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The Future of Instructional Design on the Immersive Web

The Extended Mind

On June 3, 2019, Jessica Outlaw and Trevor F.

Neuralink announces new BCI: why us VR people should care

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, finally Elon Musk has detailed in a public event the work that its secretive BCI startup Neuralink has done in these two years of stealth mode.

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Vader Immortal & Wolves In The Walls Nominated For 2019 Emmy Awards

VRScout

ILMxLAb and Fable Studio will duke it out for ‘Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media.’.

Facebook’s Researchers Made A Wrist-Worn Prototype For Haptic Feedback And Free Hand Movement

UploadVR

At the World Haptics Conference 2019 Facebook showed a prototype wrist-worn haptic VR/AR device called ‘Tasbi’ The device was created by a team of six Facebook Reality Labs researchers along with an interning PhD student from Rice University. Image from GREE VR Studio Lab.

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

Road to VR

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.

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Virtuleap wants to read your mind while you play in VR

The Ghost Howls

Virtuleap is for sure one of the most promising startups I have talked with in this 2019. I had the pleasure of talking with the CEO Amir Bozorgzadeh some weeks ago (sorry for the delay in publishing the article, Amir!)

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How Iron Man VR Evokes A Sense Of ‘Freedom, Speed, And Power’ While Flying

UploadVR

Developers from Camouflaj talk about what they did to bring Iron Man’s suit to life in upcoming PSVR-exclusive Iron Man VR, coming this year.

‘Tetris Effect’ Coming to PC with VR Support Next Week

Road to VR

Tetris Effect (2018) , the latest entry in the iconic tile-stacker series, is officially headed to PC on July 23rd, which also includes support for VR headsets.

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This Psychedelic AR Book Cover Is Turning Heads Online

VRScout

Forget the old phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”. UK-based artist Alexander Ward was shocked to see his AR-enabled cover for Allowah Lani’s book I am love was circulating online.

Building Better XR Training

Tech Trends VR

Todd Maddox reports on why A/B tests are sub-optimal in building and optimizing immersive training and performance tools.

Multiplayer VR Shooter Telefrag To Get PSVR Aim Controller Support

UploadVR

Time to dust off the ol’ Aim controller; Anshar Studios’ Telefrag is set to support it. The developer confirmed as much in an ask me anything session on Reddit this week. The team couldn’t promise that Aim support would arrive on launch day.

SDCC 2019: ‘Doctor Who VR’ Game Lets You Pilot a Fully Functional TARDIS

Road to VR

At San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) this year, Oculus and BBC Studios are giving US crowds their first chance to demo the upcoming VR game Doctor Who: The Edge of Time.

Our First Look At Disney’s Next VR Film A Kite’s Tale

VRScout

Disney’s hand-drawn VR film is an adorable tale of two unlikely friends.

Riding the Hyperloop in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

VR Hyperloop Passenger Experience in Virtual Reality Unveiled at SpaceX. We’ve been reporting on the Hyperloop for a while here at Tech Trends.

Spider-Man VR Update Adds New Missions And More

UploadVR

A new Spider-Man VR update is here, and it packs a few new surprises. Update 1.01 launched for the PSVR version of the game yesterday. It brings with it two new time trials, two new combat trials and five new pins to discover.

Microsoft Uses HoloLens 2 to Demo Multi-Language Speaking Avatar That Looks Just Like You

Next Reality AR

It's always great to see a company pull off a bit of augmented reality magic, but what we see is not always what it's cracked up to be.

Samsung Files Patent Application For Foldable AR Glasses

VRScout

Could the multinational technology conglomerate be expanding into the AR market? According to a recently published patent application filed by Samsung, the company may be developing a foldable AR headset featuring a built-in display that automatically activates when the device is unfolded.

Disney Animation Studios to Debut VR Short Film ‘A Kite’s Tale’ Later This Month

Road to VR

Disney Animation Studios is set to debut its second VR short film, A Kite’s Tale , late this month at the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles.

Jason Rubin: Oculus ‘Would Love’ To Trade VR Games With PSVR

UploadVR

Could we one day see Oculus exclusive games like Lone Echo, Stormland and Asgard’s Wrath on PSVR? Oculus’ Jason Rubin would like that very much. Speaking to Kotaku at E3 last month, Oculus’ VP of Special Gaming Initiatives said he would “love” to make a trade with Sony.

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Google Arts & Culture Offers 'Pocket Gallery' Augmented Reality Museum Featuring Picasso, Van Gogh, & More

Next Reality AR

After debuting its virtual Pocket Gallery last year with the works of Johannes Vermeer, Google Arts & Culture has released a sequel that brings even more artists into your home via augmented reality.

Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2

VRScout

Microsoft’s Japanese-speaking hologram steals the show at Inspire 2019. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headset was front-and-center at the 2019 Inspire conference as the company showcased their latest advancements in artificial intelligence as well as mixed reality hologram technology.

Quest Teardown Shows How Oculus Crammed Cooling & Cameras Inside

Road to VR

Oculus Quest is the company’s first mobile headset to offer full positional tracking, and also its first to be able to run a handful of top PC VR titles that have been ported to work with the headset.

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Tarzan VR Teaser Trailer (Stonepunk Studios) — Rift, PSVR, Vive, Index

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The post Tarzan VR Teaser Trailer (Stonepunk Studios) — Rift, PSVR, Vive, Index appeared first on UploadVR. Video

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 Video Transports Us to Tokyo & into Mind of Developer Dreaming of Augmented Reality Companions

Next Reality AR

When you're trying to pioneer a brand new category of technology, sometimes it's not enough to just have great tech. You also need to be able to tell a great story. You need to be able to capture the imagination.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.15): Apple kills its AR glasses, Oculus full-steam ahead on 2nd gen VR and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I wish you’re having a wonderful Sunday. Here you are my recap of the most interesting XR news of the week! Top news of the week. Image by Martin Hajek, from iDropNews). Apple has killed its AR glasses project… maybe.

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Exclusive: 35 Minutes of ‘Until You Fall’ Groundbreaking Melee Combat Gameplay

Road to VR

In announcing Until You Fall , Schell Games was boastful about its ability to deliver an “intense, real-time combat expe­ri­ence that hasn’t been seen before with VR.”

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Architecture & Design Collaboration Platform ‘The Wild’ Launches On Oculus Quest (For Businesses)

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VR architecture and design collaboration platform ‘The Wild’ launched on Oculus Quest today. The Wild for Oculus Quest dramatically reduces the complexity of collaborating in VR,” stated to The Wild’s founder and CEO, Gabe Paez.

These Apollo 11 Augmented Reality Experiences from Google, USA Today, Time, & Smithsonian Will Fly You to the Moon

Next Reality AR

Unless you've been hiding under a (moon) rock for the past month, you already know that Saturday, July 20 is the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing. And while it has been 50 years since man first visited the moon, no human has set foot on its surface since 1976.

Infographic: Valve Index versus Oculus Rift S

Tech Trends VR

How to two of the newer top-of-the-line VR headsets compare to each other on key features? This handy infographic lays it all out. The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot Click To Tweet. Software.

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5 Great Ways to Celebrate the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary in VR

Road to VR

Exactly 50 years ago today, Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center with the mission of putting the first human beings on the Moon.