Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan


Work together with friends to rid Ginza Sony Park of a ghostly threat. Beginning this weekend in Tokyo, Japan, Ginza Sony Park will be hosting Ghostbusters In The Park , a massive live event celebrating the historic 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters.

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Research Finds VR Burns More Calories Than Sex


Five minutes of Audio Trip offers twice the cardio than a night of passion. Is there anything better than sex? According to newly released data from the Virtual Reality Institute of Health & Exercise , the answer is a definite yes, yes, YES! At least when it comes to burning up calories.

Human-Scale AR ‘Tunnel Book’ Launches At Welsh National Opera


Free immersive pop-up blends AR technology with classic opera.

Report: Apple AR Headset Launching Early 2020


Will Apple be the first to kick-start the AR headset market?

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Scientists Develop Artificial Skin That Allows You To Feel In VR


The self-sensing material forms to a user’s body, providing next-level haptic feedback.

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Toyota Using VR To Train Robots To Assist The Elderly


Practice makes perfect for this army of house-cleaning robots. Earlier this week Japanese-based Toyota Research Insitute released details regarding a new project currently in development that will have researchers teaching robots how to complete various types of housework using VR technology. .

The Avengers Location-Based VR Game Made Me Feel Like An Actual Marvel Superhero


The VOID’s 20-minute hyper-reality experience is a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish. Last week we had the chance to check out Marvel’s Avengers: Damage Control , a new location-based VR experience from ILMxLAB that’s heading to select VOID centers October 18th.

RIP: Google Has Abandoned Its Daydream VR Platform


RIP Google Daydream (November 2016 – October 2019).

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Post Malone To Perform Live VR Concert Later This Month


Catch the rapper, singer-songwriter live in VR October 17th on Oculus Quest and Go. Oculus Venues has been killing it as of late with its series of live musical performances. Over the past 6 months, the popular VR streaming platform has hosted live performances from a surprising amount of major acts.

Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience


The company behind the multiplayer plugin Normcore proves the viability of a virtual office and beyond. The 2017 video from Normal VR started with an adorable, yellow, blob-like virtual avatar daintily standing in the middle of a real, physical office.

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Every Major Oculus Quest & Rift Announcement Made At Oculus Connect 6


Native hand tracking, PC/standalone hybrid functionality, and new games confirmed for the Oculus platform. That’s a wrap on Oculus Connect 6.

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Minecraft Developer Responds To Requests For Oculus Go & Quest Versions Of Game


Will the Minecraft experience ever be available on standalone VR? This past May, a user by the name of “Siroto” left a post on Mojang’s official feedback site requesting the release of Minecraft on the Oculus Quest.

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Photo-Realistic VR Tour Of The Palace Of Versailles Now Available Free On SteamVR


Photogrammetry capture brings the Royal Opera House to life in VR.

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400K Live Viewers Tuned In For Lindsey Stirling’s VR Violin Performance


The dancing violinist broke new ground with her one-of-a-kind VR performance. Last month acclaimed electronic violinist, dancer, and singer-songwriter Lindsey Stirling performed a one-of-a-kind VR performance for a live crowd of 400,000 viewers scattered all across the globe.

Enklu Launches San Francisco’s First AR Maker Space


Memberships and day passes are now available to west coast developers and players.

Microsoft Files Patent For VR Mat With Haptic Feedback And Pressure Sensors


Could Microsoft’s high-tech floormat be the future of at-home 4D entertainment?

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Beat Saber Partners With SUBPAC On Limited Edition Haptic Vest, Available Now


‘Feel the Beat’ for $299. In the world of haptic feedback accessories, the SUBPAC Wearable Physical Sound System is a favorite among VR entertainment providers.

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YUR Raises $1.1M In Pre-Seed Funding, Releases Oculus Quest Fitness App Into Beta


The Oculus Quest app will allow users to turn any game into a calorie-tracked fitness experience. The first time I worked up a sweat in VR, it was entirely accidental.

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How AI and Haptics Could Revolutionize VR Gaming


Emerging technologies could add a whole new level of immersion to VR. If you’re reading this right now, chances are, you’re not really familiar with the topic of neuroevolution. Or deep learning. Or natural language processing.

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New Volumetric Capture Studio The Lightframe Co. Opens In NYC


The company is scheduled to host a Microsoft pop-up later this month. There’s a new studio in town and it’s here to capture the world in 3D. Calling Brooklyn’s Industry City home, The Lightframe Co. is a digital production studio specializing in mixed reality production and holographic technology.

Violin Virtuoso Lindsey Stirling To Perform Live In VR For The First Time


Help celebrate the launch of her latest album with a virtual interactive performance. .

Microsoft Announces Release Date For Minecraft Earth AR Sandbox Mobile Game


Move over Halloween, this October is all about Minecraft Earth.

Discover Your Hogwarts House With An AR Sorting Hat Ceremony, Available Now


Do you embody the courage of Gryffindor, or the wit of Ravenclaw? Released alongside the launch of the official Harry Potter Fan Club, Wizarding World Digital’s new Wizarding World app is a central hub for everything a die-hard “Potterhead” could possibly care about. .

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Design A Custom VR Avatar In Minutes With High Fidelity’s Virtual You App


Create a custom avatar for social events and work meetings. The process is simple, you take a quick selfie on your phone and the app then analyzes your photo and creates a 3D representation of your likeness.

OC6: Oculus Unveils Native Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest, Coming Early 2020


Zuckerburg reveals hand and finger tracking without the need for additional hardware. Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 kicked off this morning with a slew of big reveals for the Oculus Quest standalone headset, one of the biggest being the reveal of hand and finger tracking.

Coca-Cola Soda Cans Trigger AR Animated Stories


Scannable codes bring 12 short stories to life in front of your beverage. Coca-Cola is using AR technology as part of its latest marketing campaign to bring Coke cans to life with adorable 3D animations.

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ThirdEye’s X2 Smart Glasses Could Be The Smallest Mixed Reality Headset Yet


ThirdEye’s claims their 6-ounce MR headset is the smallest in the world. Available for shipping worldwide, ThirdEye’s X2 Mixed Reality Smart Glasses promise a compelling immersive experience similar to that of major competitors minus the bulky hardware. .

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22-Year-Old VR Developer Lands $1M Contract With US Air Force


A college undergrad’s VR start-up will provide VR maintenance training to the military.

Burger King Trolls McDonald’s With ‘IT Chapter 2’ Promotional AR Challenge


Fans can scan an AR ad for a major discount, if they’re fast enough. In 2017, Burger King launched a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign ‘attacking’ rival fast-food chain McDonald’s.

OC6: Social VR World Facebook Horizon Coming To Quest & Rift Next Year


Facebook’s attempt at a VR metaverse is all about building your own experience.

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Weather Channel Debuts Mixed Reality Safety Segment Ahead Of Hurricane Dorian


MR technology brings this disaster preparedness segment to life with immersive visuals. The Weather Channel is no stranger to immersive mixed reality technology.

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Immersed Debuts Public VR Co-Working Space Designed For Remote Collaboration


Water cooler talk just got an upgrade.

Marvel Studios & ILMxLAB Reveal Avengers: Damage Control Location-Based VR Experience


Suit up and battle evil-doers alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Evangeline Lilly.

Nuclear Power Plant Uses VR For Control Room Training


Fortum looks to VR to provide cost-effective training for its operators. VR is quickly becoming the go-to training solution for a growing number of industries.

Defying Gravity With The Weightless VR Bungee System


Run, swim, and flip your way through your favorite immersive experiences.