Jason “Jace” Larke was working across the country when his wife, Alison, was scheduled to give birth in Perth, Australia. But thanks to an elaborate virtual reality setup, he was able to “be” by his wife’s side at the moment when she gave birth, despite being nearly 2,500 miles away.
This special moment was brought to you by Samsung. A team from the company arranged the cameras and audio equipment in Alison’s hospital room and paired them with a Samsung Gear VR headset for Jace where he was working on the other side of Australia.
When Alison went into labor, Jace went into a special virtual birthing suite that Samsung had set up, where he was able to “move” around in real time and talk to Alison.
The couple’s story is featured in a new ad for Samsung Gear VR, and the company has said that this experience is proof that virtual reality isn’t just a toy.
“We were given the opportunity to be involved in the Samsung project. Jace was able to see our son born and experience the birth as if
Jason “Jace” Larke was working across the country when his wife, Alison, was scheduled to give birth in Perth, Australia. But thanks to an elaborate virtual reality setup, he was able to “be” by his wife’s side at the moment when she gave birth, despite being nearly 2,500 miles away.Read More »from Dad able to watch the birth of his son from 2,500 miles away, thanks to VR headset
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Fri, Mar 13, 2015
If you were a fan of the sitcom “Dinosaurs,” which aired from 1991 to 1994, we have good news for you. They’re back! Well, sort of. A Canadian filmmaker released a mashup of scenes from the hit show timed perfectly with The Notorious B.I.G.’s song “Hypnotize.” Bet you never expected to hear that combination! Unusual as it may be, the video has gone viral on YouTube with more than 4 million views so far. The show’s main character, Earl Sinclair, appears to be rapping along to the lyrics and dancing in perfect harmony to the song. Read More »from Creator of ‘Dinosaurs’/Notorious B.I.G. mashup on how he came up with the idea
Benjamin Roberts created the video that everyone can’t stop talking about.
He told Yahoo News that he dreamed up the prehistoric idea after he noticed that Sinclair’s moves mimicked those of a rapper. Roberts told Yahoo News he picked Sinclair because “He’s just so expressive.” It took him 30 solo hours to edit the video, and his hard work definitely paid off. When asked about his Internet fame, he told us, “I spend a lot of time on reddit, so I was excited
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Fri, Mar 13, 2015
Meet Purin the Super Beagle, the dog with the ability to make saves better than most goalies out there.Read More »from Purin the Super Beagle shows off her goalkeeping skills
In a new video, Purin shows off her goalkeeping skills by blocking shot after shot sent her way.
It's not the first time the pup has wowed us with her soccer skills. Last summer she charmed the Internet by showing off her goal-making abilities.
Purin is not just a one-trick puppy; she can also jump rope, skateboard, and walk on the ball.
This talented dog lives in Japan and even has her own Facebook page.
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Looks like Siri has some new competition from an old friend.Read More »from Critics warn that high-tech ‘talking’ Barbie could eavesdrop on kids
That’s right, Barbie is going high-tech! Not only will your child be able to dress her up and talk to her, but the doll is now able to respond thanks to Wi-Fi and voice recognition technology.
“The No. 1 request we receive from girls globally is to have a conversation with Barbie, and with Hello Barbie we are making that request a reality,” Stephanie Cota, Mattel's senior vice president of global communications, said in a statement.
Here’s how it works: Your child pushes a button to chat, and Barbie will “listen” through an embedded microphone. She then sends the audio to a cloud-based server, operated by Mattel’s technology partner ToyTalk, which then records the speech and processes it. Then Barbie responds to the question or comment.
Privacy advocates and parents have dubbed the doll “Eavesdropping Barbie” and are concerned about their children’s conversations being recorded and stored.
Faculty adviser Angela Campbell from
Dennis the dachshund may look like your typical happy pup, but his story wasn’t always so cheery.
This is what Dennis used to look like:
Read More »from Obese dachshund has incredible weight loss story
That was back in 2013, when he weighed a whopping 56 pounds. Luckily, Dennis was adopted by Brooklyn Burton, of Columbus, Ohio. Her late uncle was his first owner. He was a hoarder who, for years, had been feeding Dennis table food — like White Castle burgers and pizza.
Burton, with the help of Dennis’s veterinarian, who practices at the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital, helped the 6-year-old get down to a healthy 12 pounds. How did he lose the weight? Dennis was put on a strict diet of dry dog food, given an exercise plan, and had skin-removal surgery, thanks to donations raised through a GoFundMe page. All this came just in the nick of time. The vet said he would not have made it through another month at Burton’s uncle’s house.
Burton told WSYX-TV that Dennis can now can go up and down the steps. “He was never able to do that,” she said,
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