Sat.Dec 15, 2018 - Fri.Dec 21, 2018

Vive Immersive Labs shows how VR can make office life better

The Ghost Howls

We know that virtual reality and augmented reality will help all of us in improving a lot of sectors of our lives. A new research by Vive Immersive Labs shows how it can be fundamental to make our office lives better. Let’s see how.

‘Brilliant Sole’ Wants to Put a VR Controller in Your Shoes

Road to VR

Moving around in VR environments usually means you’ll need to press down on a thumbstick or a touchpad. That’s all well and good for now, but it’s really not the most immersive way of getting around in large virtual spaces.

Making Intelligent Avatars in AR

Tech Trends VR

Artie is an AI engine that creates entertaining and highly interactive avatars for use in Augmented Reality.

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Snapchat Virtually Restores London's Big Ben with Holiday-Themed, Location-Based AR Lens

Next Reality AR

The city of London is getting a holiday gift this season, but it's not the kind you unwrap, since it's completely delivered in augmented reality.

What is mediated reality and how I experimented with it on the Vive Focus

The Ghost Howls

Less is more. So, when everyone is trying to do augmented reality, I’m sitting here trying to do the opposite, that is Diminished Reality (and Mediated Reality in general). .

Augmented Reality Top 8 of 2018

VRScout

As a new communications medium, Augmented Reality (AR) is changing the way we consume and share knowledge and how we express ourselves creatively. This year AR included a range of experiences from contemporary art to currency to close-captioning.

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Niantic Offers $1 Million in Rewards for Games Built on Its Real World Platform

Next Reality AR

Location-based gaming pioneer Niantic has been preparing its flavor of AR cloud, the Niantic Real World Platform, to bring more realistic and interactive augmented reality experiences to mobile apps. And now the company is looking for a few good developers to help execute its vision on the platform.

11 cool suggestions to follow if you have to speak at (or attend, or host) a VR event

The Ghost Howls

In these two days, I’ve attended two events inside virtual reality. They have been very different one from the other, but both of them have been very interesting. They were: The CPD in VR organized by Steve Bambury. The chosen platform was ENGAGE and I was there as one of the speakers.

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Magic Leap’s Latest Experience Is An Interactive Fairy Tale

VRScout

Funomena’s latest game lets you plant holographic gardens in your own mixed reality playspace. As with all immersive hardware and platforms, the success (or otherwise) of Magic Leap will hinge on whether it can attract creative developers to make awesome content to bring its technology to life.

Steppingstone VR Uses Multi-Platform Electromagnetic Propulsion To Fight Sim Sickness

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Steppingstone VR thinks its new approach to VR locomotion might be the one to solve simulation sickness. The company is working on a motion platform that uses electromagnetic propulsion to physically move players around as they stand/sit on a platform.

Meta's New Enterprise User Video Shows Signs of Life at Cash-Strapped Augmented Reality Headset Maker

Next Reality AR

Despite funding difficulties that forced Meta to place employees on temporary leave in September, the augmented reality headset maker is reminding enterprise companies that it remains a viable option for visualizing and working with 3D design models.

A Year in Tech: 2018 Recap

Tech Trends VR

A look back at some of the most exciting moments & innovations Tech Trends covered in 2018! Cryptocurrency.

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This 3D NES Emulator Looks Fantastic In VR

VRScout

The original Super Mario Bros. has never looked this good. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of a video game emulator, this magical piece of software (or hardware) allows a computer system, also called the “host,” to operate like a particular video game platform.

K/DA’s POP/STARS From League Of Legends Hits Beat Saber For Free

UploadVR

If you’re anything like me then you probably that the single free new song DLC that released last week in Beat Saber was the extent of their teased “Christmas Gifts” but you’d be wrong.

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Facebook Open-sources DeepFocus Algorithm for More Realistic Varifocal VR Rendering

Road to VR

DeepFocus is Facebook’s AI-driven renderer that’s said to produce natural looking blur in real-time, something that’s poised to go hand-in-hand with the varifocal displays of tomorrow.

