The XR Week Peek (2021.10.19): HTC launches Vive Flow, Magic Leap 2 announced, and more!

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HTC advertises it as a headset for relaxation and productivity because it wants to position it as a different product than a gaming machine like Oculus Quest 2. Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 has been teased. Exploit the discounts on Oculus Store!

The XR Week Peek (2021.04.26): Magic Leap 2 coming in 2022, Quest gets Air Link and new Avatars, and more!

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This week has mostly been in the sign of Oculus, with many news and updates from the brand controlled by Facebook. Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 is coming in Q1 2022. Magic Leap won’t pursue anything that isn’t aimed at getting more enterprise deals.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap is on sale. A report on Bloomberg informed us all that Magic Leap is exploring a sale of the company. Also because the brand “Magic Leap” is not as shiny as before , when we were all expecting great things from it.

SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Will Feature Four World-Premiere VR/AR Experiences

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Magic Leap, Disney, and Epic Games are bringing their A-game to the annual tech conference. With this latest edition, the Immersive Pavilion cements its status as the perfect place to experience, play, and learn about technological advances across the constantly evolving mediums of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality,” stated SIGGRAPH 2019 Immersive Pavilion Chair Victoria Rege, in an official release. “In

Interview to Eduardo Siman: virtual reality makes data visualization fun, we should all work together to make AR and VR to succeed

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One thing that I’m trying to do is continuing my daily job and at the meantime learn as much as I can about AR and VR. When they saw the Kickstarter campaign of Oculus, they immediately grabbed it and started thinking about how they could do data visualization in VR. Machine Learning has become a key part of the product, now. I know that you like a lot Magic Leap and the work that Rony Abovitz is making… why do you love it so much? (

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The XR Week Peek (2021.06.07): Facebook working on Quest 2 Pro, Nolo and Arpara announce new VR headsets, and more!

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It doesn’t seem to be on par with the Oculus Quest 2, but as a first device by Nolo, it is not that bad. But what I have learned in the past is that a headset must be tried and numbers never tell the full story, so I hope I can try this to tell you how good it is. Learn more.

The XR Week Peek (2020.09.28): The debate on Facebook continues, Microsoft acquires Zenimax, and more!

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This week we had no big news from Facebook, but in the communities, the theme of the Facebook login for the Oculus Quest 2 remains pretty hot. Yes, you’ve read it well: Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, has returned supporting a VR company. Magic Leap may partner with AWS.

Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

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But it is very interesting , because it will touch a lot of hot topics, like: Data visualization in XR; Magic Leap; Being a woman working in XR; How is XR in Asia. Today the interview will cover the first two topics: dataviz in VR thanks to BadVR solution and Magic Leap. I see on Twitter that you use a lot your Magic Leap device, so why are you a so big advocate for Magic Leap? ( I know that you won of the dev grants offered by Magic Leap.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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While Oculus is getting all the glory for the Quest, its competitors are not sleeping. Huawei has upgraded its sleek VR glasses and now they support 6DOF movement and 6DOF controllers that are very similar to the Oculus Touch. Learn more. Learn more and register.

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Nreal AR Glasses To Get Controller-Free Hand Tracking Soon

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This should make for a significantly improved user experience over Nreal’s previous default input method: your smartphone used as a 3DoF rotational laser pointer (similar to an Oculus Go controller).

The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

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Peggy Johnson is the new CEO of Magic Leap. Magic Leap has finally a new CEO: Peggy Johnson. More info (Peggy Johnson is the new CEO of Magic Leap) More info (The sad story of The Last Light project for Magic Leap). Learn More.

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Mixing Realities, True Haptics And Photorealistic Humans: 5 Big Takeaways From Michael Abrash’s OC5 Keynote

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As always, one of the highlights of this year’s Oculus Connect developer conference was the staggeringly detailed keynote talk from Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at the newly-renamed Facebook Reality Labs. Abrash’s team is paving the future of VR and AR for Oculus, developing breakthrough technologies that could someday make headsets even more immersive than they are right now. ” Does this mean we’ll see an AR headset from Oculus one day?

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Metaverse! Transformational Challenges Ahead…

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While on the topic of acquisitions Facebooks takeover of Oculus initially was somewhat hostile with internal disputes between Oculus founders and Zuckerberg and his leadership team.

