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Microsoft Partners With VictoryVR To Bring A VR Curriculum To Schools

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Microsoft is continuing to explore what its new mixed reality platform can do for education. The company revealed a partnership with VictoryVR at the Bett 2019 education event in London this week.

Riding Through Gotham City in VR

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Warner Bros. and Intel unveil a Batmobile-like autonomous vehicle at CES featuring immersive entertainment and AR safety features.

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‘Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience’ Launches on PSVR in Japan, Western Release Pending

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According to Sony, Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience was supposed to launch on PSVR sometime around the holiday season in the West, and while it may have missed its mark, the franchise’s first official VR experience is now available for free on the Japanese PlayStation Store.

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CBS Sports Coverage Of Super Bowl LIII Will Include AR Enhancements

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CBS Sports technology make-over includes 115 cameras and AR. CBS Sports have announced plans to use AR during their coverage of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, promising to enhance your football experience like never before.

Blippar Reborn as One of Britain's 'Brothers Bling' Buys Up Augmented Reality Assets for Relaunch

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Augmented reality and computer vision company Blippar has a new lease on life, as previous investor Candy Ventures has completed a successful bid to acquire the assets of the beleaguered company.

A Fisherman’s Tale Review: A Perfect Storm Of VR Puzzling

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I would have never pegged Innerspace as the one to crack the code. True, the Firebird series is a compelling exhibition of VR art, but who’d have bet on this small indie studio as the first to unify VR’s core pillars?

Training Your Brain Muscles with VR

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Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019.

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Esports Continues Its Push Towards VR

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Can professional gaming help to propel the consumer adoption of virtual reality? Professional gaming, or esports, has quickly developed from a niche competitive scene into a full-blown industry that has attracted the attention of both spectators and corporations alike.

ISS Astronauts Use Magic Leap One to Prepare for Next Mission

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The tradition of using cutting edge technology to prepare for missions in space, in this case, augmented reality, continues with a new team of international astronauts slated to board the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. On Tuesday, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano took to Twitter to show himself and fellow crew member Andrew Morgan (representing NASA) using the Magic Leap One to train an upcoming mission.

I Met Donald Duck And Goofy In Kingdom Hearts VR, It Got Weird

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My biggest takeaway from Kingdom Hearts VR? My god, how do any of these characters manage with such massive feet? I’ve never really noticed it on a flat screen but, as soon as I jumped into the headset I couldn’t help but stare.

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Virtual Reality Improving Mental Health

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Limbix is building up immersive content that therapists can use to treat phobias, depression and anxiety. There are over 300 peer-reviewed studies that show VR is an effective tool for treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

OpenXR Chair Shifts from Epic to Intel, Progress Update Planned for March

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Intel’s Brent Insko has taken over as the Chair of the OpenXR working group after Epic’s Nick Whiting passed the torch. The pair say the OpenXR effort is still going strong, and a progress update is planned for March.

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Escape H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle In VR

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Navigate a booby-trapped hotel while evading the ‘Devil in the White City’ himself in this horrifying VR game. Next year will see the release of Martin Scorsese’s Devil in the White City , a film adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 novel detailing the horrendous activities of H.H.

Join me on AltspaceVR to learn about XR at CES and in China

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In few days, I’ll do it again: I’ll have a speech inside virtual reality. I am helping organizing an event of the “XR Story” Wechat group and I will be the main speaker for this occasion. Do you want to join me?

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Report: Facebook’s Upcoming AR Glasses Much Less Bulky Than Hololens Or Magic Leap

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Business Insider is reporting that a source has tried on a prototype of the AR glasses under development at Facebook. The source claims the prototype “resembled traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap.”

A Fisherman’s Tale Now Available on multiple VR platforms

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In A Fisherman’s Tale , the mind-bending VR adventure game that launches onto PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets today, you will work with infinite, ever smaller and bigger replications of yourself to find your way out of a world where physics are utterly broken.

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Report: Microsoft Holding a HoloLens 2 Press Event Next Month

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According to a report from The Verge , an upcoming Microsoft press event is likely to offer the first glimpse of HoloLens 2. Microsoft sent out press invites this week to an event that it will host just ahead of MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month.

The Weather Channel Continues Its Embrace Of Mixed Reality Technology

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TWC releases another educational MR demonstration ahead of Storm Harper. When The Weather Channel debuted its IMR technology back in June of 2018, the organization introduced the industry to a brand new form of educational broadcasting.

Kevin Williams shares with us his expertise in the LBVR sector

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Some days ago, I had the opportunity to briefly interview Kevin Williams , an expert in location based virtual reality (LBVR, that is VR arcades).

SPACES Opening San Jose Cinemark Location With Terminator VR

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SPACES is opening its latest location with Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future in February at Cinemark’s Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose, California.

