November, 2018

Oculus Patents Use Of Light Field Cameras for Eye Tracking

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Facebook’s Oculus patented an eye tracking technique which uses light field cameras inside the headset. Most previous eye tracking systems used a regular or infrared camera combined with an IR illuminator to keep the eyes lit.

Cutting Edge VR

Tech Trends VR

Fundamental VR is partnering with the Mayo Clinic to democratize the next generation of haptic surgical training simulation tools. Globally, 5 Billion people don’t have access to safe surgery due to lack of trained professionals. In the U.S.

This New Device Could Solve VR Motion Sickness

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OtoTech combats motion-induced nausea without the side effects of drugs. According to research published by ScienceNews , roughly 25% to 45% of users report some form of motion sickness while engaged in a virtual reality experience.

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US Army Declares Microsoft the Winner in Battle for $480M AR Headset Contract

Next Reality AR

In their first head-to-head major contract clash, Microsoft has emerged victorious over Magic Leap, as the US Army has awarded a $480 million contract to the HoloLens maker.

Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300

Road to VR

Samsung Odyssey+ is the company’s latest VR headset, and while it launched just a few weeks ago for $500, the Korean tech giant is throwing it on sale this Black Friday at a 40% discount.

HTC Vive Focus launched worldwide: an enterprise standalone headset, starting from $599

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After a long wait, finally, the Vive Focus is ready to exit from its home country. You will be able to finally buy it in Europe and North America for $599, from the dedicated page on the HTC website. HTC Vive Focus Specs.

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Get Samsung Odyssey+ For Just $299 Starting Today – 40% Off Black Friday Sale

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Samsung is offering an incredible early Black Friday deal starting today — its Odyssey+ high end PC VR headset for just $299. This saves $200 (40%) from the regular $499 price. The deal applies only to customers in the United States.

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Disney Researchers Introduce ‘MotionStick’ AR Puppeteering

VRScout

Disney Researchers build off an idea from 2011 to develop a new way to puppeteer digital characters in augmented reality.

New York Times Lets You Visit Statue of Liberty's Torch Without Trip to NYC via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

While a new museum to house the original torch of the Statue of Liberty is under construction on Liberty Island and scheduled to open in May 2019, New York Times readers can now view the sculpture in their own space through augmented reality.

Report: New Valve VR Headset Appears in Leaked Images

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When it comes Valve, there’s no telling what’s going on behind their Bellevue, Washington doors. As one of the most reclusive developers of both games and hardware, that goes doubly so for its efforts in VR.

All you need to know about the leaked Valve VR headset: is Half-Life 3/2 coming?

The Ghost Howls

The VR ecosystem is in fibrillation because of the leak of a possible upcoming next-gen Valve HMD headset. But what do we know about it? Well, in this article I’ll try to summarize all that we know and all the main speculations regarding it.

Beat Saber DLC: Devloper Planning 30 New Songs

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Still enjoying Beat Saber on your Rift, Vive, or now on PSVR? Well that’s good, because there’s plenty of new content on the way.

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Retailers Exploring New VR And AR Concepts To Drive Sales In 2019

Tech Trends VR

With more retailers integrating immersive technologies in both their logistics and customer-facing operations, will consumers finally start buying into VR?

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Master of Shapes Combines VR Racing With Real Go Karts

VRScout

Virtual environments. Real-world racing. Last month we had the opportunity to check out Master of Shapes’ VR go-kart experience, a bold new location-based venture that blends virtual reality racetracks with real-world racing.

ModiFace Applies Its Augmented Reality Tech to Nail Polish with Fingertip-Tracking Feature

Next Reality AR

French cosmetics giant L'Oréal isn't wasting any time putting its new subsidiary, ModiFace, to work. On Thursday, the company launched a new tool that enables a photo-realistic augmented reality simulation of nail polish shades and textures to be accurately displayed on a user's fingers in real time.

Bell Says Latest Helicopter was Designed 10 Times Faster With VR

Road to VR

Bell Helicopter challenged its Innovation Team to accelerate its aircraft design process. Turning to VR as a key improvement to their design pipeline, the team created the FCX-001, the company’s first “concept aircraft,” in just six months.

Magic Leap One first impressions review: it’s not a leap, but a step

The Ghost Howls

I thought it would have taken me a lot before I would be able to try the Magic Leap One , but luckily this has not been the case. Thanks to a friend and a bit of luck, I’ve been able to test it and so I will be able to give you my impressions on the device … are you interested?

Beat Saber PSVR Review – The Most Addictive VR Game To Date

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Growing up, I was a DDR kid. I was never good enough to draw a crowd at arcades, but I could hang on most songs on any difficulty level and even owned a pad at home with several PS2 versions.

