Tue.May 26, 2020

8th Wall Introduces Real-Time WebAR Face Effects

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High-quality animated face filters; no download required. 8th Wall’s unique AR approach has eliminated the need to download an app in order to launch an AR experience from your phone or computer, which makes accessing AR content a lot easier.

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Panasonic Targets 2021 For Its Slim VR Glasses

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Qualcomm today revealed its expectations for wired and eventually wireless VR and AR viewers in the coming decade. As part of the update Panasonic also released a statement indicating the company is targeting 2021 for its lightweight VR glasses.

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Qualcomm Reveals Plan to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

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Today, at an online version of this year’s Augmented World Expo (AWE), Qualcomm announced that it’s partnered with a number of global telecoms, smartphone companies, and AR/VR headset manufacturers to deliver 5G-enabled, smartphone-driven headsets to consumers and enterprise customers.

HTC’s Old CEO Looks To Develop ‘Social Reality’ Platform, Announces World’s First 5G Headset

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XRSpace’s Peter Chou believes 5G will usher in “the social reality of the future” Peter Chou, ex-CEO and co-founder of Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC, has some bold opinions regarding the future of VR technology.

Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

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At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. It’s serving up both its own 5G-enabled standalone VR headset as well as a new social VR platform which appears to compete with Facebook Horizon.

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This Free Portal VR Oculus Quest Clone Breaks Your Brain

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For many, very obvious and nauseating reasons, a Portal VR game isn’t likely to be a reality anytime soon. But this Oculus Quest clone scratches that itch quite nicely. Cactus Cowboy Portal VR is a free VR puzzle game now available on SideQuest.

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Community Download: What Are You Most Excited About In VR Right Now?

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Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

EON Reality and Magic Leap Launch the AVR Platform for Magic Leap Devices

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EON Reality’s flagship product is now available through the Magic Leap World app store. EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the AVR Platform for Magic Leap.

SideQuest Celebrates 1 Year And Reaches 500 Approved Titles Available

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SideQuest is celebrating one-year since its launch in May 2019, just shortly after the Oculus Quest. The platform also reached 500 approved apps on the same day, the most recent of which is a experimental and relaxing experience called BlanketWorks by SideQuest creator Shane Harris.

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NVIDIA CloudXR Allows Hi-Fi XR Streaming via 5G Networks

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Immersive experiences are now one step closer to the user and away from cumbersome cables. With the new SDK kit recently launched by NVIDIA , companies can use 5G and enterprise networks for tetherless XR streaming to Windows and Android devices.

Qualcomm Expects All-In-One 5G XR Viewers In 1-4 years, Glasses in 5-10

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Since Qualcomm provides chips and software for most of the world’s best known virtual and augmented reality headsets, it’s uniquely able to forecast the future of mixed reality hardware.

What are Pok?mon Go?s Biggest UX Lessons?

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This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Lessons From AR Revenue Leaders, Part II: Niantic. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report.

Oculus Quest: Year In Review – Facebook’s Big Play For Standalone VR

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Last week, Facebook marked the one-year anniversary of the Oculus Quest, the company’s second (and more powerful) standalone VR headset.

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EON Reality and Magic Leap Launch the AVR Platform for Magic Leap Devices

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EON Reality’s flagship product is now available through the Magic Leap World app store. EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the AVR Platform for Magic Leap.

Airborn VR Is A Superhuman Shooter Coming Very Soon

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There’s nothing grounded about upcoming VR shooter, Airborne. The launch trailer for this new game from developer Still Not Sure debuted this month, and you can see it below. In Airborn, you soar through the sky using your hands to guide you as you shoot down robotic enemies.

Leveraging 5G Networks to bring VR to South Korea, with Korea Telecom?s Joonmo Park

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For most of the world, a cross-country, gapless 5G network is still the realm of futurists. One exception is South Korea, where a 5G network is quickly proliferating. Korea Telecom’s Joonmo Park discusses how his company is using the network to evangelize VR. Alan: Hey, everyone. Alan Smithson here. Today, we're speaking with Joonmo Park, new media business development manager at Korea Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in South Korea.

See The Latest From Pistol Whip At The Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition

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Excited for next week’s Pistol Whip update ? You ain’t seen nothing yet; we’ll have more on the game to share at the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition on June 8th (final time TBA).

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Watch: Pok?mon Go Is Getting AR Occlusion On Select Android Devices

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Pokemon Go is getting a major new feature; AR occlusion. Or it is on some Android devices, anyway. Niantic announced today that select Android devices will be able to participate in a beta test that introduces a ‘Reality Blending’ feature while using AR in Pokémon Go.

Pistol Whip?s Final Regular Free Update Is An Endurance Test

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The last of Pistol Whip’s regular free updates arrives next week, and offers plenty of playtime. The new update drops a five and a half minute track titled Religion from Black Tiger Sex Machine (what a name) and Lektrique. There’s also a new pistol named Baba Yaga.

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