North Carolina Zoo Adds Portal To Africa With VR Expedition

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The North Carolina Zoo is partnering with Looking Glass to enhance their offering of exotic animals by giving visitors a chance to go on a virtual expedition in Africa. The North Carolina Zoo has a wealth of habitats for different animals, including a few from Africa.

‘Rangi’ is a VR Puzzle Game from Ex-Ubisoft Devs That Lets You Explore Mythical Africa

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In the fervor of the holiday season surrounding the release of PlayStation VR and Google Daydream, followed by the Oculus Touch controllers and the never-ending onslaught of new games and experiences on the Steam marketplace, it’s easy to forget about Samsung’s Gear VR.

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Worlds Largest Earth Day Event Will Use VR & AR To Empower People Across The Globe

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You will find yourself swimming with dolphins, rescuing turtles, exploring remote islands, and traveling through Africa to defend wildlife – all through the power of AR, VR, and MR technology. A touching scene from My Africa / Image Credit: Passion Planet, Vision3.

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Celebrate Earth Day With These Nature Themed VR Experiences

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MY AFRICA. Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, My Africa is an eye-opening 360-degree documentary short that covers the courageous efforts of Northern Kenya tribes to protect African wildlife from animal poachers. Immersive experiences that highlight the importance of environmental protection.

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United Kingdom and South Africa Teams of EON Reality Demonstrated the Benefits of the AVR Platform During UNIDO General Conference

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CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, And Others Cover Mexico IDC Announcement And South Africa Inauguration

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The City of Tshwane claims it will be home to the first virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content training centre in continental Africa. The post CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, And Others Cover Mexico IDC Announcement And South Africa Inauguration appeared first on EON Reality.

Is VR the Future of News?

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Your guide through this complex experience is BBC Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead. Your guide through this complex experience is BBC Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead Click To Tweet. “As Marvin is the BBC’s newest foreign correspondent, and you can get inside his head.

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Building Empathy: ‘Under the Net’ Malaria Documentary Shows the Art and Power of VR

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The campaign is focused on providing protective nets to the people of Africa, where mosquitoes pass Malaria to people at night. Tagged with: africa , documentary , malaria , nothing but nets , under the net.

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Tribeca Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade Steps Up VR Game For 2018

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MY AFRICA. Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, My Africa is a 360-degree documentary short dedicated to covering the impressive efforts by Northern Kenya tribes to protect African wildlife from poachers.

‘Operation Apex’ Takes You to the Great White’s Delicately Balanced Ocean Ecosystem, Now Available on Vive

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Curiscope created Operation Apex under the guidance of South Africa-based research and conservation organization Oceans Research.

AdTech versus MarTech – evolving with a changing demographic and environment

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All General adtech future ad africa marktech martechIt seems like I’m not the only person questioning the difference between AdTech and MarTech (or MarketingTech), as I’ve found dozens of resources discussing the [.]. The post AdTech versus MarTech – evolving with a changing demographic and environment appeared first on Immersive Authority.

Milestones leading to winning the 2nd prize in the Innovation Hub’s GAP ICT 2016 competition

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TIHMC is a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) which is an agency of Gauteng Provincial Government’s Department of Economic Development (GDED) in South Africa.

Oculus Quest Enterprise Edition Brings Standalone VR To Businesses

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It is an incredibly powerful technology that will affect us from Los Angeles to New York to Western Africa to South Africa to Southeast Asia.”. Enterprise-grade bundle available for $999 plus a $180 annual fee.

National Geographic and YouTube are creating three VR video projects

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Called “The Okavango Experience,” this VR series will take viewers through the Okavango Delta in Africa, following a NatGeo team across 1,500 miles over the course of four months.

Discovery and Google Announce VR Travel Series ‘Discovery TRVLR’, First of 38 Episodes to Arrive in November

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Chapters for North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia consist of six episodes each, while the chapter for Antarctica features two episodes, for a total of 38 episodes in the series.

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Experience The Extraordinary Life Of Nelson Mandela In VR

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Very few individuals have managed to live a life as influential and accomplished as South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Celebrate the 100th birthday of one history’s most influential figures in this immersive VR experience for the Oculus Go. Philanthropist. Revolutionary. President.

How Mixed Reality Will Bring Us Industry 4.0

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Driven by the ambition of cities such as Dubai to push for innovation, the market for VR and AR in the Middle East and Africa is booming, and is expected to reach a massive $6 billion by 2020, according to international analysts International Data Corporation (IDC).

We are participating in EDUWEEK 2018

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Each year they come together to Engage, Inspire and Advance education in Africa, ensuring we lead the sustainable development of skills and key sectors to support growing economies and the future of our learners.

