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‘Invsible’ From ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director Arrives On Samsung VR

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Today, Samsung has announced a full-fledged drama series coming exclusively to Samsung VR before its wide release on other platforms. Many virtual narrative experiences are delivered in small samplings, with popular films like Suicide Squad , The Jungle Book , Pete’s Dragon , and The Conjuring 2 all having brief VR interactions on the Samsung VR platform to promote the full 2D films. Invisible is available today on Samsung VR and will be available on Jaunt VR on October 27th.

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‘Invisible’ From ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director Arrives On Samsung VR

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Today, Samsung has announced a full-fledged drama series coming exclusively to Samsung VR before its wide release on other platforms. Many virtual narrative experiences are delivered in small samplings, with popular films like Suicide Squad , The Jungle Book , Pete’s Dragon , and The Conjuring 2 all having brief VR interactions on the Samsung VR platform to promote the full 2D films. Invisible is available today on Samsung VR and will be available on Jaunt VR on October 27th.

Bourne Identity Director Brings Supernatural TV Show To Samsung.

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Bourne Identity Director Brings Supernatural TV Show To Samsung VR Today, Samsung has announced a full-fledged drama series coming exclusively to Samsung VR before its wide release on other platforms. Many virtual narrative experiences are delivered in small samplings, with popular films like Suicide Squad, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, and The Conjuring 2 all having brief VR interactions on the Samsung VR platform to promote the full 2D films.

Microsoft Joins Google, HTC Vive, Facebook, Samsung, and Sony as an XR Association Member

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Formerly called the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), today the XR Association (XRA) has announced that Microsoft has joined as a member company alongside founding members HTC Vive, Sony, Google, Facebook, and Samsung. On the virtual reality (VR) side Microsoft has been slightly more hesitant, not releasing any hardware directly, instead, partnering with companies like HP, Acer, Asus, Samsung and Dell to create Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

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VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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The collective includes Google, HTC Vive, Acer Starbreeze, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. While seeking to educate consumers, governments, and industry about VR’s potential, the association wants to get ahead of challenges with developing and deploying the technology responsibly. Tagged with: acer , Collective , google , htc vive , industry , oculus , samsung , sony , virtual reality.

Now You Can Have ‘Dolphin-Assisted Therapy’ in VR

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The Dutch government provided a 50,000 euro ($59,000) grant to develop the waterproof VR goggles, which contain a Samsung smartphone mounted on a 3D-printed rig made of recycled plastic. Dolphins meet virtual reality. A Dutch non-profit is strapping waterproof VR headsets on people in pools so they can “swim with dolphins.” ” Dolphin Swim Club has been offering the experience, named Dolphin VR , as “dolphin-assisted therapy” since last month.

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VR Headset Makers Buddy Up to form VR Association

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Samsung ( M obile Gear VR), HTC (HTC Vive), Oculus (Oculus Rift), Sony (PSVR), Google ( D aydream), and Acer Starbreeze ( S tarVR). While seeking to educate consumers, governments, and industry about VR’s potential, the association wants to get ahead of challenges with developing and deploying the technology responsibly. There are several top players in the world of VR, all doing their own thing. Each has their game portal, separate APIs and development kits.

Xiaomi pushes Apple down to become the number two smartphone maker

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According to the report, Samsung held a 19 percent share of the global smartphone market in Q2 2021, followed by Xiaomi's 17 percent and Apple's 14 percent. government Things are looking great for Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone maker was recently removed from the U.S.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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Representatives of the JianXi province and also the vice prime minister Liu He have visited the venue, and the Chinese Government has confirmed its strong interest in VR, that is seen as a strategic technology. Stanford and Samsung create a super-high-resolution display.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.20): Oculus ready to manufacture the Quest S, Pico doubles-down on 3DOF, and more!

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Imagine a Chinese school (that are forced by the government to use VR) how much money can save by buying 300 3DOF headsets instead of 300 6DOF ones (the answer is: around $100K ). According to Samsung, it should come in 2028.

