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5 Upcoming Oculus Exclusives That Could Carry ‘Rift S’ This Year

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Facebook is rumored to launch a refresh of the Oculus Rift this year dubbed the Rift S. Every Oculus VR headset launch so far has been accompanied with an impressive collection of new games. These five major Oculus exclusives launching this year could be Rift S ‘s big hitters.

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How to Watch the Microsoft Mobile World Congress Event Rumored to Reveal HoloLens 2

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We already know that Microsoft has something big planned for later this month, and now we have details on how to watch the company's big reveal.

Varjo VR-1 Shows Us Virtual Reality Through High-Res Lenses

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It’s been 20 months since I tried the Varjo prototype and its promise of VR at extreme resolutions. Now in 2019, the company has made it a reality. Dubbed the Varjo VR-1, this enterprise headset has launched today to 34 countries, including the U.S.

What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

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The time has come. After many years of waiting, and even a second iteration of the device scrapped away, Microsoft is finally going to announce the next generation of HoloLens. But, what to expect from it? Well, let me speculate a bit… When and where.

AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

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Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables? Let’s face it, humans are vain and fickle creatures, so the fact that most HMDs look dorky as heck doesn’t really help with the whole mass market adoption issue.

HP Wants to Enhance Traditional CAD Workflows with “VR Snacking”

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HP is exploring what they’re calling the “VR snacking” concept: a simple way to enhance traditional CAD workflows with the benefits of VR visualization.

Snapchat Lays Up Lens Studio Experience for Nike's Jordan Brand at NBA All-Star Weekend

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Kabaq Helps You Settles On A Meal With Ultra-Realistic AR Menus

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These AR holograms look good enough to eat. Part of the experience of going to a good restaurant is being presented with lots of tempting choices.

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Studying Social Presence in VR

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New research by the University of British Columbia highlights both similarities and differences in the way people interact in virtual environments and the real world.

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HTC Unveils Vive Focus Plus with 6DOF Controllers, Built for Enterprise

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HTC today announced its planning to release a new version of Vive Focus targeted at enterprise users, this time including integrated hardware support for two ultrasonically-tracked 6DOF controllers. Enter Vive Focus Plus, a truly standalone 6DOF VR headset.

Social VR App vTime Opens a Window to Augmented Reality Users with iOS & Android App

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Most of the mobile augmented reality apps of today focus on individual experiences, but a new entrant into the space wants to make things a bit more social. Battle tested for years in the realm of virtual reality, vTime is finally bringing its immersive social chat experience into AR.

Report: Nintendo To Launch Switch VR Headset This Year

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Poor Nintendo will probably never be free of Switch VR speculation until it announces its own headset. The latest rumors suggest that could be this year.

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HTC announces full 6 DOF standalone headset Vive Focus Plus (+ thorough review on its 6 DOF controllers)

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With much surprise for us all, HTC has just announced the Vive Focus Plus , its first full 6 DOF standalone headset! Do you want to know more? Well, you are in the right place.

The AR Drone That Can Help Save Lives

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First responders will be able to use drones equipped with Augmented Reality technology to better deal with emergency situations.

‘Doctor Who’ Virtual Reality Experience to Land on VR Headsets Soon

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The BBC today announced that Doctor Who is getting a VR interactive experience, slated to release on VR headsets sometime this year. Dubbed Doctor Who: The Runaway , fans will get a chance to step into the TARDIS and join the Thirteenth Doctor (played by Jodie Whittaker) in virtual reality.

Magic Leap & Three UK Power 5G Augmented Reality Fashion Show at London Fashion Week

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While AT&T is gradually showing off the powers of its 5G technology in the US via the Magic Leap One, another major wireless company is doing the same in the UK using the world of fashion.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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Object Theory is one of the oldest Mixed Reality companies around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.

BBC Teases 12-Minute Doctor Who VR Animated Short

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The Doctor returns to virtual reality with an original interactive short film.

Personalizing Learning with Data

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Microsoft’s latest acquisition shows how combining pedagogy and technology can dramatically improve learning outcomes. Today’s students will graduate into a world that will be dramatically different – and changing faster than ever.

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‘Fortnite’s’ Massively Attended Virtual Concert is a Potent Glimpse of VR’s Future

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Epic Games’ Fortnite is steadily moving from ‘just’ a massively popular battle royale game to a cultural touchstone for hundreds of millions of players.

