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James Cameron: ‘If I wasn’t making Avatar [sequels] I would be experimenting with VR’

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James Camera is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated directors, best known for Titanic , and Avatar , two of the world’s top grossing films. He’s also been an evangelist of technological innovation in cinema production.

KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees

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The only way to escape this training room is learn how to fry chicken. We’ve seen brands like UPS integrate VR into training facilities and Walmart drop staff into Black Friday VR shopping simulators.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Characters To Get AR Reveal Next Month

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Star Wars fans will soon be able to use the power of AR to find out more about the latest entry in the series, The Last Jedi. Disney and LucasFilm today announced Find the Force, a global AR event kicking off on September 1st.

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High Fidelity’s content protection plan has high costs

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[ Editor’s note : In this opinion column, Kitely CEO Ilan Tochner is responding to High Fidelity’s content protection plan , which uses the same blockchain technology as that which powers Bitcoin.

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‘Google Earth VR’ Lets You Experience the Total Solar Eclipse Right Now

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HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop

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Making VR more accessible one discount at a time. On the heels of Oculus dropping the price of their Rift and Touch bundle from $599 to $399 this Summer, HTC Vive is also jumping in with a price reduction of their own.

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Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds

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Architecture students from Egypt and the United States meeting in Second Life. Image courtesy Jon Brouchoud.). Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers.

HTC Vive Gets Major Price Cut, Now $600

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Hot on the heels of the $400 Summer Rift sale , HTC is doing some of its own price slashing, bringing the complete Vive system down by $200 to a new permanently lowered price of $600.

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Japanese AR App Lets You See Dead People at Virtual Graves

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Your deceased loved ones can come back to life in augmented reality. Japanese tombstone engraving company Ryoshin Sekizai is out with a new AR app, Suma Tomb , that places the image of a dead person at a virtual gravesite of your choice.

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Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck

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Jules Urbach is on the brink. Rest is rare for the 43-year-old with curly black hair and just a touch of gray in his beard. The long hours put dark circles around his eyes. He often works through the night. He replies quickly when asked how much he slept the night before our interview.

Prison Boss VR will help you realize your childhood dreams of doing hard time.

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Prison Boss VR is a crafting and trading game using room-scale to turn your VR space into a jail cell! Craft cigarettes, alcohol and cookies for other inmates! Customize your cell as your reputation grows! Earn cash until you can’t store it anymore and become the Prison Boss!

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‘Mario Kart VR’ Blows Visitors Away at Japan’s Shinjuku VR Zone

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IGN’s Lucy O’Brien traveled to Japan’s Shinjuku VR Zone , Bandai Namco’s newly opened VR arcade featuring bespoke VR games from top properties including Dragon Ball, Gundam, Evangelion, and yes, Mario Kart.

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Clash of Clans AR Experience Comes To Facebook

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Now you can become the Builder. How do you celebrate turning 5 while being one of the top 10 grossing games available on the iOS and Android app stores? If you’re Clash of Clans , you partner with Facebook to give fans the opportunity to turn themselves into the Builder, thanks to augmented reality.

Why ARKit is a Game Changer for VR

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It’s been a month since we dove in head-first into Apple’s ARKit and it’s been an incredible ride. We were so blown away with it that we immediately published our findings and set up a Slack group.

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Check out this 360 VR experience for Stephen King’s It.

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Before the frightening remake of the Stephen King classic IT opens September 8th check out IT: FLOAT - A Cinematic VR Experience. a 3D 360 video that introduces you to meet Pennywise and enter the sewers of Derry.

Google’s AR/VR Team Just Keeps Growing

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Google first started its venture into virtual reality with Google Cardboard back in 2014.

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Facebook Now Lets You Take 360 Photos From Within App

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You can also use them as cover photos. The feature is rolling out worldwide. Being able to publish 360° photos on Facebook has been a great way to share your immersive view of the world.

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Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul Review – Terrifying Atmosphere Comes Alive

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I’m a huge fan of the Paranormal Activity movie franchise (especially the first two films) and have always enjoyed mustering up the courage to play horror games. With the genre now existing in VR headsets the terror experienced from playing has ramped up significantly.

KFC has a VR training game because nothing is sacred anymore

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It’s not hard to imagine all of the potential applications for virtual reality, but one you may not have considered is its use in employee training. KFC, seeing an opportunity to make the training process more interactive, has decided to blaze the trail for VR training.

Hands-on: ‘The Talos Principle VR’ Feels Like It’s Come Home in Virtual Reality

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The wildly popular puzzler The Talos Principle (2014) from Croteam is soon to be making its way to VR in a separate version, playable on SteamVR-compatible headsets; i.e. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

How to Direct 360° Video

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Google’s YouTube Creator Academy shows us the finer points in 360° video production. Last year Google’s YouTube Creator Academy gave us the low-down on some of the biggest mistakes made while shooting in 360° with the video How Not To Shoot 360° Video.

The Iota Project Gets VR Mech Combat Right

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Playing The Iota Project just a few weeks after reviewing Archangel feels like some sort of strange coincidence.

Here is what Virtually Live’s social VR app looks like

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It is one thing to watch Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton take on the famous Grand Hotel Hairpin bend by Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo’s Formula 1 track while sipping on lemonade and sitting comfortably on your couch.

‘MakeVR Pro’ Introduces Precision Tools for 3D Modelling in VR

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There’s some healthy competition in the VR 3D modelling space, as Sixense brings serious enhancements to MakeVR in a new version of the product named MakeVR Pro , with precision tools to assist in detailed 3D creativity and production.

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Little League World Series Goes Big With VR Baseball Experience

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Little League game attendees step into the batter’s box and swing for the virtual fences. . The Little League World Series is once again upon us, which means so are aluminum bats, abnormally-athletic preteens and violent groups of parents taking their children’s games entirely too seriously.

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ARKit Demo By ModiFace Lets You Try Makeup Before You Buy

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Shopping in cosmetic stores can be an awful experience. Pushy sales people, overpriced junk nobody needs (what exactly does toner actually do?),

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HTC VIVE sell-off reportedly under consideration

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HTC is considering selling off its VIVE virtual reality business, a new report claims, as the smartphone maker weighs possible routes to boosting its finances.

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Zero Latency’s ‘Warehouse Scale’ VR Arena Comes to MGM Grand in Vegas

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Zero Latency’s new installation at the MGM Grand’s massive Level Up gaming lounge marks another positive milestone for the Melbourne-based company and out-of-home VR technology.

This AR Headset Displays Subtitles for Hearing Impaired

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Greta & Starks, a start-up based in Berlin, is opening the movie theatre door for everyone — including those with visual or hearing impairments and non-native speakers. Both Greta and Starks are apps that allow people with sight or hearing loss to enjoy films.

The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 08/20/17

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Another healthy dose of Rift gaming and film viewing awaits you this week, with some promising Gear VR games in the mix too. If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here.

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