Augmented Reality Has the Ability to Save Us from AI

| June 5, 2018

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Artificial Intelligence is about to take over the job market. Brian Mullins, founder of DAQRI, thinks Augmented Reality could be the antidote needed  to empower the next generation of worker and transform the way we think.

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Founded in 2017, VR World is an entertainment lifestyle technology company operating virtual reality location-based entertainment venues (VRLBE). Our pilot location, VR World NYC, is the largest mixed reality destination in the United States, showcasing over 50 unique experiences from art & film to gaming & multiplayer features. VR World has a revolutionary approach to turning emerging media into a socially engaging experience. This has helped propel the company’s leadership position in the industry. VR World is redefining entertainment by merging culture with cutting edge technology, turning immersive experiences into lasting memories.

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The Big Fashion Industry Trends for 2021

Article | June 8, 2021

Last year the luxury fashion sector saw a lot of online chatter around men’s fashion, and some of the biggest conversation triggers were the same social movement – breaking gender stereotypes and fighting against toxic masculinity. Many brands and celebrities joined this cause last year and spread their influence through fashion and pop culture.

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How to Watch Netflix in Virtual Reality

Article | June 8, 2021

Playing virtual reality video games is a blast—but it also takes work. If you simply want to kick back, relax, and experience some mind-bending visuals without thinking too much, why not try watching Netflix in VR? It's ridiculously easy to do, even if you don't have state-of-the-art equipment. There are three primary methods, depending on what kind of device you're working with: fire up the Netflix VR app on Android, set up mirroring with your iPhone, or simply download the Netflix app from your preferred Oculus device. Here's What You'll Need VR headset: No matter your budget, there's a virtual reality option for you. On the pricey end, there are sophisticated VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2, which starts at $299, and the HTC Vive Pro Eye, which retails for $799. We've included a few other options in the gallery below, too. If you're looking for something less expensive, there's the $99 Google Daydream View system (discontinued, but you can still find them here and there), the Samsung Gear VR headset (which the manufacturer has also discontinued in the U.S., but you can find it on Amazon for $128), and the $25 Google Cardboard viewer (although you may want to purchase an additional head strap for it).

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Facebook Continues Virtual-Reality Gaming Push With New Acquisition

Article | June 8, 2021

Facebook's Oculus division announced on Tuesday that it acquired Sanzaru Games, a video game company known for working on titles in the Sly Cooper and Spyro the Dragon franchises. Sanzaru also has experience developing virtual-reality (VR) games, having released titles exclusively for Facebook's Oculus platform including VR Sports Challenge and Ripcoil in 2016 and Asgard's Wrath in 2019. Sanzaru was the first developer to partner with Oculus in making games, so it's not surprising to see it become part of the broader Facebook family. Facebook hinted that it would buy additional VR development companies when it acquired Beat Games in November, and additional acquisitions could follow soon after the Sanzaru deal.

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The crowd still matters for live sports broadcasting

Article | June 8, 2021

At opposite sides of the globe, two top-flight international football events have kicked off over the last week. In semi-vaccinated Europe the month-long Euro 2020 tournament began on Friday June 11th, with 11 countries hosting the competition across Europe. On Sunday June 13th in Brazil (a country which had now lost nearly half a million lives to COVID-19) the 2021 Copa America kicked off, with the final taking place on July 10th2021. While Euro 2020 is taking place in front of reduced capacity crowds of fans in stadiums, the Copa America is being played behind closed doors with entire participating national delegations required to be vaccinated, and delegations limited to 65 members. Euro 2020’s official motto ‘Live it. For Real’ can be taken as a declaration of intent to host a top-flight mass sporting event as close to pre-pandemic conditions as feasibly possible. The criteria for live spectator participation for UEFA (the event organisers) was key to this. UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin confirmed the importance of live spectators at matches in an interview back in March where he stated "We have several scenarios, but the one guarantee we can make is that the option of playing any Euro 2020 match in an empty stadium is off the table. Every host must guarantee there will be fans at their games."

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VR World NYC

Founded in 2017, VR World is an entertainment lifestyle technology company operating virtual reality location-based entertainment venues (VRLBE). Our pilot location, VR World NYC, is the largest mixed reality destination in the United States, showcasing over 50 unique experiences from art & film to gaming & multiplayer features. VR World has a revolutionary approach to turning emerging media into a socially engaging experience. This has helped propel the company’s leadership position in the industry. VR World is redefining entertainment by merging culture with cutting edge technology, turning immersive experiences into lasting memories.

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