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AR Ping Pong From Stereolabs Looks Awesome

Stereolabs debuted an AR ping pong demo at Augmented World Expo recently. Though we didn’t get the chance to try it, the creators sent us along a …

eBook: 5 Virtual Reality Applications in Manufacturing

Virtual reality (VR) has been around longer than you might think—more than half a century—but it’s only in the last few years that we’ve seen …

Infographic—The Future of VR (virtual reality) by 2025

Today we are sharing an interesting infographic on The Future of Virtual Reality, put together by a marketing researcher at Fullestop, a web design, …

Demand for augmented and virtual reality expected to soar this year

New IDC study shows big growth for products, services, and use cases.<p><i>Video: Businesses still to warm to VR and AR, with just 24,000 headsets bought</i> …

Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.

Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. (just past the AMC Center) , the virtual reality game-maker Survios planted its first flag in the market for location-based gaming.<p>It’s one of several companies (many based in Los Angeles) that are …

Google and LG Display have made the highest resolution VR screen yet

Google and LG Display have joined forces to design the clearest OLED display to date. The 4.3-inch screen, which Google recently revealed at Display Week, is designed to push the boundaries of VR image quality with an incredible 1,443 ppi resolution. For comparison, Japan Display Inc unveiled its …

Oculus Debuts 5K × 5K Mobile VR Playback in ‘Henry’, Now Available on Go & Gear VR

John Carmack, Oculus’ CTO, has revealed work on a new VR video playback technology which he says is coming to Oculus Go and newer Gear VR phones. To …

Location-Based Virtual Reality Is Growing: How Big Is the Potential Market?

The latest experiences allow consumers to skydive over Hawaii or fight Aliens from the Fox franchise.<p>Location-based virtual reality experiences are …

Valve Launches SteamVR Input For User-Made Configurations

Valve is putting accessibility right at the heart of controlling VR with the launch of a new feature today named SteamVR Input.<p>In supporting a wide …

INT Announces 2228ppi High Pixel Density AMOLED Display for VR Headsets

When we saw the news that JDI, the Japanese display conglomerate founded by Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, were developing a 1001ppi LCD display for VR …

12 Predictions For How VR Will Change The Future Of Advertising

Virtual reality is here and already making waves in a variety of industries – from healthcare to travel. It’s changing the way companies engage with customers and making it possible to give consumers a whole new way to experience a business’s products and services.<p>As we move into the future, one …

How Enterprise Virtual Reality Is Transforming Everything From Training to Medical Treatments

The future of virtual reality might look as much like a movie as it does a spreadsheet.<p>For the past several years, VR has been increasingly heralded …

VR Needs More Social: 77% of Virtual Reality Users Want More Social Engagement

77% of people who use virtual reality want more social engagement in VR, according to a new survey of 4,217 consumers. And while many of their headsets don’t get regular use, most intend to use their VR headsets more in the future.<p>“Led by Generation Z and Millennials, 77% of respondents who own a …

Location-Based VR Predicted to Surpass $800 Million by 2022

Virtual reality (VR) arcades and other location-based VR entertainment venues could generate more than $800 million in worldwide revenue by 2022, …

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How Virtual Reality Is Improving Trucker Safety for UPS and Other Suppliers

With U.S. workplace fatalities increasing seven percent last year, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, many companies are …

HTC Vive Pro Teardown By iFixit

Anyone interested in seeing the internal workings of the new HTC Vive Pro virtual reality headset which is now available to preorder priced at $799, …

NAB: Location-Based Entertainment Could Be $12 Billion Industry in Five Years

A Starbreeze Studios exec warned that strong creative must lead this movement: "If we let technology lead this, we will fail."<p>Location-based …

Universal Disposable Hygiene Cover Starter Kit

$27.00 – $49.00<p>Disposable Hygiene Covers are our latest innovation. Designed to feel great, absorb sweat and thanks to a special adhesive are easy to …

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Virtual reality suit could help disabled patients with recovery

A virtual reality full-body suit designed for video games is being tested for use in rehabilitating patients suffering from long-term disabilities such as paraplegia.<p>UK start-up Teslasuit Project designed the virtual reality suit to give a sense of touch when playing virtual reality games. The suit …

Is virtual reality the future of learning? A new study suggests so

Macy’s will use VR to sell furniture in 50 stores by summer (updated)

VR and online shopping are often portrayed as enemies of brick-and-mortar retail, but shopping mall anchor Macy’s plans to embrace both technologies in a bid to improve its sales, reports FurnitureToday. Speaking at the ShopTalk retail conference in Las Vegas, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette announced …

News: How 'Ready Player One' Used Microsoft's HoloLens to Help Build Its VR Cinematic Universe

A funny thing happened on the way to the release of the virtual reality epic <i>Ready Player One</i> — augmented reality grabbed a major piece of the …

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Law schools dive into virtual reality experiences for their students

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Law schools dive into virtual reality experiences…<p>ABA TECHSHOW<p>Jennifer Wondracek. Photo by Saverio Truglia.<p><b>Corrected</b>: Law schools are …

Updated Vive Tracker With SteamVR 2.0 Tracking Shown at MWC 2018

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is underway, and while the event’s main focus is inevitably on the newest batch of smartphones …

Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone …

Can virtual reality make everything better?

<i>Andrew Keen is author of “How to Fix the Future.</i><p>Virtual reality is a bizarre idea. Here is technology that so simulates physical and mental experience that it mimics reality. But it’s far more than just a crazy idea. Today there are affordable headsets from multibillion-dollar companies, such as …

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Virtual reality is poised for big business-to-business sales

Why is the allure of virtual reality in the enterprise becoming increasingly difficult to resist for many marketers? Are there real-world use cases in business-to-business (B2B) marketing today, and will these translate into sales venues any time soon?<p>While some companies are active in VR and AR in …