Austin’s Rapidly Growing VR Community


Does Austin have the largest VR community outside of Los Angeles? I was familiar with Austin, Texas because of SXSW — having attended with my previous employer, Emblematic Group. The VR community in Austin was a bit of a late bloomer compared to other cities. But while others were gaining legitimacy in the space, organizers of VR Austin were struggling to find attendees for their first event. Michael Dell relocated Dell’s headquarters to North Austin in 1984.

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Oracle Ditches Silicon Valley for Austin, Texas

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Oracle is relocating its California-based headquarters to Austin, Texas, making it the latest tech company to decamp from Silicon Valley. Read more


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‘AR/VR Austin’ 2017 to Explore Political Climate & its Impact on the VR/AR Industry

Road to VR

AR/VR Austin returns for its third successive year, presenting a mini-conference named ‘Alternative Realities’. Following last year’s celebration of technology innovation, the AR/VR Austin event returns on March 11th with a totally different tone; discussing the implications of the changing social and political climate on these new technologies. Tickets for AR/VR Austin 2017 are available via Eventbrite.

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Virtuix Debuts ‘VR Arena’ Attraction at Dave & Buster’s Austin Location

Road to VR

Virtuix, the company behind the VR treadmill Virtuix Omni , debuted their previously announced VR eSports attraction ‘Omniverse VR Arena’ at the Dave & Buster’s location in Austin, Texas this past week. The location-based attraction accommodates up to four players, and currently features four games at the VR Arena in Austin, with the promise of more coming soon; games are said to last 15 to 20 minutes.

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Tesla edges toward Austin, Texas for Cybertruck Gigafactory

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A deal hasn't been inked yet, but Austin appears to be the frontrunner. Cars News Cybertruck Elon Musk Gigafactory Tesla Texas

SXSW got canceled by the pandemic. So it built Austin in VR for 2021.

Mashable VR

I was in a freefall high above Congress Avenue, or some acid-dream version of it, in Austin, (definitely not) Texas, with the "street" below me rapidly coming into view.

Go Behind The Scenes Of Austin City Limits With New VR Series


Austin City Limits is back for its 43rd season celebrating music from some of the world’s biggest artists, and you can go behind the scenes with the help of VR. ACL: Backstage is a new 360-degree documentary series from Subvrsive, made in partnership with both Apple Music and Google. As you’d expect, the series is set to take you backstage with some of this series’ artists including Ed Sheeran and Zac Brown Band.

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Now's your chance to buy a 3D printed house – Future Blink

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A series of 3D printed homes from ICON are now on sale in Austin, Texas. More about Mashable Video , Icon , Houses , 3d Printing , and Austin Texas. Mashable Video Icon Houses 3d Printing Austin TexasRead more.

Tesla nabs $65 million tax break to build Cybertruck factory in Austin

Mashable VR

Tesla is officially moving into Austin's Silicon Hills. Following a months-long search for a Cybertruck factory location, CEO Elon Musk this week announced the change of address during the firm's second-quarter earnings call. Musk wasted no time breaking ground on the $1.1

Elon Musk says Tesla’s new Cybertruck factory will be in Austin, Texas

Digital Trends

Musk said the factory will be an "ecological paradise". Cars News breaking Cybertruck Gigafactory Tesla

Designing the User Experience for WebAR, with Google's Interaction Developer Austin McCasland

XR for Business Podcast

Austin McCasland is a UX prototyper working with Google, and he and Alan chat about the finer points of UX design for AR. Alan: Today's guest is Austin McCasland, a designer and developer in immersive computing. Austin has written multiple courses across VR and AR design and development. Austin employs a user-first synthesis of technical understanding and UX design to create effective and useful products in emerging technology. Austin: That's a good question.

What it's like to live in a 3D-printed house

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More about Mashable Video , House , 3d Printing , Housing Crisis , and Austin. Mashable Video House 3d Printing Housing Crisis AustinTim Shea went from not having a home to being one of the first people to live in a 3D-printed house.

