The Lloyds Banking Group is taking a different approach toward its 2017 graduate intake by using virtual reality to test the reactions of potential candidates.
Every year, Lloyds receives more than 20,000 applications from graduate applicants. Each of them is seeking a place on one of 14 placements in its Graduate Leadership Programmes. Naturally, undertaking such a mammoth task of going through each of the 20,000 applications takes a lot of time. Not only that, but reading something on paper doesn’t always demonstrate what a person can be like in real life.
In order to tackle this issue, the bank has reported that it will be utilizing virtual reality on the [...]
So far, Apple has been the slowest of the big boys to getting an augmented or virtual reality product to market. The company’s iPhone is the single most popular smart phone on the planet and its computer products enjoy relative popularity (in early 2014, they were almost 9% of the market, a quadrupling from turn-of-the-century numbers). On a trip to Tokyo this week, CEO Tim Cook told BuzzFeed that he believes there is “no substitute for human contact. And so you want the technology to encourage that.”
Cook also said he thinks augmented reality can be “huge.” And if the numbers from the recent phenomenon of Pokémon Go are any indication, he’s absolutely right. Apple’s [...]
There are many options to watch tonight’s first U.S. Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Virtual reality is among them.
The debate will be broadcast by the major networks and cable channels, and webcast via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter live streaming. There is also a high-tech option: you can strap your Oculus Rift or Gear VR on and watch the debate in Virtual Reality (VR) via Altspace VR, in partnership with NBC News.
AltspaceVR is a social VR company that offers 3D virtual meeting places to users equipped with VR goggles such as Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, or HTC Vive. For old-fashioned, second-class users without VR [...]