The coming of (VR) Virtual Reality in the world of gaming has been a real game changer. A lot of games have emerged encompassing of real graphics and all the thrills. This means virtual reality has propelled gaming to a whole new level. From thrilling horror to the first-person shooter, the best games in VR are here.
If you have the new edition of games and you not feeling immersed with the gameplay. Moreover, you might want to explore something better than the television. Virtual reality is absolutely a way to go. Whether you are playing on your computer or a PlayStation a huge collection of games are available for you to enjoy and have loads of fun.
Therefore, let's highlight some of the virtual reality games you can enjoy in real time and experience some amazing thrills. Apart from these games, players can also enjoy VR casino gambling at goldenrivieracasino and take trip to the land of casinos.
Resident Evil 7
Enjoy the thrills in Resident Evil 7. Make it more terrifying by going down the unusual hallway. However, if you play this amazing game using VR device it will make it more realistic and it makes you feel like you are in deep trouble being hunted down by a fierce and mutated Louisiana family. One thing to take note is that the thrills are harmless and the entire game is playable in VR mode. Resident Evil 7 is the perfect fit on Halloween day. There is no other way of getting freaked out on Halloween than playing this amazing game.
Until Dawn- Rush of Blood
Keep Halloween day fired up? There is no other way to do so than playing Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. This game has multiple escaping paths. Therefore, you have to defend your life at all cost against the frightening monsters. This colourful game is available on PlayStation but add more horror and fun by using Virtual Reality device. According to online casino uk Choice, the game is actually free on PlayStation, therefore you don't need to spend real money to enjoy the thrill. You can play with friends and score high and beat your competitor.
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● Playtech. The main competitor of Microgaming is Playtech, which is popular among domestic players due to its high speed and the availability of high-quality support.
● Net Entertainment. One of the leading manufacturers of software for online gambling, which is known for its innovations.
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One of the biggest changes in technology that's coming this year is DirectX 12 and the new set of standards, which will be used on both Windows 10 and the Xbox One. Elijah Freeman, an executive producer at Crytek, is quoted by GamingBolt as saying that his team might benefit from the fact that better optimization will be possible, which in turn will make it easier to run consistently at high-frame rates.
He states, "Everything which helps to make drawcalls more efficient is highly useful, so DX12 with its reduced API overhead and better parallelization capabilities can definitely play a part in helping us create more complex VR worlds than before."
DirectX 12 is supposed to introduce a wide variety of improvements, and Microsoft has not yet offered a clear launch date for it. Another piece of tech that has received a lot of attention recently is the cloud and the way it can be used to boost the quality of graphics for a title or to enhance its gameplay.
Freeman believes that it will have a smaller impact on virtual reality gaming because minimum latency is required. If DirectX 12 offers a solid boost to VR, it will be a little ironic, given that Microsoft is not working on a solution in this field.
The Nokia 5.3 is called the future-proof phone that costs almost half of the entry-level premium smartphone. HMD Global's Nokia 5.3 costs just under $199, and it will surprise you with its software, features, and design as a daily phone. The Nokia 5.3 was already gone on sale back in April this year but is yet to get an official launch in India. And now HMG Global has sent out the invites for an online event on August 25. The invite says it will be giving a brief session virtually ahead of the launch. The virtual session will be done on Microsoft Teams and will begin at 10 AM IST. It is believed the Nokia 5.3 will be announced on the same day.
The company has also reported that the 2020 models of the Nokia 125 and Nokia 150 may be announced on the same day since these device has already received certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards since June. The rear panel of the phone is made of plastic and frame a 6.55-inch display screen with 1,600 x 720 pixels. Due to its cover, it is quite manageable but may not fit in the small hands. If you are watching YouTube videos on the mobile phone, you might want to increase the brightness up to full most of the time as the auto-brightness may not work for you.
