April, 2019

Denmark Putting VR and AR Into Bachelor’s Degrees

EON Reality

The first batch of VIA University College and EON Reality VR Innovation Academy students have now finished their internships, as part of the VIA Software Engineering degree. This is the first -of-its-kind education wherein EON Reality has collaborated with a local University College to create an accredited Bachelor’s degree (BA Hons). In order to develop the Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) industry, there has long been a clear need for the right education offerings.

The Future of Fashion: Magic Leap One Street-Style As You Never Imagined

VRScout

Mainstreaming XR Wearables Starts with Styling for Inclusion. The old adage “seeing is believing” certainly checks out, but to believe in something, an idea, a notion, has one seeing it proven over and over again.

US Military Shows Off Modified HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality System

Next Reality AR

New images reveal that Microsoft is already well underway in fulfilling its $480 million contract to provide augmented reality headsets to the US Army.

Be a cute VR-tuber with Virtual Cast!

The Ghost Howls

One of the most interesting people that I have met at Vive Ecosystem Conference has been Naoki Yamaguchi (?? ??), the CVO (Chief Virtual Officer) of Japanese startup Virtual Cast. Virtual Cast is a solution that lets you be a Vtuber , that is a Virtual youtuber.

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Here Are The 50+ Titles Launching For Oculus Quest On May 21

UploadVR

Well, it’s official. The Oculus Quest launches on May 21 and you can pre-order your very own standalone VR headset starting today. We’ve got more details on that news here as well as our full, thorough review of the headset itself already right here.

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Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic’s $100M Unreal MegaGrants

Road to VR

At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants.

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How Changing Places In VR Can Teach Employees Soft Skills

VRScout

Can swapping bodies with your employees in VR help you to become a better manager?

Magic Leap Releases Game of Thrones Experience for All Magic Leap One Users

Next Reality AR

It turns out that the video Magic Leap released earlier today was indeed a teaser for the public release of the Game of thrones experience for meant for all Magic Leap One users.

Virtual Reality is officially a fad. I am out

The Ghost Howls

I work in virtual reality since 2014, when I have fallen in love with this technology after having tried an Oculus DK2.

How VR Positional Tracking Systems Work

UploadVR

Alongside having a wide field of view, virtual reality headsets are distinct from regular 3D displays in that they are tracked. PC VR, console VR and now even some standalone headsets even have positional tracking so you can lean, duck, and even walk around in VR. But how does this tracking work?

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‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Generated More Revenue Than The Original PC Game

Road to VR

Superhot VR (2017) just celebrated a big milestone. Having sold more than 800,000 units across all supported platforms, developers Superhot Team say the VR title has now generated more revenue than their original hit PC game Superhot (2016).

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Report: XR Health and Safety Training

Tech Trends VR

Why extended Reality (xR) is an Effective Tool for Environmental Health and Safety Training: A Brain Science Analysis. A critical function in nearly all industrial and manufacturing settings is to provide high-quality and effective training in environmental health and safety (EHS).

USA TODAY Builds AR Replica Of Notre Dame In Less Than 8 Hours

VRScout

Take an augmented tour of the structural damages caused by Monday’s fire. While French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to complete the repairs within five years, architectural experts predict it could take decades to fully renovate the historic Notre Dame cathedral after Monday’s devastating fire.

Facebook Updates Spark AR with Windows Support & New Features, Instagram AR Arriving This Summer

Next Reality AR

Two years ago, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the F8 Developers Conference keynote with augmented reality and the introduction of Facebook's AR camera platform, now known as Spark AR.

New Oculus Avatar system hands-on

The Ghost Howls

Some weeks ago, Oculus has announced that it has finally released the new avateering system that had been announced at Oculus Connect 5.

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UploadVR Announces The First Ever E3 VR Showcase

UploadVR

I love E3. It’s a heck of a lot of work, incredibly stressful and relentlessly tiring, but nothing beats the big moments. You know the ones I’m talking about; the surprise reveals and unexpected trailers. They keep me coming back for more. It’s time VR got in on that action.

