New York City Invests in AR/VR Incubator to Bolster City’s Jobs, Tech Talent

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In the Bronx, CUNY (City University of New York) Lehman College’s VR/AR Training Academy and Development Lab will prepare students for careers in the virtual and augmented reality sectors. The announcement says the incubator will provide the following: Support New Ventures.

New York City Mayor Wants To Be The “Global Hub” For VR/AR With Newly Funded Lab

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Coinciding with the growth of the augmented and virtual reality industries, there are tons of new job opportunities. New companies spawned by the tech will be welcoming new employees and established companies will be welcoming new faces as they tackle the new opportunities VR and AR afford their businesses. In New York, the current Mayor has laid out a plan to create 10,000 jobs for middle-class citizens.

Highlights From New York City’s Upcoming VR In The Sky Event

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Different markets are catering to these new experiences to varying degrees and New York continues to make significant efforts. One example of the increased exposure in New York City is VR In The Sky, a two-day event focused on the ads, brands, and media communities in the city.

New York City Doubles Down on Tech-Focused Jobs, Plans Launch of Virtual and Augmented Reality Hub.

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New York City Doubles Down on Tech-Focused Jobs, Plans Launch of Virtual and Augmented Reality Hub via @govtechnews [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) June 28, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC

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VR World NYC is a new VR arcade that opened on June 24th in New York City right next to the Empire State Building. News Voices of VR Podcast VR Arcade VR Podcasts imax vr New York City nyc vr arcade vr world

See Times Square Underwater in Microsoft’s AR Art Exhibit

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Although a foot-long increase doesn’t seem like much, this rise in sea level would not only swamp much of the east coast, including New York City, but flood the entirety of London as well. The Big Apple takes a dip in this location-based augmented experience from Microsoft.

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Getting SDCC VR Experience

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At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con Nickelodeon will debut a brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle VR experience designed to immerse fans in an animated version of New York City. There will also be a panel about the new series on July 19th.

Virtual Reality With a Social Mission

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It was the blast heard around the world: On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan, killing approximately 80,000 people and injuring another 35,000.

Samsung Teams With NASA For A Moon For All Mankind VR

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That’s how you get around in A Moon For All Mankind, a brand new VR experience developed by Samsung in partnership with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program.

Facebook Now Allows AR Ads Inside Your News Feed

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“People traditionally have to go into stores to do this,” Ahmad-Taylor said at a New York City event this week, according to TechCrunch. Snap did it with Snapchat already, Facebook talked about doing it with its Messenger app shortly after that, so it should come as no surprise that now the dominant social network is pushing AR ads to appear directly inside of a users’ news feed.

Conan O’Brien Plays ‘Wilson’s Heart’ in Latest ‘Clueless Gamer’ Segment

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Recently he visited YouTube’s mixed reality lab in New York City to try a number of different VR experiences on the Vive.

Preventing Casualties of XR in Enterprise

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A New York Times article published on February 6th told the story of Doug Schifter, a New York City yellow cab driver who had taken his own life in front of City Hall.

New York Finally Confirmed For Marvel Powers United VR

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Yes, downtown New York City will be available in the game when it launches next week. Any Marvel fans knows that New York is where most of the heroes like to hang their hat, so it’s great to see it finally confirmed for the game. Also confirmed today is Attlian, the kingdom of the Inhumans, ruled over by Black Bolt, which has at times hovered over New York itself. Expect an Asgard-like sprawling city to do battle in.

Samsung Partners With NASA To Launch 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience

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A Moon for All Mankind is open to the public now through July 15th at Samsung 837 in New York City’s Meatpacking district. One small step for man, one giant, virtual leap for mankind.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Host Live VR Show at Comic-Con

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The character was the your head, while your actual body was in the virtual world, immersing you in Turtles’ iconic New York City world. Nickelodeon let you talk to Michelangelo and Donatello.

VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are

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Go Guess (2018) is a new interactive VR quiz game from developers Oblix that tosses you into Google 360 captures and makes you to guess where you are.

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The Olympics’ VR aspirations will be powered by Intel.

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The Olympics’ VR aspirations will be powered by Intel tech Intel is teaming up with the International Olympic Committee on “future experiences” for the Olympics, the company announced today at an event in New York City.

Eat Tacos, Win PlayStation VR

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Meanwhile, the company is running the pop-up Taco Bell VR Arcade in New York City this Thursday and Friday (September 15th & 16th) from 11AM to 5PM at 79 Greene St., There’s nothing that says virtual reality quite like a taco.

VR Docu-Series Explores The Lives Of Chimps Freed From Research Labs

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In 2009, two chimpanzees originating from the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, were ‘leased’ to Stony Brook University in New York. Virtual reality is a new medium to extend our understanding of others.

Alibaba Teases VR Shopping Experience

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After looking around, he notices a wall of moving pictures, like Harry Potter, and each one depicts a different major city around the world. This prompts a new layer to pop up on the VR interface, showing all angles of the purse, price, and purchase options.

