Tuesday, May 30, 2017

HOLLYWOOD

HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood, behind the scenes of "Pretend and Make-Believe". Technology's role in Hollywood was apparent at the dawn of silent pictures, Disney, and today's visual effects.

Do Gunnars eyewear really help the eyes? The Gunnars!!! “Advanced Computer/Gaming Eyewear designed to protect, enhance and optimize your vision”. “Snake oil...” shouted my Ed, “...there's nothing such as this”. If you are as sceptical...

Ford Brothers Productions (FBP) consummated an agreement with LeTV - the 'Netflix of China.' The enviable deal streams licensed video to 750 million unique monthly viewers on the Mainland. The Ford's successful Master Karate...

In January 2014, the ban on game consoles has been temporarily lifted by the Chinese authorities. Consoles made in the Shanghai’s free trade zone can be sold on the Chinese territory again. This announcement paves the...

There’s abundant research – and controversy – on the effects of playing violent video games. But, strangely, there’s precious little looking at why people choose to play violent games at all. So we, along with...
Manet-Degas

In January 1862 two young painters started talking about their craft as they copied Velázquez’ masterpiece, the Infanta Margarita, in the Louvre. Édouard Manet was just 30 years of age, the son of a...

Drone Racing! E-sports have taken the world by surprise in the last decade by increasing the number of people attaining to events where people play video-games by the thousands. Now, a new future sport is...

Last week, Dr Dre released Compton: The Soundtrack – his first album in 16 years – with cover art that features the iconic Hollywood sign transformed to read C-O-M-P-T-O-N. The timing, title and cover imagery...

Peter Nelson fast-tracked to high profile role as Executive Vice President, HBO Sports. After joining HBO in 2011, the Harvard-educated exec succeeds outgoing president Ken Hershmann, who resigned in October, effective December 31, 2015. According...

Travis Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison What is it about the long-time favorite television show, Sesame Street, that has allowed it to influence generations of viewers? A recent study by economists Melissa Kearney and Phillip B Levine...

A day after NVIDIA helped stun the crowd at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, we’re behind a second jaw-dropping DirectX 12 demo that’s grabbing headlines. King of Wushu, earmarked to be the first DX12 title in China,...
Purple Rain

The death of Prince marks the end of a brilliant music career by one of pop music’s most talented and eclectic artists. A virtuoso on any number of instruments, a master arranger and producer,...

As reported by Shirley Halperin at The Hollywood Reporter: Co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine call technological innovations to their debut product "the sound of the future." - Beats by Dr. Dre is rolling out a new line of...