Fort Saskatchewan couple creates online trivia game during COVID-19 pandemic

Fort Saskatchewan couple creates online trivia game during COVID-19 pandemic

Curtis and Kathryn Dominique’s Trivia+ features the former as a host, guiding players through four rounds of 60 questions in total.“For about an hour and a half, you can disconnect from reality and just enjoy a game with other people around the world,” Curtis said.

Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning

Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on methods, a new Cornell study has found.

Petition · Bring VR to XBOX · Change.org

Petition · Bring VR to XBOX · Change.org

Xbox head Phil Spencer has stated there will be no Virtual Reality coming to project scarlett saying "nobody is asking for it".For years now xbox fans have had to sit back and watch as Playstation & PC players enjoy there immersive virtual reality games.

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

CCS Insight argued in a December research report that the market for extended reality products, comprising VR and AR devices, will see an increase of 21% in 2019 to just over 10m devices.

All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance risk prediction and worker safety

All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance risk prediction and worker safety

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will soon be introducing virtual reality (VR) training designed to help its mechanics predict future risks and also improve safety in all aspects of aircraft operation.

Half-Life: Alyx on Steam

Half-Life: Alyx on Steam

Valve’s return to the Half-Life universe that started it all was built from the ground up for virtual reality.VR was built to enable the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.

AR to overtake VR as dominant platform for healthcare, finds GlobalData

AR to overtake VR as dominant platform for healthcare, finds GlobalData

The paper states that as the technology advances and with the availability of cheaper, more user-friendly VR and AR headsets, the barriers to widespread use in healthcare are beginning to fall.

James Bourne, Author at Virtual Reality News

James Bourne, Author at Virtual Reality News

Facebook has been biding its time a full five years after it bought Oculus – but with the launch of virtual reality ecosystem Horizon, it could be the start of a major push for both the company and the technology.

VR assists doctors to detect balance issues in multiple sclerosis patients

VR assists doctors to detect balance issues in multiple sclerosis patients

A team of researchers have established a test using virtual reality (VR) to detect the risk of falling in patients with multiple sclerosis, despite them not knowing about any walking deficiencies in themselves.

NexTech to acquire Jolokia for AR holograms in web conferencing

NexTech to acquire Jolokia for AR holograms in web conferencing

As corporate meetings and events are happening online these days by medium of web conferencing tools, NexTech has developed a technique to incorporate 3D photo realistic holograms of people and products these virtual events via its ARitize App. Pete Mastin, CEO of Jolokia, saids, “With the integration of NexTech’s augmented reality holograms, our Inferno platform is well positioned as the world's most advanced Video Learning Experience Platform.

I ate a meal in virtual reality. Here's what it tasted like

I ate a meal in virtual reality. Here's what it tasted like

The couple, along with this writer, were dining companions at a virtual reality meal experience hosted by The James Beard Foundation.The dining experience, called Aerobanquets, was a way to attract new people to the organization, said Mitchell Davis, chief strategy officer at James Beard Foundation.

FPS Infinite on Steam

FPS Infinite on Steam

FPS Infinite is a full free game to introduce you to my ideals: lots of procedural generation, optional VR support and fun!.FPS Infinite supports Custom Game Modes and a Speedrunning mode that will automatically calculate time splits.

Is 2020 Virtual Reality’s Breakout Year?

Is 2020 Virtual Reality’s Breakout Year?

Dr. Rauschenberger is a cognitive psychologist, and a principal scientist at Exponent, with over 20 years of research on the topics of the conspicuity of visually presented information, distraction, human factors in product design, and user experience.

Council Post: How Virtual Reality Is Impacting Enterprise Training

Council Post: How Virtual Reality Is Impacting Enterprise Training

In the past four years, we have worked with many enterprise companies to improve their internal processes and help them increase time to value for training outcomes, whether it is developing a zero-harm environment where workers can learn difficult and sometimes deadly skills in a virtual world, or using virtual reality to eliminate early stage incident rates.

Future Interfaces, Science Fiction and Idea Transmission — Can Our Imagination Outpace Reality?

Future Interfaces, Science Fiction and Idea Transmission — Can Our Imagination Outpace Reality?

Just as a story is highly efficient means of transmitting complex ideas, history, context, an interface is doing so to access mechanisms that can assist anyone (unless it is designed of course to obfuscate its applications to all but those granted access), as a point of leverage to influence larger more complex systems using logical switches, symbolic visual or tactile feedback and input methods, and interconnected control schemes.

