February, 2020

Oculus ‘Designing for Hands’ Document Introduces Best Practices for Quest Hand-tracking

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Hand-tracking on Quest rolled out as an experimental feature in late 2019, but Oculus is letting it gestate before it will accept third-party apps with hand-tracking.

Masterpiece VR CEO: 3D modeling in VR is 10x faster than on flat screen

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Masterpiece VR is one of the best VR 3D modeling softwares because it lets you create 3D elements easily and also animate them, all in virtual reality, all in an intuitive way. It is a professional application , and many people in the field are already using it.

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Unity’s Latest Trends Report Declares 2020 Will Be A Breakthrough Year For VR And AR

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15 industry experts contributed their perspective on why we’re approaching a tipping point with Enterprise XR. This looks to be the year where we move beyond tentative experimentation into scalable deployment of immersive tech in the workplace.

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Apple Attacks Snapchat's Shoppable AR with Apple Pay Button & Other Custom Actions for AR Quick Look Content

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Snapchat is probably used to Facebook copying its features by now, but Apple borrowing a page out of its playbook is likely a bit more surprising.

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Sony Patents Valve Index-Like VR Controller With Finger Tracking

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A recently-published patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests that the company is working on a new VR motion controller, similar to those for the Valve Index. Could this be a new PSVR 2 controller?

Sketchfab Launches Public Domain Program so Museums Can Share Cultural Relics in 3D

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Sketchfab is a great resource for developers looking for a place to share and download 3D models—all of which can be viewed in VR headsets.

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VRCover Oculus Quest covers unboxing and review

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VR Cover is a Thai company that produces accessories for VR headsets since 2014, and i t has recently started selling covers for the popular Oculus Quest as well. Discover in this review how they are!

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Enterprise XR is Coming of Age

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Unity’s Latest Trends Report Declares 2020 will be a Breakthrough Year for XR. 15 Experts weigh in on why we’re reaching a tipping point in spatial computing. This looks to be the year where we move beyond tentative experimentation into scalable deployment of immersive tech in the workplace.

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Burberry Teams with Google Search to Let You Browse High Fashion in Augmented Reality

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Just days ago, Georgio Armani canceled his live show in Milan and opted to stream it instead due to coronavirus concerns.

Next Oculus Quest Update Finally Adds Microphone To Oculus Link

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The next Oculus Quest update will finally pass through the headset’s microphone to your PC when in Oculus Link mode. Oculus Link is the feature (currently in beta ) which lets the Oculus Quest act as a PC VR headset via any high quality USB 3.0 cable.

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JDI Starts Mass Production on 1,058 ppi High Pixel Density LCD for VR Glasses

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Japan Display Inc. JDI), a display conglomerate created by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, today announced the mass production of a new high pixel density, 2.1-inch 1,058 LCD display created for VR ‘glasses’ style headsets.

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How A Small Handful Of Adorable Dragons Are Leading The Way For VR Pets

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Beast Pets demonstrates how virtual companions can have a genuine emotional impact on users. “Go Go fetch, Tux!” I knew he couldn’t fully understand me, but nevertheless Tux made his way over to the red and white ball I had just thrown across the small park.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.10): Lynx launches MR standalone headset, Facebook acquires Scape and much more!

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Yesterday was Chinese Lanterns’ Festival… my best wishes to you all, especially a big hug to all people that are still in China and are living very hard times… ??!

Ubisoft has developed a Prince Of Persia VR Escape Room

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Prince of Persia: The Dagger Of Time is a Virtual Reality Escape Game set in the world of Prince of Persia which enables you to experience time control. You will be able to experience something impossible in real life: to slow, stop or even rewind time!

Hands-On: Whiteboard App For Magic Leap Lets You Share Your Strategic Genius In Augmented Reality

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The business world is currently in the midst of figuring out how to deal with the coronavirus crisis, with many offices opting to work remotely for at least the next few weeks as a safety precaution.

Facebook Buys Asgard’s Wrath Developer Sanzaru Games

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Facebook acquired Sanzaru Games , the developer behind a slate of Oculus-funded VR titles including our selection as best VR game of 2019 Asgard’s Wrath. The development group will join Oculus Studios as an “independently operated studio” out of their current offices in the United States and Canada.

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Sandbox is Building an SDK so Anyone Can Create for Its VR Attraction Platform

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Sandbox VR, the location-based VR attraction, will be opening up to third-party developers soon, as the company will be releasing an SDK for its Sandbox ‘holodeck’ VR attraction platform.

