HapTech is Aiming its Electromagnetic Haptics at Military VR Training

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HapTech aiming its impressive electromagnetic recoil system toward military VR training. But the company also has ambitions in more serious uses of its tech and is gunning for use in military VR training. SEE ALSO Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S.

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Halo VR Training Included In Touring Fan Event

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The Training Grounds will “simulate what it takes to be a Spartan, in an immersive, Halo themed combat training environment,” according to the website for Halo: Outpost Discovery. The trailer above shows shots of Vrcade backpack systems and an HTC Vive.

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries

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One of the most well known mixed reality devices, Microsoft’s HoloLens, has had a pretty good year. We’re looking forward to seeing what a whole new army of studios can do with the kit while we wait for other important features like HTC Vive integration. Microsoft HoloLens

Japanese University Uses ‘Building Scale VR’ For Disaster Training

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Forget Room Scale VR; the Nagoya University in Japan is using ‘Building Scale VR’ for disaster training. In a recent talk hosted by Microsoft Research (available at the bottom of this page), the University’s Katashi Nagao outlined its work with this ambitious form of VR.

The Best HTC Vive Deal Yet: $100 Discount + $100 Gift Card + Free Shipping

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Microsoft’s after-holiday sale has one of the best HTC Vive deals we’ve seen yet, offering $100 off of the headset’s original price along with an additional $100 gift card to the Microsoft Store.

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Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

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Just three months ago, the company revealed it’s putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in Walmart stores for employee training. The pilot, which used an iPad and HTC Vive powered by Marxent’s 3D Cloud Service, showed that VR increases average order value by 60%. And this year, Lowe’s extended its use of mixed reality to employee training and rolled out more XR experiences aimed at solving customers’ challenges.

Microsoft develops ‘canetroller’ device for the visually impaired

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Researchers at Microsoft have developed a device they call the “canetroller”, a haptic VR controller that works with the HTC Vive headset and tracker to help people with visual impairments navigate virtual environments.

Deal: $100 Gift Card Offer Still Available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

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The holidays have come and gone, but Microsoft is still offering a $100 gift card with your purchase of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift through their store. And while the best deals so far may have come and gone, Microsoft is still offering a solid deal.

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VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review

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While hardware advancements such as the HTC Vive Pro and Oculus Rift have solidified at-home VR as a viable option, those looking for next-level immersion will still find the most success with location-based VR installations. ENTERPRISE & TRAINING.

Microsoft Finds Its Voice In Mixed Reality: ‘It’s About What We’re Gonna Do With These Technologies’

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One of Microsoft’s newest leaders in mixed reality, Mark Bolas, took the stage for a few minutes at Acer’s press conference this week and put into human terms the company’s goals with the technology. Mixed Reality acer mark bolas microsoft windows

Telekinetic Puzzle ‘Esper’ to Launch on PSVR & Oculus Go This Week, HTC Vive in July

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Esper is also slated to launch on HTC Vive via Steam on July 6th. training program instructor. Esper will launch on Oculus Go, PSVR and HTC Vive for $8.

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Microsoft’s HoloLens Mall Demos Bring Early AR Glasses To The Masses

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Surprisingly, Microsoft is taking steps to change that, as it recently added HoloLens AR headset demos to its retail stores , letting mall shoppers go hands-on with a potentially transformative technology. I say “potentially” because many companies — Microsoft, Google, and Apple among them — expect that augmented reality is going to be a big deal some day, but the hardware is currently stuck in a rut.

5 VR Games Released in March Worth Checking Out

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That being said, let’s take a look at five of the more prominent VR releases for March: Apex Construct (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality). Ark Park ( HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PSVR, Windows Mixed Reality). VR Soccer Training (Windows, Oculus Rift).

HTC Now Shipping Vive Orders Within 72 Hours

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It wasn’t long ago that HTC and Oculus had a competing launch window for their VR headsets, with both systems selling out almost immediately and backorders piling up for months into the year. The post HTC Now Shipping Vive Orders Within 72 Hours appeared first on VRScout.

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Top 10 AR/VR Stories of 2017

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In October, VR officially became a part of the world’s most widely-used operating system, when Microsoft rolled out its “ Fall Creators ” update to Windows 10, to provide integrated support for their Windows Mixed Reality ecosystem. #6 The latter did occur — with Oculus demoing a wireless prototype late in the year, and HTC announcing a wireless solution for their headset to start 2018. #5 5 – Oculus vs. HTC price war.

Product Review: Dell Visor Windows MR Headset

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Set up in Windows 10 was a doddle, easily one of the most misery free VR setups I have done yet but please note you do need to ensure your Win10 machine is current with the latest Microsoft MR capable updates or it simply won’t work.

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees. Also in 2018, the United States Army awarded Microsoft a contract worth nearly half a billion dollars to augment U.S. Microsoft’s HoloLens as seen on the International Space Station. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft.

Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

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Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. News Acer Google GVRA HTC Oculus Sony

Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals

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While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators , i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this holiday weekend. HTC Vive Fallout 4 Bundle. Microsoft ‘Mixed Reality’ Headset Discounts.

