Virtual Reality News

Wiser has created a virtual reality news email that you can sign up to. Why? Because it appears closer now than ever before as the technology is advancing quickly, and for many it is one of the most exciting sectors in the tech industry. Virtual reality is where an individual is given a multi-sensory experience with a computer device. In this way, the user is immersed in a computer-simulated environment with the ultimate goal being to deliver taste, sense and touch sensory experiences, as well as sight and sound. It has been the subject of science fiction for as long as there has been science fiction, but recent technology advances have brought mainstream virtual reality devices a step closer. Just look at Facebook's acquisition of the virtual reality headset maker Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion dollars. Sony and Google are also involved in the space, with research going on in the gaming and medical industries, as well as the military. There is nothing virtual about the virtual reality news email from Wiser though. We collate the best articles from around the web so that you can stay informed quickly and easily. Register today.

Recent Virtual Reality News Coverage
 
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Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI and VR
CIO • John Ribeiro
Oracle plans internal 'startup' to explore VR, new technologies
The Economic Times of India • Brian Womack
Lunch-hour hacks
BBC • Jessica Bown
What’s holding back virtual reality news? Slow tech adoption, monetization, and yes, dull content
Nieman Journalism Lab • Ricardo Bilton
VR holds promise for journalists, but newsroom adoption has remained sluggish
Poynter • Benjamin Mullin
Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Silicon Valley Hubris or ‘The Matrix’ in Real Life?
Fortune Magazine • Fortune Video
The Top Cosplayers From Silicon Valley Comic Con
Forbes • Contributor, Zara Stone
The Reality Of VR/AR M&A
Seeking Alpha • Tim Merel
Google launches second-gen Jump camera for filming VR
Android Central • Florence Ion
IDG Contributor Network: Facebook's plan to own (and destroy) your smartphone with AR
CIO • Gary Eastwood
 
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Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI and VR
CIOJohn Ribeiro
Oracle is hiring people for a "new startup organization" inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality. The Solution Engineering organization the company is setting...
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Amazon.com Inc, Cloud Computing Services
Oracle plans internal 'startup' to explore VR, new technologies
The Economic Times of IndiaBrian Womack
Oracle Corp. is forming a unit it's calling a startup within its U.S. operations to work on new technologies that may include virtual reality and artificial intelligence, trying to attract talent and outpace the innovation of rivals. The company's effort will include...
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Digital Media, Finance
Lunch-hour hacks
BBCJessica Bown
With two children under the age of four and a tech start-up to run, Colleen Wong has her hands full. She is happy to use any technology that can help her manage her hectic lifestyle, including family activity planning app Hoop and...
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BBC America, Digital Media
What’s holding back virtual reality news? Slow tech adoption, monetization, and yes, dull content
Nieman Journalism LabRicardo Bilton
For news organizations, the promise of VR has been marred by a handful of challenges that have so far made it difficult to justify wholesale investment in the technology. That’s clear from a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study...
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BBC America, Digital Media
VR holds promise for journalists, but newsroom adoption has remained sluggish
PoynterBenjamin Mullin
Newsrooms around the world are experimenting with virtual reality more and more, but mass adoption of the medium has been slowed by the lack of quality content and an industry-wide inability to make money from it. That's the gist of a new...
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Economic Policy, Silicon Valley
Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Silicon Valley Hubris or ‘The Matrix’ in Real Life?
Fortune MagazineFortune Video
In today's episode of Tech Debate, Fortune digital editor Andrew Nusca and tech writer Robert Hackett discuss Elon Musk's newest venture, Neuralink. Neuralink aims to create a brain-machine interface, make it a commercial product, and bring it to the market in about...
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Google Inc, Technology Industry
The Top Cosplayers From Silicon Valley Comic Con
ForbesContributor, Zara Stone
This weekend the second Silicon Valley Comic Con took place, featuring robotics, virtual reality and a wax statue of Steve Wozniak. But everyone knows that Comic Con is really about one thing, and that's the jaw dropping cosplay. From menacing Jokers to...
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The Reality Of VR/AR M&A
Seeking AlphaTim Merel
Summary As the VR/AR market continues to scale, M&A deal flow is on the rise. Major corporations are actively honing their strategies on where and who to buy. Early stage companies which can't raise the next round are looking for mergers with...
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Cameras, Google Inc
Google launches second-gen Jump camera for filming VR
Android CentralFlorence Ion
Google has launched the second-gen Jump and the Jump Start initiative, which gets the appropriate tech for making VR into the hands of content creators. Google is certainly not backing down from virtual reality any time soon. In fact, it's announced the...
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Facebook Inc, Mobile Phones
IDG Contributor Network: Facebook's plan to own (and destroy) your smartphone with AR
CIOGary Eastwood
Mark Zuckerberg already controls much of how we regularly interact with other humans, but now he appears to be taking things a step further and change how we view reality itself. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Zuckerberg talked about a world where...
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