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This Guy Is Spending A Full Week In VR, For Science


168 hours. Multiple headsets. One fascinating livestream. What’s the longest amount of time you’ve spent immersed in VR? Three, maybe four hours? Don’t worry, I won’t judge.

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AT&T to Demonstrate Cloud-rendered SteamVR Content Streamed Over 5G

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AT&T, one of the world’s largest telecom companies, this week announced plans to demonstrate cloud-rendered VR content streaming over a 5G network.

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Microsoft Is Bringing Its HoloLens AR Apps To iOS And Android


Microsoft’s Mixed Reality ecosystem is soon to expand to another platform – smartphones. The company announced this week that it’s bringing apps previously designed for HoloLens to iOS and Android. HoloLens is Microsoft’s AR headset. You slip on a pair of glasses that project virtual objects into the real world. The tech uses positional tracking to allow you to walk around and view virtual images as if they were physical objects.

Award-winning Mobile Meditation App ‘Calm’ Comes to Oculus Go & Gear VR

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Rated Apple’s 2017 App of the Year and Google Play’s 2018 Editor’s Choice Award winner, the original mobile version of Calm has celebrated a measure of success over the years with its growing list of soothing guided meditation routines and nighttime stories to put a restless mind to bed.

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How To Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens Mixed Reality Announcement


Sunday at 9 am Pacific Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman will kick off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. We expect announcements detailing Microsoft’s next steps with AR and VR technology and HoloLens. Microsoft refers to the entire spectrum of AR and VR technology as “Mixed Reality.” ” You can watch the presentation live on Microsoft’s website.

Bigscreen Patches Potential Hack That Could Have Spelled Disaster for the Platform

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A team of researchers at the University of New Haven recently uncovered an exploit that could mean a serious security threat to apps built on the Unity game engine.

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‘OrbusVR: Reborn’ Expansion Heads into 4th Beta Weekend Ahead of April Launch

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Orbus Online, the indie studio behind MMORPG OrbusVR , is working on a pretty significant expansion to the base game, dubbed OrbusVR: Reborn. While the expansion is set to launch sometime in April, owners of OrbusVR can hop in starting today for its fourth beta weekend. The studio says in a dev blog the latest beta access period will feature new zones, a new class (Scoundrel), public events, new enemies, new missions, and more.

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Apex Construct Dev Working On ‘Multiple Games’ For Oculus Quest


Oculus Quest’s spring 2019 release window is nearing. Despite this, we still don’t know much about its software line-up. But it looks like at least two games are coming from the makers of Apex Construct. Stockholm-based Fast Travel Games announced this week that it’s working on “multiple games” for the upcoming headset. The studio wouldn’t confirm any details but did say that more information would come “further down the road.”

This Week In XR: VR/AR Lead Fast Company Lists And New HMDs

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Oculus Rift’s 2016 Component Shortage Was Lenses, Book Claims


The Oculus Rift was supposed to launch on March 28th 2016. Founder Palmer Luckey hand delivered the first unit to a customer in Alaska. But most orders weren’t fulfilled until months later- the Rift saw huge shipping delays. At the time of the delays Oculus blamed the issue on a “component shortage” However due to not wanting to hurt supplier relations, did not reveal which component was in short supply.

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‘Calm’ Yourself: Apple’s 2017 App of the Year Available Now on Oculus Go and Gear VR


Thanks to its immersive nature and unique ability to help you block out distractions, VR is a great tool for relaxation and meditation. Today, we

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Marvel Powers United Update Adds Bomb Defuse Mode And More


Yet another new mode and enemy type has been added to Marvel Powers United VR this week. Developer Sanzaru Games just patched the Nuke Defense mode and Data Runner enemy into the Oculus Rift exclusive. In Nuke Defense players must battle their way over to and then deactivate nukes. But, rather than just pressing a button, Nuke Defense takes a page from Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes. Players need to enter a code displayed on a terminal and then pull a corresponding cable.

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9 to 5G: How 5G Will Get to Work


Enterprises are looking to 5G in order to adopt more sophisticated AR/VR and wearable technology solutions for a greater variety of use cases. What is 5G? A network revolution that’s currently in its early stages, 5G (the new mobile standard that will succeed 4G) is an evolving constellation of technologies expected to unlock the ability to use wearable technologies (and other emerging tech) for a much wider range of applications in the workplace.

Gungrave VR Headed To Oculus Rift/HTC Vive Next Month


Iggymob’s less-than-stellar revival of the Gungrave franchise, Gungrave VR , heads to PC VR in March. The game will launch on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on March 6th. It was previously only available on Sony’s PSVR. The base game will cost $24.99 with the add-on episode, Gungrave VR U.N. coming in at $9.99. A package containing both of them costs $29.74. In Gungrave VR you control a gun-slinging steampunk cowboy named Grave.

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How VR and AR are going to transform the way we consume news


In this special edition of MashTalk, Mashable sits down with Ray Soto, Director of Emerging Technology for USA Today , at CES 2019. Soto discusses his team's latest projects that bring an entirely new perspective and interactive experience to contemporary hot button topics - like Trump's border wall.

Pokemon Go Will Let You Switch Teams For 1,000 Coins


Pokemon Go players who made a grave mistake in joining the red, blue or yellow team can pay to change their decision. The new feature will be available with the purchase of a Team Medallion that costs 1,000 PokeCoins in the shop. Players can change their team once per year. “When you decide to activate it, you’ll be guided through the team-selection screens to choose your new team,” according to developer Niantic.

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