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HTC: the Asian giant working to make VR ubiquitous

Alvin Wang Graylin, president of HTC China and of VRVCA (a $12 billion VR investment fund), explains why supporting indie developers is key to a thriving virtual reality industry. HTC, now one of the world’s leading electronics manufacturers, is 19 years old, the equivalent of a millennial. Peter Wou, who now heads the Future Development... Read More »

CANNES NEXT: 2016, YEAR ZERO FOR VR

Photo credit: Cannes Film Market Can virtual reality (VR) that incorporates live action be qualified as cinema? That is the question that was at the heart of discussions during the extensive program at the NEXT Pavilion, devoted entirely to the host of challenges as well as creative, financial and technological possibilities arising from VR only... Read More »

Machine Learning and Art (2 of 2)

A man on a bike as seen by the DeepDream algorithm
Photo credit: Maxime Johnson / DeepDream Machine Learning and Deep Learning are increasingly upsetting all sectors of society and make it namely possible to improve artificial intelligence and halt the spread of malware among many other benefits. However, scientists are not the only... Read More »

Machine Learning and Art (1 of 2)

The Google I/O conference as seen by the DeepDream algorithm
Photo credit: Maxime Johnson / DeepDream Machine learning and deep learning are increasingly disrupting all sectors of society, making it possible to improve artificial intelligence, halt the spread of malware, among many other benefits. However, scientists are not the only ones interested in it.... Read More »

Key Edtech Trends to Watch

Technology can serve many purposes, including education. Here’s an overview of the upcoming trends in the Edtech field. If you’ve been paying attention to trends and developments in technology over the last couple of years, you’ve likely encountered the term “Edtech.” But if you’re coming from a consumer product background, you may not fully understand... Read More »

Adblockers: towards an Internet of the rich and an Internet of the poor?

Following in the footsteps of Adblock Plus Browser, adblocker software is expanding to mobile, representing a loss of income for press publishers and media, who will be forced to rely on subscriptions. Will this create a gap in the online media experience? Written by Clara Schmelck (Méta-Media) Loss of income for publishers Since the end... Read More »

Challenging Apple’s call for the appification of TV

Apple laid its cards on the table during its latest product launch event by proclaiming that “the future of TV is apps”. Frédéric Guarino, VP of Business Development at Médiabiz International, challenges such an assumption. The tech giant, he believes, could have played its hand better. Expectations were sky-high for Apple’s September 9 event, particularly... Read More »

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: the Road Traveled and the Road Ahead

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been the object of some impressive developments in the past 12 months. Here’s what to watch out for as new headsets and technologies are commercialized to make VR and AR content more accessible. These are exciting times for VR and AR. Several key developments and announcements have... Read More »

Are VPNs legal in Canada?

Do you use a VPN to watch American TV? You may want to read this… The evolution of the virtual private network (VPN) truly exemplifies the innovation of digital societies to re-purpose a technology for multiple needs. The VPN originated as a means of providing greater security for conducting online transactions or accessing confidential documents,... Read More »

Oculus Rift, or the Incredible Potential of Virtual Reality

Barely two years ago, a 19-year-old Californian, Palmer Luckey, was fine-tuning the first prototype for what was to be the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that is the first to create an immersive experience worthy of the name. Last week, Palmer Luckey sold his company, Oculus VR, to Facebook for the tidy sum of... Read More »

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