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September 19, 2016

Bot Analytics: An Interview With Dennis Yang Of DashBot

Dennis Yang is the co-founder and chief product officer of Dashbot, an analytics platform for bots. Previously, he was the co-founder of Bureau of Trade (acquired by eBay) and Techdirt, a popular technology blog. He was also the ninth employee of Infochimps (acquired by CSC) and the ninth employee of mySimon (acquired by CNET). He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. You can follow him on Twitter at @sinned.

July 13, 2016

Why The DMV Should Be Run By Chatbots

The Department of Motor Vehicles. It’s the dawdling sloth of civic systems, a poster child of institutional languor. Truly the great American equalizer, it tests patience and tempts fury across races, genders, ideologies, and social strata.

June 08, 2016

The 10-Step Guide To Developing Your First VR Product

The web is awash in claims that 2016 will be the year of virtual reality. And at first glance, that appears to be true. Multiple high-profile headsets debuted this year, ranging from the Oculus Rift to Samsung’s Gear VR to HTC’s Vive. But the VR community has a little secret: The technology’s blank pages are missing the entertaining, educational content that it will need to thrive. And content creation takes time, especially because the VR community is in the midst of developing the components, best practices, and user base that more mature technologies enjoy.

May 18, 2016

360 Livestreaming with the Ricoh Theta

We had some time recently between projects to play with our shiny new Ricoh Theta, which we used to photograph the levels in our latest app, Tiny Eye. After a fun brainstorming session with some other Yetis (wherein we were mostly clueless as to the realistic capabilities of the Theta) about cool things we could do with it, we decided to start small and test out the livestreaming capabilities of the Theta - particularly how smooth the experience was with VR goggles on. 

May 10, 2016

I Spy... Tiny Eye! A Mobile VR App for Everyone

Virtual Reality Goes Retro with Tiny Eye, a New App from the Creators of Chelsea Handler: Gotta Go San Francisco, CA - May 10, 2016 - Today, San Francisco-based app maker Yeti introduced Tiny Eye, a retro-inspired, smartphone virtual reality game for everyone now available on iOS and Android. The 360-degree VR app is inspired by the classic childhood game, I-Spy, and was conceived as a way to make virtual reality accessible to anyone, with or without a headset.