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Will future websites contain virtual reality content?

Posted on February 24, 2016

Several companies have launched, or are soon to launch, virtual reality (VR) systems this year, making 2016 the year of virtual reality. Does this have any relevance to website development?

What is Virtual reality?

The term virtual reality was first used in the 1980s, the decade that the Holodeck debuted on Star Trek. In 1991 the first virtual reality arcade machines appeared. Players put on large helmets where they viewed blocky 3D graphics which appeared to form a virtual world around them. As viewers turned their heads, the graphics displayed moved to reflect the new head position. Because of the low speeds of the processors on these devices, moving your head quickly resulted in (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Facebook acquires advertising technology firm

Posted on July 4, 2014

Networking phenomenon Facebook has purchased advertising company LiveRail, a firm that places relevant advertising material into videos that appear on (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Sky plans to overtake internet rivals by developing cloud recording

Posted on April 30, 2014

BSkyB is setting out to combat the threat from internet-based platforms by altering its subscription packages, and renovating its services, through the introduction of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Amazon launches new TV streaming and online gaming service

Posted on April 4, 2014

Online retailing site Amazon has announced the introduction of its latest product, Amazon Fire TV, an internet connected TV set-top (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Sky Movies to send physical copies of DVDs

Posted on April 3, 2014

As we move further into the digital age, many of us fear that the physical copy of the DVD will soon become extinct. However, Sky has revealed to online news providers that its new buy and keep movie store will not only provide digital copies of films, but also send physical copies out via (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

LoveFilm rebranded to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Posted on February 27, 2014

Instant streaming service LoveFilm has been officially rebranded as Amazon Prime Instant Video this week as the firm attempts to mount a fight back against dominant rival Netflix.

LoveFilm was bought out by (more…)

Posted by Richard Bell

Vines more effective than longer marketing videos, according to figures

Posted on September 9, 2013

Viral marketing experts have composed an infographic which lists revealing statistics from the increasingly popular video sharing app Vine.

The infographic, which was put together by the 7th Chamber, points to how (more…)

Posted by Richard Bell

Nissan asks fans to make Versa Note videos on Instagram and Vine

Posted on July 16, 2013

A competition has been launched by automaker Nissan asking for fans to submit videos made via Instagram and Vine to feature in its next big TV advert.

To make a submission, users simply have to (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson
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