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Oculus Head Hugo Barra Teases Exciting News From F8 Conference, “especially AR/VR”

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Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, won’t be here until May, but with registration opening today, Oculus head Hugo Barra is teasing some exciting AR and VR news to come.

IBM and Unity partner for easy access to AI tools for VR/AR developers.

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IBM and Unity partner to bring the IBM Watson Unity SDK to the Unity Asset Store to make AI integration easier than ever.

HoloLens Units Can Now Be Rented Instead Of Bought

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At $3,000, Microsoft’s HoloLens is an expensive proposition, limiting the number of people that have been able to get their hands on one over the past two years. But a new scheme from Abcomrents is looking to make the device more accessible for all. The rental company, which specializes in providing elaborate and expensive devices such as TVs and even VR headsets this week announced that it will now be lending out HoloLens units too.

Microsoft Confirms Follow-Up To HoloLens Mixed Reality Headset

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HoloLens enters spotlight with new updates from Microsoft and a new ad featuring actor/rapper Common. Despite having released a developer edition all the way back in 2016, the Microsoft HoloLens has remained a relatively niche device.

Kepler Provides Blockchain for AI and Robotics Ecosystem

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Nowadays, we’re being witnesses of robots integrating to our society in the most, we could dare to say, beautiful manner. There are robot cooks, robot vacuum cleaners, autonomous drones or even robot pets that help disabled people doing their everyday chores.

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Tomb Raider Launches Free VR Movie Tie-In Experience

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Rappel, climb, and zip-line as Lara Croft. Tomb Raider is heading to theaters March 16th, but not before taking us on a trip underground, letting us virtually step into the boots of Lara Croft herself.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR tech made for wireless headsets

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Mobile virtual reality before Qualcomm’s newest line of VR hardware made for a fairly decent experience. Samsung had their VR headset that worked with Galaxy S and Note devices, and Google brought the first wave in with Cardboard, Daydream, and so on.

Hands-On: Narrows Is A Pirate Adventure With Roguelike Elements

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We haven’t written about a whole lot of Google Daydream exclusive titles lately.

‘FORM’ Developers Announce Puzzle Adventure ‘Twilight Path’ for Summer 2018, Teaser Trailer Here

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Charm Games, the developers behind the fantastic (albeit fairly short) otherworldly puzzle game FORM (2017) , today unveiled their next upcoming VR title.

Celebrate the Year Of The Dog with a sale on Stunt Corgi VR

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In Stunt Corgi you are the parent of one daring corgi that dreams of being the most famous stunt pet in the world! With your inventory of props, set up the course and choreograph your corgi's routine. Call “Action!” at any time to capture each moment as your corgi struts her stuff.

Song Made By AI Gets Stunning 360° Music Video

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AI, music, and VR creation tools collide in this beautiful 360° video. Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are two of the most compelling and fastest growing sectors in today’s technological landscape.

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The Data Digest: Consumers Want Devices To Talk Back

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My parents were recently gifted their first Amazon Echo — and as you might guess, I’ve been thrilled to observe first-hand how a household of relative tech Luddites responds to the device.

Damming The Nile Is A VR Documentary From The BBC

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The BBC has been pretty active in the immersive tech space of late, releasing a new Daydream project last week, announcing its first augmented reality app a few weeks back and launching its new virtual reality hub late last year.

‘Brass Tactics’ Review – a Sturdy Steampowered RTS Lacking a Solid Story

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Brass Tactics (2018) is a node-based real-time strategy game that comes with a bit of a pedigree.

Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

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Starting on February 16th, NBA fans will be able to get their All-Star coverage live and in VR through the NBA on TNT VR app. Through a partnership with Intel, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and Daydream headsets.

Scientists Recreate Stunning Deep Sea Objects In VR

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Corals dive into virtual reality. Most of us will never experience diving underwater in a submarine to study the deep sea. But thanks to 3D imaging and virtual reality, we can now get a digitized, 360-degree look at life deep underwater.

Microsoft develops ‘canetroller’ device for the visually impaired

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Researchers at Microsoft have developed a device they call the “canetroller”, a haptic VR controller that works with the HTC Vive headset and tracker to help people with visual impairments navigate virtual environments.

