“NAB Show 2017 Started Off Terribly”

“NAB Show 2017 Started Off Terribly”   When I arrived at the San Francisco Airport, about 2:30pm, I went to get my flight ticket and I noticed that it had a different time than what the original reservation had listed. My flight was originally supposed to be 5pm but instead it changed to 7:30pm. I asked an employee of the airline and the women told me that it delayed due to construction on the runway and that ALL flights are delayed. I got through the TSA line rather quickly. I waited around and when I went to the gate, the … Continue reading “NAB Show 2017 Started Off Terribly”

“Experiential Entertainment: Engaging the Mind”

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @4:45pm Location: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA Event: XTech   Moderator Dean Takahashi: Writer at GamesBeat   Panel Margaret Wallace: CEO of Playmatics Theresa Duringer: Co-Founder of Temple Gates Games Noah Falstein: Chief Game Designer at Google Shiraz Akmal: CEO of Spaces   AR and VR for healthcare settings other than the at home experience In VR, you can communicate with other people with the 1 on 1 as a social platform. Longer form of VR for the future and motion in VR that can be more natural with interface controls. 2017 is … Continue reading “Experiential Entertainment: Engaging the Mind”

“Boosting Productivity: XTech for Industry”

“Boosting Productivity: XTech for Industry” @2:35pm Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Location: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA Event: XTech   Moderator Tom Emrich: Partner at Super Ventures (VC firm)   Panel Shauna Heller: Founder of Clay Park VR Suman Kanuganti: CEO of Aira Michael Leyva: Product Manager and AR for Epson Danielle Dy Buncio: President of VIATechnik Nabil Chehade: VP of Engineering at Atheer   Helps solving problem for tourists, manufacturing, construction, and visually impaired -Saving $3billion a year by using VR.   Wearing VR and using AR can’t be heavy and take away from productivity. How to get … Continue reading “Boosting Productivity: XTech for Industry”

“Experiential Analytics: Understanding Intention”

  @ 4:05pm Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Place: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA Event: XTech   Moderator Sean Captain: Freelancer at Fast Company   Panel Ramses Alcaide: President and CEO of Neurable Peter Hartzbach: Founder and CEO of iMotions Charles Nduka: CSO for Emteq (Facial Paralysis) Matteo Lai: CEO of Empatica   Take new technology such voice analysis capture data. Facial muscles lack spindles by means of gestures. Helps patience for rehab; with adaptive VR. Contact and non-contacting sensing with invasive gestures. Emotions and character recognition to help a user what item to select, user intention with brain … Continue reading “Experiential Analytics: Understanding Intention”

“XTECH For Peak Physical Performance”

  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @1:30pm City View at the Metreon; San Francisco, California Moderator Isaiah Kacyvenski: Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sports Innovation Lab and Former Seattle Seahawks Professional Football Player Panel Dan Chao: CEO of Halo Neuroscience Derek Belch: Founder and CEO of StriVR and former football kicker at Stanford University from 2003-2005 Tim Swift: CEO of Roam Robotics Shaun Huls: Head of Sports Science Performance – Philadelphia Eagles Yasuto Suga: President of Kadho Sports and Co-Author for FLASH software   Ways to tackle training: Investment isn’t just physical but it’s neuro to help train and retest athletes, … Continue reading “XTECH For Peak Physical Performance”

“10 Years in San Francisco, Part 1”

    I’ve been living in the city of San Francisco going on ten years. I’ve learned a lot about the area, some good and more terrible! I am a transplant, as most people in the city are. We weren’t born and raised in this city. MOST of the transplants DO have a certain political agenda compared to the locals. People from all walks of life come to this city of refuge, develop their tech startup, and try to live in place where it’s supposed to be hip. Most of the transplants, just so happen to be extreme political liberals, … Continue reading “10 Years in San Francisco, Part 1”

“Not Quite GDC (2017)”

 For GDC 2017, there was a lot of emphasis on VR gaming more than ever. Gaming controller consoles are an ancient issue. Oculus may have been sued recently, but they were a hot item as well as the HTC Vive and Samsung VR. Playstation VR is coming along slowly in that space. Other companies are creating their own type of VR headsets to differ from other companies. Many gaming companies are sending a lot of their game designers to places in either Central or South America and in East Asia, where the labor salary is a whole lot less than … Continue reading “Not Quite GDC (2017)”