August, 2019

Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

Road to VR

Google has released to researchers and developers its own mobile device-based hand tracking method using machine learning, something Google R esearch engineers Valentin Bazarevsky and Fan Zhang call a “new approach to hand perception.”

Blizzard Transforms Snapchat with World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary AR Lenses

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If the name Leroy Jenkins elicits a reaction from you, then you are old enough to remember the iconic title World of Warcraft from its heydey (whether or not you actually played the massively multiplayer online role-playing game).

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US Navy Using Magic Leap Headsets To Keep Soldiers Combat-Ready At Sea

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The Magic Leap One AR headset enters the US Military training program. A new AR training tool developed by Magic Leap Horizons will use Magic Leap One AR headset to deliver various AR military training scenarios to the US Navy.

Xiaomi may have laid off its Mi VR standalone team: what’s the future for Oculus Go?

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In these days, I got a quite interesting rumor: Xiaomi may have abandoned its plans for the Mi VR standalone headset , the Chinese counterpart of the Oculus Go. Before I continue with this story… Before I tell you what I know, let me clarify one thing: THIS IS A RUMOR.

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Report: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Set To Launch Next Month

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It seems like we finally have a release window for HoloLens 2, and it’s fast approaching. Reuters reports that the AR headset will go on sale in September.

Report: Immersive Experiences in Education

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A newly published white paper investigates the pedagogical theory and use cases for deploying mixed reality in the classroom. It is easy to get excited about the possibilities the Mixed Reality spectrum brings to education.

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5 Magic Leap Apps You're Probably Missing, Including Star Wars, the Magicverse Matrix, AR Jenga, & More

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Whenever the name Magic Leap comes up, the talk inevitably seems to turn to the company's big-name backers and "unicorn-level" amounts of cash poured into the venture. And if it's not that, observers tend to focus on the company's market strategy and overall prospects.

Violin Virtuoso Lindsey Stirling To Perform Live In VR For The First Time

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Help celebrate the launch of her latest album with a virtual interactive performance. .

How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

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This is the week of this blog’s birthday and so I’m publishing a very special post, that I’m going to split into two parts.

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Space Pirate Trainer Arena Takes Oculus Quest To Court-sized Play Areas

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The developers of one of VR’s earliest and most popular wave shooters are showing footage from a mutliplayer Oculus Quest game requiring court-sized play areas.

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Expert View: Exploring Dreams through [AR]T

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How AR Artists in Residence Are Shaping Project Aero. By Stefano Corazza, Fellow and Head of Augmented Reality, Adobe. Immersive media is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and already changing our everyday interactions.

Long Delayed PSVR Exclusive ‘Golem’ Finally Set to Launch This Fall

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It’s been a long, long road for Golem , the upcoming PSVR exclusive title that’s been in development since even before Sony’s VR headset launched in 2016. After several major delays, Golem is finally due to launch this Fall.

Microsoft FCC Filing Hints That the Wait for HoloLens 2 Is Almost Over

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We already know that Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is due to start shipping later this year, but despite all the bits of information about the device trickling out, we still don't actually know when the device will be available.

Defying Gravity With The Weightless VR Bungee System

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Run, swim, and flip your way through your favorite immersive experiences.

Vive Focus Plus can now play natively PC VR games (in streaming)

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At ChinaJoy today, HTC has just announced a little but very important news: the Vive Focus Plus will be able to connect to Viveport on PC and play all its games via Wi-fi streaming. All natively. Wi-fi streaming.

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Gamescom 2019: Espire 1 And Phantom Suggest Stealth May Steal VR’s Gaming Crown

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We’ve all thought it; VR must be great for horror games, right? And it’s true; Resident Evil 7 and The Exorcist VR are some of the most compelling, immersive experiences you can have in a headset.

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Tech Trends at #VRX2019

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The World’s Premier Extended Reality Event will take place in December in San Francisco. According to one study , the extended reality (XR) market is forecast to grow to more than $209 billion in the next four years, an 800% increase from their 2018 prediction of $27 billion.

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‘Borderlands 2 VR’ to Launch on PC This Fall, PSVR Version Gets Free DLC Soon

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Borderlands 2 VR (2018) is finally headed out of PSVR exclusivity, with launch on PC slated for sometime this Fall. The PSVR version, which debuted on PS4 late last year, is also getting a massive DLC drop for free, coming September 6th.

Samsung Elevates Galaxy Note 10+ with Depth Camera for 3D Scanning & Augmented Reality Apps

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The mobile augmented reality war for dominance between Apple and its Asia-based rivals is in full effect.

Wonder Painter Technology Turns Any Drawing Into Animation

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Bringing children’s artwork to life, one purple-colored pony at a time. Wonder Painter is truly a unique piece of software.

Red Matter on Quest review: a new quality bar for mobile VR games

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Vertical Robot’ s acclaimed indie game Red Matter has just been ported to Oculus Quest and the title has already got a lot of interest. This is because from the teaser video it seems that the developers have made a great job in having amazing graphics on the Quest.

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Real VR Fishing Brings Stunning Environments To Quest Next Month

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When it comes to virtual fishing, I’m more of a Bait! guy than a simulator lover. Real VR Fishing is set to strike a nice balance between the two when it launches on Quest next month.

Exploring Location-Based VR

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Location-Based Virtual Reality is experiencing a huge surge in popularity, and an exclusive webinar will explore the present and future of the medium.

UCLA Surgical Training Study Shows VR Beats Traditional Training by 130%

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A randomized study conducted at UCLA to test the difference between VR and traditional surgical training found that medical students trained in VR scored significantly better than traditional methods.

Airbus Previews Military Sandbox App for HoloLens

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As Microsoft works toward fulfilling its $480 million contract to supply modified HoloLens 2 headsets to the US Army, Airbus is preparing to supply advanced augmented reality apps for the device.

Unreal Engine’s New Virtual Production Tool Is Reshaping Cinematography

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Is real-time VR technology the future of filmmaking ? Unreal Engine is changing how filmmakers and advertisers are making movies and commercials with a new virtual production tool that allows them to add special effects in real-time.

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How to test the different passthrough modes on the Valve Index

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The Valve Index is for sure one of the best VR gadgets of the moment. On its faceplate, it has two front cameras, that are not used for inside-out tracking, but to provide some kind of mixed reality features.

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No Man’s Sky VR Suffers Major Performance Problems On PC

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No Man’s Sky added much-anticipated VR support to PC and PS VR today. Many users, however, across all PC VR headsets are reporting performance-related problems with the game.

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Engaging Audiences With Immersive Technology

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“In what new ways might arts institutions engage audiences through immersive experiences?”. That’s the million-dollar question. Or near enough.

Hands-on: Dexmo Haptic Force-feedback Gloves are Compact and Wireless

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With a development journey starting way back in 2014, Dexta’s Dexmo haptic force-feedback VR gloves have come a very long way.

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YouTube Unleashes First AR Makeup Try-On Tool with Mac Cosmetics

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While Modiface, YouCam, and others have been playing in the virtual make-up marketing pool for a while, here comes Google ready to splash down with a cannonball.

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