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This AR Book Lets You Summon Demons With Your Voice

VRScout

Use the Book of Asmodeus and your smartphone to defeat the 12 demons and bring your deepest desires to life. You’ve stumbled across a mysterious leather-bound book tucked away in the darkest corner of your home’s attic.

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Researchers Simulate Walking In VR Using Foot Vibrations

VRScout

A new experiment shows how haptic vibrations can have a dramatic impact on VR locomotion. When it comes to simulating movement in VR, you have two primary options: teleportation or free locomotion.

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Bose’s hearing aids cost $850, no audiologist visit necessary

Digital Trends

The Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids are the first to receive FDA clearance for direct-to-consumer sales, thanks to Bose's use of app-based customization. Home Theater Bose Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids hearing aids

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Pico Neo 3 launched in China for around $390, Pro edition to come to the West for $699

The Ghost Howls

After a long pre-launch, finally the Chinese vendor Pico has unveiled completely its Neo 3 headset. And it looks like a very interesting consumer-oriented clone of the Quest 2 for the Chinese market , something that could finally kickstart the consumer segment in the Red Country.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Intel Researchers Give ‘GTA V’ Photorealistic Graphics, Similar Techniques Could Do the Same for VR

Road to VR

Researchers from Intel’s Intelligent Systems Lab have revealed a new method for enhancing computer-generated imagery with photorealistic graphics.

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Rovio Reinvents Angry Birds as Web-Based AR Tower Defense Game for Burger King Campaign

Next Reality AR

Angry Birds, one of the first franchises to find success in mobile gaming, continues to shoot its shot at new life in augmented reality gaming.

V2EC: Eye-tracking accessory for Vive Focus 3 and Vive Virtual Character announced!

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, like all of you, I followed Vivecon with all its announcements of the Vive Focus 3 BE and the Vive Pro 2 , but I missed the usual inspiring speech by Mister President.

Locomotion Vault Catalogs & Compares 100+ VR Movement Techniques

Road to VR

Locomotion is one of the most fundamental elements of any VR experience because it directly influences the sort of experience the user can have and how comfortable the experience can be.

HTC Reveals Vive Pro 2 & Vive Focus 3 At Vivecon 2021

VRScout

New hardware and business-focused software announced during the first-ever Vivecon 2021 event. During today’s inaugural Vivecon 2021 event, HTC announced not one, but two new VR headsets alongside a new suite of professional tools that promise to change the way we work, create, and play in VR.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Microsoft Brings Chromium-Based Edge Browser, Swipe to Type, & More to HoloLens via Windows Holographic Update

Next Reality AR

Since its launch two years ago, the HoloLens 2 has been the best AR headset available, and nothing has come close to touching it since. So, at first blush, new features arriving for the device via an update to the Windows Holographic operating system might seem a bit.tame.

Sony Pictures’ Jake Zim talks about the new Zombieland VR game and how to turn existing IP into amazing VR content

The Ghost Howls

I had the great pleasure to interview SVP of VR at Sony Pictures Jake Zim on his experience with developing, producing, and launching VR games inspired by Sony Pictures’ movies Spider-Man , Jumanji , Groundhog Day , and most recently, Zombieland.

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Vive Pro 2 to Launch With 6MP Resolution, 120Hz, 120° field-of-view, on June 3rd, Starting at $800

Road to VR

HTC today announced the Vive Pro 2, an upgraded version of the Vive Pro headset which first launched in 2018.

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NuEyes’ AR Glasses Are Made For Hardcore PC Gamers

VRScout

Work and game on a 148″ augmented reality screen using the companies Pro 3e 5G smart glasses. AR company NuEyes is taking its passion for AR and gaming to the next level with the launch of the Pro 3e 5G-enabled smart glasses through their gaming division, NuGaming.

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Talespin Adds New Content and Desktop Streaming to Its VR Soft Skills Training Platform

ARPost

Training and upgrading skills and abilities is one of the key requirements for people who want to stay successful and find new employment opportunities. The COVID-19 crisis has wiped millions of jobs, leading to an unemployment rate of 14.8% in April 2020.

The XR Week Peek (2021.05.11): Pico Neo 3 launched, HTC may announce Focus 3 and Pro 2, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Welcome to my 200TH ROUNDUP! Yes, it’s 200 weeks (around 4 years) that I try to inform the community every week about the best AR/VR news, at first just by e-mail, and then also on a special column on my website.