The Best VR Meditation Apps to Try

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See Also: VR Experience Review: Guide Your Mind To Relaxation With “The Marvellous Machine”. Devices: HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift. It takes the user through a series of magical landscapes, from deep seas to tropical forests. Devices: Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.12): Quest 2 is launching, dogs use AR, and more!

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Facebook has started today enforcing the “Facebook login” rule , asking Oculus users to merge their Facebook and Oculus accounts. You activate the machine, pay for its usage and you can have cloud rendering. Lidar sensors make this possible and it feels like magic.

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All the best AR VR news from CES 2020

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Yes, the biggest companies were not there with a booth (Oculus will probably target the OC6, HTC the VEC, etc…), but it is the first time that I read the XR news from CES and I dont’ remain surprised. Learn more on: Next Reality (0Glasses) Next Reality (Am Glass).

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30th Time’s The Charm: Jesse Schell Reflects On 3 Decades In VR

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And it’s true that the hardware was clunkier, heavier and much more cumbersome than an Oculus Quest 2. The machines we’re working with were typically $200,000 to $400,000 machines. That was, of course, with the help of Oculus’ historic $2.4

Super-interview with Jeri Ellsworth about her Tilt Five glasses, AR tech, and startups!

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In the interview, we talked a lot about TiltFive, and you can get more technical details here from what you can get in most of other articles released today (in fact, this article is super-long)… but I asked her also some questions about the Kura glasses and the future of AR , and what she has learned from the previously failed startup experience at CastAR. If a family can afford spending the money for 4 Magic Leap Ones, they can play this board game together (Image by Road To VR).

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Despite Doomsayers, Smartphones Will Be Essential For AR’s Evolution

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That might explain why Apple and Google-backed Magic Leap are potentially building the “smart glasses” that Michael Abrash, chief scientist at Facebook-owned Oculus Research, says are likely to one day replace the smartphone. Apple, Magic Leap, and Facebook will likely join Microsoft and Snapchat in the AR race. Facebook and Snap, meanwhile, are rushing to build the most powerful social AR machine that will largely run on existing smartphone hardware.

How Brain-Computer Interfaces Can Deliver On VR’s Promises

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But this poses a tricky problem for MR headsets: how should users interact with a machine that they’re wearing on their faces? Meta is working on an AR headset, which puts them in the same league as Microsoft and Magic Leap. Gribetz often speaks of a “zero-learning curve” computer, a machine that is so intuitive that you’ve always known how to use it. Implicit in such a machine is the conclusion that it must function as an extension of your brain.

ILMxLab’s Rob Bredow Explains What VR Opens Up For ‘Star Wars’

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Bredow said that his team at ILMxLab is constantly learning as they experiment with different experiences across emerging platforms. There were so many things we learned from Trials on Tatooine ,” Bredow said. That was a great learning experience because we really did build that experience up as we were learning different things. We learned hundreds of things; probably thousands of things. Disney’s ILMxLab has been busy of late.

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XRDC Interviews AR and VR Industry Experts in Healthcare Report

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This year, new standalone headsets from Oculus and Vive debuted. To illustrate, readers will learn how VR helps kids and people with special needs learn to use an MRI machine. To learn more about these exciting and industry-changing applications visit the link at the top to get the report. As a result, companies like Apple, Google, Magic Leap, Microsoft, Oculus, and others will be in attendance with experiences.

The IKEA of AR: Making Content Effortlessly, with EON Reality’s Dan Lejerskar

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How did you get involved in VR and learning? But what was it like kind of going through these growing pains of going from a million dollar simulator — millions of dollars simulator — to now we can buy an Oculus Quest for 500 bucks? So this was before Oculus.

Letting Workers Qualify Themselves in AR, with AR Expert’s Dr. Björn Schwerdtfeger

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You can learn more about them at ar-experts.de. But really, what they’re– what you’re discussing here, what you’re talking about is being able to look at a machine and the machine providing you with the story on how to fix it, or how to deal with it.

XR Talks: Facebook Steps Closer to the Next Computing Platform

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” To quantify that, Oculus has sold $100 million in content to date. Like Magic Leap’s Magicverse , this is Facebook’s version of an AR cloud. It’s a shared virtual map of the world that involves machine perception, computer vision, and a bunch of core technologies, software and hardware… Rather than reconstructing your surroundings in real-time, the glasses are going to tap into pre-existing 3D maps of the space.

