AR+VR Weekly: AR Big Ben, 2018 Apple acquisitions & Google Lens sees billions

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: AR Big Ben, 2018 Apple acquisitions and Google Lens sees billions. Funomena launches Luma for Magic Leap ( The Verge ).

VR Bungee Jumping, Samurai Swords, and 16 More New Demos

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The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018

VRScout

The Apple is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean co-production which won Best Multi-Person Experience award at Raindance. You don a Vive Pro headset, equipped with leap-motion sensors for hand tracking, and are also able to communicate with your partner via voice.

Meet Waba: A Squishy VR Friend Available Now On Oculus And Steam

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He’s hoping to build a community of Waba fans over the next year using early access on Steam and Oculus, and that means he’s looking to see what people want. Waba starts its journey when you place an egg in a hole.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion. You may ask why I’m adding Leap Motion here. Magic Leap.

Upgrading VR Storytelling

Tech Trends VR

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All you need to know about the leaked Valve VR headset: is Half-Life 3/2 coming?

The Ghost Howls

This doesn’t look like Oculus Quest” and in the text puts a link to an Imgur album with 4 photos featuring various half-assembled VR headsets. If it has to be cheap to compete with Oculus, I guess that audio will be normal… Eye Tracking.

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How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

The Ghost Howls

And not because of the motion sickness , but because something doesn’t work. And that’s ok, it is still a new technology and it has already made big steps forward (I remember all the computer crashes I had at the Oculus DK 2 times!), Leap Motion driver and runtime.

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HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

The Ghost Howls

That’s a bit disappointing and considering that in some months Oculus will release the Quest , that has full 6 DOF support, HTC had necessarily to do something. I hope you are excited as me for the future of virtual reality , with HTC and Oculus always proposing something new.

Experiential Technology Event Shows How Far VR Has To Go

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Above: David Holz, founder of Leap Motion, shows off hand-tracking in VR. The headset used sensors to detect my fingers, using software from Leap Motion. It reminded me of a speech by Mike Abrash , chief scientist at Oculus, speaking last fall.

Job Simulator Co-Creator Alex Schwartz On Making Hit VR Games Look Easy

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for Oculus, and then Chet giving us the original Vive and involving us there. If there’s something stuck to table, an apple or whatever, and you can’t grab it, it’s so disappointing to your brain. When we announced Vacation Simulator, right in the trailer it says PSVR, Vive, Oculus Touch. If it’s just raw Leap Motion-esque visual tracking of your hand, when is the point that you’ve grabbed the item?