Apple Plans Ahead


The futuristic ad takes place in September 2011. 24 years ago Apple ran this advertisement predicting a tablet based voice assistant. With yesterday’s announcement of Siri , they missed their prediction by only one month (out of 24 years.) Wish all my engineering projects achieved such schedule precision! The post Apple Plans Ahead appeared first on V-Rtifacts. And All That Hype On TV VR Companies 1987 Apple Knowledge Navigator Siri tablet

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Beware the funny hair… its a tech cult giveaway


Matt Novak, in Smithsonian’s Paleofuture blog , draws some interesting contrasts between Jaron Lanier’s 1991 Omni Magazine interview and his current book: “ You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto. ” 1990s virtual reality as seen in The Carousel of Progress (photo by Matt Novak). While the Omni article portrays Lanier as.

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Platypus Headsets?


The Science Channel interviews Jaron Lanier who shows off some wide field of view headsets from the late 80’s. Jaron feels like a platypus when wearing one of these JumboTrons. The narrator’s conclusion (and Jaron’s as well): The state of the art in VR hasn’t progressed too much further. . (A A tip of the hat to Aphradonis over at for finding this little gem!). The post Platypus Headsets? appeared first on V-Rtifacts.

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Seeing the Eye in a New Light


There’s been an enormous resurgence of DIY HMDs in the VR hacker community recently, some quite impressive. Understanding how the eye works is the key to these inventions. I found a really instructive 70 year old nugget which gives HMD designers the real lowdown. All the way from 1941 to you… If you find this video a little advanced (it really isn’t), check out part 1 of the same series: The post Seeing the Eye in a New Light appeared first on V-Rtifacts.

‘Bigscreen VR’ To Host Live Q&A With Ready Player One Author Ernest Cline


In 2011 –before virtual reality headsets really existed – Ready Player One inspired us of what was possible with VR. Learn more about the highly-anticipated sequel to RPO via this live VR interview.

NASA’s Mars launch depends on the weather. Here’s how it’s looking

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The Perseverance launch is NASA's first rover mission to Mars since 2011. News Cape Canaveral Mars 2020 NASA Perseverance space


Leaked Capcom Documents Point to ‘Resident Evil 4’ VR Coming to Oculus Headsets

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Considering the original game was first released on consoles in 2005 and then later remastered in 2011, the Quest platform is a likely bet; Facebook has also largely abandoned PC VR in the wake of Quest 2, its latest standalone VR headset.

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‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel ‘Ready Player Two’ Arrives This November


Ernest Cline returns with a follow-up to his 2011 sci-fi cult favorite. Available for pre-order via Amazon , both hardcover and Kindle, R eady Player Two will serve as a direct sequel to the original 2011 novel, returning players to the OASIS, a massively-multiplayer online universe used by those the world over as an escape from their bleak realities. Exciting new for all you Ready Player fans.

Old Meets New as App Transforms Vinyl Records into Augmented Reality Sculptures

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Despite the rise of music streaming, the experience of immersing oneself in the artwork and lyrics of old school albums is alive again, as sales of vinyl records and CDs have outpaced digital downloads for the first time since 2011. Now, the latest album from Amsterdam-based Necessary Explosion evolves this experience through augmented reality.

Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake

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In 2011, Swedish archaeologists found human skulls that had been mounted on stakes at an 8,000-year-old burial site, representing a behavior rarely seen among prehistoric hunter-gatherers. An incredible, computer-aided facial reconstruction finally puts a face to one of these skulls. Read more. hunters and gatherers facial reconstructions mesolithic period science anthropology


PSVR Exclusive ?Paper Beast? is Coming to PC VR This Summer

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Chahi is the developer behind cult classic platformer Another World (1991), Heart of Darkness (1998), and From Dust (2011). Paper Beast, the surreal wildlife simulation first launched on PSVR, is slated to release on SteamVR headsets sometime this summer. The news was announced this morning by Pixel Reef , the studio founded by Monpellier, France-based creator Éric Chahi.

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Pics of an Unreleased Xperia Play 2 Make Me Wish Sony Would Give Gaming Phones Another Go

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Released in 2011, the device predates the rise of mobile gaming and modern handheld consoles like the Nintendo Switch. Sony’s Xperia Play was clearly a phone ahead of its time.

