Virtual Reality into Everyday Technology
June 9, 2017 | Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality | By Daniel St-Pierre


How banks are using Virtual Reality. How Microsoft Is Sowing the Seeds of an Augmented Reality Future. Intel And MLB Partner To Bring Weekly Live Broadcasts In True Virtual Reality. Walmart uses Virtual Reality simulations to train and prepare its staff for Black Friday and how Augmented Reality is slowly seeping into everyday technology are a few articles that caught our attention this week.

Apple’s iPhone could give augmented reality a jumpstart
The reality is augmented reality is slowly seeping into everyday technology use by millions. It just needs an iPhone power boost. Last year’s phenomenon of Pokemon Go — one of the most-downloaded apps worldwide in 2016. Read the story on Usa Today!

How banks are using virtual reality
Virtual reality has emerged as a hot topic in banking with the rise of artificial intelligence, innovation labs, and the eath of the physical bank branch. There’s a way to tap into the mind of the customer through VR, but how it should fit into the business is still a mystery for most. Read the story on Digi Day

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How Microsoft Is Sowing the Seeds of an Augmented Reality Future
Opposed to virtual reality, augmented reality technology lets people see digital imagery overlaid onto the physical world. Microsoft refers to AR as mixed reality, and it is still a relatively new phenomenon that generated much interest after the popularity of last summer’s blockbuster mobile game Pokemon Go. Read the story on Fortune

Intel And MLB Partner To Bring Weekly Live Broadcasts In True Virtual Reality
The three-year deal will see Intel stream live an out-of-market game each week every Tuesday, via Intel’s True VR. The deal is the latest phase by Intel into livestreaming sports via True VR coming on the heels of the 2017 NCAA March Madness tournament. Intel is also a technology partner with the NFL and NBA for its 360 Replay platform. Read the story on Fortune

Walmart uses virtual reality simulations to train and prepare its staff for Black Friday
Walmart is prepping its employees for difficult customers and marquee sales events by strapping its staff into virtual reality training programmes. A total of 200 Walmart Academy training centres dotted around the country will receive an Oculus Rift device and a high-powered PC which will run a series of VR courses designed for trainee managers and customer service staff. Read the story on Yahoo News

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