Snapchat Lens Brings Bumblebee Transformer into Your Home & Baidu's Facemoji Keyboard Lets You Become the Robot

Next Reality AR

Fan favorite Transformer Bumblebee returns to theaters on Friday in a spin-off of the film franchise, so Paramount Pictures is bringing the car-robot back into the homes of fans via augmented reality.

Check Out Your Travel Destination In VR Before You Book

VRScout

Rizort Inc. adds several new locations to its collaborative vacation planning VR app.

Is Asynchronous SpaceWarp 2.0 Releasing Soon?

UploadVR

The changelog for the latest update to Oculus Medium mentions the app now supports ASW 2.0.

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Magic Leap Received Over 6,000 Applications for Independent Creator Grant Program

Road to VR

The application deadline for Magic Leap’s Independent Creator Grant Program is up, and the company has revealed that over 6,000 applications have been received for consideration.

Lowe's Unleashes Its Magic Leap One App in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

Next Reality AR

On Monday, with just days left before Christmas, Lowe's dropped a surprise augmented reality treat in everyone's lap: a brand new Magic Leap One app. Released with little fanfare or warning, the Lowe's Showroom app popped up in the Magic Leap World section on the Magic Leap One as a free download.

AI-Therapist Helps Alleviate Hot Flashes In VR

VRScout

VRHealth’s non-pharmaceutical VR experience arrives on the Oculus Go January 2019. Nearly 75% of women age 51 and above suffer from symptoms such as hot flashes, depression, anxiety, night sweats, insomnia, and loss of sexual drive as a direct result of menopause.

Void Racer Is A Surprisingly Solid Wipeout VR-Style Game For Oculus Go

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WipEout and F-Zero have established themselves over the years as the premiere sci-fi racing games available. Redout is a good alternative, with some stellar VR support to boot.

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‘Angry Birds VR’ is Coming to All Major VR Platforms in 2019

Road to VR

Rovio’s Angry Birds defined the early days of mobile games. Now, the studio has set their sights on consumer VR with their next installment of their incredibly popular pig-smashing title.

FramesDirect Finally Delivers Prescription Lens Inserts for Magic Leap One Users

Next Reality AR

In the last few weeks, the Magic Leap ecosystem has ramped up activity with a number of new releases debuting just before the close of the year. Now, yet another piece of the Magic Leap picture has come into focus in the form of prescription lens inserts.

‘Angry Birds VR: Isle Of Pigs’ Arrives On Major Platforms Early 2019

VRScout

Rovio Entertainment announces the VR debut of its global franchise. Just when you thought you’ve seen just about every Angry Bird iteration possible, here comes Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs.

Facebook Open Sources ‘DeepFocus’ VR Research

UploadVR

Facebook is releasing public code and formally open sourcing its DeepFocus research into ultra-realistic visuals for VR headsets.

Valve Promotes Latest Knuckles Controller from Prototype to Dev Kit

Road to VR

Valve this week revealed the newest version of their upcoming ‘Knuckles’ VR controllers which have graduated from the ‘EV’ prototype distinction to ‘DV’ dev kits.

Ayden Ye shows his vision for popular VR content platform VeeR

The Ghost Howls

For sure you have already heard about the video platform VeeR , one of the most popular platform for VR content creators. I’ve also already reviewed it more than year ago, definining it as an ambitious project under construction. A lot of time has passed by and VeeR has improved a lot.

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AltspaceVR Update Brings Custom Avatars, New Worlds & The Return Of Reggie Watts

VRScout

The creative team from AltspaceVR announced new updates during their Town Hall that lets users be themselves in VR.

The Biggest VR Releases Of The Week 12/16/18

UploadVR

It’s the second to last full week of 2018 (!) but the VR releases are still coming thick and fast. There’s nothing strictly traditional on the list this week, which is a very good sign for those in search of something new. Miss last week’s releases? They’re right here.