Android, Entertainment, iOS, News, Toys, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Book publisher launches traditional book-VR combo for kids

Hollywood, California-based book publisher Quantum Storey announced this week that it has launched the world’s first virtual reality book series for children. Aimed at younger kids, their “Operation YOU” series combines traditional printed books with virtual reality. The books include access to a companion Android and iOS app, as well as Google Cardboard goggles. The first title in the series, which is now available exclusively at Walmart, is entitled “Morning Nightmare.” It confronts the challenges children experience boarding school busses. According to the company, the VR app places children in the book’s environment in the first person, virtually transforming them into the book’s main character.

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Companies, News, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Is VR Safe For Children? Leeds University Warns Against It

We’ve covered VR and how it relates to health quite a few times before, but this is one of the first times in recent memory that we’ve covered a negative concern. As covered by The Guardian, researchers at Leeds University have performed a study on twenty children aged between 8 and 12. These children were tasked with playing a virtual reality game for 20 minutes, after which they were physically examined for signs of problems with eyesight, nausea and so on. The results indicated a short-term disruption in “stereo-acuity”, which describes the ability to perceive depth. At least one child also suffered a brief case

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-strait News Daily Round-up for Dec. 19

Highlighted business news for Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Dec. 19, 2014

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Two-Year Olds Dominate Japan’s Young Smartphone Users, According to Survey

Young children using tablets and smartphones has been a long standing issue today, and Japan is no exception to this.

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