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Nreal Light devkit review: an interesting entry point for AR

The Ghost Howls

Nreal is for sure one of the most interesting AR startups on the market. It got the attention of all the press at CES 2019 revealing an AR glass that is light, fashionable, and affordable. In 2020, it consolidated its product with a series of partnerships and a solid product development plan.

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How Augmented Reality Is Used in Teaching Anatomy


In recent years, we have been seeing growing interest in the applications of augmented reality beyond the world of gaming. There is, for instance, increasingly prominent utilization of AR in education.

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5 Steps for Making AR Avatars

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . Making AR Avatars – From Scanning To Social. How Warner Music Created the CARYS AR Avatar for Fans . by Dave Cardwell.

Apple Files Patent For Mixed Reality Headset That Projects Images On Your Eyeballs


Apple looks to eliminate screens entirely according to a patent published by the USPTO. This week the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent filed by Apple Inc.

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NVIDIA’s Greg Jones: The 5G hype is justified, it’s going to be a huge advantage for XR

The Ghost Howls

I’ve had the enormous pleasure of having a chat with Gregory Jones , that works as Senior Manager of Global Business Development and XR at NVIDIA.

Quest’s Hand-tracking is Making It Possible to Learn Basic Sign Language in VR

Road to VR

There’s no comprehensive app out there yet for learning sign language in VR, however a student at the computer science department of the Bern University of Applied Science is using Oculus Quest’s native hand-tracking to see just how close we might get to achieving that goal with today’s tech.

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The Varjo VR-2 Pro Boldly Goes Where No VR Headset Has Gone Before


A high-end HMD perfect for safety-critical training simulations. I love covering this industry, the pace of innovation is awesome, and watching companies large and small vie for market share with powerful and revolutionary tech is inspiring. We have come a long way.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.08): VR usage on Steam remains steady after Alyx, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I hope that in these crazy times all of you are fine. Sending you all big positive vibes. And as always, if I can help you somehow, let me know. Regarding this week in XR, well, it has been very boring, probably it has been one of the most useless weeks ever.

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Kat VR Announces Kickstarter for At-home VR Treadmill ?KAT WALK C?

Road to VR

Kat VR, the China-based company known for kickstarting its original Kat Walk VR treadmill in 2015, is once again returning to the crowdfunding platform to launch a new product later this month, this time serving up a VR treadmill called ‘Kat Walk C’ that promises to appeal to at-home consumers.

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Disney Releases Myth: A Frozen Tale On Oculus Quest


Disney released its Myth: A Frozen Tale VR short on Oculus Quest. The project based around Frozen 2 is available now for $2.99. You can check out the trailer here: The project runs just over eight minutes long and is narrated by Evan Rachel Wood with music by Joseph Trapanese.

VR Live Music Platform ‘Wave’ Raises $30 Million In Funding


The music industry and technology come together to offer artists a new pathway for income. The first time I stepped into a Wave concert was in 2017.

Cannes XR Virtual Brings Art to Life With Virtual Reality


Cannes XR Virtual is The Marché du Film’s online virtual reality art showcase taking place from June 24 to 26. You can access the exhibit using multiple formats across various platforms.

Virtual Concert Platform ‘Wave’ Secures $30M in Series B Funding

Road to VR

Wave , the social VR platform and virtual music venue, today announced a $30 million Series B funding round, putting its total funding to $40 million to date. The funding round was led by Maveron with participation from Griffin Gaming Partners.

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Oculus Quest Networked Hand Tracking Points To The Future Of Social VR


A new demo made by Daniel Beauchamp allows for greater social expression in VR by bringing the hands of people wearing Oculus Quests into the same virtual room.

Glastonbury’s Shangri-La Team Is Holding A Massive Live Music & Arts Festival In VR


The two-day celebration will feature over 200 pieces of art and live performances from 50-plus musical artists.

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ARKit vs ARCore: Image Detection and Tracking


ARReferenceImage in ARKit and Augmented Images in ARCore are capable of recognizing and superimposing 2D virtual images over original images in real-time, which presents a variety of business use-cases to AR developers. One of them is using marker-based AR for indoor navigation.

