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.

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‘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

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Watch The Latest From Unity At Unite Austin


It’s about time for another one of Unity’s many, lengthy press conferences, this time coming from Austin, Texas. The next Unite showing kicks off today, and we’re expecting plenty of updates from John Riccitiello and co at the show. You can watch it below at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

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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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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.

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

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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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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

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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Exploring Near-Future Moral Quandaries with INVAR Studios

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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

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

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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.

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

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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. car plant on Wednesday's earnings call. The gigafactory is where the forthcoming Cybertruck will be built.

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

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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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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. Explore five mind-bending realms that will have you questioning your reality.

#SWXW2019 – Augmenting ARt

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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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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

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

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. You’re quoting the movie, and your friend thinks this is hilarious. Then things take a dark turn. “I… I… Read more. google search engines yahoo internet internet search browsing surfing data websites

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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ISCA 2020: Evolution of the Samsung Exynos CPU Microarchitecture

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ISCA , the International Symposium for Computer Architecture is an IEEE conference that usually we don’t tend to hear from all that often in the public.

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. The protocol required Joshua, 30, and Jeremy, 28, to take a shot of liquid every few hours and according to Laurel, it was working wonders. Like their two older siblings,… Read more. family affair autism mineral miracle solutions

Atari to Open Game-themed Hotels Across the US with “the latest in VR and AR”

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Additional hotels planned in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose. Atari will soon be opening hotels in the United States that feature what they call “the latest in VR and AR.”

Gaming-Themed Atari Hotels Will Include VR And AR Entertainment


” The first Atari Hotel is scheduled to open later this year in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by seven additional locations across Austin, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, San Jose, San Francisco, and Seattle. Eight locations are set to open across the US, beginning later this year in Phoenix.

Atari To Open Hotels Across The US, Will Feature Immersive AR/VR Experiences


While Phoenix will be the first location, there are also plans for hotels in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose. Atari is opening 8 gaming-themed hotels across the United States, which will feature immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Magic Leap Has Quietly Built a 40-Person VR Team in AustinMagic.


Magic Leap Has Quietly Built a 40-Person VR Team in Austin Magic Leap, the secretive AR/VR company that has been teasing techies with clips of whales emerging from gymnasium floors, has quietly built a team of about 40 people in Austin. It’s the heart of the Fort Lauderdale-based company’s R&D team, but they aren’t sharing many other details about what they’re developing in their new office off of Metric Boulevard in north Austin.

Dan Carlin’s War Remains VR Experience Puts You In The Trenches Of WWI


Now the historical VR experience – or immersive memory as the creatives call it – is opening up to the general public for a limited run in Austin, TX, with more locations to be announced soon. War Remains will be available in downtown Austin, TX (500 E. Podcast legend Dan Carlin immerses you in one of the most brutal battlefields in history.

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The Spy Who Shrunk Me Looks Like No One Lives Forever VR


The Spy Who Shrunk Me from Catland is an upcoming tongue-in-cheek VR stealth game that appears to take heavy inspiration from titles such as No One Live Forever and spy films such as Austin Powers, James Bond, and Our Man Flint.

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HTC Debuts Kingspray VR Graffiti Simulator at X Games


At the X Games in Austin, Texas from June 2-5, HTC is publicly demoing for the first time Kingspray Graffiti Simulator. If you’re going to be at X Games in Austin, Texas from June 2-5, be sure to reserve yourself a Vive demo slot and get ready to explore the blank canvas alley walls in Kingspray Graffiti Simulator. This graffiti simulator is coming to VR and now you can try an early demo.

Niantic’s ‘Ingress Prime’ Brings A Sci-fi Twist To Location-Based AR Gaming


The massive Ingress Prime gathering, which kicks off November 17 th , will also include over a 100 community-driven “Satellite” Anomaly events in Barcelona, Austin, and Hong Kong.

HTC Vive Shows US Mayors How VR Can Help City Planning


During this year’s South by South West (SXSW) show HTC held an event in which Mayors from cities like Albuquerque, West Sacramento, and the festival’s own home of Austin. HTC is eager to push VR beyond the realms of gaming and into industries as soon as possible. To that end, the company recently gathered 20 mayors from across the US to show them what its HTC Vive can do for city planning.


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My name is Austin Hooper, and I make virtual reality gaming videos! Pretty much what the title says there. Got Witcher 3 working in VR with the first person mod. Pretty cool! With my trusty Oculus Rift, GearVR, Razer Hydras, and many more VR gadgetry, I try to find the best and most compelling experiences to share with the world! VR is here, and I’m coming right along with it. So, I hope you’ll join me on my adventure into VR!

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SXSW Features ‘Active Esport’ VR Event Using Infinity Treadmill


With the annual SXSW festival well underway in Austin, Texas, attendees have been up to their necks in brand spanking new films, music, interactive media, food, and various other incredible offerings at the one-of-a-kind event. Blue Goji hosts fitness-focused VR tournaments using their award-winning treadmill.

Ambitious VR Project Restores 1964 Tokyo With Real Images


The Time Machine will be up and running from March 10th – 13th at the Austin Convention Center. The absence of Terminators in 2019 means VR is probably the closest we’re going to get to time travel. But how do we ensure trips to our past are as accurate as possible? NHK Enterprises (NEP) and Rhizomatiks have one idea. The pair this week announced a new project set to showcase at SXSW next month.

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