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VR Opens Up Classic Theme Park Rides to those with Disabilities

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Netherlands-based theme park Efteling has created a VR experience of one of their popular non-accessible attractions — allowing disabled visitors to experience the roller coaster as their friends and family do.

Facebook RED Camera: Will we be able to afford it?

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Facebook announced they’d be collaborating with RED Digital Cinema to create a 6DoF camera. That’s 6 degrees of freedom, a term which encapsulates the essence of the current must-have features for believable, usable virtual reality experiences.

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North Star from Leap Motion is the next level of AR interface

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Years ago, Leap Motion made headlines when they released footage of their intuitive Leap Motion device. For those not familiar with their namesake, this peripheral allowed users to control everything on their PCs with intuitive motion controls and gestures, as seen in the video below.

Facebook Teases “Mixed Reality” Capabilities of Santa Cruz Headset

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Facebook’s VP of AR/VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth showed a quick glimpse of a “mixed reality” game of soccer using Oculus Santa Cruz, the company’s 6 DOF standalone VR headset prototype.

The 5/3/18 Google Doodle is a 360 animated short in honor of film pioneer George Méliès

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The Google Doodle, Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts & Culture, & Cinémathèque Française teams have collaborated to create the first-ever Virtual Reality (VR) / 360° interactive Doodle to celebrate the life and artistry of French illusionist and film director Georges Méliès.

Oculus Go Has Arrived and It’s a Big Deal

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The $200 Oculus Go is the most accessible VR headset today. Up until now, one of the biggest barriers to entry for VR has been price.

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The 25 Best Must-Download Oculus Go Games And Apps

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Now that Oculus Go is finally here that means thousands (or hopefully millions) of people will soon have the most accessible way of experiencing VR at the ready no matter where they are or what they’re doing.

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Marvel's 'Avengers — Infinity War' Gets a Full Range of New AR Treats on Facebook

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Like Marvel's Avengers, Facebook's Camera AR platform now has a number of new AR superpowers at its disposal, so it is fitting that Earth's Mightiest Heroes have the distinction of displaying them.

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Sherwin-Williams AR App Takes Hassle Out of Choosing Paint Colors

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Explore over 1,500 paint options for your walls. . Nothing spruces up a drab looking room like a new coat of paint to make the walls pop with color and personality.

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Oculus Claims Breakthrough in Hand-tracking Accuracy

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One of Facebook’s underlying goals for VR is to use it as a means of connecting distant people. While today friends can talk and play in a range of social VR applications, including Facebook Spaces , the representation of users in VR is still a caricature at best.

How VR Brings Real Benefits To The Real Estate Industry

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One of the first steps for a prospective real estate buyer or tenant is to get an accurate sense of the unbuilt property they are interested in. Specifically, what will it look like, of course. But also, at a deeper, subconscious level, whether or not it connects with them emotionally.

New York Times Hitchhikes on NASA's Mission to Mars via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

In the latest installment in its burgeoning augmented reality journalism practice, The New York Times is bringing its readers closer to Mars and NASA's latest spacecraft set to travel to the red planet.

How To Access Your Personal Files From The Oculus Go

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Facebook’s Oculus Go is a great device made even better by easy access to your personal files.

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Oculus Reveals 140 Degree VR Headset Prototype with Varifocal Displays

Road to VR

Oculus today at F8 overviewed some of the latest VR technology that they’d been working on internally. Among the projects mentioned is the ‘Half Dome’ prototype, a Rift-like headset with a 140 degree field of view, varifocal displays, and what appears to be eye-tracking.

Vivid Vision And University Of New York Partner To Treat Lazy Eye With VR

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Vivid Vision, a company using VR to treat sight disorders, today announced a partnership with The State Universtiy of New York to push its work in lazy eye treatment forward. Specifically, the startup has signed an exclusive license agreement with the university’s Research Foundation. It allows the company to use a patented system invented by Benjamin Backus, an associate professor at the SUNY College of Optometry who joins Vivid Vision as Chief Science Officer.

We May Finally Know How Many HoloLens Devices Microsoft Sold, and It's a Revealing Peek at the Future of AR

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Last week, we told you about Microsoft's Alex Kipman and his nomination for the annual European Inventor Award, presented by the European Patent Office (EPO). And while that's big news in and of itself, it turns out we overlooked a very important detail buried in the EPO's video presentation.

