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My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

The Ghost Howls

Next week, on September 26th-27th, Oculus will perform its annual showcase event: Oculus Connect , that has now arrived at its 5th edition.

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Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

Road to VR

It appears Google has made some serious headway on its low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking standard first seen back in April.

Young Developers Are the Future of AR — This 11-Year-Old Has Already Created 2 AR Apps

Next Reality AR

While most kids his age are busy playing Fortnite, 11-year-old Yumo Soerianto is developing augmented reality games.

Elon Musk States 2023 Moon Mission Will Be Livestreamed In VR

VRScout

Let the four year hype begin… Last night technological wunderkind Elon Musk announced the first private passenger on his journey to the moon: Japanese billionaire, and founder of Japanese clothing company ‘Zozo,’ Yusaku Maezawa.

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Walmart to Launch Nation-wide VR Training Program with Over 17,000 Oculus Headsets

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Walmart is set to expand its fledgling VR training program in a big way soon; the big box store is going to start a country-wide training program promising to bring over 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to its employees by the year’s end.

PokerStars VR is Something New

Tech Trends VR

Played poker before? Not like this, you haven’t! The world’s leading poker brand, PokerStars, has combined live and online poker in a truly immersive & social VR experience.

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VR’s Killer Apps Will Be Created By The Next Generation Of Developers

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VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

VRScout

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault.

Creating Virtual Museum Experiences

Tech Trends VR

Intel and The Smithsonian partner up with Sansar to bring everyone the ephemeral art of Burning Man.

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In a Major Hit to Apple, Rovio to Launch Angry Birds in AR for Magic Leap

Next Reality AR

Considering Rovio Entertainment quite literally owes its existence to Apple and the App Store, it may ruffle a few feathers that the company has opted to aim the augmented reality debut of its blockbuster Angry Birds franchise at Magic Leap instead.

Transference Review: A Black Mirror VR Nightmare Come To Life

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Have you seen the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror? If not, then you should skip this opening paragraph.

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

VRScout

One mobile gaming’s most prolific franchises arrives on the Magic Leap One this fall.

Elon Musk Wants to Livestream SpaceX Moon Mission in “high def VR”

Road to VR

SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transport company founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, ultimately has its sights set on colonizing Mars, although the company’s next big step on the way there is taking tourists to the moon.

7Invensun aGlass DK II unboxing, setup and review: a great dev kit for eye tracking in VR

The Ghost Howls

In China I met the company 7Invensun , that is a worldwide leader for what concerns eye tracking. Being them very kind, they gave me as a gift an aGlass DK II eye tracking add on for HTC Vive and I used it to experiment with eye tracking interfaces.

'USA Today' Turns to Augmented Reality to Tell the Story of Corruption in Chicago

Next Reality AR

To punch up the launch of its new podcast, USA Today has created an augmented reality experience to introduce listeners to the story of corruption in Chicago. Debuting Sept.

Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers For Daydream, Dev Kits Incoming

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Google revealed an experimental accessory for the Lenovo Mirage Solo which adds a pair of six degrees of freedom controllers to the standalone Daydream headset. The faceplate straps to the front of Mirage Solo, which features a USB-C port on the side for powering an accessory.

Valve Unveils Third Evolution Of Knuckles Controllers

VRScout

The EV3 devkit features an improved battery life, better ergonomics, and an overall stronger design. In an official blog post made earlier today, Valve revealed its Knuckles EV3 devkit, the third iteration of the companies original 2016 design.

Synaptics Reveals VR Display Chip Targeting 1,000 PPI & Foveated Rendering

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Yes, I’ve shot a selfie with the Vive Focus and the gesture SDK

The Ghost Howls

I’ve obtained the beta version of the gesture SDK that Vive is developing for the Vive Focus and that will allow people to command the Vive Focus using only the bare hands and not the controllers.

