Goshen has a small stack of papers sitting on a table beside him, should he need to consult any notes. He never actually looks over, however. After months of behind the scenes meetings, he’s got the company’s new line down, pat. His voice rarely raises above a whisper during our conversation, but he speaks thoughtfully and pragmatically. He speaks of a company that’s humbled.… Read More
“The liquid soluble that made up the chemistry. A gaseous element, that burned down your ministry.”—GZA on ‘Liquid Swords.’
Just inside the entrance to the Washington Monument, a handful of people hold black and white signs bearing the words…
Meet the pigeon that swooped into Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver where the League of Legends spring season finals are being held. It flew around a bit and drove the crowd wild, proving not matter how advance entertainment gets, people fucking love when animals interrupt sporting events.
Yes, those 360-degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube and Facebook are purty, not just because they’re new and shiny, but because they’re more immersive than even the most stunning two-dimensional Instagram images. But how do those video wizards create them, you may ask?
Although some of those videos were definitely created using very expensive and sophisticated cameras, it’s absolutely possible to create your own 360 videos easily — and cheaply.
But before we get into specifics, it’s important to understand what 360 video is and isn’t. First: It’s not “virtual reality.” An experience isn’t truly VR unless it has an interactive element. Ideally, that interactivity will come with an interface or controls that allow you to truly engage the environment and control your position and perspective in it, rather than simply allowing you to passively look around at panoramic video imagery. Read more…
The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 21, 2017. Big Media meets the Big Algorithm as we reach subscription saturation. B=V/T: Self-service Bundling based on Value prioritized by Trust erases the distinction between short and long form. + G3: Denise Howell, Elisa Camahort Page, Kristie Wells, Maria Ogneva, and Tina… Read More
Toronto’s March for Science showed solidarity with colleagues to the south. But Canada isn’t perfect, either.
Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active.
“Get outside, enjoy our planet and complete a 30-minute workout today,” said Cook on Twitter.
If you open the Apple Watch-associated Activity app, you’ll now see a badge that comes with a message dedicated to Earth Day. Read more…
A company called “Hailo Technologies, LLC”, has sued both Uber and Lyft over alleged infringement of U.S. patent 5,973,619, which describes an “automated vehicle dispatch and payment honoring system.” The patent, filed by Alexis Paredes in 1997 and granted in 1999, describes a software system that allows a user to pick a means of transportation from a menu, enter in… Read More
GDC hosts full ‘Deus Ex’ postmortem from last month on YouTube.
The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet.
A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday.
It’s a detailed guide on how to vote tactically for the best chances of ousting the Conservative Party in each individual seat. It’s basically a spreadsheet nerd’s dream come true.
It went viral straight away. Safe to say, its creator, Becky Snowden, was floored. Read more…
Apple has developed a testing procedure for drivers who would act as failsafe controls during autonomous vehicle testing, documents discovered by Business Insider via a public records request show. The documents detail the testing procedure that Apple has created in order to comply with the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s rules regarding autonomous testing on state roads.… Read More
Apple’s secretive self-driving car project just got a little less mysterious.
The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars on public roads in April, but the details on just what exactly it had planned were few and far between. We knew the permit applied to three self-driving Lexus RX540h SUVs, but not much more.
Thanks to documents obtained by Business Insider, we now have a preliminary — emphasis on preliminary — look at how Apple intends to challenge Uber and Google in the race for self-driving dominance. Read more…
Welcome, lab rats of the future.
Google wants 10,000 of you in the United States to be their test dummies for four years so they can understand a lot more about health and the human body. And by Google, we mean Google’s parent company, Alphabet, which owns Verily, the company conducting this study. Stay with us now.
Project Baseline, as the mission has been dubbed, “is the quest to collect comprehensive health data and use it as a map and compass, pointing the way to disease prevention.” As signing up to be a test dummy goes, this seems like one of the better causes. Read more…
Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers.
Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and with other people
On the other side of the coin, not all brands utilize inclusive marketing correctly. There have been a handful of brands over the past several months who have tried to take a stab at inclusive marketing, but to their dismay, their message was not received by the masses in the way they had hoped (looking at you, Pepsi). However, when executed correctly, inclusive marketing has the potential to make serious impacts for any business of any size. Read more…
Take this as something of a PSA for those of you who obsess over keeping your phone scratch-free: avoid the…
Call of Duty returns to its roots
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