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HTC Vive Pro first impressions: should you buy it?

The Ghost Howls

Thanks to my magical encounter with Mr. Alvin Wang Graylin , I’ve been very lucky t o be able to try the new Vive Pro for some minutes and I’m here to describe you my first impressions with the latest device made by the Chinese virtual reality company. So, how is it? Should you buy it?

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‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan

Road to VR

Yahoo! Japan just updated their iOS-based Map application to include a new experimental AR mode which superimposes a blue pathway onto the physical world for you to follow to your final destination.

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Volkswagen Will Train 10,000 Employees Using VR This Year

VRScout

The Volkswagen Group will use an augmented reality hub to train employees across the globe. ????????????In In 2013, Volkswagen demonstrated a new process by which service workers could use augmented reality to service a vehicle.

Jurassic World Alive Is Basically Pokemon Go Meets Dinosaurs

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Ever since Pokemon Go’s runaway success, the trend of “Take X thing and make it like Pokemon Go” is becoming more and more popular.

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How to create a WebVR experience using Unity

The Ghost Howls

In my review of Amazon Sumerian I said multiple times that in other game engines, like Unity, it is not possible to create a WebVR experience. Well, just some days after that article, I’ve been proved wrong. Actually it is possible and I’ll explain you how.

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‘Ready Player One’ is Getting a Massive SXSW Event Powered by HTC Vive

Road to VR

Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film Ready Player One— based on Ernest Cline’s eponymous New York Times Bestseller—is getting plenty of buzz at South by Southwest (SXSW) this year ahead of the film’s March 29th release. According to Warner Bros.

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Neurogaming’s 2nd Generation Arcade Is Military Grade

UploadVR

I was recently invited to New York to check out the demo VR space for Neurogaming. The company behind World of Tanks (Wargaming) formed Neurogaming to work on VR arcades in partnership with a venture funding group called VRTech.

All the most interesting AR and VR news from MWC 2018

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, the Mobile World Congress 2018 has finished. I expected a lot of AR/VR news from there, like the announcement of the price of the Vive Pro or the release of the Oculus Go by Xiaomi and Facebook… but actually I’ve been disappointed by everyone.

Magic Leap Raises $461M in New Funding Led by Saudi Arabia’s Investment Arm

Road to VR

Magic Leap, the augmented reality headset manufacturer, has added another couple hundred million dollars to its Series D investment round, this time $461 million led by The Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment arm, Tech Crunch reports.

HTC Vive Funded Project Takes You Into The World of Honey Bees

VRScout

Häagen-Dazs ice cream and HTC Vive are giving you a chance to fly like a bee in VR. In 2015, the United Nations established a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including ambitious aims to end poverty, create affordable energy systems, and improve global quality of education.

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Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

Tech Trends VR

Will we see a gold rush in the publishing industry as major players move to invest in Immersive Technologies?

A day with Mr President

The Ghost Howls

Today I’ve had the occasion to meet HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin in my city, Turin (Italy). He had to be here to do some business, so two weeks ago he asked me if I was ok with the idea of meeting him for a chat.

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8 Official ‘Ready Play One’ VR Experiences to Debut at SXSW, Soon Available for Home Download

Road to VR

HTC today announced it’s bringing 8 VR experiences inspired by Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film Ready Player One to its official South by Southwest (SXSW) event.

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VR Headset Uses Robot Arm To Feed You Candy

VRScout

The Japanese dream of having an idol hand-feed you tasty sweets is coming to two lucky fans. Oh Japan.

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Watch The Debut Trailer For Black Mirror-Inspired VR Game, Torn

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When we first broke the news about Torn last week, an upcoming dark sci-fi adventure VR game borrowing inspirations from the likes of Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone, it piqued a lot of people’s interests.

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The Women of AR+VR: Pioneers

AWE Blog

Honoring 8 influential women pioneers in augmented and virtual reality. by Emily Friedman.

