Sat.Oct 19, 2019 - Fri.Oct 25, 2019

Lexus ‘Electrified’ Concept Car Features AR Displays, Gesture Controls, Personal Drone

VRScout

Passengers have access to video, navigation, and other features via an AR-activated glass roof. Yesterday marked the launch of this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, a nearly two-week event dedicated to showcasing the latest technological advancements in vehicles and transportation.

Should We Be Concerned About the Security and Privacy Risks of VR and AR?

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The capability of virtual and augmented reality is allowing humans to fully immerse themselves in computer-generated worlds unlike any technological capabilities in the past.

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What’s New in 360-Degree VR Cameras (Fall 2019)?

InstaVR

The VR camera market, like the VR headset market we updated you on last week , has seen a lot of advancement. In the last five years, just about every camera maker has come out with a dedicated 360-degree camera.

Huawei VR glasses hands-on preview: a majestic 3DOF headset

The Ghost Howls

At WCVRI in Nanchang, China, I have finally been able to put my hands on the just-announced Huawei VR glasses and so I can write a short review for you. I’ve come out pretty impressive by them , so be sure to read this article to discover with me why they are cool.

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Magic Leap Takes on Musical Theater with Augmented Reality Experience Starring Vanessa Williams

Next Reality AR

Musical theater enthusiasts are about to enter a whole new world of melodic storytelling via augmented reality.

This Virtual Being Music Group Released An AI-Generated Album, And It’s Not Bad

VRScout

A new era in music begins with these data-driven virtual entertainers. Though it may come as a surprise to some, the concept behind “virtual entertainers” like pop star Hatsune Miku or Instagram influencer Lil Miquela has been around for decades.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.21): Daydream is dead, Varjo VR-2 is out, Sony makes AR glasses and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Last week I told you that most probably I wouldn’t have written a Week Peek this Sunday because I’m very busy showcasing our game at the WCVRI exhibition in Nanchang. Actually I’m busy, I’m stressed and super-tired (I will tell you my experience very soon!),

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Snapchat Spooky AR Experiences from Lens Studio Creators Get You Ready for Halloween

Next Reality AR

Homemade Halloween costumes that exhibit the maker's creativity are always better than off-the-shelf versions. It turns out that the same is true with virtual costumers.

Beat Saber Plus Smart Lights Equals An At-Home Club Experience

VRScout

Syncing Philips Hue lights with Beat Saber won’t make you a better player, but you’ll look cool. Just when you thought we’ve said everything there is to say about Beat Saber , a Reddit user by the username of SlotTraveler has us talking about thepopular rythym-slaher once again.

The 25 Best Oculus Quest Games And Experiences

UploadVR

It’s safe to say that Oculus Quest came out of the gates swinging. Facebook’s standalone VR headset, which seems to have singlehandedly reignited the entire VR industry, launched with over 50 apps.

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NVIDIA Announces CloudXR for AR/VR Rendering of SteamVR Applications Over 5G

Road to VR

At MWC Los Angeles this week, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang demonstrated the company’s CloudXR platform which is made to stream cloud-rendered AR and VR content over 5G connections.

What are Colleges & Universities Using VR For?

InstaVR

Colleges and universities were some of the earliest adopters of InstaVR — and some of the most innovative current users. The appeal of a fast, easy, no-code VR creation platform for all major headsets is obvious.

Tilt Five Kickstarter Crests 300% Funding For Tabletop AR Platform

VRScout

At over $1.5M, the Kickstarter is on track to set a record for the most-funded AR platform. Long before cell phones and MMO’s, it was the standard tabletop that defined the gaming landscape.

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Report: Samsung To Manufacture Custom Tracking Chip For Facebook AR Glasses

UploadVR

Samsung Electronics will manufacture custom chips for Facebook’s AR glasses, according to a report from Korean outlet The Electronic Times. Facebook has repeatedly publicly confirmed that it is working on AR glasses.

‘Bigscreen’ Halloween Week Brings New Spooky Channels, PSVR Support Slated for 2020

Road to VR

Bigscreen , the social VR viewing platform, got a big overhaul recently that brought 50+ livestreamed TV channels for free to users on all supported VR platforms. Now, Bigscreen is getting a Halloween update that includes more spooky channels and a new retro cinema environment.

