VR

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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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Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training
AUGMED 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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Not Just Surround-Sound
South Korea Develops Virtual Reality Movies for Cinema-Goers

Virtual Reality is making it to cinemas in South Korea with film tech labs and visual effects houses rapidly creating popular content. Cinema-goers are fully immersed with both VR and 4DX which brings feel, touch and smell to the experience.

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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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Point-and-Shoot in VR
Lenovo’s $300 VR-Camera “Mirage” is Available Now

Lenovo and Google collaborated to create the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset for $399 and the Lenovo Mirage Camera for $299. Both are now available to buy.

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Loyalty Test
China’s Communist Party Measures Member’s Loyalty with VR Test

Members of China's Communist Party (CPC) in Qingyang town, Binzhou city, in East China's Shandong Province are the first to undergo a virtual reality (VR) loyalty test. 

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Firefox in VR Soon to be a Reality
Mozilla to Bring New Firefox Reality Web Browser to AR and VR

Firefox Reality is a new web browser from Mozilla for virtual and augmented reality headsets which was designed from the ground up. However, release dates are yet to be disclosed.

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Ready, Set, LEGO
Legoland to Open VR Roller Coaster Ride in Florida

Lego is now opening the first VR roller coaster ride called the "Great Lego Race" in March at the Legoland Florida resort. Visitors have the option of wearing a headset and plunging themselves into the Lego world.

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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!

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Free Willy
Swimming With Dolphins Goes Cruelty-free Thanks to Waterproof VR Googles

With the help of VR, the Dolphin Swim Club is making the therapeutic experience of swimming with dolphins more accessible to everyone.

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Organizing the Virtual World's Information
Google Launches Poly, a Full-Color 3D Model Library

Internet giant Google has opened a 3D asset library. Called Poly, the repository teems with everyday and exotic objects for VR/AR creation.

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Pinching Virtual Pennies
Hackaday User Builds Budget Stereoscopic 3D VR Camera

Hackaday user Colin Pate has built his own 3D VR camera. Detailed across an in-depth Hackaday project, you can too.

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Smartphones, Smarter VR
Furion Software Could Bring High Quality VR to Your Smartphone

Researchers at Perdue University have outlined a new software solution to the limitations of underpowered smartphone-driven VR.

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Pixel Power
Pimax 8K VR Headset Kickstarter Projected to Pass $3.5-Million

Promising a VR future with peripheral vision and no motion sickness, proven Kickstarter campaigner Pimax is set to trounce its $200,000 goal.

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Old Masters, New Tech
Old Masters Artworks Digitized for VR Museum Experience

A 70 large collection of 17th-century Dutch Old Masters artworks have been digitized and housed in a specially commissioned VR museum.

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Lightening the Load
Lytro Announces Innovative VR Rendering Software

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Wrecktacular
Researchers Digitize WW2 Shipwreck, Viewable in VR

Marine archaeology project Presence in the Past brings WW2 shipwreck the SS Thistlegorm to VR, thanks to photogrammetry.

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New Frontiers
What is Mixed Reality? Microsoft Launches New VR Hardware

In tandem with its Fall Creators update for Windows 10, Microsoft has launched its new 3D visualization platform: Mixed Reality.

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Go-Goggles
Oculus Announces Sub-$200 Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset

Tired of tethering and aiming to put VR in front of billions, Oculus has revealed a new sub-$200 virtual reality headset, the Oculus Go.

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Seeing is Believing
Luxexcel Gets $4.7 Million Investment for Custom 3D Printed AR/VR Lenses

Dutch lens-maker Luxexcel has received a large investment boost in its efforts to create prescription eyewear for popular VR and AR hardware.

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