Future of Storytelling | Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions By Weronika Jurkiewicz on January 29, 2016 History class: For most of us, it conjures images of heavy textbooks with never-ending columns of text, dry, monotonous lectures, and uninspiring maps and diagrams. Classes like these may soon become a thing of the past, though, with the introduction of Google Expeditions. Using the Google Expeditions app and a simple Google Cardboard viewer, teachers and students can take virtual trips to more than one hundred places, including landmarks like Chichen Itza, the Great Wall of China, […]

The Future of Transcode

  By Bruce Devlin, academy.dalet.com A long time ago in a time in a laboratory far, far away, a small team unpacked a shiny new server and ran their media software. Discovering that they could get standard definition video to decode and encode at almost real time, the transcode market was born. Thanks to Moore’s lawand a little performance optimization, things progressed rapidly and, for a little over a decade, the bulk of the transcoding market was […]

HoloLens comes to NYC

By Saif Tase Recently, I had the opportunity to try out HoloLens, Microsoft’s mixed-reality eyewear now in development, which promises to change the way we work and play. My experience began at the Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue, where the distance between my pupils was measured* and I learned the different gestures I could use to interact with the device. The HoloLens was surprisingly comfortable. While it could stand to shed some weight (a common problem among […]

Before Rachel Bloom was a Golden Globe winner, she was a YouTube star

Rachel Bloom accepts the award for Best Actress – TV Series, Comedy or Musical for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California LOS ANGELES — Rachel Bloom became the first YouTube star to win a Golden Globe on Sunday for her CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend . The comedy, which debuted on The CW in October of 2015, follows a Manhattan lawyer named […]

Facebook launches live video streaming » Digital TV Europe

Facebook has started to test live video streaming in the US, allowing users to broadcast from their phone in real-time. Facebook said it had rolled out the new feature to a “small percentage” of iPhone users based in the US, having first tested the feature with a handful of celebrities in the summer. To share a live video, users can tap on their Update Status and then select a new Live Video icon. They will be able […]