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Audi Has Deployed 1,000 VR Showrooms in Dealerships Worldwide

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German car maker Audi was quick to see the potential of VR and has been experimenting since the early days of VR’s resurgence to see how the tech could be used to enhance the car buying experience.

Hands-On with Spatial's Remote Meeting App on Microsoft HoloLens

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In recent years, many software publishers have tried to sell the business community on remote meetings via VR, but if social media chatter is any indication, it hasn't taken off in a big way just yet.

VR Meditation Could Take The Misery Out Of Long-Haul Flying

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Using immersive tech for meditation is becoming more popular, but can it make flying in economy feel bearable?

Hands-On: Mini-Mech Mayhem Is A Strategic And Hilarious Ode To Tabletop Gaming

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Reassuringly, FuturLab knows what makes it FuturLab. This is a studio that’s rightly proud of its criminally addictive arcade titles like Velocity and its sequel, immaculately-produced gems with pinpoint mechanics that you can jump straight into but spend weeks attempting to master.

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A Christmas Carol in VR

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Yule love this interactive VR experience that gives a new spin to Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Mince Pies might have been out on the supermarket shelves since September, and spare a thought for the poor store clerks who are already sick of having to listen to those Christmas tunes.

Varjo’s ‘Bionic Display’ Headset is a Breathtaking Preview of VR’s Future

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More resolution in VR isn’t just ‘nice’, it’s a major contributor to immersion.

Insomniac Games Releases Seedling, the First Paid Augmented Reality Game for Magic Leap One

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One the leading game developers for the PlayStation 4 and Oculus Rift platforms, Insomniac Games, is finally releasing its first major augmented reality title: Seedling for the Magic Leap One. Back in November, we gave our impressions of the game after sampling it at the L.E.A.P.

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Location-Based Mission Impossible VR Experience Coming In 2019

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“Your mission, should you choose to accept it,” are words I’ve wanted to hear spoken to me through the earpieces of a VR headset ever since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter first got funded.

Learning With AR

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Award-winning director creates voice-activated Augmented Reality Experience that boosts children’s confidence.

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Jaunt to Liquidate Tons of VR Stuff in Online Auction Soon

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It’s no secret that Jaunt is stepping back from VR and re-focusing on AR , although we weren’t sure what the one-time cinematic VR company planned on doing with its recently defunct VR business.

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Walmart & Target Unwrap New Augmented Reality Features to Bring in Holiday Shoppers

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This year's holiday shopping season is shaping up to be fertile ground for augmented reality to show its worth, as both Walmart and Target have crafted immersive experiences designed to engage shoppers in the coming weeks.

AltspaceVR Offers Social Reach For Organizers In VR

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Altspace, the popular social VR app that is most notably compatible with both 3DOF and 6DOF VR headsets, is becoming efficient for users looking to get groups of people to connect and organize within VR.

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Kingdom Hearts PSVR Experience Gets Release Date In Japan

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Back in September we reported that Sqaure Enix was working on a Kingdom Hearts PSVR experience to tie into the upcoming release of Kingdom Hearts III. We now know when that experience will launch, at least in Japan.

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Where Thoughts Go review: an emotional journey in VR

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Where Thoughts Go is an emotional virtual reality experience developed by Lucas Rizzotto , a very smart XR developer and community member.

To the ‘VR is Dying’ Crowd: There’s More VR Users on Steam Than Ever Before

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A Road to VR analysis of the latest data from Valve’s Steam Hardware & Software shows that VR users on Steam have not only been growing, but are at their highest point in history.

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Caltech Researchers Use HoloLens to Give Directions & Object Identification to the Visually Impaired

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When computers have vision but people don't, why not have the former help the latter? That's the gist behind the Cognitive Augmented Reality Assistant (CARA), a new HoloLens app developed by the California Institute of Technology.

Little Red The Inventor Is A Charming AR Story That Helps Kids Learn

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Award-winning director creates voice-activated AR experience that boosts a child’s confidence.

Prey’s Long-Awaited VR Content Is Coming Next Week

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Good news! The Prey VR content that Bethesda announced at E3 back in June hasn’t been lost in a black hole; it’s coming out next week. The company today confirmed that the Prey Typhoon Hunter DLC will be releasing on December 11th. While there’s a bunch of updates for the standard game here, VR fans can look forward to a new single-player escape room mode named TranStar VR.

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How to use Casting to stream your Oculus Go content to Phone or PC

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At Oculus Connect 5 , Oculus has announced Casting, an amazing feature that lets you stream the content of an Oculus Go to a smartphone. But how to use it? And is it possible to use it also to stream to PC? Keep reading and you will know that.

