Is “Spatial Computing” What Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Should Have Been?
Looking back at the WWDC 2023 (2023-08-11, Boston, MA, Editorial by Jake Bourke) Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote sent shockwaves throughout the tech industry as the final forty minutes of their livestream spotlighted the announcement of the Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset. With this new product concluding the show, the company has officially made its…
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Metal 3 & The Future of Mac Gaming [WWDC 2023]
(Cupertino, CA, 2023-06-11, by Jake Bourke) I am a Mac gamer, which is considered an oxymoron by many. After Apple discontinued 32-bit app compatibility with the release of macOS Catalina in 2019, many video games that were once playable for Mac no longer worked on newer macOS versions, shrinking the already small-sized pool of available…
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Artificial Intelligence – Philip Hodgetts Writes the Definitive Ever-Changing Report
Where are we on the AI front today? What will this technology do for us in the future? Where can we go to learn more about it? Technologist, futurist and all-around expert geek, Philip Hodgetts has written the most up-to-date report we’ve seen to date. Check his blog for the full story (and check back…
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Mark My Words: Andy Marken on the Big Divide in the Media and Entertainment Industry
(Editorial, Andy Marken, San Jose, California, May 19, 2021) “To kill a monster, you need a monster.” – Artemis, “Monster Hunter,” Constantin Films, 2020 Have you ever been suddenly awakened from a really, really bad dream? Yeah, that’s about what the Oscars and all the award events felt like this year There were a lot…
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Berlinale Publishes 2021 Stats
(Special to the USTimes, by the Berlin Film Festival Office, 2021-03-12) “The Berlinale Celebrates a Successful First Stage, Looks Forward to the Summer Special With Berlin Audiences, and Sets the Date for the 2022 Festival“ Happy winners, good sales at the film market, interesting panel discussions and ample film coverage by the press – the Industry…
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2021 Stimulus Package Breakdown
(2021-03-12, by Nial McCarthy, Statista) President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package cleared its final hurdle in Congress on Wednesday despite no Republicans voting in favor of it. The plan contains a range of measures such as a further direct round of payments to most Americans, amounting to more than $400 billion. Checks of $1,400 will…
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Berlinale 2021 Review: “Bad Luck Banging, Loony Porn”
(Review from the Berlinale 2021, 2021-03-03, by Cirina Catania, Sr. Editor) With respect to the insightful and important curation of the Berlinale’s Competition Films, I watched this one from start to finish. Here’s my review: My parents taught me that, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” ###
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Berlinale Review: “Memory Box,” Brilliant Story-Telling
(Berlin, Germany, 2021-02-28, film review by Cirina Catania, Sr. Editor, US Times.) If the film, “Memory Box,” is any indication of what is to become available for viewing during the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, it will be a banner year. Unexpected, insightful, tough, triste, joyful and full of love, this film is a must-see….
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Aiden Loves Keys & Kingdoms! Learning to play the piano is fun with this adventure game from MeloQuest.
(Review for USTimes.biz by Cirina Catania, Dec 13, 2020) Our family loves the Keys and Kingdoms adventure game…and here’s why. Let’s assume you have a musical child (or one that would like to be). But you can’t get them to stay with their piano lessons? (In fact, 80% of students eventually drop their lessons.) Let’s…
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Sennheiser Closing Brick & Mortar Stores Maintaining Strong Online Presence
On November 12, 2020, Sennheiser announced that it would be closing its stores in Berlin, Sydney, San Francisco, Mexico City, Seoul, and Singapore in the near future. It’s just another sign of the times. But if you are a Sennheiser fan, do not despair. The online presence is as strong as ever. US Times will…
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