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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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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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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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Mahindra Electric is the only carmaker offering all-electric cars in India, recently launched a Virtual Reality (VR) based drive experience for its e2oPlus small electric car.

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French video game publisher Ubisoft has announced a partnership with another French giant, Renault, to develop a virtual reality experience for an autonomous vehicle. An experiment designed specifically for use in an autonomous Renault concept vehicle, namely the Symbioz Demo Car project, announced back in September 2017.

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South Korean entertainment technology company CJ 4DPLEX has announced that it will showcase to the public the new 4DX VR Disk unit at the International Amusement Parks Expo 2017. The Disk allows people to explore 360 degrees of virtual reaction without having to place their feet on the floor.

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HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC ViveFocus, a standalone headset that runs on HTC’s own VR platform, the also brand new Vive Wave, and has access to the Viveport content store for downloading apps and games. 

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Dallas based production studio Janimation has recently announced the completion of its Virtual Reality Hot Air Balloon Ride, an immersive, interactive experience that takes virtual reality several steps further by stimulating the rider’s senses of sight, sound and touch.

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Ok this story might have nothing to do with simracing in VR, but you have to see how this guy has gone the extra mile to create a once in a lifetime memory for his his girlfriend.

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