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.

New Zealand Incinerates House to Make Fire Safety VR Experience

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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.

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.

Air New Zealand Actually Considers Putting HoloLens on Flight Attendants

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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.

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

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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

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.

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.

Microsoft Hololens Available in More Countries

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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.

WellTown Turns Wellington New Zeland Into A VR City With Games

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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

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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.

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.

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

‘DiRT Rally 2.0’ is Getting VR Support After All, Coming to Rift This Summer

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includes a new authentic handling model, tire choice, and surface deformation. Off-road environments span New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the US.

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.

Zingoshi Crowdfunds AR Game For Girls On Kickstarter

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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.

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.

Oculus Holiday Deal Brings Modest Discounts to Oculus Go & Rift

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The deals are available in the US, Canada, UK/EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Black Friday is nearly upon us, and Oculus is cutting a few bucks off both Oculus Go and Oculus Rift to celebrate.

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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.

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

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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.

The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2018

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Oculus says shoppers will be able to find the deal at retailers in USA, Canada, UK + EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Don’t blink, because you might miss the most important time of the year for holiday shopping.

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HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’

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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.

‘Bigscreen’ Free Screenings of ‘Stargate Origins’ Start Today, Check Showtimes Here

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Showings of Stargate Origin are free, although only users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to join in – no doubt an issue with licensing.

‘Zingoshi Chronicles’ Uses AR To Help Children Build Confidence

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The New Zealand-based creators making Zingoshi are doing just that with a series of games and books they hope will empower girls and all adventuresome children. AR brings an educational twist to conventional storytelling.

Oculus Cuts Price on Rift Business Bundle, Now Shipping to Four New Regions

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This week the company dropped the price of the package and announced availability in four new regions, but China still isn’t on the list. Alongside the price drop, Oculus is now shipping their business bundle to Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Taiwan, in addition to 17 prior regions.

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The Best Oculus Rift Deal for Black Friday 2018

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Oculus says shoppers will be able to find the deal at retailers in USA, Canada, UK + EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Don’t blink, because you might miss the most important time of the year for holiday shopping.

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Vive Deluxe Audio Straps Back in Stock on Monday, Vive Pre Adapter Kit Available With Promo Code

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The strap is still available for purchase in Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan. The company says limited quantities are available, and only when purchasing a new Deluxe Audio Strap directly from Vive.com.

Samsung Gear 360 Now On Sale In UK For £349.00

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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.

ARKit Holo App Puts Your Favorite Personalities in the Palm of Your Hand

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Now the New Zealand-based company has officially employed the use of Apple’s powerful ARKit platform to bring a whole new level of realistic digital figures to augmented reality. Volumetric video can fulfill your dream of having your own personal Jon Hamm.

Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

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HoloLens is currently only officially available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

How You Can Explore Nefertari’s Tomb in Hyper-Realistic VR

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Simon Che de Boer and his New Zealand-based VFX R&D company, realityvirtual.co , have found a way to digitally preserve Nefertari’s tomb and give countless individuals the chance to see inside it. Nefertari’s tomb is hailed as one of the finest in all of Egypt.

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Peter Jackson’s New Studio is All About AR Storytelling

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The Lord of the Rings auteur is using Apple’s ARkit to unlock new levels of storytelling immersion in augmented reality. The New Zealand native is responsible for some of the medium’s most technologically groundbreaking work, including the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises.

Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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The Vive’s Lighthouse tracking system is an impressive piece of tech, considering it boasts sub-millimeter, 3D room-scale positional tracking for a VR headset and hand controllers using lasers.

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When Can I Buy Samsung’s Gear 360 Camera?

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Samsung begins selling the Gear 360 in New Zealand – who’s going to be next? Even for most consumers who will never get the privilege of stitching GoPro footage, this camera will seem simple to them and make shooting immersive video accessible to a whole new world of creators.

Bigscreen To Host Stargate Origins Screenings In VR This Week

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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.

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries

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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.

If ‘Ready Player One’ Doesn’t Suck, It Stands to Positively Impact the VR Industry

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SEE ALSO New 'Ready Player One' Trailer Debuts as Release Buzz Builds. Cheery old Hobbiton, although maintained as a tourist destination today at a family run farm five miles west of Hinuera, New Zealand, isn’t a ‘real’ place either.

New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR

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Enter AliveInVR, a new virtual reality music production tool available on SteamVR. New Zealand developer Byron Mallett’s released a similar application in 2014 called Pensato. The post New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR appeared first on VRScout.

Tickets Still Available For Next Week’s ‘VR On The Lot’ Conference

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This gathering of VR professionals is unique in the short history of this new medium,” said Jim Chabin, President & CEO Advanced Imaging Society, in a prepared statement. “We A two-day summit on Oct.

FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

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It’s been a long road for FOVE , the creators of the eye-tracking VR headset that hit Kickstarter last summer, but today the company launches pre-orders for their first commercially available product, the FOVE 0.

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Dean Hall’s Out of Ammo Is Getting A Sequel This Month

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It was a VR game released seemingly out of nowhere by RocketWerkz, the New Zealand-based developer founded by Day-Z creator Dean Hall. Remember Out of Ammo?

Sketchfab Hosts 1 Million Online Scenes While Matterport Posts 250K Virtual Spaces

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We mentioned the company as one of the premier AR and VR companies leading the charge and now Matterport is making 250,000 3D spaces you can check out in VR through a new CoreVR program. After 2016, the CoreVR option will be available for $19 per new 3D space.

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