Ring in the New Year in Iceland — virtually

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Most of us will be stuck at home for New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean we can celebrate at a concert in Iceland — virtually, at least. The party will also be broadcast live on Iceland’s national TV network RUV and streamed online. (Image courtesy OZ.).

Testing Mars exploration drones on Icelandic lava flows

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Using the lava flow fields of Iceland to test out drones and rovers to explore Mars. How do you test a machine that's designed to operate on another planet? News breaking twitter Drones Mars space


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Coronavirus Antibodies Can Last at Least Four Months, Large Iceland Study Finds

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A new study from Iceland provides reassurance that our antibodies to the coronavirus that causes covid-19 can last at least four months—assuming that we produce them in the first place.

Minecraft Earth Early Access Begins, Available In New Zealand And Iceland


The game is now available for download for users in New Zealand and Iceland only , with more countries available soon. New Zealand and Iceland are relatively small countries and large companies often roll out new software first to only a small percentage of the market to test out stability of their systems. Starting today, we will begin to roll out early access from country to country, starting with: New Zealand Iceland Not a citizen of either land?

Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality.


Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality Experience via Variety Bjork is taking fans around the world on a journey to her home country: The Icelandic music icon debuted a new virtual reality experience called “Bjork Digital” in Sydney, Australia this week. bjork vr virtual reality iceland river studios

You win, internet. Iceland's Eurovision contestant finally covers Netflix's 'Eurovision' novelty hit

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It's no surprise, then, that people have been clamoring for Iceland's real Eurovision 2020 contestant Daði Freyr to cover the tune. If you haven't yet watched Netflix 's Eurovision , first of all: What are you doing? Do you hate joy?

VR Tour Takes You Up Close With The Shipwreck Of A 17th-Century Dutch Smuggler


360 years ago, a Dutch smuggler ship called the “Melckmeyd” (“Milkmaid”) was traveling illegally up the coast of Iceland when it was caught in the middle of a ferocious storm that would end up sending the craft to the bottom of the North Atlantic. In 2016, the University of Iceland and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands collaborated on a joint operation to continue research on the wreck.

‘Waltz of the Wizard’ Studio Aldin Raises $1M to Fuse VR & AI in New Title

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Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, Aldin is an indie VR studio which has been an early innovator in the VR game development space with its first two titles, Trial of the Rift Drifter and Asunder , developed well before the first major VR headsets were launched in 2016. Today Aldin announced that it has raised a $1 million seed investment, led by Crowberry Capital, with participation by Investa and the Icelandic Technology Development Fund.

Two guys in Iceland want to improve how VR games are developed

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I was standing inside a representation of Waltz of the Wizard by Icelandic developer Aldin Dynamics, but I wasn’t in the game itself. I felt like a ghost inside the Matrix. Instead, I was watching someone else play the game from within a sort of pointillistic version of the environment, studying what they do. I was standing in an HTC Vive, watching a virtual version of a virtual world.

Magic Leap & Sigur Rós Video Reveals Behind the Scenes Development of Tónandi Augmented Reality Music App

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On Wednesday, the company unveiled a behind the scenes video of how the ethereal music-meets-AR app Tónandi was produced in collaboration with Icelandic music group Sigur Rós. Now that the augmented reality cat is out of the bag, Magic Leap is beginning to open up a bit more about how of some of its work came together in the years and months leading up to the Magic Leap One's release earlier this month.

CCP Invents Cross-Reality, Launches EVE: Valkyrie Warzone


Breaking Gaming HTC News Oculus Sony Virtual Reality (VR) Andrew Willans ccp CCP Games CCP Iceland cross-play cross-reality dog fighting Dogfighting EVE EVE Valkyrie EVE VR EVE Warzone HTC Vive Lead Game Designer oculus rift PSVR Valkyrie WarzoneSince its launch, EVE: Valkyrie is one of most immersive VR experiences, a fast paced space combat sim which might serve as a professional training tool for your neck muscles.

VR Fitness Platform ‘Supernatural’ Adds Meditation Coaching, Family Plan


Users can now immerse themselves in amazing destinations, such as Vestrahorn or Iceland, where they can calm their minds and bodies after getting their butts kicked by Supernatural trainer, Leanne Pedante.

