Virtual reality shopping experience makes home delivery more like in-store

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As more customers must rely on e- and m-commerce, VR lets people feel like they’re still at the mall. As social distancing shuts down more brick-and-mortar shops, LifeStyles In 360 is providing a virtual reality shopping experience. This lets those brands close their physical doors while still allowing customers to feel as though they’re not just buying through a screen at home. The Florida-based tech firm created the VR commerce experiences for several large brands. LifeStyles In 360 is the company behind the virtual reality shopping experiences offered by large…

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Firefighter VR training may play a vital role in combating future wildfires

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Virtual reality could help give these emergency workers with a head start without water, damage or smoke. The entire world has been watching the devastation as Australia burns under record bushfires, but VR training could help to prepare firefighters for future events. The risk of wildfires is rising with climate change trends and more trained responders will be needed. The problem is far from unique to Australia. California has had record wildfires with intensities never seen before. Parts of Canada, other areas in the United States, regions of Europe, and…

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Virtual Reality Facebook OS could help the platform skip Google and Android

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The social network giant is reportedly working on developing its own operating system. A new Facebook OS is currently in development, according to a report from The Information. Should this operating system be successful, it could help the social network firm to step away from its dependence on Google and Android. The operating system is reportedly in development to support its movements in virtual reality. At the moment the company doesn’t have its own virtual reality Facebook OS. Therefore, its Oculus VR headsets and Portal smart displays operate on an…

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Facebook Oculus Quest is driving virtual reality sales

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VR is starting to attract people’s attention to a growing degree primarily due to this one gadget. Virtual reality has always had appeal, but the sales haven’t reflected this draw until Facebook Oculus Quest recently started driving things forward. This technology still has a futuristic and science fiction feeling for most average consumers. VR devices have been available to consumers since about 2016. Since then, the numbers have been disappointing at best. That said, new figures are indicating that Facebook Oculus Quest may be sending sales in a new and…

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AR tech for anatomy students in Australia helps boost spatial awareness and accessibility

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La Trobe University in Australia is piloting AR and VR tech to help students learn about the body. La Trobe University is piloting AR tech for anatomy students that also includes VR tech. The Australian university announced that the pilot of the technology is being used to help increase spatial awareness, accessibility and explorative learning. The digital innovation provides students with around-the-clock access to 3D anatomy images. The augmented reality (AR) technology offers students 24-hour access to three-dimensional anatomy images via their phones, iPad or computers, according to La Trobe’s…

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