You Can Now Use Your Oculus Username In Select Facebook Groups

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In another move that brings existing its social network and VR ecosystem closer together, Facebook revealed that users will soon be able to use their Oculus username when posting to select Facebook groups. Facebook notes that “while people can post to the groups under their Oculus usernames with only their Oculus usernames displayed, all interactions are tied to their Facebook accounts.” Will you be trying out some of these VR Facebook groups with your Oculus username?

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Patent Sale For Osterhout Design Group (ODG) Planned For January

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Osterhout Design Group (ODG) may be dead before mass shipping its R-9 augmented reality glasses, with an asset sale planned for January focused on the AR company’s patent portfolio. ” Tagged with: ODG , Osterhout Design Group Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Patent Sale For Osterhout Design Group (ODG) Planned For January appeared first on UploadVR. AR ODG Osterhout Design Group

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Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

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Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone using virtual reality. Volkswagen Group first deployed its Volkswagen Digital Reality Hub Group last year, a VR platform designed to help the company’s employees collaborate across the Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen brands. The post Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year appeared first on Road to VR.

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Facebook's new policies are meant to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and hate in Groups

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More about Facebook , Facebook Groups , Misinformation , Hate Speech , and Tech. Facebook Facebook Groups Misinformation Hate Speech TechRead more.

How group streaming could look in the future

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With COVID-19 canceling in-person movie nights for the time being, it's unfortunate that group streaming technology for the socially distant equivalent isn't outstanding. However, nothing has recreated the experience of sitting down in front of a gorgeous television with a group of friends.

Facebook won’t show health groups in its recommendations anymore

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News Social Media Facebook Facebook Groups Facebook policyFacebook said the new policy is to ensure that its users get accurate health information. .

This Virtual Being Music Group Released An AI-Generated Album, And It’s Not Bad

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Fictional musical groups like Alvin and the Chipmunks and Jossie and the Pussycats, though vastly different from the types of acts we see today, lead the way for future fictional musicians, including The Gorillaz, Dethklok, and numerous others. . Yona, one of the first characters developed and leader of the group, was “fed” the works of Margaret Atwood, as well as publications pertaining to teenagers and city life.

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Riot Games Debuts Virtual K-Pop Group With Live MR Performance

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The Tencent subsidiary has produced various high-quality CGI cinematics, produced original music via an in-house music production studio, and collaborated with numerous high-profile acts; most recently The Glitch Mob, Mako, and Bobby of K-pop group iKON. .

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Apple Developers Join The WebVR Community Group

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Today, Brandon Jones from Google (who is one of the chairs in the official WebVR Community Group ,) noticed that developers from Apple have officially joined the group. In the Community Group there are 147 non-Chair participants as of the time of this writing. Notably Jones was quick to point out on Twitter that “group participation does not necessarily imply a commitment to implement” but it’s still a step in the right direction.

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Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall

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But once the group is ready and you’re transported to Alien Zoo in VR, your jaw drops. The post Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall appeared first on VRScout. Alien Zoo lets you walk, soar, and escape alien creatures with friends. Location-based VR is the culmination of everything we’ve grown to love and expect from immersive technology.

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The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

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The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. Its partners are still unnamed, but the company and its first partner plan to make an announcement sometime in 2017, Future Group cofounder Jens Petter Hoili said in an interview with GamesBeat. “We Above: The Future Group’s Jens Petter Hoili (left) and Bård Anders Kasin. Image Credit: The Future Group.

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Vive Group Edition Bundles 10 Headsets in China

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At the Vive Ecosystem Conference in China today HTC announced Vive Group Edition, a set of 10 Business Edition headsets and two lighthouse base stations, available for 49,999 RMB, which converts to $7,271. The company told UploadVR that it had not announced plans to bring the Group Edition to the west. Tagged with: htc , htc vive , Vive Business Edition , Vive Group Edition. htc VR Industry News htc vive Vive Business Edition Vive Group Edition

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Oculus Introduces Group Game Launching & Switching To Stay With Your Party

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Oculus has introduced new party features which allow groups of players to launch into the same app together and to move from one app to another. Accessed from the headset’s dashboard, the existing Party system allows up to four players to join a group voice chat even if they’re in different apps. The post Oculus Introduces Group Game Launching & Switching To Stay With Your Party appeared first on Road to VR.

