The German national team will use VR to train, and it could change soccer

June 19, 2017

The NFL has become a proponent of training in virtual realityeverybody from the Dallas Cowboys, who began using the technology in 2015, to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has embraced the idea of practicing in this 3D space. So have the NBAs Washington Wizards, the NHLs Chicago Blackhawks, and, most recently, Walmartassociates. Now STRIVRthe self-proclaimed world leader in training athletes by using virtual realityis expanding to European soccer, and the…

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ delivers VR experience that puts you inside the superhero’s suit

June 19, 2017

The beauty of virtual reality is that it allows you to become anyone or anything you can dream of, and in this case the technology is letting you become the amazing Spider-Man. In the run-up to the release of the film Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, Sony has released a VR version of Spider-Man that lets you don the superhero’s costume, swing through the New York City using web shooters, and…

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The Grammys finally embrace technology

June 15, 2017

Singer Adele during The 59th Grammy Awards in 2017.Image: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS Welcome to the future, Grammys! Great to have you. For the first time in the show’s history, it’s doing away with traditional ballots and switching over to online voting. Very hip, Grammys. Nice move. SEE ALSO: Is James Corden trying to usurp Ryan Seacrest as the busiest man in showbiz? According to the Los Angeles Times,…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes on tricky topics, live on stage

June 4, 2017

Steven Levenson, the man behind Evan Hansen's social awkwardness.Image: David Gordon Steven Levenson’s first foray into musicals can already be deemed a massive success. A seasoned playwright, he was approached by composer and lyricists (and now Oscar winners) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to collaborate with them and write the book (aka the non-singing script) for what would become the now major Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. SEE ALSO: New…

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‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ gets more screenings after Paris Climate Agreement fallout

June 4, 2017

In the wake of President Trump’s devastating decision on the Paris Agreement, the makers of An Inconvenient Sequel are adding extra free screenings of the film around the country on June 6. The documentary about climate change has been updated for its official July release to reflect recent developments regarding the Paris Agreement and what that means for the United States and the rest of the planet. SEE ALSO: 5…

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The new ‘Avatar’ theme park is open and we’re totally here for it

May 29, 2017

A scene of the brand-new Pandora: World of Avatar attraction inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom during the dedication ritual on May 24, 2017 Image: Getty Images Yesterday was a big deal for all the supporters of James Cameron’s Avatar . Pandora The World of Avatar located in the Animal Kingdom Park in the Walt Disney World Resort opened to guests staying at Disney resort hotels at 7am, and then to the…

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‘American Gods’ episode 2 introduces us to Gillian Anderson’s Media

May 8, 2017

We're already obsessed with Media.Image: starz This recap contains spoilers for American Gods Season 1, episode 2, titled “The Secret of Spoons.” Episode 1 of American Gods introduced us to Mr. Wednesday, Mad Sweeney, Bilquis and Technical Boy, but this week’s deities are in a league of their own. We already got a sneak peek of Orlando Jones’ showstopping debut as Mr. Nancy, thanks to an explosive preview clip, and…

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Water damage to technology is our cry of the week on ‘The Leftovers’

May 7, 2017

Since its inception, The Leftovers has been a poignant if sometimes outlandish portrait of desperation and resilience in the face of loss. Episode 3 of the final season follows Kevin Garvey, Sr. (Scott Glenn, recognizable from playing Stick in Marvel’s Daredevil) as he wanders the Australian outback with little to his name besides stolen aboriginal chants and a cassette of his young son’s voice from back when their relationship was…

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Timelapse shows how long Zoe Saldana takes to become a ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ alien

May 2, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is already doing well internationally, but while U.S. fans are still waiting for the film’s release, one of its stars, Zoe Saldana, decided to give everyone a behind-the-scenes peek. SEE ALSO: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ is Marvel at its most emotional On Saturday, Saldana posted a timelapse video on Twitter that shows exactly how much work it takes to become Gamora, her…

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‘American Gods’: Meet the deities of the new world order

April 30, 2017

They didn't teach you about this in Sunday schoolImage: starz Belief is power in the world of American Gods. In Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel and the lavish new Starz adaptation from Bryan Fuller and Michael Green gods exist because people believe in them, and as soon as we stop believing… well, you remember what Peter Pan told us about fairies. Unfortunately for the Old Gods mythological deities like Odin and…

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