Hands-on: HaptX’s VR Glove is the Closest I’ve Come to Touching the Virtual World

Road to VR

For one, I know when my virtual hand is coming in contact with the virtual object beyond simple visual verification because I can feel it pushing against my finger tips.

FragmentVR Opens A Window To Reality Within The Virtual World

VRScout

View your surroundings while in VR via a customized virtual window to the real world. While disconnecting from reality has its perks, some things just can’t be accomplished from outside the confines of the real world.

Educators sour on virtual worlds

Hypergrid Business

Educators are souring on virtual worlds, as evidenced by declining participation in online forums, in virtual conference attendances and education-related destinations on the Second Life grid. As a result, the use of virtual environments like Second Life seems to be in decline.

‘Sansar’ Will Open to All in First Half of 2017 with a New Approach to Virtual Worlds

Road to VR

Sansar , a virtual world platform from the creators of Second Life, will open its doors to everyone in the first half of 2017. And now the company is building a new virtual world platform, Sansar , to serve the next generation. Platform vs. World.

How Sound Design Can Add Texture To A Virtual World

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In this Exploration, we’ll explore the fundamentals of VR sound design, plus take a deep dive into the auditory world of Blocks. Virtual reality is an exciting medium, but for first time users it can take a few minutes to master its limitations.

Worldpay Demos System for Making Payments Inside Virtual Worlds

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With virtual reality (VR) seemingly infiltrating every facet of our lives, from movie theaters and theme parks to TV broadcasting and internet searches , it’s only a matter of time before companies figure out how to make it easy for people to pay for things while immersed in their virtual worlds.

Under Armour Builds Virtual World to Celebrate Stephen Curry’s 3rd NBA World Championship

VRScout

The pop-up shop will also showcase merchandise, including exclusive Curry 5 colorways, World Championship t-shirts and unique fan experiences. The post Under Armour Builds Virtual World to Celebrate Stephen Curry’s 3rd NBA World Championship appeared first on VRScout.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind

UploadVR

I’ve used my eyes to interact with a virtual world before, but startup Neurable just enhanced that experience by reading my thoughts too.

New ‘Sansar’ Video Glimpses More Virtual Worlds Made on the Social VR Platform

Road to VR

Sansar is the next-gen virtual world platform from Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life (2003). Due to launch in Spring 2017, Sansar is a new take for the company on virtual worlds, this time built from the ground up with support for virtual reality.

New ‘High Fidelity’ Partnership Makes it Easier to Host Your Own Virtual World

Road to VR

“Early on, High Fidelity made a strategic choice to pursue a development model based on distributed ownership of the virtual spaces running our software,” writes High Fidelity COO Thomas Schofield.

Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further

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Groundbreaking VR content company Within raised $40 million in funding to help it “push the medium of virtual and augmented reality even further,” according to a press release. Within builds its own virtual worlds and also curates some from other creators, with apps available on both .

5G and Improbable Could Power Massive Multiplayer Virtual Worlds

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The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

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The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. In the picture above, you can see how real people can be inserted into a virtual world.

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Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds

Hypergrid Business

Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers. The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference is a good example that showcases this work.

Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2

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Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. Both companies remain at the forefront of VR’s push toward mainstream adoption, with Improbable heading in the direction of allowing millions of people to experience a virtual world at the same time while Unity works at the forefront of development that could allow anyone to build and shape virtual worlds using intuitive tools.

‘Hotel Blind’ Makes You A Blind Man In A Virtual World

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8 key virtual world features moving to VR

Hypergrid Business

Eight year ago, when I first launched Hypergrid Business , virtual worlds offered a unique set of compelling features. There was presence, and immersion, and the ability to create your own virtual environments. Virtual worlds aren’t the only visible path to a metaverse.

SIGGRAPH: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind via @UploadVR.

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Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further via @UploadVR.

AllThingsVR

Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further via @UploadVR [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 27, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Book: Virtual worlds can help learning

Hypergrid Business

Virtual learning environments can enhance retention through the feeling of presence and interactive learning tasks, according to the recently-published book Learning in Virtual Worlds, which is a compilation of studies about the use of virtual worlds in education.

Play Games & Share Live Experiences in Virtual Worlds with AltspaceVR

Next Reality VR

People fear virtual reality will isolate us, but the right experience can prove it does the opposite. AltspaceVR is a virtual world you can utilize to chat with others around the world, but that's not all.

Leap Motion's Interaction Engine Brings Natural Gestures into Virtual Worlds

Next Reality VR

Leap Motion created gesture control for all sorts of things, including virtual reality, long ago, but developers must build in support for their tracking peripheral to use its full potential.

Cyberdelic virtual worlds and creating vibrant virtual communities featuring Christopher Valore AKA the Architect

Enter VR

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Sansar Content Creation Experience Unveiled Showing Impressive Results

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Virtual world Second Life creator Linden Lab from has revealed what its like to create worlds within their new multi-user creative VR platform Sansar in this new video which follows Second Life veteran content creator Loz Hyde as he builds an elaborate virtual space using Sansar ‘s toolset.

