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Round Two of Academic Paper on OpenSimulator Community

Round Two of Academic Paper on OpenSimulator Community | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Robin Teigland, Paul Di Gangi, and Zeynep Yetis just finished the second version of their academic paper based on their research of the OpenSimulator Community.
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Microsoft's 'Mixed Reality' HoloLens Garners Mixed Reviews, Incredible Potential Diminished by Small Field of View - Road to Virtual Reality

Microsoft's 'Mixed Reality' HoloLens Garners Mixed Reviews, Incredible Potential Diminished by Small Field of View - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Unfortunately no cameras or phones were allowed inside the press’ special hands-on meeting with Microsoft HoloLens after the device’s announcement on Wednesday, so we can’t show you a single picture of the only verifiably working model of the new augmented reality headset. We do however have some first-hand accounts from the lucky few allowed into Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington… Read the full article …
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Silicon Valley VR Expo 2015 Dates and Venue Announced - Road to Virtual Reality

Silicon Valley VR Expo 2015 Dates and Venue Announced - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
The Silicon Valley Virtual Reality meetup (SVVR), one of the first of its kind back in May 2013, has announced the date and venue for its 2015 Conference and Expo and is aiming to triple attendees. May of 2013. Oculus was just back from their first Game Developers Conference (GDC) a month and a half before,… Read the full article …
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Visionary VR is Reinventing Filmmaking’s Most Fundamental Concept to Tell Stories in Virtual Reality

Visionary VR is Reinventing Filmmaking’s Most Fundamental Concept to Tell Stories in Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
The founders of the VRLA Meetup are today launching Visionary VR, a technology and content development studio which is reinventing the language of filmmaking for effective storytelling in virtual reality. The frame. It’s a simple, but incredibly powerful concept within the world of filmmaking, one that has endured for film’s history of more than 100… Read the full article …
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Latest in Professional Military VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference - Road to Virtual Reality

Latest in Professional Military VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Deep inside the inlands of Florida, a technology conference was held that brought together a collection of virtual reality headsets and simulations that focused primarily on military applications. The event was called I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) and was touted as the “world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference”. As Florida has several of military… Read the full article …
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'VR Chat' Used to Deliver One of the First University Lectures in Virtual Reality

'VR Chat' Used to Deliver One of the First University Lectures in Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
VR Chat, the virtual reality social application, has been used to deliver one of the first university lectures through virtual reality. We talk to developer Jesse Joudrey about the project. Remote, Immersive Education Despite my belief that VR is a platform capable of changing the world and altering or enhancing everyday events, the pace at which… Read the full article …
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Dreamporte Needs Your 3D Videos for Unique VR 'Educational Enrichment' Program

Dreamporte Needs Your 3D Videos for Unique VR 'Educational Enrichment' Program | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Dreamporte is a non-profit organisation set up to help bring the wonders of the world to underprivileged children. But they need help to achieve their goal: your 360 degree or 3D videos. We asked co-founder of the project, Kelly Zhang, to tell us what Dreamporte is and why it matters. Bringing the World to Others… Read the full article …
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Looking for a Job in Virtual Reality? Apple's Hiring - Road to VR

Looking for a Job in Virtual Reality? Apple's Hiring - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
If you thought a company like Apple was too big and too busy to concern itself with virtual reality, think again. A new job listing from the company seeks a software engineering who can create “high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems.” Posted at the end of last week, as pointed out by… Read the full article …
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Vireio Perception 2.1 RC1 Released with Memory Location Scanner to Improve Compatibility - Road to Virtual Reality

Vireio Perception 2.1 RC1 Released with Memory Location Scanner to Improve Compatibility - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Vireio Perception is a free, open source VR injection driver that can ‘graft’ VR support to non-VR games titles. The Vireio Perception team have just released RC1 of the driver which includes an innovative memory location scanner which promises to improve compatibility. Vireio Perception Hits Release Candidate 1 3D injection drivers are a bit of a… Read the full article …
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What Happens When You Live in VR for a Month Straight? One Man Aims to Find out

