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How Mozilla is working on the (privacy-safe) immersive web of the future

The Ghost Howls

I’ve had the great pleasure of speaking with Lars Bergstrom , a very smart professional that with the Mixed Reality team at Mozilla works every day to improve the WebXR platform, working for a future immersive web that preserves our privacy and doesn’t clutter us with banners and fake news.

HTC Announces First-Ever Virtual Industry Conference In Response To Coronavirus

VRScout

Alvin Wang envisions how conferences of the future will be done through March’s V2EC2020 conference. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused total havoc on all types of travel for vacationers and company employees.

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Apple Working on AR Shopping App for iOS 14, Report Says

Next Reality AR

Apple's first AR wearable might not arrive until 2022, but we may have an early preview of what it will be like to wear a pair of its smartglasses via iOS 14.

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26 VR Apps for Remote Work, Education, Training, Design Review, and More

Road to VR

One of VR’s biggest strengths is the ability to make those at a distance feel like they’re physically near each other.

Facebook Researchers Found A Way To Essentially Give Oculus Quest More GPU Power

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Facebook Researchers seem to have figured out a way to use machine learning to essentially give Oculus Quest apps 67% more GPU power to work with. However, Facebook informs us this is “purely research” (for now).

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Antilatency Showcases Wireless Full-Body Tracking With 10-Person VR Zumba Class

VRScout

The company’s 5-point tracking system offers a sleek alternative to bulkier location-based VR solutions. Inside-out tracking provider Antilatency has done some incredible work in the field of location-based entertainment.

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New Valve Index Stock Lasts Less Than a Day, Backorders Reach Eight Weeks or More

Road to VR

After making new Index stock available today after more than a month of the hardware being sold out, most regions saw the headset and other hardware quickly backordered by eight weeks or more.

This Fan-Made Silent Hill 2 VR Concept Video Is Wickedly Well Done

UploadVR

Silent Hill 2 is widely regarded as one of the great horror videogames of all time. This fan-made concept trailer suggests it could be one of the best horror VR games, too.

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Couch Live WebVR Hangout Lets You Watch TV With Others No Matter What Their Device

VRScout

Stave off those quarantine blues with this easily accessible VR hangout experience. Couch Live is a webVR app that is accessible from any device such as your smartphone or computer, but best experienced through a VR headset. .

Envision Accepting Pre-Orders for Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 with AI Software to Assist the Visually Impaired

Next Reality AR

Computer vision is a key component in enabling augmented reality experiences, but now it can help give sight to the blind as well.

Sega Saturn Classic ‘Panzer Dragoon’ is Coming to VR in All-new Game

Road to VR

The Panzer Dragoon series for Sega Saturn, enshrined as an early 3D classic back in the mid-90s, is coming to VR. Japanese studio Wildman Inc. is looking to revisit the series in a VR shooter, tentatively called Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record.

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4 Official Oculus Quest Upgrades We’d Love To See

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The Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is an incredible device that’s redefining what VR means. The $400 all-in-one released in May 2019 with some great games like Superhot VR and Beat Saber working with complete wireless freedom.

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AR Playdates Could Revolutionize How Families Connect Over Long-Distances

VRScout

USC is connecting families through the power of AR play. When you were a kid did you ever build wondrous worlds with your awe-inspiring imagination; perhaps while sitting around the coffee table with your memaw, papaw, nonna, poppa, grandma or grandpa?

BBC Earth Releases 'Micro Kingdoms: Senses' Insect Experience on Magic Leap 1

Next Reality AR

As first reported by Next Reality last year, game developer Preloaded, in partnership with BBC Studios, has finally launched BBC Earth - Micro Kingdoms: Senses. The experience, which allows the user to become immersed in the world of insects and arachnids, is accessed using the Magic Leap 1.

HTC Discontinuing Vive Pro and Vive Focus in Favor of Newer Iterations

Road to VR

HTC is discontinuing its Vive Pro and Vive Focus headsets in favor of newer versions of the headsets. The change helps streamline the company’s smattering of headsets.

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Best VR Exercise And Workout Apps To Keep Active On Oculus Quest

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One of the best advantages of the cord-free, standalone Oculus Quest VR system is that you’ve got much more freedom and range of movement than a traditional PC VR setup.

AR Smart Device Turns Your Favorite Goggles Into A Personal Swim Coach

VRScout

Enjoy your favorite TV/film and track your workout stats while you swim.

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A New Dimension for XR

Tech Trends VR

XR content pioneers Hammerhead is merging with its volumetric capture studios under the Dimension brand. Dimension was launched by Hammerhead in 2017 as a state-of-the-art volumetric capture and digital humans studio in partnership with Digital Catapult and Microsoft Click To Tweet.

‘Tilt Brush’ Update Adds Direct Sketchfab Export Function

Road to VR

Tilt Brush (2016), the VR art app from Google, now has the ability to directly export VR creations to Sketchfab , the popular online repository for 3D models. Tilt Brush has had the ability to import from Sketchfab for some time now, although the process of exporting has been manual.

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LIV Mixed Reality Now Has Beta Support For Oculus Quest

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The leading mixed reality capture software company, LIV, now works with Oculus Quest via a new beta app as of today, including support for some of the Quest’s most popular games such as Beat Saber.

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Shadow Promises High-End VR Gaming Without An Expensive Computer

VRScout

The company will launch a closed beta for its “VR Exploration Program” April 1st. One of the biggest issues prospective buyers have with modern VR technology is its price.

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Disney's Alternate History Series 'Motherland: Fort Salem' Uses Snapchat AR to Give You Magical Powers

Next Reality AR

Alternate US history is the go-to move for hot new cable and streaming shows, from HBO's Watchmen to Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, reimagining how things might have turned out is an endless well of narrative inspiration.

The Top 5 VR Games to Keep You Active

Road to VR

Staying inside your home right now is one of the best ways of slowing down the progression of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and keeping it from affecting our most vulnerable.

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New Quest Controller Charging Station Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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Back in January, we wrote about the reveal of a new charging station for your Oculus Quest controllers. Now its creators have turned to Kickstarter to get the kit made. ONG Innovations is looking to raise $38,597 on the platform by April 6 to get the kit made.

CEO Shows Life In China Under Coronavirus Quarantine With 360 VR Video

VRScout

The founder and CEO of FXG takes you on a tour of his community while under government-issued quarantine.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.09): New Half-Life: Alyx videos and details, coronavirus makes events go virtual and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday it was International Women’s Day. So I want to thank all the wonderful women that are part of our AR and VR community for what they do every day and I also wish them the best for their future. You’re amazing.

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These Are the Countries Where You Can Still Buy Quest & Rift S Direct From Oculus

Road to VR

With a successful holiday season under its belt, Facebook was no doubt looking forward to resupplying its retail partners with more Oculus Quest & Rift S stock.

There’s A Panzer Dragoon VR Game In Development

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Depending on what year you were born in and what consoles you had growing up, this news might be the best you get all week. An official Panzer Dragoon VR game is in development. Very little is known about the game, named Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record, right now.

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Rumor: Star Wars – The High Republic VR Game Currently In Development

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Lucasfilm’s new publishing campaign will supposedly include a VR tie-in set roughly 200 years before The Phantom Menace. .

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How Big is the Mobile AR Market?

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Spatial Computing: 2019 Lessons, 2020 Outlook. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report.

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Report: AR Startup Magic Leap is Looking for a Buyer

Road to VR

Magic Leap, the multi-billion dollar AR startup, could be exploring the possibility of a sale, a Bloomberg report maintains, citing people familiar with the matter. Other options reportedly under consideration are potential partnerships and a stake sale.