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

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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+!

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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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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‘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.

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

Next Reality AR

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.

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.

‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Review – VR’s Epic Norse Saga of Godlike Proportions

Road to VR

Sanzaru Games made some pretty big claims about Asgard’s Wrath when it was first revealed earlier this year, calling it their “deepest title yet” and promising 30+ hours of first-person combat, dungeoning, and all of the RPG goodness you could hope for.

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.

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. .

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.

HBO 'Watchmen' Promo Rains Dead Squid Down on LA & New York via Augmented Reality Ad

Next Reality AR

Bus stops can provide shelter in the event of rain, and now they also protect you from augmented reality squid.

Valve Index: A good fit?

The Ghost Howls

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

Vive Cosmos Review – A Decent Headset Up Against Stiff Competition

Road to VR

Vive Cosmos has arrived and takes HTC’s consumer headset ambitions in a somewhat different direction.

What are Colleges & Universities Using VR For?

InstaVR

Colleges and universities were some of the earliest adopters of InstaVR — and some of the most innovative current users. The appeal of a fast, easy, no-code VR creation platform for all major headsets is obvious.

Scientists Develop Artificial Skin That Allows You To Feel In VR

VRScout

The self-sensing material forms to a user’s body, providing next-level haptic feedback.

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

UploadVR

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

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Mobile Developer Within Tells Interactive Halloween Tales via Wonderscope AR App

Next Reality AR

The Halloween season is the perfect time for telling scary stories, but augmented reality is here to bring the tradition of frightening children to the modern age.

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

The Ghost Howls

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

Road to VR

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

Profs bring Hamlet into AR

Hypergrid Business

When you think of university level English education, an AR game might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

This Virtual Being Music Group Released An AI-Generated Album, And It’s Not Bad

VRScout

A new era in music begins with these data-driven virtual entertainers. Though it may come as a surprise to some, the concept behind “virtual entertainers” like pop star Hatsune Miku or Instagram influencer Lil Miquela has been around for decades.

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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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