Amazon’s Jack Ryan VR Park Takes Over Comic-Con

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What better way to tease the world-wide release of the new Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime then to drop thousands of Comic-Con fans into the boots of Jack Ryan himself. The season premiere airs August 31st on Amazon Prime.

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AR App Brings Amazon Fashion & Fitness To Life

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That’s one of the reasons why Groove Jones teamed up with Amazon Fashion to create a new AR experience that could very well be the future of catalogue shopping. And of course all the products displayed are available for purchase over at Amazon.

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Amazon’s New ‘Sumerian’ Tool Aims to Make Developing Web-based VR Apps Easier

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Amazon today announced a new developer tool at its annual AWS re:Invent that aims to make creating web-based applications for VR/AR and traditional monitors even easier. sample scene using Sumerian, image courtesy Amazon. Amazon Sumerian is now available for preview.

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Amazon Explores The Idea of Augmented Reality Furniture Stores

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Amazon is a company that prides itself on embracing the unconventional. They change the way homeowners shop for furniture using one of the most exciting new technologies on the market of course. Keep it up, Amazon. News Amazon Amazon AR AR Augmented Reality Mixed Reality

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Amazon Launches Sumerian VR/AR Challenge With Over $100,000 In Prizes

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Amazon is looking to kickstart VR and AR content development for its Sumerian service with a new hackathon. Amazon introduced Sumerian last year as an easy way to get people building content for both VR and AR that exists on the web. The winner in each category will be awarded $5,000 in cash and a further $5,000 in Amazon Web Service credits. You can sign up for a free 12 month trial to an Amazon Web Service developer account. Amazon VR Industry News

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Amazon’s ‘Sumerian’ Tool Simplifies Web-Based VR Development

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And thanks to Amazon’s new web-based VR app development tool, everyone will. Announced at Amazon’s annual AWS re:invent , Sumerian editor utilizes simplified drag-and-drop mechanics, which allows you to easily create 3D worlds.

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: PSVR With Free Move Controllers, Oculus Rift For Less

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It’s Amazon Prime Day 2018. For £230, which is what Amazon usually charges for the base headset alone, you also get the PlayStation Camera needed to track the device, a digital copy of entertaining minigame collection, PlayStation VR Worlds, and two Move motion controllers. Of course, you’ll actually need a PlayStation 4 console to run your PSVR. Amazon has you covered there, too, with two really good deals on the two different types of PS4 consoles out there.

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Gear VR Ranked In Amazon’s Top Three Best-Selling Wearables Over Holidays

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Amazon has revealed its best-selling products for the holiday season, and Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR has come out on top for our budding new industry. On top of the Amazon report, Cubicle Ninjas CEO Josh Farkas revealed to UploadVR that the company’s app, Guided Meditation , had seen a huge increase in downloads over the Christmas period, reaching over 1,000 downloads on December 25th alone and passing the milestone again on December 26th.

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Oculus Rift Sells Out At Amazon, ‘Strong Demand Over The Holidays’

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Amazon in the United States doesn’t look like it’ll have Oculus Rift in stock for a couple weeks, the website states , with a representative of Facebook’s Oculus telling us they are working now on “replenishing inventory across channels.” It seems likely Facebook would wait until after that headset lands to reveal next steps for Oculus Rift, though of course we’ll bring you the latest throughout the year related to Facebook’s PC-based VR efforts.

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Amazon Oculus Rift Orders Expected to Ship End Of May

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After their pre-orders had been delayed up to two months , some fans had their hopes pinned on ordering from retail at Amazon or Best Buy. However, Amazon orders were all online, and if you managed to get your order in within a few minutus , then things were looking up.

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Amazon UK Lists Oculus Touch Pre-Orders with Price and Release Date

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Amazon’s UK retailer seems to have already jumped the gun on today’s supposed announcement taking place at Oculus Connect opening keynote, where we’ll likely hear official word on price, release date, and everything else surrounding the long awaited Touch controllers.

