Tilt Five Eclipses Kickstarter Funding For 2013’s CastAR


The project cleared its $450,000 goal in less than 24 hours and recently eclipsed the amount raised in 2013 by Tilt Five’s predecessor — CastAR. The new project is backed by 2,118 accounts at the time of this writing and those pledges already funded the next generation Tilt Five product past the amount from 2013, with $1,075,581 raised. The post Tilt Five Eclipses Kickstarter Funding For 2013’s CastAR appeared first on UploadVR.

The Great Bubble


2013 has brought much excitement to the VR world, especially the perception of great breakthroughs in Head Mounted Display products. Can we take a deep breath, then hold up a distant mirror to the cautionary history of VR from 1993-1998.


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Vintage VR-4 Head Mounted Display Teardown


Here’s a much more detailed tear down of the Virtual Research VR-4 Head Mounted Display, done by one of the engineers at VR sometime in 1994. He shows us how to remove the back light inverter and the main PCB. ‘Scuse the vintage VHS EP mode recording. I was trying to save on video tape costs; a 6 hour tape cost $1.50! Click here to view the embedded video. The post Vintage VR-4 Head Mounted Display Teardown appeared first on V-Rtifacts.

Digital VR Rehab


For years, therapists would attempt to treat smokers and alcoholics using real-life triggers. Let addicts see a lighter or an empty bottle, or even a photo of something smoking or drinking related, to trigger cravings, then teach them coping strategies. It was limited because patients could tell they were in a lab and their new found coping skills were not always transferrable to the real world. Enter Virtual Reality: Click here to view the embedded video.

A Ghost Radio Station Has Been Broadcasting the Same Traffic Report for Obama's 2013 Inauguration for 8 Years

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Here’s something that you’d normally see in a post-apocalyptic, zombie TV show, only instead of a mysterious radio message luring Rick and the gang to a group of cannibals, it’s a road closure notice from Obama’s second presidential inauguration.

TikTok Creators Are Taking the Gabby Petito Case Into Their Own Hands

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Marvel at the beauty of our galaxy with most detailed map of Milky Way to date

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the most detailed ever catalogue of our galaxy, using data from the Gaia mission launched in 2013. News breaking twitter Gaia Milky Way space

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Lifelogging isn’t dead. It lives on, just without any of the promised benefits

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Lifelogging was the tech trend of 2013 and 2014 but quickly disappeared under the weight of privacy fears. But that didn't stop us from becoming lifeloggers. Mobile google glass lifelogging Social Networking sony core

Pour One Out for Eddy Cue's Vision of iMessage for Android

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A deposition related to Epic Games’ ongoing case against Apple reveals that Eddy Cue in 2013 championed iMessage for Android but was ultimately overruled.

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TinyTAN | Beat Saber: BTS Music Pack Launches November 12, Track List Reveal


BTS has been spreading positivity since their debut in 2013. Beat Saber’s new music pack features the recently launched TinyTAN characters, whose personalities are inspired


‘Half-Life 2 VR’ Seemingly Back From The Dead


Originally released in 2013 on the original Oculus Rift DK1, the HL2VR mod allowed early adopters to play through the entirety of Half-Life 2’s single-player campaign in VR with support for the Razer Hydra motion controllers.

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‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Brings ‘The Mandalorian’ and More to Oculus Quest April 29


Star Wars Pinball has been delighting Star Wars fans and pinball wizards since it originally launched on console, mobile, and PC in 2013. Now, developer

Amazon Lets Shoppers Donate to Anti-Abortion and Conversion Therapy Groups

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AmazonSmile, which launched in 2013, would seem to be one of the mega-corporation’s less overtly awful functions: it’s a simple service that adds a surcharge to Amazon purchases and donates it to a participating charity of a shopper’s choice.

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The World's First Death Attributed to Air Pollution Could Spark the Change We Need

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In a groundbreaking decision on Wednesday, a UK court ruled that polluted air was a contributing factor to the 9-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah’s untimely, tragic passing in 2013.


nDreams Opening Second VR Studio Focused on Live-service Games

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Founded in 2006, nDreams first transitioned to its role as VR developer with the release of a demo called SkyDIEving for the Oculus Rift development kits back in 2013.

NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Shoots an Elephant in Sickening New Video

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executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, killing an elephant in Botswana in 2013. Newly unearthed footage shows Wayne LaPierre, Jr., It is horrific, and I would not recommend watching it if you’re trying to have a normal day. Read more

Scientists Are Racing to Save These Sea Stars From Extinction

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Since 2013, a disease exacerbated by overheating oceans has been decimating sea star populations , especially those of one particularly striking variety: sunflower sea stars.

