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. notionVR – Washington, DC.

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VRstudios Deploys Its Wireless VR Solution At Muckleshoot Casino In Washington State

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The company, which provides a proprietary VR arcade solution that allows users to walk around virtual environments wirelessly, teamed up with Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington.

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Wilder vs Washington: Stream Tonight’s PBC Heavyweight Title Fight In VR

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This weekend, VR users will have the best seats in the house as FOX Sports and NextVR partner up to stream three Premier Boxing Champions matches including the long-awaited fight between undefeated fighters Deontay Wilder and Gerald Washington for the heavyweight title. Match 3: Title fight against undefeated heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0-0, 36 KOs) as he defends his world title against unbeaten contender Gerald Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs).

Oculus Is Building an AR Incubation Team to Prototype New Hardware

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Oculus Is Building an AR Incubation Team to Prototype New Hardware

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On the road for VR: The White House, Washington DC

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Watch The Microsoft Build 2017 Keynote On UploadVR

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Microsoft’s developer conference — Microsoft Build — starts today in Seattle, Washington and runs through Friday, May 12. We’re carrying both Microsoft keynotes live on UploadVR, so be sure to check back at the following times to view the stream: Wednesday, May 10 – Opening Keynote. 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern, 4pm London/GMT+1. Thursday, May 11 – Day 2 Keynote. 8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm London/GMT+1.

US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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Suzan DelBene (D-Washington). Yesterday five US congressional representatives announced the formation of a ‘Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality’ The bipartisan caucus will be co-chaired by: Yvette Clarke (D-New York).

Tate Modern’s ‘Modigliani VR: The Ochre Atelier’ Experience Comes to Viveport

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Vive headsets have made their way to exhibitions at museums including London’s Royal Academy of Arts, Taipei’s National Palace Museum, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, Washington D.C.’s HTC has now published the Modigliani VR experience, The Ochre Atelier, on Viveport.

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HTC Announces Multi-million Dollar Vive Art Initiative, Bringing VR to Museums Worldwide

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Vive headsets have made their way to exhibitions at museums including London’s Royal Academy of Arts, Taipei’s National Palace Museum, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, Washington D.C.’s

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TIME-LIFE and HTC Launch 75th Anniversary ‘Remembering Pearl Harbor’ Experience for Vive

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In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack, Remembering Pearl Harbor will be open to the public from December 6-7 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, and from December 5-11 at the Newseum in Washington DC.

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HTC VIVE launches VIVE Arts, a new multi-million dollar global VR art program

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HTC VIVE today announced VIVE Arts, a new multi-million dollar global VR program set to change the way the world creates and engages with the arts.

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Jaunt Launches New App and Content for Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ Platform

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Screenings have been held for decision makers at the Trimble Forum for Disarmament, Washington, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty meetings in Vienna, the Climate Action Summit Washington and the UN General Assembly meetings in New York.

Smithsonian’s First VR Exhibit Puts You ‘Inside the Astronaut’s Helmet’

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The Smithsonian launched its first virtual reality attraction at The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. The four-person ride, called the “VR Transporter,” tests if you have what it takes to be an astronaut.

Facebook Teases “breakthrough technologies” Coming to New Oculus Products, Tours R&D Lab

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” Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted photos of himself touring the Oculus Research lab in Redmond, Washington , where he says “some of the best scientists and engineers in the world are pushing the boundaries of virtual and augmented reality.”

AR and Iris Authentication: The Future of Shopping

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MasterCard, Osterhout Design Group (ODG), and Qualcomm turn to AR and eye technology to provide consumers a secure and seamless way to pay for items. Consumers and retailers just got a sneak peek into the future of shopping during the Money2020 event in Las Vegas.

United Nations endorses peace walkway with AR and VR Technology

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From Martin Luther King ’s speech "I have a Dream" given in Washington D.C. The United Nations has endorsed a unique way for people to celebrate art monuments and heroic world peacemakers with the latest AR and VR technology.

Lifeliqe Is Bringing HoloLens To The Classroom

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In fact the company has already run pilot lessons using the headset in classes at Renton Prep in Seattle, Washington, and Castro Valley Unified College in California.

Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries

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Washington state has already expressed interest in adopting the program in their own libraries, hopefully indicating an exciting new wave of immersive education in libraries. The pioneering company continues its crusade of spreading VR by donating 100 headsets for educational purposes.

HTC Brings VR Center to Paris; Vive Exhibit at Nobel Museum

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HTC recently collaborated with TIME-LIFE on “Remembering Pearl Harbor,” a VR experience commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack with exhibitions at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City and the Newsuem in Washington D.C.

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Honor Everywhere-a 360° Memorial Day video from Jaunt

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Through the new medium of cinematic virtual reality these Veterans were given the experience of being present, alongside their comrades who actually visited the Memorials in Washington DC earlier in the year.

