March, 2019

HaptX and partners build first robotic hand to transmit touch across the Atlantic

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Haptic glove lets human control robotic hand, feel what robot feels. HaptX is proud to announce the development of the world’s first haptic telerobotic system that transmits realistic touch feedback to an operator located anywhere in the world.

Banishing Your Nightmares with VR

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New research shows how immersive technology can help patients treat recurring nightmare syndrome.

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OptiTrack Shows Hundreds of Simultaneously Tracked Objects in a Single VR Experience

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OptiTrack at GDC last week showed off a demonstration of their enterprise/commercial tracking technology which is capable of accurately tracking hundreds of objects simultaneously in real-time.

Valve Teases ‘Index’ VR Headset For May

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Valve is teasing its VR headset for May. You can check it out right now on Steam , although there are currently no other details listed. The site at least partially confirms our report from late last year.

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Oculus ‘Rift S’ Will Be Present At GDC 2019

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Reports indicate Oculus’ next headset will make its debut later this month. In October of last year, a report by Techcrunch claimed that Facebook’s Oculus would be abandoning its plans of a proper Oculus Rift 2 in favor of minor hardware updates to the existing Rift headset.

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Posemoji App Lets You Use Your Body to Create Augmented Reality Emoji & Designs

Next Reality AR

The great thing about augmented reality is that so much is possible using the emerging tools and software, your only real limit is your imagination — that includes making real versions of imagined products.

Valve teases the Vive Index: it may feature hands tracking and next-gen experience

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Valve has finally teased its upcoming headset: the Valve Index. As always in the typical Valve style, it has not made it with some big reveal during an event, but it has just opened a dedicated page on its website, that you can access here. The image teased by Valve on its website.

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Valve Teases New ‘Index’ VR Headset Coming in May

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After months of speculation, Valve has finally officially confirmed a new VR headset called Index that bears the company’s own name and will presumably be a first-party product. A teaser image for the headset may indicate a release date of May.

No Man’s Sky VR Finally Coming To PSVR And SteamVR This Summer (Update)

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It’s been a long time coming but today we can finally say No Man’s Sky VR is real. Developer Hello Games announced the title today on Sony’s State of Play broadcast. This version of the game is coming to Sony’s PSVR headset.

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HaptX VR Gloves Uses Telerobotics To Transmit Touch Across The Globe

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HaptX lets you control a robotic hand, and feel what the robot feels, anywhere in the globe.

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Miller Lite & Trigger Global Turn St. Patrick's Day into an Augmented Reality Celebration

Next Reality AR

Every year, fans of Irish culture, as well as those looking to celebrate their own culture, come together on St. Patrick's Day, March 17.

Oculus reveals the Rift S: all you need to know

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Today at GDC, after a lot of rumors, Oculus has finally unveiled the successor of the Oculus Rift CV1: the Rift S.

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The Brain Science of Simulation Training with Virtual Reality

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In many high-pressure situations such as emergency medicine, law enforcement, firefighting, air traffic control and the military the litmus test for success is behavioral performance.

Valve Psychologist: Brain-computer Interfaces Are Coming & Could Be Built into VR Headsets

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Valve’s resident experimental psychologist Dr. Mike Ambinder took the stage at GDC 2019 today for his talk on the state of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and how they’ll inform the future of game design.

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HTC Brings Gloveless Finger Tracking To Vive and Vive Pro, Gestures To Vive Focus

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HTC released an SDK which allows developers to add finger tracking to their Vive or Vive Pro apps. For the Vive Focus standalone headset the SDK instead provides hand position and gesture recognition. The feature was first announced back in October.

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YouTube Stories Adds A Twist To AR Selfie Filters

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YouTube introduces real-time face filters powered by machine-learning, but there’s a catch. Everyone has a unique story to tell, and now YouTube creators will have the ability to make their stories even more unique through a Snapchat-esque AR selfies.

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HBO Crowns Snapchat as King of Its 'Game of Thrones' Augmented Reality Promotion at SXSW

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The hype for HBO's Game of Thrones reached proportions as epic as the series itself this week with the latest release of the final season's official trailer, but it's a Snapchat promotion that will truly make fans at SXSW bend the knee.

Charlie Fink on his new book Convergence and the future of XR

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When I think about great XR journalists, one of the first names that come to my mind is always Charlie Fink.

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Could Sony’s Next Headset Finally Crack the VR Gaming Market?

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If anybody can do it, it’s probably Sony. Ever since the Playstation was first launched – if, like myself, you’re old enough to remember it, you may pause a moment here to consider your own age and mortality – Sony has been in the business of reinventing gaming.

