The 2020 SXSW EDU Season Kicks Off With PanelPicker on July 1st

The 2020 SXSW Conference will be held March 13-22, 2020, in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas. The 2020 SXSW EDU will also return March 9-12, 2020 for the 10th annual Conference & Festival. The SXSW EDU® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning. Since inception, SXSW EDU has been largely driven by the greater community. This includes everything from programming tracks to session speakers. On Monday, July 1 SXSW will begin accepting session entries for SXSW EDU 2020 via PanelPicker.

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Gibson Interviews Ray Burton, Father of Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, on a Tribute to Rock N’ Roll Dads for Father’s Day

Last week, one of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll fathers Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, sat down with Mark Agnesi, Gibson’s Director of Brand Experience to reminisce about the formative years of the rock icon. In 1982, Cliff Burton joined Metallica as their bassist and performed on the band’s first three studio albums: Kill ‘Em AllRide the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Sadly on September 27, 1986, Metallica lost Burton in a bus accident in Kronoberg County, a rural area of southern Sweden, as Metallica toured in support of the Master of Puppets album.

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E3 2019 Press Release Recap

This year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) there were 66,100 in attendance, millions watching and participating online and featured more than 200 exhibitors, approximately a quarter of which exhibited at the event for the first time. We have already covered the AMD, Xbox and Nintendo announcements but below are a few more announcements that happened at E3 2019 starting with Snoop Dogg’s Limited Edition Headset.

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Nintendo Announces Several Gaming Update News for Nintendo Switch at E3 2019

Nintendo had a strong presence at E3 by unveiling multiple Nintendo Switch games scheduled to launch in 2019 and beyond. During its Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed new information for games, including Pokémon SwordPokémon ShieldLuigi’s Mansion 3The Legend of Zelda: Link’s AwakeningMARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black OrderFire Emblem: Three HousesAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsASTRAL CHAIN™ and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. See below Nintendo Direct video presentation during E3 2019.

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Xbox Unveils 60 Games, 34 to Premiere in Xbox Game Pass, 14 Games from Xbox Game Studios, the First Look at Project Scarlett and Unlocks Deals During E3 2019

Without fail, Xbox kicked off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with a new lineup of 60 games for both console and PC. They also gave attendees a preview of the future with Project Scarlett, which launches alongside “Halo Infinite” in 2020. The Xbox E3 event included the announcement of “Gears 5,” along with 34 games premiering in Xbox Game Pass. The Xbox E3 Briefing delivered 11 world premieres and 14 games from Xbox Game Studios, which will soon include legendary game development studio Double Fine Productions. Lastly, they unlocked Xbox deals during E3 to only be available until June 17th. Below is the full press release with details announced during E3. Continue Reading →

AMD Kicks Off E3 2019 with the Announcement of the Ryzen 9 3950X, The World’s First 16-Core Gaming CPU

Today, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s largest gaming and entertainment events for computers, mobile devices, video games and gaming related products kicked off Day 1 that the Los Angeles Convention Center. Even though this is day one announcements have already been made, one being AMD. Yesterday, at the AMD “Next Horizon Gaming” livestream event President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the company’s next-generation PC gaming platform, bringing new levels of performance and efficiency and introducing powerful features for gamers everywhere, based on the new AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 Series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors. During the livestream at E3, Dr. Su previewed the latest addition to the product family the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor. See the live stream and press release of the AMD event at E3 below.

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Austin City Limits Festival Day Passes are NOW Available to Purchase & Day-by-Day Line-up Posts Today

The Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival just announced today that 1-day tickets for the festival are NOW on sale and the one & weekend two music lineup by day in now available on their site. ACL takes place annually in Austin, Texas at Zilker Park and this year’s festival dates are October 4th through the 6th for weekend 1 and October 11th through 13th for weekend 2. The lineup for ACL this year features Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Robyn, and more than 125 performances across 8 different stages in Zilker Park. The day by day ACL 2019 lineup can be found here: https://www.aclfestival.com/lineup/.

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Esqapes Launches The World’s First Virtual Reality Massage Center in Los Angeles and Set to Open in July 2019

Announced today, Esqapes will open the world’s first virtual reality massage center this July in the SAG-Aftra Building on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.  Esqapes guests will get to experience an immersive relaxation experience and reservations now being accepted. The virtual reality massage center will combine automated massages with virtual reality to transport guests to a place of relaxation, as its propriety and exclusive virtual environments have been specifically designed to help people de-stress and leave the real word behind.

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Dating.com Declares June 5 International Day of Women’s Dating Rights

Announced today, Dating.com, part of the Dating.com Group and the company behind numerous online dating sites, will begin recognizing June 5 as the official “International Day of Women’s Dating Rights.” The international dating service is claiming this day to celebrate the powerful women around the world who proudly embrace each and every one of their dating preferences. 

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Mokacam Launches Alpha 3, The World’s Best 4K Action Camera with a Flip Screen

When you think of 4K Action Camera’s most people think of GoPro but Mokacam has just released its third-generation personal camera called the Alpha 3 and launched its Indiegogo campaign as well. Mokacam’s Alpha 3 4K Action Camera is the world’s most advanced action camera featuring industry-leading technology and innovative design providing super smooth 4K HDR videos. Weighing less than 4.5 ounces, Alpha 3 is packed with the groundbreaking 1.2GHz Ambarella H22 Quad-Core image processor that delivers SuperSmooth video up to 4K 60FPS with gimbal-like stabilization like no other.

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