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

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On Monday, in a bid to facilitate further innovation and spread its physical footprint, Magic Leap revealed a new Center of Excellence in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will expand the company's overall research and development capacity.

Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Come June 26th, residents of the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland will be able to walk into a brick-and-mortar shop and snag one off the shelves. Switzerland – Digitec.

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These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand.


Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates all have one entry on the shortlist.) These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand Innovation Today See the U.S.

VR Flight Simulator for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with Aerofly FS 2


F eaturing over 30 of the best-known airports of Switzerland, including Zürich, Grenchen , Samedan and Birrfeld. The DLC features high-resolution aerial images of Switzerland with a resolution of up to 1 meter. The DLC Switzerland content pack is $9.99

Oculus Announces $300 Commercial ‘Go for Business’ Bundle, Pre-orders Now Available

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The company is currently only shipping to the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

Packaging the Future

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Tech Trends went to Sweden to see how Tetra Pak is moving into Industry 4.0 by using technologies such as Mixed Reality. Tetra Pak is one of the largest companies that most people never heard of.

Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers


Switzerland: Digitec. Though Canadian and European VR fans have been able to pick up an Oculus Go standalone headset directly from the company since launch last month, more purchasing options have arrived today.

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Pre-orders for TPCast Wireless VR Add-on Now Available in Europe

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TPCast pre-orders are available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.

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A Chocolate Coated VR Experience


In 2015, Nestlé began selling Cailler chocolate beyond Switzerland as part of their movement into the super-premium chocolate market. What’s doper than; Beer, Whisky and VR? Chocolate and VR!

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

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Microsoft announced at their at Future Decoded conference in London that HoloLens, the company’s augmented reality headset, will be expanding its international availability to include all of the European Union in December.

Oculus Introduces $299 Go for Business Bundle


Currently, the bundle is scheduled to release in the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Facebook’s affordable standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, is looking to finally make the platform a mainstream hit with consumers. But it appears Go forms a big part of the Oculus for Business strategy, too.

Virtuix Omni Starts Shipping to US Customers


When I first checked out the Virtuix Omni at CES 2015 , I was intrigued, but my wallet stayed firmly in my pocket. The Virtuix Omni is just not practical for the average gamer or even like myself, a self-confessed gadget freak.

HTC Vive Launches $10 Million VR Fund For Social Good


Unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, HTC announced the launch of a $10 million VR fund for content and technology that will create positive impact and change.

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World’s Largest Cinema Chain, AMC, Leads $30M Investment to Bring VR to Movie Theaters

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Dreamscape Immersive is creating VR attraction facilities which leverage full body tracking technology provided by Switzerland-based Artanim.

Oculus Acquires Computer Vision Company Zurich EyeLate last week.


Oculus Acquires Computer Vision Company Zurich Eye Late last week German site Handeszeitung reported that Oculus parent company Facebook had acquired Zurich Eye, a Switzerland-based group formed of members of the University of Zurich and another university, EMT Zurich.

HTC Vive Partners With World Economic Forum To Push VR/AR For Impact


As such, six VR experiences are being shown off at the World Economic Forum at the UN’s Sustainable Impact Hub in Switzerland today. HTC Vive is looking to push the positive uses of VR further with a new partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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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Donald Greenberg: virtual reality is still a baby, we’ll need 20 years for photorealism

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There are days when I’m really happy to be a blogger. The day when I interviewed Donald Greenberg is one of these days. Donald Greenberg is one of the fathers of the CGI.

Mindmaze Collaborates With Dacuda For Room Scale VR Initiative


Mindmaze, a spin off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, has taken a proficiency in VR and neuroscience that makes them one of the top startups in Switzerland and charged forward into consumer healthcare applications.

Microsoft Expands HoloLens To 29 New European Markets


Now, HoloLens is effectively available across the entire European Union, as well as in a handful of non-EU European countries, including Turkey and Switzerland. Microsoft announced its HoloLens mixed reality headset is coming to 29 new markets across Europe. 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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Review: ‘ProjectM: Daydream’

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Her most memorable bits: a skydiving trip to Switzerland and a day at the beach in Spain. ProjectM: Daydream is a VR dating experience from Korean studio EVR Studio.

Oculus & ESL Return For VR League: Season Two


Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. Five new titles, generous prizes, and a more flexible tournament system could take VR eSports to new heights.

‘Aerofly FS2? Brings Ultra Realistic Flight Simulation to Rift and Vive

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Currently 16 aircraft come as part of the base package with further paid DLC adding additional high resolution terrain packs for Switzerland.

I Invest In VR Companies–Here’s How To Get Hired By.


