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Kid-Friendly AR Experiences From CES 2019

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Blasters, bots, brain teasers & board games. At the world’s largest technology show, CES 2019, we saw blasters, bots, board games and brain teasers that get kids and families moving, playing, learning and engaging with each other using AR technology.

CBS Sports Coverage Of Super Bowl LIII Will Include AR Enhancements

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CBS Sports technology make-over includes 115 cameras and AR. CBS Sports have announced plans to use AR during their coverage of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, promising to enhance your football experience like never before.

Doctors Are Using VR To Study 3D Models Of Tumors

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VR could drastically effect how researchers study cancer. Doctors at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK) are creating a new virtual lab that will build use VR to build 3D models of tumor samples, providing a new way to look at cancer.

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New Multiplayer VR Arcade Debuts At Bally’s Las Vegas

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Three new location-based VR experiences now available at the luxurious Las Vegas hotel & casino.

Escape H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle In VR

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Navigate a booby-trapped hotel while evading the ‘Devil in the White City’ himself in this horrifying VR game. Next year will see the release of Martin Scorsese’s Devil in the White City , a film adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 novel detailing the horrendous activities of H.H.

Neurosurgery Patients Take A VR Tour Of Their Own Brains

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Brain surgery can be a terrifying process; this VR tour of your brain could help ease anxiety. Catherine Kumpitsch was talking with her doctors about recent unexplained headaches, dizzy spells and other sensations she had never felt before.

The Weather Channel Continues Its Embrace Of Mixed Reality Technology

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TWC releases another educational MR demonstration ahead of Storm Harper. When The Weather Channel debuted its IMR technology back in June of 2018, the organization introduced the industry to a brand new form of educational broadcasting.

Therapists Using VR To Treat Mental Health Issues

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Limbix is building up immersive content that therapists can use to tackle phobias, depression and anxiety. There are over 300 peer-reviewed studies that show VR is an effective tool for treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

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AR Fashion Show In Iran Features Invisible Models

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Virtual catwalks could remove the limitations of conventional models. December was an important month for the Iranian fashion scene as the city of Tehran played hosted to an augmented reality fashion show; complete with digital models and a virtual catwalk.

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Photo Wake-Up Converts Still Images Into AR Animations

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A team of researchers bring 2D photos to life with automatic 3D animations. As AR technology continues to develop from past its current state of infancy, one of its most popular use-cases so far has been the digital enhancement of real-world images.

Augmented Reality Top 8 of 2018

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As a new communications medium, Augmented Reality (AR) is changing the way we consume and share knowledge and how we express ourselves creatively. This year AR included a range of experiences from contemporary art to currency to close-captioning.

Magic Leap’s Latest Experience Is An Interactive Fairy Tale

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Funomena’s latest game lets you plant holographic gardens in your own mixed reality playspace. As with all immersive hardware and platforms, the success (or otherwise) of Magic Leap will hinge on whether it can attract creative developers to make awesome content to bring its technology to life.

This 3D NES Emulator Looks Fantastic In VR

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The original Super Mario Bros. has never looked this good. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of a video game emulator, this magical piece of software (or hardware) allows a computer system, also called the “host,” to operate like a particular video game platform.

Strengthening Your Muscle Memory With VR Hockey Training

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Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019. A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to the VR Sports and Entertainment Summit in San Francisco, where I had the opportunity to try out the virtual Hockey training kit from Sense Arena.

Self-Driving Car Features Batman-Themed Immersive Entertainment

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Take an autonomous ride through a crime-ridden Gotham City during your everyday commute. If – as seems increasingly likely – we’re moving towards a future that will include autonomous vehicles, what exactly will drivers be doing with all their newfound spare time while on the road?

LEGO Playgrounds: A Mixed Reality Portal Of Innovation

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Have you ever wanted to jump through a mysterious portal and travel to a brand new universe where you loose all sense of space and time? LEGO Playgrounds, LEGO’s latest AR app-based channel , allows you to do precisely that.

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Verizon Uses VR To Prepare Employees For Hostage & Robbery Situations

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Verizon is the latest company to use VR to guide employees through dangerous scenarios. Imagine that you are an employee at a retail store getting ready for the start of the day.

Study Finds Female & Male Students Prefer Different VR Instructors

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Boys learn best from a drone, while girls benefited most from a female researcher.

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VAR Live Launches Largest VR Theme Park In Malaysia

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The 14-room facility features vibrating floors, haptic peripherals, and artificial wind. Location-based VR made serious headway in Malaysia this month as immersive entertainment specialists VAR Live launched what is now the largest VR-based theme park in the entire country.

VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review

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Immersive technology continues its push towards mainstream appeal. If 2016 was the birth of modern VR/AR technology, than 2018 was its elementary school graduation.

Disney Researchers Introduce ‘MotionStick’ AR Puppeteering

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Disney Researchers build off an idea from 2011 to develop a new way to puppeteer digital characters in augmented reality.