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Rockstar Starts Production on AAA Open-world VR Title

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Noire (2011) to the medium, so it’s also possible we could be seeing a VR-adapted re-release of an extant Rockstar title such as GTA V (2013) or Red Dead Redemption. According to the studio behind L.A. Noire: The V.R.

Disney Researchers Introduce ‘MotionStick’ AR Puppeteering


Disney Researchers build off an idea from 2011 to develop a new way to puppeteer digital characters in augmented reality. In 2011, a Disney Researcher named Karl Willis developed the idea of a ‘ MotionBeam ’, which gives users the ability to have an AR interaction via a digital beam created by a handheld projector.

Watch Bigscreen’s CEO Talk With Ernest Cline About Ready Player Two

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The sequel is due out on November 24th after 2011’s Ready Player One ignited imaginations with its vision of an 80’s-inspired future taken over by VR. Author Ernest Cline is joining Bigscreen CEO Darshan Shankar for a conversation to promote his new book, Ready Player Two.

‘Snow Crash’ TV Series Coming to HBO Max, Neal Stephenson to Executive Produce

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Cornish is known for having directed Attack the Block (2011) and for having written The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) and Ant-Man (2015). Neal Stephenson’s classic cyberpunk novel Snow Crash (1992) is an oft referenced starting point for many in the VR scene. Now, a Deadline exclusive holds that HBO Max is officially developing a TV series out of the novel.

Ready Player Two Sequel Novel Releasing This November

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Ready Player Two, the direct sequel to Ernest Cline’s 2011 break out novel, Ready Player One, is set for publication on November 24th, 2020. Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (2011) is a sci-fi novel set in a not-too-distant future where resource scarcity has left the world a shallow husk of what it once was forcing society indoors to instead live out most of their lives in VR. Big news in the book world today!

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

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Released in 2011, Ready Player One casts a dim vision of the year 2044. Ernest Cline’s breakout novel Ready Player One is getting a sequel on November 24th, which is slated to delve back into the massive multiplayer VR world of the OASIS. Aptly named Ready Player Two , the upcoming book is being published by Penguin Random House subsidiary Ballantine Books. It’s already available for order on and available for pre-order on Amazon , both in Kindle and hardcover format.

‘Paper Beast’ Now Launching Q1 2020, New Gameplay Trailer Here

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He’s the mind behind cinematic platformer action-adventure games such as Another World, Heart of Darkness (1998), and god-game From Dust (2011). Paper Beast, the surreal wildlife simulation from the creator behind cult classic platformer Another World (1991) , was originally slated to arrive on PSVR sometime this year. As a featured game in this month’s PlayStation State of Play announcement, it’s been revealed that Paper Beast is headed to PSVR in early 2020.

Why Self-Directed Learning with EON-XR Is More Effective


As with other similar studies (for example, Deslauriers et al, 2011), they found the most important effect of active learning was to increase scores on conceptual understanding. 2011).

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Google Closes The Door On Its ‘Spotlight Stories’ VR Film Studio


billion USD acquisition of the mobile phone company in 2011. Pour one out in remembrance of Google’s Oscar nominated, Emmy award-winning platform. In an official statement released yesterday by Google, the company confirmed the termination of their popular immersive film program, Google Spotlight Stories, after an impressive six years of AAA VR storytelling.

Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November


Remember that amazing neo-noir detective action-adventure game from the creators of GTA released back in 2011? In an announcement made earlier today via the official Rockstar website , the celebrated game publisher revealed four new versions of their 2011 hit LA Noire for major consoles including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The blockbuster detective thriller gets its own VR rendition for the Vive in one of four new versions coming this November.

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2016’s Record Breaking VR/AR Venture Funding Totals $1.8 Billion

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Both median deal size and total number of deals in 2016 outpaced those in 2015, with a 58% increase in average deal size and 30% more deals, according to year-end analysis from Greenlight Insights of individual deals back to 2011. “In However, most Silicon Valley investors are not yet actively investing, with only 31 firms closing three or more deals since 2011.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Interactive Storybook Features 3D Studio Tour, Headcrab Sound Mixer, And More


In 2011, the series received a makeover in the form of a new digital storybook for the iPad. Veteran game journalist Geoff Keighley shares a behind-the-scenes look at the development of HL:A. Celebrated video game journalist, producer, and TV presenter Geoff Keighley is no stranger to the inner workings of Valve.

