February, 2021

Stop What You’re Doing And Play ‘Gorilla Tag’ On Oculus Quest & SteamVR

VRScout

Use your incredible gorilla strength to parkour up trees and cliffs in this low-fi game of tag.

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OpenBCI: games using brain-interfaces are coming in 3 years

The Ghost Howls

You know that I have a big passion for Brain-Computer Interfaces, a passion that has grown even more when I understood they are a perfect match with AR and VR (I have even dedicated a long article in the past about this).

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Google Launches TensorFlow 3D Using LiDAR & Depth Sensors for Advanced AR Experiences

Next Reality AR

After the mobile augmented reality platforms of ARKit and ARCore moved Google's previously groundbreaking Project Tango (the AR platform that gave us the first smartphones with depth sensors) into obsolescence in 2018, we've seen a bit of a resurgence of what was then a niche component for flagship devices.

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Facebook Reality Labs VP Hints That Quest 2 Will be Updated with 120Hz Refresh Rate

Road to VR

Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the Vice President of Facebook Reality Labs, during a Q&A session indicated that Quest 2 is likely to be updated with a 120Hz refresh rate, and touched on a number of other topics relating to VR. 120Hz Refresh Rate Likely Coming to Quest 2.

AR Apps With Artificial Intelligence in 2021

ARPost

Augmented reality apps are becoming more and more powerful with the help of artificial intelligence, which learns context and awareness about what you are trying to achieve. In this guide, we review some AR apps with AI in 2021.

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Apple’s $3k mixed-reality headset could pack twin 8K displays

Slashgear

Apple’s first mixed-reality headset will be no Oculus Quest alternative, new leaks suggest, with a supposed price tag – and high-end specs – that would put it among the company’s most expensive Mac and display models.

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Ultraleap Stereo IR 170 review: use your hands naturally in VR!

The Ghost Howls

I have had the joy of trying the new UltraLeap Stereo IR 170 hands-tracking sensor for VR and evaluate its performances. I have appreciated it a lot, so I thought it could have been a cool idea to make a post for you to describe how it is and compare it with the previous Leap Motion controller.

Microsoft Debuts HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition for Pharmaceutical & Semiconductor Enterprise Users

Next Reality AR

Ever since the US Army awarded Microsoft's HoloLens a $480 million contract, the battle for enterprise augmented reality has heated up in earnest.

Qualcomm Announces Tethered AR ‘Smart Viewer’ Reference Design with Onboard Co-processing

Road to VR

Qualcomm, maker of chips and technologies for mobile devices, today announced a reference design for a tethered AR headset which is tethered to a phone or PC but also contains its own chips to handle some onboard processing.

How Rendever and AARP Used Virtual Reality to Grant the Wish of a Lifetime

ARPost

For most of us, virtual reality is a fun pastime or a handy work tool. For some of us, it can represent something more. Eighty-seven-year-old George Hetrick has always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon.

XR Talks: What’s AR’s Fate in 2021?

AR Insider

A common occurrence in the analyst corps this time of year is predictions and projections. Our research arm ARtillery Intelligence got a jump on that process with its December report that looked back at the biggest lessons of 2020… and forward to the biggest predictions for 2021.

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Luxexcel & WaveOptics Partner To Bring AR-Powered Prescription Lenses To The Masses

VRScout

AR prescription glasses arrive Q2 of 2021. Luxexcel, an innovative tech company specializing in 3D printed prescription lenses, has recently announced a new partnership with waveguides developers WaveOptics to develop a line of AR smart glasses that are both fashionable and comfortable to wear. .

The XR Week Peek (2021.02.22): Samsung AR glasses leaked, Kura price revealed, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This week in XR hasn’t had any explosive news, but it was interesting nonetheless: in particular we had cool info on AR glasses, with some news from Kura, Lynx, and Samsung. Among the top 5 news I have chosen, only 1 is about VR.

Lego Takes on TikTok with Vidiyo Music Video Playsets & AR App

Next Reality AR

Toymaker Lego has been on board with building AR into its playsets and mobile apps since the launch of ARKit.

