Fri.Jan 25, 2019

Oculus Just Made It Easier to Screencast Mobile VR Sessions to Your Phone

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Oculus released screencasting in beta late last year, and while it’s been a great way of letting someone outside of VR see what’s happening during a VR session, the company just made this a lot easier in a recent update to the Oculus Mobile app.

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Animated VR Story Gloomy Eyes Adds Colin Farrell As Narrator

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Colin Farrell will narrate the animated VR project Gloomy Eyes.

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EMBODY Brings Cooperative VR Well-Being To Sundance

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Transform a surreal digital environment with your own body while enhancing your well-being in this social VR experience.

USA Today Scores Points with NHL Fans via Augmented Reality Profile of Capitals Star

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If you've blocked out your calendar to watch the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, then you might be excited to know that USA Today has given its readers the opportunity to meet Washington Capital's John Carlson in augmented reality.

CreativeXR 2019 Offers UK VR/AR Devs Up To £20,000 In Funding

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Looking to develop your dream VR app but don’t have the funds to get started? Live in the UK? CreativeXR might be for you. Applications for the 2019 edition of the immersive tech initiative opened this week.

Oculus Quest Experience ‘The Under Presents’ Debuts at Sundance 2019

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Oculus today announced that it’s bringing two VR experiences to this year’s Sundance Film Festival— the previously announced Traveling While Black for Oculus Go & Rift, and the newly unveiled The Under Presents for Oculus Quest. The Under Presents.

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Colin Farrell Narrates VR Series ‘Gloomy Eyes’, Debuting at Sundance 2019

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Colin Farrell ( The Lobster, In Bruges ) is lending his voice to a new three-part VR animated series called Gloomy Eyes , the first installment of which is making its premier at Sundance Film Festival 2019, Variety reports.

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Facebook Patents ‘Small Form Factor’ AR Display With ‘Large Field of View’

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Facebook won a patent for an augmented reality display “with small form factor, a large field of view, and a large eyebox” Current augmented reality displays either have a small field of view or small form factor- but not both. The Magic Leap One for example is relatively compact with a horizontal field of view of 40 degrees. Leap Motion’s Project North Star design achieves 100 degrees, but is significantly bulkier.

This Week In XR: Back From The Dead, Is 2019 VR's Big Year, AI Character Stars At Sundance

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MelodyVR Making New Version Of VR Concert App For ‘Forthcoming Oculus Device’

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It sure sounds like MelodyVR is coming to Oculus Quest at some point this year. In a recent update on the London Stock Exchange , MelodyVR owner EVR Holdings announced “an addendum to its distribution agreement” with Facebook. The update states that the company will release a new version of its platform for “a forthcoming Oculus Device.” ” No prizes for guessing what that probably is.