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Take a VR Tour of Aech’s ‘Ready Player One’ Garage With Friends


Based off the 2011 science fiction novel of the same name, the story follows unlikely hero Wade Watts in the dystopian future of 2044 as he searches for the immensely valuable “easter egg” hidden within a virtual reality universe known as the “Oasis.”. Sansar Studios’ latest venture gives you the chance to explore all the pop culture references featured in Aech’s legendary ‘garage.’.

Shoutout to 'New Girl,' the ultimate quarantine comfort watch

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2011, is a lighthearted, feel-good comedy that prioritizes friendship, celebrates awkwardness, and embraces imperfection. In 2020, a year that's hellbent on introducing a constant and unwavering string of harsh anxieties, TV lovers have found their perfect weighted blanket: New Girl.

Mars Longest and Heaviest Rover Is Assembled In AVR School Competition

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The Mars rover was launched by an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on November 26, 2011, and landed in Gale crater on Mars on August 6, 2012. Curiosity is about 3 metres (10 feet) long and weighs about 900 kg (2,000 pounds), which makes it the longest and heaviest rover on Mars.

Explore 40 Years of VR In Film In This 360-Degree Video


Source Code (2011). Ready Player One , a popular 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, has a film adaptation on the way directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg. Though VR is really only just now taking a firm hold in its various markets, virtual reality has been a concept flirted with for many years in our favorite science fiction books, movies, and television series.

‘L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files’ Gets Surprise Launch on PSVR with New Content, Technical Upgrades

Road to VR

Noire which launched as a non-VR game way back in 2011. ” Not entirely unexpected for a title which was ported to VR from 2011 source material, we didn’t find the 2017 PC VR version of the game particularly compelling due to clunky gameplay and immersion-breaking design. out of 10 ( on our linear scoring scale ): Rockstar’s attempt at revamping 2011’s LA Noire for VR is respectable, but it seems that they bit off significantly more than they could chew.

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz Steps Down Citing ‘Focused’ Direction


I have been leading Magic Leap since 2011 (starting in my garage). Rony Abovitz is stepping down from the CEO role at Magic Leap after raising more than $2 billion and subsequently laying off a large segment of the workforce. A statement posted to the company website confirms the transition: As we’ve shared over the last several weeks, in order to set Magic Leap on a course for success, we have pivoted to focus on delivering a spatial computing platform for enterprise.

Explore Aperture Laboratories From Portal In VR Using Half-Life: Alyx Steam Workshop Mod


The mod — titled ‘Portal 2 – Speed Ramp’ ports over the entire sp_a3_speed_ramp map from Valve’s 2011 title into VR. Now that Half-Life: Alyx has Steam Workshop support, one modder has managed to bring an entire map from Portal 2 over into Half-Life: Alyx , allowing you to explore a small slice of Aperture Laboratories and pick up the Portal gun.

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Dead GroundZ Is Dead Island VR But Somehow Rougher – Quick Review


It was a 2011 zombie survival game that raised a lot of hype with impressive trailers and screenshots, but a plague of technical and design frustrations left a lot to be desired. Remember Dead Island? Dead GroundZ is essentially the same story. Fitting, as this VR first-person shooter basically lifts all of its elements from Techland’s shooter.

The ‘Wolfe’ External GPU Aims to Make Macbooks VR Ready

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Right now, the team claim The Wolfe is compatible with the following Apple computers: MacBook Air 11-inch, Mid 2011–2015. MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011–2015. MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011–2015. MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011–2015. Mac mini, Mid 2011–2015. iMac, Mid 2011–2015.

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Masters of Pie Secures $4.7M to Further Develop AR/VR Tools for Enterprise

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Founded in 2011 in London, Masters of Pie started out as a service company creating R&D prototypes and products for blue chip companies using the tools and knowledge from the gaming industry. Masters of Pie, an enterprise-focused AR/VR studio, announced its secured £3.6 million (~$4.7 million), something the company says will help double its development team and add support for cloud streaming and IoT data to its flagship product, Radical SDK.

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'Pitch Perfect' cast reunites for a super catchy Beyoncé cover for charity

Mashable VR

To hear Pitch Perfect icons John Smith (John Michael Higgins) and Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberger (Elizabeth Banks) tell it, "It seems that not even a quarantine could keep them from harassing us with another musical performance.".

The hottest U.S. city just broke an intense record

Mashable VR

The previous record was 33 days, set in 2011. July was just the beginning. Phoenix experienced its hottest month ever recorded in July 2020, with reliable records going back to 1895. Now, the warmest city in the U.S.