Wed.Nov 07, 2018

Children's Book Classic Peter Rabbit & Other Tales Come to AR via iOS App

Next Reality AR

The landscape for mobile augmented reality apps is still mostly filled with utility and gaming apps, but a new entrant into the space is looking to pull children into the mix.

Social VR Platform ‘High Fidelity’ to Host Festival in VR Nov. 17th, Win a Rift & Cash Prizes

Road to VR

High Fidelity, the social VR platform headed by Second Life creator Philip Rosedale, will host its first festival completely in virtual reality, which will feature contests, giveaways and live music shows in VR.

Electrical Nose Stimulation Could Let You Smell Anything In VR Without Chemicals Or Refills

UploadVR

Researchers at The Imagineering Institute in Malaysia have demonstrated a technique that would allow smells to be transferred and sensed over the internet. The ‘Digital Smell Interface’ works by direct electrical stimulation of the smell receptor nerves deep in the nose.

HTC is Giving Away ‘Fallout 4 VR’ for Free to New Viveport Subscribers

Road to VR

Starting today, new Viveport Subscription members can count on a free copy of Fallout 4 VR (2017) when you sign up for a three, six, or twelve month prepaid subscription.

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Researchers Develop VR Haptic Feedback System Using Custom Quadcopters

VRScout

Are custom-build drones retrofitted with touchable surfaces the future of VR haptic feedback?

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‘Ready Player One: OASIS Beta’ Gets New Levels in ‘Elite Gunter Edition’ Paid DLC

Road to VR

Ready Player One: OASIS beta launched for free this summer on HTC Vive in tandem with Steven Spielberg’s film Ready Player One (2018).

Apple's Updated Clips App Lets You Put Yourself Inside the World of The Incredibles 2

Next Reality AR

One of Apple's most touted (but seldom seen on social media) apps, Clips, got an update on Wednesday.

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‘ASTRO BOT’ Behind-the-scenes – Insights & Artwork from Sony’s JAPAN Studio

Road to VR

From the very first time we previewed an early build of ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission , it was clear that there was much care and craft behind the work.

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UK-Based VR Website VRFocus Lays Off Staff, Closure Likely

UploadVR

UK-based VR website VRFocus has laid off its entire editorial staff following CEO and Editor in Chief Kevin Joyce’s resignation, UploadVR understands. Yesterday, Joyce posted on Twitter that November 6th was his last day at the company. “It’s never been anything less than a rollercoaster over these past 5 years, and I’d like to thank the many wonderful people I’ve met along the way,” he wrote. Today was my last day as CEO/Editor of @VRFocus.

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Precision OS Offers In-Depth Surgical Training In VR

VRScout

The immersive education platform offers students in-depth surgical simulations complete with real-time feedback. Failing fast and failing often are the best ways to become proficient at a craft.

Vive Studios’ Ready Player One App Is ‘Probably Our Most Downloaded Title’, Premium DLC Launched

UploadVR

Earlier this year HTC partnered with the Ready Player One movie to produce a promotional VR hub called the Oasis. The free app served as a portal to a range of minigames, some tying into the Steven Spielberg-directed movie (which is based on the book of the same name) and others reusing content from previously-published Vive Studios apps. The experience has continued to receive free updates throughout the year but, this week, it’s getting its first premium update.

Ground Runner: Trials speeds and shoots its way out of Early Access to deliver immersive vehicular VR combat

Cats and VR

FPS vehicle-based VR shooter Ground Runner: Trials has left Early Access. Available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality, the game fuses FPS action, intense vehicle combat and hands-only controls to create a truly immersive and intense gaming experience.

Deracine Spoiler Free Walkthrough: How To Solve Every Puzzle

UploadVR

Deracine, the debut VR title from Dark Souls developer From Software is out this week. It’s a bizarre little adventure in which you play as a mystical fairie that takes a liking to a group of kids in a boarding school.

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The Ghost’s Spotlight: oVRshot, Microsoft Maquette and The Great C

The Ghost Howls

Today I inaugurate a new column of this blog called “The Ghost’s Spotlight” in which I try to put the spotlight on some interesting VR projects that I tried or that I got to know.

Announcing our first AWE Tel Aviv Auggie Award Winners

AWE Blog

Startup to Watch and Best in Show Auggie Award presented at inaugural AWE Tel Aviv. Photo by Ezra Levy.

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Challenges of Enterprise Wearables, AR and VR: A Changing Landscape, Budget, Battery, and More

EnterpriseWear

In this largely Q&A-driven panel discussion from last month’s EWTS 2018, Tacit’s Todd Boyd and members of the audience question IT leaders from Worthington Industries, HB Fuller, Ford, JetBlue and The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on the cultural and technical challenges of adopting wearable technologies.

Challenges of Enterprise Wearables, AR and VR: A Changing Landscape, Budget, Battery, and More

EnterpriseWear

In this largely Q&A-driven panel discussion from last month’s EWTS 2018, Tacit’s Todd Boyd and members of the audience question IT leaders from Worthington Industries, HB Fuller, Ford, JetBlue and The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on the cultural and technical challenges of adopting wearable technologies.

Challenges of Enterprise Wearables, AR and VR: A Changing Landscape, Resistance, Battery and More

EnterpriseWear

In this largely Q&A-driven panel discussion from last month’s EWTS 2018, Tacit’s Todd Boyd and members of the audience question IT leaders from Worthington Industries, HB Fuller, Ford, JetBlue and The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on the cultural and technical challenges of adopting wearable technologies.