October, 2019

You Can Now Design AR Snaps Straight From Your Mobile Device

VRScout

3D Paint is available now to all iOS users. Yesterday, Snap Inc. released a new update to Snapchat which allows users to create their own AR snaps straight from the app, no programming or graphic design experience required. .

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Toyota Is Using VR To Train Domestic Robots

UploadVR

The robotics division of the Toyota Research Institute is using VR headsets to train robots to help perform and learn domestic actions.

Magic Leap Teases Magicverse Debut in 2020, Launches Magic Leap Toolkit for Developers

Next Reality AR

After talking up the Magicverse for the past year and adding new capabilities to Lumin OS to accommodate it, Magic Leap appears to be inching ever closer to actually launching its cross-platform flavor of the AR cloud while introducing a new tool for its development community.

Hands-on review on Oculus Quest 3DOF mode and Passthrough+!

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday Oculus started rolling out the firmware update for the Oculus Quest with the big updates announced at Oculus Connect 6 , that is 3 DOF mode and Passthrough+. Today I have been able to try these features and of course I will tell you my impressions on them!

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Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

Road to VR

Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech giant’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony brand promotion, is now playing host to a new Ghostbusters -themed multiplayer experience using a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype.

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Playing With XR

Tech Trends VR

How immersive technologies like Augmented Reality are changing TableTop gaming and making it even more social. By Brian Thomas at Enlightened Digital. The gaming market has been on the rise for a long time now. The industry as a whole is projected to hit over 90 billion dollars by 2020.

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Boneworks Can Now Be Played From Start To Finish

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Highly anticipated VR shooter Boneworks is a step closer to completion. Last week Stress Level Zero’s Brandon J Laatsch revealed that the game can now be played from beginning to finish.

This Facebook AR Filter Lets You Become the 'Joker' Just in Time for Halloween

Next Reality AR

Whether you loved or hated the blockbuster hit Joker for its slapdash violence and unflattering portrayal of mental illness, if you have been online lately, you know you can't afford to miss it.

How to update your Oculus Quest (manually or automatically)

The Ghost Howls

Last week, I published my post about the latest update of Oculus Quest that provides new interesting features like Passthrough+ and 3 DOF mode.

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Google Discontinues Daydream View Headset, the Final Nail in the Coffin for its Android VR Ambitions

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I Have AR Dream

Tech Trends VR

Madame Tussauds is using Augmented Reality to bring its iconic wax figures to life.

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Resident Evil 7 ‘VR-X’ Prequel Announced By Capcom

VRScout

The 4-person co-op experience launches exclusively in Japan later this month. Beginning October 26th , Capcom will be offering Tokyo locals the chance to return to the swamps of Lousiana for another lethal encounter with murderous backwoods psychopath, Jack Baker.

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Varjo’s VR-2 Pro Kills Screen Door Effect, Tracks Fingers, And Runs SteamVR Content

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Varjo is releasing two successors to its VR-1 “bionic” VR headset. Varjo headsets’ unique feature is that they have angular resolution claimed as equivalent to the human eyes in the center of the image. There are two displays for each eye in a Varjo headset.

Target Treats Shoppers with Augmented Reality Tricks via Snapchat

Next Reality AR

Big-box retailer Target has been on a bit of an augmented reality advertising shopping spree via Snapchat lately. The latest example, revealed on Tuesday, comes via a pair of Halloween-themed experiences, available in the camera carousel in Snapchat.

7Invensun reveals high-quality eye-tracking VR accessory for only $149

The Ghost Howls

Last week at a dedicated Vive X event, Chinese company 7Invensun has presented one of the most interesting eye tracking accessories to date.

PlayStation VR’s 3rd Anniversary Sale Brings Big Discounts to Top VR Titles

Road to VR

PlayStation VR is now officially three years old, and to celebrate Sony has slashed prices on many of the platform’s highest profile VR titles while offering up to 70% off a wide selection of games. The sale is already live, and goes until October 22nd in the US. Check out the full list below.

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XR For Business

Tech Trends VR

Tech Trends Editor-in-Chief Alice Bonasio was the guest of this week’s XR for Business Podcast with Alan Smithson. Alan is always ready with an interesting XR anecdote or two on this podcast, but even he has a source for interesting XR tidbits.

Report: Apple AR Headset Launching Early 2020

VRScout

Will Apple be the first to kick-start the AR headset market?

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Capcom Japan Announce Another Resident Evil 7 Free-Roam VR Attraction

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Capcom announced a new walkthrough, free-roam VR attraction set in the world of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , titled Biohazard: Walkthrough the Fear.

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Microsoft Unveils How-To Videos for Dynamics 365 Guides App Ahead of HoloLens 2 Arrival

Next Reality AR

With the imminent arrival of the HoloLens 2 expected any day now, Microsoft is preparing new users to take advantage of its software from day one.

Valve Index: A good fit?

The Ghost Howls

If you are interested in ergonomics in virtual reality, today is your lucky day.

‘Iron Man VR’ Confirmed for February Launch on PSVR, New Trailer Here

Road to VR

Camouflaj, the studio behind PlayStation VR exclusive Marvel’s Iron Man VR , recently confirmed that the high-flying super hero adventure is coming to PSVR on February 28th, 2020.

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How to Demonstrate ROI of a VR Experience

InstaVR

Return on Investment (ROI) is an important concept in the tech world. It drives a lot of technology adoption decisions. Generally speaking, if a solution has a positive ROI, then it’s worth investing in.

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Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan

VRScout

Work together with friends to rid Ginza Sony Park of a ghostly threat. Beginning this weekend in Tokyo, Japan, Ginza Sony Park will be hosting Ghostbusters In The Park , a massive live event celebrating the historic 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters.

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New Five Nights At Freddy’s VR DLC Is On The Way

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Good news for those that like pooping themselves inside VR headsets; new Five Nights at Freddy’s VR DLC is on the way! Developer Steel Wool Studios last week dropped a teaser trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted – Curse of Dreadbear.

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Disney's 'Maleficent' Brings Its Magic to YouTube with Augmented Reality Make-Up Experience

Next Reality AR

Dark mode themes for mobile apps are all the rage these days, but YouTube is taking that a bit literally with its latest augmented reality experience.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.14): Asgard’s Wrath redefines VR gaming, Apple glasses may launch in Q2 2020 and much more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s a crazy period for me: I’m going to depart soon for China to showcase our game at the WCVRI in Nanchang and so I’m crazy busy finalizing the demo for the exhibition and at the same time arranging the talks that I’m having there and at the View Conference soon after.

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The Most Anticipated VR Games Coming in 2020

Road to VR

There’s been no shortage of great VR games in 2019, although 2020 is shaping up to be a pretty significant year in VR gaming too.

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Oculus Quest update finally makes the VR headset worth its salt

Slashgear

Oculus may have its Rift S as its premiere VR headset but that requires users to be tethered to powerful and immovable PCs. It did launch the Oculus Go and later the Oculus Quest this year but while the latter is designed to be independent and capable, it was far less useful because of its software.

Toyota Using VR To Train Robots To Assist The Elderly

VRScout

Practice makes perfect for this army of house-cleaning robots. Earlier this week Japanese-based Toyota Research Insitute released details regarding a new project currently in development that will have researchers teaching robots how to complete various types of housework using VR technology. .

Sony Patent Filing Reveals Unseen PSVR Design With Mix Of Tracking Tech

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A seemingly uninteresting patent recently granted to Sony may reveal some features of the hotly-rumored new PSVR 2.

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