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Former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Departs Facebook

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Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe, the company’s first and only CEO, is parting ways with parent company Facebook. In a post on Facebook Iribe noted he would be taking his “first real break” in over 20 years, though didn’t provide a reason for his departure.

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Fraunhofer Shows Off Compact VR Headset Prototype Using 4 OLED Microdisplays

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Fraunhofer , Europe’s largest application-oriented R&D organization, recently unveiled a new VR headset prototype at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Munich this past week that aims to reduce the size and weight of VR headsets by using high-resolution microdisplays.

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AR Cloud Startup 6D.Ai Video Gives a Peek at Next-Level Mobile AR from Devs Using Company's SDK

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A sizzle reel just released by augmented reality cloud company 6D.ai shows off what kind of hyper-realistic AR experiences developers can build with its SDK.

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Queen’s University Announces Dedicated VR Medical Training Center

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The Canadian university announces plans for new medical training center composed entirely of VR simulations.

Seeing the Blitz in VR

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A new BBC Virtual Reality experience takes you back to Berlin in 1943, at the height of the WW2 blitz.

Twilio & Magic Leap Deliver First Live Demo of Avatar Chat Communications App

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On Thursday, yet another piece of the Magic Leap puzzle fell into place at Twilio's Signal developer and customer conference in San Francisco.

Oculus Confirms It’s Still Working On A ‘Future Version Of Rift’

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An Oculus representative reaffirmed to us the words of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg from last month’s OC5 VR developer conference in saying today the company is still “planning a future version of Rift.”

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Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit

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Shepard Fairey’s largest ever solo exhibit preserved in VR/AR using volumetric photogrammetry.

Experiencing Epic Storytelling in VR

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Entertainment industry heavyweights partner up to bring Renaissance plot to room-scale VR. Michael Conelly is a prolific visual effects designer.

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Hands-On with Magic Leap & Weta Workshop's Dr. Grordbort's Invaders

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Over the last few years, the only thing teased by Magic Leap more than the Magic Leap One itself has been the company's flagship gaming title Dr. Grordbort's Invaders. The game, developed by New Zealand studio Weta Workshop, finally got its debut last week during the L.E.A.P.

Sony Patents New System For Local Multiplayer VR

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Sony might be looking to make VR less isolating by allowing multiple people to join in on the fun. As reported by Android Headlines , the company recently had a patent published that details a means of allowing multiple VR headsets within the same proximity to communicate with one device. The system uses a data processing device and a means of wirelessly interconnecting headsets to allow VR users in the same room to see each other in the same virtual environment and explore it together.

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Samsung Odyssey+ Windows VR Headset Revealed with “Anti-SDE” Display

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Back in August we uncovered what appeared to be an updated version of Samsung’s Odyssey Windows VR headset. Now a listing on Samsung’s official website confirms the Odyssey+ and its price, suggesting that a launch is soon at hand.

Texan Pilots Use Oculus Go For In-Flight Navigational Guidance

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Co-founders of Thrust Vector aim to create safer flights by introducing VR to the cockpit. Piloting an aircraft isn’t easy.

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HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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Today it’s a great day for virtual reality: at WCVRI conference, HTC has just announced a kit to provide 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and has showcased a hands-tracking technology for the Vive Pro !

Snapchat Lens Studio Adds New Segmentation Templates to Its Bag of Augmented Reality Tricks

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On Thursday, Snap released three new templates for its Lens Studio that will give creators access to augmented reality capabilities previously only available to Snap's own design team.

‘No Man’s Sky’ Developers Poll Players On Potential VR Support

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Since the game’s release in 2016, VR gamers have been asking for VR support for No Man’s Sky, the sandbox space survival game from Hello Games.

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HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Add-on for Vive Focus

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HTC today announced a 6DOF controller tracking add-on for Vive Focus which brings 6DOF controller tracking to the device. The add-on, which includes a pair of controllers, is being released as a development kit.

Macy’s Partners With Marxent For One Of The Largest VR Rollouts In Retail History

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The U.S. department store will begin installing VR stations in 90 stores to sell furniture to customers. This would be the largest VR roll-out in the history of retail.

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VIEW Conference 2018 will host amazing XR talks and workshops

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I’m very happy to talk about a very important event that will take place very soon in my city of Turin (Italy): the VIEW Conference. The VIEW Conference is an annual conference focused on Computer Graphics that is held in my city and that has now arrived at its 19th edition.

Wingnut AR's Pest Control Is Unreleased, Mostly Unseen, but Undeniably One of Magic Leap One's Best Titles

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Despite the relatively small size of Magic Leap's first annual L.E.A.P. conference, there was a lot to see and experience. Apparently missed by many was one of the best experiences I had at the event: Wingnut AR's unreleased Pest Control game.

