DragonCon 2020 in Atlanta Is Officially, Finally, Going Virtual

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DragonCon 2020, scheduled for September 3-7 in Atlanta, GA, has now officially been postponed and will be held virtually. dragoncon covid 19 coronavirus covid 19 reopening sars cov 2 conventions atlanta georgiaAnother of the biggest convention holdouts has just given up its battle with covid-19. This comes after months of assurance the event was “moving forward.on schedule,” according to the official… Read more.

How to watch MLB: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies online

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How-To Movies & TV News Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Commerce How-To ESPN how to watch MLBThe four-game series between the Braves and the Phillies starts tonight. Here's how to stream it live online.


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CCP to Shelve VR as It Shutters Atlanta Office, Sells Branch Behind ‘EVE: Valkryie’ in Newcastle

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According to a report by Icelandic publication MBL , CCP is shelving virtual reality as it closes its Atlanta location and sells its Newcastle office, two important VR branches that produced Sparc (2017) and EVE: Valkyrie (2016). MBL reports the move will affect about 100 employees of the company, which tallies more than 370 across its Reykjavik, Atlanta, Newcastle, London, and Shanghai offices. News VR Game Studio ccp ccp atlanta closure ccp closure eve valkyrie gunjack spar

CCP Shuffles EVE: Valkyrie Senior Programmer to Work on “cutting-edge VR” in Atlanta


The post CCP Shuffles EVE: Valkyrie Senior Programmer to Work on “cutting-edge VR” in Atlanta appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences gaming CCP Atlanta ccp games CCP Newcastle EVE Valkyrie htc vive oculus rift PlayStation VR Sigurður GunnarssonSigurður ‘Siggi’ Gunnarsson is one of the most recognisable figures behind CCP Games’ flagship VR multiplayer game, EVE: Valkyrie , but he’s no longer working on it.

Aviation Augmented Reality Lesson developed by Atlanta Student

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Aviation Augmented Reality Lesson developed by Atlanta Student. The post Aviation Augmented Reality Lesson developed by Atlanta Student appeared first on EON Reality. The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft that was, along with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighter force.

How to watch Atlanta online: Watch Donald Glover’s hit comedy series for free

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Here's how you can stream actor and comedian Donald Glover's popular FX comedy series Atlanta for free online. Deals How-To Movies & TV Atlanta Commerce 2020 how to watch

‘IN PROTEST’ Volume 4 Brings the VR Film Docu-Series to a Close in Atlanta with Killer Mike, Ayanna Gregory, and James Tiago Bertrand


A 360° VR film docu-series, IN PROTEST: Grassroots Stories from the Front Lines chronicles heroic Black voices in America as they confront inequality and injustice

Making a VR Experience for Less Than $1000

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In 2016, straight out of high school, Jak Wilmot started one of Atlanta’s first VR animation studios – Disrupt. In 2016, straight out of high school, Jak Wilmot started Disrupt, one of Atlanta's first VR animation studios Click To Tweet. Tech Trends VR Tech AMD Studios AR Augmented Reality Disrupt VR Disrupt VR Studio Atlanta Virtual Reality VR VR Consultancy VR StorytellingImmersive storytelling doesn’t need huge budgets – it’s about graft and creativity.

Amazon’s Scout delivery bots are rolling out in two new cities

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The autonomous robots are coming to Franklin, Tennessee, and Atlanta. News Amazon Amazon Scout delivery robots

Physicality & Spectatorship in ‘Project Arena’ Could Blur the Line Between E-sport and Actual Sport

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Feature Interview VR Sports adam kraver ccp atlanta ccp games e-sports esports virtual reality e sports virtual reality esports vr e-sports vr esports vr sportsWhat puts the ‘E’ in E-sports? VR may have something to say about the notion that ‘electronic’ sports can’t be physical, and could even further legitimize the growing field. Anyone remember Sports Champions (2010) ?

#912: Virtual Conference Lessons Learned from IEEE VR 2020 + Experiential Design Tradeoffs

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On March 6th, 2020, the IEEE VR announced a venue change on their website from Atlanta, Georgia to online in virtual reality for the academic. Podcast Archive

Official VR Support Heading To ‘Microsoft Flight Sim’ This December


Sim Update 2 comes on the heels of the recent “USA World Update,” which introduced visual improvements to several US states as well as four new airports (Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Friday Harbor, and New York Stewart). Step into the cockpit this December.