The phone house a selfie camera at the top of the display with a small bezel on the bottom. The primary camera is of 13-megapixel with a 4/1.8 aperture and is joined by a 5-megapixel ultra-wide, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The front camera is of 8-megapixel. To take pictures at a low-light situation, it offers a night mode, but the shots it takes are hardly better than those you take without it.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB of RAM options. The Nokia 5.3 offers similar software experience as the Google Pixel phones with Android One and no special user interface. The phone will receive software updates for the next years, including Android 11. The device features a massive 4,000mAh battery that is enough for medium-level usage with a single charge throughout the day.
TV Plus, the world's first virtual TV channel was launched by Samsung Electronics in its homeland South Korea. Just in a month after its launch, the TV channel has become quite a sensation in the domestic market. This service is meant for Korean consumers who will be using an application on smart television to Video on Demand (VOD) for the first time. They will be able to browse through videos just like flipping channels in regular TV.
According to data released by Samsung on 11th November, 20% of the Samsung smart TV users have the TV plus service from the date of its launch in October. Most promising part is that the reuse rate exceeds 80%. This service enables users to browse through 33 virtual channels via a remote control without downloading any external application or going through any kind of sign up process.
The TV users can connect their smart TV via Wifi or network cable to access the service. Once connected they will be able to watch wide range of content ranging from entertainment, education to drama at no cost at all.
In the recent times Samsung has shown interest in adding various multimedia content like Galaxy view, Gear VR and gaming services to its digital services.
We had only heard rumors up until now about Samsung's upcoming virtual assistant and the artificial intelligence that powers it, but it has now been confirmed by Samsung officially. Previously, Samsung had filed for patenting the name "Bixby" and reports are suggesting that's exactly what the AI assistant will be called on release. Also, the good news is that it will be launched along with the upcoming S8 as expected.
In the official statement by Executive Vice President Rhee Injong, "Developers can attach and upload services to our agent,"
"Even if Samsung doesn't do anything on its own, the more services that get attached the smarter this agent will get, learn more new services and provide them to end-users with ease."
Although this means that third party services will be supported, Samsung did not specify any details about which ones it will work with or how exactly it will work with them. It will be interesting to see how the AI developed by the Korean electronics giant manages to stack up against the competition and especially the likes of the mighty Google Assistant that is now exclusively available to the Pixel phones.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming and it probably has more attention on it than any of its predecessors because of the Note 7 disaster and all the hope that rests upon its slick shoulders. Things so far are looking quite promising to be honest and today we have one more detail for you regarding the upcoming smartphone. "Bixby" is possibly going to be the name of the AI virtual assistant that may debut with the Galaxy S8 in 2017. This conclusion was reached after Samsung filed to copyright the name "Bixby" in South Korea just recently. The details regarding the trademark are as follows.
"computer software for personal information management," "computer application software for smartphones, mobile telephones, portable computers and tablet computers, Namely, software used to operate voice recognition system" and "computer software for enabling hands-free use of a mobile phone through voice recognition."
If the details aren't enough to convince you, consider the fact that this news comes hot in the heels of Samsung's acquisition of Viv Labs last month. Viv Labs was closely associated and instrumental in creating Siri, the extremely popular and successful AI digital assistant found on the Apple iPhones. In case you don't agree, what do you think Bixby signifies?
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It's not the first time we see Samsung filing a patent application for a flexible mobile display, and getting it approved, but in light with the CEO hint that next year we might see a foldable device become reality, the latest patent is worth your attention. The application has been filed last year, and granted July,7th.
This time the twist is that Samsung has filed for a foldable screen not only of the OLED variety, but an LCD one, too, with roughly the size of one of its Galaxy tablets. The circuit board for the LCD one is on the outside of each half, while with the foldable OLED it is integrated into the package, and bends together with the panel.
Another interesting recent Samsung patent approved by the USPTO involves near-invisible virtual buttons. These are active areas situated near the edge of a touchscreen, which can command the camera app, for instance. The so-called "sensor pads" can apparently be mapped to different functions, too, so imagine a back button that is constantly under the tip of your thumb on the side of the phone, without taking physical space below the screen, or a shutter button that doesn't take away from the scene framing. If and how are these becoming reality, remains to be seen, but the R&D departments keep inventing and patenting, so at some point we will see a variation of those materialize, hopefully not too much further down the road.
