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VR Film Festivals Look To Inspire Fresh New Talent For Hollywood

VRScout

Beyond the Frame Festival and FIVARS tease the next generation of media artists. Japan’s very first VR-focused international film festival, Beyond the Frame Festival , is currently underway thanks to a partnership with HTC Vive.

You Can Land & Drive NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover in AR with the Smithsonian Channel's New App

Next Reality AR

Two years ago, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing gave flight to a handful of Apollo 11 augmented reality apps and experiences, including one from the Smithsonian Channel.

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AR Apps With Artificial Intelligence in 2021

ARPost

Augmented reality apps are becoming more and more powerful with the help of artificial intelligence, which learns context and awareness about what you are trying to achieve. In this guide, we review some AR apps with AI in 2021.

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Ultraleap Stereo IR 170 review: use your hands naturally in VR!

The Ghost Howls

I have had the joy of trying the new UltraLeap Stereo IR 170 hands-tracking sensor for VR and evaluate its performances. I have appreciated it a lot, so I thought it could have been a cool idea to make a post for you to describe how it is and compare it with the previous Leap Motion controller.

Five Ways VR Can Be Used In Modern Education

VRScout

How immersive technology is changing education for the better. VR and AR are far from new educational technologie s. However, the process of their adaptation is rather slow, since the clumsy bureaucratic machines of schools and universities are not able to adapt to changes quickly.

Lynx Reveals First Through-the-lens Footage of R-1 Mixed Reality Headset

Road to VR

French startup Lynx , which is designing a mixed reality headset (capable of both AR and VR), today revealed the first look through its novel optics. The Lynx R-1 headset was first announced last year as a standalone headset centered around passthrough augmented reality.

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Kelly Peng reveals Kura 150° FOV AR glasses expected price and release date

The Ghost Howls

Today I am very happy to host on my blog Kura Technologies , one of the most interesting augmented reality startups out there.

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Luxexcel & WaveOptics Partner To Bring AR-Powered Prescription Lenses To The Masses

VRScout

AR prescription glasses arrive Q2 of 2021. Luxexcel, an innovative tech company specializing in 3D printed prescription lenses, has recently announced a new partnership with waveguides developers WaveOptics to develop a line of AR smart glasses that are both fashionable and comfortable to wear. .

Manus Announces SteamVR Tracker for Professional Creators, Pre-orders Now Open

Road to VR

Manus, the Netherlands-based startup behind a number of VR gloves, today announced pre-order availability for the company’s first professional-level SteamVR tracker.

Magic Leap's Latest Lumin OS & SDK Releases Focus on Features for Enterprise Customers

Next Reality AR

A year and change into its shift towards enterprise customers, Magic Leap has updated Lumin OS and the corresponding Lumin SDK with some key prerequisites for the business sector.

Quest now prevents mirroring of passthrough and 2D apps

The Ghost Howls

Do you remember this post of mine from one year ago when I showed you that it was possible to do some kind of “hacking” of the Oculus Quest using the adb command line tool?

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Celebrate The Mars Rover Landing With ‘Mission To Mars AR’

VRScout

Control the landing sequence, drive a rover, and pilot a helicopter drone in this multifaceted AR experience.

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This ‘Tilt Brush’ Port Brings Google’s VR Creation App to WebXR

Road to VR

Google stopped active development on Tilt Brush late last month, but also made the VR creation suite open source so anyone could get under the hood. We’ve seen a number of clones already, but this is the first port we’ve seen that lets you access directly from a WebXR browser.

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Unity and Volvo Open Source Digital Models of Car Designs

ARPost

Unity has long been in the frontline of companies leading the democratization of 3D assets and tools, including for XR applications. The automotive industry has been less involved in this charge.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.15): Facebook keeps working on its masterplan, WebXR arrives on iOS, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I hope you had a wonderful S.Valentine’s Day! And since our love is for immersive realities, let’s celebrate it with this roundup of the most interesting XR news of the week! Top news of the week. Image by Facebook). Facebook keeps working to become a leader in immersive technologies.

