Thu.Jul 18, 2019

Neuralink announces new BCI: why us VR people should care

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, finally Elon Musk has detailed in a public event the work that its secretive BCI startup Neuralink has done in these two years of stealth mode.

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Microsoft Uses HoloLens 2 to Demo Multi-Language Speaking Avatar That Looks Just Like You

Next Reality AR

It's always great to see a company pull off a bit of augmented reality magic, but what we see is not always what it's cracked up to be.

This Psychedelic AR Book Cover Is Turning Heads Online

VRScout

Forget the old phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”. UK-based artist Alexander Ward was shocked to see his AR-enabled cover for Allowah Lani’s book I am love was circulating online.

‘Blood & Truth’ Free Demo Lands on PSVR Today

Road to VR

If you were skeptical about the $40 price tag on Sony’s latest PSVR exclusive, Blood & Truth (2019), the company has some good news: you can now play a healthy slice of the game for free starting today.

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Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2

VRScout

Microsoft’s Japanese-speaking hologram steals the show at Inspire 2019. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headset was front-and-center at the 2019 Inspire conference as the company showcased their latest advancements in artificial intelligence as well as mixed reality hologram technology.

Indie VR Gem ‘Racket: NX’ Launches on Quest with Cross-platform Multiplayer

Road to VR

Indie VR gem Racket: NX (2018) launches today on Oculus Quest with cross-platform multiplayer with the Rift version of the game.

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‘Echo VR’ Update Brings Undersea Lobby, Skirmish Zone, & New Customizations

Road to VR

Echo VR , the hub for both ‘Echo Arena’ and ‘Echo Combat’, got a sizeable update today with a revamped lobby which turns zero-G into under-the-sea. A new Skirmish zone lets players hop into pick-up battles for practice before diving into matches.

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TIME Immersive VR/AR Mobile App Launches by Landing on the Moon

Peter Graham

One of the most famous print magazines in the world, TIME, has launched a new way to consume is journalism, augmented reality (AR).

HoloLens 2: Text-To-Speech Holograms Speaking Japanese With Mixed Reality

UploadVR

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Viro Move is the Latest VR Experience to Make you Sweat

Peter Graham

There seem to be an ever-growing number of virtual reality (VR) releases which want to prove how healthy (and sweaty) VR gaming can make you. Beat Saber , BoxVR and Audica are just some of these experiences combining music a movement to provide an exciting way of burning a few calories.

Gorn Review (Free Lives) – Rift, Vive, Index

UploadVR

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MR App Holo4Labs Expands Utility of HoloLens

ARPost

Microsoft’s HoloLens is quickly emerging as the industry standard for mixed reality in the workplace. However, there is still a lot that it can’t do. After all, XR technology is still working at catching up to our desires and imaginations.

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PSVR Exclusive Blood & Truth Gets Demo, Free DLC Info Soon

UploadVR

Haven’t picked up blockbuster PSVR exclusive, Blood & Truth yet? You can give it a try for free from today. The Sony London-developed shooter is getting a free demo on the PlayStation Store. It lets you play through the game’s first level at no extra cost. In the first mission, you step back in time to become Special Forces soldier Ryan Marks. Your objective is to rescue a captive ally, achieved by basically shooting everyone in sight.

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How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

TechCrunch VR

Cyrus Radfar. Contributor. Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor. Will tech companies change the way we manage our health? Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive.

Microsoft has a hologram that translates talks into another language

Slashgear

Holograms performing on stage in lieu of the unavailability of certain personalities isn’t unheard of but, given the context, it isn’t always considered appropriate either. That doesn’t mean, however, that there isn’t room for such holograms in the near future.

Microsoft Joins Google, HTC Vive, Facebook, Samsung, and Sony as an XR Association Member

Peter Graham

Formerly called the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), today the XR Association (XRA) has announced that Microsoft has joined as a member company alongside founding members HTC Vive, Sony, Google, Facebook, and Samsung.

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Top 30 Oculus Quest Games

PartVR

After seeing the top games launched with the Quest , we wanted to show the best games for the Oculus Quest currently. There are many games to choose from and others that are currently being beta tested. As more and more games are launched, here is our choice for the top Oculus Quest Games.

Belgium’s GameForce and R.A.V.E.N. to Hold VR Tournament Starting Next Month

Peter Graham

Love virtual reality (VR) and kick-ass on titles like Beat Saber and Onward? Well if you live in Europe – close to Belgium preferably – then pay close attention, because GameForce , the largest gaming expo in Belgium, and R.A.V.E.N. , a specialist in VR experiences have announced the Belgian Championship VR, where successful players have a chance of winning part of a €2,000 EUR prize pool.

What is Augmented Reality? (Book Excerpt)

AR Insider

What’s AR’s potential impact from business and cultural standpoints? This is a key theme in Yoni Binstock’s What is Augmented Reality? Interviewing AR industry innovators and observers, it triangulates AR’s trajectory in a chorus of voices. AR Insider Editor Mike Boland was one of those voices.

Digital Catapult’s Augmentor Programme Returns to Help Early Stage VR/AR Companies

Peter Graham

Digital Catapult, a UK-based digital technology innovation centre which runs initiatives like the CreativeXR programme with Arts Council England has announced the launch of a 12-week accelerator called Augmentor. Supporting early-stage immersive virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies, applications are now open.

AWE EU Tackles Spatial Transformation

AR Insider

AWE EU is the top XR conference, with the possible exception of AWE’s flagship show in Santa Clara, CA each spring. The European version packs up the AWE playbook, team and speaker caliber and brings it to Munich in October.

Review: GORN

Peter Graham

The human race is at a point in its evolution of moral standards where blood sports such as ancient Roman gladiatorial combat has become obscene and abhorred.

‘Racket: Nx’ Squashes the Limits of VR Sports—Now on Quest

Oculus

When Racket: Nx launched on Rift, Road to VR singled it out with an overall score of 8.8/10 for “impressive visuals and a heart-thumping soundtrack

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‘Dance Central’ Scales Up: Harmonix Adds Three New Tracks + More UI Options

Oculus

Since coming to Oculus Quest as a Day 1 launch title with a simultaneous release on the Rift Platform, Dance Central has charmed long-time fans