September, 2018

Weather Channel Demonstrates Dangers Of Hurricane Florence Using Mixed Reality

VRScout

MR & AR technology showcase the potential destruction of the cat 2 storm currently hitting the Carolina states.

Young Developers Are the Future of AR — This 11-Year-Old Has Already Created 2 AR Apps

Next Reality AR

While most kids his age are busy playing Fortnite, 11-year-old Yumo Soerianto is developing augmented reality games.

Report: Using Extended Reality in Healthcare

Tech Trends VR

. The healthcare industry is ripe for embracing immersive xR learning technologies in training professionals and informing patients.

Elon Musk States 2023 Moon Mission Will Be Livestreamed In VR

VRScout

Let the four year hype begin… Last night technological wunderkind Elon Musk announced the first private passenger on his journey to the moon: Japanese billionaire, and founder of Japanese clothing company ‘Zozo,’ Yusaku Maezawa.

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OC5: Oculus Renames Santa Cruz To Oculus Quest Coming Spring 2019 For $399

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Oculus now has a final name for its standalone inside-out tracked VR headset, originally codenamed Santa Cruz. Meet Oculus Quest. The company announced the new name at its Oculus Connect 5 developer conference in San Jose today, also confirming that the kit would launch in spring 2019 for $399.

Elon Musk Wants to Livestream SpaceX Moon Mission in “high def VR”

Road to VR

SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transport company founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, ultimately has its sights set on colonizing Mars, although the company’s next big step on the way there is taking tourists to the moon.

My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

The Ghost Howls

Next week, on September 26th-27th, Oculus will perform its annual showcase event: Oculus Connect , that has now arrived at its 5th edition.

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Building Spaceships with Mixed Reality

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Lockheed Martin’s space division has partnered with Scope AR to support the manufacturing of spacecraft, including NASA’s Orion.

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Mario Kart GP VR Arrives Stateside This October

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VR Zone’s hit rendition of the original Nintendo classic heads to Washington DC alongside two other LB VR experiences. Just over one year ago Bandai Namco launched their first VR Zone location in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo, Japan.

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Darth Vader VR Experience Set For Reveal Tomorrow

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The Darth Vader VR experience that we first heard about two years ago from ILMxLAB looks like it might get a formal reveal at Oculus Connect 5.

Walmart to Launch Nation-wide VR Training Program with Over 17,000 Oculus Headsets

Road to VR

Walmart is set to expand its fledgling VR training program in a big way soon; the big box store is going to start a country-wide training program promising to bring over 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to its employees by the year’s end.

Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

The Ghost Howls

As it is tradition of this little blog, I will write a full round-up of the Oculus Connect 5 , the very important Oculus event that has been held in San Jose on 26th and 27th of September (2018).

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Google Puts Faces of Historic Women on US Currency via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Well-regarded men from the history of the United States tend to grace the country's currency, but what if equally deserving women were honored in the same fashion? That's the question that Google's Notable Women project endeavors to explore with augmented reality.

Virtual Battles on Your Coffee Table

Tech Trends VR

Mixed Reality adds a new dimension to tabletop gaming, but there’s more to this tank show-down than first meets the eye. Yes, tabletop gaming is very much still a thing. But just because it’s been around forever doesn’t mean it’s not keeping up with the latest tech.

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Alaska Airlines Begins Testing VR As First Class Entertainment

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Alaska Airlines new VR theater experience could make you forget you are on an airplane.

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VR’s Killer Apps Will Be Created By The Next Generation Of Developers

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Synaptics Reveals VR Display Chip Targeting 1,000 PPI & Foveated Rendering

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The world is your dancefloor with Beat Reality

The Ghost Howls

Today is a great day for me because finally there is a second app of mine on Viveport. It is called Beat Reality and it is a super innovative musical mixed reality experience for the Vive Focus. The root of all this is still the #30DaysInVR initiative by Enea Le Fons.

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3D Scanning App for iPhone Makes Capturing & Sharing AR Content as Easy as Taking a Picture

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Augmented reality app developer Laan Labs has shared a preview of a beta app that achieves 3D scanning with just an iPhone and produces highly-detailed models for sharing with others. But it might be a while before we see it in the App Store.

