July, 2019

Facebook Is Researching Brain Scanning As The Input Device For AR Glasses

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Facebook’s AR/VR research division is developing a non-invasive brain scanning technology as a potential input device for its future consumer AR glasses. While Facebook hasn’t yet announced AR glasses as a specific product, the company has confirmed it is developing them.

Report: VR as an Empathy Builder

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Todd Maddox delves into the Neuroscience behind immersive technologies’ unique ability to make us experience things from another person’s perspective.

Augmenting Our World: Three AR Trends On The Rise

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Exploring the rise of AR-based entertainment. Whether it be gaming, education, travel and navigation, or marketing, AR offers both consumers and companies a rapidly-growing medium in which to enhance nearly every facet of our lives.

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These Apollo 11 Augmented Reality Experiences from Google, USA Today, Time, & Smithsonian Will Fly You to the Moon

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Unless you've been hiding under a (moon) rock for the past month, you already know that Saturday, July 20 is the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing. And while it has been 50 years since man first visited the moon, no human has set foot on its surface since 1976.

7Invensun shows that eye-tracking on a standalone headset is now possible

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In Beijing, I have visited again my friends of 7Invensun , one of the worldwide leaders in eye tracking technologies. During my first visit , they showed me some cool prototypes: a prototypical eye tracking add-on for HoloLens and a prototypical Vive Focus with embedded eye tracking.

HTC Releases 3 Vive Cosmos Trailers Ahead of Confirmed Q3 Launch

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HTC took another step towards launch of its upcoming PC VR headset, Vive Cosmos, by quietly releasing three ‘reveal’ videos featuring some of the system’s claims to fame.

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Riding the Hyperloop in Virtual Reality

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VR Hyperloop Passenger Experience in Virtual Reality Unveiled at SpaceX. We’ve been reporting on the Hyperloop for a while here at Tech Trends.

Photogrammetry Capture Brings Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling To Life In VR

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Step into a painstakingly-crafted recreation of a historic masterpiece.

Early Augmented Reality Concept Film That Envisioned the Future Gets a Sequel Powered by Kickstarter

Next Reality AR

Long before the HoloLens or the Magic Leap One, a California-based team of independent filmmakers envisioned what the future of augmented reality might look like.

Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. Anyway, there’s still a lot of confusion and mistery about this device.

Zuckerberg to Shareholders: ‘Quest is selling as fast as we can make them’

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Addressing shareholders during Facebook’s Q2 2019 earnings call last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that unit sales of Oculus Quest are exceeding the available supply of the headset.

Exclusive Gameplay: Half-Life VR On Oculus Quest Is Weird And Wonderful

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My first VR experience was playing Half-Life 2 in the first Oculus Rift development kit. It was scruffy as heck and playing with a gamepad felt awkward, but it was an undeniably fascinating glimpse of the future.

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Building Better XR Training

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Todd Maddox reports on why A/B tests are sub-optimal in building and optimizing immersive training and performance tools.

Psychologists Are Using VR To Transform People Into Animals

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Ever wonder what it would be like to live as a spider or fly like a bird? Psychologists are working to understand how VR can be used to transport individuals into different bodies, and if it is possible to do so with animal avatars.

Hands-On with Magic Leap's Undersea, an AR Experience That Delivers on the Promise to Transport You to Another World

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The latest immersive production from Magic Leap Studios finally got its debut on Monday at Siggraph, during which the company also released the app to the general public, so we took it for a spin.

Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

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For the next two days, I will feature on this blog a long interview I made with Suzanne Borders, the CEO of BadVR.

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‘Firefox Reality’ VR Web Browser Comes to Oculus Quest

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Mozilla has finally brought its made-for-VR web browser, Firefox Reality, to Oculus Quest. In September of last year, the company initially released Firefox Reality on Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo, and Vive Focus (and other Vive Wave headsets) for free.

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Fix For Oculus Rift S Static Flash Glitch Rolling Out To Public Test Channel

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A firmware fix for the Oculus Rift S “white static flash” glitch is rolling out to the Oculus Public Test Channel today. Since its release in late May, the Rift S has had a bizarre glitch.

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Exploring Immersive Technology in Training and Education

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An exclusive webinar will explore how VR & AR are Transforming Training, Education & Worker Guidance.

Disney’s Latest VR Film ‘A Kite’s Tale’ Is Adorable, Albeit Very Short

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Disney’s second experimental VR short makes its world premiere at SIGGRAPH 2019.

Google Arts & Culture Offers 'Pocket Gallery' Augmented Reality Museum Featuring Picasso, Van Gogh, & More

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After debuting its virtual Pocket Gallery last year with the works of Johannes Vermeer, Google Arts & Culture has released a sequel that brings even more artists into your home via augmented reality.

Neuralink announces new BCI: why us VR people should care

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Yesterday, finally Elon Musk has detailed in a public event the work that its secretive BCI startup Neuralink has done in these two years of stealth mode.

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OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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OpenXR, a widely supported initiative which aims to streamline AR/VR development across headsets and platforms, has reached its 1.0 release today.

Porting To Oculus Quest: How To Optimize And Maximize Your VR Game

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We talk to PolyArc (Moss) and Schell Games (I Expect You to Die) on the technical limitations of the Oculus Quest and what untethered control means for virtual reality.

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Infographic: Valve Index versus Oculus Rift S

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How to two of the newer top-of-the-line VR headsets compare to each other on key features? This handy infographic lays it all out. The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot Click To Tweet. Software.

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Our First Look At Magic Leap’s Experimental Spatial Computing AR Experience

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Undersea turns your living room into a dynamically generated coral reef biome. Undersea , a new spatial computing AR experience developed for the Magic Leap One headset, is set to premiere next week at the 46th annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Los Angeles.

Stanford Children's Hospital Experiments with Magic Leap One to Reinvent Medical Training Simulations

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In the last few years, the HoloLens has become a popular tool for use in medical procedures and training. But recently, the Magic Leap One has gained momentum in the space as well when it comes to medical use cases.

Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams review: explore your emotions in VR

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I spent some time playing with Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams after the fellow community member Andrea Marinelli of Frost Earth Studio sent me a key to play this game. I think it is an intriguing game, but only if you like the genre. Discover it with me. Gameplay.

With Plans to Launch on PSVR, Social VR App ‘Bigscreen’ Will Support Every Major Headset

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Social VR app Bigscreen is planning to launch on PSVR, the company affirmed this week. Though it may not come until late 2019 or early 2020, when it does, Bigscreen will be just about the only app to support every major VR headset.

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Amazon Prime Video Comes To Oculus Quest And Go With Voice Search

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Amazon Prime’s video service is now available on Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and even Gear VR. The streaming service joins Netflix, YouTube and other services like Showtime, ESPN and Fox Now in bringing streaming video content to the Quest standalone VR headset.

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VR: Fad or Fiction?

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Is Virtual Reality a growing market segment or a flash in the pan? VR didn't do as well in 2018 as many hoped - or expected Click To Tweet.