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My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

The Ghost Howls

Let’s be honest: no one made correct predictions for 2020. The global pandemic has changed the rules for everything, and the situation is so confusing and so rapidly evolving that any prediction for 2021 is completely unreliable, too.

Three Ways VR And Gaming Are Driving Modern Edutainment

VRScout

VR & AR lead the way for a new generation of immersive education. Over the past year there have been varying levels of learning options for students ranging from in-person learning and hybrid learning to a mix of in-person and remote online learning.

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Report: Apple Could Launch a Standalone VR Headset Sometime Next Year

Road to VR

According to a report by Bloomberg News , Apple may be planning to release a VR headset with limited AR capabilities as soon as 2022, which is said to be a precursor to its long-rumored, fully-fledged AR device.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2021

The Ghost Howls

Two days ago, I’ve given you my predictions for virtual reality in 2021 (read it, in case you missed it). Now it’s time to make some forecasts about its companion technology, that is augmented reality! Will this finally be the year when we’ll all wear the eyePhone in our eyes? (PS

Japanese Instrument Manufacturer Korg Teases VR Music-Making App

VRScout

A short video shows VR music production on the Oculus Quest 2.

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The Future is Now: Live Breakdance Battles in VR Are Connecting People Across the Globe

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If you aren’t paying close attention to VR, you’d have no idea that some insanely futuristic stuff is already happening today. Case in point: VRChat is host to a growing community of people strapping on motion-trackers to have live dance battles in virtual reality.

The best AR and VR news from CES 2021

The Ghost Howls

The pandemic has hit also one of the most important technological expo of the year, the CES, that this year was held digitally.

Atari Bets On Blockchain & NFT Gaming With ZED RUN’s AR Horses

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Atari lends its IP to ZED RUN’s digital horses, the up-and-coming Tamagothchi of AR. What if you could combine virtual worlds, blockchain, and digital ownership to create a Tamagotchi 10.0?

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Data Dive: How is AR Boosting eCommerce?

AR Insider

O ne of AR’s bright spots is its ability to boost sales by demonstrating products with greater dimension. Product attributes can be exposed more effectively through 3D and AR interfaces than traditional 2D images in e-commerce. That engenders a more informed buyer.

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‘Bigscreen’ Launches Ad-supported Movies for Free On-demand Viewing

Road to VR

Bigscreen today announced is bringing ad-supported movies to the free social viewing platform, which will allow users to watch select films for free.

The XR Week Peek (2021.01.18): CES brings XR news, Boz says we have to trust Facebook, and more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s that time of the week when you can read the best news about AR and VR! So let’s dig immediately into them…. Top news of the week. Image by Pollen Robotics). CES 2021 brought some interesting AR/VR news.

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Baobab Studios Rolls Out The Virtual Red Carpet For The Premier Of ‘Baba Yaga’

VRScout

Jennifer Hudson and Daisy Ridley Jump into AltspaceVR to Promote Baba Yaga. Baobab Studios hosted a virtual premier in AltSpaceVR for the launch of their latest adventure Baba Yaga on the Oculus Store.

Explore Belgrade’s Street Art and Graffiti Exhibition in Virtual Reality

ARPost

The Take III: Loving Street Art Belgrade exhibition brings street art and graffiti to life in a virtual reality experience. No matter where you are in the world, you can watch the exhibit using VR equipment.

11 Tools for Painting, Sculpting, & Animating in VR

Road to VR

Though gaming is likely VR’s most visible use-case so far, it’s capable of so much more. Creatives are using VR for a wide range of artistic endeavors including painting, drawing, 3D modeling & sculpting, animating and more.

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Unsung Augmentation: 3 AR Formats You May Not Know About

AR Insider

3 AR Systems that Only Hardcore AR Fans Know About. by Dr. Sirilsilp Kongsilp. A R is becoming part of everyday life, especially during COVID-19-inflicted lockdowns. Mobile AR is one of the most commonly recognized AR systems and many consumer brands are already applying the technology.

