Australia Adds ‘VR Interactivity’ To Games Rating Process

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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.

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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

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?

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

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

How Can Australian Firms Win At CX In 2018?

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The Australia Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) data for 2017 is in, and there’s bad news: CX quality in Australia has worsened and there are no true leaders. customer experience Australia CXThis isn’t Forrester’s opinion — it’s how 9,000 Australian customers graded their recent interactions with 36 brands across the measures of CX quality that lead to revenue. […].

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.

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.

eBay and Myer Launch World’s First Virtual Reality Store

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Managing director of eBay Australia and New Zealand, Jooman Park, said the new experience expands on traditional retail and improves its efficiency and personalisation.

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.

Vive Deluxe Audio Straps Back in Stock on Monday, Vive Pre Adapter Kit Available With Promo Code

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The strap is still available for purchase in Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.

Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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The Vive’s Lighthouse tracking system is an impressive piece of tech, considering it boasts sub-millimeter, 3D room-scale positional tracking for a VR headset and hand controllers using lasers.

Lithodomos VR Raises $679500 To Bring Historic Architecture Back To Virtual Life

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The Melbourne-based startup, formed in 2016, announced that it raised $900,000 AUD ($679500 USD) in a seed funding round, which it will use to expand beyond Australia and into Europe. As it stands, the Roman Colosseum is one of the most impressive historical sites you can lay your eyes on.

Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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Samsung Electronics has recently signed a partnership with Korean VR studio FNI and Gangnam Severance Hospital, one of South Korea’s largest hospitals, to develop VR-based mental health diagnosis programs for Samsung Gear VR.

Google Daydream View Arrives Next Week, Launch Window Line-Up Revealed

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Australia: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD). No more guessing games and waiting around: Google has revealed the official launch date for its Daydream View headset, and it’s coming very soon.

Lumiere Award Winners Team Up To Create The Virtual Content Group

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Australia’s 3D Content Hub , Germany’s INVR.SPACE , and France’s Cow Prod are the entities that make up the VCG and their branded work for Samsung and BMW (blended 360-degree video with augmented reality) earned them one Lumiere, with the 360 CGI work based on the Temptation of St.

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.

Google’s Daydream View Headset is Out Nov 10th, Software Line Up Detailed

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Australia : Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD). As we wrote recently , Google’s first dedicated Daydream VR headset ‘View’ is out on November 10th and Google have now detailed the Daydream platform’s launch window software line up.

Oculus Deploys New Age Rating System for VR Content

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Currently, the IARC rating system administers content ratings from ESRB in North America, PEGI in Europe, ClassInd in Brazil, USK in Germany and the Classification Board in Australia with more rating authorities expected to join in the future.

Vive’s Deluxe Audio Strap Sells Out

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Both the US and UK accessory sites for Vive are out of stock right now , though some other territories like Australia still have units on offer (we wouldn’t recommend trying to import from there, though). Yesterday saw the anticipated launch of the Deluxe Audio Strap for the HTC Vive.

World’s Largest Cinema Chain, AMC, Leads $30M Investment to Bring VR to Movie Theaters

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Then there’s Zero Latency, which already has installations in Australia, Japan, and its latest location inside the MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

How VR Can Improve Chemotherapy Patient Programs

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VR is being put to use at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse with the help of Samsung Australia and Start VR. Patients can explore new worlds away from the hospital thanks to VR.

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.

This VR Training Simulation is One of the Best We’ve Ever Seen

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The Australia based Sentient Computing seem to share in this line of thinking as they recently released a video (embedded at the top of this page) showing their work on a training simulation, built to educate train workers on how to safely operate high voltage switching equipment.

New Estimate Suggests Samsung Approaching 10 Million Gear VRs Sold By 2018

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“In 2017, Samsung has taken a more targeted approach retaining the offer for the launch of the Galaxy S8 in USA and Australia, but dropping it in a number of European territories.” Before we dive into the numbers provided by industry analysis firm IHS Markit, let me be clear that all VR market analysis and projections we’ve seen are big guesses.

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries

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Development efforts are about to get a major adrenaline shot in the arm also, with Microsoft today expanding distribution globally to Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Embodied Cognition & Using Social Structures for Collaborative Learning

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She’s from the University of Castle in Australia and is using serious games and augmented reality to teach literacy.

Google’s VR Headset Is Daydream View

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Outside of the US, the kit costs $99 in Canada, £69 in the UK, €69 in Germany, and $199 in Australia. Following the reveal of the Daydream mobile VR ecosystem earlier in the year, Google has finally revealed the first headset to support it, Daydream View.

Women In VR spotlight: Lee and Jordan Brighton talk about Run Dorothy Run.

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We built one of the first content management systems in Australia; we were also one of the early application service providers (before it was known as SaaS), and we’re again bringing a platform or “engine” approach to how we build games.

A VR Theme Park is Coming to Malaysia

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Then there is Australia-based Zero Latency , who has put thousands of consumers through their warehouse space in Melbourne and announced in June that they will be bring their multiplayer VR theme park to Japan in partnership with Sega’s amusement park division.

8i Lands $27M in Series B Funding and Reveals Tango-powered Mixed Reality App ‘Holo’

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With this global round, we look forward to partnering with our investors from the US, China, Europe, and Australia as we bring our technology to consumers worldwide.”.

Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks

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Sydney Harbour Bridge | Australia | -33.861,151.221. In a galaxy not so far from Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower, Star Wars comes to life through augmented reality. Disney has been making major moves in Augmented Reality in 2017.

Explore All Seven Continents in VR With Discovery’s ‘TRVLR’

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Over the course of 38 episodes spread throughout seven chapters, you will travel throughout North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Antarctica in the first virtual reality series to cover all seven continents.

The New ‘Power Rangers’ Film Is Getting VR Experience That Lets You Pilot A Zord

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We’re happy to be working with Lionsgate to create an exciting virtual reality experience for Power Rangers fans through the technologies we’ve implemented on Snapdragon 835,” said Mike Finley, senior vice president and president, North America and Australia, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., The Power Rangers have persisted for years as a staple of television for younger crowds, though many of us still cherish the Rangers in our older age.

Google Expeditions Will Be Bringing VR To A Million Students In The UK

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In the video trailer for Expeditions, students were taken to locales like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Google will undoubtedly be remembered for its influence in virtual reality’s exposure whenever we look back on things in the future.

CEOs Under Fire For Using VR To Experience Being Homeless

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Nearly 1,500 CEOs have been involved in the charity, raising over $5,100,000 for Vinnies Homeless Services across Australia. A group of CEOs face immediate backlash after using VR to simulate being homeless during “CEO Sleepout.”.

Wevr’s theBlu Lets Dubai Aquarium Visitors Go Beyond The Glass

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In addition to the CG experience, live action, 360 degree footage will also showcase life both above and below the ocean in Uganda, South Africa, Maldives, Egypt, Australia and Mafia Island. The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo now lets visitors go beyond the glass and having an astonishingly intimate encounter with sea life thanks to the HTC Vive.

Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

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HoloLens is currently only officially available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

‘Flaim Trainer’ Uses Vive’s Tracker For A Realistic Firefighting Experience

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Rather than attaching the new kit to a smartphone or baseball bat, the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research And Innovation (IISRI) from the University of Deakin in Australia attached it to a fire hose. It’s been a pretty cold CES.