AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY TRENDS 2019

March 26, 2019

Augmented reality and virtual reality are both buzzwords today. They represent two sides of the same coin that seeks to integrate digital data into the user’s physical environment, thereby allowing them to enter a hitherto inaccessible world. Such technology has been made popular by-products as the Pokémon GO.Currently, there are over 82 million virtual reality (VR) devices around the world. Augmented reality (AR) is what is expected to drive the industry in the near future. The AR capacity is being incorporated into smartphone devices and will quickly raise this number to about 3 billion worldwide.

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Best Oculus Rift Fitness Games 2020

Article | April 22, 2020

No matter what VR headset you own, there are some great virtual reality fitness games at your disposal. However, the Oculus Rift’s stacked catalog and quality exclusives makes it a great option for any fitness enthusiast. From games built around working out to enjoyable titles that make you forget about how active you are actually, there are hundreds of choices. That’s exactly why it can be overwhelming for those that just picked up a headset. To help you find the right fitness title for you, we here at VR Fitness Insider have come up with a list of the best Oculus Rift fitness games 2020. These games are an excellent part of anyone’s fitness journey.

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This time Amazon really does have Bond in its sights

Article | May 20, 2021

MGM, which holds the largest film and TV library in Hollywood, is finally in play – and likely to be acquired by tech major and video streaming behemoth Amazon. With a rumoured price tag of $9 billion, the deal, while substantial, is merely equivalent to 8.3% of Amazon’s Q1 2021 earnings of $108.5 billion. Indeed, the 44% year-on-year (YoY) increase for its Q1 results alone would pay for the deal more than four times over. When it comes to investment capital to deploy, the tech majors led by Amazon and Apple are in a financial class of their own. This is the kind of deal that helps to explain why AT&T was so keen cut its losses and incur a $66 billion loss on its Warner Media assets by merging the former Time Warner media major with Discovery for $43 billion in cash and receiving 71% in equity in the new combined entity in return. It also follows on from Amazon’s 15.4x increase in what it is willing to pay to secure exclusive NFL Thursday Night Football coverage for its US Amazon Prime customers.

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Applications of Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Article | June 21, 2021

Our healthcare system has never been pit against an enemy such as Covid 19, forcing us to look for innovative solutions that make global healthcare more flexible and future-ready for such disruptions. Global Healthcare is turning to Virtual Reality, which certainly makes for a lucrative prospect for the future. It is helping in better preparing our healthcare systems for pandemics and global health crises, such as the one we face now. And while other industries are jumping on the VR wagon, hospitals, medical institutions, and healthcare tech companies are adapting to VR space equally well.

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Should You Buy A PSVR In 2020?

Article | April 16, 2020

At 5+ million units sold, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is thought to be the most successful VR headset on the market. The kit’s had a great run since launch in 2016, but should you buy a PSVR in 2020? Just under two years ago, we stated that you should “definitely” buy a PSVR in holiday promotions. The price, paired with a growing library of games, made it an easy recommendation. But this industry moves quickly and there are a lot of new factors that complicate the question of if PSVR remains a worthy purchase.

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With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA is the iconic American labor union that represents approximately 160,000 media professionals. Our members are the talented faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. They are actors, announcers, broadcasters, journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers and voiceover artists.

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