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OneClimate's Live Coverage of Durban Climate Change Talks in Second Life and Web | Saving the (virtual) world

OneClimate's Live Coverage of Durban Climate Change Talks in Second Life and Web | Saving the (virtual) world | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Since November 28, our Second Life neighbors at OneClimate.net have been doing admirable work sharing information on "COP17" the latest round of climate change government negotiations taking place in Durban, South Africa.
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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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Magic Leap to Surface Next Year as Part of Potentially Groundbreaking Public Event - Road to Virtual Reality

Magic Leap to Surface Next Year as Part of Potentially Groundbreaking Public Event - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Magic Leap is fast becoming legendary in the field of augmented reality for technology very few people have seen or know anything about. That may all change soon however as it’s been announced that the technology will be used in a unique collaboration with SFX house Framestore as part of a UK festival. Magic Leap:… Read the full article …
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The Virtual Reality Awards 2014 Celebrate VR's Finest - Vote For Your Favourite Now - Road to Virtual Reality

The Virtual Reality Awards 2014 Celebrate VR's Finest - Vote For Your Favourite Now - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality is still in it’s infancy, but in the last two years has inspired countless developers to push the boundaries of this fledgling platform. The 2014 Virtual Reality Awards aims to highlight the talent that’s helping to build the future. Cast You Vote For The Best It’s still staggering to think that virtual reality’s… Read the full article …
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News Bits: RiftMax Kickstarter Cancelled, Dev Asks Backers to Donate Instead - Road to Virtual Reality

News Bits: RiftMax Kickstarter Cancelled, Dev Asks Backers to Donate Instead - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
RiftMax has been on the cutting edge of virtual reality telepresence and broadcasting for some time now so it made sense that the developers behind the project would attempt a crowd-funding campaign. Unfortunately, that Kickstarter has now been cancelled. If there’s one application that has really tried hard to push forward communication and telepresence in… Read the full article …
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Why Rothenberg Ventures is Gung Ho About Investing in Virtual Reality

Why Rothenberg Ventures is Gung Ho About Investing in Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Rothenberg Ventures is a venture capital firm located in San Francisco, California. Started in 2012 by Mike Rothenberg, the firm has now invested in over 60 technology companies and was recently part of AltspaceVR’s $5.2 million seed round. Dylan Flinn, investment professional at Rothenberg Ventures, tells me why the VC firm has its sights firmly… Read the full article …
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Every 'Oculus Connect 2014' Video and Presentation is Now Online - Road to Virtual Reality

Every 'Oculus Connect 2014' Video and Presentation is Now Online - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Connect was Oculus VR’s inaugural event dedicated solely to virtual reality. It was a huge success in terms of bringing like minded developers together in one space but was also home to some fascinating keynotes and presentations on virtual reality. Luckily, especially as attendance capacity was limited, Oculus filmed them all and as promised has now released all… Read the full article …
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This is the Beginning of VR Education, and It Will Only Get Better - Road to Virtual Reality

This is the Beginning of VR Education, and It Will Only Get Better - Road to Virtual Reality | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
At a school in the Czech Republic on October 20th, a groundbreaking experiment took place. Instead of pens and paper, students sat down with specially adapted VR headsets (Oculus Rift DK2s) that dropped them into a fascinating, immersive, educational experience that allowed them to interact naturally using natural hand gestures. This is the World of Comenius.… 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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Paul McCartney's 'Live and Let Die' Performance is Jaunt VR's First Publically Available Cinematic VR Content

Paul McCartney's 'Live and Let Die' Performance is Jaunt VR's First Publically Available Cinematic VR Content | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Jaunt VR, the company creating tech for capturing 360 degree 3D VR experiences, has today finally revealed their first publically available content: a performance taken from Sir Paul McCartney’s recent Candlestick Park gig in San Francisco earlier this year. McCartney 360 3D Concert Footage Released by Jaunt VR Jaunt VR today released news of its first publicly… Read the full article …
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Machinima Actors Sandbox - Actors' Sandbox

Machinima Actors Sandbox - Actors' Sandbox | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
This site houses simple tutorials from various Schoolhouse Earth programs.
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Hands-on with Fove's First Eye-tracking HMD Prototype

Hands-on with Fove's First Eye-tracking HMD Prototype | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
At Engadget Expand 2014 in NYC I got to take a look at Fove, a head mounted display with integrated eye-tracking. This is an older prototype made some time ago, but demonstrates the core technology and potential benefits of eye-tracking in an HMD. Fove is a Japanese company working on a consumer head-mounted display with integrated… Read the full article …
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Insights From Extremes

Insights From Extremes | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Sim Street Journal #12 considers the best and the worst of the virtual world. From the most inspirational to the most dangerous, from serious to fun, parameters are discovered.
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