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Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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The Best Drones of 2017

The Best Drones of 2017 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While they might seem like toys, a high-quality drone is a serious investment. We've flown plenty, and these are the top performers in our tests.
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*Sigh* Can't have one in Egypt. 

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ACSTAC 2017: Using Virtual Worlds: David W. Deeds

ACSTAC: Anatolia College of Science and Technology Annual Conference. This is David W. Deeds' workshop on virtual worlds. ACSTAC 2017 will be held Nov. 24-26 a…
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Coming up this weekend in Thessaloniki, Greece! 

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Immersive Tech's Capacity to Drive Addictions or Transcend Compulsions

Immersive Tech's Capacity to Drive Addictions or Transcend Compulsions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There is a growing backlash against technology being catalyzed by some of the architects of the persuasive habit-forming techniques. The Guardian does a survey of user experience designers and engineers who are taking drastic actions to curtail their personal technology addiction behaviors, and asking some deeper questions about the ethical responsibility of major companies in …
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Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and Fall of the Craftsman)

Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and Fall of the Craftsman) | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A blog on programming C#, REST, WCF, ASP.NET Web API and software architecture
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HTC Officially Announces Vive Focus, Its Standalone VR Headset

HTC Officially Announces Vive Focus, Its Standalone VR Headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Share TweetIt’s time to cut the cord. Today at Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC announced its long-awaited standalone headset, called Vive Focus. Since we first started hearing about the prospect of a Vive standalone a few months ago, the VR community has been eagerly awaiting its public release. Now it’s here. And it’s 6DoF. …
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The Real Problem with 'Games as Service' Isn't Capitalism

The Real Problem with 'Games as Service' Isn't Capitalism | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As videogame companies move toward turning their products into services, are they forgetting to make their titles interesting places to play?
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Meet the researcher giving robots a sense of imagination

Meet the researcher giving robots a sense of imagination | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A new approach to AI will help make autonomous vehicles safer and let robots learn how to use tools as a human might.
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Prabir's curator insight, November 14, 2:46 AM

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmRQj9n68AECumMiCnXhDcQ BEST LANGUAGE LEARNING CLASS EVER . LEARN ENGLISH,SPANISH,FRENCH IN A SMARTER WAY

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Brain-controlled typing may be the killer advance that AR needs

Brain-controlled typing may be the killer advance that AR needs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why type when you can just think?
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Keyboard manufacturers getting nervous yet?

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3 keys to improving user retention in virtual reality

3 keys to improving user retention in virtual reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality’s failure to live up to its hype is well documented. Poor user retention plays a significant role in this matter, as it does wit
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Presenters's curator insight, November 12, 1:25 PM
"La realidad virtual ha fallado a las expectativas que creó". Así sentencia Michael Park a la realidad virtual, aunque para enmendar el error, señala tres marcas que pueden ayudar a mejorarla:
1. Crear una experiencia de usuario más simple e intuitiva
2. Hacer gran contenido con las limitaciones del medio.
3. Crear experiencias solo posibles en realidad virtual.
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How to Build a Robot That Won't Take Over the World

How to Build a Robot That Won't Take Over the World | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The computer scientist Christoph Salge is trying to circumvent the need for rules that guide robots’ behavior. His strategy: Give them a goal of making us more powerful.
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Uber's Bid to Launch Flying Cars in LA by 2020 Might Actually Take Off

Uber's Bid to Launch Flying Cars in LA by 2020 Might Actually Take Off | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Somehow, the plan to bring electric VTOL aircraft to America's traffic hellscape might work.
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So instead of drive-by's we'll have fly-by's. ;)

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These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A pair of AR glasses from Everysight were announced today with Qualcomm technology inside. The Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses work with a Qualcomm Snapdragon
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Bought my Xmas present yet??

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Building a Playground of 3D User Interfaces 

Building a Playground of 3D User Interfaces  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

As mainstream VR/AR input continues to evolve – from the early days of gaze-only input to controllers and fully articulated hand tracking – so too are the virtual user interfaces with which we interact. 

