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Second annual Oculus Connect conference slated for September

May 22, 2015 -- Oculus Connect 2, the second annual developer conference, will bring together engineers, designers, and creatives from around the world to learn about the future of the Oculus platform and push virtual reality forward. This... … Read entire article »

AltspaceVR social platform launches open beta

May 19, 2015 -- AltspaceVR’s social virtual reality platform is now open to all, the company announced at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference today. The company offers a proprietary cloud-based platform for holding virtual meetings in which... … Read entire article »

Watch early sessions from virtual reality conference

May 18, 2015 -- The second annual Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference and Expo started this morning, and the first video footage is up. The presentations start at the 42 minute mark with opening remarks by “Cymatic” Bruce Wooden... … Read entire article »

Users, regions grow on the hypergrid

May 16, 2015 -- OpenSim’s land area and active users hit new record highs this month. Land area passed 4,000 square kilometers for the first time, and 60,000 regions, while active users crossed the 32,000 mark. At 4,015... … Read entire article »

5 aspects of education about to be transformed by virtual reality

May 15, 2015 -- In response to a Quora question, here are five main ways that education will be affected by virtual reality. 1. The ‘Magic Schoolbus’ Virtual reality will allow teachers to take students on guided virtual... … Read entire article »

Kitely Market’s hypergrid listings grew 50 times as fast as other items

May 15, 2015 -- The Kitely Market gained more than 400 new item listings this month — only seven of which were restricted to local purchasers on the Kitely grid. That means that exportable items grew 57 times faster... … Read entire article »

3D pen hits funding goal in one day

May 15, 2015 -- A stylus designed to be used as an input device in virtual environments reached its $100,000 Kickstarter funding goal in less than a day this week. The Phree stylus from Tel Aviv-based OTM Technologies Ltd.... … Read entire article »

Doctors can now practice prostatectomies virtually

May 14, 2015 -- 3D Systems has released the very first virtual reality robotic prostatectomy simulation training, created to assist in the education and planning of robotic surgical procedures. “Individualized patient-specific soft tissue 3D printing allows surgeons and trainees... … Read entire article »

Virtual Life connects with Kitely Market, Podex currency exchange

May 14, 2015 -- Residents on the Virtual Life grid can now make purchases on the Kitely Market, the grid announced today. “Virtual Life users will be able to purchase items on the Kitely Market and have them... … Read entire article »