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Oculus Patents ‘Directional Beam’ Wireless PC VR Solution

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With the release of the TPCast wireless adapter (for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive), and now the official HTC Vive Wireless Adapter , many have been wondering whether Oculus are working on a 1st party wireless solution for Rift, or whether they plan to incorporate wireless in the future version of Rift.

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Moving Beyond VR Games

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How immersive technologies like Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality bring real-world benefits to us all. Companies big and small are using Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality solutions to solve pain points, save money, connect people and make workflows more collaborative Click To Tweet.

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Hands-on: HaptX’s VR Glove is the Closest I’ve Come to Touching the Virtual World

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HaptX, a company building a VR glove offering impressively detailed haptic feedback as well as force feedback, is steadily improving.

No Headset? A VR Space Like Star Trek’s “Holodeck” May Soon Become Reality

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Light Field Lab promises the next generation of AR/VR with their headgear-free holographic system.

Pokémon GO's New Ability to Track Steps in Background Is First Step Forward for Niantic's AR Cloud Platform

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Niantic's most successful app, Pokémon GO, has become the first app to integrate the company's Real World Platform, the developer's AR cloud technology that enables multiplayer AR, persistent content, and occlusion with physical objects. you say to yourself.

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Get Ready for a VRevelation

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Is this the miracle VR has been waiting for? Tech Trends checked out the world’s first feature length immersive film at its London premiere.

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HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

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Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the headset’s front-facing cameras.

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ARKit 101: How to Place 2D Images, Like a Painting or Photo, on a Wall in Augmented Reality

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In a previous tutorial, we were able to measure vertical surfaces such as walls, books, and monitors using ARKit 1.5. With the advent of vertical plane anchors, we can now also attach objects onto these vertical walls.

View Conference 2018: What does holophonic, ambisonic and spatialized audio mean?

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Today at View Conference 2018 I attended a very interesting workshop by Gianni Ricciardi and Matteo Milani about immersive sound. I absolutely wanted to attend it, because I know that audio is very important for immersion in virtual reality , but I have a great lack of knowledge in that field.

Oculus Patents Wireless Relay Tech for VR Headsets

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In a patent issued this week to Oculus, the company describes a wireless relay system designed to prevent loss of signal even when a user is out of range of the primary transmitter and receiver.

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Hand & Finger Tracking Coming Soon To The HTC Vive Pro

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HTC reveals native hand/finger tracking for Vive Pro alongside 6DoF functionality for Vive Focus. It looks as though the front-facing cameras on your Vive Pro will finally begin seeing some use as HTC reveals plans to launch native support for hand and finger tracking on their high-end PC VR headset.

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Ghostbusters World AR Game Arrives as Halloween Treat & We Dive into Its Location-Based Tricks

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Because timing is everything, the latest entry in the location-based augmented reality gaming sweepstakes, Ghostbusters World, has arrived just in time for Halloween.

Vive Studios Boss: ‘If VR Is Relegated To A Gaming Console, Everybody Loses’

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Joel Breton, GM of HTC’s Vive Studios division, thinks that VR companies need to start looking beyond gaming in order to succeed.

China’s Jiangxi Province Promises to Invest $460 Million in AR/VR

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Aiming to become a hub for AR and VR development, the government of China’s Jiangxi province says it plans to raise funds totalling $460 million to be invested into AR and VR companies.

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The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018

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This year’s festival in London showcased a bold range of pioneering VR content. Here are some of our favorites. Raindance is a well-established and highly-respected independent film festival, but it isn’t a particularly flashy one.

Moschino & H&M Harness the Power of Magic Leap One to Intro Augmented Reality to the Fashion World

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap has already entered the realm of entertainment and enterprise, but on now it has blazed its way into a new augmented reality frontier: fashion.

Red Dead Redemption 2 On PSVR With Cinematic Mode Is A Wild Ride

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Earlier this year I wrote about breathtaking it was to don a PSVR headset and stare down massive colossi in Shadow of the Colossus when its remaster released on PS4 in February.

Fraunhofer Shows Off Compact VR Headset Prototype Using 4 OLED Microdisplays

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Fraunhofer , Europe’s largest application-oriented R&D organization, recently unveiled a new VR headset prototype at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Munich this past week that aims to reduce the size and weight of VR headsets by using high-resolution microdisplays.

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Spatial’s Collaborative AR Platform Turns Any Room Into A 3D Workspace

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Cross-reality collaboration arrives as Spatial reveals holographic teleportation through augmented reality. Spatial , a team of 3D Design and AR/VR experts based out of New York and San Francisco, today unveiled their cross-reality collaboration platform after two long years in stealth.

