VentureBeat presented this graph of the major players in the VR landscape, along with a couple of paragraphs breaking down the industry.

We are exactly two weeks away from Virtually Live CEO Tom Impallomeni’s webinar with STATS LLC titled “Virtual Reality- Enhancing Live Sport”. You can register for the webinar here and also be sure to check out this primer article featuring VL that was published by STATS last month.

Netflix and Hulu have already announced that they will soon be releasing VR apps for their content platforms, but now Hulu has said its VR app will be unveiled sometime next month, coinciding with the Samsung Gear’s scheduled Black Friday debut.

The MLB Playoffs began last week, and the biggest news of the Divisional Series round thus far has to be Chase Utley’s slide into Ruben Tejada in Game 2 of the Mets and Dodgers’ divisional showdown. Tejada broke his leg on the collision and Utley has been suspended for games 3 and 4, but was reinstated with a scheduled appeal hearing for Monday.

The Guardian’s Elizabeth May has a cynic of VR until after her visit to the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University. Read about Virtually Live’s trip to the Stanford VHIL here.

Virtual Reality is being used to teach teens the dangers of distracted driving, which according to AAA is a factor in more than half of all teen accidents.

Last night the Presidential candidates from the Democratic party gathered at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas for what would go down in history as the first Presidential debate to be broadcasted in VR. Many VR viewers took their thoughts and experiences to Twitter, which made for a fun VL Blog piece.

Last week at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg said that VR is “past the knee of the curve” and that Facebook is ready to start getting serious about Augmented Reality. While he is certainly high on the promise of VR, Zuck does also believe that it will be a slow uptake.

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Microsoft is already all-in on Augmented Reality, it is would appear Facebook is following lead.

Are you familiar with “time-of-flight” technology? Because Sony’s purchase of Belgian start-up SoftKinetic have many believing that this technology will be playing a major role for the PSVR, scheduled for release in Q1 of next year.

Here’s a preview of SFVR #11, taking place in SF in early November, featuring a bit about Virtually Live.

A group of Hollywood special effects artists are trying to solve VR’s problem with positional movement in cinema.

As always, we bring you every generic VR hype piece that comes from a major publication, this one being Fortune Magazine.

FUN READ: Japanese scientists are using VR to test the capabilities of “food hacking”, or how a virtual change in appearance to the foods we eat can affect our perception on how food actually tastes.

Entering Week 6, the are six unbeaten teams remaining in the NFL. USA Today’s analyzes the best and worst among those six.

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