Mark Zuckerberg Teases Glove-Based Advanced Hand Tracking Research From Oculus

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Mark Zuckerberg just posted to his personal account on Facebook a first-ever peek inside Oculus Research, a lab based in Redmond, Washington dedicated to VR and AR advancements.

STRIVR Labs Raises $5 Million And Adds Enterprise VR Training

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More than 25 professional and collegiate sports teams use STRIVR to enhance off-the-field preparation including the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Clemson University, Stanford University, the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and Washington Capitals.

‘Envelop VR Has Closed’: Virtual Reality Productivity App Shuts Down

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In 2016 it hosted the Immerse conference in Bellevue, Washington and it managed to raise a respectable $4 million in investment in October, 2015. In an understated message on its website , the virtual reality productivity application, Envelop VR, today announced that it is permanently closed.

Featured 360°: M&M’s, NYC Ballet and the Women’s March

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For this week’s installment of Featured 360°, take a sneak peak into the rehearsals of the NYC Ballet, walk the Women’s March in Washington and enter the trippy world of KAWS celebrating the 75th anniversary of M&M’s. Women’s March on Washington.

Valve channels Nintendo with 3x new games and hardware

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This information came from a media roundtable held by Valve in Bellevue, Washington, where other messages were released to the media as well. This week the folks at Valve have revealed that they have three new “full” games in development for the virtual reality universe.

AxonVR Raises $5.8 Million Seed Investment for Advanced VR Haptics

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AxonVR was founded in 2012 and has offices in both San Luis Obispo, California and Seattle, Washington. AxonVR has announced the closure of a $5.8 million seed investment, which is claimed to be the largest secured by a VR haptics company to date.

SEA VR Rebrands as ‘Immerse Technology Summit’, Returns October 11th

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SEA VR , the largest VR conference in the Pacific Northwest, has renamed itself as the “Immerse Technology Summit,” and will be held this year on October 11th in Bellevue, Washington.

Oculus Brings Rift to 90 Libraries in California for Public Access VR

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Discussions are underway with Washington state to potentially launch a similar program in its libraries, and the hope is that momentum continues to build, Oculus says.

Vive Arts Brings VR To Museums

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Museum VR installations currently available can be found at London’s Royal Academy of Arts , Taipei’s National Palace Museum , Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle ( French National Museum of Natural History ) in Paris, Washington D.C.’s

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Universal Bringing VR Haunted House to Halloween Horror Nights

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Universal partnered up with Bellevue, Washington-based VRStudios to create the multiplayer VR experience, dubbed The Repository. You will work in small teams to solve a dark mystery in this limited-time VR attraction.

Terminal 17 is a Warehouse-Scale Multiplayer Shooter From VRstudios

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Terminal 17 is currently in development at VRstudios in Bellvue, Washington, and will be available to the public sometime in October. When VRstudios announced their warehouse-scale VR technology VRcade Arena last month, they had no games to go along with their impressive new platform.

Valve Showcasing New VR Prototypes At Steam Dev Days

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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.”

Valve: 300 Companies Already Planning to Use SteamVR Tracking Tech

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Running for two days at the Washington State Convention Centre, the event is developers-only for the most part with no press access.

Deepak Chopra Hopes You’ll Find Your True Self in VR

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I’m in a vast open space under a beautiful Bodhi tree, the green-leafed branches stretching towards the heavens. I am calmed immediately, welcomed by chirping birds and nature sounds.

Sounds Good: Valve Acquires 3D Audio Company Impulsonic

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Impulsonic will be moving into Valve’s offices in Bellevue, Washington “over the coming weeks” Further details of the acquisition, including just how much Valve paid for the team, have not been disclosed.

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You can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House

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If you’ve always wanted to tour the White House but never managed to make it out to Washington DC, then we’ve got some good news for you.

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Snapchat’s Augmented Reality Vending Machines are Marketing Gold

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Editor’s Note: VRScout was able to independently verify valid re-sale permits for Snapchat’s Bot in the states of Nevada, Texas, Washington and Hawaii.

Facebook Is Recruiting Experts in Psychophysics To Hack Your Mind for VR

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” The successful candidate will work at a special Oculus research office in Redmond, Washington. A recent job posting to the Oculus career page indicates that Facebook’s 2014 virtual reality acquisition is currently searching for postdoctoral research scientists with experience in psychophysics.

Special Senate Hearing Called To Discuss ‘Pokemon GO’ and AR

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The AR squadron contained John Hanke ( Niantic chief executive — Developer of Pokemon Go ), Stanley Pierre-Louis, (General Counsel for the Entertainment Software Association), Brian Blau ( Gartner Research Vice President), and Ryan Calo (Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington). Earlier this week, a detachment of expert panelists were summoned to appear before a group of senators led by U.S. John Thune (R-S.D.),