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This week in OpenSim Dev – week ending 10th March 2012 | Justincc's OpenSimulator blog

This week in OpenSim Dev – week ending 10th March 2012 | Justincc's OpenSimulator blog | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Hello everybody.  This is a summary of the last week of development in OpenSimulator.  Except where otherwise specified, the changes described here appea...
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China, The World’s Largest Market Has Seen VR, and It's in Love

China, The World’s Largest Market Has Seen VR, and It's in Love | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
China’s VR scene is heating up. Shanghai just had its largest VR event to date. The second SHVR event (named as an
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A surrealist Second Life designer on the role of pure play

A surrealist Second Life designer on the role of pure play | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
We talked to Second Life fashion innovator Elif Ayiter about seeking refuge in her own fantastical cyberspace.
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FirePanda's Nick Pittom talks 'Gaze Cues' and the Art of VR Storytelling at SWVR 2015 - Road to VR

FirePanda's Nick Pittom talks 'Gaze Cues' and the Art of VR Storytelling at SWVR 2015 - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
SWVR‘s (Southwest VR) inaugural UK event in February attracted a great selection of industry talent to talk on their experiences developing for
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WEARVR Raises $1.5 Million for Universal VR App Marketplace

WEARVR Raises $1.5 Million for Universal VR App Marketplace | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Today WEARVR has announced a $1.5 million funding round to continue to grow their universal VR marketplace, which houses apps for a
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WEVR Launches $1Million VR Grant Program, Up to $50,000 Available for VR Storytellers - Road to VR

WEVR Launches $1Million VR Grant Program, Up to $50,000 Available for VR Storytellers - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
WEVR, formerly known as WemoLab, announced their new $1Million grant today, a program aimed at anyone looking to get into the new field
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Inside the David Cronenberg VR Experience with the Developers Who Met Him - Road to VR

Inside the David Cronenberg VR Experience with the Developers Who Met Him - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Body/Mind/Change is a trans-media experience that was built to accompany a recent celebration of film director David Cronenberg and his work. As
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Hands-on with DAQRI’s New Industrial Augmented Reality Helmet - Road to VR

Hands-on with DAQRI’s New Industrial Augmented Reality Helmet - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
The DAQRI Smart Helmet is a prototype in the works by a Los Angeles-based company who is approaching augmented reality from an
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OSgrid ONLINE!

OSgrid ONLINE! | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
OSgrid is back online and open! We know its been a long, painful, frustrating outage, and we do appreciate your patience, support, and encouragement through some rather bleak months. But the wait i...
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Why Social Virtual Reality is Worth Celebrating - Road to VR

Why Social Virtual Reality is Worth Celebrating - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
When I opened my eyes I suddenly found myself in an art gallery that had been transformed into a full-blown party with thumping music, bright red helium balloons pulling at the furniture, and a menagerie of life forms, humanoid and fantastical, chatting and flitting about. This guest article comes from Chris Madsen who has been… Read the full article …
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VRLA Announces Spring Expo Event, Save 50% on Early-bird Tickets

VRLA Announces Spring Expo Event, Save 50% on Early-bird Tickets | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
VRLA, a virtual reality community organization based in Los Angeles, is firing up a series of quarterly expo events designed to showcase virtual reality and the community creating it. The first expo event will be held at the end of March. You can save 50% on early-bird tickets starting today. The Virtual Reality Foundation is pleased… Read the full article …
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Leap Motion's 'Planetarium' Gives you the Power to Grab Constellations - Road to Virtual Reality

In a new technical demo from Leap Motion’s labs, you can use your hands to soar through space and manipulate entire constellations with mere gestures. The Planetarium aims to illustrate ideas in virtual reality user interfaces and demonstrate the versatility of the company’s motion sensing technology. Leap Motion, having clearly decided that virtual reality is the… Read the full article …
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But when will LEEP refine their algorithms? Their software seems glitchy to me.