The IKEA of AR: Making Content Effortlessly, with EON Reality's Dan Lejerskar

XR for Business Podcast

How did you get involved in VR and learning? But what was it like kind of going through these growing pains of going from a million dollar simulator -- millions of dollars simulator -- to now we can buy an Oculus Quest for 500 bucks? So this was before Oculus. It is transforming education by experiential learning. And again, that is to help students learn faster, retain information longer, and make better decisions. You use it to create content to learn.

The XR Week Peek (2021.08.09): New specs revealed for PSVR 2, Valve may be working on a standalone headset, and more!

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I’m overly happy to announce to you that today we of New Technology Walkers have launched our VR fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded on Oculus App Lab ! Is Oculus Quest killing PCVR? When Oculus will launch full integration with Android apps, this will be massive. Learn more.

The Sound of XR, with Bose’s Michael Ludden

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To learn more about the work he’s doing at Bose, you can visit developer.bose.com. But I really wanted to have a forcing function to teach myself a program for Android, learn Eclipse, etc. Alan: I don’t know if you’ve tried to Magic Leap.

The Sound of XR, with Bose's Michael Ludden

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To learn more about the work he's doing at Bose, you can visit developer.bose.com. But I really wanted to have a forcing function to teach myself a program for Android, learn Eclipse, etc. Alan: I don't know if you've tried to Magic Leap. The advantage that something like a Magic Leap or even an Oculus Quest has is that it's tracking you with cameras. Michael: I believe in XR as the empathy machine.

The Right Time to Invest in VR, with MetaVRse’s Alan Smithson and Alex Colgan

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They work on Oculus Quest, they work on the Magic Leap. Alan: Oh, like vibrating gloves and scent machines, and the whole nut. And I believe that even Magic Leap, if you'd put the three billion into Magic Leap starting today, they may have a shot.

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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You can learn more about this data at superdataresearch.com. I really want to start digging into this, and learn more about SuperData. Started covering those areas when they were very tied to games, especially when the original Oculus Rift was launched. I'd say that through at least 2022, the enterprise will account for the majority of augmented and mixed reality headsets like Hololens and Magic Leap. You can learn more about this data at superdataresearch.com.

The Down-Low on What You Need to Know (To Be Competitive in XR), with SuperData’s Carter Rogers

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You can learn more about this data at superdataresearch.com. I really want to start digging into this, and learn more about SuperData. Started covering those areas when they were very tied to games, especially when the original Oculus Rift was launched.

Shaping the Digital World with Our Hands, with Clay AIR’s Varag Gharibjanian

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And it's pretty cool that we get to experiment with the latest and greatest machine learning models, and try to get the most out of those chips. But after seeing what came out of CES this year, and learning about this Qualcomm XR2 chip, you've now got AR glasses coming out en masse.

Augmenting Enterprise Productivity, with Altoura’s Jamie Fleming and Bharat Ahluwalia

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Alan: It really comes down to the experiences, because the devices themselves-- the Hololens 2 is a magical piece of kit, but if nothing's on it, it's kind of useless. So that's been great learning as well. At Oculus, they said 10 years.

The Right Time to Invest in VR, with MetaVRse’s Alan Smithson and Alex Colgan

XR for Business Podcast

They work on Oculus Quest, they work on the Magic Leap. Alan: Oh, like vibrating gloves and scent machines, and the whole nut. And I believe that even Magic Leap, if you'd put the three billion into Magic Leap starting today, they may have a shot. We're really at that point where 3D is easy to make, easy to share and easy to to learn how to build.

Dress for Success: Talking Headsets and Haptic Suits with Skarred Ghost Antony Vitillo

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If you’re not already following Tony, you can learn a lot by connecting with him on LinkedIn and subscribing to his newsletter at skarredghost.com. Oculus Quest is coming out. There is also the Oculus Go, that is already on the market; it’s just a viewer of 360 content.

2016: The year of VR in review

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Oculus Rift & HTC Vive. It began with CES in January 2016, Oculus Rift announced its pre-orders for their headset. Mid summer, about the time that Oculus Rift should have been shipping its CV1 headsets to customers, HTC Vive announced that their Headset was shipping and that they had plenty of supply and could guarantee delivery within three weeks, it had jumped on what looked like a manufacturing and distribution problem for the young Oculus.