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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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Linden Lab Reveals First 'Project Sansar' Screenshots

Linden Lab Reveals First 'Project Sansar' Screenshots | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
We first brought you news about Project Sansar in September 2015, but we weren’t shown anything back then. Now, Linden Lab is ready to show the first glimpse of the successor to Second Life.
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Researchers create personal avatars by scanning real people

Researchers create personal avatars by scanning real people | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at the University of Southern California is working to revolutionize modern communication. Using an inexpensive 'toolkit,' the team has developed a way to create personal avatar.
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Survey: Even as Online Course Enrollment Rises, Institutional Support Shrinks -- Campus Technology

Survey: Even as Online Course Enrollment Rises, Institutional Support Shrinks -- Campus Technology | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Even as online course registrations continue to rise, fewer academic leaders consider online learning critical to their "long-term" strategies or rate the learning outcomes in online education as equal or superior to face-to-face instruction, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group.
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NASA using real Mars data in virtual reality app

NASA using real Mars data in virtual reality app | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Space agency hopes to inspire future astronauts with immersive experience.
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VRLA Virtual Reality Event Mirrors The Explosive Growth Of The VR Industry - Forbes

VRLA Virtual Reality Event Mirrors The Explosive Growth Of The VR Industry - Forbes | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
(Image Source: Anshel Sag) Less than two years ago, Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) started out as a very small event with a hundred people according to founder Cosmo Scharf. At VRLA’s 2016 Winter Expo on January 23rd, VRLA brought in over 3,000 attendees and 33 sponsors over the course of [...]
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Virtual reality meets 3D printing with HP's Sprout Pro

Virtual reality meets 3D printing with HP's Sprout Pro | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
HP's Sprout Pro is a souped up version of the original Sprout PC that shipped in late 2014.
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Interesting and super cool but it's another technology that is financially unattainable to most schools and families.

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This Startup Is Solving Virtual Reality's Biggest Problem

This Startup Is Solving Virtual Reality's Biggest Problem | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Altspace, a Redwood City, Calif.-based startup, is working on a cure to virtual reality's digital loneliness.
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I checked out Altspace a couple of years ago. Might be time to look at it again. 

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Beyond Gaming: 10 Other Fascinating Uses for Virtual-Reality Tech

Beyond Gaming: 10 Other Fascinating Uses for Virtual-Reality Tech | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
You can finally place an order for your very own Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And it can be used for many applications besides gaming.
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The Tricky Terrain of Virtual Reality

The Tricky Terrain of Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The Times has developed a cutting-edge way to tell stories using virtual reality. Now comes the real challenge: adapting tried-and-true rules to a new medium.
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Virtual reality technology aids real life medical conditions

Virtual reality technology aids real life medical conditions | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Technology initially used for games is now being used to help people get over their fear of flying, bugs, and needles - and even helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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We already knew this but I appreciate that it's hitting mainstream media outlets.

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Watch Out For Debris! Science Channel Taps Virtual Reality To Augment 'Secret Space Escapes'

Watch Out For Debris! Science Channel Taps Virtual Reality To Augment 'Secret Space Escapes' | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Cable’s Science Channel wants to help viewers blast off on their own journey into space. As the Discovery Communications-owned outlet gears up to show a series about some of the most harrowing mome...
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Virtual Reality and the Convergence of Interfaces

Virtual Reality and the Convergence of Interfaces | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
We are acquainted with a world of interfaces. Even before IT, mechanical devices already had interfaces. Even a kitchen sink can be seen as an interf
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YouTube to support virtual reality video on its app

YouTube announced two newfeatures Thursday for its Android app that expand the videosite's use of virtual reality, giving the new technology itsbiggest platform yet.
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Now You Can Lose Weight Playing Virtual Reality Games

Now You Can Lose Weight Playing Virtual Reality Games | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
VirZOOM is launching the VZ Controller for Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive to offer video game fitness in virtual reality.
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King’s College head: ignoring online education is big danger

King’s College head: ignoring online education is big danger | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Ed Byrne says universities are not ‘immune to disruption’ from new models of education
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Virtual reality used to conquer fear of public speaking

Virtual reality used to conquer fear of public speaking | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The VirtualSpeech app helps users practice public speaking in a virtual reality environment using a smartphone and the Google Cardboard VR headset.
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I experienced the same transformation through my experience with my avatar, millay, in Second Life. Being immersed in an environment that affords the most practical place to fail imbued in me a feeling of self confidence. The anonymity of the avatar gave me a sense of security and the natural responses from other avatars/people urged me further.

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Facebook's Sandberg: This will bring people closer

Facebook's Sandberg: This will bring people closer | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The growth and development of virtual reality will help bring people closer, Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg says.
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'Ein Trink Mit' the United Nations Virtual Reality Evangelist

'Ein Trink Mit' the United Nations Virtual Reality Evangelist | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
DLD brings out a different side of tech.
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Why Virtual Reality Isn't Just for Gamers

Why Virtual Reality Isn't Just for Gamers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
I've had a chance to test many of these headsets, and the experience each delivers is fascinating.
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Not a lot of meat but a good article and I liked the picture  :)

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2016: the year when VR goes from virtual to reality - BBC News

2016: the year when VR goes from virtual to reality - BBC News | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Three high-end virtual reality headsets go on sale later this year. Their uses should extend far beyond gaming.
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Interesting article from the BBC.

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Visit this digital art museum in real life or VR

Visit this digital art museum in real life or VR | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The Digital Museum of Digital Art has both a real-world exhibition and a VR equivalent.
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Watch Out For Debris! Science Channel Taps Virtual Reality To Augment 'Secret Space Escapes'

Watch Out For Debris! Science Channel Taps Virtual Reality To Augment 'Secret Space Escapes' | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Cable’s Science Channel wants to help viewers blast off on their own journey into space. As the Discovery Communications-owned outlet gears up to show a series about some of the most harrowing mome...
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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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This Virtual Reality Experience Gives Users the Eyes of Animals

This Virtual Reality Experience Gives Users the Eyes of Animals | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
U.K. art group Marshmallow Laser Feast merges nature and technology to hack the senses.
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