Tag: Virtual

Get Real Launches New Advisory Firm To Help Clients Imagine And Leverage Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality Technology To Improve The Way They Work

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Get Real, a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) advisory firm, publicly launched today to help businesses and not for profits implement VR and AR technologies that dramatically improve and scale their organizations. Clients will benefit from Get Real’s team of professionals that combine several decades of experience in leveraging emerging technology and integrated platforms to solve real-world business challenges and create sustainable competitive advantages.

“We’re excited to help our clients discover Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in its early stages, establish themselves as leaders amongst their peers, and maintain a competitive edge for years to come,” said Rob Merrilees, Get Real Co-Founder. “Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology is ready for business applications today. It has the ability to change how organizations train, collaborate, market, visualize data, gather, educate, and raise money.”

Get Real works with clients to match them with

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ItelliFest 2020 – a good example of the virtual tech event experience

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Last week, itelligence UK ran four days of virtual sessions in its effort to turn the annual in-person event into something useful for customers and potential customers. Dubbed itelliFest, it worked out pretty well although, for me, the experience was exhausting.  

Unlike my colleague Jon Reed, I’ve tended to eschew virtual events following the catastrophic cluster that was SAPPHIRENow 2020. At best, my attention span runs 90 minutes these days, hardly conducive to a vendor demanding my attention over a full day. But then ever it was so.

Even with in-person events, I stopped physically attending keynotes years ago as more firms live streamed. Why bother getting crushed or worse still shepherded to specific ‘reserved’ seating when I could get an aerial view from the flying cameras coupled to on the ground backchannel Tweet commentary while still enjoying a cuppa in my hotel room jammies? Attending a near non-stop

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NEC Pioneers Technology Allowing Lagless Virtual Rehearsals And Performances During COVID-19

New England Conservatory is pioneering a program which revolutionizes rehearsing and performing during COVID-19 – and beyond.

New England Conservatory (NEC) and Grammy Award winning vocal faculty member Ian Howell have revolutionized low-latency music-making using cutting edge and affordable technology for musicians and music educators. By pioneering virtually lagless audio-visual elements to enhance digital music making with a setup anyone can assemble at home, NEC’s research and experimentation is offering a life-line to musicians struggling to rehearse or perform during the COVID-19 era.

When NEC went into virtual mode in the spring, faculty members went to work to figure out how to bring the world-class music education to students during lockdown. With an entrepreneurial mindset and determination to make modern technology work for musicians, Howell and his team began testing various technology solutions that would support music making at the highest level. They sensed the widespread feeling of loss among

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Northwestern Mutual to Host First-of-its-Kind Virtual Women in Tech Conference

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual today announced the company will host its first Women in Tech Conference on December 3. This virtual conference will gather top companies nationwide, women technologists, and their allies for a full-day event focused on professional development, empowerment and collaboration with the ultimate goal of fostering a more diverse and inclusive tech industry and community.

The free event will begin with an inspiring keynote from world-class athlete, fitness and wellness expert Laila Ali and will be followed by concurrent breakout sessions packed with diverse perspectives and industry insights on a range of topics, including DevOps, CICD (continuous integration/continuous design), innovation, cloud computing, event driven architecture, data and more. Networking opportunities to connect with other event attendees will be available throughout the day.

“Gender equity is important for our teams, businesses and society to thrive, and with technology at the center of

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GSI Technology to Participate in the Linley Fall Processor Conference 2020 Virtual Event

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GSI Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSIT), a leading provider of high-performance memory solutions for the networking, telecommunications and military markets, and developer of the Gemini® Associative Processing Unit (APU) for Artificial Intelligence, today announced its participation in the Linley Fall Processor Conference 2020, taking place virtually on October 20-22 and October 27-29.

