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US Army Declares Microsoft the Winner in Battle for $480M AR Headset Contract

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In their first head-to-head major contract clash, Microsoft has emerged victorious over Magic Leap, as the US Army has awarded a $480 million contract to the HoloLens maker.

‘Virtual Desktop’ is Finally Coming to Oculus Go & Gear VR This Week, Oculus Quest Next Year

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Virtual Desktop (2016) , the app that lets you view and use your desktop computer in VR, is finally making its way to Oculus Go and Gear VR this week. Once Oculus Quest, the company’s upcoming 6DOF headset, launches next year, a version of the app will be available then too.

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The Future Of The Royal Navy’s Combat Systems Is AR

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The Royal Navy is using AR for a futuristic UI that will promote more efficient ship wide communications. One of the most important roles on a warship – or any ship for that matter – is the role of the bridge watch officer.

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Borderlands 2 VR Could Come To Rift and Vive In 2019

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The small text of Sony’s latest trailer for Borderlands 2 VR for PSVR reveals an interesting fact- the game’s exclusivity to the platform is timed, not permanent. Specifically, it is a timed exclusive for 5 months from launch.

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New York Times Lets You Visit Statue of Liberty's Torch Without Trip to NYC via Augmented Reality

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While a new museum to house the original torch of the Statue of Liberty is under construction on Liberty Island and scheduled to open in May 2019, New York Times readers can now view the sculpture in their own space through augmented reality.

Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S. Army with AR Headsets

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Microsoft has won a $480 million contract with the U.S. Army which is poised to outfit soldiers with 100,000 Microsoft-built AR headsets.

Tilt Brush Behind One Of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions Of 2018

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Designer uses VR to design award-winning prototype carry-on bag. When it was released in 2016, Tilt Brush was heralded as VR’s killer app.

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ModiFace Applies Its Augmented Reality Tech to Nail Polish with Fingertip-Tracking Feature

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French cosmetics giant L'Oréal isn't wasting any time putting its new subsidiary, ModiFace, to work. On Thursday, the company launched a new tool that enables a photo-realistic augmented reality simulation of nail polish shades and textures to be accurately displayed on a user's fingers in real time.

Windows VR Headset Prices Hit Rock Bottom Over Black Friday

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Now that turkey day has come and gone, holiday shopping season has arrived and we’re tracking the best Windows Mixed Reality Black Friday 2018 deals on the Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, and Samsung Odyssey headsets. The headsets have never been more affordable than now.

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Ecuador Is Launching A VR Training Program Supported By The World Bank

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Immersive training has the potential to make a huge impact on Ecuador’s education system.

XSEED to Bring GUNGRAVE VR to European and North American PSVR users in December

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XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc.,announced

Amazon Sumerian & 8th Wall Weave Web AR Experience for 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Movie

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Sony Pictures has tapped the powers of augmented reality as provided by startup 8th Wall & the Amazon Sumerian development platform to help it promote the latest motion picture manifestation of Spider-Man.

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Pimax Announces General Sales of “8K” & “5K” Headsets with 80+ Day Waiting Period

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Pimax today announced the end of pre-orders and the beginning of general sales of the Pimax “8K”, “5K” Plus, and “5K” Business Edition (BE) headsets.

Location-Based VR Arcade ‘Hero Hangout’ Opens Next Week In California

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Exit Reality provides three of their ‘X Pod’ VR stations to the San Mateo-based entertainment center.

Borderlands 2 VR Will Have Smooth Locomotion With PS Move Controllers

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Ever since Borderlands 2 VR was announced as a timed PSVR-exclusive , the narrative surrounding the game’s lead up to release has been pretty consistently positive.

BAE Systems Uses HoloLens to Create AR Command Interfaces Straight Out of 'Minority Report' for British Royal Navy

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The interactive displays of the future as visualized in Steven Spielberg's science fiction classic Minority Report, as well as the augmented reality interfaces used by millionaire playboy Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, are now closer to becoming reality in the military realm.

HTC Files for ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Headset Trademark

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With middling smartphone sales and a loss of a major portion of its smartphone IP and engineering team to Google last year, HTC appears to be full steam ahead with VR headsets as of late.

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Custom Tattoo Launches Interactive Sonic The Hedgehog AR Experience

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A man in Mexico City turns his first tattoo into a trigger for a prototype AR game. .

