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Facebook Leaks Oculus Quest 2, Higher Resolution, Smaller Design Revealed


Facebook leaks it’s “highest resolution headset yet” ahead of this week’s Facebook Connect. UPDATE [9/14/20]: We’ve updated the article to remove a specific feature incorrectly listed.*.

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5 Top Highlights from Facebook Connect keynote

The Ghost Howls

Some hours ago the Facebook Connect keynote has finished, so I think it is time to do a quick recap of the most important news announced there. This post is just a short summary of the best of the announcements until now, in case you missed it and you wanted to catch up with the news.

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‘Myst’ Remake Coming to Quest & SteamVR Headsets Soon, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Myst (1993) , the iconic point-and-click puzzle adventure from Cyan Worlds , is coming to the Quest platform later this year, and on SteamVR headsets “soon.”

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Mobile AR Revenue Projected to Reach $21 Billion by 2024

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“Behind the Numbers” is AR Insider’s series that examines strategic takeaways from the original data of its research arm, ARtillery Intelligence. Each post drills down on one topic or chart. Subscribe or login to access the full library of data and reports.

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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.

Oculus Quest 2’s ‘Infinite Office’ Lets You Create Your Own Virtual Workspace


Personalize your own mixed reality office using Passthrough technology. Facebook continues to roll out the hits at today’s Facebook Connect developer conference.

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Facebook Accounts Using Fake Names, Among Other Violations, Risk Losing Access to Oculus Content

Road to VR

With Facebook recently moving to require the use of a Facebook account with Oculus headsets we wanted to understand how violations of the company’s Facebook Community Standards would intersect with its headsets.

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AR Advertising in Action: 3 Mini Case Studies

AR Insider

“Vantage” is AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. It enlists spatial computing executives and innovators for first-hand strategic insights. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. .

Miranda: A Live Steampunk VR Opera Where You Play As Judge & Jury


It’s trial by opera in this interactive murder-mystery. There’s been a murder! One of the city’s wealthiest women has been found dead, but things don’t quite add up. The circumstances of her death are shrouded in mystery.

The XR Week Peek (2019.14.09): a new powerful Vive Focus appears, Facebook Connect is coming, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This week has been incredible for me because of the Venice VR Expanded worlds on VRChat I have developed with the VRrOOm team. It’s been a great adventure, and I’m very proud of having been part of it. I hope you have found the time to visit it!

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.

Oculus Quest 2 Review – The Best Standalone Headset Gets Better in (Almost) Every Way

Road to VR

When Quest first launched in 2019, we called it the “first great standalone VR headset,” owing to it being a truly complete package between hardware, software, and content.

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Developing Better Haptics With Interhaptics


When you think about “haptics,” particularly in the sense of extended reality , you probably think about hardware and wearables that let you interact with and feel your environment. However, that’s only half the story. Haptics require hardware but they also require software.

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The Oculus Quest 2: Price, Release Date, Accessories Announced


A better, faster, stronger standalone VR headset. Facebook Connect (formerly Oculus Connect) kicked off with a bang this morning with the official reveal of the highly-anticipated Oculus Quest 2.

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Oculus Quest 2 leaked

Cats and VR

The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was leaked in a since removed promotional video uploaded to a marketing hub run by parent company Facebook. The new HMD will be powered by Qualcomm’s XR specific Snapdragon XR2 platform, unlike the general purpose Snapdragon 835 that powered the original Quest.

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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.

Leak Confirms Quest 2 with Snapdragon XR2, Higher Resolution & 256GB Variant

Road to VR

A massive leak featuring several promotional videos has confirmed the upcoming Quest 2’s basic specs ahead of Facebook Connect this week. Much of the info comes from two similar introductory videos, which are hosted on the company’s Facebook Blueprint developer site.

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Pokémon Go: By the Numbers

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Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into select spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points and strategic takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. P okémon Go continues to defy gravity.

Facebook’s Project Aria Will Pave The Way For Consumer-Friendly AR


Select employees will begin testing research glasses in the wild this September. Facebook provided several updates on its mysterious smart glasses as part of today’s Facebook Connect developer conference.

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How XpertVR Is Changing the Face of Traditional Research With Virtual Reality


Virtual reality has gotten more sophisticated over the years. Although its well-known applications lie in gaming and entertainment , its potential isn’t limited to these industries. Market research, for instance, is an avenue that has yet to be explored fully.

Project Aria is Facebook’s Prototype AR Glasses Which Start Real-world Testing This Month

Road to VR

Facebook is continuing its push toward delivering AR glasses and it’s showing some of its development out in the open; Project Aria is a sensor-rich pair of glasses which the company will use to train its AR perception systems and asses public perception of the technology.

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Oculus Rift discontinued, focus now Quest VR for all


Oculus announced today that they’ll discontinue the Oculus Rift line of VR headsets entirely. The only current Rift device available from Oculus is the Oculus Rift S, but that’ll soon be over as Oculus focuses all its efforts on single headset: Oculus Quest 2.

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‘Beat Saber’ Adds 5v5 Multiplayer This October


PvP mode launches October 13th alongside the Oculus Quest 2. In one of the more unexpected announcements of the day, Facebook’s Beat Games announced upcoming multiplayer support for their hit VR rhythm game Beat Saber.

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AREA15 Brings Extended Reality Art to Life on September 17


AREA15 , an immersive art and entertainment complex, is opening its doors today, on September 17, 2020. It brings live events, extended reality art installations, retail, and other forms of entertainment into a single vibrant space.

‘Rec Room’ Exceeds 3M User-created Levels with 40M Monthly Visits, Creator Monetization in the Works

Road to VR

Rec Room has grown significantly since it first came to prominence on PC VR headsets in 2016, since adding a slew of first-party multiplayer games as well as the ability for users to create their own spaces, which has predictably seen an explosion in content on the platform.

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Facebook Vies for AR Advertising Market Share, Part II

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

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TikTok Potter, Dax Newman, Teams Up With 1RIC Studio To Create Calming Holograms


With new technology comes new trends, and in this case, AR ASMR-infused slipware. . What happens when you cross a TikTok superstar ceramist with an emerging technology visionary who has a penchant for volumetric capture?

Highlights From Facebook Connect


For years, Oculus – now part of Facebook Reality Labs – used the Oculus Connect conference to let the world know what it was up to.

Quest 2 Official Accessories Include Elite Strap, Elite Battery Strap, Carrying Case, & Fit Pack

Road to VR

Oculus is finally getting serious about offering first-party ergonomic accessories. The company will offer several accessories for Quest 2 to help you get the ideal fit.

New Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR titles announced at Oculus Connect

Cats and VR

Via Ubisoft Press Release For the first time, Ubisoft is bringing two of their biggest franchises to VR with new chapters in both the Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series. Announced at the Oculus Connect virtual event, the two games will be launching exclusively on Oculus VR.

Every Oculus Quest 2 Game Announced At Facebook Connect


Assassin’s Creed, Warhammer VR, Jurassic Park, oh my! There was no shortage of game announcements at today’s Facebook Connect developer conference. From Assassins Creed to Beat Saber , we have plenty of VR gaming to look forward to over the coming months.

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