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New York Times AR Coverage of Guatemala Volcano Disaster Shows AR Isn't Ready for Breaking News

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The latest augmented reality feature from The New York Times gives readers a close-up view of the damage left behind by the eruption of Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala earlier this month.

Leap Motion Reveals First Extended Demo Shot Through North Star Headset

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Back in April Leap Motion first revealed North Star , a prototype AR headset that’s designed to replicate the features of a future high-end AR headset, as a platform for experimentation.

Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

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If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick.

VR Companies Need To Attract More Women. Here’s How They Can.

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With the industry growing hungry for female influence, women in VR has never been more important. In the early nineties, a TV studio took a risk.

Immersive Technologies Helping Children and Older Patients

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Learning Science shows that there are added benefits to using Virtual and Augmented Reality with young and elderly people.

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John Cusack & Christina Ricci Make Their VR Debut In ‘Distorted Reality’

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Another VR project starring AAA talent shows how the immersive medium is continuing to attract more of Hollywood’s biggest names.

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Infographic: The Future of Virtual Reality

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We’re halfway through 2018 – how the heck did THAT happen? – so seems a nice place to stop and take stock of how the immersive tech market has been doing.

HTC Vive Libraries Program Will Bring VR Headsets To Over 100 Libraries

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Almost a year ago to the date Oculus announced an initiative to bring VR headsets to 90 different California libraries. Now, HTC has announced the Vive Libraries Program , which is set to bring VR headsets to 110 different libraries in California and Nevada.

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‘Oculus Home’ Update Adds Virtual Screens, Custom Object Importing

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Oculus Home , the hub space that users see when putting on their Oculus Rift, has been updated with virtual screens for embedded Dash content and the ability to import custom objects. Announced in a post this week on the Oculus Blog , Oculus Home version 1.26

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Shortening the Distance Between Family and Friends With Oculus Go

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The inexpensive VR headset is the latest way to help connect with loved ones. Almost 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, with even higher divorce rates in Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. And when children are involved, it can be even more difficult and trying for everyone.

Mainstreaming Collaborative Mixed Reality

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With SharePoint Spaces Microsoft wants to make collaborative immersive experiences accessible to everyone.

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Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps

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At Unity’s Berlin event the company revealed the Mixed And Augmented Reality Studio (MARS) for creating more robust software that interacts with the real-world environment in a believable way. Most augmented reality apps in 2018 (and earlier) have a limited understanding of the real world.

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Leap Motion Shares Amazing Demo of Augmented Reality Table Tennis with AI Opponent

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Hand tracking technology company Leap Motion has built a stunningly fluid augmented reality ping-pong game that not only showcases the capabilities of its open source Project North Star augmented reality headset, but also demonstrates how artificial intelligence can elevate immersive experiences.

Carmack Details New 5K Mobile VR Playback Tech, Releases Sample for Developers

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Oculus CTO John Carmack has developed a new approach to VR video playback which makes it possible to play 5K 3D 360 video on headsets like Oculus Go and Gear VR. The results, as shown in the recent re-release of Henry , are very impressive.

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Parisian Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative

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Patients visiting the Hospital’s ER in need of minor surgeries or treatments can now opt to use VR to increase their tolerance to pain and decrease anxiety.

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How to take screenshots on the Vive Focus

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As a blogger, I often need to show you the content of the headset I’m using to show you what I’m working on. In the last months, I’m using a lot the Vive Focus and so I often felt the need to shoot a video or take a picture inside this headset.

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E3 2018: Justin Roiland’s Trover Saves The Universe Answers The Question “What If Your Eye Sockets Had Little Faces?”

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If you own a virtual reality headset and play games, chances are you’ve experienced something Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland has had a hand – or at least a voice — in.

Microsoft Opens Access to Sensor Data on the HoloLens with 'Research Mode' Update

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The addition of a new research mode for Microsoft HoloLens will enable researchers and developers to tap into a wider range of data collected by the device's sensors.

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Ready at Dawn CEO on ‘Echo Combat’, Growing the ‘Echo’ Universe, & the Studio’s Commitment to VR

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With the Echo Combat open beta just around the corner , we took a few minutes to catch up with Ready at Dawn CEO Ru Weerasuriya who filled us in on the newest abilities coming to the game, how it might change prior to launch, and the studio’s commitment to VR.

