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Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers

Nokia has just revealed a new camera for filmmakers called OZO that can capture virtual reality videos. But unlike similar devices from GoPro and Samsung unveiled in the past months, it's not a flattened circle with cameras but a spherical ball-like device with shutters all over it. It has eight …

How Many Israelis Read the Torah? You May Be Surprised

Just how many Jews in Israel own a Tanakh, the core text of Judaism comprised of the Torah, Prophets and Writings?<p>A survey conducted by the Herzog …

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360Fly could do for VR what GoPro did for action cameras

"GoPro's done a good job," 360fly's CEO Peter Adderton told <i>Mashable</i>. "They own the [action camera] space. No one owns the 360-degree video …

Marijuana Legalization in Israel: Recreational Cannabis Use Proposed By Israeli Lawmaker

Marijuana use in Israel for recreational purposes could become a reality if a recently-elected, first-term politician has his way. Freshman MK Yinon …

GoPro turns focus to drones, virtual reality

Adventure camera maker plans to produce quadcopter and camera capable of capturing 360-degree virtual reality content.<p>GoPro plans to take extreme videos to new extremes with two new future products that will introduce the company into the drone and virtual reality markets.<p>The camera-maker for …

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GoPro announces drone and virtual reality pursuits

Shares of GoPro are rising before the opening bell after the company's CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business.<p>The company already dominates the action video camera market and its entry into the fast-growing field of drones and virtual reality sent shares up 3 …

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How Hollywood Is Learning To Tell Stories In Virtual Reality

Google, Samsung, and Facebook have all invested in VR. Now they need help selling it to the public. Enter Hollywood.<p>The Valley has a looming problem. In 2013, Facebook spent $2 billion on the virtual reality headset company Oculus VR, and suddenly, virtual reality–once just a glorified hobby with …

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15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

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VR Pioneer Explains Why Virtual Reality is Making the Same Mistakes That Hurt VR in the 90s - And How to Avoid Them

"Don't let VR go wrong again!" is a blog post you should read right now, because it's by Jacquelyn "Jacki" Morie, a VR pioneer who sees the same …

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Virtual reality is lonely, but it doesn’t have to be

Virtual reality has transitioned from a sci-fi plot point to a commercially available gadget over the last few years. Thanks to the pioneering …

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11 Reasons Why Israel is One of the Happiest Countries

It’s pretty unbelievable, but for the third time running the <b>World Happiness Report</b> says that Israel is one of the happiest nations in the world–11th …

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GoPro acquires virtual reality technology company

The camera-maker for adventure enthusiasts buys Kolor to add immersive and interactive 3D video best experienced through virtual reality goggles.<p>GoPro is adding new ways to make extreme video even more out there -- with virtual reality.<p>The company said Tuesday it had acquired French software maker …

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THE VIRTUAL REALITY REPORT: Forecasts, market size, and the trends driving adoption

While the technology has been associated mostly with gaming, the platform offers new opportunities for video, e-commerce, and more.<p>In a <b>report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, we provide proprietary forecasts for VR headset shipments and revenue and estimate average selling price over the next five years. We …

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Big-time Hollywood vet heading up virtual reality film production studio

The once-budding romance between Hollywood and the virtual reality industry has blossomed into a full-fledged love affair.<p>Today, Jaunt VR, the Silicon Valley-based maker of a cinematic virtual reality camera, software, and distribution system, announced the launch of Jaunt Studios, a Los …

River Snapshot: Triggar wants to make VR content creation accessible

<i>As a part of our ongoing mission to showcase the virtual reality industry’s hottest startups we headed over to River, Rothenberg Ventures’ new</i> …

This unknown startup is launching a $130 VR headset this fall

MergeVR, a new virtual reality startup out of San Antonio, is launching $130 VR goggles this fall that will work with both Android and Apple …

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This box can literally transmit human emotions over-the-air

The Apple Watch might be able to send someone your pulse, but that’s pretty lame compared to what this box can do. It can transmit actual human …

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Marvel movie producer Avi Arad co-founded a virtual reality company

Movie producer Avi Arad, the man behind the <i>Blade, X-Men, Spider-Man,</i> and <i>Iron Man</i> films, helped transform Marvel Studios into the powerhouse that it …

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Virtual reality takes the guesswork out of stage design

Virtual Reality Lets Architects Step Into Spaces That Don’t Exist… Yet<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in …

Five Israeli answers to the California drought

For help facing its worst drought in centuries, California should look to a country that beat its own chronic water shortage: Israel.<p>Until a few …

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Virtual Reality Game to Help You Meditate

Virtual reality gaming till now was only about fun and immersion.<p>But now, a new game has been developed which will help players meditate in a better …

The next frontier for retail: virtual reality

The merging of the physical and digital worlds is a key trend for retailers, and virtual reality is sitting at the center.<p>This 360-degree frontier, …

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See How Virtual Reality Could Be the Future of Photojournalism

At first, if it weren’t for the contraption that makes you look half-alien, half-astronaut, <i>The Enemy</i>, a virtual reality experience on show at the …

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zSpace Says It Can Make Virtual Reality Simpler and Less Antisocial (Q&A)

"Social isolation" may keep headsets like the Oculus Rift out of the classroom, zSpace says.<p>The way it’s most commonly used today, “virtual reality” is shorthand for “put this thing over your head and you can look around in a 3-D world.”<p>Sunnyvale, Calif.-based zSpace thinks the definition should be …

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Roundme for iOS Lets You See 360-degree Photos in VR Mode

RoundMe, an iOS app for sharing 360-degree panoramic photos, has got an interesting update.<p>The latest version lets you view spaces in virtual reality mode for a more immersive experience, using just your iPhone and Google Cardboard.<p>To use it, just open up any space on the free app — choosing from …

Virtual-Reality Projects Get Hollywood Treatment

Directors like Steven Spielberg are creating content for immersive offerings ahead of consumer headset push<p>LOS ANGELES—Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott have already sold millions of movie tickets. But can they move headsets?<p>With several virtual-reality companies expected to release consumer …

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Sees 'Wild' Future For Virtual Reality

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sees a wild future in store for virtual reality.<p>During a written question-and-answer session available at his …

Widerun turns your bike into a virtual reality machine

Some people need extra motivation to exercise, and the creators of this bike trainer called Widerun hope to provide that in the form of virtual reality. Widerun is a system comprised of a steering component and a base station that attaches to ordinary bikes. It works with both Oculus Rift and …