Tue.Dec 04, 2018

Little Red The Inventor Is A Charming AR Story That Helps Kids Learn

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Award-winning director creates voice-activated AR experience that boosts a child’s confidence.

Epic Aims to Take on Steam with Newly Announced Epic Games Store

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Steam is widely considered the de facto platform for PC games, VR or otherwise, but Unreal Engine creators Epic Games want change that with a new storefront that they say will leave more revenue to developers than Steam and other major digital distribution platforms.

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How VR Is Changing College Tours

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VR is giving prospective students a glimpse of college life without having to travel across the country. When deciding which colleges to apply to, it is hard to know which campus will be the right environment for you if you aren’t able to explore the classrooms and quad.

Google Arts & Culture App Lets You Turn Your Home into an AR Museum Featuring the Works of Vermeer

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There is not a single museum that houses all of the 36 paintings of Johannes Vermeer, so Google decided to come up with a solution to give art aficionados a venue to see the artist's work all in one place — your home.

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Rift Referrals Paused Recently Due to High Demand, Now Back Online

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Oculus recently opened a referral program that lets U.S. residents generate discount codes for friends, family, or anybody in else that wants to buy a Rift or Go at 10% off.

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A Christmas Carol in VR

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Yule love this interactive VR experience that gives a new spin to Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Mince Pies might have been out on the supermarket shelves since September, and spare a thought for the poor store clerks who are already sick of having to listen to those Christmas tunes.

Location-Based Mission Impossible VR Experience Coming In 2019

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“Your mission, should you choose to accept it,” are words I’ve wanted to hear spoken to me through the earpieces of a VR headset ever since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter first got funded.

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Facebook Wins Patent For Human-Eye ‘Retinal’ Resolution VR Headset

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Facebook has been awarded a patent for a head mounted display (HMD) which combines a large low resolution display and small high resolution display projected to where the user’s eye is pointed to achieve ‘retinal’ resolution. ‘Retinal’ or “retina” is a term often used to describe angular resolution which at least matches that of the center of the human eye. Facebook is the company behind the Oculus brand of VR headsets and services.

Wingsuit Racer ‘RUSH’ Comes to PSVR Today, Launch Trailer Here

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RUSH (2017), the wingsuit online racing game that initially launched on PC VR headsets & Oculus mobile, is set to arrive today on PSVR. The game offers a number of game modes including solo time attack, races against bots, and online multiplayer with up to seven players.

How to use Casting to stream your Oculus Go content to Phone or PC

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At Oculus Connect 5 , Oculus has announced Casting, an amazing feature that lets you stream the content of an Oculus Go to a smartphone. But how to use it? And is it possible to use it also to stream to PC? Keep reading and you will know that.

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Relaxing Maze Game ‘Arca’s Path’ Launches on All Major VR Headsets, Trailer Here

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Arca’s Path VR, a single-player VR maze game produced by Rebellion and developed by Dream Reality Interactive , is launching today on all major VR platforms including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows VR, PSVR, Oculus Go, Gear VR, and HTC Vive Focus.

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Tactical Haptics ‘Reactive Grip’ VR Controllers Are Now Production Ready

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Tactical Haptics today announced the new production-ready design for their haptic VR controllers which adapt the shape of their grip to make using virtual objects feel more real. The company originated from a 2013 Kickstarter. While the campaign was unsuccessful, the company believed its idea was so good that they continued developing the project anyways. Since then, the company has been refining its technology and design. Today, it’s ready for full production.

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Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

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This year was going to be the year of augmented reality, but by the end of 2018 market analysts were pointing to 2020 or 2021 as the “golden year” of AR. While wearable technologies, including wearable XR, didn’t exactly “blow up” this year, the technology did further entrench itself in enterprise—the number of companies in the evaluation stage rose significantly, several large deployments made headlines, and solution providers continued to partner and expand their products to more platforms.

Rift Loses More Ground To Vive In November Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift’s lead over the HTC Vive family of VR headsets in Steam’s monthly hardware survey is now the smallest it’s been in some time. The recent introduction of HTC’s enhanced Vive Pro headset to the survey has proved troubling for Rift’s perceived majority market share. Last month we reported that the Vive and Vive Pro added together meant that there was just a 1.42% difference between the competing VR companies.

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Arca’s Path Review: A Hands-Free VR Game Worth Digging Into

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The best thing about Arca’s Path? Booting up your headset of choice, selecting the game and then putting the controller down. This is a hands-free VR game that’s controlled by your head alone.

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Force Push Is A Star Wars-Style VR Interaction System Using Hand Gestures

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Ever wanted to wield the power of a Jedi inside VR? This new system from Virginia Tech researchers lets you do just that. Force Push is a new object manipulation system for VR being worked on at the institution’s College of Engineering.

Tim Sweeney: Games Released On Epic Games Store Can Support VR

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The team behind Fortnite and the Unreal Engine which created it is going one level deeper and making a push for its own game storefront to challenge Valve’s Steam on PC and potentially Google Play on Android.

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F8 Set For April 30, Could This Be Oculus Quest’s Release Date?

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Facebook has announced today that its 2019 iteration of its yearly conference will take place on April 30th and May 1st. Facebook is the company behind the Oculus VR platform and headsets. Oculus Quest will be the company’s second all-in-one standalone VR headset. Its first, Oculus Go , was released earlier this year at F8 2018.