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Prada Brings Virtual Reality to Home Entertainment

prada brings virtual reality to home entertainment

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VR AT HOME: Prada is bringing its virtual reality project into people’s homes.
Kicked off as an innovative retail initiative aimed at enhancing customers’ shopping experience in store, the Prada Virtual Reality adapts to the current station of reduced social contact to continue engaging the brand’s fans at home.
A range of contents, available at popular platforms, including YouTube VR and VEER, will guide users in an immersive journey through the Prada world with stops in several locations, including the brand’s Epicenter stores in Tokyo, New York an Los Angeles, as well the Fondazione Prada in Milan and Venice.
Using the virtual reality technology, users will also have the chance to take a closer look to the Prada spring 2020 collection and to discover the secrets of the Made to Measure project, as well as the artisanal making of the Prada men’s shows.

The launch of this project reflects the brand’s current focus on innovation and digitalization. Among the several initiatives developed by the company, in May, the Prada Group signed a partnership with leading customer experience management platform Sprinklr aimed at reinforcing the digital culture within the company. Based in New York, Sprinklr is a …

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Want to explore a real haunted house? Best virtual reality tours to try at home

want to explore a real haunted house? best virtual reality tours to try at home

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Like everyone else in the world, you’ve probably had to put off your travel dreams and getaway destinations until this pandemic blows over.Some of us have resorted to catching livestreams, others dove into gaming to “explore” other worlds. But for those who want a more in-depth experience, you might want to consider another option: A virtual reality (VR) tour.

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The advantage of a VR tour is that it provides much more in terms of experience than a straightforward livestream. When it comes to the latter, you can’t control the feed, but with VR, you’re the virtual master of your own universe (or at least what’s shown onscreen, that is)We’ve cobbled together some of the most interesting ones you can experience for yourself. And the best part is – you don’t have to buy any goggles or gadgets.CLIMB UP EVEREST BASE CAMP, NEPAL

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Few Singaporeans have ever made it to the top of Everest – it’s a dangerous feat that requires intense physical training and mental fortitude. Those looking for a more straightforward – but still difficult – experience, go up to the base camp instead.If you’ …

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Warrington surgeon carries out virtual reality surgery on ITV’s Loose Women

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A TOP Warrington surgeon has carried out simulated surgery on four TV presenters following a request from ITV’s Loose Women to do a ‘virtual reality makeover’ on the show.

Consultant Gerard Lambe, who is based at the Spire Hospital in Stretton, is one of the first surgeons in the UK to introduce simulated surgery using state of art virtual reality technology.

The show approached Mr Lambe to carry out the fun transformations as the panelists were curious to see how they would look with a few tweaks using his new tech.

Mr Lambe, who leads the Reflect Clinic, is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top surgeons is a spokesperson for industry body BAAPS, agreed and the fun makeovers were given a major feature on the show last week.

The 47-year-old carried out a virtual eye-lift on presenter Andrea McLean and a facelift on Colleen Nolan.

Panellists Brenda Edwards and Jane Moore received youthful aesthetic treatments including ‘virtual Botox’.

Gerard has embraced the exciting technology in response to Covid-19 restrictions which do not allow for any in-person consultations or non-essential surgery at present.

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A new galactic center adventure in virtual reality

a new galactic center adventure in virtual reality

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By combining data from telescopes with supercomputer simulations and virtual reality (VR), a new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

This visualization, called “Galactic Center VR”, is the latest in a series from astrophysicists, and is based on data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. This new installment features their NASA supercomputer simulations of material streaming toward the Milky Way’s four-million-solar-mass black hole known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). The visualization has been loaded into a VR environment as a novel method of exploring these simulations, and is available for free at both the Steam and Viveport VR stores.
The researchers modeled winds from 25 very bright and massive objects known as Wolf-Rayet stars, which permeate the central few light years of the galaxy as they orbit Sgr A*. Wolf-Rayet stars produce so much light that they blow off their outer layers into space to create supersonic winds. Watch as some of this material is captured by the black hole’s gravity and plummets toward it.
When the winds from the Wolf-Rayet stars collide, the material is heated to millions of …

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Virtual Reality: Cooking Classes, Demos Head Online | Gourmet Insider Magazine

virtual reality: cooking classes, demos head online | gourmet insider magazine

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Cooking classes are an integral part of most independent gourmet housewares stores. The classes help create an experience, something that consumers crave. It also positions these shops, and those who work in them, as experts in cooking, baking, mixology and other home entertaining practices.
Most importantly, classes help independent store owners and employees become familiar with the local community and its patrons, enabling them to treat customers to a personalized shopping opportunity.
However, as COVID-19 concerns grew and social distancing orders were put into place, cooking classes fell by the wayside. Many retailers were feeling the pinch from the revenue stream cooking classes brought in, while also reeling from the loss of marketing opportunities, potential new customers and add-on sales. But, as luck would have it, technology allowed many independent store owners to take their cooking classes online via Facebook, Instagram and even Zoom.
Monique Moshier, co-owner of The Happy Cook in Charlottesville, VA, said that soon after the state’s governor mandated social distancing orders, she and husband Steve Belcher got to work creating online cooking classes through web service Zoom.
“A massive amount of people were encouraging us to do this, so we looked into what would work …

