendo DS and Wii. We’ve known that the creation crafting title that sees users manufacture elaborate machines in a Rube...

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    HYPERX ANNOUNCES NEW CLOUD MIX BLUETOOTH-ENABLED GAMING HEADSET

    Oct 08, 2018

    HyperX announced its first Bluetooth-enabled gaming headset Monday, called the Cloud MIX.The Cloud MIX, created with gamers looking for portability in mind, boasts a wide variety of features, with a long battery life of 20 hours, dual chamber technology, and 40mm drivers for high-quality sound up to...

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    FACEBOOK’S NEW PORTAL VIDEO-CALLING DEVICES LET USERS CO-STREAM MUSIC, VIDEO

    Oct 08, 2018

    Facebook unveiled Portal, video-communication devices that incorporate smart-speaker features using Amazon’s Alexa, and provide a way to listen to music and watch videos together with friends.Portal ($199) and the larger-screen Portal+ ($349) will begin shipping in November. The devices, which...

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    THIS NEW HEADSET LETS YOU SEE VR AS CLEARLY AS THE REAL WORLD

    Oct 08, 2018

    With AR and VR companies racing to build the ultimate headset that can truly embrace mixed reality, a Finnish startup, Varjo, just made waves with their near to human eye resolution VR headset - The “Bionic Display”.Many innovations have come to wearable VR headsets, most of them trying ...

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    TWIN PEAKS IS BRINGING THE RED ROOM INTO VR

    Oct 06, 2018

    Just the thought of David Lynch-level weirdness in virtual reality is already enough to make my head spin, but I’m sure lots of people will be pretty excited for this official Twin Peaks VR experience.The cult classic series is indeed getting its very own experiential piece for the Oculus Rift...

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    OBSERVER ANALYTICS MEASURES USER INTERACTIONS IN VR, AR, AND MIXED REALITY

    Oct 05, 2018

    Observer Analytics has launched its analytics platform for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. That’s a lot of realities, but the truth is it isn’t clear which of these new technologies will become the biggest.Observer Analytics believes they all have to be quantified ...

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    OCCULT 3D NOVEL THE MIDNIGHT SANCTUARY OUT TODAY, PLAYSTATION VR AND STEAMVR SUPPORT STILL TO COME

    Oct 04, 2018

    Today, Sony publishing label UNTIES and developer CAVYHOUSE have launched their occult suspense 3D novel The Midnight Sanctuary for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam. The title will also get virtual reality (VR) support for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in the near future.A Japanes...

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    HTC VIVE LOOK TO RECREATE READY PLAYER ONE’S THE OASIS IN VR

    Oct 04, 2018

    One of the more high-profile depictions of virtual reality (VR) recently was The Oasis depicted in Ready Player One, both the book and the Steven Spielberg film. In Ready Player One, The Oasis is an all-encompassing VR simulation where people can enjoy a huge range of experiences, from going to scho...

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    NOMADIC WILL LAUNCH ARIZONA SUNSHINE VR ARCADE IN ORLANDO

    Oct 04, 2018

    Nomadic will open its first virtual reality arcade featuring the first-person shooter game Arizona Sunshine in Orlando, Florida.The San Rafael, California-based Nomadic will partner with Rotterdam, The Netherlands-based Vertigo Arcades  to take the popular shooter game into VR arcades, where pl...

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    SCIENTISTS SHOWCASE BRAIN-TO-BRAIN COMMUNICATION WITH GAME OF 3-PLAYER ‘TETRIS’

    Oct 03, 2018

    In the future, we might be able to use brain implants like Elon Musk’s proposed Neuralink to directly connect both with other electronic devices and human beings; transmitting thoughts through a kind of high-tech telepathy. That’s still a long ways away, but researchers from the Universi...

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    STARLIGHT AND SOTI BRING LENOVO MIRAGE SOLO VR TO HOSPITALIZED KIDS

    Oct 01, 2018

    After decades of using wall-mounted TVs, hospitalized patients have recently started using virtual reality to “transport” themselves into more relaxing settings. Hot on the heels of last week’s Oculus-VRHealth initiative to manage pain for chemotherapy patients and mothers in labor...

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    NETFLIX MUM AS OTHERS IN MEDIA REACT TO CALIFORNIA’S NET NEUTRALITY LAWS

    Oct 01, 2018

    California signed new net neutrality laws over the weekend, months after the FCC reversed federal net neutrality rules. The media industry, on both the content and distribution sides, reacted, while Netflix, once a strident defender of net neutrality, stayed quiet.California’s new rules, which...

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    NETFLIX IS NO. 1 COMPANY TECHIES WANT TO WORK FOR, SURVEY FINDS

    Oct 01, 2018

    Netflix beat out Silicon Valley’s biggest heavy-hitters on a new survey of the most-coveted places to work among technology pros.Netflix took the No. 1 spot on Hired’s 2018 survey of tech workers ranking the companies they’d most like to work for, moving up from fifth place on the ...

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    LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE CANCELING HBO NOW AND AMAZON PRIME, STUDY SAYS

    Oct 01, 2018

    Customer churn is a dreaded reality for streaming products that don’t require service contracts, and it could be that some SVODs are being hit harder with it than others.That’s according to Juniper Research, which released a new study suggesting Amazon Prime and HBO Now are feeling the b...

