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Roland Legrand
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De toekomst is gratis. Of in elk geval 'open', zoals in 'open software'. Column over mijn leven met #Ubuntu http://ow.ly/Me0GY 
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De nieuwste technologie kost vaak veel geld. Smartphones, slimme polshorloges, ultradunne laptops: duizenden euro’s bent u eraan kwijt. Maar soms hoeft het vrijwel niets te kosten.
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What do the military and the police need in virtual reality? A treadmill of course! 
Virtuix, the maker of the virtual reality treadmill Omni, prepares applications beyond gaming. Here you see the treadmill in a gaming context: Roel Verrycken, the US correspondent of the Belgian ne...
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This is how virtual reality could change the way you experience the news: 

Immersive #journalism puts you in the middle of the news #vr  http://ow.ly/G8FGf 
How would immersive journalism look like? Immersive as in 'immersing the reader/viewer/participant into a situation in such a way she learns something new'? Actually there exists a website immersiv...
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Wow. Author @NealStephenson joins @magicleap as Chief Futurist. http://ow.ly/G4gcK #ar #vr
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Oculus/Facebook wants to track your fingers and environment...
In case you still have any doubts: virtual reality is hot. News from the Digits blog (The Wall Street Journal) by Timothy Hay: Oculus/Facebook bought two start-ups: Nimble VR, which was formerly kn...
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Yes I agree about the Lab's mobile efforts. The 3-D reconstruction of the environment (such as the staircase) of course seems directly relevant for content creators... 
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Smartphone-based #VR headsets open up new possibilities for learning #moocs 
Connectivism guru Stephen Downes is right to point out alternatives for Oculus Rift such as Google Cardboard. You can buy these things (which allow to convert smartphones into VR devices) from othe...
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beyond gaming. virtual reality as a tool for solving humanity's problems, featuring Tom Furness http://ow.ly/Gn4Po #vr 
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Virtuix works on virtual treadmill for military and police #vr http://ow.ly/GfgXh 
Virtuix, the maker of the virtual reality treadmill Omni, prepares applications beyond gaming. Here you see the treadmill in a gaming context: Roel Verrycken, the US correspondent of the Belgian ne...
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Immersive #journalism puts you in the middle of the news #vr  http://ow.ly/G8FGf 
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Some famous CEOs from outside the VR industry invest in VR companies: meet Mark Cuban and Howard Schultz. 
In my previous post I mentioned Virtuix, the company behind the virtual reality treadmill Omni. The founder is the Belgian Jan Goetgeluk. The Omni allows you to exercise and game at the same time, ...
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Oculus/Facebook wants to track your fingers and environment 
In case you still have any doubts: virtual reality is hot. News from the Digits blog (The Wall Street Journal) by Timothy Hay: Oculus/Facebook bought two start-ups: Nimble VR, which was formerly kn...
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Robots, virtual worlds and VR headsets are made for each other 
People don't get ideas, they make them. That's the pedagogy of constructionism explained in the shortest possible way, I guess, and Colin Lewis at RobotEnomics is very good at that. He posted about...
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Hello there! I am a new media manager at Mediafin, the publisher of the Belgian business newspapers/site/wire services De Tijd and L'Echo. I have a background as a financial journalist, and I studied economics and philosophy.

I have a passion for virtual communities, contemporary art and martial arts.
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