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‘Haptic Shape Illusion’ Allows VR Controllers to Simulate Feel of Physically Larger Objects

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In a study lead by Eisuke Fujinawa at the University of Tokyo, a team of students created a procedure for designing compact VR controllers that feel physically larger.

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Leveling the Playing Field: From Reality Tech to Reality Itself

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You can’t go on social media or turn on the news these days without being taken aback by a barrage of stories revolving around sexism.

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The Best Videos And Trailers From This Week

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We’re getting near the end of the year and that means a slew of product releases. Not surprisingly, games were big this week, and it’s obvious that folks are excited to play Skyrim, LA Noire, Doom, and all the other big games coming to VR soon. Skyrim PSVR.

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HTC VIVE launches VIVE Arts, a new multi-million dollar global VR art program

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HTC VIVE today announced VIVE Arts, a new multi-million dollar global VR program set to change the way the world creates and engages with the arts.

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HTC Announces Multi-million Dollar Vive Art Initiative, Bringing VR to Museums Worldwide

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HTC announced a new multi-million dollar VR initiative aiming to support content, creators and institutions that embrace VR not only as an artistic medium itself, but as a way to better immerse users in all forms of art. The company aptly calls the program VIVE Arts.

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Here Come The Holograms

VRScout

It won’t be long before 3D holograms are part of everyday life. In virtual reality, the more realistic the digital world, the greater the demand for fidelity. The greater demand for fidelity, the greater the demand for bandwidth. Nothing is more demanding than cinematic realism.

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Content theft quietly demoralizing for creators

Hypergrid Business

Although many creators do not speak up, theft and illegal distribution of their content is hurting their morale and creativity, and may even be driving some out of OpenSim altogether.

Oculus Research Devises High-accuracy Low-cost Stylus for Writing & Drawing in VR

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Using a single camera and a 3D-printed dodecahedron decorated with binary square markers, the so-called ‘DodecaPen’ achieves submillimeter-accurate 6DoF tracking of a passive stylus.

Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze

VRScout

Mirra aims to remove the need for coding when creating immersive content. Immersive entertainment is responsible for some of the most impressive technological advancements of the last couple of years.

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Electronic Arts To Acquire Titanfall Maker Respawn For As Much As $455 Million

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Electronic Arts announced it will acquire Titanfall maker Respawn Entertainment for $315 million in cash and stock, plus a possible bonus of $140 million.

League of War: VR Arena Launches Exclusively on PlayStation VR for Strategic Tabletop-style Combat Fans.

Cats and VR

League of War: VR Arena , a new arena-based arcade wargame based on the League of War strategy game franchise launches exclusively on PlayStation®VR. Priced at $19.99 and available now on the PlayStation®Store, the game features quick, visceral 1v1 battles against AI or human opponents.

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MythBuster’s Jamie Hyneman Launches IndieGogo to Build VR Shoes that Act Like Mini Treadmills

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Jamie Hyneman of MythBuster’s fame may be retired from the show, but he’s still tinkering in the lab, this time with a new project in mind that aims to address one of the most pernicious problems to date, VR locomotion.

Vive Arts Brings VR To Museums

VRScout

The Vive Studios program will fund and develop VR experiences for cultural institutions. Whether examining a priceless collection of ancient treasures or exploring an exhibit of historic war artifacts, museums have always provided an exceptional way to preserve and educate the public.

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L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files — We Look Into The Face Of A Killer And Live To Tell The Tale

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Noire was first released in 2011, well before the current wave of virtual reality headsets were available. For those of you unfamiliar with the premise, L.A. Noire is a gritty, story-driven detective thriller set in post-World War II Los Angeles.

Women In VR spotlight: Lee and Jordan Brighton talk about Run Dorothy Run.

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Lee and Jordan Brighton are the female founding duo behind Virtro Entertainment.

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Sony Cuts Price of PSVR & PS4 Console by $100 for Week-long Black Friday Sale

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MythBuster’s Jamie Hyneman Crowdfunding VR Shoes

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Please be real. Please be real. Please be real. Another day, another insanely bizarre VR peripheral aimed at changing the industry forever.

Guinness World Records Officially Recognizes 36-Hour VR Marathon

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We’ve heard of a number of attempts to set a world record by spending an incredibly long stretch of time in VR. It turns out, though, that Jack McNee’s attempt earlier this year is the one officially recognized by Guinness World Records.

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PlayStation VR Demo Collection 2 is available for free in the US Playstation Store.

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The new PlayStation VR Demo Collection 2 is currently available for free in several online Playstation store including the US.

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New Guinness World Record Set With 36 Continuous Hours in Virtual Reality

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A 36 hour VR session by Australian Jack McNee, of the YouTube Channel LPVR , has been confirmed by the Guinness World Records organization as the new record to beat for the “longest videogame marathon on a virtual reality game system.”

This Company is Fighting Sexual Harassment with VR

VRScout

Vantage Point aims to educate the masses on how to combat sexual assault and harassment at work and school.

Review: Acer’s $400 Windows VR Headset And Controllers

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I had a strange feeling the first time I packed the Acer VR headset into a bag with two hand controllers, a laptop and earbuds, and realized that’s all I needed to enjoy a walk-around virtual world.

The Rogue Initiative to make it's debut into the location based VR market with STEEL COBRAS.

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Rogue Initiative's vision is to bring together Hollywood storytelling with frontier technology.

Google Releases ‘Resonance Audio’, a New Multi-Platform Spatial Audio SDK

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Google today released a new spatial audio software development kit called ‘Resonance Audio’, a cross-platform tool based on technology from their existing VR Audio SDK. Resonance Audio aims to make VR and AR development easier across mobile and desktop platforms.

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This AR App Is Like Minecraft for Drone Pilots

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Dronebase pilots can build their own AR race tracks in the sky. Whether decorating your home with virtual furniture or entering inter-dimensional portals , we’re now seeing an endless stream of augmented reality (AR) apps for your mobile device that transform the world around you in creative ways.

Watch Hands-On Gameplay Of Skyrim VR And DOOM VFR On PSVR

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Bethesda’s slate of VR offerings is fast approaching. First up, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is set to release this November 17th, less than two weeks away on PlayStation VR (PSVR).

2018 Game Accessibility Conference (GAConf) announced

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The second edition of the Game Accessibility Conference, GAConf , has been announced for March 19th 2018, at the Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA, with early bird tickets now on sale.

Daqri is Now Shipping Its AR Smart Glasses to Professionals

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DAQRI, the Los Angeles-based AR headset company, is now shipping its Daqri Smart Glasses to professionals.

Type In VR With Logitech’s Keyboard For HTC Vive

VRScout

A new system combines the Vive Tracker with logitech keyboards to bring physical typing to VR. One of the most important aspects of truly immersive VR is the ability to use motion controls to interact with the virtual environment.

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AR Is On The Verge Of Transforming The Human-Computer Relationship

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The ubiquity of smartphones and 4G networks in the last decade have changed our society and economy in dramatic ways.

iPhone supplier tips metal Apple AR devices

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Augmented Reality was at the head of an earnings conference this week with Catcher Technology, supplier of metal frames and casings for Apple products. His commentary did not necessarily tie future AR components to Apple directly, but gave a strong indication of such therein.

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