Niantic Launches Harry Potter Wizards Unite as Beta in Australia & New Zealand

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and Portkey Games, launched published to Google Play and the App Store in Australia. The long-awaited augmented reality game based on the Harry Potter franchise from Pokémon GO masterminds Niantic is closer to release, as the developer has begun public beta testing of the app.

Domino's Australia Serves Up Virtual Previews of Your Pizza Order in Augmented Reality

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If you're hungry for pizza and ordering from Domino's in Australia, you can now see what your pie will look like in augmented reality before placing your order.

Australia Adds ‘VR Interactivity’ To Games Rating Process

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PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era.

HTC Vive Reveals Extremely Limited Edition Front Defense Bundle With Themed Covers For Australia

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HTC Vive is getting a brand new game bundled with every unit sold… at least it is in Australia. Vive Studios’ Front Defense, a World War II- era first-person shooter developed by Fantahorn Game Studio, will be included with every unit sold on the Australian Vive website until August 24th. Not only that, but the bundle comes with a themed protective cover for both your headset and the Vive controllers. The white covers sport the Front Defense logo. Pretty cool, huh?

The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens

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The Australian Air Force and Saab Australia are trialing the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset as the Australian military evolves into a “fifth-generation fighting force.” But Australia doesn’t have the only military interested in the HoloLens.

Australian Prehistoric Exhibit Fuses VR and Puppets

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A new exhibit in Australia transports you to the continent’s prehistoric past through puppets and virtual reality. 8 at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia. News 360 Film ACMI Australia Education Exhibit Film Museum Prehistoric VR

Solis VR Takes Elderly Patients To Places Long Thought Out Of Reach

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Since launch, Solis VR has expanded into 60 aged care facilities across Australia. health care VR Australia elder healthcare hospital

Hacked Together Mixed Reality Camera Robot Shows Huge Promise

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Loveday seems to be something of a mad scientist working in Australia, creating the first music video built in Tilt Brush. ” hardware VR cameras Australia camera jaymis loveday mixed reality sutu

Solis VR Takes Elderly Patients To Places Long Thought Out Of Reach

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Since launch, Solis VR has expanded into 60 aged care facilities across Australia. health care VR Australia elder healthcare hospital

Niantic Sets Launch Date for Harry Potter Augmented Reality Game, Releases New Trailer

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While the date has been a long time coming since the announcement of the game in November 2017, the milestone has been foreshadowed by recent events, namely the beta launches in New Zealand and Australia in May and the. After more than a year of teasing and testing, Niantic and Warner Bros.

VR used to educate on Australian bushfires

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In Australia, authorities have released a VR experience designed to educate citizens about the dangers of bushfires. However, most of Australia is covered by forest (the bush), and this, combined with high temperatures, means that bushfires are a very present safety concern for Australians. Education News Virtual Reality (VR) VR World 4K VR Australia Bushfires Government Vic Emergency VR VR Education VR Safety

Who is Trying to Make Key App for VR?

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Travelling without leaving your seat is one of the big ideas behind VR headsets so it’s perhaps no surprise that Destination BC (British Columbia, Canada) and Visit Australia are already using the technology to provide sneak peaks of popular locations.

Microsoft Hololens Available in More Countries

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Starting on October 12, Microsoft added availability to the following countries: Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft Hololens (Developer version) has been available in the US and Canada since March for $3,000.

Emerging Tech in Emerging Markets

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He reveals he’s also in advanced discussions with various embassies from countries such as the UK,Canada,Australia,Ireland Israel about mutual exchange programs.

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Joy to Patients with Google Daydream

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MediBank, Australia’s largest health insurance provider, has teamed up with VR company Liminal , to launch “Joy,” a VR program that is designed to help patients with long-term hospital stays feel less lonely and isolated through immersing them in different environments.

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Discovery and Google Announce VR Travel Series ‘Discovery TRVLR’, First of 38 Episodes to Arrive in November

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Chapters for North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia consist of six episodes each, while the chapter for Antarctica features two episodes, for a total of 38 episodes in the series.

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‘ViewR’ Lets You Watch a VR Session in Action From the Comfort of Your Phone

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Brisbane, Australia-based group #include today released a new app called ViewR that lets you observe a PC VR session in action from an Android mobile device.

MSI VR One backpack PC now available, packs with Core i7 and 90 min battery life

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The machine is available right now in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, China, and Taiwan. MSI has announced that its cool backpack PC for VR gaming has now hit the market for gamers to purchase.

