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Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Slashgear

Apple has been chasing after augmented reality and virtual reality for almost a decade now, hoping to come up with a commercially feasible product that changes the way we interact with our devices and the world around us in more ways than one.

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How To Optimize Your CV For A Career In VR & AR

VRScout

Set yourself up for success within the immersive industry. As we move into 2021, both the VR and AR industries exhibit a plethora of career development opportunities for aspiring developers. According to Tech Jury , the global AR and VR markets are expected to grow to $209.2

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Will 3D Cities Unlock Immersive Experiences?

AR Insider

I n 2006, I attended a launch event in San Francisco for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D. The product’s main feature was 3D graphical renderings of U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco. It let you essentially fly around a city, sort of like Google Earth but in three dimensions.

UltraLeap Gemini review: use both hands in VR!

The Ghost Howls

One of the first accessories for AR/VR I had the opportunity to work on is the Leap Motion hands tracking controller : I made some cool experiments and prototypes with it and the Oculus Rift DK2. Leap Motion has also been the first important company I have interviewed in this blog.

Valve Reveals Partnership with OpenBCI to Make VR Gaming More Immersive

Road to VR

In a candid interview with New Zealand’s 1 News, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell sat down to talk all about his future vision for brain-computer interfaces (BCI), and how the technology is set to change everything about how we live (and play) today.

New Mod Lets You Play Beat Saber In Minecraft In VR

VRScout

A new mod brings the hit title to life in Mojang’s survival crafting game. Beat Games’ uber-popular VR rhythm slasher Beat Saber is heading to Minecraft thanks to a new mod from Reddit user u/Swifter1243.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.01.25): Facebook plans “a big shift” in privacy, Apple VR headset rumored, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Happy Monday everyone! A new week has passed by, and it has been a quite good one for me: I’ve been featured again on Authority Magazine and I’ve launched a new series of videos on my Youtube channel where I answer the questions of the community.

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Zuckerberg: Quest 2 ‘on track to be first mainstream VR headset’, Next Headset Confirmed

Road to VR

During Facebook’s Q4 2020 earnings call today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Quest 2 is “on track to be the first mainstream virtual reality headset,” noting that the device drove a 156% increase in the company’s non-advertising revenue.

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Facebook Confirms New Oculus Quest Headset Currently In Development

VRScout

Zuckerberg spills the tea during the companies Q4 2020 earnings call. Facebook held its Q4 2020 earnings call yesterday, during which Mark Zuckerberg laid out some impressive sales figures for the Oculus Quest 2 while simultaneously confirming the development of a new Oculus Quest VR headset.

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ThirdEye Enterprise AR Updates in Device Management, Remote Assistance

ARPost

Enterprise AR glasses manufacturer ThirdEye recently announced major updates to their offerings, including expanded device management software and improved remote assistance platforms for enterprise and healthcare.

VisionAR offers smartglasses that can protect your eyes

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, my friend and VR professional John Westra suggested me to connect to an Italian AR company called Univet about which he found an online banner. He told me that it seemed interesting, and since I trust John’s judgment, I immediately contacted them.

‘Tilt Brush’ Derivative Apps Come to PC VR & Quest Mere Hours After Google Open Sources

Road to VR

Google’s VR art creation app Tilt Brush isn’t free, but the company made it open source a few days ago after announcing it has stopped active development, so it was only a matter of time before independent developers got under the hood to publish their own Tilt Brush -derived apps.

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3D Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Now Free On All VR Platforms

VRScout

The free version will feature all the tools included as part of the paid experience. 3D design tool Gravity Sketch is now available for free on all major VR platforms, including the Oculus Quest/Quest 2, Oculus Rift/Rift S, and SteamVR headsets.

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Post-Pandemic, Augmented Reality Serves Entertainment With Its Re-Emergence

ARPost

Most people don’t know augmented reality was first created and tested in the late 1960s: by a Harvard professor, with a wired head-mounted display.