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Which group streaming service is right for you?

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No company has quite figured out the perfect group streaming app , but Hulu and Plex have both put together intriguing solutions for this era of social distancing. More about Hulu , Plex , Group Streaming , Tech , and Consumer Tech. Hulu Plex Group Streaming Tech Consumer Tech

Snapchat Highlights Augmented Reality Feature in New Group Video Chat

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Snapchat has added yet another social feature to its mobile app, and this one makes it possible to use augmented reality with a group of friends over video. Rolling out worldwide this week, the new Group Video Chat feature gives Snap users the opportunity to video conference with as many as 16 friends simultaneously. The feature is activated through the video camera icon in any Group Chat thread.

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Khronos Group Would Welcome Input From Microsoft On OpenXR Standard

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During GDC 2017, Khronos Group unveiled OpenXR as the name for their VR/AR API standard that’s currently being developed. We reported on the announcement and broke down a bit of why this standard was something for the VR industry and community to get excited about, but we also got the chance to speak with Khronos Group president Neil Trevett to get some questions answered. The Khronos Group is hoping to be able to ship the API around GDC of next year.

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How to make a contact group on an iPhone

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If you're arranging a party or group trip, texting each person individually can be a time-consuming hassle. Apple How-To Mobile iPhone Apps iPhone contacts Tier 4

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. A couple months later, that standard now has a name as Khronos unveils the OpenXR working group at GDC 2017.

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How to enable group tabs in Google Chrome

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Group tabs can make organizing your work and social browsing far easier. Computing How-To Web Google Chrome Grouped TabsHere's how to make the most of them.

Add 1TB of Super Fast Storage to Your PC With a Team Group NVME SSD Down to $97, Today Only

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Team Group 1TB NVME M.2 kinja deals deals newegg deals team group team group dealsSSD | $98 | Newegg Read more.

Inception Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led By EU Media Conglomerate RTL Group

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Inception’s ambitions to become the ‘Netflix of VR’ have just received a major boost, with the Tel Aviv-based company closing a $15 million Series A funding round led by media and broadcast giant RTL Group. RTL Group , Europe’s largest broadcaster with a global presence in 59 television channels and 31 radio stations, and the leading European media company for online video, will hold a minority stake of 15% in the company.

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Lumiere Award Winners Team Up To Create The Virtual Content Group

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The Virtual Content Group (VCG) is a new team composed of French, German, and Australian firms specializing in the experiences born of this technology, and they’re gearing up for expansion after taking home a couple Lumiere awards from the VR Society. The group is looking to raise investment. Tagged with: 3D Content Hub , Cow Prod , INVR.SPACE , Lumiere Awards , VCG , Virtual Content Group , VR.

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Valve Talks ‘OpenXR’, the Newly Revealed Branding for Khronos Group’s Industry-backed VR Standard

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Valve’s Joe Ludwig talks about the latest updates on the Khronos Group’s VR standardization process that is now being called “ OpenXR.” The OpenXR working group has just completed it’s exploratory process and there are still numerous open debates, and the Khronos Group is making this announcement of a name and logo at GDC in order to encourage more VR headset and peripheral companies to get involved in this standardization process.

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Volkswagen Group, One of the World’s Largest Companies, is Building VR Apps to Help Employees Collaborate Across the Globe

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Volkswagen Group, the multi-brand automotive company, has developed VR apps to make long-distance collaboration in production and logistics an easier task. Using the HTC Vive, the company has created what it calls the Volkswagen Digital Reality Hub Group , a VR platform that will help the company’s employees collaborate across the Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen brands. image courtesy Volkswagen Group.