The Manus VR Gloves Bring Full Hand Tracking into the Virtual World

Next Reality VR

Most virtual and mixed reality headsets offer unnatural controls, making you use awkward movements or physical devices to control the holographic elements in your direct view.

Monster Moves: Young VR Innovator Reiterates Strategy in Virtual World

VRJournal

which develops, markets and distributes Monster branded products for use in high-performance consumer electronics, mobile products and computing applications, The post Monster Moves: Young VR Innovator Reiterates Strategy in Virtual World appeared first on VRJournal. Monster Digital, Inc.,

Best VR games of the year and the race for the ultimate block chain virtual world with Cymatic Bruce

Enter VR

The post Best VR games of the year and the race for the ultimate block chain virtual world with Cymatic Bruce appeared first on Enter VR. interviews Podcasts Cymatic Bruce EnterVR Virtual Reality Podcast vrWelcome to the Enter VR podcast!

HoloLens Spectator View gives others a look at your virtual world

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Virtual and mixed reality are pretty great, but they offer somewhat solitary experiences most of the time. Archive augmented reality hololens Microsoft Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality Unity virtual reality

‘Second Life’ Indefinitely Suspends Official Oculus Rift CV1 Support

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Facebook Expands to Enable 360 Photos in News Feeds

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Earlier last week, Oculus announced a handful of new changes to Gear VR , its mobile headset for Samsung phones, along with one big new Facebook feature created with virtual reality (VR) in mind: the arrival of 360-degree photo capability in Facebook’s News Feed.

VWBPE seeks science fair exhibitors

Hypergrid Business

On its tenth anniversary, Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is adding a new element in to its conference program, a science fair.

Google’s Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR

Mashable

Let a thousand virtual worlds rain down from the clouds. The post Google's Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR appeared first on WIRED. Business Enterprise Artificial Intelligence google virtual reality

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OpenSim records gains in land area and active users

Hypergrid Business

OSGrid was the largest gainer in OpenSim land area with an additional 1,421 regions, followed by Virtual Worlds Grid that gained 429 regions and Kitely 339 regions. OpenSim is a free, open source virtual world platform that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift.

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Users up, land down for holidays

Hypergrid Business

Virtual Worlds Grid gained the most land area, the equivalent of 964 standard region, followed by ZetaWorlds with 447 regions, 3rd Rock Grid with 231, Kitely with 221, and PMGrid closing the fifth spot with 48 regions. Craft World also gained more than 100 active users.

OpenSim land area and active users up

Hypergrid Business

OSgrid gained the largest land area — 4,440 new standard region equivalents, followed by DigiWorldz with 848, Virtual Worlds Grid with 441, Kitely with 411 and Atek Grid with 256 additional standard regions. And find out where to get content for your OpenSim world or region here.

Virtual Reality Slots, What More Can We Expect From VR?

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Nokia Technologies Partners With Disney To Film The Future of VR

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Nokia Technologies today announced a partnership with Disney to explore the creation of virtual reality (VR) content in filmmaking using Nokia’s OZO, the world’s first VR camera, to film behind-the-scenes movie extras.

OpenSim land rally continues

Hypergrid Business

Virtual Worlds Grid lost the most regions this month at 365 followed by Insight Concepts which lost 119 regions and Encitra Home Grid which lost 90 regions and Dorena’s World closing the fifth spot at 67. OpenSim is a free, open source virtual world platform that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift. It allows people with no technical skills to quickly and cheaply create virtual worlds, and then teleport to other virtual worlds.

I Met Magic Leap's AI Assistant Mica & Saw the Future of Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Unlike VR, when it comes to augmented reality, describing what an experience is like can be incredibly difficult, primarily because the experiences are even more contextual than relatively static virtual worlds that don't involve real world settings.

The Stunning Allumette Is the First VR Film Masterpiece

Mashable

Penrose Studios' new VR film uses positional tracking and intricate design to create a virtual world you won't want to leave. Culture HTC Vive Oculus Rift penrose studios PlayStation VR Tribeca Film Festival virtual reality VR

Finding our True Selves in VR

Tech Trends VR

A new documentary explores how embodying digital characters in virtual worlds like Second Life empowers people of all abilities to find their voice and identity. Tech Trends VR Tech Accessibility Avatars Disability Linden Lab Sansar Second Life Technology Virtual Reality VR

Smart Glasses? It’s all about perspective.

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Most of the time you’re driving you simply focus on the world in front of you. These goggles will abduct you from reality and plunge you into a virtual world. Augmented Reality Industry Virtual Reality Wearables

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FragmentVR review and how to: an useful utility to see your real world from inside SteamVR

The Ghost Howls

Have you already found yourself inside a virtual reality experience with the willing of having a window open to the real world so to be able to be aware of your surroundings, so to be able to find your keyboard or to keep an eye on your baby?

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