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Samsung is the world's top smartphone company again, report says

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It's been an interesting quarter when it comes to smartphone sales. According to a new report by IDC , Samsung has overtaken Huawei to once again become the world's top smartphone maker. And Xiaomi has overtaken Apple for the first time to become third, with Vivo rounding up the top five.

More Web AR Action Emerges

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“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. .

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Snap’s AR Feedback Loop: Execution and Revenue

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“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. S nap’s investment and commitment to AR have origins in the technology’s alignment with its “camera company’s” ethos.

Spotify Launches 8th Wall Powered AR Experience For New Sam Smith Single

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Sam Smith’s latest single comes with an AR experience available exclusively through Spotify. Grammy Award-winning artist Sam Smith’s brand new album, “Love Goes” drops this Friday, but fans can listen to his newest single “Diamonds” on Spotify right now.

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Organizer Behind Quest 2 Jailbreak Reports Success in Bypassing Facebook Services

Road to VR

According to the original organizer of the initiative to jailbreak Oculus Quest 2 , an XR developer was successful in bypassing Facebook services on the device.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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Coronavirus is back in Italy and from yesterday we’re having new restrictions like a night curfew, some kind of shops closed, etc… I hope that you and the people you love are safe. These will be complicated weeks, and I hope that we’ll be able to go through them together.

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Feel The Future With Interhaptics’ New Design & Development Tools

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A touch of technology in your own hands. After 7 months of beta testing, Interhaptics just released its most ambitious project to date: a mixed reality development suite for deploying haptics across platforms for both head-mounted displays and mobile devices.

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Gorilla Glass Maker Corning & Pixelligent Partner to Develop Optics for Consumer AR Headsets

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Corning Incorporated, the makers of Corning Gorilla Glass, announced a new partnership with compound material supplier Pixelligent Technologies to develop optics for the coming age of consumer AR headsets.

These pixel-dense OLED displays could solve VR’s big headache

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When it comes to virtual reality displays, the screen door effect is a very real concern for manufacturers.

Case Study: Can Gamification Amplify AR Ads?

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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.

The DecaGear 4K SteamVR Headset Sounds Too Good To Be True

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Pressure-sensitive controllers, hip and face tracking, all for just $459? Earlier this month, Singapore-based Deca announced the DecaGear, a PC VR headset boasting some pretty incredible features for a suspiciously low price.

‘Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ Now Free to All Owners of the Base Game

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Elite Dangerous (2014), one of the first truly massive VR-compatible space sims, is releasing its biggest DLC for free today to all players who own the base game.

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Oculus Quest 2 rooting could bypass Facebook requirement

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The Oculus Quest 2 is an admittedly impressive kit as far as standalone VR systems go. Its otherwise positive debut, however, has been marred by controversy, confusion, and consternation over the requirement to have and use a Facebook account to even use the previously independent product.

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Carbon Studio Unveils VR Exclusive Warhammer game

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Today, the Poland-based Carbon Studio unveilied its new game, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall, a VR-only Warhammer action-adventure RPG game Set in the Age of Sigmar universe, Tempestfall begins following the Necroquake.

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How VR & AR Helped Solgaard Bring Their Unique Luggage To Life

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Designing a new customer experience using immersive technology. Solgaard is a sustainable design company that creates premium lifestyle gear for individuals on the go.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Update with In-game Commentary Likely to Release Soon

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Half-Life: Alyx is likely soon to see an update which would add in-game developer commentary similar to previous Valve games.

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Facebook: Quest 2 Pre-Orders 5x More Than Original Quest

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In its Q3 Earnings Call yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed pre-orders for the Oculus Quest 2 were more than five times bigger than those of the original Quest.

AMD Reveals The Radeon RX 6000 Series: RDNA2 Starts At The High-End, Coming November 18th

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Preparing to close out a major month of announcements for AMD – and to open the door to the next era of architectures across the company – AMD wrapped up its final keynote presentation of the month by announcing their Radeon RX 6000 series of video cards.

Snapchat Reveals 3D Full-Body Tracking For AR Lenses

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Celebrate all hallows eve with seven AR costumes and three background dancers. Today, Snap Inc. unveiled a new line of Snapchat Lenses that combine 3D motion capture and multiple neural networks to create over 10 augmented reality costumes powered by 3D full-body tracking. Available now on iOS and Android devices via the Snapchat app, users can step into the shoes of the classic dancing hotdog, a neon jack-o-lantern, and a cloaked skeleton, just to name a few.

Shadow Creator Unveils AR Headset with Snapdragon XR2 & Nintendo Switch-style Compute Unit

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Shadow Creator, a Shanghai-based AR/VR headset manufacturer, has partnered with British AR startup PhotonLens to create a new consumer-focused AR headset for gaming and fitness.

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Confirmed: Hitman 3 And No Man’s Sky PS5 Versions Don’t Support PSVR, Headset Can’t Play PS5 Games

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If you buy the PS5 versions of Hitman 3 or No Man’s Sky in the coming months, you won’t have access to either game’s PSVR support found in their PS4 versions, as the company has not announced PSVR games on PS5.

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EWTS Shines a Light on Enterprise XR and Wearables

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BrainXchange held their annual EWTS , which came to you this year from “everywhere.”

Major Lazer To Bring Arena-Scale VR Show To Oculus’ ‘Venues’

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With the live music industry in shambles, musicians are turning to immersive tech to connect with fans. The live music industry has been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts both large and small have been canceled for several months now, leaving many musicians isolated from their fans.

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DecaGear CEO Shares Details on Company Background, Future Plans

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With the reveal of the DecaGear headset last week we wanted to learn more about the company behind the project. We got in touch with Or Kuntzman, the founder & CEO of Megadodo Simulation Games (which is building DecaGear) to learn more about its background and future plans. First a quick recap.

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XR Talks: Defining the AR Cloud, Part II

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XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

Squad Partners With Snap to Create Augmented Reality Creative Outlets

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Squad has partnered with Snap Inc. to utilize Camera Kit. They’ve integrated Snap’s augmented reality capabilities into the Squad camera, which brings new creative outlets for people in quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for most of the world.

Quest 2 Pre-Orders 5x That Of The Original Quest According To Zuckerberg

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2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for VR. Yesterday, Facebook Reality Labs conducted its Q3 2020 Earnings Call , during which company co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, stated that the Oculus Quest 2 received 5x as many pre-orders as the original Oculus Quest.

Led by Former Oculus Exec, Facebook’s New Cloud Gaming Service Paves the Way to VR Streaming

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This week Facebook announced the launch of cloud-streamed games from Facebook Gaming. These are games which are rendered in the cloud and then streamed to your computer.

Charting a Path to Viable Consumer AR Glasses, Part II

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“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. .

HP Reverb G2 Starts Shipping To Retailers

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Don’t expect any last-minute delays for the highly anticipated HP Reverb G2; the headset is now shipping out to retailers. HP’s Joanna Popper announced the news on Reddit this week.

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Report – XR Researcher Has Jailbroken The Oculus Quest 2

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Root access to the standalone headset allows the developer to bypass Facebook login.

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