December, 2019

Styly Is An Ambitious VR/AR Creation Platform You Can Try Now

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At its busiest times, Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya crossing can see over 1,000 shoppers, business people and tourists scramble over the road. The lights go green and the tarmac morphs into a frenzy of hurried walkers and starry-eyed marvellers.

Teslasuit Introduces Pulse-Tracking VR Gloves With Exoskeletal Design

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Force feedback technology and an array of electrodes allow users to ‘feel’ objects in VR. Teslasuit today announced the latest addition to its growing line-up of VR-focused haptic accessories, the Teslasuit Glove.

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HyperloopTT Uses Magic Leap to Show How Elon Musk's Futuristic Vision of Transport Will Work in the US

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While Elon Musk is in Los Angeles showing off the future of personal transport via the Cybertruck, another, unaffiliated group is taking one of his most popular ideas to market, with augmented reality as a key part of the plan.

Oculus Quest Sells Out at Major Retailers, Availability Slips into Late February

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If you’re looking to pick up an Oculus Quest after the holiday rush, you may be more than a bit disappointed to find out that online retailers across the board have listed it as ‘back ordered’, with Oculus US quoting an earliest delivery date well into February.

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Oculus Quest hands tracking review: an impressive first step towards natural UX

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Last week, Oculus rolled out the runtime v12 of the Oculus Quest , which took various features to the standalone headset, and among them, there is hands-tracking support. I was very curious to try it, and yesterday, as soon as I could, I gave it a look.

AR Telepresence App Spatial Debuts on Magic Leap via Enterprise Suite

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After stealing the show at the HoloLens 2 launch and starring in Qualcomm's unveiling the Snapdragon XR2, holographic video conferencing app Spatial has landed a leading role in Magic Leap's second act with the enterprise segment.

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China Announces New Regulations To Combat Fake News Created Using Deepfake Technology

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Beginning 2020, videos created using VR and AI technology will need to be identified as such.

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Finding the 5G Spot for XR

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Qualcomm’s futureproof XR2 chip has got us excited. . By Sophia Edelblute and Tara Mendenhall. Today Qualcomm has announced the release of the Snapdragon XR2, which the San Diego-based tech giant claims will fundamentally transform the entire XR user experience.

‘Boneworks’ Outpaces ‘Beat Saber’ to 100K Units, Earns $3 Million in First Week

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Action-physics adventure game Boneworks released earlier this month to a strong reception despite little formal marketing. The title surpassed 100,000 players in its first week, reeling in an impressive $3 million in revenue despite being available on just one of several key VR platforms.

Viveport Streaming review and comparison with Oculus Link

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Finally I have been able to try Viveport Streaming , the solution that lets you use your Vive Focus Plus to play PC VR games via Wi-Fi streaming. I made various tests and so I can not only review it, but also compare it with its competitor solution, the Oculus Link. Are you intrigued?

Dior Returns to Instagram AR with Virtual Makeup Effect to Promote Holiday Collection

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The cosmetics brands are among the earliest adopters of augmented reality, using virtual try-on tools to preview shades of makeup before buying.

Cyber Monday Oculus Quest And Rift Game Deals Go Live

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Black Friday might finally be over, but yet more Cyber Monday Oculus Quest and Rift deals have just gone live. As with its Black Friday deals , Facebook has put on a bunch of Cyber Monday software bundles that are only available today.

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Official Oculus Link Cable Now Available, But Is It Worth The $80 Price Tag?

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Oculus promises its 16-foot fiber optic cable will provide the ideal PC VR experience on Quest. Last month, Oculus began rolling out the beta for Oculus Link , an exciting piece of software that allows Oculus Quest users to enjoy high-end PC VR games and experiences on their standalone headsets.

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Top XR Stories of 2019

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A lot has happened in the immersive space over the past 12 months. What’s in store for 2020?

Logitech’s VR Stylus for SteamVR Now Available for Pre-order for $750

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Logitech’s enterprise-focused VR stylus is now available for pre-order. The $750 ‘VR Ink Pilot Edition’ uses SteamVR Tracking and offers up a more natural and precise input modality for a handful of art & design focused VR tools.

