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Walmart is Using VR to Assess & Promote Employees

Road to VR

Walmart is no stranger to VR, from its nation-wide VR training program , to its recent traveling VR installation to promote How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).

NASA Team Headed to Titan in Search of Life Using Microsoft HoloLens as Key Part of the Mission

Next Reality AR

NASA is going going to Saturn's moon Titan, and the space organization is using augmented reality help them do it.

The Best VR Games And Experiences Of 2019… So Far

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We’re at the halfway point in 2019. True, much of the year thus far has been dominated by hardware with the launch of Rift S, Quest, Index and the reveal of Cosmos.

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7Invensun shows that eye-tracking on a standalone headset is now possible

The Ghost Howls

In Beijing, I have visited again my friends of 7Invensun , one of the worldwide leaders in eye tracking technologies. During my first visit , they showed me some cool prototypes: a prototypical eye tracking add-on for HoloLens and a prototypical Vive Focus with embedded eye tracking.

Augmenting Our World: Three AR Trends On The Rise

VRScout

Exploring the rise of AR-based entertainment. Whether it be gaming, education, travel and navigation, or marketing, AR offers both consumers and companies a rapidly-growing medium in which to enhance nearly every facet of our lives.

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YouTube App Lets You Put Yourself in the World of 'Stranger Things 3' via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

So you're all done binge watching Stranger Things Season 3 and you want to start sharing your personal review with friends. First, congrats, you're a TV bingeing beast. It's only been 24 hours!)

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Viveport Video “6DOF Lite” mode review: move your head in 360 videos

The Ghost Howls

At VEC 2019 HTC announced the “6DOF Lite” mode for Viveport Video , promising the fact that we would have been able to watch standard 360 videos with the possibility of actually moving the head in the video. But… does it work? Is it good enough?

Valve Releases CAD Models for Index VR System, Letting Makers Build to Their Heart’s Content

Road to VR

Valve launched Index, the high-quality PC VR headset, just a few days ago. As an enthusiast-level device, we likened it to a DSLR camera in out full review, setting itself apart from the easier to use, but more consumer-oriented Rift S (the point and shoot in our camera analogy).

Snapchat Drapes the Statue of Liberty in the American Flag for Fourth of July Augmented Reality Lens

Next Reality AR

Under the rocket's red glare and the bombs bursting in air, the Statue of Liberty is swaying in celebration this Fourth of July thanks to Snapchat.

SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Will Feature Four World-Premiere VR/AR Experiences

VRScout

Magic Leap, Disney, and Epic Games are bringing their A-game to the annual tech conference. Kicking-off July 28th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, SIGGRAPH 2019 will feature the largest offering of immersive programming since the conference’s creation back in 1973.

SIF: Hands-on with Spheres, Buddy VR and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I’ve returned to Italy, but there is still so much I have to tell you about the Sandbox Immersive Festival in Qingdao! Are you ready for some new reviews? Beautiful view of Qingdao at night. Spheres. I know the name “Spheres” since a lot of time.

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Blood & Truth Dev Sony London Hiring For Next PSVR Game

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Sony London, the studio behind Blood & Truth , is staffing up for its next VR game. The PlayStation-owned developer released its blockbuster PSVR exclusive shooter in late May. Just over a month on, though, and tweets from the team confirm that it’s working on its next VR title.

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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ VR Experience Arrives on All Major Headsets for Free

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Disney’s VR Theatre Puts You In The Starring Role Of Aladdin, The Lion King, Frozen

VRScout

Take center stage in Disney’s biggest Broadway productions at the 2019 D23 Expo. With over 65,000 in attendance during the 2017 festivities, the biennial D23 Expo is the single largest Disney fan event in the world.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.01): Valve Index shipping, Cosmos display revealed, Oculus Rift S may work with next-gen Xbox and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Good morning everyone from Beijing! Here there is a beautiful sun and today I’m going to have a great day meeting some local VR companies! I will let you know soon about my adventures here… for now let’s just talk about the most important news of this week in AR and VR! Top news of the week.

