A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) realityI.

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A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) reality I hold in my hands what looks and feels like a wand from a Harry Potter film. The game—and the wand—were developed by Pat Starace , director of the digital fabrication course at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.

Florida based Outer Brain Studios has released their indie VR horror game just in time for the season

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Florida based development studio Outer Brain Studios have released their VR survival horror adventure ORGAN QUARTER. The title is available on Steam (for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift) now. Organ Quarter is a 5–8 hour adventure taking place across a large, nightmarish urban environment.

A look at Montana 17, a licensed VR Football experience for Google Daydream from small town Florida kid done good Damon Grow.

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Lucie, Florida. So last week was a pretty busy week for me with GDC17, Stanford Sports Innovation Expo, Starters VR In Sports, and general work week things. That all being said I decided to make one more trek into the world of VR networking to check out the VR Gaming Summit put on by SF Beta.

Generators help grids stay up through Florida hurricane

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Several OpenSim grids using a Florida-based data center for their hosting have been able to stay up during Hurricane Irma with the help of backup generators. View of Hurricane Irma from space. Image courtesy NASA.).

“Luke Skywalker” Unveils a New Virtual Reality Program for Pediatric Patients at Florida Hospital

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Mark Hamill, known for his depiction of the famous Star Wars character, Luke Skywalker, visited the pediatric patients at the Florida Hospital for Children to introduce a new Virtual Reality program. The new virtual reality program aims to bring entertainment to the pediatric patients at the Florida Hospital for Children. The Florida Hospital also has a Twitter account and they thanked Hamill and his crew who came over to make the kids smile.

Magic Leap on sale starting from $2295, ships only in the US

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augmented reality AR florida magic leap mixed reality releaseFinally, the day has come. After a lot of words, flying whales, rock throwing guys and a lot of debates, Magic Leap has been released. You can buy it on the company website.

Medical Software Maker Medivis Closes $2.3 Million in Funding to Bring HoloLens to Surgical Platform

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On Tuesday, along with closing its seed funding round, the company unveiled its SurgicalAR software for HoloLens at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, Florida.

Magic Leap Experience Lets Golf Fans Meet Jordan Spieth & PGA AR App Update Brings Pebble Beach to AR

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Nevertheless, the PGA is making it possible for golf fans to get closer to the action at the famous Florida course than those who paid to attend the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which teed off on Thursday.

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Traveling Halo Fan Experience Will Feature Competitive Location-Based VR

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Halo Outpost Discovery kicks off July 5th – 7th in Orlando, Florida; followed by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 19th – 21nd ; Chicago, Illinois August 2nd – 4th ; Houston, Texas August 16th – 18th ; and Anaheim, California August 30th – September 1st.

Destination Mars mixed reality experience at the Kennedy Space Center

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On September 19, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida launched a similarly themed experience called “Destination Mars.” I was moved to tears when I first watched the Apollo 11 experience on the Oculus Rift. Have you tried it?

Helping Paleontologists Learn More About Dinosaurs With VR

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The University of South Florida’s Center for Visualization & Applied Spatial Technologies and Integrative Biology departments are bringing dinosaurs to life in VR. How dinosaurs evolved into modern-day birds could soon be studied around the world, thanks to virtual reality.

Report: Magic Leap Raising Series D Investment, Could Value Company at $6–8 Billion

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For a company that’s showed almost no one what they’re building, Magic Leap has been phenomenally successful at fundraising. The company has previously raised a staggering $1.4

Vyu360 Upgrades Your Smartphone to VR Ready

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On Wednesday, VRJournal learned that Vyu360 — a South Florida tech startup company — officially announced its latest developments. Most notably, the. The post Vyu360 Upgrades Your Smartphone to VR Ready appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology Vyu360

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Florida. Orlando, The Florida Mall. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)?

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Google-Backed Magic Leap Alleges Workers Stole Its Secrets

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The allegations of betrayal and skullduggery surfaced in a lawsuit that Florida-based Magic Leap filed late Thursday in federal court Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets that make its technological tricks work.

3D Printing In AR Using A Robotic Assistant

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The interactive fabrication system combines AR CAD editing with precise robotic control.

Virtuix & Funovation Introduce Omniverse VR Esports Arena

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VR ARENA will make its initial debut at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Orlando, Florida, November 13th to November 16th. The creators of the Omniverse treadmill target VR esports with a new multiplayer location-based arena.

Fully-Automated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Debut Next Week at IAAPA Attractions Expo

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The arcade cabinet, which is touted for its ability to run attendant-free, is set to debut next week at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Star Wars VR Tickets From The VOID Are Selling Fast

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It’s unclear if The VOID is bringing online multiple stages at each location to accommodate more than four people at a time, but there are showings offered every 15 minutes, with some gaps, at the Florida location.

Grids back up after hurricane

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DigiWorldz and the Great Canadian Grid are back up after a nerve-wracking week when Hurricane Matthew threatened to cut off power to the grids’ Florida data center.

Mad scientists Outer Brain Studios bringing the horrific Silent Hill esq VR title ORGAN QUARTER to life. Support their Kickstarter to suffer nightmares!

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Delray Beach, Florida based Outer Brain Studios is using there shared love of Silent Hill 2 to bring a very David Lynchesq VR survival horror to our dark world. I know what you are thinking. Does the world need more VR Horror games.

