Virtual Reality

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Lauren Lipton
February 24, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was supposed to wrap up this week, but Swing @ the Kimmel has been such a hit that they are extending it by popular demand. "You put on these virtual reality goggles and there are a set of four experiences that you can have through these," As you swing, the...
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Lauren Lipton/KYW Newsradio
Lauren Lipton
February 10, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia has put a 21st century twist on a childhood favorite activity - swinging! Swing @ the Kimmel takes guests on a free virtual reality, or VR, experience while performing a favorite childhood pastime. "You put on these virtual reality...
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'Wreck-It Ralph' hopes to break virtual reality too, as Disney and the Void team for 'Ralph Breaks VR' experience as companies try to expand VR playing field
Walt Disney Animation Studios via CNN
November 23, 2018 - 4:30 pm
By Brian Lowry (CNN) -- The "Wreck-It-Ralph" sequel is titled "Ralph Breaks the Internet," but the Disney franchise will break ground in virtual reality, too, as the first VR experience that the VOID has offered based on an animated property. The 11-minute attraction, "Ralph Breaks VR," is much...
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Avatars
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- College can be stressful for many students. So La Salle University has started using virtual humans, also known as Avatars, to train faculty on how to help young people in distress or at risk for suicide. The program uses role play conversations with a virtual...
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This undated product image provided by Oculus shows the virtual reality headset Quest, which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled at an Oculus conference on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.
Oculus via AP
September 26, 2018 - 5:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it's appropriate his company's next VR headset will be called Quest. The headset from Facebook's Oculus division will be a stand-alone device that won't require...
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Ian Bush
July 10, 2018 - 7:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Facebook wants to be your virtual fitting room. The social networking site is testing ads that use selfies to help pitch products. Designer Michael Kors thinks augmented reality ads make sense for selling sunglasses. While scrolling through your feed, users can click...
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Ian Bush
May 21, 2018 - 11:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you'd rather be anywhere else but in that meeting at work, an innovation from Microsoft might change your mind by providing a new perspective. Think of it as a canvas to create 3D experiences. Microsoft says it designed SharePoint spaces so making mixed reality...
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