Virtual Reality is officially a fad. I am out

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But today, I have changed my mind: it has been scientifically proven that VR is a fad and so I’m going down this hype train and you should do that as well. I work in virtual reality since 2014, when I have fallen in love with this technology after having tried an Oculus DK2.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.17): E3 VR, Vive Cosmos reveal and much more!

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Image by HTC). Finally, HTC is ready to give us all the info on the Vive Cosmos. The Cosmos can be what brings HTC to be successful again among developers and enthusiasts , after all the recent headsets that were always enterprise-oriented. training).

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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NASA TRAINS ASTRONAUTS WITH VR. Using the Unreal Engine 4, NASA has created an extremely detailed and realistic VR model of the interior of the ISS, and astronauts use the Manus gloves in the model for training simulations. Also, how will the HTC Vive run wirelessly?

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.07): Valve Index shows thumbstick issues, Cosmos works with Wireless Adapter, WeChat introduces AR and much more!

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HTC Vive Cosmos will work with Vive Wireless Adapter. This week, HTC has not made another big reveal about the Vive Cosmos, so we’ll still have to wait to discover more about its price and its features. Microsoft is shipping Azure Kinect.

This Haptic Cane Allows Blind People To Navigate VR

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A new Microsoft Research project is allowing blind people to navigate VR experiences the same way they would the real world. The CaneTroller, as the device is called, is designed to emulate using a cane to navigate virtual worlds just like the real world.

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52 VR Games We Can’t Wait To Play In 2019

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Microsoft recently bought the makers of The Mage’s Tale, but they’ve assured us that work on their next VR project is still very much underway. This is a surprisingly solid-looking shooter in which you train to become the ultimate soldier.

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How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

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For instance, there are lots of new headsets being released by hardware companies: just in the last year, there have been the Oculus Quest & Rift S , HTC Vive Focus Plus , HP Reverb , Valve Index , Acer OJO 500, and HoloLens 2 … just to mention the most popular ones.

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HP Reverb Is The Best Windows Mixed Reality Headset Yet

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Since then, Microsoft and its hardware partners have done an incredible job at rehabilitating WMR into a viable VR platform capable of standing its ground in the face of industry-leading headsets, such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Editorial: Commercial Use Cases Will Help Make VR Mainstream

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HTC has a Vive Business edition for a reason, and it’s because there was enough demand from commercial and enterprise initially that it was one of the first things HTC did after initially launching the Vive over a year ago. Even Microsoft’s current and upcoming VR headsets are enabling enterprise and commercial VR solutions at a lower cost.

VRLA’s John Root on AR, Privacy, & eSports in VR

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Industry-leading companies sponsoring this year’s expo include Intel, Dell, Qualcomm, VIVEPORT, Microsoft, Neurogaming and OptiTrack, as well as a full lineup of innovative companies shaping the future of immersive tech. Rikard Steiber, President Viveport and SVP of Virtual Reality, HTC Vive.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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You can enjoy the full audio recording below: Mindshow, updated Samsung Gear VR, Samsung 360 camera release date, GoPro, HTC, mobile tracking innovation from Chinese developer Deepoon, Microsoft Hololens, investment wrapup, and more! HTC VIVE STEPS OUT SOLO.

Volumetrically Capturing Authentic Digital Actors, with Metastage's Christina Heller

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Metastage is the first US partner for the Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Software, and their soundstage is located in Culver City, California. Specifically, using the Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture system, which is an incredibly sophisticated way of taking real people and authentic performances, and then bringing them into full AR and VR experiences, where you can move around these characters, and it's as if they are doing that action right in front of you.

The Down-Low on What You Need to Know (to be competitive in the XR field), with SuperData's Carter Rogers.

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I think we've seen the Go has seen some early success, with companies like Walmart announcing that they were buying a lot of them to train employees for things like customer service. And I can definitely see some of these standalone headsets fitting in a middle ground between PC and things like the Oculus Go, where -- let's say -- a training solution might be more immersive than just watching a passive video. I think the more specialized the training is, the better fit it is for PC.

Dissecting Virtual Frogs with VictoryXR's Steve Grubbs

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We had a nice big bump at the beginning of the year with Microsoft. Do they want you to train them? Microsoft, in January paid us a sum of money so that they could distribute half of our content for free through their store. I've seen some things coming out of China with HTC VIVE, and they're really focusing on bringing these systems into the schools. Are you seeing many people in the US using the HTC products at all, or is it mostly Oculus?

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Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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In my spare time, I enjoy training and running full marathons around the world and playing games on my PSVR. The Vive Pro Eye just launched by HTC at CES (Image by HTC). It is for that reason we use Microsoft’s HoloLens for our KART games.

VRLA 2018 Returns; Keynote Lineup Announced

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Rikard Steiber, President Viveport and SVP of Virtual Reality, HTC Vive. Katie Kelly, Head of Engagement, AltspaceVR / Microsoft. The two-day conference’s full slate of keynote speakers also include live performances.