October, 2019

You Can Now Design AR Snaps Straight From Your Mobile Device

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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

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

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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+!

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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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‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Dev: “we will try our darnedest to make VR support happen”

Road to VR

Microsoft Flight Simulator seemed like the ideal candidate for VR support when it was unveiled back at E3 2019 in June, however word got out at E3 that the studio hadn’t fully committed to supporting VR headsets at launch.

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

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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.

Magic Leap Takes on Musical Theater with Augmented Reality Experience Starring Vanessa Williams

Next Reality AR

Musical theater enthusiasts are about to enter a whole new world of melodic storytelling via augmented reality.

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 Releases Highly-polished VR Tour of Versailles for Free

Road to VR

Google Arts & Culture partnered with Château de Versailles to create an extremely detailed VR tour of the iconic French palace, aptly named VersaillesVR – the palace is yours (2019).

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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.

Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan

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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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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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Magic Leap Lawsuit vs. Nreal Takes Major Step Forward After Legal Team Scours the Planet in Search of Elusive Founder

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The legal drama surrounding Chinese startup Nreal and Magic Leap continues, and now we finally have an update. For months, Magic Leap's legal team attempted to contact Nreal and its founder, Chi Xu, with little success. But that all changed a few weeks ago.

Valve Index: A good fit?

The Ghost Howls

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

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

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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

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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. .

Asgard’s Wrath Review: VR’s Best And Most Ambitious Game Yet

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The massive action-adventure RPG from Sanzaru Games, Asgard’s Wrath , is finally releasing on October 10th and we’ve spent the better part of the last few days immersing ourselves in the annals of Norse mythology to bring you our full, comprehensive review.

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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.

My day as a speaker at View Conference 2019, trying the Rift S and NFB’s VR storytelling experiences

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Last year I have attended the View Conference as a blogger , and I have been able to listen to super interesting talks (like the one of Jan Pinkava ) and to interview amazing people in the VR field (like John Gaeta and Donald Greenberg ).

Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

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According to a MacRumor report and regulatory filings with the UK government, Apple may have quietly acquired UK-based motion capture firm IKinema.

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.

RIP: Google Has Abandoned Its Daydream VR Platform

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RIP Google Daydream (November 2016 – October 2019).

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Here’s Every Oculus Go App You Can Play On Quest

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Looking for Oculus Go games on Quest? We’ve got the full list. Last week Facebook announced that a select number of popular Oculus Go/Gear VR apps were coming to Quest. Whilst the feature hasn’t arrived just yet, we do know which games and apps are making the jump.

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Target Treats Shoppers with Augmented Reality Tricks via Snapchat

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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.

Our Vive Cosmos Review is Postponed Until HTC Shines Light on a Potentially Glaring Issue

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HTC’s latest headset, Vive Cosmos, officially launches today.

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Is Instagram AR’s Sleeping Giant?

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Tech giants’ motivations in AR often trace back to their core businesses. This is done to future proof massive sums of revenue. And due to these companies’ gravitational pull, they can move large chunks of the market along with them.

Report: Apple AR Headset Launching Early 2020

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

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The 25 Best Oculus Quest Games And Experiences

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It’s safe to say that Oculus Quest came out of the gates swinging. Facebook’s standalone VR headset, which seems to have singlehandedly reignited the entire VR industry, launched with over 50 apps.

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