Sat.Nov 18, 2017 - Fri.Nov 24, 2017

Report: Apple Acquired VR Headset Startup Vrvana for $30 Million

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Citing sources close to the deal, TechCrunch reports that VR headset maker Vrvana has been acquired by Apple for $30 million. Vrvana is a little known VR headset maker that’s been on the scene since 2014.

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Holoplayer One Is An Interactive Lightfield Display Bringing Holograms To Your Home

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Microsoft likes to think of its HoloLens mixed reality headset as projecting holograms into the real world, but these can only be seen by the person wearing the headset. Looking Glass Factory’s Holoplayer One is making holograms that everyone can see and interact with.

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews

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Jet engineering is going holographic. Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews.

Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Apple has lagged behind in the virtual and augmented reality race so far. Their phones can be used for some low-end VR, via the Cardboard platform from Google, but they haven’t had anything of their own to match the higher-end Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View headsets.

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Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

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The company formerly known as AxonVR , which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature prototype of a VR glove which uses micro-pneumatics for detailed haptics and force feedback to the fingers.

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Bait! Arctic Open Introduces Multiplayer Fishing To Facebook Spaces

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When Bait! from Resolution Games first launched on Gear VR it introduced several visually pleasing vistas at which players could cast their line for some recreational fishing.

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VR app helps treat phantom limb pain

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WiseMind. Image courtesy Realiteer Corp.). Phantom limb pain can be debilitating but is often treatable with mirror therapy , which tricks the brain into thinking the amputated limb is still there.

Toyota’s New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation

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Toyota recently revealed T-HR3, the company’s third-generation humanoid robot.

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Skyrim VR Survival Guide: Tips To Help You Brave The Dangerous World Of Tamriel

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR released less than a week ago and it’s taken the VR world by storm. With huge sales already spurring increased PSVR adoption, we’re in the middle of a big holiday-season swing for the VR market.

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Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube

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The ‘Book of Life’ director’s VR debut makes its way to YouTube. So now everyone can cry in VR. When we first heard about Jorge Gutierrez’s Google Spotlight Stories project, Son of Jaguar , I don’t think any of us were expecting the colorful journey we were about to experience.

New VR game helps advance dementia research

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Sea Hero Quest. Image courtesy Glitchers Ltd.). Millions of people have already played Sea Hero Quest on the mobile phones — and helped scientists learn how people find their way around in order to better treat dementia patients.

VR Experiences to Introduce Your Family to Virtual Reality Over Thanksgiving

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The turkey is in the oven, the cranberry sauce is in the can, and your VR setup is in the box ready to be shown off to the family at Thanksgiving.

Rec Room Becomes VR’s Most Important App With PSVR Launch

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Seattle-based Against Gravity is working on what is perhaps VR’s most important app. Rec Room connects players across all headsets that make use of two full motion hand controllers, including Rift, Vive, PlayStation VR as well as headsets from Acer, Samsung, Lenovo, HP and Dell.

Use a Bowling Ball to Create a VR Tsunami at this UK Art Exhibit

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‘A Colossal Wave’ uses Newton’s theory of action and reaction to create a colossal wave. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of VR, there are very few developers more prolific than Marshmallow Laser Feast.

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Zetamex’s new low hosting prices

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First, I’d like to apologize. I first noticed that Zetamex had posted its OpenSim hosting prices over the summer, and meant to do a story then, even contacting the company and some of its customers for quotes.

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1,350 Student VR Education Study Measures Attitudes, Interest in VR Learning & Building

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Foundry10 , a Seattle based philanthropic educational research organization, wanted to explore what happens when you bring VR into the classroom.

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Onward Creator: What’s Next ‘Might Be A Bit Controversial’

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Onward remains to be one of the most popular and ambitious VR games on the market with almost 2,000 user reviews on Steam nearing a perfect 10/10 rating.

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This App Lets You DJ with Vinyl in VR

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Maybe you really don’t need that audiophile turntable for Christmas this year. We all know that the possibilities for music and VR are pretty wild , and now we have a new entry to add into the mix: Vinyl Reality.

Oncomfort is changing cancer care with VR

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The Aqua virtual reality experience is designed to ease pain and anxiety. Image courtesy Oncomfort.). Oncomfort , a startup based in Houston, Texas is helping patients diagnosed with cancer manage their anxiety through virtual reality.

GridRaster Raises $2 Million for AR/VR Cloud Rendering Solution

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Palo Alto-based VR/AR startup GridRaster recently announced a nearly $2 million seed funding round to strengthen and develop their mobile VR/AR rendering infrastructure.

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Editorial: VR Needs Fewer Jumping Spiders And More Respect For Its Players

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Farpoint, Sony’s first stab at an AAA first-person shooter for PSVR, is sold to you as the action game of your dreams. Finally, a chance to feel like you’re really in the movie, unleashing a fury of lead upon your enemies.

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Virtual Headstones Could Solve Hong Kong’s Crowded Cemeteries

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The densely populated city looks to VR & AR to honor the dead while saving time, money and precious space. Hong Kong was home to over 7.34 million residents in 2016, with that number expected to rise greatly by the end of this year.

WarDucks announces Christmas launch of RollerCoaster Legends for PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive

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WarDucks, the Irish based Virtual Reality studio have announced the launch of their next title, RollerCoaster Legends. The title takes you back to Greece and its mythology, including the Minotaur, Kronos, and Hades.

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TPCAST Shows Off Oculus Rift Wireless Module, Due Out By Year’s End

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TPCAST announced last month plans for an Oculus Rift version of their wireless module. This week at the SVVR offices in Silicon Valley, the company showed off a functional version of the module for the first time.

Oculus’ Jason Rubin Calls Santa Cruz An ‘All-In-One Mobile Rift’

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Standalone VR headsets are quickly becoming a big new hope for the VR industry, but with so many entries offering different feature sets, it’s hard to know which will be the right device for you.

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Pixar’s VR Debut Takes You Into The Stunning World of ‘Coco’

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Explore new worlds with friends in this jaw dropping Pixar VR experience. Disney Pixar’s first ever VR experience, Coco VR , isn’t just a game or VR experience with a story unfolding around you as the observer.

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Sniper Rust VR

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Sniper Rust VR is the first-of-its-kind, sharpshooting experience for Virtual Reality devices. Sniper Rust VR is an 18 level, globe-trotting adventure set against an armed militia uprising across international borders. Games action games sniper VR games

Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’

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Taeyong Kim, VP of Samsung Electronics and Head of Graphics R&D, took the stage last month at the company’s annual developer conference to talk a little bit about the future of VR for the company.

The Exorcist VR Chapter 1 & 2 Hit Rift And Vive Today, New Trailer Launches

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Back in October we reported that Wolf & Wood, the developer of HTC Vive horror game Chair In A Room: Greenwater, was working on an official Exorcist VR series to debut during Halloween. Well, that didn’t quite happen, but fans will be happy to know it’s releasing today.

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Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals

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It’s that time of the year again. While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators , i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this holiday weekend.