How Virtual Reality Can Help Those With Autism

| April 3, 2019

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Autism is what is known as a spectrum condition, meaning it affects individuals in different ways. Adults and children with autism have challenges in behavior, social skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as sensory and attention issues that impact their lives. However, they also have unique identities, quirks, and preferences - just like anyone else.With World Autism Awareness Week taking place this week, it’s a unique time for everyone to learn more about autism - from the general public to politicians.

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NorthSouth is one of America’s largest independent television producers. Their credits span a range of factual programming for clients including History, TLC, Discovery, TruTV, A&E, Food Network, Sundance, Speed and Travel Channel. NorthSouth has corporate offices in New York, LA and Tennessee, as well as production offices in Atlanta and Miami. NorthSouth is represented by CAA.

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IDC:AR/VR market will still see eventual growth in 2020

Article | March 23, 2020

AR/VR market will see a 10.5% decline in the first quarter of 2020, followed by a 24.1% decline in the second due to supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to IDC.However, IDC’s ‘Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker’ states that assuming production ramps back up by midyear, a rebound in the second half of 2020 will result in total shipments of nearly 7.1 million units for the year, up 23.6% from 2019. Long-term growth will be strong throughout the forecast period with shipments growing to 76.7 million units in 2024, resulting in a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 81.5%.

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Sony reportedly battling to keep PlayStation 5 price down

Article | February 13, 2020

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Streaming continues to boost US music industry growth

Article | March 1, 2020

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More Than 1 Million Steam Users Now Have A VR Headset: Here’s Which Ones

Article | April 1, 2020

More Steam users have a VR headset than an RTX 2080 Ti or than use Linux. At current growth, it shouldn’t be long before more Steam users use a VR headset than have a 4K primary monitor. Consumer VR is still a relatively new technology. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were released just four years ago, with the latter launching at $800 including controllers. Today you can get a similar experience for $400 or even lower. As hardware gets cheaper and better and more must-have VR games emerge, this percentage should steeply rise throughout this decade.

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NorthSouth Productions

NorthSouth is one of America’s largest independent television producers. Their credits span a range of factual programming for clients including History, TLC, Discovery, TruTV, A&E, Food Network, Sundance, Speed and Travel Channel. NorthSouth has corporate offices in New York, LA and Tennessee, as well as production offices in Atlanta and Miami. NorthSouth is represented by CAA.

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