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  • VMware Auto Deploy with MSCS won’t work

    Gabes Virtual World
    Gabrie van Zanten
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our environment is fully built using VMware Auto Deploy 5.1. All the clusters have their own ruleset and we’re very content on how easily we update our hosts and deploy new hosts. However, recently we ran into a major issue with Microsoft Cluster Services inside VMs in combination with VMware Auto Deploy. In a scenario with an “old fashioned” MCSC cluster across boxes with Physical RDMs shared between the two cluster nodes (VMs), these RDMs seem to be stopping an Auto Deployed ESXi host from reconnecting to vCenter Server after a reboot.  A normal reboot of an Auto…
  • Summary: Users to Take Center Stage at the Paris OpenStack Summit

    Cisco Blog
    Scott Sanchez
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    On Monday the OpenStack® Summit kicks off in Paris, and estimates are that nearly 4000 people from around the world will be [...]
  • Memes for Social Good for the October 31st NonProfit Commons Meeting

    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life
    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    This Friday, October 31st, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a presentation on using memes for social good. Memes are elements of culture that often get passed on from person to person, and virally propagate around the internet. They can be images, videos, audio files and even sayings or bits of text. To celebrate this week's meeting falling on Halloween, feel free to dress your avatar in PG-friendly costumes.    Join us in Second Life!  Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting Friday, October 31st, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater…
  • Naming games (Part 2): I don’t think it’s me

    Terra Nova
    Ren Reynolds
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
      “Instead of saying I’m going to be best Pro Gamer I’d like to say that, especially in the eyes of the fans, I’ll work hard to be a pro gamer that always gives his all. A gamer that really enjoys and embodies the spirit of competition” Lee ‘Jaedong’ Jae Dong, StarCraft II Player    “The difference between me and any other fighter is they’re talented, I’m God-gifted.”  Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, Boxer     StarCraft, Race and Culture Race has two distinct meanings in StarCraft. There are three in-game races that can be played: Zerg,…
  • Wine Taster

    The Creative Shed
    David Holloway
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    A wine merchants the regular taster died and the director started looking for a new one to hire. An old man who was drunk, with a ragged dirty look came to apply for the position. The director wondered how to send him away. He gave him a glass to drink. The drunk tried it and said “It’s a Muscat, three years old, grown on a north slope, matured in steel containers. Low grade, but acceptable”. “That’s correct” said the boss. Another glass… “It’s a cabernet, eight years old, a south-western slope, oak barrels, matured at 8 degrees. Requires…
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    Gabes Virtual World

  • VMware Auto Deploy with MSCS won’t work

    Gabrie van Zanten
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our environment is fully built using VMware Auto Deploy 5.1. All the clusters have their own ruleset and we’re very content on how easily we update our hosts and deploy new hosts. However, recently we ran into a major issue with Microsoft Cluster Services inside VMs in combination with VMware Auto Deploy. In a scenario with an “old fashioned” MCSC cluster across boxes with Physical RDMs shared between the two cluster nodes (VMs), these RDMs seem to be stopping an Auto Deployed ESXi host from reconnecting to vCenter Server after a reboot.  A normal reboot of an Auto…
  • [Powershell] vCPU to Physical Core for XenApp VM

    Gabrie van Zanten
    28 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    For our Citrix XenApp environment that runs on ESXi, we tend to keep a 1:1 ratio when it comes to physical cores and vCPUs. In other words, an ESXi host with 12 cores, will only be running 6 XenApp VMs with 2 cores or 3 XenApp VMs with 4 cores or any other combination, just as long as the vCPUs configured on the VM, never exceed the number of physical cores present in the host. What about Hyperthreading? The extra HyperThreads that a physical CPU offers are not used in the core to vCPU ratio because specifically in a Citrix XenApp workload, they don’t offer a guaranteed performance…
  • Win a trip around the world with Veeam

    Gabrie van Zanten
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
    Veeam is about to get its 100,000th customer and is launching an interactive contest for a chance to win a trip around the world and other prizes (Google Glass, iPad and Microsoft Surface). To participate, visitors need to register and predict the location of Veeam’s 100,000th customer on the interactive map. The closer you are to the right spot, the better chance you have to win the trip around the world and other prizes. We currently have a live pre-registration page. The main contest will start next week. Join in on the fun! We hope you and your readers will participate and celebrate…
  • Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld

    Gabrie van Zanten
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld at the vSphere-land top blogger contest. See full post at: Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld
  • VMTurbo releases Operations Manager 4.5

    Gabrie van Zanten
    30 Jan 2014 | 6:38 am
    Copied from their news release: BOSTON – January 28, 2014 – VMTurbo, provider of the only Software-Driven Control for virtualized environments, today announced a new version of its flagship product, VMTurbo Operations Manager, enhanced with control modules for storage and fabric to drive virtualized environments to their desired state and maintain control in that state across the data center and IT stack. These new solutions enable 30% improvement in utilization while providing greater control over all aspects of the environment the application workload touches – from compute and…
 
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    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life

  • Memes for Social Good for the October 31st NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    This Friday, October 31st, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a presentation on using memes for social good. Memes are elements of culture that often get passed on from person to person, and virally propagate around the internet. They can be images, videos, audio files and even sayings or bits of text. To celebrate this week's meeting falling on Halloween, feel free to dress your avatar in PG-friendly costumes.    Join us in Second Life!  Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting Friday, October 31st, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater…
  • Storymakers2014 - The Power of Telling Stories for the October 24th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    This Friday, October 24th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion and recap of this year's Storymakers digital storytelling competition, along with a viewing of some of this year's winners, including submissions from some of our NPC community members.  Join us in Second Life!  Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting Friday, October 24th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater http://bit.ly/NPCinSL   AGENDA (all times below PT) 8:30 am Introductions 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements 8:45 am Mentors…
  • Storymakers 2014 Awards Gala

