July, 2020

US Fire Administration Advocates The Use Of VR For Firefighter Training

VRScout

An average of 11 firefighters have died every year since 2008 during training sessions; VR could help reduce those numbers.

Mojo Vision: AR contact lenses are coming far sooner than you think

The Ghost Howls

One of the most mind-blowing interviews I had in recent months has been the one with Mojo Vision, the company producing AR contact lenses that got famous during CES 2020.

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Emerging Post-Pandemic Innovations

Tech Trends VR

How Technology is helping us cope with the global coronavirus fallout. As COVID-19 sweeps through nations, quickly making established ways of working, studying, socializing, and conducting business impractical or even impossible, people turned to technological innovation for alternatives. Here we look at three key areas that have been brought to the forefront during the pandemic but are likely to stay with us for the long-term. Immersive Technology/ XR post-pandemic.

Is Wearability the Next Mobility?

AR Insider

“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. A realization has begun to sink into the spatial computing sector.

Augmented Reality and Hearables: Where the Two Technologies Meet

ARPost

Sponsored content. Sponsored by Softeq. Extended reality in visual solutions is making the headlines. But AR/VR solutions are not limited to Google Glass, mobile apps for trying on shoes or accessories, and AR-based games.

‘Mission To Mars’ Is A Multiplayer Free-Roam VR Experience With A Scientific Twist

VRScout

Work together to survive the harsh conditions of Mars in this 15-minute educational adventure.

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Pokémon Go Hits the $3.6 Billion Mark

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Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into the latest spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points, narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. P okémon Go continues to defy odds. Mobile games are often challenged to grow, while sustaining player engagement through novelty, new challenges and game mechanics.

The Intel Lakefield Deep Dive: Everything To Know About the First x86 Hybrid CPU

Anand Tech

For the past eighteen months, Intel has paraded its new ‘Lakefield’ processor design around the press and the public as a paragon of new processor innovation. Inside, Intel pairs one of its fast peak performance cores with four of its lower power efficient cores, and uses novel technology in order to build the processor in the smallest footprint it can.

The “War of Words” Taking Place in XR Technology

ARPost

The title of this article uses the term “XR technology,” but, what is “XR”? Is the “X” like a variable that can stand for anything – “V” for “Virtual,” “A” for “Augmented,” “M” for “Mixed,” etc.? Or, is the “X” short for “eXtended”?

Elon Musk: August 28th Update to Further Detail Neuralink’s Brain-computer Interface

Road to VR

Elon Musk unveiled Neuralink nearly a year ago , and it appears we’ll be getting a progress update in August that further details the company’s research into brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

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Combining VR With Esports To Train The Next Big Soccer Star

VRScout

VR leads the way for a new generation immersive training technology. No doubt about it, eSports is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.

Pico Neo 2 Eye review: the new best enterprise standalone headset

The Ghost Howls

The time has come for me to review the Pico Neo 2 Eye , the Chinese competitor of the Oculus Quest (that has been kindly sent to me from Pico)! Discover with me everything about it and especially how does it compare with the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. Pico Neo 2 Eye Video Review.

Snapchat Lens Use Grows 37% Annually

AR Insider

Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into the latest spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points, narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

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Valve Patent Application Revealed For A Wireless VR System

Upload VR

A new patent application filed by Valve last year but published today details a wireless VR system. “In

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Why is Augmented Reality Taking Such a Long Time to Gain Popularity?

ARPost

Here’s a thought-provoking statistic: 70% of Snapchat users (almost 130 million) spend three or more minutes a day using augmented reality. At the same time, less than 25% of the participants in a recent survey reported interacting with AR in the past month.

Facebook Reality Labs Says Varifocal Optics Are “almost ready for primetime,” Details HDR Research

Road to VR

Facebook Reality Labs, the company’s R&D department, previously revealed its ‘Half Dome’ prototype headsets which demonstrated functional varifocal optics small enough for a consumer VR headset.

