October, 2020

Will Gen-Z Be the AR Generation?

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

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Web AR Scares Up an Augmented Halloween

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“Vantage” is AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. It enlists spatial computing executives and innovators for first-hand strategic insights. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . A Week in WebAR: Halloween Edition.

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Foursquare Enters the Audio AR Game

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“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.

Modder Turns ‘Beat Saber’ Into Super Mario Bros. Themed Platformer

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Old-school gaming meets modern VR in this uniquely-crafted custom map. Since the launch of the popular VR rhythm game back in 2018, players have been having a field day designing their own custom beat maps set to a catalog of unlicensed music.

Kevin Williams: LBVR is not dead, it is rising again

The Ghost Howls

The Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the development of virtual reality , and in many sectors (like virtual events and remote collaboration), all companies have had a huge spike in the number of users, profits, and investments.

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Organizer Behind Quest 2 Jailbreak Reports Success in Bypassing Facebook Services

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According to the original organizer of the initiative to jailbreak Oculus Quest 2 , an XR developer was successful in bypassing Facebook services on the device.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator VR close beta is now open for sign-ups

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For simulator fans, the latest iteration of the well-aged Flight Simulator could be the franchise’s biggest release yet and in more ways than one.

Charting a Path to Viable Consumer AR Glasses, Part I

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“Vantage” is AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. It enlists spatial computing executives and innovators for first-hand strategic insights. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. .

A Mystery HTC VR Headset Appears In FCC Filings

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The above image deptics the Vive Proton prototype VR headset. Before any consumer electronic product with electromagnetic emissions (radiofrequency) can be sold to the public, they must meet specific requirements to be considered safe by the FCC through an FCC Test Report.

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The treadmill from Ready Player One is coming to our homes soon

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If you are in the VR field since some years, for sure you remember the hype when the Infinadeck was revealed.

Facebook Disguised Quest 2 Dev Kits as Clothing Irons to Avoid Prying Eyes

Road to VR

Even though Quest 2 was leaked well before it was officially announced, Facebook still did their level best to hide the box from prying eyes while en route to developers, camouflaging it as an ordinary household clothing iron.

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The Future of Retail and Shopping in a Digital-First World

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When was the last time you shopped in a physical store? In just a few months, COVID-19 has turned in-store shopping into something merely nostalgic. Many retail brands with brick and mortar stores have pivoted and profited from a digital presence.

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Oculus Quest 2 VR system is now available for purchase

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Just last month, Facebook made a big splash in the VR and AR scenes with new products and a new direction for Oculus.

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Will AR Shopping Inflect in a Post-Covid World?

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Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into select spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points and strategic takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. P roof points for AR’s efficacy as a shopping tool continue to roll out.

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Virtuix Reveals Omni One At-Home VR Treadmill

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Virtuix looks to become the “Peloton for gamers” with its latest omni-directional device.

NVIDIA’s big news: Cloud XR goes to AWS, Omniverse open beta is starting, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Today at GTC 2020, NVIDIA has released three very interesting news that we in the XR sector should care about: New enterprise NVIDIA RTX A6000 and NVIDIA A40 graphics card have been released; Cloud XR servers are now available on AWS; Omniverse, the collaboration tool for artists, enters open beta.

Facebook Develops Hand Tracking Method to Let You Touch Type Without Needing a Keyboard

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Some of the most basic questions surrounding AR/VR tech aren’t entirely solved yet, like making text input a comfortable and familiar experience.

VRDays Europe: Speakers, Events, and Ticket Information

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VRDays Europe is coming live to (and from) Amsterdam from November 4-6. The event will still feature a live component with limited seating in Amsterdam, as well as smaller “Satellite Events” around the world as much of the offerings also take place virtually.

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These pixel-dense OLED displays could solve VR’s big headache

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When it comes to virtual reality displays, the screen door effect is a very real concern for manufacturers.

XR Talks: Defining the AR Cloud, Part I

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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, 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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PlayStation VR Will Be Backward Compatible With PS5, For A Price

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You’ll need a PSVR headset, PS4 Dualshock 4 controller or Move controllers, and PS4 Camera in order to play.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.12): Quest 2 is launching, dogs use AR, and more!

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We are all waiting for the Quest 2 to arrive in our inboxes and we are all pretty excited about it! No big news this week, but expect thousands of boxes and reviews coming out from tomorrow on.

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‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. Although we still don’t know when, developers Asobo now say VR support is heading into closed beta testing soon.

Commemorating Bullying Prevention Month With Kinful and Pico

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While XR technology is great for gaming and a boon for enterprise, it also has a huge hand in social issues, including bullying.

Oculus Quest 2 rooting could bypass Facebook requirement

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The Oculus Quest 2 is an admittedly impressive kit as far as standalone VR systems go. Its otherwise positive debut, however, has been marred by controversy, confusion, and consternation over the requirement to have and use a Facebook account to even use the previously independent product.

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Case Study: Can Gamification Amplify AR Ads?

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This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

Spotify Launches 8th Wall Powered AR Experience For New Sam Smith Single

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Sam Smith’s latest single comes with an AR experience available exclusively through Spotify. Grammy Award-winning artist Sam Smith’s brand new album, “Love Goes” drops this Friday, but fans can listen to his newest single “Diamonds” on Spotify right now.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.05): HP and Canon reveal new XR enterprise headsets, and much more!

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It’s that time of the week when I report to you the best news of the week in the AR/VR fields, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready! Top news of the week. Image by HP). HP announces the Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition.

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DecaGear PC VR Headset Promises Face & Hip-tracking, 4.6MP Per-eye, and 2021 Launch

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Recently emerging out stealth, Singapore based Deca has revealed an ambitious PC VR headset called DecaGear.

Streem Launches SDK for Developing AR Apps and Solutions for Remote Collaboration and Customer Support

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Starting September 24, organizations and developers can use a new, powerful SDK to create AR apps and solutions for interactive customer support and remote collaboration.

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Android 11 officially kills Daydream and the dream of smartphone VR

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It was, like Thanos, inevitable but some might still get some feels with the revelation that Daydream VR is truly no more. At least not as far as Google is concerned.

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