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Timewarp, Spacewarp, Reprojection, And Motion Smoothing Explained

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TimeWarp, Spacewarp, Reprojection, Motion Smoothing. Asynchronous, Interleaved. You may have heard these terms or seen them in the settings of your VR headset, but what do they do, and what’s the difference? Timewarp.

All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

The Ghost Howls

Last week has been the week of CES 2019 , one of the most important technology exhibition of the year. In the American sin city of Las Vegas, there has been an enormous showcase of every kind of innovative technologies and of course, AR and VR have been part of the show.

Scape Raises $8M for Visual Positioning System Which Could be a Key Component of the AR Metaverse

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Scape Technologies announced last week that it has raised an $8 million seed investment for a visual positioning system that it says can provide centimeter-accurate location data at city-scale.

Microsoft Mobile World Congress Invite Hints at HoloLens 2 Release

Next Reality AR

The mystery surrounding the release of the next version of the HoloLens has been swirling for months, but at least some of that mystery may removed in the coming weeks.

Report: Facebook’s Upcoming AR Glasses Much Less Bulky Than Hololens Or Magic Leap

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Business Insider is reporting that a source has tried on a prototype of the AR glasses under development at Facebook. The source claims the prototype “resembled traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap.”

Kid-Friendly AR Experiences From CES 2019

VRScout

Blasters, bots, brain teasers & board games. At the world’s largest technology show, CES 2019, we saw blasters, bots, board games and brain teasers that get kids and families moving, playing, learning and engaging with each other using AR technology.

Founded by CERN Engineers, CREAL3D’s Light-field Display is the Real Deal

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Co-founded by former CERN engineers who contributed to the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider, CREAL3D is a Switzerland-based startup that’s created an impressive light-field display that’s unlike anything in an AR or VR headset on the market today.

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HTC Makes Firefox Reality The Default Browser On Vive VR Headsets

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Mozilla announced that its Firefox Reality VR browser will be the default browser on all HTC Vive headsets. The internet company first unveiled the Firefox Reality VR browser last April , touting it as an easier way for manufacturers to integrate and adapt a browser into their headsets.

New Multiplayer VR Arcade Debuts At Bally’s Las Vegas

VRScout

Three new location-based VR experiences now available at the luxurious Las Vegas hotel & casino.

Report: Microsoft Holding a HoloLens 2 Press Event Next Month

Road to VR

According to a report from The Verge , an upcoming Microsoft press event is likely to offer the first glimpse of HoloLens 2. Microsoft sent out press invites this week to an event that it will host just ahead of MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month.

Escaping from Augmented Reality

Tech Trends VR

Scriptum is a new AR escape room app that lets you step into another dimension. But will you be able to find the way out? It is really interesting with any new platform to see what types of games become popular as the medium evolves. And it’s often not what you’d expect.

CES 2019: Antilatency Turns Oculus Go Into 6DOF Multiuser VR

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I’ve tried Antilatency a number of times and the startup’s CES 2019 demo was the best yet. The demo was like a smaller scale version of the impressive multi-user Oculus Quest “arena” setup we enjoyed so much at Oculus Connect 5.

Neurosurgery Patients Take A VR Tour Of Their Own Brains

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Brain surgery can be a terrifying process; this VR tour of your brain could help ease anxiety. Catherine Kumpitsch was talking with her doctors about recent unexplained headaches, dizzy spells and other sensations she had never felt before.

‘Bigscreen’ Overhaul to Bring “massive new features” Over Next 3 Months

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Betting on Location-Based VR

Tech Trends VR

Mk2 partners with Secret Location to create worldwide VR distribution network.

New Vive, Pimax Power Kits Ditch Power Adapters And Simplify Your Setup

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Earlier this month we took a look at Accell’s USB-C VR adapter for Rift and Windows. The kit allows existing headsets to take advantage of new USB-C DisplayPorts. HTC’s Vive, however, couldn’t use the kit due to its different setup.

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The Weather Channel Continues Its Embrace Of Mixed Reality Technology

VRScout

TWC releases another educational MR demonstration ahead of Storm Harper. When The Weather Channel debuted its IMR technology back in June of 2018, the organization introduced the industry to a brand new form of educational broadcasting.

‘Beat Saber’ Wins Sony’s Best PSVR Experience of 2018

Road to VR

Beat Saber (2018) , the block-slicing VR rhythm game, has been given top honors once again, this time by PlayStation’s own 2018 Game of the Year Awards.

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Growing a Mixed Reality Magic Garden

Tech Trends VR

Funomena’s latest game lets you plant holographic gardens in your own mixed reality playspace. As with all immersive hardware and platforms, the success (or otherwise) of Magic Leap will hinge on whether it can attract creative developers to make awesome content to bring its technology to life.

