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Report: VR as an Empathy Builder

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Todd Maddox delves into the Neuroscience behind immersive technologies’ unique ability to make us experience things from another person’s perspective.

Riding the Hyperloop in Virtual Reality

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VR Hyperloop Passenger Experience in Virtual Reality Unveiled at SpaceX. We’ve been reporting on the Hyperloop for a while here at Tech Trends.

Infographic: Valve Index versus Oculus Rift S

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How to two of the newer top-of-the-line VR headsets compare to each other on key features? This handy infographic lays it all out. The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot Click To Tweet. Software.

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#SXSW2019 – Feeling Real Sensations in Virtual Reality

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The world of Ready Player One might be a lot closer than we think. At South by Southwest, Tech Trends checks out the haptic suit that promises to take immersion to the next level. . By Laura Kobylecky. The Telasuit looks like something straight out of science fiction film.

Swapping Bodies in VR

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How interacting with virtual beings powered by Artificial Intelligence can teach us to become better humans.

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).

You’re Taking Me for ARide

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This Augmented Reality smart motorcycle helmet is as cool as it sounds, and looks good in the bargain.

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The Brain Science of Simulation Training with Virtual Reality

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In many high-pressure situations such as emergency medicine, law enforcement, firefighting, air traffic control and the military the litmus test for success is behavioral performance.

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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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.

#SWXW2019 – Augmenting ARt

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Brian Behm is an Artist Using the world as his canvas and digital elements as brushtrokes. Tech Trends catches up to him at South by Southwest in Austin. . By Laura Kobylecky. Brian Behm is here at The South by Southwest Conference in Austin as both a speaker and mentor.

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Report: XR Health and Safety Training

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Why extended Reality (xR) is an Effective Tool for Environmental Health and Safety Training: A Brain Science Analysis. A critical function in nearly all industrial and manufacturing settings is to provide high-quality and effective training in environmental health and safety (EHS).

#SXSW2019 – What does Augmented Reality Sound Like?

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Tech Trends checks out the AR Bose Frames as we wrap up our coverage of the South by Southwest 2019 festival in Austin. . By Laura Kobylecky. In addition to the regular programming of sessions, SXSW also attracts brands looking to launch exclusive products.

Could Sony’s Next Headset Finally Crack the VR Gaming Market?

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If anybody can do it, it’s probably Sony. Ever since the Playstation was first launched – if, like myself, you’re old enough to remember it, you may pause a moment here to consider your own age and mortality – Sony has been in the business of reinventing gaming.

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Immersive Training for Retention

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How Virtual Reality training can help healthcare professionals retain crucial information. Healthcare professionals are tasked with learning and retaining an enormous amount of knowledge and skills.

Banishing Your Nightmares with VR

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New research shows how immersive technology can help patients treat recurring nightmare syndrome.

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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.

Getting Hands-On with the New HoloLens

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Microsoft’s new piece of kit doesn’t disappoint, but the real excitement of its MWC announcement goes well beyond the hardware.

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Emerging Tech in Emerging Markets

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As India’s first-ever Immersive Technology festival wraps up, it highlights how the market for making and consuming technologies such as Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality goes well beyond Silicon Valley.

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Using VR as an Intervention Tool

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UK Social enterprise pilots use of immersive tech in social care. Over the past five years, the number of children who are looked after by Local Authorities (LAs) and children who require child protection plans to be kept safe from ‘significant harm’ has increased dramatically in England.

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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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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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VR to Blow Your Mind

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BaDoinkVR partners with ViRo.Club to combine motion control and teledildonics and create more immersive adult experiences. The best virtual reality experiences can come from every day human connections.

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?

Immersing Yourself in the Beautiful Game

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Some of the biggest names in English football are partnering with Intel to make their matches more immersive. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City supporters will be able to experience the biggest match moments from every angle Click To Tweet.

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”.

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.

Will Nintendo Make a Play for VR?

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The games giant joins VRM Consortium in Japan as an observer, but does that mean they’re closer to entering the immersive space? As early as 2016, former Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima had already hinted that the company was “looking into” VR.

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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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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.

Angry Birding in VR

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Red, Chuck, Bomb and the Blues face off against their piggy nemeses in the latest Angry Birds instalment.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. Object Theory are pretty much the oldest Mixed Reality company around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.

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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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.