Finland celebrated May Day by throwing a massive VR concert

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May Day is a real cause for celebration in Finland, but since the country is practicing social distancing in hopes of slowing the spread of coronavirus, many in-person celebrations had to be put on hold. More about Music , Youtube , Virtual Reality , Finland , and May Day.

Futuristic cabin floats inside a Finnish forest

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More about Design , Architecture , Sustainability , Finland , and Tech. Design Architecture Sustainability Finland TechDesigned by Studio Puisto , Niliaitta is a futuristic take on the elevated wooden huts utilized by the indigenous Samí people to store food. Read more.

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Footage of the First Cruise Ship Roller Coaster in Action Looks Like it Will Make You Extra Sea Sick

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roller coaster carnival cruise carnival cruise lines six flags great america tourism draft2021 in amusement parks ships mardi gras cruise ships carnival cruise line meyer turku cruise lines carnival corporation plc hospitality recreation ships built in finlandThere was already incredible competition between cruise ship companies to lure passengers, resulting in gigantic ships with over-the-top amenities like go-kart tracks.

This Carved Snake May Have Been the Staff of a Stone Age Shaman

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Archaeologists in Finland have uncovered a remarkable wooden snake figurine that possibly belonged to a Stone Age shaman. Read more. snake vipera berus organisms geography of the united states satu koivisto serpent animals land of the dead

Hands-On: Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs Reinvents the Franchise for Mobile, but Smartglasses Are Its Destiny

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Finland-based Rovio, one of the pioneers of mobile gaming, is now ready to break new ground in augmented reality with its Angry Birds franchise. Along with its AR development partner, Sweden-based Resolution Games, the publisher is following up Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot for the Magic Leap One with a return to its mobile roots in Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs, which arrives on the App Store for ARKit-compatible iPhones and iPads on April 29.

Taser manufacturer Axon bolsters VR efforts

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Public safety technology company Axon announced last week that it has hired an imaging engineering team that will work from a new R&D office in Tampere, Finland. The engineers will focus on improving Axon’s wearable and in-car products, in addition to building solutions that utilize AR, VR and AI.

Nuclear Power Plant Uses VR For Control Room Training

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This is why Fortum, one of the largest nuclear power plants in Finland, has started using VR as a way to train employees for a variety of potentially deadly situations that could happen in a power plant control room. Fortum’s VR training room is located at its site in Loviisa, Finland, where 90 percent of the employees have already completed the training. Fortum looks to VR to provide cost-effective training for its operators.

Mark Zuckerberg Teases ‘Retina Resolution’ Prototype VR Headset From Facebook

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Finland-based Varjo’s multi-thousand-dollar business-focused headsets surpass it, but only in a small area in the center of your view. It seems like Facebook executives are teasing prototype VR headset designs today.

Varjo Teases Its “biggest announcement ever” Coming Later This Week

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Varjo, the Finland-based company making enterprise headsets with industry-leading specs, is getting ready to reveal something big on June 24th.

High-End Headset Maker Varjo Revealing ‘Highly Anticipated Product’ Next Week

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Finland-based enterprise VR/AR headset maker Varjo is set to announce something new next week. The company has launched a teaser page for a reveal coming on October 21. On the page it teased that it will “make a revelation that will raise virtual reality to a whole new playing field.”

Oh nothing, just Eurovision winner Lordi casually getting the COVID-19 vaccine

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Better known as Mr Lordi, the musician and costume maker received his shot from nurse Paula Ylitalo at a pop-up vaccination site in Rovaniemi, Finland. percent of people in Finland having had a double dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it's a good time to generate awareness with moments like this.

Flight Sim’s Nordics World Update Tackles Iceland And The Lego House

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Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are all getting a makeover in this update to the VR compatible game. It’s time for another stunning update to Asobo’s brilliant Microsoft Flight Simulator, this time tackling Nordic regions.

Varjo Raises $54M Financing to Support Its Retina-Quality VR/AR Headsets for Enterprise

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Varjo, the Helsinki, Finland-based creators of high pixel density VR/AR headsets for enterprise, today announced it’s closed a $54 million Series C funding round.

Here’s Every Country & Store Where Quest 2 is Officially Being Sold

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Jump to: Australia | Austria | Belgium | Canada | Denmark | Finland | France | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Poland | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | United Kingdom | United States. Where to Buy Oculus Quest 2 in Finland.

The VR Job Hub: Rewind, Holoride, Varjo & More

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Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki, Finland. Every weekend VRFocus gathers together a number vacancies from across the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) industry, in locations around the globe, to help make finding the ideal job easier.

Director Renny Harlin's Essential Genre Films, Ranked

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These days, Finland-born director Renny Harlin is mostly known as Geena Davis ’ ex-husband who directed her in the infamous Cutthroat Island. But his long and occasionally strange career encompasses way more than that. For instance: super-smart sharks ! Read more.

Varjo Reality Cloud Turns XR-3 Into Real-Time Environment Scanner For Teleportation

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The Reality Cloud platform from Finland-based Varjo (pronounced var-yo) is said to be powered by a “proprietary foveated transport algorithm” to broadcast in “single megabytes per second to any device” a real-time view scanned by the XR-3, according to the company.

3rd Eye Studios Raises $1 Million For Its VR, PC, And Mobile Gaming Dev Tool

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3rd Eye Core is testing in China and Finland. 3rd Eye Studios — which is based in Helsinki, Finland — is also working on its VR game, the sci-fi thriller Downward Spiral: Horus Station. 3rd Eye Studios announced today that it has closed a $1 million round of funding. The company will use the investment on its toolset, 3rd Eye Core, which is a cross-platform suite for PC, mobile, and virtual reality game development. It will have an official launch some time in 2018.

These Are the Countries Where You Can Still Buy Quest & Rift S Direct From Oculus

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Finland. ×. With a successful holiday season under its belt, Facebook was no doubt looking forward to resupplying its retail partners with more Oculus Quest & Rift S stock.

Made in Europe: 5 European XR startups at the service of art that you should know about.

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Zoan (Finland) Launched in 2010, Zoan is the largest VR studio in Finland that specialises in 3D and VR storytelling. As a complement to this project, Zoan produced a VR event in Helsinki city centre for Finland’s National Party (May Day) that took place during the COVID-19 lockdown.

HoloLens 2 Sales Expanding to 15 More Countries, ‘Development Edition’ Launches in the US

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Now Microsoft is expanding the regions where it will sell HoloLens 2 to 15 new countries: Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Google Play Store will soon let Android users download gambling apps

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and 14 other countries — Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Spain, and Sweden — will join Brazil, France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom as places where Google-sanctioned in-app gambling is allowed. "We

Your Android device becomes a mini-Xbox on Sept. 15

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Project xCloud is almost here. Microsoft's long-hyped entry into the realm of cloud gaming is coming on Sept. 15, starting with Android devices. In practical terms, that means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play more than 100 games on their Android smartphones or tablets.

Quest 2 Stock Starting to Slip Ahead of Black Friday

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Finland. Though it has held fairly steady since its launch in October, the stock of Oculus Quest 2 is starting to dwindle heading into the Black Friday holiday shopping season.

HBO Max is set to launch in Europe in October

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The first to see HBO Max rolled out will be Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Andorra, and Finland. HBO Max is set to begin its European journey in just over a month, ready to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime. The streaming service is set to launch in six countries in Europe on Oct.

How MeKiwi ported Cave Digger to 7 different VR platforms

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MeKiwi is a very interesting indie studio in Finland : they have published a very popular VR game like Cave Digger, and they have also experimented with something artistic with ArtPulse.

VIVE Hardware Energizes “Best-in-Class” Military Training From Street Smarts VR

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Private contractor Lockheed Martin employs virtual training with Varjo , an Enterprise XR headset manufacturer based in Finland. Training has been a major use case for VR since its earliest days and the military has been there since day one.

Glue Collaboration Raises $3.85M Financing to Further Develop Business-focused Social VR Platform

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Business Finland, the Finnish funding agency for technology and innovation, and OP Bank also provided funding for the development of Glue. Glue Collaboration , a Helsinki-based company developing remote collaboration tools for AR/VR, today announced that it has completed a new seed round of financing, raising a total of €3.5 million (~$3.85 million) to support continued growth of its business-focused social VR platform.

Visually-Stunning Planetrism Gets A Demo On Rift And Vive

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Built in Unreal Engine 4, Planetrism is developed by Mika Laaksonen and Kimmo Kaunela, from Turku, Finland. Planetrism looks like it could be a new visual showcase for your VR headset, and you can get a taste of it right now. It looks to be a sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) with survival elements. In it, you explore a new planet located light years away from our solar system.

Mining Sim Cave Digger Coming To Quest, New Expansion Announced

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Our sincere thanks go also to Business Finland and Oculus for making this possible. “Immersive Mining Simulator” can safely be filed under game genres I’d probably never play if they weren’t in VR, so thankfully Cave Digger by VRkiwi is on basically every major 6DOF VR headset available.

The Best VR Events and Concerts Planned for 2021

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In March 12 & 13 , the symphonic metal band Nightwish from Finland will offer its fans a unique two-nights VR performance within a tavern built in virtual reality world, as part of their upcoming world tour.

VR Mining Game ‘Cave Digger’ Coming to Steam for Free This Week, Launch Trailer Here

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Created by Finland-based indie studio VRKiwi , the game takes place in the confines of the mining elevator, letting you gain greater resources so you can mine deeper into the unknown. Cave Digger is an upcoming room-scale mining game for SteamVR-compatible headsets that places you deep into the Earth using your handy mining elevator and a number of mining tools and devices to extract valuable resources.

Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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UK and European residents have (mostly) been able to order Oculus Go directly through the Oculus website since it launched early last month, with the company delivering to many countries in the EU and Schengen Zone including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

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Facebook Expects Coronavirus Will Have “additional impact” on Oculus Quest Availability

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Finland. After being backordered by weeks in many regions, Oculus Quest is now “unavailable” from Oculus in 17 out of 23 regions where the unit is sold, including the United States, Canada, and much of Europe. Facebook says the Coronavirus outbreak is to blame.

Oculus Announces $300 Commercial ‘Go for Business’ Bundle, Pre-orders Now Available

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The company is currently only shipping to the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Oculus Go, the company’s recently launched standalone VR headset, is already on store shelves starting at $200 for the 32 GB version. And just like the company’s previous Rift for Business announced last year, now it’s Go’s turn for the commercial treatment.

Serve Drinks To Ripped And Beardy Dwarves In Taphouse VR

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Taphouse VR, from Catland Studios in Finland, follows in that tradition. Bar simulators have a long and storied history in video games, going back to 1983’s Tapper. The elevator pitch from the developers describes their HTC Vive title like this: “It’s kind of like My Summer Car had a baby with Job Simulator- My Summer Bar, if you will.”

Pre-orders for TPCast Wireless VR Add-on Now Available in Europe

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TPCast pre-orders are available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. TPCast, the wireless streaming device that lets HTC Vive owners play VR games cable-free, is now available for pre-order in most of continental Europe starting at €349 (or the regional equivalent).

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