One of the things I have heard for years, (no not that SL's death is imminent which I have heard since 2004) is that the reason why Linden Lab can't repair half the problems with SL such as voice, group chat, lag and so on are due to the original rather shoddy code that the entire world is based upon. So essentially the foundation of our house is made of rubber balls for some reason, and they try to fix a wobble in the kitchen table. They really have to fix the balls first, yet that meant tearing down the house, which would have been a fatal course of action at the hype time of SL.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Kenneth Allendoerfer donned a silly looking skullcap that had a bunch of electrodes and wires sticking out of it.While the cap might appear funny, the information collected from its sensors actually is part of some serious research involving one of the nation’s most stressful jobs — air traffic controller.
Mad City, home of MadPea Productions, startpoint of so many awesome hunts – which I enjoyed so much, in fact…they were the only ‘hunts’ I did in SL , just because of their storylines and not even for the goodies - is closing per 31th May.
The EON Experience Portal enables global EON developers to bring their innovative applications to market.
IRVINE, Calif. - EON Reality Inc., the world’s leading provider of Virtual Reality software, systems, and applications, launches the new EON Experience Portal, the world’s largest Virtual Reality library, built on EON Reality’s eleven global locations and fifteen years of Virtual Reality experience. The updated EON Experience Portal is a digital distribution system to serve content on EON Reality’s Virtual Reality platform, developed and maintained by EON Reality.
Here is the full recording of the Firestorm Q&A session that was hosted this morning between Jessica Lyon, Oz Linden and Pete Linden. (...) This meeting is a must watch for those interested in the future of Second Life.
A realistic copy of your city and yourself in 3D, this is what TimeWalk, a new technology start-up, is set to develop in the next years. The TimeWalk developers want to create a unique platform that will allow the creation of an interactive virtual replica of almost every city in the world.
"Linden Lab is working on a next generation virtual world that will be in the spirit of Second Life, an open world where users have incredible power to create anything they can imagine and content creators are king. This is a significant focus for Linden Lab, and we are actively hiring to help with this ambitious effort. We believe that there is a massive opportunity ahead to carry on the spirit of Second Life while leveraging the significant technological advancements that have occurred since its creation, as well as our unparalleled experience as the provider of the most successful user-created virtual world ever.
Q: I have a Regular Account, and I use Premium Worlds. What are my options?
A: Your first option is to upgrade to a Premium Account ($19.95 / month). This will allow you to create Premium Worlds, and to permit Regular Account and Hypergrid users to visit your Premium Worlds. A Premium Account includes 5 free premium regions, so whatever you’re currently paying for world storage fees (10 KC / region / month) will probably be lower. A Premium Account will also allow you to visit your worlds for free (currently you pay 1 KC / minute for the time you spend in your worlds). And finally, a Premium Account lets you visit virtual worlds that are only open to users with a Premium Account (this is a common access restriction).
Your second option is to change your worlds to be Fixed-Price Worlds. E.g., a Starter World costs $14.95 / month. This will allow both yourself and anyone else to visit the world without costing you anything. If you choose this option then you can remain on the Regular Account.
And finally, you can choose to do nothing. We will not delete your Premium Worlds: they’ll remain in your account (as long as you pay the storage fees of 10 KC / region / month). However, since you have a Regular Account you will not be able to visit them – only users with a Premium Account will be able to visit these worlds.
Another great initiative coming out of the University of Western Australia: A Second Life machinima has been custom made for the first time for one of the major units for a degree programme at UWA with the efforts of UWA Associate Professor Natalie Skead, former champion of the international UWA film challenges, Laurina Hawks of …
Mad City is closing down May 31st and as always, we’re going down with a big bang.. or maybe it’s something else this time… but in the end, it will be all gone. There is still time to enjoy the rainy streets, play the Art Gacha machines, explore the shops, try to Escape the two logical puzzle rooms or just hang out on a nice sim. Rez has been enabled for all, so that especially photo and film makers can rez their poses and props needed. It’s an end of an era but also the beginning of something even bigger.
n March, Second Life released an Oculus Rift-compatible viewer to a limited number of beta testers, including our own Ann Cudworth. Yesterday, an updated version of this viewer has been released, and this time it’s available to the public.
It includes automatic hardware detection for faster setup and calibration, a complete and customizable user interface so that Oculus Rift users can use all of Second Life’s functionality, and a new first person view that lets the headset determine the direction of view so that the mouse can be used to click on objects.