Attention, People of Illinois: It’s Time to Make Facebook Pay

GizModo VR

please take immediate action illinois biometricWith every passing day, Facebook gives us more evidence that it’s incapable of running itself responsibly, and every day it faces zero consequences. The profits rise and the what-are-you-gonna-do shrugs get more emphatic. But today is different. Today, some of you out there have a chance to cause the social network a… Read more.

The Mystery of Illinois' Short-Lived Cookie Monster Mural

GizModo VR

Forget the monoliths —there’s a new monument perplexing America. An artist was commissioned by a local business owner to create a mural of Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster on the side of his building.


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Two VR arcades open in Illinois 

Hypergrid Business

Two virtual reality arcades, Immersion Arcade and IVirtex opened in June in Illinois, offering players the chance to play games on the HTC Vive headsets. Immersion Arcade costs $10 for 15 minutes, and up to $60... News VR & AR Immersion Arcade IVirtex

Rivian R1T electric pickup to roll out June 2021 as Illinois factory sets up

Digital Trends

The Rivian R1S electric SUV will follow a couple of months later. Cars News Electric Pickup Trucks Rivian Rivian R1T

We’re one step closer to a communication network based on quantum teleportation

Digital Trends

Researchers at Fermilab in Illinois were able to send quantum bits, called qubits, over 27 miles of fiber optic cables with fidelity of over 90%. News breaking twitter emerging technology Fermilab quantum teleportation

Amazon Faces Allegations It Harvested and Stored Sensitive Voice Data

GizModo VR

Amazon is being hit with a class-action suit alleging that the tech giant’s severs are storing biometric voice data from countless callers, in contravention of an Illinois privacy law.

TikTok agrees to $92 million settlement in class action privacy lawsuit

Mashable VR

TikTok's parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay a $92 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging it violated Illinois' biometric privacy laws. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Thursday.

The Violent Fantasy of Kyle Rittenhouse

GizModo VR

Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with shooting three protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, gets the fanmail congratulating him on his heroic exploits in juvenile detention, because he is 17 years old.

Vader Immortal Will Bring ‘Lightsaber Battle’ To The Oculus Quest


The Vader Immortal panel will take place Friday, April 12th at 11:30am PST on the Celebration Stage at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Star Wars Celebration 2019 takes place April 11th – April 15th at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. ILMxLAB teases lightsaber game mechanics in their upcoming Star Wars VR series.

Grand Prize Winner Richard Bernsee Talks about VR Fitness

VR Fitness

Exercise is also a nice compliment to his mostly sedentary occupation as senior IT analyst for the University of Illinois at Chicago. A lifelong, self-proclaimed “computer geek,” Richard Bernsee recognized in his late teens that he needed to make working out a priority if he wanted to be fit.

Remembering Rahmbamarama, the Obama Era's Most Zealous Fan Community

GizModo VR

The November 2008 post was a series of photos of Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois politician who had recently been named President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff.

Sandbox VR Announces Las Vegas Location, 15 Locations to Open by 2022

Road to VR

The company says it’s seen a 30% increase in demand from before the pandemic at their current locations outside of Chicago, Illinois and in Austin, Texas since local governments lifted restrictions. “We

Two droplets coalesced in a microscopic video. The impact could be huge for the future of sustainable living.

Mashable VR

Kazi Fazle Rabbi and Dr. Xiao Yan are researchers in the Energy Transport Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as this year's winners of the Nikon's Small World in Motion competition.

8 hottest electric vehicles hitting the road in 2021

Mashable VR

While an electric version of America's most popular vehicle (a Ford F-150 pickup truck ) is still years out, two of the first e-trucks are expected to arrive from Tesla and Illinois-based newcomer Rivian.

‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ Heads To Star Wars Celebration This April


Taking place Friday, April 11th – 15th at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, the annual Star Wars Celebration is a massive spectacle in which both fans of Star Wars and its creators join together in honoring one of the most revered movie franchises of all-time and the massive impact it has as had in not only filmmaking, but our culture in general. Episode one of the series is set launch later this year on the Oculus Quest.

Motorola One 5G brings quadruple rear cameras and 5G support for less than $500

Mashable VR

The Illinois-based tech giant just announced that the Motorola One 5G will launch in the United States later this year for less than $500. Folks who are curious about this whole "5G" thing but don't want to take out a loan to get in on it got some good news from Motorola Monday.

Don't worry kids, Dr. Fauci said he vaccinated Santa Claus

Mashable VR

One question, asked by 6-year-old Paxton from Illinois, was whether Santa will still be able to visit him or go to anyone else's house: In November, the U.S.'s

Traveling Halo Fan Experience Will Feature Competitive Location-Based VR


Halo Outpost Discovery kicks off July 5th – 7th in Orlando, Florida; followed by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 19th – 21nd ; Chicago, Illinois August 2nd – 4th ; Houston, Texas August 16th – 18th ; and Anaheim, California August 30th – September 1st. Fight like alongside fellow Spartans in a PvP experience based on the historic franchise.

‘Halo’ VR Multiplayer Shooter Coming to Location-based Halo Event

Road to VR

August 2-4 – Chicago, Illinois. Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long event coming to a few cities across the US this summer; it aims to bring fans closer to the world of Halo, while undoubtedly distancing them from the money in their back pockets. As a traveling Halo theme park, it just so happens to have a Halo -themed multiplayer VR attraction too.

VR Attraction The VOID Plans to More Than Double in Size with 25 New Locations

Road to VR

The upcoming locations are slated to begin appearing across California, Illinois, New Jersey, and parts of Europe. Out-of-home VR attraction chain The VOID may soon reach a city near you. The company recently announced plans to introduce 25 new locations through 2022, more than doubling its current footprint.

