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Kinect Avatar Animation - iProgrammer

Kinect Avatar Animation - iProgrammer | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Kinect Avatar AnimationiProgrammerConsidering the number of amazing demonstrations that the Kinect puts on, there aren't as many commercial apps for it as you might expect.

 

This is interesting - it's very good-

Click above and go and have a look. This seems to be a "Gamechanger" software as i see it.

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Virtual reality opening up new possibilities for residents in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda

Virtual reality opening up new possibilities for residents in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The natural and man-made wonders of the world are now on the travel itineraries of aged care residents thanks to a new breed of virtual reality programming designed for aged care and people with dementia.
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Watch Two Real People Pass A Torch In A Virtual Reality World

Watch Two Real People Pass A Torch In A Virtual Reality World | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Like a toddler learning to play catch, virtual reality just had a coordination milestone. It’s growing up so fast.
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Forget Cable Vs. Internet: The Real Winner Will Be Virtual Reality

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While media stock ticker prices teeter on the perceived victor between cable and OTT, a challenger is coming that will knock them both out of the ring, and that is virtual reality, since it can’t be delivered by either medium.

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The Future Of Virtual Reality Might Be Present

The Future Of Virtual Reality Might Be Present | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Peter Katz, founder of Story Driven, a film and television management company, found Milk’s company Vrse.works standing far above the rest at the Los Angeles VR event. “They [VRSE] have a VR project where you’re alone on the beach with Björk and she sings to you,” Katz tells me. “It’s surreal because you aren’t watching this music video, you’re living in it. That wasn’t the only reason I think they are leading the charge as storytellers in this space. I was surprised to see another attendee — a grown man — cry after experiencing one of their documentaries.”

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Philip Rosedale on the Future of Virtual Worlds on This Week's Ask an Expert [Video] - Singularity HUB

Philip Rosedale on the Future of Virtual Worlds on This Week's Ask an Expert [Video] - Singularity HUB | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
"Virtual jobs are going to be a dominant part of our future...they'll probably be the biggest place that we work."  As the momentum of virtual reality builds, many claims about its future... read more
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IELFS - Study Fashion with Italian Stylists and Designers at Home - PR.com

IELFS - Study Fashion with Italian Stylists and Designers at Home - PR.com | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

This autumn Italian E-learning Fashion School (IELFS) which offers online education in fashion and style starts its work. Italian fashion experts from Milan will reveal the secrets of the high fashion to everyone who has Internet access no matter where he lives.

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A little time travel to the 12th century? Why not - it's virtually here

A little time travel to the 12th century? Why not - it's virtually here | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Is Oculus Rift genuinely educational or just novelty? Timna Jacks reports.
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Virtual Reality's Biggest Unsolved Problem

Virtual Reality's Biggest Unsolved Problem | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Your eyes just weren't built to look at screens this way.
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Should You Buy the Hype? An Inside Look at the Virtual Reality Landscape - Singularity HUB

Should You Buy the Hype? An Inside Look at the Virtual Reality Landscape - Singularity HUB | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Should you buy virtual reality hype? We investigate trends on the state of the industry, including VR growth, investments and opportunities.
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Virtual Reality Brain Surgery - YouTube

CBS Morning Show: Charlie Rose tells the story of Virtual Reality Brain Surgery with Surgical Theater.
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How Virtual Reality Can Unleash the Greatest Wave of Creativity in Human History - Singularity HUB

How Virtual Reality Can Unleash the Greatest Wave of Creativity in Human History - Singularity HUB | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
“Think about virtual reality like uranium. It can heat homes, and it can destroy nations.” – Jeremy Bailenson What would you do if you could do anything? Would you be... read more
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In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really.

