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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap is on sale. A report on Bloomberg informed us all that Magic Leap is exploring a sale of the company. Also because the brand “Magic Leap” is not as shiny as before , when we were all expecting great things from it.

Vancouver’s VR/AR Global Summit Puts Content First

VRScout

After the release of Magic Leap One earlier this month – the most anticipated launch in the sector – the industry’s best minds have shifted to content. . Already a Battle Royale [has] happened in the past five years for buying first option broadcast rights for AR content across sport, music, comics, and films. and LNG Studios , each showcasing programs that put hardware like HTC Vive or Microsoft HoloLens through their paces.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.09.07): new Quest is coming at $299 and $399, NVIDIA RTX3070 is powerful and affordable and more!

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But before talking about it, let me invite you once more to visit the Venice VR Expanded virtual worlds that we did in VRChat for the Venice Film Festival. Facebook wants to use some AI magic to eliminate all what you don’t want to hear and let you hear only what you are interested in.

‘Angry Birds VR’ is Coming to All Major VR Platforms in 2019

Road to VR

While we don’t know much about gameplay mechanics yet, it’s possible the Magic Leap One release of Angry Birds: FPS – First Person Slingshot may hold some answers. The studio is also working on an upcoming VR arcade experience for its the release of The Angry Birds Movie 2 film. Rovio’s Angry Birds defined the early days of mobile games.

‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernest Cline Explains Why VR Is The.

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and Universal Pictures is adapting Armada for a film adaptation, based on a script written by Cline. Cline has seen his fictional universes blend with reality after the consumer launches of Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive (with Sony’s PlayStation VR slotted for an October debut). There are some analysts that believe augmented reality, or mixed reality as Microsoft and Magic Leap call it, will ultimately become the de facto technology in the coming years.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.09): All about the Quest 2 launch and much more!

The Ghost Howls

It is “easy” to create hype and get preorders and many sales on the first day: Even the Magic Leap One had a very strong first day, and the community was flooded with pictures of people donning the device… but in the end, it was a huge flop.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.30): Half-Life: Alyx breaks every VR record, HP teases Reverb G2, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Imagine mixing it with CoreML and obtain some magical applications. You can look for the world “VRrOOm art, films and fest” from tomorrow Monday, 30th afternoon on VRChat and enjoy this intriguing virtual festival!

The DeanBeat: Consumer VR Is Making Snail-like — But Steady — Progress

UploadVR

Google retreated from the Daydream VR business. Magic Leap’s AR device feels like it’s a long way from a consumer reality. And so that leaves Facebook, Valve, and HTC to carry the torch. HTC continues to feed products into the high end in the hopes that enterprise VR will take off. There is so much belief that has to be created in consumers who find something magical about VR. We are all waiting for the predictions of Mike Abrash to come true.

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck

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They’ve made connections throughout Hollywood and Silicon Valley with advisors like Google’s Eric Schmidt and investors backing them like Ari Emanuel , the co-CEO of one of Hollywood’s most influential talent companies and the inspiration for blunt-talking super agent Ari on HBO’s Entourage. Facebook, Sony, Valve, Samsung and HTC all bet on games. Games want to be cinematic quality and film wants to be interactive. Jules Urbach is on the brink.

Leveraging 5G Networks to bring VR to South Korea, with Korea Telecom?s Joonmo Park

XR for Business Podcast

And I think it's a really interesting point, because many VR users tend to buy VR to play games, including Steam or Oculus or HTC Vive. And even HTC is teasing it, these lightweight pair of glasses. And when I got into virtual reality in the beginning, the first thing we did was we filmed 360 videos, because we thought that was what VR was. Joonmo: Yeah, about one or two years ago we tried to use AR glasses, such as Magic Leap or Nreal.

2016: The year of VR in review

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Oculus Rift & HTC Vive. Mid summer, about the time that Oculus Rift should have been shipping its CV1 headsets to customers, HTC Vive announced that their Headset was shipping and that they had plenty of supply and could guarantee delivery within three weeks, it had jumped on what looked like a manufacturing and distribution problem for the young Oculus. Also, HTC Vive came with 2 positionally tracked 6 DOF (Degree of Freedom) controllers at launch.

Getting the ROI out of XR, with Sector 5 Digital's Cameron Ayres

XR for Business Podcast

I feel like some products, such as Google Cardboard, and some of the lower-end pieces of hardware, have actually done more harm than good to the reputation of virtual reality. People get in it, and they see, "this as a medium-to-low-quality image or video that I'm sitting in," and there's not much interaction if it's a Google Cardboard. We've been approached by some of the bigger headset manufacturers -- Microsoft, Hololens and Magic Leap -- to build exclusively for them.

Getting the ROI out of XR, with Sector 5 Digital's Cameron Ayres

XR for Business Podcast

I feel like some products, such as Google Cardboard, and some of the lower-end pieces of hardware, have actually done more harm than good to the reputation of virtual reality. People get in it, and they see, "this as a medium-to-low-quality image or video that I'm sitting in," and there's not much interaction if it's a Google Cardboard. We've been approached by some of the bigger headset manufacturers -- Microsoft, Hololens and Magic Leap -- to build exclusively for them.

Bringing the XR World Together at the VR/AR Global Summit, with Executive Director Anne-Marie Enns

XR for Business Podcast

Anne-Marie: Magic Leap’s doing a workshop. HTC with Vinay [Narayan], who’s always wonderful. We actually did a project — that will never see the light of day, unfortunately — we filmed the world’s largest cannabis facility in VR, in 360.

Getting Fit with a VR Toolkit, and Other XR Tips with VRd?j?'s Michael Eichenseer

XR for Business Podcast

The technology path is moving so fast that if you'd said, "hey, we want to make a five-minute training thing" three years ago, you would have to print the 3D mounts for the cameras, and go out there, film it, stitch it. One of their announcements the other day was this amazing ability to create 3D objects and 3D products, and then have the back end to source and serve them up for programmatic ads on Facebook, on Google. We're not tied to Magic Leap.

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Venture Capitalists Contemplate How Much Exuberance Is Good for VR Investing

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But recently both Google and Oculus have gotten behind it, and as a result we’re seeing accelerated adoption of web VR. Question: From a prioritization standpoint as far as investments, are you looking for the next Magic Leap, or are you looking at content platforms, content creation, codecs? Above: VR Funhouse is a series of mini games for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Feature films go to China, they go to India, they go everywhere.

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

The Ghost Howls

I’ve used Google search to find all the pages with references to Del Mar in the Oculus website, and all the docs are identical to the previous versions. Google will delay the release of Chrome 81 , the one that should have included WebAR. Yes, Android, Google. Today is the day!

Top XR Stories of 2019

Tech Trends VR

HTC Vive Retires. The HTC Vive was phased out in October, replaced by the Vive Cosmos , which was priced at $699. Bumpy Road For Magic Leap. Magic Leap then announced it was pivoting towards enterprise customers following damning reports of extremely weak sales.

The current status of Augmented Reality adult entertainment

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So, I leave now the mic to the great Ash, that will guide you inside the magical world of AR porn. (Ah, From the birth of adult film producers Virtual Real Porn back in 2013, and tube sites like VRporn.com , the industry has continued to grow with industry experts estimating that virtual reality porn accounts for 50% of the total VR market. The app is available for both VR and AR , and is compatible on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Android and IOS.