Inaugural European Immersive Computing Summit Puts Italy On The Map For VR & AR

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An event that put Italy on the map for immersive technology. Italy is known for great food and design, but chances are it’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think of VR, AR, or immersive technology in general.

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Immersive Architecture is the event all architects were waiting for

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In a week here in Italy will start a very interesting VR-related event called Immersive Architecture. You are organizing a very important XR-related event here in Italy called Im-Arch, can you tell us what gave you the idea to start it?

#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

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actually, he was in my city (Turin, Italy) because here there is an epic guy that is living 30 days inside virtual reality! interviews virtual reality 30 days 30 days in vr enea le fons experiment htc vive italy turin vr

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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Psychological VR Thriller ‘Blind’ Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR – Teaser Trailer Here

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Blind was inspired by Tiny Bull Studios’ prototype PC game Come to See My House, which won The Best Game award at the Turin, Italy jam site for the 2014 Global Game Jam. Blind is an upcoming psychological thriller that puts you in a world of darkness.

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You Can Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle in Germany for €450

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The sale is only available on the company’s German site , and doesn’t appear on other international branches MediaMarkt including Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, or Italy-based MediaWorld.

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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Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support

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Some new locations include Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Table Mountain in South Africa, Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, Mt Lassen in California, Palermo in Italy, and more. VR’s killer app just got a major update.

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Developer Creates Scan of Apartment to Work Inside of VR for 30 Days

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

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Microsoft announced at their at Future Decoded conference in London that HoloLens, the company’s augmented reality headset, will be expanding its international availability to include all of the European Union in December.

Developer Spends 30 Days Working, Dancing, Living In VR

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Enea Le Fons, an immersive developer based out of Italy, has been eager to find out with his recent “30 Days In VR” challenge. An Italian developer tests the limits of VR comfort with a ’30 Days In VR’ challenge.

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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.

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.

‘Lantern’ Is VR’s Beautiful Answer to ‘Flower’ Launching Next Week

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No, Flower isn’t coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but Italy-based developer Storm in a Teacup’s Lantern is. We’ve often wondered what thatgamecompany’s incredible experience, Journey , might look like in VR.

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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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Gran Turismo Sports’ New Cars And Tracks Work With PSVR

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Included in the update is GT Sport’s first brand new track, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy. Gran Turismo Sport is getting a big update today, and you’ll be pleased to know that its new content works in VR.

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Oculus And Here Be Dragons Debut VR Miniseries Dispatch

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This new VR miniseries, created by Here Be Dragons, made its debut at the Venice Film Festival in Italy yesterday. Oculus may have closed down its filmmaking division earlier in the year, but it’s still working with other creators to produce interesting VR experiences. Dispatch is an example of that.

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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks

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Piazza del Duomo | Italy | 43.773,11.255. 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.

Halloween Horror VR Picks for the HTC Vive

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1680, Vicenza, Italy. Halloween is a time for VR. Depending on your tolerance for jump scares, haunting isolation, and Zombies, Halloween is either the best of times or the worst of times for virtual reality.

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Amazon UK Lists Oculus Touch Pre-Orders with Price and Release Date

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EU-based Amazon retailers including Amazon Germany, Italy, France, and Spain still haven’t published pricing or release information.

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Hulu Beats Netflix to Social Viewing in VR on Gear VR

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I was able to find and install it fine in the US, but colleagues in Canada and Italy both were barred from even finding the app on the Gear VR store. Finally, one of the two major video streaming services available in VR will let you watch with your friends.

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‘Jesus VR’ Claims First Ever Feature-length VR Film, to Preview at Venice Film Festival

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Like Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004), Jesus VR was filmed in Matera, Italy under the direction of Passion executive producer Enzo Sisti.

This VR Game Wants To Get Stroke Patients Playing Using Pico Neo

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Magic Moovr was developed as part of the EU Horizon 2020 and is expected to enter clinical testing in the UK and Italy in 2018/2019. UK-based healthcare company AppAttic is looking to make VR content that could play a pivotal role in stroke rehabilitation. AppAttic is debuting its new VR experience this week at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

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Virtuix Omni Starts Shipping to US Customers

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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.

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

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VIGAMUS Academy, Italy. 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.

Oculus Rift US Pricing vs. Rest Of The World

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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.

HTC Vive Pro headset to be priced at $800 / €879, preorders starting today

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And you’ve read everything in the title of this article: $800 (€879 here in Italy) for having only the new headset , the “upgrade-kit” that you can use with your existing base stations and controllers.

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VR Bicycle Ride – No Matter the Weather

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So, even if you’re broke (or it’s rainy outside) – you can ride the bike through Andorra, Austria, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, Switzerland or USA.

VR First Expands: New VR labs Opened to Asia, Europe and North America

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VIGAMUS Academy (Italy). As a technology, Virtual Reality is gradually influencing the shape of the world. The evolution of education and removal of borders between physical and virtual environments represents a unique opportunity for education and industries alike.

HTC Vive reveals Vive Pro 2.0-bundle price and Vive Enterprise advantage

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Of course, these are US prices : here in Italy, the headset only costs €879 and all other bundles are more expensive because of taxes (damn taxes). Do you remember my first impressions review of the Vive Pro ?

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Vive Focus enter version 2.0 at VEC 2018

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I’m happy that at least the ball about Italy is visible… (Image by HTC). “Hold my beer”: this is what the Vive Focus has told to all other standalone headsets yesterday at the Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen. The headset has taken a big step forward with the 2.0

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EKWB Celebrates 10th Anniversary with an Impressive Collectable

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The company proudly manufacturers majority of their products in Europe, with the majority of suppliers coming from the automotive, avionics and medical industry in the Austria-Italy-Hungary-Croatia-Slovenia basin.

Interview to Enea Le Fons: from #30DaysInVR to #XDaysInXR and beyond

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The cybernaut Enea will begin his new adventure tomorrow and will be at the Immersive Architecture event on June, 1st-2nd in Venice (Italy).

ILMxLab’s Rob Bredow Explains What VR Opens Up For ‘Star Wars’

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Bredow was recently in Milan, Italy for the VIEW Conference. Disney’s ILMxLab has been busy of late. In addition to the free Trials on Tatooine virtual reality experience for HTC Vive, the studio released a 360-degree video that serves as a prequel to the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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A day with Mr President

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Today I’ve had the occasion to meet HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin in my city, Turin (Italy). He had to be here to do some business, so two weeks ago he asked me if I was ok with the idea of meeting him for a chat.

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Venice Film Fest to Launch Virtual Reality Feature About Jesus Christ

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The entire film will be shot in Matera, Italy, entirely in virtual reality 4k 360-degree; this location is also the location for “ Passion of the Christ ”. Virtual Reality has spread its essence in almost every sector of life right from playing video games to watching videos and now it has taken one more step ahead and has left us spellbound. Virtual Reality has taken a step forward in the sector of film making and it is coming up with its first ever VR film in the religious genre.

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All the most important AR and VR news from Facebook F8

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I have preordered mine immediately : I have taken a 32GB model for 219€ (this is the price here in Italy… in the US it is $199). On May 1st-2nd, Facebook has had its annual F8 conference.

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Oculus Go review: should you buy it?

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Oculus Go costs only $199 (€219 here in Italy, because of VAT) for the 32 GB version and $249 for the 64 GB version.

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VR in Food Industry: Make Your Customers Food Connoisseurs Using 360° Virtual Tours

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Years of experience of working in Michelin Star restaurants in France, Italy and Singapore has made his concern one of the most sought after in Singapore.