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Walmart has added virtual reality to its assessment of an employee’s potential

The Oculus Go virtual-reality headset. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) July 12 at 4:35 PM For Walmart employees, seeking a promotion within the company has typically meant undergoing a comprehensive vetting process that included a detailed “paper-based assessment.” Combined with in-person interviews, the written component has traditionally helped managers judge how effectively someone might function in […]

Gears & Gadgets

There’s a new Minecraft game coming, and it’s played entirely in augmented reality

You’ll be able to build structures and worlds on your table with friends… Microsoft …and then deploy them full-size in the real world. Minecraft You can also find and collect monsters to use in your builds. Microsoft Microsoft may believe it has made augmented reality’s killer app: the just-announced Minecraft Earth for iOS and Android. AR on […]

Gaming

The best virtual reality apps for 2019

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends Virtual reality is often associated with video games, and for good reason. Most VR development is in service of immersive, unique gaming experiences that simply aren’t possible via any other medium. Some titles — particularly horror games — offer a certain je ne sais quoi that just can’t be equaled on a boring, old 2D screen. […]

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A new robot promises to make the dream of oven-fresh bread every 6 minutes a reality

Wilkinson Baking CompanyThe loaves produced by the Wilkinson Baking Company “BreadBot.”Wilkinson Baking Company A new device named the “BreadBot” is said to have a staggering bread production capability: six loaves per hour, and nearly 250 per day, with barely any human intervention, according to the company behind it. Unless you’re feeding hundreds of people, the […]

Emerging Tech

5 tech trends to watch in 2019 (and a reality check on last year’s picks)

Innovation in the tech industry moves at a breakneck pace, and 2018 was a fantastic example of that. Wireless companies took gigantic steps towards 5G (including merging to get there), while Google wowed us with its Duplex AI. Despite Bitcoin’s precipitous fall in value, blockchain technology continued to evolve, and Amazon showed it’s serious about […]