Snapchat Turns Wrigley Field into the Upside Down for 'Stranger Things' Promotion

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The AR experience launches on Monday, which coincides with the start of the series between the two first-place MLB teams, the hometown Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves (#chopon). With the third season of Netflix's hit series Stranger Things set to debut July 4, it's time to crank up the hype machine, this time, in augmented reality.

Apple Music Can ‘Steal’, Delete Your Music


According to James Pinkstone from Vellum Atlanta, that’s exactly what happened to 122 gigabytes of his music collection : “What Amber explained was exactly what I’d feared: through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now deletes files from its users’ computers. Amazon Apple Breaking Cloud Computing Entertainment Google News Software Programs AAPL Apple Music Audio-Technica EULA James Pinkstone MP3 Vellum Atlanta WAV WAV file

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CBS Sports Coverage Of Super Bowl LIII Will Include AR Enhancements


CBS Sports have announced plans to use AR during their coverage of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, promising to enhance your football experience like never before. Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Atlanta Falcons. CBS Sports technology make-over includes 115 cameras and AR.

Apple unveils new projects as part of $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

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Apple announced several new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) on Wednesday, including the funding of a 50,000-square foot learning center in Atlanta.

The VOID To Open 25 New Location-Based VR Centers Across The U.S. & Europe


The VOID recently opened three new locations at Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.; One of the biggest names in location-based entertainment makes plans for global expansion. The VOID will soon become one of the largest location-based VR providers in the world thanks to a new partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield that will introduce 25 new entertainment centers across the United States and Europe beginning this summer.

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Offset To Perform Live In VR Via Oculus Venues This Week


The show was conceived to help raise money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Streaming live performances of your favorite artists has been one great way to keep entertained during this period of self-isolation. But, later this week, you’ll be able to join friends to stream Offset inside VR. Supersphere VR is bringing Offset and Friends to Oculus Venues on April 29 at 4pm PT.

Uber adds option to send packages just in time for the holidays

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It'll be available in cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Columbus, Detroit, Fort Myers-Naples, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St.

John Legend crashed strangers' video call dates to sing about twerking

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While some couples were treated to a performance of Legend's romantic song "Conversations in the Dark" , others got an improvised tune based on their conversation, resulting in lyrics such as "Welcome to Atlanta / You can twerk your life away."

Jumanji: Reverse The Curse Opening Soon At The VOID


The Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.; Jumanji will come to life at select VOID locations soon. We’ve just reviewed the VOID’s latest Marvel hero-filled experience Avengers: Damage Control as the best adventure yet from the Utah-based company. Now the company with VR-powered locations worldwide is preparing to launch another experience ahead the upcoming sequel Jumanji: The Next Level starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

NextVR Partners With Live Nation To Stream Thievery Corporation Concert In VR


NextVR will be partnering with Live Nation to broadcast a live performance by the artist and DJ collective Thievery Corporation as they perform in Atlanta, Georgia. The live performance takes place in Atlanta, GA at the Tabernacle venue on Dec. Sporting and musical events are huge, engaging, and exciting pulls for audiences and the best seats at these events draw major price hikes.

Amazon rolls out little delivery robot to more cities

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Now, Amazon will extend that trial to select customers in Atlanta, Georgia, and Franklin, Tennessee. Amazon is rolling out its robot delivery trial to more cities.

CCP Games Ending VR Efforts After Building Its Biggest Titles


The company is closing its Atlanta office and selling its Newcastle office, according to a report by the Iceland Monitor. The CCP Atlanta studio is being closed down and after 8 years my time with CCP is coming to an end… Now to figure out what to do next. In what can only be characterized as one of the biggest blows to the budding VR industry, CCP Games is shelving its VR efforts.

Smithsonian’s First VR Exhibit Puts You ‘Inside the Astronaut’s Helmet’


Pulseworks , an Atlanta-based motion theater company, built the VR Transporter for the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian launched its first virtual reality attraction at The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. The four-person ride, called the “VR Transporter,” tests if you have what it takes to be an astronaut.

