Sat.Jan 25, 2020

Sundance: Aquatic VR Experience Simulates Outer Space By Lying You Face-Down In A Pool

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Spaced Out ditches gravity to immerse you in a mind-bending trip through the cosmos.

Mozilla Launches New Introductory WebXR App, ‘Hello WebXR’

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Mozilla launched a new WebXR app called ‘Hello WebXR’, which is compatible with most headsets that use web browsers such as Oculus Browser on the Quest or Google Chrome on PC VR headsets.

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Sundance: Immersive Theater Piece Scarecrow Had Me Hugging A Live Actor In VR

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K’ART’s one-on-one VR theater experience steals the show at Sundance 2020. I’m standing at the center of a massive gray field surrounded by hundreds of equally-uncolorful scarecrows cursed with an eternity of guardianship.

Oculus Introduces Rebuilding Notre Dame VR — Before And After Fire

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It’s been less than a year since the Notre-Dame cathedral’s roof and spire were destroyed in a fire. But Rebuilding Notre Dame will take you back inside one of the world’s great monuments, both before and after the flames.

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This Week In XR: XR Awards, iPhone 12, Lenovo Education, And Snap’s AR Scavenger Hunt

Charlie Fink

Everyone looks good in a tux

Gloomy Eyes, Bro Bots & More Part of Free Mitcham VR Festival

Peter Graham

Over the past year, a project called FilmMerton has been running in the south-west London, UK borough of Merton as a community arts outreach, creating pop-up cinemas and short films curated by the community and guest curators. Closing the event will be the Mitcham VR Festival , a free one-day event with virtual reality (VR) content and 360-degree films.

Unity Updates XR Platform to Improve Multi-Platform Offering on 2019.3, Removes Gear VR & Google VR Support

Peter Graham

Videogame engine Unity has supported the XR industry from the early days of virtual reality (VR) through to the current crop of augmented reality (AR) hardware. That has included a lot of different hardware support, some of which is still relevant while others less so. This week has seen Unity update its XR platform, removing support for some devices whilst reaffirming official functionality for the latest headsets. . Affecting Unity 2019.3

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