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People wearing virtual reality headgear What’s Next for Virtual Reality?

When most of us think of virtual reality, what comes to mind is fitting on a headset to experience a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment. However, the recent TED conference had a different “shared immersive reality” experience that doesn’t require headgear. Here's what's new with VR tech.

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puppies in a basket Stressed? Why NIH Says Puppy Cams Are Your Best Friend

Who among us doesn't need stress reduction techniques from time to time? Especially ideas that actually work. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently channeled a puppy cam to call attention to the importance of recognizing stress in our everyday lives.

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nasa onsight The New Reality of Mixed Reality

Want to play with a porg? Walk on Mars? Or help those with autism practice social skills? Welcome to the new reality of mixed reality, where digital and physical objects coexist and interact to provide a new medium that a variety of organizations see as full of potential.

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Person wearing VR headset, photo by Samuel Zeller The Future of Testing: VR and AR in Mobile Apps

With the ability to experience virtual and augmented reality using mobile devices on the horizon, the potential for these new technologies to go mainstream is huge. New test environments, configurations, and interfaces will require testers to change their methods, so get out of your comfort zone—and your office chairs!

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Virtual reality photo by Samuel Zeller 4 Ways to Use Virtual Reality in Your Workplace

Businesses are adopting virtual reality as a means of strengthening marketing tactics, increasing collaboration, and connecting with consumers. For those new to VR, it’s important to understand how a virtual world could be used in your day-today operations. Here are four ways virtual reality will impact the workplace.

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Magic Bench The Disney Research Mixed Reality Bench Is More Than Magic

Disney Research's Magic Bench, which previewed at SIGGRAPH 2017, demonstrates the magical possibilities of mixed reality by combining physical space—a bench—with virtual space, allowing a single user or a group to share the same experience and see, hear, and feel animated characters.

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Disney Research logo Disney Virtual Reality Makes Magic

Disney is where the magic happens, and one of the projects Disney Research scientists are working on that will wow visitors at the Magic Kingdom one day is technology that makes virtual reality more dynamic. For example, what about merging virtual reality with the physical world?

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Virtual Reality: A Game-Changing Technology for Sports

You may think that virtual reality (VR) was created to be primarily used for entertainment, but its use across a number of disciplines is steadily on the rise. Bharathan Venkateswaran highlights the recent use of VR in sports—for coaching and training, advertising, and the viewing experience.

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