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Leap Motion Announces Open-Source AR Dev Kit ‘Project North Star’

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The company reveals plans to release their prototype design for a $100 hand-tracking AR headset. If you’re looking to add accurate hand-tracking technology to your VR or AR experience, there are few options outside Leap Motion technology.

This Theme Park Has A VR Water Slide

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The German waterpark lets riders strap on a waterproof VR headset. From VR roller coaster rides at Sea World to shooting yourself out of a cannon , we’ve seen a range of exhilarating ways VR can bring theme park rides into the future.

Adobe Launches Immersive 360° Editing, Improves Plane To Sphere

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The update is a window into the future of immersive content creation. Adobe unveiled a slew of new features in its Creative Cloud update released today, including an immersive 360-degree environment for its widely used video software Premiere Pro and animation suite After Effects.

Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

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Kim Jong Un experiences new realities outside North Korea. Overnight, North Korean and Chinese media confirmed a meeting took place between the countries’ leaders, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping at the Chinese Beijing capital.

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AWE USA 2018

AWE USA, the world’s #1 AR+VR conference and expo, is back for it’s 9th year on May 30-June 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA. Use code VRPUL200 for $200 off all three All Access Passes (1-day, 2-day and 3-day) as well as the 2-day Expo Only Pass.

This VR Exhibit Lets the Visually Impaired Touch Art

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Experience art by touch them in virtual reality. Over 253 million people in the world are visually impaired, and often times the only way they can experience artwork is with someone describing the art to them in detail.

Geek & Sundry Debuts Weekly VR180 Board Game Series

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One of biggest indie geek culture providers on YouTube brings their colorful cast of personalities to VR. If you’re a fan of board games, Dungeons & Dragons or just niche geek culture in general, then odds are you’ve heard of Geek & Sundry.

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AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools

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The Vive Pro gets new SDK tools unlocking advanced AR capabilities. The Vive Pro is one hell of a VR headset. A combined 2880 x 1600 pixel resolution, dual AMOLED 3.5″ ″ diagonal screens, a 90 Hz refresh rate, high quality integrated headphones, the list goes on.

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YouTube Broadcasting Coachella Livestream in VR180 this Weekend

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Tune in to Coachella’s YouTube Channel to watch select live performances April 13 – 15.

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This App Brings Music to Life in Augmented Reality

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It’s like an AR lightshow in your living room. San Francisco based startup, Wavy , is looking to help musicians enhance their music videos with AR.

Step Into the Weird World of Sutu’s Immersive VR Paintings

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Ten years ago, Australian artist Stuart Campbell imagined a cyberpunk world where young graffiti artists were constantly altering their surroundings with augmented reality. Today, he is bringing some of that vision into the real world by creating cutting edge art that combines AR and VR techniques.

Google’s Experiment With Light Fields Show Potential of VR

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The stunning seven-minute guided tour is now available on Steam VR. Google is working on ways to create the most realistic sense of presence while in VR.

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‘Ready Player One’ Actors Filmed OASIS Scenes In VR

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Spielberg immerses his cast in a virtual set while filming certain VR scenes. It turns out VR played a more integral role in Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One film than we previously thought.

YouTube VR Creator Lab Now Accepting Applications

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YouTube Space LA is bringing VR Creator Lab back with a focus on VR180. Last year, YouTube Space LA kicked off VR Creator Lab — a 3-month learning and production intensive program for VR creators.

Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK

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Magic Leap launches “Creator Portal” to let you start creating content. Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally taking its first step towards opening up their platform to outside developers.

This Artist Created a Real Sculpture in Tilt Brush

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This British artist turned his Tilt Brush art into a real 3D printed sculpture. Artist Jonathan Yeo was able to completely design and create his own self-portrait in VR using Tilt Brush, which he then 3D printed the sculpture to live both in the real world and virtual. “As

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Volkswagen Will Train 10,000 Employees Using VR This Year

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The Volkswagen Group will use an augmented reality hub to train employees across the globe. ????????????In In 2013, Volkswagen demonstrated a new process by which service workers could use augmented reality to service a vehicle.

