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Yesterday | Engadget

Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift

If games, wildlife documentaries and virtual strolls in the park aren't enough to validate virtual reality for you, try this one: educational motivation.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Gadgets

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sunday Herald

Salmond in the swing with his virtual reality simulator

The passionate golf fan let it slip he is a fan of the World Golf Tour website which lets players tee off on famous virtual golf courses across the globe.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Startups, World Golf Tour

Daily Mail

Virtual reality headset allows terminally ill grandmother with...

Virtual reality headsets are popular among video gamers as they provide a realistic experience while playing, but one terminally ill grandmother with cancer has found out that the headset can be used to walk outside without actually stepping foot out of her house.

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ClipSyndicate

Video: Virtual Reality Offers A Last Walk In The Sun For Sick Grandmother

Most of us think of virtual reality as the next big thing in gaming. But this sad yet inspiring s... More>> Most of us think of virtual reality as the next big thing in gaming.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Video

Government Executive

You Could Virtually Hover Over a Battlefield With Oculus

Attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: World News, Denmark, Science / Technology, Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Iol.co.za

Barclays sells largest note tied to Facebook

Barclays sold $37.9 million of structured notes tied to shares of Facebook, the largest such offering in the US.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Mark Zuckerberg, Mobile Marketing, Science / Technology, Computers

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Examiner.com

How virtual reality will change education

With all the buzz about Oculus VR recently being acquired by Facebook , there is renewed excitement about the possibilities of using virtual reality in education.

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Forbes.com

Your Voice Will Control The Future

We're only a few months in to 2014 and already billions have been spent by some of the world's largest digital players, each of these companies eager to own the next big thing.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Amazon

Wall Street Journal

Data Point: Videogames Hit $1 Million Fast on Kickstarter

Kickstarter is seen as a place for passion projects, where average people can pledge some money to help get an idea get off the ground.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Social Software, Science / Technology, Marketing

ContactMusic.com

How The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Change Life As We Know It

Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook posse will be releasing the Oculus Rift VR headset this summer, but what is it and how will it change technology forever? Facebook have been splashing out a lot of money lately! Although, we have to say, the $2 billion that they've spent on the Oculus Rift VR headset seems fairly affordable in the light of the $19 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Facebook, Watches

Criminal Report Daily

How Social Media Overload Can Lead to Break-Ups

The intersection of sex and technology continues to arch many an eyebrow in the digital age.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Robots, Science / Technology

Positive Technology Journal

A post-stroke rehabilitation system integrating robotics, VR and high-resolution EEG imaging

Abstract We propose a system for the neuro-motor rehabilitation of upper limbs in stroke survivors.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CiteULike

Virtual reality therapy for adults post-stroke: a systematic review...

Virtual reality therapy for adults post-stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring virtual environments and commercial games in therapy.

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Ars Technica

Will VR make flat panels obsolete? Oculus' founder gives it 20 years

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has never been shy about sharing his vision for the potential of virtual reality technology to create wholly new experiences and computing interfaces.

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Laughing Squid

A Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Controlled by an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

Germany-based programmer Diego Araos has created a web interface that allows a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadcopter to be controlled using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

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The Motley Fool

A Realistic Look at Sony's and Facebook's Virtual Reality Efforts

To some tech investors, virtual reality represents the final frontier of gaming and entertainment.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Science / Technology, Headphones, The, Video Games, Deep Silver

Nag.blog

Nature documentary for the Oculus Rift? Well ok

Now that Facebook owns Oculus VR, all sorts of people have taken note of the gaming peripheral.

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SPOnG.com

Virtual Reality Means the Death of Telly Says Oculus Founder - News

While in some quarters the jury's still out on whether virtual reality will even make it beyond the realms of 'niche hobby', Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has said it's the death knell for the traditional telly-like display.

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Petaluma360

Sheriff's Office wants costly simulator program to improve deputies' training

Sonoma County Sheriff's officials made a pitch to members of the county's Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force Monday for an expensive virtual reality tool they said would help improve deputies' response to serious incidents requiring use of force.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Tempe, AZ

Mon Apr 14, 2014

TechCrunch

The Next Oculus? Survios' Epic Zombie-Killing Game Mixes Motion Capture With VR

Now that the entire virtual reality space has gotten a big boost from Facebook's $2 billion deal to buy Oculus , who's next? Right now, virtual reality is pretty stationary: you sit there, put on a headset and are transported to an entirely new world.

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