Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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Amazon today announced the launch of Prime Video VR on Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR. In addition to bringing the entire Prime Video catalog onto the headsets, Amazon is also for the first time adding VR content to its Prime Video library. Image courtesy Amazon.

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Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. The company’s partnership with Amazon will allow customers to buy Viveport apps directly on the Amazon marketplace. HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc viveport

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Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

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Simply tap the camera in the Amazon app and then tap ‘AR View’ to browse products in AR—containing everything from chairs to teapots. Amazon’s ‘AR View’ is exclusive to iPhones for now. Some of our articles feature Amazon affiliate links.

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Amazon Hires Former Tribeca Director To Work On VR Content


Amazon’s plans for VR content still remain under wraps, but the company recently made a significant hire that gives us a small glimpse into what it’s working on. This week, The Hollywood Reporter noted that she had been hired by Amazon Studios to work on VR content. A member of the Amazon Video PR team has validated the report to UploadVR, though the company declined to provide any further information. Tagged with: Amazon , amazon video , Genna Terranova.

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Amazon Is Working On ‘A Completely New VR Shopping Experience’


Tracking Amazon’s work in VR can be tricky, as the company is famously quiet in response to media inquiries while seemingly being involved in multiple areas. Amazon is looking for a Sr. The listing states that the company is looking to “revolutionize online shopping for millions of customers worldwide” while seeking someone to “lead the development of a completely new VR shopping experience at Amazon.” VR Industry News Amazon

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Update: Oculus Rift + Touch Immediately Sells Out After Start of Amazon Prime Day

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If you’re already an Amazon Prime Member, or looking to become one starting today, Amazon’s annual Prime Day is here to help you spend that hard earned cash on at very least an Oculus Rift. Update (July 16th, 3:53 PM ET) : It appears Amazon USA is already out of stock.

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Best Holiday Vive Deal Yet, Today Only: Deluxe Audio Strap, ‘Fallout 4 VR’ and $100 Amazon Gift Card

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If the HTC’s Black Friday deal wasn’t attractive enough to convince you into finally grabbing that Vive headset you’ve been eyeing, Amazon is ‘reviving’ the $600 Black Friday deal today and throwing in a $100 Amazon gift card. image courtesy Amazon.

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Best VR deals on Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon is going all out today with deals on virtual reality products, running the whole gamut of headset options, computers, and accessories. There’s no extra cost to you, and you can use the Smile link at any time, not just on Amazon Prime Day.

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Amazon’s Sumerian Is A Web-Based Development Service For VR/AR Apps


Amazon revealed its new Web-based AR and VR editor called Sumerian. The service includes a library of pre-built objects to use but according to Amazon you can also use assets from Sketchfab or Turbosquid. Google also recently launched Poly, its 3D object library. ” Tagged with: Amazon Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Development VR Industry News Amazon

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Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part I: Amazon

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We’ll start this Wearables Wars series by looking at Amazon. Specifically, its new Echo Buds are Bluetooth earpieces that compete with Google Pixel Buds and Apple AirPods. One of Amazon’s first hardware moves was the Fire Phone. where Amazon leads.

Lenovo Mirage Solo on Sale for $320 at Amazon US

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Launched right on the heels of the Oculus Go earlier this summer, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the company’s standalone Daydream headset, is currently selling for an $80 discount off the original $400 price tag on Amazon US.

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Vuzix Blade Adds Google Assistant Beta to Extend Its Voice Assistant Capabilities

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Smartglasses maker Vuzix made a big splash at CES 2018 with the inclusion of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant among the AR superpowers of its consumer-centric Blade smartglasses. Now, it's time to tell Alexa to make room, as Vuzix is bringing Google Assistant support to Blade.

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Tvori’s Christmas Competition Lets You Use VR To Win Amazon Vouchers


The VR animation app is running a Christmas competition with Amazon vouchers up for grabs. Full disclosure – I’m going to be a judge on the competition alongside the likes of Tipatat Chennavasin, General Partner at The Venture Reality Fund, Mike Morris, Storyboard Artist and Revisionist on DuckTales at Disney ABC Television Group and Estella Tse, Virtual Reality Artist and Designer, Artist in Residence with Google and Adobe.

