Smartwatches Can Predict Your Blood Test Results, Study Finds

GizModo VR

There’s no shortage of stories in which smartwatches have been credited with saving lives , but it turns out they can also predict the results of your blood tests, according to researchers from Duke University and Stanford University School of Medicine. Read more.

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Samsung Funds Episodic VR Videos, Filmmakers Use Company’s $10K ‘Round 360’ Camera

Road to VR

Samsung today launched ‘Pilot Season’, a new initiative aimed at putting original episodic VR video content into the Samsung VR Video service. Filmmakers taking part in Pilot Season were given the use of a Samsung 360 Round camera , the company’s professional 3D 360-degree camera. Costing over $10K, the Samsung Round 360 boasts high-quality 3D 360-degree video captured via its 17-lens array. image courtesy Samsung.


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Best Black Friday Chromebook Deals 2020: Google, Lenovo, Samsung

Digital Trends

Need a new laptop for work or study? We've got the latest and greatest 2020 Black Friday Chromebook deals. Android Computing Deals Black Friday 2020 Chromebooks Laptops

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Samsung, taken from Upload VR). Samsung may launch a next-gen Samsung Odyssey. A recent filing at the Chinese IP offices makes us speculate on a new PC VR headset in the works by Samsung. Hello everyone!

Dungeons & Dragons-themed Dungeon Chess is out now for Oculus Rift and coming soon on Samsung Gear VR. 

Cats and VR

Virtual reality developer Experiment 7 announced that Dungeon Chess is out now for Oculus Rift and will come soon on Samsung Gear VR. Each game is played in stunning and customizable rooms, like the Forgotten Realm’s legendary Yawning Portal Tavern or the Warm Study, where players compete in front of a crackling fire. “As Dungeon Chess , a Dungeons & Dragons -themed animated chess game, is the first title developed by Experiment 7 in its partnership with Wizards of the Coast.

Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

Road to VR

Stand in front of glaciers, fly at low altitudes over some of the world’s most stunning scenery, and dive beneath the ocean’s surface to learn what NASA’s studies are revealing. Mobile VR Game News Oculus Go Games Oculus Quest Game Samsung Gear VR Game VR Game VR Video Amazon amazon 360 video amazon prime video vr amazon vr amazon vr video prime 360 video prime video vr prime vr videoAmazon today announced the launch of Prime Video VR on Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR.

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How accurate is Fitbit's calorie counting?

Mashable VR

A 2017 study found the Fitbit Surge had a median error of 27 percent when counting calories burned. SEE ALSO: Best fitness trackers for monitoring heart rate Now, to be clear, that study was five years ago and one assumes wearable technology has improved in the interim.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.11.08): Microsoft Teams gets immersive, Meta may open its stores, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Samsung heavily invests in DigiLens to build its AR glasses. Samsung has to lead a new round of investment into DigiLens, which is now evaluated at more than $500M. Today I’ll travel to the US to be a speaker at AWE , and I hope to meet you all there.

These Olympic Hopefuls Dig In For Their Shot at Rio 2016


Samsung is bringing fans closer to the Olympic Games with this immersive Beach Volleyball VR film. This is why Samsung wants to tell the inspiring stories of Olympic Games hopefuls who are defying barriers on their quest to compete. Samsung, who is an official worldwide Olympic partner, is showing us one of these stories through their latest 360° film titled “Vanuatu Dreams” that lets you experience beach volleyball like never before.

Cross-Reality Social Network ‘VTime XR’ Now Available On Quest & Quest 2


“From today, Quest and Quest 2 users will be able to get cosy in The Study, watch the world go by in Orbital, and feel the dizzying heights in On the Edge.” VTime XR is available free on Oculus Quest/Quest 2 , Oculus Rift/Rift S , Oculus Go , Samsung Gear VR , Google Cardboard , Google Play , and the i OS App Store. Chat with friends across multiple platforms via this intimate socialVR app.

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Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education

Road to VR

The lab and its immersive visualizations are part of a larger anatomy education program where students study in a traditional anatomy lab, explore mesh model data and diagnostic imaging in the Immersive Reality Training Lab, take assessments on iPads, and spend time studying real cadavers, he explains. The lab is powered by 100 HP PCs with corresponding Samsung Odyssey+ headsets with retractable hooks for cable management.