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Illumix Emerges from Stealth with $8.6 Million in Funding to Build a Mobile AR Gaming Platform from the Ground Up

Next Reality AR

Apple often cites its tight integration of hardware and software for its success. Startup Illumix is looking to do the same thing for AR gaming by building an AR platform for its apps. Emerging from stealth mode on Tuesday, Illumix has closed a seed funding round of $8.6

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This VR Chair Fights Simulation Sickness At The Cost Of Hand Controls

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Texas-based Cambrian thinks it has the solution to VR simulator sickness, though we’re not so sure. The company this month unveiled the final prototype of what it calls the VR Chair , which isn’t really a chair at all.

NASA’s 360 Livestream Of Final Cassini Orbiter Mission Scores Emmy Nom

VRScout

And the award for most impressive 360-degree live stream of an unmanned interplanetary spacecraft goes to… 20 years ago, The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory launched the Cassini orbiter into space.

‘Firefox Reality’, Mozilla’s VR Web Browser, Launches on Major Standalone Headsets

Road to VR

Mozilla today launched its made-for-VR web browser, Firefox Reality. The company says the browser is “designed from the ground up” for standalone VR headsets, and today it becomes available for the Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo, and Vive Focus (and other Vive Wave headsets).

Virtual Reality in Schools: One important Consideration.

RealVision VR

Virtual Reality in Classrooms: Being first comes with Responsibility. I had the privilege of attending a very informative session on VR in education, yesterday, in Dubai. There were many takeaways and bookmarks.

AR App Thyng Making Jump from Mobile to Magic Leap One

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The first mobile augmented reality app out of the gate with support for Magic Leap One Creator Edition is Thyng, who is planning to release the headset version of the app later this year.

Walmart Buys 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets For Worker Training

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Walmart and VR startup STRIVR are expanding a partnership and distributing Oculus Go headsets for worker training at every store. The roll out should see 17,000 Oculus Go headsets distributed to Walmart stores for employee training — four going to every Supercenter and two heading to each Neighborhood Market or Discount Store before the year is out.

Walmart Expands VR Employee Training To All U.S. Locations

VRScout

Walmart associates will now have access to the same VR training their managers receive at Walmart Academies.

Pimax “8K” Pre-production Previews Emerge from Select Backers

Road to VR

As part of the company’s ongoing development of the Pimax “8K” headset, a select group of Kickstarter backers recieved pre-production units to aid in testing and feedback ahead of production.

Google reveals experimental 6DoF VR controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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Google has revealed new experimental controllers for the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. These controllers, which are only available for developers at this time, feature six degrees of freedom (6DoF), bringing “natural and intuitive controls” to the standalone virtual reality headset.

10 New AR Features in iOS 12 for iPhone & iPad

Next Reality AR

Apple's iOS 12 has finally landed. The big update appeared for everyone on Monday, Sept. 17, and hiding within are some pretty amazing augmented reality upgrades for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

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Accounting+ Brings Three Times More Content To Rift, Vive And PSVR Soon

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Get ready to be shouted at some more in VR! Accounting+ , the expansion to Crows, Crows, Crows hilariously eccentric VR experience (which itself was born from a collaboration with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland), is coming to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift very soon.

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Secret Location Teams With Grammy Nominee Junkie XL For VR Cinematic

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The multi-platinum producer adds a unique atmospheric sound to Secret Location’s upcoming VR film, ‘The Great C.’.

Valve Reveals Knuckles EV3 Dev Kit, Planning Production of “Much greater quantities”

Road to VR

Having revealed the ‘Knuckles’ EV2 controller development kit just a few months ago, Valve has rapidly incorporated improvements based on feedback from developers and today revealed the updated EV3.

You can now buy and sell High Fidelity currency

Hypergrid Business

One of the shops at High Fidelity’s Avatar Island. Image courtesy High Fidelity.). High Fidelity , the new virtual world platform started by Linden Lab founder Philip Rosedale, now allows its users to convert its virtual currency to real-world cash. Philip Rosedale.