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December 5, 2016

VR PR I am: #VRt

Come as you are.

Upload VR did not disappoint. In some ways it felt like what I picture the first dot.com to have been like: one part young-and-talented, one part tech-junkie, and one part rebel-yell. The artistic aspect of The Collective was the most notable, and part of that was certainly to be expected given the name of the event was ‘Art & VR’, but the more permanent components of the space were easy to decipher and just as intriguing as the art exhibits themselves. The work of the artists invited in for the evening was very good, but in the physicality of this co-working space itself, dedicated to the creation [...]

 
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August 30, 2016

Fashion Mind

Fashion is all about experimenting with ideas and the creation of new trends and being a student at London College of Fashion allowed me to study and work at the same time. 

Working in retail broadened my understanding of fashion trends and customers’ behaviour and I was lucky enough to partake in internships, which allowed me to see the processes and challenges incurred as a fashion designer. 

To develop my collection, ‘Vaulted’, I looked into Gothic architecture and incorporated it into my designs. My objective for this line was to challenge normal clothing and produce pieces that would stand out from the ordinary apparel. I also wanted the line to evoke female empowerment [...]

 
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June 13, 2015

Check Out This Parody Of the Full House Intro Made With Grand Theft Auto V

This ridiculous video, produced by Merfish, is a clever parody of the old Full House intro—made entirely with Grand Theft Auto V. Instead of sunny San Francisco, it’s set in smoggy Los Santos—but other than that, it’s a strikingly similar remake (that is, until creepy Uncle Lester steps in for Michele Tanner).

 
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May 22, 2015

Apple Wants To Include Local TV Stations In Its Web TV Service

Apple is pushing to include local TV stations in its new streaming television service, Re/code reports. This move would help to distinguish Apple’s streaming TV offerings from rival companies, most of which only offer major network programming.

Industry insiders have revealed that the company intends to provide more widespread access to programming from local broadcast stations in “cities around the U.S.” However, the move is said to have complicated Apple’s negotiations with networks due to the varied ownership, affiliate, and franchise systems in place between broadcasters and local stations. As a result, we can likely expect the launch to be [...]

 
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March 27, 2015

YouTube Is Testing 60fps Ultra-HD 4K Video Streaming

Last October, YouTube added support for 60 frames per second (fps) video playback. Now, the company is experimenting with high frame rate 4K-resolution video, TechCrunch reports.

It’s little more than an experiment right now, limited to a small group of clips—which is okay, because very few people have equipment capable of shooting 4K video.

The result is awesome, though. Check out the videos below to get an idea of what 4K video at 60fps looks like. (You’ll have to click the gear icon and choose the 4K quality option.)

It helps to have a powerful machine with a 3840×2160 (4K) display, of course. That’s why it’s a limited [...]

 
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March 2, 2015

Stream Now TV Is A Killer Platform For Independent Filmmakers And Cord-Cutters

Independent filmmakers and web series creators don’t really have a comprehensive distribution platform to turn to. While YouTube is an obvious choice, it’s a pretty saturated market and it does little to promote new independent creators.

Stream Now TV aims to solve that problem by providing a platform to get indie films and series in front of as many eyes and on as many screens as possible.

The MVP website was launched last June by founder Ron Valderrama. Since then, the company has refined the site and launched a shiny new iOS app where users can enjoy the multitude of independent movies and shows offered by the platform. The service also has a Roku channel [...]

 
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January 26, 2015

Oculus To Make Its Own VR Movies, First Film Debuts This Week

When Oculus VR first began experimenting with tech demos, investor Marc Andreessen urged CEO Brendan Iribe to show the device to Hollywood. Andreessen was impressed with what he’d seen and believed VR was a perfect fit for the film industry. Iribe showed the technology to an unnamed Hollywood director, who enthusiastically asked him to join forces and create a film with it. But Iribe turned him down. “I don’t know the first thing about movies,” he said.

Today, Oculus VR is taking a big step into the entertainment industry.

With Story Studio, an in-house lab focused on exploring tools and techniques to create VR experiences, the company [...]

 
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December 28, 2014

Apple Releases 'The Interview' On iTunes

The Interview has now made its debut on iTunes, four days after it began streaming on other online video sites, including YouTube Movies.

The movie, caught in the center of a major security breach at Sony Pictures, appeared on iTunes Sunday morning. It has been available since Wednesday on YouTube Movies, Google Play, Xbox, and SeeTheInterview.com, an official Sony-built website. Now, it’s also available to rent on iTunes for $6.

The Interview depicts Seth Rogen and James Franco as TV journalists planning to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The movie was expected to be released in theaters on December 25, but its initial release was cancelled [...]

 
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November 6, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg On 'The Social Network:' "They Just Kind Of Made Up A Bunch Of Stuff That I Found Kind Of Hurtful'

In a live Q&A session today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shed some light on the accuracy of The Social Network:

“I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about this in a while. I kinda blocked that one out. It was a very interesting experience to watch a movie that was supposedly about my life. The reality is that writing code and building a product is not a glamorous enough thing to make a movie about. A lot of the stuff they probably had to embellish and make up. If they were really making a movie, it would’ve just been me at a computer coding for two hours straight. And these people want to make money.

I haven’t met the writer of [...]

 
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October 30, 2014

YouTube Now Supports 60fps Video

In a move that gamers will love, YouTube has added support for videos running at up to 60 frames per second. It only works in Chrome (for now), but it looks awesome. To play a video in 60fps, click on the settings icon in a playing video and take a look at the HD options under Quality. If you see 1080p60 and/or 720p60, you can select those to max out the video’s frame rate.

There hasn’t been an official announcement by YouTube, but Kotaku spotted several video game clips working at the higher frame rate.

Does this matter for most of the stuff you watch on YouTube? No. But it’s a major step forward for the gaming community, making YouTube a more [...]

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