Interesting articles about VR – week #37

What is Windows Mixed Reality?

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I’ve heard a lot about Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality, but up until this week I’ve been a little confused. Microsoft insists on calling its new headsets “Mixed Reality” ones, when they’re really just virtual reality. At IFA in Berlin this week, Microsoft is showcasing all of its Mixed Reality headsets from PC makers like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Most of them are arriving next month, priced around $349 to compete with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. So what is Windows Mixed Reality really like? I got a chance to try it and find out.


 

Acer expects Microsoft’s Mixed Reality to be the big winner of virtual reality

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Acer has put its weight behind Microsoft’s Mixed Reality ecosystem, with the Taiwanese company’s chairman, Jason Chen, estimating that the Mixed Reality market will reach 10 million units sold a year in the next few years, making it the largest platform for virtual reality.


 


 

7 Photos of Sex Robots and Virtual Reality Fleshlights That Reveal the Wild Future of Sex

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The sex toys on display at the Asia Adult Expo represent the cutting-edge in the future of sexual possibilities: the smartest vibrators on the market, virtual reality fleshlights, and, yes, $6,000 sex robots. The convention, which started yesterday and runs through tomorrow, is a three-day-long showcase of sex and lots of silicone.


 

Companies want VR programmers three times more than they did before

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A recent Upwork study revealed a 300 percent uptick in hiring for those with skills related to VR over the last year. VR programmers were clearly in higher demand than previously, leading the list of nine other skills showing massive growth on the platform.


 

Why it is significant that Venice Film Festival put VR on the bill

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AN article of faith shared by film festivals everywhere is that the best way to watch any film is on the largest possible screen, in an auditorium packed with fellow enthusiasts. Millions of people may prefer to catch the latest blockbuster or art-house drama on a laptop or a phone, but festivals reassure cineastes that the traditional, immersive, common experience can’t be beaten. 


 

14 BEST OF VR MARKETING EXAMPLES THAT WILL INSPIRE YOUR NEXT MARKETING TACTIC

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These digital marketing campaigns are getting played out. To attract consumers, we need something more engaging, something more memorable. In the previous post, we have explained how virtual reality could be the next big thing in branding and marketing strategy. In this post, we will list down 14 best VR marketing examples that may inspire you.


 

ASUS’s first mixed reality headset has plenty of pleasant surprises

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ASUS has been teasing us with details of its Windows Mixed Reality headset, but now is ready to let folks try it for themselves. At IFA 2017, we were also able to spend a decent amount of time using the Windows Mixed Reality controllers that will ship with it. The short version of it all is that both devices have no business being this good, and it bodes very well for the future of the platform.


 

Virtual Reality poised to transform mental health therapy

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Mental health applications of virtual reality are transforming what’s possible in mental health therapy. Because this technology, popular among gamers, is immersive, it allows mental health therapists to place patients into customized worlds within the safety of their offices, from which they may learn to manage anxiety disorders, psychoses, ADHD, pain and other mental and behavioral conditions.


 

How VR, AR, & AI Can Change Education Forever – Part 2, Tomorrow’s Solutions

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Today’s educational system is static, generalized and puts less focus on individual self-development than it perhaps should. To make matters worse, students often don’t understand why they are learning the things that they’re learning, which makes certain classes feel arbitrary and purposeless in the face of their personal ambitions.


 

Virtual reality dating is here, and it’s terrible

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Most people dread being stuck in a coffee shop with a bad first date — let alone outer space. But that’s just one of the new frontiers of awkwardness that singletons face in “Virtually Dating,” a new show by Condé Nast Entertainment.


 

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