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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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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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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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#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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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Re-imagining 5G Connectivity

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The promise of emerging technologies such as VR, AR, Robotics and AI can only be realized by next-generation end device connectivity. At #MWC19 Inseego gave Tech Trends a glimpse of what this future could look like. Big data is getting even bigger.

The AR Drone That Can Help Save Lives

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First responders will be able to use drones equipped with Augmented Reality technology to better deal with emergency situations.

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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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.

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.

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?

Betting on Location-Based VR

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

Can You See Yourself Eating It?

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This app helps you make up your mind with ultra-realistic Augmented Reality menus. Part of the experience of going to a good restaurant is being presented with lots of tempting choices.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

Traveling in Virtual Reality

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

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.

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.

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 Virtual Comedy Experience

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

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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.

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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.

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.