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HD Report | April 23, 2017

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Twitter Now Live Streaming 360-Degree Video via Periscope

December 29, 2016 |

Today, Twitter’s Periscope made its first 360-degree live stream from user @Alexpettitt. The web broadcast was taken at sunset in Florida with Twitter [email protected]_anthony.

For now, the 360 broadcast privileges are only enabled for select “well-known personalities” and partners, but Periscope’s … Read More

Google Cardboard Viewers Still Available at Verizon Stores for Star Wars VR

December 3, 2015 |

Verizon just tweeted that there are still some Google Cardboard viewers available at select Verizon Stores that can be used to watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens VR episode titled “Jakku Spy,” as well as other content created for the head-worn … Read More

Weekly Tech Wrap-Up: Google Play on LG TVs, Dolby Vision on Vudu, & more

November 22, 2015 |

Here’s our weekly wrap-up of technology news in the consumer electronics and entertainment industries.

Google Play launches on LG Smart TVs It’s been a long time waiting for LG Smart TV owners to be able to access Google Play directly … Read More

Weekly Tech Wrap-Up: New Star Trek Series, PlayStation Vue Channels, & More

November 8, 2015 |

Here’s our weekly wrap-up of news related to the entertainment and tech industries.

Disney & ESPN Channels Coming to PlayStation Vue Sony’s PlayStation Vue has only been around since March 2015, but the over-the-top television service has managed to secure streaming … Read More

Best Buy now selling the 360fly video cam

October 9, 2015 |

Best Buy is now selling the 360fly video cam at about 100 Best Buy store locations as well as online at BestBuy.com. The single-lens, stitchless video cam produces a 360-degree horizontal (240-degree horizon) virtual reality-like interactive viewing experience.

With supporting apps for iOS … Read More

Facebook finally unveils Oculus Rift headset

June 11, 2015 |

Facebook has finally unveiled the Oculus Rift VR headset, and announced plans to sell the device in the first quarter of 2016. Although a launch price was not revealed, it’s expected to sell for less than $1,500 and come with a wireless controller … Read More

Google & GoPro partner on 16-camera VR rig

May 31, 2015 |

There were plenty of exciting announcements made at Google’s I/O annual conference last week, and their partnership with GoPro in virtual reality development is yet another exciting venture. The two companies are working on a 16-camera GoPro rig that utilizes … Read More

AMC offers Google Cardboard viewer with ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ ticket purchase

May 26, 2015 |

For a limited time, AMC Theaters is offering a free collectible Google Cardboard viewer with the online purchase of a ticket for the upcoming horror film Insidious: Chapter 3.

Those who get a viewer are encouraged to download the free … Read More

‘Into the Storm’ Oculus Rift experience at Comic-Con

July 25, 2014 |

If you’re at Comic-Con 2014 you might head over the Warner Bros. booth to check out the upcoming film Into the Storm in an immersive virtual reality setting with Oculus Rift. As if the movie isn’t scary enough, those who … Read More

Google: Augmented Reality A Step Closer

January 17, 2013 |

Google’s much talked about Project Glass may be a step closer to reality this week. Google appears to be moving forward with the patent application for a projection input concept for its head mounted display.Read More