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


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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

‘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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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


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.

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


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


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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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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Leaping Into the AR Magicverse?

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It seemed an exciting proposition back then, sold mainly off the back of some very cool concept videos cooked up by New Zealand-based special effects company WETA (you know, the one from all the Lord of the Rings films).

Climax Reveals ‘Towers for Tango’ For Project Tango, ‘Hunters Gate’ For Daydream


Fresh off the release of its VR tribute to Contra , Gun Sight , Climax Studios is back this week with the announcement of two new games for two new platforms. Climax plans to add new ‘Raid’ levels to the experience each week.

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.

Microsoft Expands HoloLens To 29 New European Markets


Microsoft announced its HoloLens mixed reality headset is coming to 29 new markets across Europe. France, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Last year, the company launched HoloLens, serving up a spellbinding digital experience via a headset that combines virtual and physical worlds through a rich set of sensors. The headset first started shipping to developers in the U.S.

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Peter Jackson’s New Studio is All About AR Storytelling


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.

When Can I Buy Samsung’s Gear 360 Camera?


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.

New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR


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.

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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‘Robinson: The Journey’ Will Test VR Game Prices At $60 On Nov. 8


It’ll launch the following day in Europe, Australia and New Zealand published by Sony and available in stores as well as digitally. We’ve been looking forward to Robinson: The Journey for a long time.

‘Morgan Lives in a Rocket House in VR’ Gives Us a Peek into a Kid-friendly VR Future

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Created by Peter Monga, a New Zealand-based indie dev, Morgan Lives in a Rocket House in VR is the first VR episode in the series. You have a minor infestation of tiny people in your house.

Multi-passenger airplanes arrive on DigiWorldz

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“I have a small but enthusiastic client base scattered all over the globe, and my New Zealand representatives are based in a DigiWorldz realm known as Kea Nation,” Mark Rowles told Hypergrid Business. April 24 is a national day in Australia and New Zealand meant to commemorate Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, as well as the contribution and suffering of all the people who have served.

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or later you can use the Gear 360 app (unfortunately, this is not a retrograde compatibility– it only affects the new 2017 version). Air New Zealand is one airlines provider that is testing how the Microsoft Hololens can help improve in-flight customer service.

Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Through its Lab Renovation Program, VR First is promoting the adoption of these new standards by lab partners, governments and science parks. VR First Institutions (including new openings). Canterbury University, New Zealand. State University of New York at Oswego, USA.

Epic Games Distributes Grants To VR Devs Including Robo Recall Mod Team


Tree by New Reality Co – From New Reality Co, the creators of the social awareness VR experience Giant, comes Tree, an emotionally touching VR experience that uses sight, sound, touch and even smell to explore the lifecycle of a rainforest tree from a seedling to full-grown state to unfortunate human consumption. – Based in New Zealand,

Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR and Oculus Rift


This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (8/13/16). Experience flying on Pete’s dragon in this new VR/360 video experience! The post Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR and Oculus Rift appeared first on VRScout.

8th Annual Lumiere Awards For Creative Filmmaking Expands VR Categories


Virtual reality receives new categories as it takes center stage at this years awards for creative work in film, TV & VR. The organization is also introducing a new VIP media preview of all nominated VR content 10AM-12PM on February 13 at the Steven J.

Making VR Accessible to Kids One Maze at a Time


That originally was the wheelhouse for Seedling, which started in New Zealand in 2007. Kids are there, they love absorbing anything that’s new.

How the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Theme Song Blends The Series’ Past and Future


I think it’s interesting that two of the vocalists I have had the most success with – Lorde and Jordan Reyne – are both from New Zealand. A theme song, just like a title, is an important introduction to any piece of art.

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