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.

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.).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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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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

Shopping Malls 2.0 – The Future is Virtual

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Japan, Florida or Scotland, are all only a few clicks away. Can immersive technologies help struggling bricks-and-mortar retailers to create new shopping experiences and gain an edge against the likes of Amazon?

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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.

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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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.

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

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.

Magic Leap One Creator Edition Tech Specs Revealed

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Alongside the launch of the AR headset today, the Florida-based company finally gave a full rundown of its tech specs. Developers can now buy Magic Leap One Creator Edition for $2,295 (provided you’re a developer and live in the right US city). But what are you actually getting for that money? It’s important to remember that Magic Leap is made up of three main components: the headset, named Lightwear, a controller and a companion device that powers it all named Lightpack.

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.

‘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.

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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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.

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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Magic Leap One Now On Sale To Developers For $2295

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The sheer scale of investment paired with the years of secrecy has created lofty expectations for the Florida-based company. Nearly four years after it was first teased to the world, the first Magic Leap augmented reality headset is now on sale to developers. Magic Leap One, as the device is called, can be purchased through the company’s website as a Creator Edition for $2,295.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rony Abovitz Hints Magic Leap One Launches August 8, 2018

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I believe Magic Leap’s CEO is hinting that 8:08 am Florida time we’re due for details and updates on their Magic Leap One Creator Edition. Rony Abovitz appears to have given not-so-subtle clues that Magic Leap One officially launches on August 8, 2018. I plan on getting myself up around 5 am California time to refresh the Magicleap.com homepage.

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.

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.

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 CEO Suggests Development Milestones Met, Patent Shows Sleeker Form Factor

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This highly secretive, Florida-based company is working on an unspecified augmented reality device. In an industry populated with giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft it is astounding that one of the most important names in the game is a startup known as Magic Leap.

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.

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.