If you're wondering what a non-NFT digital collectible is, just ask Sony. According to PlayStation.com, "PlayStation Stars will feature a new type of rewards called digital collectibles. They are digital representations of all the things that PlayStation fans enjoy, including figurines of beloved and iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment, as well as cherished devices that tap into Sony’s history of innovation." Continue Reading →
Generally speaking, technology is neither good nor bad; that distinction is for people. Technology is simply a fancy word for tools; generally speaking, banning tools is a way for central authorities to demonstrate and maintain power. Minecraft is a central authority clearly afraid of decentralized technologies (such as blockchain and NFTs) and how Web3 tech might empower its users. Continue Reading →
Two seemingly unrelated stories should get your attention today. Microsoft's planned $75 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard lays the groundwork for a corporatized, centralized metaverse that will enjoy all the advantages of technical dominance and global brand recognition at birth. Continue Reading →

Xbox & NFTs

Regarding NFTs, Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s head of gaming, told Axios, "I think there's a lot of speculation and experimentation that's happening, and that some of the creative that I see today feels more exploitive than about entertainment." Continue Reading →
Everyone wants new tech, but there aren't enough chips to meet demand. Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Kerry Drew about why you can't find a PlayStation 5, and why auto dealers are charging so much for new and used cars. Continue Reading →
Seems like a lot of people are mad at Apple: the EU is accusing them of antitrust, Epic Games is suing them, and Tile thinks AirTags ripped them off. Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Robert Moses about why Apple is making everyone so angry on Fox 5 NY's Good Day Wake Up. Continue Reading →

Last Minute Digital Gift Ideas

Last Minute Digital Gift Ideas
Christmas is Friday, and many online retailers can no longer guarantee delivery before the holiday. If you’re struggling to find a last-minute digital gift ideas, here's something for everyone on your list. Continue Reading →
ARCore Depth API
If you've ever played Pokémon Go, you know that Pikachu was just pasted on top of whatever you pointed your camera at. About a year ago, Pokémon Go creator Niantic announced that they had worked out how to let Pikachu hide behind real-world objects. The technique, called occlusion, was demonstrated in a video, not on an actual device. Yesterday, Google announced the tools to solve the problem. Continue Reading →