Book Buzz: "Ulysses" to become virtual reality game

An Irish filmmaker is bringing a particularly daunting passage of the novel to life.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 20th, 2017

10 Ways That Virtual Reality Will Change Your Life

Virtual reality (VR) has been a long-time coming. It started back in the 1980s but the machines were huge, the games sucked and they made people throw up due to motion sickness. However, as technology has improved – virtual reality has re-emerged and today it’s about ready to go mainstream. You might not believe it but virtual reality will change all of our lives and here are 10 ways that will happen: Reaction Training This is going to be a big deal for police forces where they’re trying to ensure that a police officer reacts appropriately in any given situation. You don’t want an officer pulling his gun on a child with a water pistol but not do you want her to take unnecessary risks when the perpetrator is holding an AK-47. Virtual reality simulators means the police officers can be thrown into hundreds of different situations and their reactions can be guided through experience. The key is to teach police officers de-escalation techniques as part of these programs so that gun use becomes a last resort. Relieving Paralysis At Duke University the neuroscience team have achieved something truly remarkable with VR – they’ve taught paralyzed people how to access their nerves by giving them the experience of walking in a virtual environment. This has led to almost 50% of patients involved in the trials learning to regain actual mobility, of some form, in real life. How the technique achieves these results is not yet fully understood but they’re remarkable results nonetheless. Courtroom Research When a jury is empanelled they will be asked to revisit the scene of the crime but this, to date, has always meant listening to expert witnesses and reviewing video and photographic evidence. VR means that this is no longer the case and that crime scenes can be rendered in full so that juries can get a true understanding of the scene and better interpret the data they are given by the prosecution and defense teams. Sexual Release If there’s a technological advance that doesn’t somehow get pulled into the realm of sex – we’re not sure what it would be. VR promises something completely new; truly immersive porn. Pop your headset on and a body suit which contains various “stimulating devices” and you can suddenly be banging your favorite porn star rather than watching them bang. We’re not sure what this means for the future of the human race because if people are staying at home playing in VR fantasy – where will the babies come from? Better Manufacturing If you can build and test prototypes in VR; you can substantially reduce manufacturing costs and then move straight to production without costly interim prototypes. This isn’t quite ready yet but they’ve already got software which allows people to create fully interactive 3D-models in space and that can help with product testing too. New components can be overlaid on the real world to see how they look and feel before moving to production. Yet More Marketing If there’s one thing that’s never in doubt; when there’s something cool [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchJul 17th, 2017

Book Buzz: "Ulysses" to become virtual reality game

An Irish filmmaker is bringing a particularly daunting passage of the novel to life.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 20th, 2017

"Virtual orchestra" hits high notes in London

Music fans will be able to immerse themselves into the world of an orchestra thanks to a virtual reality experience launched in London on Friday. Visitors to the Virtual Orchestra at the Southbank Centre can don virtual reality headsets and experience how.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 7th, 2017

Disneyland Resorts to Get ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ Multiplayer Virtual Reality Experience This Year

Location-based virtual reality startup The Void has teamed up with Lucasfilm and IMLxLab to bring a “Star Wars”-themed mutiplayer virtual reality experience to Disneyland Resorts in Southern California and Orlando, Florida. The new VR experience, dubbed “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” will open to consumers this holiday season, the three companies announced Thursday. The experience was... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 3rd, 2017

10 Ways That Virtual Reality Will Change Your Life

Virtual reality (VR) has been a long-time coming. It started back in the 1980s but the machines were huge, the games sucked and they made people throw up due to motion sickness. However, as technology has improved – virtual reality has re-emerged and to.....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchOct 8th, 2016

Did Steven Spielberg Leave Himself On ‘Ready Player One’s’ Cutting-Room Floor?

Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film Ready Player One appears to be an intriguing mix of past and future. The movie, based on Ernest Cline's novel, takes place in a dystopian future where people work and play in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. When the founder of OASIS dies, a competition he's created is [...] Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated film Ready Player One appears to be an intriguing mix of past and future. The movie, based on Ernest Cline’s novel, takes place in a dystopian future where people work and play in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. When the founder of OASIS dies, a competition he’s created is held to give away his fortune and ownership of his virtual world. And that’s where the past comes in: Anorak’s Game is filled with homages to ’80s pop culture, including Back to the Future’s Delorean, Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T., and The A-Team’s van, along with appearances by characters from the DC Comics universe and A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. Of course, Spielberg’s own movies were a big part of that era, which left him with a big choice: Would he acknowledge his own ’80s projects or not? (Click on the media bar below to hear Steven Spielberg) Ready Player One opens in theaters on March 30, 2018. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by Susan Brown.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 17th, 2017

Comcast-Backed Virtual Reality Startup AltspaceVR Shuts Down

Social virtual reality (VR) startup AltspaceVR has run out of funding and is going to shut down its service in early August. AltspaceVR announced the closure late Thursday, inviting its users to a final farewell party in its virtual world on August 3. An AltspaceVR spokesperson told Variety that the company’s staff of about 40... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 28th, 2017

