Sun.Jan 06, 2019

CES 2019: 3dRudder Brings Its Foot-Based Motion Controller To PSVR

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3dRudder thinks its foot-based motion controller is a perfect fit for PSVR. Meet the 3dRudder PSVR edition. The company today announced a new version of its device designed specifically for Sony’s headset. 3dRudder consists of a circular platform players put their feet on whilst seated.

NVIDIA Claims 4 Million PC VR Headsets Sold

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NVIDIA co-founder & CEO Jensen Huang took the stage today at the company’s CES 2019 press conference, issuing a strong claim that four million PC VR headsets have been sold to date.

Facebook Board Member Marc Andreessen: VR Will Be About “1000 Times Bigger” Than AR

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Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen stated that he believes that VR will be “like 1000 times bigger” than AR. The entrepreneur, who is also a member of Facebook’s board of directors, made the comments on his company’s bi-weekly podcast. This is the opposite of the view stated by many tech leaders and visionaries today. As Andreessen put it: “In the Valley right now, this is a very contrarian view.”

HTC Holding Special VR Press Event Monday at 1 PM PST

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HTC dropped a big hint recently that the company has new VR gear to show off at CES 2019 , and we may be getting a first-hand look during a special press event that’s taking place Monday.

Vuzix Will Ship $1,000 Consumer Blade AR Smart Glasses In February

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Following last year’s release of an enterprise version of Blade , a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that resemble traditional sunglasses, Vuzix confirmed dates and pricing for its consumer model. Previously referred to as “Blade General,” the retail version of Blade is available for preorder today at $1,000 and is shipping in 4-6 weeks. Unlike some AR headset rivals, Blade isn’t designed to operate wholly on its own, instead relying on an Android phone or iPhone for data services.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU Priced at $350, Launching January 15th

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Having previously launched the high-end versions of their new GeForce RTX cards in the middle of last year, NVIDIA today announced that the entry-level RTX 2060 will launch next week priced at $350.

Gary Oldman To Narrate David Bowie AR Experience

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The Oscar-winning actor will lend his voice to an augmented tour highlighting the infamous musician. Next Tuesday marks the 72nd birthday of late english singer-songwriter David Bowie, whom passed away nearly three years ago in his NYC apartment after an ongoing battle with liver cancer.

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Community Spotlight: Your Best Predictions For VR And AR In 2019

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Welcome to a new article series here at UploadVR called Community Spotlight! Similar to Community Download , which usually runs on Mondays, this column is all about highlighting insight from our large and diverse community of readers. For each entry in this column we’ll round up the best Disqus comments from this week or moments on our Twitch streams to share with you all! We may expand this to include other community contributions in the future.

What to Expect from VR in the Classroom

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What should teachers expect from Virtual Reality in the classroom? How can teachers use VR most effectively to ignite young minds?

Oculus Rift Price Seemingly Cut In UK & Canada, Now £349 / C$449

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If you’re in the UK or Canada, the Oculus Rift seemingly just got cheaper. The price is now listed as £349 in the UK and C$449 in Canada Oculus website. Previously the price was £399 / $529. The price is not listed anywhere as a sale and no other countries are reduced, leading us to believe that this is a permanent price cut. However, Facebook hasn’t made an official statement calling it as such. It’s possible this is just a listing error or unmarked sale.

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AR+VR Weekly: 19 AR Trends for 2019, Nissan’s virtual passengers & Google’s gesture radar

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Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of Jan 6. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

Sensor Tower: Pokémon Go Made 35% More in 2018 Than 2017

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Pokémon Go made almost $800 million in global revenue in 2018, according to market analysis firm Sensor Tower. That is up 35 percent compared to 2017. Pokémon Go debuted in June 2016, and it became an immediate hit. The location-based mobile game’s popularity fell off a bit after that blistering start, but developer Niantic has been able to build a massive player base with constant updates, including the addition of more Pokémon and new features (such as trading and trainer battling ).

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