How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Workplace

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Workplace

With virtual reality training, however, these skills gaps can be reduced by offering more occasions to practice different procedures and familiarizing surgeons with new technologies in a consistent and standardized way.

The Dark Art of Turning Mountains of Stolen Data Into Cash

The Dark Art of Turning Mountains of Stolen Data Into Cash

"People need to consider that their information is out there, like Social Security Numbers, names, emails and passwords and addresses," he told TechNewsWorld.

Facebook Bans Coronavirus Ad Scams

Facebook Bans Coronavirus Ad Scams

"We're taking steps to stop ads for products that refer to the coronavirus and create a sense of urgency, like implying a limited supply, or guaranteeing a cure or prevention," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement provided to TechNewsWorld by company representative Andrea Vallone.

Sprint T-Mobile Merger Gets Green Light

Sprint T-Mobile Merger Gets Green Light

"The question before judge Marrero, and still before the California Public Utilities Commission, is whether the merger will reduce or increase competition in the U.S. mobile services market," said Steve Blum, principal analyst at Tellus Venture Associates.

It's the simple actions that make Half-Life 1 in VR so convincing

It's the simple actions that make Half-Life 1 in VR so convincing

(It also made me hope that Half-Life: Alyx is less of a horror game, because I could not stand a whole experience like this with modern visual fidelity.).If you want to play Half-Life 1 in VR yourself, it’s pretty straightforward.

Getting Autonomous Car Technology Right

Getting Autonomous Car Technology Right

That puts in question the entire autonomous driving approach, suggesting that the car makers Nvidia currently works with should integrate its technology more deeply into their design processes if they want to keep up with Tesla, let alone offer a better solution.

Virtual Reality Ensuring No Veteran Left Behind On Honor Flight

Virtual Reality Ensuring No Veteran Left Behind On Honor Flight

So Honor Flight teamed up with Hospice of St. Francis and with the help of virtual reality, they’re making sure every veteran can experience the trip, even if it’s from their living room.

New Windows 7 Bug a Real Turnoff

New Windows 7 Bug a Real Turnoff

For the second time since Windows 7 reached the end of support on Jan. 14, a bug is causing trouble for users still clinging to the operating system.This new bug prevents Windows 7 users from shutting down or rebooting their computers.

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

It not only auto-installs apps, but also renders the phone unusable when the user attempts to uninstall the preinstalled malicious software.Thanks to the open source nature of Android, manufacturers can create custom versions of the OS on their devices with their own unique sets of preinstalled apps.

Why We Are Building an SDK for Sandbox VR

Why We Are Building an SDK for Sandbox VR

If you’re interested in becoming a Sandbox developer, please head over to our new developer page where you can sign up and be the first to learn of updates and join our developer community to build the future of VR.Today, real people by the thousands are walking into Sandbox holodecks every day and enjoying truly delightful and immersive experiences with their friends.

Mobile App Crashes Iowa Caucuses

Mobile App Crashes Iowa Caucuses

At the minimum, there appears to be a failure to perform adequate functional and stress testing of the app and its back-end systems, noted Jack Mannino, CEO of nVisium, a Herndon, Virginia-based application security provider."Testing at load is critical for all election applications," he told the E-Commerce Times.

The Drones Are Coming

The Drones Are Coming

"NUAIR is a key industry leader helping to develop the standards and help define regulations to expand on Part 107, which will lead to advanced commercial drone operations like food, package and medical deliveries," Hertzendorf said.

Ubiquity6 Launches Studio for More Advanced AR and VR Experiences

Ubiquity6 Launches Studio for More Advanced AR and VR Experiences

The platform allows users to create and share immersive XR experiences using just a smartphone.“The update allows people to make really immersive and engaging experiences that have before only been really accessible for high-end industry,” Ubiquity6 CEO, Anjay Midha, said in an interview with ARPost .

Viewing the 2020 Presidential Race Through a Competitive Analysis Lens

Viewing the 2020 Presidential Race Through a Competitive Analysis Lens

Even though I'm a moderate Republican, I'm going to put Trump in place of the competitor, and the Democratic candidates I think will end up being the top three in place of our products.

Consumers Like Augmented Reality More Than They Know

Consumers Like Augmented Reality More Than They Know

We found that only 12 percent of heads of U.S. broadband households considered themselves to be "familiar" with any one tested augmented reality device or technology.

