Paul Katz

18 Magazines | 4,918 Articles | 11,849 Followers | 474 Likes | @paulkatz | I like tech, travel, and food - but not always in that order. Official Flipboarder since 2011.

78% of AR/VR Developers Not Planning Platform

In a survey published by VRDC, AR and VR developers are largely leaning toward platform agnostic development for their next projects.<p>While Oculus and …

Virtual Reality

An Eater's Guide to New York City - Eater NY

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>Welcome to the Vast, Ever-Changing Food Metropolis<p>With over eight million people spread out across 150+ neighborhoods, New York City is a true melting pot. In addition to mom-and-pop spots serving foods from all around the world, you can find fine …

Travel

The best soft serve ice cream in NYC

1<p>The only place in the city where you can find Midwestern-style frozen custard, burger titan Shake Shack doesn’t disappoint when it comes to dessert: …

Ice Cream

Google now lets you explore U.S. National Parks via 360-degree virtual tours

Exploring the world is something that’s always been a bit of a luxury for those who can afford to travel, but technology is changing that. With VR and 360-degree videos, you can now immerse yourself in virtual environments that give you a real sense of what a place is like, without actually being …

National Parks

Uncorporeal Claims They Can Create 3D VR Scenes from Your Photos

Uncorporeal are unveiling what it terms as it’s “Holographic Photography Technology” which the team claim will allow anyone with a smartphone to …

3D

3 Steps Towards Designing for AR/VR

If you’re like many UX/UI designers interested in the AR/VR space, you may be wondering, how do I <i>actually</i> get started designing for AR/VR …

Design

18 Amazing Breakfast Sandwiches in LA, 2016 Edition

If you're out at brunch and the first thing you do is peruse the menu for a buttery and cheesy breakfast sandwich, then this guide should facilitate your options. Whether it be something more traditional with a homemade biscuit and bacon, or something different and new school, there's something …

Breakfast

How to make money in VR

Virtual reality could be a $30 billion business by 2020, according to tech advisor Digi-Capital. But in 2016, it’s a nascent platform. Many developers are wondering how to make money if they dive into VR now.<p>We had an expert panel discuss this subject at our GamesBeat 2016 conference in Los …

Virtual Reality

VR Noir shows how virtual reality will transform television

It seems odd to us now, but before the invention of the television, families would gather around radios as a leading form of home entertainment. Before the radio, folks would pack movie houses to watch silent films from Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. This, again, seems very odd to those of us …

Entertainment

How chatbots can help small business

In case you haven’t noticed, the bots aren’t coming — they’ve already arrived.<p>For ordering tacos, hailing an Uber, or even helping with your healthcare, chances are there’s a chatbot residing in your messaging app of choice, whether that’s Facebook Messenger, Slack, or WeChat.<p>Chatbots aren’t just …

Chatbots

Learn Basic Flight Attendant Lingo With This Handy Glossary

If you’ve ever wondered what flight attendants mean when they say things like “prepare doors for departure” or “cross-check complete,” this glossary …

Flight Attendants

How to become a virtual reality developer

Virtual reality technology is on fire and definitely a stimulating field to be in these days, with areas such as computer animation, software …

Virtual Reality

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' hits VR headsets November 29th

Ubisoft has dropped the dates for three of its incoming VR games, including <i>Star Trek: Bridge Crew</i>. That title, set in JJ Abrams <i>Star Trek</i> universe, is available for pre-order and arrives on all three major platforms, the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony PlayStation VR on November 29th. It lets you …

Star Trek

VR Market In China Is "Crazy, Like Really Crazy"

As Nokia launches its $45,000 VR camera in China, the market for virtual reality there is exploding, and may surpass that of the U.S.<p>If you think you’ve been hearing a lot about virtual reality these days, it’s nothing compared to what’s going on in China.<p>Here in the U.S., VR is very much in the …

Asia

Why Are We Still Classifying Companies by Industry?

For more than 60 years, investors, analysts, business leaders, and even governments, have classified companies based on industries. First there were Standard Industry Classification codes, which were introduced in 1937, then the North American Industry Classification System, and now we have …

Harvard Business Review

The GIF Is Dead. Long Live the GIF.

