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Ford uses virtual reality to describe its vision of transportation’s future

December 3, 2017 |

The drone dived underneath a bridge and zoomed right behind a vehicle. Then the ride ended — and the participants took off their goggles.

For five minutes, attendees of the L.A. Auto Show can experience what Ford calls “the city of tomorrow” through a virtual reality “roller coaster” that showcases…


L.A. Times – Business

HOA parking restrictions should be rooted in reality, not for sake of appearances

December 2, 2017 |

QUESTION: My parents purchased a five-bedroom home with a small two-car garage in an “exclusive” homeowner association, and I am beginning to think they made a huge mistake.

Over the years, they have become disabled and require full-time assistance. But that’s a problem for the caregivers since…


L.A. Times – Business

Facebook looks to lower-cost virtual reality with $199 Oculus Go headset

October 12, 2017 |

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company’s Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.

Zuckerberg on Wednesday revealed how Facebook intends to address…


L.A. Times – Business

LaVar Ball seems destined for reality TV, so why is his reality show headed to Facebook?

August 31, 2017 |

LaVar Ball, the loquacious alpha dad of three basketball prodigies, sets his expectations high when it comes to his sons. It’s the NBA or bust.

But when it came to choosing where to broadcast his family’s inevitable reality series, Ball was willing to look past the established giants of the medium,…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Brexit’s harsh reality dawns

August 27, 2017 |

When Britain went into the first round of talks with the EU two months ago, its chief negotiator was pictured facing his Brussels counterpart with no notes on the table in front of him — as if to confirm what critics of Brexit believe, that the UK government is woefully unprepared to leave by March 2019.
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‘Star Wars’ virtual reality attraction to open at Downtown Disney this year

August 3, 2017 |

There’s about to be a new way to experience the “Star Wars” universe.

An attraction that blends virtual reality and real-world elements will open at the Disney resorts in California and Florida this holiday season, Walt Disney Co.’s Lucasfilm unit announced Thursday.

Lucasfilm and its ILMxLAB immersive-entertainment…


L.A. Times – Business

Reality Winner Had High Security Clearance. She Isn’t Alone

June 7, 2017 |

Reality Winner was charged Monday with leaking a document about the Russian hacking of US electoral systems. One of the most surprising things, according to NBC News , was that a 25-year-old had top-level security clearance. But apparently it’s not that unusual. Most people who do NSA work involving intercepting communications…
Newser

Reality Star Now Faces Reality of Life in Prison

May 9, 2017 |

Former Dance Moms reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for bankruptcy fraud and for taking $ 120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it, the AP reports. A federal judge in Pittsburgh also ordered Miller to…
Newser

Facebook to close Oculus’ virtual reality content studio

May 5, 2017 |

Oculus VR will close its Emmy-winning cinematic-content division, Story Studio, to focus instead on funding others’ storytelling projects.

The Facebook-owned virtual reality company said in a blog post Thursday that shifting away from producing its own content will free up resources allowing it…


L.A. Times – Business