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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 – 360 View of Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality has been all around us since the first panoramic paintings in 12th Century China. Today we can see it used in virtual and augmented reality apps like Pokémon Go, which allows players to catch digital monsters in real settings. According to this infographic created by Couponbox.com, we have a lot of innovative and interesting technology headed our way….

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Infographic – The Evolution of Virtual Reality

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Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality were conceptualized in the early 1900s with “Precursor” technology. Precursor was an early technology that blurred the lines between the physical world and the virtual world. This later stemmed to Augmented Reality, technology that adds virtual elements to one’s real world environment, and Virtual Reality, which is technology that immerses users into a false reality. The first…

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Infographic – Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality

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With both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality growing in popularity, it is important to understand the difference between the two. Augmented Reality blends virtual reality with real life, putting virtual items into real worlds. AR consists of 25% virtual and 75% real environments, making it only partially immersive. Users are able to still be in touch with reality, while at…

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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 – All About the Samsung Gear VR

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The Samsung Gear VR made its debut in the fall of 2015 and has been making waves ever since. This device is compatible with newer versions of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Technology incorporated into this devices offers a wide field of view (96 degrees) and minimizes motion sickness at the same time with its use of persistent 360 degree head-tracking….

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