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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

'Walking Dead' Claws Deeper Into VR in AMC's New Virtual-Reality App - Variety

Variety'Walking Dead' Claws Deeper Into VR in AMC's New Virtual-Reality AppVarietyNow you can experience the full terror of turning into a zombie from “The Walking Dead” in AMC's new virtual-reality app — if you're into that sort of thing. The free AMC VR app, published Wednesday, is stocked with 360-degree immersive content ...AMC's hit zombie show 'The Walking Dead' reveals the secret of lifeDallas NewsThe surprisingly fascinating politics of The Walking DeadThe Week MagazineAMC Launches Virtual Reality App With 'The Walking Dead' Bonus SceneHollywood ReporterIndieWire -Deadline -Madison.com -Comicbook.comall 210 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 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

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Wear "Toy Story" Costumes for Halloween!

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel get into character as Buzz Lightyear and Jessie while dressing up for Halloween! The superstar couple dressed up like the Toy Story characters with their son Silas going as Woody. “All geared up and ready for action. Plus I may go hit on that Buzz… #happyhalloween,” Jessica wrote on Instagram. [...] Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel get into character as Buzz Lightyear and Jessie while dressing up for Halloween! The superstar couple dressed up like the Toy Story characters with their son Silas going as Woody. “All geared up and ready for action. Plus I may go hit on that Buzz… #happyhalloween,” Jessica wrote on Instagram. She added, “Clearly Lil Woody is the boss of this Halloween rodeo! Love, Buzz, Jessie and Woody.” “If you see us in these streets then have your candy ready! Trick-Or-Treat, little homies! —Woody, Jesse, and Buzz,” Justin added......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 31st, 2017

Atmospheric Puzzler ‘Marble Land’ Gets Virtual Reality Roll Out This Fall

Marbles traveling through vast terrain amidst Rube Goldberg inspired devices sounds like an intriguing experience, and gamers can give it a virtual reality shot when Marble Land launches on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR in November. Gamers will face 45 puzzles with intricately built platforms that are impeding a blue marble from reaching a [...] Marbles traveling through vast terrain amidst Rube Goldberg inspired devices sounds like an intriguing experience, and gamers can give it a virtual reality shot when Marble Land launches on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR in November. Gamers will face 45 puzzles with intricately built platforms that are impeding a blue marble from reaching a green target. An ability to spawn as many marbles as possible while solving the puzzle elements, along with manipulating the various structures enables players to complete each puzzle. “With Marble Land we are trying to bring back the arcade marble run experience to players and VR technology allows us to take this experience to the next level,” said Devious Technologies CEO George Tudor. “No time limit or pressure and unlimited tries make Marble Land, a relaxing fun experience, like a walk in the park. Marble Land will appeal to all people who want to cut down on their stress levels and escape from reality.” The title will also be available on Playstation VR and Google Daydream in the coming months. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think! Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakOct 25th, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Virtual Reality Company MindMaze as Investor & Advisor

Leonardo DiCaprio has taken on a new role – he is an investor and advisor for a virtual reality start-up company called MindMaze! The Oscar-winning actor released a statement praising the company for impacting lives through its new technology. MindMaze is the developer of a breakthrough computing platform (a MindOS™) powered by more than a [...] Leonardo DiCaprio has taken on a new role – he is an investor and advisor for a virtual reality start-up company called MindMaze! The Oscar-winning actor released a statement praising the company for impacting lives through its new technology. MindMaze is the developer of a breakthrough computing platform (a MindOS™) powered by more than a decade of pioneering work in neuroscience, mixed reality and AI. By enabling real-time integration of signals from the brain with the environment through multiple technologies, MindMaze is bringing these innovations to market across multiple industries, including healthcare and now entertainment and media. “MindMaze technology has already impacted the lives of many people, and it is poised to define the way we will experience and create content in the future,” Leo said. “I am excited about the possibilities of MindMaze’s technology, especially for its potential to be a driving force in media and entertainment in the years to come.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 22nd, 2017

Film News Roundup: Writers Guild Warns Members on Non-Union Virtual Reality Projects

In today’s film news roundup, the WGA West warns members about non-union virtual reality projects, Screen Media Ventures is acquired, and “Beverly Hills Lizard People” gets a director. WGA WARNING The Writers Guild of America West has notified members that they cannot work on virtual reality projects unless they’re covered by the guild. In an […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 6th, 2017

Pixar Makes Its Virtual Reality Debut With ‘Coco VR’

The Pixar of virtual reality (VR)  may just be Pixar, after all: The iconic studio announced its first-ever VR experience at Facebook’s fourth Oculus Connect virtual reality (VR) developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Wednesday. “Coco VR” will launch on Oculus Rift and Gear VR headsets in November. “Coco VR” will allow users to explore the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 11th, 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

HBO Drops "Game Change" Miniseries Amid Mark Halperin Harassment Claims, Book Gets Canceled Too

HBO has decided to not move forward with an upcoming miniseries based partially on an upcoming book by political journalist Mark Halperin, who has been accused of sexually harassment by five women. Halperin is the co-author of the book Game Change, which was turned a 2012 movie and won Emmys for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie [...] HBO has decided to not move forward with an upcoming miniseries based partially on an upcoming book by political journalist Mark Halperin, who has been accused of sexually harassment by five women. Halperin is the co-author of the book Game Change, which was turned a 2012 movie and won Emmys for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress for Julianne Moore, who played Sarah Palin. The upcoming miniseries was slated to following the 2016 presidential election. “HBO is no longer proceeding with the project tied to the untitled book co-authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2016 Presidential election,” HBO said in a statement (via Variety). “HBO has no tolerance for sexual harassment within the company or its productions.” The book that he was planning to publish in 2018 has also been canceled. “In light of of the recent news regarding Mark Halperin, the Penguin Press has decided to cancel our plans to publish a book he was co-authoring on the 2016 election,” the publisher announced......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 26th, 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

Tom Hanks Promotes His First Book "Uncommon Type" in London!

Tom Hanks can now published author to his already impressive resume! The 61-year-old Oscar-winning actor signed copies of his new book Uncommon Type on Thursday afternoon (November 2) at the Waterstones Piccadilly book store in London, England. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Tom Hanks Tom‘s new book is a collection of 17 short [...] Tom Hanks can now published author to his already impressive resume! The 61-year-old Oscar-winning actor signed copies of his new book Uncommon Type on Thursday afternoon (November 2) at the Waterstones Piccadilly book store in London, England. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Tom Hanks Tom‘s new book is a collection of 17 short stories that he wrote on his typewriter. Some of the stories in Tom‘s book are inspired by his own life and family. You can get Uncommon Type anywhere books are sold. 10+ pictures inside of Tom Hanks at his book signing….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 2nd, 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