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Are you a techie or do-gooder interested in digital storytelling, online community, emerging technologies, or all of the above? You definitely won't want to miss TechSoup's 5th annual Storymakers Gala and Awards Party.  The event will feature a screening of top story submissions with an awards ceremony for the winners! Digital Storytelling videos came in from all around the world and even some from NPC community members.  Join us virtually at NonProfit Commons in Second Life, where we will get together for a mixed reality drive-in event, complete with our own red carpet and…
  • Twitter and Facebook and G+ - Oh My! A Forum on Social Media for the October 17th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:52 pm
    This Friday, October 17th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a forum on using social media and other ways to get the word out about the great nonprofit and educational projects and work being done in virtual worlds. Come with questions, stories or best practices to share on blogging, social media, wikis and other tools. Join us in Second Life!  Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting Friday, October 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater http://bit.ly/NPCinSL   AGENDA (all times below PT) 8:30 am Introductions 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements 8:45…
  • The Community Cultural Teleportation Hub for the October 10th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    This Friday, October 10th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Scott P. Anstadt (Ewan Bonham in SL), with a presentation on the Community Cultural Hub (CCH) located on the Whole Brain Health Fairgrounds in Second Life. read more
 
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    Terra Nova

  • Naming games (Part 2): I don’t think it’s me

    Ren Reynolds
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
      “Instead of saying I’m going to be best Pro Gamer I’d like to say that, especially in the eyes of the fans, I’ll work hard to be a pro gamer that always gives his all. A gamer that really enjoys and embodies the spirit of competition” Lee ‘Jaedong’ Jae Dong, StarCraft II Player    “The difference between me and any other fighter is they’re talented, I’m God-gifted.”  Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, Boxer     StarCraft, Race and Culture Race has two distinct meanings in StarCraft. There are three in-game races that can be played: Zerg,…
  • eSports: Naming games (Part 1)

    Ren Reynolds
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I said I’d been working on TN content. Well here is the first slice. For a long time I’ve been curious about the names people use in online spaces. This fascination grew as I began to watch eSports and saw how commentators / casters have to navigate a complex name space to make sense of the on-screen action. My fascination has turned into several thousand words exploring the way names are used in a number of eSports contexts. Here is the first part of the jottings, the second part is on StarCraft, Race and Culture.   Part 1: What’s your name? When you listen closely to an eSports…
  • Arise TerraNova

    Ren Reynolds
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    I for one did not want to see TerraNova fade away (after all they named a TV programe after us, right?), and I've got three blog posts on the exciting world of eSports in notpad that I'm trying to get finished. Ted has been kind enought to hand me the keys, so Arise TerraNova you live again.  Ren
  • Making it official: RIP Terra Nova

    ecastronova
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Terra Nova began on September 11, 2003 and maintained steady intellectual activity for a good 7 years afterwards. For about 4 years now the site has been kept alive out of a sense of good will. I think though for the good of the world it is time to let it pass. All this means is, I won't be auto-renewing the credit card payment. I assume the content will stay here. It's interesting to reflect on why TN existed and why it went away. For a time in the last decade, there was a sense that an immersive 3D communal place was a substantial thing unto itself, and likely to become an important…
  • 30 Jun 2014 | 2:20 am

    greglas
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:20 am
    Since our last post was in March and it's almost July, I'm going to promote Ted's new book on wildcat currencies here, since he hasn't done that yet. http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300186130 And while I'm at it, here's his other new book, written with Vili, on the design of virtual economies: http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/virtual-economies
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    The Creative Shed

  • Wine Taster

    David Holloway
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    A wine merchants the regular taster died and the director started looking for a new one to hire. An old man who was drunk, with a ragged dirty look came to apply for the position. The director wondered how to send him away. He gave him a glass to drink. The drunk tried it and said “It’s a Muscat, three years old, grown on a north slope, matured in steel containers. Low grade, but acceptable”. “That’s correct” said the boss. Another glass… “It’s a cabernet, eight years old, a south-western slope, oak barrels, matured at 8 degrees. Requires…
  • Ten Uplifting Songs To Make Your Day

    David Holloway
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    We all have bad days, weeks or months, and sometimes we turn to music to try and give us a bit of a boost. Music is such an individual thing, but I thought I’d share ten songs that may give you some much needed positivity in an otherwise crap day. Enjoy: The Pogues – Ghost of a Smile The Waterboys – Spirit Architecture in Helsinki – Desert Island Patti Smith – April Fool Paul Kelly – Beautiful Feeling Finn Brothers – Won’t Give In Tracy Chapman – Sing For You Yusuf Islam – Midday (Avoid City After Dark) The Panics – Majesty My…
  • Bank Robbery

    David Holloway
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    On Friday, A hooded robber burst into a bank and, at gunpoint, forced the tellers to load their cash into a plain brown bag. As the robber approached the door, one brave customer grabbed the hood and pulled it off, revealing the robber’s face. Without a moment’s hesitation, the robber shot the customer. He then looked around the bank and noticed one of the tellers looking straight at him. The robber instantly shot and killed her also. Everyone in the bank, by now horrified, stared down at the floor in silence. The robber yelled “Well, did anyone else see my face?”…
  • Inflamed Appendix Joke

    The Gravedigger
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    A policeman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix.   The doctors operated and advised him that all was well, however, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs in his crotch.   Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors hadn’t told him about it, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable.   Taped firmly across his pub ic hair and private parts were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that doesn’t come off easily – if at all.
  • The Walking Dead – Season Five – Episode 1 – “No Sanctuary” Review