Twilight Path Is A New VR Adventure From The Makers Of Form

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2017’s Form is one of VR’s very best experiences , offering surreal puzzles with sights and sounds that would often amaze. We’re still expecting it to come to more VR platforms but, today, developer Charm Games is announcing its next project, Twilight Path.

PlayStation Plus Members Can Save up to 75% Off on 100+ PSVR Titles & DLC This Week

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That $60 yearly membership to PS Plus is definitely paying off for US-based PSVR owners this time around, as this next batch of discounts is putting over 100 PSVR items on sale including games and DLC. The sale lasts until February 27th.

Strap your PlayStation Move controller to a plushy toy and go pet crazy as Konrad the Kitten launches on PSVR on Feb 23rd.

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Virtual pet simulator, Konrad the Kitten, will be launched on PlayStation VR on February 23rd. Currently the game is on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in Early Access.

VR Project ‘The Enemy’ Tells the Story of Combatants like Never Before

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Belgian-Tunisian war correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa and MIT show how VR can be a critical tool for empathy. When I became a father, I simply knew I could not keep walking on the front lines,” Khelifa said. Yet, I was not done trying to understand war.”.

A Blast From The Past

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Back in the olden days, in the summer of 1996 to be precise, I was a computer science Master’s student at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany , about to take the oral exam in my specialization area, 3D computer graphics, 3D user interfaces, and geometric modeling.

Brass Tactics Review: VR Finally Gets Its AAA-Quality RTS

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When the Oculus Rift first launched back in 2016 there was a little game named AirMech Command.

Understanding the Difference Between ‘Screen Door Effect’, ‘Mura’, & ‘Aliasing’

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When it comes to VR headsets, one of today’s most noticeable bottlenecks is visual fidelity. When we talk about and compare the visual fidelity of VR headsets we often touch on three key elements: Screen Door Effect, Mura, and Aliasing.

Wizard Of Oz themed VR runner "Run Dorothy Run" launches on PSVR Feb 20th

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Virtro Entertainment – the female-led VR indie game studio out of Vancouver, Canada, today announced that Run Dorothy Run – an immersive endless-runner and rhythm VR game, with a cheeky take on the classic novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." will be available on February 20th.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launches With VR & AR Features

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SI revamps Swimsuit issue with 360° videos, a custom Snapchat Lens, and more. It’s that time of year again.

Thought loop disruption, the language of emojis and the future of story telling with Ian Forester

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Welcome to Enter VR! Join us for an exciting conversation with Ian Forester, co-founder at VR Playhouse. Check what we talked about. The post Thought loop disruption, the language of emojis and the future of story telling with Ian Forester appeared first on Enter VR.

Tomb Raider VR: Lara’s Escape Is A Free Movie Tie-In Experience, Now Available

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Once upon a time when a big-budget blockbuster-caliber film were due to release in theaters a game developer would be assigned the task of making a video game based on that feature film. This is how some of the worst video games of all-time have came into existence (such as the infamous E.T.)

Asus Windows VR Headset Finally Launches, Priced at $430

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Asus was among a handful of Microsoft partners who planned to launch a VR headset as part of Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” platform. While those other headsets became available late last year, Asus’ own Windows VR headset is finally launching today.

What To Expect At Mobile World Congress 2018?

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It’s that time of year again! From next Monday (February 26) through March 1, 2018, Mobile World Congress (MWC) will take place in Barcelona.

You Can Learn How To DJ In VR

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How learning real-world skills can turn out to be the killer app for VR & AR. “We

Best VR games of the year and the race for the ultimate block chain virtual world with Cymatic Bruce

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Welcome to the Enter VR podcast! Join us as we take you on an epic conversation with the legendary Cymatic Bruce! Check. The post Best VR games of the year and the race for the ultimate block chain virtual world with Cymatic Bruce appeared first on Enter VR.

Apex Construct Review: A Fitting Showcase Of VR’s Triumphs and Turmoils

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From frantically firing your bow and arrow to traipsing through an impossibly twisted world in wonder, Apex Construct is a great example of how far VR development has come in the past two years.

Microsoft Affirms New HoloLens Headset is in Development

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Despite some reports last year suggesting that Microsoft may have discontinued HoloLens, the company has affirmed its work on a new version of the AR headset.