September, 2019

Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience

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The company behind the multiplayer plugin Normcore proves the viability of a virtual office and beyond. The 2017 video from Normal VR started with an adorable, yellow, blob-like virtual avatar daintily standing in the middle of a real, physical office.

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HTC Vive Cosmos, maybe the most versatile PC VR headset, launches at $699

The Ghost Howls

Finally, the moment has come: after months of teasing, silence, rumors and spinning heads, the Vive Cosmos has finally been launched! The final price has been revealed: 699$ and so its availability, plus some little surprises! Discover everything with me…. Vive Cosmos. HTC Vive Cosmos (Image by HTC).

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Snapchat Doubles Down on AR Billboards to Promote Snap Originals Series

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It looks like Snap's foray into augmented reality billboards last year was successful, as the company has returned with two more outdoor advertisements for its Snap Originals series. Now through Sept.

Hands-on: Vive Cosmos Aims to Reboot the Vive Experience

Road to VR

HTC’s latest VR headset, Vive Cosmos, is just around the corner. This week Road to VR got a preview of the headset ahead of its October 3rd launch. In a meeting at HTC’s Vive office in San Francisco this week, I got to go hands-on with the Vive Cosmos headset.

#BuildTheFuture Immersive Collaborative Environments

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The Wild partners up with Igloo Vision to bring real-time collaboration to shared XR environments.

Hands-On With Kura’s Breakthrough Wide Field Of View AR Technology

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San Francisco-based startup Kura Technologies ( official website ) claims it will launch compact AR glasses with a wide field of view, high resolution, high opacity, high brightness, and variable focus in mid-2020.

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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one.

Puma Teams Up with Zappar to Bring Web-Based AR Experience to Retail Store

Next Reality AR

When it comes to the athletic footwear retail game, it's just not enough to just sell shoes anymore.

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Digital Frontier: Where Brain-computer Interfaces & AR/VR Could One Day Meet

Road to VR

Whenever I used to think about brain-computer interfaces (BCI), I typically imagined a world where the Internet was served up directly to my mind through cyborg-style neural implants—or basically how it’s portrayed in Ghost in the Shell.

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AltspaceVR to launch on Oculus Quest on September 12th

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Popular virtual events platform, AltspaceVR will officially be launching on Facebook’s Oculus Quest on September 12, 2019.

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More Oculus Quest Developers See Strong Sales Despite Curation Frustration

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We’ve heard from a growing list of VR developers who made it through Facebook’s stringent approval process for the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset and found a lot of buyers waiting to purchase their content on the other side.

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Beat Saber Partners With SUBPAC On Limited Edition Haptic Vest, Available Now

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‘Feel the Beat’ for $299. In the world of haptic feedback accessories, the SUBPAC Wearable Physical Sound System is a favorite among VR entertainment providers.

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How to get started with nReal glasses development in Unity

The Ghost Howls

The nReal glasses are one of the most interesting AR gadgets of this year. They have been revealed at CES , and I have personally tried them in Beijing some months ago, and in my review , I hig h lighted how they are not only very light and trendy, but they can also provide very bright holograms.

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Puma Uses Zappar to Bring Web-Based AR Experience to Retail Store

Next Reality AR

When it comes to the athletic footwear retail game, it's just not enough to just sell shoes anymore.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Pre-orders to Start September 12th

Road to VR

HTC Vive Cosmos, the company’s upcoming PC VR headset, is officially going into pre-order starting September 12th. HTC announced the news via Twitter, saying that more information, including specs, price, and special offers will be made public at the time when pre-orders go live.

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Who Should Own VR Creation at Your Company?

InstaVR

(Header image courtesy of RefreshVR ). Virtual Reality is, relatively speaking, a new technology. And like with the introduction of any new tech, there’s the question of which department should take ownership of it when adopted.

A Future, More Compact Oculus Quest Could Be Powered By Its Carrying Case

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Facebook filed a patent application for a case which acts as a wireless computer and charger for a VR headset. The case would be included with the headset. Such a design embodied in a product would be used similar to Apple’s AirPods.

New Volumetric Capture Studio The Lightframe Co. Opens In NYC

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The company is scheduled to host a Microsoft pop-up later this month. There’s a new studio in town and it’s here to capture the world in 3D. Calling Brooklyn’s Industry City home, The Lightframe Co. is a digital production studio specializing in mixed reality production and holographic technology.

Mixed Reality fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded slated for October release

The Ghost Howls

“HitMotion: Reloaded”, the first mixed reality fitness game , whose demo has been one of the 20 launch titles for the Vive Focus Plus , has finally an estimated release date! This is the game that all worldwide gaming communities are waiting for.

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Magic Leap One Gets Educational Tool for Would-Be Paleontologists via Dinosaur Kit App

Next Reality AR

The growing stock of augmented reality apps filling up the Magic Leap store seems to be picking up pace in recent months.

‘No Man’s Sky’ Update to Bring “significantly improved” Graphics to PSVR Version

Road to VR

The ‘Beyond’ update to No Man’s Sky (2016), which brought VR support to the game alongside a host of improvements, is admittedly far from perfect.

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Pixel Ripped 1995 will be playable for the first time during Oculus Connect 6

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Original HTC Vive ‘Coming Out Of The Market’ With Cosmos Launch

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Almost three and a half years after beating Facebook’s Oculus Rift to market with more features, HTC is retiring its original room-scale VR headset — the HTC Vive. The remarkable PC-powered system first shipped in April 2016 for $800 as the result of a partnership between Valve and HTC.

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Coca-Cola Soda Cans Trigger AR Animated Stories

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Scannable codes bring 12 short stories to life in front of your beverage. Coca-Cola is using AR technology as part of its latest marketing campaign to bring Coke cans to life with adorable 3D animations.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

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It’s time for some amazing VR news, isn’t it? Top news of the week. Image by Ars Technica). The HTC Vive Cosmos may release soon for €799. Popular VR Youtuber Sebastian Ang has spotted two online stores (one from the Netherlands and the other from Germany) already listing the Vive Cosmos for €799.

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Time Magazine Takes Readers on an Augmented Reality Tour of Amazon Rainforest

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Facebook Publishes New Research on Hyper-realistic Virtual Avatars

Road to VR

New Patent Filing Reportedly Indicates new Nintendo Switch VR Headset

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After much anticipation, Nintendo finally entered the virtual reality (VR) market earlier this year with the Labo VR Kit for Switch. While fun and enjoyable for kids, when it came to proper VR gaming the kit well way short of expectations in comparison to all the other VR tech on the market.

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ThirdEye Launches Lightweight Enterprise AR Headset For $1950

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Another contender just entered the increasingly competitive enterprise AR market. ThirdEye today launched its lightweight headset, the X2. Like other AR or ‘mixed reality’ systems, the X2 projects virtual images into the real world through a pair of lenses.

AltspaceVR Announces September 12th Oculus Quest Launch

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Microsoft’s flagship social VR platform brings its unique brand of events to the Quest. When I bought my HTC Vive in 2017, I already had a list of games and experiences I wanted to try first.

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