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.

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Bringing WW1 battlefields to life with virtual reality
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A Virtual Reality Application That Will Go Mainstream First -- Likely Very Soon
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Beirut gets to experiment with VR [Wamda TV]
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Rock Band VR is a fresh, messy take on an old formula
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How to make 3D charts great again
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NASA to use mixed reality space station to train astronauts
The Economic Times of India
WASHINGTON: NASA is creating a new mixed reality International Space Station (ISS) simulator that will help train astronauts for their journey to the orbiting lab. To become a qualified NASA astronaut, candidates spend up to two years of training through intensive classes...
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Hardware & Peripherals, Smartphones
89% Satisfied With VR Headset, 90% Say Easy To Use
MediaPostChuck Martin
While most people don’t have virtual reality headsets, those who do seem quite happy with them. From VR headsets that work with any smartphone to those that connect to PCs, devices bought during the past holiday season are exceeding the expectations of...
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Education, Virtual Reality
Bringing WW1 battlefields to life with virtual reality
BBC
Students at St Mary's College, Crosby have been learning about the battlefields of World War One using virtual reality. Here's what they think about it.
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Virtual Reality
A Virtual Reality Application That Will Go Mainstream First -- Likely Very Soon
ForbesContributor, Patrick W. Watson
Virtual reality (VR) was everywhere at last week’s South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. I tried several different VR systems, and they rarely resembled “reality.” Most put you inside a cartoon-like game world. Fun, but not The Matrix. NASA’s VR demo...
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Disney Channel, Robotics
This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 25)
Singularity HubAndrew J. O'Keefe Ii
ROBOTICS NASA's Origami Robots Can Squeeze Into Places Rovers Can't Mariella Moon | Engadget “Imagine a Martian rover that can send small robotic minions to crawl into crevices or climb steep slopes—everywhere a full-sized vehicle can't go to. That's the scenario a...
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Virtual Virtual Reality: It's time to rebel against our AI Overlords!
Android CentralJen Karner
The future has been automated leaving only Activitude employing Artisinal Humans to AI clients. You, are one of those Humans. The future is bright, clean, Virtual, and nearly entirely automated. I am one of the few humans able to find actual employment...
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Digital Media, Education
Beirut gets to experiment with VR [Wamda TV]
Wamda
Can a short VR movie be produced in just two days? This was the bet taken by the 48h VR Film Jam in Beirut last weekend. It seems the answer is yes, it can. And in Beirut no less. Fifteen Lebanese students,...
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Rock Band VR is a fresh, messy take on an old formula
The VergeAdi Robertson
Virtual reality spinoffs of major games sometimes get promoted as an immersive, physicalized version of a thing people already love — Fallout 4’s VR version, for example, looks so far like Fallout 4 with teleportation. But Rock Band VR, announced back in...
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Disney Channel, Technology Industry
VR motion tracking narrows the gap between real and digital
The Next WebRachel Kaser
Researchers at Disney have developed a way for the real and virtual worlds to cross over. Two researchers attached small tracking nodes to a tennis ball and tossed it to someone wearing a VR headset — who would not have been able...
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