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VICELAND Launches First Episode in VR Documentary Series

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In March, VICE announced their partnership with Samsung to co-produce a documentary series that follows VR creators as they take on various projects within the new immersive medium. These documentaries will be distributed not only on VICE and Samsung’s platforms but will also air primetime on VICELA[……]

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The best HTC Vive games you need to play

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The HTC Vive is finally alive and in out the wild for all the world to use. But what exactly can you try right now?Well, Valve has a pretty extensive library of games for the Vive, and while not all of them are entirely complete – some are episodic while others are demo length – you’ll still have to[……]

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4K Samsung Serif is part artwork, part television

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The humble household TV has become slimmer, screen sizes have grown dramatically, and there are more pixels being squeezed into every panel than ever before. But, for the most part, the remarkable modern screens we get to enjoy are surrounded by dull gray or black plastic. Samsung is aiming to chang[……]

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DeepHand motion tracking enters the VR arms race

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The VR arms race is in full flight, and hands seem to be the next front line in the battle, whether that’s fought with infrared cameras, electromagnetic sensors, handheld controllers like those used by the HTC Vive, Playstation Move or Oculus Touch, or even full-body exoskeletons. Now, a team at Pur[……]

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Field of view: The week in virtual reality

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Welcome once again VR lovers to your weekly roundup of the latest launches, announcements and rumours flying around in the world of VR that we’ve saved to tell you all about them right here.

On the site this week, our features editor Sophie tells us why you shouldn’t be put off virtual reality b[……]

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VR Helping Train Medics To Save Lives in Battle

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This VR simulation is supporting the future training of medics in the UK Armed Forces.When it comes to preparing army medics for the working conditions of a warzone, it’s difficult to recreate the cramped conditions and stress of battle inside a moving Chinook helicopter on its way to evacuate a cri[……]

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Oculus Starts Shipping Rift Without Delays, Announces OC3

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After their fair share of delays, Facebook-owned Oculus is now officially caught up with back-ordered supplies of the Rift.The company announced Tuesday that Rifts are now shipping in 2 to 4 business days and that all pre-orders have now shipped. The latest announcement comes on the heels of HTC ann[……]

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report, a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. You can enjoy the full audio recording below:The VRScout Report – The Week in VR ReviewPokemon Go could be the perfect storm of nostalgia, brand recognition, and technology. Continuing in Snapchat’[……]

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Electromagnets promise precision finger-tracking for VR environments

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Expected some time in the new year, the consumer launch of the Oculus Rift and Touch controllers soon after are set to open immersive new worlds for VR explorers. But how we interact with those worlds will continue to evolve long after the first headsets are strapped on. Offering a glimpse into the[……]

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Microsoft Research shows off gloveless hand tracking device

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As evidenced by the Kinect system, Microsoft has a serious dedication to making user interfaces that track the movement of its users. The company has shown a new technology, which it is calling Digits, that tracks hand movements through a device worn on a user’s wrist. This means there are no gloves[……]

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