Deadmau5 Shares Mysterious VR Project Being Developed With Unreal Engine

VRScout

Codename #OBERHASLI. In a video posted to Instagram earlier this week, Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Deadmau5 teased a new VR project being developed alongside game art studio Upsurge Studios and game technology studio Geodesic Games using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.27): new Quest leaked, Dreams now supports VR and more!

The Ghost Howls

We were all getting bored in this ecosystem until finally someone leaked the new Quest and made this week a lot more exciting!

Will Google Swirl Unlock AR Advertising’s Next Stage?

AR Insider

“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Frostpoint Is A New Multiplayer AAA VR Shooter From inXile, Creators Of Wasteland And Mage’s Tale

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The renowned developers of classic game franchises like Wasteland and The Bard’s Tale, as well as VR dungeon crawler The Mage’s Tale , are unveiling their next VR-exclusive project: Frostpoint.

AltspaceVR Summer Update Includes Loads of Customization Options

ARPost

Online meetin gplace AltspaceVR has a lot of things going for it. It’s incredibly user friendly, it’s free, and it can be accessed on desktop mode when your headset is in the Cleanbox. One of the biggest downsides to the platform is that the customization scheme was, until last week, super basic.

Rumor: Leaked Photo Shows Possible Quest 2 with Headset & Controller Tweaks

Road to VR

An unverified photo of an apparently unreleased Quest headset appeared online today from a leaker with a history of authentic leaks. The photo may show the next Quest headset (possibly a ‘Quest 2’) which Oculus is expected to reveal later this year.

PlayStation VR Game Creator ‘Dreams VR’ Now Available, Here’s How To Get Started

VRScout

Start building your own console VR experiences today, no headset required. PlayStation 4 game creator Dreams received its highly-anticipated VR Update earlier today, introducing a variety of game creation tools designed specifically for PlayStation VR.

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SenseGlove review: a nice DK1 for force-feedback in VR

The Ghost Howls

Some months ago I interviewed Niels Bogerd from SenseGlove about the “affordable” (from an enterprise point of view) force-feedback gloves they were producing. I was very intrigued by his words, and I would have loved to try the device. The great news is that SenseGlove has been so kind as to send me a review unit some days ago, and of course I’ve made many extensive tests so that to write a detailed review for you!

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XR Talks: Shaping the Future of Commerce, Part II

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Oculus Quest 2? Everything We Know About Facebook’s Next VR Headset

Upload VR

Oculus Quest 2 seems to be on the way, with a Bloomberg report, developer site references, leaked photos, leaked marketing images and a noticed controller driver file. Reliable sources tell us this headset is real, entering full production this week.

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WebAR Experience Helps Users Select Siduri Wine

ARPost

We’ve seen augmented reality and WebAR experiences in beverage sales before. That doesn’t mean that it’s too late to bring something new to the table. So far, the beverage-based AR experiences that we’ve seen have involved labels on the packaging.

‘The Mage’s Tale’ Studio Announces Team-based Shooter ‘Frostpoint VR’

Road to VR

InXile Entertainment, the studio behind The Mage’s Tale (2018) and The Bard’s Tale series, today announced Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds , a team-based shooter for PC VR which takes place in a mysterious frozen wasteland.

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Shadow Of Valhalla: A Super Gory VR Adventure Inspired By Game Of Thrones

VRScout

Venture forth on a nightmarish pilgrimage through the Underworld as a blood-thirsty viking. You are a viking warrior and you’ve just witnessed your brother eviscerated by a single fiery breath from a mighty dragon.

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Everything we know about the new Oculus Quest (…and Oculus Go?)

The Ghost Howls

These days we have had various leaks about a new upcoming Oculus Quest , with also renders and photos shared by the famous leaker Walking Cat. Let me summarize what we have learned until now, and also let me tell you a crazy speculation of mine about the new Quest possibly being also the new Go.

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Case Study: CareAR Streamlines Enterprise Service Management

AR Insider

AR Insider Edge is a series that spotlights partners and sponsors. For more information or to be featured in an upcoming article, see details here. . O ne of the rallying cries for augmented reality is its ability to bring operational efficiencies to industrial operations.