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Oppo Unveils Smartphone-tethered AR Glasses, Push for Content Coming in 2021

Road to VR

Oppo, the China-based smartphone manufacturer, held its second annual Inno Day in Shenzhen, China today, showing off a new version of its concept AR glasses.

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Data Dive: Google Lens Recognizes 15 Billion Products

AR Insider

B uried deep in Google’s recent Search On 2020 event was a notable nugget. The company’s visual search tool, Google Lens, now recognizes 15 billion products. This is 15x growth in two years, given the December ’18 announcement that it recognized one billion products.

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Five Ways VR Is Being Used In Modern Healthcare

VRScout

How VR technology is revolutionizing the heatlhcare sector. When you hear the term “VR,” you might think of entertainment, social media, or the exploration of virtual worlds; perhaps the last thing you’d ever think of is the healthcare industry.

Threedy AI automatically converts 2D photos in 3D assets for AR!

The Ghost Howls

Threedy AI is a startup whose main expertise is the automatic conversion from 2D photos to 3D models. It can automatically fetch the photos of your items from your website, and t ransform them into 3D models for prices as cheap a $5/model!

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Snoop Dogg's Cali Red Wine Pours Another Glass of AR via 8th Wall's WebAR

Next Reality AR

When Treasury Wine Estates released 19 Crimes Snoop Cali Red this summer, named for its new partner in wine, rapper Snoop Dogg, it already came with the brand's signature AR-enhanced label.

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Oculus Gives Away ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ to New Quest 2 Users Starting Today

Road to VR

Oculus Quest 2 is way too new for any real hardware discounts this holiday, it seems. But if you manage to nab a new Quest 2 before the year’s end, you’ll be able to download award-winning PC VR title Asgard’s Wrath (2019) for free.

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Finding Pandora X review: a nice VR interactive theater performance

The Ghost Howls

Two days ago I have had the pleasure of experiencing Finding Pandora X , the creative work that has won the “Best VR Immersive User Experience” at the Venice Film Festival this year.

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Manscaped's Brand Hype Grows into Augmented Reality via Snapchat Lens

Next Reality AR

If you're a man and subscribe to podcasts or YouTube channels that cater to masculine interests, then you've almost certainly encountered sponsorships from Manscaped.

Leaked Capcom Documents Point to ‘Resident Evil 4’ VR Coming to Oculus Headsets

Road to VR

Data allegedly obtained from Capcom in a recent hack suggests that a VR version of Resident Evil 4 is coming to Oculus headsets next year.

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Real Pilot Battles Virtual Aircraft In “World’s First” AR Dogfight

VRScout

Could live-flight AR exercises be the future of air combat training? According to the United States Air Force President’s Budget FY21 , the FY 2021 Air Force Operation & Maintenance (O&M) budget includes a staggering $770M increase from its 2020 funding.

4th Annual AIXR VR Awards Take Place in VRChat

ARPost

The Academy for International Extended Reality (AIXR) held the fourth annual VR Awards on Thursday, November 12. Like many awards and conventions in XR, AIXR held the ceremony virtually using VRChat. See Also: AIXR Partners With VRChat to Bring 4th Annual VR Awards Online.

Nintendo Crafts AR Content for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Next Reality AR

The Animal Crossing series has been a big hit for Nintendo, so in a bid to enhance the experience even more for users, the game is getting the augmented reality treatment. The latest update for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp adds two new features for iOS and Android smartphone users.

JVC Reveals Enterprise XR Headset with 120-degree FOV & 2.5K Resolution Per Eye

Road to VR

JVCKenwood is testing the XR waters with a new headset for enterprise users which boasts a wide field of view (FOV) and 2.5k per-eye resolution.

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Fable Studios Brings Award-Winning Virtual Being To Oculus Quest & Instagram

VRScout

Wolves in the Walls arrives on standalone VR headsets alongside a new social media experience.

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Case Study: The NFL Draws Superbowl-Sized Audiences with AR

AR Insider

A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry. Prominent sectors include industrial AR , social , gaming , and shopping. But existing alongside all of them is AR advertising. This includes paid/sponsored AR lenses that let consumers visualize products on “spaces & faces.”.

