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Amazon Introduces AR Packages In Celebration Of Halloween

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Customize your own AR jack-o’-lantern via the company’s new interactive boxes. Customers who purchase an item through Amazon now until Halloween can expect a little surprise with their eco-friendly boxes.

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Pimax Secures $20M Series B Funding to Further Develop Wide Field of View VR Headsets

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Pimax, the Chinese startup building wide field of view (FOV) virtual reality headsets, has secured $20 million in Series B financing. Shortly after completing its successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2017, which garnered the company $4.2

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iPhone 12 Pro LiDAR Scanner Allows For More Powerful Snapchat Lenses

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A14 Bionic and ARKit combine to offer more realistic AR experiences. Yesterday, Apple revealed four new iPhone 12 models as part of its remote “Hi, Speed” live event.

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Kevin Williams: LBVR is not dead, it is rising again

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The Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the development of virtual reality , and in many sectors (like virtual events and remote collaboration), all companies have had a huge spike in the number of users, profits, and investments.

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Facebook Disguised Quest 2 Dev Kits as Clothing Irons to Avoid Prying Eyes

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Even though Quest 2 was leaked well before it was officially announced, Facebook still did their level best to hide the box from prying eyes while en route to developers, camouflaging it as an ordinary household clothing iron.

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Oculus Quest 2 VR system is now available for purchase

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Just last month, Facebook made a big splash in the VR and AR scenes with new products and a new direction for Oculus.

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Social VR Platform ‘Sensorium Galaxy’ Announces Partnership With World-Renowned DJ Carl Cox

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Sensorium Corporation partners with yet another major name in EDM.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.09): All about the Quest 2 launch and much more!

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This has been the week of the launch of the Oculus Quest 2, and this event has been so big that basically, it will take half of this roundup to describe. There are so many pieces of news about it that today’s newsletter could have been called the Quest 2 Week Peek :).

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Apple Steps Further Into AR’s Future

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“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. A pple is clearly intent on AR.

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Cybershoes Quest Support Revealed, Kickstarter Coming Soon

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Cybershoes, a VR peripheral that aims to simulate walking, is coming to Oculus Quest and Quest 2. We first tried Cybershoes two years ago. The kit consists of a pair of soles you wrap around your feet before sitting on a chair.

Can Virtual Reality Help With Depression?

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Since the late ’90s, mental health professionals have been using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorders. But in the past few years, there has been a growing pool of research showing that it is a promising solution for treating depression, too.

‘Beat Saber’ Multiplayer Update Available Now on PC & Quest, Coming Soon to PSVR

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Multiplayer for Beat Saber , a feature which was purportedly in the works since the earliest days of the game, is finally available via a free update today. Players on Quest and PC VR will be able to jump right in, but unfortunately the PSVR update is delayed for the time being.

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XR Talks: Defining the AR Cloud, Part I

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XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Facebook’s Account Verification Leaves Some Quest 2 Buyers With ‘Paperweight’

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Quest 2 is the first Oculus headset to require a Facebook account at launch. False positives from its account verification system may be leaving some buyers with no choice but to return it.

Cybershoes Announces Wireless Foot Tracking For Oculus Quest & Quest 2

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Pre-orders will be available soon as part of the official Kickstarter campaign. The Oculus Quest 2 has finally arrived and so far we’re loving Facebook’s new-and-improved standalone headset.

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Watching nature on TV offers mental health benefits, but VR is better

Slashgear

It’s no secret that exposure to nature, such as a walk at an orchard or a hike at the nearest park, offers mental health benefits, as well as some other potential benefits, including reduced cortisol hormone levels and decreased blood pressure.

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Sony Unveils ‘Spatial Reality Display’ with Eye-tracking for Glasses-free 3D Viewing

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Sony recently unveiled Spatial Reality Display, a 15.6-inch 4K panel that includes both eye-tracking and embedded lenticular lens array so users can view 3D content with the naked eye.

What’s Driving AR Advertising Growth?

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

How To Enable 90Hz On Oculus Quest 2 Games And Virtual Desktop

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A new unofficial workaround allows users to enable 90Hz mode for games and apps on Oculus Quest 2, despite the feature being disabled at launch. One of Oculus Quest 2 ‘s biggest features is its increased refresh rate, with the ability to run content at 90Hz over the original Quest’s 72Hz.

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Avant-garde Interactive VR Story Catalog, ‘Corpus Misty,’ Now Available On Oculus App Store

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Find yourself by getting lost in the world of Corpus Misty. The pastel, textured, and amorphic experience that is Corpus Misty is an exploration of the soul.

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Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement has a terrible consequence

Slashgear

It was inevitable that Facebook would eventually leave a more tangible mark on its Oculus VR business but it still ruffled some feathers when it was revealed that to even use an Oculus headset, one would need to have a Facebook account.

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Facebook’s Expanded VR Policies Disallow “invading personal space” and “sexual gestures”

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Will Gen-Z Be the AR Generation?

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Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into select spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points and strategic takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

In Death: Unchained Quest 2 Enhancements Will Display ‘Whole World At Once’

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Today In Death: Unchained developer Superbright announced that its upcoming Quest 2 enhancement update for the popular VR roguelike will render the “whole world at once” in-game dramatically improving draw distance in addition to several other upgrades and optimizations.

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Holopatient Remote Uses AR Holograms For Hands-On Medical Training

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GIGXR launches AR tool designed for medical training.

Understanding Layers of Oppression Through Virtual Reality

ARPost

Virtual reality has many fascinating applications. Over the years, it has proven to be an important tool in research. Traditionally, experimental setups involve computer-based tests. Although these methods are valid, they are unable to mimic the complexity of real-world scenarios.

This Developer is Offering $5,000 to Anyone Who Can Jailbreak Quest 2

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Facebook’s walled garden approach to its Quest app store has already been subverted somewhat by projects like SideQuest , an unofficial library for Quest games and apps.

Here's How to Avoid Accidentally Showing Your Genitals to Your Colleagues on Zoom

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It’s happened to the best of us during this period of extended working from home: You’re minding your own business when suddenly a Zoom room full of your colleagues and/or business partners gets a non-consensual eyeful of unsecured loin. Accident or not, that’s really f *d up.

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Population: One Cross-Buy Support Confirmed

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Population: One cross-buy support was just confirmed by developer BigBox. The developer took to Reddit to confirm the news. Cross-buy means that, if you buy the upcoming battle royale shooter on either the Quest or Rift stores, you’ll get the other version free of charge.

Oculus Quest 2 – Your First Five Downloads

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Five VR games and apps you need to download at launch. The Oculus Quest 2 has finally arrived!

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Innovative Headset Manufacturer IMMY Enters Article 9 Foreclosure, Auctions Assets

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In June, ARPost introduced readers to IMMY , a revolutionary company under revolutionary founder Doug Magyari. Unfortunately, we recently received news that IMMY has entered Article 9 Foreclosure and is auctioning off assets including patents and equipment. The IMMY Vision.

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