For the first time ever, Samsung has removed its iconic physical Home button from the bottom of a smartphone manufactured by them, i.e. the Galaxy S8 (and the S8+). What does that mean for you as a user?
No Fingerprint Scanner in Front
The rather awkward position of the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on the two S8 smartphones is a result of the physical Home button being replaced by the virtual on-screen one. While Samsung should have definitely placed the fingerprint scanner in the middle of the back, it would have been better if they simply opted for an under-the-screen ultrasonic scanner instead.
Less Screen Real Estate
For the first time ever, the display on the smartphones will have to sacrifice a bit of screen space at the bottom to make room for the on-screen buttons. Although, given the extra-long nature of the two displays, that shouldn't really be a problem.
The Home button, capacitive as it maybe, is pressure sensitive by nature. What it means is that you can now touch it to feel a vibration or tactile feedback, not unlike what we are used to seeing on the latest iPhones. Also, a bit more pressure or "hard pressing" as Samsung calls it may bring up more options.
The move was made to make way for the near bezel-less design that Samsung is going for with the S8 and the S8+ and it seems like a good one, even though there might be a few problems here and there. Even the Samsung logo was moved to the back, which actually makes the infinity display look even better.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google has Android version for virtual reality in the works. The new build will allow the search giant to compete with the likes of Facebook, which recently acquired Oculus for $2 billion.
Android for VR will be freely distributed just like its sibling for smartphones and tablets. Google has reportedly committed tens of engineers to the project. Two of the engineers behind Google Cardboard are said to be leading the project.
No timeline on the release of Android VR has been mentioned. I won't be surprised if we hear more about the platform during this year's Google I/O.
Virtual data rooms or VDRs refer to secure environments that allow authorized users to share and pull out data. In technical terms, it is a series of extranets that serve as a digital library of data.
Typically, companies and individuals use the Virtual Data Rooms to dump crucial information with their clients and partners, with the knowledge that their data remains secure.
You often see the VDR used in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), although it started as a repository of legal briefs and private communication between lawyer and client.
According to data, the VDR market is projected to grow to $1.3 billion by 2023, or more than double the $521.1 million it hit in 2017. The market has an estimated compound annual growth rate of an astounding 17.68% from 2018 to 2023.
The figure is not surprising considering the rising number of M&As. A report from JP Morgan revealed that the total transactions in 2018 reached $4.1 trillion. If you contextualize that, it is the third highest in the history of M&As.
A VDR vs. Deal Room
The VDR has been interchanged with the deal room. But even if they have similarities in function, the deal room takes the best qualities of a VDR and optimizing them for a specific goal.
In financial transactions that require top-secret confidentiality, the deal room is the best solution for each party involved. The solution leverages the VDR to address the complexities of the M&A.
In financial circles, the deal room is also called the due diligence room. And it works exactly as it sounds. All documents concerning the proposed deal will be uploaded in the cloud to be accessed, pored, and studied by the potential buyer. The technology speeds up the process of due diligence as you can share data in real-time.
A few other cloud-based storage solutions, such as Dropbox, for instance, are also used to share data. However, you could not expect the level of security on a free solution to be compared with the VDR. Besides, most of these online solutions are not designed to handle massive volumes of digital data.
How Much Does a Virtual Room Cost?
The price will depend on the vendor and the transaction volume. Typically, the service provider will quote per-page. If you go per-page pricing, your bill would quickly rack up to the thousands, especially if you are handling voluminous data. It is common for some companies to pay a bill of $20,000 for the Virtual Data Room.
But then again, nobody is complaining. When millions or billions are involved in total M&A transactions, $20,000 is nothing but a drop in a bucket.