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Oculus Quest Version of Doctor Who: The Edge of Time Coming December

Peter Graham

One of the big pieces of virtual reality (VR) news yesterday came from Maze Theory, announcing that Doctor Who: The Edge of Time would see a multiplatform release in November, including Oculus Quest.

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LG TV Launches AR Home Shopping For South Korean Viewers

VRScout

Korean home-shopping enters the 21st-century. Earlier this week, LG telecom subsidiary LG Uplus and startup Eyecandylab launched a new shopping app exclusively in South Korea that allows TV viewers to interact with two popular live shopping channels in AR using their smartphones. .

Microsoft Shows Off Force Resistance VR Grasping Feature Prototype

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Microsoft Research showed off a prototype VR controller which provides force feedback for grasping small objects with the thumb and index finger. The researchers claim that most approaches to resistance in VR hardware are bulky, costly, and require significant power to reach human-scale forces.

Quest Will Likely Get a Digital IPD Indicator via Software Update

Road to VR

Oculus Quest includes an IPD slider on the bottom of the headset which adjusts the distance between the lenses for ideal alignment with the user’s eyes, which is important for visual comfort and clarity.

Five Enterprise XR Lessons From Lockheed

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Shelley Petersen has shepherded over twenty five AR in the company's manufacturing process, saving Lockheed thousands of hours of labor

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Microsoft’s ‘DreamWalker’ Turns Everyday Commutes Into VR Walking Experiences

VRScout

VR environments based on actual routes to real-world destinations. .

Doctor Who VR Game Releasing In November For Quest, PSVR And PC VR

UploadVR

The new Doctor Who VR game, Edge of Time, finally has a release date. The game, which is developed by UK-based Maze Theory, arrives on November 12. That’s a little later than the September 2019 window originally promised but this will be a simultaneous launch for every platform.

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Steam’s Remote Play Together Feature Makes ‘Panoptic’ Perfect for Sharing VR Fun with Non-VR Friends

Road to VR

Steam recently released a ‘Remote Play Together’ feature which is designed to allow users to local-only multiplayer games over the internet.

MediView XR Out Of Stealth With X-Ray Vision And $4.5 Million In Funding

Charlie Fink

A Cleveland Clinic backed medical visualization start up, Mediview XR, has launched with 4.5 million in funding

CINEMOOD 360 Portable Projector Offers Kid-Friendly VR Experiences, No Headset Required

VRScout

The portable projector offers family-focused 360-degree videos and interactive motion games.

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Microsoft Researchers Built A City-Scale Redirected VR Walking System

UploadVR

In Steven Spielberg’s 2018 adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One , on the Planet Doom in the network of simulated places known as The OASIS there’s a climactic battle for control over that fictional multiverse.

11 Indie VR Gems You Should Absolutely Consider Playing & Supporting

Road to VR

VR games are difficult to market, especially when they don’t obviously fit into existing genres. Here’s 11 gems you may have overlooked but are well worth your consideration. The Paradox of VR Game Development.

Is AR Glasses Long-Term Scale in Consumer Markets?

AR Insider

Discussions about AR’s market opportunity are often delineated between consumer and enterprise markets. The former can be subdivided by smartphones (near-term) and smart glasses (long-term). And the latter is subdivided between industrial and consumer-facing enterprises.

Oculus Link Specs Will Be Made Available To Third-Party Manufacturers

VRScout

Can anyone beat Oculus’ $80 solution?

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New AR And VR Game Releases For October 2019

UploadVR

Every month we aim to round up each and every AR and/or VR game release for you in one single place — this is October 2019’s list. Check the bolded and underlined entries for ones we feel are particularly worth your time. Curious about what’s coming this month to a VR headset near you?

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Epic’s HoloLens 2 Demo ‘Apollo 11: Mission AR’ Showcases Impressive PC-quality Graphics

Road to VR

Epic Games today released a new video featuring a demo for HoloLens 2 that aims to show off just what sort of graphics can be achieved on Microsoft’s latest standalone AR headset.

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