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Instagram’s New AR Features Will Force Brands to Change Strategy


Instagram’s launch of its new AR feature has created a massive opportunity for brands, offering a dynamic new way to advertise and drive e-commerce.

The AR Show: Emerging Tech Is All About Timing

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This article features the latest episode of The AR Show. Based on a new collaboration, episode coverage now joins AR Insider’s editorial flow including narrative insights and audio. See past and future episodes here or subscribe.

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Editorial: Oculus Quest Is Winning 2019 And Looks Set For 2020 Too


The Oculus Link beta and forthcoming support for hand-tracking are poised to completely change the VR market. Facebook’s all-in-one VR headset, Oculus Quest , went on sale in May 2019 for $400 and it is safe to say now, in November, it owned the standalone VR category by itself this year.

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World Bank Turns To VR Filmmaking To Fight Global Poverty


Sparking action against global poverty using the power of VR filmmaking. The numbers are horrific. 3 billion people around the globe are living on less than $2.50 per day, including the 1.2 billion living in extreme poverty, existing on less than $1.25 per day. .

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Skyworth v901 review: a 4K 3DOF VR headset to watch high-res videos

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When I was in Qingdao , the general manager of Chinese manufacturer Skyworth has made me try a 3DOF VR headset called v901 , and I was impressed by the 8K video I have viewed inside, so he has kindly given me a sample of the device to test and review.

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Magic Leap Loses CFO Scott Henry & Effects Wizard John Gaeta Following News of Funding Woes

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This week's news that Magic Leap's patents had entered collateral limbo, now in the hands of JPMorgan Chase, threw a dark cloud over the company. Well, that cloud got a bit darker on Friday with the news that two of the company's top executives are exiting the startup.

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Hands-On: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Is A Serious Improvement, Pre-Orders Now Shipping


Just one afternoon with the mixed reality headset and I’m already in love. It’s finally here! Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has officially begun shipping to pre-order customers at the cost of $3,500. So, what exactly can users expect from this anticipated follow-up to the original 2016 device?

Best Black Friday 2019 VR Sales And Deals


We’ve rounded up all of the best Black Friday 2019 sales and deals for VR. This list will be continuously updated throughout the month of November and has all deals for all headset platforms, accessories, and hardware.

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Magic Leap Patents Signed Over to JPMorgan Chase as Collateral Just Months After Major Funding Push

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Is the augmented reality magic fading down in Plantation, Florida? That's the first question some may be asking following a casual revelation over the weekend that Magic Leap, the maker of the Magic Leap One, has assigned much of its patent portfolio over to JP Morgan Chase as collateral.

‘Stormland’ Review – The New Bar for VR Open-world Adventure

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With Stormland , Insomniac Games set out to figure out if an open-world adventure game could really work in VR. The result? Not just ‘the new bar’, but a rather high one at that (not to mention one of VR’s first great co-op games). Stormland Details: Official Site.

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Turn Your Home Into A Mixed Reality Record Store With Spotify On Magic Leap


Playlists change depending on what room you’re currently in. Spotify — the Starbucks Coffee equivalent to digital music streaming — this week announced its arrival on the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset, adding yet another entry into its list of compatible devices.

HitMotion:Reloaded launches in Early Access on Nov. 27th, watch the trailer here

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With great joy, today we of New Technology Walkers are going to share new details about our upcoming game HitMotion: Reloaded! Do we want to start with the coolest of them all? Have a look at our official launch trailer!

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Recreate The Hubble Space Telescope Missions In VR With Shuttle Commander


A new VR title, Shuttle Commander , will let you recreate the Hubble Telescope Missions. Shuttle Commander is planned for “all major VR platforms” in 2019 but currently does not have a specific release date.

Lenovo Unveils New AR Headset Prototype Aimed at Business Travelers

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At Lenovo’s Tech World conference in Beijing, the Chinese tech giant unveiled a new AR headset prototype that aims to appeal to business travelers on-the-go.

Last Labyrinth Is A Nightmare-Fueled Escape Room Tailor-Made For VR


Silent Hill meets Saw in this uniquely-crafted horror puzzler experience. Last Labyrinth released worldwide on major VR headsets today and sufficeth to say AMATA K.K.’s s escape-room-style experience is nothing short of horrific. Not in terms of quality; far from it in fact.

