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VR

Facebook adds initiative for military veterans

Published on 11/09/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Called the Military and Veterans Hub, the initiative will include a 12-month AR/VR career development pilot program. The hub will “provide online safety tips, resources for finding jobs and digital skills” for veterans. The partnership with SCORE includes mentor matching, a business launching toolkit, and workshops.

Sony announces new VR attraction

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Published on 11/05/2019 @ 8 AM EST

In partnership with The Void, Sony’s latest attraction lets the user enter Jumanji in VR ahead of the movie’s December 13th premiere date. Four people can enter at a time, each serving as one of the main characters, and the goal is to return the Red Jewel of Jumanji to a sacred temple.

British Airways trialing VR headsets

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Published on 08/18/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Designed for passengers, the wearables will let first class flyers from Heathrow to JFK have 2D, 3D, or 360° experiences. Many of the programs are to help those with flying fears.

Facebook’s Quill 2.0 adds VR creativity

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Published on 08/03/2019 @ 1 AM EST

The tool’s latest update includes additional resources for creating VR illustrations and animations, including creating an entire project in VR from concept to completion. Because VR artists are continually seeing their work in its VR form, they can better sync audio and add transitions.

Oculus VR and Amazon Prime join forces

Published on 07/25/2019 @ 7 AM EST

Owners of the Oculus Quest, Go, Rift, and Gear VR now have access to their Amazon Prime accounts and content. This includes all the shows and movies as well as exclusive VR content.

Facebook develops VR wrist wearable

Published on 07/22/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Looking like a chunky smartwatch, Tasbi can both vibrate and squeeze your wrist to further interaction with the virtual world. Though just a prototype, users would sport one wearable on each wrist and would require a computer vision sensor.