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The Future of Instructional Design on the Immersive Web

The Extended Mind

On June 3, 2019, Jessica Outlaw and Trevor F.

Neuralink announces new BCI: why us VR people should care

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, finally Elon Musk has detailed in a public event the work that its secretive BCI startup Neuralink has done in these two years of stealth mode.

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Vader Immortal & Wolves In The Walls Nominated For 2019 Emmy Awards


ILMxLAb and Fable Studio will duke it out for ‘Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media.’.

Google Arts & Culture Offers 'Pocket Gallery' Augmented Reality Museum Featuring Picasso, Van Gogh, & More

Next Reality AR

After debuting its virtual Pocket Gallery last year with the works of Johannes Vermeer, Google Arts & Culture has released a sequel that brings even more artists into your home via augmented reality.

Riding the Hyperloop in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

VR Hyperloop Passenger Experience in Virtual Reality Unveiled at SpaceX. We’ve been reporting on the Hyperloop for a while here at Tech Trends.

Virtuleap wants to read your mind while you play in VR

The Ghost Howls

Virtuleap is for sure one of the most promising startups I have talked with in this 2019. I had the pleasure of talking with the CEO Amir Bozorgzadeh some weeks ago (sorry for the delay in publishing the article, Amir!)

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Stanford Children's Hospital Experiments with Magic Leap One to Reinvent Medical Training Simulations

Next Reality AR

In the last few years, the HoloLens has become a popular tool for use in medical procedures and training. But recently, the Magic Leap One has gained momentum in the space as well when it comes to medical use cases.

Facebook’s Researchers Made A Wrist-Worn Prototype For Haptic Feedback And Free Hand Movement


At the World Haptics Conference 2019 Facebook showed a prototype wrist-worn haptic VR/AR device called ‘Tasbi’ The device was created by a team of six Facebook Reality Labs researchers along with an interning PhD student from Rice University. Image from GREE VR Studio Lab.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.15): Apple kills its AR glasses, Oculus full-steam ahead on 2nd gen VR and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I wish you’re having a wonderful Sunday. Here you are my recap of the most interesting XR news of the week! Top news of the week. Image by Martin Hajek, from iDropNews). Apple has killed its AR glasses project… maybe.

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Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2


Microsoft’s Japanese-speaking hologram steals the show at Inspire 2019. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headset was front-and-center at the 2019 Inspire conference as the company showcased their latest advancements in artificial intelligence as well as mixed reality hologram technology.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Video Transports Us to Tokyo & into Mind of Developer Dreaming of Augmented Reality Companions

Next Reality AR

When you're trying to pioneer a brand new category of technology, sometimes it's not enough to just have great tech. You also need to be able to tell a great story. You need to be able to capture the imagination.

How Iron Man VR Evokes A Sense Of ‘Freedom, Speed, And Power’ While Flying


Developers from Camouflaj talk about what they did to bring Iron Man’s suit to life in upcoming PSVR-exclusive Iron Man VR, coming this year.

Here’s What Facebook Says About Camera Privacy on Quest & Rift S

Road to VR

With Facebook recently launching the Oculus Quest and Rift S—both of which rely on always-on cameras during use—we reached out to the company to learn more about what data is captured by the cameras and how it’s used.

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This Psychedelic AR Book Cover Is Turning Heads Online


Forget the old phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”. UK-based artist Alexander Ward was shocked to see his AR-enabled cover for Allowah Lani’s book I am love was circulating online.

These Apollo 11 Augmented Reality Experiences from Google, USA Today, Time, & Smithsonian Will Fly You to the Moon

Next Reality AR

Unless you've been hiding under a (moon) rock for the past month, you already know that Saturday, July 20 is the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing. And while it has been 50 years since man first visited the moon, no human has set foot on its surface since 1976.

SIGGRAPH 2019: Foveated AR With Prescriptions And A Physical Tail


Computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH is coming up at the end of this month in Los Angeles and we’re starting to get a sense of some of the interesting VR and AR-related projects premiering at the event. New optical designs for AR headsets from NVIDIA at SIGGRAPH 2019.

‘Tetris Effect’ Coming to PC with VR Support Next Week

Road to VR

Tetris Effect (2018) , the latest entry in the iconic tile-stacker series, is officially headed to PC on July 23rd, which also includes support for VR headsets.

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Our First Look At Disney’s Next VR Film A Kite’s Tale


Disney’s hand-drawn VR film is an adorable tale of two unlikely friends.

Microsoft Uses HoloLens 2 to Demo Multi-Language Speaking Avatar That Looks Just Like You

Next Reality AR

It's always great to see a company pull off a bit of augmented reality magic, but what we see is not always what it's cracked up to be.

Multiplayer VR Shooter Telefrag To Get PSVR Aim Controller Support


Time to dust off the ol’ Aim controller; Anshar Studios’ Telefrag is set to support it. The developer confirmed as much in an ask me anything session on Reddit this week. The team couldn’t promise that Aim support would arrive on launch day.

SDCC 2019: ‘Doctor Who VR’ Game Lets You Pilot a Fully Functional TARDIS

Road to VR

At San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) this year, Oculus and BBC Studios are giving US crowds their first chance to demo the upcoming VR game Doctor Who: The Edge of Time.

Samsung Files Patent Application For Foldable AR Glasses


Could the multinational technology conglomerate be expanding into the AR market? According to a recently published patent application filed by Samsung, the company may be developing a foldable AR headset featuring a built-in display that automatically activates when the device is unfolded.

Building Better XR Training

Tech Trends VR

Todd Maddox reports on why A/B tests are sub-optimal in building and optimizing immersive training and performance tools.

Humble’s VRy Positive VR Sale Discounts Over 40 Premium PC VR Games


The Humble Store is running a massive week-long VR sale on a host of VR games including some of the industry’s heaviest hitters.

Disney Animation Studios to Debut VR Short Film ‘A Kite’s Tale’ Later This Month

Road to VR

Disney Animation Studios is set to debut its second VR short film, A Kite’s Tale , late this month at the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles.

Pilot A Virtual TARDIS At San Diego Comic-Con In Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time


Step inside a life-like recreation of the time-traveling spacecraft later this month. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time , an upcoming interactive VR experience from Oculus and BBC Studios, is set to launch September 29th on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift/ Rift S, HTC Vive, and Vive Cosmos.

Infographic: Valve Index versus Oculus Rift S

Tech Trends VR

How to two of the newer top-of-the-line VR headsets compare to each other on key features? This handy infographic lays it all out. The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot Click To Tweet. Software.

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Architecture & Design Collaboration Platform ‘The Wild’ Launches On Oculus Quest (For Businesses)


VR architecture and design collaboration platform ‘The Wild’ launched on Oculus Quest today. The Wild for Oculus Quest dramatically reduces the complexity of collaborating in VR,” stated to The Wild’s founder and CEO, Gabe Paez.

5 Great Ways to Celebrate the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary in VR

Road to VR

Exactly 50 years ago today, Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center with the mission of putting the first human beings on the Moon.

Episodic Tarzan VR Experience Announced At SDCC 2019


This ain’t your mama’s Tarzan. Fun Train, the developer behind The Exorcist: Legion VR, has revealed a new episodic VR series based on acclaimed American fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1912 classic, Tarzan of the Apes.

TIME Immersive VR/AR Mobile App Launches by Landing on the Moon

Peter Graham

One of the most famous print magazines in the world, TIME, has launched a new way to consume is journalism, augmented reality (AR).