Sat.Feb 16, 2019 - Fri.Feb 22, 2019

HP Wants to Enhance Traditional CAD Workflows with “VR Snacking”

Road to VR

HP is exploring what they’re calling the “VR snacking” concept: a simple way to enhance traditional CAD workflows with the benefits of VR visualization.

Developer Uses VR To Build AR Experiences That Mimic Real-World Physics

VRScout

Lee Vermeulen is breaking new ground with his experimental AR prototypes. . Palmer Luckey is a tinkerer,” is how Time Magazine described the creator of the Oculus VR headset back in August of 2015.

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AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

Tech Trends VR

Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables? Let’s face it, humans are vain and fickle creatures, so the fact that most HMDs look dorky as heck doesn’t really help with the whole mass market adoption issue.

How to Watch the Microsoft Mobile World Congress Event Rumored to Reveal HoloLens 2

Next Reality AR

We already know that Microsoft has something big planned for later this month, and now we have details on how to watch the company's big reveal.

Varjo VR-1 Shows Us Virtual Reality Through High-Res Lenses

UploadVR

It’s been 20 months since I tried the Varjo prototype and its promise of VR at extreme resolutions. Now in 2019, the company has made it a reality. Dubbed the Varjo VR-1, this enterprise headset has launched today to 34 countries, including the U.S.

This Guy Is Spending A Full Week In VR, For Science

VRScout

168 hours. Multiple headsets. One fascinating livestream. What’s the longest amount of time you’ve spent immersed in VR? Three, maybe four hours? Don’t worry, I won’t judge.

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What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

The Ghost Howls

The time has come. After many years of waiting, and even a second iteration of the device scrapped away, Microsoft is finally going to announce the next generation of HoloLens. But, what to expect from it? Well, let me speculate a bit… When and where.

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Report: Nintendo To Launch Switch VR Headset This Year

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Poor Nintendo will probably never be free of Switch VR speculation until it announces its own headset. The latest rumors suggest that could be this year.

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Social VR App vTime Opens a Window to Augmented Reality Users with iOS & Android App

Next Reality AR

Most of the mobile augmented reality apps of today focus on individual experiences, but a new entrant into the space wants to make things a bit more social. Battle tested for years in the realm of virtual reality, vTime is finally bringing its immersive social chat experience into AR.

Studying Social Presence in VR

Tech Trends VR

New research by the University of British Columbia highlights both similarities and differences in the way people interact in virtual environments and the real world.

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AT&T to Demonstrate Cloud-rendered SteamVR Content Streamed Over 5G

Road to VR

AT&T, one of the world’s largest telecom companies, this week announced plans to demonstrate cloud-rendered VR content streaming over a 5G network.

This Awesome VR Paragliding Rig Puts You In Control

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Most people have a dream VR setup. It might be laid out for the ultimate racing experience, or designed for immersive flight simulation. Studio Muybridge, however, built the ultimate VR paragliding experience. The France-based studio recently shared this look at its elaborate contraption.

Magic Leap & Three UK Power 5G Augmented Reality Fashion Show at London Fashion Week

Next Reality AR

While AT&T is gradually showing off the powers of its 5G technology in the US via the Magic Leap One, another major wireless company is doing the same in the UK using the world of fashion.

Personalizing Learning with Data

Tech Trends VR

Microsoft’s latest acquisition shows how combining pedagogy and technology can dramatically improve learning outcomes. Today’s students will graduate into a world that will be dramatically different – and changing faster than ever.

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HTC Unveils Vive Focus Plus with 6DOF Controllers, Built for Enterprise

Road to VR

HTC today announced its planning to release a new version of Vive Focus targeted at enterprise users, this time including integrated hardware support for two ultrasonically-tracked 6DOF controllers. Enter Vive Focus Plus, a truly standalone 6DOF VR headset.

5 Upcoming Oculus Exclusives That Could Carry ‘Rift S’ This Year

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Facebook is rumored to launch a refresh of the Oculus Rift this year dubbed the Rift S. Every Oculus VR headset launch so far has been accompanied with an impressive collection of new games. These five major Oculus exclusives launching this year could be Rift S ‘s big hitters.

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Magic Leap Jumps into the Star Wars Universe with Release of Project Porg App

Next Reality AR

After some social media teasing, the Star Wars universe's Magic Leap debut has finally arrived. On Tuesday, Magic Leap announced the release of Star Wars: Project Prog, which is available for free via Magic Leap World.

Kabaq Helps You Settles On A Meal With Ultra-Realistic AR Menus

VRScout

These AR holograms look good enough to eat. Part of the experience of going to a good restaurant is being presented with lots of tempting choices.

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Award-winning Mobile Meditation App ‘Calm’ Comes to Oculus Go & Gear VR

Road to VR

Rated Apple’s 2017 App of the Year and Google Play’s 2018 Editor’s Choice Award winner, the original mobile version of Calm has celebrated a measure of success over the years with its growing list of soothing guided meditation routines and nighttime stories to put a restless mind to bed.