Cybertruck goes to Austin, China goes to Mars, and more | Digital Trends Live

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On this Digital Trends Live, we talk the top tech news of the day, including more on the big Twitter hack. Digital Trends Live Movies & TV Cybertruck dt live messenger rooms Twitter

Chatting With The Developers Of Tactical VR Shooter ‘In League’


While Williams is still working with Nye at Potato Face Games over 3 years later, his attention is focused on running the Austin Virtual League , a local LAN-party organizer that hosts VR events and tournaments in and around Austin, TX. ‘In News Austin Virtual League HTC Vive In League steamvr Tactical VR Windows Mixed RealityPick your avatar, customize your loadout, and extinguish your rivals in this homegrown jailbreak-themed shooter.

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House Republican Falls for Joke Article by 'Dick Scuttlebutt' at Hearing on Extremism in Military

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On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing with expert testimony on extremism in the U.S. military after dozens of veterans and at least two active duty troops were involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Run The Jewels Star In New 360 VR Documentary Series ACL: Backstage


According to a prepared statement, “The series, shot in 6K 360° Video and created by SubVRsive and ACL, in partnership with Google and sponsored by Apple Music, gives an up-close look at some of the season’s most iconic performances and takes viewers backstage to hear from the artists before they step under the lights at Austin’s famous Moody Theater.” Tagged with: ACL , Austin City Limits , Rune the Jewel Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Why You Should Rewatch Your Favorite Movies in Black and White

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Cinema snobs the world over scoffed when polarizing director Zack Snyder announced that his indulgent superhero opus Zack Snyder’s Justice League would be re-rereleased in a desaturated black and white version he’d dubbed Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice Is Gray.

Star Citizen Developers Fed Up After Being Expected To Work During Devastating Texas Snowstorm

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Exploring Near-Future Moral Quandaries with INVAR Studios

Road to VR

I previously interviewed Cosco at VRLA last year , and I had a chance to talk with INVAR’s co-founder & chief creative officer Vincent Edwards & creative director Austin Conroy on their thoughts on the future of storytelling in VR at Kaleidoscope VR’s FIRST LOOK VR Market. News Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts Austin Conroy Black Mirror INVAR Studios Rose Colored Vincent Edwards

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Tesla Cybertruck factory could land in Texas after more incentives offered

Digital Trends

Austin is the current frontrunner as the site for Tesla's new Cybertruck factory. Cars News Cybertruck Gigafactory Tesla Texas

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SXSW Kicks Off Today In VR With Live Events, Virtual Screenings, And More


Explore a whimsical recreation of the infamous Austin-based festival on your Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, or SteamVR headset.

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Samsung Foundry: New $17 Billion Fab in the USA by Late 2023

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The potential fab near Austin, Texas, is expected to cost over $17 billion and to create 1,800 jobs. Samsung Foundry has filed documents with authorities in Arizona, New York, and Texas seeking to build a leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing facility in the USA.

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The Texas Think Tank Giving Cover for This Week’s Republican Wind Power Lies

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Almost exactly a month before Texas plunged into darkness , a panel convened in Austin to host a discussion about the superiority of the Texan electric grid.

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Hospitals in Texas Are Being Evacuated Due to Lack of Hot Water and Heat

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The massive energy crisis that’s been overwhelming Texas ever since the state was hit with a record cold snap is now threatening some of its most vulnerable residents, and at least two hospitals in the Austin metro area were being evacuated on Wednesday night due to a lack of hot water and heat.

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SXSW: A Virtual Experience

Tech Trends VR

I am alone in the empty streets of Austin. On March 6 of 2020, South by Southwest was cancelled at the decree of the City of Austin. The world of virtual Austin exists within VRChat, an online, virtual reality, social platform. By Laura Kobylecky.

