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Microsoft Introduce The Garage Reality Room to Employees
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Microsoft’s Garage project has made spaces around the world available to their employees where they can go hands on with specialised hardware, such as 3D printers, and create and experiment in their own time. Now, the Garage is getting expanded with Reality Rooms, where employees can experiment with the latest augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) hardware and software.

Microsoft have already shown their dedication to the new techno...

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5 Industries that Will Drive VR Growth in 2018
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As we enter 2018 there’s a great deal of expectation being placed upon the growth of virtual reality (VR) and the coming consumer initiation of augmented reality (AR). However, while this year may not see the mass adoption that these immersive mediums are destined for, there are many areas which will a significant uptake in 2018. VR Playhouse’s CEO, Ian Forester, has delivered his thoughts on what aspects of VR will see the most growth, and why.

VR Playhouse is a Los An...

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VR vs. 2017 (Predictably) – Part 2
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Hello everybody and welcome back to this two-part VR vs. where I look over the results of last year’s predictions as to what 2017 would bring and see how I actually did in the great scheme of things. So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how successful I’ve been at being a technology prognosticator – you can click here to read part one.  Now we go into what makes up the second half of the predictions, taken fro...

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Dominate the Open Oceans in Multiplayer Title Ship Ahoy
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Even if you’re not too well acquainted with the water, instantly feeling nauseous when stepping onto a boat, there’s no denying that the open oceans hold a mysterious lure for many looking to set out on an adventure. If that seems like too much hard work – or you’ve not got enough time for a real nautical escape – then there’s always virtual reality (VR), with the latest pirate experience Ship Ahoy due to launch soon for HTC Vive.

Developed by Argentinian team OKAM Stud...

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FCC Listing For Oculus Go Suggests 32GB and 64GB Models
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The race is on to capture the market for standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets. HTC Vive are planning to begin sipping its HTC Vive Focus standalone headset at the end of January, and while Oculus have promised an early 2018 release for the Oculus Go, no details on its launch have yet emerged. Yet, the FCC listing for the device does offer some information.

German site Mobielkopen originally spied the l...

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Customise Your 360 Videos with VeeR Editing Suite
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The rise is user-generated content over the past few years has seen a boom in independent videogame studios, and a lot of the one-or-two person teams have invested early in virtual reality (VR) development. However, there’s still a knowledge barrier for coding, and so the next frontier will be 360 degree videos. A new mobile app, VeeR Editor, aims to make the editing process simple and efficient without any required knowledge of best practices.

There’s already a wide se...

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Life In 360°: “And We Ride The Countryside, Take It High And Wide”
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So that’s it. We’re finally on January 3rd 2018 and VRFocus‘ Christmas Mode is no more for another eleven and a bit months. Everything has officially snapped back to normal on VRFocus which means that Life In 360 returns to its usual time of 10AM (UK time) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Since yesterday was a Tuesday you’ll still end up with four Li360’s this week as opposed to the usual...

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Benchmark Your PC to Industry Standards with Discounts on 3DMark, PCMark 10, and VRMark
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A lot of people around the world will be joining the virtual reality (VR) community this holiday season, as well as getting new PC hardware and even entirely new systems. Want to know if your new kit is up to scratch? What exactly is it capable of? That’s what Futuremark aim to help you learn.

Futuremark has become a leading name in consumer-ready benchmarking software, allowing users at any level of PC knowledge to get a better understanding of what their hardware can ...

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Ground Runner: Trials Drifts Onto The Oculus Store
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Wheels. Are really any good? I mean, they probably featured reasonably heavily in your day if you’ve ever used any kind of transport ever. And you’d probably be utterly lost without them through one thing and another, but with all that said… what have they done for us lately?

Clearly nothing, right?This is the 2010’s! We’re officially in “the future”, and if Back To The Future Part II taught us anything as a species it’s that hovering and flying everything is the

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DoubleMe Uses AR Holograms To Unite Families
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Much has been written about the business use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), particularly in areas such as design or teleconferencing. What is sometimes overlooked is the power that immersive technology has to promote human connections by uniting people who are seperated by time, distance, cost or disability. DoubleMe, Orbital Media and charity Harrison’s Fund have teamed up in an effort to help a young boy with a series medical condition connect with his Grandfather.

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