Sat.Jan 11, 2020 - Fri.Jan 17, 2020

Snapchat Turns Real World into AR Scavenger Hunt with Nearly Instant Object Recognition

Next Reality AR

While Snapchat is no stranger to location-based AR scavenger hunts, the app's new world-facing game adds some environmental understanding to the mix. This week, Snapchat launched a new Snappables game dubbed Scavenger Hunt.

Mojo is Making Contacts Smarter with Its Incredibly Tiny Microdisplay

Road to VR

Mojo Vision is a company that’s working to produce smart contact lenses, which it hopes in the near future will let users have a non-obtrusive display without needing to wear a pair of smart glasses.

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Is Privacy Possible In VR’s Future? In-VR Interview w/ Mozilla Engineer Diane Hosfelt

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All the best AR VR news from CES 2020

The Ghost Howls

Last week there has been the CES, maybe the biggest technology show of the year.

Magic Leap Lawsuit Against Nreal on Hold as Mediation Begins & Court Sets Tentative Trial Date

Next Reality AR

This week, the beginning of an epic legal battle was set to begin between augmented reality players Magic Leap and Nreal, the small China-based startup accused by the former of stealing trade secrets. However, a new wrinkle has emerged in the legal skirmish that could change everything.

Mojo Vision’s Smart Contact Lens Puts An AR Display Directly On Your Eyeball

VRScout

Our mad descent into a cyberpunk dystopia continues with the Mojo Lens. Earlier today, augmented reality start-up Mojo Vision announced its development of the Mojo Lens, a smart contact lens that promises to revolutionize the way we interact with the world and each other. .

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.13): Zuckerberg shows his vision for the next decade, Vive Pro discounted to $600 and more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s been the week of CES, and we’ve got many news and articles about AR and VR in these days! Actually, I’m writing another article with the best news from CES, so I’m just writing few lines about it here, and then I will focus on the few most important non-CES news from this week.

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Magic Leap Trade Secrets Lawsuit Against China's Nreal on Hold as Mediation Begins & Court Sets Tentative Trial Date

Next Reality AR

This week, the beginning of an epic legal battle was set to begin between augmented reality players Magic Leap and Nreal, the small China-based startup accused by the former of stealing trade secrets. However, a new wrinkle has emerged in the legal skirmish that could change everything.

Rec Room Laser Tag Finally Available On Oculus Quest

VRScout

The “On Again/Off Again” Update brings a new minigame and various creator tool improvements to standalone VR. After a grueling wait, fan-favorite Rec Room minigame Laser Tag is finally available to Oculus Quest users as part of the VR social platforms’ latest free update.

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Doctor Who: Edge Of Time Launches On Quest January 23, Alongside Index Support

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Developers Maze Theory confirmed that Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is on track for a January 23rd release on the Oculus Quest. A patch for the PC VR version of the game will also be issued that adds support for the Valve Index, which was missing at launch.

Stereopsia report / 2: hands-on with Lenovo Mirage AR, and many storytelling VR experiences!

The Ghost Howls

In this second and last post about my experience at Stereopsia in Bruxelles, I will focus more about creative and storytelling experiences. If you lost the first part, that was more about XR companies, you can check it out here. Lenovo Mirage AR.

Oculus Go Now Permanently Priced at $150, All Supported Countries to See Similar Drop

Road to VR

Facebook slashed the price of Oculus Go for Black Friday, and kept it for the post-holiday season. Now, the company has confirmed that it’s permanently sticking with that pricing scheme, which comes to $150 for the 32GB version and $200 for the $64GB version.

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NEWVIEW 2019 VR Award Winners Announced In Tokyo

VRScout

The international art, culture, and fashion VR competition hosted at PARCO Shibuya on Dec. 15 announces its official award winners , including a Gold Prize of $20,000.

Niantic Hires PR Leader Who Shepherded Oculus Transition At Facebook

UploadVR

Tera Randall is taking an executive role as Vice President of Global Communications at Pokemon Go company Niantic after leaving her position shaping the story of Facebook’s ambitions in VR and AR.

