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Accelerator

Boston

These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…

Startups & Apps

Denmark

There’s a VR 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…

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…

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Virtual Reality

3 Potential Health Benefits from Virtual Reality

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The concept of virtual reality is far from new. Decades ago, the tech was conceived as a fun way to immerse gamers into the environments they had come to love. However, with bulky and expensive set ups, combined with poor graphics and clunky gameplay,…

Film

Melbourne

VR Film Iridescent Unveils the Complexities of Eating Disorders

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to ANRED, about 1 percent of female adolescents have anorexia, four out of a hundred college age women have bulmia, and 10 million men have suffered an eating disorder in their life. There is nothing more concerning or feelings of helplessness for a…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Saving Money, Influencer Marketing and Smoothie Blenders

By | May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Saving money is always popular, especially when it’s convenient. Each week, Tech.Co searches the web to uncover interesting new companies across all sectors. This time in our Startup Spotlight, we’ve uncovered startups that are helping people save money for the long-term and while they shop online as…

Funding

Tokyo

What You Need To Know About Softbank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund

By | May 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Earlier this week, the funding world changed forever as the world’s largest private equity fund, SoftBank’s Vision Fund, announced it has raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. The fund is backed by SoftBank and Saudi…

Internet of Things

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By | May 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Back in 2010, I was working in a financial role and looking for an office for my company. I realized, from the consumer’s perspective, that my options for finding one were limited. The commercial real estate industry was completely segmented, with brokers and landlords…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Find a Babysitter, VR and Discount Fitness Classes

By | May 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Each week, Tech.Co searches the web to uncover interesting new companies across all sectors. This week in our Startup Spotlight, we’ve uncovered startups that are helping families check off their to do lists, fitness classes at a discount price, emerging technology in VR, and more. This…

Virtual Reality

Los Angeles

Taylor Freeman of UploadVR on Building a Passionate Culture for Good

By | May 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Working in the film and event industry for many years, Taylor Freeman decided to put his career on hold and travel around Europe reflecting on what is important and discovering his true passion, technology. “My real passion was around technology, user experience and providing…

Virtual Reality

6 Virtual Reality Startups You Should Watch Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | May 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

Unless you live under a rock, you should know that the age of mainstream virtual reality is fast approaching. According to Statista, the total number of active VR users is predicted to reach 171 million in 2018. And apart from gaming, brands are also starting…

Virtual Reality

How to Summit Mount Everest From Your Couch

By | May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While I fully appreciate the challenges and threats of avalanches, blizzards, and a lack of oxygen, I’ve only seen them from behind a computer screen. I’m not about to summit Mount Everest myself, but a new format has emerged that will let me see…

Virtual Reality

National Geographic’s First VR Doc Features Endangered Elephants

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

National Geographic Documentary Films’ first entirely VR documentary will premiere tomorrow, April 21, at Tribeca Immersive’s Virtual Arcade. Titled “The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes,” the documentary is directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, who’s rightly famed for “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero…

Opinion/Analysis

Distinguishing Between Reality and Virtual Reality Could Get Really Difficult

By | Mar 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Virtual reality provides users with the ability to recreate any environment that ordinarily might not be possible for the average Joe to experience, whether it’s walking through a battlefield in Iraq or frolicking in the tulip fields of the Netherlands. The uses are seemingly infinite, but people…

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….