    Sean Robinson
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    One of  my main complaints of The Walking Dead, that I have touched upon in these reviews, is its ability to remain incredibly stagnant at times. The first episode of the entire series showed such promise when it aired – it wasn’t particularly explosive, didn’t feature any melodrama, but it was focused and it showed progress – both literal and emotional. This would quickly dissipate as the show found itself stuck in its first rut in Hershel’s farm during season two, and then again for much of the prison time during seasons three and four. Last season’s…
 
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    WoW Insider

  • Celebrate 10 years of World of Warcraft at BlizzCon

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Blizzard has just announced a World of Warcraft 10-year anniversary celebration at BlizzCon 2014. While the event is to be held outside of the Anaheim Convention Center the evening of November 7, it's strictly outdoors -- meaning you don't need a BlizzCon ticket to attend. If you happen to be in the area, you're welcome. The event will include live music, access to Anaheim's many food trucks, a photo booth, and a tattoo artist. I'm curious whether this is an artist of permanent ink tattoos -- rather than, say, press-on or henna tattoos. If we're taking ink-and-needles here, we wonder how many…
  • BlizzCon mobile app updated

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The mobile BlizzCon app updated with BlizzCon 2014's schedule this week -- prior to the update, the app continued to display last year's event schedule. There are no new revelations in the app's schedule; the glaring gaps on two of the event's stages remain wide open. For those of you keeping count, BlizzCon is now less than one week away. Filed under: BlizzConBlizzCon mobile app updated originally appeared on WoW Insider on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
  • 20 easy toys to collect for your Toy Box

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Collecting is one of my strongest motivations for playing WoW. Lately, I've been going pretty crazy with collecting toys. I thought I'd share some of the very easiest toys I've collected. You will be able to log in and get most of these toys right away, with a few possible exceptions such as the reputation toys. However, if you've been actively playing in Mists you should already meet these reputation requirements. The rest are easy drops, simple quests, or vendor purchases. Let's get started with the easiest of all, at a cost of a whopping 10 silver.Continue reading 20 easy toys to collect…
  • Warlords of Draenor beta ending on November 3

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    After 5 months of alpha and beta testing, the Warlords of Draenor beta realms are scheduled to be shut down permanently on Monday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m. PST. As per tradition, there will be an in-game event to say goodbye to the beta. This is scheduled to happen at 2:00 p.m. PST on the same day, though no specifics have been offered up yet. I have many fond memories of the Warlords beta, such as the hunter community effort to solve the Gara mystery and participating in "play with the blues" events just to name a couple. Beta was fun, but I'm ready to move forward. Let's bring on the real…
  • Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes for October 30th

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    So here we are, friends, the complete list of hotfixes for Patch 6.0.3, as of October 30th. What's happening, you may ask? Well, for starters, all the class tuning hotfixes we mentioned yesterday are in. But of course there's more: Resolved an issue where durations for periodic effects were not always being extended for the full amount when refreshed by another ability. Downfall Wing 4: Resolved an issue where Gnomish Gyrocopters may not be destroying Thresher Turrets for Alliance players. Razorfen Kraul: Groyat, the Blind Hunter's Drain Life ability should no longer damage or heal for an…
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  • COMMON SENSE ON ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

    Torley
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Allow me to posit a long-term perspective: it used to be that “electronic dance music culture” encouraged a producer to release diverse, crackin’ brilliant records under many pseudonyms. They actually trespassed genres without overproclaiming-and-underdelivering it (unlike so many label blurbs today) and ultimately delivered experimental AND musical work. White label or not, young me could not believe that one (or two) people could be responsible for such a spectrum of smashing sounds. Fast-forward to today, and tragically, the inverse is true. There’s a predominance…
  • Top 3 mistakes disrupting the cohesive illusion field when doing 80s-like #synthwave/#outrun/#retrofuture music

    Torley
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    (1) MASTERING TOO SQUASHED or non-existent dynamic range. Listen to old records for their air and power when a big chord crashes down. (2) PUTTING OLD SOUNDS IN NEW SPACES, resulting in temporal anachronisms that even casual listeners feel are “off”. Spacial (which is the way it should be spelt) processing has a HUGE yet subtle effect on the end sound. Many Vangelis copycats are lacking because they ignore the master’s shading, it’s like painting oils on textureless office stock instead of canvas. Opt for noisy reverbs or choice convolution impulses. Easy fix: Ableton…
  • I like staring at Ableton’s Racks

    Torley
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:24 am
    Ableton Live’s implementation of Racks (which I’ll subsequently use lowercase) are one of the elegantest (we can say “finest”, so why not) tools in electronic music. They allow you, among many other things, to add convenient macro controls to 3rd-party plugins that don’t have them. The following isn’t intended to be any sort of technical advice, just my observations on why I feel so strongly. It may be of interest if you don’t care about the process of making music, yet are nonetheless curious about my specific obsession. Sort of like documentaries about people passionate in…
  • I’ll make more videos about electronic music when I’d like to.

    Torley
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:17 am
    I’m immensely grateful that I still get letters about stuff I uploaded several years ago to YouTube. I’m also blessed that so many talented sound designers have sent me their virtual instruments to play, although I’m cursed in parallel with (1) not having more time to explore and (2) being extremely preferential about my sonic preferences, based heavily on the types of projects I’m working on for both my own and collaborators’ growth. As a minimalist of sorts, it makes me sad when I receive gifts I don’t actually use, including virtual ones, so if I didn’t publicly play what…
  • Musical motion capture and future performance

    Torley
    23 May 2014 | 3:40 pm
    In electronic music, historically more than other genres (and now lavishly leaking beyond compare due to the oft-offered observation that even folksy country strummers are Pro Toolin’), there exists the relationship between programming and performance, between the steptime and realtime, between the non-linear and the live. In the parallel field of computer animation, it can be mind-numbingly tedious to keyframe facial expressions and breathe emotion into a character, similar to how it simply takes much longer to sequence a sampled orchestra to sound like “the real thing”.
 
