Today’s Tech Sightings:
Over the next year, movie goers might enjoy the same interactive experience as video gamers have long ago, by wearing virtual reality headsets. Innovators are creating headgear, specifically for film. Viewers can experience being dropped into the middle of the world of the film. Rather than watching from afar, the viewer will feel like a character who can interact with everyone around them.
At the ME-BYO Japan 2015 conference, innovators show off medical devices and new technologies designed to help a rapidly aging population avoid illness and injury. Devices promote healthier lifestyles.
Facebook announced good news. It broke its own record, reaching a $300bn valuation for the first time. The social network now has more than 1.5 billion registered users for the first time ever — around half of the world’s internet-connected population. Most new users come from outside Europe and North America.