African Americans in virtual reality

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If you prefer smaller features check out “Traveling while Black” and “My Africa.” Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyongo, My Africa shines a light on a wildlife conservatory and its connection with the people of Northern Kenya.

Limina To Launch Dedicated VR Arts Theatre In The UK

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In its initial offering, the theatre will include 360-degree videos like My Africa, a short documentary narrated by Lupita Nyong’o that puts you in the heart of Kenyan country. From Sundance to Sheffield Doc/Fest, VR art has become a mainstay in the global festival circuit.

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Tribeca Immersive 2019: A VR Arcade In Review

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Award-winning mixed-reality pushes boundaries, but needs more viewers.

UNAIDS Launches Educational 360-Degree Series Ahead Of World AIDS Day

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South Africa alone currently has 7.2 The program is currently being implemented in schools, clinics, and communities all across South Africa. UNAIDS partners with Google & Makhulu Media for a series of VR films about HIV testing.

BBC Launches New VR Studio with Documentary about the Nile

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BBC Africa correspondent Alastair Leithead even says this disagreement could potentially lead to a war over water. Explore the Nile in this immersive VR documentary released by the BBC’s new VR Hub.

Charlie Fink on his new book Convergence and the future of XR

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When I was a junior executive at Disney I pitched my boss Jeff Katzenberg the idea this way: “ Bambi in Africa”. When I think about great XR journalists, one of the first names that come to my mind is always Charlie Fink.

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African Folklore-inspired VR Puzzler ‘Rangi’ Hits PSVR Today

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Inspired by African tribal art, ancient architecture, and colorful landscapes, Rangi presents the player with a different artistic style for each level which is said to combine Africa’s diversity in terms of cultures and influences.

Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support

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Some new locations include Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Table Mountain in South Africa, Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, Mt Lassen in California, Palermo in Italy, and more. VR’s killer app just got a major update.

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Upgrading VR Storytelling

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My Africa allows you to become an elephant keeper and care for Dudu, an orphaned baby elephant, nursing her back to health. This year’s Raindance Film Festival in London showcased an amazing selection of immersive stories.

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Google VR Film Explores Artisanal Gold Mine In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

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” Gold is a particularly contentious resource in the DRC and throughout central Africa, and the Nyamurhale Mine is among many which have experienced high rates of criminal activity like smuggling and unlawful mining.

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Acer Unveils New Business-friendly Windows VR Headset with Detachable Display

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Acer says the OJO 500 will be available in North America in November, starting at $400; and in Europe, Middle East, and Africa in November, starting at €500. Acer today announced a new Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headset.

Learn a New Language in VR

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Mondly , a successful language app with over 20 million downloads, and named Facebook’s “Europe, Middle East and Africa App of the Year” for 2017, looks to use this idea to make learning a new language a lot easier in VR with the launch of Mondly VR for Google Daydream.

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Watch These Schoolchildren Discover the HoloLens for the First Time

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“Especially compared to Africa, which was much larger than I thought.” For the first time in Norway, students at a primary school have experienced one of the Microsoft HoloLens’ greatest applications — education.

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Man Proposes In Zero Latency’s VR Zombie Arena

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It was then that Kelly was transported to a painstakingly recreated version of her favorite place in the world, her grandparent’s home in South Africa. I’m not crying! You’re crying! Everyone loves a good proposal story.

Celebrate Earth Day at this extended reality festival

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“People are transported to anti-poaching rescue missions in Africa, go swimming with endangered whales, surfing with dolphins, join NASA science expeditions and travel to the most remote islands for conservation efforts.

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EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

Experience The Toughest Mudder Endurance Event Via 360 Video

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VRTually There’s episode including Toughest Mudder also covers a bit of history on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats along with the teams needed to maneuver them, and takes viewers on a brief tour of the Out of Africa wildlife park to meet some baby bears.

Samsung Brings Multiple Video On Demand Apps To Gear With PhoneCast VR

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Africa TV. Gear VR’s dedicated Netflix app is a great showcase of how traditional 2D content can work inside VR, but it sadly only works for one video service. However, a new app from Samsung itself is bringing similar apps into the headset. The company this week launched a Beta version of Samsung PhoneCast VR. Developed by its American research lab, this free app places users in a 360 degree environment with a 200-inch relative sized virtual display.

Get A Glimpse Into Conditions Filmmakers Braved To Create ‘ClimbEverestVR’

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Noel and Lynn Hanna, Northern Ireland natives currently living in South Africa, are the first couple to reach the summit of Mount Everest on both sides and serve as the guides for the upcoming ClimbEverest VR.