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.

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

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

Microsoft HoloLens Art Project Turns New York into an Undersea Dystopia

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The latest example of this comes in the form of a new AR art installation called "Unmoored,", which transforms New York City's Time Square into an underwater environment.

Anyone in the World Can Order Magic Leap One NOW (But There's a Catch)

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Although the Magic Leap One: Creators Edition is currently officially available in only six US cities, those living outside of Magic Leap's designed US cities now have a roundabout way to order the device.

Through the Magic Leap Looking Glass, First Look at What AR Looks Like on the Magic Leap One

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And even in the US, only residents in a few select cities have access to sales of the device (and the limit is three devices per person). So if you're not in one of the current "Magicverse" cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle) and were.

Cheddar's Magic Leap One App Is Now Available Online, This Is How It Works

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When the announcement of the Cheddar app for Magic Leap first went out on Tuesday morning, the app was not available on my updated Magic Leap One (located in New York City).

New Beatles VR Experience Lets You Attend Fab Four’s Iconic Shea Stadium Show

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It was over 50 years ago now that 60,000 lucky fans got to witness the fab four themselves, The Beatles, play a legendary gig at the now-demolished Shea Stadium in New York City.

Within Releases First In A Series Of CNNVR News Documentaries

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Meanwhile, Extreme Rescues with the NYPD, available June 6th, will take users on a helicopter tour through the New York City skyline to experience what it’s like to track the NYPD Emergency Service Unit from the perspective of a police chopper.

NYPD Uses Location-Based VR For Active Shooter Training

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When it comes to the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau—New York Cities primary local resource to guard against international and domestic terrorism—there’s no such thing as being overly prepared. The next generation of police training arrives in Brooklyn, NY.

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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Macy’s Partners With Marxent For One Of The Largest VR Rollouts In Retail History

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When Macy’s first opened their doors to the public in 1858 on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, no one would have guessed that the small dry goods store would evolve into one of the largest and most innovative retailers in the world. The U.S.

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Underwater Adventure ‘Jupiter & Mars’ Coming to PS4 & PSVR Spring 2019, New Trailer Here

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Tigertron , a New York City-based indie developer, announced that their upcoming single-player adventure game Jupiter & Mars is heading to PS4 and PSVR in Spring 2019. ” To boot, the studio also released a new trailer that dives deeper into the story behind the game.

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.

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.

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.

Ryan Gosling’s First Man Is Getting A VR Experience

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First Man, the new Neil Armstrong biopic from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, is getting the expected VR tie-in treatment. Rolling out to AMC Theatres across, LA, San Francisco, New York and Washington, the piece is set to give viewers a first-hand account of the events of the film. AMC Lincoln Square, New York City. Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 14 in New York City. Get ready to take a giant leap for mankind in VR.

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.

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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HaptX Launches Enterprise-focused Haptic Gloves Dev Kit

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The HaptX Gloves Development Kit made its worldwide debut today at the Future of Storytelling Summit in New York City and the GeekWire Summit in Seattle.

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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.

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.

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.)

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.

Now On Rift: Check Out Spheres’ Breathtaking 3-Part Journey Through The Universe

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” According to CityLights, the experience will be shown at an iconic New York City location, which is being called the project’s “first residency.” The 3-part Spheres VR series is now available on the Oculus Rift , providing a breathtaking journey through the universe for $10. A group called CityLights purchased rights to the project after a premiere at Sundance early in the year and it was published with Oculus today.

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.

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/AR Pioneer Nonny De La Peña Named WSJ Technology Innovator Of The Year

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Carter, and others for the 8th annual innovator awards ceremony at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. CEO & Founder of Emblematic Group, Peña is the second woman in history to receive the prestigious award.

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.

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.

‘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.

HaptX Gloves Will Help Transform VR Training and Design

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The HaptX Gloves Development Kit makes its worldwide debut October 3, 2018 at the Future of Storytelling Summit in New York City and the GeekWire Summit in Seattle. Reach out and touch a rain cloud.

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.

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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