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Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Will Soon Support Real-Time Language Translation

VRScout

The Zoi Meet language subtitling service makes its AR debut next month.

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Can Virtual Reality Be Used as a Forensic Tool?

ARPost

Various industries are applying virtual reality technology in real-world scenarios. Professionals in the world of forensic science are, for example, realizing its potential in the pursuit of justice. This immersive technology might not be able to replace all existing forensic techniques.

7 ways AR can grow your business

Zappar

There's never been a better time for brands and business to leverage AR to drive growth, increase sales and engage customers

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Can Epson’s New Moverio Assist Disrupt Enterprise AR?

Charlie Fink

We thought it was curious that Epson dialed back their presence at Augmented World Expo last week. They’ve been a fixture since we started attending four years ago. When they asked for a private briefing at a nearby location, I knew something was up. Today, the company announced Moverio Assist for Epson’s Moverio (BT-300/350/350 ANSI) smartglasses. Moverio Assist is the first low-cost plug-and-play remote expert system for AR smartglasses.

Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery

TechCrunch VR

Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology: They’ve developed a way for a person to control a robot arm with their minds — with no surgery or invasive procedures required to make it possible. The mind-controlled robot in this experiment also showed a high degree of motor control, as it’s able to track a computer cursor as it moves across a screen.

How to install and uninstall unapproved apps on Oculus Quest using SideQuest

The Ghost Howls

One of the most discussed themes in the VR communities nowadays is the Oculus Quest content curation.

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

VRScout

Record yourself in the virtual world with Oculus’ official MRC kit. Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR.

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HTC Unveils New Cosmos Design, 6 Inside-out Cameras & Removable Faceplate

Road to VR

HTC today unveiled a new design for Cosmos, the company’s upcoming inside-out tracked PC VR headset slated for release in Q3 2019.

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The Ghost Howls

When you see a title of mine written in Chinese, you already know what is going to happen. Yes, I am returning again to China. Yes, new adventures await me. Yes, my stomach won’t be that happy, but I am a lot.

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Snapchat Showcases Its Creative Chops at Cannes Lion with Marker Tracking & Landmarker AR Lens

Next Reality AR

One of the most prestigious annual events for the advertising industry, the Cannes Lions is the ideal backdrop for Snapchat to show the brands and agencies in attendance what it's got.

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Disney’s Upcoming Lion King Remake Pushes The Boundaries Of VR Filmmaking

VRScout

Director Jon Favreau ditches physical sets in favor of 360-degree virtual environments. Arriving in theatres July 19th , Disney’s photorealistic CGI Lion King remake is the product of multiple cutting edge technologies.

HTC Strikes Down Vive Cosmos Price Rumor, Confirms Sub-$900 Price Point

Road to VR

YouTube channel MRTV today reported an expected price of $900 for the upcoming Vive Cosmos headset, citing a “trusted industry insider.” ” Responding to the rumor, HTC tells Road to VR that the price is “incorrect (and high).”

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Titanfall Dev Respawn’s ‘AAA’ Oculus VR FPS To Appear At OC6

UploadVR

We’ve been waiting for this one. Back at the fourth Oculus Connect developer conference in 2017 (!) we learned Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment was making an Oculus Studios game. At the time, Oculus gave a vague 2019 window for the game, but we’ve seen nothing from it since.

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Magic Leap Takes Nreal to Court Over Trade Secrets Theft

Next Reality AR

In a legal brief entered on Monday, Florida-based startup Magic Leap has filed suit against the founder of Nreal, a former employee of Magic Leap, claiming that the company's Nreal Light smartglasses were built using Magic Leap's intellectual property. The documents, which were filed with U.S.

Oculus Teases Updates To VR & AR Lineup At Oculus Connect 6 This September

VRScout

‘A new chapter of virtual and augmented reality’ arrives September 25th.

