The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality

The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality

00 Context approaches higher education with academic and industry leadership to deliver insights that inspire learning. We have explored how advanced technology has transformed the development of augmented and virtual reality in a variety of industries. The result is a market that is expected to be worth $150 billion by 2020. Learn how to gain the education and experience required to enter this rapidly expanding — and potentially lucrative — field. Virtual Reality is Booming…

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Zeiss VR One Connect puts PC games on mobile VR headsets

00 PC-powered VR gaming requires a minimum $500 investment just for the headset, but Zeiss and Steam have introduced a cheaper way to do it. The Zeiss VR One Connect runs SteamVR games powered by a PC, but sends a pre-rendered display signal to a smartphone installed in a mobile VR headset. You can then game using a pair of Zeiss wireless controllers, connected by Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone with a screen between 4.7 and 5.5…

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How Do Game Engines Work?

How Do Game Engines Work?

00 Companies constantly boast about their newest game engine. It begs the question: what exactly is a game engine? A game engine lays the software framework to build and create video games. They provide features from animation to artificial intelligence. Game engines are responsible for rendering graphics, collision detection, memory management, and many more options. Game engines provide the tools for developers to create numerous gaming applications. Designers often reuse these engines to create other games which…

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Help Make the Difficult Moral Decisions to Improve Self-Driving Cars

Help Make the Difficult Moral Decisions to Improve Self-Driving Cars

00 As self-driving cars are nearing mass production, many are wondering how a machine could possibly make difficult moral decisions when presented with a dangerous situation. For example, driverless cars will have to decide in the event of an imminent crash how to steer to brake or speed up, or what to hit. This is obviously a moral issue when human or animal life is at stake. A new program called the Moral Machine is…

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Iran Bans Pokémon Go Due to Security Concerns

Iran Bans Pokémon Go Due to Security Concerns

00 As Pokémon Go continues to be on the top of the mobile application charts, many places are banning the game for various reasons. According to the BBC, Iran has flat out banned the game in the country as they feel it poses too high of a security risk. The overseeing officials in Iran who ultimately made this decision didn’t release the specific security concerns that resulted in the ban, but they did say that…

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Nintendo is Releasing New Mini NES with 30 Built-in Games

Nintendo is Releasing New Mini NES with 30 Built-in Games

00 New miniature NES console with 30 built-in games [Image Source: Nintendo of America] Still riding off of the insanely successful launch of Pokemon Go, Nintendo just announced that their next console will be a miniature NES classic. The 1980s era console will be released on November 11th with 30 preloaded games from the original NES costing US$59.99. The company has hopes of capturing more of that nostalgia in buyers and maybe educating some of the younger…

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Pokémon GO Player Uses Drone to Catch ’em All

Pokémon GO Player Uses Drone to Catch ’em All

00 As Pokémon GO is taking the world by storm, creative users are finding ways to catch more Pokémon. One player devised an ingenious way to ‘catch ’em all’ without even having to leave his backyard. Motivated by not having to walk everywhere in his town, he decided to attach his smartphone to his drone. However, in order to make everything work, he hooked his phone up to an app called AirDroid, according to Tech Insider. This…

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PS4 or XBOX One – Why Not Both With the PlayBox

PS4 or XBOX One – Why Not Both With the PlayBox

00 Deciding which expensive game console to buy is hard, but it doesn’t have to be anymore. Engineers have created the PlayBOX, a combination of Playstation 4 and XBOX one into a singular console with a screen. It was first devised by console modder Edward Zarick and posted to YouTube, but popular demand has brought it to life. Now you can seamlessly switch between one console and another. The PlayBOX is currently for sale, but it…

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The new Playstation VR is this close from being on your doorstep

The new Playstation VR is this close from being on your doorstep

00 “I’m absolutely going to buy one,” said Shaun, who attended The Playstation Experience Event. “The potential has totally sold me on it.” “I’m ready for that feeling of being totally immersed in the world,” said another attendee, Nick. “Reality isn’t the right word for it, but making believable experiences in VR is something I’m really excited for.” Of course it make sense that not exactly everyone is completely excited about the new Playstation VR. Since this…

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