Ace Combat 7 VR Review: Utterly Superb But Incredibly Bittersweet Aerial Combat

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I still feel like I’m soaring. Not just literally; Ace Combat 7’s VR support has left me grinning from ear-to-ear. This is nothing short of a revelation; a deadly ballet of barrel rolls and missiles.

CES 2019: Meet Addison, A Full-Time Virtual Caregiver

VRScout

This conversational speech interface has a face and its own personality.

Magic Leap Job Listing Points to Future Platform Support for Mobile AR

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Kevin Williams shares with us his expertise in the LBVR sector

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Some days ago, I had the opportunity to briefly interview Kevin Williams , an expert in location based virtual reality (LBVR, that is VR arcades).

Soul Scathe Offers Dark Souls-Esque VR Dungeon Crawling

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We’re getting a little spoiled in the fantasy genre right now. Shadow Legend and SoulKeeper 2.0 both look like great VR RPGs. But the newly-announced Soul Scathe is a decidedly darker take on the genre. Developed by Blueberry Bandit, Soul Scathe is coming soon to Rift and Vive.

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Strengthening Your Muscle Memory With VR Hockey Training

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Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019. A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to the VR Sports and Entertainment Summit in San Francisco, where I had the opportunity to try out the virtual Hockey training kit from Sense Arena.

Sony Shows More ‘Ace Combat 7’ VR Gameplay Ahead of Jan. 18 Launch

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ARwall Expands with advisory team that includes Raymond Mosco

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Los Angeles-based AR studio ARwall has expanded with the addition of senior-level talent and entertainment industry advisors well known for their expertise in design, engineering, and XR.

Facebook Gets A New VP Of AR/VR Hardware And Portal Lead

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There’s a new face heading up Facebook’s AR/VR hardware division. Rafa Camargo has jumped from his previous role as VP of Facebook’s Portal team to VP, AR/VR Hardware. Camargo confirmed the news on Twitter. He added that he’ll be helping to launch the new Oculus Quest standalone headset. VP AR/VR at Facebook, Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth and VP VR Hugo Barra still remain in their roles and welcomed Camargo to the team.

Self-Driving Car Features Batman-Themed Immersive Entertainment

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Take an autonomous ride through a crime-ridden Gotham City during your everyday commute. If – as seems increasingly likely – we’re moving towards a future that will include autonomous vehicles, what exactly will drivers be doing with all their newfound spare time while on the road?

Oculus to Bring Upcoming Rift Titles ‘Stormland’ & ‘Defector’ to PAX South

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Oculus is bringing two highly anticipated Rift exclusives to PAX South in San Antonio, Texas this year: Stormland and Defector. Stormland , a sci-fi adventure from Insomniac Games , first debuted at PAX West last summer.

CES 2019 Delivers Dazzling Tech But Disappointing Experiences

Forrester VR

I spent this week in Las Vegas at CES to check out the latest and greatest technology wonders, ranging from 3D printing, AI, and cryptocurrency to drones, autonomous vehicles, dancing robots, and wearables. A lot of what I saw has broad CX implications for accessibility, healthcare, and more.

Dick Wilde 2 Brings Co-Op And More To PSVR And PC VR Next Month

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Well here’s a surprise; Dick Wilde 2 is in the works and it’s coming next month. Developer Bolvërk Games announced the sequel to its popular wave shooter today. The original Dick Wilde cast you as a hillbilly that cleared swamps of vicious wildlife using home-made weaponry.

Nintendo Joins VRM Consortium As ‘Observer’

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Nintendo continues to tease the VR industry. As early as 2016, former Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima had already hinted that the company was “looking into” VR.

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PSVR Gets ‘Demo Disc 3’ Showcasing 9 VR Titles

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PlayStation VR Demo Disc 3 is now available on the PlayStation Store, including demos for nine hit VR titles. Like the previous two demo discs, the third installment is free of charge. You can check out the PlayStation Store listing here.

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AR+VR Weekly: CES news, ODG’s 20 year journey ends & AR+VR’s road to $80 billion

AWE Blog

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of Jan 14. Source: Nreal (featured in Launch Announcements). By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

7 Unannounced PSVR Ports We’re Still Waiting On In 2019

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With over three million headsets sold, Sony’s PSVR is thought to be the most successful major VR headset on the market today. Despite this, many developers prefer to bring their VR games to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive first.

VR Puts Users Head-To-Head With Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Technology

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Can humans identify road hazards as well as Ford’s advanced safety technology? Arguably one of the most alluring selling points of a current Ford Motor Company brand vehicle is the inclusion of the companies advanced driver assist system, a.k.a. their Co-Pilot360 technology.