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New HP virtual reality headset is coming with 4K visuals and inside-out tracking

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The HP Reverb G2 has been revealed.A new virtual reality headset that HP has crafted in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve.The Reverb G2 is an upgrade to the original HP Reverb and one that boasts an impressive 4320 x 2160 (2160 x 2160 per eye) resolution as well as inside-out tracking thanks to four built-in cameras. That means the HP Reverb G2 should provide a similar convenient experience to the Oculus Rift S but with some beefy specs and features.Those features include “industry-leading” speakers that were designed by Valve and sit off the ear to keep you cool as you play. There’s also a manually adjustable IPD and a 6-metre PC-tether cable. On paper, this headset certainly sounds like a winner. Convenient inside-out tracking is always useful for a hassle-free setup and other comfort features should make it easier to game on too. Interestingly the Reverb G2 is also designed to be compatible with both SteamVR and Window Mixed Reality, making it an interesting blend of both worlds. This probably goes some way to explain the controllers, which seem to have a very WMR feel to them. Another highlight was revealed by the company on Reddit, where it was explained that …

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New virtual reality game room opens up in Forsyth County

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Mathaun said his inspiration to open the game room came not only from wanting to spend more time with his family, but also from his passion for technology and electronics.“I’m one of those people that has to have whatever is new before everyone else has it,” Mathaun said.Part of that need to have the latest in technology went into Mathaun’s business, and it is the reason he decided on a unique VR gaming experience for his game room. He saw that VR was where gaming was really heading in the future, and he decided to take it one step further.“I wanted to do something outside of the box and do something that no one is doing,” Mathaun said. “There are VRs out there, but as far as simulators, you won’t find anything like what I have.”The simulators that Mathaun has set up allow the player to immerse themselves in whatever game they are playing as they slide up and down or left and right to give the feeling of being on a motorcycle, driving a car or even flying through the air.“It puts you in the mindset of being in the game, …

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WebVR: Dive into Virtual Reality – ShinyShiny

webvr: dive into virtual reality – shinyshiny

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Virtual reality has been expanding rapidly ever since it has come to the web. VR applications  are not only limited to games that you can play by wearing a VR headset. Education, healthcare, real estate, and other industries use VR technology as well.
In 2020, learning what virtual reality is and how you can apply it to your business is crucial to stay on top of your game. In this article, we’ll take a broad look at what WebVR is, how people use it, and what entry points exist for you to get started immediately.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality refers to experiences that are completely simulated and look like real ones. It uses specialized technologies, primarily headsets, to run applications and construct immersive environments. Virtual reality places users inside the simulated world rather than simply providing them with the ability to interact with the application via a 2D user interface. The user can touch and sense various objects in the artificial world.
Virtual reality is primarily used in game development and employee training. In entertainment, VR offers unique experiences that take gaming to the next level. When VR is used for training and education, it can help reduce …

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Virtual Reality #5: Caleb Gupta’s Senior Story – East Greenwich News

virtual reality #5: caleb gupta’s senior story – east greenwich news

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By Jessica Caterson
“It was definitely not how I expected to find out,” Caleb Gupta said with a wry smile. When asked about college acceptance, he said his experience overlapped with another critical moment. Two days before receiving his early-decision school’s decision, he was admitted to the hospital with a collapsed lung. On the anticipated decision day, he ultimately ended up in the operating room for surgery. “I no longer recommend procrastinating the final touches of college applications,” Caleb joked, referring to his college applications for the regular decision deadline. Luckily for Caleb, he didn’t need to worry about his regular decision essays. Once he emerged from a successful surgery, Caleb learned he had been accepted into the University of Pennsylvania. 
“I don’t fully remember what happened, but all in all, it was a glass half empty and half full kind of day,” he said. 
This fall, Caleb will be attending UPenn’s School of Engineering to study computer science. Strangely enough, Caleb originally was going to major in mechanical engineering until quarantine gave him an opportunity to explore other hobbies.
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Local seniors use virtual reality to stay engaged and connected throughout COVID-19

local seniors use virtual reality to stay engaged and connected throughout covid-19

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United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne – 06-01-2020 (PRDistribution.com) — Although COVID-19 has rocked millions of lives across the country, the senior population has been particularly hard-hit, both in their susceptibility to the virus, and the impact of isolation on their social and emotional health. One local senior living community is taking a creative approach and tackling the problem of social isolation and lack of emotional engagement head on through virtual reality. 

The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne frequently engages its residents in virtual reality sessions, complete with headsets provided by Rendever, a company specializing in virtual reality for seniors. “We enjoyed our virtual reality systems before COVID-19 hit, and love them even more now,” said Tellis Young, the community’s Executive Director. “Since our residents can’t get out and about right now, it’s crucial to us to keep them connected and engaged. VR helps us do that.”“Using virtual reality has helped us sprinkle some positivity and excitement through the building, during which can easily be a dark time,” added Kimberly Draper, The Hearth’s Activities Director. “It’s great to see their faces light up as they try something new and ‘do’ things they’ve …

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