Infinite Dimensions: Hands-On With The VOID’s Latest In Utah


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3 New VR Arcades Hit Utah, Ohio, and Washington, DC

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That’s the idea behind three new VR Arcades that have opened in Utah, Ohio, and Washington, DC, which are leveraging the HTC Vive as the go-to ‘out-of-home’ VR platform for such activities. VR Junkies – Orem, Utah.

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The Void Opens Location In Utah With Upgraded Hardware And Ghostbusters


Starting today, visitors to Lindon, Utah, where the startup is based, will be able to see this incredible experience. The Void is one of the most immersive experiences available. It is pretty much as close to Star Trek’s Holodeck as you will find. First opening in New York at Madame Tussauds last year, the experience puts you inside a Ghostbusters-themed narrative that ingeniously helped explain why you’re wearing a backpack.

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Utah’s Cleanest Natural-Gas Power Plant Comes Online in Provo


The new plant replaces the old Provo Power Plant, which was demolished in 2016 after serving the community for more than 75 years

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Students Hack Positional Tracking onto Gear VR with SteamVR Tracking

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In a reverse engineering exercise, two students at Utah State University have hacked positional tracking onto a Gear VR headset using SteamVR Tracking technology.

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The Void expands to Times Square

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The Void, a Utah-based virtual reality theme park, is coming to Times Square in July with a Ghostbusters-themed experience. Customers put on virtual reality headsets and backpacks holding computers, and walk around inside a... Briefs The Void VR arcade

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Featured 360°: La La Land, Mars Desert Research Station and Colliding Black Holes


“Colonizing Mars begins at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah where simulations are teaching us what it would be like to live on the red planet.”

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Oculus Sends 5 VR Experiences to Sundance 2018

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The Sundance Film Festival just kicked off in Park City, Utah, and Oculus announced in a blogpost they’re debuting five experiences at the New Frontier section of Sundance—all of which they helped bring to life.

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HTC Vive and Viveport are bringing some of my favorite VR experiences to Sundance.

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HTC Vive and Viveport is heading to Park City, Utah during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to exhibit at “VR on the Mountain,” a virtual reality hub for festival attendees taking place January 20-22.

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Mellanox Moves to Drive VR to New Levels


Salt Lake City, Utah-based Mellanox Technologies — a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems — The post Mellanox Moves to Drive VR to New Levels appeared first on VRJournal.

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A VR Theme Park is Coming to Malaysia


The VOID has blown our minds with their Utah theme park and Ghostbuster’s experience in New York—and also announced in February a collaboration with China-based Shanda Group to build China’s first VR theme park.

Here Is The NBA’s Full NextVR Live Broadcasting Schedule For This Season


10, 2017 – Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz – 9:00 p.m. 28, 2017 – Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder – 8:00 p.m. NextVR has previously pulled in massive funding through big investment rounds, including $30 million and another 80 million , to continue live broadcasting in VR.

The VOID Opens Mixed-Reality Location in Dubai

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The company maintains a test facility just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah—still closed to the public and by invite only. THE VOID, the untethered mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE.

The VRScout Report – Sundance Edition


Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. You can enjoy the full audio recording below: The New Frontier program at Sundance has been abuzz with virtual reality over the past couple of years.

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We tried Ghostbusters: Dimension, the world’s most immersive VR.


On July 1st, Sony and a Utah startup called The Void will open Ghostbusters: Dimension, which lets you become a ghostbuster in what The Void likes to call a “hyper-real” world.

Jaunt’s New ‘Home Turf’ VR Series Lets You Explore The Extreme


Despite having traveled all around the world, pro mountain biker, Cam Zink’s favorite place to push his limits is right at home in Virgin, Utah. Get out of your comfort zone in this free climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and slacklining immersive series.

Your Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance


It’s that time of the year again when art and technology converge on Park City, Utah for over a week of VR and immersive storytelling — along with some feature films too. 2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks of this week and it won’t be without VR.

HTC Vive now available to try in some stores


The first stores with an HTC Vive demo are the Microsoft stores in New York City (flagship store), Washington state (Bellevue Square) and Utah (City Creek Center). You may have been fortunate to attend a tech event within the last few years, such as CES and tried VR.

Facebook Opens 360 Live Streaming Video To All


We saw the first hint of 360 live streaming back in December when Facebook partnered up with NatGeo to launch Live 360 from the Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah.

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Starbreeze’s Civilian Warfare Experience Hero Debuts On StarVR At Sundance


The Sundance Film Festival in Utah usually serves as one of the best opportunities to check out creative VR experiences beyond gaming, and it looks like this year will be no different. For starters, StarVR headset creator Starbreeze this week confirmed that it will be at the festival with a new experience from iNK Stories, the studio behind the cinematic story-based game, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday.

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‘The Lawnmower Man’ is Coming Back in VR


As the Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah, Jaunt has revealed the development of five new original scripted VR series — one of which is based on the 1992 cult classic feature, The Lawnmower Man. Jaunt unveils their 2017 VR scripted slate at Sundance.

