Tue.Aug 21, 2018

HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Launches This September For $300


Today, HTC announced that the official Vive Wireless Adapter will retail for $300 and is set to launch on September 24th. Pre-orders for the device will go live on September 5th, for US customers they’ll be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, NewEgg, and directly from Vive.

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Google Unboxes ARCore for Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Tab S4, & Latest Devices from Sony & Nokia

Next Reality AR

As Android device partners ship new products, Google has been diligent in its efforts to ensure that users can enjoy ARCore apps once they boot up their new toys.

VR Helps Amputees Suffering From Phantom Limb Syndrome


A scientific program is utilizing VR technology to help recent amputees accept prosthetic limbs. According to research , approximately 60-80% of amputees experience a case of “phantom limb syndrome” at some point following their amputation.

Vive Wireless Adapter Priced at $300, Launches September 24th

Road to VR

The Vive Wireless Adapter, a first-party wireless add-on for the Vive and Vive Pro, is finally nearing launch after being announced way back in January. Priced at $300 with pre-orders starting September 5th, the Vive Wireless Adapter release date is set for September 24th.

Gamescom 2018 Day 1: World of Tanks VR, ThermoReal lets you feel hot and cold in VR, and much more

The Ghost Howls

The Gamescom has officially begun, at least for us of the press. It’s strange for me to say the word “press”: I still feel like a random guy that writes random words about his passion on a public website, but ehi, for someone I’m a member of the media.

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The Starry Expanse Project Is Remaking Myst Sequel Riven In VR


The Starry Expanse Project is a dedicated fan effort to remake Riven: The Sequel to Myst in real-time 3D. Riven was released over 20 years ago and is one of the all-time classic point-and-click adventure games. Developed by Cyan Worlds, it’s often regarded as one of the best in the genre.

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Gamescom: Wargaming Demonstrates World Of Tanks AR Concept


Yes, tabletop gaming is very much still a thing. But just because it’s been around forever doesn’t mean it’s not keeping up with the latest tech. This is what video game giant Wargaming are hoping to prove when they start demoing their latest offering at Gamescom in Germany this week.

‘Smashbox Arena’ Studio Announces VR Battle Royale ‘Population: One’

Road to VR

You might think battle royale shooters are passé, but until we get a really good one in VR, it isn’t over yet. Enter Population: One, a newly announced VR battle royale from Bix Box VR , the developers behind Smashbox Arena (2016).

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Finally Gets Release Date, Coming January 2019


After months of silence Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown finally has a confirmed release date: January 18th, 2019 , according to PlayStation Europe on Twitter. While unconfirmed at this time, that likely means a release date of January 17th, 2019 in the US.

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Ubiquity6 Raises $27M Series B, Debuts Its First Public Multiuser AR Experience at SFMOMA

Road to VR

Ubiquity6, the AR startup that came out of stealth earlier this year , announced the successful completion of a $27 million Series B finance round. The latest round was co-led by Benchmark and Index Ventures, with Benchmark taking a seat on the company’s board.

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry


Sometimes dubbed “The Startup Nation,” today’s Israel is sprawling with technological innovation, especially when it comes to frontier technologies.

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Hands-on: ‘A Fisherman’s Tale’ is a Charming & Intuitive VR Puzzle Adventure of Mind-bending Proportions

Road to VR

A Fisherman’s Tale is an upcoming puzzle-adventure from Innerspace VR and ARTE, the Franco-German TV network, that aims to get you thinking outside the box—or rather outside the tiny lighthouse as you try to escape a number of rooms on your way to the top.

Gamescom 2018: HoloBeat Is An Unashamed Beat Saber Clone With Four Players


You won’t find much VR gaming on the public showfloor at Gamescom this year, but you might stumble across one heck of a VR party. Tucked away behind gigantic booths for PS4’s Spider-Man and others is a stand half as big and twice as loud as its rivals.

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Vive Wireless Adapter Available For Pre-Order Next Month


Wireless VR heads to the Vive and Vive Pro this September starting at $300. HTC has at long last announced the Vive Wireless Adapter , a wireless add-on that delivers unrestricted freedom-of-movement to both Vive and Vive Pro VR headsets.

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Population: One Is A New VR Battle Royale Game With Fortnite-Style Building Mechanics


Population: One is the latest upcoming VR battle royale game, this time from BigBox VR, the same developers behind Smashbox Arena, which is a hybrid of dodgeball and a first-person shooter with a whimsical, bright visual style. Population: One is very much not that game.

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The PSVR demo for Transference from Elijah Wood's VR company SpectreVision is giving me nightmares.

Cats and VR

"We want you take off the gear and still feel unsettled." Lisa Whalen CEO of SpectreVision I would say that Lisa Whalen is just doing her best to hype up the upcoming SpectreVision psychological horror title but then the nightmares keep coming back.

Steam Can Now Run Some Major VR Apps Without Microsoft Windows


Valve released an update for Steam on Linux that should allow some of the most popular VR games to run on VR-ready computers without Microsoft Windows installed. The new feature could hold enormous potential for Valve to support next generation standalone VR headsets based on Linux or SteamOS.

HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter untethers you from your PC


One advantage of low and mid-range virtual reality headsets like the Gear VR or the Oculus Go is they’re wireless, relying on phones or onboard hardware for their power.

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Walmart Applies For ‘Virtual Show Room’ VR Shopping Patents


We’ve already seen a few examples of brands dabbling in VR shopping, such as Vera Bradley , Alibaba , and even the mother-of-all online retailers, Amazon , but no physical retail companies the size of Walmart have stepped into the arena. However, according to a recent report from Bloomberg , that could all be about to change. It appears that the retail giant has recently filed for patents with the U.S.

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This restaurant serves dinner with a side of virtual reality


Tokyo's Tree by Naked is serving up a unique six-course dinner experience. Read more. More about Food , Virtual Reality , Tokyo , Restaurant , and Tech. Food Virtual Reality Tokyo Restaurant Tech

Insta360 Pro 2 camera has creators covered from start to finish


If you don’t hear much about 360-degree and VR videos lately, it’s not because they have suddenly gone out of fashion. The market is, instead, becoming more stable rather than revolutionary, more serious rather than sensational.

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XR in Industry: Design, Collaboration, Training, Instructions

AWE Blog

DESIGN – COLLABORATION – TRAINING – INSTRUCTIONS. By Emily Friedman. One of the major themes for this year’s AWE event in Europe is XR and Industry 4.0.

What’s Inside the Inaugural VeeR Creator Conference ??


As the leading VR content community, VeeR always aims to empower global VR content creators and accelerate the development of VR ecosystem. On Aug 17th, the Inaugural VeeR Creator Conference took place in Beijing with over 200 global creators participated to explore the future and trends of VR content creation. Here are some highlights if […].