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Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems

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Microsoft researchers have created a tool that could make VR more accessible to users with impaired vision. Called SeeingVR, the tool kit is designed to address a problem that affects users with low vision, or vision that can’t be corrected by prescription glasses.

USA TODAY Builds AR Replica Of Notre Dame In Less Than 8 Hours

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Take an augmented tour of the structural damages caused by Monday’s fire. While French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to complete the repairs within five years, architectural experts predict it could take decades to fully renovate the historic Notre Dame cathedral after Monday’s devastating fire.

Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority

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Ensuring history survives using modern day technology. Yesterday, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France suffered a devastating fire that caused significant, lasting damage to the 12 Century building.

‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Generated More Revenue Than The Original PC Game

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Superhot VR (2017) just celebrated a big milestone. Having sold more than 800,000 units across all supported platforms, developers Superhot Team say the VR title has now generated more revenue than their original hit PC game Superhot (2016).

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Jack Daniel's Joins the Augmented Reality Marketing Fray with Interactive Label & App

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While Jack Daniel's is one of the most iconic brands in the liquor business, when it comes to augmented reality marketing, it's joining a long list of others telling a very familiar story in the growing marketing medium.

Latest Valve Index Controller Firmware Brings Noticeably Improved Finger Tracking

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Those lucky enough to have their hands on Valve’s upcoming VR controllers are reporting noticeably better finger tracking thanks to a new firmware update released yesterday.

New Oculus Avatar system hands-on

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Some weeks ago, Oculus has announced that it has finally released the new avateering system that had been announced at Oculus Connect 5.

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‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ Confirmed for Oculus Rift, New Trailer Revealed

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Today during the Star Wars celebration event, a panel of creators developing the upcoming Star Wars Vader Immortal confirmed that the experience will be coming to the Oculus Rift, in addition to Quest which was previously confirmed.

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New iPhone App Fills Your Living Room with a Virtual Orchestra

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It may take practice to get to Carnegie Hall, but a new mobile app gives the average iPhone or iPad owner the experience of walking on stage with a live orchestra. Available now on the App Store, the Spatial Orchestra app brings music to life comes with augmented reality and spatial audio.

3 Ways To Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral In VR

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The beautiful medieval Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris suffered a devastating fire yesterday during renovations. The spire and most of the roof were unfortunately lost- but luckily the rest of the building remains intact. President Macron has vowed to rebuild and restore the beloved cathedral.

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Oculus referral codes are now available outside of the US!

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I was browsing the “[GDI] Virtual Reality” group on facebook, and I noticed that someone told that Oculus now allows for referral codes. I was like “yeah, I know, they are available since a lot, but they are a US-only feature” and was about to pass on.

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The Surprising Brilliance of ‘Vacation Simulator’s’ VR Paintbrush Tech

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Having released the ever popular Job Simulator as a launch title for the HTC Vive back in 2016, Owlchemy Labs is one of the most veteran VR game studios that exists today.

8th Wall Brings Image Targets to Its Web-Based Augmented Reality Platform

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When it comes to web-based augmented reality, 8th Wall has emerged as one of the leading platform providers, and the company just cranked up its capabilities another notch for AR marketers. Release 11 of 8th Wall Web brings Image Targets, the company's take on image recognition for AR activations.

Superhot VR Has Sold Over 800,000 Units, Made More Revenue Than The Original

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Here’s a fun little fact; smash hit VR shooter, Superhot VR , has made more revenue than the original game it was based on. Tomasz Kaczmarczyk, one of the founding members of the game’s development team, recently confirmed as much to Mixed.

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The current status of Augmented Reality adult entertainment

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Adult entertainment has always been one of the drivers of technological innovation and XR is no exception to this rule. That’s why in this blog I have always kept an eye open to this field.

Jack Daniels Turns Their Whiskey Bottle Into An AR Pop-Up Book

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AR brings the history of the 150-year old whiskey brand to life. Jack Daniels has been offering thirsty patrons their immensely popular brand of Tennessee whiskey for over 150 years, during which time they’ve become the most successful American whiskey distillery in the world.

VR Anime ‘Spice & Wolf’ Launching on Rift, Vive & Go in June

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SpicyTails , the Japan-based studio behind VR anime experience Project LUX (2018) , celebrated a successful Kickstarter earlier this year focusing on their next VR project that aims to bring the manga/anime Spice & Wolf to VR. Now, the studio says VR users can expect the game on June 3rd.

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USA Today Enhances Notre Dame Fire Coverage with Augmented Reality Experience

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On Monday, the world watched in horror as the historic Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames in Paris.

Nintendo Labo VR Is A Creaky Headset That May Have Cracked VR For Kids

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I remember the first time I showed my PSVR to a 10-year-old. Or, more specifically, I remember the deafening crack I heard when he tried to yank the headset’s visor forward without pushing in the button to move it.