Starbucks Uses Instagram AR to Promote Sustainability via Holiday Campaign

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Starbucks is spicing things up ahead of this holiday season with a little augmented reality joy. This week the company launched its first Instagram filter, called Holijoy, delivered like an early Christmas gift and packing four seasonal lenses.

The Climb Comes To Oculus Quest December 3, Trailer Shows Graphics


The Climb is officially launching on Oculus Quest on December 3, according to a Facebook spokesperson. This VR climbing game was developed by Crytek back in 2016 for the original PC-based Oculus Rift.

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Experimental ‘Halo Reach’ VR Mod in the Works by Creator of ‘Alien: Isolation’ Mod

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Halo Reach (2010) , the final Halo game from the series’ original developer, Bungie, is coming to PC in December, and could wind up with a VR support through an unofficial mod.

Warner Bros. SCOOB! Trailer The First To Come Embedded With YouTube AR Experience


Snap a pose next to an augmented Scooby-Doo directly from your YouTube mobile app. Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures released the first global trailer for its interestingly-titled Scooby-doo reboot, SCOOB!

Kohl's Partners With Snapchat AR for Holiday Pop-Up & Black Friday Promotions

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All Kohl's wants for Christmas is Snapchat augmented reality. In conjunction with a holiday pop-up hosted in New York City from Nov. 7 through Nov. 10, Snapchat ran a sponsored portal lens available to targeted Snapchat users in the AR carousel.

Unity And Oculus Offer Intermediate Guide To Building A VR Game


Facebook’s Oculus and Unity Technologies are offering a 20-hour intermediate guide to building a VR game.

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John Carmack Moves to “Consulting CTO” Role to Make Time for Non-Oculus Ventures

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Legendary programmer and Oculus CTO John Carmack today announced he’ll be moving to a “consulting CTO” role in order to reduce his time spent at the company to a “modest slice.” ” This, he says, will make way for him to pursue new ventures outside of VR.

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Real-Time Motion Capture Brings David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Back To Life


The iconic 70’s character makes an appearance at this year’s Infinity Festival in Hollywood.

Disney Plus Serves Up Snapchat Lens to Promote Live-Action 'Lady & the Tramp'

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Unless you've been totally off the grid, there's a good chance you're aware that the Disney Plus streaming video service launched this week. And, if you're on this site, you're likely salivating over the new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.

New ‘The Climb’ Trailer Finally Reveals Oculus Quest Graphics


The Climb “Coming Soon” Trailer. NOTE: This trailer seems to be encoded with a low bitrate. The “blockiness” seen is likely video artifacting, which would not be seen in VR.

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Glue Collaboration Raises $3.85M Financing to Further Develop Business-focused Social VR Platform

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Glue Collaboration , a Helsinki-based company developing remote collaboration tools for AR/VR, today announced that it has completed a new seed round of financing, raising a total of €3.5 million (~$3.85 million) to support continued growth of its business-focused social VR platform.

Report: Apple In Development Of VR/AR Headset & AR Glasses, First Device Launches 2022


A new report pushes the rumored launch date of Apple’s AR device by two years; hints at a second, sleeker device.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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It’s Chinese Single Day and I wish the best to all the single people that are reading this article: I hope you are all on Taobao or Aliexpress buying super-discounted items!

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Here’s Why We’re Not Reviewing Golem (Yet)


Golem, a long-delayed PSVR exclusive, finally emerged from the shadows this week. First announced in 2015, the debut title from Highwire Games has made a habit of disappearing for months on end following last-minute push backs. This week, all that ends.

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‘Stormland’ Doesn’t Work on SteamVR Headsets via Revive but Could Eventually

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Like all Oculus Studios titles, Stormland officially only supports the Oculus platform. Revive, an unofficial mod, has been a reliable way to get Oculus exclusive games to work on SteamVR headsets like Index and Vive, but Stormland doesn’t work with Revive at launch.

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AR Meditation App Helps Calm Veterans Suffering From Trauma


Healium AR’s use of neurofeedback technology could revolutionize anxiety management. After nearly 20 years of hard reporting, television journalist Sarah Hill was at the end of her rope.