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    ROBIN HUNICKE INTERVIEW — WHY DEVELOPERS SHOULD COLLABORATE WITH VR PLATFORM MAKERS

    Sep 30, 2018

    Virtual reality is still a fledgling industry, and it’s hard to make money on the relatively small installed base of VR headsets. But that doesn’t bother Robin Hunicke, the CEO and cofounder of San Francisco-based indie game studio Funomena.Hunicke, who is also director of the Art, Games...

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    CHOOSING BETWEEN INTEL AND AMD FOR GAMES? THESE ARE THE BEST CPUS AT EVERY PRICE

    Sep 30, 2018

    If you want to completely revamp your computer to play the latest PC games, it’s smart to start with the processor and work outwards. Of course, the graphics component is the important half of the PC gaming equation along with the motherboard, system memory, and storage. But the processor is t...

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    FL STUDIO GETS ITS OWN DEDICATED MUSIC-MAKING HARDWARE

    Sep 29, 2018

    Oculus Quest owners will have an exclusive Star Wars VR series to look forward to this spring: Vader Immortal. We only got a brief glimpse of it during the Oculus Connect 5 keynote today, but it looks like it'll place you on Mustafar, the volcanic planet that houses Vader's lair. The three e...

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    EXPLORING AI SOLUTIONS FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA INDUSTRY

    Sep 26, 2018

    This insideHPC guide series explores how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing and evolving the media and entertainment industries. This post walks readers through a variety of AI solutions for the entertainment and media industry, as well as what to consider when choosing the right solution fo...

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    OCULUS GO GETS FOVEATED RENDERING, VISUAL IMPROVEMENTS, AND YOUTUBE VR

    Sep 26, 2018

    Alongside other announcements today at its Connect 5 event, Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus announced a number of new additions to its Oculus Go standalone VR headset: several new visual rendering features that will improve optical quality, as well as YouTube VR support.Most interestin...

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    FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES $399 OCULUS QUEST STANDALONE VR HEADSET

    Sep 26, 2018

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his keynote at the company’s Oculus Connect VR developer conference in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday to announce the next major product coming out of the company’s VR subsidiary: Oculus Quest, which was previously known as Project Santa Cruz, will ship nex...

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    NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 JOINS THE RAY TRACING FUTURE ON OCTOBER 17 FOR $499

    Sep 25, 2018

    If Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti is a bit too rich for your gaming blood, you can pick up the RTX 2070 next month instead. Nvidia announced through its GeForce Twitter account that the RTX 2070 will be available on October 17 at a starting price of $499. If you opt for the Founders Edition card, that v...

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    VIRTUAL REALITY BREAKS FREE AS THE HTC WIRELESS ADAPTER HITS STORE SHELVES

    Sep 25, 2018

    Gamers can finally break free from the tethers of virtual reality (VR) as HTC’s Vive wireless adapter officially hits store shelves today, September 25. With models available for both the HTC Vive and Vive Pro, hardcore gamers and developers alike can enjoy stepping into VR without needing to ...

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    HOW MANY GPU VIDEO PORTS IS TOO MANY? THE AORUS RTX 2080 PACKS SEVEN

    Sep 25, 2018

    Nvidia’s new RTX-series graphics cards have only been shipping for a few days, but already aftermarket versions are starting to appear with simply ludicrous configurations. The Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G comes with all of the Turing cores, RT cores, and general processing power of a stan...

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    ROKU STARTS SELLING NEW PREMIERE 4K STREAMING ADAPTERS, ROKU TV WIRELESS SPEAKERS

    Sep 24, 2018

    Streaming device maker Roku unveiled its fall device lineup Monday, which includes two new streaming devices as well as the company’s previously-announced smart speakers. The common thread for all those announcements is an attempt to introduce better audio and video, thanks to 4K streaming and...

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    ALASKA AIRLINES BEGINS OFFERING VR MOVIES ON SOME FLIGHTS

    Sep 24, 2018

    For many people, travelling by air is not a pleasant experience. It is often cramped, crowded and uncomfortable. As a result, the use of virtual reality (VR) to escape from the pressurised environment inside the aircraft cabin is on the rise. A trend that Alaska Airlines has picked up on, as they ar...

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    AMAZON UNVEILS NEW ECHO SPEAKERS, SUBWOOFER, AUDIO ADAPTER, RECEIVER AND AMPLIFIER

    Sep 20, 2018

    Amazon unveiled a broad new line-up of Alexa-powered smart speakers and accessories at an event in Seattle on Thursday. These devices include a revamped Echo Dot that is designed to be louder than its predecessor, a streaming audio adapter, a Alexa-controlled subwoofer, a receiver and an amplifier a...

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    PLAYSTATION NOW OFFERS PS4, PS2 GAME DOWNLOADS

    Sep 20, 2018

    Sony has rolled out a new download feature for PlayStation Now users that allows most PS4 and PS2 titles to be played offline.“Almost all” PlayStation 4 games included with the service, such as “Until Dawn,” “Bloodborne,” and “God of War 3 Remastered” ...

