December, 2019

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


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


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

Next Reality AR

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

Road to VR

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

Next Reality AR

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


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

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How Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Advancing Pediatric Care


Patients of all ages find hospitals terrifying and depressing, especially children in need of long-term treatments. Apart from the constant poking and prodding, strict hospital rules make the experience unpleasant for the youngest patients.

Google Unveils ARCore Depth API to Make AR More Natural & Interactive

Road to VR

ARCore, Google’s developer platform for building augmented reality experiences for mobile devices, is unveiling today a new tool called Depth API, which not only lets mobile devices create depth maps using a single RGB camera, but also aims to make the AR experience more natural, as virtual imagery is more realistically placed in the world.

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Viveport Streaming review and comparison with Oculus Link

The Ghost Howls

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?

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

Next Reality AR

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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Oculus Quest Gets Dynamic Fixed Foveated Rendering To Balance Quality & Performance


The Oculus Quest now has a Dynamic Fixed Foveated Rendering (FFR) feature, which developers can use instead of manually setting the FFR level. Fixed Foveated Rendering is a rendering feature that developers can use on Oculus Quest.

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Five Incredible Looking VR Games Coming In 2020


From the return of a historic franchise to ambitious new originals, 2020 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for VR gaming. 2019 was one hell of a year for VR hardware.

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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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Road to VR’s 2019 Game of the Year Awards

Road to VR

Every year is the biggest year for virtual reality. It seems more developers are delving into VR to explore the medium, hone their techniques and find out what works and what doesn’t.

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

The Ghost Howls

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

Next Reality AR

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

Oculus SDK Drops Support For Samsung Gear VR


Recent versions of the Oculus Mobile SDK drop support for the Samsung Gear VR mobile headset. This means that if developers want to continue to support Gear VR in their future app updates, they won’t be able to leverage new Oculus SDK features or bug fixes.

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


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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Pokemon GO’s Niantic is making real AR glasses with Qualcomm


Pokémon Go maker Niantic plans to make an augmented reality headset using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon XR2 Platform, paving the way to new games that integrate digital graphics with the real world.

The 10 Best SteamVR Games of 2019

Road to VR

Thanks to Steam’s hardware agnostic approach, it’s become the defacto repository of all things PC VR (excluding Oculus exclusives, of course).

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How to develop a mixed reality experience on the Vive Focus

The Ghost Howls

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

Next Reality AR

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.

How To Increase Oculus Link Resolution For A Sharper Image On Quest


You can now manually increase the image resolution of Oculus Link, which can deliver a sharper, clearer image. DISCLAIMER: this functionality is intended for advanced users.

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


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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Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon 2020: The 5G, the chips, the wildcard


It’s been a big week for mobility, and if you’ve been wondering what will be powering your Galaxy S11, Pixel 5, or any number of other Android flagships in 2020, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit 2019 probably held the answer.

‘Paper Beast’ Now Launching Q1 2020, New Gameplay Trailer Here

Road to VR

Paper Beast, the surreal wildlife simulation from the creator behind cult classic platformer Another World (1991) , was originally slated to arrive on PSVR sometime this year.

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

The Ghost Howls

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

Next Reality AR

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

VRSkater Is A VR Skateboarding Game That Looks Like It Might Work


Move over Tony Hawk: Ride (for anyone that remembers that tragic mess); there’s a new immersive skateboarding game in town. And VRSkater looks like it could be quite good. Our stomachs churn just at the very thought of a VR skateboarding game, but Deficit Games is bravely taking on the task.

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


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