GDC 2017: Khronos Group Unveils VR/AR Standard OpenXR

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In December of last year, Khronos group made headlines for adding Epic Games to the list of companies in support of their pursuit of an API standard for virtual and augmented reality. A couple months later, that standard now has a name as Khronos unveils the OpenXR working group at GDC 2017.

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Volkswagen Group, One of the World’s Largest Companies, is Building VR Apps to Help Employees Collaborate Across the Globe

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Volkswagen Group, the multi-brand automotive company, has developed VR apps to make long-distance collaboration in production and logistics an easier task. image courtesy Volkswagen Group.

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Inception Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led By EU Media Conglomerate RTL Group

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Inception’s ambitions to become the ‘Netflix of VR’ have just received a major boost, with the Tel Aviv-based company closing a $15 million Series A funding round led by media and broadcast giant RTL Group. Inception VR netflix of vr RTL Group series a investment vr broadcasting vr video

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Apple Developers Join The WebVR Community Group

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Today, Brandon Jones from Google (who is one of the chairs in the official WebVR Community Group ,) noticed that developers from Apple have officially joined the group. In the Community Group there are 147 non-Chair participants as of the time of this writing. Notably Jones was quick to point out on Twitter that “group participation does not necessarily imply a commitment to implement” but it’s still a step in the right direction.

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Valve Talks ‘OpenXR’, the Newly Revealed Branding for Khronos Group’s Industry-backed VR Standard

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Valve’s Joe Ludwig talks about the latest updates on the Khronos Group’s VR standardization process that is now being called “ OpenXR.” Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts VR Standards joe ludwig khronos group open standard OpenXR valve

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Lumiere Award Winners Team Up To Create The Virtual Content Group

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The Virtual Content Group (VCG) is a new team composed of French, German, and Australian firms specializing in the experiences born of this technology, and they’re gearing up for expansion after taking home a couple Lumiere awards from the VR Society.

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Vive Group Edition Bundles 10 Headsets in China

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At the Vive Ecosystem Conference in China today HTC announced Vive Group Edition, a set of 10 Business Edition headsets and two lighthouse base stations, available for 49,999 RMB, which converts to $7,271. The company told UploadVR that it had not announced plans to bring the Group Edition to the west. Tagged with: htc , htc vive , Vive Business Edition , Vive Group Edition. htc VR Industry News htc vive Vive Business Edition Vive Group Edition

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Khronos Group Would Welcome Input From Microsoft On OpenXR Standard

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During GDC 2017, Khronos Group unveiled OpenXR as the name for their VR/AR API standard that’s currently being developed. We reported on the announcement and broke down a bit of why this standard was something for the VR industry and community to get excited about, but we also got the chance to speak with Khronos Group president Neil Trevett to get some questions answered. The Khronos Group is hoping to be able to ship the API around GDC of next year.

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The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

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The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. Above: The Future Group’s Jens Petter Hoili (left) and Bård Anders Kasin. Image Credit: The Future Group.

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Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony

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The post Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony appeared first on Road to VR. Japan is an exceedingly normal place when it comes down to daily life, but for some reason the culture’s social norms are—how should we put it—famously elastic.

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Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web

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With Apple’s newly public interest in VR , developers from the company have join the W3C WebVR Community Group to have a say in the development of the WebVR standard. The post Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web appeared first on Road to VR.

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality

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The Future Group wants to change that by making game shows more interactive with mixed reality technology. The Future Group also created another technology, dubbed Frontier, that enables esports broadcast producers to insert animated characters into a broadcast in real time.

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Report: Magic Leap Could Reach $6B Valuation, First Device Shipping in 6 Months to “small group of users”

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Although not citing official sources, Bloomberg reports Magic Leap’s headset will cost between $1,500 and $2,000, and is set to ship its first device “to a small group of users within six months.”

VESA Creates AR and VR Special Interest Group

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So, it comes as no surprise that they are interested in how they can enable VR and AR technologies with their own Special Interest Group (SIG). Many people don’t actually know who VESA is, but they’re responsible for a lot of the display standards that we use every day.

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VRTO 2017: Where New Giants Stand on Giant Shoulders

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Conversations are only as good as the participants; part of this netting of knowledge stems from the people Malicki-Sánchez has been able to assemble for VRTO 2017, including: Dr. Maria Karam (Co-inventor of the Emoti-Chair, Founder of TADs inc., News Toronto VRTO VRTO 2017

100+ AR/VR Companies to Gather at Next Week’s SVVR 2017 Expo – Save $200

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Next week’s Silicon Valley VR Expo 2017 is set to bring together the core of the VR industry from Silicon Valley and beyond. As VR’s biggest industry event, this year’s event represents the most diverse group of companies from around the world ever to attend the conference.

Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

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Virtual Reality continues to evolve, Constrained Reality is a Renowned Biologist’s take on the mind’s VR “software,” Mixed Reality is bringing it all together—and Vision Summit 2017 is where the industry’s ideas and the innovators came together. Jesse Damiani (@JesseDamiani) May 1, 2017.

