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Rothenberg Ventures’ First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education

Deepstream VR could enlighten and heal, not just entertain. Its immersiveness could distract us from pain, help us face our phobias, or give us first-hand training. “We have a belief that VR will disrupt every industry. And it’s global. So we made efforts to find companies in every different industry and that are global” Rothenberg Ventures’ founder Mike Rothenberg about the… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 30th

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Metromile Launches Uber Car Insurance Where Drivers Only Pay For Personal Miles

Uber metromile Uber covers drivers with $1 million of insurance when they’re on the job, but they still have to buy personal car insurance even if they hardly drive off-the-job. But now, Metromile and Uber have developed a seamless personal/commercial per-mile car insurance plan for Uber drivers that uses a cellular gadget that plugs into their vehicle’s diagnostic port. It connects with Uber… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 28th

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Oculus’ First In-House VR Film “Lost” Is Cute, Immersive, But Hardly Interactive

Lost Poster Oculus just premiered its Story Studio’s first virtual reality cinema experience “Lost” that’s designed to demonstrate the narrative potential of VR to filmmakers. The experience features a massive robotic hand traipsing around a darkened forest in search of its body. It proves that a simple, character driven story can be told in an immersive environment. Yet while… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 26th

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Quadcopter Cowboys Duel At The Drone Rodeo

GoD I found unmanned aerial adventurers out in the Nevada desert. With the old west explored, at least horizontally, the new frontier is in the sky. And just like the gold rush, there’s a new crop of pioneers hoping to make a stake and maybe get rich in the burgeoning drone business. Of course, flying drones is still widely illegal. But these men and women are fighting those laws, and… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 19th

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Justin Timberlake’s AfterMaster Chip Makes Any Device Sound Better

AfterMaster Feature AfterMaster is like having a team of audio experts come in a fine tune your home stereo, TV, or headphones. The new AfterMaster chip optimizes the sound quality outputed by any device, enhancing its fullness and clarity. Essentially, it makes audio sound much richer, like you were listening to uncompressed master recordings on super high-fidelity audio equipment, even if you’re just… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 16th

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Skydio Makes Drones Smart So Pilots Can Be Dumb With $3M From Andreessen

Skydio Gif “In five years, the notion of a drone crashing will be a weird, foreign thing” says Adam Bry, co-founder of drone auto-pilot startup Skydio and founding member of Google’s Project Wing drone delivery project. Skydio connects a drone’s cameras to its flight computer so it can avoid obstacles and maneuver on its own without GPS. Today Skydio announced it’s raised… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 15th

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The Hovertrax Is Like Two Dumb Little Segways For Your Feet

Hovertrax If laziness was a sport, the equipment would be the Hovertrax. You step up onto the foot pads, tip your feet forward, and two motorized wheels carry you around while gyroscopes auto-balance the Hovertrax so you don’t fall off. What’s hilarious is just how casual you look riding it. You’re basically standing upright while cruising up to 8 miles at 5 miles per hour on a… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 14th

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Zolt Is A Teeny-Tiny MacBook Charger

Zolt Feature If you’re sick of lugging around that bulky white cable and charger for your MacBook, Zolt could lighten your load. The $99 miniature 3 inch x 1.3 inch x 1.3 inch brick has three USB slots, and with a super thin $30 MagSafe cable, it can power MacBooks that require chargers up to 70 watts. When Zolt ships in Spring, it could simultaneously replace your computer, phone, and tablet… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 8th

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Lights, Camera, Appliances: Branto’s Smart-Home Orb Controls It All

Branto Hub A smart home hub is a dumb purchase if most of your appliances aren’t smart, too. So Ukrainian startup Branto developed a hub that has a built-in 360-degree camera and speaker for security and telepresence, in addition to being able to operate gadgets over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and infrared. That’s a lot of functionality for $399, and it works even if your power or Wi-Fi goes do Read More

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Josh Constine

January 7th

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IC Real Tech’s 720-Degree Allie Camera Can Stream Virtual Reality

ic-realtech6 You never really feel like you’re there when you’re stuck watching from whatever angle the camera person chose. Meanwhile, professional virtual reality cameras are way too big or expensive for consumer use. But thanks to new video stitching technology, the new Allie camera from IC Real Tech can turn two 360-degree camera feeds into an “all-D” image that lets you look… Read More

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Josh Constine

January 5th

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