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54 min ago | Emmy Advanced Media

Leap Motion Wants to Blend the Real World and Virtual Reality

One of the best features of VR headsets also happens to be one of its greatest shortcomings.

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4 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

Future of Film: Why Oculus Rift Was Worth $2B to Facebook

Racing against Sony's Project Morpheus, the virtual-reality firm has come up with a headset that creates a theater before your very eyes When Palmer Luckey, then just 18, began tinkering with ideas for a virtual reality headset in his parents' garage in Long Beach, Calif., in 2011, movies provided part of his inspiration.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Theater, Arts, Irvine, CA, Entertainment

8 hrs ago | Digital Game Developer

Photo Release -- Vortex VR Partners With 3D Systems to Launch Virtual ...

2, 2014 -- 3D Systems   announced today that it has partnered with Vortex VR, Inc., an emergent leader in virtual reality technology, and GameFace Labs, to develop the VRTX I, Vortex VR's new virtual reality mobile phone case and head mounted display device.

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Related Topix: Scientific Instruments, 3D Systems, Electronics, Software, 3DS, Video Games, Rock Hill, SC, Science / Technology, Cellphones

Mon Sep 01, 2014

SlashGear.com

Vortex VR turns LG G3 into sub-$100 Oculus-style HUD

An LG-powered virtual reality headset which relies on the G3 smartphone has beaten Samsung's well-rumored Gear VR to market, helped along the way with 3D printing.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Printers

Wired

Defuse a Bomb With Friends In This Brilliant Oculus Game

It's a typical action-movie cliche. Someone has to disarm a bomb, but they know nothing about how to do it.

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Kotaku

Shake Your Head at a Virtual Japanese Schoolgirl

Summer Lesson is an upcoming tech demo for Sony's new virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Joystiq

VR puzzler Darknet teaches players technomancy

E McNeill's Darknet was the winner in the open call category of the 2013 Oculus Indiecade VR Jam .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Video Games

CNN

The International Market for Military Training and Simulation

The 2014 International Forum for The Military Training, Education and Simulation Sectors exhibition welcomed 15 new companies along with a historic growth in attendee numbers.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, Science / Technology

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Engadget

Recommended Reading: The (second) rise of virtual reality

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, iPhone, Gadgets

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The Rating Outlook remains Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS The affirma... )--FUND A db x-trackers FTSE 100 UCITS ETF DEALING DATE A 28-Aug-14 NAV PER SHARE A GBP6.9266 NUMBER OF SHARES IN ISSUE A 39,394,680 CODE A )--Vortex VR, Inc., an emergent leader in virtual reality technology, today announced the launch of VRTX I, a lightweight VR Mobile phone ... (more)

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Medical News

Uh GCSW receives Nih grant to study health consequences of heroin use

The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work is the recipient of a 5-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term use and health consequences of heroin use.

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Related Topix: Drugs, University of Houston, Medicine, Science / Technology, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CNET News.com

'Elders' visit Italy, ride roller coaster with Oculus Rift

Watch as senior citizens slip on the virtual reality headset and get a tour of a villa in Italy and get stuck in a haunted house in this Fine Brothers video.

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Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Port Orange manufacturer Raydon lands $99M military contract for virtual trainers

Raydon Corp. has won a $99.4 million contract - the largest in its history - to provide virtual-reality training simulators to the Army National Guard.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Port Orange, FL, Science / Technology, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Volusia County, FL, Ormond Beach, FL

Customer Interaction Solutions

Vortex VR Launches Mobile VR Solution at PAX Prime 2014

Vortex VR, Inc., an emergent leader in virtual reality technology, today announced the launch of VRTX I, a lightweight VR Mobile phone case and Head Mounted Display device with a 100A field of view, tailor-made for the new LG G3 Quad HD smartphone.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, 3D Systems, Headphones, Inventions

MilkandCookies

Can a Search Dog Find Meat Hidden in a Deep Lake?

Search dog, Fern, is going to test out her senses to see if she can find a canister filled with pork meat in the middle of a lake, under 7 meters of water and mud.

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Towleroad

Check Out These Elders' Awestruck Reaction to Experiencing Virtual Reality For the First Time: VIDEO

With practical and convincing virtual reality devices having emerged on the scene in just the past couple of years, the whole concept of VR continues to awe even the youngest and most tech-savvy among us.

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Laughing Squid

Elders React to the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

On the latest episode of Elders React , Benny and Rafi Fine of The Fine Brothers film senior citizens' reactions to new technology as they try out the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

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Eurogamer

Video: Is the world ready for virtual reality?

Here at Eurogamer we're as fascinated by the possibilities of virtual reality headsets as anybody - look out for Digital Foundry's impressions of the Oculus Rift DK2 very soon - but the burning question remains: is the general public ready to embrace this intense, weird-looking and potentially vomit-inducing new technology? Gav Murphy volunteered ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Journalism

IGN

Take An Augmented Roller Coast Ride With The Oculus Rift

Researchers have created a way to experience an Oculus Rift virtual reality ride on a real roller coaster, synchronized to the real track.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times

'The Congress' envisions a future dystopian virtual reality

In "The Congress," an ambitiously trippy and compulsively watchable dystopian saga from Israeli writer-director Ari Folman adapting a novel by Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem, Robin Wright gamely and effectively plays a version of herself.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Waltz With Bashir, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Movies, Entertainment

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