Sandbox Virtual Reality Experience Opens Its Seventh U.S. Location In Austin

Announced this week, Sandbox VR, one of the most realistic virtual reality experiences in the world, opens its doors at The Domain in Austin, TX on February 19, 2020. Sandbox VR is the kind of immersive social experience that people have dreamt of since the dawn of computing. Through a unique combination of motion capture and VR technologies, you can become anyone and go anywhere. 

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Special Edition MSI Prestige 14 Laptop in Rose Pink Now Available on Amazon & Newegg

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, MSI, a world-leading gaming brand, announced the availability of its Limited Edition Rose Pink Prestige 14 laptop on Amazon and Newegg. Designed for mobility weighing less than 2.85 lbs, the Prestige 14 measures less than 0.63-inches thick with a battery life of 10 hours. It includes a backlit keyboard with 1.5mm key travel which automatically elevates the keyboard five degrees to improve ergonomics. The extra-large touchpad with a smooth surface that is more responsive and accurate even after long-term use. 

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Atari® Hotels May Be Coming to Your City

Atari®, a trailblazer in the gaming industry, is launching a new concept for a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination. Announced this week the launch of the hotels is in partnership with GSD Group, a leading innovation and strategy agency, led by founder Shelly Murphy and partner Napoleon Smith III. With this new collaboration, both companies will acquire the rights to build video game-themed Atari Hotels in the United States, with the first location breaking ground in Phoenix, AZ later this year. The initial additional hotels planned in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and our own hometown of Austin, Texas!

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SXSW Reveals Ten New Convergence Tracks From Climate Change to Mixed Reality

For the 2020 season, SXSW has announced ten new additions for their Convergence Tracks that include Cannabusiness, Climate & Social Action, Connection & Culture, Experiential Storytelling, Game Industry, Government & Politics, Media & Journalism, Professional Development, Sports, and XR. From March 13-21 attendees can participate in various formats of programming like panels, workshops, Keynotes, and Featured Speakers that dive into the worlds of climate change and affecting social change as well as sports and mixed reality. Below are the descriptions and dates of the Convergence Tracks just announced.

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CES 2020 Recap: Lenovo’s New Consumer Innovations

During CES, Lenovo launched a number of new consumer innovations from Laptops to Displays to Smart home products. While at CES I had a chance to experience the Lenovo Ducati 5 limited-edition, ThinkPad X1 Fold, the Yoga™ 5G 2-in-1 convertible laptop, the Yoga Slim 7 laptop, ThinkReality VR/AR, and the LAVIE AIO.

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What’s New & What to See at CES 2020

CES® 2020, the world’s largest and most influential tech event, begins in 3 days from January 7th through the 10th in Las Vegas. This year more than 4,500 exhibitors will launch nearly 20,000 new transformative tech products to more than 170,000 attendees, making it one of the largest CES shows to date. The show exhibitors will include 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities and resilience, sports, robotics and more. As the 7th year in a row covering CES LIVE, I wanted to compile a list for those attending or curious about what happens at the show, especially what is new for 2020!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals: Tech & Gadget Edition

This year Black Friday comes a little later in the month giving consumers less time to stock up on holiday gifts and benefit from the deals early. Though major companies like Amazon or Best Buy are already promoting deals before Thanksgiving there other companies kicking off their Black Friday deals on November 28th and 29th (the actual date). Similar to every year, below we have compiled a list of tech and gadget deals for Black Friday/ Cyber Monday from companies like Samsung to sites like Wellbots.

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Xooloo Messenger: A Safe Digital Friendly Messenger App for Children

Since 1996, November 20th recognizes the “International Day for the Defense and Promotion of the Rights of the Child” (Law 96/296 of 9 April 1996). Put into action by UNICEF the day tries to promote the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child. In conjunction with this important day, Xooloo, the first messaging app for children from 8 to 13 years old, to empower them, support and teach them on how to manage their digital lives is now available to download in the US and UK.

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SXSW 2020 Announces The Newest Keynotes, Featured Speakers and Featured Sessions

As New Year’s 2020 comes closer so does the South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival that commences March 13th in Austin, Texas. SXSW 2020 has announced two additional Keynotes that include songwriter, musician, and a founding member and the creative force behind Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, and director, producer, and writer Erin Lee Carr. SXSW Featured Speakers and sessions have always represented industry trailblazers and creative visionaries and this year is no different. With the incredible newly-added speakers that include The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen chefs, Sophia Bush; Ray Dalio, Tommy Hilfiger, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Melanie Perkins, Jade Raymond, Phoebe Robinson, and more these Featured Speakers and sessions will no doubt impress SXSW attendees.

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NVIDIA Launches Next Generation SHIELD TV

Today, NVIDIA unveiled the next generation of the SHIELD™ TV, delivering the most 4K HDR entertainment in a streaming media player with Google Assistant built-in. The two new SHIELD models are the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. Delivering up to more than 25% more performance than the previous model, the new Tegra® X1+ processor helps bring to life Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Its computational prowess dramatically improves picture quality by using AI to upscale HD video streams into 4K resolution.

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