Failte Ireland using VR to boost tourism

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Failte Ireland, Ireland’s tourism authority, is using virtual reality experiences to promote the region to tourists and will expand the project to trade and industry partners so they can promote their own tourist activities....

Virtual Reality Is New Way To View Ireland’s Atlantic Coast


Tourists visiting Ireland can now experience Virtual Reality experiences along the Wild Atlantic Way through apps on their phones or computers. Virtual Reality 360-degree videos Failte Ireland Ireland virtual reality

Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland Looks at New Tech in The Virtual Reality World


Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland. The post Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland Looks at New Tech in The Virtual Reality World appeared first on VRJournal. VR Industry and Technology Worldwide Business with Kathy IrelandOne of the world’s top business moguls and fashion icons is turning her attention to virtual reality.

Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR.


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Microsoft Hololens Available in More Countries


Starting on October 12, Microsoft added availability to the following countries: Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft Hololens (Developer version) has been available in the US and Canada since March for $3,000.

What Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel Can Tell Us About the Future of the VR Documentary


It’s 1916 and I’m standing in the war torn streets of Dublin, Ireland. A thick cloud of misery clings to the greyish air, given form by lofty plumes of smoke that circle around.

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

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Oculus today announced that Oculus Go, the company’s standalone 3DOF headset released last month, is finally available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK. Shipping and in-store availability is slated for release on June 26th.

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HoloLens sets its sights on Europe with huge expansion


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.

David Attenborough’s VR Experience ‘Hold the World’ Lands on Rift

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If you’re a Sky customer and enrolled in the free Sky VIP loyalty program , you can access Hold the World for free via the Sky VR app in UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

Exploring The RMS Titanic In VR


Since then, their team has grown from 4 to 34 and have worked with prestigious clients such as the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the BBC and Oxford University. “We Dive deep into the infamous ship’s fascinating history with Titanic VR.

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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Seeing the Blitz in VR

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A new BBC Virtual Reality experience takes you back to Berlin in 1943, at the height of the WW2 blitz.

The makers of Apollo 11 Announce Titanic VR


The campaign aims to raise €50,000 EUR by 2nd March, with a range of funding tiers available from €5 all the way up to €6,000 with the €3,000 option getting you to Ireland to have yourself scanned and become a member of the experience!

Supporting Creative Storytelling in VR

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Completed with support from Northern Ireland Screen and Northern Ireland Science Festival. New CreativeXR funding programme awards £3500 for the development of immersive storytelling projects.

Evil Dead Virtual Nightmare will be coming to mobile VR Devices

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By bringing together industry financing specialists Tasseract and continued support from Screen Northern Ireland, ‘Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare’ will be developed in Belfast as part of the city’s growing creative scene.

Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare Is Coming To VR Soon


The game, developed in a collaboration between Boomdash Digital, Ghosthouse Entertainment and Screen Northern Ireland, sees players trying to make an escape from an isolated cabin and forced to fend for themselves as the monsters of the forest descend upon them.

BBC’s VR Documentary ‘Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel’ Launches on Rift and Gear VR

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” Zillah Watson, Head of Commissioning, Virtual Reality, says: “ Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel is a fascinating account of a critical moment in Ireland’s history, told from a unique perspective.

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.

Virtuix Omni Starts Shipping to US Customers


When I first checked out the Virtuix Omni at CES 2015 , I was intrigued, but my wallet stayed firmly in my pocket. The Virtuix Omni is just not practical for the average gamer or even like myself, a self-confessed gadget freak.

‘Apollo 11 VR’ Studio Partners with Shenandoah University to Create the Next Generation of VR Training Programs

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The Ireland-based Immersive VR Education is known for their work on everything from realistic recreations of the Titanic to the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. Virginia’s Shenandoah University is the first in the state to offer a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in AR/VR design.

Congrats to the 20 Breakthrough Auggie Awards Finalists

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ADHD Augmented (AHA) by University College Dublin School of Computer Science, HADD Ireland, WordsWorthLearning, CNR ITD. Announcing 20 Finalists for the 2018 Breakthrough Auggie Awards. 20 finalists have been selected for the 2018 Breakthrough Auggie Awards!

Sneaky Bears Creator WarDucks Nets €1.3 Million In Seed Funding


Venture capital fund Suir Valley Ventures led the round, joined by the state agency Enterprise Ireland as well as private investors. WarDucks , the team behind the Sneaky Bears franchise, has successfully raised €1.3 million (USD 1.5 million) in seed funding. Based in Dublin, WarDucks released Sneaky Bears for PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift last month. A lightweight version of the game was previously published on the GearVR and Google Play stores.

