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VR is generally not recommended for younger kids due to eye safety concerns, however, a French-American startup, SkyLights, have announced Skykids, a new VR system especially designed for 6-12-year-old passengers of long-haul flights. The service was deployed fleet-wide on July 1st 2018 on XL Airways.

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Feel Three is a new virtual reality motion simulator launched via Kickstarter that blasted past its required £50,000 pledge goal in just five hours.

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Florida-based Gulfside Hospice is testing out VR headsets as a way to help patients deal with pain and achieve “bucket list” adventures.

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Released 22 May 2018, a Wipeout Omega Collection VR demo is now available for download from the PS Store. You have access to a Feisar ship and two race tracks, namely Vineta K from WipEout HD and Altima from WipEout 2048. Both tracks are playable in in 4K with HDR, or in VR, of course.

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VR training in aviation is mostly used for pilot simulation training, at least that’s what we’ve been thiniking, right? Actually, turns out that refuelling a plane correctly – and more specifically the water filter separation process – is just as important as flying the thing, so why not in virtual reality?

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Good news, folks, Sony is bringing back its popular holiday promotion from last year. From Sunday, February 18 through Saturday, March 3, 2018, PlayStation VR standalone headsets and bundles, including a GT Sport bundle, will start at $199.99.

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Honeywell announced today a cloud-based simulation tool that uses a combination of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to train plant personnel on critical industrial work activities. The company says that the new cloud-based tool will help improve skills retention by 100 percent, and reduce training time by 150 percent.

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Super Bowl half time commercials have become almost a biggest hit than the game itself. Companies spend around $5m on a 30-second half time ad, to reach an audience of, on average, 100 million US viewers. In 2018 Pepsi choose to send out a truly global message in its ‘Pepsi Generations’ campaign with ‘This Is The Pepsi’, reminding consumers …

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Issued today by the US Patent Office, a new Apple patent, titled Optical System for Head-mounted Display, reveals a compact and comfortable VR / AR headset with eye tracking and separate lenses for both eyes.

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Walmart announced this week the acquisition of the virtual reality startup Spatialand, with the goal of using the startup company to build new ways of shopping experiences across the company’s different websites and stores. Spatialand makes software tools that let creators transform existing content into immersive, virtual reality experiences.

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Polyphony Digital Director Mr. Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the highly successful Gran Turismo series, gave an interview at the Taipei Game Show last week, where he was questioned about GT Sport, including future plans on the game’s PSVR mode – reports the Japanese site GameWatch.

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If you’re looking for the most affordable and probably the best home VR racing simulator seat, a Hungarian startup company might have the ultimate solution for you: Yaw VR, an affordable, portable, lightweight home VR racing simulator seat, now available for early birds for US$ 890 on Kickstarter.

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As we reported earlier, the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit had a quite unique experience for its visitors: the Kia Stinger 4D Test Drive, created by Kia Motors America in collaboration with Jaunt VR, a market leading company in producing and distributing VR, AR and mixed reality branded content, as well as original experiences …

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World of Tanks developer Wargaming is experimenting with new technologies, and the Belarusian company, in cooperation with VRTech, has set up a new company called Neurogaming, in order to develop technologies and content related to location-based VR games. The first game to get the VR treat will be of course their most popular title, the …

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One participant of VR Chat – a popular virtual reality social platform similar to Second Life – equipped with motion-tracking sensors, appearing as a red robot avatar, suddenly collapsed in the middle of the chat room. While on the floor, his shaking avatar accurately imitated his movements. Yesterday a video emerged on YouTube of the alarming moment …

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As part of the ongoing marketing launch of the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger, Kia Motors America will begin offering virtual reality test drive at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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