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Museums See Different Virtues in Virtual Worlds

Museums See Different Virtues in Virtual Worlds | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum — both ambitious cosmopolitan art institutions — have taken diverging paths on the Internet.

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Linden Lab Community Portal Support Turnaround?

Linden Lab Community Portal Support Turnaround? | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I wrote a long detailed post on Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg's Designing Worlds interview last week—specifically his proposal that there would be no common new user orientation in SL2 and...
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Linden Lab ceases development for Patterns

Linden Lab ceases development for Patterns | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Linden Lab just made the following announcement on their Press release page; The Conclusion of Patterns 2014-10-09 Recently, Linden Lab announced that we are working on an ambitious project to crea...
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Virtual reality 'teleporter' vacation is a trip, but technology can ruin travel - CBC.ca

Virtual reality 'teleporter' vacation is a trip, but technology can ruin travel - CBC.ca | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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Virtual reality 'teleporter' vacation is a trip, but technology can ruin travel
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The Starship Enterprise introduced us to the transporter beam but who needs sci-fi when a real-life teleporter offers the ultimate in hassle-free-travel?
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Virtual reality is about to get rather real - CBS News

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Virtual reality is about to get rather real
CBS News
When Facebook (FB) bought virtual reality hardware company Oculus for $2 billion, it was big news. Oculus' VR goggles could be used in gaming, communications, media and education.
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World's first 'smart' cruise ship features robot bartenders, virtual balconies and more

World's first 'smart' cruise ship features robot bartenders, virtual balconies and more | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Dubbed by its owner as “the world's first smartship,” Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship could be just the ticket for tech fans keen to indulge their passion while sailing on the high seas.
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Wow!  I wonder what this costs. Maybe our next cruise - lol

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`Second Life' Gets Chatty - The Age

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`Second Life' Gets Chatty
The Age
More of an online social experiment than video game, "Second Life" lets players interact through digital alter-egos called avatars.
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Samsung and Oculus partner to create Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that ... - Engadget

Samsung and Oculus partner to create Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that ... - Engadget | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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Samsung and Oculus partner to create Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that ...
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Facebook's Oculus VR is creating the Rift. Sony's PlayStation is creating Project Morpheus. Google is...
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USF physical therapy program uses virtual reality - WTSP 10 News

USF physical therapy program uses virtual reality - WTSP 10 News | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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USF physical therapy program uses virtual reality
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Imagine being able to recover from an accident, or strengthen muscles in virtual reality.
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Study creates 'time travel' illusion - BBC News

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Study creates 'time travel' illusion
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Virtual reality can be used to give the illusion of going "back in time", according to an exploratory study.
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Move over 3D movies, here comes virtual reality - Washington Post (blog)

Move over 3D movies, here comes virtual reality - Washington Post (blog) | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) Move over 3D movies, here comes virtual reality Washington Post (blog) Virtual reality could soon become the next big thing in Hollywood, taking over from 3D and IMAX and and all the other technologies big Hollywood studios...
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Medical Training Gets a Second Life - HealthLeaders Media

Medical Training Gets a Second Life - HealthLeaders Media | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Medical Training Gets a Second Life HealthLeaders Media The University of Michigan School of Nursing is using the online virtual world Second Life to help medical students hone their leadership and communication skills, and to do so with some...
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Get ready for virtual reality -- here's why it will soon be our norm ...

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Unless you've been living in a cave this past year, you've probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast. Thanks to Facebook's recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there's no ...
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Oculus Rift DK2 Project Viewer Now Available

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A few months ago, we released a Project Viewer that made it possible to use the first generation Oculus Rift development kit (DK1) anywhere in Second Life. Since then, Oculus Rift has released a second generation development kit, DK2.
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Snickers' Doodles: Linden Lab announces changes to Second Life Marketplace

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Snicker's Doodles :: Linden Lab announces changes to Second Life Marketplace http://t.co/lykr5Jkccp
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5 Roadblocks to Virtual Reality Becoming Mainstream - Mashable

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5 Roadblocks to Virtual Reality Becoming Mainstream
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For more than 25 years, one iteration or the next of virtual reality has been touted as a life-altering technological breakthrough.
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Forecast for Virtual Reality Entertainment: Bright but Foggy - Variety

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Forecast for Virtual Reality Entertainment: Bright but Foggy
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Saturday's Oculus Connect conference in Hollywood fairly crackled with energy and optimism.
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@Gundam Park in Second Life for Event: "Salerno in Fantasy 2014" - YouTube

☼ Machinima and Pics By Wizardoz Chrome from Event: @Gundam Park in Second Life for "Salerno in Fantasy 2014". August 31.2014 (Second Life in Fantasy) ☼Slurl...
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New World Notes: Microsoft, Which Once Considered Buying Second Life, Reportedly in Final Talks to Buy Minecraft for $2B Instead

New World Notes: Microsoft, Which Once Considered Buying Second Life, Reportedly in Final Talks to Buy Minecraft for $2B Instead | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Microsoft is reportedly in final talks to buy Minecraft creator Mojang, a source tells the Wall Street Journal, for more than $2 billion. (About the price Facebook paid for Oculus Rift!) That would be an epic rise for Mojang founder...
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PETA's virtual reality chicken project is coming to Harvard - Boston Business Journal (blog)

PETA's virtual reality chicken project is coming to Harvard - Boston Business Journal (blog) | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
PETA's virtual reality chicken project is coming to Harvard Boston Business Journal (blog) According to PETA, "I, Chicken" couples "the most cutting-edge virtual reality hardware available—including wireless VR goggles, motion capture cameras, and...
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Cluck, Cluck

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New device will let you 'touch' objects in virtual worlds

New device will let you 'touch' objects in virtual worlds | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
One step closer to the Matrix.  (New device will let you 'touch' objects in virtual worlds http://t.co/Ss2843VZsG)
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The virtual reality cave: Behind the scenes at KeckCAVES

Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus use headsets. But KeckCAVES at UC Davis uses projectors to create a virtual reality "cave." Is it the future of VR?
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Gamer disclaimer: virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life

Gamer disclaimer: virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming.
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Interesting article and more in it than first meets the eye.

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Emory researchers examine how virtual reality can treat veterans' PTSD - Atlanta Magazine

Emory researchers examine how virtual reality can treat veterans' PTSD - Atlanta Magazine | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Emory researchers examine how virtual reality can treat veterans' PTSD
Atlanta Magazine
Sometimes the best way to overcome a traumatic experience is to relive it.
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New technology allows virtual reality college tours - wwlp.com

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New technology allows virtual reality college tours
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New technology allows virtual reality college tours. It's a virtual reality headset that made headlines after Facebook bought it for $2 billion.
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