Sat.Dec 02, 2017 - Fri.Dec 08, 2017

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 to Improve AR/VR Rendering & Reduce Power Consumption “by 30%”

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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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Outbreak Origins Has an Illusion That Only Zero Latency Has Mastered

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I walked into a zombie apocalypse, and experienced an incredible illusion. Zero Latency’s newest free-roam VR adventure, Outbreak Origins , integrates what Co-Founder and CEO Tim Ruse explains as their “special sauce.”.

Top 9 Creative Cases Where Universities Use Virtual Reality to Recruit Students and Assure Investors

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Virtual reality is creating new ways for universities to recruit students by integrating virtual tours into their admission marketing campaigns. As many may realize, in-person visit of future campus plays a major role in students' final enrollment decisions.

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.

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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.

Warhammer Gets Its First VR Game In The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth

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The iron-clad space marines of the Warhammer 40,000 universe are finally coming to a virtual reality headset near you.

Top 8 Media Using 360° Videos for Immersive News Stories

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Immersive media is a collective term that incorporates 360-degree video, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and volumetric capture (includes both CGI and 3-D scanning).

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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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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.

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.

VR Real Estate Tours – You Can Do It Too! [Examples & Tutorial]

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VR Real Estate Tours! Fancy, fancy. Are you picturing something like the video below? - top notch VR headset, high rendering quality, targeted towards multi-millionaires interested in buying Manhattan high-rises that are yet-to-be-built.

Hands-on: Striker VR’s Latest Haptic Gun Prototype Brings a Host of Improvements

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Striker VR is developing a haptic gun peripheral for out-of-home VR attractions, which has the most powerful and responsive recoil that I’ve ever tested. The company’s latest prototype, a verification model as the company nears its first manufacturing run, brings a host of improvements.

Share Your Secrets with Strangers in ‘Where Thoughts Go’, a Social VR Storyworld Unlike Any Before It

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A glowing example of how VR is changing narrative—and social interaction—as we know it. There’s not really a quick way to sum up what Where Thoughts Go is; though we find aspects of narrative and social network in it, neither is ultimately an apt label for the experience.

The VRHero Plus Is A 5K Resolution Headset With ‘High-Density OLED Displays’

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We’ve all heard about HD, right? 1080p is the new standard for most forms of media. And we all know that the age of 4k is more or less upon us with massive 4K televisions, the PlayStation Pro, and Xbox One X. But forget about all that: what about 5K? That’s the real future, right?

Top 26 VR/AR Events, Expos and Conferences to Attend in 2018

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There are many VR events, conferences, expos and film festivals worth attending, and we've handpicked the best ones with agenda & venue, as well as social media information attached. Give this a read and pick out your favorite ones to visit!

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.

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.

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).

Digital advertising and marketing under the GDPR: A question of How, not If.

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The May 25th deadline announces a period great reckoning for data-driven marketing in Europe. The question marketers ask me most often is “Can we continue to do this…” or in other words, will this type of activity be allowed under the GDPR? But often, with this Regulation, the question is not whether you can or […]. advertising B2C marketing Europe privacy regulations & legislation data processing GDPR Marketing

New Report from ILMxLab & Disability Visibility Project Shares Insights on VR Accessibility Design

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The Disability Visibility Project recently published a report that highlights the accessibility issues relating to VR users with disabilities.

Lego AR App Adds Virtual Dragons and Pirate Ships To Your Collection

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Putting away your Legos just got a lot easier. Are you a big fan of Lego? If you are, and you own an Apple device with an A9 processor or later, stop what you’re doing and download the LEGO AR-Studio app.

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Sprint Vector Mashes Mario Kart With Track & Field In VR

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What do you get if you mash the madcap, bombastic racing and whimsical worlds of Mario Kart with just a dash of the athleticism and mechanical fury of a Track & Field game? The answer may well be Sprint Vector, one of the most curious VR games on the horizon right now.

You can now customize your new BMW i with ARKit

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BMW is first brand to offer a configurator through Apple’s Augmented Reality app using ARKit with iOS 11. The BMW i Visualizer app allows you in that way, to select and customize a life-sized version of the BMW i3, i3s, or i8 car while in any location. Now customers in select markets can use their iPads and iPhones to to view real-size 3D renderings of BMW i cars like the i3 and i8. While the app is available in 17 countries already, there’s support for over 21 languages offered through it.

Sony Has Sold Over 2 Million PSVR Units Worldwide Since Launch

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As a testament to the strength of high-quality VR with a relatively low entry price, Sony today announced they’ve sold more than 2 million units to consumers worldwide as of December 3rd, 2017.

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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.

Virtual Reality Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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There are more head-mounted displays on the market than ever before with tons of games and accessories available. This gift guide outlines the headsets, accessories and games you should look for with each of the major VR systems available this year. Also be sure to check out our breakdown of the market for VR headsets in 2017 that we prepped for Black Friday that was more focused on the pros and cons of each system. 200-$500 PlayStation VR Bundles.

Retailers’ CX Slips In 2017

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Across industries, improvement in CX leads to growth in total revenue. Facing stiff competition on- and off-line, retailers need to invest in superior CX to differentiate themselves and foster the loyalty of empowered customers. However, consumers tell us that the opposite is happening. In 2017, we saw both traditional and digital-only retailers’ CX quality slip. […]. customer experience customer experience index (CX Index) emotion online retail retail

Huawei VR Controller Appears in FCC Filings, Suggesting Mobile VR Headset Launch is Near

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Huawei’s VR ambitions seem to be materializing in the form of a bonafide mobile VR headset, as a recent FCC filing has revealed the existence of a VR controller featuring a design that ought to raise a few eyebrows.

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.

Hands-On: The Nest’s Multiplayer Update Is A Chaotic Shooting Spree

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When I originally tried The Nest last year , one of the very first sniping VR games that actually featured a believable scope and long-range shooting, the team at Invrse was quick to allude to plans for a multiplayer mode.

Consumer Good Unclear in CVS/Aetna Merger

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CVS and Aetna have formalized a merger agreement with CVS set to acquire Aetna for roughly $69 Billion dollars. In deals of this nature, approval hinges on one thing: consumer good. The Department of Justice evaluates mergers of this magnitude to ensure benefit not just to the corporations, but to the consumers. In healthcare deals, […].

‘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.