The VOID’s VR Theme Parks Add Wreck-It Ralph Experience

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Orlando, Florida. The VOID out-of-home VR company is adding an official Wreck-It Ralph experience to four of their locations. It is named ‘Ralph Breaks VR’ and officially opens on the 21st of November (next Wednesday).

Wreck-It Ralph to Smash His Way into The VOID Soon, ‘Ralph Breaks VR’ Trailer Here

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Ralph Breaks VR is available starting November 21st at four US locations; The Disney District in Anaheim, the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian in Las Vegas, and at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida.

Atek Grid has new owners, hiring staff

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Atek Grid, formerly owned by the company behind the CloudServe OpenSim hosting company, has been bought by the Tampa-based Florida Web Council, Inc.

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Facebook Pulls Bullet Train VR Demo From Conservative Conference Following Backlash

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However, given that the show was taking place just a week after the tragic mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, many deemed Bullet Train’s presence as inappropriate and backlash quickly followed on social media platforms. In light of the recent events in Florida and out of respect for the victims and their families, we have removed them from this demo.

‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ Disney World VR Attraction Gets New Trailer, Tickets on Sale

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The collaboration between Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB, and The VOID debuts on December 16th at Disney World, Florida and opens at Disneyland, California on January 5th. Tickets are now available for location-based VR company The VOID’s latest experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.

FundamentalVR Partners with Mayo Clinic to Develop VR Surgical Simulations, Raises $1.4M Financing

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” Mayo Clinic has recently brought the jointly developed VR surgery platform, Fundamental Surgery , to several simulation centers in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

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

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The Rogue Initiative partners with MediaMation to unveil STEEL COBRAS at the International Association of Amusement Parks Attractions Expo 2017 (IAAPA Expo) in Orlando, Florida. Rogue Initiative's vision is to bring together Hollywood storytelling with frontier technology.

Terminal 17 is a Warehouse-Scale Multiplayer Shooter From VRstudios

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Interested buyers can experience the demo in November, at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire From The VOID Adds London Location

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16, the same day the attraction opens in Disney Springs outside Walt Disney World in Florida. The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire.

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Tilt Brush Behind One Of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions Of 2018

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It was my first experience of VR,” Solgaard says on the line from a meeting in Florida. Designer uses VR to design award-winning prototype carry-on bag. When it was released in 2016, Tilt Brush was heralded as VR’s killer app.

HTC’s New Vive Focus Headset Locker Aims to Put VR at the Forefront of Education in China

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VivEdu was founded by HTC last year, and is headed by Dr. Sun Wei, the founding president of the School of Software of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and professor at the School of Computer Science at Florida State University.

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Using Virtual Humans with Personality for Medical Training

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On today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Benjamin Lok from the University of Florida about how they’re using Virtual Humans as patients to train medical students.

Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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University of Florida, USA. VR First , the global initiative to seed academic institutions with VR/AR hardware and software, today announced that it’s nearly doubling the number of its VR labs in universities and science parks across the globe by the end of 2017.

SeaWorld Shifts Entertainment To Virtual Reality Coaster

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SeaWorld Orlando will be introducing Central Florida’s first virtual-reality roller coaster next summer, retrofitting their existing Kraken coaster with VR headsets that will have you traveling deep into the sea with mythical and prehistoric creatures.

Zero Latency Is The US’s First Warehouse-Scale VR Arcade

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But now, we’ve got a new development as Zero Latency expands from Melbourne, Australia to Orlando, Florida and brings the US their very first warehouse-scale free roam virtual reality facility. As often stated, you have to experience VR to truly believe.

Magic Leap Reveals Music App Collaboration with Sigur Rós, New Images

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Pitchfork’s Marc Hogan recently visited the company’s Florida offices to see a new Magic Leap AR experience built in collaboration with the band Sigur Rós.

Magic Leap One Motion Controller Appears in FCC Filing, Suggesting 2018 Launch

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Magic Leap One, the long-awaited AR headset from the secretive titular Florida startup, appears to be on its way to its supposed 2018 release date, as the headset’s motion controller, dubbed Control, has just hit the FCC for testing.

‘Onward’ Community Helps Raise Over $7,000 for Deceased Player’s Family

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Austin Aiken, better know in Onward as ‘Capptin’, was a foreman in the tree service industry in Clearwater, Florida. Onward (2017) is a military-style VR shooter with some of the most ardent players who regularly engage in a sort of amped-up version of paintball.

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New Magic Leap Video Tells Us Nothing About What the Company Is Working On

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” It’s a bit of a stretch to call the origins of Magic Leap “humble,” as prior to its founding, Abovitz sold his Florida-based medical device company MAKO Surgical Corp.

Magic Leap and Lucasfilm are Making a ‘Star Wars’ AR Experience

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Magic Leap is currently headquartered in Florida and it has an engineering office in Mountain View.). Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is partnering up with Disney’s Lucasfilm to bring C-3PO to life inside your home.

Magic Leap’s First Developer Conference is Coming to L.A. in October

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Magic Leap, the Florida-based AR company behind the Magic Leap One headset , just announced the dates of the first developers conference. Dubbed L.E.A.P. Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Program), the conference will be taking place October 9th – 10th in Los Angeles, California.

Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies will bring opportunities for merchants as consumer adoption grows. There is high consumer interest to use VR for making purchase decisions while shopping online or in-store. Click To Tweet.

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