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How to build your passthrough AR app for Oculus Quest in Unity

The Ghost Howls

I love passthrough augmented reality , because it lets us create AR experiences with the VR headsets that we already own, plus it also opens up augmented reality to new possibilities, like wide-FOV vision or diminished reality experiences.

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‘Seeker VR’ Brings Harry Potter’s Quidditch To Oculus Quest 2

VRScout

Chase the ever-elusive snitch, cast various spells, and discover magical creatures in this fan-made broomstick flying simulator. Available now on Oculus Quest 2 headsets, Seeker VR is a Harry Potter VR game developed by fans for fans.

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AR Glasses Creator Nreal Secures $100M Series C Financing to Expand Internationally

Road to VR

Chinese AR glasses startup Nreal announced it’s raised a fresh $100 million Series C financing round, something it says will be used for R&D and to fund wider international expansion.

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 & Unity Used to Highlight the Threat to Endangered Whales at the Smithsonian

Next Reality AR

Although the enterprise use cases for the Microsoft HoloLens 2 continue to impress, the arts community just can't stay away from the best augmented reality headset on the market.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Pico Neo 3 Pro Hands-On First Impressions

The Ghost Howls

Pico today announced the release of Pico Neo 3 Pro and Pico Neo 3 Pro Eye , its latest enterprise standalone headsets, to the Western markets. I have just received the Pico Neo 3 Pro directly from Pico Interactive (thanks!)

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Facebook Announces $50M Research & Partnership Fund to “build the metaverse responsibly”

Road to VR

Back in July Facebook announced that it had spun up a new organization internally to begin building part of the metaverse, a series of interconnected virtual experiences and worlds that the company believes is the next step for human communication and interaction.

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NASA Integrates Microsoft HoloLens into Regular Maintenance Operations on International Space Station

Next Reality AR

As NASA nears the launch of another mission to the Moon in 2024, and a subsequent mission to Mars in the 2030s, augmented reality is increasingly being woven into the normal space operations to test various capabilities.

Nreal announces Nreal Air AR glasses

The Ghost Howls

After some days of teasing, Chinese AR company Nreal has finally announced its latest AR glasses: Nreal Air. I would define them as the “GearVR of augmented reality” Let me tell you why. Nreal.

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Nreal’s New AR Sunglasses Look Pretty Gosh Darn Stylish

VRScout

The Nreal Air AR smart glasses are capable of simulating a massive 201-inch with a refresh rate of 90Hz. Hot off the heels of a successful Series C funding round, Nreal—the company behind the Nreal Light AR glasses—has announced a new set of consumer AR sunglasses.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

Promising VR MMO ‘Zenith: The Last City’ Just Got a Huge Boost With $10 Million in Funding

Road to VR

Ramen VR, the studio behind the upcoming VR MMO Zenith: The Last City announced today that it has raised $10 million in venture capital. The game is set to launch later this year on all major headsets. Zenith: The Last City got its start with a successful Kickstarter back in 2019.

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A Sneak Peek of Some of the Must-See Sessions at AWE USA 2021

ARPost

The annual Augmented World Expo (AWE) USA is still over a month away, but the full agenda is live. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the speakers and talks that we’re most excited about at ARPost , but we’ll also tell you why we’re so excited about them and why you should be too.

The XR Week Peek (2021.09.27): Huge leaks on Quest 2 Pro (and Quest 3?), Nreal to launch new glasses, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This is the first newsletter of Autumn 2021: I think I’ll miss the sun but for sure not the mosquitos. By the way, I wish you a lot of happiness for this new season.

‘Resident Evil 4 VR’ Arriving Just In Time For Halloween

VRScout

Check out the latest trailer for the upcoming VR survival horror game here. During the Resident Evil Showcase this past April, Capcom revealed Resident Evil 4 VR , a full VR port of the classic 2005 survival horror game coming soon to Oculus Quest 2 headsets.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

‘Rec Room’ is Getting a Mario Kart-style Racer on September 29th, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Rec Room , arguably the most successful social VR platform, today announced at its annual Rec Con conference that it’s getting a new go-kart racing mini-game that will let you duke it out against your friends and strangers in six-player online matches.

Where Do AR and NFTs Intersect?

AR Insider

AR could be the optimal vessel for NFTs. while NFTs serve as an AR killer app. How will this play out? Guest author Anne McKinnon breaks down 3 lessons from creating AR on the blockchain. The post Where Do AR and NFTs Intersect? appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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Nreal Announces Nreal Air Consumer AR Glasses

ARPost

Nreal is one of the most exciting names in consumer AR hardware. The flagship model that we’ve seen the most of so far is Nreal Light.

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Meditate On Your Own Virtual Island In ‘Maloka’ On Quest

VRScout

Practice your meditation skills alongsdie your own Tamagotchi-style spirit guide in this guided meditation app. There are a number of studies that highlight the positive impact meditation can have on the human body as well as the mind.

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Facebook is Unlocking Root Access to Oculus Go Soon

Road to VR

John Carmack, legendary programmer and key player in the Oculus Rift genesis story, announced recently that he’s won a decisive battle within Facebook to finally release root access to Oculus Go, the 3DOF standalone VR headset launched in 2018.

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Join Niantic Lightship’s Global Launch

AR Insider

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Medal of Honor: Above And Beyond Is Coming to Oculus Quest 2 This Year

Upload VR

Facebook and developer Respawn today confirmed that the previously PC-exclusive VR shooter, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, is coming to Oculus Quest 2 this year. The news was announced over on the Oculus blog with a new trailer you can see below.

VR Arcade The VOID Is Making A Surprise Return

VRScout

The one-of-a-kind location-based platform uses everything from wind and heat to immerse you in a variety of VR experiences.

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One of Oculus Studios’ Worst-rated Titles, ‘Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’, is Coming to Quest 2

Road to VR

Respawn Entertainment and Oculus today announced that the PC VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond (2020) , notably one of the worst-rated Oculus Studio partner titles, is being slimmed down to fit on Oculus Quest 2.

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Data Dive: VR Finishes Q3 Strong

AR Insider

The VR market continues to emit positive signs, which we recently rounded up for Q2. Now as Q3 winds down, we continue the tradition with a critical mass of milestones for a VR data roundup. The post Data Dive: VR Finishes Q3 Strong appeared first on AR Insider.

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Oculus Quest Board Game App Neverboard Is Out Now

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Surprise! Promising Oculus Quest boardgame app, Neverboard, is out now. Developer Evernever Games surprise launched the title as part of this week’s Quest store drop.

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‘Rec Room’ Adding VR Rally Racing Game

VRScout

“Rec Rally” is basically Mario Kart: Double Dash in VR and I couldn’t be more excited. Social VR platform Rec Room is currently in the middle of Rec Con , a three-day celebration featuring a variety of Rec Room -themed panels, events, and concerts.

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Exclusive Preview: ‘Jurassic World Aftermath – Part 2’ Will Bring New Dino Gameplay & Story Conclusion

Road to VR

The Cretaceous game of cat & mouse on Quest, Jurassic World Aftermath , is due to get a major Part 2 DLC tomorrow which promises to bring new dino encounters, mini-game interactions, and a completion to the story started (and abruptly ended) in Part 1.

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Microsoft warns of latest malware attack, explains how to avoid secret backdoor

Digital Trends

Microsoft recently discovered FoggyWeb, a new malware currently being used by attackers. Computing News attackers hacker hacking malware Microsoft

Lone Echo II Now Launching In October On Oculus Rift

Upload VR

Lone Echo II releases on Oculus Rift on October 12. Facebook and Ready At Dawn say that’s final this time. The release date has been a long time coming.