360 Short Film about Eminem and created by Felix And Paul to premiere at Sundance

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Marshall from Detroit is a 3D, 360-degree virtual reality experience featuring Marshall Mathers (Eminem) and Sway Calloway and directed by Caleb Slain in collaboration with Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël.

‘Beat Saber’ Studio Plans on Bringing More Free Songs, Paid DLC Still TBA

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Fans of the block-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) want to know: when are more songs coming? Well, the developers Beat Games say that they still need more time to work on it, but that users can at least look forward to more guaranteed free songs at some point too.

Photo Wake-Up Converts Still Images Into AR Animations

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A team of researchers bring 2D photos to life with automatic 3D animations. As AR technology continues to develop from past its current state of infancy, one of its most popular use-cases so far has been the digital enhancement of real-world images.

Cinemark teams with Spaces for mixed-reality ‘Terminator’ experience

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Virtual reality adventure company Spaces has teamed up with theater chain Cinemark to launch a new, immersive VR experience in San Jose, California.

Ace Combat 7 VR Review: Utterly Superb But Incredibly Bittersweet Aerial Combat

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I still feel like I’m soaring. Not just literally; Ace Combat 7’s VR support has left me grinning from ear-to-ear. This is nothing short of a revelation; a deadly ballet of barrel rolls and missiles.

AR+VR Weekly: Meta sale, Facebook’s AR glasses and Magic Leap mobile AR

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Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of Jan 22. Source: Magic Leap. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Meta sale, Facebook AR glasses and Magic Leap mobile AR. Last week I highlighted news of a AR pioneer, ODG, ending its 20-year journey.

Live Planet Launches All-in-one System for 360 3D Livestreaming

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Live Planet today announced the launch of the Live Planet VR System , an end-to-end pipeline for 360 stereoscopic livestreaming and distribution, including a custom camera & content management tools. The company claims that creators can go “from box to livestreaming within minutes.”

Lyft Patents Show How AR & VR Could Change Ridesharing

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Lyft files patents for two ideas that use both AR & VR to create a better overall value of services. Calling a Lyft driver is a pretty simple task. You open up the app, make a couple taps, and a driver is on the way to pick you up.

Insider Secrets to Adopting Wearables

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Watch this throwback 2016 expert panel led by Upskill’s Brian Ballard, in which enterprise end users from Jacobs Engineering, Powerstream Inc., the AES Corporation, and Intel share their secrets to adopting wearables. Some key insights include referring to the people closest to the problem (i.e.

Multiplayer Shooter Warzone VR Hits Steam Early Access This Week

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Warzone VR from Sinn Studio (the same developers as VR games Wraith and The Perfect Sniper ) is set to hit Steam Early Access for Rift, Vive, and Windows VR this week on January 25th. Billed as a large-scale VR FPS, similar to War Dust, there is a heavy focus on team-based gameplay and squad tactics.

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5 Ways VR Will Change Your Life! Travel, Gaming, Shopping, Exploration, and Relationships

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If you’re still undecided about the addition of a VR headset to your tech locker, here’s a reason for every digit on your right hand why VR is gonna rock your world.

VR Train Simulator ‘Derail Valley’ to Launch into Early Access This Week

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Delays are a train driver’s worst nightmare, and while it’s true upcoming VR train simulator Derail Valley has seen a modest setback after its planned January 18th launch, the game is now full steam ahead as it makes its Early Access debut on the Oculus Store and Steam this week.

Rosetta Stone iPhone App Now Features AR Machine Learning

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The popular language-learning platform is even more intelligent with object recognition technology. If you’ve ever thought about learning a new language from scratch, but don’t have the time or money for an in-person class, odds are you’ve at least explored the idea of using Rosetta Stone.

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IT Enterprise Architect. The post Kumud Lata appeared first on BrainXchange. 2019 Speakers

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New Vive, Pimax Power Kits Ditch Power Adapters And Simplify Your Setup

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Earlier this month we took a look at Accell’s USB-C VR adapter for Rift and Windows. The kit allows existing headsets to take advantage of new USB-C DisplayPorts. HTC’s Vive, however, couldn’t use the kit due to its different setup.

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Area Of Darkness: Sentinel Looks Like A Haunting VR Thriller

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Upcoming psychological thriller Area of Darkness: Sentinel from Rematch Studios is looking really impressive for a first-time effort from a small indie studio. You take on the role of Dr. Anne Evans in 1978 as you play through three days of exploration and intrigue on the timeless Sentinel Islands.

Timewarp, Spacewarp, Reprojection, And Motion Smoothing Explained

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TimeWarp, Spacewarp, Reprojection, Motion Smoothing. Asynchronous, Interleaved. You may have heard these terms or seen them in the settings of your VR headset, but what do they do, and what’s the difference? Timewarp.