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HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Gets £100 Off On Amazon UK

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Amazon has slashed £100 off of the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset. And, of course, the hit sports Microsoft’s six degrees of freedom (6DOF) inside-out tracking, meaning you’ll get comprehensive positional tracking in VR without the need for external sensors as with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Black Friday may be a distant memory, but there are still some great savings to be had on VR headsets, at least in the UK.

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Detroit: Become Human gets a demo on 4/24 as well as an Amazon Alexa tie in.

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Alter the Course of History – Using the Flowchart at the end of the demo, use the skill to discover alternate endings. Have access to any enabled Amazon Alexa Device 3.

Creating VR Content With Zero Coding Skills

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Image Credit: Amazon. Sumerian by Amazon. Of course, these are only a handful of the numerous VR development software currently available. News Amazon Sumerian BrioVR EngageVR Varwin VR Development

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PayPal Sees A Future With AR Glasses

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Companies such as eBay (who owns PayPal) and Alibaba both have VR shops, and box stores like IKEA , Amazon , and other shopping apps allow customers to preview products in AR. Of course the potential of shopping through AR glasses goes beyond the ‘look-and-buy’ scenario.

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The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

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The key to data processing is, of course, semiconductors, the transistor-filled chips that power today’s computing industry. Navin Chaddha. Contributor. Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7

HTC VR Survey Offers Vives & Gift Cards as Prizes, Aims to Understand VR Users

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This is of course of interest to HTC who is first and foremost a phone company but has only dipped their toe into smartphone VR space with the ‘Link’ mobile VR headset that works with their U11 smartphone launching only in Japan.

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Get ready for a new era of personalized entertainment

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When you use Youtube, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix or Spotify, algorithms select what gets recommended to you. And of course, not all content will be smart in the same way, if at all. Jarno M. Koponen. Contributor. Jarno M.

Shopping Malls 2.0 – The Future is Virtual

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Can immersive technologies help struggling bricks-and-mortar retailers to create new shopping experiences and gain an edge against the likes of Amazon? Take them for a few practice swings in a professional golf course of your choice.

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Oculus Quest Sells Out at Major Retailers, Availability Slips into Late February

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This includes Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, NewEgg, Walmart, MicroCenter, and B&H Photo Video. The company’s latest PC VR headset, Rift S, is only backlogged through official channels to early January, although you’ll of course need a VR-ready PC to play.

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Retailers Exploring New VR And AR Concepts To Drive Sales In 2019

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Amazon, IKEA, and Wayfair are all using these technologies to bring together the advantages of online shopping with brick and mortar retailing to add value to real-world shopping experiences with a minimal learning curve for both employees and customers. Think Amazon buying Whole Foods.) Whether or not that’s the case will probably become clearer over the course of the next year or so as more merchants follow suit and bring out their own immersive offerings.

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You Can Get a 26 Foot Oculus Link Cable for $34 With an Active Extender

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cable – $18 [Amazon]. active extender – $16 [Amazon]. You will, of course, need a VR capable PC ( see here to find out if you’ve got the required hardware ). Oculus Link allows Oculus Quest to become a PC VR headset by tethering to a VR ready PC.

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GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 Shortage Until August?

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With the conclusion of E3 2016 trade show, which took place last week in Los Angeles, California – many international guests went on for the hunt for several hot ticketed items – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and of course, Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. In fact, if you look at the prices on Amazon, you can see GTX 1070 trading as high as GTX 1080, and we’re not talking about Founders Edition cards.

Top Oculus Quest App Passes 1000 Ratings After Just Two Weeks

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Of course, this doesn’t tell us anything about the actual sales figures of Quest. Even though Quest has two separate storage SKUs on Amazon, those SKUs have held the top two positions in the PC Virtual Reality Headsets section of Amazon for weeks.

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Quest Commanding 157% Price Premium After Selling Out at Retailers

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Major US retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are fresh out of the 64GB Oculus Quest after one of the most active periods of holiday shopping, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which hit over the weekend.

