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Google Reveals Glass Enterprise Edition 2 AR Headset

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The latest iteration of Glass features an improved camera and a more powerful CPU for $999. Earlier today, Google announced the latest addition to its Google Glass hardware line-up with Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2.

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Immersive Training for Retention

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How Virtual Reality training can help healthcare professionals retain crucial information. Healthcare professionals are tasked with learning and retaining an enormous amount of knowledge and skills.

How Facebook Built Oculus Quest, The Product It Thought Might Be ‘Impossible’

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The Oculus Quest room scale standalone headset launched this week.

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Pepsi Celebrates Summer with Hundreds of Instagram Camera Effects for Soda Drinkers

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With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend serving as the unofficial start of summer, Pepsi is turning to Instagram to help sell its soft drinks to quench the thirst of beachgoers and BBQers.

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HTC Vive Cosmos slated for Q3 2019, it will feature some surprises

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I have some exclusive news on the Vive Cosmos , one of the most awaited headsets of 2019, that I want to share with you. Fasten your seatbelts and read this article. As you may know if you follow me on social media, last week I spent my whole time in Taiwan , at first in Kaohsiung and then in Taipei.

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Sony Hints Next-gen PSVR Could Bring HDR, Wireless, Eye-tracking & More

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Speaking this week at the Collision 2019 conference in Toronto, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Vice President of Research and Development, Dominic Mallinson, detailed a number of “must-have ‘evolutionary’ improvements” for future VR headsets.

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Hollywood Exhibit Uses HoloLens to Transport Fans into the Worlds of 'Back to the Future' & Halo

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The potential of augmented reality is often shown in science fiction movies, but a new exhibit marries the genre with very real world AR technology, to great effect.

Cyberith announces 2nd gen Virtualizer, still thinks about its backers

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The Cyberith Virtualizer. One of the products that generated most hype in the VR communities some years ago… do you remember it?

Multiplayer VR Shooter ‘Pavlov’ Confirmed for Release on Oculus Quest

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Pavlov VR is one of the most well known VR shooters, partially thanks to its viral success among YouTubers, and partially because it basically delivers on the dream of playing Counter-Strike in VR. Now, the studio behind Pavlov VR says a Quest version is currently in the works.

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Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Program

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Download your footage before the cloud-based stitching service closes on June 28th. Sorry Google Jump users, but Google has made the decision to shut down their cloud-based video stitching service on June 28 th citing a decline in Jump Assembler users.

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Google Releases Glass Enterprise Edition 2, Includes Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1Upgrade

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As the tech world patiently waits for the advent of mainstream consumer smartglasses, Google is content to stick to the business world (for now).

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Palmer Luckey: ‘I Left Facebook Because I Got Fired, I Wouldn’t Have Otherwise’

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Palmer Luckey this week claimed in no uncertain terms that he was fired from Oculus owner Facebook. Luckey, a co-founder at Oculus and the inventor of the Rift, left Facebook in March 2017.

Vive Cosmos Expected to Launch in Q3

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With a flurry of new headsets hitting the market, news about the next consumer headset from one of VR’s leading players, HTC, has been notably absent.

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AR Gaming Robot ‘MekaMon’ Adds Support For STEAM Education

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Reach EDU looks to expand science, tech, engineering, arts, and mathematics through AR robots. Reach Robotics, the creators of the world’s first AR gaming robot, MekaMon launched the next generation of EdTech with a new coding platform – Reach EDU.

Magic Leap Adds Mobile Carrying Case to Its Arsenal of Augmented Reality Gear

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It look a while, but one of the most anticipated Magic Leap One accessories is finally here. Magic Leap has quietly added the official Magic Leap One carrying case, which we previewed last year, to its website.

Phantom: Covert Ops Looks Like Metal Gear Solid For Oculus Quest And Rift

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Today nDreams is announcing their next VR game with Phantom: Covert Ops in collaboration with Oculus Studios. Phantom is a stealth action game coming this year to both Quest and Rift platforms.

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‘Vacation Simulator’ Among Steam’s 20 Top-selling Games Released in April

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Vacation Simulator (2019) , Owlchemy Labs ‘ recently released sequel to their smash hit VR parody game Job Simulator (2016) , seems to be garnering its fair share of kudos; Valve today announced that Vacation Simulator was one of the top 20 earners for all games released on Steam in April.

Pavlov VR Open Alpha Now Available On Oculus Quest

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One of VR’s most popular military shooters makes a surprise appearance on the Quest.

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Sony Pictures & Snapchat Serve Up Creepy Augmented Reality Lens to Promote 'Brightburn' Movie

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The new film Brightburn, a horror take on the superhero genre produced by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, debuted in theaters on Friday, and it has some promotional backing from Snapchat to drive ticket sales.

How To Fix Many Oculus Rift S Tracking Problems And Blackouts

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The Oculus Rift S was released this week. However, some owners are experiencing tracking problems and other USB related issues such as blackouts. The Rift S uses five onboard cameras for tracking. While some preprocessing seems to be done on the headset, the Rift S still pushes USB 3.0 to the limits.

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Index Specs Were Driven by Valve’s VR Game Dev Teams

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When revealing the upcoming Index headset, Valve was clear that their goal was to move the bar forward for VR fidelity, even if that meant a premium pricetag.

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Five Highly-Anticipated VR Games Coming To Oculus Quest

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What’s on deck for the Oculus Quest? After what feels like eons of waiting, the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is finally available to the public, along with over 50 immersive launch titles.

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Protected: Damo9000 and the epic rap battles of VR satire

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WalkOVR’s $249 Wearable VR Locomotion System Funded In Four Hours

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We’ve seen a multitude of practical and impractical solutions pop up for locomotion in virtual reality.

‘Rec Room’ is Coming Soon to iPhone & iPad

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Rec Room, the popular social VR platform, is set to take its next big step outside of VR by offering a version of the app for iPhone and iPad.

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VR Community Hosts Virtual Memorial Honoring Popular Industry Advocate

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The VR education community says goodbye to one of its biggest advocates.

Streem Acquires Computer Vision Startup Selerio, Closes Additional Funding

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Streem, the video sharing service for home maintenance professionals, builds momentum with acquisition, partnerships, and a new infusion of cash

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Netflix Is Officially Coming To Oculus Quest At Launch

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Despite the fact that the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is primarily a gaming device, plenty of people anticipated using it for media streaming as well. After all, that’s one of the most popular use cases for the Oculus Go.

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Rift S Will Get Enhanced Passthrough+ & ASW on the Latest NVIDIA GPUs

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Thanks to the tracking cameras on Rift S, the headset also comes with a pass-through video feature which Oculus calls ‘Passthrough+’ (with the ‘+’ denoting its low latency, stereo-correct, wide field of view).

Thrust Vector Teases “Shared-Space” Multiplayer On Oculus Quest

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Developers use Oculus Quest to create location-based VR game inside their office. When Oculus presented attendees at OC5 with an arena-scale multiplayer demonstration of Dead and Buried 2 powered by the Oculus Quest, we knew the Quest was something special.

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