LucidWeb Offering Immersive Experience Platform to VR Film Festivals

ARPost

Immersive experience distribution platform LucidWeb has been around for a while now. However, the particular moment that we’re living in has provided the perfect storm for the company to adapt and expand.

How a Solo Indie Developer Built the Best Rated Game on Oculus Quest

Road to VR

Recently released on the Quest store, Cubism is a spatial puzzle game with a slick minimal presentation.

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‘Bigscreen VR’ Green Screen Room Is Perfect For VR Podcasts, Zoom Meetings

VRScout

Spice up your live stream with this customizable virtual environment. This week Bigscreen Inc.

PSVR-Exclusive Blood & Truth Now Runs At 4K, 90FPS On PS5

Upload VR

The ever-evolving saga of “Is it worth getting a PS5 just for PSVR improvements?”

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What’s the Latest In AR-Fueled Fashion?

AR Insider

A Week in WebAR: Fashion Edition — Vogue, Dior, KHAITE, Mulberry and More. Vogue Singapore brings the catwalk to your home, Dior sends out a magical invite, KHAITE brings its SS21 lookbook alive and Mulberry lets you hold a virtual Iris handbag . by Tom Emrich.

The 20 Best Rated & Most Rated Quest Games & Apps – November 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 November 2020.

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‘Bigscreen VR’ To Host Live Q&A With Ready Player One Author Ernest Cline

VRScout

Learn more about the highly-anticipated sequel to RPO via this live VR interview.

Check out the Humble Fall VR Game bundle with games like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.

Cats and VR

Don't miss out on the Humble Bundle Fall VR Game bundle! Choose from games like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners , Zero Caliber VR , and more! Prepare to fall into a new, virtual reality! Get a new view on familiar worlds in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners , Zero Caliber VR , and more.

Myst VR Coming First To Oculus Quest Platform On Dec. 10

Upload VR

Today Facebook announced via an Oculus blog post that Myst VR from Cyan Worlds is officially coming first to the Oculus Quest platform on December 10th, 2020. It’s also coming to PC with VR and upgraded non-VR support at an unspecified date in the future.

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HP Reverb G2 Review – Screen Door No More

Road to VR

HP’s newest VR headset, Reverb G2, is finally here. Promising to bring some of the features of Valve’s Index to the Windows VR scene, along with class-leading resolution, new controllers and better tracking. Read on to find out if it delivers.

Raindance Immersive Judges For New Category: Best Immersive World

VRScout

Seven of the best virtual worlds available to explore in VRChat. London’s Raindance Immersive Festival takes place from October 28 to November 22, enabling virtual explorers to discover a world class selection of new indie games, fantasy worlds and multiplayer experiences from home.

The 2020 Mac Mini Unleashed: Putting Apple Silicon M1 To The Test

Anand Tech

Last week, Apple made industry news by announcing new Mac products based upon the company’s new Apple Silicon M1 SoC chip, marking the first move of a planned 2-year roadmap to transition over from Intel-based x86 CPUs to the company’s own in-house designed microprocessors running on the Arm instruction set.

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Star Wars: Squadrons To Get Free DLC Including New Map, Ships, And More

Upload VR

Surprise! Despite announcing that no DLC was planned for Star Wars: Squadrons , EA Motiv announced today a brand new map, two new ships, and custom match settings are coming soon! In a blog post on the official website , EA Motive revealed that two free content updates are scheduled to hit this year.

Latest Updates Enable Quest 2 to Run Oculus Link at 90Hz – Here’s How

Road to VR

Facebook promised that tethering Quest 2 to a PC via Oculus Link would eventually support the headset’s full 90Hz refresh rate. With the latest updates to Quest 2 and the Oculus PC app, this is now a reality.

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RUMOR: ‘Resident Evil 4’ Heading To Oculus VR Headsets May 2021

VRScout

A new leak hints at a VR port of Capcom’s legendary 3rd-person shooter horror game.

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ARtillery Briefs, Episode 44: Wearables Pave the Way for AR

AR Insider

O ne of the common rallying cries of the AR industry is that the technology’s use in ubiquitous smartphones makes it a strong forbear to AR’s eventual manifestation in glasses form. We stand behind that concept, given that mobile AR conditions consumers to spatial experiences.