Games/Interactive

Microsoft’s Mixed-Reality Tech is Finally Gaining Traction with Brands (Digiday)

Although its application programming interface has been open to developers since March 2016, Microsoft’s HoloLens, a mixed-reality headset, has not received the same attention fr... More

Cisco Just Bought This Machine Learning Startup (Fortune)

Cisco is adding some machine-learning muscle to complement its big acquisition of AppDynamics in the spring. The networking giant said Thursday that it bought the enterprise tech s... More

AMC Launches Virtual Reality App with ‘The Walking Dead’ Bonus Scene (THR)

AMC is betting that The Walking Dead will breathe life into its new virtual reality app. The cable network has launched AMC VR, its new hub for immersive video, with an extended bo... More

Why Augmented Reality is the Next Big Move for the Sports Industry (Inc.)

The experience of a sports fan is not what it used to be. Gone are the days when fans would only pay attention to football on Sundays and baseball during the month of October. Fans... More

Sony Music Expands Beyond Mobile With Unties Publishing Label (USgamer)

If you weren't paying attention, you might not have noticed that Sony Music Entertainment quietly started publishing games. Sony Music reached into its animation subsidiary Aniplex... More

Snap, NBCUniversal Form Studio Joint Venture (Variety)

Snap and NBCUniversal are creating a Hollywood studio dedicated to the future of app-centric entertainment. Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, is teaming with NBCUniversal to br... More

NBA Strengthens ‘Basketball Anywhere’ Ethos with Augmented Reality Game (The Drum)

The NBA has embraced augmented reality as a means of immersing fans in the culture of shooting hoops no matter where they are. The NBA claims to be the first US sports league to... More

The Xbox One is Getting a Major Update (The Verge)

Microsoft has been gradually improving its Xbox One dashboard to make the experience a lot faster to use. While the original Xbox One launched with Kinect and voice controls, much ... More

Movies Anywhere App Launches with Joint Studio Backing (Variety)

Five of the six major Hollywood studios have joined forces to make digital movie collecting easier than ever. Movies Anywhere, a free app and website digital locker service, launch... More

Pixar Makes Its Virtual Reality Debut with ‘Coco VR’ (Variety)

The Pixar of virtual reality may just be Pixar, after all: The iconic studio announced its first-ever VR experience at Facebook’s fourth Oculus Connect virtual reality (VR) devel... More

Why AR is the Best Thing that Could Have Happened to VR (Variety)

Augmented reality (AR) is one of the hottest trends in tech these days. In fact, the excitement for AR is quickly overshadowing that for virtual reality (VR). But it’s too early... More

Lloyd’s of London Signs First Ever AI Deal with Expert System (MESA)

It's the first Artificial Intelligence rollout for the world's specialist insurance market, Lloyd's of London. Expert System has signed a worldwide agreement that enables cognitive... More

Google Created a Fun Way to Learn About Simple AI (Engadget)

You've probably heard the term "machine learning" quite a bit -- basically, it refers to training computers to learn without directly programming them. It's a particularly hot topi... More

Study: One-Third of Global Consumers Expected to Use VR by 2020 (THR)

Something missing from the TV experience since video-on-demand and streaming media changed the dynamics is the so-called watercooler effect, whereby so many viewers watch the same ... More

Veritone Recognized by Oracle for Excellence in Application Development (MESA)

Veritone announced today that it has been recognized with the 2017 Oracle Excellence Award: Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Award for its excellence in application development. Th... More

Google CEO Sets ‘AI-First’ Device Blueprint to Catch Apple (Bloomberg)

Google unveiled the second generation of its own devices along with an array of entirely new gadgets, plowing the company deeper into a competitive consumer hardware market. But... More

Veritone Expands Relationship with iHeartMedia, Will Provide AI Solutions to Over 200 of its Broadcast Stations Nationwide (MESA)

Veritone signed an expanded, two-year agreement with iHeartMedia. The agreement gives iHeartMedia a license to Veritone aiWARE platform for more than 200 of its radio stations in t... More

Adobe Elements 2018 Can Now Pick Your Best Shots, Auto-Trim Videos (Digital Trends)

Adobe’s pared-down versions of the popular photo and video editing programs are getting even more advanced — without dropping the simplified user interface. On October 4, Adobe... More

Snapchat to Launch Augmented Reality Art Platform (TechCrunch)

Snapchat plans to launch a new augmented reality art platform featuring pop artist Jeff Koons and others. It will allow art to be pinned to specific locations in augmented reality ... More

Sony Announces New PlayStation VR Headset with Integrated Earbuds (Variety)

Sony is getting ready to introduce a revamped version of its PlayStation VR headset that will feature integrated earbuds and some changes to the way it handles HDR video. The new r... More