I've been finding some interesting things inworld and on other's social media sites today.
Second Life Hits German SpeigelTV: I first saw news of this German SpiegelTV report inworld via the MadPea group then noticed it on Twitter and other blogs. While it's in German it's still somewhat understandable with a focused newslike report on the UNIA point and click game w/in SL that is going on right now. Maybe you will recognize someone's avatar. Check it out here: http://www.spiegel.tv/filme/virtualize-it-virtuelle-welten/
The New Second Life Code Name: Next I found some new current info. on the SL 2 they are working on, namely, the codename with direct source here on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ProjectSansar?src=hash Apparently they are referring to it as "ProjectSansar". I'm guessing the final name might be quite different. New World Notes and comments about this can be found here: http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2015/05/second-life-2-sansara.html
Oculus Rift News: Living in a Modemworld here: https://modemworld.wordpress.com/ and Daniel Voyager's Blog here: https://danielvoyager.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/the-oculus-rift-consumer-version-launches-in-q1-2016/ both give some of the latest new about the much awaited Oculus Rift, consumer version shipping in 2016 with pre-orders late 2015.
Original source here: https://www.oculus.com/blog/first-look-at-the-rift-shipping-q1-2016/
New major Firestorm update here: http://www.firestormviewer.org/firestorm-major-update-4-7-1-45325/
And finally some SL health news: The Use of Virtual World-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation to Encourage Healthy Lifestyle Choices Among Cardiac Patients: Intervention Development and Pilot Study Protocol: Interesting study proposal in JMIR Publications, the leading ehealth publisher here: : http://www.researchprotocols.org/2015/2/e39/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter