Why more consumers are showing interest in ‘virtual living’

According to a new survey by technology company Accenture, consumer interest in “virtual living” – which involves everything from virtual fashion, products and locations – is growing. Purchases in the metaverse, the survey findings say, look set to rise in 2023. The growing use of immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality (AR and … Read more

Let’s Augment Reality, Not Escape It

When was the last time you sat around a fire with your friends? Maybe it was dusk, maybe full night. Maybe you can still remember the calm crackling sounds, the warm soothing light, and the lingering smell of the fire in your hair and in your clothes. Few things are as relaxing and joyous as … Read more

Transformation Generated by the Intersection of Virtual and Reality

Transformation Generated by the Intersection of Virtual and Reality Steampunk pavilion. Image via Soomeenhahm Design Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/980549/transformation-generated-by-the-intersection-of-virtual-and-reality As Antoine Picon describes in Architecture and the Virtual Towards a new Materiality? : “An architectural project is indeed a virtual object. It is all the more virtual that it anticipates … Read more

Paradigm shift in education sector

According to a new UNICEF study, 23 countries – home to nearly 405 million kids – are yet to fully open schools, putting many students in danger of missing out as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches its third year. As schools and universities across the globe were suddenly devoid of in-person classroom lectures, India embraced a … Read more

Virtual and Augmented Reality is Changing Training in Mining

Because of the inherent dangers of mining, safety training is important. In the mining industry, virtual and augmented reality is being used to replace outdated and ineffective training with more effective immersive experiences. Image Credit: Magnifical Productions/Shutterstock.com Challenges of Training Within the Mining Industry Risk of Accidents During on-the-job training, new workers learn to use … Read more

Extended Reality (XR) Market to Advance at CAGR of 45%

ALBANY, NY, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Advancements in technologies underlying mixed augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and reality applications are broadening the outlook of the extended reality (XR) market. Numerous businesses in several industry verticals are pouring in money to adopt AR and VR products. The extended reality (XR) market valuation is … Read more

Holographic art, NFTs, gaming pods in Denver offer serious fun

Ray Kallmeyer rushed down the center of a former Victoria’s Secret store last week clutching a trio of iced lattes as dance music blared overhead. Around him, two dozen people in HoloLens 2 headsets pored over 3D images that could only be seen through semi-transparent eyepieces. “It’s opening day, so we’re trying to get some … Read more

AR-VR headset market in Asia-Pacific to grow by 51% in next 5 yrs

Amid the strong buzz on the metaverse, the augmented reality/virtual reality (AR-VR) headset market in the Asia-Pacific region is likely to grow at a compounded growth rate of 51 per cent in the next five years, a new report showed on Monday. In 2021, the Asia Pacific AR/VR market for headsets Grew by 60 per … Read more

How Coachella’s gamification and augmented reality is like a real life video game | Nation

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Going to festivals comes with a set of expectations. Attendees typically undergoes a series of tasks such as securing a place to stay for the weekend, getting through tedious traffic, navigating a festival map, and staying hydrated and well-fed for energy and stamina. Those tasks are part of the experience for fans … Read more

How are 3D assets, AR and VR helping in the evolution of the ed-tech sector

By Yuvraj Krishan Sharma The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled millions of students to learn remotely, giving educational technology (ed-tech) and online education a further boost. In addition, the shift to online and hybrid learning underlined the importance of teaching tools like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D learning. These new-age technologies have positively … Read more