Landmark Entertainment Is Building A Virtual Reality World’s Fair

Landmark Entertainment President and CEO Tony Christopher thinks it’s about time that the world joined virtual reality: Landmark is unveiling plans to build what it calls a Virtual world’s fair, which could eventually house hundreds of pavilions and b.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 15th, 2015

Top 10 Times TV Shows Predicted the Future

It has become a running joke that The Simpsons has accurately predicted a number of events, including our current political situation in America. Over the years there have been an alarming amount of instances of life imitating art, which causes conspiracy theories abound. Do the creators of the shows just have a keen eye? Or do they know something that the rest of us don’t? Some of these predictions are so on point, it makes the latter slightly believable, but you will just have to decide for yourself. 10: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Predicts Google Glass Sci-fi shows and movies have come to life in a lot of ways over the past few decades as the tech industry has boomed. Some writers were truly ahead of their time when it comes to the technology characters use in those stories (Philip K. Dick’s Paycheck comes to mind, as it featured cell phones despite being released two decades before the device was invented). The eye top computers featured in Star Trek were called Virtual Display Devices. Also referred to as a Virtual Scanner Headset at least once, they were first seen in DS9’s ‘The Ship.’ While they vary in use, the similarities are striking. The Virtual Display Device were substitutes for the standard viewscreen aboard most starships. Today, senior search engineer at Google Amit Singhal says that he draws a lot of inspiration from the technology in the beloved series. Google Glass is like a pair of glasses that you wear, and it will display information similar to a smartphone, entirely hands-free. The device also responds to natural language commands, and the newest version of the product was released as recently as July of 2017. 9: Family Guy Predicts Caitlyn Jenner Family Guy is the last show anyone would accuse of being politically correct, and despite often being offensive and infuriating (RIP Brian), it is one of the most popular television series today. When Caitlyn Jenner finally announced herself to the world in 2015, clips from an episode released six years prior titled ‘We Love You, Conrad’ went viral with the claim that Seth MacFarlane had predicted her gender transition. In the episode, Stewie and Brian are discussing her son Brody Jenner and the details surrounding his birth. Brian says, “Bruce Jenner is a man,” to which Stewie replies, “No, Brian, that’s what the press would have you believe, but he’s not. Bruce Jenner is a woman. An elegant, beautiful, Dutch woman.” MacFarlane didn’t want to comment on the origin of the jokes, but he did express his support for her. 8: Person of Interest Predicts Edward Snowden Person of Interest is a sci-fi drama that centers around government surveillance, and a particular episode hit closer to home than anyone could have foreseen. In May 2012, the show aired an episode titled ‘No Good Deed’ in which a young analyst named Henry Peck sought out a journalist to finally tell the truth. He wanted the world to know that the government was watching people illegally and on a “massive [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchAug 23rd, 2017

Sundance festival embraces virtual reality

A real-life homicide, a woman who wakes up after being frozen for 30 years and a close encounter with a whale -- these are some of the virtual reality films creating a buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival. "It’s pretty amazing," sai.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 18th, 2017

First "Ready Player One" Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con Panel!

Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke pose at a photo call for Ready Player One before hitting the stage at the Warner Bros. panel held during 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif. The co-stars were joined at the event by T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, director Steven Spielberg, and author Ernie Cline. The [...] Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke pose at a photo call for Ready Player One before hitting the stage at the Warner Bros. panel held during 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif. The co-stars were joined at the event by T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, director Steven Spielberg, and author Ernie Cline. The futuristic movie features such 80s icons as The Iron Giant, Freddie Krueger, and the DeLorean from Back to the Future. You can see them all in the first footage from the film, which debuted during the panel. “What made me want to tell the story more than anything else, was the kind of world 2045 gives to people, which is so dystopian,” Steven said during the panel (via THR). “People are leaving the country and all of a sudden virtual reality gives you a choice, gives you another world to exist in. And you can do anything in that world. Anything you can possibly imagine … that interaction between real life and virtual life, by the third act of this movie is virtual non-existant.” RPO – SDCC Teaser.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 22nd, 2017

Young adult book trilogy gets a virtual reality deal

In what is being reported as a world first, rights for a trilogy of young adult books have been acquired with the specific intention of turning them into a virtual reality production. The news was reported by The Bookseller and retweeted by Guy Gadney, wh.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooDec 24th, 2016

EXCLUSIVE! Mario Lopez Chats About His New Candy Crush Game Show & Reveals His Celebrity Crush!