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    VALVE REVEALS NEWS KNUCKLES VR CONTROLLERS WITH IMPROVED BATTERY AND MORE

    Sep 19, 2018

    Earlier this year Valve revealed the second iteration of its long-anticipated Knuckles motion controllers for SteamVR. The controllers, which were sent out to VR developers for testing, represented a more complete version of the successor to the position-tracked wands that come with the HTC Vive but...

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    PALMER LUCKEY: FACEBOOK BUYING OCULUS ‘THE BEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO VR’

    Sep 19, 2018

    Despite parting ways with the company in 2017, Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey still insists that Facebook buying Oculus was “the best thing that’s ever happened to the VR industry.”Luckey said as much in a recent interview with Wired. The 26-year-old left Facebook in March 2017...

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    ANGRY BIRDS IS COMING TO MAGIC LEAP ONE CREATOR EDITION

    Sep 19, 2018

    Magic Leap One is getting its first videogame from a major brand: Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds.Resolution Games, a Stockholm-based developer best known for VR games like Bait! and Narrows (and was notably founded by former members of Candy Crush Saga developers, King), today announced Ang...

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    CHECK OUT THE BEST XBOX ONE DEALS AND BUNDLES FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

    Sep 18, 2018

    Microsoft has seen its share of ups and downs since the Xbox One was first released. Although it hit store shelves with a limited selection of titles and a higher price tag than Sony’s PlayStation 4, it has come a long way since that initial debut. Console exclusives such as Halo, Forza, and G...

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    FIREFOX REALITY WANTS TO BRING THE ‘WHIMSICAL WEB’ TO VR

    Sep 18, 2018

    Have you ever been surfing the web and found yourself wishing it was pressed up against your face in a pair of VR goggles?Yeah, neither have we. But this morning, Mozilla officially launched Firefox Reality, a VR-powered web browser that does just that. The phrase “VR web browser” rolls ...

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    BLUESTACKS 4 INTRODUCES FASTER EMULATOR TO PLAY HIGH-END MOBILE GAMES ON A PC

    Sep 18, 2018

    ​BlueStacks has launched a new version of its mobile gaming platform, which uses virtualization technology that runs Android mobile apps on a PC.BlueStacks 4 is eight times better in performance over the current flagship iOS and Android devices. And that should make the company’s 300 million u...

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    AMAZON PLANS TO LAUNCH ALEXA-POWERED HIFI EQUIPMENT

    Sep 17, 2018

    Amazon is looking to move upmarket by making its own Alexa-powered Hifi equipment, according to a new CNBC report. The e-commerce giant will introduce at least 8 new devices before the end of the year, including an amplifier, a receiver and a subwoofer, CNBC reported Monday afternoon.Some of the oth...

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    NVIDIA'S NEW FLAGSHIP VIDEO CARD IS DELAYED BY A WEEK

    Sep 17, 2018

    Many people have been waiting in eager anticipation for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the video card that promises to be the fastest GeForce card ever. Now, it appears that those clamoring to buy it will have to wait a little longer.NVIDIA announced on its forums that the general availability da...

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    LATENCY, DEVICE PLAYBACK TOP CONCERNS FOR VIDEO STREAMERS, REPORT SAYS

    Sep 11, 2018

    Broadcast delay, or latency, and device playback are the top two concerns for consumers streaming online video, according to a new survey from Bitmovin.The company’s study, based on 456 survey submissions from more than 67 countries, shows that 55% of all respondents (and 74% of respondents in...

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    FOR VR AND AI, THE FUTURE ISN’T FAR OFF AT IBC 2018

    Sep 07, 2018

    At IBC's Future Zone, the future is… Well, maybe not now, but pretty close. The 2018 show in Amsterdam will have its usual corner dedicated to the startups, old-hats with new ideas, and collaborations between the two to take video to the next level. Here are some of the innovators attende...

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    INSTAGRAM STILL EXPLORING HOW IGTV WILL MAKE MONEY FOR CREATORS

    Sep 06, 2018

    Instagram isn’t ready yet to reveal how it will turn on the monetization spigots for IGTV, its longer-form video product, but the company promises those will be arriving.“Right now, we’re focused on delivering on what we said we would — connecting you to creators and content ...

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    EVE ONLINE MAKER CCP GAMES SELLS TO BLACK DESERT ONLINE’S PEARL ABYSS FOR $425 MILLION

    Sep 06, 2018

    Eve Online maker CCP Games, Iceland’s biggest game studio, has agreed to be acquired by Black Desert Online creator Pearl Abyss of South Korea for $425 million.That’s a huge sum, but CCP has been around for 21 years, and its Eve Online massively multiplayer online role-playing game conti...

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    FX+ IS GROWING WHILE STAYING TETHERED TO PAY TV

    Sep 06, 2018

    Two and a half years ago, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf indicated the network was in no hurry to go over the top. "We need to fix the existing business model," Landgraf said at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in January 2016.The OTT landscape looks a little different than it ...

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    COMCAST’S X1 SET-TOP BOXES GET ESPN3, ACC NETWORK EXTRA & SEC NETWORK + SERVICES

    Sep 05, 2018

    Comcast continues to add streaming video services to its Xfinity X1 set-top boxes: The communications giant launched three new ESPN services on eligible devices Wednesday, giving users access to live-and on-demand content not available on ESPN’s cable channels.ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC ...

