Virtual Reality Helps Shrink the Skills Gap

Virtual Reality Helps Shrink the Skills Gap

VR News: We have seen VR used for all sorts of training purposes in the past, even teaching railway platform attendants! But did you know this area is one of the fastest growing areas of VR! Sure, the VR games industry might be slowing down, but when it comes to skill training it is leaping ahead as many businesses have discovered its benefits. Michael Field from industryweek.com finds out just how widespread VR job trailing really is!

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Are You Visiting JFK Airport in New York? Why Not Rest in Their VR Suite!

Are You Visiting JFK Airport in New York? Why Not Rest in Their VR Suite!

VR News: It’s not just on the plane that VR is taking over the aircraft industry, its also in the departure lounges! JFK Airport in New York, USA has just announced the opening of their “virtual reality suite” for travellers to spend some time in VR. While this is little more than a pop-up VR arcade its still something that might help spread VR into the more mainstream public.

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Not All VR Businesses Fail, Some Do Very Well Indeed!

Not All VR Businesses Fail, Some Do Very Well Indeed!

VR News: This is the story of a couple (David and Sandra Whelan) from Waterford (a City in the Republic of Ireland). The two of them made the business based on immersive home VR Education. 6 months ago their business was merely a seed of an idea, but in less than half a year it has been given an estimated worth of almost €30 million! But how and why? Find out by reading the article.

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MTR Crossrail Make a VR Train Station, but This Is No Game

MTR Crossrail Make a VR Train Station, but This Is No Game

VR News: MTR Crossrail (The “MTR stands for “Mass Transit Railway”) has created its own training program in VR for staff to spot possible dangers and problems before they happen. Things like suicide attempts at the train station or possible terrorists attacks. This is the first time VR has been used in this way in the transport sector anywhere in the world (as far as I know of anyway).

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What Is the Real Future of VR? Weird Tries To Find Out!

What Is the Real Future of VR? Weird Tries To Find Out!

VR News: Personally, I am not a fan of wired.com I find their articles too one-sided. But now and again they do strike gold and this article titled “The Wired Guide to Virtual Reality” is one of those moments. Written by Peter Rubin it’s a great article that goes through the history of VR to its future and it has a lot of well researched and written points making it well worth a look, even if you skip to the end to discover what wired.com thinks VR’s future is.

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VR Sales Might Be Slowing Down, But VR Use in Sports is Speeding Up!

VR Sales Might Be Slowing Down, But VR in Sport is Speeding Up!

VR News: In this article, Jen Booton from sporttechie.com takes a look at the surprising growth of sports stars, teams and even managers using VR as a learning tool! While sales of VR headsets are falling it seems one area that VR might thrive is in sports development and learning. But could future VR technology go a step further and make a real difference to sports as a whole?

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Syria Might Be at War, but You Can Still Visit Palmyra in VR!

Syria Might Be at War, but You Can Still Visit Palmyra in VR!

VR News: Talking a trip to Syria doesn’t sound like something you should do at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped Paris’s Arab World Institute from making a VR tour of the ancient Semitic city of Palmyra which is located right in the middle of the country! If you haven’t heard of Palmyra before you are not alone, but it was considered to be one of the most important cultural centres in the ancient world and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980. While they have since…

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Come Fly With Me, Let’s Fly, Let’s Fly VR!

Come Fly With Me, Let's Fly, Let's Fly VR!

VR News: While several airlines have said they might be considering using VR for in-flight entertainment it seems Small Planet Airlines have jumped ahead and done it! With thanks going to Inflight VR (they create virtual reality ecosystem for the aviation industry) this in-flight VR will be Airbus A320s flying from Amsterdam to several destinations in southern Europe. While its service will have to also be pretty good I can easily see this giving this giving Small Planet Airlines a nice little publicity boost.

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