Sat.Sep 21, 2019 - Fri.Sep 27, 2019

How AI and Haptics Could Revolutionize VR Gaming

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Emerging technologies could add a whole new level of immersion to VR. If you’re reading this right now, chances are, you’re not really familiar with the topic of neuroevolution. Or deep learning. Or natural language processing.

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OC6 Analysis: Facebook Isn’t Playing Games With Its Finger Tracking For VR

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Facebook demonstrated an early version of finger tracking on its Oculus Quest VR headset at Oculus Connect 6. The intuitive input method is slated for release as an experimental consumer feature in “early 2020” alongside the release of an SDK for developers.

Facebook Acquires BCI Startup CTRL-Labs to Develop Neural Input Device

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Facebook announced today plans to acquire CTRL-Labs, a brain-computer interface startup developing hardware and software for decoding electrical activity from the brain to be used for computer input.

OC6: Oculus Quest Can Run SteamVR Games Via Link, Facebook Says

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You should be able to play SteamVR games like Skyrim and No Man’s Sky on your Oculus Quest when Oculus Link arrives in November. Facebook revealed this new feature at Oculus Connect 6 yesterday.

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My Oculus Connect 6 predictions: a glimpse of the XR of the future

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The Oculus Connect 6 is approaching. Next week, on 25th and 26th, Oculus will hold its main yearly event , and as always, it will talk about the milestones reached by the company and then it will show future hardware and software. But what can we expect from this important event?

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Snapchat Is Helping the Music Industry Reinvent Music Videos via Lens Studio

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There have been enough music artists releasing Snapchat AR experiences over the past week to fill a small festival. Count them with me: Bruno Mars. Gucci Mane. Kodak Black. Missy Elliot. Imagine Dragons. Panic! At the Disco.

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Respawn Resurrects Medal Of Honor In VR For Oculus-Exclusive AAA Shooter

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Respawn Entertainment’s long-anticipated Oculus-exclusive shooter is a Medal of Honor VR game. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was announced at the Oculus Connect 6 developer conference today. It’s coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift in 2020.

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Valve Index review: a step closer to next-gen VR

The Ghost Howls

Some weeks ago, thanks to the help of VR professional Guido Haag (thanks a lot, man!), I have been able to use the Valve Index for one month. In this period, I made some tests using it for gaming, work, fitness and lots of other activities, so that to be able to write a complete review about it.

Every Major Oculus Quest & Rift Announcement Made At Oculus Connect 6

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Native hand tracking, PC/standalone hybrid functionality, and new games confirmed for the Oculus platform. That’s a wrap on Oculus Connect 6.

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Oculus Reveals New VR Headset Prototypes with Major Advances in Optics Form-factor

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On stage at Oculus Connect today, Facebook Reality Labs Chief Scientist Michael Abrash revealed two new prototype VR headsets from the company, Half Dome 2 and Half Dome 3. Both headsets offer improvements over the original Half Dome prototype showed off last year.

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OC6: New ‘Half Dome’ Prototypes Smaller, Lighter & More Reliable, But Lack 140 Degree FoV

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At Oculus Connect 6 today, Facebook showed off two successors to the ‘Half Dome’ varifocal headset it first showed at F8 2018. Half Dome 1, 2, and 3. Half Dome was an advanced prototype headset with moving varifocal displays and a 140 degree field of view.

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Super-interview with Jeri Ellsworth about her Tilt Five glasses, AR tech, and startups!

The Ghost Howls

Today Tilt Five is launching its Kickstarter campaign for its innovative augmented reality glasses for tabletop gaming.

YUR Raises $1.1M In Pre-Seed Funding, Releases Oculus Quest Fitness App Into Beta

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The Oculus Quest app will allow users to turn any game into a calorie-tracked fitness experience. The first time I worked up a sweat in VR, it was entirely accidental.

