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Disney Researchers Introduce ‘MotionStick’ AR Puppeteering

VRScout

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

Road to VR

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

Next Reality AR

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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You Should Definitely Buy A PSVR This Black Friday

UploadVR

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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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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Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300

Road to VR

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.

Microsoft's HoloLens Morphs Paris Museum Model of Mont-Saint-Michel into Masterpiece of AR

Next Reality AR

Amid the opulent and historic confines of Paris, Microsoft is now hosting an exhibit at a local museum that brings a historic map of a Normandy tourist destination to life in augmented reality.

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

Road to VR

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

Next Reality AR

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.

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

The Ghost Howls

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.

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

VRScout

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

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

Road to VR

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.

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

Next Reality AR

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

Cutting Edge VR

Tech Trends VR

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.

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

Road to VR

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

Next Reality AR

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.

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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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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‘Echo Combat’ is Launching on Rift This Week – New Map, Weapons & Features

Road to VR

Echo Combat , Ready at Dawn’s team-based zero-g shooter for Oculus Rift, is coming sooner than you might think.

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

Next Reality AR

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.

Rumor: PSVR 2 To Ditch Break Out Box, Introduce New Move Controllers

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Take this one with a big pinch of salt right now, but some interesting rumors about a hypothetical PSVR 2 popped up online this week. Reddit user RuthenicCookie recently made some claims about Sony’s VR follow-up, which will apparently run on the unannounced PlayStation 5 console. Usually, we wouldn’t touch rumors like these but, in the same thread, RuthenicCookie correctly stated that Sony would be announcing they were pulling out of E3 2019 yesterday.

You Are Here Labs Launches First Holographic Press Release

VRScout

AR holograms could change the way companies handle social media marketing. .

Award-Winning VR Space Experience ‘SPHERES’ Lands on Rift

Road to VR

SPHERES is a three-chapter space experience from Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures and writer/director Eliza McNitt that takes you on a trip through a universe filled with sound.

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

Next Reality AR

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

Nomadic’s Arizona Sunshine Experience Brings Location-Based VR To New Interactive Heights

UploadVR

We’re at the point now where it typically takes a lot to really ‘Wow!’ ’ me with VR. After covering the industry heavily for almost three years, I’ve seen and played a lot.

VR Diversity Initiative Uses VR To Create Accessible Backpacks For People With Scoliosis

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Young tech enthusiasts come together to create backpacks that could be used by people with disabilities using VR technology.

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

Road to VR

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

Next Reality AR

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.

Eyes-On: Light Field Lab Built A Tantalizing Holographic Display For The 2020s

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There’s a monarch butterfly in the dark, suspended behind the glass panel of a decorative wooden lantern about a meter away from me. I am not wearing glasses. Light Field Lab representatives say they aren’t tracking my head’s position. Like a practiced magician, Light Field Lab CEO Jon Karafin removes the lantern from its perch to reveal the butterfly is floating in the open air.

Three-Part Cosmic Journey ‘SPHERES’ Arrives On The Oculus Rift

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Executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, the interactive series features narration by Millie Bobby Brown, Jessica Chastain, and Patti Smith.

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‘YouTube VR’ Finally Comes to Oculus Go, Now Available on Oculus Store

Road to VR

Gear VR users have had access to YouTube’s VR app since July, but now it’s Oculus Go’s turn, as Oculus’ standalone VR headset is finally getting the long-awaited YouTube VR app.

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Warner Bros. & Niantic Release Trailer for Harry Potter Wizards Unite, but Delay Launch Until 2019

Next Reality AR

It looks like the Harry Potter version of Pokémon GO won't appear in 2018 after all, as the company has decided pushed the game's release to 2019. Get ready for some exciting and fun adventures ahead," the company said in a blog post.

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INDIE PRODUCTION COMPANY BAOBAB STUDIOS WORLD PREMIERES ANIMATED SHORT “CROW: THE LEGEND”

Cats and VR

Baobab Studios proudly announced today the official global release of “Crow: The Legend”.

Rumor: Valve Working On VR Headset Bundled With Knuckles Controllers, Half-Life VR

VRScout

Newly leaked photos indicate the company could be working on their own proprietary headset design. According to several photos posted to image-sharing website imgur this past Saturday, it appears as though Valve Corporation may be in the process of developing their own VR headset.

Haptics Company Exiii is Loaning Its ‘EXOS Wrist’ Haptic Device to Developers for Free

Road to VR

Exiii , a Japan-based startup working in VR haptics, is starting a free rental program across the US and Japan that will let developers go hands-on with the company’s latest haptic developer kit, EXOS Wrist DK2 , for up to six months, free of charge.

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