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opular tools have been developed to democratize the creation of augmented and virtual reality software applications. Early on, developers were provided with commonly adopted open-source libraries and had to spend additional time integrating these with other common development tools. Today, seamless and fully integrated development tools allow developers and companies to build and deploy augmented and virtual reality applications quickly. Popular tools include Metaio’s Creator, DAQRI’s 4D Studio, Wikitude Studio and Catchoom. All work with the Unity3D game engine which supports one-click publishing to 21 other popular platforms.

Huawei: China-based Manufacturer Unveils Gear VR-Style Headset Alongside P9 Flagship Series Smartphones
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Huawei: China-based Manufacturer Unveils Gear VR-Style Headset Alongside P9 Flagship Series Smartphones

Telecommunications giant Huawei expands its product line by launching its own virtual reality (VR) headset, the Huawei VR, alongside its recently announced P9 flagship, at an event in Shanghai, China. While the wearable device strongly resembles the design and functionality of the Samsung VR, the two aren’t necessarily going head-to-head. Huawei is going after the […]

First-ever Virtual Reality Operation Live-Streamed Worldwide
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First-ever Virtual Reality Operation Live-Streamed Worldwide

UK doctor turns the operating room into an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience using special cameras to live-stream a 360-degree view of a surgical procedure to users worldwide. Dr. Shafi Ahmed, a cancer surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, who is pioneering VR surgery, broadcast the first live surgery – in virtual reality April 14. […]

Google and NASA Partner to Explore Quantum Computing With the D-Wave 2X
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Google and NASA Partner to Explore Quantum Computing With the D-Wave 2X

Google and NASA partner to explore quantum computing using D-wave 2X technology. Although the concept of quantum computing has been around since the early 1980’s, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) is revamping modern research and the computing industry. According to recent reports, Google and NASA have been studying […]

Six Flags and Samsung Partner to Launch First VR Roller Coaster
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Six Flags and Samsung Partner to Launch First VR Roller Coaster

Looking for gut-wrenching thrills and excitement this summer? Pack your bags and head to Six Flags Theme Parks for the most ultimate virtual reality (VR) immersion experience this season has to offer. Thanks to a partnership between Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Samsung Electronics America, you and your family can now experience unique thrills and […]

Augmented Reality and Cars: Getting There With GPS Navigation
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Augmented Reality and Cars: Getting There With GPS Navigation

Since the evolution of car navigation systems, developers have worked to enhance driver safety and to improve technology features of their apps. While driver distraction is cited as one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in recent years, it would be safe to say that taking your eyes off the road to check […]

Virtual Reality and Gaming: The Immersion Experience
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Virtual Reality and Gaming: The Immersion Experience

Since its early introduction, virtual reality (VR) has changed the way consumers experience the world around them. Although VR isn’t a new concept, the evolution of gaming gear add-ons, such as Facebook’s Oculus Rift, has achieved a newer, higher level of user immersion aimed at revolutionizing the total gaming and video experience. VR developers are […]

Top Ten Front-End Design Rules For Developers
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Top Ten Front-End Design Rules For Developers

As front-end developers, our job is, essentially, to turn designs into reality via code. Understanding, and being competent in, design is an important component of that. Unfortunately, truly understanding front-end design is easier said than done. Coding and aesthetic design require some pretty different skill sets. Because of that, some front-end devs aren’t as proficient […]

Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)
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Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)

Defining The Internet of Things (IoT) The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects and people or animals that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT is an emerging technology domain which […]

VR Game Engines
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VR Game Engines

So, it would seem like Crytek has changed their business model for their game engine, a convenient timing for the release of this article. You can read all about their new business model here: http://www.crytek.com/news/crytek-unveils-all-new-cryengine-v-and-community-centered–pay-what-you-want–model For those of you unaware, the “Pay What You Want (PWYW)” model literally means just that – you pay what you […]

Business Intelligence: Innovations in Healthcare Informatics
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Business Intelligence: Innovations in Healthcare Informatics

The recent emergence of Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) Software in healthcare now provides medical professionals with enhanced networking capabilities and advanced healthcare informatics capabilities that were once previously costly and time-consuming. Providers looking to build a new medical or dental practice can benefit greatly from BI technology and healthcare informatics. Cloud-based software eliminates the need […]

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