second life archive

  • British and US Spies have been operating inside the World of Warcraft
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    British and US Spies have been operating inside the World of Warcraft

    By 10 December 2013

    You probably already feel the eyes of governments on you every time you go online. But surely you’re safe when you’re gaming? Wrong: apparently British and US spies have been operating inside of games for some time now. The New York Times, The Guardian...

  • Heritage Key comes online as Second Life for Indiana Jones wannabes
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    Heritage Key comes online as Second Life for Indiana Jones wannabes

    By 11 February 2010

    Virtual worlds can create a good deal of controversy, with some critics suggesting that the format is detrimental to real life and learning, with the emphasis tending to be on gaining virtual possessions and snogging other avatars. We spoke to Jim Himoff,...

  • Second Life-inspired movie in the works
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    Second Life-inspired movie in the works

    By 18 December 2008

    Universal Studios and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski are set to make a film about a man who loses his life due to an addiction to an online virtual world. The idea for the film came from a Wall Street Journal article that the studio...

  • COMMENT: Are we over avatars?
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    COMMENT: Are we over avatars?

    By 21 November 2008

    Google announced earlier this week that it is to close down its Lively virtual world project, which it launched less than 4 and a half months ago, in order to focus its resources elsewhere. It's not clear exactly whether it was user numbers or lack of...

  • Wife divorces husband over Second Life
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    Wife divorces husband over Second Life

    By 17 November 2008

    A 28-year-old British woman is filing for divorce after finding out her husband was sleeping with another woman in online virtual world Second Life. Amy Taylor cited "unreasonable behavior" in her filing for divorce, after deciding she just couldn't put...

  • Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually
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    Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually

    By 13 November 2008

    A British woman who caught her husband having virtual sex is filing for divorce. Amy Taylor, who is 28-years-old, has cited unreasonable behaviour in the court papers and described how she walked in on her husband having sex with another woman on the...

  • Second Life avatar able to think
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    Second Life avatar able to think

    By 19 May 2008

    Scientists in the US are using the virtual world, Second Life, to test the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence. The team at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created Edd Hifeng - an avatar alike most in Second Life, but with a key difference...

  • Second Life creator steps down
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    Second Life creator steps down

    By 18 March 2008

    Philip Rosedale, the man who created the virtual world, Second Life, is to step down from his role as head. Rosedale founded Linden Lab in 1999 and the company then went on to create the avatar world, Second Life. He is currently head of the company but...

  • Second Life terror threat warning
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    Second Life terror threat warning

    By 7 February 2008

    Security experts are warning that terrorists may be using virtual worlds such as Second Life "to meet and exchange ideas". So says the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a US intelligence body which looks at developing technologies....

  • IBM and Linden Lab collaborating on 3D internet
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    IBM and Linden Lab collaborating on 3D internet

    By 15 October 2007

    IBM and Linden Lab, creator of the virtual world Second Life have announced that they plan to work together to develop new technologies and methodologies based on open standards that will help advance the future of 3D virtual worlds. The two companies...

  • Cityscapes photography exhibition shot on Nokia N95
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    Cityscapes photography exhibition shot on Nokia N95

    By 4 October 2007

    In what looks like a really interesting indication of how far cameraphones have come, part of a new exhibition, showing at the Royal Albert Hall, has been entirely shot on the Nokia N95. A collection of city landscapes snapped on the 5-megapixel cameraphone,...

  • AeroGarden computer plant-pot promises perfect harvest
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    AeroGarden computer plant-pot promises perfect harvest

    By 26 September 2007

    If you like the idea of fresh herbs grown yourself but don't have green fingers, one company is about to come to your rescue with the AeroGarden. Claiming to be the "world's first indoor smart garden" the AeroGarden is a miniature garden designed for...

  • New Oasis trailer exclusive to Second Life and MySpace
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    New Oasis trailer exclusive to Second Life and MySpace

    By 26 September 2007

    Oasis have opened their official online space in the Second Life and have kicked off their entry into the virtual world with a preview of thier latest release, a feature-length, limited edition double DVD called "Lord Don't Slow Me Down". Second Life...

