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The DeanBeat: High Fidelity takes us dancing in a virtual reality club

I’m looking forward to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film based on Ernest Cline’s virtual reality sci-fi novel <i>Ready Player One</i>. In one scene in that 2011 tome, a group of hackers gather to dance in a virtual night club. They float in the air and bump and grind to pulse-pounding music as a masked DJ …

Virtual Reality

How to Market a Hotel Using Virtual Reality

LOS ANGELES—How do you win the stay? As hotels compete against one another and OTAs for market share, it’s become a vital question.<p>One way is to …

Hospitality

VR Visualisation The Next Step As Australian Researchers Reveal Virtual Cancer Tissue Biobank

When it comes to life and death doctors, nurses and scientists are waging a constant battle in order to get any possible edge that might tip the …

Augmented Reality

7 ways to start a VR café

For nearly three decades, internet cafés have filled an important niche across the globe. Also known as cybercafés, these establishments have provided online access to travelers, and to persons who do not have internet services at home. Thanks to the astronomical growth of virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

How To Create An Architecture Portfolio in Virtual Reality

A portfolio is the standard way for architects to show their work  and their style, process and brand. Over the last decade, portfolios have evolved …

Virtual Reality

A Field Guide to Crypto Culture

The 1,000-plus different digital currencies, carrying a total value of more than $400 billion, and the people who follow them, sometimes obsessively, …

Cryptocurrency

Virtual Reality’s “Consensual Hallucination”

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Unsplash. <i>Excerpted from</i> Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do<i></i> <i>by</i> …

Virtual Reality

The 7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences

It may be hard to believe but its been four years since Samsung and Oculus first announced their smartphone-powered Gear VR headset. Since then, …

Virtual Reality

9 Project Management Tools the World's Top Startups Actually Use

Want your teams to be more productive? Consider using a project management tool top startups use.<p>We all want to be more productive. And we definitely want our teams to be more productive. That's why so many productivity tools exist.<p>But which tools are right for you? One way to answer that question …

Project Management

Vive Focus Standalone VR Headset Launches in China

Vive Focus, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, has officially launched in China. Based on HTC’s new mobile VR platform, which includes a mobile …

Virtual Reality

WePlayVR is a Modular VR Attraction in-a-box Made for Family Venues

AI Solve is creating a modular VR attraction that’s designed as a low-cost pathway for family entertainment centers to bring VR experiences to their …

Virtual Reality

29 Strange Products People Are Buying On Amazon That Are Pure Genius

People are always telling me I have an affinity for the bizarre, and I like to think that translates over to the kinds of things I love to buy …

Skin Care

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

How companies can build VR spaces inside Linden Lab’s Sansar

Linden Lab makes a lot of money with the sale of virtual goods in its Second Life virtual world. But this year, it is adding Sansar, a collection of virtual reality spaces where users can create their own immersive experiences inside their own VR scenes.<p>Intel CEO Brian Krzanich put Sansar in the …

Augmented Reality

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

Some products are so unique, so brilliant, or solve a problem <i>so</i> skillfully that all the hype surrounding them is actually well-deserved. When this …

Accessories

Kespry lands $33M Series C as industrial drone business use cases continue to expand

Kespry, the industrial drone startup, announced a fresh infusion of cash today in the form of a $33M Series C. It brings the total raised to over $61M across the the three rounds.<p>While today’s investment was led by G2VP, it also included some strategic investors with Shell Technology Ventures, …

iStaging Launches Comprehensive VR Platform for Real Estate Agents

Source: imported from this press release.<p>TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Real estate-focused AR/VR company iStaging has released a …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

Paying down your debt is the best investment you can make right now

I try to keep my investment ideas a secret—if you want them, you have to subscribe! But I'm going to give away this month's idea. Are you ready? Here it is:<p><i>Pay down your mortgage</i>.<p>Yes, that's a bit unorthodox to hear from a person writing financial newsletters. But people think too much about the …

Personal Finance

So, what is machine learning anyways? Here's a quick breakdown

If you're keeping up to date on technology news, you're probably seeing references to machine learning everywhere, and for good reason: machine learning is an integral component of the way that computers process information.<p>Machine learning is all around us, informing our day to day lives from the …

Machine Learning

Ghost In The Shell PVP VR Comes To Japan

<b>The popular Bandai anime is now a competitive multiplayer VR arcade game.</b><p>Japanese VR arcade, VR Zone Shinjuku, is only getting cooler. The immersive …

Influential Contours: Noa Deane

Invest Like a Pro by Jesse Mecham (Book Notes)

I’m a huge fan of budgeting and I highly recommend you start budgeting with YNAB (You Need A Budget). Jesse Mecham, the founder of YNAB wrote Invest …

Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier review – memoirs of a tech visionary

Jaron Lanier is both cheerleader and doomsayer in a highly personal story of virtual reality<p>Two years ago, I stood on the precipice of the World Trade Center. I watched the birds wheel hundreds of feet below my toes, as yellow cabs fidgeted in the squinting distance beyond. Eventually, I took a …

Killing friction: How Khronos’ OpenXR will standardize virtual reality

The virtual reality community is a collection of warring tribes. Games and applications are only available on certain hardware, and controls and …

Virtual Reality

From Joyce to Rabelais, 5 must-read books for curious minds

Libreria is a London bookshop with a difference. With categories such as "Utopia", "The Sea and the Sky" and "Mothers, Madonnas and Whores," its …

Books

I took a neuroscientist's advice for saving money, and it's transformed my finances

After years of feeling as though my finances controlled me and not the other way around, I'm happy to report I have found the solution in the wisdom of a neuroscientist.<p>Perhaps the insight can help you, too.<p>Budgeting is about making fewer choices to maximize happiness<p>I first met Moran Cerf, a …

Northwestern University

Jaron Lanier: ‘The solution is to double down on being human’

He’s the Silicon Valley visionary who gave us virtual reality. Now, in a new memoir-cum-manifesto, Jaron Lanier recounts his sad, unusual childhood and calls for a re-evaluation of our ties with the digital environment<p>Jaron Lanier has written a book about virtual reality, a phrase he coined and a …

Inside the lives of America's anxious wealthy people

Rachel Sherman's book "Uneasy Street" highlights the lives of America's top earners and the anxieties they face, including guilt and comparing themselves to their wealthy friends.<p>The New York Times also highlighted the anxiety of rich people in a recent article, saying "wealth frequently comes with …

Income Inequality