VR’s global hub is Silicon Valley at the moment, but centers of VR development are popping up rapidly in China, Japan, Switzerland, the U.K., I Invest In VR Companies–Here’s How To Get Hired By One It’s impossible to walk 10 feet in Silicon Valley and not run into a VR/AR enthusiast.

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Parisian Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative


Healthy Mind is testing out both methods at Saint-Joseph and other hospitals in the APHP (Paris’s largest hospital group), and the young company is also in talks with hospitals across France, Switzerland and the U.S.

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Here’s How VR is Reshaping the Criminal Justice System


Researchers at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland used the Oculus Rift to reconstruct crime scenes for jurors to be presented with at trials for the opportunity to walk through crime scenes similar to how lawyers will present photographs and video evidence.

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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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Report: Oculus Acquires Computer Vision Company Zurich Eye


Late last week German site Handeszeitung reported that Oculus parent company Facebook had acquired Zurich Eye, a Switzerland-based group formed of members of the University of Zurich and another university, EMT Zurich. Oculus is going on a recruitment drive, with over 100 positions available , mainly in its US offices. But the company is making big moves across the globe.

Hands-on: VR Goes Skydiving at iFLY – The Ultimate Haptic Simulation

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They can choose between several different skydiving locations—like Dubai, Hawaii, or Switzerland—where iFly has recorded real skydives specifically for use in the iFly VR experience.

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Vive To Spend $10 Million on VR Projects That ‘Create Positive Impact’


Tonight at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland HTC Vive announced that it will devote $10 million “to drive VR content and technologies that will create positive impact and change,” according to a company spokesperson.

The Living Page: How Augmented Reality is Bringing Comic Books To Life


From there, Sutu presented a couple mock pages to an organizer of the Fantoche animation festival in Switzerland and that organizer challenged Sutu to show up at the festival, three months later, with a finished comic book.

Funding Roundup: Tactical Haptics Raises $2.2M, nDreams Raises.


3) Oculus parent company Facebook acquired Zurich Eye , a Switzerland-based group formed of members of the University of Zurich and another university, EMT Zurich.

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Sundance Is Bringing 20 VR Experiences to New Frontier


A selection of single-channel works by the collective A Normal Working Day / Switzerland — A Normal Working Day is an artist collective consisting of the installation artist Zimoun and the choreographers and dancers Delgado Fuchs (Marco Delgado, Nadine Fuchs).

VR Bicycle Ride – No Matter the Weather


So, even if you’re broke (or it’s rainy outside) – you can ride the bike through Andorra, Austria, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, Switzerland or USA.

Sundance New Frontier Announces 2018 Line-up


Elastic Time / Switzerland (Lead Artist: Mark Boulos, Key Collaborators: Robin Mange, Javier Bello Ruiz) — A mixed reality interactive documentary about space-time, narrated by astronomer Tony Stark.

Share Your Story with #IWasHere to Win Drones


You skied in Switzerland ? Through your 360 cameras, we’ve seen the awesomeness all around the world. Now we are eager to hear your stories! Comment on any video or photo which were taken in the places you were there.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule


Crans-Montana, Switzerland. 2016 could be considered the official introduction of virtual reality to the world and many industries have either embraced the technology at varying levels or simply started paying attention to movements within the industry.

Dreamscape’s Alien Zoo Creates A Sense Of Awe And Wonder


I also know they are using full-body tracking tech developed in Switzerland for an increased sense of immersion. When I arrive at the upscale Westfield Century City mall in Los Angeles, I only know the broad background of Dreamscape Immersive.

Top 9 Virtual Reality Space Travel Experiences


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How VR Arcades Are More Than Just A Fad


In many cases, this will mean letting our bodies step outside of the usual anthropomorphic lens and, for instance, fly around as an eagle with wings above the skylines of New York City, as I was able to last month at the World VR Forum in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

AMC Partners Dreamscape, Investing in VR


Dreamscape’s system utilizes motion-tracking technology developed by the Geneva, Switzerland-based foundation Artanim. The world’s largest movie theater company, AMC, is investing in virtual reality. The company recently announced a partnership with the startup Dreamscape Immersive to bring VR experiences to North America and the U.K. As part of the agreement, AMC will be the lead investor in a $20 million series B financing round.

Top 26 VR/AR Events, Expos and Conferences to Attend in 2018


Date: May 3-6, 2018 Venue: Rue Gourgas 3, Geneva, Switzerland Follow this event on social media: VRLA VRLA is a high-end virtual reality expo based in Log Angeles, CA, USA.

Top 37 VR Film Festivals to Attend in 2018


This initiative is made possible by two new partnerships, the Geneva International Film Festival Tous Écrans (Switzerland) and the Forum des images (France).