• With Dispatch, Here Be Dragons pushes narrative VR storytelling in bold new directions

    With Dispatch, Here Be Dragons pushes narrative VR storytelling in bold new directions

    As VR takes its trip through the hype cycle of technology adoption, I keep returning to the early days of film as a corollary for the medium’s progress and a good benchmark for its evolution. When they first arrived on the scene, movies must have had the same thrilling and disorienting visual jolt. And just as film developed, so too will VR evolve. Read More

  • Vine founders’ Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix

    Vine founders’ Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix

    Does the world need another live video app? Meerkat’s demise might suggest not, but that hasn’t stopped Vine’s co-founders from screwing their courage to the sticking place and stepping into a highly contested space with the launch of an iOS app called Hype — days after Twitter announced it would be shuttering their looping video app, apparently without even doing them… Read More

  • HYPE raises multi-million Euro round for its idea and innovation solution

    HYPE, a provider of “idea and innovation management solutions”, has closed a multi-million Euro growth financing round via funds advised by European private equity firm ViewPoint Capital Partners. The investment will be used to boost the Bonn, Germany-based company’s worldwide sales and marketing efforts. HYPE’s main product is HypeIMT, described as an end-to-end… Read More

  • 5 seriously overhyped digital cameras

    Although I’m a big fan of the Casio EX-F1 and wrote at length last week on how major the RED announcement was, I can’t disagree with this list. The D90 hasn’t lived up to its hype, the 1D Mk III does have serious problems, the Scarlet is simply not viable as a DSLR, and the EX-F1 is a one-trick pony. This isn’t to say that these cameras are weak — on the… Read More

  • Some guy: Go naked to the Beijing Olympics

    David Rice, an expert in the process of creating hysterical hype that is attractive to second-tier Washington, DC newspapers run by the Moonies, states that the Chinese will steal your crap and leave you for dead unless you buy a new, disposable camera, cellphone, and laptop. In short, he believes that the Chinese intend to spy on every single tourist in the country and the only way to… Read More

  • Eee PC getting bigger battery and storage… again?

    DigiTimes is reporting that Asustek, maker of the Eee PC, expects to increase battery life and storage capacity by the end of this year. The report is exceptionally light, with no concrete numbers and vague promises Asustek Computer expects to introduce new features for its Eee PC range including “whole-day” battery life and Internet storage. The question now seems to be, is… Read More

  • Dangers of hype: $650 empty iPhone box sold on eBay

    In a not-too-surprising turn of events, someone has taken upon himself to purchase the new iPhone 3G, and then turn around and sell (some of) it on eBay. Figuring the hype would shoot up the bid, they were right, and the auction finished off at $650.00 with a ton of bidding. Well, now that its over, the winning bidder is the proud owner of an “iPhone 3G Black 16 GB Box and… Read More

  • AT&T supports any cellphone in the world, is amazing, cures cancer

    Huzzah! After years of keeping its shining light under a bushel, AT&T has finally come out as the biggest, hottest multi-sexual phone carrier in all the world! Have a phone! Use it on AT&T! ConAir! Motorola! GE! An old rotary phone from Grandma’s! Hook it up to AT&Ts wireless network and get calls from Jesus and dead loved ones! That is, if you believe this hype-filled lump… Read More

  • Finally Confirmed: What the iPhone Won't Do For You

    Make your bed. Increase penile length and girth. Remind you of your first kiss. Get you laid after June 31st. Accept an offer to spend a weekend with you on the Jersey Shore after just meeting you at Hogs and Heifers. Visit you in prison. Expand your horizons through a complex, ancient ritual involving the iPhone, peyote, a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and a picture of your dead… Read More

  • LG Shine Is Here: Dumb, But Very Pretty

    The Shine is coming, the Shine is coming! Actually, it’s already here, for $230 with a 2-year contract. Yup, one of the most hyped cellphones in recent months (alongside the iPhone and LG Prada) is finally available on Verizon Wireless as the LG XV8700. There’s no denying that it’s a pretty phone, but it’s really nothing more than a brushed metal clamshell. (On Verizon… Read More

  • Why Apple TV Might Not Be Worth The Hype (Not Yet At Least)

    Kudos to iLounge for not automatically hopping aboard the Apple TV hype express. They’ve complied a list of 10 reasons why you might consider holding off on your purchase for the time being. That’s not to say that it’s a useless hunk of plastic, but by no means is it infallible. For starters, if you’ve already got a video iPod and a video out cable, you’ve pretty… Read More