Mon.Jan 27, 2020

Video Of An AR Pianist Playing A Real Piano Is Going Viral

VRScout

In case you haven’t seen it, a new tweet from a medical doctor, software entrepreneur, and 3D artist, Fayez Salka shows him using AR technology to bring a virtual piano player to life on a real-world piano.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Hello everyone! With great pleasure, I announce to you that we have updated our game HitMotion: Reloaded (the first mixed reality fitness game ) on Viveport, and now we have far better bonuses management, apart from having fixed lots of bugs.

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Sundance: Hypha VR Experience Had Me Spreading Fungal Spores To Save The Planet

VRScout

The psychedelic mushroom simulator was one of the strangest experiences at Sundance 2020.

Startup Phiar Prepares Beta Launch of AR Driving Navigation App for iPhone

Next Reality AR

Google pushed a new kind augmented reality walking navigation to the mainstream last year, and now startup Phiar is hoping users will use its AR app in the same way for driving navigation.

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Crouching Hotfix Released For The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

UploadVR

Skydance Interactive posted an update on The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Steam page, detailing a new hotfix patch that addresses two issues players had after the game’s release last week.

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8th Wall & Trigger Build AR Lego Playground for Web to Promote Fox's 'Lego Masters'

Next Reality AR

Lego has shipped several apps and products that add an augmented reality dimension to their playsets. But it has taken a reality TV show from Fox to allow brick fans to build with virtual bricks in augmented reality.

Amazon Promises “single-digit latency” for AR/VR Streaming Over 5G with AWS Wavelength

Road to VR

Last month Amazon quietly announced the ‘Wavelength’ platform as part of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering. The new ‘edge computing’ service promises “single-digit millisecond latencies” over 5G networks.

Pimax Founder: We Have Global Customer Support, COO Had ‘Limited Information’

UploadVR

Pimax COO Kevin Henderson recently stated that the company’s customer support was now all from China.

Samsung Odyssey VR headset patent sounds more powerful, looks alien

Slashgear

Some people get bug-eyed after experiencing virtual reality for the first time. If Samsung’s next head-mounted display is anything like this patent, it will make them literally bug-eyed.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming To PSVR In Spring, Oculus Quest In Q4

UploadVR

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is set for a Spring release for PSVR and a Q4 release for the Oculus Quest, after the game from Skydance Interactive launched on PC VR headsets last week. Confirmation of a PSVR and a Quest release window for the title isn’t completely new. We first heard these release windows at the end of a pre-release trailer.

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61% of Mobile AR Users Share Ads

AR Insider

Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

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Sam Richardson To Star In Movie Adaptation Of VR Game Werewolves Within

UploadVR

After we first learned of a movie adaptation of Ubisoft’s VR party game Werewolves Within back in 2018, we finally have some more information regarding one of the first movie adaptations of a VR game.

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Recent Study Proves GiveVision VR Device Helps the Visually Impaired Recover Eyesight

ARPost

The inability to see properly severely limits a person’s ability to lead a normal life. But thanks to technological development, many visually impaired people may be able to regain their eyesight.

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Community Download: Does The VR Market Need A New Samsung Odyssey?

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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.

Practicing Soft Skills by Firing Barry in VR, with Talespin's Kyle Jackson

XR for Business Podcast

The VR experience Firing Barry by Talespin is getting a lot of press lately, and on the surface, it may look like a slightly uncanny valley way to train someone how to give an old fella the can. But Talespin CEO Kyle Jackson tells Alan it’s more than that; it’s a tool to help humans flex their core competencies in everything from leadership skills to confidence-building. . Alan: Hey, everybody, Alan Smithson here, the XR for Business Podcast. Coming up next, Kyle Jackson, founder of Talespin.

CES 2020 Interview: It All Becomes Clear With Pimax 8K

Peter Graham

For the last few years at CES in Las Vegas virtual reality (VR) headset company Pimax has put on a bigger and bigger display of its technology as it matures and customer base grows. This year Pimax had plenty to shout about, showcasing the latest lineup of 8K resolution headsets.

Los Angeles’ AmazeVR raises more cash, heads to Incheon for first location-based VR installation

TechCrunch VR

AmazeVR , the Los Angeles-based virtual reality entertainment distribution service, is taking its first steps into the world of location-based virtual reality experiences with an installation in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The company, which also scored an additional $2.5 million commitment to expand its total funding to around $9 million, made the announcement last week.