Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Is The Next Great Cultural Disruption

Aaron Binder | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

Virtual reality has been around for decades in various iterations but this is the first time it feels real enough to make a grown woman grimace with a memory long lost but alive again. Cardboard is so easy to figure out that its uses extend far past the daily pastiche of just hopping to Ecuador for an afternoon or cruising down to Bonnaroo in a convertible.

Will Augmented Reality Change Life For The Better?

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Nikolas Badminton

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are hot buzzwords these days. Execs can now add the Oculus to their treasure trove of executive toys, right next to their now discarded Google Glass headset. Really luck people can get ahold of the Hololens and Meta headsets to get into those early stages of AR. But, what gives? What's the future really going to hold? Why does any of it matter?

Virtual Reality Is Set To Transform The Travel Industry

Sari Gabbay | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sari Gabbay

VR, or "virtual reality," is the new buzzword in technology and the travel industry may just be one of the first to bring this phenomenon into mainstream marketing. Who wouldn't want a "real life" experience in the Amazon before committing to a $10K-plus investment?

The Business Impacts Of VR Technology Are Endless

Frederic Guarino | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

Zerolight powers Audi's room-scale VR showroom experience, unveiled at CES 2016 Virtual Reality was assuredly at the forefront of this year's Consume...

The Top Tech Trends Coming In 2016

Marco Pasqua | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

Virtual reality, smart homes and digital assistants -- what was once science fiction from our favourite episodes of The Jetsons, is now well on its way to becoming science fact. We're only two weeks into 2016, and I predict that it's going to be a big year for technological innovation.

VR May Have Unintended Consequences For Travel

Bob Ramsay | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Business
Bob Ramsay

Can strapping on a headset that puts you in a mountain meadow induce you to visit that actual meadow on your next vacation? The travel industry thinks so, and last week's Globe article "Can virtual reality bring real tourists to B.C.?" practically yodels "YES!" in reply. I beg to disagree.

Virtual Teaching Tools Take Learning Outside The Classroom

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

What does "learning" look like? It's still fair to say that the lecture format is core to many educational programs, but technology is advancing and creating opportunities for technology-enhanced and online learning to be more experiential, more flexible, and more engaging.

This Movie Is So Intense, It Has People Throwing Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Living

This movie can make you sick, seriously.

Virtual Reality Film Puts You In A Cirque Du Soleil Show

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - For those of us who lack the robust physique and otherworldly agility necessary to play a part in a Cirque du Soleil show, there is now a wa...

The Battle Between Tech and Entertainment

Frederic Guarino | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."

Virtual World: Stephen Hawking's Brave New World Episode 3

Carin Bondar | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada TV
Carin Bondar

In the latest episode of our series on the latest and greatest technological advances across the globe, we learn all about how scientists can alter our perception. Virtual reality and associated technologies will change the way we communicate, the way we work, and the way we play.

Is Google Breeding an Army of "Glassholes"?

Mitch Joel | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

It is becoming increasingly obvious that our connected computers will be more a "part of us" than ever before. Many are quick to dismiss wearable technology such as Google's Project Glass as a parlour trick and some are already calling those who use them "glassholes."

What I Learned This Week: Not All Experiences Are Real

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada
Andy Nulman

With a new generation of kids growing up with so much re-created virtually, what chance does cold, hard reality have? Pretty soon, any experience you want will actually come to you. What's coming is a blurring between what is digitally created, and what is real.

Thought 3-D Was Cool? Welcome to Augmented Reality

Dax Hamman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Business
Dax Hamman

No longer will we have to settle for the environment that someone else has chosen for us. Instead, we can simply switch it up with a mere thought or swipe of a virtual keypad and have it become more suited to our tastes. As the technology becomes more prevalent, major questions begin to form for society about the impact this has.