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Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots

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Japanese store chain Family mart hopes to have robotic employees working in 20 branches by 2022. Imagine walking into your local convenience store only to find the usual checkout person had been replaced by a remote-controlled robot operated in VR by a human being located hundreds of miles away.

Alone Together: What I have learned organizing a big VR concert

The Ghost Howls

On June, 21th, in the occasion of the French Music Fest, there has been a virtual reality concert held by electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre.

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Facebook Says It Has Developed the ‘Thinnest VR display to date’ With Holographic Folded Optics

Road to VR

Facebook published new research today which the company says shows the “thinnest VR display demonstrated to date,” in a proof-of-concept headset based on folded holographic optics.

Emerging Post-Pandemic Innovations

Tech Trends VR

How Technology is helping us cope with the global coronavirus fallout. As COVID-19 sweeps through nations, quickly making established ways of working, studying, socializing, and conducting business impractical or even impossible, people turned to technological innovation for alternatives.

Facebook VR headset prototype looks like cool sunglasses

Slashgear

Facebook is probably one of the last Big Tech companies you’d associate with virtual and augmented reality technologies but it has actually invested a lot of its resources into VR and AR, not even counting its acquisition of VR pioneer Oculus.

Creating Real Family Memories Under Lockdown With The Alcove VR App

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Travel the globe, share family photos, and play games with loved ones of all ages in this unique social VR experience. Connecting with family isn’t always easy, especially in today’s climate.

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Facebook Develops AI Supersampling to Boost Rendering Performance for High-resolution VR Headsets

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Facebook has developed an AI-assisted method for supersampling real-time rendered content, something that could become an integral addition to games coming to future generations of high-resolution VR headsets.

Case Study: ABB Transforms Field Operations

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Highlights From the Immersive Learning Research Network 2020 Conference

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The Immersive Learning Research Network International Virtual Conference concluded last Thursday. What would have been an in-person event was instead held in the VR collaboration platform VirBELA, and through live streams on iLRN’s Youtube channel.

Test Your Woodworking Skills In VR With ‘Vrkshop,’ Arriving Next Month On PC VR

VRScout

Measure twice, cut once.

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Facebook’s Prototype Photoreal Avatars Now Have Realistic Eyes

Upload VR

Researchers at Facebook figured out how to add natural looking eyes to their photorealistic avatar research. Facebook, which owns the Oculus brand of VR products, first showed off this ‘Codec Avatars’ project back in March 2019.

‘Onward’ is Coming to Oculus Quest July 30th with PC VR Cross-play, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Downpour Interactive and Coatsink today announced that Onward , the VR tactical shooter, is coming to Oculus Quest on July 30th.

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VR Game Release Highlights July 2020

VR Game Critic

Summer is upon us and the hot weather is not really something that makes us want to spend a lot of time in VR. There are however some really great releases on the horizon that are ready to save the occasional rainy days!

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Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS

ARPost

As virtual reality content becomes increasingly pervasive so do the apps for users to enjoy this kind of videos. There is now a wide selection of VR media players for Android and iOS. However, since the market is still new, consumers are not yet familiar with them.

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Hipster Bait Helps Musicians Reach New Fans Using A Pokémon GO-Like AR Experience

VRScout

Discover the latest underground music by exploring your local city in this location-based AR experience. There was a time when discovering new music from lesser-known acts meant scouring local clubs or flipping through vinyl at the local record store.

‘Neural Supersampling’ Could Give Future Oculus Quests Console-Quality Graphics

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A new neural network developed by Facebook’s VR/AR research division could enable console-quality graphics on future standalone headsets. This ‘Neural Supersampling’ algorithm can take a low resolution rendered frame and upscale it 16x.

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Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

Road to VR

Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. The acquisition price wasn’t disclosed, however early reports suggested it was around $180 million.

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Facebook reveals the future of VR headsets, and it's more 'CSI Miami' than 'Tron'

Mashable

Immersing yourself in virtual reality can feel like a sci-fi fantasy come true, but bulky, cumbersome VR headsets almost make it more trouble than it's worth.

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How Spatial Audio Can Change Everything For The Blind

Charlie Fink

At their WWDC last week, Apple announced that Spatial Audio will be coming to the iPods via a firmware update to the Apple AirPods Pro, allowing for surround sound and Dolby Atmos to be played back through their wireless earbuds.

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Mixed Reality App Immerses You In The Historic Battle Of Gettysburg

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Scott Eastwood narrates this educational AR 360-degree experience from QuantumERA. This Wednesday marks the historic 157th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a gruesome three-day conflict fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the American Civil War.

Oculus Quest Gets Voice Commands For U.S. English

Upload VR

Oculus Quest’s latest system software makes voice commands available as a beta feature to United States-based English speakers.

‘Iron Man VR’ Review – VR Gets Its First Great Superhero Game

Road to VR

Iron Man VR is far from the first VR superhero game out there—in fact, it isn’t even the first Marvel VR game—but with unique mechanics, strong storytelling, and a full course of content, it’s the first great VR superhero game.

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The Intel Lakefield Deep Dive: Everything To Know About the First x86 Hybrid CPU

Anand Tech

For the past eighteen months, Intel has paraded its new ‘Lakefield’ processor design around the press and the public as a paragon of new processor innovation.

Ambitious XR Headset From Walker Industries in Crowdfunding Stage

ARPost

Varjo. Oculus. Where do you expect the next great XR headset to come from? What about Walker Industries? Walker Industries is … let’s call it “the startup’s startup.” It’s headed by a 16-year-old futurist, inventor, and self-proclaimed “Kid Tony Stark.”

Capcom Reveals VR Mega Man Game, Available Exclusively In Japan

VRScout

Strap into Dr. Light’s VR headset and stop Dr. Wily from hacking the virtual world in this arcade-style experience. Another day, another incredible Japanese exclusive.

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Facebook Researchers Show The Most Compact VR Optics Yet

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Facebook’s VR research division is presenting prototype VR optics smaller than any we’ve seen yet for the annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference.

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‘Iron Man VR’ Launch Trailer Shows Off Action-packed Gameplay & Story

Road to VR

Cleared your schedule for the weekend? We hope you have, because the PSVR exclusive Marvel’s Iron Man VR is headed for launch on July 3rd. To drum up even more hype, developers Camouflaj released the game’s launch trailer featuring plenty of high-flying action and story.

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Is Snap Building a Local Commerce Engine?

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400 TB Storage Drives In Our Future: Fujifilm

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One of the two leading manufacturers of tape cartridge storage, FujiFilm, claims that they have a technology roadmap through to 2031 which builds on the current magnetic tape paradigm to enable 400 TB per tape. Storage

VR Mil-Sim ‘Onward’ Oculus Quest Release Date Announced, Cross-Play Confirmed

VRScout

Check out the brand new trailer for this highly-anticipated standalone port. A little more than a year after the initial announcement , developer Downpour Interactive and publisher Coatsink today revealed an official July 30th release date for Onward on Oculus Quest.

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Editorial: Iron Man VR Shows Why We Need PSVR 2 Sooner Rather Than Later

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By now there’s probably more than enough snappy Tony Stark quotes immortalized by Robert Downey Jr. that you could make an entire review of Iron Man VR just lifting from the movies.