With that said, there are better alternatives out there. Several vendors offer a fixed rate for the VDR, which you typically pay per month on a subscription basis. However, there is a limitation on the amount of storage you can utilize. For instance, a $100 fixed monthly rate would give you 5 GB of data. But you can quickly upgrade your package should you need more storage. It is a better option since you can track your expenses concerning the M&A transaction.
There is no doubt about the potential that VR holds for the future of entertainment and now some of the biggest names in the business have joined forces in order to initiate the largest promotional campaign for VR till date. The Global Virtual Reality Association or GVRA comprises of Facebook Oculus, HTC Vive, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Google, Acer Starbreeze and of course, Samsung.
The group will be responsible for developing, as well as setting software and hardware standards for everything related to the virtual reality business. The campaign is set forward to not only standardize and control the VR market, but also to make VR more popular, attractive, useful and consumer friendly all around the world. As most of the major players in the business have now united (barring a few like Microsoft) under one organization, research and development will probably reach new heights faster than ever before. However, it will be interesting to see if they can make the technology more appealing and affordable for the general masses all around the globe.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
While virtual reality was viewed as a niche product in the past, businesses across industries are starting to harness the power of VR to achieve their goals. In fact, the only limit to the use of VR is your own imagination. Let's take a look at some interesting ways of how virtual reality development transforms businesses.
This is a crucial use case for VR because it immerses the employee in a lifelike environment or situation without actually having to deal with all of the problems the pose in the real world. For example, Walmart has used virtual reality technology in order to simulate the working conditions of Black Friday. This way, the employees will be ready for long lines, agitated customers, and the stress that comes with it.
Virtual reality offers a lot of benefits for both customers and businesses. A great example of this is what Ikea is doing to help customers pick out their furniture. If the customer is on the fence about buying something, they can use the app to see what a specific piece of furniture will look like in their home. This allows customers to overcome their hesitations and helps eliminate buyer's remorse.
It's one thing to present clients and inventors with a drawing of a proposed building and another to allow them actually to see the and walk through the proposed design. Thanks to new developments, it is now easier than ever to turn paper plans into 3D computer models.
4. Data Visualization
Thanks to VR, you will soon be able to say goodbye to boring meetings and presentations where you have to read data off PowerPoint presentations or other charts. VR will allow data to be displayed in 3D, which means that you will be able to interact with it dynamically.
VR can be very useful in the manufacturing sector since it can be applied in the design and prototyping process. In fact, companies such as Boeing and Airbus are already employing this technology, so they do not have to build expensive prototypes and are even the interior design of the cabin.
6. Real Estate
When someone is considering buying a new home, it is not enough to simply tell them about a property. You would be much more helpful to show them what the house looks like in VR which simulate the real-life property to the most minute detail. This also eliminates the need for home buyers to physically travel to a location to view a house or an apartment.
Exploring the uses of virtual reality as a tool will change the way you do business and can give you an essential edge in today's tech-focused climate. Focus now on understanding the range of possibilities and investing in the technology needed to make the most of virtual reality. Whether you're training your team or offering a cutting-edge digital experience to customers, VR can change the way you interact and do business going forward.
Since it's commencing, many have considered the VR is another mainstream thing. Research has shown that both VR and AR have good potents to change the way people use their PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Although VR nowadays tends to strongly relate to gaming and entertainment, it also has a prevalence to businesses. That's why it is normal to add VR in your mobile app development as well.
Since it's commencing, many have considered the VR is another mainstream thing. Research has shown that both VR and AR have good potents to change the way people use their PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Although VR development nowadays tends to strongly relate to gaming and entertainment, it also has a prevalence to businesses. That's why it is normal to add VR in your mobile app development as well.
Take one simple example. The custom software development that creates a VR mobile app can be used to teach beginners about how to cook in such interactive manner. Imagine the big windows of possibility when the VR tutor technology is applied to other industries like aviation, military, factory, etc.
Before hiring any software development company to help you with the VR custom software development, you might have a lot of questions. One of them is probably the relevancy of the app with your business.
