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Awesome to see Unity work so closely with Microsoft on HoloLens. 
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Introducing Elizabeth Fabb.

So I'm going to be online a lot less the next 2 weeks. So I might take a while to get back to anyone.

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Wow, that's great!  Congratulations and mazel tov.
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Weta Workshop has made a small VR experience using assets straight from the Hobbit movies, with 500 foot Smaug staring you down and talking directly to you with voice of actor Benedict Cumberbatch. This sounds absolutely amazing and I can't wait to try this out for myself.

Also I wonder if this demo is what helped convince Peter Jackson that his next project would be a VR project.
Last year, Epic Games Chief Technology Officer Kim Libreri and Unreal Engine 4 General Manager Ray Davis visited some friends at Lord of the Rings effect
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They did this demo with that new Titan X graphics card and it got 90fps with movie-cgi quality. Probably going to cost $1500 though.
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Valve's new SteamVR device is being produced by HTC and will be called the Vive. The video is one of the best and although a bit over the top commercials I've seen for VR in quite some time.

Apparently the consumer version will be out for the holiday season 2015, with dev kits out this spring.

To me this looks like the first really serious competitor for the Oculus Rift (mobile VR being a completely different category).
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+Emanuele Ziglioli Heh, heh. You're absolutely right it starts sounding like a cult, I won't argue that...

It's pretty transformational tech. I think you'll agree come Christmas time this year :)
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The View-Master is back as a VR/AR device! That's so incredibly awesome!! It uses Google Cardboard, so you will need an Android device, but the device itself will only cost $29.99.

Apparently they are trying to repurpose old licensed View-Master material from properties like Star Wars. I'm not so sure how well that will work. That aside, VR targeting kids & family sounds great!
Remember View-Master? That hunk of plastic you held up to your face, stuck cardboard reels into and advanced through 3D images of landscapes, animals and
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" 'Programming Literacy' will break your heart. It will show you two possible futures: One full of pain and suffering, and one full of creativity and joy. We are making the choice right now about which future our children will inherit, and we’re making the wrong choice.

Over the course of the next 20–30 years, 45% of the jobs we have today will be replaced by automation — code and robots. Have your doubts? Consider that Google’s self-driving cars already have better driving records than we do. 25 years from now, 4 million driving jobs will be gone. That’s just one industry."
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+Joseph Burchett definitely, it's not for everyone to become a coder, but I do think at least one programming class should be mandatory in high school. That understanding basic things like if statements, for loops, helps people say set up an email filter. I think it helps them deal with technology as more every day things becomes automated.

Also I do think that the US & Canadian school system are failing students interested in computers. That too many schools don't offer any courses or inadequate courses for students.
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HUGE news! Chrome on Android now has a Dev channel available: http://blog.chromium.org/2015/04/dev-channel-for-chrome-on-android.html This enables you to test cutting edge features earlier.

Grab it now: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chrome.dev
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An ex-NFL quarterback has created a virtual reality company to coach football players. Apparently the quarterback that used it 20 minutes before a game improved their plays, as it helped them remember these plays. NFL teams are now interested in using the technology.

I really don't follow sports, but I think it shows how much VR will change training of all sorts. From professional sports to NASA to driving schools to corporate training.
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RIP Terry Pratchett. :-(
 
Terry Pratchett
I woke up and my email was all condolences from friends, and requests for statements from journalists, and I knew it had happened. I'd been warned. Thirty years and a month ago, a beginning author met a young journalist in a Chinese Restaurant, and the two ...
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The reviews for the Valve & HTC Vive (aka SteamVR) are coming out and it sounds like the device is absolutely incredible. From the article:
"What this headset nails—and I mean fucking nails—is a sense of presence. A sense that you're not just seeing a different world, but that your actual body is being transported there. Strap on the Vive and you are somewhere else. I slapped at fish in a shipwreck, walked like a giant through a battlefield, cooked in a virtual kitchen, and it felt so unbelievably real."
This is the key to VR being more than just some gimmick. Technology so good that it tricks your mind to believe that you are somewhere that you are not.
I saw the future today. I mean that. I got the chance here at MWC to try the new VR headset that Valve and HTC are developing. Is it good? It's absolutely incredible. This thing is just...my god you guys I can't even.
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See, that's what Google Glass should be like except with advanced sensors to let information from the outside world inside with overlays and stuff!
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Leonard Nimoy's last tweet before he died:
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"
(LLAP = Live Long And Prosper)
RIP Leonard Nimoy. :-(
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”
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That was a tearfully beautiful final tweet :-( 
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ATAP's innovation strategy is characterized by ambitious goals, time limits, and temporary project teams.  So, after two fast-paced years in ATAP, and many technical successes, the Tango team is transitioning from ATAP to a new home within Google.  We're excited about the continued commitment to developing the technology for our users  -- we wish our fellow pirates fair winds and following seas.

While we have your attention, we'd also like to give a shout out to the developers who have been developing apps using the Project Tango Development Kit. We continue to be committed to moving the technology forward with your help and appreciate your feedback as the platform evolves. To keep up to date with news and updates please sign up to receive our newsletter at: http://goo.gl/KI6BP7.

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    Web app & mobile developer, 2011 - present
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    Flex developer, 2009 - 2011
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I'm a freelance web & mobile app developer from the Toronto area. Lately I've been making PhoneGap apps with jQuery Mobile & Sencha Touch 2. I've also been slowly picking up native Android on the side.
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I've been going to this store for quite some time despite there being other comic book stores closer to where I live. Their pricing is really great especially for tradepaperbacks. The owner is often working there and is really nice, friendly and helpful. If there is anything they don't have in stock, they will be happy to order it for you.
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One of the absolutely best comic book stores in Toronto. Their selection of titles is really great especially when it comes to independent publishers.
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