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    Massively

  • Betawatch: October 25 - 31, 2014

    Brianna Royce
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Filed under: MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Massively Meta, Betawatch, Miscellaneous Elite: Dangerous' beta 3 went live this week with bug fixes and new features like player-driven interdiction, asteroid mining, and philanthropy missions. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Trove's open beta will launch on November 5th; no more wipes are planned. Remember the Otherland MMO? It's totes back from the dead and back on our list. Pathfinder Online's early enrollment has been delayed indefinitely. Valiance Online launched a Kickstarter. Blizzard regaled Warlords of Draenor watchers…
  • EVE's Phoebe adding better search functionality and more

    Jef Reahard
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Filed under: Sci-Fi, EVE Online, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, PvP, News Items, Dev Diaries, Sandbox Another day, another Phoebe-focused dev blog from the folks at CCP. EVE Online is getting a bit of a search overhaul in its November patch, as items inside station containers will be included in search results. CCP is also calling attention to the "pretty powerful advanced search functionality" in EVE via a new question mark icon in the game's Asset Search tab that leads to a keyword tooltip. There are several other UI changes scheduled to debut with Phoebe, but you'll need to click through…
  • You'll want an aircraft carrier in World of Warships

    Jef Reahard
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Filed under: Historical, Video, Classes, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, PvP, News Items, War, Dev Diaries, World of Warships Wargaming released a new World of Warships dev diary video this week. It's focused on aircraft carriers, which the firm calls "the most unique type of vessel" in the game. Carriers are speedy, excellent at spotting enemy ships, and of course pack a tremendous punch. Once a carrier has launched its aircraft, they can traverse the entire map and attack from unexpected angles, according to the video. Have a look for yourself just past the break.Continue reading…
  • H1Z1's audio is a key part of its immersion

    Justin Olivetti
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Filed under: Betas, Horror, Video, Free-to-Play, MMOFPS, Dev Diaries, Sandbox, H1Z1 When done right, you hardly ever consciously acknowledge a game's sound, but when it's missing or done poorly, it can jar a player out of desired immersion. In a dev diary posted today, H1Z1 Technical Architect Greg Spence talks about the sound of the game and demonstrates a few tests. "So much goes into making these sounds seem realistic beyond just choosing an audio file to play," Spence explains. "Taking into account your surroundings, whether you are inside or outside, what type of ground you are on, time…
  • Star Citizen's latest patch adds ESP, improves control

    Jef Reahard
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Filed under: Sci-Fi, Business Models, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Sandbox, Crowdfunding, Star Citizen Cloud Imperium has officially released version 0.9.2 of Star Citizen's Arena Commander. It's kind of a big deal thanks to something that the company is dubbing ESP, or Enhanced Stick Precision. CIG's Chris Roberts explains how this latest version of the alpha software, which combines ESP with significant changes to the ITTS and HUD systems, comes the closest so far to achieving "the level of control and sense of dogfighting that I had in my head when I first pictured…
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  • Hooooooowwwwwwwwl [Flickr]

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Gwyneth Llewelyn posted a photo: Shadows of the Moon. slurl.com/secondlife/Colonia%20Nova/222/246/120
  • CDS citizens showing their true colours [Flickr]

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Gwyneth Llewelyn posted a photo: ... well, at least once per year, during Halloween.... slurl.com/secondlife/Colonia%20Nova/205/243/120
  • The battle for the future virtual world environment is on!

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    I’ve tried to write a comment on the latest article on High Fidelity posted on Technology Review. But I’m long-winded and their system didn’t accept my comment. So here it is: Rosedale’s latest attempt at designing a virtual world from scratch shows that he has learned a lot of lessons in...Read more »
  • Representative Aseembly meeting with maximum attendance [Flickr]

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Gwyneth Llewelyn posted a photo: Probably the first time we filled the room. There was a tragic RL loss, Molly, who was mourned for a silent minute. And the RA also has to face a simultaneous resignation of one of its members and of the Chancellor. slurl.com/secondlife/Colonia%20Nova/6/165/46
  • A view from AbbyRose's balcony [Flickr]

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Gwyneth Llewelyn posted a photo: Over the Vineyard Patio and Shop slurl.com/secondlife/Locus%20Amoenus/58/83/33
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  • AlphaAdonis - Hello from SL/RL sims! ❤ ❤ ❤ all your pics!

    ♛AlphaAdonis Prime♛
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    ♛AlphaAdonis Prime♛ posted a new topic: Hi there! I never thought to introduce myself but here i am :-) Im ❤ ❤ ❤ the captures big time and hope to learn more (come say hello too! -Im alphaadonis inworld) or in Facebook ( AlphaAdonis Prime ) where i post alot of pics, events and tutorials all SL related - have a great one everybody!
  • Reply to Introduce yourself here!

    Shine Shineh
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Shine Shineh posted a reply: Hi I been in SL for over 2 years, love taking photos I felt it was time i posted some of my pics here please feel free to say hi :)
  • Reply to Introduce yourself here!

    SweetVandel
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    SweetVandel posted a reply: Hello! I am Sweetvandel :P Started doing photo editing not to long ago! I work alot in Photoshop but also do wedding photography. I also make logos in RL and SL. My account name is Sweetvandel Resident Contact me if you want some work done. ;P
  • What's it hurt?