Before you reject the idea of VR mobile app development, consider it thoroughly. VR might have limitations in actualizing your ads storyline. However, the VR environment can give your customers with broader experience. They will be able to explore things that catch their attention without distraction. For instance, for your online clothing stores, you could build your virtual gallery wherein your client can browse the product and visualize it by themselves. You don't even have to open your brick-and-mortar store 24 hours to receive your customers. They can attend to your store anytime they want and test any clothes they want to wear.
VR is going to change your work environment, no matter which industry you are being involved with. It is only a matter of time that the VR tech enters the markets and office. Then it will quickly invite new people for the new kinds of jobs. This happening is not just for gaming and entertainment community, but also the marketing, advertisement, business development, crowdfunding, non-profit, and so on. If you think that it is going to happen in the future, it is actually happening right now! We shouldn't be surprised by the concepts like Voice UX Designer, Head of Machine Personality, Virtual Developers, and so on.
VR has been prevalent with the Digital Agencies. Products and services will evolve soon when VR tech can replace any other function. The software development company can even help you to integrate VR with your business premises. With the VR custom software development, you can maximize the AI to create such innovative products. For instance, you can use the VR custom software development which features allow you to create the prototype. With high-end techniques, your products development will be faster and more effective. You will have the leverage in prototyping. The next thing you know is that your product can be demonstrated in no time, thanks to the VR help.
VR tech is also responsible for the demonstration of your business. It will come in handy for demonstrating the prototype of your product without wasting your money to create a prop or physical stuff. Ithe platform will assist you in realizing your project without struggling with your money and effort. Virtual reality will indeed shape the future. If you are convinced with this premise, consider reaching your custom software development company as soon as possible.
Many educators support virtual approach in teaching, but some are still hesitant to employ technology in their classrooms. The reasons for this range from expensive prices to opposition from school authorities. Others regard VR and AR as valuable for fun but not as good teaching tools in the classroom.
According to a recent EdTech survey, other instructor issues include the bulkiness of the technology, bugs, and the performance and availability of data. Despite these obstacles, demand for augmented reality and virtual reality in education is likely to expand in the future years. This implies that present and aspiring instructors should educate themselves on the advantages of virtual reality in the classroom.
Everyone can get a piece of the pie with virtual reality. In this setting, an equal proportion of schooling would suffice. Because of VR, education is no longer a shame. There are persons, usually children, who encounter barriers to education due to a variety of factors ranging from disability to distance. VR removes those barriers; it offers a quick start with any instruction. Everything is already in place and can be easily relocated if necessary. It is an undeniable reality that instructors are constantly looking for new ways to educate students, especially those with special needs.
Game - based learning
The finest learning outcomes occur when you are involved and have the opportunity to attempt something, fail, and then do it well. Nothing surpasses firsthand experience, and virtual reality enables this. Consider how sad youngsters must be nowadays when you suggest to them, "Read your storybook." It's a non-active action. After all, kids live in a world of technology and rapid gratification. However, if you order them to open their books and read aloud to determine who can read the fastest, they would react very differently. Excitement and competitiveness might stimulate their interest in learning. Adding a competitive and game element to schooling makes it more appealing.
Furthermore, VR allows teachers to 'gamify' even the most basic lessons, such as 'turn the window' or 'slam the door,' into a more complicated gaming experience. Even better, gamification may be successfully incorporated into the instructional content. In a Stone Age era VR classroom, for example, kids can play a game of cutting stone, producing a stone axe, and understanding about ancient people's lives.
Children are usually riveted to their smartphones or other smart gadgets, making it difficult to capture their attention to anything that does not involve moving visuals or easy-to-read material. VR education, on the other hand, can compete with these expectations. There are no distractions while using VR right away. The environment is so vibrant, appealing, and engaging that every pupil becomes completely absorbed. In VR, if you don't move, nothing occurs. As a result, complete engagement is necessary. That is how, owing to VR, a teacher can help students develop quick reflexes, attention to detail, and quick thinking. Furthermore, that is how a pupil ends up appreciating class involvement.