Snapchat AR Filter Turns Wrigley Field Into The Upside Down From Stranger Things


Those looking to activate the Stranger Things geofilter will have to attend tonight’s game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Let’s just hope the Demogorgon isn’t throwing the ceremonial first pitch. Stranger Things fans get ready!

Add a bit of Ray Harryhausen and a dash of Ultraman and you have this 2 awesome for words F2P VR City Builder/Monster Battler from High Voltage Software!

Cats and VR

High Voltage Software has shipped 96 titles on nearly every console in existence since founding in 1993 near Chicago Illinois. One of my all time favorite video game companies High Voltage Software, ( Dragon Front, Damaged Core, CONDUIT 2: THE SECOND ONE ) released They Live to Destroy , a City Builder/Monster Battler, on an unsuspecting world today to Gear VR in association with Oculus Studios.

New ‘Vader Immortal’ Trailer Teases A Thrilling, Narrative-Driven VR Experience


Today marks the second day of the 4th annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Illinois and things are heating up quick. SNL’s Maya Rudolph is your trusty droid side-kick in this narrative-driven experience. Hello, all my fellow Star Wars fanatics!

Learn To Create Full VR Experiences In Unity With Our 10-Week Intensive Night Course


A recent graduate from the Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Tiffany grew a passion for interactive medical education/simulation techniques in the AR/VR space. At Upload, we believe in education that prepares you for the real world. Our skills-based learning approach includes a focus on maximizing learning retention, exposure to real client projects and programs to help you build a powerful professional network.

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Taking Another Look at Educational VR

VR Tech News

On February 28, 2020, The DuSable Museum of Afircan American History in Chicago, Illinois opened a new exhibit called “ The March ” What makes this exhibit interesting is that it doesn’t begin until you put on a Vive Focus headset. Welcome back to VRTN !

Experts Share 6 Legal Considerations to Know Before Jumping into the VR/AR Industry

Road to VR

In the US, both Illinois and Texas have laws pertaining to biometric data, and in Illinois, that law has been applied in a lawsuit against Snapchat; in this class-action lawsuit, the plaintiffs are alleging that the company failed to inform users that it was collecting facial data when using the app’s AR-powered facial filters. Earlier this month, a panel of legal experts met at the SIXR Legal Workshop to discuss legal challenges in VR and AR development and how to navigate them.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

Road to VR

Illinois. 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)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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Become a Spartan in Halo Training Grounds’ Free-Roaming VR Multiplayer Starting This Weekend

Peter Graham

August 2-4 – Chicago, Illinois. This sees the start of several events dedicated to the massively popular Halo franchise on Xbox. Called Halo: Outpost Discovery, the travelling live event experience will be heading to various US cities and as part of it VRstudios has created a free-roaming virtual reality (VR) multiplayer called Training Grounds. . Halo Training Grounds is an arena style competitive experience where two teams of three fight it out as Spartan drones.

Valve Psychologist to Explore Brain-Computer Interface Research at GDC

Road to VR

in Computer Science and Psychology from Yale, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois; according to his LinkedIn profile, he’s been working at Valve for nearly 11 years. At GDC 2019 later this month, Valve’s Principal Experimental Psychologist, Mike Ambinder will present the latest research pertaining to brain-computer interfaces—using signals from the brain as computer input.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

EON Reality

At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

Why You Should Science the Sh*t out of Your VR Experience

The Extended Mind

I was reading University of Illinois professor Steve LaValle’s book Virtual Reality and he makes a forceful argument for doing research in any VR experience. LaValle starts out talking about research by talking about the difference between having a first-person vs. third-person perspective. When a scientist designs an experiment for an organism, as shown in Figure 1.2,

Scale Learning and Teaching for the Online Classroom

EON Reality

At EON Reality, we are working at lightning speed to help classrooms around the world transition safely and effectively to an online classroom. As we shift towards preparing for tomorrow it is now more important than ever to build resilience into our online classrooms.

5 Pro Tips for Producing VR Events

AR Insider

The shelter in place order hit Illinois on March 20, just 12 days prior to our April 1 event. This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. .

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‘Google Earth VR’ Lets You Experience the Total Solar Eclipse Right Now

Road to VR

Released in an August 12th update, Google has added a new menu function that lets you activate Monday’s total solar eclipse, which can be seen as it passed through 14 US states: Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming.

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How VR Saves Lives in the OR


ImmersiveTouch of Chicago, Illinois founded in 2005, is surgical simulation company that uses Vive and Rift Head Mounted Displays (HMDs), patient-specific anatomy and haptic (tactile) feedback in order to train surgeons and team members, and educate patients themselves. VR is completely changing how doctors can train. This article originally appeared in Forbes.

ARwall Expands with advisory team that includes Raymond Mosco

Cats and VR

She earned her MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology. Los Angeles-based AR studio ARwall has expanded with the addition of senior-level talent and entertainment industry advisors well known for their expertise in design, engineering, and XR. Their growing personnel roster boasts a board of production industry veterans and experts, including Digital Domain EP and XR leader John Canning , ITV Alliance CEO Allison Dollar and General Immersive CEO/Founder Raymond Mosco.

Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

EON Reality

Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world. Workers with access to real-time contextual information, displayed when and where they need it will reshape the workplace and dramatically improve the efficiency, productivity, and safety of the average worker. The future is here, with EON Reality’s Augmented Virtual Reality (AVR) technology. CONTACT US. Name *. First. Job Title * Email *.