September, 2020

Facebook To Discontinue Oculus Rift S Beginning 2021

VRScout

You can still buy an Oculus Rift S.for now. It’s been an exciting week for VR! During Facebook Connect this past week, Mark Zuckerberg talked about the future of how AR technology will play an important role in the future of the company that included information on Project Aria.

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How to make SteamVR input work with Unity XR Interaction Toolkit in Unity

The Ghost Howls

Hello everyone! Today’s post is a bit technical, but it will help some VR devs out there to have fewer headaches.

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Osso VR Secures $14M Investment to Further Develop VR Surgical Training Platform

Road to VR

Osso VR today announced it has raised $14 million in Series A funding to further develop its VR surgical training platform. The financing round was led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures, with participation from SignalFire, GSR, Scrum Ventures, Leslie Ventures and OCA Ventures.

Facebook Infinite Office tries to sell the idea of VR productivity

Slashgear

Virtual reality has always carried the stigma of being more of an entertainment-centric technology. With Facebook at the helm of one of the two biggest VR platforms today, that identity seems to get even more cemented, just with a dash of social networking on top.

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NurtureVR: The VR Program That Promises to Transform Prenatal and Postnatal Care

ARPost

Virtual reality is one of the driving forces that transforms healthcare all over the world. Now, with NurtureVR, a VR program developed for expectant mothers, technology has conquered another territory.

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Facebook Leaks Oculus Quest 2, Higher Resolution, Smaller Design Revealed

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Facebook leaks it’s “highest resolution headset yet” ahead of this week’s Facebook Connect. UPDATE [9/14/20]: We’ve updated the article to remove a specific feature incorrectly listed.*.

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My predictions for the Facebook Connect

The Ghost Howls

Tomorrow is the big day of the Oculus Connect 7, which has now been sadly rebranded as Facebook Connect. Every year, Oculus has always made astonishing announcements during this yearly event, and we are sure that this year will be no exception to this rule. But what can we expect from it?

‘Myst’ Remake Coming to Quest & SteamVR Headsets Soon, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Myst (1993) , the iconic point-and-click puzzle adventure from Cyan Worlds , is coming to the Quest platform later this year, and on SteamVR headsets “soon.”

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Oculus Rift discontinued, focus now Quest VR for all

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Oculus announced today that they’ll discontinue the Oculus Rift line of VR headsets entirely. The only current Rift device available from Oculus is the Oculus Rift S, but that’ll soon be over as Oculus focuses all its efforts on single headset: Oculus Quest 2.

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AR/VR in the Supply Chain – the Way of the Future

ARPost

We are witnessing the evolution of AR/VR in the supply chain. What started out as a hi-tech trend for a select few, has grown into a best practice for large enterprises and smaller companies in the global supply chain.

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XR Talks: Shaping the Future of Commerce, Part III

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XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Fundamental Surgery ‘Teaching Space’ Lets Medical Students Collaborate In VR

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Instructors can deliver hands-on training to multiple students at once via multi-user classrooms. When it comes to training for a specific profession, nothing beats good old-fashioned hands-on experience.

9 practical lessons for VR events that I’ve learned developing Venice VR Expanded

The Ghost Howls

These are the days of the Venice Film Festival, one of the most important movie festivals in the world. In the last few years, this festival has always had a section dedicated to VR, that according to many was incredibly well-curated.

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Someone Remade ‘Among Us’ in VR and It’s Strangely More Fun Than the Original

Road to VR

Thought playing the unofficial Fall Guys remake in VR was fun? Now you can sample some of the traitorous mayhem in the hit social game Among Us (2018) in VR too—and it’s strangely more fun than the original in a few ways.

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Hacking Unconscious Bias

Tech Trends VR

Can immersive tech help us tackle the pervasive and enduring problem of systemic racism? Technologies such as Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality – referred to as XR – have long been collectively touted as an “ Empathy Machine ,” and for very good reason.

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Tamara Shogaolu Talks About the Power and Struggle of Black Women in Extended Reality

ARPost

“Today, Black female filmmakers still don’t have the same opportunities,” Tamara Shogaolu, the founder of Ado Ato Pictures, spoke candidly in an interview with ARPost.

Facebook Vies for AR Advertising Market Share

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

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Facebook XR Branding Spotted In The Wild Ahead Of Facebook Connect

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A sleek new logo for a post-Oculus company. With Facebook Connect —previously Oculus Connect 7—just around the corner, hardcore fans are scouring every inch of the web in search of any and every update regarding the highly-anticipated developer conference.

5 Top Highlights from Facebook Connect keynote

The Ghost Howls

Some hours ago the Facebook Connect keynote has finished, so I think it is time to do a quick recap of the most important news announced there. This post is just a short summary of the best of the announcements until now, in case you missed it and you wanted to catch up with the news.

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Facebook Accounts Using Fake Names, Among Other Violations, Risk Losing Access to Oculus Content

Road to VR

With Facebook recently moving to require the use of a Facebook account with Oculus headsets we wanted to understand how violations of the company’s Facebook Community Standards would intersect with its headsets.

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New MYST game revealed for 2020 (with translation)

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This afternoon the developers at Cyan revealed a new version of the classic PC game MYST. This game is a “brand new version of Myst, completely re-imagined for modern game systems and – for the first time for any game in the Myst series – including optional VR support!”

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How XpertVR Is Changing the Face of Traditional Research With Virtual Reality

ARPost

Virtual reality has gotten more sophisticated over the years. Although its well-known applications lie in gaming and entertainment , its potential isn’t limited to these industries. Market research, for instance, is an avenue that has yet to be explored fully.

Facebook Vies for AR Advertising Market Share, Part III

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

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‘Mario Kart: Home Circuit’ Brings AR And RC Cars To The Nintendo Switch

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Turn your living room into a one-of-a-kind ‘Mario Kart’ level October 16th. In celebration of the historic 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.,

BISim tells us how XR is relevant for the Army

The Ghost Howls

Military simulations are one of the fields where virtual reality has always been an important technology , even before that VR had its new renaissance in 2012. In fact, in the XR communities, there are many esteemed members that are army veterans (like John Westra or Tony Rogers).

Leak Confirms Quest 2 with Snapdragon XR2, Higher Resolution & 256GB Variant

Road to VR

A massive leak featuring several promotional videos has confirmed the upcoming Quest 2’s basic specs ahead of Facebook Connect this week. Much of the info comes from two similar introductory videos, which are hosted on the company’s Facebook Blueprint developer site.

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Watch: Robotic VR Boots Keep You In One Spot While You Walk Forward

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Pittsburgh-based Ekto VR thinks it might have just solved VR locomotion. The company this month revealed its first product, the Ekto One. It’s a pair of robotic boots that the company claims are capable of keeping you in one spot while you walk forwards.

Social VR: Virtual Reality Headsets Eliminating the Distance Between Us

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As we adapt to the new norm, we change our way of life and abide by social distancing rules. However, social isolation can be frustrating, especially for those who look forward to daily interactions with other people. Fortunately, technology helps us overcome the challenge of remaining connected.

Facebook Connect: The AR Angle

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Miranda: A Live Steampunk VR Opera Where You Play As Judge & Jury

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It’s trial by opera in this interactive murder-mystery. There’s been a murder! One of the city’s wealthiest women has been found dead, but things don’t quite add up. The circumstances of her death are shrouded in mystery.