We can prosper as a society because of VR in difficult areas such as medicine and engineering. It is well known that excellent outcomes are the product of 20% ability and 80% work and effort. As a result, without practise, a theory is meaningless. There is also a fine line between a basic chemical experiment and understanding how to operate on someone's spine.
Both are extremely sophisticated and need cutting-edge technology. This is where virtual reality education comes in. It allows many people to get experience in an area that is often difficult to obtain. VR enables pupils to experiment with things they would not be able to accomplish at school.
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The stories from the Middle East have been used as an inspiration for many books and movies in the past. That's why it was only a matter of time when these stories will become a theme of online slot games.
Arabian Tales is one of the slot games that borrowed its theme from Middle Eastern culture and won over plenty of online slot players. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then it's time to check out Slotomania and find out! Moreover, you will be able to play this exciting game absolutely free of charge, as the only currency used is the virtual one.
Among other symbols, Genie from Aladdin will also be there, so better start creating a wishlist.
Book of Dead
Book of Dead is one of the most played slot games in recent months. Such a high request for this Egyptian-themed slot game has resulted in the creation of its free version as well.
The game features the symbol of the explorer Rich Wilde, Pharaoh's Mask, Anubis, playing cards from 10 to Ace and, of course, the Book of Dead symbol. Once you start playing, you will feel like you are the leading character of an Indiana Jones movie.
Despicable Wolf 2
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Gonzo's Quest is one of the evergreen slots that never gets old. Players get to follow a famous 16th-century Spanish conquistador, Gonzalo Pizzaro, on his journey to the Inca's ruins in Peru and witness the picturesque sights of Eldorado, the lost city of gold.
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Alongside the new Galaxy Note 4 phablet, Samsung is today announcing a new accessory, the Gear VR. The Gear VR is a virtual reality headset powered by the Note 4. Samsung built it in partnership with Oculus, maker of the Oculus Rift, arguably the best VR headset, and recent Facebook acquistion. The company says the Gear VR will be available later this fall for an unspecified price.
The Gear VR brings to mind Google's Cardboard project, which uses a smartphone and cheap lenses to provide a basic 3D virtual reality experience.
The Gear VR uses the Note 4 (and Only the Note 4, it's not compatible with any other smartphone, Samsung or otherwise) for all of its processing and display features. The Note 4 snaps into the Gear VR, in front of dual-lenses that provide the 3D effect. There's a trackpad and back button on the right side of the Gear VR, and a focus adjustment on top. Samsung tells me that it's compatible with Bluetooth gaming controllers, but there aren't any specific controls for your hands at this time. Navigating menus, exploring worlds, and playing games is mostly done with head movements and taps on the side-mounted trackpad.
Using the Gear VR is very similar to using the Oculus Rift: it's a completely immersive experience that detaches you from your real environment. But unlike the Rift, there are no wires tethering you and the Gear VR to a computer, so you can freely move about and walk around. And since you strap the Gear VR to your head, you don't have to hold up to your face the entire time like Google Cardboard. There is a mode to enable the Note 4's rear camera while wearing the Gear VR, so you can "switch off" the virtual experience and see the real world.
Samsung's Sept,3 IFA event is very soon. Here's the first look at the upcoming Samsung Virtual Reality Headset. According to the photo source, the company is set to unveil this device (codenamed Project Moonlight) at its upcoming Unpacked event in Berlin and New York, where Samsung is also expected to announce the Galaxy Note 4.
The image seems to show a focus dial and ample lenses, as well as a front panel that would hold a phone, falling in line with previous rumors.
"Oculus" which uses a Note 3 display in some of its newer headsets has previously been reported to be tied up with this project, a nod to the fact that modern smartphones have large, ultra-high-resolution displays and enough sensors to accomplish much of the orientation that a full virtual reality system needs.