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Valve Index Pre-orders Start Tomorrow, Headset Priced at $500, All-in Bundle at $1,000

Road to VR

Valve today announced that pre-orders for Index, the company’s high-end, enthusiast-level VR headset, are set to arrive on May 1st, priced at $1,000 for the full Index VR kit and $500 for the headset alone.

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RESOLUTION GAMES UNVEILS ‘ACRON,’ A VIRTUAL REALITY PARTY GAME PLAYERS WILL GO NUTS OVER

Cats and VR

Today, Resolution Games - the studio behind Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs , the popular virtual reality (VR) fishing game, Bait! , and other hit titles - is revealing the first details for its new multiplayer party game that is set to be released this summer.

Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority

VRScout

Ensuring history survives using modern day technology. Yesterday, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France suffered a devastating fire that caused significant, lasting damage to the 12 Century building.

Hands-On: Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs Reinvents the Franchise for Mobile, but Smartglasses Are Its Destiny

Next Reality AR

Finland-based Rovio, one of the pioneers of mobile gaming, is now ready to break new ground in augmented reality with its Angry Birds franchise.

Wolves In The Walls review: one of the best storytelling VR content I have ever tried

The Ghost Howls

Today I have been able to have a preview of “Wolves In the Walls” by Fable Studio , and I have been truly AMAZED by it. Disclaimer: if you go on, you may find mild spoilers).

Wolves In The Walls: It’s All Over Made Me Truly Care About A Virtual Being

UploadVR

It’s extremely easy to become jaded. I’ve played countless video games over the years and reviewed hundreds of games and VR experiences at this point, murdering a truly innumerable number of virtual characters.

Facebook Will Offer VR Livestream of F8 Keynote on Go & Gear VR

Road to VR

Facebook for the first time will offer a special VR livestream of the keynote presentation at the company’s upcoming F8 2019 developer conference.

Climb Mt. Everest in virtual reality

Hypergrid Business

If climbing Mount Everest in real life is too expensive or dangerous, but you still want to find out what it’s like, virtual reality may have the answer. EverestVR is an immersive experience for the Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, available on the Vive Infinity platform.

Coachella Debuts Its First Interactive AR Stage

VRScout

Festival-goers can interact with space-themed AR content before, during, and after performances.

Home Decor App Houzz Expands Augmented Reality Catalog to Include Virtual Floor Tile

Next Reality AR

Apps that can display virtual furniture in the home are one of the most popular applications of mobile AR today, but Houzz has decided to raise the stakes with its latest update. On Tuesday, the company rolled out a floor tile AR feature to its iOS and Android apps.

How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

The Ghost Howls

Facebook 3D Photos are one of the hot trends of the moment , especially now that is possible to upload them from Facebook website.

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Myst Creator’s Firmament Needs Final Push To Clear Kickstarter Goal

UploadVR

The company behind genre-defining atmospheric puzzle adventure games Myst and Riven, as well as the VR-optional spiritual successor Obduction, have until Friday to clear their Kickstarter goal. Spokane-based Cyan Worlds, Inc.

Leaked Steam Page for Valve Index Headset Points to June 15th Release Date

Road to VR

Last week’s teaser reveal of the Valve Index headset came with very little information save for a single picture of the bottom of the headset with a tagline “Upgrade your experience. May 2019.”

Celebrate Earth Day at this extended reality festival

Hypergrid Business

If you haven’t done enough this week to honor our planet you can get some belated Earth Day action this weekend at the annual EarthXConference in Dallas, Texas — and, if you can’t get there in person, streaming online and on its YouTube channel.

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How AR Is Reshaping Brand Marketing

VRScout

Providing a better consumer experience using immersive technology. When it comes to any business, marketing is everything. It builds brand awareness, creates an opportunity for you to engage with your customers, and can increase sales.

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