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Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience


The company behind the multiplayer plugin Normcore proves the viability of a virtual office and beyond. The 2017 video from Normal VR started with an adorable, yellow, blob-like virtual avatar daintily standing in the middle of a real, physical office.

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Report: Facebook Strikes Deal with Ray-Ban Parent Company to Design “AR glasses”

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Facebook is building augmented reality headsets with the intent of eventually bringing one to market, this much is clear from its many job postings, research projects, and forward-looking statements from company execs.

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When to Use Virtual Reality (VR) Instead of Augmented Reality (AR)?


VR, AR, MR, XR — those are just a few of the acronyms used to talk about exciting new immersive technologies. InstaVR is the leading web-based VR solution for creating, publishing, and distributing VR applications.

Mixed Reality fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded slated for October release

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“HitMotion: Reloaded”, the first mixed reality fitness game , whose demo has been one of the 20 launch titles for the Vive Focus Plus , has finally an estimated release date! This is the game that all worldwide gaming communities are waiting for.

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Oculus Connect: Where Facebook’s Chief Researcher Michael Abrash Predicts The Future Of VR


For the last half-decade at each Oculus Connect, Facebook’s top VR researcher presented an annual look at the future of the technology.

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22-Year-Old VR Developer Lands $1M Contract With US Air Force


A college undergrad’s VR start-up will provide VR maintenance training to the military.

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Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son review: a nice but frustrating VR game

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Yesterday I have been able to try the game “ Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son ” by Tequila Works and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality.

Report: Facebook Teams With Ray-Ban For AR Smartglasses


Facebook’s AR smartglasses could be made with the help of popular glasses brand, Ray-Ban. Update : Since publishing this article we’ve seen another report from The Information that claims Facebook’s Ray-Ban collaboration is actually codenamed Stella.

ThirdEye’s X2 Smart Glasses Could Be The Smallest Mixed Reality Headset Yet


ThirdEye’s claims their 6-ounce MR headset is the smallest in the world. Available for shipping worldwide, ThirdEye’s X2 Mixed Reality Smart Glasses promise a compelling immersive experience similar to that of major competitors minus the bulky hardware. .

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How to Watch Oculus Connect 6 Keynotes Live in VR

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Oculus Connect 6 is fast approaching, and while today is technically the last day for registration , you can still follow along with the company’s annual developer conference next week both in and outside of VR.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.16): Cosmos released, iOS 13 has support for AR glasses, DAQRI fails and much more!

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What a week for the XR ecosystem! HTC has launched a new headset, we have another confirmation of Apple glasses, we read about the first hands-on on Kura glasses, and many other things have happened!

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Batman: Arkham VR Gets Surprise Index Controller Support


Get ready to thwip Just like Batman! Oh, wrong superhero. But, all the same, you can now do whatever a Batman can with Valve Index Controller support.

Enklu Launches San Francisco’s First AR Maker Space


Memberships and day passes are now available to west coast developers and players.

Cyberpunk Adventure ‘LOW-FI’ to Feature Exclusive Music by GUNSHIP

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Fans of British synthwave band GUNSHIP rejoice: LOW-FI , the upcoming cyberpunk VR game and spiritual successor to TECHNOLUST (2016), is getting an exclusive Gunship EP.

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Snapchat Doubles Down on AR Billboards to Promote Snap Originals Series

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It looks like Snap's foray into augmented reality billboards last year was successful, as the company has returned with two more outdoor advertisements for its Snap Originals series. Now through Sept.

Richie’s Plank, Acron, And Exorcist Devs Latest To Confirm Strong Oculus Quest Launch


The developers behind more Oculus Quest VR titles shared with us additional indications of success with the standalone VR headset from Facebook.

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Coca-Cola Soda Cans Trigger AR Animated Stories


Scannable codes bring 12 short stories to life in front of your beverage. Coca-Cola is using AR technology as part of its latest marketing campaign to bring Coke cans to life with adorable 3D animations.

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‘No Man’s Sky’ Update to Bring “significantly improved” Graphics to PSVR Version

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The ‘Beyond’ update to No Man’s Sky (2016), which brought VR support to the game alongside a host of improvements, is admittedly far from perfect.

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Independent Developers Can Now Get Feedback on Their Work by Sharing Their Creations in Magic Leap World

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap is making it easier for developers to share their spatial computing experiments with other Magic Leap One users.

ThirdEye Launches Lightweight Enterprise AR Headset For $1950


Another contender just entered the increasingly competitive enterprise AR market. ThirdEye today launched its lightweight headset, the X2. Like other AR or ‘mixed reality’ systems, the X2 projects virtual images into the real world through a pair of lenses.

EarthXFilm Partners With UN & NYC To Develop Immersive Experiences For Climate Week


Raising climate awareness with 360-degree films and multi-sensory experiences.

HTC Now Accepting Applications for Its Fifth Vive X Accelerator

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HTC has now opened applications to its latest Vive X accelerator, the company’s $100 million program which aims to help grow the global AR/VR ecosystem by providing both software and hardware developers the right tools, expertise, and investment.

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Snapchat Extends 3D Camera Effects from Spectacles 3 to iPhone's TrueDepth Camera

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After adding dual cameras to its camera glasses, Snap is finally taking full advantage of the depth-sensing abilities of newer iPhones as well, extending the use of its new 3D Camera Mode.

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Review: Live, Learn, Repeat In 2019’s Most Surprising VR Game


Frankly speaking, I’d have been impressed if Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son resembled a best-forgotten, straight-to-DVD sequel. This is not, I’m sure you’d agree, the most obvious of options for a VR follow-up. And yet, somehow, it fits like a glove.

VR DJ School ‘Tribe XR’ Launches On Oculus Quest


Master the art of mixing music anywhere at any time. Available now on Oculus Quest, Tribe XR DJ School is an interactive DJ simulation experience that teaches you the skills required to mix music on a professional level.

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VRsenal, Maker of ‘Beat Saber’ Arcade Cabinets, Rebuts Fraud Allegations

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VRsenal, maker of out-of-home VR products including an officially licensed Beat Saber arcade cabinet, has pushed back on fraud allegations raised in an indictment filed by a Colorado court last month.

Mondly: An immersive way to learn 33 languages in VR or AR

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Mondly screenshot. Image by Alex Korolov.). Looking to learn a new language, or to have some fun brushing up on a language you’re already familiar with? With so many apps available nowadays, how do you know which one to pick?

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Apple Beta Code Reportedly Reveals AR Headset Field Of View


Code found in iOS 13.1 beta 3 reveals the field of view of three Apple AR devices, according to a Twitter user who posted a video of the device simulation testing mode. There is some fun data in ARDisplayDevice.framework too.

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‘Imagined Landscapes’ VR Watercolor Experience Lets You Paint An Unbuilt Resort


Kilograph brings Michael Graves’ unrealized architectural designs to life in VR.

Stealth-Action Game ‘Panther VR’ Aims to Deliver Open-ended Missions, Kickstarter Now Live

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Wolfdog Interactive , a Netherlands-based studio known for its work on VR titles Skyworld and VR Dungeon Knight , has now launched a Kickstarter to help fund its next VR game, a stealth-action title called Panther VR.

Survey: Enterprise VR growing twice as fast as consumer use

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(Image courtesy rawpixel via Pixabay.).

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