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Expert View: How Technology is Making Us Rethink the Way We Think

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Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are changing everything from training to marketing and storytelling. By Daniel Fraga, VR/AR Designer at Somewhere Else innovation agency. You don’t only think with your mind. Your notebook is part of your thinking.

Finding our True Selves in VR

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A new documentary explores how embodying digital characters in virtual worlds like Second Life empowers people of all abilities to find their voice and identity. In Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me!

Immersive Technologies Helping Children and Older Patients

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Learning Science shows that there are added benefits to using Virtual and Augmented Reality with young and elderly people.

Mixed Reality Lending a Helping Hand

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Go ahead and call me weird, but of all the Mixed Reality demos I did at this year’s Build, the one I found most fun had me repairing an electric panel.

Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies will bring opportunities for merchants as consumer adoption grows. There is high consumer interest to use VR for making purchase decisions while shopping online or in-store. Click To Tweet.

Infographic: The Future of Virtual Reality

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We’re halfway through 2018 – how the heck did THAT happen? – so seems a nice place to stop and take stock of how the immersive tech market has been doing.

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

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Latest forecast by analyst firm CCS Insight paints an optimistic picture of Immersive Tech adoption.

Learning to DJ with Virtual Reality

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The crossover between fun and training might well bring about the killer VR app we’ve all been waiting for. “We

Report: Kids and VR

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Immersive technologies bring new opportunities to engage, teach and entertain children, but what are the safeguards we must put in place? The overall sense that emerges from the research is that immersive technologies such as VR could become valuable learning tools Click To Tweet.

Expert View: 3 ways VR is transforming Learning & Development

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. Immersive tech and training go back 50 years, but how has that relationship changed? Are we in for disruption or just another buzz-term? By Daniel Fraga and Christophe Mallet – Somewhere Else. As VR is evolving, we’re not only learning skills safely through simulations anymore.

How VR and AI Will Supercharge Learning

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We are getting to a tipping point where the convergence of Artificial Intelligence and Immersive Technologies will transform the way we teach and learn beyond recognition. What does this mean for educators, and the rest of us? “It

Making the World a Better Place with Virtual Reality

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SpaceVR will use Virtual Space Tourism to connect us to our planet and to each other, expanding the limits of human consciousness. Let’s launch cool s**t into space!”.

Emirates Embracing Emerging Tech

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Those looking for the VR OASIS of Ready Player One should head out to the deserts of the UAE. It’s a truism among VR creators that the best use of the medium is to allow you to do things that are either impossible or extremely difficult to experience in real life.

How Science Can Help Build Immersive Products

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Revolutionary tech industry concepts such as Lean Startup and Agile Software development are underpinned by the age-old scientific methodology. I spent 25 years in the “Ivory Towers” of academia leading my own brain science of human learning and performance laboratory.

Immersive Tech Transforming Learning

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Experiential learning enabled by technologies such as VR and AR are set to disrupt education as we know it, but what will the future of learning actually look like? Photography by Tom Atkinson @R3Digital.

Expert View: Immersive Technology Investment Boosting Creativity

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How the UK government’s multi-million-pound investment will help the storytellers of tomorrow. By Damian Collier, CEO and Founder of Blend Media. The UK attracts some of the best global talent and has a strong culture of entrepreneurship leading it to be viewed as one of Europe’s technology hubs.

Book Review: Experience on Demand

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Professor Jeremy Bailenson from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab explains what Virtual Reality is, how it works, and what it can do. I’m still old enough to remember a time when typing a message on a touchscreen keyboard felt very cutting-edge indeed.

Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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Live from Seattle, Tech Trends scoops up all the tastiest bites from the #MSBuild2018 developer’s conference. “We We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what they should do,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at Build.

How Virtual Practice Makes Perfect

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The Internet democratized knowledge, but immersive technologies like AR and VR will democratize access to experience – and revolutionize learning.

Experiencing the #RoyalWedding in Augmented Reality

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As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to tie the knot this weekend demand for traditional wedding souvenirs is sky high.

Seeing the Realities of War Through AR

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This iOS Augmented Reality app by the Red Cross shows people what the effects of war would feel like in their home. VR is often called the “ empathy machine ” referring to the medium’s unique ability to make you see things from the perspective of another through sheer power of immersion.

