Developer Creates VR Time Machine To Relive His Past Year


Lucky for us, Rizzoto comedically documented his experience creating a personal time machine, and the process is nothing short of daunting. His approach was to split his time machine project into three trials. Building a VR-powered time machine isn’t an easy task.

Oculus Launches New-And-Improved VR Avatars


Oculus today announced the launch of its new Oculus Avatars on a handful of popular Oculus titles, including Topgolf with Pro Putt, PokerStars VR, and Epic Rollercoasters. Image Credit: Facebook, Oculus. Image Credit: Facebook, Oculus.

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Review: Time Machine VR

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Time Machine VR Details: Developer: Minority Media. Available On: Steam (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift). This would not exactly be my first instinct but it’s the premise for Time Machine VR , now available as a full launch on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive through Steam following an Early-Access period which started back in August, 2015. I learned a good deal about the underwater creatures of the past and I applaud them for bringing real-world info into VR.

Facebook Researchers Found A Way To Essentially Give Oculus Quest More GPU Power


Facebook Researchers seem to have figured out a way to use machine learning to essentially give Oculus Quest apps 67% more GPU power to work with. The Oculus Quest is a standalone headset, which means the computing hardware is inside the device itself.

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‘Grav|Lab’ Lets you Build Incredible Machines with Oculus Touch and HTC Vive

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You may well have seen standard 2D titles like this before, the Incredible Machine series for example. Grav|Lab is still in development for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift & Touch and will be available this year via Steam’s Early Access program. No firm release date has been announces just yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we learn anything.

Become An Interstellar Engineer In ‘Arcsmith’ On Oculus Quest


Construct dozens of complex interstellar machines, from space drones to antimatter generators, in this freeform puzzle game. You’ll also learn more about the mysterious past of your new mentor and how it may relate to the recent escalations. “It’s

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‘Neural Supersampling’ Could Give Future Oculus Quests Console-Quality Graphics

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While just a few years ago “Zoom and Enhance” was used to mock those falsely believing computers could do this, machine learning has made it reality. What’s stopping this from being a software update for your Oculus Quest tomorrow?

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Oculus Begins Rolling Out New Avatars, Eventually Headed to Facebook, Messenger, & Instagram

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Facebook is rolling out its latest avatars, Oculus Avatars 2.0, which it hopes will finally unify virtual identify across Oculus applications and Facebook products. ” Three applications now support the Oculus Avatars 2.0 News Oculus VR Avatar facebook avatars 2.0

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Oculus Quest: Year In Review – Facebook’s Big Play For Standalone VR


Last week, Facebook marked the one-year anniversary of the Oculus Quest, the company’s second (and more powerful) standalone VR headset. This time last year, the Oculus Quest had just launched. While we might take it for granted now, building the Oculus Quest was no easy task.

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Fable Studio’s ‘Lucy’ The First Virtual Being To Win Emmy


Using a combination of machine learning technology and artificial intelligence, Lucy is capable of interacting with users on a deeper level than a scripted avatar. Fable Studio’s Wolves in the Walls joins last years Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media winner, Oculus Studios’ Henry. ”Virtual Beings from lil Miquela to Mica, from Alexa to Lucy are revolutionizing storytelling and beginning to harness machine learning to create meaningful relationships with us.”

Hand Physics Lab Takes Oculus Quest Hand Tracking To New Heights


Despite having only been available on Oculus Quest for roughly three months, independent developers have already established a sizable catalog of unique hand tracking applications pushing the boundaries of Oculus technology.

Best Puzzle VR Games Available For Oculus Quest 2

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The Oculus Quest library is only growing larger and stronger by the day with a few options available in most genres. Here are our picks for the best puzzle games available on Oculus Quest. This seminal PC game made its way over to the Oculus Quest late last year.

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Facebook Launches New Oculus Avatars Starting With PokerStars, Pro Putt, Epic Roller Coasters

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Facebook launched its latest avatars today, now with full upper bodies powered by machine learning. Oculus Quest owners can try them on in PokerStars , Topgolf with Pro Put t, and Epic Roller Coasters.

