Feb 28

Second Life News for February 28, 2008

Category: Second Life News by Stone Culdesac

From: Second Life Blog Beta Preview Database Refresh Scheduled For Monday March 3, 2008 Quote from the site - The Beta Preview database, which contains all user account and inventory information for the Havok4 (and Mono) Beta Preview grid, will be refreshed on Monday March 3rd.

From: openPR Revolutionary Storage Device for Second Life Assets Quote from the site - Beatenetworks, a leading full service provider of solutions for the 3d web, today announced a new in world Content Management System product for users of Second Life.

From: Cakes: Learning Technology Blog Second Life: SciLands Solar System Tour Quote from the site - There are a lot of educators using Second Life and looking at possible ways that this and other similar environments might be used to improve teaching and learning.

From: The Diary of a Second Life Socialite Quick Note, Elika Returns Quote from the site - ETD is back! Incase we all already didn’t know - Elika’s come back to the grid with a bang. 6 new gorgeous hairstyles and a fresh new store layout. Obviously there is a lot more I could say, and we all know that my head never objects to something new and original - but we’ll save that all for now because I’m in a rush.

From: Computer World State-of-the-art hospital opens in Second Life Quote from the site - The opening of Palomar Pomerado Health’s virtual hospital follows ground-breaking ceremonies in the real world for its $773 million, 600-bed Palomar West facility. The actual hospital, in Escondido, Calif., will cover 1.2 million square feet, have 600 beds and serve 900,000 people in the state’s largest health care district, which spans from San Diego to Riverside County.

From: Ambling in Second Life Virtual Healthcare and Hospitals Quote from the site - I dunno… you wait months for a virtual health service, then 2 come along at once. In the space of only a couple of days we witnessed press announcements from both IBM and Cisco/Millions of Us, launching healthcare-related sims in Second Life.

From: Gaming Today Middle-East Expert Responds to Second Life Terrorism Hysteria Quote from the site - Counter terrorism measures in the US are becoming more invasive daily. At this moment, US intelligence is researching way to monitor players on MMOs such as World of Warcraft and Second Life in the name of fighting terrorism.

From: mrtopf.de Second Life Windlight hits release Quote from the site - Linden Lab’s Windlight version of the Second Life Viewer will soon be available as the standard viewer. As Soft Linden on the Second Life Open Source Developers mailing lists just announced it will be part of the 1.19.1 release candidate of the Second Life viewer.

From: PacificRim Exchange Day Two: Sun WERC Quote from the site - Today was day two of the Sun WERC Conference in San Francisco. There were some excellent speakers today, and more Wonderland/Darkstar information (lots more).

From: kentnews.net Early childhood intervention program uses virtual world of Second Life to connect students Quote from the site - Students who enjoy the advancement of technology have an opportunity to virtually learn in a three-dimensional world called Second Life. A federally funded doctoral training grant for the leadership program is in the process of developing two classes to be taught through Second Life.

From: Information Week Join Us For GridTalk Friday On The Future Of Motorati Island Quote from the site - Join us Friday to look at one of the most active communities in Second Life: Motorati Island. The sponsors, headed by Pontiac, recently turned the island over to the United Spinal Association. Renamed Motorability, it’s headed up by Patty Streeter, who will be our guest for GridTalk noon SLT.

From: Craig’s Rantings… Second Life as a Platform for Augmented Reality Quote from the site - I’ve often found the idea of the 3D Web merging with the real world something out of the films but yet also something we would be seeing within the next 2 years or so.

From: prnewswire Siemens PLM Software Adds Interactive Tool to its ‘Innovation Connection’ Second Life Island Quote from the site - Siemens PLM Software, a
business unit of Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global
provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today
announced a new interactive tool that enables users to create their own 3-D
Razor Scooter in Second Life.

From: Second Life Blog Tip of the Week #24: Navigating in small spaces Quote from the site - Ever found yourself wanting to enjoy a place in Second Life but kept getting annoyed because of objects blocking your camera, or you got lost?

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