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Google Brings WebVR to Chrome, All Major PC VR Headsets Supported

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Google recently pushed out Chrome 66, the latest update to the company’s web browser. Unbeknownst to the VR community, Google also quietly included WebVR integration for OpenVR-compatible headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets.

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The WaveVR closes $6 million Series A round led by RRE Ventures and includes strategic investors from General Assembly and OK GO.

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The WaveVR today announced it has closed a $6 million Series A funding round led by RRE Ventures.

‘Modbox’ AR to Arm You With an Arsenal of Virtual Objects to Create Useful & Fun AR Apps

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The developers behind Modbox (2016) , the VR physics sandbox for SteamVR-compatible headsets, have been experimenting with augmented reality recently, something they say is a perfect fit for the Modbox software.

Mixed Reality and Medicine: Virtual Practice Makes Perfect

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Mixed reality is becoming an increasingly useful tool for surgeons, but can it also help to train the next generation of doctors?

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AWE USA, the world’s #1 AR+VR conference and expo, is back for it’s 9th year on May 30-June 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA. Use code VRPUL200 for $200 off all three All Access Passes (1-day, 2-day and 3-day) as well as the 2-day Expo Only Pass.

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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools

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The Vive Pro gets new SDK tools unlocking advanced AR capabilities. The Vive Pro is one hell of a VR headset. A combined 2880 x 1600 pixel resolution, dual AMOLED 3.5″ ″ diagonal screens, a 90 Hz refresh rate, high quality integrated headphones, the list goes on.

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Snail Games updates ARK Park to bring players a better dinosaur VR expereience.

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Snail Games, the developers of the VR dinosaur theme park simulation have been hard at work on movement systems – and the game has now been updated with free locomotion that will be in a upcoming patch this month.

“Skinneeeeer!” The Simpsons’ Steamed Hams Gag Gets A VR Experience

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These days your meme isn’t really a meme until it’s got a VR experience that turns your entire reality into a shrine of silliness. The Simpsons’ Steamed Hams gag just graduated to that status.

Google Arts & Culture now lets you explore Earth’s historic locations

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There’s no lack of historic locations to visit on out fair planet, but most of them are constantly under threat of disappearing. Whether due to disasters, war, or the eventual killer of all things, time, many of the amazing structures around today will be gone eventually.

‘Moss’ Boasts Perfect Rating on PlayStation Store, Tops PSVR Charts

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Launched in February as a PSVR exclusive, Polyarc’s Moss has enjoyed a broadly positive reception and has managed to maintain a perfect five star rating after more than 550 player reviews on the PlayStation Store.

This App Brings Music to Life in Augmented Reality

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It’s like an AR lightshow in your living room. San Francisco based startup, Wavy , is looking to help musicians enhance their music videos with AR.

Ganbatte is a VR game in which you’re a cat competing to become the best sushi eater of the galaxy.

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Ganbatte is a competitive multiplayer game for VR, about cats, in space, eating sushi. Players try to eat as much valuable sushi as they can to reach the highest score. The game is family-friendly and brings together hungry sushi cats from across the galaxy.

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Hands-On: Failspace Feels Like Job Simulator Meets Star Trek: Bridge Crew

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I have a sneaking suspicion that if I were ever put in charge of something highly technical, mechanical, and complicated — like a spaceship — it would end disastrously.

Best VR Racing Games – Fast and Furious

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The heritage of the racing games genre spans back decades and has played an important role for home entertainment systems since the late 1970s. Some of us will certainly recall early classics such as Pole Position, Out Run, Test Drive.

Researchers Electrically Stimulate Muscles in Haptic Designed for Hands-free AR Input

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Researchers at The Human Computer Interaction Lab at Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam, Germany, published a video recently showing a novel solution to the problem of wearable haptics for augmented reality.

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Zara AR Brings Fashionable Looks to Life in Stores

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Your local Zara may be looking a little bit different these days. The uber popular fashion retailer has temporarily ditched traditional mannequins and window displays for an augmented reality fashion show , featuring the fast fashion brand’s best looks on top international models.

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National Geographic partnered with Humaneyes Technologies to deploy the Vuze VR camera for the first-ever 3D 360 experience captured aboard the International Space Station

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National Geographic recently launched an extension to its critically acclaimed series ONE STRANGE ROCK, with the first-ever virtual reality (VR) 3D experience captured aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall Sees Penrose’s Grip On VR Storytelling Tighten

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The fourth production from VR studio Penrose, Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall, is debuting at Tribeca and it touches upon well worn territory for this team. Namely, it’s a story about the relationship between parent and child, coping with loss and, ultimately, moving on.

Mark Metry teaches us the right attitude to become successful in AR and VR

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Hello all, after the crazy two last weeks in which I had too little time to blog, today I come out with a new cool article in which I interview Mark Metry. Who is Mark? Well, he’s a VR startupper, influencer , podcast host, blogger, enthusiast , etc… he is a lot of cool things.

‘Serenity VR’ Fan Project Lets You Step Aboard The Most Famous Firefly-class Ship

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Serenity, the firefly-class spaceship from cult TV show Firefly (2002) and film Serenity (2005), is now full explorable in VR. With many years in the making, Unity developer and 3D environmental artist Kaveh Tabar’s Serenity VR fan project is finally here.

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Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

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Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR.

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Introducing VeeR 2.0 – Create beyond boundaries

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We are excited to introduce the upgraded VeeR with a whole new logo, brand identity, and product experience. After a year of development, we have become one of the biggest 360/VR hub by both content and creator volume.

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How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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I recently outlined the VR headsets which pushed the technology forward over the last six years by giving lots of developers new capabilities. In this post, I want to provide a blueprint for people to think about the spatial computing revolution over the next six years.

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Outages plague grids this month; Speculoos returns

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OpenSim land area and users rose slightly this month, despite outages and maintenance on several grids. Atek was down for a while before later resuming, as was Virtuality Grid, while Kinky Grid also went under construction temporarily. Tangle Grid is currently still down for maintenance. And Gevolution was doing load testing last month, resulting in unusually high active user counts for March — that issue has since been resolved and the numbers are back to normal.

Exiii Raises $750K for Haptic VR Gloves with Force Feedback

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Japan-based startuped Exiii , which is developing a pair of haptic gloves with force feedback, has raised $750K for continued R&D, expansion of sales channels, and growing the company’s team.

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Beyond the Joystick: Companies Building the Future of VR Locomotion

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How close are we to walking around a Ready Player One world? In Ready Player One’ s opening act, Steven Spielberg sets the stage for the capabilities of 2045’s VR hardware.

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Top 15 VR Games of 2018: List of Best VR Games You Will Every Experience

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Now that you've got your VR headset and it’s time for you to choose what game to play with. As virtual reality continues to develop with new experiences and numbers of VR games continue to increase, it is getting harder to choose the best game out of this massive selection of games.

Hands-On: Defector Makes You The Star Of Your Very Own Mission: Impossible VR Adventure

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Becoming a secret spy is the ultimate fantasy for a lot of people. You get to drive fast cars, use special gadgets, and take down international crime syndicates with style and flair. Not to mention the awesome J.B. names like James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Jack Bauer.

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