New Zealand Incinerates House to Make Fire Safety VR Experience


The New Zealand Fire Service has burned down an abandoned home to create a virtual reality experience called Escape My House , hoping VR immersion will help prepare homeowners for the worst. Image Credit: Murray Wilson / New Zealand Fire Service.

Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

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If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick. Air New Zealand is excited to bring innovative, emerging technology to our.

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Air New Zealand Actually Considers Putting HoloLens on Flight Attendants


Air New Zealand is exploring how the Microsoft HoloLens can enhance its in-flight service, becoming the first airline to openly consider equipping its cabin crew with the augmented reality headset. Air New Zealand hired UK-based software firm Dimension Data to create the concept app.

Air New Zealand Takes Wraps Off Magic Leap One Adventure Tourism Game

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But Air New Zealand's new augmented reality experience for the Magic Leap One gives visitors an immersive taste of what the country has to offer without ever setting foot in the country.

Niantic Launches Harry Potter Wizards Unite as Beta in Australia & New Zealand

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The land down under joins New Zealand (who gained access to the beta on April 16), as the lucky guinea pigs for the location-based game.

HTC Applies for ‘Vive Eclipse’ Trademark in New Zealand

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HTC may have more than one new headset in sight than we initially thought when it registered the name ‘Vive Focus’ in the EU and US. The post HTC Applies for ‘Vive Eclipse’ Trademark in New Zealand appeared first on Road to VR.

PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era.

WellTown Is A VR Experience Built For An Entire City


New Zealand’s capital has transformed into an interactive VR city in hopes of enticing tourists and potential residents. News HTC Vive New Zealand VR Gamified City WellTown

First-Ever L.E.A.P. Conference Teases The Future Of Magic Leap


This includes new blocks, additional cubes, and a new interactive character. Take the new Recorder Cube, for instance. Magic Leap continues its love of space-themed objects with the brand new Astronaut character. Air New Zealand Fact or Fantasy?

The AR App That Brings Graphic Novels to Life in New Zealand Schools


The New Zealand Ministry of Education has recently taken this philosophy one step further to reach tech-savvy youths. Fans of comic books and graphic novels believe that this medium is a way to get children interested in reading. The medium relies on text but also uses lots of images.

EON Reality Establishes Distribution Partnership with Accuteque for Australia and New Zealand

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As one of the top technological advisory firms in the area, the Melbourne-based company will now serve as EON Reality’s primary distributor for AVR development and education in Australia and New Zealand. “I’m I’m very excited to expand upon EON Reality’s connections in Australia and New Zealand through this promising partnership,” said Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality. can spread across the new region. IRVINE, CA, February 11, 2019 – EON Reality Inc.,

Hands-On with Magic Leap & Weta Workshop's Dr. Grordbort's Invaders

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The game, developed by New Zealand studio Weta Workshop, finally got its debut last week during the L.E.A.P. Over the last few years, the only thing teased by Magic Leap more than the Magic Leap One itself has been the company's flagship gaming title Dr. Grordbort's Invaders.

Microsoft Hololens Available in More Countries


Starting on October 12, Microsoft added availability to the following countries: Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft Hololens (Developer version) has been available in the US and Canada since March for $3,000.

AT&T to Launch DirectTV App for Magic Leap One in 2019, Sets Up 5G Test Area at Magic Leap Headquarters

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Don't Miss: Air New Zealand Takes Wraps Off Magic Leap One Adventure Tourism Game Not only did the team announce the app, but Donovan gave the audience a preview of what it will. Magic Leap and AT&T have lifted the lid on multiple parts of their mysterious relationship today.

Niantic Sets Launch Date for Harry Potter Augmented Reality Game, Releases New Trailer

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Along with announcement, the company has released a new trailer (see bottom of page). After more than a year of teasing and testing, Niantic and Warner Bros. are finally ready to release Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to muggles of the world.

WellTown Turns Wellington New Zeland Into A VR City With Games


You no longer need to spend roughly one billion hours on a plane to get to New Zeland. Launching today on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, WellTown turns the New Zealand city of Wellington into a VR landscape.

This Fireproof VR Camera Rig Could One Day Save Lives


The New Zealand Fire Service is testing fireproof 360 camera rigs that could one day save lives. The test footage was captured at a fire service training building and according to the New Zealand Fire Service, never melted in their initial test shoot.

Oculus Quest Is Back In Stock, Ships By Late May (Except UK & Ireland)


By contrast, for mainland Europe, Quests should ship by the weekend, as should those ordered to Australia or New Zealand. Facebook’s Oculus Quest is back in stock in most regions, with a current shipping estimate of ‘by May 27’ for buyers in North America.

Minecraft Earth Was Downloaded 1.2 Million Time In Its First Week In The US


The free-to-play title is having a slow roll-out across the world during this early access phase, starting in Iceland and New Zealand in October. Minecraft Earth (our coverage hub ) came out in the U.S.

Gorgeous VR Train Sim Rolling Line Gets Release Date, New Trailer


It’s a model train simulator that lets you build and organize your own miniature train network, laying down tracks for freight trains to follow in scenery inspired by the developer’s home of New Zealand.

Q&A: Mad Max stuntman on VR and movies

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Ahead of the Magnify Conference on VR/AR The New Zealand Herald speaks to leading stunt director Guy Norris on new filming technologies in VR and the experiences consumers will be offered

Zingoshi Crowdfunds AR Game For Girls On Kickstarter


New Zealand startup Zingoshi has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for an augmented reality adventure game for girls. The company has 10 employees and it received partial funding for the project from New Zealand investors, Gaiser said. Zingoshi is an example of a New Zealand company that gets its start in the region’s vibrant startup community and needs more capital to get to the global market.

These Are the Countries Where You Can Still Buy Quest & Rift S Direct From Oculus

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New Zealand. ×. ×. With a successful holiday season under its belt, Facebook was no doubt looking forward to resupplying its retail partners with more Oculus Quest & Rift S stock.

Quest & Rift S Stock Check – Headsets Shipping as Early as Tomorrow as Stock Appears to Return

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The latest shows that Oculus expects to ship new orders of Quest headsets in most countries within one week or less, and in some countries like Australia and New Zealand, within just a day. Thanks to Daniel for the tip on new headset stock!

Official 5 Meter Oculus Link Cable Now Available (Except In Europe)


Facebook’s first party Oculus Link cable is now available to purchase for $79 in the following countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan.

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Community Download: Will Minecraft Earth Be The Next Pokemon Go?


Today is the beginning of the open beta for Minecraft Earth — although it’s limited strictly to New Zealand and Iceland at the moment.

Weta Workshop Job Posting Suggests ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’ Will Be Multiplayer

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Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders was first teased back in 2015 in a Magic Leap concept video produced by Weta Workshop, Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based conceptual design and effects studio.

Are Human-Sized Hamster Balls The Future Of VR?


Eight360’s omnidirectional sphere promises a whole new level of immersion. Thanks to the diligent work of a New Zealand based company called Eight360 , you may soon be jumping into VR through a device called the NOVA, or as CEO Terry Miller calls it, “the crazy spinning ball of death”.

How Pokémon Go brings the pocket monsters to your neighborhood

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The Pokémon Go beta is live in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States ahead of its full launch, and it’s set to launch this year.

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries


Developers are charging forward with various entertainment and productivity applications (over 80 in the Microsoft store to date) and businesses are finding new ways to utilize the head mounted display as well.

Magic Leap Reveals 16 AR Experiences From Wacom, SketchUp, Wingnut AR, and More

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At Leap Con today I got treated to a bevy of new Magic Leap content. In this new and original IP by the creators and developers of several iconic game universes and amazing characters, players will help repair a dying galactic ecosystem with the help of a mysterious scout field kit.

Bigscreen To Host Stargate Origins Screenings In VR This Week


Stargate Origins is a new TV series based on the 1994 film, Stargate, and was first announced at last year’s San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) as a prequel series for MGM’s Stargate Command subscription service.

Samsung Gear 360 Now On Sale In UK For £349.00


Last month we reported that the Samsung’s Gear 360 camera became available in New Zealand, adding to the short list of countries, Korea and Singapore, where the Gear 360 was sold.

See you in Taiwan!

The Ghost Howls

There I will be able to meet some people from the Taiwanese VR ecosystem and be able to create business relationships with some local XR companies for my consultancy agency New Technology Walkers.

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HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’


According to reports by Dutch website Mobielkopen , Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has officially filed protection for the phrase “Vive Cosmos” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as several other agencies in both Switzerland and New Zealand.

Weyo’s Kid-Friendly AR Apps Offer A Magical Escape While Under Lockdown


Kids can become Wags, Dorothy, Emma or any one of The Wiggles and sing along to numerous hits, including Hot Potato and Do The Propellor, as well as the new Washing Hands song, Ballet with Emma, and Learning ABC’s. Become your favorite characters from The Wiggles, Sesame Street and Oddbods.

Magic Leap to Launch AR Shooter ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’ Next Week

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Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders has long been held as the Magic Leap One’s premier IP, as the company has worked with Weta Workshop on the game since well before the New Zealand-based conceptual design & effects studio created the iconic robot-shooting concept video first seen back in 2015.