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iPhones and Macs see upgrades as well.
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Robot Control through Virtual Reality: A Look at the Present, Potential and Future Applications Immersive media and entertainment aren't the only applications demonstrated by Virtual Reality (VR) tec...
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Virtual Reality technology has come a long way since its inception as simple, stereoscopic goggles in 1939. In the last few years, it has transformed into a variety of electrical devices and exploded onto the market as a surprisingly immersive media.
We had incredible technological and societal changes throughout 2015 and 2016. Circular and sharing economies, content and social media, new influencer networks, wearables, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data analytics all accelerated. And, up until this point, it's felt like a test run.
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2016 VR technology is the real deal.
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Dubbed "The Year of VR", there were high hopes and even greater hype that virtual reality would hit mainstream in 2016. And in many ways, it didn't disappoint. With Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and...
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In a VR experience, you are put into a virtual world as someone who physically consumes space. Depending on the content, you can go from an observer to an influencer, where consumption of the virtual space and the content is totally up to you. You can choose what to observe, and follow each movement in multiple angles at your own speed -- you shape your own experience and consume the space and time differently than any other viewer.
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As people continue to adopt VR in the mainstream, many of our daily activities will be done in VR, as well. One of those activities, retail shopping, could easily make the transition. Brick and mortar retailers have already embraced online and mobile outlets. It won't be long before we hit the next logical step: the VR outlet.
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Thanks to Google Expeditions, the instructor can choose a location virtually anywhere.
It's natural for any industry to undergo changes, but few industries have experienced as many rapid changes as the pharmaceutical and health care ones. To remain relevant among these digitally wired consumers, big pharmaceutical companies have adjusted, making visible efforts to grab the audience's attention through web and mobile presence.
There is an overwhelming amount of evidence pointing at how dynamic mental imagery allows people to perform better. So then why aren't there enough studies focusing on using virtual reality as a performance booster for management executives who have to thrive under pressure? Well, there is now.
Today is World Refugee Day, a date to remember the plight of refugees everywhere. It's an occasion we've marked five times since the conflict in Syria began. We wanted to find a way to give Canadians a new perspective on the situation.
It is essential that arts organizations adapt to shifting demographics and a rapidly changing participatory culture. In effort to address this new need, virtual reality and augmented reality can show us new ways to explore the arts and help spark a new interest and motivation for arts-goers.
Instead of preparing for an open house that only lasts for a day, companies can now make the place accessible 24/7, and potential buyers can view or experience the space at their own convenience -- especially for international and/or high-profile buyers.