GDC 2017: Khronos Group Unveils VR/AR Standard OpenXR

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In December of last year, Khronos group made headlines for adding Epic Games to the list of companies in support of their pursuit of an API standard for virtual and augmented reality. Representatives for Google VR, Intel, and others already voiced their support of Khronos’ work by that point, but Epic’s Unreal Engine allowed Khronos to focus on a potential wider adoption of the standard.

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Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web

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With Apple’s newly public interest in VR , developers from the company have join the W3C WebVR Community Group to have a say in the development of the WebVR standard. The post Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web appeared first on Road to VR.

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YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing

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Already a dominant application on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Google Daydream platforms, Google’s immensely popular YouTube VR experience is now available on the Samsung Gear VR. The post YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing appeared first on VRScout.

WaveOptics Working With EV Group For Sub-$600 AR Wearables By Next Year

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Following the report of WaveOptics’ nearly $16 million series B funding last July, the Oxford, UK-based optics tech company announced today it has partnered with semiconductor, microelectromechanical, and nanotech supplier EV Group (ECG) to bring consumer-ready augmented reality displays to market by the end of 2019.

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Google Opens The Floodgates To Let More Developers Submit Daydream Apps

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For its first few months of availability, Google only worked with a select group of developers on Daydream-compatible apps. Starting today, Google is opening the doors for all developers creating apps along the company’s guidelines to submit.

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Google Launching WebVR Support for Android Chrome in January, Desktop to Follow

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There, Google said that the company soon plans to ship a public version of Chrome on Android with support for WebVR 1.1. SEE ALSO Google Shows HTC Vive Running at 90 FPS in Chrome with WebVR. Google News Web VR Chrome google megan lindsay virtual reality web web vr webvr

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Apple Should Be Very Worried About Google’s Pixel

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I’ve been an iPhone owner since the first generation, but over the last few years I’ve purchased Samsung phones for VR too. I basically didn’t talk to my family for a week during a recent outage caused by my need to repair the iPhone because our iMessage chat group didn’t port over to Android. Google is releasing Pixel alongside the Daydream View reference VR headset that will offer experiences to compete with Samsung’s Gear VR.

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Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking

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Baofeng Group, a Chinese mobile communications giant, announced their fifth generation VR headset, the Mojing 5.0, Asia VR Headsets baofeng baofeng mojing china vr chinese vr Daydream gear vr google daydream leap motion mobile VR samsung samsung gear vr

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VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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The collective includes Google, HTC Vive, Acer Starbreeze, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Still, there’s nothing stopping the GVRA from growing and adding more companies to the group.

Google Daydream Apps to include J.K. Rowling Experience, Gunjack 2, Netflix, and More

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Today at Google’s press event announcing the Pixel phone and Daydream View headset, the company detailed VR content on the way to the Daydream Android VR platform. Google says they’ve been working with Warner Brothers on a Daydream VR experience based on J.K.

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Addition of OpenXR Support in Oculus PTC Could Smooth Cross-Platform Development

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The industry is striving for ever greater openness and interconnectivity, hence why The Khronos Group and its affiliates began working on OpenXR. News Oculus Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S OpenXR The Khronos Group

VR Experiences to Introduce Your Family to Virtual Reality Over Thanksgiving

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Assuming you aren’t actually hosting Thanksgiving, undoubtedly the easiest VR systems to lug around would be the selection of mobile VR headsets currently on offer, namely Google Daydream and Gear VR. Google Earth VR.

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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Khronos Group’s anticipated VR/AR standard API, OpenXR, is finally getting its first ever public demo at Siggraph 2018 this week. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved. Tagged with: Khronos Group , OpenXR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week appeared first on UploadVR.

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Google Bringing WebVR Support to Android Chrome in JanuaryWebVR.

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Google Bringing WebVR Support to Android Chrome in January WebVR is gaining significant momentum; last month the biggest players in the browse space came together to discuss the future of VR on the web at the W3C Workshop on Web & Virtual Reality. webvr vr virtual reality google chrome

‘vTime’ Becomes Most Widely-Available Social VR Platform

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With social VR platform vTime’s recent launch on Google Daydream, the UK-based company Starship Group can proudly say they’ve created the most-widely available social VR platform in the world. Mobile VR Games News Social VR VR Games social vr starship group vtime

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Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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Greenland Melting : To understand why Greenland’s glaciers are melting faster and faster, FRONTLINE and NOVA, two flagship PBS series, teamed up with Emblematic Group, xRez Studio and Realtra to bring this story to life as never before.

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GDC 2017: Vive ‘Working’ to Join Oculus on a Committee for Open VR Standards

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Earlier this morning the Khronos Group announced a name and details for its open virtual and augmented reality standard committee. Christened now as the Open XR Working Group, the organization will be comprised of representatives from the worlds leading AR/VR companies. Today’s announcement indicated that most of the major VR imprints have been granted membership into the group including: Oculus, Valve, Unity, Epic, Samsung, and Google.

