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Niantic Shows Off Mixed Reality ‘Pokémon GO’ Demo Powered By HoloLens

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Microsoft debuts its Mesh mixed reality platform during its Ignite conference alongside a Pokémon proof-of-concept.

Microsoft Announces Mesh, a Foundation for Building Multi-user XR Applications

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Today during the Microsoft Ignite developer conference, the company announced Mesh, a new cloud-based service which Microsoft says will streamline the creation of multi-user XR applications.

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Student Builds Volumetric 3D TV To Complete Bachelor’s Program

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Stream 3D holographic imagery in real-time. When it comes to modern-day POV-Displays , like those LED fans that spin to create “holographic” imagery, Jan Jessen—aka u/Evlmnkey —is far from impressed.

Sony announces that a new VR headset is coming for PS5, but not in 2021

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In a blog post published on PlayStation Blog, Hideaki Nishino , Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at Sony Interactive Entertainment, has announced that a new PSVR headset is coming for PS5, but not this year.

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Visit WandaVision's Reality-Bending Living Room with This Facebook Messenger AR Portal

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The new WandaVision series is perhaps the hottest TV show on the Disney Plus streaming service since.well, its own The Mandalorian wrapped up its second season late last year.

AR’s ‘Location Wars’ Get Started

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A s you likely know, one of AR’s foundational principles is to fuse the digital and physical. The real world is a key part of that formula… and real-world relevance is often defined by location.

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How to easily make a cross-platform VR application in Unity for Oculus, Wave, and SteamVR

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Some days ago, I was looking at the code of HitMotion: Reloaded , the fitness game that we of New Technology Walkers developed some years ago for the Vive Focus Plus, and all the intricate system I had to make in Unity to have a cross-platform VR game … and I wondered: “Is all of this mess still needed today?”

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Epson Boosts Display Specs, Adds Optional Android Controller in Moverio BT-40 Series Smartglasses

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The average business person likely recognizes Epson for its printers or even its projectors, not the futuristic AR wearables.

‘Virtual Desktop’ Can Now Stream PC VR Games to Quest, Without the Sideloading Workaround

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Virtual Desktop , an Oculus Quest app which allows users to control their Windows PCs from inside the headset, now officially offers the ability to stream PC VR games wirelessly to the headset.

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Half-Life: Alyx Nominated For Best Game At UK BAFTAs

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The BAFTA Games Awards, one of the bigger dates on the videogame award ceremony calendar, has nominated Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx in its Best Game category.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

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March has just started… I hope it will be an amazing day for you and for all the AR/VR ecosystem! I will have probably something to announce soon, so stay tuned. Top news of the week. Image by Sony). Sony officially states it is going to launch the PSVR 2.

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Prehistoric Creatures Return to Life via New iPhone AR App from Celebrity Historian David Attenborough

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Apparently, we learned nothing from Jurassic Park, as scientists are still working on bringing extinct species back to life. Until that day comes, you can interact with long-lost animals through augmented reality.if you have a newer model iPhone.

SteamVR Update Brings Full Support for OpenXR 1.0, A Huge Step for the Open Standard

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The latest update to SteamVR, version 1.16, now includes full support for OpenXR 1.0,

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VR Game Release Highlights March 2021

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We are nearing the end of the year’s first quarter and with that, we will hopefully see a few more announcements or updates about games which promised us an early 2021 release.

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Oculus Quest Introduces ‘Couch Mode’ In Latest Update

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Mark your real sofa in VR using this new feature for the Oculus Guardian system. It has been one hell of a month for Oculus Quest owners.

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Chris Koomen goes hands-on with Oculus For Business

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Chris Koomen is a Virtual Reality specialist and consultant at KLM , a Dutch airline company. He is a very smart professional, and he’s very passionate about AR and VR technologies, and for this reason, I have already interviewed him on my blog.

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Google Adding Stereo Depth Support for Dual Cameras to ARCore Starting with Pixel 4 & 4XL

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In response to Apple's implementation of LiDAR sensors in iPad Pro and iPhone 12 Pro models, Google is looking to leverage the dual-camera setups in recent flagship devices as depth-sensing components.

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Qualcomm Announces Tethered AR ‘Smart Viewer’ Reference Design with Onboard Co-processing

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Qualcomm, maker of chips and technologies for mobile devices, today announced a reference design for a tethered AR headset which is tethered to a phone or PC but also contains its own chips to handle some onboard processing.

Oculus Quest Experimental 120Hz Support Could Begin In March, Roadmap Suggests

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Oculus Quest 120Hz support could start rolling out in March on an experimental basis, a new roadmap suggests. Facebook’s official Quest platform roadmap , which is only accessible to those with a developer account has tentatively scheduled the feature to arrive this month.

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‘Virtual Desktop’ PCVR Streaming Now Available On The Oculus Quest Store

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Everyone’s favorite wireless streaming solution can now be accessed on Quest/Quest 2 headsets with no sideloading required.

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Traditional Theater Gets an Augmented Reality Makeover

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Theater has been around for more than 2,500 years, making it one of the oldest art forms in the world. From ancient Greek theater to medieval morality tales and Shakespearean tragedies, it has undergone so many changes over the years.

nDreams Launches $2M Fund to Help VR Developers Publish their Games

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Award-winning virtual reality developer and publisher announced that it has set aside $2m to co-fund and publish externally developed VR titles.

Unassuming One-man VR Project ‘Gorilla Tag’ Sees 42K Players in First Two Weeks

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First-time indie VR developer Kerestell Smith was taken aback at the reception of his Early Access multiplayer VR game, Gorilla Tag.

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Watch: Pokemon Go HoloLens Demo Uses Microsoft Mesh For Multiplayer Battles

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Microsoft and Niantic demonstrated a Pokemon Go HoloLens demo at Microsoft Ignite today. Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow for HoloLens, was joined virtually on-stage by Niantic CEO John Hanke who hinted at a multiplayer battle alongside product marketing manager Veronica Saron.

‘Deep Nostalgia’ Brings Old Family Photos To Life Using Artificial Intelligence

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Add realistic animation to historical photos in less than a minute with this free-to-use tool.

Microsoft Mesh makes future meetings shared, augmented, virtual experiences

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Microsoft Mesh is the next big thing from Microsoft, utilizing the next generation in augmented reality and high-speed internet connectivity to connect people around the world.

The First Ever Polys Awards Celebrate the Best in WebXR

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The inaugural Polys WebXR Awards took place across multiple browser-accessible XR platforms this past weekend to celebrate projects and producers of WebXR.

‘VRChat’ Can Now Import Free Customizable ‘Ready Player Me’ Avatars

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Ready Play Me, the free avatar maker from Wolf3D, now supports exporting avatars to VRChat , making it quick and easy to get a customizable avatar into one of the most popular social VR applications.

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Virtual Desktop PC VR Streaming Now On The Official Oculus Quest Store

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You can now wirelessly stream Half-Life: Alyx, Boneworks, H3VR and other PC VR-only games to Oculus Quest and Quest 2 in Virtual Desktop without sideloading.

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Facebook Launches “Hey Facebook” Wake Word For Voice Commands On Oculus Quest 2

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The Oculus Quest 2 goes “hands-free” with this week’s latest update. It looks like the Oculus Quest 2 is in the middle of a growth spurt.

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PS5 restock in 2021 has good and bad news says PlayStation chief

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Sony’s PlayStation chief has promised greater supplies of the PS5 as the year progresses, though gamers hoping to skip restock hell and reseller price gouging may still find themselves disappointed by the end of 2021.

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