Zero Latency’s Free-Roam VR To Use HP Headsets And Microsoft Tracking

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That’s a big technological shift for the Australia-based VR company. We have yet to try the system which Ruse says they are trialing in Australia now before rolling out to more locations worldwide in the coming months.

Zero Latency Is The US’s First Warehouse-Scale VR Arcade

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But now, we’ve got a new development as Zero Latency expands from Melbourne, Australia to Orlando, Florida and brings the US their very first warehouse-scale free roam virtual reality facility. As often stated, you have to experience VR to truly believe.

Flight Simulator ‘X-Plane 11’ Now Natively Supports SteamVR Headsets

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Landmark scenery for Sydney, Australia. X-Plane 11 (2017) , the highly-touted and expansive flight simulator for PC, now has a few new badges under its Steam listing, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets.

Psychological VR Thriller ‘Blind’ Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR – Teaser Trailer Here

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Tiny Bull later partnered with Australia-based indie label Surprise Attack Games to produce Blind. Blind is an upcoming psychological thriller that puts you in a world of darkness. Given a special cane, you use echolocation to find your way through the game’s mysterious narrative.

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These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand.

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with four, Australia with three, and Singapore, Spain and Sweden with two each. These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand Innovation Today See the U.S.

‘DiRT Rally 2.0’ is Getting VR Support After All, Coming to Rift This Summer

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Off-road environments span New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the US.

The AR Drone That Can Help Save Lives

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Its First Response command and control system for professional drone users in emergency response organizations is already operational in over 70 organizations in the US, Australia, Europe, and Israel.

Daydream View VR headsets in Crimson and Snow colors start shipping

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New limited edition Google Daydream View VR headsets in Crimson (red) and Snow (white) colors are now shipping in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, the company has announced.

Sega Bringing This Multiplayer VR Arcade to Japan

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In Melbourne, Australia, there’s a warehouse where you can freely roam in VR, blasting zombies with friends as a team. China, Europe and Australia.

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AR Drone Technology That Can Help Save Lives

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Its First Response command and control system for professional drone users in emergency response organizations is already operational in over 70 organizations throughout the US, Australia, Europe, and Israel.

How Pokémon Go brings the pocket monsters to your neighborhood

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The Pokémon Go beta is live in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States ahead of its full launch, and it’s set to launch this year.

Fruit Ninja Comes to Virtual Reality This Month

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Brisbane, Australia-based Halfbrick Studios has confirmed its juggernaut Fruit Ninja series is coming to VR.

Three Reasons Higher Education Has Embraced Virtual Reality

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Students throughout the world, as far away as Asia and Australia, will have access to the same interactive VR learning materials as the students in Scotland. Virtual Reality has always been of interest to higher education.

Zero Latency Partners With Microsoft And HP On New Platform

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Australia-based startup Zero Latency is teaming up with Microsoft, HP and Intel “to help create the next generation of the Zero Latency platform,” according to the company. Zero Latency arenas offer large-scale free-roam multiplayer virtual environments available in 13 countries. They offer five games with another player-vs-player title on the way.

DARK SLOPE SECURES SEED FUNDING, OPENS NEW FREE-ROAM MULTIPLAYER VR ADVENTURE SCARYGIRL MISSION MAYBEE TO THE PUBLIC

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Dark Slope , a Toronto-based virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) developer, is creating free-roam multi-user experiences for the rapidly expanding location-based entertainment (LBE) market and for enterprise customers.

This New Educational VR App Teaches Kids About Recycling

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Creative Agency Protein One and Rotor Studios this month announced a new app that’s set to educate kids in Australia about the process of recycling. A new VR app allows school children to sort through the trash at a recycling facility without getting their hands dirty. The experience uses the Oculus Rift to teleport children to a recycling facility in Hume to learn about the work done by resource recovery specialists, Re.Group.

Oculus Holiday Deal Brings Modest Discounts to Oculus Go & Rift

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The deals are available in the US, Canada, UK/EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Black Friday is nearly upon us, and Oculus is cutting a few bucks off both Oculus Go and Oculus Rift to celebrate.

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Re-imagining 5G Connectivity

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Powering 5G NR in-home/in-office deployment – starting with Verizon 5G Home, Optus in Australia and expanding worldwide. The promise of emerging technologies such as VR, AR, Robotics and AI can only be realized by next-generation end device connectivity.