“I think what will change after COVID is that there is also a new generation stepping up as in Gen Z’s turn is up and they will start spending money on sports. I think the biggest gamechanger will be in that. It’s not just that coronavirus happened to them, it’s that they just like to consume sports completely different than the generation before them. I think that’s what we’re tapping into rather than just having a VR experience,” said Sander Schouten, CEO and Co-Founder of Beyond Sports. “Basically what we’re going to launch soon here in Holland and then spread out over the world is we’re going to have virtual worlds where you can interact, engage with in a different way, tailor made for a Gen Z environment. Meaning, if you want to be the star of the show, you just add your own virtual character with your own face into that environment and then you can share it as if you made that final shot to win the game.” … [Read more...] about Can Virtual Reality Help Sports Fans Experience Game Day In A Post COVID-19 World?
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My father had a deep commitment to fairness. He always followed the rules. If a sign said, "wait to be seated," he'd wait a comically long time. On Saturdays, when my brother was away at college, my father would take me to the movies. We called it the "Foglia Film Club." We'd pull "double headers" -- two movies in a day. We'd always exit the theater and buy tickets for the second showing. We never snuck in. … [Read more...] about ‘Life or death still possible’: 31 days at my dad’s virtual bedside
industry. After going through two months of almost stalled production schedules, the automakers are gradually shifting towards virtual manufacturing, however, making this concept a reality requires broad-based support and consensus, said CV Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engg), Maruti Suzuki India. According to Raman, embracing the new version of manufacturing will bring the resilience to cope with disruption and the agility to react and adapt when that inevitable disruption occurs.Speaking at ETAuto Simulation & Testing Virtual Congress, Raman said the industry needs to learn the technicalities of the virtual world and emphasised on the need to beef up levels of automation on shop floors. Acknowledging the new changes in norms at the plant, Raman further said that social distancing is going to be a new reality going forward and engineers have to find out ways to evolve manufacturing while adhering to the center guidelines on combating COVID-19. Major focus is on simulation and … [Read more...] about ETAutoSTVC: Adopt virtual manufacturing to build resilience in the time of crisis, says CV Raman
Like Hirahara, I got into Terrace House because I’m Japanese-American and curious about Japan. But as I fell in love with the show and began looking for others to talk about it with, I found that we were far from alone. Even though the show has yet to really gain traction in the United States, the people who like it are obsessed with it — even those outside of their twenties, or without a connection to Japan. On Reddit, a group of over 4,000 fans trade theories, analyze house members’ social media posts, and share fan art in the form of parody videos and alignment charts. Like the show, many of their comments are sweet and encouraging, defending their underrated favorite house members or rooting for alums in their post–Terrace House careers. “I really wish he would have some social media, I loved him in TH!” writes one Redditor about Yuuki Byrnes, a dancer with the personality of a golden retriever. “Hopefully he’s successful doing … [Read more...] about How A Japanese Reality TV Show About Nothing Became A Global Hit
To interact with the world, Manova will use two outward facing camera lenses that track a person's arm and leg movements, allowing them to use a range of physical gestures to interact, including high fives, fist bumps, and toasts. … [Read more...] about Former HTC executive unveils a new 5G VR headset with a Sims-like virtual city as its interface and front-facing cameras to support arm and leg tracking for gestural controls