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2010-12-07 05:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue's goals will be to specialize in the research, development and use of virtual simulations for educational, training and business applications. Powersynch, LLC, the parent company for SpotON3D began development of their grid systems in November of 2008. With the help of a team of dedicated programmers, web developers, modelers and grid experts, they have succeeded in creating an exciting new experience that includes answers to many of the...

2008-10-13 09:00:07

By YURI KAGEYAMA By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press Video game rivals Sony and Microsoft are going head-to-head in virtual worlds for their home consoles later this year. Both companies announced their services, which use graphic images that represent players called "avatars," last Thursday at the Tokyo Game Show. Sony's twice-delayed online "Home" virtual world for the PlayStation 3 console will be available sometime later this year, while U.S. software maker Microsoft, which...

2008-07-14 09:00:29

By ALANA SEMUELS By Alana Semuels Los Angeles Times As if Google didn't have a strong-enough hold on the planet, it launched its own world last week - a virtual world, to be exact. Lively, which Google calls a "virtual experience," allows you to create an avatar, decorate your own virtual room, invite friends to your room and do things you've always dreamed of, such as blow up oil barrels on a deserted island. Unlike popular virtual worlds such as Second Life, Lively doesn't...