Magic Leap One To Be Sold Through AT&T, In-Store Demos Coming


The augmented reality headset will be getting demo stations at AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco once it’s been launched for consumers, the company announced today. We’ll finally (finally!) have a chance to try out the much-anticipated Magic Leap One for ourselves via in-store demos in the future.

CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

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Speaking at VR Day Atlanta in January , CNN’s Head of VR, Ed Thomas, described VR and 360 video as a ‘reinvention of the news story telling process’. CNN’s VR output is ramping up to a daily production cycle, with a key aim of delivering regular VR live streams of global events; teams are already set up in New York, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Dubai, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Beijing, the company says.

NextVR Held Significant Layoffs Today


Cole said their live production schedule remains unaffected through the layoffs, with a broadcast tomorrow planned of the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks. Live streaming VR company NextVR held significant layoffs on January 14, 2019. I spoke by phone with co-founder and CEO David Cole, who said “we were built big” for a VR market projected to be larger than what materialized in 2017 and 2018.

The VOID’s Latest Location-Based VR Experience Is A Jumanji-Themed Jungle Heist


The Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.; The popular LBE provider continues its string of high-profile partnerships. Yesterday, location-based VR provider The VOID announced its latest 4D immersive experience, Jumanji Reverse the Curse.

CCP Games: ‘We Expected VR To Be Two To Three Times As Big As It Was’


Almost a year ago to the day, however, the studio announced it was pulling out of VR , closing down its Atlanta-bassed studio and selling off the Valkyrie developers in Newcastle, UK to Sumo Digital. EVE: Valkyrie developer CCP Games has again spoken out about its withdrawal from the VR market.

Sony Pictures Teams With The VOID on ‘Jumanji: Reverse the Curse’, Launching November 27th

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The Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. Hot on the heels of Avengers: Damage Control , the next experience heading to VR attraction The VOID is Jumanji: Reverse the Curse , made in collaboration with the Sony Pictures Virtual Reality group. The title will come to select VOID locations starting on November 27th.

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CCP Remains ‘Bullish’ On The Future Of VR As Market Hasn’t Reached ‘Maturity’


Following the closure of CCP Atlanta, in an interview CCP Games CEO cited low install base as the main current bottleneck. CCP Games, developers of epic space MMO EVE Online and VR games like EVE: Valkyrie and Sparc, aren’t as into VR as they once were but it’s not being written off entirely. Back in late 2017 CCP Games publicly announced they’re withdrawal from heavy involvement in VR projects.

Lyft rides will come with plastic partition between you and driver

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Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Phoenix, Dallas, and New York City after high-frequency drivers in Atlanta, Denver, and Baltimore received their dividers earlier this month. You already have to wear a mask to ride in a Lyft or Uber. Now, additional Lyft vehicles will be covering up as well. Lyft is starting to distribute plastic partitions for drivers to install in their cars. The partitions are going to Lyft's most active drivers in Washington, D.C.,

NASA Announces VR Mars Ride With Actual 90-Foot Drop


The New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI Sunday, February 5. Those lucky enough to attend the Super Bowl Live festival in Houston have the chance to travel to Mars in virtual reality. The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and unsurprisingly the multiple promotional events dedicated to the massively-popular spectacle have begun to kick off.

'Fortnite' hosted an in-game event to teach players about racism

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Hill then took over and interviewed rapper Killer Mike, whose speech at a May 29 press conference in Atlanta at the beginning of the George Floyd protests went viral. Fortnite players took on a different kind of mission on Saturday morning. Instead of water skiing via a fishing pole attached to a shark or battling against monster hordes , players were challenged to think about systemic racism in a series of conversations dubbed "We the People."

This sloth robot could help (very slowly) save our planet

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Look up, because the Atlanta Botanical Garden is getting a cute friend. For the next few months, visitors will find a new sloth lingering in the trees — a new sloth robot , to be exact. Developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, SlothBot is a three-foot long, solar-powered robot that monitors temperature, weather, carbon dioxide levels, etc. over the area it looms over.

The rise of drag on Twitch

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So, like many performers during this time, some took it online, including Atlanta-born, Los Angeles-based drag queen and Dragula Season 2 winner Biqtch Puddin', who ran the first ever digital drag show on Twitch in late March. Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. To say these last few months have been a hard time for performers would be an understatement.