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Our own Dave Meeker talks VR content creation with MediaPost.
With the immersive nature of VR, brands may have a better opportunity to design engaging and more interactive content, yet best results may come from re-imagining how to frame experiences rather than adapting current practices to the new format. "IoT Daily" caught up with Dave Meeker, VP of Isobar U.S., about creating content for virtual reality.
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Working on some cool VR work at Isobar. Anyone want to join?
Isobar is looking for a great Senior Unity Game Developer. Learn more or Jobvite a friend.
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I don't understand why people aren't backing this project. I dont care if you dont have a VR headset.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674610728/rescuties-vr-save-the-day-with-your-htc-vive-oculu
A VR arcade game about helping people in trouble and saving cute animals in crisis that anyone can play--all made by a one-man team.
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We’ve expanded our testing program to a total of four U.S. cities over the last several months, so it’s time to add more vehicles to our fleet. We’re planning to more than double our fleet with the initial addition of about 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans, and we hope the first few will be on the road by the end of this year.

This collaboration with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the first time we’ve worked directly with an automaker to create our vehicles. FCA will design the minivans so it’s easy for us to install our self-driving systems, including the computers that hold our self-driving software, and the sensors that enable our software to see what’s on the road around the vehicle. The minivan design also gives us an opportunity to test a larger vehicle that could be easier for passengers to enter and exit, particularly with features like hands-free sliding doors.

In the coming months, our team will collaborate closely with FCA engineers. This experience will help both teams better understand how to create a fully self-driving car that can take you from A to B with the touch of a button. Collaborations like these are an important part of realizing the potential of self-driving technology to improve road safety and make transportation more accessible for millions of people.
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more google i/o invites went out, I did not get one :(
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Damn it.
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Oculus really dissappointed with only allowing Oculus Home installs to your c:\ drive, and then only allowing games to be installed there too. I have a workaround though!

Originally, I tried creating a junction from Oculus Home's intended install directory, but the installer just clobbered it. I made a feeble attempt and renaming and moving the directory, but things were in use and I didn't really want to solve that.

So I settle for creating a junction from the Software directory to another drive in my machine.
My recommendation is to make sure you quit all Oculus software, then copy the Oculus\Software directory to your big drive. Rename the original Software directory, just to be on the safe side.

Then open a command prompt as admin and run the following command, making sure to replace the second path with your intended game storage location.

mklink /J "c:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Software" "full path to your copied Software directory"

Run Oculus home, run a game that works. Make sure it still works, now download a new game and make sure it's going to the larger drive. Make sure that runs and works.

Now you can probably safely delete the original, renamed Software directory.

I tested with a previously downloaded Lucky's Tale game and save file. Seemed fine
Downloaded Farlands and tested it, seemed fine

This would still somehow clobber your safe file and game downloads, so use with caution, on something you wouldn't cry over losing.



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Working on your Weaknesses!
Up until about a week ago I was a man without a goal race
for this fall and my racing plans were ALL over the place.  Basically every week I was telling someone a
different race it would be fun to peak for. 
My original plan of the Berlin Marathon was suppo...
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Showing off T2 Judgment Day and a cool new feature in my VR Lightgun Arcade for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
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Being late is not a thing to be shy
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Time Crisis in VR
With motion controls for cover and reload

Follow me on youtube, to see more videos as I move forward with this project
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that looks awesome!

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VR Project One

Bringing a virtual arcade to life. First stop LIGHTGUN games!
Here's a sample of Area 51
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Wearable Engineer
Employment
  • Augmate
    Senior Wearable Engineer, 2014 - 2015
  • Isobar
    Emerging Technology Lead, 2010 - 2014
    I love mobile development and I get full support from the management at Roundarch Isobar to explore all areas of emerging mobile technology. This includes Google Glass, smart watches, and other wearable computing devices. Outside of that, I've also had the opportunity to work on some groundbreaking mobile applications.
  • American International Group
    2000 - 2007
  • Fort Monmouth
    Computer Engineer, 2007 - 2010
  • Barnes & Noble
    Android Developer, 2010 - 2010
  • Isobar
    Mobile Architect, 2015 - present
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I am a LeEco Champ. I receive their products from time to time, but my opinions are my own.
Introduction
I've worked on the Nook Color and Nook app for Android along with some independently developed and published apps for Android that have some nice download numbers.
Creativity's 2013 Top 50

Bragging rights
Multiple top app of 2011 lists, Glass Explorer, First native glass apps, I was on CNN http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/05/07/google.cnn
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