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How Mixed Reality Will Bring Us Industry 4.0

Tech Trends VR

More sectors are realizing the potential of immersive technology to dramatically maximize efficiency and profits.

Seven VR Titles Nominated At This Year’s Emmy Awards


VR continues its mainstream invasion as a new pack of virtual content makes its way to the prestigious award ceremony. This September the Primetime Emmy Awards will celebrate its legendary 70th anniversary, once again honoring the absolute finest in U.S. television entertainment.

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Hands-On: Magic Leap's Screens App Is the Closest Thing to a Killer App for the Magic Leap One, For Now

Next Reality AR

By now, you already know that the Magic Leap One ships with an array of apps to immediately get you accustomed to operating in your new spatial computing reality. The first one we're going to focus on is Screens, an app we told you about previously, but only now have managed to try for ourselves.

Be The Hero Is A Super-Powered VR Game Releasing Next Week


Another chance to step into the shoes of a superhero is coming to VR headsets next week. EXPVR is set to launch its energetic action game, Be The Hero, on August 24th via Steam Early Access with support for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets.

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HTC R&D department shows that VR can already benefit various sectors of our lives

The Ghost Howls

During my Chinese adventure, in the period that I was leaving Shanghai to go to Chengdu to watch pandas, I had the opportunity to interview via WeChat Qiyong Chen, one of the people leading the Virtual Reality R&D experiments at HTC.

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Artist’s AR Exhibit Shows Two Sides Of The Same Reality


Adobe’s artist in residence explains how augmented reality proved to be the perfect medium to express herself. .

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Watch David Hasselhoff Drive KITT From Knight Rider In New 360-Video


The Gumball 3000 is a 3,000-mile car rally that happens every year from London to Tokyo featuring a wide multitude of celebrities driving across the world and making pit stops. From the likes of Usher and David Hasselhoff to Ken Griffey Jr. and more, it’s a star-studded event.

NVIDIA’s New High-end Quadro RTX First to Include VirtualLink VR Port

Road to VR

Today at SIGGRAPH 2018 NVIDIA announced ‘Turing’, their next-generation GPU architecture aimed at real-time ray tracing, and the first high-end GPUs built atop it, the Quadro RTX 8000, 6000 and 5000.

Alibaba Is Using AR To Change The Shopping Experience


Alibaba is launching Taobao Buy, a new shopping experience that uses AR technology to bring 3D versions of products into the real world.

World of Warcraft Lens on Snapchat Lets You Transform into Orc or Elf & Do Battle in Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

To promote Battle of Azeroth, the latest expansion for the World of Warcraft franchise, Blizzard Entertainment has conjured a Shoppable AR Lens that is now available in Snapchat's app carousel. The experience, initially launched via Snapcode on Aug.

Someone Turned All Of Shrek Into A Beat Saber Track (Yes, Really)


Someone has turned all of the first Shrek movie into an 83-minute Beat Saber track. Yes, really. ShrekSaber, which I really can’t believe I just typed, is now available to download for the ever-popular VR rhythm game.

StarVR One Revealed with SteamVR Tracking 2.0, Eye-tracking, Upgraded Specs

Road to VR

StarVR today revealed the StarVR One headset at SIGGRAPH 2018, an upgrade to previous StarVR headsets which incorporates SteamVR Tracking 2.0, eye-tracking, and a slew of enhancements.

Beat Saber Tournament Looks To Become World’s Largest VR Arcade Event


Over 120 arcades have signed on to participate in Virtual Athletics League’s upcoming International Beat Saber Tournament.

Hands-On: Magic Leap's Create App Is a Powerful Way to Invent Your Own Reality Nearly Anywhere

Next Reality AR

Since getting our hands on the Magic Leap One last week, we've been methodically delving into each feature and reporting our findings step-by-step. Earlier this week, we took a look at the Screens app (a video viewer) and the Helio app (an AR web browser).

Hands-On: Mario Kart VR Is Entirely Worth The Wait


Take my advice: savor the opening minute of Mario Kart VR before your race actually starts because it’s the only time you’ll get to properly soak in the Mushroom Kingdom in all of its virtual glory.

