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Aliens on the Vegas Strip? New York-New York adds virtual reality to the Big Apple coaster

February 1, 2018


Filed under Technology, Travel

The New York-New York Hotel & Casino will add a virtual reality experience to the Big Apple roller coaster, taking riders on an aerial adventure through the Nevada desert and over the Las Vegas Strip. The new up-charge virtual reality experience, set to open Feb. 7, combines make-believe computer-animated...

Microsoft’s Windows 10 update bets on a bigger virtual-reality role for PC

Microsoft’s Windows 10 update bets on a bigger virtual-reality role for PC

October 17, 2017


Filed under Business

By Matt Day The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — Microsoft is trying to nudge laptop and deskbound computers to interact with the three-dimensional world. The company on Tuesday started rolling out its latest bundle of updates to the Windows 10 operating system with features clustered around a be...

Students and staff have a blast with virtual reality

Students and staff have a blast with virtual reality

Bryce Wheaton, Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northeast Community College students Bryce Wheaton and Logan Solis of The Viewpoint set out to let students and faculty try out a virtual reality headset and captured their reactions.

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

January 12, 2015


Filed under Technology, Video Games

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS _When people think of virtual reality, they think games. Put on a helmet where VR systems are being demonstrated, and chances are you'll be immersed in a video game. Here you are in a spaceship cockpit. Now you're driving a race car. Oh, look, you're dodging...

Facebook Cash Can Fuel Oculus VR Growth, CEO Says

Facebook Cash Can Fuel Oculus VR Growth, CEO Says

April 10, 2014


Filed under Business

By Mike Denison Capital News Service (MCT) COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tech innovator Brendan Iribe has a penchant for ambitious goals. His first company aimed to make software better than what Microsoft and Apple had to offer — with just three employees. Five penniless years passed before Iribe tas...

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