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Putting AR into Art

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A Viennese start-up is the first company from Austria to be accepted to Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator. Artivive recently beat over 600 competing entries to become the first Austrian start-up to join the Berkeley SkyDeck program (considered one of the top ten accelerator programs in the world).

Studying Social Presence in VR

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New research by the University of British Columbia highlights both similarities and differences in the way people interact in virtual environments and the real world.

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Personalizing Learning with Data

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Microsoft’s latest acquisition shows how combining pedagogy and technology can dramatically improve learning outcomes. Today’s students will graduate into a world that will be dramatically different – and changing faster than ever.

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Naked Tech for a Plastic-Free World

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Lush’s new concept shops are leveraging innovative technology to create a package-free customer experience.

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AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

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Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables? Let’s face it, humans are vain and fickle creatures, so the fact that most HMDs look dorky as heck doesn’t really help with the whole mass market adoption issue.

Virtual Reality Improving Mental Health

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Limbix is building up immersive content that therapists can use to treat phobias, depression and anxiety. There are over 300 peer-reviewed studies that show VR is an effective tool for treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

Esports Pushing VR Adoption

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Can professional gaming help to propel the consumer adoption of virtual reality? Professional gaming has always been a serious pursuit that attracted dedicated players and a large audience, and with immersive technologies becoming more pervasive, the esports crowd is increasingly embracing VR.

Making VR Stand Up

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Virtual laughs can mean big bucks, and Sansar is announcing a host of new live comedy acts to draw in the crowds. Linden Lab has just announced a host of new collaborations designed to attract paying punters to its live events platform, which they launched last year.

Demystifying Media

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How can we use technology to tell compelling and worthwhile stories, engage audiences, and make a living in the bargain? Those were some of the questions I got to explore during a recent visit to the University of Oregon. Fellow Brit Damian Radcliffe, who is the Carolyn S.

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Escaping from Augmented Reality

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Scriptum is a new AR escape room app that lets you step into another dimension. But will you be able to find the way out? It is really interesting with any new platform to see what types of games become popular as the medium evolves. And it’s often not what you’d expect.

Training Your Brain Muscles with VR

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Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019.

Riding Through Gotham City in VR

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Warner Bros. and Intel unveil a Batmobile-like autonomous vehicle at CES featuring immersive entertainment and AR safety features.

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Betting on Location-Based VR

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Mk2 partners with Secret Location to create worldwide VR distribution network.

Flying Into NirVRana

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Using immersive tech for therapy and meditation is becoming more popular, but can Healium really make us forget the misery of long-haul flying?

Rise and Shine Campers!

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And don’t forget your booties cause it’s COLD out there… . It’s February 2 nd , so of course that means Groundhog Day.

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Escaping Into Virtuality

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As our reality becomes increasingly hard to deal with, is virtual escapism the answer? The late screenwriting legend William Goldman famously said; “nobody knows anything” so predictions – specially about technology – always run the risk of making people look silly in the not-so-distant-future.

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Growing a Mixed Reality Magic Garden

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Funomena’s latest game lets you plant holographic gardens in your own mixed reality playspace. As with all immersive hardware and platforms, the success (or otherwise) of Magic Leap will hinge on whether it can attract creative developers to make awesome content to bring its technology to life.

Making Intelligent Avatars in AR

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Artie is an AI engine that creates entertaining and highly interactive avatars for use in Augmented Reality.

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Making Noise in VR

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New BBC Virtual Reality experience invites you to find your voice and make a difference by walking a mile in the shoes of the suffragettes. This day and age, one could be forgiven for being somewhat disillusioned with democracy, but still, come election time, I always vote Click To Tweet.

A Year in Tech: 2018 Recap

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A look back at some of the most exciting moments & innovations Tech Trends covered in 2018! Cryptocurrency.

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Traveling in Virtual Reality

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With RizortVR you can virtually check out your travel destinations before arriving at check-in.

