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Curing Insomnia With VR Light Shows, Ambient Music, And Interactive Beds

VRScout

Inducing restfulness via kaleidoscopic visuals and ambient music.

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Top Enterprise Use Cases for Oculus Quest VR Headset

InstaVR

As mentioned in last week’s blog , the Oculus Ques t has blown away sales expectations since launching three months ago. Businesses, particularly enterprises and Fortune 500 type companies, are an important part of that customer segment.

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The Secret To Snap's Success

Charlie Fink

Snap represents the first consumer augmented reality application to go mainstream

How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

The Ghost Howls

This is the week of this blog’s birthday and so I’m publishing a very special post, that I’m going to split into two parts.

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Immersed Debuts Public VR Co-Working Space Designed For Remote Collaboration

VRScout

Water cooler talk just got an upgrade.

Space Pirate Trainer Arena Takes Oculus Quest To Court-sized Play Areas

UploadVR

The developers of one of VR’s earliest and most popular wave shooters are showing footage from a mutliplayer Oculus Quest game requiring court-sized play areas.

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Red Matter on Quest review: a new quality bar for mobile VR games

The Ghost Howls

Vertical Robot’ s acclaimed indie game Red Matter has just been ported to Oculus Quest and the title has already got a lot of interest. This is because from the teaser video it seems that the developers have made a great job in having amazing graphics on the Quest.

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Doghead Simulations CEO Turns VR Social Platform Into His Own Personal Gym

VRScout

Doghead Simulations CEO uses social VR to get back in shape. Mat Chacon , co-founder and CEO of Doghead Simulations , the company behind the VR tool Rumii, spent most of his life in remarkable shape. On his 30th birthday, he climbed Mt.

No Man’s Sky VR Suffers Major Performance Problems On PC

UploadVR

No Man’s Sky added much-anticipated VR support to PC and PS VR today. Many users, however, across all PC VR headsets are reporting performance-related problems with the game.

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Nate Mitchell is the Final Oculus Co-founder to Leave Facebook

Road to VR

Nate Mitchell, Facebook’s Head of VR Product, and the last of Oculus’ co-founders, has announced that he’s leaving the company.

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Experience 6 amazing indie VR games at the Gamescom VR Showcase!

The Ghost Howls

Gamescom is one of the most important gaming fairs in the world, and probably the most important in Europe. Last year I was there , and I had lots of fun, meeting cool VR people (like the Youtuber Nathie or the journalist Scott Hayden) and trying VR games and hardware (e.g. the bHaptics suit).

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Hospitals Now Using VR To Reduce Pain During Childbirth

VRScout

Combating labor pains with VR technology. A new program being conducted at the University Hospital of Whales in Cardiff is using VR technology to treat pain and anxiety during labor.

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Real VR Fishing Brings Stunning Environments To Quest Next Month

UploadVR

When it comes to virtual fishing, I’m more of a Bait! guy than a simulator lover. Real VR Fishing is set to strike a nice balance between the two when it launches on Quest next month.

YouTube Unleashes First AR Makeup Try-On Tool with Mac Cosmetics

Next Reality AR

While Modiface, YouCam, and others have been playing in the virtual make-up marketing pool for a while, here comes Google ready to splash down with a cannonball.

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Moving Towards Experiential Marketing

Tech Trends VR

Engaging both existing and potential customers through meaningful, immersive and multi-sensory experiences is a growing marketing trend. Many influential brands such as Coca-Cola and IKEA have used VR and AR to create campaigns to enhance the customer experience.

Space Pirate Arena Brings Multiplayer Hall-Scale VR To The Oculus Quest

VRScout

Space Pirate Trainer is receiving a multiplayer spin-off that requires large open areas to play.

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British Airways Is The Next To Trial In-Flight VR/360 Viewing

UploadVR

Another major airline is set to trial in-flight VR entertainment. This time it’s UK giant, British Airways. The company this week announced that it is trialing VR headset use in flights between London Heathrow to New York JFK.

British Airways is testing VR entertainment headsets on flights

Slashgear

For the remainder of the year, British Airways has announced that it will test the availability of virtual reality headsets for passengers on flights from London’s Heathrow airport to New York’s JFK airport.

Extending Retail

Tech Trends VR

XR is a powerful tool being used to attract, engage, and retain customers as online commerce and bricks-and-mortar converge. How can we increase AR awareness & adoption and what does the future look like? Click To Tweet.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure Brings Chaotic Couch Co-Op To The PSVR

VRScout

Put on your captain’s hat (headset) and set sail on a piggy submarine.

Oculus Founder Nate Mitchell Departs Facebook

UploadVR

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is leaving Facebook. Facebook confirmed the departure Mitchell announced via a note to Reddit: “Hey everyone — I have some bittersweet news to share with this community. After 7 incredible years, I’ve decided to move on from Oculus / Facebook.”

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Why Making VR is Now Easier Than Ever Before

InstaVR

VR has become much more powerful over the last three years.

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What Are Industrial AR’s Biggest Benefits and Barriers?

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s latest report, Industrial AR: Benefits & Barriers. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. One of AR’s proposed beneficiaries is the enterprise.

Relive Past Memories As Location-Based AR Experiences With ReplayAR

VRScout

AR technology turns your smartphone into a personal time machine.

Facebook Patents Reveal Deep Research On True Haptic VR Gloves

UploadVR

Multiple patents awarded to Facebook this year suggest the company is researching a range of technologies which could enable force feedback gloves for VR. Gloves may be the ultimate goal for VR input.

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4 Applications of Augmented Reality in Physical Security

ARPost

Augmented reality took the world by storm when Niantic introduced Pokémon Go in 2016. However, the technology has been around for longer than most people realize. But most of the world didn’t know what it was until Pokémon started popping up in their backyard.

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

TechCrunch VR

Navin Chaddha. Contributor. Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor.

Massive ‘No Man’s Sky Beyond’ Update Launches With Full VR Support

VRScout

Expanded multiplayer and VR support could make this one of the largest VR games currently available.

No Man’s Sky: The First 14 Minutes Of Gameplay On PSVR

UploadVR

It’s here! No Man’s Sky Beyond is live! At least it is on PSVR… in Europe. We’re expecting Hello Games’ mammoth VR update to roll out across the day. That said, the PSVR update has gone live a little sooner than we expected on PS4.

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Has Sony Captured 30% of VR Hardware Revenues?

AR Insider

Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

British Airways will give you VR for in-flight entertainment

Mashable

Commercial virtual reality has, so far, mostly manifested itself in the living rooms of people with lots of disposable income. But British Airways is hopping on a VR bandwagon that could actually be pretty useful.