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May 22, 2019
Oculus Quest: Breaking Down All Barriers to Entry
We all remember the Oculus Rift when it was released back in 2016. It was a smash hit but now it’s 2019 and people want more. As a result, Facebook will be releasing Oculus Quest on the 21st of May this year retailing at $399 USD, which represents good bang for your buck.
Microsoft Cybersecurity Expert: Please, Stop Using Internet Explorer As a Web Browser
Internet Explorer has certainly passed its use by date. Not only does it look and feel old hat, but in 2015 Microsoft chose to discontinue it. Microsoft would like all users of Internet Explorer to refrain from using it and switch to a more up-to-date browser.
iTRA Virtual Reality Project – Use of Fire Extinguishers
Building upon the success of the VR Prestart Light Vehicle Check which rolled out late last year, we have been working with one of our clients to enhance their Fire Extinguisher training by creating 3 Virtual Reality scenarios for their employees to experience.
The end of life for Adobe Flash is approaching rapidly. The end-date for Flash is scheduled for the end of 2020. Soon Adobe flash will be a thing of the past and will bring the end of some insecure interactive content on the web.
Alpha Build of Google Maps’ Augmented Reality Mode
Using Google Maps in the big smoke can have its issues. As you step off public transport and walk to your destination, you may realise you have been walking the wrong way. Maybe you became disorientated or it was your phone's compass playing up. Google wants to solve this problem with its work-in-progress augmented reality mode.
A few years on from the first Hololens, Microsoft Hololens 2 is available for preorder for $3500. In comparison, its lighter and smaller than the original and has some significant improvements. Due out later this year, it will only be sold to corporations, who wish to make this technology available for their workers and wont be sold to individual customers.
Hackathon and Porsche’s dive into Virtual and Augmented Reality
The Virtual Reality Hackathon took place earlier in the year, looking at the latest in VR, XR and AR technologies. It is the world's largest Hackathon, involving the examination of different technologies and how these can be used in generating new experiences.
Surgery is a highly sophisticated profession. Taking a lot of practice and learning in a range of procedures to be competent- and that is expensive. AR is making it faster, cheaper and more comfortable for trainees to learn and field surgeons to practice their procedures before the operation. This is great for patient’s safety.
What is Augmented Reality and How Can It Help Your Business Today?
Augmented reality is the technology that enlarges our physical world by adding digital information layers to it. Unlike the Virtual Reality, augmented reality doesn’t create a complete artificial surrounding to substitute real with virtual. AR emerges an indirect vision of the existing location and adds graphics, videos, and sounds.
The Impact Of Virtual And Augmented And Reality On Personalized Learning
Personalized education isn’t a new concept. Before technological insurrection the British education system gave teachers a high level of autonomy regarding matters of how and what to teach. Today we have a different setting. Virtual and augmented reality, in particular, provides us with a chance to improve the level of personalization to the extent we have never experienced before.