Over 1 Million People Attend Coachella in VR
The music festival giant’s first virtual reality concerts were very well received by eager online fans. More than a million fans tuned into concerts streamed by the Youtube/Spotify/Coachella collaboration. VR tickets were just $25 per show which is nothing compared to the exorbitant costs of actually attending the festival. Inside sources tell us the price will increase after the inaugural year. Nevertheless, 1 million fans from more than 80 countries is a very promising start to perhaps VR’s next biggest trend.
Chinese Company Produces an Exact Copy of Apple’s 32K VR/AR Headset
Apple’s game changing 32K headset has been perfectly replicated in ShenZhen by multiple Chinese companies. Or at least so they claim. Stay tuned as we compare them side by side. 32K headsets have revolutionized the VR/AR industry with more than 1 in 5 households now owning a set. While Apple was first to the market, the quality has been copied by multiple US companies and many Chinese companies as well at a fraction at the price. China and US companies continue to compete head to head in the VR/AR race.
Augmented Reality So Common, is it Even Noteworthy Anymore?
When Pokemon Go came out (6 years ago?! What?!) it validated the AR industry as it was really the first time AR so pervasively hit the mainstream. But now it’s 2022 and you can build your own AR apps easily, every app has an AR feature, it almost feels rare to view reality as it is. Augmented reality has renewed the debate about whether technology has helped us interact with the world or sucked us into our screens. And even if it did, you can’t really blame AR, because it’s everywhere!
Elite US Prep Schools Give VR Headset to Each Admitted Student
Remember the days when admittance letters came with just a piece of paper and pride? Well, the top 3 high school prep schools in the United States now all provide VR headsets to admitted students who enrol. This caused mixed reaction across the internet as some feel that VR is just another example of technology that is only accessible to the wealthy and elite. Other VR proponents and nonprofits adamantly oppose this view and continue to preach the democratizing possibilities of VR. The verdict is still unclear.