September, 2017

How VR, AR, & AI Can Change Education Forever – Part 1, Today’s Problems

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Education is an odd bird: we all know it could be better, while at the same time it is the best it has ever been in human history.

Man Proposes In Zero Latency’s VR Zombie Arena

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I’m not crying! You’re crying! Everyone loves a good proposal story. The terrifying act of popping the big question is a big moment in any young couple’s life. So any attempt at breaking the norm when taking that life-changing knee is always fun.

VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

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What’s becoming clear in VR development is that with the market split across Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR, the developers of some of the most successful apps like Job Simulator , Fantastic Contraption and Raw Data work hard to make their software work well across all three headsets.

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A Work Of Heart: Owlchemy Labs Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality @VRDC2107

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At VRDC2017 Devin Reimer and Alex Schwartz (Chief Technology Owl and Chief Executive Owl, respectively) of Owlchemy presented their Postmortem on Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Owlchemy Labs originally began in the mobile and PC game space back in 2010.

5 marketing videos to check out in VR

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A still from the Rogue One 360 VR Experience, which lets you drive through a scene from a Star Wars movie. If you’ve been keeping up with media based content marketing — and hopefully you have — then you know the current trend is to publish and share immersive, 360-degree videos.

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Projection and Distortion in Wide-FoV HMDs

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There is an on-going, but already highly successful, Kickstarter campaign for a new VR head-mounted display with a wide (200°) field of view (FoV): Pimax 8k.

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MasterpieceVR Lets Four People Paint and Sculpt Together in VR

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What’s better than making art with friends? As you might guess from checking out our annual art show or watching Art Attack , our mixed reality series produced with Soul Pancake, we at VRScout are big believers in the possibilities for art and content creation in VR.

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OTOY’s Next Phase: Peer-To-Peer Rendering Network Built On The Blockchain

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A couple weeks ago I dived deep into the efforts of Jules Urbach, the visionary fast-talking CEO and co-founder of Los Angeles-based OTOY.

Neko Atsume VR Confirmed.

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#2017PSカンファレンス  |今年春 映画にもなった女性に人気のスマホゲーム『ねこあつめVR』((株)ヒットポイント)が2018年にPS VRに登場決定! pic.twitter.com/8nqB5Pguoo — プレイステーション公式 (@PlayStation_jp) September 19, 2017.

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AviWorlds reopens after burying hatchet with former partner

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AviWorlds is back online after owner Alexsandro Pomposelli put aside his differences with SkyLife owner Josh Boam. The two had an acrimonious dispute last year after AviWorlds went down due to server issues and other problems.

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Vive Focus tipped as name of HTC’s standalone VR headset

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We haven’t heard much about HTC‘s upcoming standalone VR headset — a model of the Vive that doesn’t need to be tethered to a PC — but that’s likely to change in the near future.

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Google’s Massive Street View Library Now Available in ‘Google Earth VR’

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Today Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets users immersively explore the entire globe.

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How VR Can Help Solve Dementia

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How VR is helping us spot, research, treat, and raise awareness for dementia. Anyone who has suffered from dementia, or knows someone who has, knows that is a cruel, tough syndrome to battle.

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Editorial: Why Apple’s Immersive Evolution Starts With Poop

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People who watch technology closely — especially those optimistic about VR and AR — are scratching their heads this week trying to understand how Apple “ undersold ” those features so significantly.

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VRDC 2017 Spotlight: The Use Your Illusion: Creating Immersive Virtual Reality Worlds session

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Writing about the talks at a conference can be tough unless some crazy game/product reveal happens or Kanye West or an equivalent celeb is involved. Generally these talks tend to be a meeting of the minds sharing their respective perspectives on certain aspects of an industry.

Second Life’s cloud move could lower land prices, hurt OpenSim

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London City region in Second Life. Image courtesy David Kariuki.). Second Life is moving its architecture to the cloud, Linden Lab announced last week, and that might help them offer lower land prices. The reason?

Intel’s Project Alloy standalone VR headset is dead

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It’s been quite some time since we last heard from Intel’s Project Alloy. The VR headset was first revealed last year and was intended to be an open reference for other manufacturers who wanted to make their own VR headsets.

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

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100-Year-Old Man Reacts to His First VR Experience

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Lyle Becker has lived many lives in his 100 years. He flew C-46 Commando transport planes in WWII, spent a quarter-century as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, later worked as an air traffic controller—and along the way had six children with his wife of 70 years.

After Successful Pilot Testing Ford Is Expanding Its HoloLens Program

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Over the past year car maker Ford has been one of a handful of companies to try out Microsoft’s HoloLens headset through pilot testing in the company’s design center. This week, the company is announcing that it’s expanding its testing after positive early results.

Cortopia Studios bringing the award-winning mobile VR game Wands to Oculus Rift

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Wands® was recently awarded ”Best VR Game” at the International Mobile Gaming Awards Global in San Francisco. Game critics have been spell-bound Wands and now it will be coming to the Oculus Rift.

AvatarFest opens Saturday

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Virtual recreation of a house from a Van Gogh painting that visitors can walk through by virtual artist Tosha Tyran. Image courtesy AvatarFest.). This year’s AvatarFest , an annual celebration of OpenSim creativity, opens its doors this Saturday, September 23, at noon Pacific time.

Google Street View joins Earth VR on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE

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Exploring our fine planet in Google Earth VR can already be a awe-inspiring thing, but today Google is making the experience a little more immersive by adding Street View to the app.

Intel Scraps Plans to Launch Project Alloy Reference Headset, Pursuing Other VR R&D

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Intel is scrapping plans to launch the Project Alloy headset as an open reference design, citing lack of partner interest.

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

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Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media?

Dimension Hunter Review: Simple, Stylish VR Shooting

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It’s taken a bit longer than expected, but Pocket Money Games’ Dimension Hunter is finally here. I was impressed with what I played of the opening level earlier in the year, and the developer had plenty of great ideas for the rest of the campaign.

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Cats and Snack Cakes are the keys to great VR: Lessons learned from Jim Topel's rambling @VRDC2017

Cats and VR

First I want to start out by saying yes a BIG part of the reason MINDSHOW is great is that you can finally fulfill your dreams of having a rap battle between a cat and a snack cake. This is the kind of design choices that builds community.

OpenSim conference seeks presenters, volunteers, and sponsors

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One of the presentation areas at the OpenSim Community Conference grid. Image courtesy AvaCon.). This year’s OpenSimulator Community Conference will be held on Dec. 9 and 10, and applications for volunteers and presenters are now open.

Gear VR PhoneCast app lets you use some 2D apps in virtual reality

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Virtual reality is fun and entertaining but hardly useful when it comes to getting real-world things done, it isn’t of much help. At least with the current state of technology.

Magic Leap Updates Site in Preparation for the “journey to launch”

Road to VR

Magic Leap today launched a refresh of their official website which includes a new teaser stating that the company wants to “[take] you with us on this journey to launch.