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HTC launches “Viveport Streaming” to give wireless streaming to Wave standalone headsets

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Some months ago, HTC announced “Viveport Streaming” , a solution to wirelessly stream PC VR games to Vive Wave standalone headsets. Today, this solution gets finally launched, giving all Vive Focus Plus owners the possibility to play PC VR games via Wi-Fi. Viveport Streaming.

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Star Wars Baby Yoda Unofficially Comes to Magic Leap via This Developer Experiment

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The first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian may be over, but the love for its biggest star, Baby Yoda, persists.

The UploadVR Best VR Of 2019 Awards – Nominees

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We’ve had a wild year in 2019 for the VR/AR industry. From the releases of big games that blew us away to some of the most impressive hardware we’ve seen yet finally release, there have been lots and lots of highs to celebrate.

Dreamscapes Latest 4D VR Experience Is An 8-Person Dragon Flying Simulator

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Team up with friends on a daring rescue mission in DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy.

High Fidelity is basically shutting down

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High Fidelity, a virtual world platform from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale. Image courtesy High Fidelity.).

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HoloLens Creator: ‘Half-Life: Alyx is the most immersive VR game I’ve ever played’

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HoloLens creator Alex Kipman tried Valve’s upcoming VR title Half-Life: Alyx and shared some choice words about his experience. Microsoft and Valve have long had close ties, both geographically and historically.

How to develop a mixed reality experience on the Vive Focus

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Ho ho ho! Christmas is coming and it is time for me to make a gift to the whole XR community , letting everyone create augmented and mixed reality experiences for the Vive Focus (Plus or the original one)!

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Google Update Adds Real-World Occlusion to ARCore with Depth API

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Apple's ARKit has built a considerable lead in terms of features over Google's ARCore, but Google's latest update to ARCore adds a capability that makes the platform a bit more competitive with ARKit.

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2MD Brings VR Football To Oculus Quest Soon

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Oculus Quest has no shortage of virtual sports options in its growing library, though it’s lacking a little VR football. 2MD will bring the goods in the near future, though. A listing for 2MD: VR Football Unleashed recently appeared on the Oculus Store.

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Report: Valve Will Follow Up Half-Life: Alyx With Left 4 Dead VR

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Valve News Networks provides new updates on Half-Life: Alyx and the potential L4D VR game. According to new information uncovered by Valve News Network while data-mining SteamVR, Valve is currently in development of a Left 4 Dead VR spinoff.

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Twin Peaks VR to launch this Friday the 13th

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The Twin Peaks VR experience will launch on December 13th, and the trailer is now available below. The VR experience, priced at $9.99, will be available for Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift-S, HTC Vive and HTC Vive Cosmos. Oculus Quest and Playstation VR versions will debut in the coming next year.

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‘Snow Crash’ TV Series Coming to HBO Max, Neal Stephenson to Executive Produce

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Neal Stephenson’s classic cyberpunk novel Snow Crash (1992) is an oft referenced starting point for many in the VR scene. Now, a Deadline exclusive holds that HBO Max is officially developing a TV series out of the novel.

How to setup Oculus Link and solve some of its common problems

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These days, I am experimenting a lot with Oculus Quest because of its new amazing features. One of these is the Oculus Link, that lets you connect your Quest to your PC and use it as a PC VR headset.

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Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Makes Primetime Debut on Fox TV Show 'The Resident'

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The HoloLens 2 hasn't even reached most of the market, but it's already a big-time TV star. Microsoft's augmented reality device made its primetime debut on FOX TV last night on an episode of the hospital drama The Resident.

Superhot VR Grossed More Than $2 Million Over Christmas Week

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One of VR’s most popular games — Superhot VR — grossed more than $2 million across all platforms in the week around Christmas. The popular VR title has been available on Oculus Rift since late 2016 and released on Oculus Quest when the new standalone headset launched in May 2019.

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The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Is Absolutely Stacked With Experimental Immersive Media

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New Frontier returns with 32 new groundbreaking projects from 21 countries. Over the past several years, the legendary Sundance Film Festival has transformed from a high-profile celebration of independent film into a haven for bleeding-edge multimedia projects.