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More Oculus Quest Developers See Strong Sales Despite Curation Frustration

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We’ve heard from a growing list of VR developers who made it through Facebook’s stringent approval process for the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset and found a lot of buyers waiting to purchase their content on the other side.

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Who Should Own VR Creation at Your Company?

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(Header image courtesy of RefreshVR ). Virtual Reality is, relatively speaking, a new technology. And like with the introduction of any new tech, there’s the question of which department should take ownership of it when adopted.

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Google Brings Persistent Content Support to Cloud Anchors, Expands Augmented Faces to iOS

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With Android 10 hitting the streets (at least for those mobile devices that get quick updates) and the public release of iOS 13 dropping on Sept. 19, Google is releasing an update on Thursday to ARCore that adds some fantastic new benefits to its cross-platform capabilities.

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HTC Vive Cosmos, maybe the most versatile PC VR headset, launches at $699

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Finally, the moment has come: after months of teasing, silence, rumors and spinning heads, the Vive Cosmos has finally been launched! The final price has been revealed: 699$ and so its availability, plus some little surprises! Discover everything with me…. Vive Cosmos. HTC Vive Cosmos (Image by HTC).

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400K Live Viewers Tuned In For Lindsey Stirling’s VR Violin Performance

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The dancing violinist broke new ground with her one-of-a-kind VR performance. Last month acclaimed electronic violinist, dancer, and singer-songwriter Lindsey Stirling performed a one-of-a-kind VR performance for a live crowd of 400,000 viewers scattered all across the globe.

‘Death Lap’ Mashes up Mario Kart Racing & Twisted Metal, Coming Soon to Rift & Quest

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OZWE Games, the studio behind the Anshar VR franchise, today announced a new game for Rift and Quest that looks straight out of Mad Max. Called Death Lap , Ozwe says in an Oculus blog post that it was inspired by both the Twisted Metal and Mario Kart franchises.

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How to get started with nReal glasses development in Unity

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The nReal glasses are one of the most interesting AR gadgets of this year. They have been revealed at CES , and I have personally tried them in Beijing some months ago, and in my review , I hig h lighted how they are not only very light and trendy, but they can also provide very bright holograms.

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Beat Saber Partners With SUBPAC On Limited Edition Haptic Vest, Available Now

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‘Feel the Beat’ for $299. In the world of haptic feedback accessories, the SUBPAC Wearable Physical Sound System is a favorite among VR entertainment providers.

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Hands-on: Vive Cosmos Aims to Reboot the Vive Experience

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HTC’s latest VR headset, Vive Cosmos, is just around the corner. This week Road to VR got a preview of the headset ahead of its October 3rd launch. In a meeting at HTC’s Vive office in San Francisco this week, I got to go hands-on with the Vive Cosmos headset.

Oculus Rift Has Hidden Preliminary Support For OpenXR

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Facebook added basic support for OpenXR to their Oculus Rift and Rift S headsets. OpenXR is the open standard API for VR/AR. It was developed by a working group managed by Khronos, a non-profit industry consortium.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

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It’s time for some amazing VR news, isn’t it? Top news of the week. Image by Ars Technica). The HTC Vive Cosmos may release soon for €799. Popular VR Youtuber Sebastian Ang has spotted two online stores (one from the Netherlands and the other from Germany) already listing the Vive Cosmos for €799.

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Burger King Trolls McDonald’s With ‘IT Chapter 2’ Promotional AR Challenge

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Fans can scan an AR ad for a major discount, if they’re fast enough. In 2017, Burger King launched a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign ‘attacking’ rival fast-food chain McDonald’s.

HTC Vive Cosmos Pre-orders to Start September 12th

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HTC Vive Cosmos, the company’s upcoming PC VR headset, is officially going into pre-order starting September 12th. HTC announced the news via Twitter, saying that more information, including specs, price, and special offers will be made public at the time when pre-orders go live.

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Original HTC Vive ‘Coming Out Of The Market’ With Cosmos Launch

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Almost three and a half years after beating Facebook’s Oculus Rift to market with more features, HTC is retiring its original room-scale VR headset — the HTC Vive. The remarkable PC-powered system first shipped in April 2016 for $800 as the result of a partnership between Valve and HTC.

