Tag: VR

Retailers Play with High-Tech to Drive New Shopping Experiences

Retailers Play with High-Tech to Drive New Shopping Experiences

In the battle between e-commerce and in-store shopping, and as online sales tallies continue to grow, sophisticated new technology is being used to rejuvenate – some might say save – the old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar store. Digital innovation and powerful computer technologies…

Canadian innovation at CES 2017

By Ted Kritsonis

CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the largest technology trade show in the world, ended on Jan. 8 and Canadian companies were on hand to showcase their latest offerings. Amidst the thousands of vendors from across the world, here are some of the standouts from the Great White North.

High-Tech Tools Reveal Small Wonders, Big Ideas

High-Tech Tools Reveal Small Wonders, Big Ideas in Virtual Reality

by Lee Rickwood
A lot of today’s VR experiences are fictional, dramatic, even fantastical in their role play opportunities. But this is not a VR game, and it’s not a first-person shoot ‘em up: it’s a techno-enabled investigation of actual history and real culture.

Gift Guide: Cool gadgets that make an impact

By Ted Kritsonis

Finding the right tech gift doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when you have options to choose from. There are plenty of gadgets out there, but when looking for something cool and functional that could make an impact, this small group fits the bill.

Virtual Reality (VR) Arcade Takes Gaming Beyond Social Experience

Virtual Reality (VR) Arcade Takes Gaming Beyond Social Experience

by Lee Rickwood
It’s not only gaming and entertainment, of course: corporate applications like team-building and VR white-boarding; lifestyle activities including low-impact fitness and relaxation exercises; academic education and training, and more.

VR Video Immerses Viewers in Refugee Crisis

VR Video Immerses Viewers in Refugee Crisis

by Lee Rickwood
Clouds Over Sidra uses the latest virtual reality video technologies to viewer’s imagination by immersing them in middle of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

360-Degree Virtual Reality Video Explores Deep Ocean around Bermuda, Canada

360-Degree Virtual Reality Video Explores Deep Ocean

By Lee Rickwood
The videos can be viewed online at the Nekton Mission YouTube Channel and Facebook page; they are gorgeous, but the deeper story is, well, pretty ugly: climate change, over-fishing, pollution and acidification have pushed our oceans into a state of extreme disruption.