    ShoshanaEpsilon
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    ShoshanaEpsilon posted a new topic: 17 THOUSAND members of this group. More than half a million pictures. If you like a picture, add a "favorite" vote. It doesn't hurt anything. If you REALLY like it, add a comment. Let people know that you appreciate their work. There's little that worse than silence. Keep up the good work, photographers! -- Shoshana, Admin
  • Reply to Fix eyes so they don't move

    Kaijah Chrome1
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Kaijah Chrome1 posted a reply: Tanisha got it....anypose is awesome, not only does it control your eyes (and hands and expressions, of course expressions are all old, bad ones) but it also has a puppet mode to control your models eyes. I use mine all the time because my AO makes my eyes wonky. If you are doing more than 1 person in a shot, just have all get it from MP... it is free!
 
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    MixedRealities

  • Understanding Media by Understanding Facebook

    rolandlegrand
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Professor Owen R. Youngman teaches a great course about Understanding Media by Understanding Google, but maybe he should consider a follow-up: Understanding Media by Understanding Facebook. Ravi Somaiya explains in The New York Times how Facebook is changing the way its users consume journalism. For quite some time media experts have been talking about the ‘unbundling’ of news – the fact that people no longer want to buy complete newspapers or magazines, but focus on individual stories which they find through search and social networks. What they ‘consume’ is…
  • Understanding Google, embeddable content and MOOCs

    rolandlegrand
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    What makes mobile so transformative? Why is Google a revolutionary company? These are questions asked and answered in the Coursera course Understanding Media by Understanding Google. Professor Owen R. Youngman (Northwestern University) focuses during six weeks on Google and what makes it so important, not just for media people but for all of us. If you use a smartphone or a social network, you should know why these technologies are so much more than gadgets. The course offers the typical talking head videos but professor Youngman also adds his talent as a curator by selecting half a dozen…
  • ‘One does not own social capital’

    rolandlegrand
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The ConnectedCourses were discussing social capital and networks last week. Kira Baker-Doyle – Assistant Professor of Education, Arcadia University. Author of The Networked Teacher – started by explaining that one can own financial capital but not social capital. That is because your social capital is situated outside of yourself, in loose or dense networks. Dense networks tend to be great for building trust and for sharing the same background and values while loose networks are more efficient for innovation and creativity as those networks link up people from different contexts.
  • Progressive and emergent games / online courses

    rolandlegrand
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    I’ve been looking into an interesting course going on right now, Understanding Video Games, at Coursera by Leah Hackman and Sean Gouglas (Alberta University). It’s a rather institutional Massive Open Online Course, not the connectivist style we experience at connectedcourses, but I’m very interested in the subjects they teach. The three main parts of the course are developing the terminology that enables us to talk about video games, exploring how these terms are used in theoretical frameworks to interpret games, and turning these theories toward cultural aspects of games in…
  • Bringing together distributed learning

    rolandlegrand
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    One of the important topics at the connectedcourses is… how to connect all the posts on the many platforms learners use. Facilitator Alan Levine mentions on his blog cogdogblog a few ways to aggregate content, two seem particularly interesting: gRSShopper by Stephen Downes, the guy who introduced me and so many others to connectivist MOOCs in 2008. It’s a personal web environment that combines resource aggregation, a personal dataspace, and personal publishing. The WordPress/FeedWordPress Syndication hub approach used for connectedcourses and the digital storytelling course ds106.
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    Free*Style

  • Don't Panic - Sponsor - Sakide

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    vv Dress--Sakide Vylena Dress Black Blood (Don't Panic sponsor gift, one of four)vvDresses left to right--Sakide Vylena (all four gifts available at Don't Panic--Sakide Vylena Dress Black--Sakide Vylena Dress Black Blood--Sakide Vylena Dress White--Sakide Vylena Dress White BloodWorn in all:Skin--flounce Scarlett Lace Day of the Dead (149L 2-for-1 halloween skin)Hair--Alice Project Blue Jeans (Halloween Massacre gift, still available for 0L)Eyes--Dead Apples Almost Human Thunder (available at The Cosmetic Fair)Tattoo--Vestigium Doodles (available on system layers and for SLink…
  • Don't Panic - Sponsor - Pin Me Down

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Pin Me Down is one of the sponsors this year for Don't Panic. They mostly deal with products that are makeup layer based, but they do have other odds and ends in the store.They are offering 5 little rats to find. There are 4 colours of eyes, and one makeup pack, with and without the veins. CreditsHair - The Stringer Mausoleum - R.Red in Cognac - Not FreeShape - Infamous - Don't Panic 2014 Female - Hunt Item @ Don't Panic Skin - Fierce Designs - Halloween Skin - Hunt Item @ Don't Panic Eyes - Pin Me Down - Demonic Eyes in Burned - Hunt Item @ Don't Panic Dress - Gothic Passionate Dreams -…
  • .:plummy:.

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    vvSkin--flounce Scarlett Lace (group gift in store)Hair--Little Bones Transmute (group gift in store, 100L join fee)Eyes--Poetic Colors Opal Seashell (subscriber gift in store)Lipstick--Angelica Mellow Plum (30L gacha at The Season's Story)Piercing--HoD The Dead, razor color (60L, 50% off at Tengoku no Rakuen)Necklace--Maxi Gossamer Pearl Daisies (group gift in store)Tattoo--Vestigium Skulls War (updated for SLink Physique)Tights--Insanya Lace Leggins Style 3 (updated for various appliers)Dress--Tee*fy Blair Puffy Dress (free gift at HavenHollow)Mesh body--SLink Physique (worn with flounce…
  • Pulse Games Presents . . . Don't Panic

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Pulse Games is hosting another of it's famous Halloween "Haunted House" experiences. This year it really is a Haunted House, where as past versions have had very varied themes. All revolve around a story line, a set of tasks you need to preform to progress, and many thrills and chills to make you jump.A lot more info after this break.I'd strongly suggest letting region settings take over, so you can experience it the way the creators wanted you to. Also, make sure you turn your sound on, if you don't normally have it on. There are some puzzles that have a sound element.So besides a great…
  • .:massacre:.

