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PSVR’s Dreams Might Make The Metaverse A Reality Sooner Than You Think


A few months ago I said that Dreams could well be PSVR’s most important game on the horizon.

Build 3D Content on Your Smartphone or Tablet with Torch's New Mobile App

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality experiences for consumers, for the most part, are relegated to mobile devices at present, but creation and development of those experiences is still a province of desktop computers. Hold my beer, says Torch 3D, Inc.

Elon Musk States 2023 Moon Mission Will Be Livestreamed In VR


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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Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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

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.

My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

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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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PokerStars VR is Something New

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

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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.

E-Commerce Gets an Augmented Reality Upgrade for Mobile Web Platforms from Vertebrae & Shopify

Next Reality AR

Two companies armed with web-based augmented reality tools, Vertebrae and Shopify, are ready to help online retailers boost their sales.

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


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.

Transference Review: A Black Mirror VR Nightmare Come To Life


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

Analyzing Oculus Santa Cruz patent images

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday I was reading the comments on Reddit regarding my post with the predictions for Oculus Connect 5 and the kind redditor /u/SilverWhite2 provided me the link to the latest available patent with the design of Santa Cruz.

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

Road to VR

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.

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One


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

Oculus Connect 5: A Glimpse Of Facebook’s Phase Two


In 2014 I sat in the audience at Oculus Connect and listened to Brendan Iribe talk about open sourcing the first development kit for the Oculus Rift as he laid out two paths forward for Facebook in VR.

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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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‘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).

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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VR App Helps Nervous Children Prepare For MRI Scan


Because who doesn’t love being strapped inside a noisy, confined space for over an hour? MRI, or “magnetic resonance imaging,” utilizes a combination of powerful radio waves and magnetic field gradients to safely generate images of persons internal organs.

Palmer Luckey: Facebook Buying Oculus ‘The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened To VR’


Despite parting ways with the company in 2017, Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey still insists that Facebook buying Oculus was “the best thing that’s ever happened to the VR industry.” ” Luckey said as much in a recent interview with Wired.

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Alaska Airlines wants you to wear a VR headset while you fly


Generally speaking, air travel is a pretty dull affair that is nonetheless a reality of life for a lot of people. Alaska Airlines announced today that is has a new way for some flyers to pass the time while they’re in the air, as it has outfitted some of cross-country routes with VR headsets.

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

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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.

AR App Thyng Making Jump from Mobile to Magic Leap One

Next Reality AR

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.

Valve Unveils Third Evolution Of Knuckles Controllers


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.

OpenVR For Oculus VR Lets You Play SteamVR Games Through Oculus Runtime


A VR developer just released a new platform that allows Oculus Rift owners to access SteamVR content without using SteamVR itself. Developer Campbell Suter released what’s called ‘OpenOVR’ for free on GitLab over the weekend. Currently, Rift users can access any VR content on Steam, but it’ll need to run through SteamVR and not the headset’s own platform. With OpenOVR, Rift can treat Steam content as native Oculus apps.

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New Google VR 6DoF controllers: More details


This week the folks behind Google’s Daydream VR universe revealed they’d made a pair of new controllers. These controllers look something like a cross between their earliest Daydream controller and a PlayStation Move – or better yet, just a PSVR controller, but a tiny bit different.

Haptic Suit Company Hardlight VR Closes Due to Lack of Funding

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Hardlight VR, the Seattle-based company that headed a successful Kickstarter campaign tasked with developing the eponymous haptic suit, is closing down this month due to lack of funding.

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Virtual Reality in Schools: One important Consideration.

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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.

Google Announces 6DoF Controller Devkit, ‘See-Through’ Mode For Daydream


Dual 6DoF motion controllers and a brand-new ‘See-Through’ AR mode make their way to the Lenovo Mirage Solo. The Lenovo Mirage Solo is a solid standalone VR headset.

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


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.

Google reveals experimental 6DoF VR controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo


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.

‘I Expect You to Die’ Studio Working on Sword Fighting Game for Multiple VR Platforms

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Schell Games, the makers of the critically-acclaimed spy-themed escape room game I Expect You to Die (2016) , recently announced that they’re currently developing a dual-wielding sword fighting game that has elements of what the studio calls “a lightweight dungeon crawler.”

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You can now buy and sell High Fidelity currency

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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.

Oculus Will Livestream It’s 5th Connect Conference On Oculus Venues


Learn more about the latest in Oculus technology while wearing the latest in Oculus technology. Oculus Connect, an annual conference dedicated to showcasing the latest advancements in Oculus VR technology, is just around the corner and with it a new heap of rumors, announcements, and excitement.