Somnium Space Launches Social VR Platform Powered By Ethereum Blockchain

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Own virtual land and design your own home in Somnium 2.0. Somnium Space is an open-source social VR world powered by blockchain and shaped entirely by its users, allowing them to buy digital land where they can build VR homes and buildings.

Half-Life: Alyx launches on March, 23rd!

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My dear VR “komrades” (as in Red Matter ), finally we have a release date for Half-Life: Alyx ! The day that the VR world will halt is March, 23rd. That day, the VR apocalypse will start and I guess that no one is going to work.

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The Humble Bundle VR Bundle delivers some GREAT value for a good cause

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There’s nothing virtual about this reality. Explore a whole new world in our newest bundle! Get VR games like GORN, Space Pirate Trainer, Moss , and SUPERHOT VR. Plus, your purchase will support a charity of your choice! Pay $1 or more.

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Snapchat Evolves the Foundation of Its AR Capabilities with Ground Transformation Lenses

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The sky is the limit when it comes to augmented reality, but Snapchat's latest innovation is keeping its AR platform grounded. On Thursday, the company published a pair of new Lenses that highlight its new ground transformation technology.

Facebook Expects Coronavirus To Impact Oculus Quest Production

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Facebook stopped accepting new orders for Oculus Quest this week and expects an impact by the Coronavirus on production of the standalone headset. Here’s the statement from a Facebook spokesperson: “Oculus Quest has been selling out in some regions due to high demand.

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Oxford VR Picks up $12.5M in Funding for Its VR-based Therapy Platform

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Virtual reality therapy startup Oxford VR today announced its secured $ 12.5 million in Series A financing to further its research and development into VR-based therapy programs. The latest funding round was led by Optum Ventures and supported by Luminous Ventures.

VR Technology Reunites Grieving Mother With Her Deceased Child

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South Korean documentary ‘I Met You’ shows how VR technology is bringing the dead back to life. We’ve seen VR technology used in a variety of incredible ways, but nothing quite as extraordinary as bringing the dead back to life.

Hacking the Oculus Quest: how to show Android Settings, Alarm and more!

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Today I’ve played around with Oculus Quest , trying to hack it a bit via command-line tools (ADB), hoping to activate some cool features. I’ve made some interesting discoveries, and of course, I want to share them with you, the VR community! Caveat.

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Half-Life: Alyx available March 23, 2020

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Half-Life: Alyx, available March 23, 2020 [link] pic.twitter.com/Q04EZwNfBt — Valve (@valvesoftware) February 13, 2020 "Pre-order bonuses for anyone who has purchased a Valve Index will start rolling out the week of March 2, beginning with Steam VR Home environments inspired by locations in Half-Life: Alyx ," Valve announced today. "We will have more information on upcoming Valve Index availability soon." Return to City 17 in just six weeks. Follow [link] and [link] for more news. pic.twitter.com/cYStPwAqI0 — Valve (@valvesoftware) February 13, 2020

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Jack in the Box Partners with Paramount to Promote 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie with Snapchat AR

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There might not be a better brand partnership for the speedy Sonic the Hedgehog character than a fast-food restaurant. For that matter, augmented reality is also the ideal technology for promoting a movie that features an animated talking rodent living life in the real world.

JDI’s Small VR LCD Enters Mass Production, Could Mean More Compact Headsets Soon

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inch made-for-VR LCD panel, the same likely used in Huawei’s ultra compact VR Glass, has now entered mass production. The size of current VR headsets is primarily dictated by what field of view current lenses can achieve (without uncorrectable distortion) with a given panel size.

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Google Brings Web-based AR to Chrome in Latest Beta

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Last week Google released a beta of Chrome 81 for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows, which means a stable version is just around the corner. One of the most important updates to arrive in Chrome 81 is the ability to use web-based AR apps.

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Jaw-Dropping Oculus TV Documentary ‘Everest VR’ Is An Absolute Must-Watch

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The three-part VR docuseries features an incredible selection of breath-taking shots captured in immersive stereoscopic 360. Standing at an incredible 29,029 feet, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world above sea level.

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Vive Cosmos becomes four! New faceplates add mixed reality and much more

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Today HTC has finally detailed how it intends to expand the features of the Vive Cosmos in the upcoming months. The Taiwanese company had already showcased at the launch of the device that it was a very versatile one , thanks to a series of dedicated accessories (e.g.

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