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Virtual Reality Facebook Mark Zuckerburg

Has Zuckerburg And Therefore Facebook Slipped Up With VR?

Oculus, the virtual reality Company of Facebook has not started 2017 well. To start, the Company lost a $500 million lawsuit that stemmed from allegations of intellectual property theft, and now the giant American technology retail chain Best Buy are rolling back VR demo stations due to "poor foot traffic" It could be a difficult situation for Oculus, as the thought behind the demo stations was that the key to selling the tech is to get people to try before they [...]

Google Spotlight Story: “Pearl” Gets Oscar Nomination

If you haven't seen this charming 360-degree short film from Google Spotlight, now is a good time to check it out - it just became the first VR film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Created by Patrick Osborne, the same director behind Disney’s Oscar-nominated short film “Feast,” “Pearl” follows a little girl and her folk musician father as they travel around the country, living out of the family car. Using HTC Vive, viewers can look around the car, [...]

Augmented Reality in Entertainment Industry

Augmented Reality In Entertainment Industry

Augmented reality. The words conjure thoughts of science fiction and video games. But this science fictional technology is now reality and has applications that span far beyond the video game industry. Magic Leap, an augmented reality company that received $542 million from Google, recently released a video, which showcased its technology in an ordinary real-life venue. The company’s website features a miniature elephant realistically moving around on the palms of a person’s hands. The setting of the footage is an office, [...]

Will Hyper Reality Dehuminize Society

Will Keiichi Matsuda’s Hyper-Reality Ever Become Our Future?

Provocative, kaleidoscopic, cybernetic game, noisy - those are only a few words that can explain Keiichi Matsuda's Hyper-Reality video. It shows the frightening prediction of our future, which will be offering amazing possibilities but also controlling the way we understand the world. However, this will never happen.   Hyperreality is a special kind of social reality in which a reality is created or simulated from models, or defined by reference to models – a reality generated from ideas. Keiichi works as an independent design consultant [...]

Augmented reality in retail industry

Augmented Reality In Retail Industry

The retail landscape is overcrowded and customers are becoming desensitized to traditional marketing methods. That’s where augmented reality comes in. As shoppers turn to a blend of online, mobile, and bricks-and-mortar shopping for their convenience, brands and retailers are having to think of new and innovative ways in which they can capture customer attention. Virtual reality (VR), along with its sister technology augmented reality (AR), offers retailers the opportunity to transform how people shop. One customer might try on shirts [...]

Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality

What Is The Difference Between Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality?

Both, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are rising to the impossible and earning a lot of media attention as well as promising tremendous growth. The two frequently come up in the same conversations and are often confused with one another by the less informed. So what is the difference? Let's start simple and get into the definitions. Here's what Wikipedia has got to say about those two technologies: Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment [...]