2021

‘Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time’ Now Fully Playable In VR

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A new mod brings the classic Nintendo 64 action-adventure game to PC VR headsets for the first time. One of the most iconic video games of all time is now available in VR thanks to a new mod by BrianMp16. This isn’t some 20-minute tech demo; it’s a fully playable Ocarina of Time VR game.

Oculus Quest 2 passthrough now works without boundaries

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Today I made two little big discoveries about the Oculus Quest 2 that together mean that you can use this headset as an AR device whenever and wherever you want. Let me explain everything to you! Yes, I’ve also made a video about this article… you choose if reading it or watching it!

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New York Times Revives Its AR Storytelling on Instagram with Tokyo Olympics Experiences

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Old school media stalwart The New York Times mobile-ar.reality.news/news/new-york-times-adds-ar-its-coverage-time-for-winter-olympics-0182577/ launched its augmented reality news content in 2018 with a feature on the athletes of the Winter Olympics.

HTC Announces Vive Flow, a Compact VR Headset Focused on Casual Entertainment & Wellbeing

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HTC today announced Vive Flow, its latest standalone VR headset. While the company just recently released the enterprise-focused Vive Focus 3, the Vive Flow aims for the consumer market with a compact size and feature-set that HTC has designed around casual entertainment and wellbeing apps.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Netflix Hit Series ‘Squid Game’ Is Now A VR Game

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Fight for your life in this fan-made VR game based on the popular South Korean survival drama. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, odds are you’ve heard about Netflix’s latest global sensation, Squid Game.

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NASA Debuts AR Graphic Novel At New York Comic-Con

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First Woman is the first in a series of graphic novels from NASA that use AR to enhance your reading experience.

ABBA Enters the Digital Realm With 3D ‘ABBAtars’

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ABBA returns after 40 years with new music and a unique concert experience featuring their de-aged 3D ABBAtars.

Oculus Quest App ‘Magic Keys’ Teaches You Piano Using AR

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Learn how to tickle the ivories with this educational VR experience powered by the experimental Passthrough API.

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Full Body VR Controller AXIS Launches Kickstarter

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Backers will receive Refract’s easy-to-use motion-tracking system and first-person fighting game Freestriker.

How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

Even North Korea Is Using VR & AR In The Classroom

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Not even the second-world authoritarian regime can ignore the impact immersive technology is having on modern education. There are few modern nations more perplexing than the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

‘Rec Room’ Is Hosting Its Own VR Olympics

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Sign up now for the chance to compete in the first-ever Reclympics, the official summer games of Rec Room. This weekend marks the start of the inaugural Reclympics, a VR competition hosted by popular social VR platform Rec Room.

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Varjo announces Aero, the highest-end prosumer headset

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If you are all-in for high-quality PCVR and you have a budget to invest for it, this is the day you were looking for: Varjo has just announced Aero, which is set to become the highest-end prosumer PCVR headset on the market.

Google Launches Augmented Reality Filters on Meet App for Mobile

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has packed new functionality into Google Meet to compete with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other video conferencing platforms.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

CEO Shares First Details on Magic Leap 2, Announces $500 Million in New Funding

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Magic Leap today announced that it has raised $500 million in new capital at a $2 billion valuation. This comes ahead of the launch of its upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap 2, which it promises will be smaller, lighter, and tuned to be an “all day” device. New Capital.

‘Getting Over It’ In VR Looks Soul-Crushing, In A Good Way

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2017’s charmingly odd platforming game Getting Over It is getting an unofficial VR remake for the Oculus Quest and PC VR.

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NVIDIA Tricks Audience With Virtual CEO In Latest Keynote

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The GTC21 conference keynote featured a digital clone of CEO Jensen Huang brought to life using artificial intelligence. This past April, GPU manufacturer NVIDIA hosted its annual GTC (GPU Technology Conference), during which the company presented its GT21 keynote featuring NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang.

The ‘Army Of The Dead’ VR Game Is A Horrifically Good Time

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Netflix’s new location-based VR experience has you battling zombies from inside a motorized taco truck. This past week, I had the chance to check out Army of the Dead: Viva Las Vengeance , a new location-based VR experience based on the Netflix original film of the same name.

Finally, An App That Lets You Censor Reality

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Some things are better left unseen. Available now on iOS devices, voxelizeAR is a newly-released app from developer Rare Realities, LLC that allows you to transform portions of the real world into 3D pixels—otherwise known as “voxels.”

PrecisionOS Brings VR Medical Training To Struggling Areas

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VR training lets surgeons in low-resource countries go through the motions before performing on patients.

VR Exhibit ‘The Infinite’ Is The Closest You’ll Get To Space

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The seven-part free-roam VR experience spans over 25,000 square feet and features 360-degree footage shot aboard the ISS. Enter the vastness of outer space in this incredible free-roam VR experience featuring real footage of the International Space Station.

VR Technology Could One Day Be Powered By Your Sweat

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Generate electricity while interacting with your favorite games and apps.

‘Space Pirate Arena’ Could Be The Most Important VR Game Of The Year

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Developer I-Illusions’ hall-scale VR game could mark the start of a new era in multiplayer gaming on Quest.

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How to build your passthrough AR app for Oculus Quest in Unity

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I love passthrough augmented reality , because it lets us create AR experiences with the VR headsets that we already own, plus it also opens up augmented reality to new possibilities, like wide-FOV vision or diminished reality experiences.

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USA Today Showcases New Summer Olympics Sports with Augmented Reality

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After a postponement of the Summer Olympics for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo is set to host the games this summer, despite a surge in cases in the city.

Canon Introduces 180° Stereoscopic Lens to Support a “bright future for VR content creation”

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Canon, one of the world’s leading camera makers, today introduced a new dual-optic lens which captures 180° stereoscopic views through a single sensor on the company’s high-end EOS R5 camera.

How To Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics In VR

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Immerse yourself in everything from the Opening Ceremony to seven exciting events using the NBC Olympics VR app. After significant delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympics are finally underway in Tokyo, Japan.

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Become A VR Fashion Icon With This Exclusive Avatar Clothing

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Act fast to score some high-end virtual threads thanks to a new partnership between RTFKT and Ready Player Me.

Arcadia Is A Mixed Reality Competition For Athletes & Gamers

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The “world’s first stadium-size mixed reality arena” will begin searching for its first-ever ‘Arcadia Champion’ later this year.

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