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries


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.

Experience The 1943 Berlin Blitz In VR


BBC’s VR experience takes you back to war-torn Berlin during the height of the WW2 blitz. The BBC’s 1943 Berlin Blitz experience, first previewed for selected audiences at the Venice Film Festival where it was very well received, is now available for the general public to download. “We

Oculus Rift US Pricing vs. Rest Of The World


Currently the Rift is available in the US and the following European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Now that the price has been announced for the Oculus Rift.

Oculus & ESL Return For VR League: Season Two


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.

Oculus Buys Low Power LED Display Company, InfiniLED


The VR specialist acquired InfiniLED, a low power LED display maker based in Cork, Ireland for an undisclosed sum. Oculus may have just acquired another piece of the puzzle in making VR headsets cheaper to manufacture and cheaper to buy.

Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks


Ha’Penney Bridge | Ireland | 53.346,-6.263. In a galaxy not so far from Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower, Star Wars comes to life through augmented reality. Disney has been making major moves in Augmented Reality in 2017.

FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

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It’s been a long road for FOVE , the creators of the eye-tracking VR headset that hit Kickstarter last summer, but today the company launches pre-orders for their first commercially available product, the FOVE 0.

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Get A Glimpse Into Conditions Filmmakers Braved To Create ‘ClimbEverestVR’


Noel and Lynn Hanna, Northern Ireland natives currently living in South Africa, are the first couple to reach the summit of Mount Everest on both sides and serve as the guides for the upcoming ClimbEverest VR.

Microsoft Expands HoloLens To 29 New European Markets


France, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Microsoft announced its HoloLens mixed reality headset is coming to 29 new markets across Europe. Last year, the company launched HoloLens, serving up a spellbinding digital experience via a headset that combines virtual and physical worlds through a rich set of sensors. The headset first started shipping to developers in the U.S. last March, and HoloLens has been officially available in 10 markets: the U.S.,

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Funding Roundup: Baobab Raises $25M, MEL Science Raises $2.5M,


InfiniLED was founded in 2010 under the Tyndall National Institute, a “research hub specializing in photonics and micro/nanoelectronics that’s aligned with University College Cork” in Ireland, according to VentureBeat.

Watch London’s Epic New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show In 360


So Christmas is over, New Year’s has come and gone, and it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming. But we do have one cure for the post-festive blues. The BBC was kind enough to record London’s epic New Year’s Eve fireworks show in 360 degrees this year.

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

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University College Cork, Ireland. 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.

BBC Reveals Two New VR Experiences Celebrating The RAF And Suffragettes


This piece was created by BBC Northern Ireland and Immersive VR Education and will be on display at the RAF’s International Royal Air Tattoo in Fairford from July 13th – 15th. So far UK broadcasting group the BBC has delivered some of the most powerful VR experiences yet seen in headsets. From the fantastic underwater exploration of Life in VR to the storybook novelty of The Turning Forest, the organization has produced content that truly capitalizes on the format.

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/02/17


Easter Rising is a short VR piece that tells the tale of a survivor of the Easter Rising uprising in Ireland that took place over 100 years ago now.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule


Dublin, Ireland. 2016 could be considered the official introduction of virtual reality to the world and many industries have either embraced the technology at varying levels or simply started paying attention to movements within the industry.

Remembering Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan


Following her death, even the Irish President Higgins released a statement commending O'Riordan's contribution to Ireland and pop music worldwide. Earlier this week the lead singer of the Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan passed away in London.

These VR Apps Are Designed To Replace Your Office And Daily Commute


Mike Harlick, who works on technology and innovation at the Bank of Ireland, has experimented with AltspaceVR and Bigscreen, as well as Rec Room, Turf, and vTime, and gave the technology a cautious welcome.

Writing for VR: The Definitive Guide to VR Storytelling


The set may also contain enlarged swatches of words, images from product packaging, and photographs, all suggesting contents of a rubbish heap in Ireland circa 1908-1923. All great VR stories still begin with words in your head. .

Microsoft Finalizing Its HoloLens, VR Headset Specifications


Firstly available in America and Canada, it took six months for the company to open up and allow for sales in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In just a few days time, Microsoft will host WinHEC , its annual hardware / platform conference. This time around, the location is Shenzhen, China – also known as the hardware design capital of the world.

Top 26 VR/AR Events, Expos and Conferences to Attend in 2018


There are many VR events, conferences, expos and film festivals worth attending, and we've handpicked the best ones with agenda & venue, as well as social media information attached. Give this a read and pick out your favorite ones to visit!

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