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World of Tanks App Lets You Relive Military Battles in Augmented Reality

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Despite the popularity of Pokémon GO, augmented reality gaming hasn't quite caught on yet. The makers of the popular World of Tanks game aren't taking a shot at Niantic's crown yet, but they are looking at giving spectators a new way to watch the game.

Apple Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics

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Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup focused on holographic display and storage technology. The move is the latest development in a years-long string of acquisitions, patents, and hirings by the company focused on augmented and virtual reality technology.

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Jaunt Shows Off New Augmented Reality 360-degree Full Body Selfies

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Jaunt made its name as a creator of 360-degree videos and cinematic VR experiences. But under new management, the company has shifted its focus to supplying mixed reality technology to other companies.

Imogen Heap VR Concert Experience to Land on ‘TheWaveVR’ August 31st

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Imogen Heap, the Grammy-award winning musician, is following in the footsteps of TOKiMONSTA, Ash Koosha, and The Glitch Mob with a social VR concert experience, hosted on TheWaveVR platform soon.

VR Game Releases For September 2018

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is September’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too. August was a huge month for VR.

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San Diego’s Nanome, Inc. Releases “World’s First VR-STEM Software” for Free Download

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The first collaborative VR molecular modelling application was released yesterday, August 29, to encourage hands-on chemistry experimentation. It is open-source so it’s free for download now on Oculus and Steam products. Nanome, Inc.,

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San Diego’s Nanome Inc. Releases Collaborative VR-STEM Software For Free

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The first collaborative VR molecular modeling application was released yesterday, August 29, to encourage hands-on chemistry experimentation. The open-source tool is free for download now on Oculus and Steam. Nanome Inc. ,

Mozilla’s ‘Hubs’ Gets More Useful With Instant Media and 3D Model Imports

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Mozilla’s Hubs is a WebVR based VR chatroom that anyone can join on a wide range of devices just by plugging a URL into their web browser. A new update to the platform now allows instant importing of media and 3D models to be shared with everyone in the room, giving Hubs a big usability boost.

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Acer Reveals First Windows MR Headset With Detachable Design

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The customizable OJO 500 includes a removable lens and head strap for a more comfortable and hygienic VR for consumers and businesses.

Oculus to Donate Rift & Go to Learning Institutions Across Seattle, Taiwan, & Japan

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Oculus recently announced the’ll be expanding their educational pilot program by donating Oculus Rift and Oculus Go headsets to a number of educational institutions across Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle.

VR Car Viewer RelayCars Is Heading To Magic Leap

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One of the first third-party applications for the Magic Leap One AR headset has been announced. RelayCars, the virtual car viewer that’s been available on the Gear VR as well as other VR headsets for a few years now, will soon be coming to the device, which itself launched earlier this month.

‘Golem’ on Track for 2018 Launch, Affirms Highwire Games

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Despite several delays under its belt, Golem , a unique looking VR adventure title headed to PSVR, is on track to launch in 2018, affirms developer Highwire Games.

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GIPHY World Might Be VR’z Strangest App, But You Should Try It

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The Microsoft Paper Clip is talking to me. Or at least a more colorful version of him is. He’s ordering me to paint pizza around the room and I have no choice but to comply, so I do.

‘Creed: Rise to Glory’ Slated to Launch Next Month, Pre-orders Now Live

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Survios, the studio behind Raw Data (2017) and Sprint Vector (2018) , are getting ready to release their next big VR title soon, which puts you in the boxing ring as underdog Adonis Creed on his quest to become the light heavyweight champ of the world.

Promising VR Adventure Unknown Fate Is Out Next Month

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There’s one more game to add to our list of big fall releases. Marslit Games’ promising VR adventure, Unknown Fate, is coming next month. The game, which is published by 1C Company, arrives on September 6th for $14.99

Magic Leap’s First Developer Conference is Coming to L.A. in October

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Magic Leap, the Florida-based AR company behind the Magic Leap One headset , just announced the dates of the first developers conference. Dubbed L.E.A.P. Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Program), the conference will be taking place October 9th – 10th in Los Angeles, California.

London’s Raindance Film Festival Welcomes 33 VR Experiences Next Month

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Next month’s Raindance Film Festival will bring some of the best VR experiences from events like Tribeca and Sundance to London for the first time. The festival this week announced 33 different VR experiences that will be on display in the UK capital from September 26th to October 7th.

The Rahotep Experience: AR as a tool to enhance the museum visitor experience

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AR as a tool to enhance the museum visitor experience. By Mohammad Nabil, Digital Heritage Research Manager, The Wall of Knowledge Project Manager, Bibliotheca Alexandrina CULTNAT. Quick Summary. AR has the potential to solve museum visitors’ interpretation challenges.

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The VR Download Episode 1: Fraggin’ Fun With Firewall

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For too long there has been a void in your life. You play VR, talk VR, see VR, but do you listen VR? We highly doubt it. And that’s why we’ve set out on a mission to bring you the best, most informative, and very likely the dumbest VR podcast in all of the non-existent metaverse.

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Apple takes a step towards its own version of Google Glass

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There's long been murmurs about Apple making its own augmented reality glasses, like Google Glass, and its latest acquisition is another step towards that. Apple has acquired Denver-based AR lens startup Akonia Holographics , according to a report by Reuters.

L.E.A.P. Conference: Magic Leap Now Accepting Applications For October Event

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Creators focused on augmented reality have a chance to attend a conference to learn more about the Magic Leap One Creator Edition and how to build software for the headset. The two-day event is being called the L.E.A.P Conference and it will be held Oct. 9 and 10 in Los Angeles. Applications will be accepted all the way until Oct. 3, but space is limited and Magic Leap will individually approve folks who get the chance to actually register.

#691: Using VR to Cultivate Culture Against Sexual Assault

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Morgan Mercer’s Vantage Point is creating virtual reality training experiences in order to cultivate the skills to break the stigma around sexual assault and and. Podcast Archive

Oculus Bringing Windlands 2, Seeking Dawn And More To PAX West

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Earlier this month we reported that Oculus would be bringing the first playable demo of Insomniac Games’ Stormlands to PAX West in Seattle this weekend. That’s not all the company has planned for the event, though. Rift is also showcasing a handful of apps both old and new at the VR Freeplay area, including Psytec Games’ upcoming Windlands 2 (which has been under wraps since its initial announcement late last year) and new games like Seeking Dawn and Torn.

FireSprite Teasing Something ‘Persistence Related’ For Today

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We may all be lost in Firewall Zero Hour at the moment but we certainly shouldn’t forget about the other best VR game of the year so far, The Persistence. In fact, developer FireSprite is promising some news for its sci-fi horror today. Yesterday, the studio took to Twitter to tease “something cool” to announce later today (August 30th) that’s “Persistence related…” complete with a Mr. Burns GIF. It’s high time we announced something cool, right?