The Immersive Reality Revolution Is A New Book Exploring The Future Of VR/AR/MR

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Virtual Perceptions’ Tom Ffiske just launched a new book. Topics in the 106-page book include the tech’s use in education, movies and employee training, as well as the prospect of AR glasses and, towards the end, the ethics of both VR and AR. “My motivation for this book comes in two parts,” Ffiske told me over email. The book is a collection of my thoughts and insights on it all.” How about a little light VR/AR reading for the weekend?

Bookful Expands Its Massive Augmented Reality Library With Mattel’s Thomas & Friends And Barbie

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According to Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report , 86% of kids ages 6 – 17 agree that reading is important, though 41% report difficulty finding books they actually like. To cultivate a love of reading and learning, immersive entertainment company Inception created Bookful.

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This Psychedelic AR Book Cover Is Turning Heads Online

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Forget the old phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”. UK-based artist Alexander Ward was shocked to see his AR-enabled cover for Allowah Lani’s book I am love was circulating online. When scanned with a smartphone camera, the books cover opens a 3D portal to a visually-captivating psychedelic cosmos. “It Click this link to open up the AR effect (Facebook app required) and point the camera towards the book cover image designed by Alexander.

A New Children’s Book Uses VR And AR To Create Immersive Storytelling

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A new children’s book, The Case of the Missing Cleopatra, aims to combine traditional storytelling methods with mobile AR and VR technologies, giving children new interactive ways to experience the narrative. The book is described as a “fictional investigation that features both AR activated challenges and mobile VR worlds within the context of the book.”

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel ‘Ready Player Two’ Arrives This November

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Penguin Random House imprint Ballantine Books today confirmed that a follow-up to Ernest Cline’s breakout hit Ready Player One will be arriving on store shelves this November. The book spent 100 weeks on the New York Times’ iconic bestsellers list. According to Cline, Ready Player Two will be a direct sequel to the book as opposed to the film. News Amazon Ernest Cline Penguin Random House Ready Player One Ready Player Two The Oasis VR Book VR MMO

Must Read AR/VR Books in 2020

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Reading AR/VR books is one of the best ways to keep in touch with the evolution of immersive technologies. These books are great reading material for content creators, developers, as well as people who want to stay in the loop. What Are the Current Trends in AR/VR Books? Thus, recent AR/VR books focus on the impact of the technology on various aspects of human life or the potential developments in the future. AR/VR Books We Recommend for Our Readers.

Color Space Is The Relaxing VR Coloring Book We Need Right Now

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While still considered by many to be a children’s activity, psychological studies have identified numerous therapeutic benefits tied to adult coloring books, including stress reduction and mindfulness. Color Space takes this concept to a whole new level, immersing you in a virtual coloring book filled with 13 life-sized works of art just begging for a splash of color. Color Space, the VR Coloring Book, is now live for Oculus.

The best free Kindle books on Amazon Prime

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Whether you're into psychological thrillers or romance, we've got the best books on Prime Reading right here. Buying Guides Mobile Amazon Prime books Best free books on Amazon Prime Best free Kindle books Free Amazon Prime books free Kindle books Prime Reading

Jack Daniels Turns Their Whiskey Bottle Into An AR Pop-Up Book

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The post Jack Daniels Turns Their Whiskey Bottle Into An AR Pop-Up Book appeared first on VRScout. News AR AR Pop-up Book Jack DanielsAR brings the history of the 150-year old whiskey brand to life. Jack Daniels has been offering thirsty patrons their immensely popular brand of Tennessee whiskey for over 150 years, during which time they’ve become the most successful American whiskey distillery in the world.

Charlie Fink on his new book Convergence and the future of XR

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Charlie is also a book author and after the success of his previous book Metaverse , now he’s launching his new book, “Convergence” , that is all about the present and the future of augmented reality. I’ve not been able to read the book yet (I’m preparing for the VEC !), And I’m sure that, exactly as the previous book, the special sauce of Convergence will be the great experience that Charlie has in the field.