Snapchat AR Lenses Jump from Mobile to Desktop with Snap Camera App

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For the entirety of its existence, Snapchat has lived on mobile, but in its quest to lead the augmented reality industry, the company is now bringing those mobile AR experiences to desktops.

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

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In recent months we’ve been talking about some new definitions and marketing terms that are coming into more popular use — “wireless” and “standalone” VR. While we’ve seen hints of it in 2018, next year is when the technology will really take off.

HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Add-on for Vive Focus

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HTC today announced a 6DOF controller tracking add-on for Vive Focus which brings 6DOF controller tracking to the device. The add-on, which includes a pair of controllers, is being released as a development kit.

‘Oculus Launch Pad’ Is Silently Populating The VR Content Pool

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As a little-known initiative, Oculus is actively funneling in talent with the promise of training, tools and other resources that developers — new and old — can use to build projects for the Oculus platform as well as for the greater VR ecosystem.

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Magic Leap Updates Create App, Reveals Behind the Scenes Development at Magic Leap Studios

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Among all the new Magic Leap app announcements made at the recent L.E.A.P. conference, an update to one of the company's major in-house apps went mostly unnoticed: Create 1.1.

Rogan Is A Visually Striking Take On Thief In VR

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Unknightly might need to watch it’s back; there’s a new Thief wannabe in town. Rogan: The Thief in the Castle is a visually striking new Oculus Rift and HTC Vive game on the way from Smilegate Entertainment. As the name suggests, the game’s set within the confines of a giant castle.

Samsung Odyssey+ Windows VR Headset Revealed with “Anti-SDE” Display

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Back in August we uncovered what appeared to be an updated version of Samsung’s Odyssey Windows VR headset. Now a listing on Samsung’s official website confirms the Odyssey+ and its price, suggesting that a launch is soon at hand.

Samsung Announces Improved HMD Odyssey Plus

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The latest edition of Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset promises better visuals and a more comfortable fit.

View Conference 2018: National Film Board of Canada offers us interesting VR storytelling tips

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Today I’ve attended my first lecture at View Conference : the Masterclass “Artist-Driven Immersive Work” by Eloi Champagne and Martin Viau, of the National Film Board of Canada.

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Former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Departs Facebook

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Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe, the company’s first and only CEO, is parting ways with parent company Facebook. In a post on Facebook Iribe noted he would be taking his “first real break” in over 20 years, though didn’t provide a reason for his departure.

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‘3DNesVR’ Brings Nintendo Classics to VR, Demo Now Available on Steam

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3DNesVR is an emulator tool that runs Nintendo Entertainment System games in VR, letting you play the ’80s and ’90s classic titles that made the console a world-wide phenomenon. Created by Geod Studios and first launched on itch.io

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Instant Musician Turns Your iPhone Into An AR Piano Instructor

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Learn how to play piano using just your iPhone and a crisp one dollar bill. . Instant Musician, previously only being available as a Microsoft HoloLens app, has now made its way to iOS, offering users a way to learn proper piano skills using their smart phones. .

View Conference 2018: Baobab Studios talks about the development of “Crow: The Legend”

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Yesterday I’ve listened to a talk by Kane Lee regarding the VR animated short movie “Crow: The Legend” that Baobab Studio is going to release. The plot of the movie is: The carefree forest animals imagine spring will last forever.

Oculus Confirms It’s Still Working On A ‘Future Version Of Rift’

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An Oculus representative reaffirmed to us the words of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg from last month’s OC5 VR developer conference in saying today the company is still “planning a future version of Rift.”

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Oculus Co-founder Departs Facebook Amidst Rumor of Rift 2 Cancellation

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Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe is leaving Facebook. Citing “a source close to the matter,” a report from TechCrunch indicates his departure is related to the cancellation of a Rift 2 headset, though Facebook has denied that element of the report.

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Labrodex’s Sci-Fi RPG Shooter Hybrid ‘Scraper’ Already Has Its Own Prequel Novel

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Written by Ryder Windham of Star Wars novelization fame, Scraper: The Rise of Cifer is already out on bookshelves or, more accurately, Kindle reading lists.

HTC Vive Pro update brings finger tracking to VR

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So you’d like to dive in to the virtual reality universe, but you’d rather not have to hold controllers. The most recent announcement from HTC’s Vive crew suggests that the HTC Vive Pro will soon have 6DoF hand and finger tracking with a simple software update.

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15 Best Oculus Go VR Horror Games And Experiences

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With Halloween right around the corner next week, we felt like it was time to start rounding up some of the very best VR horror games and experiences out there.

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