Turntable.fm Is Back, and Here's How It Works

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is making a surprise comeback nearly eight years after it was shut down in 2013. The beloved social media music site Turntable.fm

The Complete Guide to Chromecasting

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Google’s history with hardware has been somewhat hit-or-miss, but there’s no doubt that its Chromecast streaming stick has been a huge success, helping to change the way we watch movies and shows and listen to music since 2013.

#828 OC6: Tested’s Norm Chan on OC6 highlights & the Future of XR input

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Tested editor Norm Chan has been covering the evolution of Virtual Reality since seeing a early prototype of the Oculus Rift at CES 2013, which. Podcast Archive

VorpX VR Driver Adds ‘FullVR’ Support for ‘GTA V’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption II’

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VorpX has been available in active development since at least 2013 and has seen regular updates adding new features and growing the list of supported games. VorpX is a tool which adapts many non-VR games to be played with VR headsets.

GTA V Free On PC For A Limited Time With VR Mod Support


* UPDATE [5/17/2020] – The Epic release of GTA V comes with a few issues in terms of VR compatibility, though there is a temporary workaround solution. More information available here.*. Epic Games continues its streak of killer freebies with Rockstar’s best-selling action-adventure game.

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‘Star Wars Pinball’ Coming to All Major VR Headsets Next Month, Trailer Here

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Star Wars Pinball (2013) has been available on console, mobile, and PC for a while now. Developers Zen Studios recently announced the game is being adapted to VR for all major headsets, and it’s landing next month.

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Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews


Airbus, a Microsoft HoloLens partner, developed the software for its A350 XWB line of planes, which first took to the skies in 2013. The Japanese airliner purchased 31 A350s in 2013 and will be the first to take advantage of the software. Jet engineering is going holographic. Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews.

Once hunted to extinction in Britain, returning beavers are reducing flood risks and improving biodiversity

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A small colony of beavers was first spotted on the River Otter in Devon, England in 2013. Since then, beavers have been helping filter out pollution, regenerate local ecosystems, and reduce the risk of floods with their dams. Now, other counties in the UK are reintroducing beavers, too.


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.

Innova’s Virtual Patients Offer Cost-Effective VR Medical Training


Cost-effective VR healthcare education in a post-coronavirus world. As medical professionals around the globe continue to focus their undivided attention on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, well-trained healthcare professionals are in higher demand than ever before.

Shudder's V/H/S/94 Hopes to Revitalize Found-Footage Horror

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V/H/S is one of those horror franchises that’s kept going but may be off the radar for all but the most devoted fans—after the 2012 original , there’s also 2013's V/H/S2 and 2014's V/H/S: Viral , plus a spin-off and a miniseries that was released on Snapchat.

'We're the Millers' was so much better than its laziest joke

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Thurber (aka the dude who brought you Dodgeball ) delivered a timeless monument to joke writing excellence with his 2013 road trip comedy starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, and Will Poulter. Lol , 2013.)

Ebola Has Returned to Africa and Officials Are Racing to Contain It

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As of Tuesday, there have been at least 11 cases and seven deaths in two countries, including Guinea, which had a massive outbreak in 2013 that ultimately left 11,000… Read more.

Edward Snowden Leaks Intent to Become Russian

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authorities hit a snag in Russia back in 2013 where he claimed political asylum… Read more. Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower who leaked a trove of classified National Security Agency secrets to journalists, never quite made it to Ecuador.

Epic Floated the Idea of Building a Launch Title for Sony’s Next VR Headset

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ElementalVR – E3 2013. This collaboration between Weta Digital, the VFX studio behind Lord of the Rings , and Epic adapted assets from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) to transport you players deep into the halls of Erebor to face the mighty dragon himself.

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Watch the Agents of SHIELD Cast and Crew Say Goodbye Ahead of Tomorrow's Finale

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September 2013. Comic book fans were still reeling over the fact that Marvel had done the impossible, linking multiple movies into an event film like no other, The Avengers , and starting a whole new story with Iron Man 3.

'30 Rock' is back for one last episode

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NBC's "30 Rock" has been off the air since 2013, but, as part of NBC's upfront, the show is coming back for a reunion episode. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Nbc , 30 Rock , Tina Fey , and Alec Baldwin. Mashable Video Nbc 30 Rock Tina Fey Alec Baldwin

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OpenBCI Announces Brain-Computer Interface Designed Specifically for VR/AR Headsets

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” Founded on the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2013, OpenBCI creates consumer-grade biosensing systems built with open-source software and hardware.

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nDreams Announces $2M Fund for VR Devs Looking for a Publisher

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nDreams has created many titles across all VR headset hardware since it started developing VR games back in 2013, including Phantom: Covert Ops , Shooty Fruity, The Assembly , and VR meditation app Perfect.

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A Wife Reviews: Watching Her Husband Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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My knowledge of American pop culture from summer 2006 to fall 2013 is hazy, at best. Those were the years I lived abroad in Tokyo, first as a broke college student and then an underpaid journalist.

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