CES 2019: HTC Reveals Vive Cosmos Headset & Vive Reality

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Fresh hardware, a bold new social platform, and Vive Pro eye-tracking are on the way.

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CES 2019: Audi Dreams Of VR In The Backseat Of Every Car

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Holoride technology turns your everyday commute into a location-based VR theme park.

VR Experience Lets You Step Inside A Dead Star

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Exploring the massive supernova remnant of a 400-year-old star has never been easier.

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Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Set To Launch 2019

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“The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” tour will feature never-before-seen performances by Zappa. It’s no secret that legendary musician Frank Zappa was one of the most talented performers to ever grace the stage.

Master of Shapes Combines VR Racing With Real Go Karts

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Virtual environments. Real-world racing. Last month we had the opportunity to check out Master of Shapes’ VR go-kart experience, a bold new location-based venture that blends virtual reality racetracks with real-world racing.

Nintendo Joins VRM Consortium As ‘Observer’

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Nintendo continues to tease the VR industry. As early as 2016, former Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima had already hinted that the company was “looking into” VR.

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Disney’s PoseVR Tool Lets Animators Create In VR

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Disney’s summer internship program results in a new VR tool aimed at 3D animation. It’s no secret that Disney is constantly looking for new ways to boost the efficiency of their creators.

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Unofficial Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Project Brings The Classic Trading Card Game To VR

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All you need is the heart of the cards… and a PC-based VR headset. Everyone’s favorite l ate-’90s card-dueling anime has finally made its way to VR headsets in, albeit not 100% officially.

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VR Meditation Could Take The Misery Out Of Long-Haul Flying

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Using immersive tech for meditation is becoming more popular, but can it make flying in economy feel bearable?

No Headset? A VR Space Like Star Trek’s “Holodeck” May Soon Become Reality

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Light Field Lab promises the next generation of AR/VR with their headgear-free holographic system.

CES 2019: Access Your Entire Phone In VR With Dell Mobile Connect

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The days of clumsily removing your headset to check Twitter are coming to an end.

Rosetta Stone iPhone App Now Features AR Machine Learning

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The popular language-learning platform is even more intelligent with object recognition technology. If you’ve ever thought about learning a new language from scratch, but don’t have the time or money for an in-person class, odds are you’ve at least explored the idea of using Rosetta Stone.

Check Out Your Travel Destination In VR Before You Book

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Rizort Inc. adds several new locations to its collaborative vacation planning VR app.

VR Can Help You Learn How to Drum

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The evolving role of VR in streaming, music, and the craft of percussion. It may seem like no surprise that music—in the form of creation tools, rhythm games, mind-bending visualizations, and virtual performance venues—have intersected with virtual reality (VR) in a large way.

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Tilt Brush Behind One Of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions Of 2018

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Designer uses VR to design award-winning prototype carry-on bag. When it was released in 2016, Tilt Brush was heralded as VR’s killer app.

AI-Therapist Helps Alleviate Hot Flashes In VR

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VRHealth’s non-pharmaceutical VR experience arrives on the Oculus Go January 2019. Nearly 75% of women age 51 and above suffer from symptoms such as hot flashes, depression, anxiety, night sweats, insomnia, and loss of sexual drive as a direct result of menopause.

Japanese Man Spends $17,500 In ‘Cross-Dimensional’ Wedding To Hatsune Miku

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Akihiko Kondo’s “marriage” to the 16-year-old holographic pop star is just the latest in an increasingly prominent trend of holographic marriages.

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CES 2019: Qualcomm’s Mystery VR Headset Offers Twice The Pixels Of Vive Pro

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Qualcomm’s new VR headset shares many similarities with the HTC Vive Comsos. . CES 2019 has been chock full of exciting VR and AR announcements, including the unexpected reveal of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon powered VR headset that boasts twice the pixels of the Vive Pro.

AR Costumes – Disney Introduces Auto Augmenting Outfits

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Disney Research Hub debuts a practical new method for overlaying watertight digital costumes onto standard RGB images.

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Witness The Discovery Of The God Particle In AR

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NYT app simulates a Higgs particle reaction using AR technology. Since its initial development during the mid 1960’s, the Large Hadron Collider has remained one of the most impressive scientific and technological achievements in human history.

This New Device Could Solve VR Motion Sickness

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OtoTech combats motion-induced nausea without the side effects of drugs. According to research published by ScienceNews , roughly 25% to 45% of users report some form of motion sickness while engaged in a virtual reality experience.

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Watch Darth Maul Try His Hand At Beat Saber

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The galaxies most ferocious Sith Lord takes on VR’s most ferocious rhythm game. Imagine this: It’s 1999 and you’re sitting in your local theater awaiting the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace , shaking with anticipation at the thought of the first new Star Wars film in 16 years.