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Added 12 October, 2017

Discovery is partnering with Google on a virtual reality travel series that spans all seven continents. The 38-episode experience explores the rituals and traditions of cultures in North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antartica, and Europe. Emmy award-winner Sascha Unseld, who also directed Oculus Story Studio's Dear Angelica VR...

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Added 4 October, 2017

The world's first hologram theater will likely become known for virtual resurrection of celebrities (Hologram USA has reportedly struck deals with the estates of singers like Whitney Houston, Jackie Wilson, Billie Holiday, and Buddy Holly as well as comedians like Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx), but they’ll also be dealing in MMA fights and even...

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Added 30 September, 2017

AMC Entertainment, one of America's largest movie theater chains, has invested in and formed a partnership with location-based virtual reality startup Dreamscape Immersive. As part of the agreement, AMC will commit $10 million in equity investment and finance up to six Dreamscape Immersive VR centers within AMC cinemas and standalone locations...

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Added 23 September, 2017

Japanese startup Vaqso has secured funding to invest in the mass production of a VR headset add-on device which creates scents for headset wearers relevant to what they are seeing. The compact wireless device shoots out relevant smells based on the VR contents, amplifying experiences and making them even more realistic. Smells created during...

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Added 7 September, 2017

It comes as no surprise to learn of the continued artistic application of virtual reality. And to witness film festivals like Sundance or Tribeca embracing the technologically-driven storytelling medium only makes sense. But when one hears that a more traditional institution such as the Venice Film Festival, now in its 74th year, will be...

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Added 31 August, 2017

A new kind of advertising is coming to N.F.L. games and other programming on Fox Sports this fall: the six-second television commercial. Fox Networks Group will offer the bite-size slots alongside its standard 15- and 30-second ads for a variety of sporting events after first testing the format on its broadcast of the Teen Choice Awards in mid-...

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Added 24 August, 2017

oyole Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products such as advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices, has introduced the world's first 4G LTE 3D virtual mobile theater. The new 4G Royole Moon is first launching in China for the Chinese market....

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Added 13 August, 2017

The FOX Sports virtual reality platform places viewers into a cool looking private room where they can hang out together and watch sports events on a large screen in the center. LiveLike, the company behind the app, is looking to add features that allow viewers to invite friends into the suite. To use the app, a viewer connects their account to...

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Added 11 August, 2017

Imagine putting on a VR headset, seeing the virtual world take shape around you, and then navigating through that world without waving any controllers around—instead steering with your thoughts alone. That’s the new gaming experience offered by the startup Neurable.
Neurable isn’t a gaming company; the Boston-based startup works on the...

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Added 3 August, 2017

The UK’s “mindfulness mega-trend” shows no sign of running out of breath, with sales of “mind, body, spirit” books booming, against a background of slowing sales elsewhere on the shelves. Topped by Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim’s The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, a guide to “how to be calm in a busy world” that has sold more than 43,...