Samsung’s Odyssey+ Costs $500, Uses Anti-Screen Door Effect Display

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Samsung’s Odyssey+, a successor to last year’s Odyssey Windows VR headset, was one of the company’s worst-kept secrets of the past few months. Now we’ve finally got some official information direct from the company itself, though. Samsung’s official online store in the US has just listed the device for $499.99, confirming some things we’ve long suspected about it.

Oculus Co-founder Departs Facebook Amidst Rumor of Rift 2 Cancellation

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Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe is leaving Facebook. Citing “a source close to the matter,” a report from TechCrunch indicates his departure is related to the cancellation of a Rift 2 headset, though Facebook has denied that element of the report.

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Hand & Finger Tracking Coming Soon To The HTC Vive Pro

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HTC reveals native hand/finger tracking for Vive Pro alongside 6DoF functionality for Vive Focus. It looks as though the front-facing cameras on your Vive Pro will finally begin seeing some use as HTC reveals plans to launch native support for hand and finger tracking on their high-end PC VR headset.

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Learning Real-World Skills in Virtual Reality

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From utilities companies to first responders, more industries are adopting rich VR training experiences. There is a growing plethora of Industry 4.0

Ghostbusters World AR Game Arrives as Halloween Treat & We Dive into Its Location-Based Tricks

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Because timing is everything, the latest entry in the location-based augmented reality gaming sweepstakes, Ghostbusters World, has arrived just in time for Halloween.

Hands-on: Twin Peaks VR Takes The Festival Of Disruption To Glastonbury Grove And The Red Room

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An official Twin Peaks VR experience premiered at the Festival of Disruption in Los Angeles. Presented by Collider Games , the demo was less than 10 minutes long in an HTC Vive headset with hand controllers.

Oculus Chief Scientist Dives Deep Into the Near Future of AR & VR

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Attack On Titan VR Attraction Launches In Tokyo Later This Week

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Enlist in the Survey Corps and take on a massive humanoid creature in Attack on Titan: The Human Race.

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View Conference 2018: National Film Board of Canada offers us interesting VR storytelling tips

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Today I’ve attended my first lecture at View Conference : the Masterclass “Artist-Driven Immersive Work” by Eloi Champagne and Martin Viau, of the National Film Board of Canada.

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HoloLens Update Brings Display Mirroring & Quick Actions Menu for Routine Tasks

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Microsoft has informed HoloLens users that the company will begin rolling out a mandatory update for HoloLens as part of its Windows 10 October 2018 release that brings a number of new features and quality-of-life improvements to the headset.

Mosh Pit Simulator Brings VR Chaos To A New Level Next Year

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Do you like your VR irresponsible, erratic and utterly chaotic? Then Mosh Pit Simulator just might be for you. Indie developer Sos Sosowski just announced that the game’s set to release in Early Access on January 15th 2019.

This Prototype World-scale VR Game is the Size of a Football Field

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With recent advancements in inside-out tracking on standalone VR headsets, the tantalizing possibility of ‘world-scale’ VR experiences—those unhindered by limited tracking volumes or even physical barriers—is coming into focus.

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John Carpenter’s ‘Tales For A HalloweeNight Vol 4? Brought To Life With AR

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Unlock a terrifying AR experience with the exclusive 2018 NYCC edition of John Carpenter’s ‘Tales For a HalloweeNight Vol 4.’ ’ When it comes to classic slasher horror films, the name John Carpenter is almost always the first that comes to mind.

Samsung hints at a future mixed reality headset (and at unsolvable problems for Gear VR)

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When in 2015 I had my first Samsung Gear VR, I was amazed: finally, I could enjoy high-quality tether-less virtual reality. Yes, it was a 3 DOF toy, so I couldn’t move my head in games, but it was the first time I tried a sensation of freedom in VR.

Inside Magic Leap's Cinematic Partnership with Andy Serkis & The Imaginarium's Experimental Motion Capture Experience

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By now, you've probably already seen Andy Serkis and his performance capture demo for Magic Leap. And sure, marrying motion capture acting and augmented reality sounds compelling, but how does it really work as an experience?

CCP Games: ‘We Expected VR To Be Two To Three Times As Big As It Was’

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EVE: Valkyrie developer CCP Games has again spoken out about its withdrawal from the VR market. CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson recently told Destructoid that the company had anticipated far bigger sales for headsets, saying: “we expected VR to be two to three times as big as it was, period.” ” He continued, noting that CCP couldn’t “can’t build a business” on the current install base, but that might change in the future.

Sixense to Refund STEM Kickstarter Backers After More Than 4 Years of Delays

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In what might be the longest Kickstarter campaign conclusion to date, more than four years following estimated deliveries of the STEM VR controller, Sixense says they will fully refund all backers and pre-orders. Sixense was once a name central to the early VR community.