Facebook Spent Over $88M This Year on Oculus’ Seattle Area Satellite HQ

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Oculus has been on quite the hiring spree as of late, with over a hundred positions currently advertised on the company’s career website aimed at bringing hardware and software engineers into the Seattle area.

Oculus Launches New Education Programs In Seattle, Japan and Taiwan

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The company today announced Oculus Education pilot programmes for Taiwan, Seattle and Japan, all with different objectives. In Seattle, meanwhile, Oculus is partnering with the Ballard High School and Franklin High School for a collaborative project in which students will create their own educational VR content which itself will be used in classrooms.

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8i Appoints New CEO, hints at Holographic Telepresence Research in Seattle

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This year will also mark the true beginning of the company’s western expansion, beginning with a brand new United States research office in Seattle, Washington and a US headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

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Oculus Education continues its ongoing streak of generosity with the expansion of its educational pilot programs to Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. The post Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle appeared first on VRScout.

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Oculus to Donate Rift & Go to Learning Institutions Across Seattle, Taiwan, & Japan

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Oculus recently announced the’ll be expanding their educational pilot program by donating Oculus Rift and Oculus Go headsets to a number of educational institutions across Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle.

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Magic Leap Expands to Switzerland with New Optics Center, Reveals More About Seattle Facility

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Facing mixed reviews for the Magic Leap One, Magic Leap has already returned to the lab to improve on the device's successor.

Educational VR Comes to Seattle’s Pacific Science Center

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Working out of a modest two-story house tucked away in a historic Hollywood neighborhood, Christian Bretz is giving me a demo of his Stonehenge VR experience, just days before he has to pack up everything and make the journey to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.

Owner of Seattle’s New VR Lounge Wants To Drive Awareness of VR

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Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more.

SEA VR Rebrands as ‘Immerse Technology Summit’, Returns October 11th

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As with last year’s competition, VR startups will present their ideas to a panel of Seattle area investors in the hopes of earning a meeting with the venture capitalists from Madrona Venture Group , Vulcan Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.

Seattle Startup Viar360 Coming Out To Public with an Immersive Journalism Platform

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But one Seattle-Slovenian startup has solved that issue. The post Seattle Startup Viar360 Coming Out To Public with an Immersive Journalism Platform appeared first on Infinityleap - Technology stops for no one. Virtual Reality and 360˚ video have already stepped into our lives and by now there are a couple of big players who are utilizing the power of this medium.

VR at PAX West 2016: What’s There and How to Find It

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Seattle’s annual PAX West 2016 gaming convention starts tomorrow with VR once again expected to have a significant presence. PAX West returns to Seattle this September 2-5 at the Washington State Convention Center, and this year, virtual reality will be more prominent than ever.

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

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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.

Kinect Graduates from Gaming to Enterprise with Project Kinect for Azure

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Microsoft's Monday keynote introduced the fourth generation of the company's Kinect sensor during Build 2018 in Seattle. The latest iteration, Project Kinect for Azure, gives enterprise companies the power of spatial understanding for connected devices in their factories and facilities.

Insomniac And Oculus To Host Public Demo Session For Stormland At PAX

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If you’re attending PAX West later this month or happen to live in and around Seattle, WA then consider yourself one of the lucky few that will have the first-ever hands-on opportunity with Insomniac’s upcoming fourth Oculus Rift exclusive, Stormland.

First Public ‘Stormland’ Demo to Debut at PAX West, Available One Day Only

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The Oculus Stormland pop-up will be available for one day only on August 31st in Seattle, WA. ” Demos will be taking place on August 31 at 11:00AM – 9:00PM PT at 1927 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.

Haptic Suit Company Hardlight VR Closes Due to Lack of Funding

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Hardlight VR, the Seattle-based company that headed a successful Kickstarter campaign tasked with developing the eponymous haptic suit, is closing down this month due to lack of funding.

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Tech Trends at #io18

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We’re jetting off from Heathrow to the US West Coas, stopping by Seattle to cover Microsoft Build before heading to the Bay Area for Google’s flagship developer conference in Mountain View Click To Tweet.

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First Class Tickets Get VR Movies On Some Boston Routes

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The service is called “Allosky Cinematic VR” from a company called SkyLights and it is being tested as a first class amenity on-board Seattle-Boston and Boston-San Diego routes. What better way to forget the experience of a coach passenger than to don a VR headset in first class and watch Ready Player One in 3D? That’s the pilot project being tested by Alaska Airlines with a basic VR headset built only for 3D and 360-degree movie viewing.

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Alaska Airlines Begins Testing VR As First Class Entertainment

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The VR trial flights – which are being tested on 10 flights between Boston and Seattle, as well as Boston and San Diego – are the result of a partnership between Alaska Airlines and SkyLights, along with support from 20 th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, and EIM.

