Drift Championship in France

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Take place on the 550HP Nissan PS13 of young pilot Jack Shanahan from the round 5 of the french drift championship in France. User Uploads car drift france mountain race

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Air France introduces VR headset for Joon, Their Low Cost Airline

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In July this year, Air France announced plans to launch an airline that specifically targets millennials, raising the question of what, exactly, that actually means. Surprisingly enough, Air France did not opt for Skylights and their SkyTheater.

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

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Come June 26th, residents of the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland will be able to walk into a brick-and-mortar shop and snag one off the shelves. France Store Availability.

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Nike’s New AR Feature Lets You Display Different Styles On Physical Shoes

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If you’re near Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, pop over into the store and give this a shot. Tagged with: ar , augmented reality , france , Nike , Paris , shopping. AR Experiences Shopping ar augmented reality france Nike Paris shopping

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HTC announces arts funding initiative

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“ We are thrilled to be working with HTC VIVE to bring a new and exciting digital experience to our visitors ,” said Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern. Business Companies HTC News Virtual Reality (VR) Frances Morris Hermitage Museum HTC Vive Joel Breton Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle National Palace Museum Newseum Royal Academy of Arts Tate Modern VIVE Arts Viveport

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Parisian Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative

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The Saint-Josepth Hospital in Paris, France is among the first to test immersive VR pain management techniques created by a start-up called Healthy Mind , which can in some cases replace pain medication altogether.

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Google Debuts Two New Spotlight Stories ‘Piggy’ & ‘Age Of Sail’

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The biennial Annecy International Film Fest is currently in full-swing as creators from around the world gather in France to showcase their latest achievements in the field of animation. Google heads to the Annecy Film Fest in full force with two, never-before-scene Spotlight Stories.

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Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers

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France: Amazon , FNAC / Darty. Though Canadian and European VR fans have been able to pick up an Oculus Go standalone headset directly from the company since launch last month, more purchasing options have arrived today.

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Watch World Cup 2018 Matches for Free in ‘Oculus Venues’ Starting This Weekend

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The World Cup is due to kick off today, and Oculus announced that US residents will be able to watch select matches of the quadrennial football championship for free in Oculus Venues , the company’s social VR event viewing app for Oculus Go and Gear VR.

PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era.

HoloLens sets its sights on Europe with huge expansion

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Ever since the headset was first released back in 2016, it’s been available in only a few European regions, namely the UK, Ireland, Germany, and France. It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft is finally ready to launch HoloLens across Europe.

Oculus is Now Offering Free Demos of ‘MARVEL Powers United VR’ at Select Retail Locations

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Oculus is hosting MARVEL Powers United VR demos at hundreds of participating Best Buy stores in the US, select Currys PC World and John Lewis stores in the UK, and participating FNAC locations in France.

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Update: Oculus Rift + Touch Immediately Sells Out After Start of Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon UK and major Eurozone regional branches such as Amazon France and Amazon Germany are seeing the sale too, knocking the headset down by £50/€50 to the Prime Day sale price of £350/€400.

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Oculus Begins ‘Summer of Rift’ Sale, $100 Credit for Rift & Touch Bundle Buyers

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Amazon is participating in the deal across five territories, plus Best Buy and Newegg in the US, along with FNAC in France, MediaMarkt, Saturn, and Caseking in Germany, and Scan and Game in the UK.

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VR Experiments in Space are Exploring Gravity’s Affect on Hand-Eye Coordination

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It is part of a larger effort to expand knowledge of Sensori-motor Adaptations and Vestibular Pathologies headed by Dr. Joe McIntyre of the College de France in Paris.

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How To Watch The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Live In VR

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Very few athletic competitions have managed to capture the attention of so many different countries and cultures while simultaneously dwarfing the viewer ratings of other legendary events such as the Tour De France and the Summer Olympic Games.

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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks

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On Friday , Disney again deployed AR to ignite Star Wars hype by updating the Find the Force app to include an experience that positions First Order Star Destroyers over some of the biggest International landmarks around the globe—including France, Sweden, Japan and the United States.

The Chelsea Film Festival Showcases Diversity in VR

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“The stories come from: India, Israel, France, America, and beyond. Chelsea Film Festival offers a VR lineup that is refreshing, intimate, and necessary. Over the past few years, VR has established a presence in “name brand” festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca or Cannes.

Researchers Transform Real Soccer Matches into Tabletop AR Reconstructions

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Try Vive, Rift, Touch, PSVR, Gear VR, and Daydream FreeHTC hosts.

