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How to Analyze Virtual Reality (VR) Heatmaps and Analytics

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How to Analyze Virtual Reality (VR) Heatmaps and Analytics. Many organizations now use virtual reality as an integral part of their business. They’re making VR experiences for employee training, sales/marketing presentations, recruiting, communications and more.

Talespin Building Virtual Human Tech to Train Interpersonal Skills in VR

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With increasing demand among employers for employees with great interpersonal communication skills, VR training company Talespin is bringing ‘virtual human’ training scenarios to its platform.

Medivis App for Magic Leap One & HoloLens Lets You Study the Human Anatomy in Augmented Reality

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Not content to merely assist surgeons via the HoloLens, Medivis has expanded its augmented reality suite to Magic Leap One with an app for medical students.

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Valve Teases ‘Index’ VR Headset For May

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Valve is teasing its VR headset for May. You can check it out right now on Steam , although there are currently no other details listed. The site at least partially confirms our report from late last year.

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HTC’s ‘6DOF Lite’ Mode Adds Volumetric Depth To 360 Video

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HTC brings flat 360-degree video to life with 6DOF functionality. As captivating as conventional 360-degree video can be, it pales in comparison to the level of immersion offered by volumetric content featuring 3D depth and 6DOF capabilities.

Valve Teases New ‘Index’ VR Headset Coming in May

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After months of speculation, Valve has finally officially confirmed a new VR headset called Index that bears the company’s own name and will presumably be a first-party product. A teaser image for the headset may indicate a release date of May.

Posemoji App Lets You Use Your Body to Create Augmented Reality Emoji & Designs

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The great thing about augmented reality is that so much is possible using the emerging tools and software, your only real limit is your imagination — that includes making real versions of imagined products.

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TeamViewer Offers Remote Customer Assistance Through AR

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Providing on-site quality assistance through smartphone technology. Anyone who’s had the pleasure of dealing with customer service during a complex situation will tell you the horrors of communicating an issue over the phone.

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Vive Pro Eye Hits FCC on Its Way to 2019 Launch

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HTC Vive Pro Eye, the enterprise-focused VR headset with integrated eye-tracking, has officially undergone testing by the FCC.

Magic Leap Adds New Multi-User & Sharing Features, Improves Hand Tracking in Latest Lumin OS Update

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After showing off a prototype of the Grordbattle multiplayer first-person shooter at the Game Developer Conference, Magic Leap has added a new Shared World feature in version 0.95.0 of the Lumin OS update released this week.

Every Game Confirmed For Oculus Quest So Far

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Darth Vader approaches you in the newest trailer for Facebook’s Oculus Quest standalone VR headset. The system is entirely self-contained. Quest has no wires, it doesn’t need a PC or phone to operate and the price starts at $400.

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Nintendo Labo: VR Kit Includes Over 64 Games & Experiences

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Nintendo’s 4th Toy-Con release is absolutely massive. It was just over two weeks ago Nintendo made the unexpected announcement of the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con: VR Kit.

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Oculus Reveals More Quest Launch Titles in Fresh Teaser Trailer

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PAX East officially starts tomorrow, and to keep the Oculus Quest hypetrain chugging right along, the company today released a new video showing some of the confirmed launch titles coming to Quest in Spring 2019. Yes, there’s a few new ones we didn’t know about until now.

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Magic Leap Teams with HBO & AT&T to Deliver Game of Thrones Experience

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In recent months, the Magic Leap One has frequently tied promotions to groundbreaking entertainment properties, but the latest may be the startup's biggest coup yet.

GDC 2019: Espire 1: VR Operative Is A Great Mix Of Action And Stealth

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Espire 1: VR Operative is still one of our most anticipated VR games and at this point it should only be mere months away.

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Madame Tussauds Partners With ARtGlass For AR Wax Exhibits

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Dynamic holograms, historical video, and 360-degree panoramas inbound. Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. location is receiving an upgrade in the form of AR enhancements that breath new life into their lineup of famous wax sculptures.

Facebook’s Jason Rubin on Quest, Rift S, & the Direction of Oculus

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Last week at GDC Oculus revealed their first new PC VR headset in three years, the Rift S. We sat down with Facebook’s Jason Rubin, VP of AR/VR Content & Partnerships, to learn more about the strategy behind Quest and Rift S, and where Oculus is trying to steer its ecosystem.

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8th Wall Spins Up New 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Augmented Reality Experience for Blu-Ray, DVD Release

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Hollywood loves sequels so much that studios and their marketing teams are not too proud to release a sequel of an augmented reality promotion.

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot Gets July Release, Rift Support Confirmed

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Put another big VR game down on your release calendar. Betheda’s Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot just got a release date, and it’s a few months away. The series’ first VR spin-off will arrive on July 26th 2019.

