HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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HTC is donating over 110 HTC Vive systems to California and Nevada libraries through its new Vive Libraries Program, an effort to seed local communities with premium VR. ” In California alone, HTC has donated 100 Vive headsets to public libraries.

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Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries

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Now the Facebook subsidiary is focusing on making virtual reality more accessible than ever by bringing their Oculus Rift headsets to public libraries across California all for the low cost of $0.00. News Cali Group California Library Education Oculus Oculus Rift

VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

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As part of HTC’s new Vive Libraries program, the Taiwanese-based electronics company recently donated a whopping 110,000 HTC Vive kits to libraries across California and Nevada. The post VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries appeared first on VRScout.

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‘CalcFlow’ Studio Partners with HTC to Bring VR STEM Tools to Libraries Across California & Nevada

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Nanome , the studio behind CalcFlow, the 3D visualization tool for math concepts, has partnered with HTC to bring their STEM-focused VR tools to libraries across California and Nevada.

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‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall

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The Colonial Marines are recruiting warriors and thrill seekers at a shopping mall in Southern California. The post ‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall appeared first on VRScout.

Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State.

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Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries The pioneering company continues its crusade of spreading VR by donating 100 headsets for educational purposes.

Oculus Is Putting Rift In 90 California Libraries So VR Is Free To Use

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100 Oculus Rifts will be deployed at 90 California libraries over the next three months as part of a pilot program offering VR to anyone with a library card. Oculus Education Program Manager Cindy Ball said in a prepared statement the program covers less than 10 percent of the California library branches, but “hopefully the experience with the first 100 devices will generate sufficient interest for the state to drive further expansion.”

Life In VR Is A Blue Planet-Inspired VR App From The BBC

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For the first installment, California Coast, you’ll explore Pacific waters, meeting all kinds of wildlife along the way. Tagged with: BBC , Life in VR: California Coast Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Experiences BBC Life in VR: California Coast

‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ Disney World VR Attraction Gets New Trailer, Tickets on Sale

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The collaboration between Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB, and The VOID debuts on December 16th at Disney World, Florida and opens at Disneyland, California on January 5th. Tickets are now available for location-based VR company The VOID’s latest experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.

Dead Bug Creek Brings the Double Fine Spirit to VR But it Needs a Helping Hand

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Experiences gaming California Rex Dead Bug Creek htc vive oculus rift PlayStation VR psychonauts Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin The Goonies The X-FilesWith its wonderful worlds, wacky characters and colorful stories, Double Fine is as good a developer as any to seek inspiration from.

Apple's ARKit 2.0 Intends to Match & Surpass Google's ARCore with Multiplayer & Persistent Content, Says Report

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On the one year anniversary of the introduction of ARKit, Apple is planning to reveal major updates its augmented reality toolkit for mobile apps at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California next week.

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Apple Intends to Match & Surpass Google with Multiplayer & Persistent Content in ARKit 2.0, Says Report

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On the one year anniversary of the introduction of ARKit, Apple is planning to reveal major updates its augmented reality toolkit for mobile apps at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California next week.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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Culver City, California. San Francisco, California. Moscone Center; San Francisco, California. San Francisco, California. Los Angeles, California. San Jose Convention Center; San Jose, California. LA Convention Center; Los Angeles, California.

HTC Vive Libraries Program Will Bring VR Headsets To Over 100 Libraries

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Almost a year ago to the date Oculus announced an initiative to bring VR headsets to 90 different California libraries. Now, HTC has announced the Vive Libraries Program , which is set to bring VR headsets to 110 different libraries in California and Nevada.

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Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

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At its annual I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California Google announced the launch of Tour Creator , a new tool that easily allows anyone to create interactive content in Virtual Reality.

Hands-on: Acer Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kit & Datascape

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Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft, had teased us a few weeks earlier at the Vision Summit event in Los Angeles, California, and said there would be a lot more information at Build.

Presence Episode 7: Virtual Reality as a form of Therapy

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The subject of VR Therapy has pressed heavily on our thoughts lately, so we’re thrilled that Arno Hartholt, Computer Scientist & Project Director at the University of Southern California, could join us for episode 7.

Oculus Connect 3 - Oculus Touch Announcement Imminent?

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Oculus have promised to discuss Oculus Touch during the Oculus Connect 3 event taking place October 5 - 7 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California.

Dreamscape Immersive Launches Pop-up Location Featuring ‘Alien Zoo’ Experience

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Now taking reservations at Westfield Century City, LA, California, the multiplayer experience will be open to the public for a single month. Dreamscape Immersive , the location based VR startup, today announced the public debut of a limited engagement VR experience called Alien Zoo.

VRLA Summer Expo Starts Friday

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VRLA is one one of the biggest VR events in California held in downtown LA at the Convention Centre, West Hall B. VRLA is expanding their usual one-day expo to two days starting tomorrow, Friday 5 August.

