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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.17): Apple Glasses are sleek, UE5 rises hype, NVIDIA releases CloudXR SDK, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The glasses are expected to run a new operating system, rOS (or reality OS), and Apple is exploring touch panels, voice activation, and head gestures as a means of control. Oculus Link now works with USB 2.0. More info (Oculus Link works with Usb 2.0?—?Road

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.18): Magic Leap may be in trouble, Carmack leaving Oculus and much more!

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Image by Oculus, from Road To VR). John Carmack leaves Oculus. In a surprise move that no one was expecting, the god of programming John Carmack has decided to leave Oculus. Oculus and Insomniac release Stormland. Oculus and Unity partner for a course on VR.

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Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

Cats and VR

Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR.

Amazon looks to tackle yet another industry with its new AR/VR development platform.

Cats and VR

Amazon has basically sent many brick and mortar traditions out to the retirement home. Due to the pushes by Amazon, even ancient traditions like going to the store on Black Friday have gone the way of Denver the Last Dinosaur.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

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A market where Oculus has almost no earning s from the hardware sales, though, so it’s a weird situation. They aim at revolutionize tabletop gaming, offering to these games a new kind of realism thanks to augmented elements. The “Cablegate” is hurting Oculus Rift CV1 owners.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.03): VR adoption is rising, Lynx teases new MR headset and much more!

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monthly connected headsets only on Steam (so this doesn’t consider Oculus Store users and PSVR users), and t he year-over-year growth is +75%. He said that only on Christmas day, people spent $5M on the Oculus Store , and we can expect that most of this money was spent on Quest.

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Developer Uses VR To Build AR Experiences That Mimic Real-World Physics


Palmer Luckey is a tinkerer,” is how Time Magazine described the creator of the Oculus VR headset back in August of 2015. When asked about why he focuses more on AR, Vermeulen says , “I don’t want to completely escape reality, I don’t want to be in a complete virtual world.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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But the partnership seems pretty weird : the two companies have very different visions of the world, and it is not clear how they could partner in that, also because they both have their own store (Apple Store and Steam) that for sure they want to take to augmented reality.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.28): Valve Index is now available immediately, Oculus and Magic Leap update their devices and much more!

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Oculus Quest and controllers (Image by Oculus). Oculus is updating its Rift S and Quest offering. This has been an interesting week of news and updates for Oculus’s flagship devices. It’s cool to see that Oculus is continuously making its devices better….

How you (a VR professional) can go through the coronavirus lockdown

The Ghost Howls

Thanks Oculus for having given us the Link functionality. the USB cable for Oculus Link) and the (rechargeable) batteries for the controllers. If you don’t have enough of this stuff, Amazon is your friend. We are lucky that we have virtual reality.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

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Everyone of us already knew that Gear VR was a platform almost abandoned when Oculus announced the Oculus Go. Anyway, officially, both Samsung and Oculus have continued at least to support it. Original image by Oculus). Oculus publishes a deep dive article on ASW 2.0.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.02): Facebook acquires Beat Games, Valve gets the Index sold-out and is maybe working on Left4Dead VR, and much more!

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If these Facebook features proved to be popular, more developers would use them, and finally, Facebook could have more power on the VR development tools , after the failed acquisition of Unity. Upload has published a shopping guide for your Oculus Link.

Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

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Mark Zuckerberg talks about the future of VR and AR at Facebook’s recent Oculus Connect conference. Mark Zuckerberg has been talking a lot about augmented reality and investing a lot, too. In fact, Facebook announced such a capability even for its standalone Oculus Quest.

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

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Oculus Del Mar” may be the next Oculus headset. Some days ago, in the Oculus Developer portal, have appeared some surprise banners warning developers about the documentation also regarding an “Oculus Del Mar” headset, for which there are “early developers”.

VRX 2017 Conference Brings an All Star Cast


VRX 2017, one of world’s premier conferences on the subject of business and technology needed for Virtual Reality, announced the first speakers for a two day event. Confirmed speakers are as follows: Rikard Steiber, President Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality, HTC.