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OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

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OpenXR is a royalty-free standard for cross-platform VR and AR development. It’s backed by many of the biggest names in the VR and AR industries and has been in development by the consortium for two years now, organized by Khronos Group.

Beat Saber Confirmed As Oculus Quest Launch Title

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Facebook’s $400 Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is launching with Beat Saber in its lineup. For Facebook, Beat Saber was a must-get its Oculus Quest launch lineup. The game is a system seller for some buyers.

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HTC’s ‘6DOF Lite’ Mode Adds Volumetric Depth To 360 Video

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HTC brings flat 360-degree video to life with 6DOF functionality. As captivating as conventional 360-degree video can be, it pales in comparison to the level of immersion offered by volumetric content featuring 3D depth and 6DOF capabilities.

Magic Leap Teams with HBO & AT&T to Deliver Game of Thrones Experience

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In recent months, the Magic Leap One has frequently tied promotions to groundbreaking entertainment properties, but the latest may be the startup's biggest coup yet.

VEC 2019 – All the most important news from the Vive Ecosystem Conference

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Yesterday for the first time I have attended the Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen, China! I have been there as a speaker, content maker and as a blogger , so it has really been a crazy and interesting experience for me.

#SXSW2019 – What does Augmented Reality Sound Like?

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Tech Trends checks out the AR Bose Frames as we wrap up our coverage of the South by Southwest 2019 festival in Austin. . By Laura Kobylecky. In addition to the regular programming of sessions, SXSW also attracts brands looking to launch exclusive products.

HTC Planning Lip-tracking Module Dev Kit for Vive Pro

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Today at GDC, HTC announced plans to make available a lip-tracking module for the Vive Pro. The company says it doesn’t currently have plans to consumerize the device, but instead wants to make it available for research and experimentation.

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Open-World Online VR RPG Nostos Global Alpha Test Coming This April

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It’s rare that a game can so entirely capture my attention purely from its art style alone, but that’s what happened with Nostos.

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HP Reverb Is The Best Windows Mixed Reality Headset Yet

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HP unveils their ultra comfortable VR headset at HP Reinvent global partner conference. The Windows Mixed Reality platform has seen its fair share of ups and downs since the introduction of Acer, Dell, Lenovo, and HP third-party headsets back in October of 2017.

8th Wall Spins Up New 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Augmented Reality Experience for Blu-Ray, DVD Release

Next Reality AR

Hollywood loves sequels so much that studios and their marketing teams are not too proud to release a sequel of an augmented reality promotion.

The most important XR news from MWC 2019

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The MWC 2019 in Barcelona has finished some days ago. Like every year, during this event we have seen some important AR news, but not that many, since the event was more focused on mobile phones than immersive technologies.

Emerging Tech in Emerging Markets

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As India’s first-ever Immersive Technology festival wraps up, it highlights how the market for making and consuming technologies such as Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality goes well beyond Silicon Valley.

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Talespin Building Virtual Human Tech to Train Interpersonal Skills in VR

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With increasing demand among employers for employees with great interpersonal communication skills, VR training company Talespin is bringing ‘virtual human’ training scenarios to its platform.

Oculus Rift S Hands-On: Facebook’s New PC VR Headset Takes Small But Important Steps

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Five years ago Mark Zuckerberg directed Facebook to purchase Oculus VR for $3 billion. This was the state of consumer VR in 2014. In 2016, the first consumer Rift shipped for VR-ready PCs. Facebook encountered fierce competition.

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GDC 2019: HTC Announces Lip-Tracking Dev Kit For Vive Pro

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Say cheese, facial-tracking is heading to Vive Pro & Vive Pro Eye. This week HTC Vive America’s Vice President of Product and Operations–Vinay Narayan–revealed plans for a developer kit that adds lip-tracking capabilities to the HTC Vive Pro & Vive Pro Eye.

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Magic Leap Adds New Multi-User & Sharing Features, Improves Hand Tracking in Latest Lumin OS Update

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After showing off a prototype of the Grordbattle multiplayer first-person shooter at the Game Developer Conference, Magic Leap has added a new Shared World feature in version 0.95.0 of the Lumin OS update released this week.

Nintendo throwing its cappy into the VR game with its newest Labo sets

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Nintendo has a cardboard VR headset and accessories for Nintendo Switch coming in April with a new official Nintendo Labo kit. According to Nintendo : With the new Nintendo Labo VR Kit, there’s more to Make, Play, and Discover together than ever before.

Using VR as an Intervention Tool

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UK Social enterprise pilots use of immersive tech in social care. Over the past five years, the number of children who are looked after by Local Authorities (LAs) and children who require child protection plans to be kept safe from ‘significant harm’ has increased dramatically in England.

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