2020

How to get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK in Unity

The Ghost Howls

Welcome to 2020! I want to start this year and this decade (that will be pervaded by immersive technologies) with an amazing tutorial about how you can get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK and create in Unity fantastic VR experiences with natural interactions!

Snapchat Turns Real World into AR Scavenger Hunt with Nearly Instant Object Recognition

Next Reality AR

While Snapchat is no stranger to location-based AR scavenger hunts, the app's new world-facing game adds some environmental understanding to the mix. This week, Snapchat launched a new Snappables game dubbed Scavenger Hunt.

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Review – Born On The Bloody Bayou

UploadVR

There are lots of VR games that deal with zombies and even more games outside of VR obsessed with zombies still, even in 2020.

‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ Review – Satisfyingly Drenched in Existential Angst

Road to VR

To put it bluntly, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is genuinely terrifying.

This Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Apartment Is Straight Out Of Minority Report

VRScout

Oculus Quest hand-tracking turns one apartment into an XR playground. Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise’s character cycles through a bunch of important police data by swiping his hands across a massive holographic display?

How Augmented Reality Can Be Used for Writing Prompts

ARPost

Augmented reality is a form of technology that enhances the real-world environment around us with computer-generated images and information, creating a hybrid scenario which can add to all manner of experiences, including learning. See Also: Can Augmented Reality Shorten the Learning Curve?

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VR startup helps users find content

Hypergrid Business

Press release: VIRTUAL REALITY START-UP IMMERSIONN OPENS FOR BUSINESS. New Discovery Engine for Immersive VR Content Launches with ‘Immersive Journalism’ Partnerships with Dagens Nyheter and Euronews.

The NRF Innovation Lab — Technology Vendors Aim To Revolutionize The Way Consumers Shop

Forrester VR

Last week at the NRF 2020 Vision show, I spent a few hours at the immersive Innovation Lab exhibit that showcased over 50 “new-to-market” technologies to transform the customer’s shopping experience.

CES 2020 Interview: The Gloves Come off at Teslasuit

Peter Graham

There were certain demos at CES 2020 which VRFocus was particularly looking forward to, one of which was Teslasuit’s new haptic glove. Alas, as it turned out the company only brought a singular prototype which was locked away behind some protective glass but it did look very nice.

Mojo Vision Reveals XR Contact Lens

Charlie Fink

Bio-augmentation is real

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.13): Zuckerberg shows his vision for the next decade, Vive Pro discounted to $600 and more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s been the week of CES, and we’ve got many news and articles about AR and VR in these days! Actually, I’m writing another article with the best news from CES, so I’m just writing few lines about it here, and then I will focus on the few most important non-CES news from this week.

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USA Today Deepens Story on Afghanistan War with AR Experience

Next Reality AR

The augmented reality team at USA Today closed out a prolific year of immersive storytelling with a hard-hitting companion piece exploring the controversial conflict in Afghanistan.

The Pioneering Studio Behind Lucky’s Tale ‘Significantly’ Reduces Staff

UploadVR

The founders of the game development studio behind one of VR’s pioneering platforming titles Lucky’s Tale announced a significant reduction in staff size this week. Lucky’s Tale was one of the first projects publicly demonstrated on early Oculus VR headsets.

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Mojo is Making Contacts Smarter with Its Incredibly Tiny Microdisplay

Road to VR

Mojo Vision is a company that’s working to produce smart contact lenses, which it hopes in the near future will let users have a non-obtrusive display without needing to wear a pair of smart glasses.

Mojo Vision’s Smart Contact Lens Puts An AR Display Directly On Your Eyeball

VRScout

Our mad descent into a cyberpunk dystopia continues with the Mojo Lens. Earlier today, augmented reality start-up Mojo Vision announced its development of the Mojo Lens, a smart contact lens that promises to revolutionize the way we interact with the world and each other. .

WebAR Adoption is Going Mainstream in 2020, Here’s Why

ARPost

One of the most exciting new developments in augmented reality last year has been the growth of WebAR. WebAR refers to augmented reality that can be accessed from a web browser, enabling a much more seamless user journey from scan to experience.

Can AR Counteract the ‘Retailpocolypse’?

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. . Augmented Reality Experiences Will Save Brick and Mortar Retail. by Tom Emrich. Image credit: Alexandre Godreau.

Second Language Learning and the VR

Veative

Veative Second language (L2) learning is a difficult task, fraught with a number of challenges. Difficulties can range from fear and anxiety, interference from one’s native […]. The post Second Language Learning and the VR appeared first on Veative Labs. Veative Products

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With Good Foundations, Augmented Reality Offers A Great Way To Engage With IoT Data

Forrester VR

Augmented reality (AR) and the internet of things (IoT). In principle these two hot technologies are a great match, with data streaming from IoT-connected machines to be used by AR-wielding engineers on the factory floor.

CES 2020 Interview: Peeking Into Panasonic’s VR Eyeglasses

Peter Graham

So was CES 2020 amazing for the virtual reality (VR) industry? There was some interesting tech shown but there wasn’t a lot of truly standout advancements.

Charmin puts VR on a toilet, Smells on a sensor, TP on a robot

Slashgear

Charmin has a set of three conceptual designs for CES 2020, including a toilet paper-retrieving robot, a smell sensor, and a VR experience for the WC.

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.16): CES is coming, Abrash predicts AR to substitute smartphones in 2040 and more!

The Ghost Howls

This is the first roundup of news of this new year, and to signal a change with the past, I’ve changed the name from “VR Week Peek” to “XR Week Peek”, because, hey, I like talking about all immersive technologies and not only Virtual Reality.

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Mastercard Develops Mobile AR App to Explain Rewards & Benefits to Cardholders

Next Reality AR

It's a good sign for any emerging technology when one of the leaders of an industry adopts it. So when Mastercard, a brand so recognizable that it dropped its name from its logo at CES last year, decides to develop a mobile augmented reality app, the moment is a milestone for the AR industry.

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This Oculus Quest Controller Charging Station Replaces Your Faceplates

UploadVR

Tired of endlessly switching out batteries in VR? This Oculus Quest controller charging station might have a fix for you. ONG Innovations revealed this new product over the weekend.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Thinks AR/VR is a Solution to the Housing Crisis

Road to VR

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today laid out a range of topics on which he and his company will focus over the next decade.

NEWVIEW 2019 VR Award Winners Announced In Tokyo

VRScout

The international art, culture, and fashion VR competition hosted at PARCO Shibuya on Dec. 15 announces its official award winners , including a Gold Prize of $20,000.

A New Controller May Improve Select VR Experiences

ARPost

One of the biggest challenges for VR has been how to incorporate controls into the VR experience. After all, immersive experiences aren’t just about what you see and hear.

ARtillery Briefs: 3 Spatial Predictions for 2020

AR Insider

ARtillery Briefs is a video series that outlines the top trends we’re tracking, including takeaways from recent reports and market forecasts. See the most recent episode below, including narrative takeaways and embedded video.

This Week In XR: The Best XR At CES

Charlie Fink

Immersive tech is now a fixture at CES

Court rules Mike Rothenberg must fork over more than $31 million to settle SEC allegations

TechCrunch VR

Mike Rothenberg, the once high-flying VC bent on bringing the party to Silicon Valley, must now pay a whopping $31.4 million to settle a California federal court ruling in favor of Security and Exchange Commission allegations.

It’s Alien Bug Central in Fight or Flight VR’s First Gameplay Trailer

Peter Graham

Indie developers are the lifeblood of the virtual reality (VR) industry, passionately creating new content and testing the limits of what the technology can do.