Google Daydream – The Internet Giant Steps Up the VR Game

Google I/O 2016 has been engulfing us in a storm of announcements and expectations from the internet giant. Just when the world began to get bored dabbling with smartphones and everything it had to offer, Google announced its far-reaching Daydream VR initiative. With this latest Google initiative in the much anticipated universe of VR, things in the mobile world may change very quickly.

Better graphical representation, higher resolution and an advanced set of sensors may soon be the need of the ...

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Virtual Reality to Help Treat Paranoia

In a research at Oxford University funded by Medical Research Council thirty patients suffering with paranoia were successfully treated with the help of Virtual Reality. The recreations aided the patients to study social circumstances they dreaded were really safe. The study was headed by Professor Daniel Freeman who is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Oxford University.

The thirty patients were divided into two groups; one group was asked to behave like they usually do in ...

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HTC VIVE – Immerse in the Virtual World

Since its launch in 2015, Vive is just not a plain headset but a complete VR system. Apart from its black goggles, the Vive also includes a set of wireless motion controllers in the shape of cup holders set on sticks, and there are two towers like lighthouses placed in such a manner that they stand in the opposite corners of the room. These towers shoot fields of laser lights for the purpose of motion tracking. The famous gaming company ...

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PlayStation VR – Superb Experience and an Ergonomic Design Puts Sony at the Forefront of VR Headsets

Technology is contagious, you see one company come up with something cool, and the next moment there are a lot of other companies who have created the same thing with maybe some more swag and even better specs. We ditch the company that pioneered it and pick up the cooler stuff praising the quality and power of the product. That’s the kind of users companies are trying to woo today. We are unpredictable and finicky about the stuff we have. ...

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Google Expeditions – Virtual Reality Hits the Classroom

The ubiquitous nature of technology has made us embrace the new ways in which technology makes our lives more comfortable. While our workplace and homes have been highly influenced by the tech revolution, schools are gradually picking up pace as well. With the help of technology, students can now virtually explore different places on the earth where the good old school bus won’t be able to take them. Google has launched Google Expeditions which is a program through which ...

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Second Life: The Virtual Grid of Life

Second Life was developed by Linden Lab in San Francisco and was launched on June 23, 2003. It is an online virtual world and has over 900,000 active users as of now. Linden Lab emphasizes that Second Life is not a game.

You can access the virtual world from Linden Lab’s client programs or by third party viewers. The Second Life users are known as Residents; they are virtual representations of their own selves called avatars. They can intermingle with ...

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