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InstaVR Launches Academic Organization-wide Tier Pricing to Accommodate Distance Learning and Campus Virtual Tour Needs

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Great way to bring academia and government + business closer together. Top Client Examples: German University in Cairo – Architecture students capture the majesty of historical Cairo buildings and present them via VR in headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2021

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This trend will continue in 2021 : the new LiDAR sensor, which is rumored to be installed in all future iPhones, will for sure be copied also by Android phones (Samsung?) Two days ago, I’ve given you my predictions for virtual reality in 2021 (read it, in case you missed it).

What are Colleges & Universities Using VR For?

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Top Client Examples: German University in Cairo – Architecture students capture the majesty of historical Cairo buildings and present them via VR in headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR. Great way to bring academia and government + business closer together. Colleges and universities were some of the earliest adopters of InstaVR — and some of the most innovative current users.

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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The Israeli armed forces are considered one of the most efficient in the world because of the government’s continuous investment in cutting-edge tech R&D. Other prominent computer vision and 3D design-focused corporations that pervaded the Israeli market are Intel, Samsung, Google, and Autodesk. Government and Venture investment. Additionally, the Israeli government and VC firms can propel the growth of consumer AR startups and allow them to compete in the global arena.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.15): Facebook keeps working on its masterplan, WebXR arrives on iOS, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Facebook could sell all its devices undercost now, subsidizing the cost of the hardware with software and data collection, so that to compete with brands like Samsung and XiaoMi. I hope you had a wonderful S.Valentine’s Day!

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

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OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then! This is the 150th Week Peek!

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Three Reasons Higher Education Has Embraced Virtual Reality

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All a user needs to access Virtual Reality is a headset like the Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Go — or really even just an iOS or Android smartphone and a Google Cardboard. Or Texas State University , which has used InstaVR to build interactive trainings for the state government’s ambulance buses. Virtual Reality has always been of interest to higher education. But no longer are they just watching from the sidelines to learn about the technology.

U.S. Department of Education Embraces VR/AR With $680K EdSim Challenge

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government wants you to do just that with its new education competition. Samsung is also offering up a bunch of products to each finalist, including a Galaxy S7 edge and a Gear VR. Just like children, VR and AR are the future, so we should be creating experiences that have both in mind. In fact, the U.S. The U.S.

InstaVR Launches Academic Organization-Wide Tier Pricing in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Great way to bring academia and government + business closer together. Top Client Examples: German University in Cairo – Architecture students capture the majesty of historical Cairo buildings and present them via VR in headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.

HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR

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He provided me with a lot of cultural context, which includes support from the highest levels of Chinese Government to invest in companies working on emerging technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence. On average, the VR hardware from China tends to be no where near the quality of the major VR players of the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Sony PSVR, or Samsung GearVR, but there were some standout Chinese companies who are leading innovation in specific area.

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VRJAM to Create Real-Time XR Simulation Platform for Business Conferences

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” An early beta version of VRJAM:X was first revealed at the UK Government’s annual innovation conference, Createch several months ago, attracting the attention of the International Association for Broadcast Media VRJAM confirms. With everything going well VRJAM hopes to launch its performance platform on 31st December 2019, supporting headsets including Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive.

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

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Development is divided evenly across the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift platforms, each accounting for 31% of projects created, with other major VR platforms such as Samsung Gear VR, OSVR, and Daydream rounding out the bottom numbers. Through its Lab Renovation Program, VR First is promoting the adoption of these new standards by lab partners, governments and science parks.

Top Enterprise Use Cases for Oculus Quest VR Headset

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When you consider how much is spent on lobbying governments & agencies, using VR is a no-brainer investment. Besides costing less than a Samsung phone, the Oculus Quest is more stable, has longer battery life, and overheats less than the Gear VR phones). As mentioned in last week’s blog , the Oculus Ques t has blown away sales expectations since launching three months ago.

VR Travel: Virtual Reality Can Show You The World

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The inherent power of virtual reality technology to spark the imagination is capturing the attention of hotels, airlines, travel agencies, and even Third World governments. Qantas Airways partnered with Samsung to allow customers to explore hotspot destinations, and to even watch in-flight movies using the Gear VR headset. The company has adopted VR technology and Samsung Gear VR to allow customers to “Try Before Your Fly” when visiting the agency’s stores.

