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HaptX Secures $12 Million Funding Towards Advancement Of VR Gloves

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HaptX announces a new partnership with Advanced Input Systems. HaptX , the company bringing realistic haptic technology to VR, has announced a new partnership with Advanced Input Systems along with an impressive Series A financing round of $12 million.

Logitech’s VR Stylus for SteamVR Now Available for Pre-order for $750

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Logitech’s enterprise-focused VR stylus is now available for pre-order. The $750 ‘VR Ink Pilot Edition’ uses SteamVR Tracking and offers up a more natural and precise input modality for a handful of art & design focused VR tools.

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Oculus Quest hands tracking review: an impressive first step towards natural UX

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Last week, Oculus rolled out the runtime v12 of the Oculus Quest , which took various features to the standalone headset, and among them, there is hands-tracking support. I was very curious to try it, and yesterday, as soon as I could, I gave it a look.

Dior Returns to Instagram AR with Virtual Makeup Effect to Promote Holiday Collection

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The cosmetics brands are among the earliest adopters of augmented reality, using virtual try-on tools to preview shades of makeup before buying.

Official 5 Meter Oculus Link Cable Now Available (Except In Europe)

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Facebook’s first party Oculus Link cable is now available to purchase for $79 in the following countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan. It’s currently listed as ‘Coming Soon’ in Europe.

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Road to VR’s 2019 Game of the Year Awards

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Every year is the biggest year for virtual reality. It seems more developers are delving into VR to explore the medium, hone their techniques and find out what works and what doesn’t.

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HyperloopTT Uses Magic Leap to Show How Elon Musk's Futuristic Vision of Transport Will Work in the US

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While Elon Musk is in Los Angeles showing off the future of personal transport via the Cybertruck, another, unaffiliated group is taking one of his most popular ideas to market, with augmented reality as a key part of the plan.

Both Oculus Quest And Valve Index Backordered To February

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VR is a hit this holiday season — so much so that some of the industry’s most compelling systems are backordered to February.

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‘Bigscreen’ Brings Paid Movies to Social VR Platform, Showing Select 2D & 3D Films

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Bigscreen today announced it’s launched a new feature called Bigscreen Cinema , which brings a paid option to its free social VR platform that will let you buy a ticket to watch select 2D and 3D films each week.

How to enable hands tracking on your Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest is getting lots of cool updates in these weeks , and after the Oculus Link that lets you use the Quest as a PC VR headset, now we have also the possibility to use our bare hands to control the UI of the device. But how can you enable or disable hands tracking on Quest?

Snapchat Launches Trailer Reaction AR Lens for Tom Cruise Movie 'Top Gun: Maverick'

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Usually, flying into unknown territory would mean riding into the "danger zone", but Paramount and Snapchat are taking the trip anyway with one of Summer 2020's most anticipated movie sequels.

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How To Increase Oculus Link Resolution For A Sharper Image On Quest

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You can now manually increase the image resolution of Oculus Link, which can deliver a sharper, clearer image. DISCLAIMER: this functionality is intended for advanced users.

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HaptX Secures $12M Financing to Produce Next Generation of Haptic Gloves

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HaptX, a producer of haptic VR gloves, today announced it’s secured $12 million in its Series A financing round.

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Official Oculus Link Cable Now Available, But Is It Worth The $80 Price Tag?

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Oculus promises its 16-foot fiber optic cable will provide the ideal PC VR experience on Quest. Last month, Oculus began rolling out the beta for Oculus Link , an exciting piece of software that allows Oculus Quest users to enjoy high-end PC VR games and experiences on their standalone headsets.

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Exclusive: Nreal Fires Back at Magic Leap with Motion to Dismiss Trade Secrets Lawsuit

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In a stunning end-of-year twist to the Magic Leap versus Nreal legal saga, the China-based startup is now filing a motion against Magic Leap. Documents detailing the motion were filed on Monday with the US Northern District Court of California.

Oculus Quest Gets Dynamic Fixed Foveated Rendering To Balance Quality & Performance

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The Oculus Quest now has a Dynamic Fixed Foveated Rendering (FFR) feature, which developers can use instead of manually setting the FFR level. Fixed Foveated Rendering is a rendering feature that developers can use on Oculus Quest.