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‘Onward’ Community Helps Raise Over $7,000 for Deceased Player’s Family

Road to VR

Austin Aiken, better know in Onward as ‘Capptin’, was a foreman in the tree service industry in Clearwater, Florida. We didn’t know Capptin, so his family speaks on his behalf, taken from the GoFundMe description: Austin was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident the evening of May 1, 2018. Austin did not have any savings or life insurance. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Austin’s friends and family. – – — – –.

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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Hardware


7: Austin Evans. Austin Evans is an interesting entry on this list, because in many ways he’s a bridge of sorts between PC hardware-oriented YouTube content and smart device-oriented content. Austin is a friendly, enthusiastic host with a solid grasp on editing and directing, so he’s definitely worth checking out. #6: Today, we are introducing a new section with our top picks for hardware-focused YouTube channels.

Oculus @ SXSW: VR for Good Creators Lab + Livestreaming in Venues


SXSW kicks off today in Austin, and we’re happy to share how you can engage with some great VR content on the ground—plus how you

AR Takes Center Stage At SXSW 2020


Attendees of the SXSW Trade Show in Austin, TX will be the first to experience the next phase of movie and concert entertainment powered by cutting-edge AR technology. SXSW Film begins on March 13th in Austin, TX.

Elon Musk announces next Tesla factory location

Mashable VR

Austin, Texas. The area around the factory will be open to the public and only 15 minutes from downtown Austin. The new Model Y compact SUV will eventually be made in both Fremont and Austin. And the winner is. Elon Musk finally announced the location of Tesla's next U.S.

Sandbox VR To Open 15 Location-Based VR Centers By 2022


Since reopening its locations outside of Chicago and in Austin with government-mandated restrictions, Sandbox VR says its seen an increased demand of 30% from before the pandemic. The first site will open this summer at the Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Psychedelic Choose-Your-Own VR Adventure ‘Terminus’ Available Now On Oculus Rift


TERMINUS was originally intended as a touring exhibition; partway through its multi-city tour, however, the outbreak of COVID-19 forced the team to end its run early, cancelling upcoming showings at various major events, such as the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

#SWXW2019 – Augmenting ARt

Tech Trends VR

Tech Trends catches up to him at South by Southwest in Austin. . Brian Behm is here at The South by Southwest Conference in Austin as both a speaker and mentor. In a way, it was technology that brought him to Austin. Brian Behm is here at The South by Southwest Conference in Austin as both a speaker and mentor Click To Tweet. These friends, brought together by technology were what drew Behm to Austin.

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What Did People Use Before Google to Search the Web?

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You’re wearing whatever people wore back then—some kind of jean jacket, I’m guessing—and talking to your friend about your new favorite movie, the recently released Mike Myers vehicle Austin Powers. The year is 1997.

Nissan Partners With HaptX To Bring Realistic Touch To Vehicle Design


If you’re interested in checking this out, HaptX, who is also one of the finalist for the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award , will be at SXSW in Austin, Texas along with Nissan. Nissan will be showcasing their virtual IMs model at two locations: Friday, March 8 th through Monday, March 11 th at Accenture’s Experience Cantina located at Micheladas Cafe y Cantina | 333 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701.

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PenPal Schools launches a VR field trip for students to promote Pakistan

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The virtual reality video was created in partnership with Chocolate Milk & Donuts , a virtual reality creative agency based in Austin, Texas, and the project supported by Samsung, Mozilla Hive Austin with a grant from the Gigabit Community Fund , The City of Austin’s ATX+PAK program is also a partner in the project. Features VR & AR ATX+PAK Chocolate Milk & Donuts Gigabit Community Fund Google Cardboard Mozilla Hive Austin PenPal Schools Samsung

A Controversial Autism Treatment, Feuding Parents, and the Two Sons Stuck in the Middle

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In the summer of 2018, Laurel Austin told her ex-husband, Brad, that she had started their two youngest sons, Joshua and Jeremy, on a new protocol.