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Dreamscape Immersive Opening L.A. Flagship Location With New WEVR Experience

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Startup Dreamscape Immersive is beginning its roll-out of location-based VR entertainment beginning with a premier location at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles followed by multiple locations in 2019 at AMC Theatres. One of the physical props used in the entry room to Alien Zoo from Dreamscape Immersive during its trial run early in 2018.

Magic Leap Roars into the Auto World via Kia Stinger App from RelayCars

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Magic Leap One owners, start your virtual engines, as automotive virtual reality developer RelayCars has published an app to Magic Leap World that lets users customize and test drive a 2019 Kia Stinger.

WaveOptics & Goertek Deal to Enable Mass Production of AR Optics

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AR optics maker WaveOptics has announced a manufacturing partnership with Goertek, one of the VR industry’s leading manufacturers.

‘Virtual Desktop’ Arrives On Oculus Go & Gear VR This Week

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An official release for the Oculus Quest is scheduled for 2019. Released back in March of 2016, Virtual Desktop is a handy utility application that allows users the ability to view and access their desktop computer from the comfort of their Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or WMR headset.

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Baobab Studios talks about the development of “Crow: The Legend”, a movie that deserves to be watched in virtual reality

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Universal Studios Augmented Reality App Lets You Recreate a Scene from 'Welcome to Marwen' Film

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In a world where augmented reality is becoming the hero of the movie marketing, Universal Studios has decided to use the technology to reinvent the traditional movie trailer, a time-tested tactic of film promotion, in support of the forthcoming Robert Zemeckis film, Welcome to Marwen.

The 5 Best Games for PlayStation VR

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So you picked up shiny new PlayStation VR and you’re ready to dive into VR. Here’s our breakdown of the best PSVR games that you should definitely check out. The 5 Best PSVR Games. 5 – SUPERHOT VR.

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Dreamscape Immersive Begins Nationwide Expansion With Four New Venues

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The premiere location will launch at LA’s Westfield Century City this December.

Mind-Bending VR Puzzler A Fisherman’s Tale Gets Release Window

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The bad news? One of our most anticipated VR experiences of the year is no longer arriving in 2018. The good news? It’s still not very far away.

Augmented Reality Startup Phiar Paves Path to $3 Million in Seed Funding for AI-Powered Navigation Solution

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Another contestant has emerged in the race to deliver a mainstream augmented reality car navigation system, with Silicon Valley-based Phiar picking up $3 million in seed funding to launch its own artificial intelligence-based mobile app by mid-2019.

Report: Acer Could Sell or Disband StarVR Soon

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StarVR Corporation, an Acer and Starbreeze partnership behind the wide field of view (FOV) VR headset StarVR One , could be on the ropes after its delisting from the Taipei stock exchange earlier this month.

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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Receives Web AR Tie-In

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Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man returns to AR for some superhero selfies. Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse’ arrives in theaters December 14th and if early reviews are any indication, Marvel may have yet another hit on their hands.

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IMAX Closes Its Only European VR Center, Less Than Half Remain

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Almost a year ago to the day it opened, IMAX is closing down its only European VR center. The UK-based center in Manchester’s Trafford Odeon cinema has now closed up shop, Variety reports.

How to update your Oculus Go and Vive Focus

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Today I decided to take my Oculus Go out of its box again after a lot of time of inactivity.

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New PlayStation VR Bundle to Include ‘Borderlands 2 VR’ & ‘Beat Saber’

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HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’

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Details include a ‘head mounted display for computer simulated reality.’.

Shadow Legend Is A Story-Driven VR RPG About The Medieval Crusades

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If you’re a fan of swords and sorcery like me then you’re likely quite pleased to see such a diversity of choices when it comes to scratching that good ol’ fantasy RPG itch in the immersive realm of VR.

Virtual Reality Games Coming In 2019

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In 2018, there were a few virtual reality games developed. However, most of these games failed to get the traction that they deserved really. One of the main reasons behind this being the unaffordability of the VR gaming devices.

‘Borderlands 2 VR’ Could Come to PC Headsets Five Months After PSVR

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Borderlands 2 VR is headed to PSVR next month, but PC VR headset owners are undoubtedly curious to know if Gearbox’s massive hit shooter will eventually make it to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive too.

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