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Take A Walk On The Wild Side Of VR With Cybershoes

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An immersive VR locomotion solution that ditches the omnidirectional treadmill design in favor of a swivel chair.

DreamGlass is an interesting Augmented Reality glass that costs only $399

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Some days ago, I’ve got to know through Reddit a new Augmented Reality headset called DreamGlass. I got intrigued by it and especially by its rather low price of $399 , so I start investigating its characteristics.

Leap Motion’s New North Star Demo Brings Table Tennis To AR

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Leap Motion has found a new use for its open source AR headset, North Star; table tennis. The hand-tracking specialist today revealed a new demo for its headset, which was announced last April.

Unity Builds Developer Bridge Between ARKit & ARCore Apps with AR Foundation Tool

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A new set of APIs for Unity promise to make it easier for developers to publish apps that support both ARKit and ARCore. AR Foundation allows developers to leverage the common features, such as plane detection and world tracking, found in the mobile AR toolkits. Available in Unity 2018.1

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Watch World Cup 2018 Matches for Free in ‘Oculus Venues’ Starting This Weekend

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The World Cup is due to kick off today, and Oculus announced that US residents will be able to watch select matches of the quadrennial football championship for free in Oculus Venues , the company’s social VR event viewing app for Oculus Go and Gear VR.

Ever Wonder What The Inside Of A Dog Looks Like? There’s An AR App For That.

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From animal anatomy to digital twinning and mining simulations, this Canadian company is bringing game development know-how to VR experiences.

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The Exorcist: Legion VR Unleashes Spine-Chilling Horror on PlayStation®VR

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Fun Train, publishers of top-quality virtual reality games based on iconic cinematic franchises, announced today that The Exorcist: Legion VR is now available for PlayStation®VR from the PlayStation Store.

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Hands-On — The VOID’s Nicodemus: Demon Of Evanishment Will Terrify This Halloween

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I jumped in surprise within 30 seconds of entering The VOID in Las Vegas. I was cowering in fear just a few minutes later. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something rush toward me. I heard it coming closer as I pointed my head down and closed my eyes. I waited for it to pass.

Unity Gives Developers the Keys to ARKit 2.0 Capabilities via Updated Plugin

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With developers chomping at the bit to play with ARKit 2.0, Unity has updated its ARKit plugin to enable access to the new augmented reality superpowers of the toolkit. The updated plugin is available now for developers via Bitbucket.

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Beyeonics Raises $11.5M to Further Develop AR/VR Surgical Visualization Platform

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Elbit Systems , an Israel-based defense company, recently announced that its medical technologies subsidiary Beyeonics Surgical successfully concluded its first funding round of $11.5

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VR Drama ‘Kiss Me First’ Arrives On Netflix June 29th

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Live-action meets CGI in this six-part adaptation of Lottie Moggach’s hit YA novel. A suspenseful cyber-drama series developed by Bryan Elsley, Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila (Taboo’s Tallulah Haddon), a lonely 17-year-old haunted by the death of her mother.

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Leap Motion tracking v4 sample apps show how Virtual Reality UX should be made

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If you are a VR enthusiast, for sure in the last days you’ve found your social media feed full of videos and animations of people playing around with a cute cat in virtual reality using only their bare hands.

Bethesda Plans To ‘Continue To Support’ VR In The Future On A ‘Case-By-Case’ Basis

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For the past year or so, Bethesda has been at the forefront of the VR gaming scene.

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Snapchat & Facebook Kick Off the World Cup with Augmented Reality Effects

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With the 2018 FIFA World Cup underway in Russia, soccer (aka "football") fans worldwide can show support for their favorite teams and players in augmented reality via Snapchat and Facebook. On Snapchat for iOS and Android, fans can don virtual glasses painted with their team's colors.

Hands-on: ‘Beat Saber’ on PSVR Makes a Promising Debut at E3

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Beat Saber has been making big waves on the Rift and Vive since its early access launch back in May, having sold more than 100,000 copies in its first month. Now the game is officially headed to PSVR and this week at E3 we got our first look at how it plays on the console.

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