Mario Lopez has a sweet tooth! Earlier this month, the TV personality began hosting a weekly game show based on the highly-popular Candy Crush mobile game that involves teams of two people using their wits and physical agility to compete for the coveted $100,000 prize! There's also a series of in-game events where Mario is made into [...] Mario Lopez has a sweet tooth! Earlier this month, the TV personality began hosting a weekly game show based on the highly-popular Candy Crush mobile game that involves teams of two people using their wits and physical agility to compete for the coveted $100,000 prize! There's also a series of in-game events where Mario is made into his very own animated character! Related: All These Celebrities Have Cookbooks! We got to chat with the 43-year-old host about his new role and more (you won't believe his celeb crush!) -- ch-ch-check out the EXCLUSIVE! interview (below)!! PH: Were you a fan of Candy Crush before the show? If not, is there an app you can't live your day-to-day without? ML: I've always been a fan of Candy Crush Saga it's a great way to pass time and de-stress. It's fun, everyone can play and it's entertaining since it gets harder as you advance in the game. I love a good challenge! I also like the new in-game live events that correspond with the Candy Crush TV show that I'm hosting. I trip out when I see the "candified" me and my big Rottweiler head! Along with Candy Crush, I love Uber, Uber rocks! PH: Contestants are strapped in and suspended during the program to play vertically and horizontally. Have you taken the board for a ride? ML: Yes, it's a lot of fun! It's cool to experience the game on our larger-than-life screen. PH: What is your favorite candy and who is your celeb crush?? -- minus your wife Courtney, of course! ;) ML: My favorite candy is popcorn and M&M's! I love the salty sweet combination. My celebrity crush other than the lovely Mrs. Lopez is Betty White. PH: The "Saved By The Max" pop up in Chicago this year was insanely popular and it's now headed to LA. Any plans to stop by and relive your Saved By The Bell days closer to Bayside High? ML: I've been to the one in Chicago, it was a lot of fun, they did a great job! Might do something fun in the one in LA, who knows… PH: What would A.C. Slater think about Mario Lopez hosting a game show? ML: Slater would love it, I think he would appreciates the hustle and respect the diversity! LOVES it! You can catch CBS' Candy Crush on Sundays at 9 p.m.! P.S. you can get a sneak peek at some of the show's imagery in the gallery (above)! [Image via CBS.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 18th, 2017

Review: Sony delivers worthy virtual-reality experience

Sony isn't the first to make virtual reality a reality, but in waiting, the company has delivered a worthy experience that's cheaper, more comfortable and more convenient than the two high-end systems ........»»

Category: topSource: yahooOct 6th, 2016

With virtual reality, a 360-degree view inside Syria

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest frontier in virtual reality could be closer to reality than fantasy......»»

Category: topSource: yahooAug 12th, 2015

Van Gogh 'Sunflowers' reunited online for 'virtual exhibition'

Five versions of a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece are being reunited for the first time in a "virtual exhibition."         Five versions of a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece are being reunited for the first time in a "virtual exhibition."        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 14th, 2017

Lily-Rose Depp Strips Down for Intimate Shoot with "CR Fashion Book"

Lily-Rose Depp stripped down for an artful shoot with CR Fashion Book 11. The 18-year-old model and daughter of Johnny Depp was not the only model featured in the book. Lily-Rose and Lara Stone were photographed by Steven Klein for the book, and Alek Wek and Cara Taylor were photographed by Mario Sorrenti. In the [...] Lily-Rose Depp stripped down for an artful shoot with CR Fashion Book 11. The 18-year-old model and daughter of Johnny Depp was not the only model featured in the book. Lily-Rose and Lara Stone were photographed by Steven Klein for the book, and Alek Wek and Cara Taylor were photographed by Mario Sorrenti. In the book, Lily-Rose was interviewed by Natalie Portman, where she talked about having famous parents (Johnny and Vanessa Paradis). “A lot of people think I’m only acting because of my dad, that I have not had to work as hard to be seen or recognized in the industry, so I think because of that it makes me want to work twice as hard to prove to everyone that I’m not just doing this because it’s easy to do. I’m not just doing it because it runs in the family,” Lily-Rose said. For more from the models, visit CRFashionBook.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 22nd, 2017

For virtual reality creators, motion sickness a real issue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the controls and movement in a traditional video game aren't natural, it's merely annoying to players. For designers of virtual reality experiences, the same mistake could make users sick......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 21st, 2016

Five things not to miss at the Frankfurt Book Fair

From consulting a book doctor to immersing yourself in an author's world with the help of virtual reality, here are five things not to miss at this week's Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest publishing event. Step into the book doctor&.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooOct 24th, 2016

New Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Trailer Teases Deadly Snakes, Exploding Cake, & Nick Jonas! Watch!

What happens in the jungle stays in the jungle — and a LOT happens in the newest trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! The clip teases a bigger look into the video game adventure that four high school teens get sucked into and become avatars played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, [...] What happens in the jungle stays in the jungle -- and a LOT happens in the newest trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! The clip teases a bigger look into the video game adventure that four high school teens get sucked into and become avatars played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black. While these virtual characters may have kickass abilities, they also have weaknesses -- like Hart's inability to eat cake without exploding (a video game classic?) -- and they only have THREE lives! Related: Kevin's Wife Accepts His Apology Amid Sextortion Scandal Thankfully, the gang has Nick Jonas to help advance their levels as they face Indiana Jones-esque booby traps, deadly vipers, and lack of Wi-Fi. Ch-ch-check out the latest trailer (above) to see the action (including the Rock slapping the FUCK out of Hart, if that's something you'd like to see this week)!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 20th, 2017