HTC Announces 2018 Viveport Developer Awards Nominees, $50K First Prize up for Grabs

Road to VR

Last year marked HTC’s very first Vive Developer Awards (VDAs), which saw tens of thousands of dollars go to VR app developers across a number of categories. Now, HTC has announced the nominees for this year’s VDAs who will be in competition to win $50,000 in first place prize money.

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Microsoft’s ‘Haptic Links’ Bring A New Level Of Realism To VR

VRScout

Could one of these intuitive prototypes deliver the immersive haptic feedback users have been clamoring for? . One of the most important traits of a captivating VR experience is freedom of movement.

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Bravo Team Review: Time Crisis Gets The VR Treatment

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When I first played Bravo Team back at E3 last year it immediately reminded me of the classic arcade game, Time Crisis. The comparisons are obvious: you pop in and out of cover shooting at bad guys and the game predetermines your path through levels.

Ahead Of SXSW, TheWaveVR announces updated creation tools and exciting VR music experience partnership for "Ready Player One"

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Exclusive: Scaffolding in VR – Interaction Design for Easy & Intuitive Building

Road to VR

There’s something magical about building in VR. Imagine being able to assemble weightless car engines, arrange dynamic virtual workspaces, or create imaginary castles with infinite bricks.

Eight ‘Ready Player One’ VR Experiences Come To SXSW

VRScout

Get ready for Spielberg’s upcoming VR-inspired blockbuster with a handful of experiences coming to VR arcades, Viveport and SteamVR.

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SuperData: Skyrim and Fallout 4 Top VR Charts For 2017

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If 2016 was the Year of VR, at least from a hardware perspective with the launch of the Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Daydream, then 2017 must have been the Year of VR Software. We not only got amazing breakout experiences like Lone Echo and Echo Arena , but some of the market’s biggest games got VR adaptations and conversions in the form of DOOM VFR , Skyrim VR , and Fallout 4 VR. As far as Bethesda’s concerned, that dedication seems like it could be paying off.

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AWE Celebrates the Women of AWE USA 2018 with more than 100 Female Speakers from AT&T, HP, Adobe, IEEE, US Navy and more

AWE Blog

AWE Announces Partnership with WXR and Launch of 9th Annual Auggie Awards. AWE , the world’s #1 augmented reality and virtual reality conference and expo, is celebrating more than 100 influential female speakers pioneering AR, VR, and MR (XR).

An Error Has Rendered Many Rifts Useless Overnight, Oculus is Investigating

Road to VR

If you were hoping to galavant through wonderful virtual worlds today using an Oculus Rift, you might be out of luck (bad timing for US East Coasters who are snowed-in today).

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Raising Awareness About Eye Disorders With VR

VRScout

With 75% of the adult population seeing 20/20 thanks to glasses, contacts, or just awesome genetics, it’s easy to see why good vision is taken for granted.

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Crisis On The Planet Of The Apes Will Make You Hate Humans

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The first thing I see are my hands. Clenching my fingers around the Oculus Touch controllers, they turn into two powerful, hulking ape fists connected to hairy arms. “Do Do I get to punch humans?” I ask.

New LSL Editor released

Hypergrid Business

New LSL editor sample. Image courtesy Frank Rulof.). LSL Editor , software that helps users write scripts more easily for Second Life and OpenSim objects, has been updated with more support for OpenSim functions.

Hardware Developers Are Now Receiving SteamVR 2.0 Base Stations

Road to VR

It was only a few weeks ago that we saw our first SteamVR 2.0 base station in the wild, shown off at this year’s CES working with Vive Pro , HTC’s upcoming high-resolution VR headset. Now, it appears some developers are already receiving the 2.0 base stations from Valve.

Canetrollers Could Change VR for Visually Impaired

VRScout

This VR cane is opening new worlds for the visually impaired. VR is drastically focused on sight. Whole experiences are built around immersing the eyes in headsets to explore virtual environments.

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