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World's First Giant Robot Tournament!

MegaBots, Inc. is raising funds for World's First Giant Robot Tournament! on Kickstarter!

Teams from all over the globe want to fight us in a live tournament! Buy tickets and help start the sci-fi sports league of the future!
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How cool is this?? ;)

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This Timelapse Was Made by Flying a Drone in Giant Circles

This Timelapse Was Made by Flying a Drone in Giant Circles | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Need a dose of inspiration for your aerial drone imagery? This 3-minute film of drone footage from Hong Kong-based production company Visual Suspect will p
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An Inside Look at Copyright Issues in the 3D Space

An Inside Look at Copyright Issues in the 3D Space | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Disney decided to take a handful of Star Wars models off of Thingiverse, reigniting conversation about copyright infringement in the 3D space. 
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Was just a matter of time. ;)

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Can a Robot Join the Faith?

Can a Robot Join the Faith? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Avi Steinberg reports on the recent awarding of Saudi citizenship to an android named Sophia, which raises a strange and unexpectedly pressing theological question.
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Minecraft Hour of Code

Minecraft Hour of Code | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Minecraft is back for the Hour of Code, and you’re the hero! Write code to journey through Minecraft biomes.
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World's first 3D-printed concrete bridge opens in the Netherlands

World's first 3D-printed concrete bridge opens in the Netherlands | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The first 3D-printed concrete bridge has been completed in the Netherlands for cyclists, but BAM Infra claims it could take the weight of 40 lorries.
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LG Patent Shows Unique Split Design for VR Headset

LG Patent Shows Unique Split Design for VR Headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
LG revealed its prototype VR headset using Valve’s Lighthouse positional tracking earlier this year, and while it isn’t certain what will become of the headset—or if it’ll be named “UltraGear” as a recent trademark filing suggests—it’s clear LG is thinking long and hard about the future of VR. A new patent, first reported by Dutch publication LetsGoDigital, shows a …
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Apple said to be working on AR headset aimed for potential 2020 ship date

Apple said to be working on AR headset aimed for potential 2020 ship date | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Apple is working on technology that would enable it to build an augmented reality headset by 2019, with shipping targeted for as soon as 2020, according to a..
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Presenters's curator insight, November 12, 1:08 PM
Apple se encuentra trabajando en un casco de realidad aumentada. Hasta el momento, Tim Cook, CEO de Apple no se había mostrado convencido de estas tendencias, pero no puede negar que el futuro está encaminado en este camino.
Para los que tengan dudas sobre la diferencia entre realidad aumentada y realidad virtual: 
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Study: The Future of VR, AR and Self-Driving Cars

We asked LinkedIn members worldwide about their levels of interest in the latest wave of technology: whether they’re using wearables, and whether they intend t…
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Bringing VR to Museums Worldwide

Bringing VR to Museums Worldwide | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
HTC announced a new multi-million dollar VR initiative aiming to support content, creators and institutions that embrace VR not only as an artistic medium itself, but as a way to better immerse users in all forms of art. The company aptly calls the program VIVE Arts. HTC says in a blogpost announcing the program, that Vive Arts was created to help cultural …
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Does it Cost to Create a Virtual Reality App?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Does it Cost to Create a Virtual Reality App? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Blue Label Labs can help build your Virtual Reality app. Learn more about what it costs to build a VR app through our latest VR infographic.
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More than I can afford. ;)

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Presenters's curator insight, November 10, 10:10 AM
La realidad virtual es una de las herramientas que en el futuro se aplicarán a la educación, especialmente a través de estrategias de gamificación. Sin embargo, ¿sabemos cuál es el coste de crear una aplicación de realidad virtual con la que trabajar? Esta infografía de BlueLabel nos lo muestra
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3D printing has gone metal

3D printing has gone metal | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The fourth industrial revolution may well be back on. 3D printing startup Markforged announced today that it has secured $30 million in funding from three partners (who are also customers) that see value in using its technology to speed up the prototyping and production of their products. The round was led by Siemens' ventur
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