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‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

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Aptly named Ready Player Two , the upcoming book is being published by Penguin Random House subsidiary Ballantine Books. Another big endorsement: Palmer Luckey, Oculus founder and inventor of the Oculus Rift, liked the novel so much that in the early days all Oculus employees received a copy of the book. Besides the book’s page count (384) and ISBN, there isn’t any further info on Ready Player Two just yet.

Human-Scale AR ‘Tunnel Book’ Launches At Welsh National Opera

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Developed for the Welsh National Opera by award-winning digital studio Arcade in collaboration with Belgian graphic illustrator Xavier Segers , the colorful installation is described by its creators as a human-scale sensory ‘tunnel book’ brought to life using smartphone-powered AR technology. The post Human-Scale AR ‘Tunnel Book’ Launches At Welsh National Opera appeared first on VRScout. Free immersive pop-up blends AR technology with classic opera.

The best free Kindle books for 2020

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We've put together a list of compelling free offerings for your e-book reader. Reading shouldn't be expensive. Buying Guides Mobile Amazon Best of ebooks kindle public domain Tier 4

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Book Review: Experience on Demand

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Its author – Professor Jeremy Bailenson – is the Director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and one of the world’s greatest authorities on Virtual Reality, yet this doesn’t come across as an academic book. Yet he writes that as absorbing as books or videogames or television are, they pale next to Virtual Reality: “VR engulfs us (…) it’s the apotheosis of every media fear and fantasy we’ve ever had,” he writes.

Check Out Your Travel Destination In VR Before You Book

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Booking travel is one of those strange things that are simultaneously pleasurable and a complete nightmare, so any way that technology can improve on the experience is likely to fall under that desirable category. Planning and booking a vacation is a clear example of that and can sometimes be a grueling task. The post Check Out Your Travel Destination In VR Before You Book appeared first on VRScout. Rizort Inc.

100 best books of the year, according to Amazon

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The holidays are approaching, and though the majority of this year was an absolute nightmare, 2020 did deliver an impressive selection of superb new books. More about Amazon , Best Of 2020 , Best Of 2020 , Culture , and Books. Amazon Best Of 2020 Culture Books

The Story Behind the Ultimate Star Wars Lightsaber Book

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Star Wars fans are about to get a book all about lightsabers and they have Harry Potter to thank. It’s called Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, a slick, wide-format, hardcover book that features exclusive images and information on almost 60 different lightsabers in the Star Wars universe.

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Marcus Rashford launches book club for kids to promote literacy

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Not only has the Manchester United footballer successfully lobbied the UK government twice regarding free school meals for children — and got them to U-turn on their decisions twice — he's now launching a book club for kids. Sports Kids Football Literacy Book Club

10 books for people new to protesting

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With her debut book, The Purpose of Power , Garza outlines her personal journey alongside her organizing work, providing a model of action for future organizers — even if they're not calling themselves that yet. More about Books , Gift Guide , Protest Books , Social Good , and Books.

Best free Kindle books in Spanish

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Mobile free books hispanic Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 kindle SpanishTo help you distinguish the relevant from the rest, we've put together some of the best free alternatives for Kindle in Spanish.

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December's New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Just Might Help You End 2020 on a Good Note

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December is usually a pretty light month for new book releases , and while 2020 has been anything but traditional , that’s still the case here. However, you’ll find there are plenty of enticing new volumes heading to shelves, including an entire book of stories written during lockdown.

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Author hides short story in 1000 copies of his book, Twitter turns detective

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If you're going to sign 1000 copies of your new book, you might as well make the most of that inevitable wrist ache. To mark its publication, independent London bookstore Goldsboro Books released 1000 signed and exclusive first editions to members of their monthly book club.

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Star Wars Legend Alan Dean Foster Says Disney Is Withholding Book Royalties

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disney alan dean foster authors star wars publishing alien lucasfilm 20th century fox books george lucas a new hopeThe man who helped start Star Wars ’ literary universe as we know it is now saying Disney is failing to pay up. Read more.