HTC Vive Goes Retail

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Micro Center first had ten available in their California store in Orange County. First, Oculus Rift appeared in small numbers at Amazon and Best Buy but was quickly snapped up. Now the HTC Vive appears at retail.

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US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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Bill Flores (R-Texas)’ Darrell Issa (R-California). Ted Lieu (D-California).

Team USA skiers use VR to train for 2018 Winter Olympics

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Ski & Snowboard is working with California-based STRIVR to leverage virtual reality for training athletes. The Olympic organization U.S.

Face an active shooter with HTC Vive

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Just about every millennial that grew up in California can remember the “duck and cover” campaign from grade school where it was taught that hiding under a desk could best protect you from an earthquake.

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‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level

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Thanks to the success of both Raw Data and Sprint Vector, California-based VR studio Survios has made a name for itself within the immersive entertainment community as an established developer of AAA VR content.

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Samsung Gear 360 is Almost Available

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The camera’s official US availability comes on an extremely limited basis, as it’s put up for purchase at the VidCon convention (Online video get together) in Anaheim, California with a price of $350. The Samsung Gear 360 was first introduced back in February at Mobile World Congress.

Procedurally generated sci-fi horror game for PSVR, The Persistence will be playable at PSX this weekend

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Firesprite is proud to announce it's upcoming procedurally generated sci-fi horror, ‘The Persistence’ PSVR will be playable this weekend at the PlayStation Experience event in Anaheim, California between 9th & 10th December 2017 A new enemy-type will be shown for the first time.

Final Cost of HTC Vive Pre-Order Almost $900

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Living in California my final price including tax and shipping came to almost $900 ($895.32) for the HTC Vive pre-order. For those living in America the price you see is often not the price you pay. Other countries often complain our prices are lower.

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Chocolate Is A VR Dance Party With Psychedelic Cats Coming Very Soon

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The experience features SUBPAC support, and sparkling, interactive cats that will dance alongside the player to the title track, Chocolate by California electronic music record producer Giraffage.

Report: Apple to Unveil ARKit 2.0, Putting Privacy & Multiuser AR at Its Core

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at the company’s yearly Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) , which takes place June 4th-8th in San Jose, California. According to a recent Reuters report, Apple is set to unveil some new features in its supposed release of ARKit 2.0,

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Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator

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Educators can learn how to survive a virtual school shooting.

Knott’s Berry Farm Brings VR Haunted Attraction to Theme Park

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The seasonal Halloween Haunt event at Knott’s Berry Farm in California kicks off today, transforming the theme park into 160 acres of terrifying mazes and roaming monsters. You won’t be able to turn away from this disturbing Gear VR hospital experience.

NextVR looks to bring a more realistic live event experience to VR with announcements heading into CES 2018

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It's an #NBAinVR showdown in California! Ahead of CES 2018 live sporting event broadcasting specialists NextVR announced three big tech advancements to their platform: six degrees of freedom-enabled content, higher resolution output, and augmented reality support.

DigiLens raises $25 million For Automotive Holographic Display

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DigiLens of Sunnyvale, California announced today that it has raised $25 million from Continental, a German technology company interested in the automotive application of the startup’s holographic display technology. The deal will give Continental an 18 percent stake in DigiLens. The two companies are now jointly developing “a waveguide head-up display” (HUD) for cars. The waveguide technology also has potential for aviation and motorcycle helmets, the companies said in a press release.

Google Partners With IMAX and Yi Technology on New Virtual Reality Cameras

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Google is getting ready to expand its virtual reality hardware partnerships.

Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

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At a virtual reality gathering in California, Samsung Electronics VP Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong confirmed rumors that there would a “Gear VR 2” coming soon.

Metastage Is A New Mixed Reality Capture Studio In LA

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The next mixed reality studio to partner with Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture technology is opening today in Los Angeles, California. Metastage , as the venue is called, comes fully equipped for volumetric capture, using a range of cameras fitted to a circular rig to record real life and turn it into a virtual asset with ease.

Intel Extreme Masters Oakland to showcase intense sci-fi multiplayer FPS Evasion

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The Bay Area’s top eSports event, Intel ® Extreme Masters event is this weekend in Oakland, California and Intel is using the event to also push some of the VR content it has been promoting.

Watch Oculus Connect 4 Live Starting At 10am Pacific, October 11

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Facebook’s big VR conference – Oculus Connect 4 (OC4) – kicks off on October 11, 2017 in San Jose, California. OC4 will give us a glimpse at what Facebook has been working on and what their plans for the future are around virtual reality. We’ll be at the show covering many of the demos, sessions and keynotes live, but if you can’t make it to San Jose, please check out our coverage on the site and watch developments from OC4 on either Facebook, YouTube or Twitch: Oculus Facebook Page.

Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality Ride at Six Flags

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Six Flags theme parks in Vallejo, California, and Arlington, Texas will unveil the Rage of the Gargoyles Roller Coaster to guests on September 30.