RESOLUTION GAMES UNVEILS ‘ACRON,’ A VIRTUAL REALITY PARTY GAME PLAYERS WILL GO NUTS OVER

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Today, Resolution Games - the studio behind Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs , the popular virtual reality (VR) fishing game, Bait! , and other hit titles - is revealing the first details for its new multiplayer party game that is set to be released this summer.

Oculus Quest Welcome Video & Setup Guide Have Leaked Online

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Corgi’s are a major safety hazard in this leaked video for the Oculus Quest. Thanks to a series of videos posted online by YouTuber user NyanBlade, it appears as though we now have our first look at the opening welcome video and setup guide for the upcoming Oculus Quest.

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Oculus Job Posts Point to Facebook-built AR Headset on the Horizon

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As first reported by PocketGamer , Facebook is advertising a few new posts at its VR subsidiary Oculus, laced with the notion that a Facebook-built AR headset is definitely on the rise.

Marvel Expands Roster of Avengers Playmoji for Pixel Playground Ahead of 'Avengers: Endgame'

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The marketing team for Marvel Studios is doing "whatever it takes" to make sure you see Avengers: Endgame when it hits theaters in a couple of weeks, including offering an updated set of augmented reality Playmoji for the Playground app on Google Pixel.

Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ VR Painting App Is Coming To Oculus Quest, Cross-Buy With Rift

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Google’s VR painting app Tilt Brush is coming to the upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset. It will be a launch title. Google have enabled cross-buy for Tilt Brush, so if you own it already on the Oculus Rift store you already own it for Quest. Tilt Brush was a launch title for the HTC Vive back in April 2016. It pioneered the idea of true spatial art with 6DoF tracked controllers in room scale VR.

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Lucid review: a moving VR story

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Today I want to start a new column on this blog dedicated to storytelling virtual reality content from VeeR video platform , with reviews and interviews regarding VR movies and videos. As a full disclaimer, there will be no monetary compensation for these posts.

How AR Is Reshaping Brand Marketing

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Providing a better consumer experience using immersive technology. When it comes to any business, marketing is everything. It builds brand awareness, creates an opportunity for you to engage with your customers, and can increase sales.

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Facebook is Working on a Voice Assistant for Oculus Devices, Portal & More

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Facebook is currently developing a voice assistant that could function similar to Amazon Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. Notably, it’s intended to support Oculus headsets in addition to Portal, and “future products.”

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Snapchat Summons Dragons from Westeros to New York for Game of Thrones AR Promo

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Spring is here across the US, but, through the lens of Snapchat and augmented reality, winter is coming to New York.

This Awesome Labo VR Zelda Mod Comes Complete With Head Strap

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Thought you were excited about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in VR? Us too, but probably not as much as Jeramey Polcyn. He’ll be playing it like this: In less than a week since the launch of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, Polcyn has created an awesome mod for the device.

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How to fix the “An Oculus update may not have installed correctly” error

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Sometimes it happens that when I launch my Rift, an error saying that “an Oculus update may not have installed correctly” pops up … and after I close it, everything seems to work perfectly.

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BBC Drops First Trailer For Interactive Doctor Who VR Animation

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Ride shotgun with an explosive ball of gas in this 13-minute immersive adventure.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

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Is There A Resurgence For The CIO Role? For years, the CIO role looked like it had been moving toward “chief infrastructure officer,” with many executives feeling like the transformative part of their job had been carved out and handed to chief digital officers.

Oculus Quest Preorders Accidentally Went Live On Amazon UK, 128GB Model Is £499

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UPDATE: Facebook told us that Amazon launched preorders accidentally. Preorders for Oculus Quest have not begun. The Amazon listing has now been taken down. However, Facebook told us the £499 (US $499) pricing for the 128GB model is correct. ORIGINAL ARTICLE BEFORE UPDATE: Live in the United Kingdom and wanting to get an Oculus Quest? Preorders for the 128GB model just went live on Amazon UK.

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InstaVR Interviews: Dr. Tarsem Singh Cooner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at University of Birmingham, UK

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InstaVR Interviews: Meet the VR Practitioners. InstaVR Interviews is a blog series where we turn the spotlight on our customers. We find out why they create VR, how they use InstaVR, and what the future of VR will look like. To read more interviews, visit the InstaVR Interviews homepage.

Sony Confirms PSVR Support For The ‘PlayStation 5’

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PSVR will be compatible with Sony’s next PlayStation console.

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Dent Reality Aims to Bring AR Indoor Directions to Malls, Airports & Retail Stores

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Navigating indoors is still a pretty old school experience: you look for a map of shops, bathrooms, and accessibility ramps and follow signs to your desired destination, all the while knowing that the super powered computer in your pocket has lost a core functionality without GPS signal.

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New Oculus VR controllers accidentally include bizarre hidden messages

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Oculus, the Facebook-owned VR hardware company, is gearing up to release a pair of new headsets in the coming weeks: the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S.