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The Binocular Omni Orientation Monitor or BOOM is one of the oldest VR displays, and direct ancestor to the HMD. It consists of a 3-D display device suspended from a weighted boom that can swivel freely. The viewer holds the viewport of the device to their eyes, viewing the 3-D environment stereoscopically through it, without supporting any of its weight on their neck.

The boom's position and orientation communicates the user's point of view to the computer.

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Resource List: Introductory VR
Coming into virtual reality cold, can be an overwhelming experience. For many people, the last they heard of VR was during the dot com boom of the mid 1990s. When it sank out of sight as the technology was not up to mainstream expectations, many ordinary folk assumed this field had dissipated altogether.

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The Rocky Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds, Part 1: Trademarks
Linux Insider has run a three part series on the legal issues of content creation within virtual worlds, in response to the boom in user created worlds. This first segment looks at the possibility of trademarking your goods, even if they only exist virtually.

The Binocular Omni Orientation Monitor or BOOM was one of the very first immersive VR interfaces, predating even the HMD. Massive and unwieldy, they none the less have some valuable properties which still see them in use today.


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A one-day conference on adaptive displays, sponsored by the Interactive Media Institute, held August 7, 2004 in Los Angeles.

This conference deals with the critical VR / AR issue of adapting displays - specifically HMD and BO...

Americans look set to spend $1bn (?600m) on virtual goods in 2009, claims a report. The cash will be spent on add-ons for online games, digital gifts and other items that exist only as data.

Total spend on such items is expec...

A recent job posting on the search engine giant's Web site states: "Google is looking for Strategic Negotiator candidates with experience in...(i)dentification, selection, and negotiation of dark fiber contracts both in metropolitan areas...

Figuring out what Apple Inc. has in store for its next big product launch has become as popular a game as gathering to pick fantasy football drafts every fall.

And with holiday shopping season approaching, speculation is grow...

Twitter is a hit in Japan, succeeding where other social networking imports like Facebook have foundered as millions "mumble" - the translation of tweet - and give mini-blogging a distinctly Japanese flavor.

The arrival of ...