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Exclusive: Leap Motion Explores Ways to Make Controller-free Input More Intuitive and Immersive

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There’s an intuitive appeal to using controller-free hand-tracking input like Leap Motion’s ; there’s nothing quite like seeing your virtual hands and fingers move just like your own hands and fingers without the need to pick up and learn how to use a controller.

AR Was Meant For Laser Pointers and Cats

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Laser Cat AR is a simple unfinished experiment. So why can’t I stop thinking about it? Another day, another independent developer blowing minds on the internet with yet another intuitive ARKit application.

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Using iPhone X With Maya For Quick And Cheap Facial Capture

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Can the iPhone X become a fast, cheap and simple facial capture system? About a month ago Cory Strassburger at Kite & Lightning received an iPhone X from Apple. Within a day, he was testing out software working with its TrueDepth camera and ARKit.

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Kitely lets merchants re-deliver purchases to residents of closed grids

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Kitely Welcome Center’s Merchant Hall area. Snapshot by Maria Korolov.). What happens if you’re resident on a grid, buy a bunch of products from the Kitely Market for your avatar on that grid, and the grid gets shut down and your avatar inventory is lost?

HTC Announces Pricing, Pre-order Date & Specs for Vive Focus Standalone Headset

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HTC today announced more specifics around Vive Focus, the company’s standalone mobile VR headset for China-based customers.

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This HoloLens App Wants to Kickstart Collaborative Mixed Reality

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With the launch Prism, Object Theory is betting on 3D collaboration and holographic telepresence becoming big business. Object Theory calls itself “the world’s first HoloLens company,” and although all such claims have to be taken with a pinch of salt, they’re probably not far off.

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Oakland, CA based VR studio Steel Wool Games to bring Warhammer 4K to VR.

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The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is a game of turn-based skirmishes between the genetically altered warriors of the 31st Millennium, The Adeptus Astartes. In the campaign players control units of Space Marine Legionaries, guiding them through the underground arcologies of Calth.

Apple Manufacturer Quanta Signs Deal to Mass Produce Lumus AR Display Modules

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Quanta, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest original design manufacturers, has signed an agreement to mass produce AR display modules from Lumus , a company specializing in AR displays based on ‘waveguide’ optical technology.

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Turn Any Vive or Rift Into an AR Headset

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A new depth camera scans the real world and maps it in real-time. Thanks to recent platforms such as Apple’s ARKit and hardware like Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, AR has been on the rise as of late with zero signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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Hands-On: Tales of Glory Wants To Be The Ultimate Medieval Battle Simulator

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Two of my favorite PC games are Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Mount & Blade (both Warband and the original ) so consider me excited when I saw Tales of Glory for the first time.

Tangle outage and upgrade delays winter expo

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Isle Expo region is ready for the Winter Expo event. Image by Maria Korolov.). The submission deadline for Tangle Grid ‘s Winter Picture Contest has been extended to Sunday, December 17 following an outage that saw the grid offline for more than a week. The previous deadline was December 1.

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HTC: Valve is Still “very committed” to Making its Three Full VR Games

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Back in February this year, Valve confirmed that they were internally developing three “full” VR titles.

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BBC Takes You To Space In VR

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Launch into space with this BBC spacewalk experience. Have you ever dreamed of walking in space? Well now your dreams can finally come true, thanks to the latest release of a VR spacewalk experience from the BBC.

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HTC’s Vive Focus Standalone Gets A Release Date And Price For China

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While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China.

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Accounting+ from some guys named William Pugh and Justin Roiland is coming to THE PSVR.

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Accounting+ is the all-new NIGHTMARE ADVENTURE COMEDY form Crows Crows Crows and Squanch Games for PlayStation®VR.

‘Vacation Simulator’ is Owlchemy Labs’ New VR Game Slated for 2018

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Owlchemy Labs, creators of Job Simulator (2016) and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017) tonight announced their latest VR title, Vacation Simulator.

Nissan Debuts Star Wars AR Experience at Dealerships

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Wandering the Nissan showroom? Why not let R2D2 and C3P0 show you the latest advances in safety technology? Nissan can’t seem to get enough of Star Wars or immersive technology this year.

5 Industries Primed To Leap Forward Into AR

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With a powerful new camera and advanced sensor technology, the latest round of iPhone products has unlocked new possibilities in the realm of augmented reality (AR).

Nobel Media And HTC VIVE Partner And Debut The First VR Experience For The 2017 Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

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HTC VIVE and Nobel Media have announced a partnership to create the first virtual reality experience for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Nobel Media and HTC Vive are creating the virtual reality experience to visualize the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Jeffrey C.

Oculus Rift Core 2.0 Update Now Available in Beta – Hands-on with Home & Dash

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Announced back in October, Oculus is launching the Rift Core 2.0 update today in beta, a major overhaul to the platform’s underlying experience.

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How VR Saves Lives in the OR

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VR is completely changing how doctors can train. This article originally appeared in Forbes. Because Doctors are scientists and scientists are all about identifying, analyzing and solving problems, they are always among the first to harness new technology to improve the health of their patients.

You Can Beta Test VR Game Show Kiss or Kill

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UploadVR.com editor-in-chief Tal Blevins and I recently tried a round of Kiss or Kill, a VR game show and trivia game that was hosted by Nicholas Robinson, the CEO and co-founder of the game’s creator RLTY CHK.

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Oculus Rift Core 2.0 tries to push VR forward

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While virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality have all, or separately, been hailed as the next wave of computing, the truth is they haven’t taken off outside of a still small minority in the tech industry. One reason is the prohibitive cost of PC-powered VR equipment.

Oculus Offers Comprehensive List of VR GPUs Meeting Recommended and Minimum Specs

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With so many choices for graphics cards out there, it’s hard to know exactly what you should buy to outfit your next VR-ready PC.

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EmuVR Hopes To Bring Nostalgic Gaming To VR

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Relive the glory days of playing N64 in your disgusting bedroom till 3am. If I had to pinpoint my favorite moment in my two decades of playing video games, it would have to be my late night marathons with The Legend Of Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time for the N64.

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Wipeout VR Coming To PlayStation VR In Early 2018

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Sony revealed it is offering a free update to its Wipeout Omega Collection in early 2018 that will add VR to the racing game. The Omega Collection released earlier this year as a collection of three different games — Wipeout HD, Wipeout HD Fury and Wipeout 2048.

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Google Shares New Research into Foveated Rendering Techniques

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Display resolutions are growing, but the graphical processing power to serve these displays with content isn’t growing at the same rate. Enter foveated rendering, a technique commonly held as one of the next logical steps in making VR headsets more immersive.

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Sundance New Frontier Announces 2018 Line-up

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It’s that time of the year again and Sundance Film Festival has announced their 2018 lineup for the New Frontier Exhibitions. The showcase is packed with 20 VR/MR experiences, two AI projects and live performances, exhibited between three venues in Park City.

Skyrim VR Patch 1.02 Is Finally Adding Smooth Turning For PS Move

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A Bethesda representative on Reddit today announced that the Skyrim VR 1.02 patch is releasing today on PlayStation VR. This patch adds the ability to rotate smoothly using the PS Move controllers as well as an optional aiming reticle when casting spells with the Move controllers.

Virtual & Augmented Reality: 6 Trends That Will Be Huge in 2018

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2017 already saw Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality changing the way we work and live. As technology continues warp speed ahead, VR and AR will continue to integrate ever more seamlessly into our environments. Here are 6 AR and VR Trends we see as game changers in 2018. VR/AR Social Media.