Virtual Reality Creeps Into Virginia Commonwealth University

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Virginia Commonwealth University , or VCU for short, is the latest educational facility to install a Virtual Reality lab on their premises. While not every VR Lab out there will offer setups as advanced as Virginia Commonwealth University, but these labs are becoming much more commonplace.

Moving Virtual Objects Like a Jedi

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In fact, I’m a bit surprised it took this long, but researchers at Virginia Tech have put their brains to good use and come up with a way for ordinary mortals to replicate the telekinetic powers of a Jedi in Virtual Reality. . These are definitely the VR powers you’re looking for….

2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit Happening October 31 In Arlington, Virginia

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The 2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit allows US Military, government agencies, educational leaders, and solution-providers to come together in a town-hall forum to discuss the current and future direction of virtual training and simulation. This program will incite discussion surrounding virtual reality and simulation as a superior military training tool due to its cost-effectiveness and pragmatic nature.

This Tech Lets You Move Virtual Objects Like A Jedi

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In fact, I’m a bit surprised it took this long, but researchers at Virginia Tech have put their brains to good use and come up with a way for ordinary mortals to replicate the telekinetic powers of a Jedi in VR. . Image Credit: Virginia Tech.

Weather Channel Demonstrates Dangers Of Hurricane Florence Using Mixed Reality

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Even with mandatory evacuations of Virginia and the Carolina’s currently underway, officials expect heavy damage and casualties as a result of the deadly weather. MR & AR technology showcase the potential destruction of the cat 2 storm currently hitting the Carolina states.

Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

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The computer tech professor from Virginia Tech literally wrote the book on 3D interfaces. Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle.

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This Restaurant Will Let You Paint With Sauces in VR

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26 – Virginia Tech vs. Virginia. Zaxby’s is taking an interactive HTC VIVE experience on tour to tailgaters across the country.

‘Apollo 11 VR’ Studio Partners with Shenandoah University to Create the Next Generation of VR Training Programs

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Virginia’s Shenandoah University is the first in the state to offer a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in AR/VR design.

U.S. Army Begins Using AR to Locate Mines on the Battlefield

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Showcased recently at CERDEC’s testing center in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the prototype metal detector-type device was waved over a mound of sand where a nearby screen then projected a digital image of what lies within the depths of the sand.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Virginia. 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)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator

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Educators can learn how to survive a virtual school shooting.

Unabomber for HTC Vive lets you skip FBI training

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If you want to work for the FBI, you can look forward to 20 intense weeks of training at Quantico in Virginia. However, if that seems like a little too much commitment and you think you can start working on solving crimes now, you can download the Unabomber for the HTC Vive, now available on Viveport. Unabomber: The Virtual Reality Experience allows you to join the FBI Task Force in charge of investigating one of the most challenging domestic terrorist cases in US history.

Brothers Fight On Opposite Sides of the Civil War In My Brother’s Keeper

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Mercy Street is a period medical drama that follows nurses and doctors in Alexandria, Virginia during the Civil War. From weekly news shows to mini-documentaries, 360-degree video continues to grow as a medium for storytelling.

Five Universal Tasks of 3D User Interfaces with Doug Bowman

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Doug Bowman has been one of the leading researchers in 3DUI as the Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech , and the co-author of the 2004 book titled “ 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice.”

Sundance Film Festival to Feature 18 VR & AR Experiences Next Month

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Cast : Sandra Butler-Truesdale, Virginia Ali, Courtland Cox, Samaria Rice. Park City, Utah is already preparing for next month’s annual Sundance Film Festival, and this time around 18 AR & VR films and exhibitions are set to debut at the festival’s New Frontier program.

How Virtual Reality Can Assist the Elderly

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She chose 103-year old Virginia Anderlini to try out the demo version of the program. Among the many new technologies on the market, virtual reality offers plenty of possibilities for exploration as it can be used in different industries including senior care.