Now You Can Have ‘Dolphin-Assisted Therapy’ in VR


The Dutch government provided a 50,000 euro ($59,000) grant to develop the waterproof VR goggles, which contain a Samsung smartphone mounted on a 3D-printed rig made of recycled plastic. But according to Psychology Today , multiple studies have found that therapy with real dolphins doesn’t meet “even the minimal standards of medical clinical trials.” Dolphins meet virtual reality.

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Meet Bobby, the 3D-Scanned Teddy Bear (XR News 8/15/19)

XR for Business Podcast

This week, XR is taking us everywhere, from the surface of Mars, to ritzy Audi showrooms, to the svelte form of Bobby, a teddy bear 3D-scanned in real-time by Samsung’s new feature on the Note 10.

Can Sea Hero Quest VR Succeed in Fighting Mental Diseases?


During the years of researching, studies had indicated that those kind of training games are boosting the memory, sharpening the mind and potentially preventing cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s. Development of the free-to-download game, which is released for Samsung Gear VR headset and Facebook’s Oculus Rift, was funded by German mobile carrier Deutsche Telekom AG.

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‘Tactera’ Review

Road to VR

The game is a real study in balance. Feature News Review Samsung Gear VR Games VR Gaming e mcneill real time strategy vr review tactera rts gear vr tactera tactera gear vrIf you’re the sort of person that played the forerunners of the real-time strategy genre, like the ’90s PC classic Command & Conquer (1995) , you’ll be pleasantly surprised with Tactera, a fast-paced mobile RTS game today released for Gear VR.

Why Do You Need to Integrate VR and AR in Your B2B Sales Cycle?


Multinational players like Ikea, Samsung, Ford, and such already use VR and AR tech to ensure potential customers see value in their offerings. . As a matter of fact, a 2020 study by Threekit shows that a thumping 61% of consumers say they prefer retailers who offer AR experiences.

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Exclusive hands-on with Huawei VR glasses 6DOF devkit (with FXG’s Nikk Mitchell)

The Ghost Howls

A genius idea that makes you understand how the design of all the parts has been carefully studied. We all wonder who can be the Facebook competitor, and we often talk about Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, but we usually forgot about Huawei.

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Augmenting the Impact of Virtual Reality with a Robust Testing Strategy


With some big, global brands like Google, Facebook, and Samsung stepping their foot in the virtual reality space, and large investments pouring in, it is evident that virtual reality is here to stay.

Head back to class with fresh tech from Amazon's back to school sale

Mashable VR

Prep for the upcoming school year with our favorite deals from Amazon's back to school sale: OUR TOP PICK: ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 2-in-1 Laptop — Save $120 FOR FOCUSING ON YOUR WORK: SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Pro — Save $34.59 Credit: Samsung.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.01.18): CES brings XR news, Boz says we have to trust Facebook, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Samsung original controller design gets leaked. Do you remember the VR headset by Samsung that was leaked some months ago? The results are very preliminary, with many questions still open, but it is interesting that now it has been paved the way for more studies on underwater VR.

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XR News – August 12, 2019 – Meet Bobby, the 3D-Scanned Teddy Bear

XR for Business Podcast

This week, XR is taking us everywhere, from the surface of Mars, to ritzy Audi showrooms, to the svelte form of Bobby, a teddy bear 3D-scanned in real-time by Samsung's new feature on the Note 10. Army bought 100,000 HoloLens headsets to study how AR can help soldiers get ready for battle. Samsung showed off their new Note 10 with full 3D capture, rigging and animation capabilities: check out my LinkedIn post.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Samsung keeps us on our virtual toes, your phone’s packaging is VR headset, YouTube gets 360° help from Daydream, AR helps you make stuff better & faster, the investment & funding wrap-up, and more… You can enjoy the full audio recording below: SAMSUNG KEEPS US ON OUR VIRTUAL TOES. The little engine that could, the Samsung Gear 360 has auto-stitched our spherical lives for almost a year.

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Language Education Enters The 21st Century With MondlyAR Learning App


Study 33 new languages in the first AR language learning app with integrated speech recognition. Physiological studies have shown that bilingual individuals show not only an increase in multitasking capabilities and problem-solving, but a decrease in the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia as well. MondlyAR comes just 6 months after the release of MondlyVR , an identical experience for Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear and Google Daydream headsets.