Samsung Jumps to Head of Mobile AR Class with Galaxy S10 5G & 3D Depth Sensor, Shows Off AR Concept Video

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While augmented reality made more of a cameo appearance during Samsung's official grand unveiling of the Galaxy S10 line-up on Wednesday, it's the company's move into 5G connectivity that has huge implications for AR.

HTC Just Dropped A Preview Of Their Vive Cosmos Controllers

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HTC teases new information regarding their upcoming 6DoF headset.

New Riftcat VRidge 2.3 features: play Steam VR games using your phone as a controller!

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For sure most of you know Riftcat VRidge. It is a popular solution that lets you use your mobile or standalone VR headset as a tethered headset connected to your PC , so that you can use it to play games on Steam. Well, with version 2.3,

I Had No Idea How Fast Dragsters Really Are Until I Saw Them in VR

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I’m not a drag racing fan but I’m at least a somewhat familiar with the sport: two cars line up on a short straight course and race to see who reaches the finish line first. I’ve seen some videos, I’ve read some articles, and I’ve seen the scary wipeouts clips.

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Microsoft Expands Its Augmented Reality App Portfolio from HoloLens to Android & iOS

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Although all signs points to Microsoft releasing a new HoloLens in the coming days, the company is nevertheless looking to distribute its augmented reality apps to other operating systems.

Beat Saber And Subpac Are Helping Deaf Fans Play The Game

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Beat Saber is arguably VR’s biggest phenomenon, taking PC VR and PSVR platforms by storm. But it’s also a game that lives and dies by its music, which helps players get in the flow. For deaf VR fans, that’s a big barrier to cross.

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Developer Uses VR To Build AR Experiences That Mimic Real-World Physics

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Lee Vermeulen is breaking new ground with his experimental AR prototypes. . Palmer Luckey is a tinkerer,” is how Time Magazine described the creator of the Oculus VR headset back in August of 2015.

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HTC Vive Cosmos controllers briefly detailed in new video

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Last month at CES, HTC announced the VIVE Cosmos, a new headset for its virtual reality line up. Though we had the chance to see the headset up close, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the VIVE Cosmos.

Rift Platform Update Now Lets Users Import Custom Home Spaces

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Rift users looking for a change of scenery from the stock cabin model in Oculus Home are in for a surprise, as the company has just pushed an update that now brings user-created spaces to the platform.

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Magic Leap Jumps into the Star Wars Universe with Release of Project Porg App

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After some social media teasing, the Star Wars universe's Magic Leap debut has finally arrived. On Tuesday, Magic Leap announced the release of Star Wars: Project Prog, which is available for free via Magic Leap World.

Samsung Odyssey+ Is Just $299 This Week – 40% Off Sale

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Samsung is offering an incredible deal this week — its Odyssey+ PC VR headset is just $299. This saves $200 (40%) from the regular $499 price. Odyssey+ is the refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in 2017.

Researchers Discover Security Flaws In Bigscreen VR App

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The issues have since been addressed in a patch released by Bigscreen, Inc. According to researchers based out of the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut (go Chargers!),

HTC VIVE Focus Plus revealed with upgraded controllers

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While many of us are probably interested in learning more about the VIVE Cosmos, HTC has announced another headset in its VIVE Focus line.

‘Neos VR’ Update Brings “massive improvements” to User Friendliness, Social Features & More

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Neos VR , the social VR platform, is celebrating a milestone with the release of its 0.8 build, which brings what the creators call “massive improvements” to usability and social features, and integration with its own cryptocurrency.

Lego's Newest Playsets Transform Normal Toys into Augmented Reality Experiences Across Platforms

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Beloved toy maker Lego is returning to the realm of augmented reality, this time with an experience that explores supernatural fun.

This Awesome VR Paragliding Rig Puts You In Control

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Most people have a dream VR setup. It might be laid out for the ultimate racing experience, or designed for immersive flight simulation. Studio Muybridge, however, built the ultimate VR paragliding experience. The France-based studio recently shared this look at its elaborate contraption.

Join An Apocalyptic Street Race In REWIND’s ‘Curfew’ VR Experience

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‘Curfew: Join The Race’ is an immersive, interactive VR experience for Oculus Rift inspired by the exhilarating new drama.

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