‘Valve Index’ VR Headset Announced, Arrives May 2019

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Valve’s long-awaited HMD features dual front-facing cameras and manual IPD. Valve has just released its first promotional image for its long-rumored proprietary VR headset, Valve Index.

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‘Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot’ to Launch on PSVR & SteamVR Headsets in July

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Bethesda quietly released the official street date for their upcoming VR game, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot , which is targeting both PSVR and SteamVR headsets. The game is set to launch simultaneously on the PlayStation Store for PSVR and on Steam July 26th for $20.

Niantic Offering In-Game Rewards to Pokémon GO & Ingress Players Who Pitch in on Earth Day Cleanup Events

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Location-based gaming company Niantic knows its business model is inextricably tied to the outdoors, so it is in its best interest to help preserve that environment to give players a place to play.

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GDC 2019: Trover Saves The Universe Kept Me Laughing Through The Whole Demo

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It’s not every day that you get a press release that starts with the phrase, “Hold on to your butts,” but when there’s a new Squanch Games release from Justin Roiland and company on the horizon you expect as much.

Black Box Opens First VR Gym In San Francisco

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Getting shredded with the help of VR. Black Box , founded by Ryan DeLuca & Preston Lewis in 2016, will open the doors to its first VR gym this April in San Francisco with plans for expansion in the near future.

Social VR Hits ‘Rec Room’ and ‘VRChat’ Coming to Oculus Quest

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On the run up to the headset’s Spring release, Oculus today confirmed a handful of new Quest launch titles. Among them are social VR hits Rec Room and VRChat , both known for connecting players and friends across headsets and platforms.

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Exclusive: Inside Magic Leap's Secret Headquarters

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The long guarded veil of mystery surrounding Magic Leap for years was finally lifted last year when the company revealed its Magic Leap One device. But even now, as the company releases new apps and high profile partnerships, the company itself remains something of a cipher.

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney On AR: ‘We’re Going To Need Very Strong Privacy Protections’

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I spoke to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney at the Game Developers Conference last week. Sweeney declined a full interview but agreed to answer one question about the VR and AR market on the record. Sweeney is, of course, the CEO of the company behind Unreal Engine, Fortnite, Epic Games store and more.

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Enhance Your 360-Degree Video With Rich360

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Content-optimized 360° video rendering technology could take immersive filmmaking to the next level. South Korean computer graphics and visual technology company KAI Inc.

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OptiTrack Shows Hundreds of Simultaneously Tracked Objects in a Single VR Experience

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OptiTrack at GDC last week showed off a demonstration of their enterprise/commercial tracking technology which is capable of accurately tracking hundreds of objects simultaneously in real-time.

Using VR as an Intervention Tool

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UK Social enterprise pilots use of immersive tech in social care. Over the past five years, the number of children who are looked after by Local Authorities (LAs) and children who require child protection plans to be kept safe from ‘significant harm’ has increased dramatically in England.

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Hands-On: Dance Central VR Made Me Dance Like No One Was Watching

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I’m not a good dancer. You can ask anyone that went to school with me, attended my wedding, or were ever unfortunate enough to witness me playing any of the various Just Dance or Dance Central games and they’ll all agree that I just can’t dance.

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No Man’s Sky Crashes On To VR Headsets Later This Summer

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Hello Games’ latest update adds support for PSVR & SteamVR headsets. Just three years after its troubled launch, Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is a robust, content-rich sci-fi gaming experience bolstered by continuous free updates and an extremely dedicated fanbase.

Sony Announces 4.2 Million PlayStation VR Units Sold

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Sony today revealed its latest PlayStation VR sales milestone of 4.2 million units. The company says this figure represents headsets ‘sold through’ to consumers, as opposed to total outstanding units that might still be in the hands of distributors.

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NBA Update Delivers Live Games & Player Comparison Stats in Magic Leap App

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It's a magical time of year for basketball fans, with the NCAA Tournament in full swing and NBA frontrunners in the midst of their push to clinch spots in the playoffs. To capitalize on the season, Magic Leap is making its own push, highlighting new features in the NBA app for Magic Leap One.

Against Gravity’s Rec Room Finally Confirmed For Oculus Quest

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Another much-anticipated VR app is on its way to the Oculus Quest headset. Against Gravity’s social VR platform, Rec Room, will come to the device this spring.

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VRChat, Rec Room, Vacation Simulator Confirmed For Oculus Quest

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Oculus teases a new heap of Quest launch titles ahead of PAX East. As part of their ongoing ‘Quest Countdown’ campaign, Oculus is in full hype mode as the company continues to reveal new launch titles for their upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset.

Vive Focus Plus Costs $800 & Will Ship Worldwide Next Month

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In February, HTC unveiled its full 6DOF version of the company’s standalone VR headset targeted at enterprise users, Vive Focus Plus. Now, the company has officially announced pricing and availability for the headset and controller bundle.

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