‘Penn & Teller VR’ Coming to Quest & PC VR Next Week, PSVR in July

Road to VR

Gearbox Software today announced that an upcoming game from magic/comedy duo Penn & Teller, Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary, & Underhanded, will be available on Quest, Rift and Vive this month, with a version for PSVR coming in July.

Valve Index Support Tag Goes Live On Steam, VR Discovery Improved

UploadVR

Notice anything different about SteamVR games today? New tie, or haircut, perhaps? Actually it’s just that the Valve Index icon is now featured on compatible games’ store listings. In fact, VR support on the wider Steam platform seems to have had a bit of a minor refresh.

Hands-On: Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Brings New Magic to the World of Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Can lightning strike twice? Niantic is betting that it can with its latest augmented reality game based on the best-selling multimedia franchise Harry Potter.

Introducing The Nominees For The 2019 VR Awards

VRScout

VR hardware is front and center at this year’s festivities following the release of Oculus Quest and HP Reverb. AIXR has announced the 2019 nominees for their third annual international VR Awards , an event dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements in the VR industry.

Virtuix Debuts ‘VR Arena’ Attraction at Dave & Buster’s Austin Location

Road to VR

Virtuix, the company behind the VR treadmill Virtuix Omni , debuted their previously announced VR eSports attraction ‘Omniverse VR Arena’ at the Dave & Buster’s location in Austin, Texas this past week.

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OnShape VR Looks Like A Cross Between Beat Saber And Human Tetris

UploadVR

We know, we know; another day, another Beat Saber wannabe. But OnShape from Odders Lab does have a few interesting twists and turns that raised our eyebrows. Specifically, the game looks like a cross between Beat Games’ smash hit and, oddly enough, Tetris.

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Airbus Partners with Microsoft to Begin Selling HoloLens 2 Software After Successful AR Pilot Program

Next Reality AR

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is so impressed with the boost in productivity it has gained from Microsoft's HoloLens, the company will begin offering augmented reality software to its customers.

The Unreal Garden AR Environment Was A Much Needed Escape From The Chaos Of E3

VRScout

Large-scale multiplayer AR turns 6,000 sq. of show floor into a digital jungle.

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Xbox Game Studios Has (inadvertently?) Acquired Heaps of VR Development Talent

Road to VR

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Viking Combat Brought To Life In New VR Experience Using Volumetric Capture

UploadVR

Volumetric capture is one promising avenue for creating photorealistic VR. It’s a process in which a lot of cameras capture an actor’s performance from a wide range of angles. The results are then stitched together to recreate the performance as a 3D asset.

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Unity Bulks Up Advertising Capabilities with Responsive AR Ads

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality has taken the advertising industry by storm, but the technology has a steep learning curve. Luckily for advertisers, Unity is here to flatten the curve a bit.

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Our First Look At Halo Outpost Discovery’s Location-Based VR Experience

VRScout

New gameplay footage of Halo: Training Grounds reveals intense close-quarters VR combat.

Viveport Has Earned a Second Chance Thanks to Infinity

Road to VR

HTC launched Viveport, their VR game marketplace, back in August 2016 to relatively little fanfare. It didn’t boast any compelling exclusives or big draws when it came to content deals, and was notorious for being a buggy, unstable mess.

Hands-On: Ascend Has The Potential To Be The Next Hot VR Esports Title

UploadVR

Back at the USC Games Expo in May, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try out a game called Ascend, which was developed by students at the University of Southern California.

Magic Leap Claims He Stole Augmented Reality Ideas as an Employee, but Who Is Chi Xu, the Founder of Nreal?

Next Reality AR

When I first found out about Nreal, back in the spring of 2018, the most interesting thing about the company's story was the founder's background. Chi Xu, the CEO and founder of Nreal, previously worked at Magic Leap as a software engineer.

Vacation Simulator, Mars Alive, Four Other Titles Arrive On PSVR This Week

VRScout

This week is shaping up to be a busy one for console VR. While E3 2019 may officially be in the books, it appears as though Sony is only just getting started.