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9 min ago | Psychology Today

Diagnosing Dementia by Getting Lost in Virtual Worlds

Virtual Reality has been used as a tool for mental health treatment for decades.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, UC San Diego

2 hrs ago | Washington Technology

Raydon Corp. wins orders worth $99.4M to provide training simulation systems to Army

Raydon Corp. has won two orders with the General Services Administration totaling $99.4 million to provide the Army National Guard with training suites.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | Kotaku

One of the Best Oculus Rift Games I've Played Was Third-Person

When the Oculus rep met my confused look with, "yeah, we weren't sure it was going to work either," I didn't know what to expect.

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7 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Microsoft's Cooks Up Functional Surface Pro 3 Made From Cardboard

While cardboard might not necessarily be the most hi-tech material available at the moment, it has a lot of use, such as building boxes, and in some instances forming the frame of a virtual reality headset which is what Google debuted a couple of months ago .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Google, Startups, Gadgets

11 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Volusia defense firm gets $100 million for training simulator work

Raydon Corp., a military training systems contractor based in Volusia County, has secured nearly $100 million to build scores of training simulators for the Army National Guard , the company said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 26, 2014

TechCrunch

Facebook Hosts First Hackathon For Female Veterans

There are dozens of hackathons in Silicon Valley every month, but on Monday Facebook hosted one with a twist.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Medicine, Anxiety, Health, Life, Veteran Affairs, Science / Technology

International Business Times

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Coming With New ID, Unlock Tech; IFA To See Curved TV And Possible Gear VR

A sales assistant checks Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S5 smartphones at a shop in Seoul July 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Science / Technology

/film

Watch: Star Wars Oculus Rift Game Lightsaber Motion Tracking Demo

It seems all of the video gamers I know are very excited for the Oculus Rift virtual reality helmet gaming system.

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Business Journal

Second Life creator who tipped off 'Zuck' about Oculus VR talks about Facebook's virtual future

The UpTake: Imagine crossing Second Life with the world's largest social network.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Apple, Science / Technology

Korea Herald

Samsung gets accreditation for virtual r...

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. recently obtained government certification for its virtual reality headset, a state agency said Tuesday, creating a buzz that the new product may be showcased at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin next month.

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Related Topix: Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, Electronics, Science / Technology

MobyGames

New Game: Que: Ancient Leaf no Yōsei

You are Makoto, a high-school sophomore. One day, you receive a package with a virtual reality gadget that lets you experience a social networking service called Que.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Software

PC Magazine

The Virtual Moment?

Virtual reality has come a long way since the 1990s, with Oculus VR and Sony leading the charge.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Napster, Twitter, Headphones

Mon Aug 25, 2014

NewsFactor

Bounty Offered for Oculus Rift Bugs

That's because the social networking giant has just added Oculus to its White Hat bounty program.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Science / Technology, Irvine, CA

Time

The Ideal Earthquake Warning System and Other Fascinating News on the Web

According to scientists at U.C. Berkeley, an earthquake early warning system sent an alert ten seconds before a 6.0 magnitude quake hit the Napa area.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, UC Berkeley, Science / Technology

Cinema Blend News

VR Gaming Could Cause Death, Says Dev

Virtual reality gaming has been something sought after and pursued by the gaming industry for ages.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Inventor Spot

Meet Oculix: An Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Interface For Netflix

There's this thing Netflix does occasionally, called a hack day . Basically, they get all their engineers together, and tell them to go nuts - to get creative and put together something awesome that involves their service.

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PR-inside.com

Barco Medical Imaging - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review - New Market Research Report

The company's products include displays, monitors, workstations, projectors, LED displays, video walls, visual display systems, image processing systems, AV streaming systems, networked solutions, and presentation and collaboration systems, among others.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology

Sun Aug 24, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

New Virtual Reality Navigation System to Help Diagnose Cognitive Defects

Experts agree that the ability to navigate a neighborhood or built space is one of the first faculties to suffer at the onset of cognitive decline.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, UC San Diego, Computers

Business News

Oculus Half Life 2 video shows great potential for VR in FPS games

We've heard how games like Eve Valkyrie, Enemy Starfighter and Project CARS lend themselves well to VR integration by virtue of stationary cockpits and even an Oculus mod that gives you a Gauntlet-style top down third person view of yourself.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Computer And Video Games

Half-Life 2 VR training play video is gleeful fun

First-person shooters are the obvious place to implement VR technology, but up until now most impressive Oculus Rift demonstrations have occurred in cockpits .

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