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Are You Ready For Black Friday

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Amazon. Amazon’s web portal is pushing their own wares with 50+ percent discounts on own Kindle tablets and Alexa assistant. True Black Friday deals are being pushed in waves, so a person should pay attention to Amazon 2016 Black Friday landing page. With this discounts on water-cooling you can save up to couple hundred bucks, if you are building custom loop of course. Black Friday is the day that every shopping enthusiast is waiting for the whole year.

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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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And then, of course, there is SuperData , that someone has already renamed “SuperGuess”, that has released its estimates of VR sales for Q4 2019. Amazon promises “single-digit latency” XR streaming.

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Oculus Quest, Oculus Link, And Valve Index Are Bringing VR Into The Mainstream

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At the time of this writing, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Gamestop, MicroCenter, NewEgg, and Walmart are all fresh out of both headsets. Of course, it’s not just Oculus that’s feeling the love this holiday season; the Valve Index headset has also been back-ordered to February.

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These Holiday Bundle Deals Give You Free Games For HTC Vive Or A Gift Card With Oculus Rift

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HTC Vive’s blog reveals that their partners have collaborated to do just that and Amazon has also put together an Oculus Rift deal. Last but not least, those interested can grab the Oculus Rift headset on Amazon and they’ll also receive a $100 Amazon gift card to put toward anything they wish.

Bigscreen’s ‘VR Cinema’ Showing Interstellar, Star Trek, Transformers, & More This Month

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Since then of course, VR headset owners have been given numerous ways to enjoy films alone or with others, but for the most part those movies were self-provided, with the VR headset merely acting as an immersive viewing vessel for you (and your friends).

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Fiber Optic Accessory Stretches Wired PC VR Oculus Quest Mode To Multiple Rooms/Homes

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to fiber optical extender set lists “request price” but we’re told it usually sells for around $150 not including the additional cost of fiber cable to connect it, which we see priced on Amazon to around $160 for 200 meters.

NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute Aims to Train 100,000 Developers this Year

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NVIDIA announced the company plans to train as many as 100,000 developers through the Deep Learning institute over the course of this year (2017). In addition to instructor-led workshops, developers have on-demand access to training on the latest deep learning technology using NVIDIA software and high-performance Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 P2 GPU instances in the cloud.

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Apple Music Can ‘Steal’, Delete Your Music

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And of course, by signing up for Apple Music, you had to accept the terms of EULA : “iCloud Music Library is turned on automatically when you set up your Apple Music Subscription…When your Apple Music Subscription term ends, you will lose access to any songs stored in your iCloud Music Library. ” Other music services, such as Amazon Prime Music and Google Play do not delete the files off the hard drive.

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4D Interactive Batman VR Skydiving Experience Heads To San Diego Comic Con

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During the 2018 conference, Amazon Studios set up a VR obstacle course in support of their new Jack Ryan original series, offering attendees the chance to zip line and repel from a helicopter while in VR. VR skydiving of course!

Official PlayStation VR Accessories Now Up For Pre-Order

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Heavy-hitters such as Amazon, Gamestop and Best Buy are providing PSVR owners with a handful of neat little devices to hold, charge and transport their precious, precious headsets. Purchase Links: Gamestop , Amazon. Purchase Links: Gamestop , Best Buy , Amazon.

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Official 5 Meter Oculus Link Cable Now Available (Except In Europe)

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However, as far as we’re aware there are no compatible third party cables longer than 3 meters- unless you use extenders of course. products on Amazon simply don’t work.

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Edgybees Mashes Up Video games and Real Drones for a Futuristic New Racer

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While Amazon is busy figuring out infrastructure for its Prime Air drone empire, augmented reality startup Edgybees has launched Drone Prix AR, an AR racing game for drones. Edgybees in fact draws from Amazon’s talent pool; Menashe Haskin, a former manager at the Amazon Prime Air office in Israel, helped cofound it in 2016. Drone Prix is single-player game for now, though it does feature a leaderboard, and comes with 30 obstacle courses in various levels of difficulty.

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