This Disney Jacket Brings Physical Feedback to VR

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The ‘Force Jacket’ could be the key to taking theme parks to the next level. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in the grips of a monstrous snake as it squeezes out every ounce of breath? It probably isn’t pleasant.

Oculus Go, Mirage Solo, and Vive Focus Standalone Headsets Compared

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Standalone VR headsets represent a new headset segment that sits somewhere between smartphone-based VR devices, and tethered, high-end VR systems, while offering some notable advantages over both.

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SpaceTime Enterprises Will Use VR To Bring People To Space

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Let’s face it; VR might happen in our lifetime but accessible, affordable space tourism might not. At least, not any time soon. But In-Space Missions and Rewind want to use VR and AR to bring us closer to being an astronaut than ever before. This week the pair announced SpaceTime Enterprises , a UK-based initiative that will see multiple satellites launched into low Earth orbit.

Snapchat Rides AR Ads to Boost in Revenue Despite Redesign Hiccups

Next Reality AR

During Snap Inc.'s s quarterly earnings report, released on Tuesday, the company disclosed that it snagged a revenue total of $230.8 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 54% compared to last year, largely fueled by its augmented reality offerings and other advertising products.

First Look: Oculus Venues and Oculus TV

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These apps hope to make the Oculus Go your next entertainment device. The $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus has finally arrived. Available for sale on Oculus.com in 23 countries, online from Amazon , or in Best Buy Stores in the U.S.,

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‘Beat Saber’ is Now the Highest Rated Title on Steam – VR or Otherwise

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After only 3 days since launch, Beat Saber (2018) , the VR rhythm game that puts two lightsabers in your hands, is now the highest rated game on Steam—not just the highest rated VR game, but the highest rated game out of all titles, flatscreen games included.

Lenovo Mirage Solo Features Major Upgrades Over Oculus Go

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Leaning around in Oculus Go is not fun. The urge to try anyway can be strong, as happened to me when Games Editor David Jagneaux was showing me photos in his virtual loft. There was a photo he had placed on the far wall I couldn’t see because his head blocked it. Facebook’s Oculus Go doesn’t register leaning movement and, because he was in Oculus Go too, David couldn’t simply lean out of the way.

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Lenovo's Star Wars — Jedi Challenges Now Lets You Battle Other Lightsaber Users in Augmented Reality

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On this, the most cherished day for Star Wars fans, May the fourth, Lenovo has released a significant new update to its Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app: real person versus person lightsaber battles.

Facebook Announces AR Support For Messenger & Instagram, Updates To AR Studio

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Zuckerberg uses his 2018 F8 conference to tease new AR functionality for its most popular apps. The mostly-annual F8 Developer Conference is a time when the company gathers creators and entrepreneurs dedicated to the Facebook platform in order to showcase its latest and greatest tools, products and secret new projects. This year Zuckerberg once again took to the stage to unveil a bevy of new information on the just-launched Oculus Go.

This Guy Modded Oculus Touch to Play ‘Beat Saber’ Darth Maul-style

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Beat Saber (2018) is finally here, the block-slicing rhythm game that puts two lightsabers in your hands and tasks you with using your Jedi powers to slice to the beat.

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Oculus Go Could One Day Use Your Phone As A Second Screen

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We were disappointed to find out Oculus Go at launch doesn’t have any way for people outside VR to see what the person wearing it sees. Chromecast integration provides this feature on Google Daydream headsets , for example. It works incredibly well on a Daydream View to let someone in VR wirelessly share what they see to a TV nearby. Simply mirroring the view changes VR from a solitary experience into one you can share with friends and family.

Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020: my thoughts over this news

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On Friday, a report on CNET shook a bit the XR community revealing that Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020.

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Apple Reportedly in Development on Combination AR/VR Headset

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Apple could soon be dominating the immersive market as rumors swirl around their unannounced AR/VR headset. A recent Cnet report has the the immersive industry in a tizzy as rumors regarding Apple’s still yet-to-be-announced combination AR & VR headset have begun circulating once more.

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NextVR Partners With Oculus to Bring Live Events to ‘Oculus Venues’

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NextVR , the live event VR broadcasting company, today announced a partnership with Oculus to bring live VR events to Oculus Venues , the company’s upcoming social viewing app that will allow mass viewing of events such as sports, concerts and comedy.

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Oculus Rooms Gets Impressive Update For Go Launch

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After watching the Ready Player One film in theaters I’m more convinced than ever that the secret to VR’s success is going to be establishing a go-to social metaverse for people to easily and quickly meet up.

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