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    NIELSEN ACQUIRES SUPERDATA RESEARCH TO BETTER TRACK DIGITAL GAMES AND ESPORTS

    Sep 05, 2018

    Nielsen wants to get better at tracking video games. To fill in the digital-shaped gap in its data reporting, the market analysis firm has acquired industry intelligence firm SuperData Research, which extrapolates data estimations for digital games by looking at the behavior of 160 million people.Th...

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    SYNAMEDIA EMERGES AFTER ACQUIRING CISCO'S VIDEO SERVICES BUSINESS

    Sep 04, 2018

    After Cisco sold off its Service Provider Video Solutions business to private equity firm Permira earlier this year, a new company called Synamedia has risen from those assets.Former NDS chairman and CEO Abe Peled has been tapped as chairman of the new company, and Yves Padrines, current vice presid...

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    IMAX, DTS LAUNCH CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING PROGRAM FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT

    Sep 04, 2018

    IMAX and audio company DTS are partnering to launch IMAX Enhanced, a new certification and licensing program for consumer electronics products and content.The program will deal in IMAX digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies for home entertainment. IMAX said its proprietary po...

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    AMAZON'S ALEXA ASSISTANT NOW WORKS WITH OVER 20K DEVICES

    Sep 01, 2018

    Amazon executive Daniel Rausch stood onstage before a crowd of hundreds at Berlin's IFA tech show Saturday to share a few big numbers about Alexa."Just this year," he said, "Alexa has sung Happy Birthday millions of times to customers, and she's told over 100 million jokes.&qu...

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    HOW AI-GENERATED MUSIC IS CHANGING THE WAY HITS ARE MADE

    Aug 31, 2018

    The idea that artificial intelligence can compose music is scary for a lot of people, including me. But music-making AI software has advanced so far in the past few years that it’s no longer a frightening novelty; it’s a viable tool that can and is being used by producers to help in the ...

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    THIS COCKPIT-STYLE SIMULATOR WILL MAKE YOUR VR EXPERIENCES MORE IMMERSIVE

    Aug 31, 2018

    Are you a virtual reality fan, who wishes the whole experience could be made even more immersive than it already is? Do you have the cash to throw down for a gaming chair that looks like something a Star Trek captain or James Bond villain would sit in? If so, you may be interested in the new “...

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    THE NVIDIA VS. AMD BATTLE HAS ONLY GOTTEN MORE INTERESTING IN 2018

    Aug 30, 2018

    Talking about Nvidia versus AMD is like stirring up a den of snakes. Fans on both sides will strike out in defense of their preferred brand and Nvidia’s new RTX-series graphics cards only add fuel to that fire. Whether you think they’re great or more like expensive enterprise cards, they...

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    EDGE COMPUTING WILL BE A HOT TOPIC DURING IBC 2018

    Aug 30, 2018

    As 5G networks inch closer to reality and next-generation video technology like VR and 8K threaten to stretch the limits of streaming, edge computing will become a hot topic.During the annual IBC Show in Amsterdam next month, mobile edge computing will gain more relevance as cloud video and services...

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    ROKU LANDS JVC AS LATEST SMART TV LICENSING PARTNER

    Aug 29, 2018

    The Roku TV licensing program is getting its newest manufacturer today as Shenzhen MTC brand JVC said it will begin making smart TVs with Roku’s operating system.JVC will use Roku’s TV hardware reference designs and Roku OS to create a line of JVC smart TVs with the first HD JVC Roku TVs...

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    NEWZOO EXPECTS THAT ESPORTS WILL HELP VIDEO GAMES OUTGROSS TRADITIONAL SPORTS

    Aug 29, 2018

    Every few years, research firm Newzoo makes predictions about the future of esports. It has done that recently for the consumer side, but now it’s back to do that again for the business of esports. And it continues to expect big things for this space, like $1.7 billion in revenues 2021.Newzoo&...

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    ACER’S NEW WINDOWS MIXED REALITY HEADSET HAS A DETACHABLE MODULAR DESIGN

    Aug 29, 2018

    Acer is introducing a new version of its Windows Mixed Reality headset at IFA in Berlin today. The Acer OJO 500 includes a more modular design with detachable parts. It’s designed for businesses like museums or attractions that might have customers using the headset multiple times per day, and...

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    SYNAPTICS CHIP PAVES THE WAY FOR DUAL 2K VR HEADSETS WITH 1,000 PPI

    Aug 28, 2018

    Every new computer screen depends upon a chip to update millions of pixels faster than your eyes can detect the changes  a particular challenge for VR, which requires dual displays. Today, Synaptics is raising the bar for flagship VR headsets by announcing two new components: a VR display drive...

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    SWANN IS ARMING ITS 4K ULTRA HD SECURITY CAMS WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT

    Aug 28, 2018

    “Hey, Google, show me the front door,” seems like an increasingly popular command among owners of security cameras, and today smart home company Swann becomes the first firm to launch Google Assistant voice control on its wired multi-camera 4k surveillance systems. Potential thieves bett...

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    NVIDIA’S RTX CARDS COULD CREATE A BREAKTHROUGH FOR EYE-TRACKED RENDERING

    Aug 27, 2018

    During the presentation of its GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards last week, Nvidia spent most of its time on ray tracing. This is the high-end light modeling tech that could bring a new level of realism to games. But these new cards can do more than just ray tracing. One of the other potential standou...