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Most of the European Vive demo locations are concentrated in England, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, but you’ll still be able to spot a few places in France, and even one in the Czech Republic.

The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 07/01/18

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It takes you to the Palace of Versailles in France to witness two historical events that took place in the building. The summer sales are just about coming to a close, so hopefully the VR content drought is soon to end.

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Zara AR Brings Fashionable Looks to Life in Stores

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Zara’s AR app and experience was developed by Paris-based creative director Ezra Petronio, cofounder of Self Service magazine, together with Holooh of France and Inria, a French public research body dedicated to digital science and technology.

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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.

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John Travolta Stars in "SPEED KILLS VR," now available on several platforms.

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Set to become available across the US, China, France, Korea and the rest of the international markets, Speed Kills VR provides over an hour of replayable cinematic VR content.

Learn a New Language in VR

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A friend of mine who is a language professor at Colgate University suggested I move to France and immerse myself into various conversations, pay close attention to what was being said, and use the things I see along with the sounds, smells, touch and taste as part of the language learning process.

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Europe’s VR Sector Has Grown To Nearly 487 Companies

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and 29 in France. The VR industry continues to grow, and next to the United Kingdom and France, Sweden has now caught up in terms of the number of high-performing startups across the VR industry,” said Leen Segers, cofounder and CEO of LucidWeb.

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Collection of the Week by Darren Millar – Jan 5, 2018

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France in 360 - 360 Photo Collection. 360 panoramas in the collection were taken in Limousin, France with a DJI Spark. A dreamy bird's view of Magnac-Laval, a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France.

Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

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HoloLens is currently only officially available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Oculus Store Thanksgiving Sale Now On, Up to 50% Off Rift Games

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Oculus dropped prices on several VR titles on their store for Thanksgiving with those prices likely to persist through the weekend until Cyber Monday. Here’s what’s on offer.

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Oculus & ESL Return For VR League: Season Two

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Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. Five new titles, generous prizes, and a more flexible tournament system could take VR eSports to new heights.

Eagle Flight now available now on Oculus Rift Coming Soon on PSVR and Vive

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The game takes place in Paris, France, which is now overrun by various animals after the end of humanity. Eagle Flight is now available on the Rift, then coming to PSVR on November 8 and HTC Vive on December 20.

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Oculus Introduces $299 Go for Business Bundle

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Currently, the bundle is scheduled to release in the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Facebook’s affordable standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, is looking to finally make the platform a mainstream hit with consumers. But it appears Go forms a big part of the Oculus for Business strategy, too.

Ford VR App Puts You Racing at Le Mans

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For those that couldn’t make it out to France to see the Ford GT win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in June, Ford has got you covered — in virtual reality. Get up-close with Ford’s latest innovations in this 360-degree video app.

Turn Any Stationary Bike Into A VR Fitness Machine With This $100 Sensor

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Well if your finances were the only roadblock keeping you from cycling your way through a virtual Tour De France then boy do we have some good news for you. VirZOOM is back with a more affordable option for exercising in virtual reality.

Warner Bros. Studio Releases ‘Dunkirk’ VR Experience

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The film is set during the early stages of World War II, chronicling the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, France. The Christopher Nolan film gets a VR short.

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Resolution Games’ ‘Bait!’ Passes Half a Million Downloads on.

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Furthermore, the game has now been localized for Spain, Germany, Italy and France, with more localizations to be made in the coming months. Resolution Games’ ‘Bait!’

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Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries

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Development efforts are about to get a major adrenaline shot in the arm also, with Microsoft today expanding distribution globally to Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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The Vive’s Lighthouse tracking system is an impressive piece of tech, considering it boasts sub-millimeter, 3D room-scale positional tracking for a VR headset and hand controllers using lasers.

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2018 VR and AR Conference, Festival and Expo Schedule

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Laval, France. Over the last few years a busy conference circuit has emerged for creators and enthusiasts interested in VR and AR technology, and 2018 is already full of events throughout the year. We’ll update this list of VR and AR-related events from time to time as more dates are announced. If we’ve missed a big one, please email tips@uploadvr.com with information about the conference or event and we’ll periodically update this post.

Oculus Rift coming to European and Canadian Stores September 20th

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In France, you’ll be able to order the headset from Amazon.fr Good news for Oculus Rift fans outside the States: the Rift headset is coming to stores September 20th. Priced £549 or €699, the Oculus Rift will finally be available to buy in physical retail stores across Europe and Canada from next month, with online pre-orders going live today. Over in the UK, the Rift is coming to Amazon.co.uk , Game , Harrods, John Lewis and PC World.