June, 2018

Magic Leap Finally Delivered a Live, Public Demonstration of the Magic Leap One, Here's What Happened

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On Wednesday, the people at Magic Leap finally (FINALLY) decided to give the public a dedicated, slow, feature by feature walk through of the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition. How was it? About as good as it gets without actually getting to see what images look like through the device when wearing it.

Valve Shipping Knuckles to “Hundreds” of Developers, Mass Production Could Be Next

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Alongside the reveal of the revamped Knuckles controllers that Valve shared last week, third party developers have confirmed they’ve begun receiving the new EV2 version of the controller.

VR Companies Need To Attract More Women. Here’s How They Can.

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With the industry growing hungry for female influence, women in VR has never been more important. In the early nineties, a TV studio took a risk.

HTC Vive Libraries Program Will Bring VR Headsets To Over 100 Libraries

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Almost a year ago to the date Oculus announced an initiative to bring VR headsets to 90 different California libraries. Now, HTC has announced the Vive Libraries Program , which is set to bring VR headsets to 110 different libraries in California and Nevada.

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One of VR’s most popular and critically acclaimed titles, Moss, is now available on Oculus and Vive!

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Revered as one of the best VR titles to date because of its intuitive gameplay, creative design, and high degree of artistic polish, Moss brings a unique experience to gamers around the world.

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Expert View: How Technology is Making Us Rethink the Way We Think

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Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are changing everything from training to marketing and storytelling. By Daniel Fraga, VR/AR Designer at Somewhere Else innovation agency. You don’t only think with your mind. Your notebook is part of your thinking.

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China’s Oculus Go Variant Sells Out in Minutes, 50,000+ Await More Stock

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The Chinese variant of the Oculus Go, sold by Xiaomi as the ‘Mi VR Standalone’, appears to be seeing strong launch demand, with the headset quickly selling out, in some cases within just minutes.

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Valve Knuckles Controllers Add Squeezing, Thumbsticks & Finger-Tracking

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The next generation of Valve’s knuckle controllers adds a whole new list of new immersive interactions.

E3 2018: DisplayLink’s Booth Showcases Wireless VR With Gatling Guns

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Chipmaker DisplayLink partnered with HTC for quite the demonstration of wireless VR at E3 2018. DisplayLink is powering HTC’s upcoming official wireless adapter for the Vive Pro and Vive. At E3, a pair of the adapters were shown wirelessly connected to Vive Pros alongside four of the 2.0

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With the success of Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout in VR, Bethesda announces Wolfenstein, Pray, and Elder Scrolls VR content at E3

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Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot drops you into the role of a resistance hacker on a mission to tear apart the Nazi forces in Paris using their own machines. Take control of a fire-breathing Panzerhund and more as you fight Nazis in the City of Love in order to aid the French resistance.

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Infographic: The Future of Virtual Reality

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We’re halfway through 2018 – how the heck did THAT happen? – so seems a nice place to stop and take stock of how the immersive tech market has been doing.

Netflix Casts a Facebook AR Spell on Its Debut Comic Book 'The Magic Order'

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Netflix is branching out into the comic book business, and it's summoning augmented reality via Facebook to make the first issue more magical. The debut issue of The Magic Order hit comic book store shelves today with four variant covers. Inside each issue is a QR code specific to that variant.

Apple Adding “plug and play support” for Vive Pro in MacOS Mojave

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At Apple’s WWDC conference this week, the company announced that the Vive Pro will be fully supported on the newest version of MacOS, ‘Mojave’, soon to launch in public beta and available widely later this year. Speaking during a session at WWDC 2018 this week, Karol Gasi?ski,

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Say Hello To The 2018 VR Creator Lab

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Another year, another handful of amazing creators taking on an exciting new format. Last year we partnered with YouTube to develop the VR Creator Lab – a dedicated learning and production program held at YouTube Space LA.

Taking Aim – How Firewall: Zero Hour Plans To Be VR’s Next Great Shooter

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When developers first started theorizing the modern era of virtual reality headsets, I’d wager that shooters were a big part of the design discussions.

