Sat.Aug 22, 2020 - Fri.Aug 28, 2020

Will Amazon Accelerate AR Shopping’s ‘Next Normal?’

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“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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Travelers Are Paying Real Money To Take VR Flights To Nowhere

VRScout

Satisfy your traveling bug with this bizarre VR traveling experience.

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D.S. Bradford Launches Augmented Reality Art Initiative Into Space

ARPost

Artist D.S. Bradford has activated his new augmented reality initiative, Go Love Universally, on the International Space Station and Mars. It’s the first fine art activation to reach 62,368,540 miles from Earth.

The XR Week Peek (2020.08.24): Facebook login gets imposed on Quest and the community riots, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This week in XR has been incredibly calm and nothing important has happened, apart from little things like the riot of the entire XR community against Facebook Jokes apart, I’m working to organize my blog’s 4th birthday party on VRChat… you asked for it, and you will have it! Top news of the week.

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In ‘Horizon’ Facebook Can Invisibly Observe Users in Real-time to Spot Rule Violations

Road to VR

Facebook Horizon is shaping up to be an interesting social VR offering with powerful building tools that will allow players to create and share their own worlds.

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Ryerson University Brings the Science Lab Home With Augmented Reality

ARPost

This fall, Ryerson University is launching a remote learning solution that offers at-home science lessons in augmented reality, Ryerson Augmented Learning Experience (RALE), powered by NexTech AR Solutions’ InfernoAR technology.

All you need to know about developing and sideloading on Quest under the new Facebook account policy

The Ghost Howls

This week in VR has been pretty explosive because of the announcement made by Facebook that will force VR people to have a Facebook account to use their VR headsets. I’ve read news, editorials, and also lots of memes about it, and I think you too.

Qualcomm Signs “Multi-year” Deal to Bring Ultraleap Hand-tracking to XR2 Headsets

Road to VR

Qualcomm and Ultraleap today announced a “multi-year co-operation agreement” that will bring Ultraleap’s controllerless hand-tracking tech (formerly of Leap Motion) to XR headsets based on the Snapdragon XR2 chipset.

VR Burning Man Event Will Feature Live Music, Art, And Workshops

VRScout

Black Rock City meets the multiverse in this one-of-a-kind virtual celebration. This past April, festival organizers made the painful decision to cancel Burning Man 2020 citing ongoing concerns over COVID-19.

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The ARPost Guide to 5G Internet and XR

ARPost

The extended reality community is just bristling at the news of 5G internet. However, considering the fact that most people who use XR don’t exactly have degrees in the field, it can be easy to feel left behind. What is 5G internet? Why is it so important to extended reality?

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MetaVRse is the XR engine for enterprise

The Ghost Howls

Today I feature a great interview with one of the most important people in the AR space: Alan Smithson.

Preview: Facebook ‘Horizon’ Aims for a Sweet Spot Between ‘Rec Room’ & ‘VRChat’

Road to VR

Facebook is soon to launch the invite-only beta of Horizon , on Quest and Rift, the company’s latest attempt at creating a first-party social VR experience. We previewed the beta and got to see several user-created mini-games and explored the built-in creation tools.

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All-Female VR Film ‘Baba Yaga’ Adds Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Winslet

VRScout

Baobab’s upcoming immersive short features a stacked cast of Oscar-winning talent.

Is Virtual Reality The Next Big Break For B2B?

ARPost

Virtual reality is one of those technologies that has been hyped for several years. Especially with a host of low-cost VR devices such as the Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear headset, it’s already speculated that marketers will take advantage of this new messaging channel.

Snapchat’s AR Platform Play is all About Developers

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

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Oculus Connect Rebranded to Facebook Connect, to be Hosted Online September 16th

Road to VR

After six annual Oculus Connect conferences, Facebook is rebranding its XR developer event with the name Facebook Connect. This year the event will be held online on September 16th.

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Top Five Music-Making Apps Available Now On VR Headsets

VRScout

Get started on your VR music career with these five incredible apps. Immersive technology is changing the way we look at music the music industry.

The Advantages of Using Virtual Reality for Team Building

ARPost

Even in unprecedented times, businesses can go on thanks to digital solutions. Although some countries around the world are easing restrictions, many are still taking extra precautions to protect staff and customers. However, while remote work has its benefits, it is not the easiest to manage.

Making the Physical World Clickable, Part I

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XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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‘Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’ Gets New Action-packed Trailer, Launching This Holiday

Road to VR

The highly anticipated Oculus exclusive, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is finally due to launch this holiday. A new trailer shows the game’s emphasis on both action and narrative.

VR Mountain Bike Simulator Has You Riding Cliffside Across Death-Defying Trails

VRScout

A specially-designed cycling rig lets users “feel the terrain” as they ride. Ride Out , a specialty bike shop located in the Netherlands, has introduced a new VR mountain biking experience based on the death-defying antics of professional Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill.

Falcon Age Oculus Quest Release Confirmed For Next Week

Upload VR

Good news! A Falcon Age Oculus Quest release is right around the corner; the VR adventure goes standalone next week. The developer announced the news on Twitter along with a trailer you can see below.

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Can VR Save Virtual Events?

AR Insider

Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into select spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points and strategic takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

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‘Iron Man VR’ Update Adds New Weapons, New Game+, Improved Loading Times

Road to VR

Iron Man VR , the PSVR exclusive superhero game which launched last month, has received a free update with an iron fistful of improvements.

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‘Facebook Horizon’ Promises A Safety Focused World-Building Experience, Public Beta Now Open

VRScout

Sign up now to begin crafting your own in-game worlds and activities. Yesterday marked the launch of Facebook Horizon’s invite-only public beta, offering select players the chance to experience Facebook’s ambitious social VR platform ahead of its official release sometime later this year.

New Star Wars: Squadrons VR Gameplay Debuts In Single-Player Trailer

Upload VR

We just got a first look at new Star Wars: Squadrons VR gameplay, courtesy of a new trailer. The trailer, which debuted at the Gamescom Opening Night Live event, was primarily concerned with the game’s single-player campaign.

‘Better Yield on 5nm than 7nm’: TSMC Update on Defect Rates for N5

Anand Tech

One of the key metrics on how well a semiconductor process is developing is looking at its quantitative chip yield – or rather, its defect density.

Facebook just renamed Oculus Connect

Slashgear

Oculus Connect 2020 is now no longer an event, as the name of the event has been changed to Facebook Connect. Facebook introduced “the new Facebook Reality Labs” at the same time as they’ve announced a re-naming of the annual Oculus developer event.

Live Out Your Home Renovation Dreams With ‘House Flipper VR’

VRScout

All the satisfaction of a job well done, minus the aches and pains of manual labor. If you’ve ever watched one of those popular house fixer-upper shows on TV, then you know flipping houses isn’t as easy as you’d think.

New Sam & Max VR Game Teased At Gamescom Opening Event

Upload VR

Classic adventure series Sam & Max may be coming to VR in the near future. A new Sam & Max game was just announced during the Gamescom Opening Night Live event.