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.

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


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.

Educational VR Comes to Seattle’s Pacific Science Center


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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Ex-Bungie Developers Raise $3.5 Million For VR Startup Polyarc


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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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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.

‘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.

Steam adds new video section for virtual reality content


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.

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


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.

Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub


Seattle, and Austin. Seattle, or Portland, because you’re going up against giants like Google or Microsoft. Why Silicon Valley is looking north for new investment opportunities.

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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Microsoft Introduces HoloLens Mixed Reality To The Job Site


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.

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

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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.

Oculus Is Hiring More Than 100 People Amid AR Expansion


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


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.”

New ‘Warehouse-Scale’ VR Arcade Offering Simultaneous 8-Person Multiplayer

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VRstudios , the Seattle-based global provider of VR arcade equipment, today announced the release of a new system called VRcade Arena which bills itself as a wireless ‘warehouse-scale’ VR platform that can provide multiplayer games and experiences for up to eight simultaneous users.

Windows Reveals New Mixed Reality Controllers


Microsoft brought their latest mixed reality efforts front and center Thursday at its Build conference in Seattle. These controllers look familiar.

Where to Find VR at PAX West 2017

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The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) will be back in its hometown of Seattle this September 1st through 4th and Road to VR has again done the heavy lifting of sorting out all the VR things to see at this year’s convention: Exhibitor.

‘Sword Art Online’ to get Netflix Live Action Treatment From ‘Altered Carbon’ Creator

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As Netflix’s onslaught of original programming continues, one of the next targets in its sights is the popular VR-themed anime Sword Art Online. Altered Carbon creator Laeta Kalogridis has confirmed her involvement as executive producer on the project.

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


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.

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.

Valve Shipping Knuckles to “Hundreds” of Developers, Mass Production Could Be Next

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Following the EV2 reveal, Alden Kroll, who is involved in developer outreach at Valve, said today that the company is “trying to meet more VR game developers in the Seattle and Puget Sound area.”

High Fidelity Raises $35M Series D Financing to Further Develop Social Platform & Blockchain Tech

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The company says it’s using the funds to continue development on its global infrastructure for VR experiences, to accelerate hiring, and to open a new office in Seattle. High Fidelity , the social VR platform founded by Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, today announced it’s successfully closed a $35 million Series D financing round.

Vancouver Is Now One Of The Largest VR Hubs In The World


Now, with our talent pool and proximity to San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland, there’s been a huge uptick in business-to-business development. XR companies based in Vancouver have skyrocketed from 15 to 200 in just three short years. . A lot has changed in the XR industry since 2017.

LightVR uses headset camera to see real keyboard

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Rec Room Becomes VR’s Most Important App With PSVR Launch


Seattle-based Against Gravity is working on what is perhaps VR’s most important app. Rec Room connects players across all headsets that make use of two full motion hand controllers, including Rift, Vive, PlayStation VR as well as headsets from Acer, Samsung, Lenovo, HP and Dell.

VR And AR Gaming Jobs Are On The Rise According To Indeed


In order, they are New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Jose, and Atlanta. Seattle is home to Microsoft, Nintendo of America, and Popcap Games. Los Angeles leads, followed by Seattle while San Francisco and Austin take the number three and number four spots. Virtual reality and augmented reality represent areas of opportunity. VR failed to live up to the wildest promises when the new systems launched in 2015.

‘Oculus Venues’ Live Event App Now Available on Go and Gear VR, Event Schedule Here

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June 13 // MLB: Los Angeles Angels @ Seattle Mariners // 1:10 pm PT. Oculus Venues , the social app that allows ‘thousands of users’ to watch live events en masse in VR, is now available on Oculus Go and Gear VR starting today.

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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

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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.

Disneyland Is Developing Star Wars VR Rides


He said as much during his keynote talk at the 2016 Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle. The Force is coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney Resorts in the near future with new Star Wars-themed lands, and VR will be joining it.

Viacom Next Debuts Mixed Reality Music Video


The intuitive project was announced at this year’s Microsoft Build Developer Conference which officially kicked-off Wednesday in Seattle. VR and holograms come together in this unique music experience.

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This Video Explains Why Streaming Technology Needs A Major.


We’ve also now heard from Seattle-based Pixvana , which is developing more efficient streaming techniques too that can be hosted on Amazon’s cloud rather than Facebook’s.