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‘Subnautica’ Will Be Free on Epic Games Store Starting Next Week

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Epic Games is opening its own digital distribution platform in hopes that its industry-leading revenue share split will attract developers. Inaugurating the new Epic Games Store, the company is giving away underwater survival game Subnautica (2018) for free.

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Hands-On with Magic Leap's Avatar Chat, Remote Virtual Meetings in AR Have Arrived

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Unlike the realm of virtual reality, augmented reality is less about losing yourself in some fantasy environment, and more about getting things done in the real world.

3D Printing In AR Using A Robotic Assistant

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The interactive fabrication system combines AR CAD editing with precise robotic control.

The 25 Best HTC Vive Games: Day #1

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From the stunning precision of SteamVR tracking to the frankly ludicrous amount of games to play, the HTC Vive and its bigger brother, the Vive Pro, are arguably the best place to experience high-end VR gaming today.

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Oculus Referral program issues: Rift codes are temporarily suspended

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Close to Black Friday, Oculus has launched a cool referral program , that lets you give a special code to a friend of yours so that both you and he/she will get discounts and store credit.

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Facebook Patents Hybrid Fresnel That Could Make VR Optics More Clear

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Try on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and one of the first things you’ll probably notice looking through the lenses are fine concentric circles, creating something many call ‘God Rays’—especially egregious when viewing high contrast scenes.

'Atlanta' Actor Lakeith Stanfield Walks an Augmented Reality Tightrope for New York Times Magazine

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The New York Times has made a habit of publishing augmented reality stories throughout 2018, and now the media giant's magazine is getting into the act, too. As a tie-in to its annual "Great Performers" issue, which recognizes the top thespians of the year in the eyes of Times critics A.O.

How VR Is Changing College Tours

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VR is giving prospective students a glimpse of college life without having to travel across the country. When deciding which colleges to apply to, it is hard to know which campus will be the right environment for you if you aren’t able to explore the classrooms and quad.

Facebook Wins Patent For Human-Eye ‘Retinal’ Resolution VR Headset

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Facebook has been awarded a patent for a head mounted display (HMD) which combines a large low resolution display and small high resolution display projected to where the user’s eye is pointed to achieve ‘retinal’ resolution. ‘Retinal’ or “retina” is a term often used to describe angular resolution which at least matches that of the center of the human eye. Facebook is the company behind the Oculus brand of VR headsets and services.

AR+VR Weekly: VR headset growth, Audi’s 1000 VR Showrooms & 250M ARCore devices

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Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of Dec 10. Source: Audi. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

‘Astro Bot’ Wins The Game Awards’ Best VR/AR Game of 2018

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Astro Bot Rescue Mission (2018) , the VR platformer that’s still wowing PSVR users well after its October 2nd launch, took home the title of ‘Best VR/AR Game’ at last night’s Game Awards.

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Lego Harnesses Apple's Latest Augmented Reality Abilities in Playgrounds App

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The app that Lego demoed at this year's iPhone launch event is now available in the App Store, and it showcases several new capabilities available in ARKit 2.0.

Complementarity Between Avatars & Environments In Social VR

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This is the first installment in a series about what makes avatars useful in Social VR environments. Author’s note: Many of the anecdotes about avatars that get recounted are about unfettered self-expression.

Ellen DeGeneres Just Gave Two Oculus Go Headsets To Each Person In Her Audience

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Ellen DeGeneres just gave her show’s audience two Oculus Go headsets each, funded as a marketing expense by Facebook. Ellen’s audience is typically around 400 strong, so this would equate to around 800 VR headsets given away. Why two Oculus Go’s each, you may ask? We can’t be certain, but it’s likely that Facebook wants the audience to use the social VR apps available on the headset with people they know.

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National Geographic and YouTube are creating three VR video projects

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On December 11, the first of three virtual reality projects from YouTube and National Geographic will debut on the video platform.

Lemnis Demonstrates Latest Varifocal Lens Tech in New VR Headset Prototype

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Magic Leap Shakes Up C-Suite, Shuffles Two Top Executives to Advisory Roles

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In the aftermath of the launch of the Magic Leap One, Magic Leap has ejected two more executives from their leadership roles. Chief marketing officer Brenda Freeman and chief business officer Rachna Bhasin have been transitioned into advisory roles but will continue to report to CEO Rony Abovitz.

AR Experience Highlights The Struggles Of The Working Poor

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Santander has created an AR app to help educate you on the hard truth about homelessness. Here is some staggering and shocking data for you: 25% of the homeless population are actually hard-working people with full-time jobs.

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