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How to Film Your Own AR Music Videos with Vidiyo, Lego's TikTok Competitor

Next Reality AR

For its latest take on augmented reality-infused playsets, Lego is giving the young, and the simply young at heart, its twist on the viral lipsync format made popular by TikTok with Lego Vidiyo.

Traditional Theater Gets an Augmented Reality Makeover

ARPost

Theater has been around for more than 2,500 years, making it one of the oldest art forms in the world. From ancient Greek theater to medieval morality tales and Shakespearean tragedies, it has undergone so many changes over the years.

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Data Dive: Are Commercial Spaces Primed for AR?

AR Insider

O ne of the attributes that defines AR’s potential is its breadth of applicability. Though use cases like product visualization and social lenses are the early leaders today, we’ll see several others develop in the coming years. That includes both consumer and enterprise applications.

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Stop What You’re Doing And Play ‘Gorilla Tag’ On Oculus Quest & SteamVR

VRScout

Use your incredible gorilla strength to parkour up trees and cliffs in this low-fi game of tag.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.22): Samsung AR glasses leaked, Kura price revealed, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This week in XR hasn’t had any explosive news, but it was interesting nonetheless: in particular we had cool info on AR glasses, with some news from Kura, Lynx, and Samsung. Among the top 5 news I have chosen, only 1 is about VR.

SteamVR Update Brings Full Support for OpenXR 1.0, A Huge Step for the Open Standard

Road to VR

The latest update to SteamVR, version 1.16, now includes full support for OpenXR 1.0,

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Oculus Quest Introduces ‘Couch Mode’ In Latest Update

VRScout

Mark your real sofa in VR using this new feature for the Oculus Guardian system. It has been one hell of a month for Oculus Quest owners.

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Sony announces that a new VR headset is coming for PS5, but not in 2021

The Ghost Howls

In a blog post published on PlayStation Blog, Hideaki Nishino , Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at Sony Interactive Entertainment, has announced that a new PSVR headset is coming for PS5, but not this year.

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‘Virtual Desktop’ Can Now Stream PC VR Games to Quest, Without the Sideloading Workaround

Road to VR

Virtual Desktop , an Oculus Quest app which allows users to control their Windows PCs from inside the headset, now officially offers the ability to stream PC VR games wirelessly to the headset.

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nDreams Launches $2M Fund to Help VR Developers Publish their Games

Cats and VR

Award-winning virtual reality developer and publisher announced that it has set aside $2m to co-fund and publish externally developed VR titles.

‘Virtual Desktop’ PCVR Streaming Now Available On The Oculus Quest Store

VRScout

Everyone’s favorite wireless streaming solution can now be accessed on Quest/Quest 2 headsets with no sideloading required.

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How to easily make a cross-platform VR application in Unity for Oculus, Wave, and SteamVR

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, I was looking at the code of HitMotion: Reloaded , the fitness game that we of New Technology Walkers developed some years ago for the Vive Focus Plus, and all the intricate system I had to make in Unity to have a cross-platform VR game … and I wondered: “Is all of this mess still needed today?”

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Qualcomm Announces Tethered AR ‘Smart Viewer’ Reference Design with Onboard Co-processing

Road to VR

Qualcomm, maker of chips and technologies for mobile devices, today announced a reference design for a tethered AR headset which is tethered to a phone or PC but also contains its own chips to handle some onboard processing.

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AR’s ‘Location Wars’ Get Started

AR Insider

A s you likely know, one of AR’s foundational principles is to fuse the digital and physical. The real world is a key part of that formula… and real-world relevance is often defined by location.

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Facebook Launches “Hey Facebook” Wake Word For Voice Commands On Oculus Quest 2

VRScout

The Oculus Quest 2 goes “hands-free” with this week’s latest update. It looks like the Oculus Quest 2 is in the middle of a growth spurt.

