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Who's Afraid of Second Life? - The European Magazine

Who's Afraid of Second Life? - The European Magazine | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The beta version of “Second Life” was published ten years ago this fall. Five years later, the game (which allows users to navigate through in a virtual world and interact with other avatars) had reached its peak.
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Walgreens testing mobile app for virtual doctor visits - CBS News

Walgreens testing mobile app for virtual doctor visits - CBS News | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Drug store chain will let patients see doctors and even get prescriptions through their smartphones
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Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success

Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
For decades, V.R. was a complete flop. But now with the nausea-free Oculus Rift, it may be a total win.
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Some thoughts on virtual teaching and learning: 3D Virtual Worlds

Some thoughts on virtual teaching and learning: 3D Virtual Worlds | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
  Second identity...  your own virtual self...  realization of your not so realistic dreams... your dream house.... your dream "everything"... and eventually your virtual school with virtual s...
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New World Notes: Linden Lab Announces Performance Improvements to Second Life & SL Marketplace -- Who's Feeling Them

New World Notes: Linden Lab Announces Performance Improvements to Second Life & SL Marketplace -- Who's Feeling Them | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
I like hard numbers, so what do you think of these just announced by Linden: Even during peak usage periods [of the SL Marketplace] over the weekend, when in the past performance would degrade, we’re seeing response times that average...
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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

Virtual reality is about to get rather real - CBS News | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is about to get rather real
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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

`Second Life' Gets Chatty - The Age | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
`Second Life' Gets Chatty
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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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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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Linden Lab explores VR for its next-generation virtual world (interview) page 1 | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

Linden Lab explores VR for its next-generation virtual world (interview) page 1 | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Under new CEO Ebbe Altberg, the company is working on its successor to Second Life.
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Serious Games International blog: Welcome to the world of virtual worlds and intelligent avatars!

Serious Games International blog: Welcome to the world of virtual worlds and intelligent avatars! | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Mick McLaughlin says on how a Coventry company is at the forefront of world-class solutions in the corporate simulation and 3D immersive environments
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Linden Lab is building a spiritual sequel to Second Life

Linden Lab is building a spiritual sequel to  Second Life | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Linden Lab is building a spiritual sequel to Second Life Linden Lab has confirmed that it is working a spiritual sequel to its hugely popular Second Life virtual world, stating that,
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Virtual world technique to cure real life disease - Sinapse Blog (blog)

Virtual world technique to cure real life disease - Sinapse Blog (blog) | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
A new approach to provide better access to cancer drugs at an affordable price- Brought to you by Sinapse - Powered by BananaIP
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Oculus Rift DK2 Project Viewer Now Available

Oculus Rift DK2 Project Viewer Now Available | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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

Snickers' Doodles: Linden Lab announces changes to Second Life Marketplace | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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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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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