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China’s Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

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If the enormous selection of various VR experiences and attractions don’t get you, the $15 million Transformers statue will. If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it’s probably starting to fade now.

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HTC Aims to Create a ‘Mobile OpenVR’ in China with Vive Wave VR Platform

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On stage at Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC today unveiled their upcoming standalone VR headset, Vive Focus.

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Former Crytek Devs Announce Shaman: Spirithunter For Oculus Rift

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Former members of The Climb and Robinson: The Journey developer Crytek have an intriguing new VR game to announce today. Shaman: Spirithunter from Berlin-based Playsnak is coming to the Oculus Rift in 2018.

Using VR to create understanding and empathy with victims of sexual harassment and assault. My Interview with Morgan Mercer, CEO of Vantage Point.

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Morgan Mercer and the team at Vantage Point are looking to eradicate sexual assault and sexual harassment, with the help of virtual reality. The team says that existing educational programs fail in several way to truly help victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

VR Helped This Man Feel What It’s Like To Walk Again

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VR gave this man the ability to walk, explore Burning Man and ski all from his wheelchair. Evan W. Gadda said he had dreamed of traveling to Burning Man. As an artist himself he said the opportunity would be unreal.

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HTC Officially Announces Vive Focus, Its Standalone VR Headset

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It’s time to cut the cord. Today at Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC announced its long-awaited standalone headset, called Vive Focus. Since we first started hearing about the prospect of a Vive standalone a few months ago, the VR community has been eagerly awaiting its public release.

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Pixar’s First VR Experience ‘Coco VR’ is Astounding, Raising the Bar on VR Movie Tie-ins

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Coco VR , Pixar’s first-ever VR experience, has a pretty specific goal in mind; getting you to see the film in theaters when it opens next week.

Artist Builds VR Game In Two Weeks Using Google Blocks And Unreal

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Artist Jarlan Perez recently worked with Google to test out a VR-first creation process. Perez built a fully interactive game in two weeks that started in intuitive VR creation tool Blocks, with another week spent polishing and squashing bugs. You can now download the short puzzler, called Blocks Isle , and play it in an HTC Vive. I’ve been following closely this type of process because VR tools use intuitive or natural behavior to unlock creativity.

Data Engineers Will Be More Important Than Data Scientists

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Does it seem like the ability to find, hire and retain data scientists is a losing battle? Is spending $500K+ per year for a Data Scientist worth it? What is a data scientist anyway? Those a real questions and are the markers that how you are supporting your insight strategies might be at odds with […]. big data data management data quality & data governance analytics chief data officer data development data engineer data governance data lake data scientist

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Adidas Unveils Vertical Reality Experience: Acrophobics Need Not Apply

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Above, there are clear and open Mediterranean skies; Blood and chalk stains mark the rough granite in front of you, and below, there’s a whole lot of nothing.

HTC Announces ‘Vive Focus’ Standalone VR Headset

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Today during the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC revealed the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset with inside-out positional tracking. The headset is positioned for the Chinese market.

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Rebuilding Tamriel: How Bethesda Reimagined Skyrim for VR

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is right around the corner with a release date of November 17th, 2017 — that’s only mere days away. With its launch this Friday it will easily rank as the largest, most detailed, and most elaborate game available in VR to date.

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.

Training Robots Tedious Tasks With VR

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Robots learn new skills from your virtual puppeteering. The amount of work involved to program a robot to take on any type of task, no matter how small, can be incredibly tedious. Tasks that likely require expert levels of development and programming. . Embodied Intelligence Inc.,

LG Patent Shows Unique Split Design for VR Headset

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Unboxing The New Skyrim VR PSVR Bundle

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You don’t have to wait much longer before finally getting your hands on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. Tomorrow, on November 17th, 2017, you’ll finally be able to step foot into the world of Tamriel like never before. Sony is also commemorating the launch with a brand new PSVR bundle that includes the new headset with slight changes, Skyrim VR on a disc, the new demo disc, the new processor unit, a PS camera, and two PS Move controllers.

The HTC VIVE Developer Conference brings a new platform and wireless HMD to the ecosystem.

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HTC held its VIVE™ Developer Conference 2017 (VDC2017), where it announced VIVE WAVE™ ( www.vive.com/cn/vive-wave-en ), a VR open platform and toolset that will open up the path to easy mobile VR content development and high-performance device optimization for third-party partners.

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Augmented Reality Revives 300-Year-Old Boston Bookstore

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Bookstore from 1718 meets the future past. A bookstore in Boston celebrated its 300th birthday with an augmented reality makeover. Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI) debuted an AR app last week that overlays 3D virtual signs dating back to 1850 on the historic Old Corner Bookstore.

HTC Scraps Plans to Bring Daydream-based Vive Focus to Western Markets

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HTC revealed their new standalone Vive Focus headset today , poised to launch into the Asian market. Earlier this year the device was teased to be heading to Western markets as part of Google’s Daydream platform in 2017, but now HTC confirms they’ve canceled those plans.

