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Welcome Baby Yoda into Your Personal Space with Google Search AR

Next Reality AR

Google, you have something that I want. You may think you have some idea of what you are in possession of, but you do not. In a few moments, it will be mine.and it can be yours, too, dear readers. That something, of course, is Baby Yoda.er, Grogu.from the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian.

Does The Oculus Quest 2 Work Outside?

VRScout

The answer is yes and no. So you just got your hands on Facebook’s incredible standalone VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2, and are excited to jump into a massive catalogue of AAA games and experiences. There’s just one problem, you don’t have enough physical space to play!

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Beginners Guide to Modding Skyrim VR: If I Can Do It You Can Do It

VR Fitness

Skyrim is amongst the most recognizable names in the history of videogames. It’s been released on countless different mediums to this point including the hilariously fun Skyrim on Amazon’s Alexa.

Cybershoes for Quest review: a new way of walking in VR

The Ghost Howls

I have been able to try the Cybershoes, the special shoes that let you walk in VR while you are seated! There is now an ongoing Kickstarter campaign that proposes a special version of them that works with the Oculus Quest (1 and 2) and I’m sure many of you are wondering if they are good or not.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Coming to SteamVR Headsets Next Week

Road to VR

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) VR support was scheduled to arrive sometime this month, but the wait is nearly over. ASOBO announced that PC VR headset support is coming to the game next week.

VR Coworking Platform ‘Spatial’ Launches Mobile AR Workspace

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Interact with 3D holograms of coworkers directly from your living room. Social VR coworking platform Spatial has seen a massive spike in usage this year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 alone the platform has hosted over half a million virtual meetings.

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How to gift a game on the Oculus Store

The Ghost Howls

Christmas is coming, and it is the time of the year where people make gifts for each other.

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Leaked Photos Reveal Possible Lenovo AR Glasses Ahead of CES 2021

Road to VR

A handful of unverified photos have revealed what appears to be a never before seen pair of AR glasses from Lenovo. Images published by known leaker ‘WalkingCat’ have revealed the new AR headset , sporting the Lenovo’s ThinkReality badge, its enterprise-focused AR/VR product line.

Zylia’s 3D Audio Technology Could Be The Start Of Virtual Concert Halls

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A collaboration with the Pozna? Philharmonic Orchestra signals a new era in live-recorded audio for virtual reality creators.

NR30 Innovator in Augmented Reality Spotlight: Aidan Wolf

Next Reality AR

This year, as part of the Next Reality 30, in partnership with Snap, we're spotlighting an up-and-coming innovator in augmented reality. Specifically, we were searching for an independent developer or creator who embodies the bleeding edge spirit of AR and its ability to leverage machine learning.

The XR Week Peek (2020.12.14): Facebook gets sued for alleged monopolization, Medal Of Honor is a mediocre game, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday I got this amazing news that my Youtube channel has now 1000+ subscribers. I know that it is not a big number per se, but I’m not a Youtuber, I’ve no professional camera, and I’m a bit awkward in front of the camera, so for me, this is an incredible result!

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Has Become Steam’s Best & Most Rated VR Game Less Than a Year After Launch

Road to VR

If there was any question, it has now been answered— Half-Life: Alyx has cemented its “universal acclaim”, becoming both the best and most rated VR-only game on Steam, less than a year after release, after recently passing Beat Saber’s record review count.

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FXG Announces The Next Big Step For VR Cameras

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Two 3D lenses with 6,000×6,000 resolution each deliver a more immersive experience.

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Deloitte: Augmented and virtual reality set to grow in 2021

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(Image courtesy Gerd Altmann via Pixabay.). The global pandemic has affected the tech world — but not all in a bad way. Zoom has been getting all the attention, but demand is also growing for virtual and augmented reality, among other technologies.

Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap is now shipping again

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Oculus’s latest standalone VR system should be no-brainer upgrade to the Quest line but its existence has sadly been marred by some controversies. Some of it isn’t the Oculus Quest 2’s fault, to be fair, as Facebook’s takeover has been anything but smooth.

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‘Rec Room’ Raises $20 Million Series C Investment, Crosses 2 Million Annual VR Users

Road to VR

Following its expansion onto new VR and non-VR platforms alike, social virtual world Rec Room is seeing serious growth. Today the company behind the project announced it has raised a $20 million Series C investment to support its growing population.

Sundance 2021 Will Host Its New Frontier Program In VR

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All 14 submissions will be available remotely via a custom-built virtual platform.