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PokerStars VR is Something New

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Played poker before? Not like this, you haven’t! The world’s leading poker brand, PokerStars, has combined live and online poker in a truly immersive & social VR experience.

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How Beat Saber Won The Battle For Mainstream Consumers

VRScout

Does Beat Saber hold the recipe for global VR success? With the VR industry crying out for ways to make it ‘make it mainstream’, can we learn a thing or two from Beat Saber … a game that won over VR trendsetters and traditional gamers alike? .

PSVR’s Dreams Might Make The Metaverse A Reality Sooner Than You Think

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A few months ago I said that Dreams could well be PSVR’s most important game on the horizon.

Google Appears to Be Ramping Up R&D Efforts for “New and novel” AR/VR Lenses

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Though there wasn’t much groundbreaking in the Daydream news shared at Google I/O this year, the company is growing its AR/VR team at an accelerated rate, suggesting Google has a number of things up its sleeve yet.

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Vive Immersive Labs experiment demonstrates that VR can really help in learning a new language

The Ghost Howls

Some weeks ago I interviewed Mr. Chen of Vive Immersive Labs regarding the interesting research that HTC is conducting regarding the applications of virtual reality.

Warner Bros. Conjures 'The Nun' Snapchat AR Lens to Scare Up Ticket Sales

Next Reality AR

The latest sponsored augmented reality experience on Snapchat from a movie studio might be its scariest — and perhaps most popular — yet. The Sponsored Lens, purchased by Warner Bros.

SEGA’ s “Space Channel 5” makes its return as a PlayStation® VR game.

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SEGA’ s “Space Channel 5” makes its return as a PlayStation® VR game.

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VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

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How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault.

Transference Review: A Black Mirror VR Nightmare Come To Life

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Have you seen the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror? If not, then you should skip this opening paragraph.

Facebook & RED Unveil ‘Manifold’ Volumetric VR Camera

Road to VR

Last May, Facebook and RED Digital Cinema announced they were working on a volumetric video camera based on Facebook’s Surround360 technology. At Oculus Connect 5 today, the company’s annual developer conference, Facebook and RED revealed a first-look at the camera, dubbed Manifold.

Oculus announces Oculus Quest: 6 DOF, Snapdragon 835 VR, disruptive $399 price

The Ghost Howls

In the end, the time has come: Oculus has officially revealed the name and the price of the Santa Cruz headset. Its name will be Oculus Quest and will cost $399. I followed today’s OC5 conference via Facebook streaming only for this moment and Oculus has not disappointed my expectations.

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10 New AR Features in iOS 12 for iPhone & iPad

Next Reality AR

Apple's iOS 12 has finally landed. The big update appeared for everyone on Monday, Sept. 17, and hiding within are some pretty amazing augmented reality upgrades for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

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Creating Virtual Museum Experiences

Tech Trends VR

Intel and The Smithsonian partner up with Sansar to bring everyone the ephemeral art of Burning Man.

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Duplicate & Share Real-World Objects In AR With 3D Scanner Pro

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Turn everyday items into 3D models and share them instantly with friends using Apple Quick Look. Thanks to Apple’s recently announced AR Quick Look feature, friends are now able to easily place and share AR objects throughout the real world directly through their Safari web browser.

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100 VR Games That You Should Absolutely Be Playing: Day 1

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Whoever said VR has no games? True, the medium isn’t overflowing with 100-hour RPGs and lavishly-produced shooters, but there are absolutely more than enough titles out there now to satisfy a wide variety of gamers whether they like online sports, mind-bending puzzles or walking simulators.

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Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details

Road to VR

Oculus Quest was the main attraction at Oculus Connect 5 this week.

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Analyzing Oculus Santa Cruz patent images

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Yesterday I was reading the comments on Reddit regarding my post with the predictions for Oculus Connect 5 and the kind redditor /u/SilverWhite2 provided me the link to the latest available patent with the design of Santa Cruz.

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This Android App Lets You Search for Specific Words in Books & Documents via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

One of the neatest tricks available in Google Lens, an app that can identify and interpret real world information, is the ability to copy text from the app's camera view and paste it into a digital document.