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The rise of the computer-generated celebrity

July 31st, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

A new generation of celebrities is selling out concerts, starring in commercials, and amassing huge Instagram followings. But none of them exist—corporeally, anyway. In recent years, and starting in Japan, technology and social media have spawned a digital demimonde of computer-generated stars, ranging from fake musicians and models to company mascots who appear as holograms […]



VR treatment, even without a therapist, helps people overcome fear of heights

July 29th, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

OVERCOMING ACROPHOBIA. Afraid of heights? You’re not alone. In fact, acrophobia is one of the most common fears in the world. Now, a team of European researchers has found a new way to help people overcome their fear, no need to climb on any ledges or even talk to a therapist. The researchers enlisted 100 […]



Inside a $1 Billion real estate company operating entirely in VR

July 25th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

Born during the aftermath of the financial meltdown a decade ago, a publicly-traded real estate brokerage called eXp Realty is establishing itself as one of the brightest rising companies in its industry—and one of the most creative users of digital technology today. By several measures, the company is experiencing a moment of true exponential growth. […]



UBS digitally clones it’s chief economist so he wouldn’t miss his meetings

July 24th, 2018 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

UBS Chief Economist Daniel Kalt is in very high demand. So, the Swiss investment bank decided to clone him, digitally at least. Now through a rendering captured by more than 120 high-definition cameras in over a full day of shooting, the company can have Kalt (or at least his likeness) meet with multiple clients at […]



VRgineers new pro headset XTAL features Auto eye IPD and leap motion

July 24th, 2018 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

The new design features a raft of professional features. Czech-based virtual reality (VR) startup VRgineers specialises in producing high-end head-mounted displays (HMDs) for enterprise, having started with the VRHero 5K Plus. Now the company has unveiled a successor, XTAL, a pro headset with unique features. VRFocus first reported on the new enterprise-grade headset a few […]



Magic Leap finally reveals its secretive augmented reality headset

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

After years of rumours and speculation, Magic Leap has finally revealed what the company is calling the ‘creator edition’ of the company’s new augmented reality platform, the Magic Leap One.



Virtual reality lets scientists walk around inside cancer cells, set to revolutionize medicine

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

Virtual reality allows scientists to walk inside cancer cells. Imagine being able to walk around inside a virtual replica of your own cells.



Neuroreality: the New reality is coming. And it’s a brain computer interface

August 7th, 2017 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the 1990s, but the Rift was the first high-end VR system to reach the consumer market, and early reviews confirmed that it delivered the kind of experience users had been […]



VR is the fastest growing skill for online freelancers

August 5th, 2017 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

Workers who specialize in artificial intelligence also saw big jumps in demand for their expertise.



Disney Researchers Catch a Real Ball in Virtual Reality

April 8th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

The resurgence of virtual reality is still in its infancy, and while we do have very good VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, in other areas the tech is still severely lacking. Take interaction, for example, it’s very difficult to convey touching something in the virtual world with physical feedback. But what […]



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