Oculus Quest Unity SDK References Shared-Space Colocation API

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Code found by VR developers in the Oculus Unity Integration reveals Facebook’s shared-space “colocation” API for Oculus Quest. Colocation means having multiple Oculus Quests sharing the same playspace.

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Boz: Get Your Facebook Account In ‘Good Standing’ Before Buying Oculus Quest 2

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New Oculus Quest 2 owners can log in with Facebook, or existing Oculus users can merge their Facebook account with their Oculus one. This may be administered automatically by a machine learning agent, and the manual review process for suspensions can be difficult and lengthy.

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Report Claims Apple AR-VR Headset Uses iPhone/iPad/Mac For Advanced Features

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Apple’s rumored upcoming headset will require a host device for full functionality, The Information reports. The Information , Bloomberg and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo all claim Apple will release a sleek AR-VR headset as early as 2022 with high resolution color cameras.

Editorial: What To Make Of Facebook’s Oculus Quest Pro Hints

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Oculus Quest 2 is heading toward mainstream adoption and Facebook’s executives in charge of VR strategy have dropped hints surrounding a “Quest Pro.” Oculus Quest Pro Release Timing.

The XR Week Peek (2020.07.20): Oculus ready to manufacture the Quest S, Pico doubles-down on 3DOF, and more!

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Image by Oculus). Oculus could be starting the production of a new Quest at the end of July. Multiple reports seem to confirm that Oculus is actually starting the production of a new Oculus Quest headset, with an expected release date in 2021.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.04.20): Oculus Quest goes AR, Oculus Jedi may be like Valve Knuckles and much more!

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Last Oculus Quest update shows hints of an Oculus MR ecosystem. Facebook is continuously updating the Oculus Quest , its most successful device, and this week it has rolled out the runtime v16. My bet is that if Oculus is going to launch this service, it is going to be at OC7.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.21): Oculus has sold more than 10M units and wants PSVR games, SparkAR shows its marketing potential and much more!

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Original image from Oculus). Oculus Rift and Gear VR have sold 10M units. At the beginning of the week, Jack McCauley, one of the founders of the Oculus startup, had claimed in an interview with CNBC that Facebook VR will never succeed. Of course, he was not only talking about Oculus but about VR in general. According to him, summing the sales of Oculus Rift and Gear VR, we obtain more than 10 million units sold. Oculus wants to trade exclusive games with Sony.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.11.29): Black Friday deals, investments in Niantic, and more!

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You can buy headsets at a discounted price, or accessories, or even lots of games on Steam, Viveport, and Oculus Store! Apple XR headset may have great processing power. According to Meta, Resident Evil 4 VR is the “fastest selling game” ever on Oculus Quest. Learn more.

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Facebook Surges in U.S. Patent Rankings Due to Mounting AR Strategy

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The XR Week Peek (2021.06.07): Facebook working on Quest 2 Pro, Nolo and Arpara announce new VR headsets, and more!

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BUT today is the day of the WWDC, and who knows if Apple will tease something about AR glasses. It doesn’t seem to be on par with the Oculus Quest 2, but as a first device by Nolo, it is not that bad. Learn more. We should rebrand the Oculus Elite Strap Funny link.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.13): iPhone 12 adds depth camera, StarVR One is back to the market and much more!

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Well, if the rumor becomes reality, this would mean that all next Apple devices will have both front and back depth cameras, for high-precision Augmented Reality and 3D reconstruction. Well played Apple. Oculus Quest adds OpenXR, but rolls back new UI. Learn more.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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While Oculus is getting all the glory for the Quest, its competitors are not sleeping. Huawei has upgraded its sleek VR glasses and now they support 6DOF movement and 6DOF controllers that are very similar to the Oculus Touch. Learn more. Learn more and register.

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Mixing Realities, True Haptics And Photorealistic Humans: 5 Big Takeaways From Michael Abrash’s OC5 Keynote

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As always, one of the highlights of this year’s Oculus Connect developer conference was the staggeringly detailed keynote talk from Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at the newly-renamed Facebook Reality Labs. Abrash’s team is paving the future of VR and AR for Oculus, developing breakthrough technologies that could someday make headsets even more immersive than they are right now. ” Does this mean we’ll see an AR headset from Oculus one day?

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The XR Week Peek (2021.07.26): Facebook aims at the Metaverse, Quest 2 goes MR, and more!

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He stresses that he wants his metaverse not to be like these ones… but I also have to remember you that currently, Oculus is the most closed VR platform. Oculus Quest 2 goes 128GB and MR. The Oculus Quest 2’s update pace is always impressive: every month we have new features to play with.

Twitter Hires Apple’s Alessandro Sabatelli To Lead Its AR & VR Team

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The recent developments in technology industry suggest that social media site Twitter is working progressively on a new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) project, within Twitter Cortex – an important unit of the company that deals with artificial intelligence and machine learning. According to reports, Alessandro Sabatelli who was UI designer at Apple earlier is hired by Twitter as Director of augmented reality and virtual reality.

How Will LiDAR Unlock AR’s Promise?

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This traces back to Facebook’s Oculus acquisition in early 2014 that kicked off the current wave of excitement….including Key questions include, what did we learn in the past year? Apple Steps Further Into AR’s Future.

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Which Startups Are Hiring for Augmented Reality Jobs?

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billion in 2019, with many billions more being invested in R&D by the likes of Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and many more. Their Oculus app allows real-time collaboration without ever leaving your home. A company still in stealth, but with founder pedigree from Apple.

The XR Week Peek (2021.02.15): Facebook keeps working on its masterplan, WebXR arrives on iOS, and more!