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How to create an Augmented Reality app for the Vive Focus in Unity

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On Friday, I’ve published on my social media channels a video where I showcased that I have been able to create an augmented reality app for the Vive Focus. I promised that today I would have shown you how I did it and so now I am here writing this article to keep my promise.

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Immersive Technologies Helping Children and Older Patients

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Learning Science shows that there are added benefits to using Virtual and Augmented Reality with young and elderly people.

Microsoft Opens Access to Sensor Data on the HoloLens with 'Research Mode' Update

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The addition of a new research mode for Microsoft HoloLens will enable researchers and developers to tap into a wider range of data collected by the device's sensors.

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Report: Apple to Unveil ARKit 2.0, Putting Privacy & Multiuser AR at Its Core

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According to a recent Reuters report, Apple is set to unveil some new features in its supposed release of ARKit 2.0, the company’s augmented reality toolkit for iOS 11 devices.

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Parisian Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative

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Patients visiting the Hospital’s ER in need of minor surgeries or treatments can now opt to use VR to increase their tolerance to pain and decrease anxiety.

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E3 2018 Hands-On: From Software’s Déraciné Is A Beautifully Interactive VR Adventure Game

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If you told me a week ago that From Software, the legendary developer behind the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne were making a PSVR game I’d absolutely expect it to be one of the highlighted announcement’s as Sony’s annual E3 press conference.

Valve shows Knuckles prototype controllers v2

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One of the biggest drawbacks of HTC Vive headsets with regard to Oculus Rift are the controllers: while Oculus Touch is ergonomic and can emulate the hands quite well, Vive has controllers that are quite big and are usable only as wands.

Insomniac Games - New game to reclaim your world. More coming June 7, 2018

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From the creators or Edge of Nowhere and The Unspoken, Insomniac Games is teasing a new video for a new game with more information coming June 7, 2018. Insomniac games claim the new game will "Establish a sense of wonder" and "you'll be able to go where ever you want."

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Google Expands ARCore to More Android Devices, Adds iOS Support

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The roster of handsets supporting Google's augmented reality toolkit now includes 46 Android models as well as support for ARKit-compatible iPhones and iPads. The latest devices to support ARCore include the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 7 Plus, Moto G6 and Z3 Play, One Plus 5T and 6, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.

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Leap Motion Reveals First Extended Demo Shot Through North Star Headset

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Back in April Leap Motion first revealed North Star , a prototype AR headset that’s designed to replicate the features of a future high-end AR headset, as a platform for experimentation.

John Cusack & Christina Ricci Make Their VR Debut In ‘Distorted Reality’

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Another VR project starring AAA talent shows how the immersive medium is continuing to attract more of Hollywood’s biggest names.

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Hands-On — The VOID’s Nicodemus: Demon Of Evanishment Will Terrify This Halloween

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I jumped in surprise within 30 seconds of entering The VOID in Las Vegas. I was cowering in fear just a few minutes later. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something rush toward me. I heard it coming closer as I pointed my head down and closed my eyes. I waited for it to pass.

7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

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Eye tracking is, in my opinion, a technology that will disrupt completely the VR ecosystem , exactly as room-scale did with the first HTC Vive.

Ratchet and Clank dev, Insomniac Games, announces Stormland as Oculus exclusive.

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Visit [link] to learn more about Insomniac Games and Oculus Studios’ next VR adventure, Stormland. Coming 2019, exclusively on Oculus Rift. Deep sci-fi story. Revolutionary VR traversal. Unprecedented presence. The Tempest shattered your android body.

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Apple's ARKit 2.0 Could Make These 10 Mobile AR Apps Even Better

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With the announcement of ARKit 2.0 at WWDC 2018, Apple is bringing some powerful new capabilities to mobile augmented reality apps this fall.

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Vive Wireless Adapter Expected to Launch by Late Summer, Battery Detailed

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After revealing the Vive Wireless Adapter earlier this year, the company confirmed this week at E3 2018 that the device is on track to launch by late Summer, and offered up some details on the device’s battery and operation.