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Björk Launches Traveling VR Exhibition


The Icelandic music icon is taking her VR album on tour, starting in Sydney. Now the artist is again teleporting fans to her native Iceland with the Björk Digital exhibition, launching on Friday in Sydney, Australia, with Björk herself expected to DJ at the event. Stonemilker is the opening track from Vulnicura that was shot in Iceland by Andrew Huang and includes an immersive string version of the track.

'Supernatural' for Oculus Quest is a fun cardio game for the exercise-averse

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I’m floating atop a massive lake in Iceland where black and white balloons are flying at me faster than I can process them. No, I haven't become an Icelandic, balloon-fighting wizard. Supernatural. 19/month. View Product. The Good. High-quality graphics • Engaging gameplay. The Bad. Fast-paced action can lead to injury • VR too cumbersome for exercise. The Bottom Line.

Google Doodle honours Pre-Raphaelite muse Fanny Eaton

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The timing of this Google Doodle — visible in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Iceland, and Greece — is significant. Today's Google Doodle pays tribute to Jamaican-British artist muse Fanny Eaton.

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Here’s Every Country & Store Where Quest 2 is Officially Being Sold

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Jump to: Australia | Austria | Belgium | Canada | Denmark | Finland | France | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Poland | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | United Kingdom | United States. Where to Buy Oculus Quest 2 in Iceland.

Minecraft Earth Was Downloaded 1.2 Million Time In Its First Week In The US


The free-to-play title is having a slow roll-out across the world during this early access phase, starting in Iceland and New Zealand in October. Minecraft Earth (our coverage hub ) came out in the U.S. in early access form on November 12, and the augmented reality take on the popular exploration and creation game hit 1.2 million downloads in the country in its first week, according to market analysts Sensor Tower. Minecraft Earth is available for iOS and Android devices.

Jaunt’s New ‘Home Turf’ VR Series Lets You Explore The Extreme


Cinematic VR studio Jaunt has unveiled their latest VR series, Home Turf, taking you on a journey from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada to a massive drop off Icelandic waterfalls. Iceland , Galen Volckhausen. Now, viewers can accompany him as he drops out of his comfort zone and braves the boils of the 65 foot Aldeyjarfoss, a beastly natural phenomenon in Iceland where, as Galen observes, “nature still rules.”

CCP Games Ending VR Efforts After Building Its Biggest Titles


The Iceland-based creator of EVE Online is one of VR’s biggest proponents and earliest developers, producing some of the industry’s most prominent titles including Rift-first space battle game EVE: Valkyrie, mobile VR turret shooter Gunjack and PlayStation-first sports game Sparc. The company is closing its Atlanta office and selling its Newcastle office, according to a report by the Iceland Monitor.

Preview Björk’s Latest VR Music Video ‘Notget’


The “Notget” VR music video premiered Wednesday at a Björk digital exhibition at the Iceland Airwaves festival. Björk is back at it again, diving head first into the world of VR, and there’s no stopping her anytime soon. After dropping a teaser for her upcoming VR music video for the Vulnicura track “Family” last week , the artist is teasing us once again with a glimpse of the VR video for “Notget” off the same album.

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Björk Teases New Trailer for ‘Family’ VR Video


Stonemilker” was the opening track from Vulnicura that was shot in Iceland and also directed by Andrew Huang. The artist is one step closer to an entire VR version of her album. Björk has been one of the biggest fans of VR. The music artist was early to jump on board the immersive medium, releasing a 360° music video experience early 2015 for “Stonemilker” from the album Vulnicura.

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Björk VR Art Exhibit Comes to LA


The Icelandic music icon’s next stop after traveling the globe with her VR album is finally right here in Los Angeles. Filmed in the highlands of Iceland, the video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang. Filmed on a remote beach location in Iceland, Stonemilker VR was the first 360° music video from Björk’s Vulnicura album. Björk Digital runs from May 19 to June 4 in downtown LA.

London Film Festival VR: Free New Experiences To Check Out From Today

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On top of Agence, this year’s selection includes the likes of Eldfell, a documentary telling the story of the 1973 eruption of the Eldfell volcano off the Icelandic coast, and Dazzle: Solo, a sort of VR remaking of the 1919 Great Dazzle Ball from the Chelsea Arts Club.

Quest 2 Stock Starting to Slip Ahead of Black Friday

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Iceland. Though it has held fairly steady since its launch in October, the stock of Oculus Quest 2 is starting to dwindle heading into the Black Friday holiday shopping season.

