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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Austin Residents Ordered to Limit Water Usage as Dry Spell Sweeps Region

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The city of Austin is starting to feel the effects of the ongoing drought in the American Southwest. Earlier this week, Austin began restrictions as water that is stored in lakes Buchanan and Travis, dropped significantly, the Austin… Read more.


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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

Austin Butler breaks the rules in the new Elvis trailer

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Elvis star Austin Butler may portray Feyd-Rautha in Dune 2

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Austin Butler is reportedly in talks to portray Feyd-Rautha, one of the main villains of Warner Bros. Movies & TV News Austin Butler Dune Dune: Part Two Elvis Legendary Entertainment warner bros.

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

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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

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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

Austin Butler brings back the King in first Elvis trailer

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debuts the first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, a lavish biopic about the King of Rock and Roll with Austin Butler as Elvis Presley. Warner Bros.

Austin Funeral Homes Regularly Pour Blood and Embalming Fluid Down the Drain

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I mean that Austin funeral homes have been pouring human blood from corpses down the drain along with toxic embalming fluids. There’s blood in the water in Texas. No, I’m not being metaphorical or quoting a country song.

Austin Butler struts and sings in flashy trailer for Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis'

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Clocking in at over three minutes long, the trailer gives us a good look at Austin Butler's portrayal of rock icon Elvis Presley, from the glitzy outfits to the hysteria-inducing hip shimmying to the conflicts with his manager (Tom Hanks).

'Elvis' trailer: Austin Butler embodies the King of Rock and Roll

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We get our first glance at Austin Butler's portrayal of Elvis Presley, complete with his trademark drawl and glorious, fervor-inducing hip-shimmying. The trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Elvis is here, and it's a lot.

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

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

Sharks With Weird Sores and Lesions Have Appeared at a Popular Malaysian Dive Spot

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

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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. I’m really, really excited to welcome Austin to the show.

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

Elvis review: Baz Luhrmann’s ridiculous, sublime biopic

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Movies & TV Reviews Austin Butler Baz Luhrmann biopics dramas Elvis Tom HanksMoulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann throws his whole mad heart into the alternately ridiculous and sublime biopic Elvis.

Go behind the scenes of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis in new featurettes

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Movies & TV News Austin Butler Baz Luhrmann dramas Elvis Elvis Presley warner bros. Get ready for the musical biopic event of the year as three new behind-the-scenes featurettes shine the spotlight on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis.

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

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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.

Mike Myers on The Pentaverate and playing multiple characters

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Features Movies & TV austin powers comedies Mike Myers Netflix comedies The Pentaverate TV interviewsMike Myers and the cast of The Pentaverate discuss the challenges of playing multiple characters and getting lost in conspiracies in the Netflix series.

Report: Dune: Part Two Might Be Close to Finding Its Feyd-Rautha

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Austin Butler, who got his first big break in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , is circling the key role of Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in Dune: Part Two.

Redfall co-op comes with a significant caveat if you aren’t the host

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Gaming News arkane austin PC Redfall Xbox Series XRedfall's co-op looks fun but won't give you credit for beating the mission if you're not the host.

Christopher Walken Joins Dune: Part 2 as Emperor Shaddam

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The Legendary and Warner Bros. Dune franchise has found its Emperor Shaddam. Deadline reports that Christopher Walken has been cast in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated sequel for the sci-fi series. Read more.

Star Wars' BIPOC Fans Speak Out on Lucasfilm Addressing Racism in Fandom

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When racism shows up in fandom , it becomes an issue that everyone has to deal with, but the burden falls hardest on fans of color. While social media support is great, and videos addressing racism are even better, it’s simply not enough. Something’s got to change. Read more.

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Léa Seydoux Joins Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part Two as Lady Margot

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Warner Bros. has opened its bag to just keep adding more and more names to its blockbuster sci-fi franchise as Léa Seydoux joins the ensemble for Dune : Part Two.

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Lockheed Officials Discuss Hypersonic Challenges Following Pricey U.S. Missile Delay

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hypersonic weapons systems are becoming the military’s perpetual late kid leading to growing frustration among some lawmakers who worry Uncle Sam’s ceding ground to Russia. Read more.

Dune: Part Two Release Date Shifts, Godzilla vs. Kong 2 Out 2024

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If you already had plans to see Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated Dune: Part Two on October 20, 2023 , you might want to put a pin in that. Warner Bros. has shifted the sci-fi epic a few weeks and it’ll now arrive in theaters on November 17, 2023. Read more.

Pentagon Orders US Airlines Provide 18 Planes to Help With Afghan Evacuation

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered 18 aircraft from U.S. airlines be delivered to the Department of Defense to help with the effort to evacuate Americans and Afghan refugees from Afghanistan according to a press release last Sunday.

10 Great 2021 Genre Films That Weren't Nominated For Oscars

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Why Emerging Tech's Partly to Blame for a Record $2.1 Trillion Military Spending Last Year

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When it comes to spending (or losing ) obscene amounts of money, it’s never a good idea to bet against the military.

Chinese State Media Releases Video Mocking Western Fears of Huawei

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Texas Hunkers Down for the Cold

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Temperatures are dropping in central and south Texas Thursday through Friday morning as the state sees a cold front that may send temperatures plummeting as low as 18 degrees Fahrenheit (minus-8 degrees Celsius) in the Permian Basin on Thursday.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Developers Look Back on 10 Years, and What's Next

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Star Wars ’ Expanded Universe has lived on in myriad ways since it came to an official end in 2014 , when Lucasfilm and Disney wiped the slate of continuity clean.

Marvel's New Halloween Disney+ Special Might Have Just Recruited a Nevers Star

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One last trailer for Scream sets up the sequel’s interesting subversions. A new Peacemaker clip sees John Cena’s unlikely hero wrestle with the events of Suicide Squad. Plus, a look at what’s coming on Superman & Lois and Naomi. Spoilers, away! Read more.

This Working Quadcopter Drone Was Built Using Leonardo da Vinci's 500-Year-Old Sketches

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The Pentagon Wants to Know if Employees Have 'Havana Syndrome'

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Researchers Are Trying to Create an Unhackable Computer Processor

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