Super Data Report: 6.3 Million Virtual Reality Headsets Shipped in 2016


Samsung is the only company to have released actual numbers, saying 5 million Gear VR headsets have been sold so far. Last November, before the figure was released by Samsung, Super Data estimated the company would sell far fewer headsets in 2016. This gap between Samsung’s and Super Data’s numbers highlights how different the figures in this report could be from the actual sales numbers.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


SAMSUNG AT VIDCON: BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS. Samsung solidified its commitment to the virtual reality space with some big announcements that essentially add up to an end-to-end consumer VR solution. They are rebranding Milk VR to Samsung VR, and opening up the content platform to users. Samsung VR is now somewhat similar to the App Store or Google Play store in that it’s where you can find the latest content for virtual reality products.

Where is VR/AR and Education Now?


Research studies conducted by North Carolina State University show “significant improvement” in children’s (sixth to eighth grade) learning after using zSpace’s VR platform. #2 Image Credit: Samsung. In March 2014 Facebook bought Oculus and the current wave of interest in VR and AR was reborn.

KLM’s Chris Koomen teaches us how to use AR/VR in the civil aviation sector

The Ghost Howls

In 2018 we did a case study where people were invited to use virtual reality in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) fashion. Participants used a wayfinding app on two VR headsets (Oculus Go with a hand controller and Samsung Gear VR), as well as on a smartphone which was the reference condition.

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How and Why Brand Engagement Is Driving XR Development


The company does work with other big-name brands including AT&T, Samsung, Chase, USAA, Pepsi, and Coke. Everybody wins in the world of XR brand engagement. Brands get a unique and dynamic way to interact with customers.

Guide to Using VR for Storytelling via Stanford Journalism.


We compared commercially available virtual reality headsets (Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear/VR and Oculus Rift) for ease and quality as well as virtual reality cameras — the (more expensive but expansive) GoPro and the (more affordable) Ricoh Theta S.

The New 3D Apple Arriving at WWDC

Robert Scoble

Samsung has started putting UWB chips into their devices but they don’t have the M1 chip sitting next to these things, so Samsung is way behind and, really, who will buy an entire house full of stuff from Samsung?

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing


Unity revealed that representatives from Google, Samsung Gear VR, PTC Vuforia, Sony PlayStation VR, and Microsoft HoloLens will be on hand to discuss new developments in their individual technologies. The “VR Game Dev” track will tackle platform-specific development, case studies, and tool/service demos.

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Rendever Announces Addition of EnvisionHome Solution to VR Experience Platform


When he was an undergraduate in college, he studied cognitive decline in older adults. Rendever is still involved in studying VR and the impact that it has on the emotional wellness and mental fitness of its users. It was initially offered through Samsung Gear, and then Oculus Go.

MetaVRse Launches Canada's First Full Service Virtual Reality Agency

Cats and VR

With over one million active monthly users of the Samsung GearVR, millions of Google Cardboard units and high-end Oculus Rift and HTC Vive pre-orders, Smithson believes that brands that are early to develop unique and engaging content for VR and will have a huge advantage over their competition. Studies show that people remember VR experiences the same as real memories. Toronto-based VR Agency MetaVRse has launched as Canada’s first full-service Virtual Reality agency.

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Making Diversity Fly

Tech Trends VR

And share in the quieter moments of study and hard work that pave the way to their victories along the way. The films will be screened in VR through a variety of systems such as the Oculus Go, Google Daydream, or Samsung Gear VR. The films will be screened in VR through a variety of systems such as the Oculus Go, Google Daydream, or Samsung Gear VR Click To Tweet. How medium and message come together in a VR documentary series about trailblazing women pilots.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

The Ghost Howls

OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then! This is the 150th Week Peek!

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Will immersive virtual reality be too much for kids and their.


Oculus Rift and Samsung’s Gear VR headsets have a 13+ age requirement. Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab has been studying VR for more than a decade. In 2009, the lab published the results of a study that focused on children’s memory and VR. Will immersive virtual reality be too much for kids and their parents?

Visit the Ancient Rome in VR with Rome Reborn

The Ghost Howls

Students and teachers of Ancient History, Classical Studies, and Roman Civilization will also find Rome Reborn® an exciting new learning resource. As someone teaching Roman civilization to hundreds of students at UCLA, who were studying it not because they were necessarily interested but in order to fulfill what we called a “general education” requirement, I was quite focused on how to arouse curiosity in people. Children will learn by doing, not by studying.

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