Sundance 2017: Adobe Premiere Pro Has Huge Presence Once Again

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've barely caught our breath from CES and Sundance is preparing to get into full swing, and Adobe is on just about every film panel's agenda. Why? Well, not only is it an official sponsor of the Robert Redford's film festival, but with over 4 in 10 projects using … [Read more...]

The Best of CES 2017: Panasonic GH5, Razer’s 3-Screen Laptop and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CES 2017 is now a memory, but there was a ton of cool stuff to see. From fishing drones to self driving cars and plenty a virtual reality rigs. What was the best? Well, Engadget has their official 'Best Of' awards, and we have ours. And for film and video … [Read more...]

CES 2017 Day 3: HTC Vive, Mohu, Steadicam, Dell, and 8K Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three of CES 2017 proved one thing: There is quite a lot to see, and there's really no way to see it all, even if CES was a month long. But here are a few things we feel are worth sharing. … [Read more...]

CES 2017 Day Two: Project Alloy VR, Razer 3-Monitor Laptop, Robo 3D

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Roaming around day 2 of CES 2017, we're catching our breath and seeing what we've missed. Some products are amazing, to be sure, but will some of them ever make it to market? … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Gets Into Virtual Reality With New Hire

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is getting into virtual reality by making a high profile hire of Tribecca's Genna Terranova to head development of all VR content at the studio. Can VR live up to the success of Amazon's original programming? … [Read more...]

Twitter Announces 360° Live Streaming in Periscope

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Making good on their promise to continue to develop Periscope's capabilities independently, the live streaming app is adding a 360° live streaming option. Can that really work with a smartphone? … [Read more...]

The Worst Technology Stories Of 2016

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking back on all the technology that came out in 2016, there was some shining moments in tech, and some which are definitely not ready for prime time. Here are the worst technology stories for 2016: … [Read more...]

NVIDIA To Reveal Lower Cost Titan 4K Video Card At CES

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we move further towards the standards of ultra high definition, more native 4K hardware will come out to support it. Admittedly, right now a lot of the graphics cards are being driven by the gaming industry, but that's not a bad thing, as post-production can … [Read more...]

Is Virtual Reality Already Failure?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Virtual Reality headsets finally hit the stores, such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and others, there was one brand noticeably missing... Apple. And maybe that's because Cupertino knew something we all didn't... that VR, like 3D before it, is a fad, and … [Read more...]

GoPro Cuts Another 15% Of Jobs Amid KARMA Drone Recall

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I had a feeling this would happen... Dealing with a slump in camera sales due to lower priced alternatives now flooding the market, GoPro was pinning their hopes on the successful launch of their KARMA Drone just before the holiday season. Now that the drone has been … [Read more...]

Panasonic Moving Into Virtual Reality With Live 360-Degree Streaming Rig

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Panasonic is getting into the virtual reality / 360° video category with a new quad-4K camera prototype. Ut not only shoots live video in 360°, but stitches it together and streams it in real time. Could this be the future of live event broadcasting? … [Read more...]

Universal Bringing Nintendo Attractions To Theme Parks

Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo will bring the fun of Nintendo games to life with expansive, highly themed environments to three Universal theme parks around the globe. Guests will enter a world of excitement where it will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite Nintendo games. The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions. 

Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, and Shigeru Miyamoto with Nintendo, Creator of Mario, shared details of the goal to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks.

The new themed areas come as the result of a global partnership between Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo.  Universal theme parks create incredibly popular family entertainment experiences for millions of people based on compelling characters, stories and innovative technology.  Nintendo creates remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters.

Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo areas.  The first such announcement will come soon.

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Mario and Luigi lovers rejoice! Universal Parks and Resorts are bringing attractions based on popular Nintendo video games to all parks. … [Read more...]

Adobe’s Project Clover VR Editing Interface

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Everyone in the tech industry seems convinced that virtual reality and 360° video is going to be the future of cinema. I'm still not so sure. But Adobe is convinced, and they're pushing the edge of the envelope to create a VR editing interface called Project Clover … [Read more...]

Microsoft Reveals Surface Studio and Creative Apps

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We're living in strange times. Creatives are complaining that Apple is moving away from the old school professional and embracing the new mobile filmmaker, and Microsoft is flying head long into the void with a new Surface Pro Studio that it hopes will not only appeal … [Read more...]

Voice Actors Vote To Strike Against Video Game Publishers

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember last year when we covered the news that voice actors were considering going on strike against video game publishers over alleged paltry wages for their performances? Well, it's no longer a threat, as SAG-AFTRA has begun a strike against 11 video game … [Read more...]