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 […]

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 […]

How Video Games Have Become The Perfect Storytelling Medium

By Robin Burks, Tech Times Throughout the history of video games, some developers have used games as a way to tell a story. Now even AAA titles, such as ‘Until Dawn,’ embrace games as storytelling devices. (Photo : Supermassive Games) If you grabbed a copy of Until Dawn for your PlayStation 4 last week, you’ve already delved into the game, as well as the game’s involved story. Although other games have embraced video games as storytelling devices, […]