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Google's new app with BMW will allow shoppers to see life-size images of vehicles.

Google To Incorporate Virtual Reality Into Shopping

{{unknown}}For years, e-commerce has been all the rage — you’d be hard-pressed to find retailers who don’t make their products available online. However, there remain inherent drawbacks of online shopping, as opposed to visiting a bricks-and-mortar retail location. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell what you’re actually purchasing — even with established retailers. We’ve all had times when we’ve ordered a product online, only to find ourselves disappointed once we see the item in person. But now, Google just gave online shoppers a new reason to rejoice.…

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Virtual Reality Arcades Becoming More Popular Across Canada

If you’ve never been one to call yourself a gamer, new VR (virtual reality) arcades that have started opening across Canada might change your mind. Unlike video games you play on your TV screen screen at home, these arcades take gaming to the next level — offering a virtual reality experience that would let you be a participant in the game itself, rather than just controlling a character. A VR arcade’s space doesn’t necessarily look like much from the outside, but once you put on your virtual…

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Five Uses For Virtual Reality That Aren’t Gaming

Virtual reality is getting crazy realistic, and it’s getting more accessible to the average consumer, thanks to headsets like Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. With developments happening so fast in the industry, they’ll only get more impressive and more affordable. And if you think virtual reality isn’t for you because you’re not into video games, think again. Virtual reality can make lots of other tasks and industries more interesting, and here are a few examples of that. The News Every single publication in the…

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Watch Netflix In Virtual Reality With New Gear VR App

Netflix can already be a pretty immersive experience, as I’m sure we can all attest after another television show binge-watching marathon. So if you weren’t already worried about permanently melting into your couch, VR Netflix is here to push you over the edge. Last week, Oculus unveiled a new Netflix app for the Gear VR headset. Before you get too excited, no, this does not yet allow you to travel into the worlds of your favourite movies or TV shows, although I’m sure that isn’t…

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Virtual Reality System Brings Home Cycling To The Streets

  Your bike ride and spin class are going to be changed forever thanks to virtual reality. An Italy-based team has developed a new innovative product that combines the Oculus Rift with a responsive bike.  The result is a  cycling machine that allows you to ride in a variety of different environments and terrains, while never actually leaving your home. The options range from midtown Manhattan to a secluded mountain path to even the streets of Tokyo. The best feature of the entire product is known as Widerun. Widerun…

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Scientists Create Holograms That You Can Touch

As virtual reality technology continues to progress, one of the major hurdles that still must be overcome is creating holograms that people can actually touch and feel. Scientists are using sound waves to project “haptic holograms” that let you touch virtual objects with your bare hands. This technology is one step on the road to holodecks, like in Star Trek, but it also has some more immediate applications. For example, this technology could allow doctors to use their hands to examine a lump detected by…

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Nautilus VR Will Take Virtual Reality Underwater

Now that the Oculus Rift and its ilk are becoming the hot new tech accessory in places all over, companies are rushing to bring the next cool virtual reality idea to fruition. Take the Nautilus VR, for example, which promises underwater virtual reality. The benefit is that it can be used when you’re actually underwater. Basically, you just get in a pool, or even your bathtub, put the waterproof headset on and dunk your head underwater. From here, you can experience a bunch of different…

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The Doors Have Been Opened For Virtual Reality Moviegoing

With the development of the Oculus Rift, virtual reality is fast approaching. And while a lot of people are excited about the possibilities it opens up for the future of gaming, I haven’t heard a lot of talk about if or how movies might start incorporating this new technology. Now 20th Century Fox is stepping their toes into the water. Their indie-film division, Fox Searchlight, has partnered up with Samsung and Oculus to create “Wild – The Experience”, a virtual reality add-on to their current…

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Magic Leap For Google

If you haven’t heard about Magic Leap yet, you might hear about them soon. Yes, this famous-in-a-cryptic-way company gained notoriety this week after it announced that it had landed a $542 million round of founding from Google. Why? It’s all a part of their mysterious technology that allows users to see virtual 3-D objects in the real world. Or something. Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz was quoted saying “we are going to revolutionize the way people communicate, purchase, learn, share and play” when asked if…

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