The Apple TV Plus comedy, which debuted its first (great!) season back in February, came back on May 22 for a socially distanced scripted special that brought all its characters back together, apart. It’s not the first to do so — “All Rise” and “Parks and Recreation” beat it to the punch — and it surely won’t be the last. But while all of them are united by a “let’s do it because we can” self-dare attitude, the “Mythic Quest” version has the bonus advantage of an all-virtual episode making complete sense within its own established world. (And as aforementioned: “Mythic Quest” also has Apple’s complete arsenal of products and copyright at its disposal to make the episode look impressively high quality.) … [Read more...] about ‘Mythic Quest’ Quarantine Special Makes Virtual Reality (Feel Like) Second Nature
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With A-listers such as Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith and Steven Spielberg on its books, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is a fixture of the Hollywood establishment, but its latest client is a little different. On 6 May, Variety revealed that CAA had signed up Miquela, a 19-year-old, Brazilian-American model, pop singer, influencer and self-described “change-seeking robot with the drip”. That’s right: Miquela isn’t an actual human. She is a virtual celeb, created in 2016 by a California tech startup named Brud. But her career is looking pretty real right now. … [Read more...] about Reality bites: are virtual actors about to put Hollywood’s humans out of work?
READ ALSO: Mixed reactions trail Sanwo-Olu’s guidelines on re-opening Lagos economy He said that the governor would visit Ikorodu to inaugurate the 360-unit Lagos Homes and visit Igbogbo Baiyeku IIB Estate, Lekki, and the Courtland Villas on Femi Okunnu Estate during the weeklong celebration. … [Read more...] about Sanwo-Olu to virtually inaugurate projects to mark one year in office
“Eid for us has always been about opening our homes and hearts to our friends and celebrating with them with good food and banter. This Eid, we’ve decided to donate to various NGOs and charities that are looking after the most affected populations across the country,” says filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari. The Sheer Qorma director has a message for all: “As a responsible citizen, we have to make sure we take every precautionary measure to stop a catastrophic spread of the virus. Congregating to perform the prayer could endanger lives, an act that is strictly forbidden in Islam. It is absolutely crucial that we celebrate Eid at home. Look out for one another, be compassionate and kind. Kindness will save the world.” … [Read more...] about Namaz from home, virtual hugs: This Eid, Muslims appeal to stay indoors amid coronavirus scare
AR isn't just for eyewear: here's why augmented reality is the future of smart toysCut to the chaseWhat is it? A new Apple wearable, a pair of glasses using augmented reality techWhen is it out? May be announced in 2020, but would hit stores laterWhat will it cost? A source suggests $499 (roughly £410 / AU$765)What will Apple AR glasses cost?That’s a tough question, as there’s no real precedent for this sort of thing yet. The only rumor on that subject so far claims $499 (roughly £410 / AU$765) - not including any prescription charges. … [Read more...] about Apple Glasses release date, price, news, leaks and what we know so far