Björk & HTC Vive present the world’s first VR music album

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Iconic Icelandic artist Björk is collaborating with HTC to let fans experience a virtual reality interpretation of Vulnicura, Björk’s most recent studio album. The Björk collaboration is the latest in a series of experiments that aim to prove that the Vive can be used for more than just action games

Watch Björk’s Virtual Reality “Notget” Video TeaserBjörk has.


The “Notget” video premiered at Iceland’s Airwaves Festival today. Watch Björk’s Virtual Reality “Notget” Video Teaser Björk has shared a new teaser for the virtual reality music video for Vulnicura’s “Notget.” Directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, the video depicts a digital avatar of Björk performing the song in an ethereal environment. It follows the trailer for the VR music video for “Family.”

These Are the Countries Where You Can Still Buy Quest & Rift S Direct From Oculus

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Iceland. ×. With a successful holiday season under its belt, Facebook was no doubt looking forward to resupplying its retail partners with more Oculus Quest & Rift S stock. However in a perfect storm of high demand, low supply, and on-going supply chain disruptions due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), both headsets have been largely unavailable for purchase.

Björk Appears as Amazing Live Avatar to Open London.


From Iceland, she appeared at the London press conference as a live avatar, which mirrored her movements using motion-capture technology. Björk Appears as Amazing Live Avatar to Open London Exhibition This morning, Björk opened the London leg of her Björk Digital exhibition in spectacular fashion.

Bjork Releases Virtual Reality Music Video


The Icelandic singer immerses her fans in a digital underwater world of fantasy, with her in it as a dark underwater creature with flaming fins and an aesthetic mask that glitters in the darkness. The idea came from an Icelandic virtual reality films, Stonemilker and Black Lake. Bjork’s music team conducted a Digital exhibit shortly after the premiere of her single at the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik.

Björk Reveals Music Video for ‘Notget’ VR Experience


The Icelandic art-pop singer released the full version of the VR music video for Notget, off of her 2015 LP, Vulnicara , after releasing a teaser for the video last November. You can now watch a 2D video version of Björk’s latest VR music experience. This isn’t Björk’s first VR rodeo, and it likely won’t be the last.

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How Philips Is Using Augmented Reality to Improve Spinal Surgery


” Dr. Skúlason of the Landspitali University Hospital in Iceland describes how the technology works: “This new technology allows us to intraoperatively make a high-resolution 3D image of the patient’s spine, plan the optimal device path, and subsequently place pedicle screws using the system’s fully-automatic augmented-reality navigation.

Community Download: Will Minecraft Earth Be The Next Pokemon Go?


Today is the beginning of the open beta for Minecraft Earth — although it’s limited strictly to New Zealand and Iceland at the moment. Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today, we want to know if you think Minecraft Eart h could become as popular or more popular than Pokemon Go?

Oculus Introduces $299 Go for Business Bundle


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.

Hand interactive VR Game Simulator, the latest One-stop Arcade Unattended VR Machine

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Owatch Launched the New VR Plus Series! Hand Interactive VR Game Simulator !!! Unique Interactive VR Coin-op Game set to take the market by VR WOW! Owatch Interactive Simulator Ride.

CCP’s VR Sport Sparc Coming To Rift And Vive This Month


As Iceland-based CCP Games shutters its VR efforts , it looks like the studio has one more release to get out the door. The studio is launching its Tron-like VR sport Sparc [ Review 8/10 ) for Rift and Vive on Nov. 16, supporting cross-play against players who already have the game for PlayStation VR headsets. The game is expected to sell for around $20 on the Oculus Store and Steam.

Audi Dealers Will Soon Sell Cars Using Virtual Reality


Some settings include Iceland, Paris — and even the moon. This is where Audi says you’ll be able to toggle between a number of diverse VR environments like showing the car in Paris, Cannes, Iceland and the moon. Audi is expanding their VR dealership experience and testing has begun on a virtual training drive.

Oculus Announces $300 Commercial ‘Go for Business’ Bundle, Pre-orders Now Available

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The company is currently only shipping to the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Oculus Go, the company’s recently launched standalone VR headset, is already on store shelves starting at $200 for the 32 GB version. And just like the company’s previous Rift for Business announced last year, now it’s Go’s turn for the commercial treatment.