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Infographic – The Reality of Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality is expected to be a $25 billion industry by 2021. The VR industry is primarily comprised of gaming and hardware, but is also prevalent in film, theme parks, and niche markets, as well. VR has been breaking barriers across a wide variety of industries, including news, advertising, real estate, customer service, space training, product design, and more. As…

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Infographic – VR in the Enterprise

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Virtual Reality is a technology that immerses its users in a computer-generated 3D environment. Today, there are many other devices and technologies available that offer similar user experiences. Augmented Reality, for one, uses a wearable device to provide contextual information based on the user’s space at that moment. Mixed Reality overlays digital items to objects in the real world, allowing…

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Infographic – How We Use AR

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Both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are growing in popularity across a variety of industries. The reputation of both is that they are primarily used for gaming and entertainment; however AR is actually being used to assist doctors, engineers, teachers, and more in their professions. By introducing AR into the classroom, students will have a new way to learn by being able to see a…

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Infographic – What to Know About the Oculus Rift

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In 2012, Palmer Luckey created a Kick-starter campaign to raise money for what would become the Oculus Rift. Shortly thereafter in 2014, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought the company for an impressive $2 billion. This VR device can track facial expressions to display on a virtual avatar, has wireless hand controllers to mimic movement, and allows for a 360 degree perspective. Several different kinds…

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Infographic – The History and Future of Augmented Reality

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Unlike Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality does not immerse its user into a new environment; it enhances one’s reality by overlaying digital information onto things being viewed on a digital device. Though AR is rising in popularity in 2016, variations of it have been around since 1957 with Mortin Helig’s Sensorama machine as one such example. In 1999, the ARToolKit was…

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Infographic – What’s Next for Virtual Reality?

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It is obvious that Virtual Reality is shaping the world of entertainment; but VR developers have more broad goals, which are determined to shape our lives in greater ways and in a variety of sectors including: education, tourism, construction, social networking, research and more. Timefire Media is in the midst of developing a Virtual Reality City that allows users to…

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Augmented Reality Facts

Infographic – What You May Not Have Known About Augmented Reality

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Augmented Reality (AR) is easily accessible for anyone who owns a computer with a webcam, camera phone, or game console with a camera. Currently, AR is making strides in industries including architecture, marketing, healthcare, military, retail, and tourism. AR enhances the shopping experience by assisting customers finding items in the store, displaying product reviews, and generating 3D models of rooms…

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