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    vv Hair--Alice Project Summertime Sadness (25 Oct 2014 free gift for Halloween Massacre in-store event)NOTE: During the event, one free hair will be available on on each day, 25-31 October. After each date has passed, the hair is 50L. VIP gift hairs become available on select days.Skin--The Skinnery Gemma 6, champagne (75L TAG gacha, visit Gachatopia for HUD)Eyes--IKON Immortal BladeEyelash tattoo--Lumae Eyelashes Normal (part of group gift in store)Eye makeup--The Skinnery Running MascaraHair base--Exile (free fatpack in store)Tattoo--Para Designs Gothic Kiss (gift in…
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    FabFree - Fabulously Free in SL

  • Well Im Just Batty About You

    Tiana Omizu
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Here’s just a quickie before I go off to bed. I hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween with whatever you did! Im just managing to sneak the Serena Hair in for Wasabi Pills offering for Fifty Linden Friday. You won’t have long to get this so if you want it grab it quick! Its available in this colour which is Crystal Pink or there is another colour called Crystal Violet! My Eeewy Goooey earrings are a fun freebie from Chop Zuey and are free to everyone. You do not need to be a member of any group to claim it or the free Eeewy Goooey Bracelet that I am also wearing! My dress is…
  • FabFree Designer of the Day – 10/31/14 – Braham Design

    Calleja Fairey
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Braham Designs L$10 promo – Jade Mesh Dress available in 5 different colours (L$10 each) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alabama%20Sunshine/15/132/22 **Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.** *Photos are work of the designers.*
  • Ingenue for FLF, with a little Dirty Turkey Lumae thrown in.

    Calleja Fairey
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Hello lovelies!! I have not forgotten about you all. I was so bummed that I could not be here this past week. As Love mentioned, I hurt my back, and just could not sit in one position for any length of time The good news is I am getting better, still not 100%, but I could not let Halloween pass without at least one more post. This is my favourite holiday afterall. When I saw the super cute shoes Ingenue had up for Fifty Linden Friday, I had to show them off. Which means, this is a time sensitive post!! For their Fifty Linden Friday item, Ingenue has generously put up not 1, not 2, but 3 pairs…
  • FabFree Photo Challenge #14 Winner ~ Tara Aulder

    Tiana Omizu
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Congratulations to Tara Aulder who is the winner of Octobers’s FabFree Photo Challenge – “Trick or Treat” This round had an amazing selection of pictures to choose from which really made it difficult! Thank you so much to everyone who submitted photographs to the FabFree Challenge Flickr Pool! Your participation is appreciated! Also many thanks to our sponsors for this month Lumae and Somnia Stay tuned to find out what the challenge theme will be for November!
  • Fishing @ Snatch for Halloween

    Tiana Omizu
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Grab your 7 Seas fishing rod and head on down to Snatch for some Halloween fishing fun! There are four full costumes and a few little fun extras available for you to catch, all spread over 21 boxes! If you don’t already own a rod, then the basic version will cost you 100L to purchase, but it can be used multiple times after that and it will be the only expense… You don’t need to purchase bait to be able to play, just have alot of patience as it can take some time! The items are transferable and it can be fun to play swapsies with your multiple catches with the other people…
 
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    JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog

  • The Trace

    gogo
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Hello from The Trace! Today I finally changed my outfit and decided to go see this lovely sim that I saw featured on Ziki’s blog. I haven’t felt too inspired lately, cos I don’t like scary things. I’m trying my best to enjoy the rest of autumn in SL without spiders, gore, death, etc. If you’re into that stuff, there are lots of events now with items in that genre, but ME? I WANT A NICE AUTUMN! Do you know of any more autumn sims in SL that are not scary? Let me know in the comments! What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Truth Hair – Bijou Teefy –…
  • Pumpkins

    gogo
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    I have big metal pumpkins! This is Halloween costume idea #1. I could go as a girl in a short dress with pastel hair, and a mysterious mask! LOL. What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Truth – Vixen & Mask Katat0nik – (Virgin/Average) Heart Playgirl Dress & MudHoney – Metal Pumpkins The post Pumpkins appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • Rest in peace

    gogo
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    It’s difficult to celebrate Halloween in SL cos throughout the year, I feel like I have lots of opportunities to ‘dress up’ already! All those fabulous RP looks, and crazy cute costumes. If I were to dress up in SL, I would choose a kawaii costume. Do you celebrate Halloween in SL? Let me know in the comments! What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Truth – Coral 2 The Secret Store – Anita Empire Dress (Ghost) S & What Next – Scattered Leaves Decor The post Rest in peace appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • In Colors

    gogo
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Designers, if you don’t know who is in your official bloggers group, you’ve already lost control of your branding. My friend needed support earlier this week, for a pair of shoes that was sent to her. When she contacted the designer, this person did not even know who she was, even after she said she was in the blogger’s group, the designer didn’t bother to take two seconds to look at the group for her name, and the exchange continued to be awkward, almost insulting. Even if a designer is so busy, the group so big that the names are a blur, take two seconds to verify…
  • Oslo

    gogo
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    I am thankful for the talents of other SL residents daily, especially when I need a well-decorated sim for photography. I’m standing NordeyNey, it looks like a charming residential sim that is opened to the public. Now that it’s autumn, I’m glad that designers are introducing plaid back into their designs. Less floral, MORE PLAID!!!! This gorgeous Oslo shirt is from Fishy Strawberry, and includes a texture-changing HUD. What I’m Wearing: LeLutka – BAMBI Hair (Praline) Fishy Strawberry – Oslo Shirt (S) Light Denim Monso – My Studded Shorts (Deep…
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    Koinup: Second Life Places

  • Taboo Rock

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Taboo%20Rock/128/128/0
  • Tropical Beach Land

