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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

VRScout

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.

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.

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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Accelerating Mixed Reality

Tech Trends VR

The University of Hull has launched an accelerator dedicated to developing Mixed Reality tech for the Microsoft HoloLens.

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

VRScout

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

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The 5 Best Free Games on HTC Vive

Road to VR

Steam is chocked full of free games that support HTC Vive, but it may be difficult with all that choice to know exactly which games to start out with, especially if that shiny new HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro blew out your remaining games budget.

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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.

Alibaba Is Using AR To Change The Shopping Experience

VRScout

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.

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.

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

The Ghost Howls

We are in the days of the Magic Leap hype : developers that have bought it are posting videos everywhere and every one of us is trying to understand if the device is valuable or not.

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

VRScout

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).

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.

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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You Can Now Watch The BBC Proms Music Festival In VR

VRScout

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.

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.

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.)

Shopping Malls 2.0 – The Future is Virtual

Tech Trends VR

Can immersive technologies help struggling bricks-and-mortar retailers to create new shopping experiences and gain an edge against the likes of Amazon? The past decades have seen a dramatic decline in traditional retail spaces as more people shift towards online shopping.

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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.

Magic Leap One Developer Review – An Ambitious Headset with Untapped Potential

Road to VR

There’s a lot that can be said about the Magic Leap One. It’s trying to do a ton—eye-tracking, hand-tracking, 6DoF controllers, real-time meshing and a number of other features that haven’t been seen in a mobile MR device before.

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 !

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

VRScout

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.

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.

New Samsung Odyssey+ Headset Revealed in FCC Documents

Road to VR

Samsung appears to be developing a followup to its Odyssey VR headset which launched late last year. A ‘Samsung HMD Odyssey+’ sporting a new model number has appeared in FCC documentation, suggesting that the device is nearing a launch-ready state.

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

UploadVR

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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Nickelodeon Debuts Mixed Reality Competition Series ‘Slimezone VR Showdown’

VRScout

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

Reverie Season 1 Review: Now I’m Scared of VR

Hypergrid Business

One of the more novel shows of this summer has been NBC’s “ Reverie ,” which grapples with the potentials and risks of realistic virtual reality. Sarah Sashi in “Mandala” episode of Reverie. Image courtesy NBC.).