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Report: Immersive Experiences in Education

Tech Trends VR

A newly published white paper investigates the pedagogical theory and use cases for deploying mixed reality in the classroom. It is easy to get excited about the possibilities the Mixed Reality spectrum brings to education.

Defying Gravity With The Weightless VR Bungee System

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Run, swim, and flip your way through your favorite immersive experiences.

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Delighting Users with Rich Interactions is Key to Making VR Engaging & Effective

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VR software has introduced many new challenges to developers. Among these challenges, rich interactions are at the very core of all the new elements VR software designers need to consider when creating games or general applications. Guest Article by Enrique Tromp .

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Xiaomi may have laid off its Mi VR standalone team: what’s the future for Oculus Go?

The Ghost Howls

In these days, I got a quite interesting rumor: Xiaomi may have abandoned its plans for the Mi VR standalone headset , the Chinese counterpart of the Oculus Go. Before I continue with this story… Before I tell you what I know, let me clarify one thing: THIS IS A RUMOR.

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Hands-On: No Man’s Sky Is About To Snap An Entire VR Universe Into Existence

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There’s a strange sight in the new No Man’s Sky trailer , especially for someone that hasn’t touched the game since they put in 20 hours or so back in 2016.

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Wonder Painter Technology Turns Any Drawing Into Animation

VRScout

Bringing children’s artwork to life, one purple-colored pony at a time. Wonder Painter is truly a unique piece of software.

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Kim Nevelsteen wants to bridge different virtual worlds to create the Metaverse

The Ghost Howls

We all dream of the Metaverse , a fantastic online virtual world where we can all hang out with other people and do whatever we want. Something similar to what we have seen in the movie Ready Player One , or even better. Image by Warner Bros).

Unreal Engine Adds Oculus Quest Vulkan Support, Unity To Follow ‘Later This Year’

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The latest version of the Oculus Unreal Engine Integration adds support for Vulkan on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. Unity told us they will add the same “later this year” What Is Vulkan?

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US Navy Using Magic Leap Headsets To Keep Soldiers Combat-Ready At Sea

VRScout

The Magic Leap One AR headset enters the US Military training program. A new AR training tool developed by Magic Leap Horizons will use Magic Leap One AR headset to deliver various AR military training scenarios to the US Navy.

UCLA Surgical Training Study Shows VR Beats Traditional Training by 130%

Road to VR

A randomized study conducted at UCLA to test the difference between VR and traditional surgical training found that medical students trained in VR scored significantly better than traditional methods.

Samsung Elevates Galaxy Note 10+ with Depth Camera for 3D Scanning & Augmented Reality Apps

Next Reality AR

The mobile augmented reality war for dominance between Apple and its Asia-based rivals is in full effect.

Fly Is A New VR Installation That Takes Virtual Flight To New Heights

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In 1903 the Wright brothers did the impossible; they flew. Not only that, but they did it with some wood wrapped in fabric and a 12 horsepower gasoline engine.

Unreal Engine’s New Virtual Production Tool Is Reshaping Cinematography

VRScout

Is real-time VR technology the future of filmmaking ? Unreal Engine is changing how filmmakers and advertisers are making movies and commercials with a new virtual production tool that allows them to add special effects in real-time.

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Exploring Location-Based VR

Tech Trends VR

Location-Based Virtual Reality is experiencing a huge surge in popularity, and an exclusive webinar will explore the present and future of the medium.

Iconic VR Film ‘The Matrix’ to Return to Select Theaters for 20th Anniversary

Road to VR

Yes… it’s already been 20 years. 1999’s The Matrix is perhaps the most iconic film involving VR ever made, and later this month it’ll return to to select theaters in the US for one week.

Dirt Rally 2.0 VR Surprise Launches On Rift, Index And Vive

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Surprise! Durt Rally 2.0 VR is now available on PC VR headsets. Back in Februrary, we reported that Codemaster’s latest racing game would get Oculus Rift support this summer. The game launched without VR support later that month. Now you can play the entire original title inside the Rift.

German Circus Ends Its Use Of Live Animals In Favor Of 3D Holograms

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Circus Roncalli adopts holographic tech amid concerns over animal cruelty. The international circus industry has been struggling as of late.

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Engaging Audiences With Immersive Technology

Tech Trends VR

“In what new ways might arts institutions engage audiences through immersive experiences?”. That’s the million-dollar question. Or near enough.

VR Attraction The VOID Plans to More Than Double in Size with 25 New Locations

Road to VR

Out-of-home VR attraction chain The VOID may soon reach a city near you. The company recently announced plans to introduce 25 new locations through 2022, more than doubling its current footprint.

Beat Saber Is Finally Getting A Custom Color Picker

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Red and blue are yesterday’s news. Fortunately, Beat Saber will soon let you choose from any other color in the rainbow and beyond. Yesterday developer Beat Games confirmed that it is working on a custom color picker for the game.

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LEGO’s Latest Playset Has Kids Battling Ghosts In AR

VRScout

According to LEGO, Hidden Side is “the bridge between physical and virtual play you’ve been looking for.

Is Oculus Quest a Good Headset for Your Business?

InstaVR

The Oculus Quest has been a success since launching in May. A lot of buzz, positive reviews, and strong sales to date. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, they’re “selling them as fast as we can make them.”

Snapchat to Raise $1 Billion to Further Build Content, Gaming, and AR

Road to VR

Snap Inc, the company behind the ever popular Snapchat, plans to raise $1 billion in short-term debt to further develop the content, gaming, and AR features of its platform.

Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance VR Mod Looks Promising

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The fact that we haven’t seen Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance VR yet is nothing short of criminal. Fortunately, one modder is taking it upon themselves to make it a reality. One developer has been sharing their work adding SteamVR support into the classic Star Wars game.

Busch Gardens Aims To Perfect VR Thrill Rides With Latest Immersive Attraction

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Battle For Eire maximizes rider capacity with a streamlined fitting process. Despite serving as a perfect tool for enhancing and augmenting conventional thrill rides, VR technology has yet to find its footing in the world of theme park entertainment.

InstaVR provides SAP connectivities as SAP.iO Foundry Startup

InstaVR

InstaVR provides SAP connectivities as SAP.iO Foundry Startup. Further Enterprise Level Success with VR Experience. August 5, 2019 – InstaVR Inc ([link] a virtual reality (VR) authoring, publishing, and analysis company, today announced that InstaVR is selected as SAP iO Foundry Startup.

Massless VR Stylus Now Open for Pre-order; Release Date & Price Revealed

Road to VR

Massless is accepting applications for the first wave of its VR stylus which is aimed at making it easier and more precise for professionals to create and design in VR. The company expects to ship the Massless Pen starting in Q4.

No Man’s Sky VR: Everything We Know So Far About The Ambitious Sci-Fi Epic

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No Man’s Sky is one of the largest and most ambitious games ever made and once the new update releases, No Man’s Sky VR will be the largest and most involved game to date for PC VR and PSVR.

Cast Magic Spells With Your Voice In This Fan-Made Harry Potter VR Experience

VRScout

Screaming at inanimate objects never felt so good.

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Consumer AR Revenues Projected to Reach $7.9 Billion by 2023

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“Behind the Numbers” is AR Insider’s series that examines strategic takeaways from ARtillry Intelligence data. Each post drills down on one topic or chart. Subscribe for access to the full library and other knowledge-building resources.

Applications for Oculus Launch Pad Developer Program Now Open

Road to VR

Applications are now open for the fourth annual Oculus Launch Pad , a program designed to help empower developers and creators from diverse backgrounds. Applications are being accepted until August 23rd, 2019.