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29 min ago | 4 Hoteliers

Virtual Reality ideal for co-branding studies.

Researchers chose the popular online space Second Life to investigate the co-branding preferences of a diverse range of participants in a hotel environment, something that would have been prohibitively expensive and time consuming in the real world.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Marketing

4 hrs ago | Canada.com

Virtual reality makes headway with the masses

If you can trace your way through blind alleys and dead ends to an old sawmill tucked away at the foot of Vancouver's Shaughnessy Street, you'll find yourself in a different world - a virtual world, and one that is realizing the dream of some Vancouver tech specialists of bringing virtual reality to the masses.

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8 hrs ago | Reuters

With virtual reality, researchers find a sweet spot in farming education

Australian researchers use the online world of Second Life to teach sugar cane farmers about climate change and new technologies they can use to reduce water use and fertilizer run-off.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology

13 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Will Facebook and Oculus VR Lead the Virtual Reality Revolution?

The $2 billion move shocked the tech world, as prior to the announcement, the small, privately owned Oculus looked to be primarily focused on gaming applications.

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

17 hrs ago | Engadget

You can pilot one of the robots from 'Pacific Rim' in virtual reality at Comic-Con

We're not sure how many of the new Oculus Rift VR kits have shipped out to developers already , but it looks like a healthy amount are in San Diego right now.

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Related Topix: Pacific Rim, Science / Technology, Gadgets

21 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

Virtual reality 'X-Men' experience awaits attendees at Comic-Con

The interactive digital experience uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which is not yet available to consumers, to simulate the fictional Cerebro technology used to track down mutants by the character portrayed by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy in the "X-Men" films.

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Related Topix: Thriller, X-Men, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Children TV, Entertainment, Television, Science / Technology, Celebrities, Patrick Stewart

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Facebook profit soars and revenue beats expectations

Facebook's stock soared late Wednesday after the company released another blockbuster financial report, even as analysts debated whether the giant social network can continue growing as rapidly as it has in recent years.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg, Science / Technology

VentureBeat

Samsung Ventures invests in Android microconsole maker BlueStacks

Samsung Ventures is announcing today that it has made an investment in BlueStacks , the company that has created the GamePop microconsole and Android gaming service.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Video Games, Science / Technology

Hispanic Business

Say goodbye to Naomi, Kate and Claudia. Enter 'Ava'.

Forget top models. With haute couture turning to virtual reality, holographic versions of the world's most in-demand models are now striding down the catwalks alongside their human counterparts.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Arts, Ballet

Advanced-television.com

BBC trials HFR and VR at Games

The BBC is using the Commonwealth Games to experiment with new coverage of live events.

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PC World

Facebook's vision for Oculus Rift realized: YouVisit takes VR beyond gaming

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg boldly claimed that Oculus Rift "has the potential to be the most social platform ever" after acquiring the virtual reality company back in March .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science / Technology, Yale University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KRAV-FM Tulsa

'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

Michael Fassbender stars in the film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which opened with $111 million over the holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: Thriller, X-Men, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Children TV, Entertainment, Television, Michael Fassbender, Science / Technology

Brandon Sun

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' virtual reality experience coming to Comic-Con

Fox has created an "X-Men"-themed virtual reality stunt especially for the pop-culture convention, which kicks off Thursday in San Diego.

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Related Topix: X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Science / Technology, Celebrities, Patrick Stewart

Advance

Virtual Training for Wounded Warriors

"It's normal physical therapy in a unique environment." That's how Christopher A. Rabago, PT, PhD, Center for the Intrepid, Broke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, described virtual reality-based physical therapy at a presentation at the APTA's Combined Sections Meeting titled "Virtual Reality-Based Rehabilitation for Injured Service Members," ... (more)

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Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Science / Technology, Bethesda, MD

Mon Jul 21, 2014

CNET News.com

Facebook closes Oculus deal

The social-networking giant's $2 billion deal for the virtual reality startup is done.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Mark Zuckerberg, Computers

Wall Street Journal

Oculus, Facebook Close Virtual-Reality Deal

Facebook announced plans to acquire the maker of virtual-reality headsets in March for $2 billion, including $400 million in cash.

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CBS News

Google Cardboard: Virtual reality made of paper

It's not often that you can get a truly breathtaking technological innovation for the cost of a few dollars in cardboard and a magnet.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Life, Hobbies, Origami

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

Queensland's cane farmers learn about climate change via virtual reality world

A new program, called Sweet Success, is using the online world of Second Life to help growers improve their farming practices and reduce their environmental impact.

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Examiner.com

Oculus Rift DK2 shipment delayed again

On Saturday, those who pre-ordered the Oculus Rift DK2 started receiving email notices to update their billing information.

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Silver Bullet Comics

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It is a post-apocalyptic world where ordinary people find a form of solace in the virtual reality of L.i.F.e. where most use it to work, play, and live.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Arizona

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