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Are Virtual Reality Arcades Becoming A Trend?


It has been over a year since we first experienced The VOID’s VR theme park in Utah. In the city of Orem, Utah, a VR arcade has just opened for business, maybe giving us a first glimpse at what these arcades may look like in malls around the country.

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VR and AR at the Sundance Film Festival


The bastion of cinema — the Sundance Film Festival — is bravely exploring the VR medium and trying to engage its audience into the new immersive experience this week in Park City, Utah.

Facebook To Release ‘Live 360’ With Nat Geo This Week, Full Rollout in 2017


According to the post, “On Tuesday, December 13 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET, we will be launching Live 360 video on Facebook with National Geographic, live from the Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah.”

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Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire Tickets Now On Sale, Check Out The Trailer


The experience is built by Utah-based VR startup The VOID in partnership with Disney’s ILMxLab. Tickets are now on sale for what is likely going to be one of the best introductions to virtual reality on the planet — Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire.

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The Void, Epic Games Join Disney’s Accelerator Initiative


We recently went hands-on with its latest offering in Utah and came away extremely impressed, but we’ve also seen The Void offer a Ghostbusters experience too. There are a lot of sides to Disney beyond the movies and merchandising. Every year, for example, it selects a handful of companies to join its Disney Accelerator program. This annual initiative sees Disney open its doors to other businesses working on innovative products and services.

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Oculus Story Studio’s ‘Dear Angelica’ To Ship ‘So Soon’


The 2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks off tomorrow in Utah and, after skipping out CES, it marks the first big event of the year for Oculus. Facebook’s VR company has traditionally made a big splash at the prestigious event, which celebrates independent film making.

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First Look Inside ‘The Void’ Ghostbusters: Dimensions, Opens July 1st

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It feels like only 5 minutes ago we caught wind of a new startup riding on the back of the new virtual reality revolution, one based in Utah that had its sights set on creating a cutting edge mixed reality theme park.

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Actress Elizabeth Banks Brings Pedigree To VR Animation ASTEROIDS!


Cheez is voiced by Banks and will add to a film that is an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival that takes place in Park City, Utah from January 19th to the 29th. While we may be a ways off from having full length virtual reality or 360-degree feature films and even further than that from having them debut in movie theaters in some way, that isn’t stopping big names from getting behind the formats.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS IN UTAH USE VR FOR TRAINING. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Optitrack Reveals Tracking Puck For Full-Body VR Immersion


When I tried the latest installation of The VOID earlier this year in Utah I encountered what I think is likely the pinnacle of immersion possible in 2017, with one major limit. The VOID’s system is wireless and its relatively lightweight backpack PC actually enhances immersion because it fits with a narrative they concocted of becoming a fully equipped Ghostbuster.

VR, MR and AI features to play prominent role at Sundance Film Festival


More than twenty films, experiences and installations variously utilizing AI, MR, and VR technologies will be part of the upcoming festival, which runs from January 18 to 28, 2018, in Park City, Utah. Next year’s Sundance Film Festival will see a very prominent role for VR, MR and AI-centric productions, based on a media release by the Sundance Institute.

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Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier Pushes Forward In 2017


The Sundance Film Festival is this weekend and next in Utah, giving new mixed reality projects a moment in the spotlight. New VR productions at the festival show an enormous leap in quality from its first real appearance there in 2012. That’s when Sundance became the pioneering event to host Nonny de la Peña from USC showing her VR project Hunger In Los Angeles. She was accompanied at the event by none other than Palmer Luckey, who worked at USC before formally founding Oculus.

Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier Exhibit Puts AR and VR In The Spotlight


Sundance takes place January 19th-29th in Park City, Utah, and you can find event info here and also look into ways to volunteer.

The Void Upgrades Display, Aims For 20 Installations This Year


The experience is a product of The Void, a Utah-based startup. If you wanted to see one of the most complete VR experiences available last year you would have paid for a ticket to Madame Tussauds in New York for around $50 and included the extra Ghostbusters: Dimension VR experience.

The VRScout Report – Altspace Shuts Down & Disney Resorts Get The Void


Teaming up with The VOID from Utah, the team behind the Ghostbusters immersive activation in Time Square, Disney is bringing us immersive Star Wars experiences to similar high-foot traffic areas.

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We Survived The Void’s Ghostbusters Experience


But would this temporary New York City version be just a cheesy-knockoff of the real facility in Utah? 2 Spooky 4 Me. I was skeptical.

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How Can We Support Kids in Learning More Than One Language?


And Utah passed a mandate for dual language education, including both foreign language programs and programs for students still learning English. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages. Young bilinguals are known to be flexible thinkers and better problem solvers.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Partnering with National Geographic to show off the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah in full 360 degree glory, Facebook took its first steps into live spherical video.

Understanding Binocular Overlap and Why It’s Important for VR Headsets

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A diagram of human binocular overlap | Photo courtesy David Johnson, University of Utah. Binocular overlap refers to the visible overlapping portion between the two eyes of a stereoscopic vision system.

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