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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.

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.

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.

Putting AR into Art

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A Viennese start-up is the first company from Austria to be accepted to Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator. Artivive recently beat over 600 competing entries to become the first Austrian start-up to join the Berkeley SkyDeck program (considered one of the top ten accelerator programs in the world).

‘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.

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

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Tribe XR Launches Their First Live DJ Classes In VR

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Learn the art of mixing beats in the worlds first ever live DJ class in VR. Imagine someone came up to you and asked you to jump on the 1’s and 2’s and lay down a fat beat. Would you know exactly what that means?

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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‘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.

Medical Software Maker Medivis Closes $2.3 Million in Funding to Bring HoloLens to Surgical Platform

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The HoloLens has made enough of an impact on the healthcare industry for Microsoft technology partner Medivis to convince investors to pledge $2.3 million in funding for its surgical platform.

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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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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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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‘Audica’ is an Inventive “VR Rhythm Shooter” From the Studio Behind ‘Rock Band’

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Harmonix, the studio behind many rhythm game hits like Guitar Hero (2005) and Rock Band (2007) , today announced what they’re calling a “VR rhythm shooter” that looks—to be frank—pretty freaking awesome.

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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.

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.

Naked Tech for a Plastic-Free World

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Lush’s new concept shops are leveraging innovative technology to create a package-free customer experience.

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‘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.

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.

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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Cornerstone Partnership Uses VR As An Intervention Tool

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UK Social enterprise pilots the use of immersive technology in social care.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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Harmonix is launching a VR “rhythm shooter” to Early Access that looks to target the Beat Saber audience

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“Audica started as a passion project for a small team of developers within Harmonix. We chose to launch Audica into Early Access because we believe we have a compelling core game that we can develop into the next must-play rhythm game with your help.

Oculus Founder Vows to Create Audio Repair Kit for Rifts Out of Warranty

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has since moved on to greener pastures after leaving Facebook in 2017, founding his own border defense firm Anduril Industries. That hasn’t kept him from mulling over some of the niggling issues with the now nearly three year-old Oculus Rift though.

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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.

Bigscreen’s Huge 2019 Update Goes Live, Quest Support Confirmed

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The much-anticipated 2019 update for social VR app Bigscreen is finally here. Well, in beta form at least. The 2019 update comes packed with a heap of features, many of which are highlighted in the trailer below.

Asgard’s Wrath Lets You Experience God-Like Powers In VR

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The latest action adventure game from Oculus Studios will arrive on the Rift later this year. “It’s It’s the twilight of the gods, with Asgard’s inhabitants consumed by bickering and selfish exploits.

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,

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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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.

‘So…What Really Did Happen With Palmer [Luckey]’

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A book out next week tells the story of the founding of Oculus VR based on hundreds of interviews across several years. I read an early version of the Harper Collins book by Console Wars author Blake Harris.

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HTC Just Dropped A Preview Of Their Vive Cosmos Controllers

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HTC teases new information regarding their upcoming 6DoF headset.