March, 2018

How 'Ready Player One' Used Microsoft's HoloLens to Help Build Its VR Cinematic Universe

Next Reality AR

A funny thing happened on the way to the release of the virtual reality epic Ready Player One — augmented reality grabbed a major piece of the spotlight. Specifically, Microsoft's HoloLens.

Researchers Exploit Natural Quirk of Human Vision for Hidden Redirected Walking in VR

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Researches from Stony Brook University, NVIDIA, and Adobe have devised a system which hides so-called ‘redirected walking’ techniques using saccades, natural eye movements which act like a momentary blindspot.

Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

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Kim Jong Un experiences new realities outside North Korea. Overnight, North Korean and Chinese media confirmed a meeting took place between the countries’ leaders, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping at the Chinese Beijing capital.

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Indie publisher Mastiff has a VR roadmap that includes military action and thai horror!

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A few of you out there may be familiar with the Heavy Fire series, a military on rails shooter that made appearances on the Wii, PS3, and XBox 360. Well during the Mastiff GDC press event it was revealed that Heavy Fire is returning and this time with a VR spin.

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Learning to DJ with Virtual Reality

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The crossover between fun and training might well bring about the killer VR app we’ve all been waiting for. “We

Neurogaming’s 2nd Generation Arcade Is Military Grade

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I was recently invited to New York to check out the demo VR space for Neurogaming. The company behind World of Tanks (Wargaming) formed Neurogaming to work on VR arcades in partnership with a venture funding group called VRTech.

Dev Report: Microsoft's First HoloLens Update in Over a Year Now Available in Preview, Hints at Big Plans for 2018

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After more than a year and a half of silence, the rumors have morphed into reality: Microsoft has finally released an update for the HoloLens. And with that update comes a collection of new features that hint at big plans for the HoloLens this year.

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Volkswagen Will Train 10,000 Employees Using VR This Year

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The Volkswagen Group will use an augmented reality hub to train employees across the globe. ????????????In In 2013, Volkswagen demonstrated a new process by which service workers could use augmented reality to service a vehicle.

ARK Park brought me closer to how I felt watching the original Jurassic Park than buying a $15 ticket to see Jurassic World. 

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ARK Park is now available on HTC Vive PSVR, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets and I think it is an incredible experience for anyone who loves Dinosaurs.

How VR and AI Will Supercharge Learning

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We are getting to a tipping point where the convergence of Artificial Intelligence and Immersive Technologies will transform the way we teach and learn beyond recognition. What does this mean for educators, and the rest of us? “It

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Bigscreen Opens Up Alpha Testing For Gear VR Shared Room Streaming

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As of the time of this writing Bigscreen is only available on PC VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR platform, but that’s all about to change. Starting today, Bigscreen is starting its Alpha Testing signup phase for the Samsung Gear VR mobile version of Bigscreen.

Meet the 8-Year-Old ARKit Developer Who Just Uploaded Her First Augmented Reality App to Apple's App Store

Next Reality AR

While you were busy browsing Instagram, composing tweets, or chasing Snapchat updates, an eight-year-old ARKit developer was hard at work on her first step toward taking over the tech world via augmented reality.

New Jersey Utility Uses Augmented Reality to Visualise Underground Infrastructure

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vGIS, a new geographic information system (GIS) visualisation platform from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) partner Meemim , is being used to view underground infrastructure while wearing Microsoft Hololens.

Google’s Experiment With Light Fields Show Potential of VR

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The stunning seven-minute guided tour is now available on Steam VR. Google is working on ways to create the most realistic sense of presence while in VR.

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Survios is quickly showing that they may be the heavyweight champ of VR game development

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GDC 2018 was definitely not my first rodeo at a major gaming event and I have seen my fair share of the gaming dog and pony show.

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How Science Can Help Build Immersive Products

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Revolutionary tech industry concepts such as Lean Startup and Agile Software development are underpinned by the age-old scientific methodology. I spent 25 years in the “Ivory Towers” of academia leading my own brain science of human learning and performance laboratory.

Jurassic World Alive Is Basically Pokemon Go Meets Dinosaurs

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Ever since Pokemon Go’s runaway success, the trend of “Take X thing and make it like Pokemon Go” is becoming more and more popular.

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NY Times Brings Readers Closer to Bowie's Freaky Costumes in Augmented Reality

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Continuing with its new paradigm of using augmented reality to cover the news, The New York Times has published a feature story that takes a peek into the late David Bowie's eclectic wardrobe of on-stage outfits.

HTC Releases 3 ‘Ready Player One’ VR Experiences in ‘OASIS Beta’, Now Free on Viveport

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HTC showed off eight Ready Player One-inspired experiences at the film’s debut event at SXSW. Now, the company has released three of these experiences on Viveport in a single download called Ready Player One: OASIS Beta.

