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New patent granted to Apple for VR headset

Apple has been granted a new patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a virtual reality device mount that it has been filing IP on since 2007, interestingly before Google Cardboard and similar schemes envisaged using smartphones as cut-price VR screens.

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First IMAX VR centre in Europe Opening Soon

IMAX Corporation signed an agreement with ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group to install the first pilot IMAX VR centre in Europe. The VR center will be located at the Printworks multiplex (Manchester, UK).

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First VR Cinema Opens in Liège, Belgium

3D Stereo MEDIA will feature the first VR cinema in Belgium on December 12-15, 2016. If you have never experienced this recent concept (born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands), you owe it to yourself to come and find out what it is! For the few of you who had the chance to enjoy this new experience, you'll most likely discover stereoscopic 3D VR contents that you have never seen before.

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Wolfprint3D Creates the Link Between Human and VR

Startup Wolfprint 3D (Tallin, Estonia and Los Angeles,CA,USA) is now on a mission to use 3D scanning as the connector between virtual reality (VR) and our actual reality. The Estonian startup has transformed their 3D fully automated scanning technology into a 3D photo booth vending machine ("The Luna") that is easy to operate and produces stunningly high-quality 3D scans.

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HypeVR: Impressive Volumetric 360° 3D Video

This week we were able to follow the first demos of the HypeVR technology, a depth-mapped, volumetric video system that lets VR users move in, out and around the captured scene. The proprietary capture rig is using 14 6K Red Dragon cameras, a proprietary LIDAR reak-time scanner and includes Google Tango technology for viewer tracking. Their first footage is now visible; watch it here under.

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