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This Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Apartment Is Straight Out Of Minority Report

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Oculus Quest hand-tracking turns one apartment into an XR playground. Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise’s character cycles through a bunch of important police data by swiping his hands across a massive holographic display?

California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires

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VR technology offers firefighters-in-training realistic training scenarios. In 2019 alone, over 6,402 fires have been recorded in California.

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Russian Farmers Using VR To Calm Their Cows And Increase Milk Production

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An emotionally-stable cow is a happy cow. Somewhere northwest of Moscow on a dairy farm in Krasnogorsk roams a herd of VR-wearing cows immersed in a serene summer pasture tailor-made for bovine enjoyment.

First-Of-Its-Kind Mixed Reality Fitness Game Makes Its Way To Vive Focus Plus

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HitMotion: Reloaded blends VR, MR, and exercise to create a truly unique fitness experience. It’s safe to say VR changed the way people think of video games. With the introduction of immersive entertainment, gaming is no longer a strictly sedentary experience.

Mojo Vision’s Smart Contact Lens Puts An AR Display Directly On Your Eyeball

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Our mad descent into a cyberpunk dystopia continues with the Mojo Lens. Earlier today, augmented reality start-up Mojo Vision announced its development of the Mojo Lens, a smart contact lens that promises to revolutionize the way we interact with the world and each other. .

Niantic’s Latest AR Game Turns The Entire Earth Into One Giant Game Of Catan

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Pokemon Go meets Settlers of Catan in Catan – World Explorers. First released in 1995 to a small, but passionate group of fans, award-winning strategy game Settlers of Catan would eventually go on to become one of the most influential board games ever released.

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The Rise Of Virtual Beings – K/DA, Lil Miquela, Hatsune Miku, VTubers

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From musicians to Instagram models, artificial personalities are taking over the entertainment industry. Welp, we had a good run, humanity. After spending decades at the top of the entertainment food chain, technology has once again claimed another victim with the rise of the Virtual Being.

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Fable Studio Announces Its 2019 Virtual Being Grant Winners

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The first batch of grants go to radical ideas at the heart of the virtual beings community. In Edward Saatchi’s professional opinion, virtual beings will have a significant impact on our daily lives.

World Bank Turns To VR Filmmaking To Fight Global Poverty

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Sparking action against global poverty using the power of VR filmmaking. The numbers are horrific. 3 billion people around the globe are living on less than $2.50 per day, including the 1.2 billion living in extreme poverty, existing on less than $1.25 per day. .

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Turn Your Home Into A Mixed Reality Record Store With Spotify On Magic Leap

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Playlists change depending on what room you’re currently in. Spotify — the Starbucks Coffee equivalent to digital music streaming — this week announced its arrival on the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset, adding yet another entry into its list of compatible devices.

Vader Immortal Trilogy Free With Purchase Of Oculus Quest, Limited Time Only

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The holiday deal will only be available for a limited time. From November 21st to January 31st , those who purchase an Oculus Quest headset will receive all three episodes of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series 100% free-of-charge.

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NEWVIEW 2019 VR Award Winners Announced In Tokyo

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The international art, culture, and fashion VR competition hosted at PARCO Shibuya on Dec. 15 announces its official award winners , including a Gold Prize of $20,000.

Vader Immortal – An Excellent First Attempt At A Major VR Trilogy

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ILMxLAB’s three-part series officially comes to a close with a solid, but flawed final episode. Last week developer ILMxLAB ( Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, Vader Immortal ) released the third and final episode of its original episodic series, Vader Immortal – A Star Wars VR series.

Warner Bros. SCOOB! Trailer The First To Come Embedded With YouTube AR Experience

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Snap a pose next to an augmented Scooby-Doo directly from your YouTube mobile app. Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures released the first global trailer for its interestingly-titled Scooby-doo reboot, SCOOB!

Triton VR Brings Multiplayer Location-Based VR To Quest, Free Alpha Available

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At-home location-based entertainment finally arrives with this standalone competitive experience. One of the most attractive aspects of the Oculus Quest is the ability to access VR anywhere at any time without the need of a bulky gaming PC or external sensors.

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Last Labyrinth Is A Nightmare-Fueled Escape Room Tailor-Made For VR

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Silent Hill meets Saw in this uniquely-crafted horror puzzler experience. Last Labyrinth released worldwide on major VR headsets today and sufficeth to say AMATA K.K.’s s escape-room-style experience is nothing short of horrific. Not in terms of quality; far from it in fact.

