While some Artists are collectively banning the use of cell phones at their shows, others are embracing it. According to The Industry Reporter Paul Rosenberg (Eminem’s former manager & current chief executive for Def Jam) teamed up with an LA-based multimedia production shop Drive Studios to create a new concert experience though your phone.
“We figured, if the phones are going to be there [at concerts] and people are going to be putting them up in the air and looking at them anyway why don’t we provide a way to maybe change the way they’re perceiving the show,”
Eminem’s concert experience will be geo-tagged and time-stamped so that it’s only visible within a few hundred meters of the stage.
“We figured, if the phones are going to be there [at concerts] and people are going to be putting them up in the air and looking at them anyway why don’t we provide a way to maybe change the way they’re perceiving the show,” Rosenberg said.
According to Eminem’s official website, the first six songs of his set all include AR activations.
Drive Studios’ creative director, Rich Lee has been working with Eminem since 2010 when the duo worked on the video for ‘Not Afraid‘.
“We started talking about getting VR and AR for a while,” said Lee. “It’s only recently come about that this technology has come around to the point where we feel we could pull this stuff off.” said Rich Lee
— Jake Bass (@MrJakeBass) April 14, 2018
The Eminem Augmented app also includes ‘AR Anywhere’ experiences, which include Shady’s World Portal. Check it out by clicking the link.
Inventor Moses West Creates Generator That Can Turn Air To Water
Moses West is on a mission to help change the water scarcity crisis.
Moses West invented an Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) that creates fresh drinking water from the air. His patented technology uses less energy and is more cost effective than ground water and desalination solutions. It is changing lives in Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, and Flint, Michigan.
West’s invention could seriously help with our worlds water scarcity problem. To find out more visit, https://waterrescuefoundation.org @waterrescuefoundation
Snapchat Will Let You Shop For Products On Amazon With Its Camera
The app will soon allow users to scan products for Amazon.
On Monday, Snap Inc (SNAP.N) said that they are testing a new way to search for products by using Amazon.com (AMZN.O).
Snapchat is testing Snapchat app’s camera to allow people to search for products by scanning a product or the amazon products barcode. The feature would be very useful for when you come across an item you also want to purchase, considering Amazon has it – they probably do.
“When the item or barcode is recognized, an Amazon card will appear on-screen, surfacing a link for that product or similar ones available on Amazon,” the company said on a blog post.
The feature Is expected to roll out within the upcoming weeks.
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES NEW IT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Google’s new program could make you $50,000 a year.
On January 16, Google launched its new Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on Coursera. The online program requires no previous experience and is designed for beginners to become trained for entry level jobs in eight to twelve months.
“The average starting salary for IT Support is $52,000”, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The cost of the certificate on Coursera is $49/month. Need-based scholarships, funded by Google.org grants, will be offered through leading nonprofits focused on underrepresented communities including Year Up, Per Scholas, Goodwill, Student Veterans of America, and Upwardly Global.
You can find out more and enroll at the Google IT Support page on Coursera.
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