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Amazon willing to team up with Apple and Google


s Google if it would help improve customers’ experience with its Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant , an executive working on the platform said. on productivity features for Alexa such as calendar interactions, will put the user first in pursuit of any other partnerships, said Toni Reid, Amazon’s vice president of Alexa and Echo devices, who has been on the team since 2014. The team is currently working hard building the speech and language solutions behind the Amazon Echo.

VR headset on sale: The Lenovo Mirage Solo is 50% off on Amazon


on Amazon. More about Lenovo , Virtual Reality , Vr Headsets , Google Daydream , and Mashable Shopping. Lenovo Virtual Reality Vr Headsets Google Daydream Mashable ShoppingTL;DR: The Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset is on sale for only $199.68

Amazon’s New Smart Goggles Might Make Sense, If Alexa Is Everywhere


I’m not a fan of smart goggles, the awkward device Google tried to pawn off on us a few years ago for a high price tag. Google Glass failed because it didn’t really offer that much functionality, and Google didn’t actually convince anyone it made sense to wear glasses. And yet news about Amazon making smart goggles caught my attention , because — while I never warmed up to the idea — I can see the benefit for anyone who already wears glasses anyway.

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The New Google Daydream View VR Headset Has Arrived


At first glance, the second generation of Google’s Daydream View VR headset may not look much different. Available in stores today and coinciding with the release of Google’s Pixel 2 phone, Daydream View is an improvement—but you’re probably not going to notice until you actually put it on.

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Amazon Wants You to Wake up and Travel with Alexa


Amazon, hoping to replicate the success of its Echo device , is poised to extend its eyes and ears into every part of your life with the launch of new voice-controlled and camera-equipped Alexa devices designed for bedrooms, living rooms and even your car.

Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

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” He also pointed out the development over at Amazon, where last month the company announced AWS Wavelength for ultra-low latency 5G computing at the edge, something that will have a direct impact on using and building the next generation of AR and VR headgear.

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry


billion from companies listed below like Google and Qualcomm. Google – NASDAQ: GOOG – Cardboard, Google VR, Daydream & Tango, VR cameras, Tilt Brush. Amazon – NASDAQ: AMZN – VR Content & Game Engine. Amazon – NASDAQ: AMZN – VR content.

‘AR As A Feature’ Is The Best Use Of AR Tech Right Now, And Amazon Gets It


In addition to creating new standalone apps, both Apple’s ARKit and Google’s counterpart, ARCore, offer developers and companies an opportunity to engage users of their existing apps with new AR features. One of the best examples of “AR as a feature” is Amazon’s addition of “ AR View ” into its main mobile shopping app. Again, Amazon has done this well by introducing it through the camera icon on the Home Screen.

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Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part III: Google

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After examining Amazon and Microsoft , it’s time to zero in on Google. ’ Google’s motivations for wearables are similar to Apple, Amazon and Microsoft: to protect and future-proof its core business. For Google that of course means search.

Google’s Gradient Ventures Joins $58 Million Investment In AR Startup Mojo Vision


Mojo Vision , an under-the-radar augmented reality (AR) startup that has yet to reveal exactly what it’s building, announced that it has raised $58 million in a series B round of funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Advantech Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Bold Capital Partners, LG Electronics, Kakao Ventures, and Stanford StartX.

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Gap And Google Just Showed Us How AR Shopping Will Work


Other brands like Alibaba and Amazon are already making moves towards VR shopping experiences. Tagged with: ar , asus , Gap , google , shopping. AR ar asus Gap google shoppingInnovation across industries is being inspired by emerging AR and VR software and hardware, a fact that was made clear today during the ASUS press conference at CES 2017.

