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AR contact lenses are far away, but a new research is paving their way

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Some days ago, I found an article on Futurism talking about a university in France able to create the “first smart contact lens” The article also talked about Augmented Reality and the interest of the DARPA for using this product.

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Google Brings Augmented Reality to the Mainstream by Adding AR Content to Search

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If Google hasn't already demonstrated that it is serious about augmented reality, then it made it abundantly clear at the Google I/O keynote on Tuesday.

NYPD Uses Location-Based VR For Active Shooter Training

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The next generation of police training arrives in Brooklyn, NY. When it comes to the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau—New York Cities primary local resource to guard against international and domestic terrorism—there’s no such thing as being overly prepared.

Hands-On: Battlewake’s Arcade Action Is Full Of Epic Sea Battles

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Battlewake is not the kind of game I expected to see from Survios. When you look at every other proper game the studio has developed ( Raw Data , Sprint Vector , and Creed: Rise to Glory ) they all have one thing in common: visceral, kinetic movement.

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What is the Valve Index? Everything you need to know: features, specs, price and how to preorder it!

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The Valve Index is for sure the big surprise for virtual reality in this 2019. After having only been behind the curtains for what concerns creating Virtual Reality headsets, Valve has finally decided to create its own device , and as you may imagine, it is a very special one.

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Microsoft Adds Spatial App Functionality to Office 365's Teams App, Android & Web Interaction Demoed

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Months ago, we showed you some of the powers of Spatial, the HoloLens app that allows groups of workers to collaborate in augmented reality using 3D avatars.

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RiftCat Finally Brings Its VR Streaming Software To iOS

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Streaming PC VR content to an iPhone is finally possible thanks to RiftCat. The company this week launched the long-promised iOS version of its VRidge software. Available on Android since 2016 , VRidge streams PC VR content straight to your phone.

How to show a 3D model in AR inside your website

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Google I/O 2019 has just finished and has all been about new augmented reality features. One of them, that comes together with ARCore 1.9,

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Nike Begins Using Augmented Reality for Sneaker Fitting in Mobile App & in Retail Stores

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After applying augmented reality as a solution for the sale and marketing of sneakers, Nike is taking the next step in its adoption of AR to improve the customer experience.

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‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ Review on Quest – Come for the Story, Stay for the Lightsabers

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Though Oculus Quest still doesn’t launch until the 21st, Oculus has seen fit to give us full access to one of its biggest launch titles: Star Wars Vader Immortal – Episode 1.

Virtual Desktop On Quest Pushes Twice As Many Pixels As Oculus Go

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Virtual Desktop is slated to be an Oculus Quest launch title later this month when the headset releases on May 21. For those unaware, Virtual Desktop is a VR application that allows you to stream your desktop to a virtual environment in VR.

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Tribeca Immersive’s Cinema360 Gives Attendees a New Perspective On Social Causes

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Addressing social injustice at Tribeca Film Festival 2019.

Snapchat & Facebook Messenger Deliver Augmented Reality Camera Effects for Mother's Day

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If you need some help expressing how you feel to your mom for Mother's Day, Snapchat and Facebook are here with some augmented reality help. On Sunday, Snapchat will offer several Mother's Day-themed AR Lenses to help users create photo or video messages for their materfamilias.

HTC Invests in 17 AR/VR Startups in Latest Vive X Accelerator Program

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HTC is now on its fourth batch in its $100 million accelerator program, which offers education, investment and mentorship to startups doing unique and and interesting things around VR and AR.

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Four Great Daydream Exclusives No One Will Ever Play

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Some 30 months ago, I bought a Google Pixel. It was probably the first high-end phone I’d ever bought. But I didn’t pick it up for the flashy camera, sleek design or crisp HD screen. Those were all added bonuses to the main draw of this device for me: Google Daydream.

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Mixed Reality Comes To Trampoline Parks For the Ultimate Cardio Experience

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MR technology blends exercise and gaming to promote fantasy and fitness.

