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The Dodgers Integrate VR Batting Practice Into Training Curriculum

VRScout

Simulating at-bats against professional MLB pitchers using VR. . 2019 marks the first season in which the Los Angeles Dodgers are fully integrating VR technology into their official training curriculum, signaling a new era in professional-level athletic training.

XR Talks: Make AR Predictable and in Users’ Path

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, as well as narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own.

Charting the Future of XR

Tech Trends VR

L’Oréal, Ford, HTC Vive, Nestlé and more discuss the future of immersive technologies across different industry verticals in the massively popular VRX webinar series.

Blizzard Transforms Snapchat with World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary AR Lenses

Next Reality AR

If the name Leroy Jenkins elicits a reaction from you, then you are old enough to remember the iconic title World of Warcraft from its heydey (whether or not you actually played the massively multiplayer online role-playing game).

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Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

Road to VR

Google has released to researchers and developers its own mobile device-based hand tracking method using machine learning, something Google R esearch engineers Valentin Bazarevsky and Fan Zhang call a “new approach to hand perception.”

Weather Channel Debuts Mixed Reality Safety Segment Ahead Of Hurricane Dorian

VRScout

MR technology brings this disaster preparedness segment to life with immersive visuals. The Weather Channel is no stranger to immersive mixed reality technology.

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Augmented Reality Documentary 'These Sleepless Nights' Explores the US Homelessness Epidemic

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality can be more than simply a way to enhance navigation, or superimpose virtual sunglasses onto your face. It can also be a platform for shining a light on important social issues.

VR Manga Mystery ‘Tokyo Chronos’ Launches on PSVR Today in the US

Road to VR

It’s been a year since Japanese studio MyDearest and LA-based studio Sekai Project successfully concluded their Kickstarter for Tokyo Chronos (2019), the VR mystery game told through the lens of a visual novel. Now, the studios are getting ready to launch the game on PSVR.

Snapchat’s Latest Lens Studio Update Is A Game Changer For AR Creators

VRScout

14 new landmarks and 6 AR templates make their way to the desktop app.

Report: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Set To Launch Next Month

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It seems like we finally have a release window for HoloLens 2, and it’s fast approaching. Reuters reports that the AR headset will go on sale in September.

AT&T TV New Beta Streaming App for Magic Leap One Delivers Live Sports, News, HBO, TV & Movies via Video On Demand

Next Reality AR

The streaming content vision from Magic Leap recently underwent a quiet but major update, courtesy of AT&T. Previously, Magic Leap's retail and 5G partner AT&T made its DirecTV Now streaming television service available to Magic Leap One users.

Viveport Now Supports Valve Index, Owners Get 2 Free Months of Infinity

Road to VR

HTC today announced that Viveport, the company’s digital distribution platform for VR games, now supports Valve Index.

Catch Billie Eilish Live In VR This September On Oculus Venues

VRScout

The ‘Bad Guy’ singer-songwriter will be streaming her upcoming Spain performance.

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SculptrVR Arrives On Oculus Quest With Multiplayer Voxel Playground

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Voxel-based art and multiplayer playground software SculptrVR is available now on Oculus Quest. The creativity software first launched on Steam in 2016 and its primary developer, Nathan Rowe, repeatedly refined and rebuilt the application over the last three years. Now available for $9.99

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Snapchat Adds New Landmarker Targets & Templates to Lens Studio

Next Reality AR

After hosting an augmented reality experience using its Snapchat Landmarker technology at the Statue of Liberty, Snap is now giving creators the opportunity to create their own Lenses with Lady Liberty.

Oculus Quest Content Library Tops 100 Games & Apps

Road to VR

A little more than three months after the launch of Oculus Quest, the company’s first fully tracked mobile VR headset has 100 games & apps to call its own. Though all under the same brand, the Oculus Quest, Rift, and Go headsets each have separate content libraries.

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U.S. Navy Uses AR To Keep Warfighters Hidden On The Battlefield

VRScout

US military employs hands-free AR to detect RF waves during combat. . According to Jessica Sinclair, NIWC Atlantic information technology specialist, there’s a saying used within the military that always rings true no matter what: “If you’re transmitting, you can be found.”.

Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode II Coming This Year, Lightsaber Dojo II Confirmed

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From the moment you feel the lightsaber in your grip in Vader Immortal: A Star Wars Series you start to feel like your open hand is missing something. Vader Immortal Episode II should fix that by giving you force powers.

Microsoft Exec Confirms HoloLens 2 Set to Ship in September

Next Reality AR

Microsoft has unveiled practically every detail of the HoloLens 2 except for when eager developers and enterprise customers can expect to receive the device. Well, now that cat is out of the bag.

Light Field Lab Secures $28 Million to Develop Holographic Displays

Road to VR

Light Field Lab, known for its advancements in light-field display technology, successfully completed a Series A funding round, scoring the firm over $28 million in venture capital to manufacture and distribute working products.

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Beat Saber Launches Free Update: Six New Songs, Custom Color Picker Included

VRScout

Six new artists, customizable color patterns, and a variety of tweaks & improvements.

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Editorial: Why Facebook’s Portal Could Be The Next Great AR/VR Accessory

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In case you are unfamiliar with Facebook’s Portal, please let me bring you up to speed. I toured through the website for Portal for the first time this week.

K-Pop Stars from BlackPink Debut New AR Feature on Candy Crush Friends Saga for Samsung Galaxy Note10 & Note10+

Next Reality AR

In recent days we've covered the marriage of augmented reality and top-tier music artists. This time, though, the music stars are showing off the tech rather than integrating it into their act.

VRMMO ‘Zenith’ Kickstarter Secures $170,000 and Counting, Receives Y Combinator Funding

Road to VR

Ramen VR, a new indie studio, launched a Kickstarter recently to help fund an ambitious new MMO called Zenith , a game currently being built for both VR and desktop users.

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How to create a seamless mobile AR experience using AR.js

The Ghost Howls

Today I’m going to write a detailed tutorial about AR.js, telling you what it is and how it can be useful to create seamless simple mobile AR experiences. I spent a lot of time experimenting for this article, so I really hope that you will love it. The problem of friction of mobile AR.

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The 5 Most Interesting Things John Carmack Told Joe Rogan

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Facebook’s Oculus technical guide John Carmack answered questions from podcast host Joe Rogan this week covering a range of subjects.

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Developer Brings Google Lens’ AR Features To VR

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Real-time AR text translation in a VR space. This past May during the 2019 I/O Developer Conference, Google unveiled several new features heading to their Google Search and Lens applications.

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Rhythm Shooter ‘Audica’ to Arrive on PSVR This Fall

Road to VR

Harmonix, the veteran music game studio behind the Guitar Hero series, released their latest VR game Audica on PC VR in Early Access back in March. The studio today announced that the unique shooter-meets-rhythm game is heading for PSVR soon too.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.25): Lots of new VR content previewed, Sony acquires Insomniac, Matrix 4 in the works and much more!

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Another hot week of Summer has just gone, with lots of my friends in real vacation and me working and only travelling vi [link] rtually in the pauses!

Billie Eilish Performing In Oculus Venues On Sept. 3

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Facebook’s Oculus Venues social VR service will host a Billie Eilish concert on September 3. Oculus Venues is a service on Facebook’s wireless VR headsets including Gear VR, Oculus Go and Oculus Quest.

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