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Disney Leads $66 Million Investment In Virtual-Reality Startup Jaunt VR

Hollywood is ramping up on VR in the months before Oculus and other hardware hits the market.<p>The Walt Disney Company is among the lead investors in virtual-reality startup Jaunt VR’s $66 million Series C round of funding. It’s the latest evidence that Hollywood wants in on VR before the technology …

Kickstarter is now legally required to act for the greater good

Company reincorporates as a public benefit corporation to protect its core values<p>Kickstarter this week reincorporated as a public benefit corporation, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, a designation that legally obliges it to pursue a "positive impact on society." The company announced the move on its …

2 Expert Tips to Give Your 3D Prints Smooth, Colorful Finishes

The September edition of the Maker Educators Meetup at the Digital Harbor Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland, featured two remarkable 3D print finishing technique demos presented by co-hosts Shawn and Steph Grimes.<p>I have attended dozens of presentations on this topic, and having written previously …

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Oculus lets motorcycle enthusiasts take a virtual trip to Sturgis

Are you suffering from garage fever, biker dudes? Itching to hit the open road on a throaty American-made motorcycle, hug the curves, catch some …

'Fail fast, fail often' may be the stupidest business mantra of all time

Who in his or her right mind would build a philosophy around failure? Let's be real: there are few certainties in business. But I'm pretty sure that if you become too proficient at failure, you're going to go bankrupt.<p>'Fail fast, fail often' is cited by many startups and innovators as both the …

Disney iPhone app turns selfies into 3D characters from Star Wars, Frozen

Ever wanted to dress up as your favorite Disney character? Well, you can run to the nearest costume outlet, or do it virtually with Disney’s new and …

WSJ: Google has a small team working on Android for VR

We've already got Android in phones, tablets, TVs and maybe even cars, but according to a new rumor, the next step could be VR headsets (beyond Mattel's View-Master). While smartphones can already provide the brains of a VR unit for Samsung's Gear VR or Google Cardboard, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> says …

Amazon is bringing its premium mobile games to iPhone and iPad

With some major acquisitions and multiple big games in the works, Amazon clearly has some big ambitions for its in-house gaming division. However, up until now those ambitions have been restricted to Amazon hardware like the Fire TV and Fire line of tablets. But that's about change: today the …

The Integration of Technology, Mindfulness, and Meditation for Entrepreneurs

Wisdom 2.0 shows that there are pathways to not just living with technology, but using it to create a healthier and welcoming world.<p>What do spirituality and technology have in common? A lot more than you think--and it's not just about taking virtual yoga classes or downloading meditation apps to …

States Where People Live Longest

<b>4. Connecticut</b> <b><br>> Life expectancy:</b> 80.8 years (tied-3rd highest) <b><br>> Obesity rate:</b> 24.9% (8th lowest) <b><br>> Poverty rate:</b> 10.7% (4th lowest)<p>Connecticut had …

18 Recipes to Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Spicy

There are more than a few ways to spice things up on Valentine’s Day, but this collection of 18 recipes will literally warm things up. Each course, from appetizers to mains to dessert, packs some serious heat. In other words: Get ready for a red-hot night whether you’re celebrating the holiday solo …

Enter the Sun Without Burning Alive in New NASA Installation

It's like being in the movie 'Sunshine,' but without the murdery parts.<p>Inside the <i>Solarium</i>, a video installation by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), you can enter the belly of the sun without worrying about frying to a crisp. In fact, the dynamic visuals of the giant star’s turbulent gas …

How extreme fear shapes the mind

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

4 characteristics of a category-defining company

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

The 5 Most Common Reasons Startups Fail

Crowdsourced wisdom from question-and-answer site Quora reveals the most common killers of startups.<p>Imagine piloting a ship without an accurate map of the local waters. Unless you're a veteran captain familiar with the area, you'd be sure to run into submerged obstacles or wander blindly into too …

Skoda turns to augmented reality to showcase new Fabia

Skoda has launched a week-long augmented reality campaign on Europe’s largest advertising screen at Waterloo Station in a bid to bring its new Fabia …

Five Artists Predict What's Next for 2015

Here's five digital art trends that you might be seeing a lot of this year.<p>Digital art is in a constant state of flux. With the year underway, we tapped leading digital artists for their predictions on what trends will gain traction—and which projects they’ll be unveiling—in 2015.<p>Says London-based …

Oculus Rift Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience Hits Kickstarter (video)

David Whelan has taken to the Kickstarter crowd funding website with the aim of raising €30,000 to help create his vision of an Oculus Rift supported …

Startup Spotlight: Vincero Collective sells discounted menswear with crowdfunding model

During the four years Seattle entrepreneur Aaron Hallerman spent working in a Hong Kong-based design and production studio, he observed a pain point …

3 reasons your startup is struggling to raise venture capital

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

What New Tech Could do for Gaming in Virtual Reality

The future's so bright, you've got to wear virtual-reality eye-tracking shades.<p>New ways to game and interact with virtual worlds are popping up every …

Virtual Reality

liam hopkins handcrafts sculptures from ping pong balls

<b>liam hopkins handcrafts sculptures from ping pong balls</b><br>(above) CCTV camera symbolizes the view from spectatorsall images courtesy of lazerian<p><b>liam</b> …

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3 Ways We Can Improve Our Creativity

By making a few changes, we can greatly improve our creative thought process.<p>The question of if we can improve creativity is a hot topic for many. One of the initial problems is how you define creativity. Is it being able to solve a complex problem using logic? Or is it more based on abstract …

VRCH - Virtual Reality Architecture

<b>VR RULES FOR ARCHITECTURE:</b><p>#1 - Let the user control motion <br>#2 - Beware Seated/Standing Mismatch <br>#3 - Beware the "Uncanny Valley" <br>#4 - "Err on the …

Oculus VR Made Its Own Movie, And Wants To Show Hollywood How It's Done

As thousands of movie fans and industry heavyweights gather at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, virtual reality company Oculus VR is unveiling its first internally-created movie –and shining a light on plans to help Hollywood make more of its own.<p>The short film, called <i>Lost</i>, is …

The Rise Of Creativity As A Key Quality In Modern Leadership

To speak of a creative leader, or manager, is for some a paradox: creativity is chaotic and unrestrained while leadership is orderly and controlling, and setting the two together makes for an uneasy, potentially volatile combination.<p>It was not always thus. A century ago, as businessmen entered the …

This Web App Easily Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models

Taking a 2D photo and turning it into a 3D model is something that many users getting started in 3D printing are interested in doing. Sometimes a straight-on shot can help you get basic dimensions, but really transitioning it into a 3D model can be very difficult. Now, Smoothie-3D is trying to make …

Web Applications

Why Courage Is More Important Than Creativity

There is no way around this fact: innovation entails tough sacrifices in often drastic circumstances. It's harder to stop doing old things than it is to start doing new things.<p>A crisis is the perfect start to your revolution. When an organization is at its most vulnerable point, it is also most …

Conan Board Game Surpasses Kickstarter Funding Goal

Conan The Boardbarian.<p>At the near-midpoint of its Kickstarter campaign, Monolith Games' Conan board game has blown past its initial funding …

3D-printed 'Star Wars' Buddhas: Zen and the art of the Force

We all know about an epic space opera, Star Wars and its hero Zen master. If you are the fan of Star Wars, so you can easily find Star Wars movies, …

Darth Vader