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Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

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Industry insiders weigh in on the potential impact of the standalone headset. Facebook’s standalone 6DOF headset, Oculus Quest hit retail stores on May 21 st , and in just one week after launch, the VR headset was listed as sold out at many U.S.

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Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Pass 1 Million Milestone

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Valve’s monthly Steam Survey has long offered useful insight into the share of VR headsets in use on Steam. But the figures provided are relative to the non-static Steam population, which obfuscates the actual adoption trend of VR headsets on the platform.

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Here’s How Apple’s AR Headset Will Likely Be Introduced — And When

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Apple has been working on an augmented reality headset for years.

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Magic Leap Achieves Full Hand Tracking & Lays Foundation for Magicverse with Latest Lumin Update

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After improving hand-tracking and adding multi-user sharing features in the last Lumin OS update, Magic Leap has upped the ante yet again. In the Lumin OS 0.95

Location-Based AR Is Changing How The World Looks At Gaming

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Breaking down the world of location-based AR gaming. Who remembers summer of 2016 when the very popular AR game Pokémon GO dominated the news cycle? Well, maybe not dominated, but it definitely soaked up the spotlight with big media like Good Morning America and other prominent news outlets.

Preview: Valve Index is the DSLR to the Oculus Rift S Point-and-shoot

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While we offered our initial hands-on impressions with the Valve’s new Index headset last month , we’ve now had many more hours inside the headset, and an opportunity to put it side by side with others. Here’s a deeper look at Index ahead of a full review still to come.

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Amazon Adding Virtual Try-On from L'Oréal's ModiFace to Its Beauty Products

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Cosmetics augmented reality specialist ModiFace appears to be really benefiting from the brand power of L'Oréal, which acquired the company last year.

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Apple’s ARKit 3 Introduces Human Occlusion, Body Tracking, And Motion Capture

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Apple showcases new upgrades to its AR platform during WWDC. First introduced during the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple’s ARKit platform has since grown into a powerful set of tools for developers looking to create high-end AR experiences on iOS devices.

Apple Offers Impressive Web-based AR Previews of New Mac Pro

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Apple is taking advantage of a recent iOS feature called AR Quick Look to allow potential customers to see the company’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR at scale in augmented reality right from Apple.com on an iPhone.

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Mario Kart VR Comes To K1 Speed In Irvine, California

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The official Mario Kart Arcade GP VR experience is opening this month in Irvine, California at K1 Speed. The Vive-based VR attraction launched previously at locations in Washington D.C. London and Tokyo.

Ellen Degeneres Is Leveraging the Power of Augmented Reality Gaming to Help Save an Endangered Species

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Many tech insiders are waiting for augmented reality to go mainstream, but if you look around hard enough, you'll find that it's already gone as mainstream as possible, thanks to talk show host Ellen Degeneres.

Microsoft’s Minecraft Earth AR Experience Is Straight-Up Black Magic

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New gameplay shown at WWDC teases an incredible augmented adventure on the way.

‘Primitive’ Visualizes Complex Code for Collaborative Analysis in VR

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Primitive represents one of the most interesting use-cases I’ve seen for VR so far—it creates 3D visualizations of source code that can be collaboratively explored and analyzed in VR.

Antilatency Launches Tracking System For Location-based VR

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Antilatency’s positional tracking system for location-based VR is available for order. We last tested Antilatency’s tracking system at CES 2019 paired with Oculus Go and it provided a pretty solid room-scale experience, albeit with an empty scene.

Snapchat Celebrates Pride Month with New Landmark AR Experiences

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While the 49th Annual Gay Pride Parade and Festival will take place on Santa Monica Boulevard and West Hollywood Park, revelers will also be able venture Northeast to the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard to continue celebrating via Snapchat.

