How can virtual reality become even more immersive in 2016? Next year, VR devices will finally get into many users’ everyday life and it all starts with the planned springtime appearance of a long-awaited Oculus Rift VR headset, which will be followed by the Sony PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.
Compared with cheaper smart phone-based gadgets, such as Samsung’s Gear VR, innovative receptors and images in dedicated devices will take the user to another level. Producers guarantee that the entire immersive experience will make people feel like they are living a different life.
Augmented reality, a mixed perspective of real and virtual environments, being implemented into by Microsoft’s HoloLens among others, is very close to being sold on a large scale. Gaming activities and other dreamy experiences will be the secret of these gadgets’ attraction for all customers.
Thanks to investment strategies in various 360-degree content and applications, people will also get nearer to palpable realities, by seating in the best row at famous concerts or in a chair at a conference they would otherwise miss.
Users who already have a Galaxy smart phone, should get the new Gear VR for maximum compatibility between portable systems, while those who own iPhones or other Android devices can buy the less expensive Google Cardboard. Rotating seats make it much simpler to see through all 360-degree surroundings without harming yourself.
Beta-testers using Facebook’s improved Messenger application can ask its virtual assistant to reserve restaurant tables, buy a present for someone or simply inform them about their relatives’ birthdays. Google is allegedly developing a similar program, so messaging applications will also be developed to add more functions.
Like China’s well-known texting platforms, people will be allowed to pay for their friends, bills, make appointments, perform different virtual activities, translate texts and many more. A texting app is just as efficient as the owners using it, so it is ideal for all friends and members of the family to use the same application, one that can work across all gadgets.
Everybody likes the aeries perspective of drone imaging, but not everyone was can pilot such a complex device. We will soon consider drones flying cameras rather than choppers, as their technological innovation advances to remove beginner errors and other external factors.
One drone manufacturer intends to produce a water resistant product that is released from a height and then follows people around as they ski, swim, ride a bike or take selfies on the seashore. Action-camera producer GoPro also wants to provide a drone that promises to revolutionize extreme sports activities by recording 360-degree videos.
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