Fri.Aug 31, 2018

Magic Leap Releases Helio Experiments Demos, Finally Gives Us the Infamous AR Whale

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You want whales? Ok, you'll get whales! That seems to be the unspoken message from Magic Leap via its latest update in the form of several new experiments posted inside its Helio app.

7Invensun will provide eye-tracking for many worldwide XR devices

The Ghost Howls

I have many sweet memories of my trip to China. One of the best of them is when in Beijing I visited the company 7Invensun , a worldwide excellence in eye tracking.

ARKit App WiARframe Wants to Be the Destination for AR Prototyping & Discovery

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A new app for iPhones and iPads gives developers a sandbox for testing their AR experiences and sharing them with the world.

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Watch the ‘Real’ Magic Leap Whale Take Flight in ‘Helio’ Web Experiment

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Back in 2016, Magic Leap released a video clip of a breaching augmented reality whale as a backdrop to their freshly redesigned website, something meant to grab the attention of prospective investors, developers, and consumers alike.

Samsung Sends Family Guy into Augmented Reality to Showcase Connected Home Products

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On Friday, at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Samsung invited attendees into the residence of Family Guy's Griffin family to learn all about its "smart home" products via augmented reality. "If

Google’s Next VR Spotlight Story Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

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Google’s Spotlight Story series of gorgeously animated 360-degree videos has produced some of the best-looking experiences you can have inside a VR headset. Its latest entry, Age of Sail, is no exception.

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The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 08/26/18

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The big week is finally here! First Contact’s Firewall Zero Hour is now available on PSVR. But, as it turns out, that’s far from all that’s releasing on the headset this week. We’ve also got a suite of other big launches, each of which looks worth your time in their own right.

Imogen Heap Performs A Holographic VR Concert Tonight On TheWaveVR

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Catch a mind-bending live show of the grammy award-winning singer-songwriter via a cutting-edge holographic VR performance. English singer-songwriter, record producer, audio engineer, and electronic music pioneer, Imogen Jennifer Heap, is known best for her unique, spacey sound.

Watch A Live Imogen Heap Performance Tonight From Inside TheWaveVR

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Yesterday, Oculus announced a special concert taking place today inside TheWaveVR featuring Grammy award-winning artist, Imogen Heap. It feels like a match-made in electronic music heaven.

The Elevator Pitch For "The Lion King" (True Story)

Charlie Fink

The true story of how a 27-year-old junior executive at Disney created "The Lion King

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The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 08/26/18

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While PSVR players are jumping into Firewall Zero Hour, it’s actually not a bad week for new releases on PC, either. We’ve got some really intriguing pieces to check out on Rift and Vive, two of which are free. Hurrah for free! Torn, from Aspyr. Price: £29.99 ( Rift , Vive ).

Downward Spiral: Horus Station’s PSVR Version Dated

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Last week’s PlayStation Blog suggested that the PSVR port of 3rd Eye Studios’ Downward Spiral: Horus Station would be releasing this week. Well, you actually have to wait just a little while longer. Downward Spiral is now arriving on September 18th with full (and optional) support for PSVR. The console version of the game will support the DualShock 4 and PlayStation Move controllers and will be released for $19.99 / €14.99 / £14.99.

Firewall Zero Hour Devs Are ‘Currently Working On’ Fixes For Squads And Host Disconnects

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According to a new blog post today from First Contact Entertainment, the Firewall Zero Hour developers are “currently working on” fixes for two major issues that have been hot topics with the community all week: squads getting split up during match making and host disconnect issues. In the blog post, the developer explains that they’re “working on various bug fixes and improvements” to the game and specifically names those two issues.

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Over A Dozen New Sessions Added To Oculus Connect 5, Focused On Storytelling

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Facebook’s annual Oculus VR focused press and developer conference is fast-approaching in its 5th installment as Oculus Connect 5. From September 26 – 27 thousands of panelists, executives, media, and developers will descend on the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Now today, over a dozen new sessions have been announced across a wide variety of topics including storytelling, social presence, and diversity.

Marvel Powers United VR Update Will Add New Objectives And Enemies

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On the official Sanzaru Discord channel yesterday, the Marvel Powers United VR developer detailed a forthcoming second update that will target larger gameplay enhancements and improvements, such as new objectives and enemies on missions to add variety. Previously, the first patch mostly focused on an assortment of bug fixes and minor tweaks and was available within weeks of the game’s launch.

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