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Create A Digital Human In Less Than An Hour With Epic Games’ MetaHuman Creator

VRScout

Despite not yet being available, Unreal Engine’s MetaHuman Creator is already making people talk. There’s no avoiding it, digital humans are here to stay.

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More Than 60 Quest Apps Have Generated Over $1 Million in Revenue

Road to VR

It seems the launch of Oculus Quest 2 has been a boon for both Facebook and Quest developers alike, as the company’s latest standalone VR headset has brought the number of apps earning over the $1 million milestone to over 60 games now.

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You Can Take a Free Coursera Course on XR from the University of Michigan

ARPost

The University of Michigan has an ambitious XR program that is both incorporating extended reality into education within the University and trying to create the next generation of creators through education and outreach.

How Do Consumers Feel About AR Shopping?

AR Insider

A R continues to prove itself as a shopping tool. It can help consumers visualize products on “faces and spaces,” to make better-informed decisions. This is amplified during a pandemic when it can bring back some of the product essence and dimension that’s lost in retail lockdowns.

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How To Listen To Spotify In-Game On The Oculus Quest

VRScout

Create your own soundtrack using this neat little workaround. Ever wish you could jam out to your favorite tunes while cracking skulls in GORN or dunking on fools in Echo Arena on the Oculus Quest/Quest 2? Well, now you can.

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‘Adam Savage’s Tested VR’ Season 2 Now Live, Taking You to Weta Workshop, Animax Designs & More

Road to VR

Adam Savage’s Tested VR (2019) takes you to the heart of the maker scene, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the workshops of industry pros.

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How, When, and Why to Watch the First Ever Polys WebXR Awards

ARPost

There was a lot of hype over headsets in 2020 but there was also a growing number of increasingly immersive WebXR applications accessible through browsers on just about any connected device. The Polys is a new award ceremony meant to celebrate achievements in the field. What Is The Polys?

Will 3D Cities Unlock Immersive Experiences? Part II

AR Insider

3 D mapping is a technology that’s perpetually on the horizon. We’ve seen various flavors over the years such as Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D , and of course Google Earth and Street View.

How The UK Is Using VR To Improve Safety For Its Largest Environmental Project Yet

VRScout

Serious Labs and Align JV will provide VR training on how to operate mobile elevating work equipment. For those who may be out of the loop, the UK is currently in the process of developing an eco-friendly high-speed rail line as part of the countries transition to low carbon transportation.

The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – February 2021

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.

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This OpenAI GPT-3 Powered Demo Is A Glimpse Of NPCs In The Future

Upload VR

The developer of Modbox linked together Windows speech recognition, OpenAI’s GPT-3 AI, and Replica’s natural speech synthesis for a unique demo: arguably one of the first artificially intelligent virtual characters. Modbox is a multiplayer game creation sandbox with SteamVR support.

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XR Talks: Lessons From Building AR & VR Games

AR Insider

T he art of developing AR and VR experiences is a moving target. The underlying technology continues to evolve as do users’ interests and expectations. Companies across the spatial computing spectrum are meanwhile trying to feel out use cases and interactions that resonate.

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Manus Pro Tracker Brings Professional Full-Body Tracking To SteamVR

VRScout

Manus’ plug-and-play solution promises “the most sensors in any SteamVR tracker available.”

What I Learned by Building an Iconic Weapon From ‘Apex Legends’ in VR

Road to VR

Refurbished Original Oculus Quest On Sale For $199

Upload VR

For a limited time Facebook is selling refurbished versions of the original Oculus Quest for $199. The offer brings the original Oculus Quest $100 under the entry level price of the Oculus Quest 2.

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Toshiba Unveils World's First FC-MAMR HDD: 18 TB, Helium Filled

Anand Tech

Toshiba this week announced the industry's first hard drive featuring flux-control microwave-assisted magnetic recording (FC-MAMR) technology.

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