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Osterhaut Design Group sells their R-7 glasses for $2799.99. Next iteration of Google Android OS will feature Daydream UI and we feel it might be the main feature of upcoming Android. Apple or Google, it doesn’t matter as being platform agnostic is all that counts.”

Google is Adding a VR Shell to Chrome to Let You Browse the Entire Web in VR

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Google is working add fully immersive browsing capability to Chrome, allowing users to browse any part of the web in VR, not just those sites that are specially built for VR. See Also: Google Shows HTC Vive Running at 90 FPS in Chrome with WebVR.

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Why is Google Cardboard Still Dominating the VR HMD Sales

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While sales of hi-tech power duo HTC Vive and Oculus Rift were ok, the big winner among the group is Samsung Gear VR. Google Daydream haven’t hit the markets yet and so the sales numbers aren’t exactly showing in where it’s going to be situated next year. . But let’s look at the most selling VR headset which hasn’t been mentioned yet – Google Cardboard. Google announced that they have shipped more than 10 million headsets. Samsung Gear VR: 2,316,632.

Editorial: Smartphones Won’t Be Replaced By VR And AR Headsets, Yet

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Some industry players have already talked about the death of the smartphone , but those groups also missed out on the smartphone altogether so they’re ambitious to move on to the next platform. While we know that companies like Facebook and Google are hard at work on their own standalone prototypes, there is very little expectation they’ll be any smaller than the current AR/VR headsets out today. This is where I believe that Google and Facebook have the right idea.

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VR ad industry working to fix fragmentation issue

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An industry group and individual vendors are working to fix the problem of incompatibility across multiple virtual reality content hosting, distribution and advertising platforms. Image courtesy Kronos Group.).

How To Watch The Gorillaz 360° Music Video On Any VR Headset

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When it comes to embracing new types of media and art, there’s no better music group than the world’s most infamous virtual band, the Gorillaz. Samsung Gear VR : Use Play Cardboard to download the YouTube Cardboard app or simply visit YouTube.com via the Samsung Internet Gear VR app.

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John Cusack & Christina Ricci Make Their VR Debut In ‘Distorted Reality’

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To compliment the theatrical film release of Distorted on June 22nd, Minds Eye Entertainment and SkyVR have partnered to produce Distorted Reality , a scripted, live-action cinematic VR distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOS.

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Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop

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Especially when you have digital technology groups such as Play Lab dedicated to bringing technology into younger and younger classrooms. News 360 Video AR AR education Augmented Reality Education Gear 360 Google Cardboard Kids

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Is Apple Working On A VR headset?

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Some members are even "borrowed" from the Microsoft's HoloLens group. Flyby collaborated with Google to develop software for Project Tango 3D-mapping. I t's unclear if Apple intends to complete with the likes of the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard , Samsung Gear VR or HTC Vive.

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Facebook Expands to Enable 360 Photos in News Feeds

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Earlier last week, Oculus announced a handful of new changes to Gear VR , its mobile headset for Samsung phones, along with one big new Facebook feature created with virtual reality (VR) in mind: the arrival of 360-degree photo capability in Facebook’s News Feed. Photo credit: Samsung).

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/02/17

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We’ve got great new apps from the BBC and Google and there’s some cool content for Gear VR, too. Blocks, from Google. Blocks is Google’s shot at getting everyone involved with VR content creation.

Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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Since 2011, they’ve released over a dozen successful mobile games on iTunes and Google Play, but HOVR for Gear VR is their first foray into virtual reality. You are one of a group of international hackers competing to decipher “The Serve” – the enemy’s mind-control tool.

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New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

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And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR. Google Earth VR, from Google. Oh boy do we have a week for you.

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Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. image courtesy Khronos Group.

VR Headset Makers Buddy Up to form VR Association

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Samsung ( M obile Gear VR), HTC (HTC Vive), Oculus (Oculus Rift), Sony (PSVR), Google ( D aydream), and Acer Starbreeze ( S tarVR). There is a slight problem, however, if you search GVRA in Google, the first result is for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.

Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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Since 2011 they’ve released over a dozen successful mobile games on iTunes and Google Play, but HOVR for Gear VR is their first foray into virtual reality. You are one of a group of international hackers competing to decipher “The Serve” – the enemy’s mind-control tool.

NextVR Brings Its Live Streamed Events to Oculus Quest

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NextVR’s supported platforms now include Oculus Quest, Samsung Gear VR, PSVR, Google Daydream, Windows VR headsets, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index.

Gorillaz Debut Latest Album with Impressive 360 Music Video, How to Watch in Any VR Headset

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Google Daydream: YouTube VR app. Google Cardboard (iOS or Android): YouTube app in Cardboard mode (select near video quality selector). Gear VR: YouTube.com via Samsung Internet Gear VR app.

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