Mon.Jan 13, 2020

CES 2020: A Reality Check For The VR And AR Industries


CES is a strange conference. Across endless aisle after endless aisle a mixture of companies looking for suppliers, distributors, press or investment present wares in hope of making the year ahead one of major success for their business.

NEWVIEW 2019 VR Award Winners Announced In Tokyo


The international art, culture, and fashion VR competition hosted at PARCO Shibuya on Dec. 15 announces its official award winners , including a Gold Prize of $20,000.

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Half-Life: Alyx Leak Shows New Enemies And Environments


Tyler McVicker from Valve News Network posted some new screenshots he says are from Half-Life: Alyx showcasing some new environments and enemy designs. The screenshots were revealed today in a video on the Valve News Network YouTube channel.

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Triton VR Brings Multiplayer Location-Based VR To Quest, Free Alpha Available


At-home location-based entertainment finally arrives with this standalone competitive experience. One of the most attractive aspects of the Oculus Quest is the ability to access VR anywhere at any time without the need of a bulky gaming PC or external sensors.

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Pimax Moves All Customer Support Back To China


In an interview with MRTV earlier this month, Pimax COO Kevin Henderson revealed that the company is moving customer support back to China. Pimax is a company which sells wide field of view PC VR headsets to enthusiasts.

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AR and MR Headsets and Glasses 2019 and 2020 Overview


2019 was a big year for XR headsets, applications, and technology. Here, we’ll be taking a look at the AR and MR headsets and glasses that caught our attention in 2019 and that we’ll be keeping an eye on going into 2020.

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Bigscreen Cinema’s Partnership With Paramount Continues Adding More Content

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Last month Bigscreen continued its rollout of new features for 2019 with the addition of Bigscreen Cinema, partnering with Paramount Pictures to bring a selection of its movies onto the virtual reality (VR) app. Bigscreen has now revealed what new movies will be coming in the following weeks as well as what’s being worked on.

Top 10 Oculus Quest Accessories And Add-Ons


The Oculus Quest is one of the hottest VR headsets available on the market right now. Out of the box, the Quest comes with everything you need to get started.

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HTC Vive Pro Sees Permanent Price Drop Starting From £599

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During CES 2020 last week HTC Vive was noticeably absent when in previous years the company has made quite the effort, last year in particular, revealing Vive Cosmos and the Vive Pro Eye.

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Community Download: What Does The Future Hold For HTC In VR?


Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

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What Do 5 Million PSVRs Mean?

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Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

Electromagnetic Anti-Occlusion Tracking For Pico Neo 2 – UploadVR @ CES


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EON Reality Adds Former Magic Leap SVP and Academy Award Winner John Gaeta to Advisory Board

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The inventor of The Matrix’s “Bullet Time” joins EON Reality to assist in business and creative strategy.

PlayStation Will Skip E3 In 2020, For The Second Year In A Row


For the second year in a row, PlayStation will skip E3 in 2020 and will not have a presence on the show floor. In previous years, PlayStation had hosted a press conference alongside a large booth with demos of upcoming hardware and games, playable at the three-day expo.

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Living in a Post-Scarcity World of Technology, with You Are Here Labs' John Buzzell

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We live in a three-dimensional world, and according to today's guest -- You Are Here Labs president John Buzzell -- our computers are finally starting to catch up with that. John shoots the proverbial breeze with Alan on how spatial computing is going to fundamentally change our relationship with computers, and thus, our relationship with the world. Alan: My name is Alan Smithson, your host for the XR for Business Podcast.

The Lion King VFX Supervisor: VR Filmmaking ‘Is Here To Stay’


Jon Favreau’s live action remake of The Lion King was one of the most technically astonishing films of 2019. It also marked a milestone for VR, as Favreau and his crew used VR to visualize scenes before committing them to film. According to one of the film’s senior VFX supervisors, this technique is here to stay. That is according to Rob Legato, who spoke to Cinema Blend about the process.

MIT ‘Reality Hack’ XR Hackathon Runs From January 16-20


MIT is hosting an event called the MIT ‘Reality Hack XR Hackathon between the 16th and 20th of January. The event is aimed at bringing people who work, study or are interested in VR and AR, requiring them to collaborate and compete in workshops over a 3-day hackathon, after which their work will be judged at a public expo.