Local & Global VR News from the Week of December 21st, 2018

Each week we highlight 3 top stories from local and global VR/AR/MR news to help you stay on top of the trends.

  • Zspace unveils laptop that enables easy AR/VR interaction, “Zspace has dedicated itself to “spatial content,” and today it is unveiling a laptop targeted at kids that lets them easily interact with augmented reality or virtual reality content.”

  • University Of Warwick Study Finds VR Is More Engaging Than Traditional Learning Methods, “Textbooks and video are out, and VR is in.”

  • IMAX drops VR, will close its last three locations next year, “Two years ago, IMAX had big plans for VR experiences, with its CEO anticipating 10-minute movie tie-ins that people would pay up to $10 to try at one of its locations. Now that dream is dead, as Variety points out an SEC filing from the company revealing that in Q1 2019 it will close the last three of its virtual reality installations, including the flagship location that opened last year in LA. It also cited a quote from CEO Richard Gelford telling investors on a recent earnings call that despite positive reactions from customers, ‘the numbers just weren't there.’”

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