Sun.Dec 09, 2018

Audi Has Deployed 1,000 VR Showrooms in Dealerships Worldwide

Road to VR

German car maker Audi was quick to see the potential of VR and has been experimenting since the early days of VR’s resurgence to see how the tech could be used to enhance the car buying experience.

Sansar To Host Live VR Comedy Series With YouTube Star Steve Hofstetter

VRScout

The platform is selling tickets and exclusive merchandise for a “Virtual Comedy Experience” like no other. Fans will soon be able to step into a virtual Sansar comedy club and enjoy live stand-up shows by well-known comics such as YouTube personality Steve Hofstetter – for a new event series called “ Comedy Gladiators: a Virtual Comedy Experience.”.

Missed Out on the $350 Black Friday Rift Deal? It’s Back for a Limited Time

Road to VR

Normally priced at $400, the Rift + Touch bundle has returned to its $350 Black Friday pricing for a limited time on Oculus.com and all official online retail partners. The deal ($50 off MSRP) can be found at Oculus.com , Amazon US , NewEgg , Microsoft Store , Microcenter , and B est Buy.

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VR Veterans Found Artie Augmented Reality Avatar Company

UploadVR

The migration of virtual reality veterans to augmented reality continues. A new AR startup dubbed Artie is coming out of stealth mode today in Los Angeles with the aim of giving you artificial intelligence companions in your own home. Armando Kirwin and Ryan Horrigan started the company to use artificial intelligence and augmented reality to build “emotionally intelligent avatars” as virtual companions for people.

AR+VR Weekly: VR headset growth, Audi’s 1000 VR Showrooms & 250M ARCore devices

AWE Blog

Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of Dec 10. Source: Audi. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

Bose Frames Will Bring ‘Audio Augmented Reality’ To $199 Sunglasses

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When most people think of augmented reality , they picture digital words or objects overlaid on whatever real-world scenes they’re seeing through glasses. But Bose announced today that it will offer an “audio AR” alternative called Frames. Offered in larger Alto and smaller Rondo versions, the $199 sunglasses will use integrated speakers to give users location-specific sonic cues as they navigate environments.