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VR, Augmented Reality, Drones, and interesting stuff that’s a little bit off-topic from 3D printing.

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Playtime Reimagined
Škoda Celebrates New Launch with Laser Cut Cardboard SUV

With the launch of the new ŠKODA Karoq, the company commissioned designer Liam Hopkins from Lazerian creative studio to create a cardboard version of the car filled with everything a kid could ever need in an automobile.

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Virtual Life Lessons
VR Prepares Colorado Inmates for the Real World

These men were sent to prison before experiencing life as an adult. 20 years later, they're learning how to live in today's world with VR.

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A Holo Experience
HoloPlayer One Hologram Device Lets You Poke Floating Content

The HoloPlayer One is a tabletop device that lets you interact with holograms. It is now open to orders for developer and premium editions

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Typing in VR
Logitech Will Let You Use a Keyboard in Virtual Reality

How can you type in virtual reality? Logitech experiments with the Bridge VR keyboard, a VR solution for HTC Vive. 

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May the AR Be With You
Disney Releases Star Wars Augmented Reality Video Game

Last Friday, Disney released "Star Wars: Jedi Challenges", an augmented reality game with equipment developed in cooperation with Lenovo.

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Virtual Swedish Meatballs?
Ikea Develops Augmented Reality App PLACE Built on Apple’s New AR Kit

Ikea is getting stuck in with Apple's new AR Kit and developed an app called Place which means no more "pivot!" when buying furniture.

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VR in the Arcade
Dave & Buster’s to Introduce HTC Vive Headsets to 114 Arcade Locations in North America

Dave & Buster's and HTC Vive are teaming up to bring VR headsets and multiplayer games to 114 locations across the US and Canada starting from next week. They're calling it the largest commercial VR arcade deployment. 

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Coming Soon to a Headset Near You
Looking Back on AR and VR at Tribeca Film Festival

This year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City featured over 30 VR and AR experiences. Although the technology isn't quite mainstream enough for home enjoyment yet, the creativity on show certainly assures us of the future for the medium. 

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Lookin' Good
Test Target Beauty Products Before you Buy with AR Makeup Studio

Target is using augmented reality (AR) to help customers decide whether their chosen product really suits them in a sanitary way. The technology is now available and will see future updates such as online Beauty Concierges.

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Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training
AUGGMED Trains Police and Aid Workers for Terror Related Attacks using VR

Due to the number of terrorist-related attacks increasing, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have developed a new training method using virtual and augmented reality to better prepare police, first responders and air workers called AUGGMED.

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Free Stuff
Autodesk Ditches Subscriptions for SketchBook, Now a Free Download

As of the end of April, Autodesk's SketchBook artwork software has transitioned from a paid subscription model to completely free for individual users. Users can sketch away on any device to their heart's content without spending a dime.

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VR Makes it to Art Galleries Down Under
Terminus Exhibit at the National Gallery of Australia Blends VR with Physical Art

Two New Zealand artists collaborated to create Terminus, a "five-part immersive experience" at the National Gallery of Australia. Their work blends art with virtual reality and creates some interesting results. 

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Maybe Even 3D Print It
Download Your Very Own Digital Copy of Boston

Boston's Planning & Development Agency has been busy. Courtesy of the aforementioned, you can download CAD files in a variety of formats of the entire city and see visualizations of city-wide data like flooding and energy usage.

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"Its all about the content"
Interview with Evelyn Hriberšek: Creating Mixed Reality Art

Evelyn Hriberšek's EURYDIKE interactive art piece puts you in the dark; figuratively and, at times, literally. We caught up with the artist after experiencing the extended run of EURYDIKE.

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Capturing Reality
Vuze+ Shoots 360 Degree 4K Video in 3D

VR technology just keeps getting better and better. The latest device to hit the market is the Vuze+ VR camera, with 360 degree 4K video in three dimensions!