Mon.Feb 11, 2019

Budget Airline easyJet Packs Augmented Reality Luggage Checking Feature into Its Mobile App

Next Reality AR

Mobile app publishers are using augmented reality to solve everyday measurement problems from measuring the length or height of items to previewing furniture in the home.

Oculus Quest Touch Controllers Hit FCC Preceding Spring 2019 Launch

Road to VR

Oculus Quest may not have a specific release date yet, although now that both the headset and its Touch controllers have undergone FCC testing, there’s little left standing in the way of the headset’s launch this Spring.

Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

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Red, Chuck, Bomb, and the Blues face-off against their piggy nemeses in VR for the first-time. So many green pigs, so little time… Rovio and Resolution Games’ fully immersive version of their popular Angry Birds franchise is now available on the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift.

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Windows VR Will Soon Run Regular Desktop Apps like Photoshop in VR

Road to VR

The first chunk of February came with good news for those with Windows VR headsets.

New Video from Microsoft's Alex Kipman Delivers Teaser for HoloLens 2 at Mobile World Congress

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If there was a version of the Doomsday Clock for counting down the release of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, then the caretakers of that imaginary clock would move the minute hand to "one minute to midnight."

Fitness Startup YUR Introduces VR Calorie Tracker

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The future of fitness could be virtual thanks to companies such as YUR. YUR, short for “why you are,” wants to make fitness more entertaining and accessible, starting with their first product — the YURfit Plug-in, which will track the calories you burn while playing in VR.

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Microsoft Video Teases Likely HoloLens 2 Reveal at MWC Later This Month

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Microsoft is starting to ramping up the teasing for its upcoming press event at MWC on the 24th. A new video today all but confirms that we’ll be seeing HoloLens 2 (or whatever the next iteration is called) at that event.

Demystifying Media

Tech Trends VR

How can we use technology to tell compelling and worthwhile stories, engage audiences, and make a living in the bargain? Those were some of the questions I got to explore during a recent visit to the University of Oregon. Fellow Brit Damian Radcliffe, who is the Carolyn S.

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Oculus To Reveal Zelda-Esque VR Game From Left 4 Dead Dev At GDC

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Left4Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios has yet another Oculus Rift game in development. This one sounds like it takes inspiration from one of gaming’s most beloved franchises. Head of VR Nate Mitchell teased the game in an Oculus Blog post today.

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Beat Saber increases controller motion limits because pros are too fast

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Popular virtual reality game Beat Saber has been updated with, among other things, increased controller motion limits. This change is only relevant to the best players, the experts who, the developers explain, exceed “what we thought was humanly possible.”

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Oculus Returns To E3 2019 With ‘The Latest From Studios’

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Oculus confirmed today that it’s returning to E3 for the first time in two years. E3 is one of the biggest events on the gaming calendar, bringing together major publishers and developers to make announcements.

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HoloLens 2 teaser leaves a lot to the imagination

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It may not have a foldable smartphone to reveal, but Microsoft will nonetheless be at MWC 2019 with some new technology to show off. The company today teased its announcement, and though the teaser it published was vague, it seems to have something to do with HoloLens.

Facebook’s Head Of VR Product: ‘New Tech’ Soon For Rift, ‘Surprises’ At GDC

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A blog post from Oculus co-founder and Head Of VR Product Nate Mitchell promises big reveals in the coming months.

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Why MR Is The Main Attraction In An XR World

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Paramount's resident Futurist, Ted Schilowitz, on why the future of VR is MR

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Steam Awards 2018 Finds Its VR Game Of The Year

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After months of user-voting, Valve finally announced its Steam Awards 2018 winners this month. It was Bethesda’s Skyrim VR that took home the award for VR Game of the Year.

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#733: Community Media PublicVR Labs + How Hyperlocal Organizing is an Emerging Trend for Brands

Voices of VR

Kathy Bisbee started the first publicly funded VR lab called PublicVR Lab, and she’s leading an initiative for the 1500 community media centers in the. Podcast Archive

New PSVR Controllers May Include Trigger Resistance, Hand Detection

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Sony’s rumored new PSVR controllers have returned in two new patents, sporting some interesting features. We first spotted these new controllers in a patent published in January 2018. Judging by the documents, they ditch the glowing orb seen on the original PlayStation Move controllers. Perhaps most excitingly, though, they also feature analog sticks. The current Moves don’t have any such sticks, which has made moving around in VR quite tricky for the last three years.

#734: AR + Projection Map Storytelling with “The Dial:” Blending Layers of Digital Reality

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Your brain can fuse together so many different layers of reality so seamlessly that it’s quite flexible and capable of blending the digital and the. Podcast Archive

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VR MMO OrbusVR Developer “Definitely Looking Into” Oculus Quest Port

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The developer of OrbusVR stated on Twitter that they are “ definitely looking into Oculus Quest support “ OrbusVR is the first true VR MMO, currently available on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Orbus was launched by a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2017.

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Why I’m Excited for VR in 2019

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This morning, we gave the VR community a sneak peek of what you can expect from Oculus at GDC. With new Oculus Quest demos and

Community Download: Do You Use Viveport?

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Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. PC gaming is in a weird spot right now.

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Join Us at GDC, PAX East, and E3!

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GDC 2019 is just over a month away, and we’re excited to give you some details on what we’re up to. Head of VR Product

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Contractors VR: Beginner’s Guide To Playing The Fast-Paced VR FPS

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Contractors VR , a fresh FPS that originally launched in early-access back in December, is quickly rising in popularity thanks to its superb graphical fidelity and fluid controls. If you’re sick of Onward and Pavlov , Contractors VR blends the two together into something that lets you enjoy the best of Onward’s tactical pliability and Pavlov’s snappy cadence in a cleaner, better curated package. When you first start up Contractors, you might have a few questions about how it operates.

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Is VR Set To Revolutionize In Online Casinos?

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Gambling happens to be among the most established businesses across the globe. It has started growing even more since the latter half of the 20th century, and has grown more and more in the last few decades. With the advent of the internet, gambling has even gone online. These days, VR (Virtual Reality) has turned into of the newest fads in the tech industry. It is proving to be among the most cutting-edge technological advances in the world of gaming.