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


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

Apple Developing MicroLED Technology in California


Apple, according to Bloomberg , is rumored to be developing MicroLED displays in a dedicated facility in California. Apple’s obvious goal could be to supplement and eventually replace Samsung as the supplier of their screens. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning.

Oculus Brings Rift to 90 Libraries in California for Public Access VR

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Oculus has announced a pilot program to place 100 Rifts and Oculus Ready PCs in 90 libraries throughout the state of California, from the Oregon border down to Mexico. The post Oculus Brings Rift to 90 Libraries in California for Public Access VR appeared first on Road to VR.

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


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 partners with the California State Library to continue their goal of making VR accessible

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Through a new partnership with the California State Library, Oculus is giving access to VR to people that may never have the chance. Next steps would include the California State Library expanding the program by allocating or raising additional funding to scale the presence of VR.”

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


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.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule


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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.

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


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

Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator


Educators can learn how to survive a virtual school shooting.

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


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.

Presence Episode 7: Virtual Reality as a form of Therapy


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.

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


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.

Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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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.

Photogrammetry Showcase ‘Realities’ Update Brings New Content, Touch Support, and Improved Visuals

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The limited selection of scanned environments is now being expanded, with a major update that adds 6 spots in California’s Death Valley, combined with new, atmospheric audio.

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


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.

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire From The VOID Adds London Location


The California location in Anaheim, right outside Disneyland, opens Jan. The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire.

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


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.

Oculus to Talk “Breakthroughs in Spatial Audio Technologies” at Connect Conference

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Oculus Connect 4, the company’s fourth annual developer conference, is set for October 11th and 12th in San Jose, California. There, Oculus will share with developers some of its latest research and developments, including what’s coming to the company’s VR Audio SDK.

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.

‘Sprint Vector’ Closed Beta Launching in January, Intel to Sponsor eSports Tournament

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California-based VR developer Survios has revealed their upcoming action game Sprint Vector will launch in closed beta in January 2018. The game will feature in eSports tournaments before its official launch, including the Intel-sponsored Alienware VR Cup.

Where & When to Watch Oculus Connect Keynote Livestream (including in VR)

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Oculus Connect , the company’s annual developer conference, goes down this week in San Jose, California on the 11th and 12th at the McEnery Convention Center.

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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.

Oculus Connect 3 - Oculus Touch Announcement Imminent?


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.

Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support


Some new locations include Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Table Mountain in South Africa, Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, Mt Lassen in California, Palermo in Italy, and more. VR’s killer app just got a major update.

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360fly “Trump wall” ad rejected by media houses

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California-based 360-degree camera startup, 360fly, released a satirical ad Thursday featuring a Donald Trump look-alike, a big wall, and what many saw as insensitive stereotypes of Mexican immigrants. The ad was accepted by DIRECTV, FOX News, local FOX LA,... News 360fly

VRLA Summer Expo Starts Friday


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.

US Ruling Creates A Privacy Nightmare For US Cloud Providers Overseas

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District Court for the Northern District of California upheld a ruling requiring Google to turn over Gmail data stored overseas. On August 14th, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. The ruling seems to be in conflict with a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in Microsoft v. United States where the court ruled that Microsoft does […]. privacy security & risk GDRP public cloud Security & Risk

HTC Vive Goes Retail


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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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.

VRLA 2018 Tickets On Sale For May 4 and 5


While VRLA draws visitors and exhibitors from around the world, its location in the heart of Los Angeles draws a lot of professionals and enthusiasts from both Southern California and Silicon Valley. Tickets are now on sale to one of the largest conferences in the world focused on virtual reality, VRLA. The event will be held May 4 and 5, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Samsung Gear 360 is Almost Available


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.

Applications Now Open for Oculus Connect 4 Developer Conference

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Oculus’ annual developer conference is back—Connect 4 will be hosted on October 11th and 12th in San Jose, California at the McEnery Convention Center.

IMAX VR Launches Official Website


The United States flagship IMAX VR Experience Centre will be located in South Fairfax, Los Angeles, California. IMAX releases more details on its exciting new VR project.

East to West: Jaunt ONE Professional VR Camera Hits the Coasts


This morning in Palo Alto, California, the team at Jaunt Inc. — a leader in cinematic virtual reality — announced that its. The post East to West: Jaunt ONE Professional VR Camera Hits the Coasts appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology Jaunt ONE

These Gloves Let You Play Piano in VR—and Feel It


Researchers at University of California-San Diego have designed a new lightweight glove that can replicate the feeling of touch, using it to play piano. Combining three discrete technologies, researchers at UC San Diego have created a glove that simulates real-life force in virtual worlds.

Pasadena Firm Banks $7.7B Investment to Push VR/AR Development


Pasadena, California-based ObEN, Inc. — developer of artificial intelligence (AI) technology — has the financial backing to take its tech aspirations to. The post Pasadena Firm Banks $7.7B Investment to Push VR/AR Development appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology ObEN

Final Cost of HTC Vive Pre-Order Almost $900


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.