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‘Ready Player One’ Actors Filmed OASIS Scenes In VR

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Spielberg immerses his cast in a virtual set while filming certain VR scenes. It turns out VR played a more integral role in Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One film than we previously thought.

Archiact's Evasion showcases at GDC 2018 how much improvement the Vive Pro adds to the VR experience.

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Last October I had my first hands on with Archiact's upcoming bullet hell FPS Evasion. Evasion is an intense VR Bullet Hell game designed to immerse players in high intensity co-op multiplayer combat.

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Immersive Tech Transforming Learning

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Experiential learning enabled by technologies such as VR and AR are set to disrupt education as we know it, but what will the future of learning actually look like? Photography by Tom Atkinson @R3Digital.

Gorgeous VR Train Sim Rolling Line Gets Release Date, New Trailer

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We like to refer to lots of third-person VR games as ‘train set VR’ here at UploadVR, but Rolling Line takes that definition very seriously. Rolling Line is the latest game from Gaugepunk Games, the team that brought you Frontier VR and Echo Grotto.

Here's What Magic Leap's Creator Portal & Lumin SDK Docs Reveal About How You'll Develop for & Use Magic Leap One

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Now that we've had a chance to jump into the Lumin SDK documentation at Magic Leap's Creator Portal, we now have much more detail about how the device will function and utilize software than any single piece of content released by Magic Leap to date.

Google to Feature High-resolution VR OLED Display for Wide FOV Headsets at SID 2018

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CNN VR App Brings News to Oculus Rift

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Wolf Blitzer introduces us to the future of news in VR. Just over a year ago CNN dove head first into VR, launching a VR journalism unit and platform dubbed CNNVR. Now the broadcast news network is launching a VR news app just for the Oculus Rift.

The nostalgia filled VR game-within-a-game Pixel Ripped 1989 is launching in May.

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Although there exists a multitude of ways to get your video game fix in today, often we reminisce over the "good ole days". Hell part of the charm in the novel and upcoming film Ready Player One is its super call back to retro gaming.

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Seeing the Realities of War Through AR

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This iOS Augmented Reality app by the Red Cross shows people what the effects of war would feel like in their home. VR is often called the “ empathy machine ” referring to the medium’s unique ability to make you see things from the perspective of another through sheer power of immersion.

Google’s New Light Field App Is A Tantalizing Look At VR’s Future

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The future of VR content lies with increased resolutions, higher image fidelity, wireless tracking, better form factors, and the removal of any and all other barriers that remind users they’re not actually inside the digital world.

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Unity, Unreal Engine & Mozilla Partner with Magic Leap as SDK Rolls Out to Developers

Next Reality AR

Following the surprise release of Magic Leap's SDK on Monday, March 19, Unity, Unreal Engine, and Mozilla followed up by announcing official partnerships with the company. "We

Infinadeck VR Treadmill Shows Improvements With Vive Trackers, Launches This Week

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Infinadeck is an active omnidirectional VR treadmill which has been in development since at least 2014. A new video shows the treadmill now using Vive Trackers for enhanced tracking, which appears to have increased the responsiveness of the device. The Infinadeck is set to launch this week.

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Adobe To Launch AR Features ‘As Fast As We Can,’ Exec Says

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The creative software company heats up to augmented and virtual reality. Adobe executive Mark Asher said AR was the company’s “next big step” and they planned to bring AR features “to the market as fast as we can,” in an interview with VRScout.

With Kinda Funny's Greg Miller to guide you, Island Time VR is a kinda funny physical survival comedy.

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During GDC 2018 week I got a chance to demo I sland Time VR , a humorous and challenging game in which you are shipwrecked on a deserted island and try to survive as long as possible. Crafting tools and cooking food will help you to keep your health bar up and in turn survive your time on the island.

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HTC Vive Pro headset to be priced at $800 / €879, preorders starting today

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A breaking news is coming from the GDC 2018: thanks to Road To VR , we now know the price and the launch date of the Vive Pro.

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How Torn Plans To Be Much More Than Just Another Static VR World

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When we pulled back the curtain on Torn, an upcoming VR thriller from Austin, TX-based Aspyr Media that channels the likes of Myst, Black Mirror, and The Twilight Zone as sources of inspiration, we were left with more questions than answers.

Google Wants Everyone to Try Scribble Art in Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

As part of its ARCore push this week, Google has promoted Just a Line from one-time AR experiment to a full-fledged app. Available now in the Play Store, the dead-simple augmented reality drawing app makes the old Microsoft Paint app look like Adobe Illustrator.

Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

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At a sponsored GDC 2018 session, the still mysterious augmented reality company Magic Leap has revealed how their prototype hardware has evolved from 2014 to present day.