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How to convert a Kindle book to PDF

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Amazon locks its Kindle e-books to its Kindle devices, but there's a way to convert these files to read them as PDFs. This guide shows you how using free tools. Computing How-To Mobile calibre kindle PDF Tier 4

The best e-book readers for 2020

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For bookworms, an e-book reader can be an important part of life -- but which should you get? We've tested them -- here are the best e-book readers available. Buying Guides Mobile Amazon Best of best of everything e-book Readers kindle Kobo

Book Reveals Canceled Oculus Rift Successors Tuzi and Venice

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Blake Harris’ new book The History Of The Future reveals two canceled Oculus Rift successor projects codenamed ‘Tuzi’ and ‘Venice’ In October of last year, TechCrunch reported the cancellation of a Rift 2 project codenamed ‘Caspar’ This means that a total of three reportedly canceled Rift successor projects are now public knowledge. The Tuzi project was started in 2015, according to the book.

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Razer Is Trying to Break Out of Gaming with the Razer Book 13

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But now Razer looks like it’s finally getting serious about general productivity with the Razer Book 13. razer is making a non gaming laptop laptops windows producitvity consumer tech razer book razer book 13

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Celebrate Grand Admiral Thrawn's 30th Birthday Next Year With New Books, Fancy Books, and Old Books (on T-Shirts!)

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exclusive thrawn thrawn ascendancy greater good star wars out of print timothy zahn thrawn ascendancy chaos rising heir to the empire drew struzan del rey lucasfilm books disneyIn 1991, the Star Wars universe changed forever. After a few years of quiet, the Expanded Universe exploded in scope and reach, kicking off with a series of novels from Timothy Zahn that brought us the story of what happened after Return of the Jedi.

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Portland's Most Famous Bookstore Will No Longer Sell Books on Amazon

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One of Portland’s most beloved bookworm attractions, Powell’s Books, will stop selling books on Amazon this weekend, Aug. support your local bookstore amazon bookstores books online ordering

Read books in 12 minutes with this app on sale for Black Friday

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TL;DR: Get a premium lifetime subscription to the 12min Micro Book Library for $35.40 But don't let that stop you 12min is an app for busy book lovers, giving you access to hundreds of micro books in text and audio form. Apps Books Mashable Shopping Tech

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The Expanse's 9th and Final Book Is Titled Leviathan Falls

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We’ve known for some time that the Expanse book series (written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck , known together as James S.A. What we haven’t known is the title of that book, or when to expect it—until today.

Lil Nas X is dropping a children's book starring a pony called Panini

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Namely, a children's book. On Tuesday, Lil Nas X announced that Random House will be publishing his book C is for Country next year, and that it's now available for pre-order. i’m dropping the best kids book of all time soon! Books Children S Books Lil Nas X Entertainment

Reading List: 50 Scifi Books Featuring AR and VR Technology

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It’s no accident that many people who appreciate VR and AR are also fans of scifi books, movies, and TV shows. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in books with significant AR and VR presence, this is the reading list for you. Each title below links to that book’s Goodreads page and contains a brief, non-spoiler description adapted from it.

Finally Some Good News: September Is Overflowing With New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

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Movies are slowly trickling back into theaters, but a far safer option is to pick up one of September’s new books instead.

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This awesome book bundle from Humble Bundle supports writers of color and libraries

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More about Books , Social Justice , Mashable Shopping , Social Good , and Books. Books Social Justice Mashable Shopping Social GoodEditor’s Note: Humble Bundle is owned by J2 Global, the parent company of Ziff Davis and Mashable.

November Is Full of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Help You Make It Through 2020's Home Stretch

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Fortunately, the output of new sci-fi and fantasy books is one thing that hasn’t slowed down—and November is full of adventures in deep space, chaotic kingdoms, other dimensions , and beyond.

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‘Peronio’ Brings A Children’s Pop-Up Book To Life With VR And AR

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Children’s books are a very high-demand and lucrative industry. Dr. Seuss may be one of the most prolific authors, with his iconic visual style and hilarious rhymes, but I have strong memories of all kinds of children’s books from when I was younger. Many of them being pop-up books. Tagged with: children , ovni studios , peronio , pop-up book. entertainment Experiences children ovni studios peronio pop-up book