MIT Media Lab Hosts 2017 VR/AR Hackathon

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If you plan to be in the Boston, Massachusetts area in early October, the MIT Media Lab invites you to join the Reality Virtually Hackathon taking place October 6 – 9, 2017.

VirZOOM Partners With AMD to Bring VR Fitness Bikes to Locations Across the Globe

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VirZOOM was founded in early 2015 by Eric Janszen and Eric Malafeew in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pedaling a stationary bike is kind of a sad metaphor for life: try as you may, you’re never going anywhere.

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VRemedy Wants To Solve VR’s Movement Problem

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Cambridge, Massachusetts-based developer VRemedy Labs aims to solve this problem. Teleportation is quickly becoming the standard VR movement, even in games where it’s not appropriate.

MIT’s MoVR Uses Millimeter Waves For Wireless PC-Based VR

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘s (MIT’s) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is working on its own wireless system that cuts the cord for PC VR, named MoVR. Wireless PC-based VR may not be as far off as we’d previously thought with the reveal of TPCAST’s upgrade kit for the HTC Vive, and other solutions may be coming soon too.

Vuforia 7 Helps AR Blend Into Real Life

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Jay Wright, president of Needham, Massachusetts-based Vuforia said that Vuforia 7 has something called “ground plane,” which enables developers to create planes that fit into the real world and help easily identify where in a scene an AR object can be placed. Augmented reality tech company Vuforia is announcing a new version of its augmented reality platform that enables more seamless integration of AR into real-world environments.

MIT Accelerator Play Labs Announces Class of 13 AR/VR Startups

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Play Labs , a summer accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced its first batch of 13 startups that are developing augmented reality and virtual reality technology. The focus of the startups will be to develop “playful tech” in a variety of industries. The initial companies are focused on AR and VR, as well as online gaming and esports. The summer class will run from June to August, with a demo day on August 15.

Man Loses Over 50 Pounds Using A Virtual Reality Bicycle

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A man in Cambridge, Massachusetts has lost over 50 pounds through the use of a virtual reality bicycle. William Brierly is 36-years-old. He works on marketing and public relations for a VR startup known as VirZoom.

Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has much. Virtual reality is on the right track in Boston — and we mean that literally. The post Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad appeared first on VRJournal. Featured Mobile Industry News VR Industry and Technology Boston Keolis Trains

Facebook Acquires FacioMetrics To Add ‘Fun Effects’ To Photos and Videos

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Users of FacioMetrics’ technology span the academic and tech industry worlds and include Lightricks, Anki, Meograph, University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a “leading social networking company” — perhaps Facebook? Facebook acquired face recognition technology provider FacioMetrics to beef up the social network giant’s photo and video capabilities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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Boston, Massachusetts. 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.

Lowe’s Unveils VR Clinic For DIY Home Improvement

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” A pilot version of Holoroom How To is currently open to the public at the Lowe’s in Framingham, Massachusetts, but in the coming weeks several other installations will be launching at Lowe’s in Burlington, Canada and RONA, a subsidiary of Lowe’s Big Box, in Beloeil, Québec.

Changing direction

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I’ll take the smog and asphalt any day over all these trees and fresh air here in Western Massachusetts. The world seems to have hit a tipping point when it comes to immersive environments, and the pace of change is exploding.

Adding Virtual Reality To a Roller Coaster

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The Six Flags amusement park will debut nine virtual reality roller coasters at its parks in Texas, Georgia, California, Missouri, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York and Montreal this spring. There’s a surprising factor getting developed for the roller coaster riders in North America.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Officially Announced

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Speakers include tech leaders from Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Argo AI, Audi, Baidu, Boeing, Facebook, Ford, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, HERE, Honda, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, MIT, NASA, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, NYU, Oculus, OpenAI, Pixar, Salesfexorce, Samsung, Stanford and VMware.

HTC Enables Wireless Vive VR Design, New Features for 2017

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Pay attention to a MoVR prototype, concept design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While the second generation handsets from HTC and Oculus are getting shape hidden from the public eye, there are significant changes being announced or previewed for the upcoming Holiday season.

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