​Inside the internet's long, doomed quest to replace its most iconic​ and flawed filetype. ​<p>November 5, 1999, was Burn All GIFs Day. Had you visited its homepage that Friday, you would have seen the movement's game plan laid out as plainly as its name: "On Burn All GIFs Day, all GIF users will …

World Wide Web

10 Affordable Cities To Live Abroad And Work For Yourself

From Taipei to Yerevan, Armenia, these hubs are gaining in popularity with self-employed travelers.<p>From pristine beaches in Indonesia to picturesque mountains in Armenia, more freelancers and entrepreneurs are escaping fluorescent-lit cubicle life for less traditional "offices" overseas. I've met …

Travel

Ubisoft Sets Dates for VR Titles 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew', 'Eagle Flight' and 'Werewolves Within'

Ubisoft have announced the release dates for it’s first three dedicated VR games, ‘<i>Star Trek: Bridge Crew</i>‘, ‘<i>Eagle Flight</i>‘ and ‘<i>Werewolves …

Star Trek

Project Alloy: Intel unveils new generation of wireless virtual reality goggles

Intel has unveiled its next evolution of virtual-reality goggles Project Alloy for so-called mixed reality, which drags real-world objects into the virtual realm using 3D cameras.<p>The new head-mounted display consists of a set of goggles that resemble the likes of Facebook’s Oculus Rift or HTC’s …

Virtual Reality

The Cards Against Humanity for Kids Is Coming

When you were a kid, just hearing “butt” or saying the same thing over and over again could make you laugh until you cried. Well, a pair of genius …

Cards Against Humanity

How VCs are looking at investing in VR experiences

Back in March, I attended a crowded panel at the Upload Collective, where a number of venture capitalists and investors talked about investing in virtual reality and augmented reality startups.<p>And last week, I returned to attend another series of panels that took the temperature on the VR and AR …

Finance

Minecraft comes to VR today with Windows 10 Edition beta

Minecraft is now ready for its virtual reality debut: The update for the Minecraft Windows 10 Beta that adds VR support is available today. It’s a free update for people who already own the Windows 10 Edition Beta version of the game, but you can also get on board if you purchase the beta edition …

Minecraft

We Tried NYC’s Futuristic Escape Room and it Hacked Our Brains | The Creators Project

<i>Scenes from Paradiso: Chapter One, an immersive thriller created and directed by Michael Counts, happening at an undisclosed location in NYC. All photos courtesy Caleb Sharp</i><p>Hours before the show, mysterious text messages from unknown numbers deliver clues to your phone. They prompt you to show up …

Pop art

National Geographic and “Hurt Locker” Director Team Up on New VR Film

National Geographic are further committing themselves to immersive film-making as they announce a new VR short, co-directed by Kathryn Bigelow, …

Kathryn Bigelow

What brands need to know about virtual reality

Virtual reality (VR) is all the rage. Premium publishers like <i>USA Today</i>, the <i>New York Times</i>, and AOL are jumping on the bandwagon to prepare.<p>Google is working on a VR version of Chrome. NBC and Samsung are broadcasting the summer Olympics in VR. Hulu, Crackle, Jaunt, and Within (formerly known as …

Advertising

How The New York Times is Advancing Virtual Reality

Last October, The New York Times sent 1.3 million virtual reality Google cardboard viewers to its Sunday subscribers. When the device was delivered, …

Augmented Reality

13 delicious secret menu items on Las Vegas menus

Las Vegas is all about being bigger, better, and more exclusive — and the food is no exception.<p>And because nothing screams VIP like being in the know, tons of acclaimed Sin City restaurants offer secret, off-menu dishes that only insiders know of.<p>Until now.<p>From creative cocktails to massive steaks, …

Food & Dining

21,236 Reasons to Curate on Flipboard

Many of you know, I’m a long term Flipboard user and therefore naturally, an advocate of the app. Having written previously how <b>Flipboard magically</b> …

Flipboard

Why Chinese Investors Are Pouring Money Into This California Virtual Reality Startup

They’re betting big on the emerging sector.<p>Foreign investors are betting big on consumer virtual reality being the next big thing in TV broadcasting.<p>California startup NextVR recently raised $80 billion in Series B funding from Chinese venture capitalists looking to capitalize on the emerging …

Startups

Life in the Matrix: Our 2016 Virtual Reality Guide

Virtual reality is one of those things that we keep hearing will “transform our lives forever.” After all, what other technology can take us from …

Virtual Reality