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Toyota’s New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation

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Toyota recently revealed T-HR3, the company’s third-generation humanoid robot.

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews


Jet engineering is going holographic. Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews.

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Holoplayer One Is An Interactive Lightfield Display Bringing Holograms To Your Home


Microsoft likes to think of its HoloLens mixed reality headset as projecting holograms into the real world, but these can only be seen by the person wearing the headset. Looking Glass Factory’s Holoplayer One is making holograms that everyone can see and interact with.

USPS has a VR app, but it’s not about delivering mail


The United States Postal Service has launched its own virtual reality app, it seems, but the app has nothing to do with the post office or delivering mail at all. This has left many confused, as the app itself concerns kayaking, and not even the kind where there’s a mail delivery at the end.

Report: Apple Acquired VR Headset Startup Vrvana for $30 Million

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Citing sources close to the deal, TechCrunch reports that VR headset maker Vrvana has been acquired by Apple for $30 million. Vrvana is a little known VR headset maker that’s been on the scene since 2014.

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GridRaster Raises $2 Million for AR/VR Cloud Rendering Solution

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Palo Alto-based VR/AR startup GridRaster recently announced a nearly $2 million seed funding round to strengthen and develop their mobile VR/AR rendering infrastructure.

This Jumanji VR Experience Also Works on Facebook


“A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind”…literally.

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Sonaria Is Google’s Latest Charming VR Movie


Google’s Spotlight Series continues to produce some of the best 360 degree movies for viewing in your VR headset of choice, and its latest piece is no exception. Sonaria, as the piece is called, is now available to watch on PC-based VR headsets via Steam and Viveport.

New VR game helps advance dementia research

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Sea Hero Quest. Image courtesy Glitchers Ltd.). Millions of people have already played Sea Hero Quest on the mobile phones — and helped scientists learn how people find their way around in order to better treat dementia patients.

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1,350 Student VR Education Study Measures Attitudes, Interest in VR Learning & Building

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Foundry10 , a Seattle based philanthropic educational research organization, wanted to explore what happens when you bring VR into the classroom.

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Ghost In The Shell PVP VR Comes To Japan


The popular Bandai anime is now a competitive multiplayer VR arcade game. Japanese VR arcade, VR Zone Shinjuku, is only getting cooler.

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Zynga Lets You Show Off Your CSR 2 Race Cars With Augmented Reality


CSR Racing 2 has been popular as a mobile game because it offers car racing fans the fantasy of collecting and owning their own cars. And now game publisher Zynga is announcing an augmented reality feature that allows players to bring those cars to life in the real world. Using Apple’s ARKit platform, Zynga’s developers created an AR mode where you can look at your mobile phone display and see your game car as it would look in the real world.

Royal Caribbean and EY Embark On A Digital Transformation To Put Cruising Back On The Grid

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All companies face a new digital reality, where the accelerated pace of change today is the slowest it’s ever going to be. Partnering with EY, Royal Caribbean is taking on this challenge by transforming the once “off the grid” cruise vacation into a connected, tech-enabled experience. I recently attended the Sea Beyond event for a […]. application development & delivery continuous delivery digital transformation EY Royal Caribbean


‘Skyrim VR’ Review – The Other Side of the Immersion Equation

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Skyrim VR is the first to launch in a series of VR titles from legendary game-maker Bethesda (with Doom VR and Fallout 4 VR soon to follow). The title is effectively a port of the now six year-old open-world RPG Skyrim.

This App Lets You DJ with Vinyl in VR


Maybe you really don’t need that audiophile turntable for Christmas this year. We all know that the possibilities for music and VR are pretty wild , and now we have a new entry to add into the mix: Vinyl Reality.

All About Virtual Reality Review – A Decent Introduction To VR For Kids


VR for children remains a slightly tricky topic. Oculus, Sony and others have set age limits of 13 and over for their respective headsets, not necessarily because they know them to be damaging for anyone under the limit but rather to be on the safe side. We recently wrote about the need for further testing to really determine the possible effects of the platform, though others have gone ahead and embraced the platform for the younger age.

VR app helps treat phantom limb pain

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WiseMind. Image courtesy Realiteer Corp.). Phantom limb pain can be debilitating but is often treatable with mirror therapy , which tricks the brain into thinking the amputated limb is still there.

Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

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The company formerly known as AxonVR , which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature prototype of a VR glove which uses micro-pneumatics for detailed haptics and force feedback to the fingers.

Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals


It’s that time of the year again. While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators , i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this holiday weekend.

The Biggest Gear VR Releases Of The Week 11/19/17


Another relatively small week of VR releases on Gear, but there is some rather brilliant entertainment to lose yourself in. And don’t forget you can check out our list of the very best Gear VR titles right here for some other ideas. Coco VR, from Magnopus. Price: Free .

Las Vegas To Debut Virtual Reality Marketing Campaign During Miami Art Week

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), will unveil a groundbreaking destination marketing program, Vegas: Alter Your Reality (VAYR), at the world's premier modern and contemporary art event during Miami Art Week, Dec.

New ‘High Fidelity’ Partnership Makes it Easier to Host Your Own Virtual World

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VR metaverse company High Fidelity recently released an update that allows users to easily deploy their own High Fidelity domains to the cloud. The project was created in collaboration with DigitalOcean , one of the largest hosting and cloud service providers in the U.S.

Use a Bowling Ball to Create a VR Tsunami at this UK Art Exhibit


‘A Colossal Wave’ uses Newton’s theory of action and reaction to create a colossal wave. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of VR, there are very few developers more prolific than Marshmallow Laser Feast.

Skyrim VR Survival Guide: Tips To Help You Brave The Dangerous World Of Tamriel


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR released less than a week ago and it’s taken the VR world by storm. With huge sales already spurring increased PSVR adoption, we’re in the middle of a big holiday-season swing for the VR market.

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AI Will Change Organizations From Within

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Over the past year I’ve spoken formally and informally with hundreds of companies about their AI initiatives. The biggest AH-HA moment comes when these companies realize the difference between implementing traditional technology and applying analytics with adopting AI. AI is a change from within. New rules for AI are emerging that seem counter intuitive to […].

The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2017

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Don’t blink, because you might miss the most important time of the year for Christmas shopping. We’ll be keeping an eye on Oculus Rift deals throughout Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday. Oculus Rift Baseline.

Virtual Headstones Could Solve Hong Kong’s Crowded Cemeteries


The densely populated city looks to VR & AR to honor the dead while saving time, money and precious space. Hong Kong was home to over 7.34 million residents in 2016, with that number expected to rise greatly by the end of this year.

A Colossal Wave May Be The Weirdest VR Installation We’ve Seen Yet


Take a trip to the UK city of Hull over next few weeks and you may well stumble upon an odd sight – a 9-meter tower in which people are dropping bowling balls just a few meters away from a bunch of people wearing Oculus Rifts.

Private Cloud Platforms And Hosting Grow Faster Than Expected

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In the past year, we’ve seen an interesting change in the private cloud space: Cloud platforms and private cloud hosting are gaining share at the expense of private cloud software suites. In Forrester’s latest private cloud forecast update, we have increased our growth rates for both private cloud platforms and hosted private cloud. ForecastView clients […]. private cloud Uncategorized ForecastView hosted private cloud private cloud platforms private cloud software

Free UE4 Template Makes Creating More Realistic VR Hands a Snap

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Czech developer iNFINITE Production has released UVRF – a free, cross-platform template for hand presence in VR.

Facebook’s Social VR Platform ‘Spaces’ Debuts First Mini-Game


This is the first in a series of “casual” social games you can play with virtual friends. Since its official announcement back in April, Facebook Spaces has had a rocky journey.

Black Friday: Oculus Makes $350 Rift Official


We’re getting a little too used to saying this but here it is again; you can now get the Oculus Rift for cheaper than ever. Last week we reported that one retailer would be selling the VR headset for just $350 during Black Friday, knocking $50 off of the standard price, which was slashed for the third time this year back in October.

Ready To Get Serious About Customer Obsession? Start By Benchmarking Against Peers

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Firms everywhere are struggling to translate a ‘customer first’ vision into an actionable customer obsessed strategy. Local firms are no exception. As the marketing director for an Australian manufacturer told us: “Translating the rhetoric of ‘customer-first’ into meaningful action and overcoming legacy attitudes remains hugely challenging.” In a recent report, which Forrester clients can […

Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’

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Taeyong Kim, VP of Samsung Electronics and Head of Graphics R&D, took the stage last month at the company’s annual developer conference to talk a little bit about the future of VR for the company.