Sundance New Frontier Announces 2019 Line-Up

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Cast: Sandra Butler-Truesdale, Virginia Ali, Courtland Cox, Samaria Rice. Sundance Film Festival has revealed their 2019 lineup for the New Frontier Exhibition.

Apple Mum on AR/VR for iPhone 7, but Here’s How We Know They’re Still Working on It

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Yesterday Apple held a keynote presentation to update the world on their latest products. While the company didn’t have any announcements on the AR/VR front, it’s clear that it’s only a matter of time before they enter the fray.

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Penrose Studios Raises $10 Million For AR/VR Entertainment

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He said he was inspired to create the company as he thought back to his childhood in suburban Virginia. Penrose Studios has raised $10 million in a new round of funding for its augmented reality and virtual reality entertainment. That’s a beefy round, considering that part of the company’s market, VR, has fallen out of favor with investors.

Remembering VR Innovator Randy Pausch

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His professional career followed with stints as an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Virginia and in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Something about the book drew me in.

Samsung Stops Production and Sales of Galaxy Note 7

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” After that there were two more incidents, one in Virginia and other in Texas. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will probably go down the line as the most troublesome product in history of Samsung, and that says something.

Exoskeletons Get Real: The Ultimate Wearable Technology?

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So, last spring the home improvement retailer teamed up with Virginia Tech to develop a lift-assist exosuit that would make the workday easier. Exoskeletons are nothing new and far from science fiction; in fact, researchers began developing exoskeletons for military use as early as the 1960s. For the last decade, engineers have been exploring exoskeletons designed to augment human strength and other abilities for military, medical and industrial purposes.

Oculus Story Studio Co-founder Roundtable + Top 50 VR Storytelling Interviews

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Oculus Story Studio is made up of a lot of filmmaking gamers and so they cited a number of 2D narrative games as inspiration including Stanley Parable, Papers Please, Tacoma, Virginia, Gone Home, LMNO, and Façade.

Apple Previews iOS 11.3 With New Animoji

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Maryland and Virginia. In a rare step likely forced by the iPhone-slowing battery debacle , Apple today offered a public “preview” of the spring release of iOS 11.3 , including a new battery health monitor and other features. Notably, the battery health functionality will come in “a later iOS 11.3 beta release” rather than the initial beta, which is scheduled to be released today.

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How Climbing Mt. Everest in VR Helped Me Treat My Crippling Fear of Heights

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It was one of our many family trips up the Eastern Seaboard after we had moved from Boise, Idaho to Alexandria, Virginia. Trauma and its long-lasting effects have been a personal interest of mine for some time now. The way in which our under-developed brains process it has such powerful and dramatic effect. Throughout my adult and teenage life, I have had a fear of heights, also known as acrophobia.

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Exoskeletons Get Real: The Ultimate Wearable Technology?

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So, last spring the home improvement retailer teamed up with Virginia Tech to develop a lift-assist exosuit that would make the workday easier. Exoskeletons are nothing new and far from science fiction; in fact, researchers began developing exoskeletons for military use as early as the 1960s. For the last decade, engineers have been exploring exoskeletons designed to augment human strength and other abilities for military, medical and industrial purposes.

VR in Food Industry: Make Your Customers Food Connoisseurs Using 360° Virtual Tours

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extra PC: @love.elly American desserts: The Conche Restaurant The Conche Restaurant is an exclusive chocolate themed boutique restaurant in Leesburg, Virginia, USA, featuring an array of artisan handmade chocolate confections, desserts, cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails.

Eminem, Volumetric VR And More Lead Sundance’s 2019 New Frontier Line-Up

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Cast: Sandra Butler-Truesdale, Virginia Ali, Courtland Cox, Samaria Rice. . Over the past few years the annual Sundance Film Festival has become a staple event in the VR calendar, showcasing the latest efforts in VR filmmaking via its New Frontier line-up. The 2019 edition of the festival is coming up, and it’s set to offer the biggest slate of immersive experiences yet.