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Currency venues fight for survival – Hypergrid Business

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Asil's curator insight, May 11, 2013 5:05 PM

This is a tough one, because people outside the U.S. can have real difficulty buying Lindens directly from the Lab.  However, I know of two SL users who had their Linden's drained by another avatar (using a scripted object), who then traded out what they'd taken via one of these exchanges.  The exchange wasn't a direct party to the theft, just the mechanism the thief used before the Lab was able to remove the avatar from the grid. 

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July 2015 Update: Second Life regions still declining & OpenSim regions increase

July 2015 Update: Second Life regions still declining & OpenSim regions increase | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
My last statistics blog post was published back in March 2015. This is a update on the latest stats for Second Life & OpenSim for July 2015. Latest News on Second Life Active Users Recently Ebb...
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Oculus Rift Inventor Palmer Luckey: Virtual Reality Will Make Distance Irrelevant (Q&A) | Re/code

Oculus Rift Inventor Palmer Luckey: Virtual Reality Will Make Distance Irrelevant (Q&A) | Re/code | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
It’s worth remembering that virtual reality has never always been about gaming. Any real virtual reality enthusiast can look back at VR science fiction. It’s not about playing games … “The Matrix,”...
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Gord Holden's curator insight, June 26, 7:31 PM

We're already there at our school with students and teachers living across Canada working together. VR has some incredible potential to "up the game" as it were though, making avatars more expressive and genuine. 

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Systemic Issues in Metaverse Implementations

Systemic Issues in Metaverse Implementations | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
PREFACE This article is much longer than I would have liked, yet I wasn't able to dive into each of the subtopics in as much detail as I would have hoped for. Still, it provides some foundational m...
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Oculus Earmarks $10 Million for Indie VR Devs in Biggest Content Investment Yet - Road to VR

Oculus Earmarks $10 Million for Indie VR Devs in Biggest Content Investment Yet - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Oculus announced at their pre-E3 ‘Step into the Rift’ event that they would be committing more than $10 million to accelerate indie VR
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NVIDIA Takes the Lid Off 'Gameworks VR' - Technical Deep Dive and Community Q&A - Road to VR

NVIDIA Takes the Lid Off 'Gameworks VR' - Technical Deep Dive and Community Q&A - Road to VR | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is coming, and it’s going to need high frame rates and low latency visuals. In this guest post from NVIDIA Graphics
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Amazing Spaces – Euroma (GCG)

Amazing Spaces – Euroma (GCG) | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Albion is the earliest known name for the Great Britain. It is created and run by Daniella MacTire, who is English. All the signs and notecards you pick up and anything written will be in UK English, so no, they are not spelling mistakes. This region is medievalist in some ways and fantasy in others.…
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Brown University unveils 3D VR 'Ultimate Reality Theatre'

Brown University unveils 3D VR 'Ultimate Reality Theatre' | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it

[Image: Brown University graphics systems programmer Ben Knorlein demonstrated a program called Hypercube, which teaches students about geometry of the fourth dimension. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe]

 

PROVIDENCE — In a darkened room, a group of people wearing 3-D glasses clustered around someone using a wand to draw a shape, a bit klutzily, in midair. As the virtual object grew, the spectators instinctively leaned back to get out of its way.

It was the first day of public life for the Yurt, Brown University’s immersive 3-D virtual-reality room. The $2.5 million facility, unveiled last month, is one of the most advanced of its kind in New England. And at a moment when virtual reality is poised for takeoff in the form of much cheaper home entertainment systems, its creators see the Yurt as a key site for exploration of not just math, geology, biology, and visual art, but also the potential of the medium itself.


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Virtual Reality Headsets, Gaining Scrutiny at E3 This Week, Raise Very Real Concerns

Virtual Reality Headsets, Gaining Scrutiny at E3 This Week, Raise Very Real Concerns | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
  By NICK WINGFIELDJUNE 14, 2015 Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, center, demonstrating the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and the Oculus Touch hand controllers at an event in San Fran...
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Virtual Life celebrates first anniversary, makes $5 deal permanentHypergrid Business

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Moto Topu

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This is one of the tropical residential regions on the resort themed Iti Motu Resort grid. It features multiple residential...
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