May, 2020

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

VRScout

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.

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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

Tech Trends VR

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

Slashgear

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.

Standalone 5G headsets are coming in 2021

The Ghost Howls

In the XR communities, the hype for the Qualcomm XR2 reference design is high, because it will bring many innovations to standalone XR headsets : better graphics, eye tracking, passthrough vision, AI, and much more.

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COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets

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

Apple just acquired NextVR for magical, virtual event presence

Slashgear

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.

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XR Talks: Advertising in the ‘Experience Economy’

AR Insider

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone

VRScout

New leaks may reveal additional information regarding Apple’s long-rumored AR device.

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

Slashgear

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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Quarantine Creates New Opportunity for Augmented Reality Consumption and Creation

ARPost

Smartphones give us a way to pass the time and connect while social distancing and living in isolation. When it comes to social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat, more and more people are using augmented reality filters to solve entertainment and connectivity problems.

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

UploadVR

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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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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Facebook Shows Prototype AR/VR Interface Designed to Replace Your Laptop

Road to VR

In light of the global pandemic, Facebook announced last week it was making way for more productivity and collaboration apps on the Oculus Store to help bridge businesses together in a time of social distancing.

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

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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.

How Will AR Transform Advertising?

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . 7 Ways Spatial Computing is Evolving Advertising & Marketing. Advertising Enters the Next Dimension of Computing.

Why L&D Professionals Should Turn to Augmented Reality as Offices Work From Home

ARPost

The key question facing L&D professionals globally is how to effectively train their workers remotely during a pandemic. Whilst circumstances may have changed, their goals remain the same.

Panasonic Targets 2021 For Its Slim VR Glasses

UploadVR

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.

Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate (Elite) Review!

The Ghost Howls

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?

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.

Italian Airport Using Terrifying Thermal Scanning AR Headsets Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY! Thermal scanning technology has proven to be an invaluable tool in combating the spread of COVID-19 these past few months.

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Is this AR Shopping?s Moment?

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Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

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XR Technology at AWE and the Auggies: Exclusive Content From Ori Inbar

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The Augmented World Expo is nearly upon us. As the XR technology showcase gets closer, the news gets more exciting. While I was looking for background on the Auggies, AWE’s XR technology awards, AWE founder Ori Inbar shared some anecdotes from the early days of AWE.

Apparent Leak: HP & Valve?s New WMR Headset With Side Cams, IPD Adjust, New Controllers

UploadVR

Prolific Microsoft leaker WalkingCat just Tweeted what seems to be images of HP & Valve’s upcoming new WMR headset and Microsoft’s new VR controllers.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.17): Apple Glasses are sleek, UE5 rises hype, NVIDIA releases CloudXR SDK, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This week has been like an out-of-season Christmas for us XR enthusiast! Lots of interesting news, some of which have just made my jaw to drop! So let me stop talking and let’s dig into them immediately! Top news of the week. Image by Techgenyz).

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Facebook’s ‘Oculus for Business’ Quest Enterprise Platform is Finally Openly Available

Road to VR

Facebook today announced that its Oculus for Business program is finally openly available. The program, which was announced more than a year ago, was slow to roll out as Facebook dealt only with a small number of select partners.

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Miniature Beat Saber Powered By Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Looks Incredible

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All the fun of Beat Games’ VR rhythm slasher, minus the physical exercise.