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360-degree camera maker Jeffrey Martin talks about what it takes to film for VR

0b7b5dd5c5701577148e91251cbc4d6a_original This week on the Technotopia podcast I interviewed Jeffrey Martin, the creator of 360Cities and the maker of the Sphericam. Martin is a skilled 360-degree camera operator and has created amazing panoramas of cities around the world. “I’ve been working with VR since the days of CRT monitors,” he said and he explained the challenges and changes coming to us thanks to new… Read More
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John Biggs

May 29th

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George Lucas, Ken Williams And The Practical Magic Of Pragmatic Visionaries

yodalucasfilm Popular Science was one of my favorite magazines as a teenager. I was amazed by the inventions of mere mortals, and wondered if there was some sort of genetic mutation that allowed a select few to see the future more clearly than the rest of us. Secretly, I hoped to be a visionary someday. Read More

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Jerry Bowerman

October 12th

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The death of Flash continues apace: live video-streaming giant Twitch is the latest major player to

The death of Flash continues apace: live video-streaming giant Twitch is the latest major player to ditch Flash video in favor of HTML5. It’s rolled out new HTML5 player controls to pave the way for a full handover to the video-streaming master race in the (hopefully near) future.

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Chris Mills

July 23rd

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Tumult releases Hype 3 and Hype Professional with new HTML5 physics, responsive design tools

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Tumult, developer of the user-friendly HTML5 web site and animation builder Hype, today announced two major updates to the powerful OS X application.

Hype 3 ($49.99) is a free upgrade for Hype 2 owners, refreshing the app with a new user interface — notably with a Yosemite-matching Light color theme — while making improvements to HTML accessibility, timing functions and timeline adjustments. Using Hype, even amateur designers can create interactive HTML5 web sites that work perfectly on desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone screens; no coding is required.

An improved engine for responsive layouts is one of the top features in Hype Professional, which is offered as a $49.99 in-app purchase. The new layout engine lets designers specify breakpoints (such as common screen sizes and orientations) at which the page’s design will change, automatically applying the designer’s pre-determined adjustments to images and text layout.

A physics engine includes collisions and natural movements with adjustable gravity, bounce, friction, density, and air drag. Hype Pro also adds a Dark Yosemite theme and rearrangeable interface, a grid layout system, templates, and a Symbols system to create reusable elements.

Hype 3 and Hype Professional are both available now from the Mac App Store, as well as Tumult’s web site.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: HTML5, Hype, Hype 3, Hype Professional, Tumult

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Jeremy Horwitz

March 18th

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Google now flags Flash content in search results on iOS/Android devices, saving clicks

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If you’ve ever been frustrated by visiting a website on your iPhone or iPad and finding it won’t work because it uses Flash, you’ll welcome the latest Google initiative: it is now flagging Flash content in its search results, warning that the site may not work on your device.

Starting today, we will indicate to searchers when our algorithms detect pages that may not work on their devices. For example, Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices or on Android versions 4.1 and higher, and a page whose contents are mostly Flash may be noted

As Google notes, Android has now also abandoned Flash support due to the same reliability, security and performance concerns that Steve Jobs expressed in his famous open letter to Adobe back in 2010. Adobe has been forced to issue a succession of security updates to Flash, the most recent being two emergency updates earlier this year.

Google says it hopes the move, coupled to Web Fundamentals and Web Starter Kit initiatives for developers will encourage the use of HTML5 in place of Flash.


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Adobe Flash, Adobe Systems, Android, Flash, Google, HTML5, iPad, iPhone, Steve Jobs

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Ben Lovejoy

July 15th

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Steve Jobs may finally get his wish: 2014 could be the year HTML5 starts to kill Flash

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Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs famously went on a tirade against Flash back in 2010 when he said that the video technology was on borrowed time and would soon be replaced by HTML5. While Flash is very much still with us four years later, Rapt Media CEO Erika Trautman thinks that HTML5's time has finally arrived.

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Brad Reed

April 22nd

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App.io brings its HTML5 iOS app demos to interactive ads on mobile devices

I’ve covered App.io a few times in the past. The service, which allows app devs to deploy fully useable HTML5 demo versions of their native iOS apps on the web, first launched under the name “Kickfolio” back in 2012. The goal for the company was originally to let devs bring demos of their apps to promotional webpages and it eventually expanded the platform to include Facebook and other channels. Today, and around 2 million interactive app demos later, the company is announcing that it’s bringing those same app demos directly to mobile devices as interactive ads.

The ads go a step beyond the interactive app-like experience that Apple promised, but never quite delivered, with iAd, and allows users to play a demo of the app before deciding to purchase/download or even visit the App Store at all. The ad starts off as a banner or like any other ad but turns into a demo version of a native iOS app that is fully playable for a set period of time before prompting the user to visit the App Store. The company tells me in its initial tests it saw “3-5x higher conversion rates than normal mobile ads.”

App.io lets developers simply upload a zipped version of their app (no SDKs, plugins or changing code), and the service spits out a link to a private test page displaying an interactive HTML5 and CSS version of the app controllable by mouse and keyboard in portrait or landscape. The company says the process of bringing the demos to interactive ads on mobile devices will be just as seamless:

Our ads are 100% rich media, so they work on most ad networks out of the box. We require no SDK integrations, so creating an ad unit is as simple as uploading a build of your app. We are 100% MRAID compliant, so we can run on any MRAID ad network. We track the entire ads funnel, from impression, first tap, length of interaction, tap to the App Store, device install, and in the future, day 1/7/30 retention and cohort LTV.

