2020

Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots

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Japanese store chain Family mart hopes to have robotic employees working in 20 branches by 2022. Imagine walking into your local convenience store only to find the usual checkout person had been replaced by a remote-controlled robot operated in VR by a human being located hundreds of miles away.

Standalone 5G headsets are coming in 2021

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In the XR communities, the hype for the Qualcomm XR2 reference design is high, because it will bring many innovations to standalone XR headsets : better graphics, eye tracking, passthrough vision, AI, and much more.

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

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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.

Apple's LiDAR Scanner on New iPad Pro Provides Possible Peek at How Its Smartglasses Will See the World

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Just as predicted (but perhaps with less fanfare than usual), Apple has made the move of adding a depth sensor to the rear camera of its latest edition of the iPad Pro.

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Star Wars: Squadrons VR Support Confirmed

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Star Wars: Squadrons VR support has been confirmed by publisher EA. First teased last week after a leak, Star Wars: Squadrons is a new space dogfighting game set in the beloved franchise. It’s developed by EA Motive and is on the way to consoles and PCs later this year.

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Apple Files Patent For Mixed Reality Headset That Projects Images On Your Eyeballs

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Apple looks to eliminate screens entirely according to a patent published by the USPTO. This week the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent filed by Apple Inc.

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Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone

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New leaks may reveal additional information regarding Apple’s long-rumored AR device.

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Italian Airport Using Terrifying Thermal Scanning AR Headsets Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY! Thermal scanning technology has proven to be an invaluable tool in combating the spread of COVID-19 these past few months.

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Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

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Today I woke up to read this letter from Oculus, sent to me because I’m a developer: Hello, Today, we announced our plans to sunset Oculus Go as we focus on driving forward the future of VR with 6DOF platforms like Oculus Quest.

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Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

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Oculus has gained in these years always more success in the consumers’ landscape, and now with the Oculus Quest , thanks to an affordable device running great content , it is making strides in the market.

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Report: Facebook Working On New Oculus Quest With Improved Design & Controls

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Bloomberg reports Facebook is working on a new, more comfortable Oculus Quest. Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook is currently working on a new Oculus Quest headset featuring a lighter physical design and faster refresh rates, resulting in a significantly more comfortable in-headset experience.

Facebook’s Head Of AR & VR Shows Off Futuristic Mixed Reality Workspace

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Check out this next-gen office powered by Oculus’ Passthrough technology. Earlier this week Facebook’s head of AR & VR Andrew “Boz” Bosworth showed off an experimental mixed reality workspace powered via prototype Oculus hardware.

‘Star Citizen’ Dev on VR Support: “I have no doubt we will get there”

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Star Citizen , the space adventure game seemingly in perpetual Early Access, has been committed to adding VR support since well before consumer headsets existed.

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Here's Your First Look at the US Army's Combat-Ready HoloLens 2 in Action

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Though Microsoft has had trouble keeping up with the demand for HoloLens 2, the company has been able to supply modified headsets to the US Army.

Disney Releases Myth: A Frozen Tale On Oculus Quest

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Disney released its Myth: A Frozen Tale VR short on Oculus Quest. The project based around Frozen 2 is available now for $2.99. You can check out the trailer here: The project runs just over eight minutes long and is narrated by Evan Rachel Wood with music by Joseph Trapanese.

Miniature Beat Saber Powered By Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Looks Incredible

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All the fun of Beat Games’ VR rhythm slasher, minus the physical exercise.

WWF Partners With Oculus On VR Nature Documentary Series Shot In Cinematic 5.7k

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PHORIA’s three-part series launches June 8th on Oculus Quest and Go. Award-winning immersive tech studio PHORIA this week announced the launch of an ambitious new VR documentary series featuring never-before-seen stereoscopic 3D-180 VR footage shot in stunning 5.7k.

Arena-Scale VR Is On The Rise Thanks To The Oculus Quest

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Standalone technology is leading the way for a brand new wave of location-based VR. We’re not even half way through 2020 and so far this year is shaping up to be a big one for standalone location-based VR thanks to the Oculus Quest.

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Olfactory Engineering: The Future Of Multisensory VR Could Be Scent-Based

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OVR Technology CEO Aaron Wisniewski provides fascinating insights into the world of olfactory engineering. . We use all of our senses to understand and interpret the world around us.

HTC announces XR Suite and teases the future of collaboration and workplace

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This night I woke up at 3am to participate in HTC Vive’s event on ENGAGE because I read that it was an “HTC VIVE LAUNCH EVENT” and I was super-confident in the launch of the Cosmos XR or at least of the Cosmos Play.

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17,000 Medical Professionals Are Using VR In The Fight Against Coronavirus

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Free VR medical training is helping to bring retired healthcare workers back into service.

Snapchat AR Lenses Update Adds Voice Commands, Shared Worlds, Dog & Plant Scanner

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Snap Inc. goes all-in on AR with improvements to Lens Studio and the Snapchat app. This week Snap Inc.

VR Fitness App Supernatural Offers Daily Workouts With Expert Coaching On Oculus Quest

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Could this be the all-in-one VR fitness platform we’ve been waiting for?

Consumer VR Treadmill ‘KAT Walk C’ Coming to Kickstarter June 21st, Starting at $700

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Kat VR, the China-based company behind the original Kat Walk VR treadmill Kickstarter in 2015, is bringing its new consumer-focused VR treadmill ‘Kat Walk C’ to the crowdfunding platform on June 21st.

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Wilder vs. Fury Boxing Rematch Will Feature an AR Experience & Sponsorship via a UFC Legend

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As augmented reality continues its collision course with mainstream adoption, the technology will now have a role in one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the year.

Wraith: The Oblivion ? Aftermath Is A World Of Darkness VR Horror From Fast Travel Games, Exclusive Look At The VR Showcase

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Wraith: The Oblivion – Aftermath is the first VR game set in the World of Darkness universe, and it’s being made by Fast Travel Games. The studio just revealed the project with a teaser trailer seen below. Wraith will be published by World of Darkness owner, Paradox Interactive.

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XR Swim Platform Wants To Become The Steam Of WebXR Content

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Discover and play indie VR/AR content without having to make a single download. XR experiences in general, have proven themselves to be an amazing tool for everything from workforce training and digital marketing to product visualization, entertainment, and immersive online education.

How To Attend Zoom, Skype, Hangouts Meetings In VR With SPACES

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Spice up your next video meeting with this free PC VR app.

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Award-Winning AR Storybook App Wonderscope Offering All Stories Free Through June

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Keep the younglings entertained while under lockdown with these educational immersive reading experiences. We’ve never been shy about our love for WITHIN’s children’s AR reading app Wonderscope.

How to get started with WebXR in Unity

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WebXR is a technology with enormous potential, but at the moment it offers far worse tools to develop for it than standalone VR , where we all use Unity and Unreal Engine.

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HTC Announces First-Ever Virtual Industry Conference In Response To Coronavirus

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Alvin Wang envisions how conferences of the future will be done through March’s V2EC2020 conference. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused total havoc on all types of travel for vacationers and company employees.