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9 practical lessons for VR events that I’ve learned developing Venice VR Expanded

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These are the days of the Venice Film Festival, one of the most important movie festivals in the world. In the last few years, this festival has always had a section dedicated to VR, that according to many was incredibly well-curated.

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Oculus Rift S Retakes The Throne As The Most Used VR Headset On Steam

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Facebook’s Oculus Rift S is again the most used VR headset on Steam, after losing its position back in April. Back in March, Valve fundamentally changed how the Hardware Survey collects VR headset data.

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Porsche Triples Down on AR

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‘Mario Kart: Home Circuit’ Brings AR And RC Cars To The Nintendo Switch

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Turn your living room into a one-of-a-kind ‘Mario Kart’ level October 16th. In celebration of the historic 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.,

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‘Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit’ Brings AR Kart-racing to Your Living Room Floor with Switch

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You simply never know with Nintendo. One year they’re bringing out a full VR Nintendo Labo kit for Switch , and the next they’ve mashed AR into a remote-controlled car for at-home Mario Kart races.

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Making the Physical World Clickable, Part II

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Feel VR From Your Head To Your Toes Using These Haptic Sneakers

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DropLabs’ audio-enabled footwear features support for all Bluetooth 4.2 compatible devices. This month marked the launch of DropLabs’ EP 01 Triple Black , an updated version of the companies previously-released EP 01 haptic sneaker.

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Walmart Product Listing May Point to Quest 2 Pricing & Storage Sizes

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An ostensibly premature Walmart product listing may point to both the price and available internal storage sizes for the upcoming Oculus Quest 2.

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AR/VR in the Supply Chain – the Way of the Future

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We are witnessing the evolution of AR/VR in the supply chain. What started out as a hi-tech trend for a select few, has grown into a best practice for large enterprises and smaller companies in the global supply chain.

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Hacking Unconscious Bias

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Can immersive tech help us tackle the pervasive and enduring problem of systemic racism? Technologies such as Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality – referred to as XR – have long been collectively touted as an “ Empathy Machine ,” and for very good reason.

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Powerful VR Documentary ‘The Choice’ Awarded Two Kaleidoscope Grants

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Joanne-A?ka ka Popi?ska’s ska’s doc highlights the many difficulties of unwanted pregnancy. In 2018, Polish-Canadian VR filmmaker Joanne-A?ka ka Popi?ska

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Rumor: HP is Building a Reverb G2 Model with Eye, Mouth, & Face-tracking

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HP announced its Reverb G2 headset earlier this year and plans to ship it this fall. Another, rumored version of the headset referred to as the ‘Omnicept Edition’ is said to include eye, mouth, and face-tracking.

Social VR: Virtual Reality Headsets Eliminating the Distance Between Us

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As we adapt to the new norm, we change our way of life and abide by social distancing rules. However, social isolation can be frustrating, especially for those who look forward to daily interactions with other people. Fortunately, technology helps us overcome the challenge of remaining connected.

ARtillery Briefs, Episode 41: Mobile AR Revenue Outlook

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How Microsoft Is Leading A War On Deepfakes

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Microsoft’s new tool detects digital manipulation in real-time based on nearly invisible imperfections. Believe it or not, this is not former US President Barrack Obama.

The VirtualLink Single-cable Headset Connection Standard Has Been Abandoned

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VirtualLink was an open standard that defined a USB-C based connection protocol that was “developed to meet the connectivity requirements of current and next-generation VR headsets,” and backed by major VR industry players.

VR Usage Has Now Been Linked to Physical and Cognitive Improvements

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We’ve known for some time know that activities carried out when utilizing virtual reality tools, games, or applications can have benefits in the real-world.

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NVIDIA’s DLSS AI-Upscaling SDK Now Supports VR Titles

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NVIDIA’s DLSS neural upscaling technology now works with virtual reality titles. In a reddit comment yesterday NVIDIA Community Marketing Manager Randy Niu revealed the change. It’s also now listed in the DLSS Unreal Engine changelog.

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AR Time Capsule Explores The Hidden History Of The September 11th Attacks

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ReplayAR shines a spotlight on Ground Zero in honor of 9/11. On the morning of September 11th, 2001, a series of terrorist attacks were conducted against the United States, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths, 25,000 injuries, and numerous long-term health consequences.

‘Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR’ Beta Updates Hint at “Upcoming hardware releases”

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Updates to the beta version of Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR, the official integration which allows Windows VR headsets to be used with SteamVR, hint at “upcoming hardware releases.”

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce RTX 30 Series: Ampere For Gaming, Starting With RTX 3080 & RTX 3090

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With much anticipation and more than a few leaks, NVIDIA this morning is announcing the next generation of video cards, the GeForce RTX 30 series.

How Can Brands Jumpstart Sales with AR?

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Facebook Temporarily Halts The Sale Of Oculus Headsets In Germany

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The company will cease delivery of all hardware pending “discussions with supervisory authorities.” ” Earlier this morning, Facebook announced a temporary halt on the sale of Oculus products in Germany to ensure their products comply with local laws.

Facebook Halts Sales of Rift & Quest in Germany Amid Regulatory Talks

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Facebook has halted sales of all Oculus VR headsets in Germany, something the company says will be temporary during its ongoing talks with German regulators. “We’ve temporarily paused the sale of Oculus hardware to consumers in Germany due to pending discussions with the regulator [sic].

Arm Announces Cortex-R82: First 64-bit Real Time Processor

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Arm is known for its Cortex range of processors in mobile devices, however the mainstream Cortex-A series of CPUs which are used as the primary processing units of devices aren’t the only CPUs which the company offers.

How Can Brands Jumpstart Sales with AR?

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Cyberpunk VR MMORPG ‘NYX’ Promises A Futuristic Journey Through A Living, Breathing World

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Choose your class, craft your weapon, and explore a vast dystopian world on Oculus Quest, PSVR, and PC VR. Cyberpunk is all the rage at the moment. Perhaps it’s the dystopian futuristic settings or the heavy focus on cybernetics, virtual reality, and other bleeding-edge technologies.

Neuralink Demonstrates Rudimentary Limb-tracking via Brain-interface in Live Pigs

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In a presentation showing the latest developments on Neuralink’s brain-computer interface, Elon Musk revealed that the company has implanted prototype devices in live pigs, and was able to achieve rudimentary limb-tracking by monitoring activity in the brain.

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The Line Wins Emmy Award For Innovation In Interactive Programming

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Brazilian VR developers ARVORE won a juried Emmy Award for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming for its immersive VR narrative The Line, which released earlier this year.

Intel Launches 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake: Up to 4.8 GHz at 50 W, 2x GPU with Xe, New Branding

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In August, Intel ran one of its rare Architecture Days where the company went into some detail about its upcoming Tiger Lake processor. This included target markets, core counts, graphics counts, a look into some of the new acceleration features, and a promise of a product launch later in the year.