Disney Broadway VR Experience To Put You In Aladdin, Frozen And More

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Disney is premiering a brand new VR short film at Siggraph in a few weeks, but it has VR plans for its D23 Expo too. A new VR experience highlighting the company’s array of broadway shows will be on display at the event this year.

‘VR Ping Pong’ Sequel to Launch in September, Trailer Here

Road to VR

VR Ping Pong Pro is the upcoming sequel to the 2016 ping pong simulator VR Ping Pong. However now the studio is bringing their 1v1 ping pong game to PSVR as well in addition to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. VR Ping Pong Pro is headed to all supported platforms sometime in September.

Sansar Partners With Monstercat On Live VR Music & Entertainment Series

VRScout

One of EDM’s most influential music labels is throwing a massive dance party in VR, and you’re invited.

FaceTime for iOS 13 Uses ARKit to Help Callers Pretend They Are Maintaining Eye Contact

Next Reality AR

You can now add feigning eye contact to the list of ways that augmented reality is improving our lives.

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Gamescom 2019 VR Games Showcase To Highlight Six Upcoming Games

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Despite rising popularity, VR has always struggled to standout at major gaming events. That’s why we put on the first ever E3 VR Showcase last month.

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Hands-on: ‘Battlewake’ Delivers Frenetic High-seas Mayhem with a Splash of Smart VR Design

Road to VR

Survios, the studio behind Raw Data (2017) and Creed: Rise to Glory (2018) , is getting ready to release their next big VR soon, a pirate-themed nautical combat game called Battlewake. The game is set to launch on Rift, Vive, and PSVR sometime this summer.

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Axon Park To Offer Expert Level In-Headset VR Design Course

VRScout

Survios CTO Alex Silkin will teach a semester-long course called Unreal Engine VR Master Class. Have you ever wanted to attend a course on VR software design from the comfort of your own headset? Your wish is about to come true.

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XR4ALL Opens Financial Applications to Distribute €1.5m Across European XR Startups

Peter Graham

Competition within the XR industry is fierce and ever-growing, so trying to get an idea off the ground generally requires an external investment of some sort. There are various avenues startup companies can pursue and now the European Commission is providing another.

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Sony ‘Looking At’ Spider-Man VR For Quest, Index

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Sony Picture Virtual Reality brought Spider-Man: Far From Home to VR last week and everyone pretty much loves it. It’s the first time fans have had the opportunity to suit up and swing through New York as the webbed one.

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Pioneering VR Demo ‘Waltz of the Wizard’ to Live on in New ‘Extended Edition’

Road to VR

Waltz of the Wizard (2016) is a exceptionally well-built VR experience from Iceland-based studio Aldin Dynamics. As one of the pioneering demos to heavily feature object interaction back at the birth of consumer VR, it always felt like the curiously magical prologue to something much larger.

4D Interactive Batman VR Skydiving Experience Heads To San Diego Comic Con

VRScout

Don the cowl and glide through Gotham City in pursuit of a dastardly villain. San Diego Comic-Con is no stranger to extravagant location-based VR installations.

Top Gear Goes 360 Putting Fans Into Stunt Cars

Peter Graham

BBC motoring show Top Gear was one of the best-known TV programmes in the world, thanks to audacious road trips and massive stunts. Fans of the show will now be able to enjoy three new pieces of content, all filmed in 360-degrees, putting them in the driver’s seat for some outlandish stunts.

The Next Gran Turismo Is In The Works And PSVR Support Sounds Likely

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Gran Turismo creator and Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi wasn’t too hot on the original PSVR. But it sounds like he’s still excited for how the tech will progress with the next PlayStation.

‘Sairento VR’ Launches on PSVR in Europe, Arriving in North America Next Week

Road to VR

Singapore-based studio Mixed Realms today released their high-flying ninja combat game Sairento VR (2018) in Europe on PSVR; the North American release is slated to arrive next week.

Valve Releases Then Removes Valve Index CAD Models Meant For Developers

VRScout

Well, that was quick… Last week Valve’s high-end PC VR headset, the Valve Index, officially began shipping to customers eager to step into the generation of VR technology.

Varwin Beings Open Beta for VR Reality Management System

Peter Graham

We live in an ever-connected, 24-hour world where clients can be both local and international, instantly able to contact teams working on projects.