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Journey Into The Stratosphere 360 Degree Video

Experience what it’s like to leave Earth, traveling to over 90,000 feet into the stratosphere. Never before has a 360 video been recorded at these heights – so buckle up and enjoy the view as Seeker takes you on a journey to the Edge of Space. Have you ever imagined being able to journey high up into the sky, into an altitude so high that you are literally about to drift away from the surface of the Earth? In this 360 video, experience what it is like to leave the surface of the Earth, enter an altitude 3 times the normal height of where airplanes normally fly, the first time a 360 video has ever been documented at these heights….

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Sony Explains Huge Per-Region PSVR Demo Disc Content Differences

Responding to public reaction to the news that PlayStation VR buyers will receive far less content on their packed-in demo disc depending on where they live, Sony has responded with some sound reasoning to explain things. Recently, news stories circulated focusing on the imminent launch of Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset and the contents shipped with the device. More specifically, that depending on which region you bought it in, you may well get less for your money, in particular in terms of the packed in demo disc Sony is shipping with every unit. See Also: PlayStation VR: What You Do and Don’t Get in the Box It turns out that US buyers of PSVR will be treated to a disc boasting…

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Ninja Theory’s ‘DEXED’ is a Gorgeous Dream-like On-Rails Shooter

Built as part of an in-house game jam, Ninja Theory’s debut VR title DEXED is a beautiful on-rails shooter that pulls inspiration from the Sega Saturn classic Panzer Dragoon and a dash of cult shooter Ikaruga. It’s interesting to see older, classic game concepts and mechanics brought up to date inside an entirely new medium such as VR. For Ninja Theory’s developers, clearly in touch with their retro gaming past, Sega Saturn classic Panzer Dragoon‘s core ‘look to target’ system, was liberally pilfered for their latest title DEXED. Although, to this old time gamer, there’s a also more than a hint of cult shooter Ikaruga here too. Ninja Theory, developers of the forthcoming (and very pretty) brawler Hellblade, held an internal game…

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September 11 Memorial 360 Degree Video

If you lived in the states and old enough to remember that traffic morning on September 11th 2001, where terrorists hijacked the passenger planes and crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and crashed the third plane into the field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. This was one horrific morning were we lost 3,000 innocent lives. ABC news, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 memorial, visited the crash sites and captured the different sites in 360-degree virtual reality video, and honoring those who died that day. The National 9/11 Memorial at World Trade Center in New York Located in Lower Manhattan, The North and South Towers of the old World Trade Center was crashed by American Airlines Flight 11…

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MindMaze Combines Virtual Reality with Healthcare

MindMaze is a BioTechnology company that brings together a complex mix of roboticists, physicists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists committed to improving the life quality of brain injury survivors. The MindMaze team has developed and launched medical-oriented VR products that stimulate neural recovery. They translate virtual reality and neuroscience expertise into new fields of technology and health. MindMaze: The Intersection of Neuroscience and IOT The Swiss company develops user interfaces that include lightweight and wearable HMDs and 3D motion capture camera that deliver immersive VR, gesture/object recognition and augmented reality capabilities. It integrates these features with neuroscience-based protocols in order to design real-time feedback adapted to any user’s needs and abilities. Immersive Virtual Reality: Virtual reality offers a very stimulating environment…

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First Glimpse of Minecraft Being Played with Oculus Touch at MINECON 2016

Here’s the first footage of Minecraft being played with both an Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers, courtesy of this year’s MINECON event. This year’s MINECON has already brought news that Minecraft will receive Oculus Touch motion controller support and as part of an on stage panel, featuring among others Oculus CTO John Carmack, there was a video which offered a brief glimpse (the first that we’re aware of) showing what playing Minecraft in VR and with Oculus’ forthcoming Touch controllers is like. The video is just a few seconds long but demonstrates sword wielding and an interesting one-handed bow and arrow shooting technique which we’re somewhat intrigued by. Interestingly, room-scale is referred to as something the team is working…

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CyberLink Introduces PowerDirector 15 and Enables Complete Media Editing Software Series with 360-Degree Video Editing

“New suite offers hobbyists and consumers a complete solution for editing, color grading and producing 360-degree videos!” CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), today launched the latest versions of its Director Series video editing software featuring the award-winning PowerDirector 15, ColorDirector 5, AudioDirector 7 and ActionDirector 2. Among a host of groundbreaking editing features across the new lineup of products, special buzz surrounds the unveiling of CyberLink’s True360™ technology, which provides users with the necessary tools to create immersive 360-degree videos.  Check out Top 360 Video Collection Archive True360™ technology enables editors to apply a full range of movie making tools to 360 footage including titles, transitions and animated particle effects, and adds powerful features to create dynamic conventional videos from 360 clips…

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Oculus Rift co-Founder Funds Pro-Trump Campaign

Palmer Luckey, 24, known as the creator of the Oculus Rift VR headset, donated $10,000 to Nimble America. This a nonprofit organization that supports Donald Trump for the presidency of the U.S. He admitted this in a Facebook post after the scandal damaged the image of the Oculus Rift itself. In an effort to clean his image, Luckey said he would vote for the libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson. He also denied having written the post on Reddit with the ‘Nimble Rich’ pseudonym. Palmer Luckey, Nimble America, and Virtual Reality Making a political donation isn’t bad at all whether you support a candidate or another, but Nimble America is not a typical campaign group that supports Trump. Its main goal, as it…

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Blippar is a Magical AR Search Engine App

How else can I describe it? Things that look too astonishing to be real are either magic or too complex for us to understand. So I say it’s magic. Blippar is a visual discovery browser that uses augmented reality, computer vision technology, and artificial intelligence to connect people with the world. But how exactly? If you are curious about an object or a brand, you aim your smartphone’s camera using the Blippar application and it will instantly show you the most useful and entertaining content on the screen. It is very user-friendly and has a lot of information about many different things. Behind the Magic of the Blippar App Blippar can use your smartphone or tablet’s camera to recognize a…

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Five Universal Tasks of 3D User Interfaces with Doug Bowman

In 1968, Douglas Engelbart gave “The Mother of All Demos” where he gave the first public demonstration of a mouse as a computer control device. For the last 48 years, the mouse and keyboard have remained the primary input devices for human-computer interaction. Virtual and augmented reality represent a new immersive computing paradigm where the equivalent 3D user interfaces are being continually refined as there is a burst of innovation with new input devices. LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST http://d1icj85yqthyoq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Voices-of-VR-443-Doug-Bowman.mp3 Doug Bowman has been one of the leading researchers in 3DUI as the Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech, and the co-author of the 2004 book titled “3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice.” The…