Oculus Quest Unity SDK References Shared-Space Colocation API


Code found by VR developers in the Oculus Unity Integration reveals Facebook’s shared-space “colocation” API for Oculus Quest. Colocation means having multiple Oculus Quests sharing the same playspace.

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Facebook Research: 3D Body Reconstruction From Just One Camera


Facebook is the company behind the Oculus brand of virtual reality products. The company is considered a world leader in machine learning. On Quest, machine learning is even used to track the user’s hands without the need for controllers.

SteamVR Hotfix Reduces Oculus Link Positional Latency


A hotfix for SteamVR claims a prediction improvement that reduces positional latency for Oculus Quest in Oculus Link mode. Oculus Link is the feature which lets the Oculus Quest act as a PC VR headset via any high quality USB 3.0

Elon Musk Details ‘Neuralink’ Brain Interface Tech, Oculus CTO Calls It “very bold work”

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Elon Musk unveiled Neuralink earlier this week, a startup that aims to not only revolutionize the growing field of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs), but eventually wants to make neural implants as common as LASIK outpatient procedures are today—that’s the long-term goal at least. And while Oculus CTO John Carmack didn’t say as much after he visited Neuralink’s offices last week, he left fairly impressed with the startup’s work thus far.

Oculus Quest Keyboard Option Sends ‘Aggregate Modeling Data’ To Facebook

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Oculus Quest owners typing on a simulated keyboard in virtual reality might see a dialog box inviting them to “enable improvements” in exchange for the submission of “aggregate modeling data” to Facebook.

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VR Dueler ‘Blaston’ Now Available On Oculus Quest, Here’s How To Win


A Sandwich Tale, Angry Birds VR ) competitive dueling experience B laston is now available on the Oculus Quest, offering players one of the most addictive competitive multiplayer games in recent memory. LEARN COOLDOWN TIMES. Some weapons, such as the ‘Wildcat ‘machine gun, allow you to spray your opponent with projectiles at a rapid pace. The post VR Dueler ‘Blaston’ Now Available On Oculus Quest, Here’s How To Win appeared first on VRScout.

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Boz: Get Your Facebook Account In ‘Good Standing’ Before Buying Oculus Quest 2

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New Oculus Quest 2 owners can log in with Facebook, or existing Oculus users can merge their Facebook account with their Oculus one. This may be administered automatically by a machine learning agent, and the manual review process for suspensions can be difficult and lengthy.

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Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Now Activates Automatically When Not Using The Controllers


Hand Tracking now activates automatically on Oculus Quest when you aren’t using the Touch controllers. This is done through advanced computer vision algorithms powered by machine learning.

Oculus Expressive Avatars Closed Beta Launching ‘Shortly’


The long awaited ‘Expressive Avatars’ update to Oculus Avatars is launching in closed beta ‘shortly’ The update adds simulated eyes and overhauls the lipsync technology. Oculus Avatars are available for free for any VR developer to use in their app. This new update was first announced back at Oculus Connect 5. Currently Oculus Avatars avoid eyes by requiring opaque eyewear such as sunglasses or a virtual VR headset.

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Editorial: What To Make Of Facebook’s Oculus Quest Pro Hints

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Oculus Quest 2 is heading toward mainstream adoption and Facebook’s executives in charge of VR strategy have dropped hints surrounding a “Quest Pro.” Oculus Quest Pro Release Timing.

Oculus Link Update ‘Improves Visual Stability Of Up-Close Content Under Fast Head Motion’


The Oculus PC app v18 update improves the accuracy of positional tracking prediction for Oculus Link. Oculus Link is the feature which lets Oculus Quest act as a PC VR headset via a USB cable. To opt in, navigate to the Beta tab of the Oculus PC app’s settings.

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‘Star Wars Pinball VR’ Preview: An Out Of This World Arcade Experience


THE MACHINES. For my preview I only had access to two pinball machines; one based on the very popular Mandalorian series on Disney Plus, and another on Gareth Edward’s stand-alone movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This preview was conducted using an Oculus Quest 2.

Oculus Quest Controller-Free Hand Tracking SDK Now Available


The SDK for controller-free Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest is now available, allowing developers to start integrating the feature into their apps. Controller-free hand tracking for Quest was first announced in September at Oculus Connect 6, and shipped last week as an experimental feature.

