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Disney Researchers Introduce ‘MotionStick’ AR Puppeteering

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Disney Researchers build off an idea from 2011 to develop a new way to puppeteer digital characters in augmented reality.

Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects

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At Magic Leap’s developer conference last month, the company announced they were ready to throw down serious cash to developers to build apps for their new AR headset, Magic Leap One.

Toyota Begins Testing HoloLens for Production Process Improvements

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With HoloLens and its enterprise-focused software offerings, Microsoft continues to make an impression on companies looking to adopt augmented reality, with Toyota Motor Corporation among the latest.

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All you need to know about the leaked Valve VR headset: is Half-Life 3/2 coming?

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The VR ecosystem is in fibrillation because of the leak of a possible upcoming next-gen Valve HMD headset. But what do we know about it? Well, in this article I’ll try to summarize all that we know and all the main speculations regarding it.

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You Should Definitely Buy A PSVR This Black Friday

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You might have noticed that we’re quite fond of VR here at Upload. In fact, we’re absolutely enthralled about it; we love to play in it, talk about it and write about it. But, when it comes to actually recommending you buy a VR headset?

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Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300

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Samsung Odyssey+ is the company’s latest VR headset, and while it launched just a few weeks ago for $500, the Korean tech giant is throwing it on sale this Black Friday at a 40% discount.

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Scraper: First Strike looks like an interesting VR action game

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I had the pleasure to talk with Jim R. Ivon, the CEO of Labrodex , an indie game studio that is working an interesting action VR game called Scraper: First Strike. I talked with him about the game and the hurdles of being an indie VR developer. Doesn’t this sound cool to you?

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Echo Combat Costs $9.99, Launch Trailer Revealed

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The long-anticipated expansion to Echo VR is nearly here, and we now know how much it’ll cost. Oculus and Ready At Dawn today confirmed that Echo Combat will cost $9.99 when it launches on the Oculus Rift on November 15th at 12pm PST.

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Oculus Launches Referral Program, Free Store Credit When a Friend Buys Rift or Go

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As the adage goes, the more, the merrier. Oculus is taking it to heart this holiday season in the US with its new referral program that could net you, and up to three friends significant savings on hardware and content.

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AT&T Reveals Winners of First Magic Leap Hackathon

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Now that its first developer conference is in the rearview mirror, Magic Leap continues to nurture its content development community, this time with an assist from strategic investor and retail partner AT&T. After accepting submissions through Oct.

Japanese Man Spends $17,500 In ‘Cross-Dimensional’ Wedding To Hatsune Miku

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Akihiko Kondo’s “marriage” to the 16-year-old holographic pop star is just the latest in an increasingly prominent trend of holographic marriages.

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Tendar Is A Surreal New AR App From The Makers Of Virtual Virtual Reality

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What did the makers of the exquisite Virtual Virtual Reality do next? Something completely different. Launched today on Android smartphones, Tendar is an AR app that brings the developer’s surrealist imagination into the world around us.

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Fundamental VR is partnering with the Mayo Clinic to democratize the next generation of haptic surgical training simulation tools. Globally, 5 Billion people don’t have access to safe surgery due to lack of trained professionals. In the U.S.

Magic Leap Launches App Creator Grant Program Awarding Up to $500,000 in Funding

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On Thursday, Magic Leap decided to step up its efforts to foster its developer community by launching the Independent Creator Program.

Baobab’s Star-Studded VR Short ‘Crow: The Legend’ Now Available Free On Oculus & YouTube

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Take on the role of the ‘The Spirit of the Seasons’ in this animated retelling of a Native American origin legend. Celebrated VR animation studio Baobab , the team behind Emmy-award-winning VR shorts Invasion! and Asteroids! ,

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The VOID’s VR Theme Parks Add Wreck-It Ralph Experience

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The VOID out-of-home VR company is adding an official Wreck-It Ralph experience to four of their locations. It is named ‘Ralph Breaks VR’ and officially opens on the 21st of November (next Wednesday).

Fire Investigators Are Now Using VR Photogrammetry Tech to Assess Damage to Homes

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A house fire is a sickening reality, but when it’s finally time to clean up and tally losses, that’s where fire investigators come in.

ARKit 101: How to Place a Virtual Television & Play a Video on It in Augmented Reality

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In a previous tutorial, we were able to place the Mona Lisa on vertical surfaces such as walls, books, and monitors using ARKit 1.5. By combining the power of Scene Kit and Sprite Kit (Apple's 2D graphics engine), we can play a video on a flat surface in ARKit.

‘Ralph Breaks VR’ Hyper-Reality Experience Is An All-Out Assault On Your Senses

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Break into the internet in the latest location-based VR experience from ILMxLAB & The VOID. .

Until Dawn, Bravo Team Dev Working With Sony ‘On Several PS-Exclusives’

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We may just see a new VR game from the makers of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and Bravo Team yet.

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New Google Glass for Enterprise Emerges in FCC Listing

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It’s been over a year since Google launched its Glass Enterprise Edition , something the company called “a new chapter” for the device. First introduced in its Explorer Edition in 2013, it now appears a second gen Enterprise Edition has passed FCC certification.

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Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges Update Lets You Turn to the Dark Side via Kylo Ren Lightsaber

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Any real Star Wars fan knows that fear is a path to the dark side, as it leads to anger, and then suffering. For players of Star Wars Jedi Challenges, though, access to the antagonistic side of the Force is now available through their mobile apps.

A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR

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The 2002 Gamecube classic gets the VR treatment as part of an ongoing study into VR game mechanics. If you’re a fan of first-person-shooters, than odds are you’re familiar with Metroid Prime.

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Crow: The Legend Review: An Essential Native American Story About The Seasons

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Crow: The Legend is the third VR project from startup Baobab after Invasion! and Asteroids! A complete departure from the first two, this one is based on a Native American legend featuring an all-star cast of voice talent including John Legend and Oprah.

Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Aims to Commercialize AR Headset in 1-2 Years

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As the world’s largest telecom manufacturer, when Chinese tech giant Huawei makes a market prediction, they have plenty of room to speak.

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Wonderscope iPhone App Turns Bedrooms into Stages for Children's Stories in Augmented Reality

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Augmented reality content makers often position the technology as a new storytelling medium. And who loves stories more than children?

YouTube VR Now Available On Oculus Go

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The internet’s most convenient video-sharing service finally arrives on the world’s most convenient VR headset.

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Facebook Denies Firing Palmer Luckey Over Political Views

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Oculus parent company Facebook denied renewed claims that Rift inventor Palmer Luckey was fired for his political views.

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Google’s Latest Spotlight Story ‘Age of Sail’ Delivers a Powerful & Emotional VR Experience

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Google just released Age of Sail, its latest Spotlight Story for VR headsets. The company’s ability to assemble talent to deliver quick but meaningful storytelling seems to have paid off again, as Age of Sail hits a home run in nearly every department.

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Microsoft to Host Women in AI & Mixed Reality Hackathon in San Francisco

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Over the last few years, the virtual reality space has earned a welcome reputation for fostering better representational balance with regard to gender compared to the general tech industry, with women like Nonny de la Peña and many others leading the charge.