Virtual Reality News

Wiser has created a virtual reality news email that you can sign up to. Why? Because it appears closer now than ever before as the technology is advancing quickly, and for many it is one of the most exciting sectors in the tech industry. Virtual reality is where an individual is given a multi-sensory experience with a computer device. In this way, the user is immersed in a computer-simulated environment with the ultimate goal being to deliver taste, sense and touch sensory experiences, as well as sight and sound. It has been the subject of science fiction for as long as there has been science fiction, but recent technology advances have brought mainstream virtual reality devices a step closer. Just look at Facebook's acquisition of the virtual reality headset maker Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion dollars. Sony and Google are also involved in the space, with research going on in the gaming and medical industries, as well as the military. There is nothing virtual about the virtual reality news email from Wiser though. We collate the best articles from around the web so that you can stay informed quickly and easily. Register today.

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Watch: Tobii Tease Unnervingly Effective Vive Eye-Tracked VR Demo Ahead of GDC
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Using VR as a Tool to Cultivate Compassion with Condition One
Road to Virtual Reality • Kent Bye
ARM and SMI to Showcase New Mobile VR Eye-Tracking Demo at GDC
Road to Virtual Reality • Paul James
Archaeologists hunt for long-lost tomb of Scottish king
The Straits Times
SteamVR comes to Linux, a new game engine, and more gaming news
Phil Shapiro at Opensource.com • Robinmuilwijk
A fun educational experience
Stillwater News Press • David Bitton, Stillwater News Press
ZeniMax asks court to halt sales of Oculus products
Polygon - All • Michael Mcwhertor
ZeniMax Files Injunction To Stop Oculus From Selling VR Headsets
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Oregon Story Board Artists Aim To Transform Your World With Virtual Reality
KUOW News and Information • Aaron Scott
 
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BBC America, Virtual Reality
Watch: How ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Used Steam VR Tracking to Shoot VFX Shots
Road to Virtual RealityPaul James
It’s emerged that last year’s Star Wars: Rogue One, used existing virtual reality technology – specifically HTC Vive’s Steam VR tracking – to allow the film’s director to compose visual effects shots for the movie. Watch how it was done. Whatever you...
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Facebook Inc, Virtual Reality
Watch: Tobii Tease Unnervingly Effective Vive Eye-Tracked VR Demo Ahead of GDC
Road to Virtual RealityPaul James
This short but ingenious video snippet from eye-tracking specialists Tobii was built to tease a social VR demo they’ve been working on for GDC next week. It aptly highlights the subtle yet striking enhancements that eye tracking may being to social VR...
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Agriculture, Climate Change
Using VR as a Tool to Cultivate Compassion with Condition One
Road to Virtual RealityKent Bye
Danfung Dennis of Condition One has an ambitious vision for the potential of virtual reality, and it’s one of the most radical ones that I’ve come across. He believes that VR can be used as a tool to cultivate compassion through having...
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Smartphones, Virtual Reality
ARM and SMI to Showcase New Mobile VR Eye-Tracking Demo at GDC
Road to Virtual RealityPaul James
ARM Holdings and Sensormotoric Instruments (SMI) are teaming up at GDC to showcase the potential of powerful mobile GPUs, eye-tracking and foveated rendering technologies in a new made-for-VR demo that will debut at GDC next week. ARM, one of the world’s leaders...
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Virtual Reality
Archaeologists hunt for long-lost tomb of Scottish king
The Straits Times
EDINBURGH (AFP) - The tomb of a medieval king whose murder changed the course of Scottish history in a real-life "Game of Thrones" could be unearthed in a new hi-tech project launched Saturday (Feb 25). Archaeologists and virtual reality artists want to...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
SteamVR comes to Linux, a new game engine, and more gaming news
Phil Shapiro at Opensource.comRobinmuilwijk
In this edition of our open gaming roundup, we take a look at the SteamVR for Linux beta, a new open source game engine, and more. Open gaming roundup for February 12-25, 2017 Valve brings SteamVR support to Linux It's "full speed...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
A fun educational experience
Stillwater News PressDavid Bitton, Stillwater News Press
Ten-year-old Daemon Thacker was mesmerized while learning about the human skeleton Friday during the inaugural STEM Fair at Will Rogers Elementary. “I didn’t know there were eight bones in your wrist,” Thacker said. “This is really cool.” Thacker and fellow fourth-grader Julian...
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Copyright, Economic Policy
ZeniMax asks court to halt sales of Oculus products
Polygon - AllMichael Mcwhertor
Company seeks injunction on top of $500M judgment Publisher ZeniMax Media has made good on its intention to file an injunction against Oculus to stop the sale of Rift and any associated software that infringes upon ZeniMax’s copyrighted code, according to documents...
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Digital Media, Hardware & Peripherals
ZeniMax Files Injunction To Stop Oculus From Selling VR Headsets
yro.slashdot.orgBeauhd
ZeniMax, the parent company of Fallout and Skyrim developer Bethesda, has filed for an injunction against virtual-reality company Oculus over the recent stolen technology case. The company had accused Oculus of stealing VR-related code, and was subsequently awarded $500 million by a...
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Oregon Story Board Artists Aim To Transform Your World With Virtual Reality
KUOW News and InformationAaron Scott
View Slideshow 1 of 4 Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting, fly through the ceiling to the heavens above, or learn a dance from a virtual flamingo. It’s not a world far off. Virtual and augmented reality stand...
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