What Happens When You Live in VR for a Month Straight? One Man Aims to Find out | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Mark Farid, a British artist based in London, wants to strap into a head-mounted display for 28 days straight—and we’re not talking about a month of Minecrift. Farid’s new Kickstarter campaign, called Seeing I, is supposed to straddle a fine line between performance art and social experiment, and is devised to explore the personal and… Read the full article …
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Two Companies Working on Products that are Eerily Similar to Microsoft's HoloLens - Road to Virtual Reality

Two Companies Working on Products that are Eerily Similar to Microsoft's HoloLens - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
HoloLens, a newly announced augmented reality device from Microsoft, is definitely turning some heads to the possibility of interacting with floating apps and games. We can’t help but notice though that there seems to be an eerie convergence of technology, leaving us with a serious case of déjà vu. Here we take a closer look… Read the full article …
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CES 2015: Hands-On with '3D Rudder' the Motion Controller for your Feet - Road to Virtual Reality

CES 2015: Hands-On with '3D Rudder' the Motion Controller for your Feet - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
CES is officially underway and at the press preview event ‘CES Unveiled’  last night I got the chance to get my hands and feet on with the new 3d Rudder motion controller. It always amazes me that a place as big as Las Vegas can host events that feel so short of space. CES Unveiled is a… Read the full article …
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At the End of 2014, Tech Giants Sony, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft All Have a Hand in VR

At the End of 2014, Tech Giants Sony, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft All Have a Hand in VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Having tracked the emerging consumer VR market for more than three years now, it’s hard to believe how fast it’s taking off. VR is steadily transforming from a promising technology to a disruptive one. And the proof is now plain for anyone to see: some of the biggest tech companies in the world have deemed… Read the full article …
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What it Feels Like to Roll Through a Virtual World in the Virtusphere

What it Feels Like to Roll Through a Virtual World in the Virtusphere | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
During a recent virtual reality hackathon at OCVR, I was able to try out a crazy contraption called the Virtusphere—essentially a giant acrylic human hamster ball that lets the user feel like they are walking through a virtual world. It was an intense and exciting experience that I will never forget. When it comes to… Read the full article …
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The Race to Create the 'YouTube of VR' is On - Road to Virtual Reality

The Race to Create the 'YouTube of VR' is On - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Competitors are lining up to introduce the world to the very first 360 degree video-sharing service, a concept that could soon become an industry standard for both the newly emerging mobile VR scene and PC-driven VR headsets alike. VCEMO (pronounced vee-see-mo) is an early entrant in the race to create the ‘YouTube of VR’, and has recently… Read the full article …
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GE Marks $500M Subsea Research Project Launch With VR Experience from Studio Kite & Lightning - Road to Virtual Reality

GE Marks $500M Subsea Research Project Launch With VR Experience from Studio Kite & Lightning - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
GE (General Electric) are celebrating the launch of a brand new $500 million facility in Rio, Brazil dedicated to researching the future of ‘subsea factories’ to mine oil and gas. The company decided to commission virtual experience auteurs Kite & Lightning (of Senza Peso and other well-known VR experiences) to build a VR experience to illustrate… Read the full article …
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Pinć VR Wants to Hide a VR Headset in Your iPhone 6 Case - Road to VR

Pinć VR Wants to Hide a VR Headset in Your iPhone 6 Case - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Move over Google Cardboard and Durovis Dive, because Pinć wants a seat at the mobile VR table, and with their new iPhone 6 case—which hides a small form factor VR headset—they’ll be needing a little elbow room. Cordon Media, a Toronto-based marketing agency, is hoping to rocket virtual reality into the mainstream with an iPhone 6 case… Read the full article …
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AvaCon Moderates Metaverse Panel at Get Immersed! | AvaCon, Inc.

AvaCon Moderates Metaverse Panel at Get Immersed! | AvaCon, Inc. | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
On November 23-24, 2014, the Get Immersed! conference was held at 99 Sudbury in Toronto to give content makers, technology innovators, and professionals the
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CastAR Ship First Sets of 'Early' Glasses to Backers (Video) - Road to Virtual Reality

CastAR Ship First Sets of 'Early' Glasses to Backers (Video) - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
castAR, the augmented reality gaming system, have provided an update for Kickstarter backers eagerly awaiting news. The first ‘early’ design glasses have shipped! What’s more they filmed the journey of the very first set from packing to Post Office. CastAR Update castAR from Technical Illusions is a unique augmented reality gaming system that uses device… Read the full article …
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