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Audio-visual creative sandbox ArtPulse comes to PSVR (Paid)

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Today I’m very happy to tell you about a new interesting VR indie game just released for PSVR by VRKiwi , called ArtPulse. NOTICE: This is a paid post, published thanks to a collaboration I established with MeKiwi Ltd. for the next months.

This ‘Rick & Morty’ Fan Remade Rick’s Toilet in VR

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Not current on the latest season of Rick and Morty ? Well, it’s revealed in episode two of the latest season that Rick, the genius misanthrope that he is, has a secret toilet on a depopulated paradise planet where he can relax, unwind, and truly feel alone with his thoughts.

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8th Wall's Web AR Brings Album Art of Pink Floyd to Life

Next Reality AR

What better band than Pink Floyd, the pioneers of psychedelic and progressive rock, to show the music industry how to reinvent album art for the augmented reality age?

Facebook Investing ‘Billions’ Each Year On Hardware, AR Glasses Planned For 2023 With New OS

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This week The Information published a report detailing some of Facebook’s future strategy for VR and AR, including an interview with VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth.

Bigscreen’s Partnership With Paramount Pictures Brings Blockbuster Films To VR

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Paramount’s biggest 2D & 3D films head to Bigscreen Cinema platform as part of a multi-year deal. Bigscreen is an amazing app that lets you watch movies, play PC games, and hang out with your friends in social VR chat rooms.

Didimo Announces $6.9M in New Funding to Further Develop 3D Digital Human Capture

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Didimo, a Portugal-based firm that creates digital models of humans, today announced that it’s raised more than $4.9 million from new and existing investors including Portugal Ventures, Farfetch UK Ltd., Bynd VC, Beta-I and LC Ventures.

Nreal Fires Back at Magic Leap with Motion to Dismiss Trade Secrets Lawsuit

Next Reality AR

In a stunning end-of-year twist to the Magic Leap versus Nreal legal saga, the China-based startup is now filing a motion against Magic Leap. Documents detailing the motion were filed on Monday with the US Northern District Court of California.

Oculus Quest Controller-Free Hand Tracking SDK Now Available

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The SDK for controller-free Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest is now available, allowing developers to start integrating the feature into their apps. Controller-free hand tracking for Quest was first announced in September at Oculus Connect 6, and shipped last week as an experimental feature.

8th Wall’s New Tool Offers Dramatic Improvements To WebVR Development

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WebVR projects are now easier to create and publish through 8th Wall’s new project template. 8th Wall, the platform that gives developers powerful tools to build and launch interactive AR content, has launched their first WebVR project template to all of its Agency and Business plan users.

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PlayStation London Studio Working on New VR Exclusive, Likely for PSVR 2

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Sony’s PlayStation London Studio, the developer behind PSVR exclusive Blood & Truth , is already at work on their next VR exclusive project, Road to VR has learned.

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How Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Advancing Pediatric Care

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Patients of all ages find hospitals terrifying and depressing, especially children in need of long-term treatments. Apart from the constant poking and prodding, strict hospital rules make the experience unpleasant for the youngest patients.

Everything We Learned About Half-Life: Alyx From Tested’s Valve Visit

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In a new video from Tested, a popular YouTube channel, Tested Editor Norman Chan and Co-Founder Will Smith traveled to the Valve office in Washington state to play Half-Life: Alyx on 8 different headsets.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew Surprise Launches On Oculus Quest

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The ultimate friend-ruining VR experience is now available on standalone. There are few VR games more stressful, more anxiety-inducing than Star Trek: Bridge Crew.

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New Pimax ‘Artisan’ Headset Mysteriously Unveiled Ahead of CES

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Pimax unveiled a new VR headset called ‘Artisan’ yesterday that, according to Pimax European Marketing Director Martin “SweViver” Lammi, shouldn’t have been revealed until CES 2020.

MasterpieceVR Launches 3D Content Creation Suite - Masterpiece Studio

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MasterpieceVR announced the release of Masterpiece Studio, a 3D content creation suite that combines Masterpiece Creator, the fastest 3D modeling software in the world and Masterpiece Motion, the easiest way to rig any 3D model.