The Void to Open New Location in Mall of America, ‘Star Wars’ VR Experience Coming at Launch

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The Void brings a new level of immersive experience and storytelling to Mall of American through its state-of-the-art technology,” said Heather Brechbill-Swilley, vice president of real estate and leasing. “We’re

Unity used to create Ghostbusters VR experience

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Press release: THE VOID Launches Ghostbusters: Dimension, an Immersive Hyper-Reality Experience Powered by Unity Technologies 3D engine at Madame Tussauds New York New York City, NY & San Francisco, CA—Unity, the largest global development... Briefs VR & AR The Void Unity

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David Bowie Retrospective to Land on VR & AR Devices This Fall

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Developed by Planeta , a product studio based in New York City, the upcoming AR/VR version of David Bowie Is is slated to arrive on smartphones and “all major VR/AR platforms,” a Sony press release reads, with release expected sometime in fall 2018.

Hands-on: Google's Daydream View Feels Like a Hot & Stiff Pair of Sweatpants on Your Face

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While visiting the Made by Google pop-up shop in New York City this morning, I had a chance to try out the new Daydream View virtual reality headset. First impressions are important, and Google's new mobile VR product makes a good one.

The VOID is Bringing a New Star Wars VR Experience to Two Disney Locations This Holiday

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The VOID today announced that they’re applying VR attraction expertise to a new “hyper-reality” experience dubbed Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. The post The VOID is Bringing a New Star Wars VR Experience to Two Disney Locations This Holiday appeared first on Road to VR.

Nickelodeon Brings Kid-friendly Multiplayer VR Experience ‘SlimeZone’ to IMAX VR Centers Worldwide

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Nickelodeon and IMAX Corporation have partnered to bring SlimeZone , a new multiplayer social VR experience, to IMAX VR centers globally.

Vantage Point Secures Seed Funding Round of $1.3M to Bring VR-Based Anti-Sexual Harassment Training to Enterprises

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The company is located in San Francisco and has expanded operations to both Los Angeles and New York City. Vantage Point , the world’s first Virtual Reality-based enterprise training platform has announced a Seed funding round of $1.3M

United Nations endorses peace walkway with AR and VR Technology

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in New York City for World Peace day. The Peace Walkway project is a simple vision of locating one, mile-long peace art monument in 100 different locations (cities, towns, and parks, etc.)

This Is the Easiest Way to Try Out HTC's Vive Right Now

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If you've been debating on whether or not HTC's new virtual reality headset, the Vive, is worth the $800 price tag, then you'll be able to find out for yourself soon enough.

Spider-Man Comes To Virtual Reality

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In conjunction with the upcoming release of Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, you can now suit up as Spider-Man, hone your web-shooting skills, and sling high above New York City in pursuit of the Vulture.

Featured 360°: M&M’s, NYC Ballet and the Women’s March

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“View a new virtual reality film developed by contemporary artist, KAWS, and the art publishing icon, Visionaire, to help celebrate our 75th anniversary!” ” Take an inside look into the New York City Ballet as you follow ballerina Claire Kretzschmar’s daily routine.

TIME-LIFE and HTC Launch 75th Anniversary ‘Remembering Pearl Harbor’ Experience for Vive

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In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack, Remembering Pearl Harbor will be open to the public from December 6-7 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, and from December 5-11 at the Newseum in Washington DC.

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‘Ghostbusters: Dimension’ Trailer Offers Glimpses Inside The VOID

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A new trailer for Ghostbusters: Dimension , a location-based VR attraction produced by The VOID, shows what it’s like to step inside a VR experience that mixes a physical environment with virtual visuals.

HTC Vive now available to try in some stores

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The first stores with an HTC Vive demo are the Microsoft stores in New York City (flagship store), Washington state (Bellevue Square) and Utah (City Creek Center). You may have been fortunate to attend a tech event within the last few years, such as CES and tried VR.

Event Planning Platform AllSeated Launches New VR Visualization Tool

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AllSeated, an event planning and coordination platform, has launched a new VR tool which allows for one to one visualization of floorplans and venues for high end event planning. The post Event Planning Platform AllSeated Launches New VR Visualization Tool appeared first on Road to VR.

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How L’Oreal uses virtual reality to make internal decisions at.

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Seven VR Titles Nominated At This Year’s Emmy Awards

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VR continues its mainstream invasion as a new pack of virtual content makes its way to the prestigious award ceremony. Players are free to customize the look of their skeleton avatars before participating in a variety of fun activities scattered around the gorgeous City of the Dead.

VR And AR Gaming Jobs Are On The Rise According To Indeed

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VR failed to live up to the wildest promises when the new systems launched in 2015. but job site Indeed.com noted that five cities have the most VR and AR job listings. In order, they are New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Jose, and Atlanta. The top three cities are all home to major gaming companies, with New York City housing Rockstar Games, while Los Angeles as a region is home to companies such as Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, and Naughty Dog.

Grab Your Proton Pack: Ghostbusters Is Getting A Pokemon GO! Style AR Game

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Right on the heels of Google’s recent ARCore update , comes an announcement by 4:33 Creative Labs: Ghostbusters World is a new AR game that will have you answering the call when there’s something strange in your neighborhood. 4:33 Creative Lab announces Ghostbusters World, a Pokemon Go!

Samsung Unveils New Gear 360 Camera Capturing 4K

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The company revealed a new iteration of the Gear 360 today which is capable of capturing 2D 4K images and broadcasting live. As with the original device, you can pair the new Gear 360 with a smartphone app to control it remotely. The reveal comes alongside a lot of new announcements for Samsung today. First up, the company’s announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, at an Unpacked event in New York City.