The Advent of Interactive Sports Fan Tech

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Note: Today’s post comes from Allan Calder. For more on Allan, check out his Google+ page! Once in a while you come across a topic that you just can’t wait to sink your teeth into – figuratively speaking of course! That happened to me when I was watching the news the other day. There was … Read more

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Will Virtual Reality Kill The Big City?

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A few days ago, I came across a fascinating article describing how virtual reality will reshape the workplace of the future. The premise of the article is that companies will use virtual reality to transport the traditional office environment over to the virtual world. That is, instead of requiring all employees to meet up in a physical building … Read more

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Visit Ancient Earth With This Virtual Reality Museum Exhibit

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The London National History Museum is bringing virtual reality to the masses with a new exhibit that takes visitors back in time, allowing them to see what ancient life looked like on Earth. At the exhibit, visitors strap on VR headsets and are then transported more than 500 million years into the past, where they’ll be immersed in a … Read more

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Virtual Reality Headed For The Clouds

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An article posted this week indicated that the Australian carrier Qantas will start offering some passengers virtual reality headsets as part of their in-flight entertainment. The company is reportedly testing the use of the technology in a three month trial period. During that time, premium passengers will be given the option to use a Samsung virtual reality headset — … Read more

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Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Device Provides Glimpse into Future

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This week, Microsoft unveiled a headset that allows the wearer to see — and interact with — holograms. Ok, the digital images that the wearer sees aren’t technically holograms, since a true hologram wouldn’t require any sort of special glasses. The “technical” term for the technology used by the HoloLense is called “augmented reality”, which is really … Read more

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Artist Creates 3D Sculptures Using VR Headset

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A video surfaced this week showing an artist sculpting a virtual statue by way of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, a precision motion controller called the “Razer Hydra”, and the “VRClay” app. In the video clip, the artist can be seen manipulating the position of the virtual statues with one hand, while pushing, pulling, … Read more

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Oculus Rift Now Allows Everyone to Train Like a Jedi

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A new video game for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset allows players to recreate the famous lightsaber training techniques shown in the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars fans can now hone-in their lightsaber skills using the Oculus Rift headset and a special handheld companion device. After strapping on the headset, players will see a virtual room and … Read more

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Oculus Rift’s Potential Showcased by Surgery Demo

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The Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, is being used in combination with cameras attached to surgeons in order to show medical students what surgery looks like from a firsthand perspective. A team of french surgeons has tapped the Oculus Rift to help teach med students about surgery. The idea is novel and the results are quite … Read more

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