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7invensun Announces $150 Eye-tracking Module Supporting All HTC Headsets

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Facebook Will ‘Look At Tackling The Technical Challenges’ Of Rift S Finger Tracking

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Are you wondering if Oculus finger tracking will come to Rift S?

OC6: Facebook gives superpowers to Quest and “kills” Go and Rift S

The Ghost Howls

The opening keynote of the Oculus Connect 6 has just finished and there have been tons of interesting announcements there. I will leave the description of all the news presented at OC6 for a big roundup article that I’ll write during the weekend (as I do every year).

Terrifying Swarms of Mosquitoes Help David Beckham Fight Malaria with Facebook AR Effect & Billboards

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Former soccer star and current celebrity David Beckham has the augmented reality abilities of Facebook and Instagram as allies in the effort to eradicate malaria from the world.

‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Boasts Massive 121 GB File Size Thanks to High-res Textures

Road to VR

Asgard’s Wrath is launching exclusively on Rift October 10th, so you know exactly how much time you’ll need to either clear out space on your SSD, or buy a new one for what appears to be one of, if not the largest game by file size to land on the Oculus Store.

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Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time Has The Hokey Heart Of British Sci-Fi Intact

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Doctor Who has a knack for reinvention or, more fittingly, regeneration. I don’t just mean in the Doctor’s many changing faces but the way those changes come to shape its tone and feel.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.22): Oculus working on AR glasses with Luxottica, Apple glasses FOV discovered and much more!

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Another week, another roundup of amazing AR/VR news!

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Design A Custom VR Avatar In Minutes With High Fidelity’s Virtual You App

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Create a custom avatar for social events and work meetings. The process is simple, you take a quick selfie on your phone and the app then analyzes your photo and creates a 3D representation of your likeness.

Tile Five Launches Kickstarter for Tabletop Gaming AR Headset Starting at $300

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Tilt Five took to Kickstarter today seeking $450,000 in funding to bring its AR headset to life. The headset, which uses a unique projection display method, is heavily focused on tabletop gaming applications.

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OC6: Beat Saber Gets Panic At The Disco Pack Next Week, 360 Levels Soon

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There was some big Beat Saber news at Oculus Connect 6 today because of course there was. Developer Beat Games took the stage at the developer event to announce two new things. First up, they talked about the 360 degree levels first revealed at E3 this year.

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Top 10 XR Trends for 2019-20

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As another year hurtles inexorably towards Christmas, it’s an opportune time to take stock of how far XR has come so far, and what 2020 might hold in stock for building a virtual world we might actually want to live in. . Haptics.

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OC6: Oculus Unveils Native Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest, Coming Early 2020

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Zuckerburg reveals hand and finger tracking without the need for additional hardware. Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 kicked off this morning with a slew of big reveals for the Oculus Quest standalone headset, one of the biggest being the reveal of hand and finger tracking.

VR Fitness Startup YUR Secures $1.1M Investment, Releases Calorie-counting Software for Quest

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YUR, a VR fitness company, today announced it’s secured $1.1

Oculus Go Successor With Finger Tracking A ‘Possibility For The Future’

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An Oculus Go successor with finger tracking could be a “possibility for the future”, based on comments made by an Oculus leader in an interview with Adam Savage’s Tested.

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Meta’s resurrection shows future of AR is in the enterprise

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Meta headset. Image courtesy Meta View.). The world of augmented reality is undergoing a major metamorphosis. This past winter, the industry saw the collapse of three major AR players , all of which lacked sufficient funding and were unable to deliver on promises.

OC6: Social VR World Facebook Horizon Coming To Quest & Rift Next Year

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Facebook’s attempt at a VR metaverse is all about building your own experience.

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PC Tethering on Quest is a Huge Upgrade, Making Rift S an Even More Questionable Purchase

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Oculus today announced an upcoming PC tethering feature coming to Quest headsets in November. Oculus Link, as it’s called, will let users plug into VR ready PCs and play games originally designed for Rift.