'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AR+VR Weekly: China invests in AR, Spectacles are the future and Google’s Pixel event

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Chicago launches world’s largest permanent projection mapping digital art installation ( Chicago Tribune ). Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news and launch announcements week of October 8. By Tom Emrich. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: China invests in AR, Spectacles are the future and Google’s Pixel event.

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.

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.

‘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.

VR Horror Mystery ‘Dead Secret’ to Arrive on PSVR April 24th

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Dead Secret Circle puts you in the place of a 1971 Chicago gumshoe reporter, tossing you into a new adventure of catching a killer haunting both your dreams and the people of the city.

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.

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Jaunt Shuts Down VR Operations

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“Jaunt will continue to build innovative software utilizing our strong engineering team in San Mateo and our new Chicago-based engineering colleagues who joined us as part of our recent acquisition of the Personify Teleporter technology ,” today’s blog post reads. Jaunt is letting go “a significant portion” of its staff and “winding down a number of VR products and content services in the coming weeks.”

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.

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.

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?

Finding our True Selves in VR

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A new documentary explores how embodying digital characters in virtual worlds like Second Life empowers people of all abilities to find their voice and identity. In Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me!

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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.

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.

Secret Location’s Cinematic VR Epic ‘The Great C’ Now Available

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The immersive film debuted earlier this summer at the Venice Film Festival before making appearances at the Chicago Film Festival, the FEFFS in France, as well as several others. Explore an apocalyptic wasteland to unravel a terrifying ancient mystery in this 37-minute sci-fi adventure.

How VR and AI Will Supercharge Learning

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One study demonstrated that immersive VR provides better learning of physical movements than a two-dimensional video, and researchers from the University of Chicago found that simple gesturing in elementary students could potentially change and improve their knowledge.

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Echoing Apple’s iPhone Launch, Magic Leap Taps AT&T for Exclusive US Distribution

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“When available for consumers, AT&T customers will be among the first to experience [the Magic Leap product] in select AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with more markets to follow,” AT&T said.

Magic Leap One Available For Purchase, Starting At $2,295

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cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, with more participating locations coming this fall. Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S. December of last year U.S.

VRguy podcast: Dr. Daniel Laby discusses Sports and Performance Vision

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He has also been responsible for the visual performance of the New York Mets and St Louis Cardinals, and currently works with the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs. My guest today is Dr. Daniel Laby, of Sports Vision.

VR Is Changing Sports: More Than 30 Teams Use STRIVR Training While SyncThink Diagnoses Concussions

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We’ve now confirmed with the company more than 30 teams are using STRIVR with notable additions entering the winter and spring seasons including the US Ski Team, German National Soccer Team, Chicago Bears, Baylor Bears (college football) and the Chicago Blackhawks. Sync Think’s concussion diagnosis VR kit aims to accurately and quickly identify players who are injured. A pair of companies are leading the charge to change professional and college sports using VR.

Add a bit of Ray Harryhausen and a dash of Ultraman and you have this 2 awesome for words F2P VR City Builder/Monster Battler from High Voltage Software!

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High Voltage Software has shipped 96 titles on nearly every console in existence since founding in 1993 near Chicago Illinois.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Chicago, Shops at North Bridge. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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First Look And Alpha Sign-Ups For VR Team Shooter Rushfire

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Check out the trailer: Chicago-based Phosphor created horror game The Brookhaven Experiment [ Review: 8/10 ] as well as a number of VR projects for clients , so the developers certainly have some experience from which to draw.

How We Live Streamed President Obama in 360°

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We flew into Chicago a few days before the event to meet with White House officials (I love saying that) and align on camera placement at McCormick Place.

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 04/29/18

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Explore an apartment block in Chicago which hides mysterious secrets, collect evidence and experience lucid dreams that lead you towards answers. There’s a lot to get through this week. Beat Saber, from Hyperbolic Magnetism. Price: $19.99 ( Rift, Vive, Windows ).

FX Series ‘Legion’ Gets Augmented Reality Art Experience

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Nicholas Avenue & Jefferson Street; New York, NY at Bleecker Street & Carmine Street; Chicago, IL at W. FX promotes its new X-Men-related show with cool augmented reality art murals.

Red Bull TV Releases Lollapalooza 360° Video Performances

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Thanks to the fine folks over at Red Bull TV, you can now dive head-first into some of the Chicago festival’s best live performances via a series of 360° VR videos. Catch some of the best performances at the festival with these killer 360° videos.

Learn To Create Full VR Experiences In Unity With Our 10-Week Intensive Night Course

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A recent graduate from the Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Tiffany grew a passion for interactive medical education/simulation techniques in the AR/VR space. At Upload, we believe in education that prepares you for the real world.

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High Voltage Software launches excellent VR FPS Damaged Core, purchase now for access to the Dragon Front beta.

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I have been following the work of High Voltage software since Conduit 2 and I recently had the chance to play Damaged Core three weeks ago at High Voltages office right outside of Chicago.

NextVR Partners With NFL For Post-Game Coverage in VR

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In addition to the highlights after the game on the 13th, users will be able to catch two more post-game experiences following the Chicago Bears at New York Giants game on Nov.

StubHub ‘Virtual View’ Lets You Preview Your Seats Before Buying Tickets

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including fans headed to Philadelphia Flyers games at Wells Fargo Center this season and NHL games at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, United Center in Chicago, and TD Garden in Boston.

‘The Unspoken’ Was Originally an Open World Console Game Called ‘Wizards of New York’

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” Throughout the course of development, Insomniac eventually moved the game’s setting from New York to Chicago and retitled it “ The Unspoken.”

The Unspoken: New Map, New Summon and New Artifact Coming Tomorrow

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This modern day wizard brawler takes place in Chicago and pits your sorcery skills against other crafty spellcasters to decide who the best archmage really is. The Unspoken is one of the best multiplayer virtual reality gaming experiences you can have today.

Moto Z Might Be The First Phone To Support Both Daydream And Tango

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According to Engadget , Motorola Mobility president Aymar de Lencquesaing confirmed as much at an event in Chicago, stating that AR on smartphones is “likely to stick” and that the company would “follow, or lead, the market in this area.” We often daydream about a tango with a smartphone that supports both great VR and AR, but such a device may soon be a reality.

CloudGate Launches Full-Body Tracking Update Using Vive Trackers

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Developers behind Chicago-based studio CloudGate and their dinosaur hunting game Island 359 have been working for months on a full-body tracking solution that uses limited data points including the head, hands, feet and waist to raise immersion levels.