Vive Pro Eye Now Available For Purchase In North America

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Professional-grade VR eye-tracking for $1,599. HTC announced today their Vive Pro Eye VR headset is now available for purchase in North America through Vive.com and select retailers. Priced at $1,599 , this latest iteration builds upon the existing Vive Pro headset and its SteamVR 2.0

Rift S is the Lowest Rated Oculus Headset on Amazon, Quest Vaults Ahead

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Though Oculus touts the Rift S as its “most advanced, PC-powered gaming headset,” the headset is notably trailing other Oculus headsets (including the original Rift) in customer ratings on Amazon.

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Arizona Sunshine Dev Vertigo To Reveal New Game At E3

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Who wants a good ol’ fashioned pre-E3 teaser? Vertigo Games, the developer of smash hit VR zombie shooter, Arizona Sunshine , appears to be hinting at an announcement. The studio just posted a link to a new website.

Magic Leap Adds Sketchfab Support to Its Native Helio Web Browser

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New York-based virtual content startup Sketchfab is usually at the forefront of the latest developments in augmented reality, so it's no surprise that the company has locked in yet another major platform.

HP Reverb is finally available in the US and other selected countries

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The HP Reverb is now finally available in selected places. I have spent the last weeks asking whoever people something about it, and today the awesome Joanna Popper notified me that it is finally on sale online on HP Store. So, if you are interested in a high-resolution headset, shop it now !

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‘Angry Birds Movie 2’ is Getting a PSVR Couch Co-op Game This Summer

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XR Games, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and Rovio Entertainment have announced the franchise’s next Angry Birds VR game, this time set to launch on PSVR alongside the debut of The Angry Birds Movie 2.

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VR Battle Royale Shooter Population: One Coming To Quest With Cross-Play

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Population: One, the battle royale game built specifically for VR, was already confirmed to support cross-play between Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality. If you’re on Oculus Quest, we now know that you’ll be able to join in on the fun, too.

Fashion Startup Kollectin Lets You Try on Earrings & Necklaces from Indie Designers in AR, with Just a Swipe to Buy

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The natural marriage between fashion and augmented reality is charging onward, but not just from the major brands we already know about.

Dragon Quest Is Receiving Its Own Pokemon Go-Style AR Experience

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A closed beta for Dragon Quest Walk launches in Japan later this month. Location services-based AR games are all the rage at the moment.

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Samsung Reportedly to Release “multiple AR and VR products” in Coming Months

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Samsung hasn’t really said much about VR since the release of Samsung Odyssey+, the hardware refresh to its Windows Mixed Reality headset that came to market in October 2018. However at Augmented World Expo (AWE), the company offered a few brief statements to underline their continued commitment to the space. In short: Samsung has more AR/VR products coming down the pipeline.

Oculus Quest Content Library ‘On Target To Hit 100+ Games’ This Year

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In a blog post this week , Facebook’s Oculus division announced that the Oculus Quest store library is “on target to hit 100+ games by the end of the year” Oculus Quest is a recently released $399 all-in-one standalone VR headset. That means it doesn’t require or use a computer.

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Snapchat Mutates X-Men Fans via Augmented Reality to Sell Tickets for 'Dark Phoenix' Movie

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Augmented reality is often likened to granting superpowers to mere mortals, but what about mutant powers? Based on the new Snapchat augmented reality experience promoting X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which debuts in theaters on June 7, the answer is a resounding "yup."

Nintendo Adds VR Support To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Nintendo adds the hit crossover fighting game to its Labo VR catalog. Despite enjoying playing sports myself, I’d be the first one to admit that I was never fond of watching them on TV.

Apple Announces ARKit 3 with Body Tracking & Human Occlusion

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At the company’s annual WWDC developer conference today, Apple revealed ARKit 3, its latest set of developer tools for creating AR applications on iOS. ARKit 3 now offers real-time body tracking of people in the scene as well as occlusion, allowing AR objects to be convincingly placed in front of and behind those people. Apple also introduced Reality Composer and RealityKit to make it easier for developers to build augmented reality apps.

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Rec Room’s ‘Golden Trophy’ Is A Cornerstone Oculus Quest Adventure

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Over the weekend I received early access to Rec Room’s first major update since the launch of Oculus Quest on May 21.