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Beach%20Land/128/128/0
  • Isle of Love

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Love/128/128/0
  • LR Portal Park1

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LR%20Portal%20Park1/128/128/0
  • Rosieri

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosieri/128/128/0
 
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    Hiperia3D News

  • Rising Sun Beauty Mix And Match Expressions For Mei Lin 6

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Our new product for our store at DAZ: Rising Sun Beauty Mix And Match Expressions For Mei Lin 6 The delicate and mysterious beauty of the lands of the rising sun shines through these gorgeous expressions specially made for your most delightful characters. Rising Sun Beauty is a pack of expressions organized in three folders (FullFace, UpperFace, and LowerFace) for Mei Lin 6. With them, you can apply an expression that moves all the face, or partial expressions that move only the upper or lower parts of the face. See images and get them here: Rising Sun Beauty Mix And Match Expressions For Mei…
  • Sersee Hair

    11 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    Our new product for our store at DAZ: Sersee Hair is a very versatile hair style, with optional cloth in the braids, and also includes a digitally sculpted crown with many options. Timeless, customizable, and easy to use, perfect for fantasy, fairies, warriors, sorceress, nymphs, goddess, queens, princess... A must have! Genesis 2 Female and her derived females are supported: Lilith 6, Aiko 6, Gia 6, The Girl 6, Olympia 6, Stephanie 6, Teen Josie 6, Victoria 4 Shape for Genesis 2 Female(s), Victoria 6, Giselle 6. See images and get it here: Sersee Hair For DAZ Studio and Poser (using dson) -…
  • EJ Bellaluna and Moonchild Jewels

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    This is our new character for our store at DAZ: EJ Bellaluna and Moonchild Jewels. She comes with a jewelry set included: Moonchild Jewels, which consists in a necklace, 2 earrings, and a star prop. The star prop comes in small size, for example to be put on the hand as in the main promo, or make it big as seen in another one of the promos. Bellaluna has a very detailed skin. She has options for 7 casual makeups, 8 lip colors, and also the option for no lip color for more natural lips, she also has 7 eyelashes colors to mix and match with the casual look to get a fashionable look, or with the…
  • EJ Perla

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    Here is our new character for our DAZ store: EJ Perla is a character for Genesis 2 Female, with highly detailed skin and makeup. She comes with many torso, back, and arm body painting options, as well as many options to customize her appearance. Includes a beautiful custom sculpted morph for the head, sculpted genitalia, elven ears, and several body painting options (torso and arm, torso only, back only, arm only). Her makeup, nails, and lashes look great together - mix and match them as you wish. See images and get her here: EJ Perla for Genesis 2 Female for DAZ Studio and Poser(with dson) -…
  • Bejeweled Bundle

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    Our new product for our DAZ store: Bejeweled Bundle Make your characters shine in gold, silver and precious ornaments with this set of pieces of body jewelry: Belly Chains, Hand Jewelry, and Foot Jewelry. The jewels that give the touch you need, making every render special and unique! A must have! Genesis 2 Female and these derived females are supported: Lilith 6, Aiko 6, Gia 6, The Girl 6, Olympia 6, Stephanie 6, Teen Josie 6, Victoria 4 Shape for Genesis 2 Female, Victoria 6, Giselle 6. See images and get them here: Bejeweled Bundle For DAZ Studio and Poser(with dson) - Jordi R. Cardona…
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    Gwyn's Home

  • Hooooooowwwwwwwwl [Flickr]

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Gwyneth Llewelyn posted a photo: Shadows of the Moon. slurl.com/secondlife/Colonia%20Nova/222/246/120
  • CDS citizens showing their true colours [Flickr]

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Gwyneth Llewelyn posted a photo: ... well, at least once per year, during Halloween.... slurl.com/secondlife/Colonia%20Nova/205/243/120
  • The battle for the future virtual world environment is on!

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    I’ve tried to write a comment on the latest article on High Fidelity posted on Technology Review. But I’m long-winded and their system didn’t accept my comment. So here it is: Rosedale’s latest attempt at designing a virtual world from scratch shows that he has learned a lot of lessons in...Read more »
  • Representative Aseembly meeting with maximum attendance [Flickr]

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Gwyneth Llewelyn posted a photo: Probably the first time we filled the room. There was a tragic RL loss, Molly, who was mourned for a silent minute. And the RA also has to face a simultaneous resignation of one of its members and of the Chancellor. slurl.com/secondlife/Colonia%20Nova/6/165/46
  • A view from AbbyRose's balcony [Flickr]

    Gwyneth Llewelyn
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Gwyneth Llewelyn posted a photo: Over the Vineyard Patio and Shop slurl.com/secondlife/Locus%20Amoenus/58/83/33
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    Designing Digitally, Inc.

  • Designing Digitally, Inc. Has Been Selected as a 2014 TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Gamification Company

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Designing Digitally, Inc., a full-service, gamification and interactive E-Learning development company, has been selected for the 2014 TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Gamification Companies List. The selection of Designing Digitally, Inc. spurred from a demonstration of excellence in the following areas: company growth and potential to grow, capabilities, quality of clients and more. "We are honored to be selected by TrainingIndustry.com as a Top 20 Gamification Company. It is satisfying to know our efforts have been recognized and the dedication to our clients rewarded," says Andrew…
  • Gamification and Game-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?

    masonm.designingdigitally
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Gamification and game-based learning are both buzzwords in the education and training industry. Although both are innovative ways to train your learners, they cannot be used interchangeably. While both may relate to education, how they do so varies. So, what is gamification? Gamification is adding game-like mechanics to non-game experiences to encourage a specific behavior and motivate learners. This does not mean you are having your learners play games. What it does mean is you are taking motivational elements from games, such as badges or achievements, and incorporating them to encourage…
  • How Serious Games Fit With Blooms Taxonomy