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Google Expands Preview of Maps AR Navigation to Pixel Phones

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Alongside its official unveiling of the lower-cost Pixel 3a smartphone at Google I/O, Google took the opportunity to extend its early preview of AR walking navigation in Google Maps to all Pixel devices.

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‘Beat Saber’ Has Been PSVR’s Top Download for 6 Months Running

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Sony today released the monthly download rankings for PSVR. Coming as no surprise to anyone, the hit block-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) has again placed at the number one spot this past month, putting it now six months in a row as the top downloaded game on the platform.

VR Needs A Hero: Why Battlefield And Rovio Developers Are Betting On Headsets

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With such a dedicated, enthusiastic audience, VR doesn’t get many unexpected surprises. Our most anticipated games enjoy regular spotlights at the top of various subreddits and on our front page.

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Hollywood Automotive Exhibit Brings Famous Vehicles To Life In Mixed Reality

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Microsoft HoloLens powers Back to the Future & Halo-themed MR experiences.

Nike Tries on Augmented Reality for Sneaker Fitting in Mobile App & Retail Stores

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After applying augmented reality as a solution for the sale and marketing of sneakers, Nike is taking the next step in its adoption of AR to improve the customer experience.

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HP Reverb Review – An Impressive Headset Stuck with Windows VR Controllers

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Reverb is HP’s second VR headset, and this time around the company is aiming mainly at the enterprise market, but not shying away from selling individual units at a consumer price point.

Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1 Review: The One You’ve Been Searching For

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Darth Vader was never scary to me. That is, I suppose, a product of growing up at a time where the original Star Wars’ special effects were starting to creak, and not long before we were introduced to the crookedly-toothed horned devil that is Darth Maul.

Within Releases First In A Series Of CNNVR News Documentaries

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From May 9th to July 6th, VR media app Within will release five unique CNNVR documentaries. First announced on May 8th, widely available VR media app Within will be home to a series of VR news stories, produced by CNNVR.

Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video

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On Monday, the Microsoft Build conference kicked off, showcasing a series of demos that went off without a hitch — except for one big one.

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Location-based VR Attraction ‘Hologate’ Celebrates 2 Million Player Milestone

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Hologate, a Munich-based startup, today announced that their eponymous world-wide VR attraction has taken in two million visitors since it was first launched in 2017.

Google: ‘Exactly Where We Take Daydream Remains To Be Seen’

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It’s uncertain days for Google’s mobile VR ecosystem, Daydream. As we head into this week’s I/O developer conference, though, it doesn’t sound like we’re due for an update.

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Microsoft Hints At Minecraft AR Experience Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

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More information coming May 17th, Minecraft’s 10-year anniversary. 10 years. It’ s been 10 years since the launch of what can only be described as one of the most influential video games in the history of entertainment.

Microsoft Teases Minecraft Augmented Reality Game for Mobile at Build 2019

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It looks like Microsoft will finally make good on its promise to bring Minecraft to augmented reality, as foreshadowed via a HoloLens demo in 2015. But there's a plot twist — AR Minecraft may debut as a mobile app rather than as a HoloLens experience.

This is What ‘Virtual Desktop’ Looks Like on Oculus Quest

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Virtual Desktop has been a fixture in VR since the early days of the Oculus developer kits, first releasing as a tech demo back in 2014. The single-user app, which lets you stream your desktop monitor in VR, is now making its next big leap to Oculus Quest.

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Oculus Rift S And Valve Index Won’t Work On Laptops With Only HDMI

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The original Oculus Rift used HDMI but its replacement, Oculus Rift S , uses DisplayPort instead. It also includes a Mini DisplayPort adapter in the box. Valve’s Index VR headset also uses DisplayPort, and while it doesn’t include a Mini DisplayPort adapter, you can find them on Amazon for around $10 if needed. If you have a desktop PC this shouldn’t be a problem as most graphics cards have multiple DisplayPort outputs.

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