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Oculus Rift: 2013's best, most innovative hardware

Oculus Rift: 2013's best, most innovative hardware | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift: 2013's best, most innovative hardware Times LIVE It's a Head-Mounted Display (HMD), which allows gamers to see in stereoscopic 3D, and provides an immersive gaming experience as players can turn their heads within the game and play in...
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Go Rift! Can't wait to use it with Second Life! 

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Alexina's comment, December 27, 2013 10:21 AM
A family member is a developer for Oculus Rift and I used it on the InWorldz grid. Rather cool, though it made me dizzy and I did get the cord twisted around the computer chair as I moved around in real space to direct my avatar in the virtual world.
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It is also one of the most fun...

3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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Robotics STEM Education – CoderZ

Robotics STEM Education – CoderZ | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
CoderZ is an online learning environment where students worldwide learn STEM by coding virtual 3D robots.
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This looks really cool! Checking it out now. 

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Is virtual reality learning the next big thing?

Is virtual reality learning the next big thing? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is slowly coming into the mainstream - but is virtual learning really going to take off? We look at the possibilities and problems with VR learning.
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Yes. ;) Check out Sine Space! 

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Education in Second Life

Education in Second Life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Researchers from Texas A&M University and Florida Institute of Technology are exploring how Second Life can facilitate and enhance the learning process.

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OK, got a camel. Now I need a pyramid or something! ;)

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Average OpenSim region price falls to $19 

Average OpenSim region price falls to $19  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Average OpenSim region price falls to $19 https://t.co/g3oZMmcn8M via @MariaKorolov https://t.co/lC3f0WQR2g
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Can't argue with the price! Get started today! 

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Short of labor, Japanese firms plan to buy robots

Short of labor, Japanese firms plan to buy robots | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Desperate to overcome Japan's growing shortage of labor, mid-sized companies are planning to buy robots and other equipment to automate a wide range of tasks, including manufacturing, earthmoving and hotel room service.According to a Bank of Japan survey,
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Splash Drone 3 a Fully Waterproof Drone that floats

SwellPro Team is raising funds for Splash Drone 3 a Fully Waterproof Drone that floats on Kickstarter!

Splash Drone 3 a fully Waterproof Drone with a built in 4k camera that can see under water and a modular Payload Release System
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Geeky-cool Kickstarter campaign! 

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Watch robots in an art class draw portraits of people

Watch robots in an art class draw portraits of people | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A robot classroom teaches robots to draw
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Robotic dance instructor may be the perfect way to learn the steps

Robotic dance instructor may be the perfect way to learn the steps | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Amazing robot dance instructor allows students to learn the correct routine and steps through hands on teaching.
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Is it programmed not to laugh at me?? ;)

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Cryogenics, Robot Dinos, and Other Visions of the Future

Cryogenics, Robot Dinos, and Other Visions of the Future | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One photographer tries to document the future of humankind.
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Robot dinos? Now that's geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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Second Life’s rabbit population is starving to death today

Second Life’s rabbit population is starving to death today | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Well, this is certainly cheery news to start the weekend with. Thousands of virtual rabbits in Second Life are going to die of starvation today, as their digital food supply has been taken offline. Th
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Uh...not sure what to say about this. ;)

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In Google's Vision Of The Future, Computing Is Immersive

In Google's Vision Of The Future, Computing Is Immersive | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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5 Best Virtual Reality Headsets of 2017 

5 Best Virtual Reality Headsets of 2017  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Detailed Virtual Reality Headsets reviews, along with specs, comparisons and guides to help you make the right choice.
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Samsung's Gear VR made the list! 

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Why Virtual Worlds Aren't Games and Why We Use Them

Why Virtual Worlds Aren't Games and Why We Use Them | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What separates virtual worlds from standard MMORPGs? We take a closer look at virtual worlds and why they're so important.
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How is it I'd never heard of this website before?? ;)

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Affordable Professional 360º Sound & Video Camera for 3D VR

SONICAM is raising funds for Affordable Professional 360º Sound & Video Camera for 3D VR on Kickstarter!

The ultimate VR camera for professionals looking to record deeply immersive 3D experiences that maps 360º of sound to 360º video.
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Meanwhile, a Samsung 360 is just US $350.

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Drones Used To Help Pick Up Dog Poop

Drones Used To Help Pick Up Dog Poop | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The thing about taking your dogs out to public areas is that you’ve got to be responsible when it comes to picking up their poop. After all i
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What CAN'T drones do?? ;)

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Welcome to Space (Virtual World)! 

Welcome to Space (Virtual World)!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Sine Space is a virtual world where you can look the way you've always wanted to, visit places that have never been seen before, Make new friends, experience new activities and quests with your new and old friends, earn points for rewards, both in-world and in the real world
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Whoa! I had given up on VW browser access years ago! Check this out! 

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This is What You Can Capture with the World's Smallest GoPro Drone

This is What You Can Capture with the World's Smallest GoPro Drone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Video effects specialist Robert McIntosh wanted a tiny but powerful camera drone, so he built himself the world's smallest high-definition drone. It's a dr
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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French designer shows off DIY robot in public for first time

French designer shows off DIY robot in public for first time | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot to the public for the first time.
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'Mini Drone' You Can Control with Hand Gestures

'Mini Drone' You Can Control with Hand Gestures | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There's a new DJI drone taking to the skies, and it's the smallest, easiest-to-use quadcopter the Chinese company has ever created. Meet the DJI Spark, a t
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Now you know what to get me for Xmas. ;)

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HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared

HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Read the results of our reviews of the best VR headsets, and find which is the best for you. Whether you're looking for powerful PC connected VR or headsets that work with your smartphone, we've tested the lot
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This should come in handy. 

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Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone

Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Add it to your bucket list.
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Just don't look down. ;)

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Amazing new robot would park your car 

Amazing new robot would park your car  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Stan, an amazing new robot designed by Stanley Robotics, can lift up cars and take them straight to the nearest available parking spot.
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Should come in handy in big cities! ;)

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Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson 

Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus ‘Notch’ Persson and the Game that Changed Everything (Unabridged)
Linus Larsson, Daniel Goldberg, Jennifer Hawkins (translator)
Genre: Technolog
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Why Anyone Who Cares About the Metaverse Needs to Move Beyond Second Life Now, Not Later 

Why Anyone Who Cares About the Metaverse Needs to Move Beyond Second Life Now, Not Later  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Five or six years ago, you could not have found a more enthusiastic and engaged supporter of the Second Life platform than me. Like many, I was inspired by the technology itself and especially by the vision of a company who promised us a new world built from our imaginations.

 

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Words of wisdom from Chris Collins, aka Fleep Tuque! 

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10 Things MMOs Must Have To Be Great

10 Things MMOs Must Have To Be Great | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What makes a good MMO? Well, we've compiled a list of 10 things MMOs must have in order to deliver a great gaming experience.
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Check out MMOGames.com!

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