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US Navy Taps Microsoft's HoloLens for Augmented Reality War Games System

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Simulated training can help soldiers and sailors learn how to use their weapons safely, but simulations can sometimes lack the stressful environment of a real firefight. That's why the US Navy has developed a more realistic augmented reality simulator that runs on the Microsoft HoloLens.

This AR Motorcycle Helmet Is As Sleek As It Is Advanced

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The Jarvish AR motorcycle helmet combines form and function into one cutting-edge package. It’s really a stroke of genius when you stop and think about it.

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Exclusive: HP’s Next-gen VR Headset Aims to Raise the Bar on Clarity & Comfort

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Having launched its first VR headset in late 2017, alongside a handful of similar headsets as part of Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, HP is preparing to take its next step with the launch of a new headset that diverges from the pack.

Oculus Audio SDK Update Adds Geometry-Based Sound Propagation

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The latest update to the Oculus Audio SDK adds the long awaited dynamic audio propagation feature. The Audio SDK spatializes audio sources in real time using head-related transfer functions (HRTF). It also allows for volumetric and ambisonic sounds.

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Snapchat Scores Viral Hit with Nike Augmented Reality Experience Starring Lebron James

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Lebron James, or King James to his royal subjects, is extending the reach of his kingdom beyond basketball and into the realm of augmented reality.

VR Opens Up New Possibilities For Disabled Musicians

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Infinite Instrument’s customizable interface is proving to be an effective tool for physically disabled musicians.

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How to Watch the Super Bowl in VR With Friends for Free

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One of VR’s greatest strengths is bringing people together in a way that feels far more real that being on a phone call or video chatting. If you’re too far from your favorite sports pals to get together, you can still watch the big game with them provided they have a VR headset handy.

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Shazam Pours a Tall Glass of Augmented Reality Marketing for Shackleton Whisky

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Apple's in-house music identification app Shazam has been quiet on the augmented reality front since officially joining Cupertino's finest last year, but a new promotion gives AR enthusiasts an occasion to raise a toast.

The Next VLC Media Player Update Will Include VR Support

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The internet’s most reliable media player is getting its fourth major update. In terms of quality, there are few consumer media players more flexible than VLC.

ILMxLAB’s ‘Star Wars: Project Porg’ is Coming Soon to Magic Leap One

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As movie tie-ins go, the Star Wars franchise has it all (even Star Wars -branded fruit at one point). Now, Magic Leap says the porg-tastic AR experience Star Wars: Project Porg is coming “soon” to Magic Leap One.

The 25 Best PSVR Games: Day #1

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Sony’s PSVR headset has proven to be something of a white knight for VR. Despite being technically inferior to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on almost every level, PlayStation leveraged 20+ years of industry experience to create an awesome line-up for its PS4-based device.

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Magic Leap Finally Releases Madefire Comic Book App for Interactive Reading & Comic Creation

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Among the many partnerships mentioned early on in the life of the Magic Leap One, by far one of the most talked about has been the comic book app from Madefire. On Monday, the two companies finally released the app to public, and we got a sneak peek at how it works before release.

Zero Latency’s Latest Free-Roam Experience Made Me A Believer In VR Esports

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‘Sol Raiders’ lays the groundwork for a global competitive VR platform. In a city bursting at the seams with every conceivable vice one could crave, entertainment is king. Stand-up comedy, live music, lavish nightclubs, high-stakes gambling, it’s all there in spades.

Zero Latency’s Next Title is Tackling the Challenges of Location-based PVP

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Zero Latency is an Australia-based creator of a VR attraction platform and content. Since its founding in 2013, the company has launched five co-op VR games supporting up to eight players.

VR Game Releases For February 2019

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is February’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too.

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Magic Leap Lumin OS Beta Update Delivers Map Merge Feature for Multi-User Experiences

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The last few months have delivered a number of great new Magic Leap releases, but that doesn't mean the development team is resting on its laurels when it comes to the platform itself.

Ford Motor Company Sketches Out New Car Designs In VR

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Experience with CAD not required. There are a lot of steps involved when it comes to designing a car. It first starts with a simple sketch or a series of sketches that will go through a series of changes until engineering needs are met.

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‘DiRT Rally 2.0’ is Getting VR Support After All, Coming to Rift This Summer

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It seems some cajoling from both the racing sim community and Oculus itself has gotten through to DiRT Rally (2015) studio Codemasters , because the upcoming sequel, which was once slated to release only on consoles and PC, is now coming to the Oculus platform this summer.

10 Best VR RPGs For Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR

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For a lot of people, virtual reality is all about escapism. Being able to put on the headset and immediately be transported to a totally new world. Perhaps in your dreams that world is full of magic, wondrous creatures, and breathtaking locations.