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‘Realworld’ Aims to Bring a Multiplayer ‘Google Earth VR’ Alternative to Quest & More

Road to VR

Google Earth VR , which is available today on PC VR, is a breathtaking way to explore our fascinating planet. But one major missing feature is the ability to do so with friends.

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Unity and Volvo Open Source Digital Models of Car Designs

ARPost

Unity has long been in the frontline of companies leading the democratization of 3D assets and tools, including for XR applications. The automotive industry has been less involved in this charge.

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XR Talks: Projecting VR’s Near and Far Future

AR Insider

O ne of the constructs to understand VR’s endgame is the metaverse. Inspired by fiction such as Neil Stephenson’s Snow Crash and other works, it envisions virtual domains where synchronous and multi-user virtual interaction take place. This is the VR everyone’s waiting for.

87-Year-Old Man’s Lifelong Dream Of Hiking The Grand Canyon Made Possible Through VR

VRScout

Rendever and Wish of a Lifetime from AARP team up to help one Pennsylvania senior achieve a lifelong goal. Ever since he was a kid, George Hetrick dreamed of traveling to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon.

Exclusive interview and footage about “Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual”!

The Ghost Howls

“Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual!” is one of the most awaited VR games of 2021.

Snapchat Can Turn Your 12-Pack of Labatt Blue Beer into a Virtual NHL Arena

Next Reality AR

Bud Light being the official beer sponsor of the NFL just makes sense for American football. But what about the NHL, with hockey being the official winter sport of Canada by decree?

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Lynx Reveals First Through-the-lens Footage of R-1 Mixed Reality Headset

Road to VR

French startup Lynx , which is designing a mixed reality headset (capable of both AR and VR), today revealed the first look through its novel optics. The Lynx R-1 headset was first announced last year as a standalone headset centered around passthrough augmented reality.

You Can Take a Free Coursera Course on XR from the University of Michigan

ARPost

The University of Michigan has an ambitious XR program that is both incorporating extended reality into education within the University and trying to create the next generation of creators through education and outreach.

Will 3D Cities Unlock Immersive Experiences? Part II

AR Insider

3 D mapping is a technology that’s perpetually on the horizon. We’ve seen various flavors over the years such as Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D , and of course Google Earth and Street View.

Celebrate The Mars Rover Landing With ‘Mission To Mars AR’

VRScout

Control the landing sequence, drive a rover, and pilot a helicopter drone in this multifaceted AR experience.

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Kelly Peng reveals Kura 150° FOV AR glasses expected price and release date

The Ghost Howls

Today I am very happy to host on my blog Kura Technologies , one of the most interesting augmented reality startups out there.

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You Can Land & Drive NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover in AR with the Smithsonian Channel's New App

Next Reality AR

Two years ago, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing gave flight to a handful of Apollo 11 augmented reality apps and experiences, including one from the Smithsonian Channel.

Magic Leap’s Next AR Headset to Ship in Q4 2021, Promising Larger FOV & More Compact Design

Road to VR

Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson took the stage at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this past week to talk a bit about her time as the company’s new leader.

How, When, and Why to Watch the First Ever Polys WebXR Awards

ARPost

There was a lot of hype over headsets in 2020 but there was also a growing number of increasingly immersive WebXR applications accessible through browsers on just about any connected device. The Polys is a new award ceremony meant to celebrate achievements in the field. What Is The Polys?

Free VR Avatar Creator Uses Selfie To Import You Into VRChat

Upload VR

This VR avatar creator quickly makes a virtualized version of yourself and then allows you to import it straight to VRChat. Wolf3D’s Ready Player Me avatar creator added support for the social VR network today.

VR Film Festivals Look To Inspire Fresh New Talent For Hollywood

VRScout

Beyond the Frame Festival and FIVARS tease the next generation of media artists. Japan’s very first VR-focused international film festival, Beyond the Frame Festival , is currently underway thanks to a partnership with HTC Vive.

RealMax Qian review: wide FOV AR is amazing!

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, I published on Youtube the video of my unboxing of the Realmax Qian glasses. From that day, many people have started asking me more about this augmented reality device, so I understood it was time for one of my big reviews! Are you ready to discover more about Realmax Qian?

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