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Vive Focus 3 Announced with Snapdragon XR2, 6MP Resolution, $1,300 Enterprise Price & June 27th Launch

Road to VR

HTC today revealed its latest standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus 3. The enterprise-oriented headset will bring Snapdragon XR2, a whopping 6MP per-eye resolution, 120° field-of-view, new controllers, and more for $1,300. The Vive Focus 3 release date is set for June 27th.

Roblox CEO Interested In Possible Oculus Quest Launch

VRScout

Co-founder Dave Baszucki says the Oculus Quest makes “perfect sense” for the popular online multiplayer game. Could Roblox be heading to VR via the Oculus Quest? According to CEO and co-founder Dave Baszucki, there’s a genuine possibility.

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Yaw2 Ushers in the Next Generation of Virtual Reality Gaming

ARPost

Yaw VR is taking virtual reality gaming to a whole new level with its next-generation motion simulator—Yaw2. It’s the company’s most compact and affordable VR motion simulator. Also, it has the highest motion range by far.

Niantic’s Seals Its Fate as an AR Platform

AR Insider

A s you may have heard, Niantic has launched its AR developer platform, Lightship. This is partially a rebrand of the existing Real World Platform, but also a functional transition. The latter refers to the platform’s release as an SDK, or augmented reality developer kit (ARDK).

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Zuckerberg: Oculus Quest Pro Could Bring Face & Eye Tracking

Road to VR

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with CNET for an interview where he speaks about the company’s progress on its next generation of VR devices, namely what it might include in the ‘Oculus Quest Pro’ standalone headset.

VR Shooter ‘Zero Caliber: Reloaded’ Now Available On Quest

VRScout

The standalone port of XReal’s 2018 cooperative military shooter is now available on standalone headsets.

How REACT Neuro Uses Pico VR Headsets to Assess Brain Health

ARPost

We know the common use cases for VR headsets: playing games , working with colleagues , and checking in with your brain health. Okay, the last one isn’t on everyone’s list right now. But it could be one day with the help of REACT Neuro and Pico. .

Will Web AR Unlock ‘Camera Marketing?’ Part II

AR Insider

T here’s a growing realization that apps aren’t always the optimal vessel for AR. Yet with mobile AR, it’s born on a device where apps rule. 90 percent of mobile users’ time is spent in apps versus the web. Can AR break that cycle? And if so, could web AR be the answer?

‘Roblox’ CEO says Quest Makes “perfect sense” as Future Platform

Road to VR

Roblox may be coming to Oculus Quest at some point. Roblox Corporation CEO & co-founder Dave Baszucki says the company’s popular free-to-play online game makes “perfect sense” for the Oculus Quest platform.

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Our First Look At ‘Green Hell VR’ On PCVR

VRScout

A new gameplay trailer teases a brutal survival-horror experience set in the dense, unforgiving jungle of the Amazon rainforest. Today, developer Incuvo Games offered us our first look at official gameplay from its upcoming VR adaptation of Creepy Jar’s 2019 PC survival game, Green Hell.

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Bionik Plans Mantis VR Headphones For Quest 2 With Adaptors This Summer

Upload VR

Bionik is planning to release the Mantis VR headphones for Oculus Quest 2 this summer. Mantis VR is a set of detachable over-the-ear headphones designed to fit most VR headsets, with the latest update to the accessory planned for release this summer online and in some physical stores.

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5 Ways AR Enhances Spectator Sports

AR Insider

AR Will Enhance Sports Experiences this Summer. by Bas Gezelle. T his summer is full of major sporting events such as the Olympics and the European Football Championship. This coincides with the growing traction and adoption around augmented reality. How will these two worlds come together?

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Report: Next-gen PSVR Said to Have 4.1MP Per-eye, Eye-tracking, & Head-mounted Haptics

Road to VR

A report from UploadVR , citing “multiple sources,” claims that Sony’s next-gen PlayStation VR 2 headset will bring a big jump in resolution, along with eye-tracking, IPD adjustment, and even head-mounted haptics.

HTC Announces Vive Business Platform

VRScout

HTC reveals a new platform designed specifically for major corporations and family-owned businesses.

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