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Facebook Research: 3D Body Reconstruction From Just One Camera

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For the annual computer vision conference CVPR, Facebook is showing off an algorithm which can generate a fairly detailed 3D model of a clothed person from just one camera. Facebook is the company behind the Oculus brand of virtual reality products.

Three-Tier Warning System Helps Protect Your Expensive Objects While In VR

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Stop Sign VR could save you thousands in damage control. You’ve seen the videos online. Someone wearing a VR headset is frantically swinging their arms in all directions and in all the comm. Moments later something valuable is getting smashed. Cue the sad trombone.

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HTC announces XR Suite and teases the future of collaboration and workplace

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This night I woke up at 3am to participate in HTC Vive’s event on ENGAGE because I read that it was an “HTC VIVE LAUNCH EVENT” and I was super-confident in the launch of the Cosmos XR or at least of the Cosmos Play.

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Consumer VR Treadmill ‘KAT Walk C’ Coming to Kickstarter June 21st, Starting at $700

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Kat VR, the China-based company behind the original Kat Walk VR treadmill Kickstarter in 2015, is bringing its new consumer-focused VR treadmill ‘Kat Walk C’ to the crowdfunding platform on June 21st.

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Star Wars: Squadrons VR Support Confirmed

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Star Wars: Squadrons VR support has been confirmed by publisher EA. First teased last week after a leak, Star Wars: Squadrons is a new space dogfighting game set in the beloved franchise. It’s developed by EA Motive and is on the way to consoles and PCs later this year.

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‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ First-Person Space Dogfighting Game Announced For VR Headsets

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5v5 multiplayer dogfights and a single player campaign confirmed. Fans of 1998’s Star Wars: Rogue Squadron are in for a serious treat!

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Electronic Music Pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to Host Concert in ‘VRChat’ This Weekend

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Pioneering French musician Jean-Michel Jarre is performing live on a virtual stage in social VR platform VRChat this weekend.

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Star Wars: Squadrons Is ‘Oculus Recommended’ On PC, HOTAS Support Confirmed

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Star Wars: Squadrons, the new space combat game set in the iconic franchise, is coming to PSVR and PC VR headsets on October 2nd (with HOTAS support).

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Snapchat AR Lenses Update Adds Voice Commands, Shared Worlds, Dog & Plant Scanner

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Snap Inc. goes all-in on AR with improvements to Lens Studio and the Snapchat app. This week Snap Inc.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.15): PS5 revealed, SteamVR implements OpenVR and more!

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I’m super tired because of two big projects I’m working on (you’ll discover a cool one pretty soon…), but I’ve managed to find the strength to write the roundup of best XR news just for you! I hope you’ll enjoy it…. Top news of the week. Image by Sony, from Road To VR).

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ to Support PSVR & PC VR at Launch This Fall, Trailer Here

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Star Wars: Squadrons is an upcoming first-person dog fighter that’s set to release on PC and consoles this fall. As luck would have it, both PSVR and PC VR owners will also be able to play the game when it arrives.

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See How/If PS5 Fits On Your TV Cabinet Using AR

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While we don’t know the official PS5 size just yet, Sony’s new console looks like a beast. More so than any other console it’s launched thus far, in fact. Yes, even including the George Foreman grill PS3. But will it fit in your gaming setup? You can now use AR to find out.

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Olfactory Engineering: The Future Of Multisensory VR Could Be Scent-Based

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OVR Technology CEO Aaron Wisniewski provides fascinating insights into the world of olfactory engineering. . We use all of our senses to understand and interpret the world around us.

Augmented, virtual reality see uptake during pandemic

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Virtual Reality health simulation with Arch Virtual. Image courtesy Arch Virtual. ). The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the use of virtual reality and augmented reality, experts say, especially in retail, education and health. Taylor Freeman.

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ to Support HOTAS, No Mention of VR Motion Controllers

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Star Wars: Squadrons is EA’s upcoming dogfighting game from a galaxy far far away, and it’s going to include VR support when it launches on consoles and PC in the fall.

