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 georgia

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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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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Apple Music Can ‘Steal’, Delete Your Music

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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

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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.

Offset To Perform Live In VR Via Oculus Venues This Week

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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.

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."

'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.

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

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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.

Pizza Hut Kicks Off New NFL Partnership With AR Pizza Box Cornhole Game

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You can also enroll in Game Plan or sign into your Hut Rewards account to enter for the chance to win prizes each week, such as gift cards, a Bose SoundLink Revolve speaker, and a grand prize trip to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

CCP Games CEO: “We expected VR to be two to three times as big”

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Despite shuttering the Atlanta-based office behind Sparc and selling EVE: Valkyrie to Sumo Digital , both games remain functional today.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Jumanji: Reverse The Curse Opening Soon At The VOID

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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.

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.

The VOID Adds Five Marvel & Disney Location-Based Experiences

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Atlanta, and Austin. The hyper-reality provider partners with ILMxLAB to develop a new series of interactive experiences, starting with Disney’s upcoming animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Atlanta, Lenox Square Mall. Atlanta, Perimeter Mall. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)?

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CCP Games Ending VR Efforts After Building Its Biggest Titles

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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.

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

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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.

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. The e-commerce giant launched its delivery system, Amazon Scout, in January 2019 using electric, autonomous vehicles that can navigate sidewalks to deliver packages. They were first developed and tested in Snohomish County, north of Seattle, then rolled out in Irvine, California in August of that year.

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.,

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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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.

Using Augmented Reality to Elevate the Concert Experience

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Hyundai debuted the technology at the annual Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Even though streaming music on demand is more affordable than ever, music lovers will pay more to experience it live.

International Travelers At JFK Use VR To Escape Airport Crowds

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Currently, Periscape only has the one location at JFK for their VR Tower stations, but with the potential of generating well over $2 million annually, Periscape has worked fast to get plans together for locations in 229 other airports around the globe including Paris, Dubai, Shanghai, and Atlanta.

Trevor Noah makes powerful speech about the 'common thread' between police killings

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On Friday, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back by Atlanta police at a Wendy's drive through , with videos of the incident being shared widely online. Protests against police brutality have now passed their third weekend, and show no signs of slowing. But even as more and more people lend their support in real life as well as in digital campaigns , more people are dying.

NextVR Held Significant Layoffs Today

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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.