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Blooms Taxonomy was developed in 1956 and was used to help classify the difficulty associated with questions asked during assessments, ultimately being transformed into a “system” for classifying various learning outcomes. But how do serious games tie in with Blooms Taxonomy? A Quick Overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy In simple terms, the Blooms Taxonomy model is based around the idea that learning can be divided into three main areas - learning that is generating a skill, learning that is developing attitudes, and finally, learning that is transferring knowledge. These are…
  • DDINC Partners With NASA to Develop Gamified Learning Experiences

    masonm.designingdigitally
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Designing Digitally, Inc. has partnered with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to develop Gamified E-Learning experiences. The E-Learning modules embrace gamification to make learning how to write requirements engaging, educational, and entertaining. "Working with Goddard Space Flight Center on this project is something we are excited about here at Designing Digitally," says Andrew Hughes, President of Designing Digitally, Inc. "We look forward to working with the innovative people at NASA to educate and increase knowledge retention through gamification and serious games. This…
  • Corporate Training Evaluation Tips

    masonm.designingdigitally
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The evaluation of a corporate training program is an integral aspect to understanding its overall effectiveness. Using different approaches to observe and measure how well your corporate training program is doing will allow you to ensure you have not wasted both time and money. In some cases, you may discover your training program is lackluster and does not provide a good return on investment. On the other hand, you may see the training model you have implemented is effective and your employees are responding to it well. In this post we will go over some of the main challenges of the…
 
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    Hypergrid Business

  • Quiz: Should your grid merge with another grid?

    Maria Korolov
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Seems that there’s a mania for mergers going on. Next Reality and SkyLife Grid merged with AviWorlds. 3D Grid merged with Metropolis. And now Lost World grid is merging with AviWorlds, too. Is there...
  • Next Reality merges with AviWorlds

    Maria Korolov
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    The motorsports-focused Next Reality grid has merged with AviWorlds. Next Reality had 125 regions as of mid-October, and was known for its racetrack and for its adults-only Red Light Hotel. Grid owner Mike Hart...
  • Chinese Oculus alternative hits the market

    Maria Korolov
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    There are plenty of headsets on the market today that are basically shells made out of plastic — or cardboard — that you slide your smartphone into. Higher-end devices such as the Oculus Rift,...
  • This virtual Relay for Life will be run for real

    David Daeschler
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    On November 1, for the first time, avatars and the people behind them are going to run the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, for real, virtually. What in the world does that mean?...
  • SkyLife’s Boam named as CloudServe CTO

    Press Release
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Press release: CloudServe announces appointment of Chief Technical Officer AUSTIN, Texas — OpenSim hosting company CloudServe is announcing the addition of  Josh Boam — also known as Josh Piper in-world — to its staff as Chief...
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    David Sharp-Bell

  • Dexmo Mechanical Exoskeleton System Lets You Touch VR Objects

    Scott Peters
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Dexta Robotics exciting new wearable mechanical exoskeleton system, the Dexmo, actually lets the user touch digital objects within the metaverse. When we say this we don’t mean just see yourself appear to touch something, but actually feel it. Currently midway through an apparently successful funding round for the next several steps in development, the prototypes / early models are making waves at live demos like the recent one at the Oculus Connect conference. While both the Dexmo Classic and Dexmo F2 capture 11 DOF (degrees of freedom) of hand motion, the incredible F2 even registers…
  • ‘World of Comenius’ Will Bring VR Based Education to the Masses

    Scott Peters
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Studying for those SAT’s just got a lot more fun. Teaching methods have improved over time, but have largely remained grounded to a fairly dull model of instruction that has done little to reach students on a visual, interactive level that they appreciate (until now). Unveiled during a remarkable demonstration at the pioneering Mendel Grammar School in Opava City, Czech Republic, and brought to us by Tomáš Mariančík (creator of Oculus demo darling Sightline: The Chair), the World of Comenius virtual reality educational platform aims to stimulate the current teaching model in a way…
  • Exclusive Interview with Kitely CEO and Co-Founder Ilan Tochner

    Scott Peters
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
      Recently I had the pleasure to speak with the enterprising, forward-thinking Ilan Tochner, Co-Founder and CEO of Kitely and creator of the most comprehensive virtual goods marketplace in the metaverse, Kitely Market. He had some interesting things to say about his goals for expanding the realm of influence of his endeavor, as well as some insight into the future of the company. Kitely’s recent announcement to support High Fidelity has potential to be of great benefit to both companies. What are some other exciting developments in Kitely Market’s future ? We want to make Kitely…
  • First Oculus Rift Supported Feature Film ‘Banshee Chapter’ Set to Scare in VR

    Scott Peters
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    An already phenomenal scarefest of a movie, last year’s “Banshee Chapter”  is going to be the first full length feature to scare the pants off you in Virtual Reality using the Oculus Rift DK2. Based loosely on actual events regarding controversial Project MK Ultra experiments conducted by the US Government  (often referred to as the CIA mind control program) in the 1950s-70s, the Lovecraft inspired film was written and directed by Blair Erickson and filmed with the newly developing  technology in mind. Can you imagine standing face to face with this beauty ?    In one of…
  • Virtual Reality Shows Real Results in Treating PTSD, Anxiety and Panic Disorders

    Scott Peters
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    After suffering a traumatic event, recovery is always a therapeutic challenge. Organizations like The Virtual Reality Medical Center have been employing methods to help using VR therapy techniques for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and panic disorders of all types and are seeing impressive results. Having been used for treatment of medical disorders since 1993 with a currently reported success rate of 90% in those clinics that employ it, the forward thinking medical professionals at The International Association of CyberPsychology, Training & Rehabilitation (iACToR)…
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