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    OCULUS FOUNDER ROASTS MAGIC LEAP ONE AS ‘HOLOLENS 1.1’, BEMOANING HYPE

    Aug 27, 2018

    After giving his personal Magic Leap One development kit to iFixit for a physical teardown last week, controversial Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has posted a blunt and detailed conceptual teardown of the Creator Edition on his personal blog. Calling the augmented reality headset a “tragedy in ...

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    CUTTING THE CORD? THIS GADGET LETS YOU WATCH TV IN REAL TIME.

    Aug 26, 2018

    If you haven't already cut the cord, chances are you're at least thinking about it  and for good reason.Studies show that approximately 14.1 American households access content through streaming services, and that number has only tripled since 2013.Sure, streaming services help cut down ...

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    GOOGLE AND LABSTER OPEN VIRTUAL SCIENCE LABS TO DAYDREAM VR USERS

    Aug 24, 2018

    Virtual reality offers the tantalizing prospect of visiting remote locations from the comfort of your home — but it also has educational and scientific applications, as a collaboration between Google and Labster illustrates. Building on a brief May announcement, the companies today confirmed t...

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    SONY RELEASING A CLOUD REMOTE FOR PLAYSTATION 4

    Aug 23, 2018

    Sony’s got a new remote for your PlayStation 4 media needs.Whether streaming from Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon – or even just playing blu-rays – you can do it all from the PlayStation 4 provided controller. But, this new cloud remote has a couple of handy features and a more recognizab...

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    HULU LIVE TV NEARS 1M SUBSCRIBERS AS U.S. VMVPDS GREW BY 868,000 SUBSCRIBERS IN Q2, ANALYST SAYS

    Aug 23, 2018

    Strategy Analytics has compiled some interesting figures including subscriber growth rates for all the major virtual MVPDs.In all, the firm said that U.S. vMVPDs added 868,000 new subscribers during the quarter. Only two, Sling TV and DirecTV Now, publicly disclosed how many subscribers they added. ...

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    XBOX GAME PASS: WHY MICROSOFT CALLS IT A BLESSING, NOT THREAT TO CONSUMERS, DEVELOPERS

    Aug 23, 2018

    On its surface, Xbox Game Pass seems like a sort of Netflix for video games. The Microsoft-run service charges players a monthly fee for unlimited access to a library of titles.But the results of that service, which has been live now for about a year, show a number of surprising, meaningful changes ...

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    WALMART LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE FOR EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS

    Aug 22, 2018

    Amazon just got yet another competitor in the ebook and audiobook space: Walmart launched its very own digital book store Wednesday, selling ebooks as well as audiobooks through its website and dedicated apps.The retail giant’s digital book service is being powered by Kobo, the ebook company o...

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    INSTA360 PRO 2 SHOOTS STABILIZED 8K VR VIDEO THAT YOU CAN WATCH ON 4K HEADSETS

    Aug 21, 2018

    Insta360’s pro-level immersive camera is getting an 8K upgrade — but more importantly, you’ll be able to watch that 8K footage on a standard 4K headset. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Insta360 launched the Insta360 Pro 2, a ball-shaped six-lens virtual reality camera. Besides packing in 8K 3...

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    ESPN INSIDER SUBSCRIBERS BEING SWITCHED TO ESPN+ STREAMING SERVICE

    Aug 21, 2018

    ESPN Insider is going away after 20 years: The Disney-owned sports media giant is switching Insider subscribers over to ESPN+, its recently launched premium streaming service.ESPN has begun notifying Insider subscribers about the change, which takes effect next Tuesday (Aug. 28). With the latest upd...

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    NETFLIX DISABLES SIGNUP THROUGH APPLE’S APP STORE IN BROAD IOS APP TEST

    Aug 21, 2018

    Netflix is currently running a test of its iOS app in more than 30 countries that doesn’t allow users to pay for the service through Apple’s App Store billing system — which would let the company avoid paying the Apple “tax” on subscriptions.“We are constantly inn...

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    GOOGLE AND IMAX’S VR CAMERA PROJECT CANCELED

    Aug 20, 2018

    Google and Imax won’t be building a virtual reality (VR) camera together after all: A joint camera project that the two companies embarked on in 2016 has quietly been canceled, Variety has learned.A Google spokesperson declined to comment on the partnership, but an Imax spokesperson acknowledg...

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    AMAZON JUST RUINED ITS VIDEO GAME PRE-ORDER BONUS FOR PRIME MEMBERS

    Aug 20, 2018

    Amazon Prime used to offer substantial discounts for members pre-ordering video games. Now it gives members a gift card for a future purchase.Amazon changed its video game pre-order discount policy Monday to a new system that gives customers a $10 credit, which forces Prime members to purchase anoth...

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    COULD AMAZON'S DVR PLANS THREATEN TIVO'S PAY TV BUSINESS?

    Aug 20, 2018

    Amazon is reportedly building a live TV recording device, one that could eat into TiVo’s digital video recorder business. The rumor sent TiVo’s stock on a sharp decline Friday and could be bad for the company’s pay TV business.According to Bloomberg, Amazon’s live video recor...