Oculus Claims Breakthrough in Hand-tracking Accuracy

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At F8 this week, Oculus showed work being done on hand-tracking to bring more intuitive control and accurate avatars into VR. Maria Fernandez Guajardo, Head of Product Management on Core Tech at Oculus, this week shared glimpses of her work, which she describes as turning the company’s various research projects into practical technologies for future products. Image courtesy Oculus. Image courtesy Oculus.

Unity Gets Controller-Free Hand Tracking Via Oculus Link For Faster Testing


The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity adds the ability to use Quest’s controller-free hand tracking in the editor. This is done through advanced computer vision algorithms powered by machine learning.

The XR Week Peek (2020.07.20): Oculus ready to manufacture the Quest S, Pico doubles-down on 3DOF, and more!

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Image by Oculus). Oculus could be starting the production of a new Quest at the end of July. Multiple reports seem to confirm that Oculus is actually starting the production of a new Oculus Quest headset, with an expected release date in 2021.

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Oculus Quest Built-In Apps Get Controller-Free Hand Tracking, SDK Out Next Week


Starting this week with the launch of hand tracking, Oculus Quest owners no longer need controllers to operate the standalone VR headset. The main Oculus menu, including the Store and Library Oculus Browser (the built in web browser) Oculus TV (for both 2D content and 360 videos).

Every Oculus Quest Announcement Made At E3 2019


Especially for the Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest owners, rejoice!! During this years E3 gaming expo, we learned that this tightly-curated catalog of immersive experiences will soon be expanding even further as a new wave of games (both entirely new IP’s, as well as PC VR ports), DLC, and game modes make their way to the Oculus Quest. Richie’s Plank Experience will be available on the Oculus Quest June 27 th. VR was a big part of E3 2019.

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Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Review: Live, Learn, Repeat In 2019’s Most Surprising VR Game


Every day there’s an opportunity to learn something new about a character or do something that might help them. Your broken machine threatens to send him off the deep end, but you can eventually learn how to fix it and save the day. Once you’ve learned how to make breakfast, you can simply order it to your house instead, for example, and many actions cause a ripple effect that ensures you won’t have to repeat the same tasks over and over.

Emerging Technologies Achievable Through The Cloud: 4 Practical Examples


BigQuery’s Machine Learning and Business Intelligence Engine analysis of various data models are quite powerful. It is also quick and easy to request more compute if needed for deep learning and complex ML training by requesting GPUs or using a managed service like Kubeflow.

Valve Index: 5 Lessons Learned From Valve’s VR Headset One Year Later

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At the same moment, Mark Zuckerberg was taking the stage at Facebook’s F8 developer’s conference at the San Jose Convention Center to talk about the Rift S and Oculus Quest. Now in 2020, HP seems to have learned from Reverb’s shortcomings and is already taking pre-orders for the Reverb G2.

Hands-On: Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Feels Great, But It’s Not Perfect


During Oculus Connect 6 in San Jose, CA, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled that the Oculus Quest would allow for hand and finger tracking without the need of any hand controllers, and of course, I couldn’t wait to try it. Their computer vision team came up with a new method of using deep learning to understand the position of your fingers using just the monochrome cameras featured on the Quest, with no active depth-sensing cameras, additional sensors, or extra processors required.

Oculus Rift S Onboard Cameras Could Support Finger Tracking In Future


Comments made by Oculus CTO John Carmack at Oculus Connect 5 and Twitter suggest that the upcoming Oculus Rift S cameras could support finger tracking. The report revealed the headset would be an iterative update, increasing resolution and changing to the same inside-out tracking system as the upcoming Oculus Quest. In 2016 at Oculus Connect 3 , Chief Scientist Michael Abrash made a range of predictions about VR in the year 2021. Machine Learning Breakthrough.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.20): Oculus Quest goes AR, Oculus Jedi may be like Valve Knuckles and much more!

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Last Oculus Quest update shows hints of an Oculus MR ecosystem. Facebook is continuously updating the Oculus Quest , its most successful device, and this week it has rolled out the runtime v16. My bet is that if Oculus is going to launch this service, it is going to be at OC7.

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