Amazon’s New ‘Sumerian’ Tool Aims to Make Developing Web-based VR Apps Easier

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Amazon today announced a new developer tool at its annual AWS re:Invent that aims to make creating web-based applications for VR/AR and traditional monitors even easier. sample scene using Sumerian, image courtesy Amazon. Amazon Sumerian is now available for preview.

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AR App Brings Amazon Fashion & Fitness To Life

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That’s one of the reasons why Groove Jones teamed up with Amazon Fashion to create a new AR experience that could very well be the future of catalogue shopping. On top of these educational AR animations, users are able to seamlessly cycle through a range of Mission brand athletic wear.

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AR Gaming Robot ‘MekaMon’ Adds Support For STEAM Education

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Now the company is adding even more educational value in the form of STEAM-based learning with Reach EDU. . Reach EDU is about delivering the tools to take advantage of this, by creating a versatile, accessible, and fun platform for effective STEAM education and ongoing innovation”.

Amazon’s ‘Sumerian’ Tool Simplifies Web-Based VR Development

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And thanks to Amazon’s new web-based VR app development tool, everyone will. Announced at Amazon’s annual AWS re:invent , Sumerian editor utilizes simplified drag-and-drop mechanics, which allows you to easily create 3D worlds.

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Amazon Launches Sumerian VR/AR Challenge With Over $100,000 In Prizes

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Amazon is looking to kickstart VR and AR content development for its Sumerian service with a new hackathon. Amazon introduced Sumerian last year as an easy way to get people building content for both VR and AR that exists on the web. The winner in each category will be awarded $5,000 in cash and a further $5,000 in Amazon Web Service credits. You can sign up for a free 12 month trial to an Amazon Web Service developer account. Amazon VR Industry News

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Get Lost In The Rainforest With ‘Amazon Odyssey’ VR

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The Amazon River Basin, the biggest tropical rainforest in the world, is not only home to 10% of the Earth’s known species, but also happens to be one of the coolest natural wonders one could possibly see. Amazon Odyssey is available now via Viveport for $9.99.

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Creating VR Content With Zero Coding Skills

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There are tools and platforms that allow the creation of any interactive experience, educational training, or immersive business project without any special skills. Image Credit: Amazon. Sumerian by Amazon. News Amazon Sumerian BrioVR EngageVR Varwin VR Development

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HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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In a blogpost announcing the program, HTC’s Chris Chin, Executive Director of Education VR Content, said he’s “especially excited that VR is entering communities that traditionally have had social, economic, or other access barriers.” Amazon Odyssey.

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Shopping Malls 2.0 – The Future is Virtual

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Can immersive technologies help struggling bricks-and-mortar retailers to create new shopping experiences and gain an edge against the likes of Amazon? That’s the future of education without any doubt.”

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Get ready for a new era of personalized entertainment

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When you use Youtube, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix or Spotify, algorithms select what gets recommended to you. Jarno M. Koponen. Contributor. Jarno M. Koponen is working on intelligent systems and human-centered personalization.

VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

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As more virtual reality stations take root across our library system, we are seeing positive learning impacts and visitors that are genuinely excited about technology and education.” . News CalcFlow Educational VR Nanome NanoOne NanoPro Vive Libraries VR STEM Tools

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NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute Aims to Train 100,000 Developers this Year

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In addition to instructor-led workshops, developers have on-demand access to training on the latest deep learning technology using NVIDIA software and high-performance Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 P2 GPU instances in the cloud. Hundreds of educators are already using the DLI Teaching Kit, including the University of Oxford and the University of California, Berkeley.

Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

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retailers such as Walmart, Amazon and Newegg, suggesting that VR is finally catching on with consumers. Industry insiders weigh in on the potential impact of the standalone headset.

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EON Reality UK, The Landing and KPMG Manchester Discuss VR, AR and The Future

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We have very good relationships with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google, but you’re free to choose the programming languages and alliance partner that best fits the requirements of your project.

Magic Leap’s AI ‘Mica’ Won’t Turn Off Your Lights, Play Your Music, or Give Directions

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The company, speaking through Mica, says she won’t be a faceless AI assistant who’s tasked with carrying out chores, but rather an “educator, agitator, companion, artist and guide.”

VRX 2017 Conference Brings an All Star Cast

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It is surprising not to see major players from Amazon, Facebook, Google or Valve. Augmented Reality (AR) Breaking Business Education Event News press releases startups Virtual Reality (VR

Microsoft Discounts HoloLens For Schools, Partners With Pearson

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Microsoft’s new Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets and its futuristic HoloLens device are coming to more classrooms to pave the way for immersive education. The company this week announced a partnership with education company Pearson to roll out a new school curriculum that uses both of these types of devices. Expect this partnership to mean that more schools take the topic of immersive education much more seriously.

