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Facebook’s Head Of AR & VR Shows Off Futuristic Mixed Reality Workspace


Check out this next-gen office powered by Oculus’ Passthrough technology. Earlier this week Facebook’s head of AR & VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth showed off an experimental mixed reality workspace powered via prototype Oculus hardware.

Qualcomm envisions fully standalone 5G slim glasses in 10 years

The Ghost Howls

At AWE, Hugo Swart from Qualcomm has announced some interesting news about the XR Viewers , defining the timeline for the AR/VR headsets of the future. I think some parts what he said are worth a comment, so follow me. Hugo Swarth briefing the journalists.

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Watch The Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition Right Here, 9am June 8


Yes, this is the VR Showcase you’re looking for. Bookmark this page, because the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition goes live at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm BT! Wait, what’s the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition?

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Qualcomm Reveals Plan to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

Road to VR

Today, at an online version of this year’s Augmented World Expo (AWE), Qualcomm announced that it’s partnered with a number of global telecoms, smartphone companies, and AR/VR headset manufacturers to deliver 5G-enabled, smartphone-driven headsets to consumers and enterprise customers.

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets


Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

The Ghost Howls

This is the 150th Week Peek! OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then!

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Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

Road to VR

At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. It’s serving up both its own 5G-enabled standalone VR headset as well as a new social VR platform which appears to compete with Facebook Horizon.

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Half-Life: Alyx?s Surprise Liquid Physics Update Looks Good Enough To Drink


Quench your virtual thirst with the ‘Boozy Liquid Shader.’

XRSpace is former HTC chief?s new 5G headset and VR world


It’s unclear if the world needs a new virtual reality headset, but former HTC CEO Peter Chou is convinced the answer is yes – and his new project XRSpace comes complete with a full VR world too.

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Panasonic Targets 2021 For Its Slim VR Glasses


Qualcomm today revealed its expectations for wired and eventually wireless VR and AR viewers in the coming decade. As part of the update Panasonic also released a statement indicating the company is targeting 2021 for its lightweight VR glasses.

Rumor: Leaked HP Reverb G2 Images Show Four-camera Tracking, New Controllers

Road to VR

Images published by known Microsoft leaker ‘WalkingCat’ have revealed a new VR headset sporting the HP logo, which looks very similar to the company’s previously revelead G2 Windows VR headset teased back in March.

Powering The Next Generation Of Virtual Music Experiences


From Minecraft to the metaverse, digital concerts are emerging from diverse platforms.

AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology


The third day of AWE 2020 may go down in history as the most wholesome day in the history of XR technology.

Apparent Leak: HP & Valve?s New WMR Headset With Side Cams, IPD Adjust, New Controllers


Prolific Microsoft leaker WalkingCat just Tweeted what seems to be images of HP & Valve’s upcoming new WMR headset and Microsoft’s new VR controllers.

Exclusive Hands-on: HP’s Reverb G2 is the King of Clarity

Road to VR

Today HP revealed its next-gen WMR headset, Reverb G2. While the original Reverb beat out the competition in resolution, some aspects of its display held it back from really capitalizing on all those pixels. Reverb G2 brings with it brand new displays and lenses which offer outstanding clarity.

The HP Reverb G2: 4K Resolution VR At A Killer Price


New-and-improved hardware offers a no-compromise VR experience for $599. Today, HP made its official reveal of the Reverb G2, a new-and-improved follow-up to last years HP Reverb.

Digitizing our Existence

Tech Trends VR

Meet the spatial mapping companies looking to bring our lives into the cloud in real-time. Why would we want to build a parallel reality populated by digital twins ?

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Unity Launches Its MARS Augmented Reality Tools June 1


Unity is launching its new augmented reality creation tools collectively known as MARS on June 1. The tools have been under construction for a few years now and are meant to make cross-platform development of robust augmented reality projects easier with Unity.

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Two Tools to Make Your Own Avatar for Social VR Apps like ‘VRChat’ & ‘Mozilla Hubs’

Road to VR

With growing usage of social virtual worlds and spaces like VRChat and Mozilla Hubs , you might be looking for a way to make your own avatar to represent yourself in VR.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Resort Is Getting Its Own Original VR Adventure


Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will feature new stories, characters, and regions to explore.

Breaking Down the Why and How of AR Commerce

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . Augmented Reality for E-commerce: the Why and How. by Olga Ezzheva.

Confirmed: First PS5 Showcase Coming On June 4th


The news you’ve been waiting for is here; the very first PS5 showcase takes place on June 4th. Sony just confirmed as much on the PlayStation Blog. A digital showcase ( like ours! will be going live at 1pm PT on June 4th.

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‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’ is a New VR Experience from ILMxLAB

Road to VR

Having just brought its award-winning VR experience Vader Immortal out of Oculus platform exclusivity to PSVR, ILMxLAB today announced its working on a new VR experience called Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.

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8th Wall Introduces Real-Time WebAR Face Effects


High-quality animated face filters; no download required. 8th Wall’s unique AR approach has eliminated the need to download an app in order to launch an AR experience from your phone or computer, which makes accessing AR content a lot easier.

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EON Reality and Magic Leap Launch the AVR Platform for Magic Leap Devices

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EON Reality’s flagship product is now available through the Magic Leap World app store. EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the AVR Platform for Magic Leap.

University Project Shows Hot And Cold Temperature Change VR Research


A recent project by college students demonstrates a new method of emulating hot and cold sensations while in VR, using a thermal display emitting specific scents that trigger the feeling of a change in temperature.

Enterprise-focused Standalone Pico Neo 2 & Eye-tracking Version Now Available

Road to VR

Pico Interactive today announced the price and availability of both Pico Neo 2 and its eye-tracking variant, Neo 2 Eye. Both headsets are available for purchase starting today, with Neo 2 priced at $700 and Neo 2 Eye at $900.

HTC’s Old CEO Looks To Develop ‘Social Reality’ Platform, Announces World’s First 5G Headset


XRSpace’s Peter Chou believes 5G will usher in “the social reality of the future” Peter Chou, ex-CEO and co-founder of Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC, has some bold opinions regarding the future of VR technology.

Will Covid-Era Urgency Accelerate AR?

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . Urgency Will Change Today’s AR Vision into Tomorrow’s AR Reality.

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iQUT 2Pro Is A $560 4K, 6DOF Standalone VR Headset From China’s Netflix


It was this time last year that iQiyi, a Chinese streaming service similar to Netflix, launched its own 4K standalone VR headset for media viewing. One year on and the company’s next headset, the iQUT 2Pro, promises some significant upgrades.

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Qualcomm Says New Wi-Fi 6E Chips Support ?VR-class low latency? for VR Streaming

Road to VR

Qualcomm today announced new Wi-Fi 6E wireless chips. Designed for mobile devices, the company says the chips support “VR-class latency” for streaming VR over Wi-Fi.