'USA Today' Turns to Augmented Reality to Tell the Story of Corruption in Chicago

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To punch up the launch of its new podcast, USA Today has created an augmented reality experience to introduce listeners to the story of corruption in Chicago.

Magic Leap & AT&T Team Up to Bring Fans 'Fantastic Beasts' AR Movie Experience in Chicago

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Don't Miss: The 5 Most Innovative Augmented Reality Products of 2018 The special experience, which is only available to the public at AT&T's Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, was revealed by Magic Leap on Sunday via Twitter.

Chicago Bar Now Serves A VR Cocktail Using A Gear VR

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This Chicago-based bar and restaurant is known for its ambitious and unusual menu in which nothing is too elaborate.That’s certainly true of its latest invention, The Macallan Rare Journey, revealed by Forbes. If it all sounds a little too up market then that’s because it kind of is; the cocktail is $95 and the bar is based in the Conrad Chicago luxury hotel.

PIXO VR releases gas meter inspection training system

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Their newly-announced gas meter inspection training system is already in use by Chicago’s Peoples Gas and in vocational training within the Chicago Public School system.

Location-based virtual reality goes to the mall as The Void plans a rollout in 25 more locations

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The companies also intend to take the show on the road with openings planned for Paris, London, Amsterdam, Chicago, Cophenhagen, Oberhausen, San Jose, Calif.,

Snapchat Turns Wrigley Field into the Upside Down for 'Stranger Things' Promotion

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For its latest promotion, Netflix has summoned the AR powers of Snapchat to bring "the upside down," the alternate dimension from the show, to Chicago's Wrigley Field for "Stranger Things Night".

VR Wearables Set to Steal the Show in Chi-Town

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Featured VR Industry and Technology Chicago VR WearablesThe hottest in VR wearables is about to blow into the Windy City. Uproar PR, in partnership with We Are Wearables and. The post VR Wearables Set to Steal the Show in Chi-Town appeared first on VRJournal.

Snapchat AR Filter Turns Wrigley Field Into The Upside Down From Stranger Things

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Netflix is launching the third season of the massively popular show on July 4th and to help celebrate they’ve released a new Snapchat AR filter that opens a door to the creepy world of the “Upside Down” right in the middle of Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field.

Through the Magic Leap Looking Glass, First Look at What AR Looks Like on the Magic Leap One

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So if you're not in one of the current "Magicverse" cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle) and were.

Google Makes Case for ARCore Apps to Educators & Marketers

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On Tuesday, at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Chicago, Google countered Apple's recent positioning of a cheaper iPad and AR apps for schools with its own ecosystem for educational augmented reality.

Vader Immortal Will Bring ‘Lightsaber Battle’ To The Oculus Quest

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The Vader Immortal panel will take place Friday, April 12th at 11:30am PST on the Celebration Stage at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Star Wars Celebration 2019 takes place April 11th – April 15th at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

The VOID Expands With 25 New Locations Coming To URW Shopping Centers

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Those pop-ups will eventually be replaced by permanent locations, according to an announcement, with additional permanent spots planned for URW centers in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Chicago, Copenhagen, Oberhausen, San Jose, Stockholm and Vienna.

Star Trek: Away Mission Is A Free Roam VR Arcade Game

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The experience will debut at Sandbox’s Hong Kong and San Francisco locations this fall before coming to new facilities in New York, Austin, San Diego and Chicago. It’s time to boldly go to the final frontier in VR (again); a new Star Trek VR arcade game is in the works.

Watch The First Full Trailer For Star Wars: Vader Immortal For Rift + Quest

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The first proper glimpse of the game was revealed at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago today. At long last, we have our first real glimpse of Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1.

Sandbox VR Raises $68 Million Series A Led By Andreessen Horowitz

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” We confirmed the company is planning to launch in more than half a dozen locations including Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, and New York. VR startup Sandbox VR raised a $68 million Series A round of investment led by Andreessen Horowitz.

‘Halo’ VR Multiplayer Shooter Coming to Location-based Halo Event

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August 2-4 – Chicago, Illinois. Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long event coming to a few cities across the US this summer; it aims to bring fans closer to the world of Halo, while undoubtedly distancing them from the money in their back pockets.

‘Star Trek: Away Mission’ Multiplayer VR Game Coming to Sandbox VR This Fall

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As reported by Variety , Star Trek Discovery: Away Mission is slated to arrive this fall at existing Sandbox VR locations in Hong Kong, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles; the experience will roll out in new locations in New York, Austin, San Diego and Chicago at a later date.

The VOID Debuts ‘Nicodemus’ Horror Experience

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Here’s the description of the narrative from The VOID’s website: In the summer of 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition – aka the Chicago World’s Fair – was held on the south side of Chicago. Through The VOID, travel back to that same night over a hundred and twenty years ago and the decaying Chicago World’s Fair.

