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Creating Real Family Memories Under Lockdown With The Alcove VR App

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Travel the globe, share family photos, and play games with loved ones of all ages in this unique social VR experience. Connecting with family isn’t always easy, especially in today’s climate.

Facebook Says It Has Developed the ‘Thinnest VR display to date’ With Holographic Folded Optics

Road to VR

Facebook published new research today which the company says shows the “thinnest VR display demonstrated to date,” in a proof-of-concept headset based on folded holographic optics.

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Google Figured Out How To Stream 6DoF Video Over The Internet

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Researchers from Google developed the first end-to-end 6DoF video system which can even stream over (high bandwidth) internet connections.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.29): Oculus kills the Go, Google buys North, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

My super-rush of work lasted one month is over, and now I can return to my previous levels of working! I need some sleep, though. I can also return to my usual weekly roundups of news, and you can read the new one here below. Have fun! Top news of the week. Original image by Oculus).

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John Legend Performs Live In VR To Raise Awareness Towards Mass Incarceration

VRScout

The GRAMMY award-winning artist just set a new standard for live VR performances.

‘Onward’ is Coming to Oculus Quest July 30th with PC VR Cross-play, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Downpour Interactive and Coatsink today announced that Onward , the VR tactical shooter, is coming to Oculus Quest on July 30th.

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Valve Index turns one: all the tweaks and tricks from one year of usage!

The Ghost Howls

June, 28th, one year ago, Valve launched the Valve Index , one of the best virtual reality headsets on the market.

Test Your Woodworking Skills In VR With ‘Vrkshop,’ Arriving Next Month On PC VR

VRScout

Measure twice, cut once.

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Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

Road to VR

Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. The acquisition price wasn’t disclosed, however early reports suggested it was around $180 million.

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Case Study: ABB Transforms Field Operations

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . Best practices for bringing AR applications to the field.

Highlights From the Immersive Learning Research Network 2020 Conference

ARPost

The Immersive Learning Research Network International Virtual Conference concluded last Thursday. What would have been an in-person event was instead held in the VR collaboration platform VirBELA, and through live streams on iLRN’s Youtube channel.

Mixed Reality App Immerses You In The Historic Battle Of Gettysburg

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Scott Eastwood narrates this educational AR 360-degree experience from QuantumERA. This Wednesday marks the historic 157th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a gruesome three-day conflict fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the American Civil War.

‘Iron Man VR’ Launch Trailer Shows Off Action-packed Gameplay & Story

Road to VR

Cleared your schedule for the weekend? We hope you have, because the PSVR exclusive Marvel’s Iron Man VR is headed for launch on July 3rd. To drum up even more hype, developers Camouflaj released the game’s launch trailer featuring plenty of high-flying action and story.

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Training employees is 4 times quicker with VR

Hypergrid Business

Training in virtual reality. Image courtesy PwC.). It is four times faster to train employees soft skills when using virtual reality than when using traditional in-person classroom or online training, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Oculus Quest Gets Voice Commands For U.S. English

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Oculus Quest’s latest system software makes voice commands available as a beta feature to United States-based English speakers.

Hipster Bait Helps Musicians Reach New Fans Using A Pokémon GO-Like AR Experience

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Discover the latest underground music by exploring your local city in this location-based AR experience. There was a time when discovering new music from lesser-known acts meant scouring local clubs or flipping through vinyl at the local record store.

‘In Death: Unchained’ Brings Its Devilish Bow-shooting to Quest July 23rd

Road to VR

In Death (2018), the fiendishly difficult bow-shooting roguelite, is getting its Oculus Quest version on July 23rd. Originally created by Sólfar Studios and adapted to Quest by Superbright VR, In Death: Unchained is slated plop you down into Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell.

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VR Game Release Highlights July 2020

VR Game Critic

Summer is upon us and the hot weather is not really something that makes us want to spend a lot of time in VR. There are however some really great releases on the horizon that are ready to save the occasional rainy days!

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Facebook Researchers Show The Most Compact VR Optics Yet

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Facebook’s VR research division is presenting prototype VR optics smaller than any we’ve seen yet for the annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference.

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VR Mil-Sim ‘Onward’ Oculus Quest Release Date Announced, Cross-Play Confirmed

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Check out the brand new trailer for this highly-anticipated standalone port. A little more than a year after the initial announcement , developer Downpour Interactive and publisher Coatsink today revealed an official July 30th release date for Onward on Oculus Quest.

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Google Takes a Step Closer to Making Volumetric VR Video Streaming a Thing

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Google unveiled a method of capturing and streaming volumetric video, something Google researchers say can be compressed down to a lightweight format capable of even being rendered on standalone VR/AR headsets.

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Facebook reveals the future of VR headsets, and it's more 'CSI Miami' than 'Tron'

Mashable

Immersing yourself in virtual reality can feel like a sci-fi fantasy come true, but bulky, cumbersome VR headsets almost make it more trouble than it's worth.

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How Spatial Audio Can Change Everything For The Blind

Charlie Fink

At their WWDC last week, Apple announced that Spatial Audio will be coming to the iPods via a firmware update to the Apple AirPods Pro, allowing for surround sound and Dolby Atmos to be played back through their wireless earbuds.

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Enjoy Fourth Of July Fireworks From Home With This Free AR Experience

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Log into the TotalAR app on July 4th for a 12-minute spectacle delivered straight to your doorstep. Ohio-based immersive technology developer Holopundits isn’t about to let the COVID-19 outbreak stop you from enjoying this year’s Fourth of July festivities.

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‘Pokémon GO’ Studio Partners with ‘Sleep No More’ Creators to Bring AR to Immersive Theater

Road to VR

Niantic, the makers of Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite , today announced what they’re calling a “multifaceted partnership” with Punchdrunk , the company behind the ‘Sleep No More’ immersive theatrical experience.

400 TB Storage Drives In Our Future: Fujifilm

Anand Tech

One of the two leading manufacturers of tape cartridge storage, FujiFilm, claims that they have a technology roadmap through to 2031 which builds on the current magnetic tape paradigm to enable 400 TB per tape. Storage

What’s Driving Pinterest’s AR Play?

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Lessons From AR Revenue Leaders, Part III: The Field. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report.

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PlayStation’s Dreams VR Expansion Lets You Create & Share PS VR Games

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Create your own interactive games and environments, no prior experience required.

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‘Dreams’ is Finally Getting PSVR Support, Free Update Coming This Month

Road to VR

If you’ve been hoping to make and experience some wild VR things in Dreams (2020) , the content creation suite from Media Molecule, you won’t have to wait too much longer. On July 22nd, Dreams is finally getting that PSVR update we’ve all been waiting for.

A Closer Look at the HP Reverb G2

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HP Might not be the first name that you think of when you think of VR headsets , but that might be about to change with the upcoming HP Reverb G2.

New VR Games July 2020: The Biggest Releases This Month

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Summer drought? More like summer flood; our list of new VR games for July 2020 is packed with promising titles to check out.