  • Facebook UK's most popular social networking site
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    Facebook UK's most popular social networking site

    By 25 September 2007

    Despite what comScore would have us believe about Bebo, Nielsen NetRating has announced that Facebook is the UK's most popular social networking site. New figures just released reveal some interesting stats about the state of Britain online today, and...

  • Sky News puts out call for Second Life reporters
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    Sky News puts out call for Second Life reporters

    By 7 September 2007

    Sky News is calling on Second Life residents to become virtual news reporters. The 24-hour news channel is joining forces with video-sharing website SkyCast to launch a reporters' challenge. Second Lifers are invited to report on specific events inside...

  • Swanky Swiss watches to launch in Second Life
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    Swanky Swiss watches to launch in Second Life

    By 4 September 2007

    If you want to give your avatar a bit of class, then you'll be interested to note that posh Swiss watch brand Hublot plan to offer their products in Second Life. Pricing unconfirmed, but expect to shell out a fair few Linden Dollars to get one of these...

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to play Second Life gig
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    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to play Second Life gig

    By 15 August 2007

    Reuters is reporting that the one of the UK's oldest symphony orchestras is going virtual. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will play a concert in the virtual world of Second Life. The Orchestra is building a replica of its concert hall for...

  • Companies lay down law with Second Life conduct guides
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    Companies lay down law with Second Life conduct guides

    By 26 July 2007

    Apparently IBM is to produce official employee guidelines for workers to adhere to whilst they, or more accurately, their avatars, are in Second Life. Seemingly the first big corporation to try and ensure their employees behave online, they won't be the...

  • IWantOneOfThose.com launches in Second Life
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    IWantOneOfThose.com launches in Second Life

    By 12 July 2007

    Second Life residents can now pick up some gadget goodies from etailer IWantOneOfThose.com. IWOOT has launched an island in Second Life that features a lighthouse, beach, maze and store. The store will be the first virtual store where you can actually...

  • Avatar vs. Avatar - the first Second Life lawsuit
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    Avatar vs. Avatar - the first Second Life lawsuit

    By 6 July 2007

    For what is believed to be the first time in the virtual world, one Second Life avatar is suing another. Apparently a Second Life entrepreneur has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Second Life resident. The person doing the suing is Kevin...

  • Wimbledon served up in Second Life
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    Wimbledon served up in Second Life

    By 29 June 2007

    A virtual version of Wimbledon has been launched in Second Life, where residents will be able to watch matches being played by avatars using real match information from this year's tournament. We say, forget the reality, imagine a Wimbledon where rain...

  • Second Lifers to get Channel 4 Radio
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    Second Lifers to get Channel 4 Radio

    By 22 May 2007

    Channel 4 Radio has made a move into the virtual world as it has become the first UK radio station to launch a permanent presence in Second Life. Channel 4 Radio’s launch into the 6.2 million-strong virtual population of Second Life will give visitors...

  • Fully-functioning radio phone
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    Fully-functioning radio phone

    By 2 May 2007

    This is simple, a mobile phone with a radio. One side it is a mobile handset, the other side is a portable radio tuner. We have no further details on the phone just yet, but we do have pictures.

  • Visa takes to Second Life
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    Visa takes to Second Life

    By 27 April 2007

    Second Life appears to be fast becoming First Life as more and more companies attempt to market themselves in the virtual community. Credit card company Visa, has announced that it has staked its claim in the virtual world with the purchase of an entire...

  • Philips immersive technologies to melt Second Life world into the real world
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    Philips immersive technologies to melt Second Life world into the real world

    By 7 March 2007

    Second Life residents may soon be able to wander their avatars around the virtual world and unexpectedly feel a cool breeze or be blinded by light in the real world. Philips is licensing its "ambient experiences" technology to Rivers Run Red in order...