Gabe Newell thinks brain-computer interfaces could be the future of gaming

Slashgear

Game developers are always looking for ways to make games more immersive, and one area Valve owner and co-founder Gabe Newell is pushing them to consider is brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

Magic Leap Founder Rony Abovitz Unveils New Startup to Build Virtual Humans

Road to VR

Rony Abovitz, founder of Magic Leap, is starting on a new path after his departure as CEO of the well-funded augmented reality company last year. Abovitz just unveiled his next project, a startup called Sun and Thunder , which aims to build what he calls “synthetic beings.”

HaptX Launches True-Contact Haptic Gloves For VR And Robotics

VRScout

HaptX delivers an intuitive wearable haptic device to meet the demanding quality requirements of enterprise customers.

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DoubleMe to Make City-Scale Digital Twin of Buyeo, South Korea

ARPost

Travel is difficult. It’s expensive and time consuming, not to mention challenges like learning a new language. While there’s no substitute for physically experiencing a new place, XR development company DoubleMe is creating a holographic replica of the historic South Korean city Buyeo.

Oculus Quest Unlisted App Distribution Launch Likely Imminent

Upload VR

In another Instagram AMA, Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Facebook suggested that the launch of the new unlisted app distribution method for Oculus Quest is likely to release very soon.

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Inspired by ‘Half-Life: Alyx’, This ‘Skyrim VR’ Mod Fixes Poor Object Interaction & Looting

Road to VR

Love them or hate them for it, Bethesda’s games offer up a great opportunity for modders to get under the hood of impressively large-scale virtual worlds and summarily fix whatever messes the studio left behind.

Google Ends Support Of ‘Tilt Brush,’ Software Now Open Source

VRScout

The long-running VR painting app will cease receiving updates as the company opens the project up to the public.

Data Dive: Wearables’ Hot Streak Continues

AR Insider

W earables continue to be one of the fastest-growing product categories in consumer tech. This is notable given that all-things hardware are constrained during Covid-era lockdowns. Those headwinds result from supply-chain impediments and consumer-spending slowdowns.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Made $29 Million In Its First Year

Upload VR

Skydance Interactive’s The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners made over $29 million in revenue in its first year on-sale. The game, which first hit PC VR on January 23, 2020, also released on PSVR and Oculus Quest over the course of the last year.

HaptX Launches New & Improved DK2 Haptic VR Gloves for Enterprise

Road to VR

HaptX, the company building high-end haptic VR gloves for enterprises, launched its latest model, DK2, which is now available for purchase. The new version is said to have improved haptics, force-feedback, size, comfort, and manufacturability.

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Your Guide To Sundance 2021 In VR: What, Where, How To Access

VRScout

The legendary festival goes all-digital amid an ongoing pandemic. Here’s what you need to know. This Thursday marks the start of the 2021 Sundance International Film Festival , a seven-day celebration of independent filmmaking, emerging storytellers, and new media projects.

AMD Reports Q4/FY 2020 Earnings: Record Revenues Repeat

Anand Tech

Needing no introduction, AMD this afternoon is the second of the PC chip titans to announce their earnings for the quarter and for the full 2020 calendar year.

New id Software VR Game Listed By Australian Classification Board

Upload VR

A new listing from the Australian Classification board may have leaked a new id Software VR game.

VR Design App ‘Gravity Sketch’ is Now Free for Individual Users

Road to VR

Gravity Sketch is a 3D modeling software that supports PC VR headsets and Oculus Quest. Up until now, the consumer app was priced at $25, but now the studio has just made it completely free for individual users.

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Storm The Beaches Of Normandy In ‘Days Of Heroes: D-Day’

VRScout

Embark on 26 military missions as an airborne division jumper or infantry soldier.

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What’s Driving Apple’s Rumored VR Play?

AR Insider

A pple-related hardware rumors have become a favorite pastime in the AR world. But after a few years of rapid-fire AR-glasses rumors, the latest chatter shifts to VR. As you’ve likely heard, Bloomberg reported last week that Apple has plans for a VR headset to release next year.

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Google Open Sources Tilt Brush

Upload VR

Google open sourced its groundbreaking art app Tilt Brush, representing the latest move by the tech giant to cease development of its first efforts in virtual reality.

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