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Report: ‘Minecraft’ PSVR Support Could Arrive Soon

Road to VR

Minecraft , one of the most influential games to support nearly every modern gaming device in history, may be coming to PSVR soon. Games publication MP1st reports that an internal developer build of the game on PS4 launched yesterday, update 2.03.

No Man?s Sky Is Getting Cross-Play Tomorrow, VR Support Confirmed


PSVR and PC VR owners still soon be able to explore galaxies together; No Man’s Sky VR is getting cross-play tomorrow. Hello Games just announced the news , separately confirming to us that cross-play extends to VR players.

Critically-Acclaimed PSVR Exploration Game ‘Paper Beast’ Heading To PC VR


Originally released this past March on the PlayStation 4 to wide-spread acclaim, developer Pixel Reef today announced its dreamlike VR exploration experience Paper Beast will be heading to major PC VR headsets later this summer complete with improved visuals, additional creatures, and an expanded sandbox mode. “I’m

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Campaign Tracker: AR Boosts Ad Conversions 300%

AR Insider

This is the latest in AR Insider’s Campaign Tracker series. Running semi-weekly, it examines marketing campaigns that utilize AR visualization such as product try-ons, and their results. For a full list of campaigns, comparative ROI chart and deeper analysis, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

Valve Releases OpenXR Preview for Steam Game Developers

Road to VR

Valve just took a big step in prepping Steam game developers for the full arrival of OpenXR, the new industry-wide open standard for AR and VR headsets. Developers can now download a beta version that will let them start integrating OpenXR apps into SteamVR.

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Don’t Worry, Sony Just Reconfirmed PSVR ‘Is Compatible With PS5’


Despite the fact that the PlayStation 5 reveal event didn’t include a single mention of PSVR or the upcoming successor VR headset, don’t worry too much.

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VRChat Will Now Host AIXR’s 4th Annual VR Awards


The popular VR social platform will serve as home to this years festivities amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The VR Awards has been recognizing and celebrating outstanding achievements in the VR industry since 2017.

XR Talks: How Do Consumers Really Feel About AR?

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Fourth Annual VR Awards to be Held in ‘VRChat’ This Year

Road to VR

In a time of conscientious social distancing, virtual reality has made large-format gatherings a possibility, albeit remotely.

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Social VR Music Platform ?Wave? Raises $30M In Series B Funding


Wave, a social VR music platform that hosts virtual concerts and live performances inside virtual reality, has raised $30 million of Series B funding. They’ve raised $40 million to date. Wave’s funding is split up between a wide assortment of companies.

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National Geographic’s Award-Winning Jane Goodall Exhibit Features Human-Scale Holograms, 3D Immersive Theater


The interactive multimedia exhibit has been named winner of AAM’s 32nd Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition.

HTC Vive to support XR Viewers powered by Snapdragon phones


It seems that the VR and AR pendulum is swinging back to the smartphone side of things. Headsets started out as hulking boxes strapped to your head and wired to a computer but, thanks to Google, some got the idea of shoving a smartphone into that box instead and calling it a day.

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Exclusive Hands-on: Part Two – Everything New About Reverb G2

Road to VR

HP recently announced its latest VR headset, Reverb G2. It boasts a substantial number of improvements over the original Reverb and clearly represents the next-gen of WMR headsets.

Boeing Is Using Varjo Headsets To Train Astronauts For Its Starliner Spacecraft


US aerospace giant Boeing will use Varjo’s VR-2 advanced mixed reality headset to train astronauts for its Starliner spacecraft. NASA has used virtual reality for training for decades, but the low resolution limited the range of tasks that could be simulated.

Co-Op VR Shooter ?Gambit!? Is A Rock & Roll Inspired Adventure Set Before The Apocalypse


XReal Games’ 4-person cooperative action experience launches on PC VR headset 2021. Hungary-based indie studio XReal Games , developer behind platinum-selling VR mil-sim Zero Caliber , this week announced a follow-up project Gambit! ,