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Ride Your Real Bike In The Virtual World With The Blync VR Controller

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Pedal your way through a variety of virtual terrain or create your own.

The Ghost Howls turns 4!

The Ghost Howls

It’s my blog’s birthday! Today The Ghost Howls turns 4 years old, making me feel a little bit old. It was August, 15th 2016 when I wrote my first post, accompanied by an embarrassing image with a flower downloaded from Pixabay.

New Oculus Users Required to Use Facebook Account Starting in October, Existing Users by 2023

Road to VR

As Oculus becomes increasingly merged with parent company Facebook, new users will soon be required to sign into their headset with a Facebook account.

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How Augmented Reality Technology Streamlines Agriculture

ARPost

The rise of smart farming is a sure indicator that agriculture is swiftly adopting cutting edge tech. The new smart farming technology is driven to a large extent by robotics, automation, data analytics, and IoT.

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Developer Copy & Pastes Real Margaritas Using AR Technology

VRScout

From copy and paste to copy and taste. This past May we covered a unique augmented reality app by developer Cyril Diagne that uses a selection of AR and machine learning technology to capture digital renditions of real-world objects and automatically isolate them from their surrounding environments.

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‘SynthVR’ Lets You Build a Massive Modular Synthesizer in VR

Road to VR

Getting into modular synthesizers can require a real investment in time, patience, and not to mention money.

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Will AR Enable Retail’s Touchless Era?

AR Insider

“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Preserving The Art Of Black Lives Matter Using AR

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A city-wide digital art show celebrates the street art of BLM. Designers at the architecture and design firm GGLO have created an augmented reality art show aimed at paying homage to the eclectic lineup of street paintings created as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

5 Examples of AR Glasses For Sports

The Ghost Howls

Today I host a guest post by Ryan, Senior Writer at AR/VR Tips , an online company that showcases the latest augmented reality apps and virtual reality products.

Facebook Signs Multiyear Deal with NBA, Making Oculus Its Official VR Marketing Partner

Road to VR

Facebook has signed a multiyear deal with the National Basketball Association (NBA) which makes Oculus an official marketing and VR headset partner of the NBA, Women’s NBA (WNBA) and NBA G League.

The Walking Dead Onslaught Is Coming to Virtual Reality in September 2020

ARPost

Survios Inc. and AMC are launching their highly-anticipated virtual reality game , The Walking Dead Onslaught , on September 29, 2020. It will be available on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and Steam VR.

Build Your Own Modular Synthesizer In VR With ‘SynthVR’

VRScout

Start constructing your own complex music station today with the free open alpha. Anyone familiar with the ins-and-outs of music production will tell you there’s no easier way to go broke than to invest in modular synthesizers.

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How is AR Transforming Consumer Behavior?

AR Insider

“Vantage” is AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. It enlists spatial computing executives and innovators for first-hand strategic insights. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. .

Here’s Where Facebook “Guaranteed” Users Would Never Need a Facebook Account to Use Oculus Headsets

Road to VR

If you wondered why yesterday’s news stirred such a significant reaction from the VR community at large, it’s not just because Facebook doesn’t have a stellar reputation on privacy, it’s also because the company specifically promised it wouldn’t force users to log-in with a Facebook account to use their Oculus headset.

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Editorial: Facebook’s Quest For World Domination May Have No Real Competition

Upload VR

You could view the VR industry a bit like the story about The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Each year enthusiastic believers who see VR’s potential for collapsing space cry out — “this is the year VR is going to take off.”

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VR Fitness Platform ‘Supernatural’ Adds Meditation Coaching, Family Plan

VRScout

As gyms around the globe struggle, Supernatural is offering a family plan to help you get back into shape. WITHIN’s Supernatural is a VR fitness experience designed to take full advantage of the Oculus Quest’s tetherless inside-out tracking.

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Intel Moving to Chiplets: ‘Client 2.0’ for 7nm

Anand Tech

One of the more esoteric elements of Intel’s Architecture Day 2020 came very near the end, where Intel spent a few minutes discussing what it believes is the future of some of its products.

‘Emergence’ is a VR Crowd Simulator That Makes You Question Life, Society & Everything

Road to VR

First debuted at Sundance 2019, Emergence is a short VR experience from indie studio Universal Everything that, with its unique crowd simulation, raises some interesting questions about life, society and how we connect to it all. You can now download the experience on Steam for free.

Apple Files Patent For Its Own VR Boundary System

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There’s yet more evidence that Apple is working on its own VR solution; the company recently filed a patent for an Apple VR boundary system.

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Coder Builds Raspberry Pi VR Solution For Video Calls

VRScout

Ditch those virtual meeting blues with this creepy and cool VR solution. Since the pandemic started, many of us have been relying on video calls to stay connected with colleagues.

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Snap’s Lens Studio Gets Update for Full-Body Social AR Effects

ARPost

ARPost often talks about applications of extended reality in fields like enterprise and education. However, most people who use extended reality use it for more… social pursuits – what’s called social AR.

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‘Beat Saber’ Gets Linkin Park Music Pack, Celebrating 20 Years Since ‘Hybrid Theory’

Road to VR

Ever since Beat Saber developers Beat Games was acquired by Facebook , it seems the popular block-slashing rhythm game has been able to nab a bunch of lucrative music deals, with bands such as Green Day, Timbaland, and Imagine Dragons signing on to put their music into the game.

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Facebook Account Required For New Oculus VR Headsets

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From October 2020, Facebook will require anyone using an Oculus device for the first time to log in via a Facebook account. It will no longer be possible to sign-up with a separate Oculus ID.

New Oculus Headsets Will Require A Facebook Account Beginning This October

VRScout

Existing users will need to merge their Oculus accounts in two years. Welp, we knew this day would come.

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Intel Xe-HP Graphics: Early Samples Offer 42+ TFLOPs of FP32 Performance

Anand Tech

One of the promises that Intel has made with its new X e GPU family is that in its various forms it will cater to uses ranging from integrated graphics all the way up to the high performance compute models needed for super-dense supercomputers.

Official Virtuality ’90s Game Ports Could Be Landing on Modern VR Headsets Soon

Road to VR

If you were alive and sentient in the early ’90s, you might have had you first VR experience with a Virtuality SU 2000, an early pod-like VR system for arcades.

Sony Confirms Work On ‘Next-Generation’ VR Headset That Might Not Be PSVR 2

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Emmy Award-Winning Baobab Studios Casts ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star Archie Yates In Upcoming VR Film

VRScout

Paper Birds will premiere later this year at the 2020 International Venice Fim Festival. Emmy award-winning VR animation house Baobab Studios ( Asteroids!

This Week’s VR Game Roundup: Several Free Games, Linkin Park, and More

VR Fitness

During our last VR Game Roundup, there were several intriguing titles spotlighted including several virtual destinations to relax in, a new boxing title, and you could even become a frog. This week’s VR Game Roundup is also filled with some worthwhile releases.

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Rated Quest Games & Apps – August 2020

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of August 2020.

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