SWEAT Partners With Snapchat On AR Fitness Lens

VRScout

This fitness-focused challenge will leave your leg muscles screaming. Online fitness community SWEAT has released an interactive Snapchat Lens designed to get your body moving via a miniature fitness challenge powered by augmented reality.

Stepping Up Communication and Collaboration With Virtual Reality Technology

ARPost

Technology is now allowing people to gather and process vast amounts of information at a speed beyond our imagination. While we traditionally use keyboard strokes or voice commands to tap into massive data, virtual reality can make us understand information in refreshing ways.

Ubisoft Job Posting Suggests ‘Splinter Cell VR’ Will Have a Multiplayer Mode

Road to VR

Ubisoft announced late last year that acclaimed stealth shooter franchise Splinter Cell is getting a made-for-VR game. Now, an Ubisoft job posting strongly suggests the studio is creating a multiplayer component for the game.

Apple said to be creating beastly VR headset in its quest for AR dominance

Slashgear

Throughout the years, we’ve heard a lot of rumors about Apple’s VR and AR ambitions, but today, a new report is revealing a ton of new information.

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Wallace & Gromit City-Scale AR Adventure Now Available On Smartphones

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Become an employee of Spick & Spanners and help the duo “Fix Up” Bristol.

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XR Talks: The Man From the Future Projects 2021

AR Insider

T is the season for coming-year projections. This is a ritual we’ve taken part in, including a long report and series of articles on the top learnings from 2020 and outlook for 2021. But one of our favorite thought leaders and market watchers is the “man from the future” Tom Emrich.

Facebook’s AR/VR Head Calls for “Big Shift” in How It Deals with User Privacy

Road to VR

Facebook Reality Labs head Andrew Bosworth released an internal memo, entitled “The Big Shift,” which underlines why the company needs to start building products now that better balance user privacy and user experience.

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New Intel CEO Making Waves: Rehiring Retired CPU Architects

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We’re following the state of play with Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, very closely.

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Wave VR Concerts Put On Pause

VRScout

After five years of virtual performances, the company is pivoting away from music and art. When Wave launched in 2016, it served as this incredible VR platform that brought people together through virtual entertainment.

Resident Evil 7 Surpasses 1 Million PSVR Users

Upload VR

Nearly four years on from release and over one million people have played horror hit Resident Evil 7: Biohazard inside PSVR. Capcom’s official stat tracking website shows that, as of January 14th 2021, over 1,010,000 people have played the game inside Sony’s headset.

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Gladiator Sim ‘GORN’ is Finally Coming to Oculus Quest Next Week

Road to VR

GORN (2019) , the single-player arcade battle simulator, is finally coming to Oculus Quest next week. Created by Free Lives , the studio behind Broforce (2015) and Genital Jousting (2018) , Gorn is officially headed to the Quest platform on January 28th, 2021.

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Startups at CES showed how tech can help elderly people and their caregivers

TechCrunch

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a harsh spotlight on the challenges many elderly people face. Older adults are among the highest-risk groups for developing cases that need hospitalization and nursing homes were especially vulnerable to outbreaks.

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‘Streetball League’ Brings Arcade Basketball To The Oculus Quest And Steam

VRScout

The sweeter your moves the higher your score in this NBA Jam -style streetball VR game. Inspired by classic arcade basketball games such as NBA Jam and NBA Street Vol.

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Beat Saber 90Hz Support Hits Quest 2 In New Update

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The long-awaited Beat Saber 90Hz patch for Oculus Quest 2 is here, and there are other updates too. Beat Games today revealed the latest update for its VR smash hit.

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Valve VR Programmer Aims to Extend SteamVR with AR-like Utilities, Launches ‘Aardvark’ Platform in Early Access

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Long-time Valve VR programmer Joe Ludwig, working in his own capacity, is building an open-source platform to bring AR-like utilities into virtual reality.

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