Kobe Bryant Announces NBA Retirement Over Twitter And Facebook

???????????????????????????????????? *Cue the old man music* In my day, the best sports athletes of our time sat in front of a camera with their family by their side when they announced that they were retiring. In 1993, Michael Jordan retired for the first time. Journalists surrounded him while they asked questions: What if Jordan had played during “our” age? The digital age. Right now, Jordan’s brand Jumpman… Read More

‘Moments’ Are Selling The Promise Of VR Right Now

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 11.10.38 AM When explaining some of the nuances of virtual reality to friends and family, they want to hear about the “games” or the “apps.” Yes, full experiences, or “titles” are an exciting part about any platform’s growth. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many full titles that are going to get people excited yet. Yes, there are some great games adapted… Read More

The Making-Of eleVR’s Virtual Reality Puzzle Game “Float” Is Fascinating

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 5.30.55 PM A company called eleVR, which does research in virtual reality and isn’t a gaming company at all, just shared a video for a virtual reality game they’re working on called ‘Float.” It’s a puzzle game and platform where you can visit floating islands to make them “come alive again.” You can play it on the HTC Vive, which is heavy on motion-tracking,… Read More

Samsung’s Gear VR Commercial Is Surprisingly Good

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 3.38.41 PM With the Samsung Gear VR hitting shelves and faces all over the place last week, the company ran a new commercial to promote it this weekend. I saw it during the 49ers vs. Seahawks game. It’s. Surprisingly. Good. I say “surprisingly” because even we found out how difficult it was to show the potential of VR through a video during our review. After speaking with some folks in… Read More

Samsung Gear VR Sold Out Online At Amazon And Best Buy

20151119_152349 If you didn’t pre-order the new consumer version of Samsung Gear VR, you might have some difficulty finding it on your favorite online shopping destinations. Amazon and Best Buy, both places that have been touted as having a supply of the virtual reality accessory are showing “temporarily out of stock” and “sold out online” messages respectively. Amazon: Best… Read More

Samsung Gear VR Sold Out Online At Amazon And Best Buy

20151119_152349 If you didn’t pre-order the new consumer version of Samsung Gear VR, you might have some difficulty finding it on your favorite online shopping destinations. Amazon and Best Buy, both places that have been touted as having a supply of the virtual reality accessory are showing “temporarily out of stock” and “sold out online” messages respectively. Amazon: Best… Read More

Meet The 5 Startups Launched At Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS Demo Day

hqdefault Today marked the demo day for the first batch of startups from SMASHD LABS, the LA-based accelerator started by legendary talent manager Troy Carter. When it launched, SMASHD promised that it would accept a diverse group of companies from across the entertainment, media, technology, and culture industries…and it didn’t disappoint. Companies from the inaugural batch ranged from… Read More

FanDuel And DraftKings Fight Back, File Lawsuits Against NY Attorney General

NYC_-_New_York_County_Supreme_Courthouse After NY’s Attorney General ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to cease and desist all operations in the state, the two companies have responded, filing lawsuits seeking an injunction against the order. “Today, we have taken decisive legal action to prevent a unilateral, misinformed and legally misguided attempt by the New York Attorney General to act as “judge, jury and… Read More