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How Augmented Reality Can Be Used for Writing Prompts

ARPost

Augmented reality is a form of technology that enhances the real-world environment around us with computer-generated images and information, creating a hybrid scenario which can add to all manner of experiences, including learning. See Also: Can Augmented Reality Shorten the Learning Curve?

Retro-inspired Adventure ‘Pixel Ripped 1995’ to Launch Spring 2020

Road to VR

Pixel Ripped 1995, the sequel to the nostalgia-soaked VR game Pixel Ripped 1989 (2018), is now slated to launch this spring.

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Triton VR Brings Multiplayer Location-Based VR To Quest, Free Alpha Available

VRScout

At-home location-based entertainment finally arrives with this standalone competitive experience. One of the most attractive aspects of the Oculus Quest is the ability to access VR anywhere at any time without the need of a bulky gaming PC or external sensors.

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Oculus Rift & Link Users Report Stuttering After Latest Software Update

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Owners of the Oculus Rift and Rift S headsets, as well as Quest owners using Link, have been reporting stuttering and other performance issues after the v12 software update. Reports of this issue sprang up on reddit and the Oculus forums over the past month.

Mojo Vision Reveals XR Contact Lens

Charlie Fink

Bio-augmentation is real

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Facebook Surges in U.S. Patent Rankings Due to Mounting AR Strategy

Road to VR

An analysis of U.S. patents done by Fairview Research reveals that Facebook has made a significant surge in its year-over-year ranking for patents granted in 2019, something partly owed to its increased number of patents surrounding augmented reality. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.

Cool Down Your Valve Index With The Chilldex Smart Cooling Mod

VRScout

The sleek cooler automatically adapts to your headset heat output, offering comfortable temperatures throughout lengthy sessions. .

Tea For God To Receive Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Support In Future Update

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At the end of a change log for the latest build of Tea for God , developer Void Room stated that they are working on implementing the Oculus Quest’s controller-free hand tracking into the game in a future update.

CES 2020 Interview: The Gloves Come off at Teslasuit

Peter Graham

There were certain demos at CES 2020 which VRFocus was particularly looking forward to, one of which was Teslasuit’s new haptic glove. Alas, as it turned out the company only brought a singular prototype which was locked away behind some protective glass but it did look very nice.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Thinks AR/VR is a Solution to the Housing Crisis

Road to VR

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today laid out a range of topics on which he and his company will focus over the next decade.

Firefox Reality VR Web Browser Officially Heading To Pico Neo 2 VR Headsets

VRScout

Mozilla partners with Pico in the hopes of bringing new innovations to enterprise VR.

The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners Is Another Physics-Driven, Super Gory Powerhouse For VR Gaming

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I think it’s safe to say a lot of us have Walking Dead fatigue. What started as a groundbreaking comic book flourished into a promising TV show and a landmark episodic game. But, like a zombie that just won’t die, the series just sort of… keeps shuffling on.

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A New Controller May Improve Select VR Experiences

ARPost

One of the biggest challenges for VR has been how to incorporate controls into the VR experience. After all, immersive experiences aren’t just about what you see and hear.

Bigscreen’s ‘VR Cinema’ Showing Interstellar, Star Trek, Transformers, & More This Month

Road to VR

Bigscreen has released the latest lineup of big-name movies premiering this month in its recently released ‘VR Cinema’ feature.

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Bigscreen Announces New Lineup Of Space-Themed Movies Heading To VR Theaters

VRScout

Bigscreen expands its offerings as ticket sales exceed expectations. It was back in December when social VR platform Bigscreen announced a groundbreaking new partnership with Paramount Pictures that would bring blockbuster 2D and 3D films to their VR theater experience.

Retro-Style VR Brawler Path Of The Warrior Now Has Co-Op

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Path of the Warrior released almost exactly one month ago on the Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest from Twisted Pixel and Oculus Studios and now it’s received the promised post-launch co-op multiplayer update.

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CES 2020 Interview: Peeking Into Panasonic’s VR Eyeglasses

Peter Graham

So was CES 2020 amazing for the virtual reality (VR) industry? There was some interesting tech shown but there wasn’t a lot of truly standout advancements.