April, 2018

A Candid Assessment of the Industry From a Leading Indie VR Developer

Road to VR

What is happening with the VR industry? Is adoption and growth still on target to support a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of independent VR developers?

Google’s Augmented Reality Microscope Quickly Highlights Cancer Cells


Discovering and diagnosing cancer may have just become much easier thanks to augmented reality. Google Research this week revealed an AR microscope (ARM) capable of detecting cancerous cells in real-time with the help of machine learning.

This VR Exhibit Lets the Visually Impaired Touch Art


Experience art by touch them in virtual reality. Over 253 million people in the world are visually impaired, and often times the only way they can experience artwork is with someone describing the art to them in detail.

Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

Road to VR

A number of standalone VR headsets will be hitting the market in 2018, but so far none of them offer positional (AKA 6DOF) controller input, one of the defining features of high-end tethered headsets.

Check out the launch trailer for CoolPaintrVR, the PSVR answer to Tilt Brush

Cats and VR

The PlayStation VR answer to the Tilt Brush will arrive on May 9th. Much like the popular Tilt Brush, CoolPaintrVR allows you to unleash your imagination and paint in a 3D space.

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This Fitness Suit Turns A New VR Game Into An Intense Workout


An upcoming fitness experience is set to work with an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) suit to turn your VR gaming sessions into heart-pounding workouts.

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Leap Motion Teases Prototype ‘Collapsible’ User Interface for AR Headsets

Road to VR

Leap Motion, the company behind the hand-tracking depth sensor, recently tweeted out another through-the-headset view of a prototype UI, this time centered on how some simple elements might work in the “augmented office” of the near future.

AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools


The Vive Pro gets new SDK tools unlocking advanced AR capabilities. The Vive Pro is one hell of a VR headset. A combined 2880 x 1600 pixel resolution, dual AMOLED 3.5″ ″ diagonal screens, a 90 Hz refresh rate, high quality integrated headphones, the list goes on.

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Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub


Why Silicon Valley is looking north for new investment opportunities. Surrounded by towering mountains, picturesque lakes, and urban beaches, it’s easy to forget that Vancouver hosts a booming technology industry. For those in the know, that’s starting to change.

Ghost Is A $99 AR Headset Powered By Your Smartphone


Smartphone-based VR has proved to be one of the most effective means of bringing the technology to the masses over the past few years. Jean Helfenstein thinks the same will be true of AR, which is why he’s made Ghost.

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Pimax Unveils New Knuckles-style Controller, Supports SteamVR 2.0 Tracking

Road to VR

Pimax, the company behind the wide field of view “8K” VR headset, today unveiled a new controller design intended to ship alongside their upcoming VR hardware.

Prototype AR App Translates Sign Language In Real Time


AR continues to break down the language barrier as this NYU student introduces a new form of augmented sign language translation.

Microsoft Japan Concept Video Demos How HoloLens Will Help Pilot the Drone Ships of the Future

Next Reality AR

Although the HoloLens is still primarily the domain of developers and researchers, the device is nevertheless on the cutting edge of showing us what will be possible with augmented reality in the coming years.

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Expert View: 3 ways VR is transforming Learning & Development

Tech Trends VR

. Immersive tech and training go back 50 years, but how has that relationship changed? Are we in for disruption or just another buzz-term? By Daniel Fraga and Christophe Mallet – Somewhere Else. As VR is evolving, we’re not only learning skills safely through simulations anymore.

#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

The Ghost Howls

When I told you the story of me meeting Mister President Alvin Wang Graylin , I didn’t tell you the whole story (sorry guys&gals, it was a secret!): actually, he was in my city (Turin, Italy) because here there is an epic guy that is living 30 days inside virtual reality!

Look Out Magic Leap, Vive Pro Is Now An AR Dev Kit


HTC just released its software development kit for the front-facing cameras on the Vive Pro. The new update should help turn the device into the kind of augmented reality developer kit Magic Leap is distributing quietly in small numbers.

Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

Road to VR

HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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Sherwin-Williams AR App Takes Hassle Out of Choosing Paint Colors


Explore over 1,500 paint options for your walls. . Nothing spruces up a drab looking room like a new coat of paint to make the walls pop with color and personality.

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Microsoft Shows Off Rare Images of Early HoloLens Prototypes

Next Reality AR

All those early prototype images Magic Leap is so fond of showing off are great, but they rank a far second when compared to a new set of images just revealed by Microsoft in relation to the HoloLens.

Creating Personalized Virtual Experiences

Tech Trends VR

How a group of high school students used VR to bring their coursework to life. The most exciting possibility that Immersive Technologies bring are to accelerate and supplement learning in ways that simply haven’t been possible, practical, or scalable before.

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How to convert your Oculus Rift CV1 in a fully functional Santa Cruz

The Ghost Howls

Since the first time we have seen the Oculus Santa Cruz prototype during Oculus Connect 3 , we want to put our hands on it. The Oculus Connect 4 made us eager to have it and finally this year we will be able to buy it.

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World Engine NeosVR Launches Beta May 4


One of VR’s most ambitious and longest-gestating projects is heading toward a beta launch on May 4, and its creator is looking for supporters on Steam and Patreon. NeosVR is a project from Tomáš “ Frooxius ” Marian?ík

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Google Brings WebVR to Chrome, All Major PC VR Headsets Supported

Road to VR

Google recently pushed out Chrome 66, the latest update to the company’s web browser. Unbeknownst to the VR community, Google also quietly included WebVR integration for OpenVR-compatible headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets.

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Beyond the Joystick: Companies Building the Future of VR Locomotion


How close are we to walking around a Ready Player One world? In Ready Player One’ s opening act, Steven Spielberg sets the stage for the capabilities of 2045’s VR hardware.

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Microsoft Video Shows Off BAE Systems' HoloLens-Powered Manufacturing Training Solution

Next Reality AR

While some in the augmented reality space are tweeting about future amazing immersive experiences and others are showing off cool experiments, Microsoft continues to move forward with tangible business solutions right now that show how the HoloLens can improve business.

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

Tech Trends VR

Latest forecast by analyst firm CCS Insight paints an optimistic picture of Immersive Tech adoption.

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HTC Vive reveals Vive Pro 2.0-bundle price and Vive Enterprise advantage

The Ghost Howls

Do you remember my first impressions review of the Vive Pro ? Well, it lacked an important information that still wasn’t revealed at that time: the price of the headset and of its full bundle. Today, finally, we have all the pricing info that we need.

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Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall Sees Penrose’s Grip On VR Storytelling Tighten


The fourth production from VR studio Penrose, Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall, is debuting at Tribeca and it touches upon well worn territory for this team. Namely, it’s a story about the relationship between parent and child, coping with loss and, ultimately, moving on.

Oculus Go, Mirage Solo, and Vive Focus Standalone Headsets Compared

Road to VR

Standalone VR headsets represent a new headset segment that sits somewhere between smartphone-based VR devices, and tethered, high-end VR systems, while offering some notable advantages over both.

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‘Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall’ Is A Masterclass In VR Storytelling


Meena’s journey continues in this absolutely breathtaking expansion to last years VR tear-jerker. The last time we talked about Arden’s Wake , we referred to it as essentially “Pixar in VR.”

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