Thu.Jun 06, 2019

Amazon Adding Virtual Try-On from L'Oréal's ModiFace to Its Beauty Products

Next Reality AR

Cosmetics augmented reality specialist ModiFace appears to be really benefiting from the brand power of L'Oréal, which acquired the company last year.

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Vive Pro Eye Out Now In The US For $1,599

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Having arrived in Europe just under a month ago , HTC today launches the Vive Pro Eye in the US. The enterprise-level VR headset costs $1,599.

Snapchat Celebrates Pride Month with New Landmark AR Experiences

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While the 49th Annual Gay Pride Parade and Festival will take place on Santa Monica Boulevard and West Hollywood Park, revelers will also be able venture Northeast to the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard to continue celebrating via Snapchat.

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Pass 1 Million Milestone

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Valve’s monthly Steam Survey has long offered useful insight into the share of VR headsets in use on Steam. But the figures provided are relative to the non-static Steam population, which obfuscates the actual adoption trend of VR headsets on the platform.

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Mario Kart VR Comes To K1 Speed In Irvine, California

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The official Mario Kart Arcade GP VR experience is opening this month in Irvine, California at K1 Speed. The Vive-based VR attraction launched previously at locations in Washington D.C. London and Tokyo.

Location-Based AR Is Changing How The World Looks At Gaming

VRScout

Breaking down the world of location-based AR gaming. Who remembers summer of 2016 when the very popular AR game Pokémon GO dominated the news cycle? Well, maybe not dominated, but it definitely soaked up the spotlight with big media like Good Morning America and other prominent news outlets.

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Vive Pro Eye Now Available For Purchase In North America

VRScout

Professional-grade VR eye-tracking for $1,599. HTC announced today their Vive Pro Eye VR headset is now available for purchase in North America through Vive.com and select retailers. Priced at $1,599 , this latest iteration builds upon the existing Vive Pro headset and its SteamVR 2.0

Virtual Desktop Now Lets You Play PC Games On Oculus Quest With The Touch Controllers

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Virtual Desktop for Oculus Quest now lets you play your PC games using the Quest’s own Touch controllers. Previously it was possible to pair an Xbox controller or similar bluetooth gamepad and use it within Virtual Desktop. This feature is also available on the Oculus Go version of the app.

Is Training VR's Killer App? Ask Forklift Drivers

Charlie Fink

Another great enterprise VR use-case

Swords Of Gargantua Launches On Oculus Quest With Rift Cross-Buy

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Cooperative sword-fighting game Swords of Gargantua is now available on Oculus Quest with Rift cross-buy. It also officially released today on Steam with four-player multiplayer promised across all platforms. The game faces players off an ever-bigger set of gigantic foes.

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HTC VIVE Pro Eye launches in North America for enterprise customers

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After a period of hype, the VR market seems to have gone a bit quieter. Some might take it as a sign of stagnation but others will most likely argue that it’s simply maturing behind the scenes.

Beat Saber Oculus Quest Casting Is Finally Available

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Good news, Beat fans! Beat Saber Oculus Quest casting is finally available from today at no extra cost! Developer Beat Games just broke the news on Twitter (as seen below).

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Can Epson's New Moverio Assist Disrupt Enterprise AR?

Charlie Fink

Epson's new Moverio Assist marks a turning point for the company, and may disrupt the space with an easy to use, inexpensive AR application for remote experts

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Blood & Truth, Five Nights at Freddy’s Dethrone Beat Saber In PSVR Charts

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Well look at that. Just as Beat Saber claimed its six-month milestone at the top of the PlayStation Store PSVR Charts, it’s been dethroned by not one but three games. Beat Saber was the fourth-best selling PSVR game on the Store in the US in May. Beating it (sorry), was Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted in first place and Blood & Truth in second. Ever-popular VR shooter, Superhot VR, came in third.

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Epson Moverio Brings Scale to Smartglasses

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What comes to mind when you think of Epson? If you’re like most people, probably printers and scanners. With the launch of Epson Moverio , the company hopes to change that perception and position itself as a leader in the enterprise AR. Epson is not new to AR.

Black Mirror’s ‘Striking Vipers’ Episode Explores Intimacy And Identity In VR

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The first episode of Black Mirror Season 5, titled Striking Vipers, is a must-watch for fans of the show and anyone interested in virtual reality technology. Black Mirror is no stranger to virtual reality. As a show that constantly explores how technology impacts, changes, and completely upends our lives there have been multiple episodes specifically focused on VR, AR, and other types of reality-augmenting devices. It’s a bit like Twilight Zone, but all about technology and the future.

An award-winning trip to AWE 2019

Zappar

We look back over an incredible AWE 2019 experience, featuring a ‘Best Campaign’ Auggie Award win for our ‘Always On’ collaboration with 7-Eleven, participation on multiple expert panels and showing the immersive tech community the latest ZapWorks and ZapBox features and functionality

HTC launches Vive Pro Eye stateside, costs four times as much as Rift S

TechCrunch VR

HTC had the hottest VR headset out of the gate in 2016, but the thinning margins on consumer hardware thanks to Oculus have pushed them into the enterprise business.

#768: Douglas Rushkoff on Virtual Reality, Team Human, & the Demise of Counterculture

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Douglas Rushkoff is the host of the Team Human podcast and author of Team Human as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, Podcast Archive