May, 2020

Facebook’s Head Of AR & VR Shows Off Futuristic Mixed Reality Workspace


Check out this next-gen office powered by Oculus’ Passthrough technology. Earlier this week Facebook’s head of AR & VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth showed off an experimental mixed reality workspace powered via prototype Oculus hardware.

Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

The Ghost Howls

Oculus has gained in these years always more success in the consumers’ landscape, and now with the Oculus Quest , thanks to an affordable device running great content , it is making strides in the market. But in the enterprise space, it has always been behind the competition of companies like HTC or Pico. It tried to change this situation 3 years ago, when at OC4 it announced the Oculus For Business program, aimed at selling enterprise version of its devices.

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Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

Road to VR

At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. It’s serving up both its own 5G-enabled standalone VR headset as well as a new social VR platform which appears to compete with Facebook Horizon.

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Digitizing our Existence

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Meet the spatial mapping companies looking to bring our lives into the cloud in real-time. Why would we want to build a parallel reality populated by digital twins ?

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Test webinar #1 JL,

Facebook’s future of work vision revolves around VR, AR, and avatars


There is no telling when the COVID-19 pandemic will really end but, when it does, it will be a very different world. Work alone is undergoing a shift and some tech companies are seeing a drastically different future at least for some kinds of jobs. Facebook, for example, thinks that computing and work will be not only remote but also … Continue reading. Archive AR Computing facebook social media virtual reality VR

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Virus-Free Virtual Training for Healthcare Workers

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Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets


Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

Apple just acquired NextVR for magical, virtual event presence


The latest major acquisition made by iPhone company Apple was that of NextVR, a company that deals primarily in the broadcast of sports events in virtual reality. Users of NextVR’s platform in the past have had access to NBA games for basketball, boxing, NHRA racing, WWE (wrestling events), ICC soccer, and other events. This system is still active (for the … Continue reading. Archive Acquisitions Apple AR Cameras Events iPhone mobile oculus Oculus Go virtual reality VR VR headsets

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XR Talks: Advertising in the ‘Experience Economy’

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XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, as well as narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. A R comes in many flavors. That includes everything from gaming to commerce to enterprise productivity. But the most lucrative form to date has been AR advertising. Brands can demonstrate products in immersive ways, piggybacking on the popularity of social lenses.

HP Reverb G2: 4K VR Headset With Valve Audio/Lenses, Touch-Like Controllers, & IPD Slider For $600


HP appears to be taking notes from both Valve and Facebook with its latest headset, the Reverb G2, featuring four outward-facing tracking cameras, Valve’s audio and lens technology and redesigned Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) controllers that look a lot more like Oculus Touch. Reverb G2 is priced $600.

Qualcomm envisions fully standalone 5G slim glasses in 10 years

The Ghost Howls

At AWE, Hugo Swart from Qualcomm has announced some interesting news about the XR Viewers , defining the timeline for the AR/VR headsets of the future. I think some parts what he said are worth a comment, so follow me. Hugo Swarth briefing the journalists.

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Qualcomm Reveals Plan to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

Road to VR

Today, at an online version of this year’s Augmented World Expo (AWE), Qualcomm announced that it’s partnered with a number of global telecoms, smartphone companies, and AR/VR headset manufacturers to deliver 5G-enabled, smartphone-driven headsets to consumers and enterprise customers.

Powering The Next Generation Of Virtual Music Experiences


From Minecraft to the metaverse, digital concerts are emerging from diverse platforms.

AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology


The third day of AWE 2020 may go down in history as the most wholesome day in the history of XR technology.

XRSpace is former HTC chief?s new 5G headset and VR world


It’s unclear if the world needs a new virtual reality headset, but former HTC CEO Peter Chou is convinced the answer is yes – and his new project XRSpace comes complete with a full VR world too.

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Panasonic Targets 2021 For Its Slim VR Glasses


Qualcomm today revealed its expectations for wired and eventually wireless VR and AR viewers in the coming decade. As part of the update Panasonic also released a statement indicating the company is targeting 2021 for its lightweight VR glasses.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

The Ghost Howls

This is the 150th Week Peek! OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then!

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Rumor: Leaked HP Reverb G2 Images Show Four-camera Tracking, New Controllers

Road to VR

Images published by known Microsoft leaker ‘WalkingCat’ have revealed a new VR headset sporting the HP logo, which looks very similar to the company’s previously revelead G2 Windows VR headset teased back in March.

Half-Life: Alyx?s Surprise Liquid Physics Update Looks Good Enough To Drink


Quench your virtual thirst with the ‘Boozy Liquid Shader.’

Talks and Announcements From Leading XR Companies at AWE Day 2


The second day of AWE Online 2020 wrapped Wednesday evening. The packed day, despite some technical difficulties, featured more talks from XR experts and more announcements from XR companies. Unfortunately, we couldn’t cover everything, but we tried to wrap up some of our favorite highlights.

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EON Reality and Magic Leap Launch the AVR Platform for Magic Leap Devices

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EON Reality’s flagship product is now available through the Magic Leap World app store. EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the AVR Platform for Magic Leap.

Watch The Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition Right Here, 9am June 8


Yes, this is the VR Showcase you’re looking for. Bookmark this page, because the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition goes live at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm BT! Wait, what’s the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition?

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Nreal reopens orders for devkit, introduces new bundle

The Ghost Howls

You all know that Nreal is one of the most interesting AR startups out there, also because it has been able to create the first AR glass that has at least some chances of getting some interest from the average consumers because it is fashionable and light. I tried the device myself during my last trip to Beijing and in my hands-on review , I have highlighted how it is a very interesting device.

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‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’ is a New VR Experience from ILMxLAB

Road to VR

Having just brought its award-winning VR experience Vader Immortal out of Oculus platform exclusivity to PSVR, ILMxLAB today announced its working on a new VR experience called Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.

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Katy Perry?s Mixed Reality Performance On American Idol Was A Virtual Showstopper


American Idol ends its latest season with a virtual bang. This Sunday marked the conclusion of season 18 of American Idol. The long-running singing competition switched to a virtual format this past April as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns. For the first time in the shows 18-year history, contestants found themselves performing for judges online as opposed to on-stage.

Looking Forward to XR Technology at the VRARA?s VR/AR Global Summit


Even though our focus this week has been on AWE , we can’t forget that another huge XR technology conference is taking place next week. The VR/AR Global Summit, organized by VR/AR Association (VRARA), is taking place from June 1 through June 3. Notable Speakers and Panelists.

Can Facebook Shops Unlock AR’s Long Tail?

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Unity Launches Its MARS Augmented Reality Tools June 1


Unity is launching its new augmented reality creation tools collectively known as MARS on June 1. The tools have been under construction for a few years now and are meant to make cross-platform development of robust augmented reality projects easier with Unity.

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Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate (Elite) Review!

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Christmas has arrived early this year, and I got from HTC a cool little package with inside the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate! Let me talk about it with you… What is the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate? The Vive Cosmos has been built with modularity in mind and one of its coolest features is that you can install on it the front faceplate that you want.

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Exclusive Hands-on: HP’s Reverb G2 is the King of Clarity

Road to VR

Today HP revealed its next-gen WMR headset, Reverb G2. While the original Reverb beat out the competition in resolution, some aspects of its display held it back from really capitalizing on all those pixels. Reverb G2 brings with it brand new displays and lenses which offer outstanding clarity.