CNN VR App Brings News to Oculus Rift

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Wolf Blitzer introduces us to the future of news in VR. Just over a year ago CNN dove head first into VR, launching a VR journalism unit and platform dubbed CNNVR. Now the broadcast news network is launching a VR news app just for the Oculus Rift.

Prototype AR App Translates Sign Language In Real Time

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AR continues to break down the language barrier as this NYU student introduces a new form of augmented sign language translation.

Adobe To Launch AR Features ‘As Fast As We Can,’ Exec Says

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The creative software company heats up to augmented and virtual reality. Adobe executive Mark Asher said AR was the company’s “next big step” and they planned to bring AR features “to the market as fast as we can,” in an interview with VRScout.

Assembling IKEA Furniture Could Be Easier With Augmented Reality

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AssembleAR uses AR to help you through the steps of assembling IKEA furniture. Toronto based designer, Adam Pickard took one look at the IKEA Place app and was immediately impressed with how AR has the potential to play a larger role furniture shopping.

U.S. Army Begins Using AR to Locate Mines on the Battlefield

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New technology from Army Research lets technicians “see” buried explosives using AR headsets. Being in the military is a tough enough job as is, but I can only imagine the amount of stress the soldiers of the Army EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) unit go through on a day-to-day basis.

Infinadeck VR Treadmill Gets Vive Tracker Enhancement

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One of the most talked about VR treadmills in the game receives an upgrade less than a week away from launch.

Zara AR Brings Fashionable Looks to Life in Stores

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Your local Zara may be looking a little bit different these days. The uber popular fashion retailer has temporarily ditched traditional mannequins and window displays for an augmented reality fashion show , featuring the fast fashion brand’s best looks on top international models.

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CHORUS Proves that the Future of VR is Shared Experiences

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Shared VR experiences seem to be the hot trend making rounds at film festivals this year. It wasn’t long ago that immersive lineups only included VR films that you had to explore by yourself.

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

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Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR.

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AR Technology Brings Street Fighter II to the Actual Streets

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The creator of ‘The Ring’ AR experience brings his talents to the world of Street Fighter II.

This Is What A Mixed Reality Hard Hat Looks Like

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A Microsoft-endorsed hard hat solution lets construction workers use holograms on site. Industrial collaboration tools are one of the fastest-developing areas for the Microsoft HoloLens, with many companies such as Object Theory looking for ways to diversify and broaden the market for Mixed Reality.

Beyond the Joystick: Companies Building the Future of VR Locomotion

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How close are we to walking around a Ready Player One world? In Ready Player One’ s opening act, Steven Spielberg sets the stage for the capabilities of 2045’s VR hardware.

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The Best 360º Cameras: VR Professionals Weigh-In

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11 filmmakers give us the 360° camera low down. As the founder of eevo , an interactive VR / 360º video company, I speak every day with filmmakers exploring the world of VR. They are hungry to learn more about creating interactive 360º video and spatial audio experiences.

5 VR Games Released in March Worth Checking Out

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This month’s immersive offerings include squad-based combat, post-apocalyptic archery and a parkour puppy.

This All-Female Founders Pitch Event Was Held in VR

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Hailing from 26 countries across the world, people came together in virtual reality to cheer on these top female founders in the XR industry. An orange robot head whizzes by me, powered by a propellor hat and gestures with floating mechanical arms. It settles in next to another bot by the stage.

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‘Wolves in the Walls’ Marks a New Chapter for Interactive Narrative VR

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Fable Studio’s long-awaited Wolves in the Walls carries the banner of Story Studio with its Sundance debut.

The Empowering VR Story of an All Female Brigade Fighting ISIS

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Sun Ladies VR makes its debut at Sundance. Making its debut at Sundance this week, the roughly seven-minute immersive live-action documentary brings you face-to-face with a troop of Yazidi women fighters.