8th Wall Adds Another Brick to Its Web AR Platform with AR Camera for Easy Prototyping

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In the past few years, augmented reality software maker 8th Wall has worked to build its platform into a cross-platform augmented reality toolkit for mobile apps, as well as web-based AR experiences.

Fans Get A VR Tour Of LA Stadium Ahead Of Super Bowl LIII

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Fans get a closer look at the future home of the Los Angeles Rams. This Sunday the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

‘Angry Birds VR’ Now Available on Rift & Vive, More VR Platforms Coming Soon

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Resolution Games and Rovio Entertainment today launched the next installment in the Angry Birds series, this time built from the ground-up for VR. Dubbed Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs (2019) , the bird-shooting puzzle game is now available on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Esports Pushing VR Adoption

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Can professional gaming help to propel the consumer adoption of virtual reality? Professional gaming has always been a serious pursuit that attracted dedicated players and a large audience, and with immersive technologies becoming more pervasive, the esports crowd is increasingly embracing VR.

Hang Out in Seinfeld's Apartment via an Augmented Reality Replica on Your iPhone or iPad

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If you've ever wanted to barge into Jerry Seinfeld's apartment like Cosmo Kramer, you can now do so without having to book a ride on the Peterman Reality Tour. Built with input by Tho. Azzari, the sitcom's original production designer, the Seinfeld Set Replica is a non-AR, very real miniature version of the TV set (minus the ever-present statue of Superman).

WWII Royal Air Force Veteran Relives Gunner Mission In VR

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Geoffrey Payne, a WWII Royal Air Force veteran, steps into the past using VR. Geoffrey Payne was a fresh-faced 19-year-old kid when he found himself serving in the British armed forces as a spare rear gunner on a Royal Air Force Lancaster Bomber during WWII.

‘Angry Birds VR’ Review — Redefining a Mobile Powerhouse for the Virtual Age

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MWC 2019: HTC CEO Cher Wang To Talk ‘Realizing Vive Reality’ At Keynote

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HTC will take the stage at this month’s Mobile World Congress event, putting its Vive Reality initiative in focus. Company CEO Cher Wang will host a keynote speech at this year’s show.

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Magic Leap Experience Lets Golf Fans Meet Jordan Spieth & PGA App Update Brings Pebble Beach to AR

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Unless you're one of the world's top golfers, there's a good chance you are not stepping onto the fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links this weekend.

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Childish Gambino Makes His AR Debut

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Google’s Playground for Pixel introduces a Playmoji character of the hit rap & RnB sensation. No matter how you slice it, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, is arguable one of the fastest-rising creative minds of our generation.

Hands-on: Vive Focus 6DOF Controllers ‘Chirp’ & ‘FinchShift’ Tested Back-to-Back

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Vive Wave is HTC’s open platform that offers interoperability between several classes of mobile VR headsets and accessories, something the company hopes will help unite a fragmented market.

Oculus Quest Dev Settings Suggest Cross-Buy With Oculus Go

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UPDATE: We reached out to Facebook and a representative issued the following statement: Oculus Quest will have a different store and requirements than Oculus Go and Rift. As they are different devices with different inputs there are no plans to implement cross-buying from Oculus Go to Oculus Quest at this time. The Oculus Platform SDK settings indicate that the upcoming Oculus Quest could have cross-buy with Oculus Go.

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Warby Parker Makes It Easier to Try on Eyeglasses at Home with AR Update to Glasses App for iPhone X Series

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If there's one company that is a fan of the TrueDepth camera on Apple's iPhone X devices, it's the popular eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker. Last year, the company introduced the ability to measure customers' faces using the depth-sensing front-facing sensor on the original iPhone X.

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Adult Entertainment & Technology Collide In BaDoinkVR

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BaDoinkVR partners with ViRo.Club to create more immersive adult experiences. The best VR experiences often come from every day human connections.

Oculus Unveils Viking Melee Adventure ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ for Rift, Trailer Here

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Wondering what Oculus and Sanzaru Games were hiding when they teased their next Rift exclusive a few days ago?

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Oculus ‘Rift S’ Listed In Code With Onboard Cameras, Software IPD Adjustment

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Code discovered by UploadVR in supporting files for the Oculus PC software confirms the existence of an Oculus ‘Rift S’. The existence of Rift S was first reported by TechCrunch back in November. The report suggested the headset will feature improved resolution and an inside-out tracking system similar to Oculus Quest. Onboard Tracking Cameras. We found a setting in the user interface code which allows the PC user to select between 50Hz and 60Hz room lighting. An ‘auto’ option also exists.

Google Unleashes the Powers of Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover in AR via New Pixel Playmoji

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Although Apple's Animoji game is strong, as recently exampled by its Ariana Grande collaboration, Google isn't slacking either, unleashing a far more immersive music experience for smartphone users.

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Traveling Halo Fan Experience Will Feature Competitive Location-Based VR

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Fight like alongside fellow Spartans in a PvP experience based on the historic franchise.