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The Future of Location-Based Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

With home-based systems getting better and cheaper every day, can VR Arcades keep the punters interested and turn a profit? We talk to some key players about what it takes to be successful in that space.

I Met Magic Leap's AI Assistant Mica & Saw the Future of Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Unlike VR, when it comes to augmented reality, describing what an experience is like can be incredibly difficult, primarily because the experiences are even more contextual than relatively static virtual worlds that don't involve real world settings.

NASA JPL may have given us a preview of next gen HoloLens

The Ghost Howls

It’s L.E.A.P. Conference time and everyone is only talking about Magic Leap in these days. But today, we may also have some cool news about next gen HoloLens: in a video, we may have spotted its future appearance.

Magic Leap’s Mica AI Is Like A 21st Century Rorschach Test

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Magic Leap introduced a concept called Mica and called it “her” during a section of its 3-hour keynote this week about how an artificial intelligence could operate as an assistant to humans. I feel like I met in person what Magic Leap showed in its video.

‘Astro Bot’ Ranked 6th Best PS4 Game of 2018, #1 PSVR Game of All Time

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PSVR exclusive ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission has been making waves among critics and players alike since its release at the beginning of the month. The game now ranks among PS4’s top titles—VR or otherwise.

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Did NASA Leak the HoloLens 2 in This Video?

Next Reality AR

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) may have shown us the first public glimpse of the next-generation HoloLens. In a video published on Oct.

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HADO Announces 2019 Pro AR League

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Professional eSports meets augmented reality in Hado’s ambitious new league. Singapore-based augmented sports provider, HADO , is officially taking it’s ongoing location-based AR dodgeball experience to the next level with a professional AR eSports league.

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Magic Leap Reveals 16 AR Experiences From Wacom, SketchUp, Wingnut AR, and More

Road to VR

Today at Magic Leap’s first creator conference the company has revealed a bevy of AR content built on the headset—some experimental, and some actually launching on the headset soon (or today)—but all up and running on real hardware.

AT&T to Launch DirectTV App for Magic Leap One in 2019, Sets Up 5G Test Area at Magic Leap Headquarters

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap and AT&T have lifted the lid on multiple parts of their mysterious relationship today. According to AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan, the company is planning to launch a beta version of DirectTV Now for the Magic Leap One in 2019.

Google Uses AR To Replace The Faces On Dollar Bills With Notable Women

VRScout

News erupted in 2016 when the U.S. Treasury announced it would replace President Andrew Jackson with the image of Harriet Tubman.

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Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

A new game lets you dive deep into the infamous ship’s history. The golden rule for creating compelling VR content is that you should allow people to experience something that would be either impossible or too dangerous, expensive and/or difficult to do in real life.

Stuxnet Documentary ‘Zero Days VR’ Wins an Emmy

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Google Brings Marvel's Avengers & Childish Gambino to AR with Playground for Pixel

Next Reality AR

If you own a Google Pixel, you'll soon have augmented reality versions of Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Childish Gambino on your camera.

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Hands-On With Magic Leap Shooter ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’

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Weta Workshop offers a taste of their upcoming shooter at the Magic Leap’s first L.E.A.P. conference. Magic Leap’s inaugural L.E.A.P.

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Escape Room Is Location Based VR At Its Collaborative Best

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Ubisoft was right to withhold the Assassin’s Creed branding from its first ever location-based VR escape room, Escape The Lost Pyramid.

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‘Beat Saber’ is Now the 7th Best Rated Steam Game of All Time

Road to VR

Beat Saber has climbed to the #7 spot among best rated games on Steam—VR or otherwise—and continues to hold the #1 spot among VR titles.

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Upskill Releases HoloLens Version of Skylight AR Productivity Platform

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality productivity software maker Upskill has expanded the reach of its Skylight platform with support for Microsoft HoloLens.

Japanese Students Construct VR Roller Coaster Attraction Inside Classroom

VRScout

Someone’s getting an A+ in woodshop…. What was the most impressive project you ever made while attending junior high? I myself am particularly proud of an A+ four-cheese quesadilla I made while struggling through home economics. .

Evasion Review: Redefining Bullet Hell Shooters With VR Chaos

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Over two and a half years after the launch of consumer-grade VR headsets, my favorite thing to do in VR is still to stand side-by-side, with a friend, while fighting enemies.

