How to activate AR in your Oculus Quest Home Menu

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Today I was reading Upload VR, and I’ve found a very interesting article by David Heaney stating that now it is possible to use your real environment as your Oculus Quest Home environment. AR in Oculus Quest Home is available only on Runtime v16.

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VR Coworking Platform ‘Spatial’ Launches Mobile AR Workspace

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This week the company introduced mobile AR support to the platform, allowing team members to participate in virtual meetings using a compatible iOS or Android device. The phone is where AR will thrive first and we’re capitalizing on this trend today.

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NuEyes’ AR Glasses Are Made For Hardcore PC Gamers

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AR company NuEyes is taking its passion for AR and gaming to the next level with the launch of the Pro 3e 5G-enabled smart glasses through their gaming division, NuGaming. Adjusting the settings on the AR glasses is simple.

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Developers Can Now Test Spark AR Effects Virtually Using Oculus Quest

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Developers of Spark AR effects can now test their creations in VR using an Oculus Quest. The Spark AR Player is now available for Oculus Quest, which allows developers to test Spark AR effects on a virtual phone in a virtual environment.

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Oculus Teases Updates To VR & AR Lineup At Oculus Connect 6 This September

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Facebook’s sixth annual Oculus Connect will take place September 25th & 26th at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, introducing developers, content creators, and other VR fanatics to the latest advancements made by the Oculus team. Last year at OC5 we received our first official look at the Oculus Quest, went hands-on with several standalone 6DoF VR experiences, and learned more about Expressive Avatars technology. Image Credit: Facebook / Oculus.

VR And AR Projects Releasing Online After SXSW 2020 Cancellation

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several VR and AR projects that were set to be presented at this year’s SXSW Festival are being released online this month after the festival’s cancellation.

Facebook To Discontinue Oculus Rift S Beginning 2021

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You can still buy an Oculus Rift S.for now. During Facebook Connect this past week, Mark Zuckerberg talked about the future of how AR technology will play an important role in the future of the company that included information on Project Aria. So long, Oculus Rift S.

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Oculus Job Posts Point to Facebook-built AR Headset on the Horizon

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As first reported by PocketGamer , Facebook is advertising a few new posts at its VR subsidiary Oculus, laced with the notion that a Facebook-built AR headset is definitely on the rise. We knew the company was creating AR headsets behind closed doors—so much was clear from what Facebook’s head of AR Ficus Kirkpatrick told TechCrunch late last year. ” SEE ALSO Oculus Chief Scientist Dives Deep Into the Near Future of AR & VR.

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Facebook’s Head Of AR & VR Shows Off Futuristic Mixed Reality Workspace

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Check out this next-gen office powered by Oculus’ Passthrough technology. Earlier this week Facebook’s head of AR & VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth showed off an experimental mixed reality workspace powered via prototype Oculus hardware.

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Every Major Oculus Quest & Rift Announcement Made At Oculus Connect 6

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Native hand tracking, PC/standalone hybrid functionality, and new games confirmed for the Oculus platform. That’s a wrap on Oculus Connect 6. Facebook’s annual two-day developer conference dedicated to all things Oculus brought its A-game this year delighting users with a series of surprise bombshells, as well as updates on several highly-anticipated updates and experiences. Oculus Link launches this November ; Oculus will be offering its own official USB-C cable as well. .

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Facebook’s Project Aria Will Pave The Way For Consumer-Friendly AR

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Referred to as Project Aria, this bleeding-edge research device uses machine perception and AI research to safely gather data in an effort to answer key questions, both technological and ethical, regarding the use of AR technology in a public setting.

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Report: Nearly 10,000 People at Facebook Are Working on AR & VR

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Further underling Facebook’s bet that immersive technologies are the future of computing, a report from The Information claims that the company is currently employing nearly 10,000 people to work on AR/VR. Facebook News facebook ar facebook vr oculus

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Hand Tracking Comes To Nreal AR Glasses

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High fidelity hand tracking lets you pinch, grab, and zoom in AR. If you own a set of Nreal Light’s AR glasses or you’re a developer, one of your first questions regarding native hand tracking is how much of an impact this feature will have on battery life.

CR Deck Mk.1 Is An Open Source AR Headset Based On Project North Star With Ultraleap Hand-Tracking

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Today AR headset manufacturer Combine Reality revealed the CR Deck Mk.1, an open source AR headset based on Project North Star that utilizes Ultraleap hand-tracking. Details are scarce so far, but Combine Reality unveiled images and short video clips of the new AR headset on Twitter.

Report: Apple In Development Of VR/AR Headset & AR Glasses, First Device Launches 2022

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A new report pushes the rumored launch date of Apple’s AR device by two years; hints at a second, sleeker device. This past October, TF International Securities analyst and veteran Apple researcher Ming-Chi Kuo released research indicating that Apple would be launching its long-rumored AR headset during the second quarter of 2020 and would be partnering third-party eyeglass brands, hinting at a modular design. Concept design for AR glasses / Image Credit: Taeyeon Kim.

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CREAL Reveals Its First Light-field AR & VR Headset Prototypes

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Switzerland-based CREAL, which is developing a light-field display, has revealed its first prototype AR and VR headsets. Compared to the displays used in VR and AR headsets today, light-field displays generate an image that accurately represents how we see light from the real world.

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Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone

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New leaks may reveal additional information regarding Apple’s long-rumored AR device. As for pricing, Powell claims Apple Glass will set users back a solid $499 , the same price as an Apple Watch Series 5 or 128GB Oculus Quest VR headset.

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Oculus Hiring Spree Suggests Facebook is Accelerating VR/AR Plans

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Starting toward the end of 2017, the number of listed job openings at Oculus has nearly tripled, with the current number of openings floating around an all time high. Across Oculus’ 15 locations, the company is currently listing 443 available openings , spanning 20 categories from Research to Software Engineering to Computer Vision, and more. In early 2017, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly toured the Oculus Research facility and shared an inside look.