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Daqri Ships Augmented Reality Smart Glasses For Professionals

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Daqri has begun shipping its augmented reality smart glasses for the workplace. Los Angeles-based Daqri is betting that AR — a technology that overlays digital animations on top of the real world — will take off first in the enterprise, where customers are willing to pay a higher price in order to solve complex problems. The idea is to help people solve real-world problems, like fixing a jet engine or piecing together an assembly.

Executives Over Estimate DevOps Maturity

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2017 is the year of DevOps! The team here at Forrester is seeing this momentum grow every day with increased inquiries, solution proliferation and a growing number of calls from executives on scaling from DevOps pilots to the enterprise.

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Volkswagen Launches Custom VR Exhibit At Historic Brand Tower

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VW celebrates the world premiere of T-Roc with a VR experience for first-time users. . Volkswagen Group is back again with yet another VR project that continues to prove just how much faith the German automaker truly has in the immersive medium.

HTC Announces Consumer Availability of Vive Tracker & New Tracker Accessory Bundles

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HTC today announced consumer availability of Vive Tracker, the tracking module that uses Valve’s Lighthouse tracking standard.

Byond Will Help Enterprises Build AR, VR, And 360-degree Experiences

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Byond is launching a publishing platform that allows companies to create augmented reality, virtual reality, and 360-degree applications. It’s one more set of tools designed to encourage enterprises and brands to take the plunge into promising new technologies. The Los Angeles-based startup has created the Byond Immersive Suite to make it easier for companies to create, upload, and publish immersive content.

Predictions 2018: Customer-Obsessed, Data-Driven Retailers Will Thrive In 2018

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In a world of hyper-adoption – and hyper-abandonment – successful retailing in 2018 comes down to obsessing about your customer’s experience. It’s a tall order: Digital and physical touchpoints now must work together flawlessly – yet also do what each touchpoint does best on its own. And organizations must remove silo shackles to unify disparate […]. digital business ebusiness strategy online retail prediction retail

HTC Cancels Google Daydream Standalone VR Headset

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Vive is doubling down on the Chinese VR market. As we reported from Vive’s Beijing event late Monday, HTC unveiled a standalone VR headset that requires no PC or base stations. Dubbed the Vive Focus, the all-in-one-device was the darling of the event.

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Universal VR Web Dashboard, ‘V’, Gets Support for Vive & SteamVR Headsets

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The uni-lettered V is a web-based dashboard that runs inside of the VR apps you know and love, allowing you to access web apps like Netflix, Spotify, Slack, and do pretty much anything else you can do through a web browser.

Digital Advertising Is Faltering — VR And Blockchain Can Help

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2017 hasn’t been a great year for advertising. A series of budget cuts, legal action and mounting suspicion about the metrics that form the bedrock of digital models have served to reduce confidence in the industry as a whole. However, this doesn’t need to be the case in the the future. The huge new content environment of virtual reality provides an opportunity to reset how engagement is measured through “gaze control.”

Lacking Smart Third-Party Risk Regulation, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, And American Express Create Company, TruSight

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The third-party ecosystem continues to flummox risk managers. Regulators keep pushing for stronger oversight, but they fail to offer real standards or tools to make this possible. What’s worse, technology and service providers have only helped large companies become more efficient at asking their third parties hundreds of questions; which means these third parties […].

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Hands On With New Vive Tracker Bundles And VR Experiences

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Now available to the public, the Vive tracker ups the virtual ante with three new accessories. Since its initial launch back in March , developers have been having an absolute field day with the Vive Tracker.

Consciousness Hacking & VR: Immersive Tech’s Capacity to Drive Addictions or Transcend Compulsions

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There is a growing backlash against technology being catalyzed by some of the architects of the persuasive habit-forming techniques.

Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay VR App Coming To Nissan Dealerships

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It’s just about a month until the world goes Star Wars crazy again and, sure enough, there’s going to be at least one new VR experience to look out for. Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay is coming to Nissan dealerships in promotion of the next film in the series, The Last Jedi. Automotive News reports that this experience will be a 10-minute piece that is connected to the film (though we doubt you’ll see any major plot revelations in a tie-in app for a car).

Places to visit in-world this holiday season

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Grids are getting an early start on the holidays this year, with a number of winter-themed regions already up and ready to visit, and a full calendar of events planned across the hypergrid. Skiing and Winter Expo in Tangle Grid. Isle Expo region is ready for the Winter Expo event.

Predictions 2018: IoT Will Move From Experimentation To Business Scale

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The term IoT can be confusing, and depending on who you talk to they might choose to focus on one element like connectivity or another. At Forrester we believe IoT extends beyond devices and connectivity. At a technical level, IoT encompasses those two elements as well analytics, sophisticated management and monitoring, and of course pervasive […]. internet of things (IoT) prediction