May, 2019

Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

The Ghost Howls

This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. These are probably the two best standalone VR devices that are available on the market , and I have the pleasure of having both of them here on my desk.

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This Boxing Robot Punches You While You Play VR

VRScout

Because every immersive experience is better with consequences.

HTC Invests in 17 AR/VR Startups in Latest Vive X Accelerator Program

Road to VR

HTC is now on its fourth batch in its $100 million accelerator program, which offers education, investment and mentorship to startups doing unique and and interesting things around VR and AR.

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Vuzix Blade Adds Google Assistant Beta to Extend Its Voice Assistant Capabilities

Next Reality AR

Smartglasses maker Vuzix made a big splash at CES 2018 with the inclusion of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant among the AR superpowers of its consumer-centric Blade smartglasses. Now, it's time to tell Alexa to make room, as Vuzix is bringing Google Assistant support to Blade.

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Immersive Training for Retention

Tech Trends VR

How Virtual Reality training can help healthcare professionals retain crucial information. Healthcare professionals are tasked with learning and retaining an enormous amount of knowledge and skills.

Superhot Quest Launch Sales ‘300% Higher’ Than Rift Without Cross-Buy

UploadVR

Superhot VR was one of around 50 titles available when Oculus’ new Quest headset arrived last week. Despite stiff competition, the development team says sales were 300% higher than when it first launched on Rift.

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Varjo Announces XR-1 Headset With Human-Eye Resolution And Eye Tracking

VRScout

Varjo aims for ‘Hard AR’ with its developer-focused XR-1 headset.

Ultrahaptics Acquires Leap Motion for a Reported $30M

Road to VR

Leap Motion, the pioneer in optical hand-tracking, has been acquired by Ultrahaptics, the enterprise-focused immersive haptics company. According to the Wall Street Journal , Ultrahaptics reportedly acquired Leap Motion for approximately $30 million.

Here's How Augmented Reality in Google Search Works

Next Reality AR

Lions and tigers and bears are just a few of the animals that Google users can now bring into their physical environments.

3 Reasons Oculus Quest Might Be the Right Headset for Your Business

InstaVR

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg revealed at F8 Conference the new Oculus Quest will begin shipping this month (May 2019). We announced shortly afterwards InstaVR publishing compatibility with the headset, including use of the Touch Controllers.

Valve Index Extended Hands On Preview

UploadVR

This weekend in our living room my family played with Valve Index, Rift S, HP Reverb and two Oculus Quests. We worked out three small play spaces where we wouldn’t hit one another and played paintball and dodgeball matches together in Rec Room for the first time ever.

AR contact lenses are far away, but a new research is paving their way

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, I found an article on Futurism talking about a university in France able to create the “first smart contact lens” The article also talked about Augmented Reality and the interest of the DARPA for using this product.

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Facebook’s Customer Base Spells Success For The Oculus Quest

VRScout

With billions of active monthly users, Facebook is poised to launch the mass-adoption of VR. May 21 st , 2019 will go down in history as an incredible day for VR.

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Get ‘Obduction’ for Free on PC VR from Now Until June 1st

Road to VR

GOG is giving away Obduction (2016) , the latest VR puzzler from Cyan, the studio behind iconic ’90s adventure puzzlers Myst (1993) and Riven (1997). To get it, simply log into (or sign up for) your GOG account, and add the game by clicking this link.

Hands-On: Here's How Augmented Reality in Google Search Works

Next Reality AR

Lions and tigers and bears are just a few of the animals that Google users can now bring into their physical environments.

InstaVR Launches Single-Click Publishing to Oculus Quest and Rift S, Including World-Class Touch Interactivity

InstaVR

InstaVR Launches Single-Click Publishing t o. Oculus Quest and Rift S, Including. World-Class Touch Interactivity. Easily Create and Distribute Immersive 3D Applications to the Oculus Platforms without Coding.

Beat Saber DLC 2 Releases Next Month, Custom Songs Support Coming To Quest

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Beat Games today made a surprise announcement : custom songs created with Beat Saber’s new Level Editor will be able to be played on the Oculus Quest in a future update. Beat Saber’s official level editor only launched last week , though the game has a long history of unofficial modding.

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Cyberith announces 2nd gen Virtualizer, still thinks about its backers

The Ghost Howls

The Cyberith Virtualizer. One of the products that generated most hype in the VR communities some years ago… do you remember it?

Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway Is Now One Of The Largest AR Exhibits In North America

VRScout

Exploring Boston’s past via an AR time machine.

‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

Road to VR

HTC today announced that a VR experience based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones is set to launch exclusively on Viveport Infinity starting tomorrow, supporting Vive and Rift.

Hollywood Exhibit Uses HoloLens to Transport Fans into the Worlds of 'Back to the Future' & Halo

Next Reality AR

The potential of augmented reality is often shown in science fiction movies, but a new exhibit marries the genre with very real world AR technology, to great effect.

InstaVR Interviews: Antoine Vivet, Founder of Longue-Vue (a division of Manzalab Group)

InstaVR

InstaVR Interviews: Meet the VR Practitioners. InstaVR Interviews is a blog series where we turn the spotlight on our customers. We find out why they create VR, how they use InstaVR, and what the future of VR will look like. To read more interviews, visit the InstaVR Interviews homepage.

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How Facebook Built Oculus Quest, The Product It Thought Might Be ‘Impossible’

UploadVR

The Oculus Quest room scale standalone headset launched this week.

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What is the Valve Index? Everything you need to know: features, specs, price and how to preorder it!

The Ghost Howls

The Valve Index is for sure the big surprise for virtual reality in this 2019. After having only been behind the curtains for what concerns creating Virtual Reality headsets, Valve has finally decided to create its own device , and as you may imagine, it is a very special one.

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Review: The Oculus Quest Is The Most Exciting VR Headset In Years

VRScout

A new era in VR technology arrives with the Oculus Quest standalone headset. The Oculus Quest shouldn’t exist—at least not at this price.

‘Superhot VR’ Studio: Quest Launch Saw 300% Increase in Revenue Over Rift Launch

Road to VR

The studio behind the infectiously cool action game SUPERHOT VR (2017) say the Oculus Quest launch last week has brought them another big helping of success.

Pepsi Celebrates Summer with Hundreds of Instagram Camera Effects for Soda Drinkers

Next Reality AR

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend serving as the unofficial start of summer, Pepsi is turning to Instagram to help sell its soft drinks to quench the thirst of beachgoers and BBQers.

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I flew the Millennium Falcon and it was good

TechCrunch VR

After visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge several months ago to report on how it was built , I came back on the eve of it opening to the public to try out its first marquee attraction: flying the Millennium Falcon. Well, I flew it, and it was good. Real good.

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Palmer Luckey: ‘I Left Facebook Because I Got Fired, I Wouldn’t Have Otherwise’

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Palmer Luckey this week claimed in no uncertain terms that he was fired from Oculus owner Facebook. Luckey, a co-founder at Oculus and the inventor of the Rift, left Facebook in March 2017.

How to show a 3D model in AR inside your website

The Ghost Howls

Google I/O 2019 has just finished and has all been about new augmented reality features. One of them, that comes together with ARCore 1.9,

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Google Reveals Glass Enterprise Edition 2 AR Headset

VRScout

The latest iteration of Glass features an improved camera and a more powerful CPU for $999. Earlier today, Google announced the latest addition to its Google Glass hardware line-up with Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2.

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