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VR Social Network vTime Adds AR Support, Quest Version Inbound

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Nearly a year on from raising $7.6 million , social VR network vTime is rebranding and jumping on AR platforms. The company today launched the AR version of its app on iOS and Android.

Samsung Jumps to Head of Mobile AR Class with Galaxy S10 5G & 3D Depth Sensor, Shows Off AR Concept Video

Next Reality AR

While augmented reality made more of a cameo appearance during Samsung's official grand unveiling of the Galaxy S10 line-up on Wednesday, it's the company's move into 5G connectivity that has huge implications for AR.

The AR Drone That Can Help Save Lives

Tech Trends VR

First responders will be able to use drones equipped with Augmented Reality technology to better deal with emergency situations.

I Had No Idea How Fast Dragsters Really Are Until I Saw Them in VR

Road to VR

I’m not a drag racing fan but I’m at least a somewhat familiar with the sport: two cars line up on a short straight course and race to see who reaches the finish line first. I’ve seen some videos, I’ve read some articles, and I’ve seen the scary wipeouts clips.

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Beat Saber And Subpac Are Helping Deaf Fans Play The Game

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Beat Saber is arguably VR’s biggest phenomenon, taking PC VR and PSVR platforms by storm. But it’s also a game that lives and dies by its music, which helps players get in the flow. For deaf VR fans, that’s a big barrier to cross.

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HTC announces full 6 DOF standalone headset Vive Focus Plus (+ thorough review on its 6 DOF controllers)

The Ghost Howls

With much surprise for us all, HTC has just announced the Vive Focus Plus , its first full 6 DOF standalone headset! Do you want to know more? Well, you are in the right place.

Microsoft Expands Its Augmented Reality App Portfolio from HoloLens to Android & iOS

Next Reality AR

Although all signs points to Microsoft releasing a new HoloLens in the coming days, the company is nevertheless looking to distribute its augmented reality apps to other operating systems.

‘Neos VR’ Update Brings “massive improvements” to User Friendliness, Social Features & More

Road to VR

Neos VR , the social VR platform, is celebrating a milestone with the release of its 0.8 build, which brings what the creators call “massive improvements” to usability and social features, and integration with its own cryptocurrency.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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Object Theory is one of the oldest Mixed Reality companies around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.

HTC Reveals Vive Focus Plus, Coming Q2 2019

VRScout

The enterprise-only standalone headset features dual 6DoF controllers and improved Fresnel lenses. Continuing their push towards enterprise VR technology, HTC has unveiled a new version of their HTC Vive Focus headset designed specifically for use by businesses and corporations.

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Lego Partner Kabooki Builds Virtual Pop-Up Shop with Snapchat's Shoppable AR

Next Reality AR

Now that Lego Movie 2, a film about an imaginary world made of plastic bricks existing parallel to the real world, is in theaters, it's the perfect time to shop for Lego apparel at a store modeled after that world.

Samsung’s New Galaxy S10 Lineup Announced with Gear VR Support

Road to VR

Samsung today announced its latest and greatest flagship phone lineup, the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. The company has confirmed that all variants of the S10 are compatible with the latest Gear VR headset.

Samsung Odyssey+ Is Just $299 This Week – 40% Off Sale

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Samsung is offering an incredible deal this week — its Odyssey+ PC VR headset is just $299. This saves $200 (40%) from the regular $499 price. Odyssey+ is the refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in 2017.

Varjo Promises “Human-Eye” Resolution With VR-1 Headset

VRScout

Varjo’s professional-grade headset features retina-grade resolution and eye-tracking functionality. Industry-caliber VR/XR specialists Varjo today announced their latest hardware release, the Varjo VR-1.

Should You Build Your Own VR or Outsource to an Agency?

InstaVR

With interest in VR on the rise, many new to the technology start off with a simple question: should I build it myself or outsource to an agency? At InstaVR, we have a mix of direct clients and agency clients. Our platform is simple, powerful, and flexible enough for all to use.

Varjo Launches VR-1 with Retina-quality Fixed-foveated Display & Eye-tracking, Priced at $6,000

Road to VR

Varjo today announced the launch of its VR-1 headset. Priced at $6,000, the headset aims to deliver a huge jump in effective resolution with a novel fixed-foveated display that offers unprecedented retina-resolution fidelity at the center of the field of view.

Star Wars: Project Porg Is Like A Tamagotchi For Magic Leap, Out Now

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Forget Jedi training and duels with Darth Vader; the most important Star Wars AR app just released. That’s right, Project Porg is now available for Magic Leap One. Wait, what’s Project Porg? I’m glad you asked!

HTC Just Dropped A Preview Of Their Vive Cosmos Controllers

VRScout

HTC teases new information regarding their upcoming 6DoF headset.