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Walmart is Using VR to Assess & Promote Employees

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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.

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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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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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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.

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).

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.

Batman VR Skydiving Experience Coming To San Diego Comic-Con

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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.

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

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

Road to VR

We were a bit disappointed when we found out that you couldn’t properly web-sling as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in MARVEL Powers United VR (2018) last year, but it appears Sony has heard our collective groans and done something about it in their latest VR activation for the new film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Esqapes massage center uses VR to offer ‘immersive relaxation’

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On July 5, a new massage center will open in Los Angeles, but it won’t resemble the type of spas you’re familiar with. Called Esqapes, the center will combine automated massaging technology with virtual reality to transport customers into a different, more relaxing environment.

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

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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.

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.

‘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.

Virtual Reality in Senior Care Communities: What Are the Benefits?

ARPost

New virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream have barely scratched the surface of the technology’s potential. Even so, the applications of VR are reshaping entire industries.

6 VR Developers Sony Could Buy To Secure PSVR 2’s Future

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Between the likes of Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica and Media Molecule, PlayStation holds some of the most respected game developers in the world.

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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.

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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63% of Advertising Creatives Struggle with AR Technology Adoption, Unity Survey Finds

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AR technology is more and more in demand by consumers and marketing and advertising clients. However, a significant proportion of creatives have trouble implementing it in their campaigns. This is one of the significant findings of a Unity Technologies survey among UK and US ad creatives.

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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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Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR Experience Introduces A New Creature To The Doctor Who Universe

VRScout

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Maze Theory’s upcoming Doctor Who VR game. The Doctor is trapped somewhere on the edge of time. A virus has been unleashed into the universe that will destroy all reality unless it’s stopped, and it’s up to you to make things right.