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Oculus Chief Scientist Dives Deep Into the Near Future of AR & VR

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Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit

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Shepard Fairey’s largest ever solo exhibit preserved in VR/AR using volumetric photogrammetry.

Experiencing Epic Storytelling in VR

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Entertainment industry heavyweights partner up to bring Renaissance plot to room-scale VR. Michael Conelly is a prolific visual effects designer.

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AR Cloud Startup 6D.Ai Video Gives a Peek at Next-Level Mobile AR from Devs Using Company's SDK

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A sizzle reel just released by augmented reality cloud company 6D.ai shows off what kind of hyper-realistic AR experiences developers can build with its SDK.

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VR Support for ‘No Man’s Sky’ Being Considered by Developer

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No Man’s Sky, a game which has a history of calls for VR support since its 2016 release, could one day be explored in VR. Developer Hello Games is gauging interest in VR support for No Man’s Sky in a player survey intended to find out what the game’s community wants next.

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Texan Pilots Use Oculus Go For In-Flight Navigational Guidance

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Co-founders of Thrust Vector aim to create safer flights by introducing VR to the cockpit. Piloting an aircraft isn’t easy.

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Seeing the Blitz in VR

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A new BBC Virtual Reality experience takes you back to Berlin in 1943, at the height of the WW2 blitz.

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This Prototype World-scale VR Game is the Size of a Football Field

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With recent advancements in inside-out tracking on standalone VR headsets, the tantalizing possibility of ‘world-scale’ VR experiences—those unhindered by limited tracking volumes or even physical barriers—is coming into focus.

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Attack On Titan VR Attraction Launches In Tokyo Later This Week

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Enlist in the Survey Corps and take on a massive humanoid creature in Attack on Titan: The Human Race.

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Learning Real-World Skills in Virtual Reality

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

Twilio & Magic Leap Deliver First Live Demo of Avatar Chat Communications App

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On Thursday, yet another piece of the Magic Leap puzzle fell into place at Twilio's Signal developer and customer conference in San Francisco.

‘Ovation’ is a Powerful VR Public Speaking Sim Designed for Professional Training

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In my years covering VR, I’ve seen several attempts at public speaking simulators, but Ovation, a new app released this week supporting the Rift and Vive, is by far the most comprehensive.

Macy’s Partners With Marxent For One Of The Largest VR Rollouts In Retail History

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The U.S. department store will begin installing VR stations in 90 stores to sell furniture to customers. This would be the largest VR roll-out in the history of retail.

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‘No Man’s Sky’ Developers Poll Players On Potential VR Support

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Since the game’s release in 2016, VR gamers have been asking for VR support for No Man’s Sky, the sandbox space survival game from Hello Games.

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Wingnut AR's Pest Control Is Unreleased, Mostly Unseen, but Undeniably One of Magic Leap One's Best Titles

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Despite the relatively small size of Magic Leap's first annual L.E.A.P. conference, there was a lot to see and experience. Apparently missed by many was one of the best experiences I had at the event: Wingnut AR's unreleased Pest Control game.

Sixense to Refund STEM Kickstarter Backers After More Than 4 Years of Delays

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In what might be the longest Kickstarter campaign conclusion to date, more than four years following estimated deliveries of the STEM VR controller, Sixense says they will fully refund all backers and pre-orders. Sixense was once a name central to the early VR community.

Ludenso Unveils MagiMask AR Headset & Tracking System For $99 USD

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MagiMask ditches split screen stereoscopic AR in favor of a unique full screen viewing experience. Your standard headset-based augmented reality experience utilizes split-screen stereoscopic rendering to project two identical images for each eye.

HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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Today it’s a great day for virtual reality: at WCVRI conference, HTC has just announced a kit to provide 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and has showcased a hands-tracking technology for the Vive Pro !

Snapchat Lens Studio Adds New Segmentation Templates to Its Bag of Augmented Reality Tricks

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On Thursday, Snap released three new templates for its Lens Studio that will give creators access to augmented reality capabilities previously only available to Snap's own design team.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Oculus Quest Completes Company’s First-Gen Lineup’

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Oculus Quest, the newly announced standalone 6DOF VR headset (ex-Project Santa Cruz), completely stole the show at this year’s Oculus Connect with the promise of offering some very Rift-like experiences in a mobile form-factor.

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John Carpenter’s ‘Tales For A HalloweeNight Vol 4? Brought To Life With AR

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Unlock a terrifying AR experience with the exclusive 2018 NYCC edition of John Carpenter’s ‘Tales For a HalloweeNight Vol 4.’ ’ When it comes to classic slasher horror films, the name John Carpenter is almost always the first that comes to mind.