These Holiday Bundle Deals Give You Free Games For HTC Vive Or A Gift Card With Oculus Rift

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The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift ’s are often pretty extensive with games spread across genres and plenty of non-gaming experiences like short films and experimental forms of education. Every week the UploadVR team puts together the new releases for all of the VR platforms.

Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

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This likely explains why you won’t see, apps like the Amazon app with its AR View, or Pokémon GO as part of the data. Here’s a list of the most popular free and paid Apple ARKit apps.

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How VR and AI Will Supercharge Learning

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What does this mean for educators, and the rest of us? “It Most children went uneducated, and the only way to educate the masses was to have one teacher for a great many students, and to organize this they followed a curriculum.

Walmart Using Black Friday VR Simulator To Train Staff

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Walmart Academies have begun using various VR retail scenarios to educate new employees. The current trial curriculum, produced by immersive performance training platform Strivr , uses an Oculus Rift headset to immerse associates in education VR simulations.

Breaking the Mold – How VR Can Help Teachers

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Dr. Radhakrishnan was also an exemplary educator, who believed that ‘true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.’ Teachers, therefore, are not only instrumental in building knowledge networks and nurturing the growth of young learners, but more importantly, they have the power to decide the future of education. There is a mistaken belief that education is a commodity, Lewis H. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 27 (1), 2011.

What is the Oculus Quest? Read here description, specs, price and how to preorder it (even from China)!

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Apollo 11, Immersive VR Education 4. The Oculus Quest is available for preorders on Oculus website and on the website of selected partners (like Amazon and Best Buy).

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The Infinity Store: Viveport in Schools

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By way of comparison further down the page you will find my top 10 educational picks from Viveport Infinity. Whilst some of these are entertainment-focused, there are already some great choices for educators – especially for the social studies and geography classroom.

Upgrading VR Storytelling

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My Africa is a project by Conservation International to educate audiences about Reteti, a community run Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya, working to save elephants, reknitting an ancient coexistence between people and wildlife.

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Alex Kipman Nominated for Inventor’s Award

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Current industry trends appear to support his statement – such as the shift towards voice search with digital assistants like Cortana from Microsoft, Siri from Apple and Alexa from Amazon.

AMD’s Roy Taylor on New GPUs, Tools, & Consumer VR Pods

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AMD also announced the least expensive VR-ready PC that meets Vive’s and Oculus’ minimum specifications with the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR for $720 now available on Amazon.

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Google Is Opening Up Its Virtual Reality Field Trips To Everyone

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On the heels of Amazon’s entry into the learning materials market, Google also revealed to the knowledge of public a series of product announcements aimed at expanding the use of Google products and technologies in the classroom setting.

The Women of AR+VR: Founders

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Before that she accrued experience in film (Pixar), gaming (Zynga) and the consumer web (eBay), often by educating her superiors about unconscious bias and convincing them to let her take on the positions she desired. Presenting 8 women founders in augmented and virtual reality.

Vancouver’s VR/AR Global Summit Puts Content First

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Speakers from goliaths like Amazon, Ford, and IKEA will rub shoulders with Vancouver up-and-comers including Motive.io In 1996, Bill Gates first coined the phrase “content is king”. Today, his statement is truer than ever.

Enormous, Multisensory Arena Heads To Las Vegas Strip 2020

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Just sitting there, what would it take to convince you that instead of sitting here in an airplane hangar in Las Vegas, you are sitting in your chair in the polar ice cap or an Amazon rainforest?”

AR+VR Weekly: Netflix AR Hack, Vive goes to work & Samsung’s AR Cloud

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Million in Series A Funding for Virtual Reality Orthopedic Surgical Education and Pre-Operative Planning Software ( BusinessWire ). Amazon adds augmented reality to app for Black Friday ( VR Focus ).

Mark Metry teaches us the right attitude to become successful in AR and VR

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At only 19 yo, he started VU Dream, with the idea of selling headsets and educating people towards virtual reality. The post I wrote for you was about the future of the VR revolution and how it relates to education, both in the classroom setting and the everyday person’s life.

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Learn to Fly: Google Earth VR tips

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Without a doubt one of the most stunning educational virtual reality experiences is Google Earth VR. It really is an amazing example of the power of VR and one that you see being recommended in non-educational circles as readily as the likes of Skyrim for showing off the medium.

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The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018

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My Africa is a project by Conservation International to educate audiences about Reteti, a community run Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya, working to save elephants, reknitting an ancient coexistence between people and wildlife.