Thu.Jan 03, 2019

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. How has VR performed in 2018? And how it will be in 2019? Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018.

Report: Building Healthcare Expertise With VR

Tech Trends VR

Can immersive technologies help professionals in the healthcare sector build crucial expertise and save lives? Merriam-Webster defines an expert as “one who displays special knowledge or skills representing mastery of a particular subject that derives from training or experience”.

6DOF Controller FinchShift to Support Multiple Standalone Headsets via Vive Wave

Road to VR

Mobile VR motion controller manufacturer Finch Technologies today announced it’s working with Qualcomm and HTC to deliver its six degrees of freedom (6DOF) FinchShift controllers to a multitude of devices supporting Vive Wave.

Witness The Discovery Of The God Particle In AR

VRScout

NYT app simulates a Higgs particle reaction using AR technology. Since its initial development during the mid 1960’s, the Large Hadron Collider has remained one of the most impressive scientific and technological achievements in human history.

HTC Teases New Vive Gear to be Revealed at CES Next Week

Road to VR

Last year HTC teased the VR world ahead of CES 2018 about what would become the announcement of the Vive Pro. Now the company is at it again, promising “new gear” that will be revealed at CES 2019 next week.

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Star Wars: Vader Immortal Teases Cheating Death In New Years Message

UploadVR

Star Wars: Vader Immortal is coming to Oculus Quest this year, though we still don’t really know what it is. We got a brief teaser trailer at Oculus Connect 5 in 2018, but it didn’t tell us much. The latest teaser trailer is similarly cryptic.

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‘Project CARS’ Studio Announces Gaming Console Supporting “most major VR headsets”

Road to VR

Slightly Mad Studios , the minds behind the Project CARS franchise, announced that they’re getting into the hardware game with a brand new gaming console.

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Oculus Rift Pulls Ahead Again In December Steam Hardware Survey

UploadVR

I was half expecting to write that the combined power of the Vive and Vive Pro had allowed HTC to regain the top spot it once held for so long in December’s Steam Hardware Survey. Turns out the opposite is true; the Oculus Rift gained ground this month. In November 2018’s results , there was less than 1% difference between Rift and the total of both Vive and Vive Pro. HTC looked like it had Oculus on the ropes. But, instead of continuing that trend, December saw the gap grow to 2.28%.

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First Impressions Of The New Vuzix Blade AR Glasses

Charlie Fink

I got a great first taste, and it is delicious

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Oculus Rift Sells Out At Amazon, ‘Strong Demand Over The Holidays’

UploadVR

Amazon in the United States doesn’t look like it’ll have Oculus Rift in stock for a couple weeks, the website states , with a representative of Facebook’s Oculus telling us they are working now on “replenishing inventory across channels.” ” Facebook’s Oculus Rift “saw strong demand over the holidays,” according to the company, though the headset is still currently “in stock on Oculus.com and Best Buy, among other retailers.”

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What’s new in VR for 2019?

InstaVR

VR Predictions for 2019. Last year was a time of immense growth at InstaVR — in terms of clients, funding, and features. Now we turn our attention to 2019. This year will undoubtedly see VR adoption expand both in terms of users and use cases.

CES 2019: HTC Vive Teases ‘New Gear’ For Reveal Next Week

UploadVR

It was around this time last year that HTC Vive teased the reveal of its Vive Pro headset at CES 2018. It looks like the company is now hinting at yet another reveal for CES 2019. HTC Vive just tweeted the below image of its CES 2019 gear all boxed up and ready to move to the big show in Vegas. The accompanying message teases ‘some new gear we can’t wait to unbox for you’ Perhaps more importantly, though, the picture features on box with a logo that’s been blurred out.

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Launch into Augmented Reality Design (Jan 24 workshop invitation)

The Extended Mind

There has never been a more exciting time to work in mixed reality (MR) and spatial computing.

Five Big Questions Facing The VR Industry In 2019

UploadVR

Between the launch of Oculus Go, Vive Pro and an onslaught of new titles, 2018 was a busy year for VR. But it’s no secret that more exciting developments lay ahead for 2019. Current PC VR headsets are starting to get a little long in the tooth and in need of a refresh, whereas the advent of position-tracked standalone headsets could open the doors to a whole new audience. We’ve looked ahead to the new year and come up with five big questions the VR industry faces in 2019.

The Future of Education and VR

Veative

Virtual Reality offers an exhilarating way of rediscovering the familiar world through an unfamiliar lens. As Michael Heim posits in his 1993 book, The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality , VR has signaled an ontological shift in how human beings interact with and utilize technology.

Derail Valley Is A Realistic VR Train Simulator Arriving Very Soon

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We’ve been following VR train simulator Derail Valley for some time now. We first played it in early 2017, when we were impressed with the game’s peaceful visuals and realistic controls. Two years on, it’s finally pulling into the Early Access station.

5G awareness is big in cities, lags behind VR and AI

Mashable

Everyone wants to get the word out on 5G. What's 5G? Read What Is 5G? for the answer.) For now, as we wait for true 5G networks to launch, it's mostly about marketing. Thus T-Mobile, which has a stake in how 5G is perceived, did a study to "understand consumer attitudes and perceptions of 5G today."

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Standalone vs PC VR Power Compared: How Big Is the Difference?

UploadVR

In 2018 the first major standalone VR headsets launched; Oculus Go, HTC Vive Focus, and Lenovo Mirage Solo. Due to their limited input devices they are mainly used for media consumption. But this year, standalone headsets focused on gaming, like Oculus Quest, will release. These headsets open up VR to a much larger market than before, but have considerably less computing power than a PC or PS4, which have been the home of gaming VR so far. But just how big is this computing power difference?

FinchShift 6DoF Controllers To Work With Any Vive Wave Headset, Demo At CES

UploadVR

Finch Technologies announced today that it partnered by HTC to allow their 6DoF controllers to be compatible with any VIVE Wave headset. Qualcomm also tested the controllers and confirmed their compatibility with its VR845 reference headset. VIVE Wave is HTC’s platform (OS, runtime & SDK) for standalone VR headsets. It has already been adopted by 15 hardware manufacturers (mostly in China).

From Other Suns Livestream: Co-Op Looting And Shooting

UploadVR

For the full list of all of our livestreams scheduled for this week, as well as archived footage after the stream has happened, check out the schedule right here. There are so many good VR games out there these days that it’s incredibly easy for things to go under the radar. Sometimes a great game will come out at the wrong time or alongside a bevvy of other new releases and it just doesn’t get the attention that it deserves.

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