On behalf of GSI Technology, Bob Haig, Director of Product Management, and Dan Ilan, Hardware Architect, will be presenting “An Associative Processing Structure Challenges Von Neumann Architecture for Latency and Energy Efficiency,” on October 29 at 10:10 a.m. PT. They will lead the discussion around standard central processing unit (CPU) and associative processing units (APU), and how a higher-performance and more energy-efficient APU can be designed as an inter-connected array of

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Amazon’s new grocery delivery feature reserves a virtual place in line

  • Amazon has created a new tool to help customers find a grocery delivery slot when demand is surging.
  • Amazon’s vice president of grocery, Stephenie Landry, told Recode this week that the company added the option to sign up to be notified when a delivery slot is available. When the space opens up, customers will have two hours to place their order.
  • The new feature will be made available to Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods shoppers in places where Amazon sees a spike in demand. 
  • Amazon and other grocery delivery services saw a major increase in online orders earlier this year when the coronavirus outbreak hit the US. Frustrated shoppers reported refreshing stores’ websites late at night to find open time slots.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon is adding a new feature to help desperate shoppers secure a grocery delivery slot. 

Amazon’s vice president of grocery, Stephenie Landry,

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‘Universal law of touch’ will enable new advances in virtual reality

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Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch. A team, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law for touch sensitivity. The results are published in Science Advances.


The researchers are part of a European consortium (H-Reality) that are already using the theory to develop new Virtual Reality technologies that incorporate the sense of touch.

Rayleigh waves are created by impact between objects and are commonly thought to travel only along surfaces. The team discovered that, when it comes to touch, the waves also travel through layers of skin and bone and are picked up by the body’s touch receptor cells.

Using mathematical modelling of these touch receptors the researchers showed how the receptors were located at depths that allowed them to

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Here’s how to livestream the virtual Apple event

Ah, October. Leaves turning brown, air getting chillier, pumpkins getting spicier — or something. And now, Apple’s new iPhone too. That’s right, the company’s next-generation smartphone, often called the iPhone 12, is expected to launch during an online-only event on Oct. 13 this year with a new boxier iPad Pro-inspired look, faster processing chips and 5G wireless technology. Here’s what we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 12’s price, and a few features on our iPhone 12 wish list that Apple should steal from Samsung.



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The new iPhone is the smartphone Apple fans and industry watchers alike have been waiting awhile to see. It’s the first major revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017, when Apple introduced its $1,000 iPhone X , with its new face unlocking design and

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Color Star Technology to Launch “Star Teacher”- Fan Virtual Meeting Series

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: CSCW) (the “Company”, or “Color Star”), a company engaged in the businesses of providing online and offline paid knowledge services for the media, entertainment and culture industries globally, today announced that it, in celebration of its planned Color World App upgrade with the official launch of interactive live video streaming feature which is scheduled on October 15, 2020, will launch a series of interactive live events featuring its growing band of Star Teachers.

The first event (the “Event”) featuring “Star Teacher” Julaiti is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Beijing Time (or 8:00 a.m. ET) on October 17, 2020. Julaiti is a 20-years old musician who has gained increasing popularity among China’s Gen Z in recent years, following his Top 15 Finalist finish on the “Super Boy 2017”, a highly acclaimed musical competition series

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Institute of Education, Dublin goes fully virtual thanks to new streaming technology

A private school in Dublin has started live-streaming classes with 13,600 views since September.

The Institute of Education, which offers 26 subjects at 4th, 5th and 6th year, has invested €2.5 million in video and sound technology for virtual classes. 

It has banked 2,000 hours of live lessons so far.

Yvonne O’Toole, principal at the Institute of Education, said the school’s full-time virtual school programme is a first.

She said: “Through the introduction of a fully digital solution we’re safeguarding education ensuring that no matter where you are located, it is now possible to be a full-time student at The Institute of Education.

“Students will also have access to a range of additional supports including year heads, guidance and wellbeing teams.”

Peter Kearns, Director at the Institute of Education, added: “We are very excited to make virtual full-time secondary school a reality.

“In just the few weeks since we brought

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