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Standalone 5G headsets are coming in 2021

The Ghost Howls

In the XR communities, the hype for the Qualcomm XR2 reference design is high, because it will bring many innovations to standalone XR headsets : better graphics, eye tracking, passthrough vision, AI, and much more.

Oculus Link Now Works With Almost Any USB Cable- Including The One In the Box


The latest Oculus PC software beta update allows Oculus Link to work with many USB 2.0 cables- including the one in the box.

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Italian Airport Using Terrifying Thermal Scanning AR Headsets Amid COVID-19 Outbreak


YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY! Thermal scanning technology has proven to be an invaluable tool in combating the spread of COVID-19 these past few months.

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Miniature ‘Beat Saber’ Concept Offers a Peek into the Future of AR Games

Road to VR

Oculus released optical hand-tracking on Quest as an experimental feature late last year, and ever since developers have been showing off their own unique and creative ways of integrating users hands into VR.

Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate (Elite) Review!

The Ghost Howls

Christmas has arrived early this year, and I got from HTC a cool little package with inside the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate! Let me talk about it with you… What is the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate?

Beat Sage Adds MP3 Upload Support For AI Generated Beat Saber Maps


Beat Sage, a powerful tool that uses neural networks and artificial intelligence to generate custom Beat Saber maps , now supports MP3 uploads.

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‘Tetris Effect’ Arrives on Oculus Quest Today

Road to VR

Tetris Effect (2018) first released on PlayStation 4 and PSVR in late 2018, later coming to PC via the Epic Store , which included support for SteamVR headsets. Now the award-winning stacker puzzle game is available on Oculus Quest starting today.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Happy Mother’s day to all the mothers that are reading this post, and also to all the mothers of whoever is reading this post! Mothers and grandmothers are the best, and they care about us during the good and the hard times… their love is infinite.

Playing The Original DOOM In VR On Quest Is A Bloody Blast


With more creativity and technological power at our finger tips than ever before, the most excited I’ve been about VR in quite some time comes from playing a VR version of a game originally released in 1993. Go figure. Nostalgia is a powerful, weird thing.

Tetris-Inspired PvP VR Game Battle Blocks Coming To Oculus Quest


A multiplayer PvP VR game directly inspired by the 1986 classic. Originally released in 1986 on the long since-forgotten Electronika 60, legendary tile-matching puzzle game Tetris has seen nearly every adaptation under the sun.

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Samsung is Terminating Its VR Video Apps on All Devices

Road to VR

With the end of Samsung Gear VR, it seems the South Korean tech giant is also doing away with its VR video apps as well. The company is ending service for all of its Samsung XR apps across the web, mobile, and VR headset platforms.

Quarantine Creates New Opportunity for Augmented Reality Consumption and Creation


Smartphones give us a way to pass the time and connect while social distancing and living in isolation. When it comes to social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat, more and more people are using augmented reality filters to solve entertainment and connectivity problems.

Report: Apple Acquires 3D VR Streaming Company NextVR


According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman , Apple acquired the 3D VR streaming company NextVR. NextVR is a VR startup that specializes in capturing real world events and presenting them in virtual reality.

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Virtual Work Platform Spatial Now Available Free On All VR & AR Devices


Spatial’s virtual collaboration comes to Oculus Quest and a slew of other platforms.

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NVIDIA Launches CloudXR 1.0 SDK to Enable AR/VR Streaming Services in the Cloud

Road to VR

NVIDIA today announced the launch of version 1.0 of its CloudXR SDK, a suite of tools which allows network operators to offer cloud-rendered AR/VR streaming capabilities.

Why L&D Professionals Should Turn to Augmented Reality as Offices Work From Home


The key question facing L&D professionals globally is how to effectively train their workers remotely during a pandemic. Whilst circumstances may have changed, their goals remain the same.

Valve Launches Half-Life: Alyx Workshop And Community Development Tools


Valve released Steam Workshop support for Half-Life: Alyx alongside a beta release of community development tools.