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    VRGINEERS XTAL HANDS-ON — GIVING A 5K VR ENTERPRISE HEADSET A SPIN

    Aug 19, 2018

    Last week, I got the chance to try the new enterprise-focused 5K VR headset (that’s 2,560-by-1,440 per eye, or 5,120-by-1,440 total,) XTAL, from VRgineers, the same company behind the VRHero 5K headset. For all intents and purposes, the XTAL is taking the place of the VRHero in the company&rsq...

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    NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 TI LEAK REVEALS A VERY POWERFUL GRAPHICS CARD

    Aug 17, 2018

    Nvidia has been teasing its upcoming GeForce event for weeks now, and it looks like the company will unveil a new series of GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards on Monday. While Nvidia typically launches Ti (Titanium) versions of its most powerful graphics cards after the base models are launched, VideoC...

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    GOOGLE TO RELEASE NEW CHROMECAST WITH BLUETOOTH, BETTER WIRELESS NETWORKING

    Aug 17, 2018

    Google is looking to release an updated version of its Chromecast streaming adapter that comes with support for Bluetooth as well as better wireless networking, according to a new FCC filing. The revised version dons the model number NC2-6A5B.Don’t expect the company to make a big deal about t...

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    FRAUD HAS BECOME THE LATEST HURDLE FOR MUSIC STREAMING

    Aug 16, 2018

    Twitter’s recent housecleaning of some 70 million fake and automated accounts illuminates just how pervasive audience manipulation has become in the digital era. For Twitter, the fake accounts can create a shadow army of followers that has comparatively little monetary effect. But perform the ...

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    GRACENOTE WANTS TO BETTER TRACK VIDEO STREAMING ON MOBILE APPS

    Aug 16, 2018

    Nielsen-owned Gracenote launched a new Mobile Video Analytics solution to dig deeper into viewership and performance on mobile video streaming applications.The company is planning to offer mobile operators, MVPDs, video streaming services and hardware manufacturers a look at mobile app performance a...

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    FUTURE OF IMAX VR UNCERTAIN AFTER COMPANY CLOSES TWO CENTERS

    Aug 15, 2018

    Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Toronto: When Imax opened up virtual reality centers in a handful of cities around the world last year, the company painted it as a first step toward a possible massive global initiative. The iconic brand was looking for a chance to expand beyond cinemas and become a...

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    UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF THE AVATAR WILL BE ESSENTIAL FOR VR’S FUTURE

    Aug 13, 2018

    Digital self-expression has evolved rapidly throughout the past couple of decades, particularly thanks to the gaming industry and strange new social worlds like Second Life that have been key in accelerating the pace. Our conception of the “avatar” has transitioned from Ultima’s sy...

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    HUNDREDS OF STOLEN PASSWORDS FOR NETFLIX, HBO, HULU AND MORE DISCOVERED FOR SALE ON ‘DARK WEB’

    Aug 13, 2018

    Pirates are selling hundreds of stolen login details for popular over-the-top services on “dark web” marketplaces, according to new research by content-security firm Irdeto.For the month of April 2018, Irdeto discovered 854 listings of OTT credentials from 69 unique sellers across more t...

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    NVIDIA WILL SHIP ITS FIRST RAY-TRACING QUADRO GRAPHICS CHIP IN Q4

    Aug 13, 2018

    Nvidia announced its first graphics chips that take advantage of its new Turing-based computer graphics architecture, the Quadro RTX series. The new chips for workstations enable real-time ray tracing, a rendering technique that traces the paths of rays of light to create highly realistic animations...

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    WITH YOUTUBE TV DEAL, VERIZON RECONFIRMS IT DOESN'T NEED CONTENT

    Aug 13, 2018

    Verizon revealed its plans to package YouTube TV and Apple TV devices with its 5G service and reconfirmed it has no intention of battling AT&T on the original content front.The wireless carrier said that customers buying its 5G in-home internet service later this year in Houston, Indianapolis, L...

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    COMSCORE ADDING INSCAPE'S SMART TV DATA TO ITS MEASUREMENT PLATFORM

    Aug 10, 2018

    ComScore is partnering with Vizio subsidiary Inscape to add smart TV viewership data to its TV measurement platform. Inscape provides opt-in automatic content recognition (ACR) TV viewing data in the U.S. ComScore intends to use Inscape’s data in its ad effectiveness studies built so clients c...

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    DEEPER DIVE—HOW EPIX GOT ITS 4K CONTENT ONTO THE APPLE TV

    Aug 10, 2018

    The concept is simple enough: People have devices like Apple TV that support 4K playback and networks like Epix have 4K content to offer. But the process of connecting those dots is more complicated. Epix earlier this year announced plans to make 4K content available to its subscribers. This week, t...

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    VIACOM SAYS ITS STREAMING CONTENT BUSINESS WILL BE WORTH $1B BY 2020

    Aug 08, 2018

    Viacom has ramped up its production of content for streaming services and the company has high hopes for the business.Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said his company’s content production business for third-party video platforms will be worth $1 billion by 2020. Those numbers apply to Viacom media netwo...

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    MAGIC LEAP TWO MIXED-REALITY HEADSET, NOT CURRENT MODEL, DESIGNED FOR GENERAL CONSUMERS

    Aug 08, 2018

    Magic Leap One Creator Edition went on sale today in a half-dozen major cities, but it’s not the mixed reality goggles intended for general consumers. That system, the Magic Leap Two, will include support for AT&T’s growing 5G network and will launch with demo stations and a much bro...

