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.

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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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.

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.

How to develop for Microsoft HoloLens

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One of the devices that generates the greatest interest among the tech community at the moment is Microsoft HoloLens. Development: Unity , Vuforia , Microsoft Visual Studio , Windows 10 SDK , HoloLens Emulator (if you do not have a device). Image courtesy Microsoft.).

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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).

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 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?

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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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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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.

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.

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.

The current status of Augmented Reality adult entertainment

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The app is available for both VR and AR , and is compatible on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Android and IOS. Microsoft reported to have only sold 50,000 copies of the first Hololens last year, and these were only purchasable by developers, educational institutions and businesses.

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.

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.

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.

The Future of VR Headsets Is Wireless With Inside-Out Tracking

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While HTC made a splash unveiling an upgraded Vive Pro off site, the big trend on the show floor was standalone VR headsets with “inside-out” tracking. Currently to manage a VR setup with a headset such as the HTC Vive, a computer or laptop is required.

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Shooter Veterans Form VR Game Studio Drifter Entertainment

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He was also a chief technology officer at Microsoft on the HoloLens project, and he was the lead programmer on Gears of War and Gears of War 2. Scott spent 15 years as an art director in Triple-A games at places such as id Software and Microsoft Game Studios.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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You can enjoy the full audio recording below: In this week’s VRScout Report, we discuss Microsoft and Intel teaming up to influence the development of VR/AR with mixed reality headset Project Alloy. MICROSOFT AND INTEL’S NEW BABY: PROJECT ALLOY.

AWE EU 2018 Agenda Announced: First Look at the Key Trends Shaping AR and VR

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Third Annual AWE EU Offers Modern Vision of XR: World’s Leading Brands to Address Enterprise, AR Cloud, Data Visualization and Training at Europe’s Number One AR/VR Conference. Training: from immersive learning and up-skilling to training the next generation workforce.

Report: Intel Shutters Recon AR Brand

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Intel seemed to be locked out of the market for VR headsets by Microsoft, which partnered with PC manufacturers including HP, Dell and Acer for a series of headsets based on its tracking technology. Also, manufacturers like HTC are partnering with Qualcomm and Google for standalone headsets. In contrast, Microsoft’s HoloLens places objects believably in the real world by displaying them for both eyes in the center of your vision.

What it’s like to View XR Through Varjo, the World’s First Human-Eye Resolution Headset

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It’s a Helsinki-based company (“varjo” is “shadow” in Finnish) that’s been in stealth until now, working to develop a 70 megapixel solution for XR (by comparison, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive run about 1.2