Exclusive: HTC Makes Big Play For VR Content Distribution In China

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Viveport M fills a hole in China, where the likes Google’s Play Store (and upcoming Daydream platform) and Samsung’s Gear VR store have struggled due to restrictions from the government on apps and websites from countries outside of China.

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CES 2021 Organizers Are Planning A Physical Event, But Who Will Come?

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airports after the government banned international travel, so I cannot imagine that CES attendees will realistically be able to maintain the 6-foot distances from strangers that health authorities mandate.

6 Reasons Why China is Leading VR Growth Worldwide

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Much like the Samsung Gear VR with the Samsung Galaxy line, Mi VR requires a smartphone and is expectedly compatible with Mi Note 2, the Mi 5, Mi 5s, and Mi 5s Plus. They have defined this effort as “VR+” and support it through the Industry Ecosystem Alliance (IEA) built with Chinese corresponding government entities and key industry leaders. During the Fall, I was invited by Tsinghua, “China’s MIT”, to design a new blend of curriculum for their students.

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Lessons in Founding, Running & Selling a Startup

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That led to Dekko and Samsung — the former he founded and admits was early to AR. It could take further funding to stay alive; go to market with a monetizable app; do boring back-end work for a large enterprise company or government agency; or it could sell to a larger player.

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Women In VR spotlight: Lee and Jordan Brighton talk about Run Dorothy Run.

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We, along with our kids, came to Vancouver from Australia on the Canadian government start-up Visa program. Zombie Donuts will first be released as a mobile VR experience on Samsung gear; you get to use that marshmallow shooter to blow away the zombified Donuts. Lee and Jordan Brighton are the female founding duo behind Virtro Entertainment.

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Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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According to some reviewers, the display may also be the same one made by Samsung. Vive is very strong in the enterprise sector and bets a lot in education because this is a strong interest of the Chinese government. The Vive Focus was most probably the best VR standalone on the market when Oculus last week announced what will be the first consumer 6DOF VR standalone headset. And so here we are again: Oculus vs HTC, America vs China, Hugo Barra vs Alvin Wang Graylin.

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Vive’s China President, Alvin Wang Graylin

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It will likely happen first in Asia where governments and parents prioritize their children’s education over all else. Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo. Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality. From healthcare, education, social, training, cinema, gaming, and more, VR has a lot of Killer Use-cases.

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InstaVR Interviews: Dr. Matthew Frew, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland – School of Business and Enterprise

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The government has put millions and millions of pounds into. Similarly we’ve got a few Samsung cameras that, like the Theta V, are pretty good consumer cameras. InstaVR Interviews: Meet the VR Practitioners. InstaVR Interviews is a blog series where we turn the spotlight on our customers. We find out why they create VR, how they use InstaVR, and what the future of VR will look like. To read more interviews, visit the InstaVR Interviews homepage.

Western Digital Launches Security Platform for Portable Storage with G-Technology's ArmorLock-Encrypted NVMe SSD

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Earlier this year, Samsung had launched the Portable SSD T7 Touch with such an integrated fingerprint sensor. Data safety is of paramount importance for many enterprise use-cases, and in certain scenarios, for home consumers too.

Jaunt VR's 2017 scripted content agenda Includes remake of cult classic THE LAWNMOWER MAN

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After the general public is given access to this technology, the world’s governments form an organization to control the crisis of overpopulation. Building on the successful launch of INVISIBLE – a 2016 scripted supernatural drama series created in partnership with Director Doug Liman, Screenwriter Melisa Wallack, Producer Julina Tatlock, Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ), and Samsung – these deals are the latest big Hollywood cinematic endeavors from Jaunt.

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The Virtual Arena: Educators Learn Their VR

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Even the UK government represented VR in their marketing promotion for the hard work that the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) did towards promoting the leading role that British developers have had in expanding this new area of EdTech.

Attending Digital Concerts in XR with The Boolean's Anne McKinnon

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But otherwise we're using the Samsung Gear VR. Alan: Yeah, I think device management with VR is a bit of a pain in the butt, because you have to keep them charged, especially with the Samsung Gear VR's great, because you can just swap out the phones. So there is pros and cons, but the only problem that is Samsung in the future is not going to be supporting Gear VR, looks like. They've received some grants from the Dutch government.