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    NICOLAS WINDING REFN’S NEW STREAMING SERVICE TRIES TO SHAPE A BETTER FUTURE OUT OF A SLEAZY PAST

    Aug 08, 2018

    A few years ago, Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn began buying and restoring old exploitation films just because he could. Last week, he took the hobby public with the launch of byNWR, a new, free website designed to showcase and share that collection a few titles at a time, via selections curat...

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    FOUNDER OF 2K GAMES CHRISTOPH HARTMANN NEW VP OF AMAZON GAMES

    Aug 07, 2018

    Games industry veteran Christoph Hartmann will take over as Vice President of Amazon Game Studios, according to an announcement made on Tuesday.Hartmann is the former president of Take-Two Interactive, where he remained for 20 years, and the founder of 2K games.He led the teams behind “Borderl...

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    MAGIC LEAP ONE: EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR

    Aug 07, 2018

    First fully revealed to Rolling Stone in 2017, the first publicly available version of the Magic Leap One headset will go on sale in the next month or so.The ever-growing team behind the mixed-reality headset and pocket-computer system say they believe the gear will reinvent the way people interact ...

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    LOCAST EXPANDS FREE LOCAL TV STREAMING TO THE DALLAS, TEXAS MARKET

    Aug 06, 2018

    If you’re not familiar with Locast it’s most likely because you don’t live in the New York area where it’s available. Locast is streaming service run by the non-profit organization Sports Fans Coalition NY. The organization already operates the service in New York and has jus...

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    LEAKS SUGGEST MICROSOFT READY TO JOIN MOVIES ANYWHERE

    Aug 06, 2018

    Microsoft is set to join Disney’s Movies Anywhere service, if leaks discovered by the tech press Monday morning are any indication. The two companies haven’t made their announcement official yet, but mentions of Movies Anywhere appeared on Microsoft’s website Monday, only to be rem...

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    GOODBYE NETFLIX: THIS COULD BE POTENTIALLY 23X BIGGER

    Aug 06, 2018

    Netflix may have just passed Disney as the largest media company in the world, but Wall Street Analysts could be missing the big picture.Because while Netflix continues to grow and expand, we DON’T think it is the future of entertainment.Research firm PwC anticipates revenue from media and ent...

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    VIRTUAL REALITY LANDS AT NEW YORK’S JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Aug 06, 2018

    Virtual reality arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City earlier this summer when PeriscapeVR set up 12 stations in Terminal 4. It’s the location-based company’s first installation, and it targeted the international terminal specifically to capture the attention ...

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    NINTENDO ROCKETS TO FIRST PLACE IN JULY FOR GAMING INDUSTRY AD SPEND ON TV

    Aug 05, 2018

    It’s a Nintendo TV world, and Sony’s just living in it, dropping out of the top 5 for gaming ad spend in July.GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you a mont...

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    LUFTHANSA DEBUTS PROTOTYPE IN-FLIGHT VR EXPERIENCE

    Aug 05, 2018

    Lufthansa passengers flying from Frankfurt to Dubai on flight LH630 were the first to experience the airline’s new prototype “VR Moving Map”, while on board the Airbus A330.Passengers wearing special VR glasses were able to view the moving landscape below them as a 3D map and even ...

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    WHY VIRTUAL REALITY ‘COULD BE THE FUTURE’ FOR PORTSMOUTH ENTERTAINMENT

    Aug 05, 2018

    Visitors can try their hand at more than 140 games and go head-to-head in popular games such as Beat Saber, Project Cars Two and Tower Tag.Centre VR manager Charlie Plaskitt explained why VR could be the way forward in the world of entertainment.He said: ‘VR has massively exploded in the past ...

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    WARNER MUSIC GROUP ACQUIRES UPROXX

    Aug 02, 2018

    Warner Music Group has acquired the web entity UPROXX, the 10-year-old online hub and video production house aimed at youth that boasts a reach of 40 million people across social media, YouTube and beyond.UPROXX CEO and Chief Creative Benjamin Blank and co-founder and Publisher Jarret Myer will stay...

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    PICTURES OF A BLANK GEFORCE GTX 1180 CARD REVEAL CONNECTORS AND MEMORY SLOTS

    Aug 02, 2018

    Pictures of the upcoming GeForce GTX 1180 graphics card have supposedly surfaced on Baidu showcasing only the card’s printed circuit board. Based on the certification logos, it’s a final design and presumably a reference board used by Nvidia’s hardware partners to create their own ...

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    TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS ARE DISRUPTING TRADITIONAL MEDIA

    Aug 02, 2018

    New technologies are expected to change the telecommunications and media market. A research report by Deloitte indicates that the initial commercial rollout of the fifth-generation wireless network technology (5G) is expected to connect the various sectors of mobile technology, such as the Internet ...

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    VIZIO INTEGRATES PLUTO TV WITH NEW AD-SUPPORTED WATCHFREE SERVICE

    Aug 01, 2018

    Vizio is adding a new way to watch free, ad-supported TV programming to its TV sets: The company launched a new service dubbed WatchFree Wednesday that promises access to 100 channels, including programming from NBC / MSNBC, Fox Sports, MST3K and The Surf Channel.WatchFree is powered by Pluto TV, an...

