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HP Reverb G2: 4K VR Headset With Valve Audio/Lenses, Touch-Like Controllers, & IPD Slider For $600

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HP appears to be taking notes from both Valve and Facebook with its latest headset, the Reverb G2, featuring four outward-facing tracking cameras, Valve’s audio and lens technology and redesigned Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) controllers that look a lot more like Oculus Touch. Reverb G2 is priced $600.

Qualcomm envisions fully standalone 5G slim glasses in 10 years

The Ghost Howls

At AWE, Hugo Swart from Qualcomm has announced some interesting news about the XR Viewers , defining the timeline for the AR/VR headsets of the future. I think some parts what he said are worth a comment, so follow me. Hugo Swarth briefing the journalists.

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Qualcomm Reveals Plan to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

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Today, at an online version of this year’s Augmented World Expo (AWE), Qualcomm announced that it’s partnered with a number of global telecoms, smartphone companies, and AR/VR headset manufacturers to deliver 5G-enabled, smartphone-driven headsets to consumers and enterprise customers.

Facebook’s Head Of AR & VR Shows Off Futuristic Mixed Reality Workspace

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Check out this next-gen office powered by Oculus’ Passthrough technology. Earlier this week Facebook’s head of AR & VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth showed off an experimental mixed reality workspace powered via prototype Oculus hardware.

XRSpace is former HTC chief’s new 5G headset and VR world

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It’s unclear if the world needs a new virtual reality headset, but former HTC CEO Peter Chou is convinced the answer is yes – and his new project XRSpace comes complete with a full VR world too.

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Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

The Ghost Howls

Oculus has gained in these years always more success in the consumers’ landscape, and now with the Oculus Quest , thanks to an affordable device running great content , it is making strides in the market.

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Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

Road to VR

At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. It’s serving up both its own 5G-enabled standalone VR headset as well as a new social VR platform which appears to compete with Facebook Horizon.

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COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets

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Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

Popular Quest VR headset available again from Oculus

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Oculus Quest (Image courtesy Oculus VR.). The Oculus Quest headset has been sold out almost everywhere since the start of the epidemic, but it’s available now from the company itself., for $400 for the 64GB version and $500 for the 128GB version.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

The Ghost Howls

This is the 150th Week Peek! OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then!

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New Star Wars VR Game, Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge, Announced

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Hot off the heels of the release of Vader Immortal last year , a new Star Wars VR game has just been announced: Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge. Developer ILMxLAB just announced the new experience, again in collaboration with Facebook’s VR publishing label, Oculus Studios.

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Facebook Shows Prototype AR/VR Interface Designed to Replace Your Laptop

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In light of the global pandemic, Facebook announced last week it was making way for more productivity and collaboration apps on the Oculus Store to help bridge businesses together in a time of social distancing.

Adventure Lab Offers VR Escape Rooms With Live Hosts On Oculus Quest

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Team-up with friends online for a one-of-a-kind remote location-based experience. Created by the newly launched company Adventure Lab , Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets is a live-hosted multiplayer game brings to life the fantasy tabletop role-playing genre in a way only VR can.

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XR Talks: Advertising in the ‘Experience Economy’

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, as well as narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. A R comes in many flavors.

A New 3D Game Engine That Means Business

Charlie Fink

Toronto-based MetaVRse just launched the company’s new XR game engine for non-coders. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech technology

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New Half-Life: Alyx Update Adds Amazing Liquid Effect To Bottles

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An amazing new detail arrives in the latest Half-Life: Alyx update; bottles now have liquid in them. No, seriously, it’s pretty impressive. Update 1.4

Exclusive Hands-on: HP’s Reverb G2 is the King of Clarity

Road to VR

Today HP revealed its next-gen WMR headset, Reverb G2. While the original Reverb beat out the competition in resolution, some aspects of its display held it back from really capitalizing on all those pixels. Reverb G2 brings with it brand new displays and lenses which offer outstanding clarity.

Powering The Next Generation Of Virtual Music Experiences

VRScout

From Minecraft to the metaverse, digital concerts are emerging from diverse platforms.

Starting Research On Ambient Technologies And Experiences

Forrester VR

There’s a growing set of technologies that sense or control the ambient physical world beyond our screens. Smartphones have geopositioning receivers, gyroscopes, compasses, and barometric pressure sensors so that they can sense location, movement, and weather.

Nreal Announces Dev Kit Bundle, Partnership, and New MR Game

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ARPost has been following Nreal for a while now, and they just shared a gem that we can’t wait to pass on. The release included several layers of content – some for general users and some for developers. We’ll start with the general public announcements and finish on the developer notes.

Apparent Leak: HP & Valve’s New WMR Headset With Side Cams, IPD Adjust, New Controllers

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Prolific Microsoft leaker WalkingCat just Tweeted what seems to be images of HP & Valve’s upcoming new WMR headset and Microsoft’s new VR controllers.

Rumor: Leaked HP Reverb G2 Images Show Four-camera Tracking, New Controllers

Road to VR

Images published by known Microsoft leaker ‘WalkingCat’ have revealed a new VR headset sporting the HP logo, which looks very similar to the company’s previously revelead G2 Windows VR headset teased back in March.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Resort Is Getting Its Own Original VR Adventure

VRScout

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will feature new stories, characters, and regions to explore.

Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

TechCrunch VR

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According to a clutch of heavy-hitting investors, this dynamic is particularly strong in gaming and extended reality.

EON Reality and Magic Leap Launch the AVR Platform for Magic Leap Devices

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EON Reality’s flagship product is now available through the Magic Leap World app store. EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the AVR Platform for Magic Leap.

Confirmed: First PS5 Showcase Coming On June 4th

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The news you’ve been waiting for is here; the very first PS5 showcase takes place on June 4th. Sony just confirmed as much on the PlayStation Blog. A digital showcase ( like ours! will be going live at 1pm PT on June 4th.

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Facebook’s ‘Oculus for Business’ Quest Enterprise Platform is Finally Openly Available

Road to VR

Facebook today announced that its Oculus for Business program is finally openly available. The program, which was announced more than a year ago, was slow to roll out as Facebook dealt only with a small number of select partners.

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The HP Reverb G2: 4K Resolution VR At A Killer Price

VRScout

New-and-improved hardware offers a no-compromise VR experience for $599. Today, HP made its official reveal of the Reverb G2, a new-and-improved follow-up to last years HP Reverb.

Talks and Announcements From Leading XR Companies at AWE Day 2

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The second day of AWE Online 2020 wrapped Wednesday evening. The packed day, despite some technical difficulties, featured more talks from XR experts and more announcements from XR companies. Unfortunately, we couldn’t cover everything, but we tried to wrap up some of our favorite highlights.

COVID-19 Recovery with Competency Based Education

EON Reality

What is competency based education? How can competency based education play a role to help in COVID-19 recovery? In short, competency based education is an approach that allows students to master skills and competencies at their own pace.

iQUT 2Pro Is A $560 4K, 6DOF Standalone VR Headset From China’s Netflix

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It was this time last year that iQiyi, a Chinese streaming service similar to Netflix, launched its own 4K standalone VR headset for media viewing. One year on and the company’s next headset, the iQUT 2Pro, promises some significant upgrades.

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