Google offers access to virtual 3D models of ancient monuments

Google offers access to virtual 3D models of ancient monuments

Historic monuments around the world face threats from natural disasters, tourism and war, which is what led Ben Kacyra to found CyArk — a non-profit organization working to scan and digitally archive ancient monuments. With laser scanning, photogrammetry, drone imaging and structured light scanning, CyArk’s team has been developing detailed, digital 3D images of structures […]

VR film to help people with dementia relive magic moments from summer 1966 and England’s World Cup victory

VR film to help people with dementia relive magic moments from summer 1966 and England’s World Cup victory

 People living with dementia and Alzheimer’s could soon be able to relive happy memories of the summer of 1966 and England’s World Cup win, thanks to a virtual reality (VR) project. ‘The Wayback’ – a free-to-download app – uses VR to spark memories and trigger conversations by fully immersing viewers in the sights and […]

Adverty releases world’s first programmatic AR & VR native ad platform

Adverty releases world’s first programmatic AR & VR native ad platform

Adverty, the next generation advertising platform, has today announced the release of the world’s first programmatic AR & VR advertising platform for native in-app ad inventory. The platform will be available at some of the world’s largest SSPs (supply-side platform) and allows global agencies, brands and DSPs (demand-side platform) immediate access to a new type […]

As the number of remote workers in the US grows, so will the demand for 5G, observes GlobalData

As the number of remote workers in the US grows, so will the demand for 5G, observes GlobalData

Half of all workers in the US will work remotely by 2020 as cities become more congested and workers demand more flexible working conditions. To drive this remote working future, 5G mobile internet will be needed, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. As GlobalData Technology Analyst Glen Hunt comments, “5G commercialization is one […]

Macy’s will use VR to sell furniture in 50 stores by summer

Macy’s will use VR to sell furniture in 50 stores by summer

VR and online shopping are often portrayed as enemies of brick-and-mortar retail, but shopping mall anchor Macy’s plans to embrace both technologies in a bid to improve its sales, reports FurnitureToday. Speaking at the ShopTalk retail conference in Las Vegas, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette announced that he will bring VR furniture-selling tools to 50 stores […]

Nielsen makes retail push with VR store simulation

Nielsen makes retail push with VR store simulation

Nielsen held a global launch event in Singapore for a new Smart Store offering, which aims to help retailers and manufacturers understand shopper behaviour and uncover the “moment of truth”. Regardless of the store format, Nielsen claims the offering will allow marketers to measure, evaluate, and optimise a range of retail strategies that impact sales […]

Gatorade shows athletes the effects of dehydration through new immersive VR campaign

Gatorade shows athletes the effects of dehydration through new immersive VR campaign

Gatorade created “Beat The Blitz” as an engaging way to show athletes how dehydration works in the body. The virtual reality (VR) experience let’s players quarterback and throw passes while being coached by Peyton Manning. Gatorade and agency partner WPP’s VML debuted the experience to media for the first time in March at the NFL Combine in […]

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