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Getty’s New Virtual Reality Group Offers 12,000 360 Images Straight Away

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The post Getty’s New Virtual Reality Group Offers 12,000 360 Images Straight Away appeared first on UploadVR. Art & Science VR Industry News 360 images Getty Rio Olympics The Getty Images Virtual Reality GroupWhen it comes to stock images Getty is as big as it gets. Now the company wants to make the same true of 360 degree content.

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TwoSeven review: All-in-one group streaming that's far from perfect

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TwoSeven group streaming. TwoSeven is a versatile group streaming site that occasionally bites off more than it can chew. The search for the perfect group streaming service for the age of social distancing isn't over, but TwoSeven is an intriguing pitstop along the way.

VR Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn

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All of that information is then condensed into one easy to read label that developers can use to promote their games or users can search through on the group’s website. The group has already given ratings to some of VR’s most popular experiences. Developers are encouraged to submit their own games, but the group will self-rate apps that look like they could be intensive too.

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Facebook yanks large QAnon conspiracy group off platform

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The right-wing conspiracy group was removed for violating community policies. News Social Media conspiracy theories Facebook qanon

ARKit 101: How to Place a Group of Balloons Around You & Have Them Float Randomly Up into the Sky

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Specifically, we'll go over how we can release a group of virtual balloons and have them float in random directions into the sky using "world tracking" and SceneKit physics and animations.

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‘Beat Saber’ Mod Group Hosts ‘Golden Ticket’ Scavenger Hunt, Win a Vive Pro & More

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The Beat Saber Modding Group is putting on a special event starting today that could net you a new HTC Vive Pro or thousands of dollars in prizes just by playing custom songs on Beat Saber.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVR

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The post Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVR appeared first on UploadVR. NextVR has become one of the leaders in 360 degree streaming over the past year, and the company is now attracting attention on a global scale. 360 Video Experiences CITIC Guoan gear vr nextVR samsung vr investment vr livestreaming

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Which group streaming app works best for your social distancing needs?

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Group streaming is a massive priority right now, with plenty of folks still stuck at home for the time being Scener and Netflix Party are two of the most recognizable group streaming video apps, but it can be tough to know which is best for your social distancing needs. More about Netflix , Hbo Now , Scener , Group Streaming , and Netflix Party. Netflix Hbo Now Scener Group Streaming Netflix Party

How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation

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The post How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation appeared first on VRScout. Marshmallow Laser Feast wants you to hug a tree in VR. Marshmallow Laser Feast and its merry band of creators have been using VR to alter states and twist senses in meaningful ways for some time now—and their latest project, Treehugger: Wawona , is no exception.

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality

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The Future Group wants to change that by making game shows more interactive with mixed reality technology. The Oslo, Norway-based startup — which raised $20 million in venture funding — teamed up with FremantleMedia (maker of the Idol TV shows) to create Lost in Time , a new game show that uses The Future Group’s Interactive Mixed Reality (IMR) on both TV and mobile devices. Then, a year and a half ago, I was contacted by a new startup in Norway, the Future Group.

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WhatsApp just made its group video chats a little less chaotic

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Most useful for pandemic times is its improvement to group video chat. More about Whatsapp , Group Video Chat , Tech , and Social Media Companies. Whatsapp Group Video Chat Tech Social Media CompaniesWhatsApp's parent company Facebook is dealing with political crisis after crisis. That hasn't stopped WhatsApp from making some useful improvements for everyone still relying on chat services in quarantine.

Facebook internal investigation finds millions of members in QAnon groups

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An internal investigation carried out by the social networking giant found that Facebook groups related to the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon are racking up millions of members on the platform. According to documents provided to NBC News by a Facebook employee, the company’s investigation discovered thousands of QAnon pages and groups on the site. When combined, these groups and pages have an audience of more than 3 million members and followers.

Group Behind JPEG Unveils New ‘visually lossless’ Compression Standard for VR/AR and More

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This week at NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), the international committee behind the titular image compression standard, unveiled JPEG XS, a new format that is touted as a lower energy compression solution that provides higher quality images at low latency over broadband networks such as 5G. ” working group head Touradj Ebrahimi – image courtesy École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

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