Tue.Jun 18, 2019

Introducing The Nominees For The 2019 VR Awards


VR hardware is front and center at this year’s festivities following the release of Oculus Quest and HP Reverb. AIXR has announced the 2019 nominees for their third annual international VR Awards , an event dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements in the VR industry. The award ceremony recognizes multiple achievements in VR, such as hardware advancements, gaming, film, social experience, and marketing to name a few.

Snapchat Showcases Its Creative Chops at Cannes Lion with Marker Tracking & Landmarker AR Lens

Next Reality AR

One of the most prestigious annual events for the advertising industry, the Cannes Lions is the ideal backdrop for Snapchat to show the brands and agencies in attendance what it's got. On Monday, Snap did just that by opening an augmented reality exhibit at the La Malmaison art gallery featuring the digital creations of innovative Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel.

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Our First Look At Halo Outpost Discovery’s Location-Based VR Experience


New gameplay footage of Halo: Training Grounds reveals intense close-quarters VR combat. Halo Outpost Discovery , a touring Halo-themed fan experience, will soon make its first planned stop in Orlando, Florida this July, bringing with it a wide variety of attractions, competitions, and exhibits; all centered around the infamous video game franchise. Included in these offerings is the first-ever competitive Halo VR experience, Halo: Training Grounds.

Magic Leap Takes Nreal to Court Over Trade Secrets Theft

Next Reality AR

In a legal brief entered on Monday, Florida-based startup Magic Leap has filed suit against the founder of Nreal, a former employee of Magic Leap, claiming that the company's Nreal Light smartglasses were built using Magic Leap's intellectual property. The documents, which were filed with U.S.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Virtuix Debuts ‘VR Arena’ Attraction at Dave & Buster’s Austin Location

Road to VR

Virtuix, the company behind the VR treadmill Virtuix Omni , debuted their previously announced VR eSports attraction ‘Omniverse VR Arena’ at the Dave & Buster’s location in Austin, Texas this past week. The location-based attraction accommodates up to four players, and currently features four games at the VR Arena in Austin, with the promise of more coming soon; games are said to last 15 to 20 minutes.

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Xbox Game Studios Has (inadvertently?) Acquired Heaps of VR Development Talent

Road to VR

A year ago, in response to Sony consistently delivering high-quality exclusives for PS4, Microsoft made a commitment to rejuvenating its first-party game development efforts and went on a shopping spree, acquiring a handful of respected studios to bolster its first-party game development talent under the Xbox Game Studios banner. Whether purposeful or not, almost half of the studios now belonging to Xbox Game Studios have had a hand in VR development.

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Magic Leap Claims He Stole Augmented Reality Ideas as an Employee, but Who Is Chi Xu, the Founder of Nreal?

Next Reality AR

When I first found out about Nreal, back in the spring of 2018, the most interesting thing about the company's story was the founder's background. Chi Xu, the CEO and founder of Nreal, previously worked at Magic Leap as a software engineer. Earlier this year, when I met Xu a second time in Barcelona, Spain at Mobile World Congress (our first meeting was last year, in Silicon Valley), I asked him why he decided to leave Magic Leap. He declined to answer that question.

Mona Lisa VR Experience Coming To Louvre Museum, Viveport


A new VR experience coming to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France virtualizes of one of the most iconic paintings in history. Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass is due to arrive at the landmark institution on October 24. As the name suggests, the piece takes an in-depth look at the painting from storied artist, Leonardo da Vinci. It will feature as part of an exhibition commemorating the artist on the 500th anniversary of his death.

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‘Vacation Simulator’ Launches Today on PSVR

Road to VR

Job Simulator (2016), the popular simulator parody game from Owlchemy Labs, served up a sequel on PC VR headsets back in April—its more laid-back cousin Vacation Simulator (2019). Starting today, users on PSVR can get into fun too, and just in time for the summer vacation season. In case you haven’t heard, Vacation Simulator is a bit different from its whimsical, career-minded predecessor.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Watch VR Help Visualize One Of John Wick 3’s Biggest Fight Scenes


Shooting John Wick movies no doubt takes months of physical training, stunt coordination and dedication. But did you know John Wick 3 also had a little help from VR? Artist Alex Nice recently shared his work on the new movie. Specifically, Nice shared the below video in which VR was used to visualize one of its biggest set pieces. In the movie, Keanu (we just call him Keanu now) faces off with a pair of knife-wielding martial artists that send him flying through a glass trophy case or two.

