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. Will you be trying out some of these VR Facebook groups with your Oculus username?

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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. The post Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year appeared first on Road to VR.

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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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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. .

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A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR

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A group of university were also excited by the idea; so much so that they actually took it upon themselves to begin developing their own Metroid Prime recreation entirely in virtual reality as part of an ongoing project involving the use of FPS mechanics in VR experiences. .

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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.

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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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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

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. Above: The Future Group’s Jens Petter Hoili (left) and Bård Anders Kasin. Image Credit: The Future Group.

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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. The feature is activated through the video camera icon in any Group Chat thread.

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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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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. image courtesy Volkswagen Group.

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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. Inception VR netflix of vr RTL Group series a investment vr broadcasting vr video

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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.

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.

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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 Companies

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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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.” Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts VR Standards joe ludwig khronos group open standard OpenXR valve

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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What's the best TV friend group?

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This week, we asked each other ( and all of you, on Twitter ): What's the best TV friend group? What's the best fictional friend group on TV?

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

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“For the first time in the history of image coding, we are compressing less in order to better preserve quality, and we are making the process faster while using less energy,” says working group head Professor Touradj Ebrahimi in a prepared statement.

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Google Nest Hub Max gains group video conferencing support

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The Nest Hub Max can now make group calls up to 32 people. News Smart Home Google smart home

Report: Magic Leap Ships First Wave of Headsets to Small Group of Partners

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Citing “people familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg reports a small group of unnamed software developers recently received test units. The post Report: Magic Leap Ships First Wave of Headsets to Small Group of Partners appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

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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.

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Facebook Ad Boycott Will Go on After Zuckerberg, Sandberg Blow Off Civil Rights Groups' Demands

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook—the social media company you may recognize from United Nations accusations of complicity in genocide and its role in recklessly flooding the web with conspiracy theories and extremism —predictably failed to placate a coalition of civil rights groups leading an ad… Read more.

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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 Future Group also created another technology, dubbed Frontier, that enables esports broadcast producers to insert animated characters into a broadcast in real time.

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Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony

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The post Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony appeared first on Road to VR. Japan is an exceedingly normal place when it comes down to daily life, but for some reason the culture’s social norms are—how should we put it—famously elastic.

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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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‘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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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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Khronos Group President Neil Trevett on glTF: The ‘JPEG for 3D Objects’

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The Khronos Group announced that the open standard of glTF was gaining momentum by some of the key players within the graphics industry before SIGGRAPH this year. The post Khronos Group President Neil Trevett on glTF: The ‘JPEG for 3D Objects’ appeared first on Road to VR.

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Stacey Abrams’ Group Has a Climate Plan for the South

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The South is being hit particularly hard by climate change from more intense heat waves to major hurricanes and floods. Despite this, the region is lagging behind the rest of the nation on climate policy. But a new analysis it has pathways to catch up. Read more. south renewable energy coal