Hands-on: Twin Peaks VR Takes The Festival Of Disruption To Glastonbury Grove And The Red Room

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An official Twin Peaks VR experience premiered at the Festival of Disruption in Los Angeles. Presented by Collider Games , the demo was less than 10 minutes long in an HTC Vive headset with hand controllers.

HoloLens Update Brings Display Mirroring & Quick Actions Menu for Routine Tasks

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Microsoft has informed HoloLens users that the company will begin rolling out a mandatory update for HoloLens as part of its Windows 10 October 2018 release that brings a number of new features and quality-of-life improvements to the headset.

‘Rec Room’ Update Brings Multiplayer Bowling to Social VR App

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Rec Room, the social VR app for PSVR, Rift, Vive, and Windows VR headsets, just got an update that a new activity to its list of games and multiplayer adventures. Dubbed ‘Lone Shoe Lanes’, users can get started now on perfecting their virtual bowling form.

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YouTube VR Creator Lab Heads To Tokyo

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VR180 makes its way to Japan as YouTube continues to expand its VR Creator Lab. YouTube has set their sights on yet another location for their VR production course, this time bringing their support to the talented creators of Tokyo, Japan.

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VIEW Conference 2018 will host amazing XR talks and workshops

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I’m very happy to talk about a very important event that will take place very soon in my city of Turin (Italy): the VIEW Conference. The VIEW Conference is an annual conference focused on Computer Graphics that is held in my city and that has now arrived at its 19th edition.

Magic Leap's Chief Content Officer Rio Caraeff Opens Up on Walled Gardens, Data Privacy, & Blockchain

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Over the years, Magic Leap's long cultivated shroud of mystery led some onlookers to buy into the company's dream before even trying the device, while for others, the secrecy seems to have stoked the kind of resentment and overcorrecting critique usually reserved for the mighty Apple.

Co-op ‘Godzilla VR’ Game to Arrive at VR Arcades Across Japan Next Month

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There’s no more befitting place or time for a roll-out of Godzilla VR, Bandai Namco’s latest addition to their Japan-based VR ZONE arcades.

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Covert Hands-On: Local VR Co-Op Multiplayer Espionage For Oculus Go

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Covert wasn’t a major, featured demo at the Oculus Connect 5 late last month. The show was dominated by the Quest news, large demo booths dedicated to fully untethered wireless games of Superhot and Tennis scramble, and a bank of Rift stations for upcoming titles like Defector and Stormland.

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The Sims FreePlay Adds Multiplayer AR In ‘Brilliant Backyards’ Update

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Real-time cooperative building and AR functionality arrive in a seasonal themed update to EA’s mobile Sims experience.

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Inside Magic Leap's Cinematic Partnership with Andy Serkis & The Imaginarium's Experimental Motion Capture Experience

Next Reality AR

By now, you've probably already seen Andy Serkis and his performance capture demo for Magic Leap. And sure, marrying motion capture acting and augmented reality sounds compelling, but how does it really work as an experience?

SteamVR Gets Motion Smoothing, an ASW-like Feature to Help VR Apps Run Better

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Valve today introduced Motion Smoothing to SteamVR in beta. Similar to Oculus’ Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW), the feature uses previous frames to synthesize new frames on the fly, allowing VR applications to continue to run smoothly and comfortably even when dropping frames.

Community Download: What Is The Most Underrated VR Game?

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Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

Magic Leap Brings Star Wars’ Adorable Porgs To Mixed Reality

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It’s like Tamagotchi, but in a galaxy far, far away. Magic Leap made their fair share of announcements during their inaugural L.E.A.P. developer conference last week, showcasing an impressive collection of upcoming, as well as already-released experiences and updates.

Owlchemy Labs ARCore Experiment Lets Android Users View a Friend's VR Experience from Their Smartphone

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Google subsidiary Owlchemy Labs has cooked up an experimental ARCore mobile app that enables smartphone users to follow along with their VR friends as they play games in a head-mounted display. Called Mobile Spectator, the app uses ARCore to track the smartphone's position in physical space.

Oculus Hosts Halloween Pumpkin-carving Contest in ‘Oculus Medium’

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Oculus Go Used For In-Flight Pilot Training Demonstration

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Co-founders of a Texas-based company called Thrust Vector, which does contract development and consulting for both AR and VR, used Oculus Go while piloting an aircraft and say they have flown “probably 2 dozen full approaches in full VR, all the way down to about 50 feet above the runway.”