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Facebook

How Facebook Is (Still) Betting Big on Virtual Reality

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, signalling just how large a bet they were willing to place on the importance of VR in the future. But the tech community has been trumpeting the problems VR needs to fix and how it’s about…

Virtual Reality

The 4 Weirdest VR Simulations Scientists Have Used to Study Animals

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Scientists have been doing weird things ever since Edward Jenner discovered vaccines in 1796 by shooting up an eight-year-old kid with smallpox. Wait, let me back up: I definitely don’t mean to simplify several hundred different fields of serious study into “wacky science tricks.” However,…

Enqos – Tower V1

Opinion/Analysis

Are Virtual and Mixed Reality Experiences Good for Children?

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

This year’s animated sequel Smurfs: The Lost Village was hardly groundbreaking, but its marketing campaign was revolutionary. To promote the movie, Sony created a mixed reality experience using the Microsoft HoloLens which generated life-sized Smurfs who interacted with the player’s environment. This campaign is…

Virtual Reality

VR Headsets Finally Have the Tech They Need to Get Way Smaller

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

Check out any vision of the future from the 60s and you’ll notice that, no matter how advanced, the television sets are always bulky. After all, that was how the tech worked back then, and the visual futurists at the time couldn’t picture a…

Augmented Reality

7 Predictions for the Future of Augmented Reality

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

Imagine grocery shopping with a set of glasses that directs you to your preferred items on the shelf, or repairing your car with help from an expert technician who virtually comes into your garage to walk you through the fix. Imagine visiting the Louvre…

Tips & How To’s

5 Website Trends Businesses Need to Adopt for 2018

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

It may seem redundant to point out the rate at which the internet is evolving. As technology continues to progress, so does the need for website owners to keep up with the trends. Due to the turbulence experienced in the vastness of cyberspace, it’s…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Stock Market, VR Marketplace and Clean Air for Babies

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With flu season around the corner, being exposed to air pollution won’t help improve one’s health. Each week TechCo searches for the latest startups hitting the market to make your life easier. We found startups helping protect babies from urban air pollution, a new…

Virtual Reality

Mexico

USA Today Network Launches The Wall, A Virtual Look at Trump’s Wall

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

Today, USA Today Network revealed a new multi-media report and virtual reality experience that will detail one of President Trump’s most publicized campaign promises: the wall. In what the network is calling The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended Consequences, the project will bring an immersive…

Sports

Atlanta

Super Bowl LIII Could Be the Most Innovative NFL Game Ever

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With the NFL season kicking off tonight, there’s a lot of buzz about who is going to raise the Lombardi trophy at the end of the year. Will the Patriots repeat, solidifying their dynasty? Will the Falcons redeem themselves after the biggest blown lead…

Gear & Gadgets

NYC

Vivitar 360 Camera Packs 4K 360 Video Into an Affordable Package

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ever since the Matrix first came out in 1999 (almost 20 years ago now), the world become intrigued by the concepts of 360 degree video and images. Though clearly a different technology, bullet time, the concept is quiet similar and thanks to improvements in…

Virtual Reality

Sweden

How the Swedish Gaming Industry Could Make VR Film Awesome

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

Starting today and running for the next week and a half, the 74th annual Venice International Film Festival is already an impressive event. But this year’s competition holds something new: The first-ever competition for VR film that is backed by a major film fest. Ahead of…

Virtual Reality

The Unsolvable Problem Holding Back VR Gaming

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

Virtual reality gaming’s unsolvable problem is that, by design, it requires gamers to leave reality. Yes, that is obviously the point, to go to a “virtual” reality, which could be anywhere (the Batcave, outer space, the seventh level of Hell, anywhere). And VR is…

Startups & Apps

Denmark

There’s an AR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Major tech developments always seem to propel all of society into a new word of possibilities. We might not have flying cars, but we can communicate through pocket computers, stream video anywhere, and work from home without being weird. But tech developments don’t help…

Trends

5 Technology Trends That Will Impact the Growth of Startups

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Startups are entrepreneurial ventures that aim to develop new innovative products and services in the market. These businesses are generally small-scale partnership firms or companies that work fast to emerge as a successful business. Technology plays a vital role in these emerging business models….

Virtual Reality

San Francisco

What the AltspaceVR Shutdown Means for the Future of Virtual Reality

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

AltspaceVR, a social platform designed for virtual reality, has announced it will shut down on August 3, citing “unforeseen financial difficulties.” The startup was a noted one in VR: It has been termed one of the smartest VR startups in general, and was certainly…

Social Media

The Changing Face of Social Media

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Before the days of Friendster and Myspace, the internet was a place of forums and one-to-one messaging. Between pseudo anonymous forums like The WELL, short away messages on AIM, and dial-up connections, these web based technologies and platforms have drastically changed over the past…

Virtual Reality

This Funding Platform Has Helped Virtual Reality Creators Raise Over $3 Million

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

There’s no denying that virtual reality technology is cool. It’s been cool since the 80s, when arcades had mammoth setups and it’s cool now that we can use it on our smartphones. However, the coolness factor doesn’t combat the convenience problem the industry has…