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EON Reality Establishes Augmented and Virtual Reality Center in the Republic of Moldova with Business Group Stati Holding

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The partnership will establish an Interactive Digital Center located in Chisinau, providing exclusive technological access for the region. IRVINE, CA, June 7, 2019 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, together with Stati Holding, today announces the establishment of an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova.

Lawsuit Alleges Nreal Founder Copied Ideas After Leaving Magic Leap


Well-funded augmented reality startup Magic Leap filed a lawsuit against competing startup Nreal and its founder Chi Xu. The suit alleges that Chi Xu worked at Magic Leap as a software engineer between July 2015 and August 2016 and that he signed “a Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement (‘PIIA’) that contained a broad proscription against the improper use or disclosure of any of Magic Leap’s confidential and proprietary information during or after his employment.”

EON Reality UK, The Landing and KPMG Manchester Discuss VR, AR and The Future

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Earlier in the year, the UK team worked with Accelerate Places in Manchester, a co-working hub in the city center, to develop fireside breakfast discussions about the future of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR). Alongside UK peers and startups in the AVR industry ?— such as the immersive businesses at The Landing in MediaCityUK who’ve just received investment for their Government-backed Digital Catapult space in Salford ?—

Journey of the Gods Review: A Legendary Quest


Journey of the Gods is a delightful game. Taking heavy inspiration from The Legend of Zelda franchise, Turtle Rock Studios has crafted a polished and well-rounded action adventure that takes you across a variety of biomes wielding a sword, shield, and cross-buy as you battle back dozens of dangerous beasts. While technically playable seated or standing stationary, moving around in full roomscale is when the game really comes alive.

Putting Technology First at Confidustria Emilia

EON Reality

EON Reality Italy’s Interactive Digital Center (IDC) at the Worklife Hub serves as an ideal meeting point for open innovation and events. One example of this was Confidustria Emilia’s recent event dedicated to the supply chains within the Emilia-Romagna territory ?— along with themes of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) as enabling technologies of Industry 4.0.

New Shadow Point Video Digs Into Playing Characters In VR


Shadow Point , the latest VR adventure from Coatsink, has been available for a few weeks now. It’s a typically enamoring game from the UK-based studio, with wholesome visuals and music. One of its best components, though, is its starring character, Lorna. She’s a fighty youngster, trapped in time. As the video below shows, Coatsink brought her to virtual life in a unique way. As you jump between dimensions at different points in time, you meet several incarnations of the character.

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Bologna IDC Celebrates 200 years of US Embassy in Firenze

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The US Embassy in Firenze (Florence), Italy, opened its doors for an incredible double-centenary celebration, and EON Reality Italia was asked to represent the high-technology presence in the region of Emilia-Romagna at the forum titled ‘United States of Bologna.’. Part of the ‘Insieme 200’ or ‘Together 200’ initiative, the event showcased and represented an impressive bilateral relationship which covers trade, culture, commerce, and education.

Swords of Gargantua Livestream – Sword Fighting On Oculus Quest


Curious about how we livestream the way we do? Then look no further than this handy guide for general tips and this guide specific to our Oculus Quest setup. Now that E3 is behind us we can look at the VR gaming landscape as it exists today instead of being pre-occupied with what isn’t out yet. To do that, we’re gonna take a look back at an Oculus Quest game that released just before gaming’s biggest event: Swords of Gargantua.

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EON Reality joins the Commercial Aviation Manufacturers Association of South Africa (CAMASA)

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EON Reality’s Tshwane IDC in South Africa has become a full member of CAMASA (Commercial Aviation Manufacturers Association of South Africa). CAMASA is a joint initiative of industry and government that represents the business interests of the sector, with a view to significant export growth. For EON Reality, being a member of this association has placed us within the reach of big Aviation Industry players. For more information on CAMASA members, please visit this link. More on CAMASA here.

6 of the best VPNs for your iPhone

Mashable VR

VPNs are great tools for anyone concerned about diminishing privacy on the internet. These days, it's difficult to surf the web without leaving behind a trail of your activity. While there's certainly no foolproof privacy option, VPNs are a popular way to shroud your web identity, and they're available for almost any device that connects to the internet, including iOS devices like the iPhone. SEE ALSO: The best VPN for Amazon Prime Video 2019: How to watch US Amazon Prime Video in the UK.