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Virtual Reality

Could Smell Push Virtual Reality Into the Mainstream? No, But It’s Still Cool

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

For years, virtual reality has been waiting in the wings for it’s big moment. Despite the impressive technology, the affordable headsets, and the smartphone compatibility, VR producers simply haven’t found the magic ingredient to push them into the mainstream. But with multiple companies designing smell…

Gaming

Virtual Reality Arcades Are Catching On: Are They Here To Stay?

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Say goodbye to impossible claw machines, skipped-over Skee Ball alleys and Dance Dance Revolution games that have been collecting dust since the 1990s. Something new is in town and it’ll gobble up your quarters faster than a laundromat.  That’s right, virtual reality arcades are here,…

SXSW

Austin

Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…

Trends

Technology Is One of the Hottest Investments for 2017

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

Investing in stocks requires a lot of study and dedication, at least at the initial phase. This is because novice investors often come across a myriad of information that can confuse them. Organizing this information chaos is one of the most important missions of the…

Augmented Reality

The Future of Interior Design: Virtual Showrooms and Augmented Catalogs

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Interior design is in the process of being completely revamped as new technologies enter the playing field. By looking toward the future, particularly the nascent technologies of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, interior designers are finding new ways to attract customers and outcompete rivals….

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Robot Vacuums, Elon Musk, Sleep Stress, and Smelly VR

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The fear or missing out is real. Every day, people squander the opportunity to enjoy something truly amazing. Whether it’a an epic party, a famous celebrity, or an enlightening conference, it’s tragically impossible to avoid the fear of missing out. Fortunately, when it comes to…

Virtual Reality

The 3 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Will Still Take a While to Catch On

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

VR has been the cool new thing in tech for so long that it’s almost too old to be cool anymore. Here’s a clip of a headset being demo’d a quarter of a century ago, for instance. Yet despite a hyped 2016 holiday season…

Virtual Reality

In Virtual Reality, Trolls Will Be Worse Than Ever

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The future of virtual reality is relatively unknown. While gaming is leading the pack, there are dozens of potential applications in the development stages that will revolutionize tech as we know it. From immersive social media experiences to a grocery store you can peruse at…

Virtual Reality

How Technology Heralds a Golden Era for Animation Storytelling

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The advanced evolution of technology has brought a golden era in animation storytelling. For decades, the fast-growing world of technology has influenced animation from the formative years of the spindle viewer to the innovations brought about by zoetrope. Graphic animation creations have now moved…

Events

Miami

FilmGate 2017 Explores Storytelling With New Technology

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For the fourth year in a row, Miami will host FilmGate, an interactive creative conference that celebrates digital storytellers and their supporting industries. Happening from February 3-5 at University of Miami’s School of Communications, it will feature screenings, exhibits, creative labs, master classes, immersive…

Gaming

Why Virtual Reality Gaming May Take Off This Year

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

Virtual reality headsets were one of the most popular Christmas gift items in 2016, largely because the market demand has produced moderately priced versions and we are all looking for the next great technology experience. It is estimated that, by 2020, this market will reach…

Virtual Reality

Does Virtual Reality Need a Moral Code?

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

A recent episode from the hit Netflix series of Black Mirror offered a terrifying glimpse at the future of gaming. In the episode, the ultimate augmented reality device is an implant, layering lifelike images and sounds upon the host’s perception of their surroundings. The experiment starts…

Real Estate

Real Estate Tech Is Opening Up New Markets

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Real estate isn’t typically considered a tech-filled field. Most of the changes faced by this industry have been in financing and demand, with technology being an afterthought of traditional practices. Recently, however, a growing number of technology startups and products have emerged, greatly impacting…

CES

Las Vegas

How the Merge VR Holo Cube Upends the History of Interface Tech

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Yesterday, at CES, Merge VR announced their newest product and the world’s first holographic toy, the Holo Cube. It’s a form of augmented reality, since users can interact with a physical cube in order to register actions in a virtual world. This type of interface…

CES

Las Vegas

Video: How the Fingo Module Makes VR Hand Tracking Work

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The San Jose, Calif.-based AR/VR startup uSens is taking to CES this week to unveil their Fingo module, hand-tracking tech that will allow VR features to easily incorporate your own free-fingered hand movements in real time. It’s a small step for VR that could be a…

Virtual Reality

Kuula Provides a Curated Library of Virtual Reality and 360º Images

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Virtual reality (VR) and 360° imaging are hot topics in the technology world. The buzz is so big that they are set to become some of the top sellers for Christmas, with big brands like Google, Samsung and even optics and imaging specialist Nikon, placing high stakes…

Education

Virtual Reality Could Transform the Education World

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 11:20 am

When it comes to education, nothing provides a better learning experience than a field trip. But with all the permission slips, bus fees, and rowdy children, out-of-classroom experiences are often much more work than teachers, administrators, and even parents can handle. However, with recent…