As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR


The $100 consumer Gear VR also debuts during this same period, arriving alongside a virtual arcade from Oculus to let people play some classic games. At the end of the month, Oculus officially delays the release of Touch controllers until the last half of 2016.

How Will AR Transform Advertising?

AR Insider

Once computers understand space, we can use these informed computers to edit our real world by placing digital objects and information in it and view this all through a transparent digital screen like smart glasses or even our smartphone: this is Augmented Reality or AR.

7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

The Ghost Howls

It uses eye tracking in various fields and has released a product for Virtual Reality called aGlass. Why is it so important for virtual reality? Will it be available also on Western websites like Amazon? interviews virtual reality addon aglass China eye tracking interview vr

GDC 2017: Epic’s Tim Sweeney on What Unreal Engine VR Means for Non-gaming Industries


Enhanced reality devices – especially AR — will be ubiquitous in another decade or so, and used in nearly every aspect of our lives and in nearly every industry, from automotive to medical care, education to neuroscience, engineering to shopping. VR and augmented reality are going to be the most visually-demanding platforms ever,” says Sweeney. Right now your Amazon shopping experience involves looking at a lot of low-resolution JPEGs of products.

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Getting Fit with a VR Toolkit, and Other XR Tips with VRd?j?'s Michael Eichenseer

XR for Business Podcast

What is your vision for virtual augmented reality? Was the best virtual reality or a AR experience is what is the best thing that you have done? Alan: There was a lot of medical use cases coming up in pain reduction, using virtual reality for pre-surgical -- and also perisurgical -- where you're wearing a headset to distract you. I think that's why it's good that it's based on music; the song ends and you're like, "oh, back to reality a little bit.".

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Getting the ROI out of XR, with Sector 5 Digital's Cameron Ayres

XR for Business Podcast

Alan: Today's guest is Cameron Ayres, the director of innovation at Sector 5 Digital, a digital agency specializing in augmented reality and virtual reality applications for the enterprise. That's where virtual reality, and augmented reality, and a lot of other different media come into play. We want a hologram," or "we want virtual reality." Let's talk about what virtual reality accomplishes, and if that is the best medium."

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XR Podcast Hosts Unite, with Voices of VR Podcast's Kent Bye - Part 1

XR for Business Podcast

Kent: Well, first of all, virtual and augmented reality as a medium is a new paradigm of computing: spatial computing. And so I'm seeing a lot of-- like Desart Systems was working on some specific products for open innovation, which I'm excited about because a lot of what you're seeing with augmented reality is for people who are first line workers. There's gonna be a lot of innovation that happens in just overlaying layers of audio on top of reality.

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

In his 1984 classic Neuromancer, characters entered a virtual reality world called “the matrix” (inspiration for the 1999 film of the same name by the Wachowskis). Augmented vision is commonplace in futuristic films, from Minority Report to Iron Man.

Creating Virtual Scenarios to Train Soft Skills in XR, with Friends With Holograms' Cortney Harding

XR for Business Podcast

And in 2016, at South by Southwest, I did a panel on music and virtual reality. In terms of consulting work, we've consulted for Verizon, we've consulted for Coca-Cola, mostly in the augmented reality side of things. We just worked with Unity, building augmented reality projects. Alan: [laughs] We're actually going through this.How can we get the hand tracking in Oculus Quest? We're subject area experts in virtual reality.

Making Holograms a Reality Through Volumetric Capture, with Intel's Raj Puran

XR for Business Podcast

Princess Leia's desperate holographic plea to Obi-Wan Kenobi might have been a vision of the far flung future in 1977, but today, volumetric capture is making that a reality. He is currently director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, focusing on growth areas of compute in virtual, augmented, and extended realities. The last time we saw each other was at the Mixed Reality Marketing Summit in New York City, which was a really amazing conference.

HP’s PC Chief Ron Coughlin Talks Expanding To VR


The company has also moved into virtual reality. HP also teamed up with the Venture Reality Fund to invest money into VR and augmented reality startups. This is our blended reality vision coming to life. In the VR space in particular, we spent a lot of time with HTC, but we’re also supporting Oculus in our configurations. VB: I saw you guys joined as a co-investor in the Venture Reality Fund. PCs aren’t dead yet.