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It wants to create an ecosystem , where most probably all the devices can work together (like it happens today with Apple devices); The report also claims that Facebook may be building its own operating system to encompass all these devices. Apple is working on Micro-OLED displays.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.22): Samsung AR glasses leaked, Kura price revealed, and much more!

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And it also makes me super-happy that no one is about Facebook and Apple… I was getting pretty bored in writing newsletters only about these two companies! Oculus is selling refurbished Quest for $199. Learn more (Tweet about the event / 1) Learn more (Tweet about the event / 2).

How Will LiDAR Unlock AR’s Promise?

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This traces back to Facebook’s Oculus acquisition in early 2014 that kicked off the current wave of excitement….including Key questions include, what did we learn in the past year? This aligns with Apple’s AR master plan but more immediately has photography benefits?—?a

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

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Oculus has also partnered with Virtuclear to offer prescription lenses for the Quest 2 for $80. All the 3 major VR runtimes (Oculus, SteamVR, Microsoft) are now compatible with OpenXR , and this means that on the runtime layer on PC, now OpenXR has been fully integrated. Learn more.

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Cix Liv talks about YUR and the competition with Facebook

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Before him, there was Darshan Shankar, the CEO of Bigscreen VR , because his company must compete with Facebook’s own movie rental service and Cix Liv , the previous CEO of YUR, a software that Facebook has copied in its new Oculus Move service.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.12): Quest 2 is launching, dogs use AR, and more!

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Facebook has started today enforcing the “Facebook login” rule , asking Oculus users to merge their Facebook and Oculus accounts. You activate the machine, pay for its usage and you can have cloud rendering. MRTK now supports Oculus Quest. Learn more. Learn more.

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What’s Facebook’s Wearables Master Plan?

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For example, Apple’s wearables offset iPhone sales declines. At the center of this master plan is the thing that kicked off the current AR & VR era: Oculus. As Google Glass learned the hard way, there are deep-rooted cultural barriers that stand in the way of social acceptance.

The XR Week Peek (2020.09.21): Quest 2 released, NVIDIA acquires ARM, Leap Motion 2 on sale, and much more!

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What an exciting week for technology, with the Facebook Connect, PS5 price announcement, Apple event and the release of RTX30 graphics cards! At Facebook Connect this week , Facebook has: Released the powerful Oculus Quest 2 , powered by Snapdragon XR2, and with a 4K display.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

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The shape of the controllers is slightly different than the one of the Oculus Touch, though, and there is a ring that surrounds the wrist of the user. There is also “finger-tracking” a la Valve Index , but just for the thumb, index, and middle finger (so, it is more a la Oculus Touch).

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What’s Facebook’s Wearables Master Plan?

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For example, Apple’s wearables offset iPhone sales declines. At the center of this master plan is the thing that kicked off the current AR & VR era: Oculus. As Google Glass learned the hard way, there are deep-rooted cultural barriers that stand in the way of social acceptance.

Metaverse! Transformational Challenges Ahead…

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While on the topic of acquisitions Facebooks takeover of Oculus initially was somewhat hostile with internal disputes between Oculus founders and Zuckerberg and his leadership team.

The XR Week Peek (2021.05.31): UE5 released in Early Access, Lumus shows an impressive AR prototype, and more!

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This has not been the most interesting week in AR, VR, but I think that in the next times we’ll see some shots fired: in some days there will be the F8, the official shipment of the Vive Pro 2, then the Apple WWDC conference! He’s most probably talking about the Oculus Quest 2 Pro.

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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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Is Apple partnering with Valve on AR? A report by DigiTimes claims that Apple is partnering with Valve for the production of its AR glasses. The news would be incredible: Apple is a company that knows how to create something usable and cool to see, while Valve has a long expertise in experimenting with AR and VR. But I think that there could be some truth in it , like for instance Apple looking for licensing some patents by Valve on AR glasses.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.04): VR usage rises, Mozilla creates an open metaverse, and more!

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This is why we praise so much the Oculus Quest (1M+ of engaged users) and not the Cardboards (20M devices, almost unused). At the same time, Apple having always mediocre graphics cards on its laptops and its closed ecosystem have not helped much either in keeping this VR support alive.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

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It is impressive the speed at which the Quest is updating, and the new v19 runtime now lets the users select what kind of graphical quality they want for the Oculus Link , that is if Oculus must prioritize performance or graphical quality. Learn More.

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Tech Giants Prime AR’s Headworn Era

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The tech industry is looking to replace the smartphone — and everybody is waiting to see what Apple comes up with. I n 2007, Apple unveiled the iPhone. Apple didn’t invent the smartphone — companies like Palm and Blackberry had been selling them for years. Apple.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part VII: Facebook

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The story is similar for Amazon , Microsoft and Bose (kind of), and the 800-pound gorilla in wearables, Apple. For one, it includes the thing that kicked off the current AR & VR era: Oculus.

Top 10 XR Trends for 2019-20

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The advances in haptic technology mentioned above have, for example, enabled much better training applications to be developed for dentists and surgeons, and this type of experiential learning could have a significantly positive impact on patient safety. This is the idea that Apple piloted in its AR[T] walks, where digital works of art were placed around cities such as Tokyo, San Francisco and New York. If there’s an elephant in this virtual room, its name is Apple.

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Snapchat at 10: A history of scandal, innovation, and sexting

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But can it bring those founding ideals into the future while learning from its problematic moments in the past? Credit: Snapchat / wayback machine. Facebook's glasses function sort of like an Apple watch in that they can make calls and play music.

Facebook Researching VR/AR ‘Hear-Through’ Technology For ‘Perceptual Superpowers’

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The work with beamforming, adaptive noise cancellation, and machine learning is described as “an area we’re just starting to explore” with the goal of enabling “perceptual superpowers” like “enhanced hearing.”