Oculus Quest App ‘Magic Keys’ Teaches You Piano Using AR

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This past July Facebook released its experimental Passthrough API into the wild, allowing developers to harness the Oculus Quest’s built-in cameras to create engaging mixed reality experiences. I ported my AR Piano Learning App to the Quest using the new Passthrough API from OculusQuest.

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How to build your passthrough AR app for Oculus Quest in Unity

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I love passthrough augmented reality , because it lets us create AR experiences with the VR headsets that we already own, plus it also opens up augmented reality to new possibilities, like wide-FOV vision or diminished reality experiences. Oculus Passthrough APIs video tutorial.

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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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Oculus Head of Developer Relations Leaves for Niantic as it Ramps up Lightship AR Platform

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Dan Morris has been at Oculus since 2015, spending four years at the Head of Store, and another two years as the Head of Developer Relations, according to his LinkedIn profile. Beyond Niantic’s AR platform, the company is teasing AR hardware and software of its own.

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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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Facebook is Unlocking AR Capabilities for Developers on Quest 2

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Facebook announced today that an upcoming update to the Quest development SDK will include experimental support for a Passthrough API which will allow Unity developers to build AR experiences and features into apps on Quest 2.

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Oculus Quest Passthrough MR Hands-On Impressions

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After Venice VR Expanded has come to an end, I have finally had the time to experiment with Oculus Quest AR Passthrough. Tried the new #OculusQuest2 passthrough API in Gravity Lab #VR #AR pic.twitter.com/rrONObVubC — Mark Schramm #VR #AR (@MarkSchrammVR) August 15, 2021.

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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 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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Nreal Launches $600 ‘Light’ AR Glasses in United States via Verizon

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Nreal, the Chinese startup behind the Nreal Light AR glasses which made a splash back at CES 2019, has now expanded to the United States, making the smartphone-tethered device available through select Verizon stores starting today.

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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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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‘XR Casino’ Brings Cross-Platform Gambling To VR & AR

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Bet on games of Blackjack and Roulette in this blockchain-powered virtual casino coming soon to major VR & AR devices. Tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft have invested heavily into AR, VR and MR to speed up mass adoption through both hardware and software solutions.”

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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Oculus Quest 2 passthrough now works without boundaries

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Today I made two little big discoveries about the Oculus Quest 2 that together mean that you can use this headset as an AR device whenever and wherever you want. You read it right: now passthrough AR works event with Guardian disabled.

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Nreal announces Nreal Air AR glasses

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After some days of teasing, Chinese AR company Nreal has finally announced its latest AR glasses: Nreal Air. Nreal Air is basically an AR viewer. Imagine it like a pair of AR glasses, very light and fashionable and that work only in 3DOF. augmented reality AR

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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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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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How Astronauts Are Using VR & AR Aboard The ISS

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But how exactly is VR & AR technology being used by the astronauts operating within the multinational low orbit space station? According to the official NASA blog , just yesterday two members of the Expedition 65 crew employed VR and AR technology as part of their respective duties.

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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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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.

Samsung’s Leaked AR Concept Videos Reveal Its Augmented Ambitions

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Leaked concept video featuring two Samsung AR devices has come to light. WalkingCat was also involved in leaking photos of Oculus Quest 2 before it was launched, and Lenovo’s latest ThinkReality AR glasses for enterprise before it was announced at CES this year.

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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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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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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PianoVision Brings AR Piano Lessons To Quest Via App Lab

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PianoVision, the educational Quest app that overlays AR notes onto a real piano using Quest’s passthrough view, is now available on App Lab.

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UK Start-Up Secures $3.4M To Bring AR To Retail Stores

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Dent Reality, a London-based start-up behind a pioneering AR platform, has raised £2.5m ($3.4m) in funding to expand its pioneering work across the retail sector. Some really exciting AR news – we @DentReality have raised $3.4m News Android AR AR Shopping Augmented Reality iOS

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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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Oculus is “All in on OpenXR,” New Developer Features Will Come to OpenXR Only

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Oculus is making hard shift away from its proprietary developer APIs in favor of OpenXR, an industry-backed project that aims to standardize the development of VR and AR applications. ’ in 2019 ; this new announcement from Oculus is sure to hasten the pace significantly.

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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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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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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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5 Free VR Games On Oculus Quest 2 – September 2021

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Thanks to VR platforms such as the Oculus App Lab and SideQuest, the Oculus Quest has amassed a sizable catalog of games and apps available 100% free of charge. The following are five new games and apps available free on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets: Seeker VR.

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The best AR and VR news from CES 2022

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I was afraid that at this CES wouldn’t have been many pieces of news about AR and VR, but actually, we had quite a few interesting ones. Oculus Quest 2 ) to know the pose of the fingers. TCL Leiniao AR teaser trailer. Thunderbird) AR. AR windshields.

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Qualcomm: Oculus Quest 2 Shipped 10 Million Units Since Launch

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Oculus Quest 2 was 10 million units, and the success of Oculus Quest 2 had an impact on the company that is providing [it].” The post Qualcomm: Oculus Quest 2 Shipped 10 Million Units Since Launch appeared first on Road to VR.

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How To Play Classic Arcade Games On Oculus Quest

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Well, fret not, because today we’re breaking down how to turn your Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 VR headset into an all-in-one retro arcade. Now it’s important to note that there are a variety of emulators compatible with the Oculus Quest platform.

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Oculus Quest Pro Reference Hidden in Latest Software, Mentions Face & Eye Tracking

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The v32 firmware release for Oculus Quest last month ostensibly confirms that the company is moving forward with the device, as it contains hidden reference to an “Oculus Quest Pro” headset along with text mentioning both eye and face-tracking.

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.