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    CBS LAUNCHING LOCAL NEWS STREAMING SERVICES

    Aug 01, 2018

    CBS Interactive and CBS Television Stations are teaming up to launch CBSN Local, a group of direct-to-consumer streaming services focusing on local news.The first CBSN Local will launch in the fourth quarter of 2018 in the New York City market in partnership with WCBS, the flagship of the CBS Televi...

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    CHARTER CEO SAYS VIDEO IS NO LONGER A STANDALONE PRODUCT

    Jul 31, 2018

    Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge made it clear, amid another quarter of lost video subscribers, that his company’s video business was no longer built to go it alone.“We’re going to use video aggressively. But what we’re saying is, it really isn’t a standalone prod...

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    CHARTER TRIMS VIDEO SUBSCRIBER LOSSES TO 73,000 IN Q2

    Jul 31, 2018

    Charter Communications on Tuesday announced its second-quarter earnings, including 73,000 lost video subscribers, which is both a quarterly and annual improvement.In the second quarter of 2017, Charter lost 91,000 video subscribers and last quarter, the company gave back 112,000 video subscribers.Th...

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    ELECTRONAUTS VR MUSIC APP LAUNCHES WITH CHAINSMOKERS, TIESTO AND DJ SHADOW TRACKS

    Jul 31, 2018

    Los Angeles-based virtual reality startup Survious is getting ready to launch Electronauts, a new virtual reality (VR) app that allows users to playfully mix and remix songs in real-time. Electronauts will launch on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headsets on August 7, and come with remixab...

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    NVIDIA CONFIRMS ITS PRESHOW GAMESCOM EVENT, PROMISES ‘SPECTACULAR SURPRISES’

    Jul 31, 2018

    Nvidia now confirms previous rumors that the company will host a special event just before the Gamescom gaming convention in Germany. Called the GeForce Gaming Celebration, the event will be held off-site on August 20 at a location the company is currently keeping secret. Anyone in the Cologne, Germ...

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    VIVENDI TO SHUT DOWN STUDIO+, ITS MOBILE SERIES APP

    Jul 30, 2018

    Vivendi is preparing to shut down Studio+, its app dedicated to mobile-native scripted series, barely two years after its launch in 2016.A spokesperson for the company confirmed to Variety that the Studio+ app is about to be axed. But he said production of short-format digital series, suitable for v...

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    MY 180-DEGREE VACATION: A REVIEW OF THE LENOVO MIRAGE VR180 CAMERA

    Jul 28, 2018

    I’m sweating, dizzy, and nauseous, and my phone is warning me that it is overheating. What a way to relive my vacation.Lenovo recently sent me a review unit of its new Mirage camera, which takes 180-degree 3D photos and videos. I decided to bring the camera along to my family’s recent tr...

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    WALMART ENLISTS MARK GREENBERG, FORMER EPIX CEO, TO DEVELOP NETFLIX COMPETITOR

    Jul 28, 2018

    Walmart has turned to cable-industry veteran Mark Greenberg to help develop a low-cost subscription video-streaming service, sources confirmed to Variety.Greenberg exited Epix last fall after nearly a decade running the premium TV venture as CEO, which he helped launch. Epix is now owned by MGM, whi...

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    VR IS NOT DYING, SAYS HTC

    Jul 27, 2018

    HTC wants to reassure everyone that the death of virtual reality is greatly exaggerated.The technology company debunked a Digital Trends article called “VR Is In A Tailspin And The Sales Numbers Prove It” on its blog Thursday. Using Amazon sales rank data, the publication claimed purchas...

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    COMCAST COULD LOSE AS MANY AS 430,000 VIDEO SUBSCRIBERS IN 2018, ANALYST SAYS

    Jul 27, 2018

    Comcast might be in store for a bumpy year, as one media analyst is predicting significant losses for the company’s video subscriber base.Macquarie Capital’s Amy Yong is forecasting Comcast’s net video subscriber losses could total 123,000 during the third quarter and 430,000 for 2...

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    DEEPER DIVE—THE CDN BATTLE RUMBLING UNDERNEATH LIVESTREAMED SPORTS

    Jul 27, 2018

    Competition, and the concept of a winner and a loser, are what make sports compelling. Those same ideas are at play in streaming live sports—at least, for the content delivery network vendors facilitating those streams.During any large-scale livestreaming event expected to attract a large audi...

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    AMAZON ADDS CASTING TO ALEXA DEVICES, STARTING WITH AMAZON MUSIC

    Jul 26, 2018

    Amazon is taking a page from Google’s playbook: The company is adding a new feature to its Echo speakers and other Alexa-enabled devices that allows users to control media playback from their phone. Alexa Cast, as the feature is being called, is launching with Amazon Music — but a compan...

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    TELEFONICA’S MOVISTAR + FOCUSES ON HIGH-VALUE CLIENTS IN CONTENT DRIVE

    Jul 26, 2018

    Telefonica shares rose 3.3% to €7.6 in early morning trading on July 26 as the telecom delivered a solid set of second quarter results across business, core territories and key metrics, with revenues at €12.1 billion ($14,.25 billion),a drop of 6.3% due to foreign exchange markets, but up ...

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