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GDC 2017: Vive ‘Working’ to Join Oculus on a Committee for Open VR Standards

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Earlier this morning the Khronos Group announced a name and details for its open virtual and augmented reality standard committee. Christened now as the Open XR Working Group, the organization will be comprised of representatives from the worlds leading AR/VR companies. Today’s announcement indicated that most of the major VR imprints have been granted membership into the group including: Oculus, Valve, Unity, Epic, Samsung, and Google.

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SVVR 2017: For Trailblazers, by Trailblazers

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SVVR 2017 is less than a week away , and with an exciting roster of speakers and demos across all major industry verticals, with 100+ VR/AR companies represented, it’s slated to be a star-studded gathering of VR experts. VRScout is proud to be a media partner at SVVR 2017.

AWE 2017 Announces Keynotes And Speaking Sessions

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Even their website and trailer (below) for 2017’s expo imbue a heroic theme, building buzz for the event with high energy. ” AWE 2017 is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center from May 31st to June 2nd.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind

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What followed was a brief training session where a group of objects floated in front of me — a train, ball and block among them. I was able to select a group of objects on the ground of my holding cell just by thinking about them and then use them to try and escape.

OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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It’s a major milestone, according to Khronos Group which has overseen development of the standard by a consortium of many of the biggest names in the AR/VR sector. Today the group announced the release of OpenXR 1.0, Khronos Group says that from 1.0 openxr working group

Lenovo and Kopin Form Joint Venture to Grow Enterprise AR Headset Market

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Lenovo’s own investment group and wearable displays manufacturer Kopin Corporation have formed a joint venture named Lenovo New Vision. AR Investment News VR Investment ar augmented reality ces 2017 Dr. John C.C.

Madrona Venture Group Taps New Managing Director

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A VR visionary has been tapped for an important new role at Madrona Venture Group. The post Madrona Venture Group Taps New Managing Director appeared first on VRJournal. Business VR Industry and Technology Madrona Venture GroupThe early-stage venture capital firm announced today.

GDC 2017: Google Daydream Support Coming To Unity On March 31st

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At GDC 2017, Unity held a keynote discussing their impact on the gaming industry, future updates to the engine, and much more. also will ship with support for the Vulkan API, a GPU standard from Khronos Group who announced updates to the API and the new VR/AR standard OpenXR at GDC this year. Stay tuned to UploadVR for more news from GDC 2017. Tagged with: 2017 , cardboard , GDC , Google Dardream , OpenXR , unity , Vulkan API.

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How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation

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After the Southbank Centre Winter Festival, it will be found at the STRP Biennial in Eindhoven from March 20-27, and at Migrations in Wales from April through June 2017. The post How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation appeared first on VRScout.

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GTC 2017: NVIDIA Is Looking For VR/AR Apps, Offering $30,000 And Other Prizes

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NVIDIA is also a part of OpenXR, a working group that’s working toward creating an API standard for the VR industry. At this year’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2017) they’ll also be opening up for up to 10 companies or teams to present their non-gaming ideas and potentially win a cash prize. All accepted companies will be offered: Free demonstration space at the 2017 GPU Technology Conference (May 8-11, 2016). Tagged with: GTC 2017 , nvidia.

Superhot VR Wins Best Game At Unity Vision Summit 2017

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Social Impact Award – Out of Exile: Daniel’s Story (Emblematic Group, Atrevida Productions, True Colors Fund). Today is Unity’s Vision Summit in Los Angeles.

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality via @UploadVR.

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality via @UploadVR [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 10, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Director of ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ is Making a Live-Action VR Horror Series, Releasing Halloween 2017

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Played out through the scary stories told by a group of campers around the campfire, each story leads to what the press release dubs “an immersive ride into your darkest childhood fears.”.

Inception Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led By EU Media Conglomerate RTL Group via @RtoVR.

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Inception Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led By EU Media Conglomerate RTL Group via @RtoVR [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 3, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

EON Reality and Catalyst Group Intl launch Anti-Terrorism App at 22nd UNWTO General Assembly

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At the 22nd United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in Chengdu, China, EON Reality and Catalyst Group Intl. The post EON Reality and Catalyst Group Intl launch Anti-Terrorism App at 22nd UNWTO General Assembly appeared first on EON Reality.

PSX 2017 Hands-On – Firewall: Zero Hour Is Basically Rainbow Six VR With Full Locomotion

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Notably, Firewall looks to be the exact game that many people assumed Bravo Team would be when it was unveiled at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference earlier this year. Playing with a good group of people that take the game seriously like this is going to be key once it launches next year.

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GridRaster Raises $2 Million for AR/VR Cloud Rendering Solution

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” The near $2 million funding round consists of investments from several venture capital firms including Lumia Capital, Pipeline Capital, Exfinity Ventures, NextStar Partners, Unshackled Ventures, and Explorer Group.

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OUR TOP BLOG POSTS: The best of 2017!

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With 2017 coming to an end it was only natural to take a look at the journey we have shared with you all and end this year with the ULTIMATE ROUNDUP ! The devil’s in the data: Identifying the groups that won the election for Trump. The post OUR TOP BLOG POSTS: The best of 2017!

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