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

Thanks to some companies that develop scent devices for virtual reality, the players of VR action games can for example smell gunpowder which makes the playing highly immersive.

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

"We found that people who had little to no experience playing video games had reduced cybersickness if they received this enhanced narrative, but regular video gamers did not need it because they were not predisposed to feeling symptoms," said Séamas Weech, a postdoctoral fellow in Kinesiology and a member of Waterloo's Games Institute.

Oh Quark: Intel Just Changed the Technology Market

Oh Quark: Intel Just Changed the Technology Market

That was true until last week, when Intel surprised the market with an obscure technology codenamed "Quark," which promises to change dramatically the world we live in.

Razr Reviews Raise $1500 Durability Question

Razr Reviews Raise $1500 Durability Question

Even harsher was Adam Ismail's verdict in Tom's Guide: "Between the Razr's questionable build quality, underwhelming performance, middling camera and awful battery life, the folding gimmick -- neat though it may be -- isn't enough to save this device.".

Global Festival Promotes Artistic VR Experiences

Global Festival Promotes Artistic VR Experiences

“ The main goal [of the festival] is to encourage face-to-face communication… as well as to drive local interest and attract new people.”.The main goal is to encourage face-to-face communication… as well as to drive local interest and attract new people.

Could Ads Become Potent Weapons Against Streaming Piracy?

Could Ads Become Potent Weapons Against Streaming Piracy?

"Among U.S. broadband households using free, ad-supported video services, 97 percent also subscribe to a premium OTT or pay-TV service," noted Brandon Riney, research analyst at Parks Associates.

6 Ways Businesses can Enrich Experiences with Virtual Reality Apps in 2020

6 Ways Businesses can Enrich Experiences with Virtual Reality Apps in 2020

Virtual Reality apps are no longer hidden in the pages of a fantasy novel; you can actually use them to enrich the business experience and engage users.

CrashCourse: The VR Experience That Teaches Young Football Players About the Dangers of Concussion

CrashCourse: The VR Experience That Teaches Young Football Players About the Dangers of Concussion

To this end, they created CrashCourse, a VR experience where users can safely learn about the causes and symptoms of concussions.The VR experience developed with the input of a team of neurosurgeons from Stanford University immerses the users into a typical football game.

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

"When dealing with an issue that impacts privacy in the way that improperly sending files as sensitive as photos and videos is, the communication needs to be very clear and informative.".

Bridging the IoT Innovation-Security Gap

Bridging the IoT Innovation-Security Gap

A second major -- and avoidable -- problem with IoT devices is that they ship with default passwords, and users are not reminded to change them in order to secure their home IoT networks.

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, on Monday called for government regulation of artificial intelligence technology in a speech at Bruegel, a think tank in Brussels, and in an op-ed in the Financial Times .

Coronavirus Pandemic: 6 Things We Should Be Doing

Coronavirus Pandemic: 6 Things We Should Be Doing

Particularly when you are talking about a male manager and a female employee, in this #metoo world we live in, it is a practice that should be discouraged for other reasons as well, but if we don't want to spread the virus then casual contact should be avoided.

VR Artist Rosie Summers on Art and Virtual Reality

VR Artist Rosie Summers on Art and Virtual Reality

Everything started with a video of Glen Keane painting Ariel in Tilt Brush, Rosie Summers recounts when asked about the beginnings of her creative journey with virtual reality .Tools like Tilt Brush, for instance, make it easier for artists to create virtual worlds out of nothing.

Televerde's Michelle Cirocco: 'Invest in Disempowered Populations'

Televerde's Michelle Cirocco: 'Invest in Disempowered Populations'

The prison workforce development program run by Televerde, an Arizona-based sales, marketing, and tech company, delivers significant economic and cultural value, concludes a study recently conducted at Arizona State University's Seidman Research Institute.

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 4

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 4

As part of a far-ranging, weeks-long virtual discussion, we asked ECT News Network's roundtable of industry insiders to pause and reflect on their own personal tech preferences, to speculate on what popular gadgets may vanish from use in the next decade, to consider the role of wearable health tools -- and then to expand the discussion to the health of the planet, tech advances in traveling on it, and the prospect of leaving it altogether.