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Mixed Reality Lending a Helping Hand

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A similar demo I tried in Seattle was from 3D app developer Taqtile , which generates step-by-step instructions supported by images, videos, text and holograms, all integrated into real-world physical actions.

Steam adds new video section for virtual reality content

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This new section is being launched in partnership with Pixvana, a Seattle-based company, which is lending technology that will be used for the Steam 360 Video Player, a new beta offering available as of today.

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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Oculus Is Hiring More Than 100 People Amid AR Expansion

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Many of the other listings are in ‘Software Engineering’ and ‘Hardware Engineering’, which are largely split between its headquarters in Menlo Park and offices in Seattle. With the full weight of Facebook behind it, Oculus is no stranger to hiring sprees.

Valve Showcasing New VR Prototypes At Steam Dev Days

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New VR peripherals will be shown off at Steam Dev Days this week as developers gather in Seattle, Washington for two days of meetings and sessions covering the latest “tools, services, and hardware in production for 2017 and beyond.”

‘Moss’ Breaks into February’s Top 10 PSVR Downloads After Only 2 Days on Store

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Created by Seattle-based Polyarc Games , Moss is an artfully crafted adventure that seems to have gotten a lot right on its first try.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Seattle, University Village. Seattle, Westfield Southcenter. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)?

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Gorgeous VR Fairy Tale Luna Hits PSVR This Fall

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If you want to try it out early then good news; Funomena will be showing it off at PAX West in Seattle this weekend, running on the Sony booth. One of VR’s best-looking games is coming to PlayStation VR (PSVR) very soon.

Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

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For as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella put it in his keynote at Microsoft Build in Seattle this week (quoting the father of ubiquitous computing Mark Weiser) “The most profound technologies are those that disappear.

Smashbox Arena Developer BigBox VR Raises $5 Million Investment

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Shasta Ventures is leading a round of investment in Seattle-based BigBox VR, the makers of Smashbox Arena and the upcoming battle royale game POPULATION: ONE.

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.

Weekly Funding & People Roundup: TheWaveVR Raises $4M, Pluto.

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2) Pluto VR , the Seattle-based virtual reality startup co-founded by PopCap Games co-founder John Vechey , has raised $13.9 Seattle-based Maveron led the round, with participation from Madrona Venture Group of Seattle, Trilogy Equity Partners of Bellevue and other individual investors.

Valve Is Working on VR Content, Will Reveal It Next Year

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Valve Product Designer Greg Coomer teased as much at the start of the Steam Dev Days event in Seattle, Washington today. There’s already a lot of great content on the HTC Vive, and big developers are also working with the headset.

Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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Live from Seattle, Tech Trends scoops up all the tastiest bites from the #MSBuild2018 developer’s conference. “We We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what they should do,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at Build.

STRIVR Secures $16M Series A Financing to Expand Enterprise VR Training

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To support its expansion, the company has recently opened offices in New York, Seattle, and Nashville, in addition to its existing offices in Los Angeles and Menlo Park.

Oculus Hiring Spree Suggests Facebook is Accelerating VR/AR Plans

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Based in Seattle, home of Oculus Research, the $6 million venture “creates one of the world’s first academic centers dedicated to virtual and augmented reality,” Facebook says.

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LightVR uses headset camera to see real keyboard

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Valve Announces Dates for Steam Dev Days 2016

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Steam Dev Days 2016 will be held from October 12-13 in Seattle, WA. After skipping Steam Dev Days last year in 2015, Valve is back in full-force with what is planned to be the biggest and best event yet.

Looking for a Virtual Place to chill the F out post election, check out High Fidelity.

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My last time in High Fidelity I spoke with a Unity Dev from Seattle who basically helped me understand how to create my own avatars. Happy moment from our celebration this morning of getting up on Steam. Come visit! https://t.co/NKrsM8nc5G

The Women of AR+VR: Community Builders and Influencers

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She is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, advisor to the Center of Leadership & Strategic Thinking at the University of Washington, and board member of Seattle Angel. *. Showcasing 8 women organizers and influencers in augmented and virtual reality. by Emily Friedman.

Befriend A Bird In Falcon Age Coming To PSVR In 2019

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Falcon Age should arrive in 2019 from Outerloop Games, a new independent studio in Seattle. Falcon Age is an upcoming PlayStation VR game that will give players a falcon to befriend (and command) on a quest to fight off machine invaders.

Pixvana Raises $14M Series A Investment for Cloud-based VR Video Platform

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Microsoft Introduces HoloLens Mixed Reality To The Job Site

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Call me strange, but of all the mixed reality demos I tried at this year’s Microsoft Build Developer Conference in Seattle, Washington, the one I actually found the most fun had me repairing an electric panel. A similar demo I tried in Seattle came from 3D app developer Taqtile.