VR Fever Sweeps CES 2016 Show

As the curtain drops on CES International 2016, there is one clear and very obvious takeaway. Forget self-driving cars and 8k curved TV’s; VR is the Next Big Thing. That much was made obvious by the sheer number of HMD manufacturers, software vendors and third-party hardware companies vying for attention on the exhibition floor,...

Step into the future with the HTC Vive

The virtual world is now open, and it’s worth the entry fee “This is the future!”             “It’s so real!”                         “Oh my God what just flew past me?”                                     “WOW!”                                                 “Ok, this is the real deal. This is it.”                                                             “Show me something else!”                                                                         “Hey, come look at this!” These are...

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Education and virtual worlds

Virtual worlds are recently new phenomena in that they enable people to meet and socially interact with others in a variety of online environments. Each user is able to build an environment which they navigate by means of a 3D figure or avatar. This avatar is personalised by the user and acts as their...

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Educational virtual worlds for kids

Many educational virtual worlds are designed for children, for example Miamiopia which is part of a learning network. This site uses games as a method of teaching curriculum subjects such as maths, biology, geography, history and science. Children ‘earn’ rewards in the form of virtual coins which they can use to purchase items from...

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Benefits of Second Life in education

Our Second Life for education article talks about the role of this virtual world in a learning environment. It looks at how and why it is used in this type of setting. This article discusses the benefits of doing so. The benefits of Second Life in education are: Visit other countries without leaving the...

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Virtual Reality Games for Adults

We often think of virtual reality games for teenagers and young people in general but there are plenty of adults who enjoy these types of games. Virtual worlds such as Second Life and Kaneva enable you to play games within a virtual world. But there are others which include: RuneScape Cybertown Entropia Universe Meez...

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When was virtual reality invented?

Many people assume that virtual reality is a recent arrival on the technological scene, but in fact, it goes back much further than many of us realise. There are three separate issues here which are discussed as separate articles within this section. They include: How did virtual reality begin? Who invented virtual reality? Who...

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Kaneva

This is another virtual environment or to be more exact, a virtual world in which you can interact with others and form new friendships. Social networking is the main theme here. The emphasis is meeting new people in exciting places and trying out various activities. These include shopping, playing games or relaxing at home....

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