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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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The Gulf Between High End Military VR and Consumer VR is Rapidly Shrinking - Road to VR

The Gulf Between High End Military VR and Consumer VR is Rapidly Shrinking - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
In this video, the US Army demonstrates their proprietary Dismounted Soldier Training System (DSTS), a wearable VR system used to teach troops
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Intel Makes Multimillion Dollar Investment in VR Enterprise Developer WorldViz - Road to VR

Intel Makes Multimillion Dollar Investment in VR Enterprise Developer WorldViz - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Today WorldViz has announced that it received a “multimillion” dollar Series A investment from Intel Capital, the investment arm of the famed
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Freefly VR Smartphone Adapter Launches Today – 18% Discount for Road to VR Readers

Freefly VR Smartphone Adapter Launches Today – 18% Discount for Road to VR Readers | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Freefly VR launches today, a VR smartphone adapter with a unique universal design for phones from 4.7 to 6.1-inches. Road to VR readers
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'Diplopia' Becomes 'Vivid Vision', Trials Get Underway - Interview with CEO James Blaha - Road to VR

'Diplopia' Becomes 'Vivid Vision', Trials Get Underway - Interview with CEO James Blaha - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Diplopia is a virtual reality title designed to provide targeted exercises for those suffering from vision issues. The team behind the application are
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Leap Motion Partners with OSVR to Provide Integrated Sensor Faceplate for HDK - Road to VR

Leap Motion Partners with OSVR to Provide Integrated Sensor Faceplate for HDK - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Leap Motion are furthering their commitment to the Open Source Virtual Reality initiative. They’re working with OSVR to produce a Leap Motion
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Notes From the Forest - Road to VR

Notes From the Forest - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Road to VR’s VR Community Liaison, Chris Madsen, fills us in on the latest happenings in Convrge, an in-development multiplayer VR environment that’s
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MindMaze Raises $8.5m in Angel Funding for "Thought-Powered" VR Headset - Road to VR

MindMaze Raises $8.5m in Angel Funding for "Thought-Powered" VR Headset - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
MindMaze announced today that it has recently closed an $8.5 million funding round for its “thought-powered VR game system” called MindLeap, a
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Harvard's New 'Flat Lens' Could Give VR Headsets Better Image Quality, Making Them Lighter and More Compact - Road to VR

Harvard's New 'Flat Lens' Could Give VR Headsets Better Image Quality, Making Them Lighter and More Compact - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
The lenses in VR headsets may be getting clearer, lighter, and wafer thing, with the help of a new manufacturing process that uses nanotechnology to not only shrink the thickness of the lens, but also correct for the sort of color distortions common to the lenses currently used in VR headsets. The news came out… Read the full article …
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Valve to Reveal "SteamVR Dev Kit" Next Week at GDC 2015 - Road to VR

Valve to Reveal "SteamVR Dev Kit" Next Week at GDC 2015 - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Gaming giant Valve has announced that they’ll be revealing a “previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system” at GDC 2015. The company has been actively engaged in R&D in the AR/VR space but hasn’t previously broken into the hardware market. This new information makes it look like they might be gearing up to do just that. Valve, creators of… Read the full article …
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13 More Partners Join OSVR, Academia Program to Give 10 VR Headsets to Each Eligible University

13 More Partners Join OSVR, Academia Program to Give 10 VR Headsets to Each Eligible University | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
After the announcement of the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) initiative last month during CES, it seems that the idea might be catching on. Today OSVR is announcing the addition of 13 new partners, like Jaunt and VisiSonics, and the organization is also launching the OSVR Academia Program which it says will provide 10 of its ‘Hacker Development… Read the full article …
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Sensics CEO Yuval Boger: The Dual-Element Optics of the OSVR HDK

Sensics CEO Yuval Boger: The Dual-Element Optics of the OSVR HDK | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Announced last month at CES 2015, the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) project encompasses a $199 ‘hacker development kit’ (HDK) VR headset, and an SDK designed to interoperate with a range of headsets, peripherals, and game engines. Both facets of the project are open source, with their components freely available to be modified and redistributed.… Read the full article …
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Bridging Boundaries

Bridging Boundaries | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Sim Street Journal #13 bridges the boundaries between the virtual and the real. In music, Dj’s incorporate; in literature, communities congregate; in visuals, artists compete. All examine relevance...
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