In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really. | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Several companies are building virtual worlds that live inside of VR. The dream: Disrupting everything about the real world.
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Astronauts Test Virtual-Reality Headset for Space On Ocean Floor

Astronauts Test Virtual-Reality Headset for Space On Ocean Floor | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
It's a tech geek's dream in the underwater lab hosting four "aquanauts" for 14 days this month. Among the crew's need-to-have items is a cutting-edge Microsoft virtual-reality headset that one day will go to space itself.
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7 Mind-Blowing Ways Virtual Technology Will Change Your World

7 Mind-Blowing Ways Virtual Technology Will Change Your World | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The distinction between what is real and what is fake is blurring and will forever change how we work.Relationships drive business, and there is no substitute for face-to-face interactions. Videoconference capability was supposed to change this, but has never become an equal alternative. In the coming years, though, the distinction between physical and virtual will blur when it comes to in-person interactions.Advances in holographic and virtual technology will change what we know and how we view
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Maria Sharapova Will Suit Up As A Virtual Reality Player At The U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova will not suit up to play in this year’s U.S. Open due to a leg injury but that doesn’t mean she won’t be involved in the tournament. Instead,
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Why Apple Has Entered the Twilight Zone of Virtual Reality

Why Apple Has Entered the Twilight Zone of Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Does Apple see mass market opportunities nerdier companies might have missed?
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How We're Battling Virtual Reality's Dreaded Simulator Sickness - Singularity HUB

How We're Battling Virtual Reality's Dreaded Simulator Sickness - Singularity HUB | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
These are the technologies seeking to better approximate the real world in the virtual and ease the sickness and nausea caused by virtual reality.
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Bright Canopy offers the means to access Second Life from any computer, anywhere for just $17 a month

Bright Canopy offers the means to access Second Life from any computer, anywhere for just $17 a month | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Bright Canopy offers the means to access Second Life from any computer, anywhere for just $17 a month
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Virtual reality offers tantalising taste of brave new world

Virtual reality offers tantalising taste of brave new world | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Whether they're battling zombies in dark alleyways, leading classroom excursions around the globe or offering virtual front-row seats at the footy, Australians are forging the way in the brave new world of virtual reality.
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The Haptic Tech That Could Let You Touch The Person You're Skyping With

The Haptic Tech That Could Let You Touch The Person You're Skyping With | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
I was skeptical. Two cubes sat side-by-side, looking like stripped-down 3D printers. I sat in front of one as instructed, and reached my hand inside, toward a floating disembodied finger. Just at the moment I knew I’d stab through the illusion, I had the ultimate “E.T. phone home” moment—I swear I could feel the other finger pressing on mine.
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[The Lady Gamer] The Virtual Reality Meme You've Got To Check Out

[The Lady Gamer] The Virtual Reality Meme You've Got To Check Out | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Some techies are mad that a Time Magazine cover made Oculus Rift VR founder Palmer Luckey look awkward. But it's a pretty funny meme. Check it out.
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iTWire - Virtual Dementia – see things through their eyes

iTWire - Virtual Dementia – see things through their eyes | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A virtual reality tool that allows dementia carers to understand more about how people with dementia see the world has scored a global win in Microsof...
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Brain’s reaction to virtual reality should prompt further study, suggests new research by UCLA neuroscientists | UCLA

Brain’s reaction to virtual reality should prompt further study, suggests new research by UCLA neuroscientists | UCLA | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
New findings by UCLA neurophysicists could be significant for people who use virtual reality for gaming, military, commercial, scientific or other purposes.
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It isn't really new news...November is so 2014 but it's a pretty big find as far as my research is concerned. I'll be watching for more.

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Sex With Robots? Experts Claim Sex With ‘Virtual Reality’ Partners With Be The New Normal In 50 Years

Sex With Robots? Experts Claim Sex With ‘Virtual Reality’ Partners With Be The New Normal In 50 Years | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Could you ever see yourself being attracted to a robot? Although the idea may seem disconcerting, experts claim virtual sex will be normal over the next 50 years.
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In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really.

In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really. | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Several companies are building virtual worlds that live inside of VR. The dream: Disrupting everything about the real world.
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