This Growing Group of VR Players Will Surprise You

Move over millennials, AARP has its own tech innovation lab. They’re using VR technology to fight loneliness in seniors and relieve its harmful health effects. We’ll spotlight AARP’s solution, Alcove, and their partner, Rendever. Both build products to help seniors reconnect with family, memories and their old adventurous selves. We’ll also discuss how companies could use augmented reality (AR) for seniors.

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A Beer & Tech Pairing Guide: Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality Series

The tournament is back. In this round of AR vs. VR, we’re hopping into the beer industry. Although breweries’ attempts to blend augmented reality (AR) into their labeling/packaging pale in comparison to wineries, they have really pulled into the virtual reality (VR) space with some crafty experiences. In this batch, we’re looking at the different ways breweries use immersive reality. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beer holder, so try some of these experiences for yourselves.

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When the Stage Is Gone: Online Talk Tips

Quick tips to help you command the screen, not the stage. Public speaking is a whole new ballgame now that most talks have moved online. Conferences, summits, expos, trade shows, seminars, workshops, you name it, are all now located on your laptop. That means the speaker, the person inside the screen, the person that could be you, needs to also adapt.

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Get To Know Us! Meet Senior Web Developer Eric Hedden

Get to know the Ario team. Next up is Eric Hedden who also loves mindfulness meditation and woodworking. He designed his first computer animation when he was five-years-old on an Amiga 1000, happens to live one mile from the first house he’s ever lived in, and has performed songs at cathedrals in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Italy. One cool chap.

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Get To Know Us! Meet Senior iOS Developer Raj Sathianarayanan

Get to know the Ario team. Next up, Raj Sathianarayanan who we recruited from Boston and convinced to move on down to Norfolk, Virginia, for some warmer weather and beach vibes. Raj has visited over 20 countries (goal is 50!) and is mixed handed. For strength he uses his right hand, and for precision he uses his left. If he didn't become a programmer, his next choice would’ve been to study astrophysics.

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Ario’s Working Playlists

We meant to issue this in a press release, but we were busy curating our playlists. Ario would like to announce ten new accidental hires. They were originally hired for ops or design or bizdev, but are transitioning to the roles of disc jockeys. With this new responsibility, they will be wearing ironic trucker hats, swapping out their keyboards for turntables, and reporting to the CMO (Chief Music Officer). They will not actually be doing any of these things, because we’re joking. In all seriousness, we did put together our working playlists, so if you’re looking for something new to listen to, we’ve got you covered.

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Dev for the Nondev

Developers are everywhere. Your life wouldn’t be what it is today without their fingerprints on a software system you take for granted. You wake up to an alarm on your phone. Dev. You find your podcast app and play the morning news while you dress. Dev. How do they do it? If you’re a nondev and are never planning to be a dev, we’ve broken down the steps to their creative process in a quick, digestible way.

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