IoT: Powering the Next Industrial Revolution

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The adjective ‘explosive’ is justified when talking about the relative sudden appearance and continual rapid unfolding of the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner define the Internet of Things (IoT) as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. Continue reading IoT: Powering the Next Industrial Revolution

Avatars with convincing human expressions will make VR more realistic

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BinaryVR, Inc. does a different kind of tracking for VR. The California-based startup, founded by Jihun Yu and Kenneth Ryu in 2015, has developed technology that tracks facial expression. Its technology enables users to create a personalized 3D face from 2D facial photos to track and retarget their facial animations in real-time in any transformed CG character or avatar mode. Continue reading Avatars with convincing human expressions will make VR more realistic

VR is infiltrating all spheres of life

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Virtual reality has been touted as the most disruptive technology for a decade with the potential to completely transform the way we work and play. Already users can attend major sport events and concerts in virtual reality, surgeons are using the technology to better prepare for complicated procedures, consumers can shop in virtual stores and walk through a new building that has not been built yet. Continue reading VR is infiltrating all spheres of life

Virtual reality populated with smart digital beings is on the way

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Things are moving superfast in the VR space these days. At a time when consumers have scarcely done a trial run of several VR stories and experiences so they know their dislikes and preferences, developers are already forging ahead with “what consumers will demand” – such as the development of VR characters that respond intelligently to humans in virtual reality. Continue reading Virtual reality populated with smart digital beings is on the way

China becomes giant VR content production house

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It was big news last week when Palo Alto-based virtual reality firm Jaunt Inc. announced its partnership with two influential state-backed media and entertainment investment groups in China, but the big boys have been circling the VR content creation prize for a while now. There have been interesting developments at Digital Domain Holdings which operates the world’s biggest independent special-effects company; China’s three digital giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent have all placed in a big bet on VR; and then there is ArtLordChina, IQiyi and the Beijing Film Academy. Continue reading China becomes giant VR content production house

Comparing the latest VR headsets

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Virtual Reality has evolved dramatically in recent years but its full potential depends on the quality and functionality of the eagerly awaited VR headsets developed by companies like HTC, Facebook, Samsung, Google, and others to be released in 2016. Since this technology promises to offer more than super realistic experiences for gamers, a broader base of customers needs to figure out which device to spend their money on. Continue reading Comparing the latest VR headsets