25 Apr 2020

Appointment-only stores, hand sanitizing stations, and robots stocking shelves

Excerpt via Business Insider How our shopping experience could change in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic Retailers across the US are feeling the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, which is creating a surge in demand at some stores that remain open but has wholly dried up business for those that haven’t. Experts, landlords, and […]

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05 Oct 2018

#FestivalOfDisruption David Lynch Brings Twin Peaks into Virtual Reality

At David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, a music, art, film and creative event with artists curated by the filmmaker, Lynch plans to debut a new Twin Peaks virtual reality experience. The game, titled simply Twin Peaks VR and made with Collider Games and Showtime, will take players through locations from the original series and the […]

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01 May 2018

This Is Your Brain On VR

An evolving body of science suggests that VR immersion and interaction fires up your brain in ways a big-screen movie or a book can’t. That’s allowing studios like Baobab to drive the art of storytelling.

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31 Jan 2017

The Best VR From Sundance 2017

Whatever problems virtual reality had in 2016, the industry also laid important groundwork, and it’s starting to pay off — particularly at the experimental New Frontier showcase of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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24 Jan 2017

20+ Non-Fiction Books On VR And AR

Virtual reality might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but it has been in use in various forms since the 1950s. Experts caution that virtual reality could be physically and emotionally debilitating. Readers will learn the hot-button issues associated with virtual reality and whether we should be excited or afraid of this incredible technology. […]

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16 Dec 2016

StubHub ‘Virtual View’ Lets You Preview Your Seat

Ticket marketplace StubHub has launched a new Virtual View feature which will let users know exactly what the view from their seats will look like before buying tickets. Often times when trying to purchase tickets online the diagram isn’t to scale, and its rarely clear why the price of one section is significantly different than […]

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10 Aug 2016

Beyond ‘Pokemon Go’: New Start-ups Boosting Fortunes With AR, VR

There’s more to virtual and augmented reality — the emerging technology behind the wildly popular game “Pokemon Go” — than mesmerized mobile users wandering the streets in an attempt to “catch ’em all.” With the sector coming of age, a few start-ups are already trying to show the world that AR can be used for […]

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28 Jul 2016

#NerdGoggles: Facebook’s Really Big Plans For VR

In one way or another Mark Zuckerberg has thought about the rendering of reality for decades. “It’s something that I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid,” he says. “I remember in middle school I would just sit in my math class with my notebook and write code. I didn’t even have a computer in […]

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17 Jun 2016

Amnesty International Turns to Tech to Tackle Human Rights Challenges

Members of the public were moved by the virtual reality experience that Amnesty International delivered as part of its campaign to raise awareness about barrel bombings in Aleppo, Syria. Benefit corporation Singularity University hopes to use technology to address these challenges with the support of its Developing Organization Partners and their expertise. The latest partner […]

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08 Jun 2016

Life Is A Video Game? Elon Musk Makes His Case

You know those long, meandering conversations in dorm rooms about, like, what’s the real reason we’re all here, man? It turns out they don’t stop when you become a tech billionaire. Onstage at the Code Conference, Elon Musk explained to the crowd why it’s entirely possible, if not likely, that our existence is really a simulation […]

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