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Magic Leap Shows off Upcoming Enterprise Apps Focused on Professional 3D Design

Road to VR

Magic Leap announced a number of consumer-facing apps and games coming soon to Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset which released back in August.

Snapchat Becomes SnapCAT with AR Lenses for Your Feline Friends

Next Reality AR

Have you ever browsed through Lenses on Snapchat and got bummed out when the app recommends that you "try this with a friend" and you're all alone? Well, now you can take AR snaps with your cat!

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Feature-Length VR Film ‘7 Miracles’ Debuts At Raindance Film Festival

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A VIVE Studios production about the miracles performed by Jesus Christ was the winner of the “VR Film of the Festival” grand jury category.

War Dust Is An Enormous 64-Player Battlefield-Like VR FPS, Now In Alpha

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Stand Out: VR Battle Royale is one of the most ambitious VR games on the market right now. It’s in Steam Early Access and it pits about 30 players against one another on a single, large map in a fight to the death.

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‘FlyInside Flight Simulator’ Preview – A Promising Start in VR-native Flying

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FlyInside FSX , the crowdfunded VR plugin for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (2006) , was built well before first-party VR motion controllers existed, developed back in the DK2-era of 2015 as an ad hoc way of jumping into an already highly-detailed flight sim.

Air New Zealand Takes Wraps Off Magic Leap One Adventure Tourism Game

Next Reality AR

The thrill and excitement of great tourism generally requires visitors to take part in the country's local fare in person.

Facebook’s 3D Photos Arrive On Your News Feed And In VR

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Facebook uses iPhone’s AI depth-sensor to a new layer of realism to your photos. Originally announced during the 2018 F8 developer conference back in May, Facebook’s 3D Photos feature is now officially available on your News Feed and in VR.

Spaces Partners With Sega Joypolis To Open New VR Attraction In Japan

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Spaces has partnered with Sega’s Joypolis location-based entertainment division to open a new VR attraction near the Shibuya train station in Tokyo, which is one of the busiest transit stations in the world. It opens on October 25.

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Magic Leap to Add Two Controller Support, Iris Login, Javascript Support, & More

Road to VR

Today at Leap Con, Magic Leap spoke briefly about its software roadmap for the end of 2018 and into early 2019, indicating some interesting new features on the way to their AR headset.

The Porgs from Star Wars Are Coming to Magic Leap One

Next Reality AR

It turns out that Dr. Grordbort's Invaders is not the only Magic Leap demo to become a reality for the Magic Leap One. ILMxLAB, the augmented and virtual reality arm of Lucasfilm, announced on Monday the Star Wars: Project Porg for Magic Leap One.

Report: VR Enabling Better Health

Tech Trends VR

Adopting immersive technologies can improve patient outcomes and save costs for healthcare providers. Every day thousands of patients are tasked with making critical decisions about their healthcare.

Our First Interview With Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz

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I had an interesting conversation with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz on Oct. 9 — the first day of LEAPCon — after filming a 30 minute presentation about their first marquee game, Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders.

Owlchemy Labs Reveals Experimental AR ‘Mobile Spectator’ App for VR Games

Road to VR

It’s notoriously difficult to transmit exactly what’s happening in a VR game without actually strapping on a headset yourself.

Everything Magic Leap Revealed During Its First Annual L.E.A.P. Conference Keynote Event

Next Reality AR

Like many things associated with Magic Leap, the start of the company's first annual L.E.A.P. conference got off to a unique start.

Google Rebrands AR Stickers as Playground; Introduces 3D AR Animation

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Dream Launches Online VR Collaboration And Productivity Tool

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The company Dream is named appropriately. For three years, it has been working on an online collaboration tool that enables people to view web sites on the Chrome browser in virtual reality. It’s like the operating system for virtual reality, and it is available for free on the Oculus Store.

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Varjo Raises $31 Million to Further Develop ‘Bionic Display’ Headset

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Niantic Plugs Its Real World Platform into Deutsche Telekom's 5G Network & MobiledgeX Servers

Next Reality AR

When Pokémon GO developer Niantic launches its Real World Platform for augmented reality gaming, it will run over 5G speeds courtesy of T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom and the edge servers of its MobiledgeX subsidiary, the companies announced today.