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'Adventure Time' Creator Becomes 'VR Informer' on Twitter, Posts Wild VR Concepts

Pendleton Ward, aka @buenothebear on Twitter, the creator of the hit surreal fantasy animation <i>Adventure Time</i>, seems to have ‘gone full VR’, what’s …

The Importance of Word of Mouth Advertising

Sriracha; A company that’s created an enormously viral product without ANY marketing.<p>“How’d they do that?,” you ask? Simple. They built an amazing …

Apple's electric car is real, and it's almost ready for testing

Apple is definitely working on a self-driving car project, and according to some new documents, Project Titan appears to be further along than anyone thought.<p>Rumors of Apple’s car project first starting surfacing at the beginning of this year, with an announcement not expected until 2020 at the …

San Francisco

After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City

Skylar Fein had only lived in New Orleans for a week before Hurricane Katrina nearly tore it apart. He'd moved there to go to medical school, and found himself wandering around a wrecked city. "It's really hard to describe to someone who hadn't seen it what the streets looked like after the storm," …

New Orleans

How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks

In a session at GDC this morning, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Technologies Lead Bei Yang gave a talk about the work the entertainment giant has done with virtual reality.<p>By Yang’s account, Disney has been working with virtual reality headsets since the 1980s, with a lab at Epcot and a variety …

Virtual Reality

What the 'Insurgent' VR experience looks like, and where to find it

LOS ANGELES — Samsung and Lionsgate last week announced plans to bring its latest <i>The Divergent Series: Insurgent</i> promotion to virtual reality — an …

Virtual Reality Transforms an Iconic Concert Hall into an Instrument

Now, you can make music by banging on the walls of a virtual version of the Sage Gateshead venue in England.<p>An iconic UK concert hall becomes a playable 3D instrument in this new app built by Mbryonic and Atomhawk Design, two creative technology studios known for their forays into immersive virtual …

Virtual Reality

Surrounded by sound: how 3D audio hacks your brain

On a crisp afternoon late last year, I made my way to Manhattan’s Upper East Side to meet Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University. Choueiri also heads the school’s 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics lab, and over the last decade, he has dedicated his …

Virtual Reality

Women In Tech: This Platform Will Match You To Peer Mentors, Tinder-Style

Glassbreakers allows women to help other women their own age navigate their careers–especially in male-dominated fields.<p>No matter how many coding initiatives for women and diversity programs are launched, the inescapable fact remains: The tech industry is overloaded with men, especially in the top …

Recommended Reading: Reliving virtual reality in the '90s

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>A Look Back at the Doomed Virtual Reality Boom of the 90s</b><br>Kyle Fowle, Kill Screen<p>…

How Pencils Of Promise Replaced “Nonprofit” With “For Purpose”

Founded in 2008, what started with $25 in the hopes of creating one school, Pencils of Promise has provided education for more than 31,000 students on three continents, breaking ground on a new school every 90 hours.<p>Founder Adam Braun talks about how he doesn’t like the word nonprofit and instead …

Nonprofits

Advice for a Happy Life by Charles Murray

Consider marrying young. Be wary of grand passions. Watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Advice on how to live to the fullest<p>The transition from college to adult life is treacherous, and this is nowhere more visible than among new college graduates in their first real jobs. A few years ago, I took it …

Groundhog Day

Hi Reddit, I’m Bill Gates and I’m back for my third AMA. Ask me anything.

I’m back for my third AMA. I’m happy to talk about anything. Philanthropy, technology, what it’s like to drink water made from human waste... (Short …

Bill Gates

Designerbox#19: Drago Light by Maurizio Galante

Have you heard of designerbox? They’re an online concept shop that works with designers to create unique and limited edition design objects that are …

Hung Up

45,000 Pieces of Branded Content Were Created on Whisper for The Americans

The Americans revolves around the lives of two Cold War-era KGB spies who are trying to keep their jobs a secret from their unsuspecting neighbors. …

Advertising Industry

Most Startup Founders Pay Themselves This Totally Reasonable Salary | Inc.com

How much do startup founders pay themselves? And how much should they pay themselves if they raise money from investors?<p>Career research company 80,000 Hours estimates that founders going through the Y Combinator accelerator program pay themselves about $50,000. If they go on to raise more money, …

Startups

Catch up on all the virtual reality news from Sundance

Right now is an exciting time for VR, and this year's Sundance Film Festival is full proof of that. Over the past few days, we've experienced new virtual reality horizons and got to know some of the visionaries who have jump-started the technology. VR, arguably in its second life, has opened up a …

Virtual Reality

Meet the Startup That Wants to Deliver Your Deliveries (Video)

Parcel is Uber for missed deliveries before you miss them.<p>If you live in a big city these days, there’s a delivery startup for everything: groceries; weed; and even meals from restaurants that don’t offer their own delivery.<p>Now there’s a startup called Parcel that — wait for it — wants to deliver …

Enterprise Tech

3 Surprising Theories on the Lack of Women in Tech | Inc.com

What really turns women off from a career in technology these days? Is it the bro culture? An inflexible work schedule? The lack of opportunities?<p>During a recent conference in San Francisco that was focused on women, a group of leaders who have looked at this question for years attempted to explain …

Computer Science

Oreo and Ritz Mark First Super Bowl Ads to Be Purchased Programmatically

Oreo is back to its old savvy marketing self with a plan for the Super Bowl that's sure to excite ad geeks. Its parent company, Mondelez, is the …

Advertising

Watch All The Ads Worth Watching From Super Bowl 2015

Bud’s puppy returns, Newcastle actually does it, BMW goes back in time, and much more.<p>The week before the Super Bowl has predictably seen a flurry of commercial activity, hype and hyperbole with more and more brands rolling out their big game ads to kickstart some momentum before Sunday. …

Advertising

What Jay Z's $56M Bid On Swedish Streaming Service Means For His Empire

Jay Z isn’t the world’s most tech-oriented musician, and he’s never been shy about that fact. He has no verified Instagram account, rarely tweets and once bragged: “Might crash ya internet / And I ain’t even into that!”<p>So the news that he placed a $56 million bid on Aspiro, the Swedish parent …

Music Industry

Architizer

Can Big Data Predict the Super Bowl? One Startup Says It Can

Sunday’s matchup between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is going to be one of the closest Super Bowls ever, according to Nik Bonaddio.<p>How does he know? Mr. Bonaddio’s company, numberFire, has been crunching data.

NFL

Virtual reality documentaries 'take the middle man out of journalism'

Filmmaker Chris Milk is showing how the use of VR film for news coverage can be a powerful storytelling medium that connects people to each other<p>“With virtual reality, I’m not interested in the novelty factor,” says digital artist and filmmaker Chris Milk. “I’m interested in the foundations for a …

Virtual Reality