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NYCC 2018: Skyscraper: The Impossible Leap VR Experience
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Skyscraper: The Impossible Leap

Day 4 of New York Comic-Con started in a way I could not have imagined: with me leaping off a crane hundreds of floors up above a raging inferno below. Or at least that’s what it seemed like during the Skyscraper: The Impossible Leap experience. Located in the 100s row of the NYCC show floor, Skyscraper’s VR experience allowed fans to mimic Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s epic leap from a crane to an open window of the burning tower The Pearl from the film Skyscraper, which opened early this year on July 13th. The VR experience was available at certain theaters across the country and was exactly what VR should be.

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The Drill Down 543: Surprise Echoes
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Drill Down 543: Surprise Echoes

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, NY Times sues FCC, Sirius XM buys Pandora, new products from Amazon, Microsoft, and Oculus, the paralyzed walk again using mind control … and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 529: E3 2018
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E3 2018

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, AT&T can now merge with Time Warner, FCC chair Ajit Pai lied to the American public, Net Neutrality is dead…now what?, our favorite gaming picks from E3 2018 … and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 523: Datebooking
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Datebooking

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Amazon and Apple have some secret projects in the works, T-Mobile buys Sprint, Facebook’s F8 developers conference reveals Datebooking, DNA catches a killer… and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 496: “Goodbye” AOL Instant Messenger
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AOL Instant Messenger Goodbye

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Russian hackers use antivirus software to steal U.S. secrets, Oculus’ new headset, AOL Instant Messenger says “Goodbye,” the end of Windows phone, and much more.

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The Drill Down 489: Free Speech on the Net, Solar Eclipse 2017
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Solar Eclipse 2017 photo by Kirsten Jorgensen

[Photo by Kirsten Jorgensen.]

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, the battle for free speech on the internet, Android Oreo is here, Solar Eclipse 2017Samsung bursts onto the scene with a new Galaxy Note, Elon Musk wants to stop killer robots, and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 485: Bot Down!
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The Drill Down 485

This week on The Drill Down podcast, Oculus VR about to go wireless, Google Glass comes back, Amazon challenges meal deliveries, suicidal robots, creepy walks, and much more.

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The Drill Down 481: E3 2017 Wrap-Up
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TDD-481 E3

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, E3, the Super Bowl for game developers, Uber fails again, and, much much more.

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The Drill Down 475: Manned Mars Missions & More
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The Drill Down 475 Manned Mars Mission 

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Dwayne and Tosin are joined by guest Tom Cheredar to discuss: the NSA quits snooping on your emails, HIV gets fried in the CRISPR, Facebook fumbles, Microsoft goes back to school, Man is going to Mars, and much, much more.

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SXSW 2017: Hauoli Tracks VR Movements With Sound
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Hauoli VR gestures through subsonic sound

SXSW 2017 – Virtual Reality is everywhere. Earlier today we met Hauoli, a VR startup that seeks to solve the VR gesture recognition problem with audio.

#SXSW2017 – Right now, gestures are hard. Not so much in the real world, but certainly in virtual spaces. Ever since the heady days of Quake III arena, users who wanted to do some digital damage with their avatar’s fingers had to map a key that did little more than flip you off.

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