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Inside Microsoft Mesh, What Is It and How Does It Work? We Have the Answers

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When Microsoft unveiled Mesh a couple of weeks ago, the move revealed a major part of Microsoft's next steps toward dominating the augmented reality space, particularly with regard to enterprise customers.

How Virtual Reality Data Visualization Sets a New Standard for Big Data

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We live in an age of enormous data creation. The amount of global data generated per year has increased by more than 30x over the past 10 years, and it is projected to more than quadruple over the next five.

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7 Times VR Did It Better Than The Original Game

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Hopefully there will be a day when VR offers the definitive experience for most gaming series, but we’re a long way off from that.

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Play ‘Pac-Man’ In Augmented Reality With Pizza Hut’s “Newstalgia” Boxes

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The limited-edition pizza boxes headline the companies retro-driven “Newstalgia” ad campaign.

How to remove unwanted Unity audio permissions to submit to App Lab

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For sure you remember that together with my tutorial on how to develop and submit an application for App Lab , I have actually submitted to App Lab my majestic “The Unity Cube App” , an application with just a cube and some avatar hands (Yes, I’m a troll).

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Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $100M Financing, Now at $1.25B Valuation

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Rec Room , the social VR platform, announced it has secured a $100 million financing round, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.25 billion. This makes it one of the most valuable VR companies outside of platform holders Facebook, Valve, and HTC.

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Architects Can Now Access A Powerful VR Tool On Oculus Quest

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Turn boring 2D floor plans into fully immersive 3D walkthroughs with the first Quest app designed specifically for architects. When it comes to planning and design, a proper 2D floorplan can provide you with a bounty of critical information.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

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Happy Spring everyone! The Winter is over, and the trees are blossoming again!

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Oculus Quest App Lab Reaches 100 Apps in Less Than Two Months

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Last month Oculus launched App Lab for Quest which allows developers to distribute their games on the headset without going through Oculus’ curation process. There’s now more than 100 games and apps available on App Lab.

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The AR Location Wars, Part II: Apple

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A s you likely know, one of AR’s foundational principles is to fuse the digital and physical. The real world is a key part of that formula… and real-world relevance is often defined by location. That same relevance and scarcity are what drive real estate value….location,

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TapID Uses Bone Conduction To Deliver A Better Typing Experience In VR

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Could this wearable device solve the headache that is typing in VR? You can do some pretty amazing things in VR. Unfortunately, typing is not one of them. Currently, entering your password and username or typing out a message in VR means awkwardly selecting keys using your motion controllers.

Insights and Announcements in VR Gaming From The Virtual GDC Showcase

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The virtual Game Developers Conference Showcase was held from March 15-19. The event wasn’t exclusively devoted to VR gaming, but a number of VR gaming companies and independent designers use Unity’s game engine. A Quick Update on GDC Since COVID-19.

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SteamVR Dashboard Update Adds Individual Window Focus & Controller Docking

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The latest beta update to SteamVR has brought improvements to the way users can use their PC desktop inside of VR through the SteamVR dashboard.

How Will LiDAR Unlock AR’s Promise?

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O ne striking realization about spatial computing is that we’re almost seven years into the sector’s current stage. This traces back to Facebook’s Oculus acquisition in early 2014 that kicked off the current wave of excitement….including including lots of ups and downs in the intervening years.

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‘Unbinary’ Is A Hand-Painted VR Puzzle Adventure About A Sarcastic A.I.

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Ludact’s physics-driven, comic book-inspired journey arrives March 26th on SteamVR headsets.

Watch Super Smash Bros Matches In 3D VR With Hyperplane

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A new streaming technology, Hyperplane , allows traditional games to be broadcast in 3D to virtual arenas, where VR users can watch traditional matches play out around them in 3D, as if they were really there.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Sees Best Sale Yet in Celebration of First Anniversary

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Now through March 31st you can pick up Half-Life: Alyx on sale at a 40% discount in celebration of the game’s one year anniversary.

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XR Talks: Sizing Up Web AR

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T here’s a growing realization that apps aren’t always the optimal vessel for AR. Yet with mobile AR, it’s born on a device where apps rule. 90 percent of mobile users’ time is spent in apps versus the web. Can AR break that cycle? And if so, could web AR be the answer?

‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Preview: An Out Of This World Arcade Experience

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Star Wars Pinball VR succeeds in immersing you as a fan, not as a character. Developed by Zen Studios , the same team behind the Pinball FX , Star Wars Pinball VR is easily one of the best Star Wars -themed VR games I’ve played on any headset.

Intel’s New IDM 2.0 Strategy: $20b for Two Fabs, Meteor Lake 7nm Tiles, New Foundry Services, IBM Collaboration, Return of IDF

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The new CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, has today outlined his vision for Intel over the coming years.

AppliedVR Secures $29M Funding to Pursue FDA Approval for VR Pain Management Tech

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AppliedVR , a virtual reality pain management startup, today announced it has secured $29 million in funding, something it aims to use in pursuit of FDA approval for its cognitive behavioral therapy-based pain management tech.

VR/AR Association Enterprise Forum Showcases XR in Business and Industry

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The VR/AR Association Enterprise Forum took place virtually on March 17. The one-day marathon event drew together a number of the usual suspects, including Varjo, Lenovo, and Microsoft, all of whom hosted keynotes.

‘Zombieland: Headshot Fever’ Review – Arcade Shooting Returns To VR

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Ever wanted House of the Dead in VR? Zombieland: Headshot Fever offers a solid alternative. Zombieland’s had an unlikely revival in recent times.

GTA-Style VR Game ‘GangV Civil Battle Royale’ Coming This Year To PC VR

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Raptor Lab, the creators of War Dust and Stand Out: VR Battle Royale are back again with another in-progress big-battle PC VR game titled GangV Civil Battle Royale , but this time it takes place in a modern city setting similar to Grand Theft Auto. GangV will also support non-VR players.

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‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Preview – Possibly VR’s Best Pinball Game to Date

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Zen Studios, one of the most prolific virtual pinball creators, has teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm Games to release a Star Wars- themed VR game filled to the brim with pinball machines.

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Data Dive: How Effective is VR Training?

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O ne of the branches of VR that sees the most attention and investment from enterprises is training. The thought is that VR’s immersive qualities can instill greater knowledge retention and memory encoding. It continues to outperform legacy approaches such as print manuals.

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How To Make Your Own Vtuber

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Get your virtual YouTube career started today with the following apps. What the hell is a Vtuber exactly? Well, put simply, a Vtuber can best be described as an online personality who disguises their appearance using a custom digital avatar.

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Boneworks Dev Says ‘90% Chance’ Team Supports PSVR 2 Controllers

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Last week’s reveal of new controllers for Sony’s upcoming PS5 VR headset was met with cautious optimism from fans and developers alike, including one notable studio yet to make a game for PSVR.

Sandbox VR Announces Las Vegas Location, 15 Locations to Open by 2022

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Sandbox VR, the out-of-home virtual reality destination, went through a rough patch this past year as the company both filed and subsequently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy following debt restructure.

Reality Bytes: Gucci, Facebook & Smart Metal

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W hat are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes , featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

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Sandbox VR To Open 15 Location-Based VR Centers By 2022

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The first site will open this summer at the Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas, Nevada.