AR & VR

High Fidelity launches new VR blockchain alliance

(Image courtesy High Fidelity.) As mentioned years ago by cryptodecks, Blockchain — the technology powering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — is coming to virtual reality. Today, High Fidelity, the new VR platform from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, announced the launch of the Virtual Reality Block Chain Alliance, which is dedicated to using the blockchain …

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How VR Ad Pioneer Annie Lukowski is Transforming Story Telling

There’s a lot of hype out there right now about virtual reality (VR). But one of the most practical business uses of this platform is for marketing and advertising. Even a simple VR ad gets attention simply because they are still so rare. Take, for example, Banana Republic’s 360-degree ad featuring this year’s summer dresses …

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Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise

The rapid growth of the mobile sector has had an unexpected dividend – by bringing down the costs and improving the quality of motion sensors, screens, and processors it has helped usher in a new era of virtual reality technology. Systems previously available only to largest manufacturers or to the military can now be put …

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Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya hone their virtual reality strategies

The leading unified communications (UC) vendors are taking a hard look at the opportunities for virtual reality in the conference room or the boardroom. For example, there are a number of enterprise-friendly virtual world platforms that are already or soon will be compatible with the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality devices. These are business-safe …

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Army takes a flier on OpenSim

The U.S. Army is not new to using simulated virtual environments for training. In fact, almost all soldiers have used virtual simulations, according to Douglas Maxwell, the science and technology manager for virtual world strategic applications at the Army’s Simulation & Training Technology Center in Orlando. The problem is that, for the most part, each individual simulation …

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Companies Explore Private Virtual Worlds

Alternatives to Second Life provide security while boosting productivity Meetings, conferences and training programs in a 3D virtual world such as Second Life can be more engaging and productive than traditional online sessions and phone calls, and much less expensive than face-to-face meetings requiring travel. But some companies aren’t willing to take on the security …

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