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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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.

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!

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

Viacom Next Debuts Mixed Reality Music Video

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Chaki Ng, senior vice president of Viacom NEXT, expressed his excitement on the new experience: “Withdrawal opens the door to a new medium of music and performance; it’s a first look at the future of music-based VR content. VR and holograms come together in this unique music experience.

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A Look at Doug Liman’s VR Scripted Series ‘Invisible’

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The director of Edge of Tomorrow introduces his new virtual reality series with a new trailer. The new series also boasts a strong creative team that includes Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melisa Wallack ( Dallas Buyers Club ) and Julina Tatlock as producer.

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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.)

Hands-on With IMAX VR in New YorkVirtual reality has always been.

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Hands-on With IMAX VR in New York Virtual reality has always been a tough sell. IMAX and AMC unveiled the second IMAX VR Center at AMC Kips Bay 15 in New York City – we covered the first center, which opened in LA, back in February.

Take A Ride In Santa’s Sleigh With This Samsung VR Experience

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From the Pyramids of Egypt to a zero-gravity float in space, this is one VR experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and if you’re in select cities, you can try it out yourself too. The 4D VR experience will have you flying high with all your favorite horned friends.

HTC Brings VR Center to Paris; Vive Exhibit at Nobel Museum

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Which is probably why HTC has been exploring entirely new ways to bring VR to art, education and culture — starting with museums around the world.

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Samsung Funds Episodic VR Videos, Filmmakers Use Company’s $10K ‘Round 360’ Camera

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Samsung today launched ‘Pilot Season’, a new initiative aimed at putting original episodic VR video content into the Samsung VR Video service. Bro Bots (Breaking Fourth) – A scripted sci-fi comedy series in VR, set in a New York City of the future.

Diesel Plays On Your Fear of Heights With VR Ledge Walk

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You find yourself standing on the ledge of a New York city building, precariously perched outside as gusts of wind blow in your face. The view of the city at sunset is magnificent — then you look down.

Google Wants Established YouTubers to Make VR Video With Jump 360 Rig

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Google maintains that the new YouTube VR app will be “built for comfort and longer sessions,” including a host of normal functions such as search, discovery, and playlists to keep users watching just like on monitors and smartphones.

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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.

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.

Nerve Film Premieres With First-Person VR Experience

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Step into the body of Emma Roberts and hitch a high-speed skateboard ride on the back of a police car. Are you up for a good dare? Lionsgate’s latest suspense thriller, NERVE , is hitting theaters this week and they’re challenging you to experience the movie’s top “dares” in virtual reality.

The New York Times Now Publishing Daily 360° Videos

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The New York Times and Samsung have partnered up to launch The Daily 360 , delivering at least one 360° video every day on the publisher’s properties. The footage was shot by New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Tyler Hicks and Times Middle East correspondent Ben Hubbard.

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.

Samsung Rocks Lollapalooza With Gear VR Experiences

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For fans not in Chicago, Samsung 837 hosted an immersive experience in New York City featuring a special performance from Years & Years, a band also performing at the festival. Watch live performances from the stage and skateboard through Malibu all in VR.

Google Debuts VR Tour of New York’s Famous Festive Store Windows

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There are very few places more spectacular than New York City during the holidays. That’s why Google’s new Window Wonderland app is one my favorite virtual reality experience currently available.

United Airlines Shows Off New Business Class in VR

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United Airlines has been hard at work designing and building their fancy new business class called Polaris. United partnered up with digital creative studio Thinkingbox to create a 360-degree 3D virtual tour of the new amenities, both onboard the planes and in the new terminal gate lounges.

Meet Your New President: Photorealistic Trump Takes Office in VR

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That’s right, the seat of American power has been recreated with photorealistic detail in a new virtual reality program for the HTC Vive. One of the best things about virtual reality is its ability to transport us to locations we would otherwise never be able to experience.

Trump In VR- An Art Piece For A Modern America.

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They are doing some very cutting edge work and have added the new Pres to that body of work. VR is a new medium with the potential of being a movie or video game, a combination of both or something completely new,” says John MacInnes. “We