Waveguide Maker DigiLens Secures Additional Investment by Samsung Ventures

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DigiLens , the Silicon Valley-based waveguide maker, today announced that Samsung’s venture capital group Samsung Ventures is increasing its stake in the company. Samsung Ventures is a partner who fully understands all the different challenges of the XR ecosystem.

Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

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Samsung has partnered with EarthX to debut a dozen immersive short films on the Samsung XR video platform from environmentally-focused filmmakers. Samsung XR is Samsung’s immersive video platform, and home to more than 10,000 videos. Image courtesy Samsung, EarthXR.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVR

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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.

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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.

Samsung and Vice Partner for Syrian War VR Documentary

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VICELAND and Samsung are bringing us to the center of the Syrian war with their new documentary, titled The White Helmets , a part of a new project for the Beyond the Frame series. Samsung has always been a champion of VR and 360-degree technology to evolve storytelling.

Samsung’s 360° Infinity Selfies Are Hit With Music Festival Crowds

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In a bid to make VR content more social, Samsung brought its Hypercube installation to Reading Festival. With groups of up to 30 people taking turns to create a ‘360 Infinity Selfie’ through collective user-controlled performance.

NEON leaked: Samsung’s artificial human revealed in part

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Samsung Core R3 and the system called NEON Artificial Human from STAR Labs were revealed today in brief thanks to some newly-public USPTO documents. Archive AR CES CES 2020 leaks Machine Learning mixed reality Samsung Software virtual reality VR

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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What is NEON? Samsung STAR labs tease mystery for 2020

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The group called STAR Labs (Samsung Technology & Advanced Research Labs) teased a product called NEON this week. Archive AI CES CES 2020 Machine Learning mixed reality Samsung virtual reality

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.

The Future of Performance Art: Samsung and Punchdrunk Showcase ‘Believe Your Eyes’

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Samsung 837 NYC (@837NYC) October 11, 2016. This experience was had a few weeks ago at Samsung 837 , the company’s night club/ demo space in New York City. Tagged with: believe your eyes , installation , performance , punchdrunk , samsung , theater.

K-Pop Stars from BlackPink Debut New AR Feature on Candy Crush Friends Saga for Samsung Galaxy Note10 & Note10+

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On Tuesday, Lisa and Jisoo, two members of one of the biggest K-Pop groups on the planet, BlackPink, gave gamers a sneak peek at the new AR features in Candy Crush Friends Saga. In recent days we've covered the marriage of augmented reality and top-tier music artists.

Baobab Studios Raises $25 Million in New Funding Round

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Original investors included Comcast Ventures, HTC and Samsung, but now join Horizons Ventures, Twentieth Century Fox, Evolution Media Partners (backed by TPG and CAA), China’s Shanghai Media Group, Youku Global Media Fund and LDV Partners.

Revive Creator Joins OpenXR Initiative ‘to help create a truly open VR standard’

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Lead by the Khronos Group , OpenXR aims to eliminate industry fragmentation by creating a standard, royalty-free API that enables applications to target a wide variety of AR and VR headsets. image courtesy Khronos Group.

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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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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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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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‘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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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.

‘Zip Now London’ Attraction Combines VR With Zip Lining

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Based on the video provided, it appears as though the attraction utilizes the Samsung Gear VR headset in order to display a 360-degree video of the massive Dubai line. Visitors can book a two-ride package for £49 , with various other single, group, and family options available as well.

Pixar, ILM and Disney Veterans Launch VR Company CryWorks

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” The company has been quick to get to work too, with projects for the Wall Street Journal and Samsung already under their belts. VR Entertainment VR Film 451 media group cryworks Euan Macdonald Hans Uhlig ilm Kymber Lim lucasfilm michael bay pixar vr entertainment industry

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Dungeons & Dragons ‘Dungeon Chess’ Comes to Oculus Rift and Gear VR

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Dungeon Chess , described as “the first official Dungeons & Dragons -themed Gear VR Game”, is now available on both Samsung’s mobile VR platform and the Oculus Rift.

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

Palmer Luckey: Oculus Rift and Gear VR Sold ‘Well Over’ 10 Million Combined

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CNBC, meanwhile, cited estimated sales data from analytics market research group SuperData in saying Oculus Go had sold two million units, Quest had sold 1.1 In January of 2017 Samsung, which partnered with Oculus on the phone-based Gear VR, said the headset had sold five million units. Palmer Luckey VR Industry News facebook gear vr oculus oculus rift palmer luckey samsung

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A Look at Doug Liman’s VR Scripted Series ‘Invisible’

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Just last week, the acclaimed director Alejandro Inarritu announced teaming up with Legendary and ILMxLAB to begin filming a VR short that follows a group of immigrants crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. News Cinema Conde Nast Doug Liman Entertainment Jaunt Samsung VR

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Windows VR Headset Prices Hit Rock Bottom Over Black Friday

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Now that turkey day has come and gone, holiday shopping season has arrived and we’re tracking the best Windows Mixed Reality Black Friday 2018 deals on the Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, and Samsung Odyssey headsets. Samsung Odyssey+ – $500. Samsung Odyssey+.

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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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Oculus Home Voice Search Now on Rift and Gear VR Makes Browsing Your VR Library a Breeze

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The new Voice Search feature (which Oculus says is in beta) now available in Oculus Home on Rift and Gear VR makes it way easier to get to exactly the app or group of apps you want, whether in the store or in your own library.

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GDC 2018: Apex Construct Dev To Show Gear VR Port With Inside-Out Tracking

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But developer Fast Travel Games and semiconductor group Arm are setting out to prove us wrong at GDC next week. Fast Travel will be at the show in partnership with Arms to showcase a prototype of its debut game running on Oculus and Samsung’s Gear VR headset using a Galaxy S8 smartphone. Experiences Gaming Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News Apex Construct GDC

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.).

LUMO Labs Bringing Wireless Full-Body Tracking And Dreamscape Games To VR

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One group in particular, LUMO Labs, is supporting the development of two specific projects with the potential to leave a lasting impression within the virtual reality industry for years to come. The first universe is being revealed on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.

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Popular Mobile Shooter ‘Zombie Gunship’ Now Available on Oculus Go & Gear VR

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You’ll have a powerful main machine gun, rockets for taking out groups of zombies, and large area of effect missiles for taking out the robust Titan zombies.

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With LiveSYNC You Control 360-Video Playback of Multiple Devices

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Finwe Ltd is a Finnish company that was founded in 2006 by a group of research scientists and the company’s focus is on high-quality mobile software. Tagged with: 360 degree , 360 video , gear vr , LiveSYNC , samsung.

VR Experiences to Introduce Your Family to Virtual Reality Over Thanksgiving

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The turkey is in the oven, the cranberry sauce is in the can, and your VR setup is in the box ready to be shown off to the family at Thanksgiving.

The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 09/03/17

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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. Experiences Gaming Oculus Rift Samsung Gear VR new releases Oculus Home

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Oculus Announces Asymmetric Co-op Heist Game ‘Covert’ for Oculus Go & Gear VR

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Oculus and White Elk say Covert features a “pass-and-play style,” which makes is a good candidate for easy group play, putting your communication skills to test.