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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

New technology allows virtual reality college tours - wwlp.com | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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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Facebook said to be exploring full-length virtual reality movies ...

Facebook said to be exploring full-length virtual reality movies ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Facebook is having exploratory talks with Hollywood executives about the possibility of creating immersive content – including full-length movies – for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, according to a new report from the ...
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Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide ... - Second Life

Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide ... - Second Life | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
If you're looking for adventure and/or relaxation, the Second Life Destination Guide is your ticket to the best of what Second Life has to offer. This week's Highlights from the Destination Guide is ripe with the fruits of many ...
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Second Life has devolved into a postapocalyptic virtual world. The weirdest ... - VentureBeat

Second Life has devolved into a postapocalyptic virtual world. The weirdest ... - VentureBeat | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Second Life has devolved into a postapocalyptic virtual world. The weirdest ...
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Launched in 2003 by Linden Lab, it was an unprecedentedly wide and open free online world (which allowed real-money purchases).
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See the final part of Designing Worlds special discussion of Linden Lab's new platform - on the web!

See the final part of Designing Worlds special discussion of Linden Lab's new platform - on the web! | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we have the second and final part of a discussion of Second Life’s continued viability and the ways in which Linden Lab might attract existing communi...
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Scientists use a wireless Oculus Rift to replicate Star Trek holodeck

Scientists use a wireless Oculus Rift to replicate Star Trek holodeck | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have created a 'holodeck' (pictured). The Star-Trek inspired technology allows users to walk in a virtual room.
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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

`Second Life' Gets Chatty - The Age | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
`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
WTSP 10 News
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

Study creates 'time travel' illusion - BBC News | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Study creates 'time travel' illusion
BBC News
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 ...

Get ready for virtual reality -- here's why it will soon be our norm ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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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2014 EDU: Calendars of some educator events in virtual worlds

2014 EDU: Calendars of some educator events in virtual worlds | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
All times are Pacific Time (California). - If there are other calendars of interest to the educational communities of virtual worlds, add them in the comments on this blog post and I will look for a way to integrate them.
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VR headset buzz accenting the predominance of virtual worlds in ...

VR headset buzz accenting the predominance of virtual worlds in ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
People have different reactions towards virtual worlds. One person I talked to asked, “but isn't it geared only to certain kinds of people?” This would be the inference to gamers, and people who are immersed in MMORP ...
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Exploring Oculus Rift Locations In Second Life Without The Oculus Rift » Ciaran Laval

Exploring Oculus Rift Locations In Second Life Without The Oculus Rift » Ciaran Laval | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Exploring Oculus Rift Locations In Second Life Without The Oculus Rift » Ciaran Laval http://t.co/a7t1K7WGfd
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PC Magazine August Issue Now on Sale: Making Virtual Reality, Finally - PC Magazine

PC Magazine August Issue Now on Sale: Making Virtual Reality, Finally - PC Magazine | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
PC Magazine August Issue Now on Sale: Making Virtual Reality, Finally
PC Magazine
but the schedule raises expectations. The monthly issue isn't just about news and reviews, it's about context, perspective, and, above all, timing.
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