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Time Magazine Takes Readers on an Augmented Reality Tour of Amazon Rainforest

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Dallas Cowboys AR Photo Booth Lets You Strike A Pose With Your Favorite Players

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AT&T debuts immersive kiosk as part of its new 5G-enabled stadium. A new augmented reality photo kiosk located inside the 5G-enabled AT&T Stadium is offering fans the chance to snag the ultimate souvenir photo alongside a handful fo their favorite Dallas Cowboy players.

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Exclusive: Vality is Building a Compact VR Headset with Ultra-high Resolution

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Germany-based startup Vality is developing a VR headset that aims to offer near-retina resolution in a compact form-factor. This week, Road to VR got an exclusive hands-on with an early prototype of the Vality headset.

HTC Vive Cosmos Supports Optical Finger Tracking

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The HTC Vive Cosmos will support the same finger tracking SDK as Vive and Vive Pro, as shown in a video posted to Twitter by HTC Vive’s China President. Early native #HandTracking demo possible already on the #ViveCosmos from our Beijing #AI team. No external sensors needed!

#BuildTheFuture Immersive Collaborative Environments

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The Wild partners up with Igloo Vision to bring real-time collaboration to shared XR environments.

TIME Immersive AR Experience Shines A Spotlight On The Rapidly Shrinking Amazon Rainforest

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TIME turns to AR and Jane Goodall to help expose deforestation in Brazil. TIME Turns To AR And Jane Goodall To Explore The Rapidly Shrinking Amazon Rainforest.

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Vive Cosmos to Support SteamVR Tracking with Optional Faceplate Add-on

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Alongside opening pre-orders for the headset, HTC today revealed that Vive Cosmos will support SteamVR Tracking with an optional faceplate ‘Mod’, one of several which the company says will expand the headset’s functionality.

Hands-On With Kura’s Breakthrough Wide Field Of View AR Technology

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San Francisco-based startup Kura Technologies ( official website ) claims it will launch compact AR glasses with a wide field of view, high resolution, high opacity, high brightness, and variable focus in mid-2020.

Pixel Ripped 1995 will be playable for the first time during Oculus Connect 6

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LAVR Tag Brings 100-Person Arena-Scale VR Laser Tag To Oculus Quest

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Massive fights across sprawling VR battlefields, no backpack or cables required. When kids in the ‘80s conceptualized “the future” it doubtlessly contained opportunities to run around futuristic gridlines with laser guns in an augmented reality space free of wires or restraints.

Well-funded AR Headset Startup DAQRI is Shutting Down

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DAQRI, the Los Angeles-based AR headset company known for its enterprise-focused Daqri Smart Glasses , is shutting down.

A Future, More Compact Oculus Quest Could Be Powered By Its Carrying Case

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Facebook filed a patent application for a case which acts as a wireless computer and charger for a VR headset. The case would be included with the headset. Such a design embodied in a product would be used similar to Apple’s AirPods.

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Check out new VR art at free UK festival this fall

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Foldable AR Headset Offers Private Theater Experience For Smartphones, Game Consoles, And Drones

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DreamGlass Air blows past its Kickstarter goal by nearly $730,000 USD. With just 15 days left to go in the DreamGlass Air Kickstarter campaign, I think it’s safe to say the portable AR headset has successfully secured its funding.

Google ARCore Update Brings More Robust Cloud Anchors for Improved Multiuser AR

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ARCore, Google’s developer platform for building augmented reality experiences, is getting an update today that aims to make shared AR experiences quicker and more reliable. Additionally, Google is also rolling out support for Augmented Faces on iOS, the company’s 3D face filter API.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Pre-Orders Begin Sept. 12

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HTC revealed its Vive Cosmos VR headset will be available for pre-order beginning Sept. We still have lots of questions about the new headset and that includes impressions of the hardware itself.

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New Patent Filing Reportedly Indicates new Nintendo Switch VR Headset

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After much anticipation, Nintendo finally entered the virtual reality (VR) market earlier this year with the Labo VR Kit for Switch. While fun and enjoyable for kids, when it came to proper VR gaming the kit well way short of expectations in comparison to all the other VR tech on the market.

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