Hands-On: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Is A Serious Improvement, Pre-Orders Now Shipping

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Just one afternoon with the mixed reality headset and I’m already in love. It’s finally here! Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has officially begun shipping to pre-order customers at the cost of $3,500. So, what exactly can users expect from this anticipated follow-up to the original 2016 device?

Report: Apple In Development Of VR/AR Headset & AR Glasses, First Device Launches 2022

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A new report pushes the rumored launch date of Apple’s AR device by two years; hints at a second, sleeker device.

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Rec Room Laser Tag Finally Available On Oculus Quest

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The “On Again/Off Again” Update brings a new minigame and various creator tool improvements to standalone VR. After a grueling wait, fan-favorite Rec Room minigame Laser Tag is finally available to Oculus Quest users as part of the VR social platforms’ latest free update.

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Oculus Cinema Takeover Is How The Modern Moviegoing Experience Should Be

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A 40-foot holoscreen and projection mapping turned the Los Angeles Theater into a 4D spectacle for one special evening. .

Half-Life VR Game Officially Confirmed, More Info Coming This Thursday

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Valve’s flagship VR game Half-Life: Alyx announced, internet goes bananas. Welp, those rumors didn’t take long to confirm. Earlier today, we reported on a potential leak of the long-rumored VR Half-Life game.

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Nreal’s Android-Friendly AR Glasses Are A Blend Of Fashion And Function

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The $1200 HoloLens alternative could be the everyday AR headset we’ve been waiting for. A lot has been said about AR technology; how it can change the way we learn, socialize, and work.

Real-Time Motion Capture Brings David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Back To Life

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The iconic 70’s character makes an appearance at this year’s Infinity Festival in Hollywood.

Handheld Scanners By Artec 3D Scan And Capture The Real World In Seconds

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Artec 3D bridges the gap between the Milky Way and the metaverse with instant 3D capture and machine learning algorithms. A quick survey of virtual avatars reveals that multiplayer games with Picasso-like figures are still humanly identifiable through familiar kinetic traits from IRL encounters.

Europe’s XR Community Came Out In A Big Way For The Fifth Annual VRDays Conference

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The Dutch conference hit a major milestone in November, let’s take a look back.

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New Yorker AR Experience Uses AI To Unlock The Thoughts Of Inanimate Objects

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Dive into the mind of random objects via The New Yorker apps new AR feature. Ever wonder what the banana in your kitchen might be thinking?

This Virtual Being Music Group Released An AI-Generated Album, And It’s Not Bad

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A new era in music begins with these data-driven virtual entertainers. Though it may come as a surprise to some, the concept behind “virtual entertainers” like pop star Hatsune Miku or Instagram influencer Lil Miquela has been around for decades.

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CES 2020: Panasonic Unveils World’s First Ultra HD VR Eyeglasses

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The lightweight VR glasses offer HDR visuals without the dreaded “screen-door” effect. With CES 2020 set to kick-off tomorrow morning, companies are already hard at work promoting the groundbreaking technology that will soon be available to demo at the annual consumer electronics showcase.

CES 2020: High-End VR Manufacturer Pimax Announces Budget-Friendly VR Headset

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Pimax reveals a new lineup of VR headsets, the most affordable of which coming in at under $500. When Pimax announced its state-of-the-art VR headset back in 2017, users were blown away by the 200-degree FOV, 8K resolution, and custom knuckle motion controllers.

Your Definitive Guide To Oculus & Unity’s All-In-One VR Development Course

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Learn the ins-and-outs of Unity development and have your project reviewed by Oculus experts.

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Research Finds VR Burns More Calories Than Sex

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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.

Report: Apple AR Headset Launching Early 2020

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

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Resident Evil 7 ‘VR-X’ Prequel Announced By Capcom

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The 4-person co-op experience launches exclusively in Japan later this month. Beginning October 26th , Capcom will be offering Tokyo locals the chance to return to the swamps of Lousiana for another lethal encounter with murderous backwoods psychopath, Jack Baker.

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Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan

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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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Beat Saber Plus Smart Lights Equals An At-Home Club Experience

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Syncing Philips Hue lights with Beat Saber won’t make you a better player, but you’ll look cool. Just when you thought we’ve said everything there is to say about Beat Saber , a Reddit user by the username of SlotTraveler has us talking about thepopular rythym-slaher once again.

Toyota Using VR To Train Robots To Assist The Elderly

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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. .

Our First Look At Half-Life: Alyx, Free For Valve Index Users

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Valve’s flagship VR title will be available on all PC VR headsets March 2020. At long last, we finally have our first look at Valve’s highly-anticipated flagship title, Half-Life: Alyx.

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