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Learn to Fly: Google Earth VR tips


Without a doubt one of the most stunning educational virtual reality experiences is Google Earth VR. Google Earth VR gives you Superman-like powers, allowing you to fly around the world at speed. Download Google Earth VR from Steam for free by clicking here

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Tellables Unveils Its Lineup Of Virtual Storytellers At 2019 Alexa Conference


Since the introduction of the Amazon Alexa and Google Home, Tellables , an app developer specializing in voice-driven storytelling, has been delivering easily-accessible audio tales through these voice assistant devices via simplistic commands, such as “Alexa, open my box of chocolates” or “Alexa, open Tricky Genie.” Teaming up with Amazon, the company has now set its sights on more visual storytelling through its use of virtual human storytellers.

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

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Of course, the big AI players like Google (with its custom Tensor Processing Unit chips) and Amazon (which has created an AI chip for its Echo smart speaker) are also creating their own architectures. Navin Chaddha. Contributor. Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield.

Creating VR Content With Zero Coding Skills


Image Credit: Amazon. Sumerian by Amazon. The Varwin software interface is based on Google’s Blockly visual language. News Amazon Sumerian BrioVR EngageVR Varwin VR DevelopmentFour platforms to build original VR projects without any programming experience.

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Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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McQuire points to the fact that this follows similar moves made by Amazon Web Services over the past 12 months, and sees it as a clear statement of intent at gaining developer mindshare against Google ahead of its own developer event, Google I/O which also happens this week.

CES: Rokid unveils AR glasses prototype


The company, better known for its home assistant products (that bear similarities in looks and functionality to Amazon’s Alexa Dot and Google’s Home Mini), appears to be making its first foray into the augmented reality space. The glasses run a variant of Android 6.0 — suggesting it may eventually leverage Google’s ARCore to build out a software base as the product heads towards commercialization later this year.

Google Is Opening Up Its Virtual Reality Field Trips To Everyone


On the heels of Amazon’s entry into the learning materials market, Google also revealed to the knowledge of public a series of product announcements aimed at expanding the use of Google products and technologies in the classroom setting.

Lenovo And Google’s VR180 Camera Goes Up For Pre-Order


Lenovo and Google’s standalone Daydream headset, the Mirage Solo, has been available to pre-order for about a week now, and now you can grab the other half of the pair’s VR offerings, too. The Mirage VR camera, which was introduced alongside the Solo at CES 2018, can now be pre-ordered for $299 on Amazon. The device is one of the first to carry Google’s new VR180 label. Can Lenovo and Google bring VR to a mainstream audience with these new products?

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Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream Headset Now Available For Pre-order at $400

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You can pre-order Lenovo Mirage Solo on Amazon for $400 with a release date of May 6th. Based on Google’s Daydream Android VR ecosystem, the headset’s biggest claim to fame is its 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) tracking, which allows for room-scale positional tracking.

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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. Jarno M. Koponen. Contributor. Jarno M. Koponen is working on intelligent systems and human-centered personalization.

Lenovo Mirage VR180 Camera Now Available for Pre-order, Launches May 4th

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You can now pre-order Lenovo Mirage Camera on Amazon , although retailer release dates may vary. Lenovo has told Road to VR that it will launch officially on May 4th despite Amazon’s advertised May 6th release.

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Huawei Launches in the US with Daydream-Enabled Phone


Huawei’s Mate Pro phone will be Google Daydream enabled, allowing consumers to enjoy VR on their device by using the Google Daydream viewer. Additionally, Signh mentioned that Huawei phones will be Google Tango-enabled soon. News CES CES2017 Google Huawei Mate 9 Mate 9 Pro

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AR+VR Weekly: Tim Cook’s AR prediction, Google VR Skates and Toyota’s use of HoloLens

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Google VR Skates and Toyota’s use of HoloLens. And a new patent suggests Google may be working on a pair of motorized VR roller skates. 8th Wall and Amazon Sumerian join forces to use AR to promote the latest Spider-man movie ( Next Reality ).