September, 2018

Weather Channel Demonstrates Dangers Of Hurricane Florence Using Mixed Reality

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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

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

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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.

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

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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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Verizon Is Giving Away the iPhone XS via Snapchat AR Scavenger Hunt

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Now that the iPhone XS is officially available for pre-order, Verizon and Apple are giving Snapchat users the opportunity to win the device through an augmented reality scavenger hunt rather than forking over $1,000 for one. Starting on Friday and ending Sept.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Next Reality AR

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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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.

Apple Teases New ARKit 2 Experiences At 2018 Keynote

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Science-based basketball training and oldschool Galaga with a multiplayer twist heads to iOS via Apple’s advanced augmented reality platform. Apple’s 2018 keynote event has officially come to a close and it appears as though iOS fans have much to look forward to over the coming months.

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

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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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Virtual Battles on Your Coffee Table

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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.

In a Major Hit to Apple, Rovio to Launch Angry Birds in AR for Magic Leap

Next Reality AR

Considering Rovio Entertainment quite literally owes its existence to Apple and the App Store, it may ruffle a few feathers that the company has opted to aim the augmented reality debut of its blockbuster Angry Birds franchise at Magic Leap instead.

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

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China Looks To Better The Treatment Of Wildlife With First ‘VR Zoo’

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Guangzhou Zoo ditches its cages in favor of environmentally-friendly VR exhibits. Southern China isn’t exactly known for its well-managed zoos. The populous nation has a history of poorly-funded animal exhibits that often fall well within the confines of animal cruelty.

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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

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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.

The scariest VR horror game of E3 is coming Home Sweet Home on October 9th

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The scariest VR game at E3 2018 was Home Sweet Home. While the game was previously released on Steam last September, Mastiff is handling the PS4, PSVR, and X1 publishing. The game launches on October 9.

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.

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.

Transform The Sky Into An Open Canvas With Blue Sky Paint AR App

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Paint augmented artwork and leave behind messages for others via this collaborative AR experience. Have you ever wished you could use the endless landscape of the sky as a blank canvas for you to display your artwork or write messages for the world to see? You are a not alone in that wish.

Facebook & RED Unveil ‘Manifold’ Volumetric VR Camera

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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.

The world is your dancefloor with Beat Reality

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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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PSVR title from the creator of Dark Souls and possible Bloodborne tie-in launches Nov 6th

Cats and VR

The upcoming PSVR title from FromSoftware will be releasing in on 6th November, 2018. Déraciné is a VR adventure that allows you to explore a quiet world brimming with mysteries, and recall the joy of discovery. Perhaps the exact opposite of the Dark Souls franchise.

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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.