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Michael Jackson Hologram to Tour the World?

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson is set to tour the world again - as a hologram.

The late King of Pop, who was resurrected onstage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night thanks to advanced technology, could wow fans across the globe again five years after his death.

The producers behind the special effects extravaganza want to take their show on the road for a two-year tour and are predicted to make half a billion dollars. "It's only a matter of time before a hologram like this goes on tour. Public appetite for Michael Jackson's music has never been greater and this is a unique way of experiencing his magic," a source said.

The hologram performance at the Billboard Music Awards follows the success of a new posthumous Michael Jackson album, Xscape, which recently topped the charts in the UK. "It's so important to experience Michael Jackson in a live setting. We wanted a live performance in front of a live audience," added John Branca, the executor of the singer's estate.

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Dr. Dre Wants Hendrix and Gaye Holograms

Jimi HendrixDr. Dre hopes to see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye return to the stage as holograms.

The rapper was a key figure in developing a hologram of Tupac Shakur - which performed on stage with him at Coachella on Sunday last week, fifteen years after the star's death - and is hoping the technology can be used for other deceased performers, such as the guitarist and the soul legend.

"Hopefully, different artists are able to bring out their favorite artists. Hopefully, we can see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye. Let's see what happens," he told TMZ.

The "Forgot About Dre" rapper is rumored to be taking the holographic Tupac on tour, but has to find a find a way of making it project 360 degrees: "I'm not sure right now, if there's a technology that's happening where the hologram could be 360 degrees. Right now it's flat, it just looks like it's three dimensional from the front, but I'm working on some new and different things for the future."

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Tupac Shakur World Tour ‘Makes Sense’

Tupac's hologram at Coachella this yearIt "makes sense" for Tupac Shakur to go on tour around the world - 16 years after his death.

Holographic projection firm Musion, creators of the hologram of the deceased rapper which appeared on stage with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella music festival on Sunday  think it would be a great idea for Tupac - who was shot dead in a gang killing in 1996 - to go on the road.

"This is obviously a historic and exciting initiative that we're all witnessing currently, and it would make sense for them to bring it to Europe and maybe take it to the rest of the world," head of Music at Musion Sanj Surati told NME.

Surati added the firm is "very proud" that the hip-hop stars had chosen to use its technology during the show. It was previously revealed that representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss logistics for a tour involving the two performers and the virtual Tupac with one option being a stadium tour involving other hip-hop stars, including Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. However, they could stage a more limited tour, featuring only Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's hologram, in smaller arenas.


Video: Tupac performs with Snoop Dogg at Coachella 2012 (in holographic form)

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Misc. Tech, Music, Videos,

At Coachella 2012, Tupac Shakur made his long-awaited return to the stage, rapping his Hail Mary track solo, then performing 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted with Snoop Dogg. How's that possible? Were the rumors that Tupac never died in the first place true? Well, no, that would be ridiculous. Instead, a lot of work went into making a holographic version of the iconic rapper. Curious how it all looked? Well, that's what the video above is for. Check out the return of 2Pac above, although you may wanna mute it if foul language isn't your thing.


Hologram broadcast a reality in ten years?

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Broadband, Editorial, Internet, Science,

Cortana Hologram

Imagine, if you will, sitting in the local coffee shop waiting for your ever so tardy girlfriend to show up before your lunch break ends. Suddenly, she is right in front of you, only not in the way you had hoped. It’s a hologram, beaming straight from your cellphone right before your eyes. Her digital representative a fully rendered three dimensional image of her informing you that she will be there in 5 minutes. No, this is not science fiction - it’s the future. And the future is eye popping.

With the demands of technology growing by the second, our everyday bandwidth needs are increasing exponentially. Cisco and Verizon are both anticipating a quadruple increase in bandwidth requirements by the year 2014! This tremendous surge in our bandwidth needs can be attributed largely in part to the burgeoning 3D television market, as well as the growing use of streaming HD video.

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Holograms for iPhone Review

I’m almost certain this is a one-of-a-kind app. It has to be.

Holograms, recently released on the and , allows you to create virtual holograms in a flash.

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Litiholo Hologram Kit

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech,

Hologram KitShades of Princess Leia! Litiholo claims that their Hologram Kit can create a 3D image in about an hour with no chemicals. Instead, it uses a Safetylight laser. The kit comes with twenty 2 x 3-inch RRT10 plates, a plate holder, a mount with 2 diode pieces, an LED darkroom light, simplified instructions, a battery pack and batteries, at a price of $99.99. Litiholo also has tips on their site, an upgrade kit and figures for purchase, including the lovely princess and Yoda.

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