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7 Women That Rule the Virtual Reality Kingdom

By | Oct 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

Virtual reality is the newest technology waiting to explode into the mainstream. Movie studios are baking it into their budgets. Video game consoles are being created to house the burgeoning tech. Even animal rights organizations are taking advantage of its empathy-inducing visualizations to invoke…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Virtual Reality Could Make You Hallucinate; Don’t Freak Out

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 11:20 am

The uses of virtual reality have expanded substantially in recent months. While the entertainment industry has staked its claim on the burgeoning technology, everyone from PETA to the Washington Nationals has tried to make virtual reality their own. But now, new research has shown…

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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…

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How Virtual Reality Can Help During Natural Disasters [Infographic]

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Disasters are inevitable. From tornadoes to hurricanes to earthquakes, mother nature has proven that no amount of technology can get in the way of these catastrophic occurrences. However, with the right training, first responders and rapid response teams can minimize causalities and save lives….

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InContext CTO Tracey Wiedmeyer on Virtual Reality, Series E & Talent

By | Nov 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  After raising money from their family over Christmas, Tracey Wiedmeyer the CTO and cofounder of InContext Solutions, built their company to be a leader…

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How Virtual Reality Is Helping Veterans Overcome PTSD

By | Nov 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

When soldiers return from war, there are invisible scars that follow them from the battlefield back home. Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder could feel they are locked in a time warp and suffer intermittent moments of hell. Symptoms of PTSD may not…

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The Secret to Ending VR Sickness? Fake Noses

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

The fake nose is most famous as the main element in a goofy all-in-one disguise that includes glasses and a mustache. You know the one. But in 2017, the fake nose might emerge as the most unexpected yet essential component of the most cutting-edge…

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Valve Has Put Two Popular Games on the Path to Virtual Reality

By | Oct 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

Valve is a video game developer with a huge cult following. When it comes to this industry, selecting tops and lists can be hard, but it is mostly unanimous that Valve is responsible for some of the best and most played games ever –…

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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Will Change Sports Forever

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Augmented reality and virtual reality are always looking for new industries to take over. The technology behind AR and VR were initially developed for video gaming, but has since innovated many different fields with everything from seat placement to live stats. Professional sports is no…

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How VR Can Revolutionize Professional Training

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

There are many professions in which making mistakes can be extraordinarily expensive. When a surgeon, pilot, soldier, racecar driver or other professional whose livelihood depends on precision makes an error the result can be damage to extremely expensive equipment. Even worse, there can be…