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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


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


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?

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


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.

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.

Batman VR Skydiving Experience Coming To San Diego Comic-Con


Iron Man isn’t the only superhero bringing a VR experience to San Diego Comic-Con this year. DC and AT&T are also bringing Batman back to headsets yet again.

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


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.

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

Road to VR

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Blood & Truth Dev Sony London Hiring For Next PSVR Game


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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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.

Sansar Partners With Monstercat On Live VR Music & Entertainment Series


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

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.

Gamescom 2019 VR Games Showcase To Highlight Six Upcoming Games


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


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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‘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.

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


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.

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


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.

MMORPG ‘OrbusVR’ Now Lets You Play for Free Until Level 10 on PC

Road to VR

OrbusVR: Reborn, the MMORPG built for VR, now has a free-to-play demo that will let you dive into the open world game and play all the way up to level 10.

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


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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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.

Gucci Jumps Feetfirst Into AR With Augmented Shoe Shopping Experience


Gucci AR lets you try on outrageously expensive shoes for free. Gucci is jumping into AR feetfirst with a new app that lets you try on shoes from their signature Ace lineup by superimposing AR models of the expensive kicks over your feet, so you can see how you look flexin’ a pair of Gucci’s Ace GG terry cloth sneakers, which—by the way—cost $650.

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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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Iron Man VR Set For New Reveals At San Diego Comic-Con


It’s July. You know what that means; Marvel Studios is probably going to announce its Phase 4 slate! That’s why you’re here, right? Oh, just me? Okay well there will be some Marvel VR news at this month’s San Diego Comic-Con, too.