Watch: Richie’s Plank Experience Delivers Heightened Thrills With Quest Hand Tracking

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Richie’s Plank Experience is known for being a VR title that gets people equally immersed and terrified. But now, with beta support for Oculus Quest hand tracking, it just got a whole lot more immersive.

Admix Raises $7M To Develop ‘Non-Intrusive’ Ads For VR & AR

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Keep a look out for virtual billboards advertising your favorite products. Thanks in large part to the growing demand for social and mobile gaming, in-game advertising is on a monumental rise.

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OVR Technology Creates First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Experiences With Scents

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OVR Technology, a virtual reality startup, recently introduced the Architecture of Scent platform. It layers real-world scents to a digital space, giving users a truly immersive experience.

EA: Playing ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ in VR Will Be “more like being a real pilot”

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Star Wars: Squadrons is coming to PC, consoles, and VR headsets on October 2nd. And while we got our first look at gameplay of the upcoming dogfighter in a special premier last night, it’s still not entirely clear what’s at stake for VR players.

Onward For Oculus Quest First-Ever Gameplay Footage Coming This Month

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Today during the UploadVR Summer Showcase 2020 Downpour Interactive founder and Onward creator Dante Buckley revealed today that the first-ever gameplay footage for Onward running on Oculus Quest will debut later this month, in June.

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Medieval VR Rogue-Lite ‘In Death: Unchained’ Announced For Oculus Quest

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Battle waves of forsaken souls across the procedurally generated levels of heaven and hell.

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HTC VIVE XR Suite promises to get you ready for the Next Normal

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The past five months have seen a lot of sudden changes to how we interact with each other both socially and professionally. There has been an increase in the use of the Internet and computing devices, including smartphones, for work and to keep in touch with friends and families.

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Now Anyone Can Buy HoloLens 2 Direct from Microsoft

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HoloLens 2 has been available to Microsoft business partners and developers since last year, however anyone else interested in the augmented reality headset would have to jump through a few hoops first to get their hands on the device.

Play Bunker Aims To Bring Beloved Board Games To VR

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A new project announced by RGB Schemes aims to bring a wide range of beloved board games to VR. Play Bunker is coming together as a platform for board games in VR that allows players to bring in their own models as pieces with precision support for grabbing pieces and haptics.

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‘Blaston’ Gameplay Shows Off Gladiator-Like Duels And An Arsenal Of Futuristic Weaponry

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Resolution Games’ upcoming PvP dueling game arrives on Oculus Quest this fall. Today’s Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition revealed a generous amount of exciting updates and announcements on some of the most-highly anticipated VR games and experiences.

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Star Wars: Squadrons release date, price, and VR cross-play revealed

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Today we’re taking a peek at the release details of Star Wars: Squadrons.

‘Population: One’ to Begin Invite-only Playtesting on Oculus Quest

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BigBox VR announced that its upcoming VR battle royale shooter Population: One is heading back into invite-only playtesting soon, this time focusing on Oculus Quest.

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Skydance Interactive Promotes Chris Busse After The Walking Dead VR Success

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Skydance Interactive announced that gaming industry veteran Chris Busse is taking up the position of acting president. He replaces Chris Hewish, who is now president of Xsolla. Skydance focuses on VR games.

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Set To Star In Baobab Studios’ VR Animation ‘Baba Yaga’

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Seek the help of a powerful witch to save your mothers life in this “choose-your-own-adventure” animated short. This is turning into quite the week for Star Wars fans!

Modernizing Retail Centers With Vera, Resonai’s Augmented Reality Platform

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Resonai has a fully productized enterprise solution called Vera. It’s equipped with artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies that can embed intelligence into physical retail spaces.

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‘vTime’ is Helping Vulnerable Kids in the UK to Continue Vital Social Care in VR

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In the face of the ongoing lockdown, vTime today announced its created a private version of its social AR/VR platform, vTime XR , which is designed to help social care continue in the UK for families and vulnerable children.

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