2021

Swedish Dev Auctioning Off One-Of-A-Kind NFT VR Studio

VRScout

This unique one-off VR space is up for auction with bidding starting at 30 ETH ($60K). Swedish VR developer Fredrik Ekholm has partnered with one of Sweden’s biggest interior designers to create a high-end VR experience that will be auctioned off on Opensea.io as a one-of-a-kind NFT collectible.

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EXCLUSIVE: Apple AR glasses hands-on preview

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, all the community got excited because on the invitation to WWDC 2021, Apple has drawn an Animoji with some applications reflected on her glasses. Everyone started wondering if Apple could announce its AR glasses at WWDC or not. I have some exclusive info to share with you.

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Google Launches TensorFlow 3D Using LiDAR & Depth Sensors for Advanced AR Experiences

Next Reality AR

After the mobile augmented reality platforms of ARKit and ARCore moved Google's previously groundbreaking Project Tango (the AR platform that gave us the first smartphones with depth sensors) into obsolescence in 2018, we've seen a bit of a resurgence of what was then a niche component for flagship devices.

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HTC Appears to be Teasing a New Vive Headset

Road to VR

Following the teasing that preceded its recently released VR accessories, HTC is back on the teasing train, this time showing what may well be a new Vive headset.

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How Virtual Reality Aids People With Low Vision

ARPost

For millions of people around the world who have low vision, virtual reality offers a myriad of possibilities for entertainment and socialization. Putting on a VR-powered headset can improve sight and the quality of life of those with limited vision.

Data Dive: How is AR Boosting eCommerce?

AR Insider

O ne of AR’s bright spots is its ability to boost sales by demonstrating products with greater dimension. Product attributes can be exposed more effectively through 3D and AR interfaces than traditional 2D images in e-commerce. That engenders a more informed buyer.

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CES: The Online Experience

Tech Trends VR

Trend Forecasting with CTE at a Socially Distanced CES. By Laura Kobylecky. CES is a yearly technology trade show and conference, owned and operated by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Painting VR Is Boneworks For Artists On Oculus Quest, And It’s Great

Upload VR

Painting VR isn’t an incredible new Tilt Brush competitor. It isn’t about sculpting 3D assets or swiping a brush through virtual space. It’s actually just about bringing the traditional experience into headsets.

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New app lets you take a selfie on Mars

Hypergrid Business

NASA’s Perseverance rover drove on Mars for the first time on March 4, 2021. Image courtesy NASA.). Signal Theory has built an immersive and interactive app that lets you take a selfie of yourself on Mars and share it on Instagram.

Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake SP) Review: Generationally Big, Competitively Small

Anand Tech

The launch of Intel’s Ice Lake Xeon Scalable processors has been in the wings for a number of years.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: AR Is “Critically Important” For The Company’s Future

VRScout

Augmented reality will forever change the way we communicate says the Apple CEO. According to a recent report by Apple research expert Ming-Chi Kuo , Apple will be launching a mixed reality headset later this year, followed by a dedicated AR headset in 2025 and AR contact lenses in 2030.

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OpenBCI: games using brain-interfaces are coming in 3 years

The Ghost Howls

You know that I have a big passion for Brain-Computer Interfaces, a passion that has grown even more when I understood they are a perfect match with AR and VR (I have even dedicated a long article in the past about this).

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Niantic Previews the Future of AR Gaming with Codename: Urban Legends Demo

Next Reality AR

As if teasing its own smartglasses weren't enough, augmented reality gaming developer Niantic gave gamers a glimpse of how 5G speeds can revolutionize how they play mobile games in the near future.

Neuralink Reveals Monkey Playing ‘Pong’ Using Only Its Brain

Road to VR

Neuralink, the brain-machine interface (BMI) company created by Elon Musk, released a video showing off a live trial of its brain implant in a monkey.

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10 Virtual Reality Trends to Look Out for in 2021 and Beyond

ARPost

Virtual reality has been used successfully for business applications for a while now. However, we are still witnessing innovations each year that will reflect positively on various industries – and that’s bringing VR to brand new milestones.

