New facial recognition app Preshow earns users free movie tickets via ads

Facial recognition app - Free Movie Ticket

The founder of MoviePass has launched a campaign on Kickstarter in support of his new company PreShow. Stacy Spikes, the founder of PreShow, is developing a facial recognition app that lets users earn free movie tickets – to any film in any theater – by watching advertisements. There’s a catch, however. Users have to watch all the advertising to get the “free” ticket. Prepare to watch 15 to 20 minutes of high-end advertising. PreShow might sound like a pretty good deal if you like the idea of a free movie…

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Harry Potter mobile game officially announced by Niantic

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite set to be the next Pokémon Go craze Niantic, the game studio behind 2016’s AR mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go, has officially announced its upcoming Harry Potter mobile game – Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, in partnership with Warner Bros. Players will be tasked with finding magic Foundables. The game is said to be similar to Pokémon Go, in that it uses the same augmented reality (AR) principals allowing players to explore the real world to find collectables. That being said, instead of collecting pokémon creatures, players…

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BTS QR codes lets BTS fans contribute to new ARMYPEDIA

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Fans of world-famous K-Pop boy band are on the hunt for QR codes. BTS QR codes are being displayed in undisclosed locations across seven international cities. The BTS ARMY, the name of the South Korean Pop (K-Pop) boy band BTS’ fanbase, has been tasked with finding and scanning the codes to contribute their knowledge and love for their favorite band on ARMYPEDIA. There will be 2,080 QR codes for fans to scan. The seven international cities where fans can search for BTS QR codes to participate in the ARMYPEDIA campaign,…

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Report says mobile VR content is vital for the VR industry to take off

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New Juniper Research study has found that VR-specific game revenues will skyrocket to $8.2 billion by 2023. Mobile VR (virtual reality) content is expected to drive the VR games industry revenue up to $8.2 billion from 2019’s expected $1.2 billion, according to a new study from mobile, online and digital marketing specialists, Juniper Research. Smartphone virtual reality content is essential to boost consumer confidence in VR across all platforms. Juniper noted, however, that the success of virtual reality is heavily dependent on Mobile VR content, which is necessary to increase…

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Angry Birds VR game to launch early next year

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Rovio’s massively successful Angry Birds franchise will soon include a virtual reality gaming experience. Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games have announced Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will be launched on all major VR (virtual reality) platforms in early 2019. This isn’t the first interactive gaming experience Resolution Games has developed for Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise. Back in October of this year, Rovio and Resolution Games collaborated to release Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, an augmented reality (AR) game designed for the AR headest Magic Leap One. The game…

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