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7 Major Social Media Shakeups We'll See In 2016

Jayson DeMers | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

The social media world rarely stands still for long, and while 2015 was a big year for social platforms, 2016 might be even bigger. We're entering a new era of online access, mobile usability, and social interactions, and that's going to be reflected in the type, diversity, and utility of social apps in the near future.

What Your Future Super Bowl Party Will Look Like

Megan Anderle | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Megan Anderle

Future Super Bowls will be different, and you might find yourself right in the middle of a huddle, in the locker room before the game or next to the sports commentator. You'll also have access to all kinds of granular insights, like how fast a player ran down the field to the end zone.

Super Bowl 50: Solder the Silicon and They Will Come

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Shane Paul Neil

The last time California's Bay Area hosted the Super Bowl was 1985. Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. Back ...

The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones.

Artificial Intelligence: Stop or Go?

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Robert Rosenkranz

In this historic moment, many are skeptical, if not outright afraid of what is next. Remarkable innovations like AlphaGo scare enough people that there is a legitimate debate about whether the risks of artificial intelligence could outweigh the rewards.

AMD's Roy Taylor: "VR Is Very, Very Much Driving Innovation" (VRLA)

Turnstyle | Posted 01.29.2016 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) While the movers and shakers of Hollywood were in Park City, Utah absorbing the Sundance VR buzz this weekend thousa...

There Are A Ton Of Google Cardboard Devices Out There

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 01.27.2016 | Technology

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's <GOOGL.O> Google said it had shipped 5 million units of the Google Cardboard viewer, a wearable device that allows u...

CES 2016 Las Vegas: Sin City Meets Yoga Girl

Christine Martitz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Martitz

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV (photo courtesy Christine Martitz) With a touch of a button, a swipe of the finger, we crave instant gratification. Ev...

Watch This Epic Snowball Fight In 360 Degrees

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.26.2016 | Technology

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The Future of Virtual Reality

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Carey Beth Elder

Virtual reality is an emerging ecosystem with a long way to go before it is completely mainstream. But, with many companies in the space dedicating countless resources to being the best at VR, we expect this ecosystem to continue to change quickly for the better.

Interview with Jeremy Couillard, Part I

Sara Zielinski | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

They are 40 weird sci-fiesque stories I wrote. I used voice bunny.com. You can get actors from all over the world to read anything for you. I told them "Read it like Hal 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey."

Artist Profile: Rachel Rossin, Virtual Reality Fellow at The New Museum's NEW INC

Illya Szilak | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts
Illya Szilak

"(The experience) of walking past the pockets of reality when you're in New York. Walking past the lit windows in the city at night. People's bedrooms, Chinese gyms, little stores. I get the feeling that I am scrubbing a time line like a movie -- going back and forth between realities on top of each other."

The News Can Make You Feel Helpless. This Company Wants To Change That.

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Media

More often than not, the news tells you about the problems of the world without giving you a way to help solve them. RYOT News, created by humanitar...

Virtual Reality Tour Allows You To Really Experience Dementia

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.25.2016 | Fifty

Imagine not only having trouble with your memory, but also facing changes in your vision and perception. That's exactly what many people livin...

CES 2016 and Kids: Five Trends to Keep an Eye On

David Kleeman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

There's been fear that virtual reality is unsuited to developing children, but as that myth fades, Dubit researched young people's comfort, safety, engagement and interests around VR. Not surprisingly, they loved it.

The Journey Out, Part 2

Dorote Lucci | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dorote Lucci

The Journey of one woman in search for her own inner truth continues. Out of the tangles of codependency into the freedom of resting in her own core-...

These 6 Technologies Will Define 2016

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve. And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing exponential advances in technologies such as sensors, networks, artificial intelligence, and robotics. The convergence of these technologies is making amazing things possible.

Another Sign That Virtual Reality Is About To Be Huge

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has created a virtual reality (VR) computing division and said Clay Bavor, the executive running its product manage...

Take a Nature Break From Your Tech

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.11.2016 | Technology
Arthur Rosenfeld

In our formative stages, we human beings lived in an aboriginal state of tune with the horrors and favors, beauty and beasts of nature. The evolution of our brain and its attendant senses allowed us to survive, helped us to thrive, and finally potentiated our transformation into the dominant predator on the planet.

A Glimpse Into The Syrian Refugee Crisis Through Virtual Reality

The Huffington Post | Samantha Storey | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media

This interview originally appeared in Huffington Post's Must Reads newsletter. If you'd like to receive the newsletter, please sign up. The Hu...

2016 Outlook: What Will Drive News in the Year Ahead?

Jennifer Risi | Posted 01.08.2016 | Media
Jennifer Risi

As we head into 2016, it's more important than ever for brand managers to consider how to leverage these changes in the media landscape to earn influence to support the business of brands. Here are the top five trends that are going to drive news in 2016.

Forget VR--Red Bull's Production of The Changeling Will Take You Places

John Branch | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
John Branch

Sara Topham as Beatrice-Joanna and Christian Coulson as her paramour of the moment in The Changeling (photo by Carol Rosegg) If ordinary superhero fa...

10 Things Teens Should Care About in 2016

Grace Masback | Posted 01.13.2016 | Teen
Grace Masback

A new year is here and with all the talk about resolutions and new beginnings bigger themes and issues may get lost in the shuffle. Teens should pay a...

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building An A.I. Butler To Help Around The Home

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.04.2016 | Technology

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The Story of Us

Orlando Jones | Posted 12.31.2015 | Black Voices
Orlando Jones

As I reflect on the year behind and the year to come, the greatest lesson I've learned and I want to impart is the need to control our own narrative across all facets of our digitally connected lives both in our fiction and IRL (in real life).