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The five layers of the AR ecosystem

Zappar

We examine the AR landscape for 2019 and how brands and creatives alike can leverage the power AR through ZapWorks. We discuss key industry advancements such as ARKit, ARCore, WebAR and assess content delivery methods, including Snap, Facebook, QR Codes and Zappar's native app capabilities

The XR Attention Lab Takes Body Language To A Whole New Level

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Biometric algorithms enable your body to speak through immersive technology. Is this the next phase of human-machine integration? “It’s

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Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 with More than 2x Field of View & 47 Pixels per-Degree

Road to VR

Microsoft today revealed HoloLens 2 at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The headset features a laser-scanning display which brings a field of view that’s more than 2x the original HoloLens and 47 pixels per degree.

All you need to know on Azure Kinect

The Ghost Howls

You all know that I am a big fan of the Kinect.

Magic Leap Reveals First of Developer Grant Winners & Promises More Recipients Amid Developer Complaints

Next Reality AR

Ten days after Magic Leap declared that it had selected the winners of its Independent Creators Program, the company has officially released an almost full list of grant recipients.

Oculus Quest Will Require A Higher Standard Of Content From Developers

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The company is taking a “quality-first” approach in regards to their standalone headset.

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All you need to know on HoloLens 2

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Today, at MWC 2019, Alex Kipman went on stage together with Satya Nadella and Julia White to announce the new HoloLens 2. They teased a lot of interesting features and services of the device, and left the remaining technical details to some technical sheets on Microsoft website.

Magic Leap & SK Telecom Seal Exclusive Wireless Partnership for South Korean Market

Next Reality AR

As Magic Leap continues to spread its influence in the US with the help of wireless carrier AT&T, the augmented reality startup is also working its way into East Asia.

Mattel Experiments With Mixed Reality Toy Design

VRScout

Mattel uses top tech from Spatial and HoloLens to accelerate play innovation. This week thousands of people descended on Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress where Microsoft has already unveiled the HoloLens 2 , the next generation of Microsoft mixed reality.

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Oculus to Enforce More Strict Quality Bar for Quest Content

Road to VR

Oculus has always taken a curated approach to VR content, being the first and last word on what VR content can and can’t be offered through their platform.

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You’re Taking Me for ARide

Tech Trends VR

This Augmented Reality smart motorcycle helmet is as cool as it sounds, and looks good in the bargain.

HoloLens 2, All the Specs — These Are the Technical Details Driving Microsoft's Next Foray into Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Now that we've officially seen the HoloLens 2 and Microsoft has shown off the improvements and new superpowers of the augmented reality headset, what about the specs? Luckily, Microsoft has laid bare the full specifications for its next-generation headset. Let's dive in and see what $3,500 buys.

Kellogg’s Works With Accenture For VR & Eye Tracking Merchandise Plan

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Kellogg’s see’s 18% bump in sales through VR marketing research.

Hands-on: HTC’s ‘5G Hub’ Demonstrates VR Cloud-rendering is on the Horizon

Road to VR

HTC announced a new product out of left field here at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week, the 5G Hub mobile hotspot that includes a media streaming device, a digital assistant, and Internet access point for up to 20 concurrent devices.

Ambitious VR Project Restores 1964 Tokyo With Real Images

UploadVR

The absence of Terminators in 2019 means VR is probably the closest we’re going to get to time travel. But how do we ensure trips to our past are as accurate as possible? NHK Enterprises (NEP) and Rhizomatiks have one idea.

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Microsoft Unveils the HoloLens 2

Next Reality AR

After years of waiting, Microsoft has finally updated its industry-leading augmented reality device, the HoloLens.

AI-Powered Virtual Human Teaches Employees Communication Skills

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Talespin combines AI with VR to educate users on proper leadership & communication skills.

Watch HoloLens 2 ‘Spatial’ Remote Collaboration Demo from MWC 2019

Road to VR

Spatial is a real-time AR collaboration platform first developed for the original HoloLens by New York-based startup Spatial.

Oculus Rift S Onboard Cameras Could Support Finger Tracking In Future

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Comments made by Oculus CTO John Carmack at Oculus Connect 5 and Twitter suggest that the upcoming Oculus Rift S cameras could support finger tracking. To be clear, this doesn’t mean the software to do so would be ready by the time Rift S launches.

CNN Brings Its News Networks to Magic Leap One

Next Reality AR

News junkies who own the Magic Leap One received some good news on Thursday, as CNN has published an app for the headset to display the network's news coverage in augmented reality.

‘Desirium’ Packages 15+ VR Games Into One App

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Go on a spacewalk, relax at a New Years party, enter an arcade-style shoot-em-up, and much more. Desirium is an Oculus Go/Viveport app that packages 15+ VR experiences into a single portal.

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Hands-on: Vive Focus Plus Brings 6DOF Controllers, New Lenses & Better Comfort

Road to VR

Announced just last week, Vive Focus Plus is HTC’s next iteration of their standalone VR headset that adds a pretty big missing puzzle piece, namely a replacement for its predecessor’s single 3DOF controller (rotation only) for the new 6DOF controllers.

Facebook Files Patent For VR Finger Tracking AI Armband

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Facebook filed a patent application for an armband which performs finger tracking by reading electrical signals inside the user’s wrist. Machine learning is used to convert these signals into finger positions. Two variations of the device are described.

How to Pre-Order the HoloLens 2

Next Reality AR

The debut of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 went off without a hitch, and now it's time to figure out if you want to hop aboard the updated augmented reality train. Just after the reveal of the HoloLens 2, Microsoft posted a pre-order page that features two major options.

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Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

VRScout

Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019.

Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Demo from MWC 2019

Road to VR

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona today Microsoft unveiled HoloLens 2, the next iteration of the company’s standalone AR headset.

Zed Is An Atmospheric VR Adventure Published By Cyan, Creators of Myst

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Cyan, the creators of Myst, Riven, and VR adventure Obduction , are back — this time as a publisher.

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Hands-On: Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get

Next Reality AR

In the last couple of days there's been a lot of speculation about the powers of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, but few have had a chance to get their hands on one to see if the company's claims live up to what HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman showed off on stage.

HTC Teases Cloud-Based VR With New 5G Hub

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Could 5G streaming be the future of VR entertainment?

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Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Livestream Here @ 9:00AM PT

Road to VR

Microsoft is expected to reveal HoloLens 2 at its MWC Media Event today in Barcelona and you can catch the official livestream right here.

MWC 2019: HoloLens 2 Is An AR Headset I’d Actually Use

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I considered myself a HoloLens skeptic. Microsoft’s first-generation AR headset was promising on paper, but the thing bit into my nose, was finicky to use and, well, we all know about the field of view.