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Oculus Rolls Out ‘App Lab’ For Quest Developers, Messenger On Oculus

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Developers can now share their apps with Oculus players without Store approval. Prior to the launch of the original Oculus Quest back in 2019, Facebook revealed a strict application system for Oculus Quest developers in order to better control the quality of content available to users.

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Oculus Quest Unlisted App Distribution Launch Likely Imminent

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In another Instagram AMA, Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Facebook suggested that the launch of the new unlisted app distribution method for Oculus Quest is likely to release very soon.

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Leaked Concept Videos Show Samsung’s Take On AR Glasses

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’ During the weekend prolific Microsoft leaker WalkingCat , the same individual responsible for leaking images of the Oculus Quest 2 back in July of 2020, posted two concept videos showcasing what appears to be Samsung’s take on a dedicated AR headset.

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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My speech will be about AR and BCI. 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. There’s an Oculus VR headset for… no one.

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VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review

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If 2016 was the birth of modern VR/AR technology, than 2018 was its elementary school graduation. Major hardware releases, vast improvements to software, and various other integral advancements have quietly solidified VR & AR as viable, long-term technological platforms for years to come. So while there may not have been any bombshell announcements or jaw-dropping reveals per sey, 2018 will still go down as a key, if not climactic, year for VR & AR technology regardless.

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Leaked Photos Reveal Possible Lenovo AR Glasses Ahead of CES 2021

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A handful of unverified photos have revealed what appears to be a never before seen pair of AR glasses from Lenovo. We haven’t verified the authenticity of the photos, so it’s a mystery for now whether they’re mock-ups, internal prototypes, or production-ready AR glasses.

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Baby Shark VR & AR Experiences Keep Families Entertained & Educated Under Lockdown

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Baby Shark AR Handwash Challenge . The filter has been released on BeautyPlus , Meitu’s flagship photo editing app, which features auto beautification, AR camera filters, and a suite of photo editing tools; available now on the App Store and Google Play.

Oculus Quest Getting Passthrough+ API For AR Apps, Starting With Spatial

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Facebook intends to release an API next year that would essentially allow developers to support AR mode in their Oculus Quest apps. Both Oculus Quests feature four ultra wide angle monochrome cameras.

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OC6: Facebook’s Talks AR Shopping Applications Coming Soon

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At one of the panels at last week’s Oculus Connect 6 conference, Facebook gave an update on its Spark AR platform, including some new applications for retail and shopping environments. The panel, titled “Bridge Virtual and Real Worlds with AR”, started off with an introduction to Facebook’s perspective on AR now and in the future, centered around its Spark AR platform, and the ways in which the technology is being adopted.

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AR/VR Startup Spatial Raises $14M In Series A Funding

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AR/VR startup Spatial announced that it raised $14 million in Series A funding, bringing the total amount raised to date up to $22 million. Spatial is a cross-device, multi-user VR and AR communication platform.

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Nreal AR Glasses To Get Controller-Free Hand Tracking Soon

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Nreal Light AR glasses will get controller-free hand tracking in a near-future software update, thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm-backed Clay AIR. Nreal is a China-based company founded in 2017 with the goal of delivering lightweight consumer AR glasses before the major tech companies.

Nreal Light devkit review: an interesting entry point for AR

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Nreal is for sure one of the most interesting AR startups on the market. It got the attention of all the press at CES 2019 revealing an AR glass that is light, fashionable, and affordable. The FOV of 52° is not bad at al l to be the one of an AR glass, especially on the horizontal side.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.29): Oculus kills the Go, Google buys North, and much more!

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Original image by Oculus). Oculus kills the Go and opens to content on Quest. In the end, the time of the Oculus Go has come. Devices like Oculus Quest , Pico Neo 2 , and Vive Focus Plus have proven that 6DOF VR is more interesting and has far more retention.

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Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

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Oculus has gained in these years always more success in the consumers’ landscape, and now with the Oculus Quest , thanks to an affordable device running great content , it is making strides in the market. What is Oculus For Business? Oculus Quest and controllers.

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60,000+ Facebook Employees Can Expense An Oculus Quest 2

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All Facebook employees can get reimbursed for the purchase of an Oculus Quest 2, according to a tweet by The Information reporter Alex Heath. All Facebook employees can expense the purchase of an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, Zuckerberg announced during an internal Q&A today.

Nearly 20% Of Facebook’s Employees Are Working On VR/AR

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Facebook employed 58,604 at the start of 2021 and a new article from The Information counts nearly 10,000 people working in its AR/VR group. New figures suggest nearly 20 percent of Facebook’s employees are working on virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.

LYNX-R1 Is A $1500 Standalone Passthrough AR Headset

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LYNX-R1, from France-based startup Lynx, is the first 6DoF standalone passthrough video AR headset. Passthrough AR. There are currently two fundamental types of AR headsets: see-through and passthrough. Most AR headsets, such as Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 , are see-through.

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Report – New Oculus Headset Enters Production This Month, Sony Ramping Up PS5 Manufacturing

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A recent report from Japanese publication Nikkei claims that a new Oculus headset from Facebook will enter production later this month. ” New Oculus Headset In Production? Rather than a full Oculus Quest 2, this rumored device would be more like an update to the original kit.

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Niantic’s Latest AR Game Turns The Entire Earth Into One Giant Game Of Catan

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Developed in collaboration with location-based AR veteran Niantic ( Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite ), World Explorers turns the entire world into a giant massively multiplayer game of Settlers of Catan. Pokemon Go meets Settlers of Catan in Catan – World Explorers.

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