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.

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.).

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.

“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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

‘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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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.

‘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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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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Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

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The secretive Florida-based Mixed Reality company – which has so far raised nearly $2 billion from Google, Alibaba, Warner Bros, Qualcomm and others – has released very few details about its Magic Leap One device, which is expected to ship to developers at some point in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Legoland Bringing VR Roller Coaster To Parks This Year

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The first Great LEGO Race attraction will open later this year at the at the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, followed by LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and Germany’s LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort sometime in 2018. LEGO continues the VR theme park trend with new VR attractions at parks.

Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator

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The training center, which is located at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, allows up to 60 people at the same time, including those who can log in remotely from their homes. Educators can learn how to survive a virtual school shooting.

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.

Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR and Oculus Rift

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When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

VR Coaster and Sensics to Create All-in-one VR Headset for Theme Parks

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VR Coaster is hosting a booth at the IAAPA 2017 show in Orlando, Florida where more info will be available. VR Coaster and Sensics today unveiled RideVR, a new all-in-one VR headset built especially for use on high-flying theme park rides.

Magic Leap Job Listing Suggests Big Retail Presence Incoming

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The Florida-based AR company is currently looking for a Director of Store Design to come and work at its headquarters. As with virtual reality, the best way to get people to understand augmented reality is to get them to actually try it. To that end, it looks like Magic Leap will be making a big push towards getting its kit into people’s hands in the future.

Magic Leaps Seems To Finally Be Gearing Up For A Big Reveal

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The site has obtained a document allegedly detailing what appears to be a pitch for a livestream tour of the company’s Florida-based headquarters from creative agency The Community.

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 Best Videos And Trailers From This Week

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Mon Mothma needs you for a full Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney Springs in Florida on December 16 and Downtown Disney California in January. With Oculus connect 4, Windows VR launch and a few high-profile virtual reality game releases, it’s been busy recently in the world of VR.

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Magic Leap And Shaq Announce NBA AR App Partnership

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The Florida-based Magic Leap has raised $1.9 One of the VR/AR world’s very few “unicorns” just announced its first major content partnership with the National Basketball Association. billion from heavy hitters like Google Ventures and the Alibaba Research group.

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.

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.

Vive Strap Accessory with Flip-up Visor and PSVR-style Comfort Passes Crowdfunding Goal

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Florida based SynergyWiz is designing a third-party head-mount for the HTC Vive which uses a PSVR-stlye ‘halo’ mounting design for added comfort, and offers the much desired visor flip functionality.

Top 9 Creative Cases Where Universities Use Virtual Reality to Recruit Students and Assure Investors

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The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, U of M, or The U) is a private, nonsectarian research university in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. Florida Polytechnic University.

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing.

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Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5