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Artivive Is Bringing Classical Works Of Art To Life In AR


The future of art is multi-dimensional; Artivive is making sure of that. . Founded in 2017 by Sergiu Ardelean and Codin Popescu, the pair began with high hopes of using emerging technology to change the art world’s approach to creating and sharing works.

This ‘Beat Saber’ Project Uses AI to Generate Custom Beat Maps for Any Song

Road to VR

Manually creating beat maps for your favorite songs in Beat Saber (2018) requires a bit of know-how and time.

US video game sales have record quarter as consumers stay at home

TechCrunch VR

New numbers from NPD confirm what we’ve known for a while: The first quarter of 2020 was a very good one for gaming companies. The new report notes that sales hit a record $10.86 billion in the States between January and March of this year, marking a 9% increase over a year prior; $9.58

Unreal Engine 5 Supports VR, Promises Generational Leap For Graphics


Epic Games just showcased its vision of next-generation console gameplay with the reveal of Unreal Engine 5. Not only that, but the new engine supports VR headsets. Below you can see a stunning new technical showcase for Unreal Engine 5 called Lumen in the Land of Nanite.

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Popular Co-op Game Spaceteam Heading To Oculus Quest & PC VR This Month


In space, everyone can hear you scream.

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Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo on PS5 Shows Where Next-gen Graphics are Headed

Road to VR

Epic Games today revealed a PS5 tech demo built with Unreal Engine 5, the next-gen version of the company’s game engine. With new features for advanced lighting and unprecedented geometric detail, Unreal Engine 5 hopes to enable a generational leap in real-time graphics.

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XR Technology at AWE and the Auggies: Exclusive Content From Ori Inbar


The Augmented World Expo is nearly upon us. As the XR technology showcase gets closer, the news gets more exciting. While I was looking for background on the Auggies, AWE’s XR technology awards, AWE founder Ori Inbar shared some anecdotes from the early days of AWE.

UploadVR Launches New YouTube Channel: VR Game Trailers & Clips


UploadVR’s YouTube output is evolving! Yep, today we’re launching the ultimate dedicated VR trailers channel: VR Game Trailers & Clips. VR Game Trailers & Clips will feature officially released trailers and footage straight from developers and publishers themselves.

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VR Fitness Platform Supernatural Offering Discounted Subscription Rates For A Limited Time


Founding Members will receive a 35% discount of $149.99 per year. Since its release last month on Oculus Quest, premium VR fitness platform Supernatural has been gaining a ton of buzz thanks to its robust soundtrack of chart-topping music and growing catalog of daily workout regiments.

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Unreal Engine is Now Royalty-free for the First $1 Million in Revenue

Road to VR

The Unreal Engine 5 tech demo on PS5 wasn’t the only news Epic Games revealed today.

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AR Experience by Rose Digital Helps Us Visualize Campaign Spending


Campaign finance continues to be at the forefront of American’s minds, especially after the latest Democratic primary. Michael Bloomberg’s self-funded run for president raised a lot of questions about what money should and shouldn’t buy you in political races.

Unreal Engine 5 CEO: ‘All’ The Demo Tech Can Work On High End PC VR


“All” of the Unreal Engine 5 technology demonstrated in this week’s stunning reveal will be able to work with high end PC VR, according to Epic CEO Tim Sweeney.

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Hand Physics Lab Takes Oculus Quest Hand Tracking To New Heights


Over 11 mind-blowing experiments and tools now available free via SideQuest. Despite having only been available on Oculus Quest for roughly three months, independent developers have already established a sizable catalog of unique hand tracking applications pushing the boundaries of Oculus technology.

Valve Releases ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Steam Workshop Tools for Making & Downloading Mods

Road to VR

Valve today launched new Half-Life: Alyx modding tools which will allow developers and tinkerers to make and publish mods and user-generated content via the Steam Workshop system. Valve says the tools will allow for the creation of new levels, models, textures, and animations for the game.

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