Smart tourism: PH launches ‘virtual reality’ tours

The government is stepping up the promotion of the country’s local destinations with its free virtual tours of Boracay, Palawan, and other tourist sites. Under the so-called SmarTourism program, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) made its new virtual destination videos and 360° VR (virtual reality) experiential tours accessible on its page. SmarTourism is one of […]

Work(out) from home: Pandemic fuels online exercise boom

  by Joshua MELVIN Interactive comment sections and virtual reality headsets: internet-connected fitness gear and services have boomed during the pandemic as at-home athletes seek a proxy for gym life. While home workouts long predate the coronavirus, they have taken on a social aspect that looks set to become the standard in a world reshaped […]

Chinese tech giant Baidu tests metaverse waters with new app

Chinese tech giant Baidu on Monday took its first steps into the metaverse industry with the launch of a virtual reality app, looking to test the waters in what is considered by many to be the next phase in the internet’s evolution. The Beijing-based company joins brands such as Nike and Ferrari in rushing to […]

Pandemic fuels travel boom – in virtual reality

Jem Jenkins Jones was stuck at home in Wales for much of the past year amid pandemic lockdowns but managed to fulfill a promise to her 10-year-old daughter to see the northern lights from Iceland and South Africa’s game reserves — in virtual reality.

Sex toys all the buzz at Vegas tech show

From the printing press and the VCR to virtual reality sex, adult entertainment has always been a major catalyst driving innovation and reshaping technology for the benefit of the porn pioneer.