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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

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As soon as my Oculus Quest arrived, I immediately started playing with it and have fun with Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Creed and all the other titles. But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest.

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Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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The time for my Oculus Quest review has come.

Oculus should change how it rejects apps for Quest

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I’m writing my review on the Oculus Quest (it will be out tomorrow!) and I am so analyzing this headset from all the points of view.

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HTC Vive Cosmos slated for Q3 2019, it will feature some surprises

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I have some exclusive news on the Vive Cosmos , one of the most awaited headsets of 2019, that I want to share with you. Fasten your seatbelts and read this article. As you may know if you follow me on social media, last week I spent my whole time in Taiwan , at first in Kaohsiung and then in Taipei.

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Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. These are probably the two best standalone VR devices that are available on the market , and I have the pleasure of having both of them here on my desk.

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AR contact lenses are far away, but a new research is paving their way

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Some days ago, I found an article on Futurism talking about a university in France able to create the “first smart contact lens” The article also talked about Augmented Reality and the interest of the DARPA for using this product.

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Virtual Reality is officially a fad. I am out

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I work in virtual reality since 2014, when I have fallen in love with this technology after having tried an Oculus DK2.

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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Wolves In The Walls review: one of the best storytelling VR content I have ever tried

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Today I have been able to have a preview of “Wolves In the Walls” by Fable Studio , and I have been truly AMAZED by it. Disclaimer: if you go on, you may find mild spoilers).

Cyberith announces 2nd gen Virtualizer, still thinks about its backers

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The Cyberith Virtualizer. One of the products that generated most hype in the VR communities some years ago… do you remember it?

What is the Valve Index? Everything you need to know: features, specs, price and how to preorder it!

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The Valve Index is for sure the big surprise for virtual reality in this 2019. After having only been behind the curtains for what concerns creating Virtual Reality headsets, Valve has finally decided to create its own device , and as you may imagine, it is a very special one.

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Valve teases the Vive Index: it may feature hands tracking and next-gen experience

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Valve has finally teased its upcoming headset: the Valve Index. As always in the typical Valve style, it has not made it with some big reveal during an event, but it has just opened a dedicated page on its website, that you can access here. The image teased by Valve on its website.

All you need to know on Azure Kinect

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You all know that I am a big fan of the Kinect.

How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

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Facebook 3D Photos are one of the hot trends of the moment , especially now that is possible to upload them from Facebook website.

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HP Reverb is finally available in the US and other selected countries

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The HP Reverb is now finally available in selected places. I have spent the last weeks asking whoever people something about it, and today the awesome Joanna Popper notified me that it is finally on sale online on HP Store. So, if you are interested in a high-resolution headset, shop it now !

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My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 1: Cave, zSpace, Brogent hands-on

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Two weeks ago, I had a fantastic trip to Taiwan together with my Chinese assistant Miss S. I had the pleasure of participating to the “VR Visionaries” event in Kaohsiung and then I headed to Taipei to meet some XR companies (like HTC ) and people.

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What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

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The time has come. After many years of waiting, and even a second iteration of the device scrapped away, Microsoft is finally going to announce the next generation of HoloLens. But, what to expect from it? Well, let me speculate a bit… When and where.

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When you see a title of mine written in Chinese, you already know what is going to happen. Yes, I am returning again to China. Yes, new adventures await me. Yes, my stomach won’t be that happy, but I am a lot.

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All you need to know on HoloLens 2

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Today, at MWC 2019, Alex Kipman went on stage together with Satya Nadella and Julia White to announce the new HoloLens 2. They teased a lot of interesting features and services of the device, and left the remaining technical details to some technical sheets on Microsoft website.

Defrost review: a VR mini-serie that will make you feel uncomfortable

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Second episode of my column dedicated to VR storytelling content from VeeR. Last time I presented you LUCID , while today I want to talk about Defrost, a Virtual Reality mini- serie by Feral Dog Productions.

Charlie Fink on his new book Convergence and the future of XR

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When I think about great XR journalists, one of the first names that come to my mind is always Charlie Fink.

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XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

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Two weeks ago, I have traveled a bit around Europe and I have visited some beautiful cities. One of this incredible places has been Prague , that in my opinion is a marvelous city that everyone should visit.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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It’s the beginning of 2019, and this means that this is that time of the year when we all make predictions for this year in AR and VR! We all love to make speculations on the technology and I am no exception.

MetaMovie brings interactive theater to VR

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Some days ago, I got to know about an interesting VR storytelling project called MetaMovie. It is an experience that mixes Virtual Reality, storytelling, and theater in a quite unique way and I think that you should know about it. VR can make you feel inside a movie , like the main character.

VEC 2019: Hands-on with the Vive Focus Plus, the mysterious Shadow VR and more!

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In this chapter about my experience at VEC , I will give you my hands-on impressions about some gadgets I’ve tried there. Unluckily, I have been so busy with the presentation and the networking, that I have been able only to try only few things… next time I will try to organize my time better!

Oculus reveals the Rift S: all you need to know

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Today at GDC, after a lot of rumors, Oculus has finally unveiled the successor of the Oculus Rift CV1: the Rift S.

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All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

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Last week has been the week of CES 2019 , one of the most important technology exhibition of the year. In the American sin city of Las Vegas, there has been an enormous showcase of every kind of innovative technologies and of course, AR and VR have been part of the show.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 2: HADO AR Kart, Viveland, and VR Cinema hands-on

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Part two of my resumée of my trip to Taiwan. Yesterday I told you about some cool companies like Brogent and some interesting hardware like zSpace. Today, I want to continue with other amazing stuff: do you know that I tried the Japanese LBVR game HADO , for instance? VAR Live.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.17): E3 VR, Vive Cosmos reveal and much more!

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The past week has been the week of the E3, and we had an insane amount of news regarding new upcoming Virtual Reality content, especially for the Oculus Quest! For what games are you hyped? Let me know in the comments or on my social media account!

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. The Chinese VR ecosystem is very active and it is evolving pretty fast: this summer I have been in China and I met some cool startups that are working on software (e.g.

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What is the Oculus Quest? Read here description, specs, price and how to preorder it (even from China)!

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Yesterday I detailed you what is the Oculus Rift S , while today I want to write you a recap about what is the Oculus Quest , the most awaited virtual reality headset of 2019.

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HitMotion: Reloaded is the first Mixed Reality fitness game for the Vive Focus Plus

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I am incredibly proud to announce that our game “HitMotion: Reloaded” has been officially released and is now available on Viveport M! It is the first true game of us of New Technology Walkers and we are so happy to have launched it.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 3: Vive Pro Eye hands on, meeting with iStaging, Lyra VR and Women in XR!

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In this third and last article about my trip to Taiwan (here you are the links to my first and second one , if you missed them), I want to tell you about some other amazing XR stuff that I did there. Do you know for instance that I have tried the Vive Pro Eye ? iStaging.

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How to show a 3D model in AR inside your website

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Google I/O 2019 has just finished and has all been about new augmented reality features. One of them, that comes together with ARCore 1.9,

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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system.

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The most important XR news from MWC 2019

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The MWC 2019 in Barcelona has finished some days ago. Like every year, during this event we have seen some important AR news, but not that many, since the event was more focused on mobile phones than immersive technologies.

VEC 2019 – All the most important news from the Vive Ecosystem Conference

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Yesterday for the first time I have attended the Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen, China! I have been there as a speaker, content maker and as a blogger , so it has really been a crazy and interesting experience for me.