Using Virtual Reality to Create a New Corporate Headquarters
In the heart of Silicon Valley, you can slip on a virtual reality headset and fly through a photo-realistic three-dimensional building that will soon be the new corporate home for the chip makerNvidia.
Better Than Opioids? Virtual Reality Could Be Your Next Painkiller
Not so far in the future, your doctor might prescribe playing a few games in virtual reality to ease aches and pains, rather than popping a pill.
That’s Matthew Stoudt’s hope, anyway. He’s the CEO of AppliedVR, a startup that’s building a library of virtual-reality content for alleviating pain and anxiety before, during, and after medical procedures. The company is working with hospitals and doctors to get patients using the technology on Samsung’s Gear VR headset and to study its effectiveness as well.
Virtual reality and Netflix: The future of in-flight entertainment is coming
Virtual reality and streaming content from sites like Netflix is the future of in-flight entertainment, replacing tiny screens in the back of chairs that often have low quality movies, the aerospace industry’s biggest players told CNBC.
Nvidia boosts virtual reality with its physics-based VR Funhouse minigames
Virtual reality could be a big driver for gamer PCs with powerful graphics cards. That’s why Nvidia wants it to succeed. And to boost VR hardware sales, Nvidia is launching its own game, VR Funhouse for the HTC Vive VR headset. The title is the first game that Nvidia has ever released, and it’s available today on Valve’s Steam digital distribution system.
JETLAG | VR Short Film
JETLAG is a VR Short Film that has won several awards, including Best Live-Action VR film at theKaleidoscope Festival, and was included at Cannes 2016 as part Cannes VR Days. For Writer/Director Pierre Friquet, VR is simply another step forward for content creators. He thinks that it’s the utopia of a “total” cinema or post-cinema, one that is able to reproduce all sensory data. For Pierre’s thoughts on VR’s place in cinema, read our Q&A below. Mettle 360/VR plugins were used in the production process, as new tools for this new medium.
Alibaba To Start Virtual Reality Shop By The End Of The Month
Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is going to open its first online virtual reality (VR) demonstration shop by the end of this month. This shop will simulate the experience of shopping in a physical store. Consumers use their own VR headsets or glasses to navigate within the shop. They are first greeted by a robotic associate in the store who also recommends new products based on the past shopping history and preferences of the customer.
Google unveils Daydream, its full-fledged entry into smartphone-based VR
Google’s Cardboard was an incredibly innovative platform for virtual reality to reach everyday devices like smartphones. But the search giant could not have stopped at just that, what with big players like Samsung and Lenovo coming up with their own VR headsets
53% of Consumers Likely to Purchase from Brands that Sponsor VR
Among respondents, 71 percent agree that a brand that sponsors VR is forward-thinking and modern, while 52 percent would like to be associated with that brand. Additionally, 62 percent would feel engaged with a brand that sponsors a VR experience, and 53 percent say they are more likely to purchase from a brand that sponsors a VR experience.
“Greenlight VR has been researching consumer sentiment toward virtual reality since 2014, and this is our most conclusive study yet, tying together attitudes and intended action with branded experience exposure,” said Clifton Dawson, CEO of Greenlight VR. “If the recent success of Pokemon Go isn’t enough, this data provides concrete evidence to experience marketers who are currently designing for the new experience economy.”
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Pokemon Go should make the government take Virtual Reality seriously
The week in media has been dominated by augmented reality (the astonishing return of Nineties craze Pokemon on mobile phones) and political surreality (the equally astonishing upheavals at Westminster).
Pokemon Go shot to the top of the app charts and sent millions scurrying around their neighbourhoods trying to “catch” virtual cartoon characters that popped up on their mobile phone screens.