XR Talks: A Glimpse Into AR’s Near Future

AR Insider

T he future of any tech sector can often be seen in its innovation pipeline. And what better place to see that pipeline in action than early-stage startups? This is why “demo days” for accelerator cohorts/classes are always illuminating. It’s a glimpse into the near future.

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nDreams Launches $2M Fund to Help VR Developers Publish their Games

Cats and VR

Award-winning virtual reality developer and publisher announced that it has set aside $2m to co-fund and publish externally developed VR titles.

Learn How A Virus Spreads With VR Algebra Game ‘Pandemic’ On Quest

VRScout

Prism’s immersive algebra learning app breaks down the mathematics of a viral outbreak.

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HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Launches In May For $1,249

Upload VR

The HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition, an enhanced version of the company’s new VR headset designed for professional use, is launching next month, starting at $1,249. HP itself confirmed the news today, adding that orders will be taken from its official website.

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Future stories will blur line between physical and virtual

Hypergrid Business

(Image courtesy NYC Media Lab.). Story telling is increasingly blurring the line between the physical and virtual worlds, according to presenters at the just-concluded this year’s Technology + Storytelling: Engaging The Immersive Future event organized by NYC Media Lab.

Arm Announces Armv9 Architecture: SVE2, Security, and the Next Decade

Anand Tech

Today, as part of Arm’s Vision Day event, the company is announcing the first details of the company’s new Armv9 architecture, setting the foundation for what Arm hopes to be the computing platform for the next 300 billion chips in the next decade. Architecture

Take A Look At Facebook’s New VR Avatars For Quest

VRScout

The new avatar system will debut first on Facebook Horizon for Oculus Quest headsets.

Behind the scenes of the VR concert Welcome To The Other Side

The Ghost Howls

This New Year’s Eve, together with the team of VRrOOm, I worked on the virtual reality concert Welcome To The Other Side , starring the electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre playing inside a virtual Notre-Dame Cathedral. The concert was a huge success (with more than 75M total views!),

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Microsoft Wins $21 Billion Contract to Produce Military-Grade HoloLens for US Army

Next Reality AR

After years of testing and modifications, the US Army is moving forward with its customized version of HoloLens 2 from Microsoft. In separate announcements published on Wednesday, the US Army authorized moving from rapid prototyping to production and rapid field testing.

Microsoft Signs $22B Contract with US Army to Bring HoloLens 2 Tech to the Battlefield

Road to VR

Following a prototyping phase started in 2019, Microsoft and the United States Army have announced they are moving to a production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), based on HoloLens 2 technology, through a contract worth up to $22 billion.

AR Apps With Artificial Intelligence in 2021

ARPost

Augmented reality apps are becoming more and more powerful with the help of artificial intelligence, which learns context and awareness about what you are trying to achieve. In this guide, we review some AR apps with AI in 2021.

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Case Study: Panera Drives ‘Craveability’ with AR

AR Insider

A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry. Prominent sectors include industrial AR , social , gaming , and shopping. But existing alongside them is AR advertising. This includes paid/sponsored AR lenses that let consumers visualize products on “spaces & faces.”.

Play ‘Pac-Man’ In Augmented Reality With Pizza Hut’s “Newstalgia” Boxes

VRScout

The limited-edition pizza boxes headline the companies retro-driven “Newstalgia” ad campaign.

‘VRChat’ World Brings ‘Jet Set Radio Future’ To VR

VRScout

Grind, wall-run, and double-jump your way through a meticulously crafted VR recreation of Sega’s over-the-top 2002 action game. Those who owned an Xbox during the early 2000s are most likely familiar with Jet Set Radio Future.

Facebook Canceled Oculus Rift 2 Just Before Production – Palmer Luckey

Upload VR

An official Oculus Rift 2 headset was cancelled shortly before it went into production, says Oculus founder and Rift inventor, Palmer Luckey. Luckey claimed as much in a tweet yesterday , responding to UploadVR’s report that Facebook would not be replenishing stock for the Oculus Rift S.

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Lenovo announces lightweight ThinkReality A3 smart glasses at CES 2021

Hypergrid Business

(Image courtesy Lenovo.). Electronics giant Lenovo introduced a new set of augmented reality glasses this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show , held virtually this year.

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