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Up until now developers have been using the platform mostly for providing demos of mobile apps on the web for promotional materials and internal testing. App.io is officially announcing its new interactive ads today, but those interested in being part of the initial trials will have to contact the company at david@app.ioDevelopers can also still sign up to to deploy their apps as HTML5 demos on the web here.


Filed under: Apps, iOS Tagged: Advertising, App.io, Apps, demo, demos, HTML5, iAds, interactive ads, iOS, platform

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Jordan Kahn

April 11th

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TiVo’s Roamio Platform Gets Opera SDK Support, Bringing HTML5 Web Apps To TiVo DVRs

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Darrell Etherington,Ryan Lawler

August 29th

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TiVo’s Roamio Platform Gets Opera SDK Support, Bringing HTML5 Web Apps To TiVo DVRs

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TiVo’s brand new Roamio platform is about to get a whole lot “appier” thanks to the introduction of Opera’s Devices SDK, and the addition of the Opera TV Store, a means through which developers can offer HTML5 web apps to TiVo device owners. The new partnership will also give developers an SDK to build TiVo-specific apps for an app store the over-the-top services provider plans to launch later this year.

TiVo’s Roamio platform launched just last week, via a new family of DVR hardware devices that improve considerably on the amount of content that can be recorded, and there’s a new feature coming that allows live and recorded content streaming, even out-of-home, thanks to an upcoming feature that’s going to be introduced via an update (hence the “roam” pun).

While most of the update was focused around the hardware — adding more tuners and more storage to improve the core DVR experience — TiVo also improved several of the onboard apps, making them faster and more responsive. According to TiVo VP of Product Marketing Jim Denney, some of that improvement comes from switching to the Opera Browser for those apps. The Netflix and YouTube apps in particular, both of which are built on Opera, are a lot faster to open and use.

Already, Roamio devices offer up access to some pre-installed apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Spotify and more, and it consolidates content from all of the above in addition to cable services when you’re searching for shows. The introduction of the Opera TV store, which TiVo is aiming to deploy early next year, will bring a whole catalogue of new HTML5-based apps to the service, broadening the type of app-based content users have access to exponentially.

Opera’s TV Store is already available on millions of shipping devices, and the Opera Devices SDK made its way onto over 25 million connected TVs in 2012 alone. That means that TiVo customers will be getting access to a platform that’s already mature when the Opera Store goes live on its devices; there won’t be any waiting while a new store is set up and curate the way there would be if TiVo had started from scratch.

TiVo also contends that the partnership will help it more quickly introduce new and improved pre-loaded software to its set-top DVRs, since Opera has become a key partner for big brands and service providers that are making the switch to HTML5 in order to gain more presence on connected home entertainment platforms.

Access to Opera TV Store content is a big value-add that should help TiVo’s Roamio price tags look more attractive to users who might otherwise feel like a Roku or Apple TV device could fit their needs. And if TiVo and others suspect that Apple is preparing to make a fresh foray into the living room, as has been recently rumored by none other than our own contributor MG Siegler, building as full-featured an offering as possible definitely explains the push to build a software ecosystem.



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Darrell Etherington,Ryan Lawler

August 29th

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TiVo announces new ‘Roamio’ DVRs w/ out-of-home streaming to iPhone and iPad

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TiVo is officially taking the wraps of its latest family of DVRs today dubbed “Roamio”, which appear to be replacing the company’s high-end Premiere offerings. In addition to inking some new deals with cable providers and redesigning its interface, TiVo is adding a ton of features with the new boxes, including a number of streaming options and support for the DIAL protocol (the same one used by Chromecast) for streaming and controlling apps like Netflix from mobile devices. It is also moving to a new HTML5 engine for a smoother native app experience and introducing an “out-of-home” streaming feature that will launch for iPhone and iPad later this year:

Coming very soon, out-of-home streaming will allow subscribers to stream TV and recorded shows to your iPad® or iPhone®. The built-in TiVo Stream feature allows users to connect to their Roamio over Wi-Fi and watch recordings and cable channels almost ANYWHERE…  Streaming is restricted to a limited number of devices owned by the TiVo subscriber. Due to content provider restrictions, not all content can be streamed out of home and some content may only be streamed while a mobile device is on the same local network as the subscriber’s DVR. Mobile devices sold separately.

The new out-of-home streaming feature will also be coming to TiVo’s existing TiVo Stream product. Details on pricing and availability below and more on TiVo’s website here.

The TiVo Roamio DVR Series includes three models: TiVo Roamio ($199.99), TiVo Roamio Plus ($399.99) and TiVo Roamio Pro ($599.99). Roamio features four or six tuners and unprecedented storage (ranging from 75 hours to 450 hours of HD content). It ensures subscribers never miss a show again and have plenty of space for recordings. The improved speed and performance of TiVo Roamio also includes integrated wireless and TiVo Stream functionality in certain models… The TiVo Roamio can be purchased today online at TiVo.com, Amazon.com or BestBuy.com and in Best Buy stores in the coming weeks.

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Jordan Kahn

August 20th

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