Alex Kipman Nominated for Inventor’s Award

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The Brazilian-born inventor gets recognition for his groundbreaking work with the Microsoft Hololens. The European Patent Office (EPO) announced that it has nominated U.S.-based based inventor Alex Kipman as a finalist for the European Inventor Award 2018.

Training Against Bias with VR

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Recent events in Philadelphia show why Starbucks should use immersive technologies like Virtual Reality to train employees on empathy skills. On Thursday April 12, 2018 two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks while waiting for a colleague.

Can Virtual Reality be a Game Changer for Learning?

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Will virtual reality help you learn a language more quickly? Or will it simply replace your memory? VR is the ultimate medium for delivering what is known as “experiential learning.”

Tech Trends at #io18

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We’ll be dropping by Silicon Valley next month for Google I/O to check out the latest scoop from the Big G. May is shaping up to be one heck of a busy month for Tech Trends Click To Tweet.

Is VR the Future of News?

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Marvin is the BBC’s newest foreign correspondent, and you can get inside his head.

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Virtual Reality With a Social Mission

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Film premiering at Tribeca brings the nuclear horrors of the past to life as warnings for the future.

Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

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Will we see a gold rush in the publishing industry as major players move to invest in Immersive Technologies?

Extending Reality to the Operating Room

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How medical visualization tools enhance learning by reducing the cognitive load on our brains. Immersive learning technologies are proliferating fast and also growing in popularity, being used not only for entertainment but also in a variety of professional applications.

Product Review: Dell Visor Windows MR Headset

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The Visor is Dell’s offering to the stable of Windows Mixed Reality Headsets but is it a thoroughbred or a nag? The first thing that hit me when I popped on the Dell Visor was its weightless comfort.

Ready Player One

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Ready Player One promises the thrills of VR on the Big Screen so Tech Trends jumped into the OASIS and immersed ourselves in Spielberg’s latest blockbuster. Well… it’s here, Virtual Reality on the big screen.

Experience the Winter Olympics in Augmented Reality

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The New York Times unveils its new AR experience for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Cycling to Your Favourite Tunes in Virtual Reality

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VirZOOM partners up with Feed.fm to provide personalized music tracks to help users pedal through those virtual miles. VR Fitness is fast becoming a big deal, and there are many apps out there that use the unique immersive capabilities of the medium to take make exercising more fun.

Vive Wireless Adapter Expected to Launch by Late Summer, Battery Detailed

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After revealing the Vive Wireless Adapter earlier this year, the company confirmed this week at E3 2018 that the device is on track to launch by late Summer, and offered up some details on the device’s battery and operation.

Toward Truly Glasses-sized AR: First Look at DigiLens’ AR HUD Reference Headset

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DigiLens , a developer of transparent waveguide display technology, is creating a reference headset aimed at wide FOV AR with hand-tracking, dubbed AR HUD. The company showed the first glimpse of the headset at AWE USA 2018.

Here’s All 14 PSVR Games PlayStation is Showing off at Its E3 2018 Booth

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Sony might not have spent much time focused on PSVR at their E3 2018 presentation last night but the company has brought a heaping helping of VR games for attendees to try at the PlayStation E3 booth this week. Here’s what we’ll see.

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China’s Oculus Go Variant Sells Out in Minutes, 50,000+ Await More Stock

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The Chinese variant of the Oculus Go, sold by Xiaomi as the ‘Mi VR Standalone’, appears to be seeing strong launch demand, with the headset quickly selling out, in some cases within just minutes.

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Apple Adding “plug and play support” for Vive Pro in MacOS Mojave

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At Apple’s WWDC conference this week, the company announced that the Vive Pro will be fully supported on the newest version of MacOS, ‘Mojave’, soon to launch in public beta and available widely later this year. Speaking during a session at WWDC 2018 this week, Karol Gasi?ski,

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To the Dismay of Its Audience, Magic Leap Livestream Dodges Key Questions

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Years of Magic Leap’s hype-building seems for many to be turning from excitement to disappointment, as the company continues to evangelize its AR headset with little attempt to demonstrate what it’s actually like to use it.

Magic Leap Promises “closer look” at Its AR Headset During Today’s Livestream

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Magic Leap—which first announced its headset, the Magic Leap One, back in December—could finally offer a glimpse of what the device can actually do during a developer livestream hosted by the company today.