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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.

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.

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.

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Sports Fans, Gadget Freaks Gear up for Virtual Reality

by Lee Rickwood
The International Olympic Committee, its Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) production arm, and the rightsholder here in Canada, CBC/Radio Canada, plan to deliver up to 100 hours of Olympic coverage as live virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video streams.

Samsung Gear VR is entry-level virtual reality

By Ted Kritsonis

Samsung first launched its Gear VR headset last fall, but the hype around VR devices and content, coupled with the recent launches of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, has cast a bright light on it. This isn’t on par with the expensive and powerful headsets from the likes of Oculus, HTC and Sony, among others, but it is one of the best ways to currently dip a toe into VR and 360-degree video.