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Chris Koomen goes hands-on with Oculus For Business

The Ghost Howls

Chris Koomen is a Virtual Reality specialist and consultant at KLM , a Dutch airline company. He is a very smart professional, and he’s very passionate about AR and VR technologies, and for this reason, I have already interviewed him on my blog.

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‘VRChat’ Can Now Import Free Customizable ‘Ready Player Me’ Avatars

Road to VR

Ready Play Me, the free avatar maker from Wolf3D, now supports exporting avatars to VRChat , making it quick and easy to get a customizable avatar into one of the most popular social VR applications.

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The First Ever Polys Awards Celebrate the Best in WebXR

ARPost

The inaugural Polys WebXR Awards took place across multiple browser-accessible XR platforms this past weekend to celebrate projects and producers of WebXR.

Sony Announces “Next Generation” VR Headset For The PlayStation 5

VRScout

Improved resolution, enhanced tracking, and new VR controllers confirmed. Earlier this morning, Sony dropped a major bombshell on PlayStation fans with the reveal of a new VR system for the PlayStation 5.

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Free VR Avatar Creator Uses Selfie To Import You Into VRChat

Upload VR

This VR avatar creator quickly makes a virtualized version of yourself and then allows you to import it straight to VRChat. Wolf3D’s Ready Player Me avatar creator added support for the social VR network today.

Samsung’s Leaked AR Concept Videos Reveal Its Augmented Ambitions

Road to VR

Leaked concept video featuring two Samsung AR devices has come to light. Although just concepts and not functioning products as such, it’s clear the Korean tech giant is gearing up to compete with companies like Facebook and Apple as they inch ever closer to releasing consumer AR headsets.

Nreal (Finally) Expanding to the US This Spring

ARPost

The headline is unfair. Nreal has just dropped a huge announcement and there is so much to be excited about. This article will cover the nuts and the cherry, but the US expansion this spring might be the sundae. Nreal’s Long Road to the US.

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Popular VTubers Headline Upcoming VR Concert On Oculus Quest

VRScout

Dance, sing, and cheer shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the worlds biggest VTubers.

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Virtual Desktop PC VR Streaming Now On The Official Oculus Quest Store

Upload VR

You can now wirelessly stream Half-Life: Alyx, Boneworks, H3VR and other PC VR-only games to Oculus Quest and Quest 2 in Virtual Desktop without sideloading.

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Next-Gen VR Dev Kits for PS5 Shipping Soon with “completely new VR format”

Road to VR

Sony today announced that its next-generation VR headset is coming —not in 2021, but it’s definitely a thing. In an interview with GQ , Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says dev kit headsets are close to landing in the hands of developers.

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Scope AR Launches New Platform for Authoring Remote Training Augmented Reality Content

ARPost

Scope AR, a company specializing in XR work instruction and remote training tools for enterprise, has launched a new browser-based platform for creating and distributing augmented reality content.

‘Z-Race’ Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Futuristic Zero-G VR Racing

VRScout

Mario Kart meets F-Zero in this physics-driven racing experience. This week developer XOCUS gave us our first look at actual gameplay from Z-Race , an upcoming VR racing game in which players go head-to-head using futuristic anti-gravity racing ships.

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Sony Confirms Next-Generation PS5 VR Headset Coming Post-2021

Upload VR

Sony Interactive Entertainment today officially confirmed it will release a next generation PS5 VR headset in the future. The headset, which does not have an official name, will not launch this year.

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Veteran Indie VR Dev Revives ‘CRASHLAND’ for Quest, Launching Thursday

Road to VR

If you know your VR history you might recall CRASHLAND , an early VR prototype where players would defend themselves after crash landing on a hostile planet with little more than a radar scanner and a weapon.

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Launching Today: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 - Aiming For Mainstream At $329

Anand Tech

NVIDIA this morning is launching their previously announced GeForce RTX 3060.

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‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Arrives On Major VR Headsets This April

VRScout

The game will feature eight tables based on The Mandalorian, Rebels, and the original trilogy.