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Virtual Reality Games Coming In 2019

VRCircle

In 2018, there were a few virtual reality games developed. However, most of these games failed to get the traction that they deserved really. One of the main reasons behind this being the unaffordability of the VR gaming devices.

Disney’s PoseVR Tool Lets Animators Create In VR

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Disney’s summer internship program results in a new VR tool aimed at 3D animation. It’s no secret that Disney is constantly looking for new ways to boost the efficiency of their creators.

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Microsoft's HoloLens Morphs Paris Museum Model of Mont-Saint-Michel into Masterpiece of AR

Next Reality AR

Amid the opulent and historic confines of Paris, Microsoft is now hosting an exhibit at a local museum that brings a historic map of a Normandy tourist destination to life in augmented reality.

‘Virtual Desktop’ is Finally Coming to Oculus Go & Gear VR This Week, Oculus Quest Next Year

Road to VR

Virtual Desktop (2016) , the app that lets you view and use your desktop computer in VR, is finally making its way to Oculus Go and Gear VR this week. Once Oculus Quest, the company’s upcoming 6DOF headset, launches next year, a version of the app will be available then too.

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Tech Trends @ VR Sports & Entertainment Summit 2018

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The 2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit will be held in San Francisco on November 13-14, 2018. Tech Trends is excited to be a media partner for the event so watch this space for key highlights.

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You Should Definitely Buy A PSVR This Black Friday

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You might have noticed that we’re quite fond of VR here at Upload. In fact, we’re absolutely enthralled about it; we love to play in it, talk about it and write about it. But, when it comes to actually recommending you buy a VR headset?

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Still time to save with HTC VIVE Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

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HTC VIVE announced their 2018 Black Friday/ Cyber Monday deals and from Friday, November 23rd to Monday, November 26th you can save big on the VIVE Pro. This weekend you can save $200 on the VIVE Pro Full Kit. The full kit includes the VIVE Pro headset, two Steam VR Base Stations 2.0,

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Japanese Man Spends $17,500 In ‘Cross-Dimensional’ Wedding To Hatsune Miku

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Akihiko Kondo’s “marriage” to the 16-year-old holographic pop star is just the latest in an increasingly prominent trend of holographic marriages.

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BAE Systems Uses HoloLens to Create AR Command Interfaces Straight Out of 'Minority Report' for British Royal Navy

Next Reality AR

The interactive displays of the future as visualized in Steven Spielberg's science fiction classic Minority Report, as well as the augmented reality interfaces used by millionaire playboy Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, are now closer to becoming reality in the military realm.

Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects

Road to VR

At Magic Leap’s developer conference last month, the company announced they were ready to throw down serious cash to developers to build apps for their new AR headset, Magic Leap One.

Exploring a Wounded Mind in VR

Tech Trends VR

A BBC Virtual Reality experience takes you on an emotional journey through the perspective of two young women dealing with a life-altering brain injury. Is Anna OK is a poignant VR experience based on a true story. Anna and Lauren are identical twins.

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Borderlands 2 VR Could Come To Rift and Vive In 2019

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The small text of Sony’s latest trailer for Borderlands 2 VR for PSVR reveals an interesting fact- the game’s exclusivity to the platform is timed, not permanent. Specifically, it is a timed exclusive for 5 months from launch.

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Donald Greenberg: virtual reality is still a baby, we’ll need 20 years for photorealism

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There are days when I’m really happy to be a blogger. The day when I interviewed Donald Greenberg is one of these days. Donald Greenberg is one of the fathers of the CGI.

Tilt Brush Behind One Of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions Of 2018

VRScout

Designer uses VR to design award-winning prototype carry-on bag. When it was released in 2016, Tilt Brush was heralded as VR’s killer app.

Magic Leap Roars into the Auto World via Kia Stinger App from RelayCars

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap One owners, start your virtual engines, as automotive virtual reality developer RelayCars has published an app to Magic Leap World that lets users customize and test drive a 2019 Kia Stinger.

HTC Files for ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Headset Trademark

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With middling smartphone sales and a loss of a major portion of its smartphone IP and engineering team to Google last year, HTC appears to be full steam ahead with VR headsets as of late.

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Bringing War Home

Tech Trends VR

VR makes you choose between life or death for a family facing the horrors of urban conflict. Most of us are lucky enough not to have experienced urban conflict first-hand, but VR can give us a sense of what that looks – and feels – like for people on the ground who have to actually live that reality.

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Deracine Review: An Essential VR Oddity From The Creator Of Dark Souls

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Long before it became ‘the maker of Dark Souls’, From Software created, among various other RPGs and action games, adventures title like Echo Night.

4 hard lessons on VR startup life that I’ve learned attending events

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Hello all! As I’ve told you in my newsletter, this period I’m travelling to attend events to try to spread awareness for my consultancy company New Technology Walkers.