Augmented Reality (AR), News, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

AirBNB exploring augmented and virtual reality

In a recent blog post, hospitality service company AirBNB discussed the role of augmented and virtual reality in their business. Citing the expansion of VR and AR technologies, the company sees opportunities to make travel easier and more engaging. On the pre-trip side, AirBNB indicated they are exploring ways to “allow people to connect with their destination, host, and co-travelers.” This could include more immersive location preview technologies, such as 360 degree photos and 3D scans — empowering prospective renters to immersively view properties. Further into the future, the company sees the possibility of weaving together VR experiences to allow customers to “share more than

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

You Can Now Visit Athens With a Little Help from VR

If you are, like myself, a lover of an ancient architecture, you will sure love the new Lithodomos VR story. If you ever wanted to visit Athens there is a way: parts of ancient Athens like it appeared 2,000 years ago, thanks to this Australian startup is here for you. Think photorealistic and archeologically accurate renditions of famous structures — including the acropolis and agora — delivered straight to your VR headset. “From the beginning, we’ve had one goal: bringing the ancient world to life for everyone,” said Simon Young, Co-founder and CEO of Lithodomos VR. The company’s latest release for Greece features photorealistic, archaeologically correct reconstructions

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Analysis, Business, Enterprise, Hardware, Internet, Internet of Things (IoT)

Big Data in Planes: New P&W GTF Engine Telemetry to Generate 10GB/s

P&W placed 5,000 sensors in its new GTF engine, expects to generate 12PB of streaming data each year. Big data is about to explode in airline industry.

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Business, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

Hackaday Prize Offers Winner A Trip to Space

Hackaday Prize

There is a hardware contest being run by Hackaday that offers hardware hackers and makers to create something that is both open and connected. This device must be something that can enable others to use it for good and kind of create a cascade effect. A good example would be something like the Raspberry Pi, which has enabled tons of interesting usage applications and spurred tons of people to rethink how we use hardware. The awesome part about the Hackaday prize is that they are offering the winners of the contest to either take a trip out to space on the carrier of their choosing or

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