Game of Thrones AR Experience Coming To In-Store Magic Leap Kiosks

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It launched in Boston yesterday and will be in Chicago and San Francisco on April 3rd and 6th respectively. Two exciting bits one news here. One: A Game of Thrones AR experience is on its way to Magic Leap. Two: You might actually get to see it yourself. Instead of releasing on sold Creator Editions of Magic Leap One, Game of Thrones: The Dead Must Die (as it’s called) will be showing at in-store locations in the US soon.

Watch Obama’s Farewell Speech Live in 360°

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When he does, we’re going to make sure you get to see the speech live from Chicago even if you can’t make it there in person. to set up 3D 360° cameras throughout McCormick Place in Chicago, where the speech will take place.

Samsung Rocks Lollapalooza With Gear VR Experiences

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For the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza, Samsung went all out bringing their latest in immersive VR experiences to the Chicago music festival. Watch live performances from the stage and skateboard through Malibu all in VR.

Out-of-home VR Destination Sandbox VR Closes $68M Series A Financing

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More locations are planned for Los Angeles, Austin, New York, and Chicago.

Apple Stores Will Soon Host AR Art Tours And Developer Sessions

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Beginning August 10th, visitors at every Apple Store location will be able to access Chicago artist Nick Cave’s colorful art piece, Amass. AR[T] will include interactive walks, educational lessons, and in-store installations.

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Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire ‘Essentially Sets Up’ Vader Immortal

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Vader Immortal is set to be revealed in full at a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago tomorrow. More clues about what to expect from the upcoming Star Wars: Vader Immortal may rest within another VR story from ILMxLAB.

Jaunt Acquires Personify’s Volumetric Capture Tech ‘Teleporter’ & Talent to Build Out XR Platform

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” Continuing: “We’re honing in on fully immersive virtual, mixed, and augmented reality experiences, and are thrilled to advance those technologies with the help of our new Chicago-based team.”.

Samsung Is Streaming A Live Coldplay Concert In VR Next Week

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Samsung today announced a partnership with Live Nation to live stream the band’s upcoming show at Chicago’s Soldier Field venue inside VR. Failed to get tickets to Coldplay’s most recent headlining tour? Then you might want to pick up a Gear VR soon.

Magic Leap One To Be Sold Through AT&T, In-Store Demos Coming

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The augmented reality headset will be getting demo stations at AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco once it’s been launched for consumers, the company announced today. We’ll finally (finally!) have a chance to try out the much-anticipated Magic Leap One for ourselves via in-store demos in the future.

Rampage Comes To VR… As A Move Tie-In

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You can topple both Chicago and Paris and also make your own monsters in the game’s hub world. Arcade classic Rampage seems like a perfect match for VR headsets, combining an amazing sense of scale as you clamber up buildings with the incredible rush of destroying everything in your path. Well, the series has finally come to VR, but now how you might imagine.

‘Dead Secret’ is Getting a Sequel, Coming Later This Year

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Like its predecessor , Dead Secret Circle is a narrative-driven mystery thriller set in the past—this time fast-forwarding to the brutal winter of 1971 Chicago, where you, a gumshoe reporter dive into your own subconscious to catch a killer haunting both your dreams and the people of the city.

‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ Heads To Star Wars Celebration This April

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Episode one of the series is set launch later this year on the Oculus Quest. It’s been roughly five months since ILMxLAB announced Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series for the upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset.

Halo VR Training Included In Touring Fan Event

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” Halo: Outpost Discovery kicks off first in Orlando (July 5-7) and then travels through Philadelphia (July 19-21), Chicago (August 2-4), Houston (August 16-18) and finally Anaheim (August 30-September 1).

Philip K. Dick-inspired VR Story ‘The Great C’ Now Available on Mobile VR

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The Great C premiered last year at the Venice Film Festival with additional screenings at the Chicago Film Festival, and FEFFS in France. Secret Location , developers behind Blasters of the Universe (2017), today announced they’ve brought their Philip K.

Latest ‘The Unspoken’ Update Brings a New Arena, Artifact, Guardian and More

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Insomniac Games’ Oculus Rift and Touch exclusive magic dueller just got a sizeable update which bringing welcome elements such as a new Chicago arena, misdirection oriented Dark Tag artifact and a brand new guardian by the name of Bridge Wraith.

Coldplay to Livestream ‘Head Full of Dreams’ Concert on Gear VR for Free Next Week

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Samsung and Live Nation are teaming up to bring Coldplay’s performance on August 17th from Chicago’s Soldier Field straight to your headset, starting at 8:30 pm CT ( your timezone here ). Ever wanted to go to a Coldplay concert?

Escape H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle In VR

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Starring Leonardo Dicaprio as the depraved killer, the film will follow Holmes’ beginnings as a medical professional, all the way to his infamous ‘Murder Hotel’ in which he tortured and killed over 200 individuals during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.