Wed.May 29, 2019

Varjo Announces XR-1 Headset With Human-Eye Resolution And Eye Tracking


Varjo aims for ‘Hard AR’ with its developer-focused XR-1 headset.

Hands-on: Logitech is Building the SteamVR Stylus That Needs to Exist

Road to VR

Logitech today revealed the VR Ink ‘Pilot Edition’ , a stylus built for art and design in VR. Built with SteamVR Tracking tech, the stylus works similarly to a typical SteamVR controller, but affords the natural precision that comes with precise finger control.

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Facebook’s Customer Base Spells Success For The Oculus Quest


With billions of active monthly users, Facebook is poised to launch the mass-adoption of VR. May 21 st , 2019 will go down in history as an incredible day for VR.

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Beat Saber DLC 2 Releases Next Month, Custom Songs Support Coming To Quest


Beat Games today made a surprise announcement : custom songs created with Beat Saber’s new Level Editor will be able to be played on the Oculus Quest in a future update. Beat Saber’s official level editor only launched last week , though the game has a long history of unofficial modding.

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Here's How Augmented Reality in Google Search Works

Next Reality AR

Lions and tigers and bears are just a few of the animals that Google users can now bring into their physical environments.

Volvo Invests In Varjo After Testing XR-1 Prototypes On The Road


Volvo is investing in VR headset-maker Varjo after testing out its XR-1 prototypes to “test-drive virtual car designs on the road.”

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Oculus Rift S Has A Hidden Resolution Setting


The Oculus Rift S has a fairly hidden setting which changes the headset’s default resolution. The setting does not state the resolution for each choice, but we were able to discover it with some digging. How To Find & Change It.

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New ‘Beat Saber’ Music Pack Coming June 10th

Road to VR

Beat Games is getting ready to unleash their next music pack for Beat Saber (2018), VR’s popular block-slashing rhythm game.

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Viveport Welcomes Windows VR Support Next Week


HTC’s VR content platform, Viveport, is opening its gates a little wider next week. The service will add support for Windows VR headsets on June 5th. Viveport is a digital storefront similar to Steam or Oculus Home.

PlayStation ‘Days of Play’ Sale Knocks $50 off PSVR Hardware Bundles & PS4 Pro

Road to VR

Sony is getting ready to host their annual ‘Days of Play’ sale again, and there’s a few deals this time around on newly released hardware bundles that should have you excited.

Logitech’s New ‘VR Ink’ Pen Is A Physical Stylus For VR


Today Logitech is announcing the VR Ink Pilot Edition, which is a physical stylus you can use to draw and write on both 2D surfaces and 3D roomscale spaces. As you can see in the image above, you can use it while still wearing a VR HMD on 3D objects, but you’ll also be able to seamlessly work on 2D surfaces as well according to the announcement. It sounds odd from a consumer perspective, but will certainly have plenty of industrial and enterprise use cases.

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Logitech’s newest accessory is a weird VR stylus


With a new generation of VR headsets seemingly upon us, Logitech has decided to launch a rather interesting accessory for virtual reality: a stylus. Dubbed the VR Ink Pilot Edition, this stylus will allow users write or create either on a 2D surface or in 3D at room scale.

Oculus Quest To Get ‘Lights Out’ 3DoF Mode, Dual Controller Input, 60Hz Mode For Videos


The Oculus Quest is getting three new features in future updates. A ‘lights out’ rotation-only tracking mode, simultaneous keyboard/selection input from both controllers, and a 60Hz mode for video content. That’s according to CTO John Carmack on Twitter. Carmack also stated that there are “ more exciting things in the works, but we aren’t ready to announce them “ ‘Lights Out’ 3DoF Mode.

I flew the Millennium Falcon and it was good

TechCrunch VR

After visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge several months ago to report on how it was built , I came back on the eve of it opening to the public to try out its first marquee attraction: flying the Millennium Falcon. Well, I flew it, and it was good. Real good.

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Blood & Truth and Trover Saves The Universe PSVR Combo Livestream


Curious about how we livestream the way we do? Then look no further than this handy guide for general tips and this guide specific to our Oculus Quest setup. Two really big new PSVR games released today with Blood & Truth and Trover Saves the Universe.

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Less than 1 year after launching its corporate card for startups, Brex eyes $2B valuation

TechCrunch VR

Brex , the fintech business that’s taken the startup world by storm with its sought-after corporate card tailored for entrepreneurs, is raising millions in Series D funding less than a year after it launched, TechCrunch has learned.

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Space Junkies Free Update Adds New Game Mode And Two New Maps


Today Ubisoft released the second free post-launch update for Space Junkies which includes a brand new game mode called Instablast and two new maps in Final Destination an Gunner Station.

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New PSVR Bundles Start From $250 For Sony’s Days Of Play Promotion


Sony’s enticing new PSVR bundles are getting a tasty price drop right out of the gate. PlayStation’s seasonal Days of Play event , which drops prices on hardware on software alike, returns next month. Featured in the deal are some of the new bundles the company launched yesterday. The pack containing the recently-released Trover Saves The Universe and Five Nights At Freddy’s VR, for example, is down from $299.99 to $249.99. That pack also includes a PlayStation Camera.

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