Report: Building Healthcare Expertise With VR

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Can immersive technologies help professionals in the healthcare sector build crucial expertise and save lives? Merriam-Webster defines an expert as “one who displays special knowledge or skills representing mastery of a particular subject that derives from training or experience”.

A Christmas Carol in VR

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Yule love this interactive VR experience that gives a new spin to Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Mince Pies might have been out on the supermarket shelves since September, and spare a thought for the poor store clerks who are already sick of having to listen to those Christmas tunes.

Showing Off VR 2.0 at #CES2019

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Pimax unveiled prototypes of intuitive controllers and high-resolution, broad Field of View bundles in Las Vegas this week at CES 2019. Back in 2016, Oculus’s chief scientist Michael Abrash predicted that within five years, VR headsets would have a monocular 4K resolution and 140-degree FoV.

A Virtual Comedy Experience

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Sansar to Host Live Comedy Series of Shows with Steve Hofstetter.

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The Future of Location-Based Virtual Reality

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With home-based systems getting better and cheaper every day, can VR Arcades keep the punters interested and turn a profit? We talk to some key players about what it takes to be successful in that space.

Cutting Edge VR

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Fundamental VR is partnering with the Mayo Clinic to democratize the next generation of haptic surgical training simulation tools. Globally, 5 Billion people don’t have access to safe surgery due to lack of trained professionals. In the U.S.

Upgrading VR Storytelling

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This year’s Raindance Film Festival in London showcased an amazing selection of immersive stories. Here’s what got Tech Trends really excited: Raindance is a very well-established and well-respected independent film festival, but it isn’t a particularly flashy one.

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Building Spaceships with Mixed Reality

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Lockheed Martin’s space division has partnered with Scope AR to support the manufacturing of spacecraft, including NASA’s Orion.

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Flying with Virtual Wings

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How a young entrepreneur wants to use virtual reality to help young people in conflict zones to achieve their dreams.

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Retailers Exploring New VR And AR Concepts To Drive Sales In 2019

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With more retailers integrating immersive technologies in both their logistics and customer-facing operations, will consumers finally start buying into VR?

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Moving Virtual Objects Like a Jedi

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. These are definitely the VR powers you’re looking for…. It was only a matter of time.

How Mixed Reality Will Bring Us Industry 4.0

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More sectors are realizing the potential of immersive technology to dramatically maximize efficiency and profits.

Diving Into VR Without a Headset

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Is this the closest we have to the Holodeck? It very well might be. There are many tantalizing possibilities around immersive technologies, but where they usually hit a snag is the fact that most cool experiences require complicated equipment.

Report: Using Extended Reality in Healthcare

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. The healthcare industry is ripe for embracing immersive xR learning technologies in training professionals and informing patients.

Learning With AR

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Award-winning director creates voice-activated Augmented Reality Experience that boosts children’s confidence.

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Get Ready for a VRevelation

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Is this the miracle VR has been waiting for? Tech Trends checked out the world’s first feature length immersive film at its London premiere.

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Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

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A new game lets you dive deep into the infamous ship’s history. The golden rule for creating compelling VR content is that you should allow people to experience something that would be either impossible or too dangerous, expensive and/or difficult to do in real life.

Accelerating Mixed Reality

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The University of Hull has launched an accelerator dedicated to developing Mixed Reality tech for the Microsoft HoloLens.

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Packaging the Future

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Tech Trends went to Sweden to see how Tetra Pak is moving into Industry 4.0 by using technologies such as Mixed Reality. Tetra Pak is one of the largest companies that most people never heard of.

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Moving Beyond VR Games

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How immersive technologies like Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality bring real-world benefits to us all. Companies big and small are using Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality solutions to solve pain points, save money, connect people and make workflows more collaborative Click To Tweet.

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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.

Taking a Virtual Spin Around The Solar System

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A French company is creating beautiful educational space simulations in VR.

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