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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

IMAX LA VR Center Sees 15,000 Admissions Since January

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Right now the center contains HTC Vive and StarVR headsets running VR experiences like Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine and levels of the new John Wick VR game with specialized controllers and room scale support. Going forward, more pilot centers are set to open up in California, New York City, the UK, and Shanghai in the coming months, and IMAX is looking to offer more cinematic content too.

New Gear VR Has a Bigger FOV and Look Like This, Leak Suggests

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Samsung has a special event coming up on Tuesday August 2nd at which it’s widely it’ll launch not only the latest in its ‘Note’ line of phablets, but also a brand new Gear VR headset to match.

Starbreeze Studios Is Creating A StarVR Game For The Mummy

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Being location-based, the setup will utilize 4D elements to enhance the immersion of the virtual experience as players head to either Hollywood & Highland Center in LA or at an IMAX VR center in Los Angeles and New York City. “As Universal makes a strategic push into gaming, we felt The Mummy was the perfect place to start,” says Universal’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Games Chris Heatherly in the press release for the new development.

Justice League, Aquaman To Get Interactive VR Experiences

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Bros announced today that it has partnered with IMAX to create three new VR experiences based on its upcoming movies, the first of which is Justice League, set to debut later this year. We’ve reached out to the company to ask about the nature of these new experiences. IMAX currently has one VR center open in Los Angeles, but plans to expand with new locations in New York City, California, the UK and Shanghai over the coming months.

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 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.

Developer Spaces Dedicated to AR And VR Are Becoming More Popular Than Ever

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Last week the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the first city-funded VR/AR lab in the US and, as far as I know, the world. They are allocating $6 million in funding to develop and offer a central resource in the city to help accelerate the industry. In each of the new hubs springing up, the monthly membership fees for the coworking spaces provide the revenue backbone to sustain the center.

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

The 2017 Lumiere Awards: Google and Dear Angelica Win Big

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This is a VR installation put on by Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Void in New York City. Dear Angelica was created using the new Oculus art program, Quill and the results are simply astonishing.

Grab Tickets For The Art of VR, A Festival Celebrating Immersive Tech

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The majority of them focus on breaking new advancements in VR/AR tech or showing the new experiences on the horizon, but a few exist just to appreciate the artistic aspect of the industry. The VR Society is putting on such an event with The Art of VR , a celebration of art and technology taking place in New York on June 22-23. The Art of VR is our chance to share the potential of this exciting new medium,” says VR Society President Jim Chabin.

Google Launches Earth VR on HTC Vive, A Breathtaking New Way to Know Our Planet

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Today Google launches Earth VR for the HTC Vive for free, giving us a whole new perspective on the world. I remember huddling around the computer monitor with friends shouting “go to 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.

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.

IMAX Launches High-Tech Centers That Make Trying VR a Movie-Like Experience

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The IMAX VR Experience features a unique combination of premium technology and world-class content that lets users see, feel, move and play in new worlds in a powerfully immersive and realistic way, much like IMAX® theatres offer moviegoers a differentiated and best-in-class film experience.

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.

Suicide Squad Debuts VR Experience at Comic-Con

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To coincide with the movie’s world premiere in New York City, Samsung 837, the brand’s experiential flagship where technology and culture collide in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, will feature Suicide Squad VR content in the space’s VR Tunnel throughout the week of August 1.

Hands On: Tracking The Progress With Acer’s Development Edition Windows VR Headset

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At an event in New York City this morning Acer showed its latest tech offerings. This time we got a little more room to move around and the tracking for the new Acer dev kit remains as robust as it was in our previous demo. With the new demo I had roughly four feet in either direction to walk around. Beyond the new tracking tech, the biggest question with any new headset is the quality of the visuals.

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.

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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.

All The Pop Culture References In The ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer

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1:29 – A reflection in the green starting light showing the Statue of Liberty reveals that this race is taking place in a virtual New York City. Spielberg’s adaptation of the this iconic VR story is chock full of the amazing cameos.

How Virtual Reality Could Revolutionize The Real Estate Industry

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But, whether the decision is to move to New York City, Los Angeles, or any one of many rapidly gentrifying locations around the United States, there is always a question of cost and efficiency while planning these moves.

What a Netflix Video Store Looks Like in Virtual Reality

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You could usually expect all the “new releases” to have been checked out for weeks after first hitting shelves. Only in this virtual Netflix shop, the titles include more current content like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.

Viacom Next + NYC Media Lab Present New VR Projects

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Viacom NEXT & NYC Media Lab are back yet again for their 2nd annual Viacom VR Fellowship program and so are new experimental experiences from some of the brightest students of the technology today. The post Viacom Next + NYC Media Lab Present New VR Projects appeared first on VRScout.

Lionsgate and SilVR Thread Partner to Launch Intense First-Person VR Experience for New Film “NERVE”

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link] Well Tai Crosby and the SilVRThread team is back again and this time partnering with Lionsgate to create a promotional VR experience for the new action crime techno-thriller survival film NERVE.

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.

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.

How Augmented Reality Can Make Aviation Safer and Better

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Heading from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina, the plane experienced a bird strike just 3 minutes after take off which took out both the engines. Let’s face it, we all have daydreamed of sitting in a cockpit and roaming the wild, blue yonder.

Slowly Going The Way of the Dinosaur in Augmented Reality

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The main contenders were present last week at AR in Action in New York City. And Nintendo is not afraid to experiment with new game play methods:  the original Wii sold over 100 million units (far outpacing Xbox360 and PlayStation 3) by reinventing how gamers interact with digital worlds. What Palm and Research in Motion are to smartphones, ODG and Vuzix may become to smartglasses — a cautionary tale of early innovation that failed to keep up with industry momentum.