Physiotherapy could be done at home using virtual reality

Physiotherapy could be done at home using virtual reality

Researchers at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick are investigating whether this technology can be used to provide guidance to physiotherapy patients, by providing a virtual physiotherapist in the home to demonstrate the prescribed exercises.

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Workplace

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Workplace

With virtual reality training, however, these skills gaps can be reduced by offering more occasions to practice different procedures and familiarizing surgeons with new technologies in a consistent and standardized way.

Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

The company also remains committed to the Windows Mixed Reality plugin for SteamVR, which is the essential bridge that allows Windows VR headsets to access Steam content, including the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 5G for VR and XR headsets

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 5G for VR and XR headsets

Today at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon XR2 5G, a direct successor bringing much-needed updates to their eXtended Reality platform.Another important feature is low-latency camera passthrough , which lets developers create new mixed reality experiences by overlaying virtual objects onto a video feed of the real-world.

Microsoft won't give up on VR, promises to improve hardware

Microsoft won't give up on VR, promises to improve hardware

HTC's Project Proton is a bizarre VR headset that looks like a pair of glassesOculus Rift S reviewAre Microsoft's Mixed Reality Headsets the Affordable Savior of VR?Only two Windows Mixed Reality headsets -- the Samsung Odyssey+ and HP Reverb -- launched successors since their initial release, while competing VR headset brands have been catching consumers' attention.Today's best HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset deals.

Best method to teach children augmented reality

Best method to teach children augmented reality

According to UTSA computer science experts, a major barrier into wider adoption of the technology for experiential learning is based on AR designs geared toward adults that rely on voice or gesture commands.

HTC Vive Project Proton Concept Devices Offer Potential Future High-End & Mobile AR Wearable Options

HTC Vive Project Proton Concept Devices Offer Potential Future High-End & Mobile AR Wearable Options

Don't Miss: Hands-On with the Nreal Light, Smartphone-Powered Augmented Reality Immersion Essentially, the two designs, called Project Proton, are concept devices with no set release date (for now).

The Rec Room opens eighth Canadian location in Winnipeg

The Rec Room opens eighth Canadian location in Winnipeg

The new complex is more than 42,000 square feet and offers food, live entertainment, gaming and more.“This is great place to share memories, share experiences, be social and competitive and really enjoy each other’s company,” said vice-president of operations and guest experience Christina Kuypers.

Consumers Like Augmented Reality More Than They Know

Consumers Like Augmented Reality More Than They Know

We found that only 12 percent of heads of U.S. broadband households considered themselves to be "familiar" with any one tested augmented reality device or technology.

Medical triage? Deactivating landmines? Now you can train in VR

Medical triage? Deactivating landmines? Now you can train in VR

Says Sandra Marshall, chief technologist at Booz Allen: "There can be high travel costs, and the ability to collect metrics is less than ideal.There's a real need for improvement in training for high- risk jobs.".

South Korean mom has tearful VR ‘reunion’ with dead daughter

South Korean mom has tearful VR ‘reunion’ with dead daughter

South Korean broadcaster Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) made this possible for mom Jang Ji-sung, who lost her seven-year-old daughter to blood-related diseases three years ago, Reuters reports.In emotional video footage shared by MBC, Jang wears virtual reality goggles and stands in front of a green screen.

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

Thanks to some companies that develop scent devices for virtual reality, the players of VR action games can for example smell gunpowder which makes the playing highly immersive.

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

"We found that people who had little to no experience playing video games had reduced cybersickness if they received this enhanced narrative, but regular video gamers did not need it because they were not predisposed to feeling symptoms," said Séamas Weech, a postdoctoral fellow in Kinesiology and a member of Waterloo's Games Institute.

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Blockchain is no longer the most desirable job in the technology industry, according to a new report by the job site, Hired.Job demand for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) engineers increased by 1,400% in 2019.Blockchain needs to face virtual reality.

I long to see my dead dad – but I'm unsure virtual reality's the answer

I long to see my dead dad – but I'm unsure virtual reality's the answer

My dad took his life when I was five years old, and I’ve thought a million times about conversations I’d have loved to have with him.As with everything tech, the difference that virtually reanimating the dead makes to the human world depends entirely on how it’s implemented.