MeetinVR tries to make VR meetings feel more real with better avatars

Hypergrid Business

(Image courtesy MeetinVR.). The global pandemic’s forced people apart, but technology is stepping up to bring us all back together, even if we’re not in the same room. MeetinVR and Wolf3d , two major players in VR, have teamed up to make meetings as human as possible.

2021 Predictions: Mobile AR Exceeds 800 Million Users

AR Insider

A s we approach a new year, it’s time for our annual ritual of synthesizing the lessons from the past twelve months and formulating the outlook for the next twelve. Notably, when kicking off this thought exercise, we realized that several of the topics look similar to last year.

‘Synth Riders’ to Feature Tracks from Rock Band ‘Muse’ in January Music Pack

Road to VR

Synth Riders (2019) , the VR rhythm game for PC VR and Quest, is getting a new music pack soon that will feature British rock band Muse. Starting today, the game also includes a new update that brings some more competitive features to its multiplayer mode.

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Snapchat’s AR Dance Series Lets You Create Your Own Music Videos

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Dance influencers Michael Le and Dytto show you the latest moves in this 10-part Snap Original. Snapchat expanded its lineup of original content this morning with the launch of Move it! , a new Snap Original series featuring popular dance influencers Michael Le and Dytto.

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The Ampere Altra Review: 2x 80 Cores Arm Server Performance Monster

Anand Tech

Earlier in the year we have a good look at the first ever Arm Neoverse-N1 CPU in the form s of the Graviton2 from Amazon. Whilst that chip was great – it wasn’t really a true competitor in the market as it was availably only to Amazon’s cloud business.

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Best VR Of 2020 – UploadVR Award Nominations

Upload VR

2020 is nearing its end (seriously, hurry up) and we all know what that means – awards season is upon us. Thus, it’s time for UploadVR’s Best VR Of 2020 nominations!

‘Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’ Gets First Patch Addressing Some Common Gripes

Road to VR

Just days after the launch of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond , Respawn has pushed an update to the game to address some common gripes. Two more patches are said to already be in the works.

Google Adds 50 New AR Animals To Google App & Chrome

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Hippos and cows and giraffes, oh my! Google has expanded its lineup of 3D animals available via Google Search with 50 new creatures. In a video released on Twitter, the company showcases just a handful of the augmented reality animals now accessible via the Google app and compatible Chrome browsers.

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Spatial Beat: Facebook, FTC & Lens Fest

AR Insider

Spatial Beat is AR Insider’s weekly series featuring observations and insights from author and futurist Charlie Fink. As with all AR Insider contributors, authors’ opinions are their own. W elcome back to Spatial Beat.

Baobab’s Original VR Film Invasion! Hits Quest With Hand-Tracking

Upload VR

VR filmmaker Baobab Studios is bringing its original short to Oculus Quest in Invasion! Anniversary Edition. Invasion! originally launched on the Gear VR and Oculus Rift back in 2016 as one of the studio’s first projects.

Zynga Veterans Unveil New VR Studio ‘ForeVR’, Announces $1.5M Seed Funding

Road to VR

A new VR studio founded by a pair of Zynga veterans has emerged from stealth with some not-so-inconsequential funding. Called ForeVR, the studio recently revealed it’s also raised $1.5 million to build VR games for all ages. The news was first reported by Venture Beat.

VR Music Game ‘Unplugged’ Simulates The Rockstar Lifestyle Using Oculus Quest Hand-Tracking

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Shredding an air guitar never felt so good. Vertigo Games, publisher behind hit VR games such as Arizona Sunshine and After the Fall , is collaborating with developer Anotherway on a new VR music game that will have you shredding a virtual guitar on-stage in front of a sold-out crowd.

Will VR Revenues Reach $12 Billion by 2024?

AR Insider

New Study Projects VR Revenue to Reach $12.2 Billion by 2024. ARtillery Intelligence publishes its five-year outlook for VR revenues. 12/17/20 – SAN FRANCISCO – ARtillery Intelligence today released a new report that projects VR revenue to grow from $4.98 billion in 2019 to $12.19

Oculus Quest Exclusive Jurassic World Aftermath Launches Tomorrow

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The Jurassic World Aftermath release date is here just in time; the game hatches on Oculus Quest tomorrow. The game, developed by UK-based Coatsink and published by Oculus Studios, arrives as an exclusive for the standalone headset.