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Virtual Reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, while browsing the Facebook group VIRTUAL REALITY, I found a post comparing the Gartner Hype Cycle 2017 and 2018. The results of the comparison were basically two: Augmented Reality has not moved in the graph; Virtual Reality has disappeared.

This Children's Hospital Uses HoloLens & Augmented Reality to Calm Young Patients During Medical Procedures

Next Reality AR

While numerous examples exist of hospitals deploying the HoloLens to assist doctors, surgeons, medical professionals, and students while treating patients, California's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is actually using the augmented reality headset to improve the patient's experience.

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Jaunt Shows Off New Augmented Reality 360-degree Full Body Selfies

UploadVR

Jaunt made its name as a creator of 360-degree videos and cinematic VR experiences. But under new management, the company has shifted its focus to supplying mixed reality technology to other companies.

HP Partnership Expands Advanced VR Training

VRScout

From utilities companies to first responders, more industries are adopting rich virtual training experiences for training purposes. There is a growing plethora of Industry 4.0

Why we should care about ergonomics in virtual reality

The Ghost Howls

I always say that most of my readers know VR far better than me.

Apple Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics

Road to VR

Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup focused on holographic display and storage technology. The move is the latest development in a years-long string of acquisitions, patents, and hirings by the company focused on augmented and virtual reality technology.

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Official Beat Saber Arcade Machine Heading To Korea & China

VRScout

VR’s most popular rhythm game is heading to VR arcades across Asia in the form of a next-gen arcade machine cabinet. It’s been one hell of a year for block-slashing VR rhythm game, Beat Saber.

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Magic Leap Releases Helio Experiments Demos, Finally Gives Us the Infamous AR Whale

Next Reality AR

You want whales? Ok, you'll get whales! That seems to be the unspoken message from Magic Leap via its latest update in the form of several new experiments posted inside its Helio app.

VR Motion Simulator ‘Feel Three’ Hits Kickstarter, Fully Funded in Under 24 Hours

Road to VR

Feel Three, a 3DOF motion simulator for VR, went live on Kickstarter yesterday. And owing to its vision in providing a relatively cost-effective solution among a sea of expensive motion platforms, the company blasted past their £50,000 funding goal within only a day’s time.

Acer Reveals OJO 500 Detachable Windows VR Headset

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Less than a year on from the release of Acer’s first Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headset, the company is introducing its successor, the Acer OJO 500.

Google’s VR Labs Provide STEM Students With Hands-On Experience

VRScout

Google teams up with Labster to develop 30 immersive lab experiences for the Daydream platform.

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7Invensun will provide eye-tracking for many worldwide XR devices

The Ghost Howls

I have many sweet memories of my trip to China. One of the best of them is when in Beijing I visited the company 7Invensun , a worldwide excellence in eye tracking.

Watch the ‘Real’ Magic Leap Whale Take Flight in ‘Helio’ Web Experiment

Road to VR

Back in 2016, Magic Leap released a video clip of a breaching augmented reality whale as a backdrop to their freshly redesigned website, something meant to grab the attention of prospective investors, developers, and consumers alike.

Titan Arena Is A Massive VR Boss Battler From Ex-God of War Devs

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Ever thought that Shadow of the Colossus would be really cool in VR? We certainly have , and it looks like two ex-God of War devs have too.

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Oculus & CHLA Bring VR Medical Training To Eleven New Facilities

VRScout

The advanced VR simulation expands to new medical institutions as Oculus & CHLA continue their push towards experiential education.

ARKit App WiARframe Wants to Be the Destination for AR Prototyping & Discovery

Next Reality AR

A new app for iPhones and iPads gives developers a sandbox for testing their AR experiences and sharing them with the world.

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Former ‘God of War’ Devs Launch Kickstarter for Colossal VR Shooter ‘Titan Arena’

Road to VR

Lightbound Studios, a company founded by two former God of War series developers, are aiming to bring something truly colossal to VR with their upcoming first-person shooter Titan Arena.

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Torn Review: A Weird And Wacky Delight Of A VR Puzzler

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“That is the most mad scientist thing anyone has ever said,” your character, Katherine Patterson, proclaims towards the end of Torn.

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Explore A System Of Exotic Planets With NASA’s Exoplanet Excursion VR App

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Take a trip lightyears across the galaxy for a guided tour through five of TRAPPIST-1’s seven-planet system. . Located approximately 39.6

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Samsung Sends Family Guy into Augmented Reality to Showcase Connected Home Products

Next Reality AR

On Friday, at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Samsung invited attendees into the residence of Family Guy's Griffin family to learn all about its "smart home" products via augmented reality. "If

Imogen Heap VR Concert Experience to Land on ‘TheWaveVR’ August 31st

Road to VR

Imogen Heap, the Grammy-award winning musician, is following in the footsteps of TOKiMONSTA, Ash Koosha, and The Glitch Mob with a social VR concert experience, hosted on TheWaveVR platform soon.

Firewall Zero Hour Review: The Tactical VR Shooter We’ve Been Waiting For

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I knew Firewall Zero Hour would be something special the very first time I got my hands on it almost a full year ago back at PSX 2017.

AR Wine Labels Pay Tribute To Female Pioneers

VRScout

EmBRAZEN brand wines celebrates women’s history with augmented labels highlighting three incredible female figures. Since its initial launch, Tactic’s Living Wine Labels app has received over 1.2 million downloads, providing augmented wine bottle labels to five high-profile brands.

Intel Opens AR Portal to Smithsonian's Burning Man Exhibit via Snapchat

Next Reality AR

Burning Man 2018 is underway, but Intel and the Smithsonian American Art Museum are giving those not in attendance the ability to view the art from the event through Snapchat.

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Oculus Founder Serves up Scathing Review of Magic Leap One, Calling It A “Tragic Heap”

Road to VR

While Palmer Luckey provided his own Magic Leap One headset to iFixit for their tear down, the founder of Oculus certainly had his chance for a proper review before the spudgers and screwdrivers came out, and he isn’t pulling any punches either.

Ace Combat 7’s PSVR Mode Estimated To Last Three Hours

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We’ve been eagerly awaiting news about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown ‘s PlayStation VR (PSVR) content ever since the game was announced a few years ago. Those hoping they might get a full game’s worth of content out of it might be a little disappointed by today’s news, though.

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FragmentVR Opens A Window To Reality Within The Virtual World

VRScout

View your surroundings while in VR via a customized virtual window to the real world. While disconnecting from reality has its perks, some things just can’t be accomplished from outside the confines of the real world.

Oculus Rift Creator Slams Magic Leap One as 'Tragic' & Magic Leap's CEO Quickly Hits Back

Next Reality AR

Following the launch of the Magic Leap One earlier this month, the device and the company took a few hits from early reviewers.

Hands-on: Cybershoes Aim to Deliver a VR Treadmill Experience at Lower Cost & Space

Road to VR

VR treadmills are usually pretty bulky, expensive, and have a questionable utility outside of the initial wow moment of seeing one in action. Vienna-based Cybershoes however are aiming to get your feet into the game with a pretty simple concept that is less silly than it appears on first blush.

Palmer Luckey Is Working On A Solution For VR Sickness

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He may not be a part of Oculus anymore, but Palmer Luckey is still looking to solve VR sickness, and he may have a solution right around the corner. Last week Luckey took to Twitter to make five predictions about technology in the next five years.

San Diego’s Nanome Inc. Releases Collaborative VR-STEM Software For Free

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The first collaborative VR molecular modeling application was released yesterday, August 29, to encourage hands-on chemistry experimentation. The open-source tool is free for download now on Oculus and Steam. Nanome Inc. ,