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Lenqiy aims at fostering creativity in Chinese kids with virtual reality

The Ghost Howls

When I was in China, the last company I visited in Shanghai has been Lenqiy. This is another Vive-X company working in the educational sector and that has given me interesting insights into the educational ecosystem in China , that confirmed what I have learned speaking with Langzou and Judao.

You Can Now Watch The BBC Proms Music Festival In VR


The world’s largest classical music festival is embraces virtual reality. For the first time this summer, the BBC Proms are holding an event entirely in VR.

UK's Largest Children's Hospital Is Adopting HoloLens to Assist Surgeons

Next Reality AR

In recent years, medical professionals have demonstrated how the HoloLens can assist in surgeries, ranging from collarbone repairs to spinal surgeries to cosmetic procedures. Now, the largest children's hospital in the United Kingdom is also ready to deploy the technology.

VR Game Releases For August 2018


Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is August’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too. There are some big VR games coming this month.

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How to shoot cool screenshots and videos on your Lenovo Mirage Solo and save them on your PC

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday I had to return my Mirage Solo to Lenovo. Unluckily it was not mine and was just a review sample that I used to learn how the device is so that I’ll be able to publish its review in the following weeks (stay tuned!).

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Take A Guided VR Tour Of Germany’s Last Industrial Coal Mine


Photogrammetry and volumetric VR preserve every detail of this historic mining operation in Ruhr, Germany. Available for free via SteamVR, the Realities VR experience takes users on a variety of photorealistic virtual tours through some of the most astonishing locations on Earth.

Kickstarter Game System Uses iOS & Android Devices to Merge Tabletop Gaming with Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

The fortunes of ARKit and ARCore are still in the hands of developers, who have been increasing the number of mobile augmented reality apps on the market, but perhaps not as fast as companies like Apple might have expected.

Firewall Devs On DLC: ‘This Is Not A Release And Forget Game For Us’


Earlier this week we had the chance to go hands-on with the final, release build of PSVR-exclusive shooter, Firewall: Zero Hour from First Contact Entertainment.

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Happy 2nd birthday to the Ghost Howls!

The Ghost Howls

Another year has passed by and this little place on the web around Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Startup and stuff is now 2 years old! Wow, I really can’t believe it… when I started it as a marketing mean for my startup ImmotionAR (R.I.P.)

Nickelodeon Debuts Mixed Reality Competition Series ‘Slimezone VR Showdown’


Nick Entertainment Lab’s social VR experience gets a competitive twist in this four-episode digital series.

Hands-On: Magic Leap's Helio App Is the Best Window into the Web Available in Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Yesterday, I talked about what I think is the most immediately mainstream-friendly app on the Magic Leap One is (Screens), and now we'll touch upon the runner-up: Helio.

The Spy Who Shrunk Me Looks Like No One Lives Forever VR


The Spy Who Shrunk Me from Catland is an upcoming tongue-in-cheek VR stealth game that appears to take heavy inspiration from titles such as No One Live Forever and spy films such as Austin Powers, James Bond, and Our Man Flint.

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See you at Gamescom 2018!

The Ghost Howls

I’ve returned from China just ten days ago and I’ve still to recover, so I had this genius idea to travel to Germany next week to attend Gamescom !

MLB Holds First ‘Home Run Derby VR Little League Challenge’


ESPN3 broadcasted New England’s victory against Japan live in Little League International’s first ever virtual home run derby tournament.

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Nintendo Switch ‘Test VR Mode’ Reportedly Uncovered by Modders

Road to VR

While Nintendo has lent its Mario Kart IP to a arcade VR experience , the company has so far steered clear of VR on its consoles.

Hands-On: VRGineers XTAL Is A 5K, 170-Degree FOV Headset With Hand-Tracking


Last week I got the chance to go hands-on with the new enterprise-focused 5K VR headset (that’s 2560 x 1440 per eye, or 5120 x 1440 total,) XTAL, from VRgineers , the same company behind the VRHero 5K headset.