Virtual Reality
YouTube AR Beauty Try-On Feature Now Available, Lets Users Try on Makeup Virtually  Gadgets 360 · 19 hours
With a new "augmented reality (AR) Beauty Try-On feature", YouTube lets users try on virtual makeup. more
YouTube’s AR ads let you try on virtual makeup alongside beauty vloggers  THE VERGE · 22 hours
Starting this summer, Google will let users experiment with augmented reality makeup in YouTube. The idea is to use the experience like an interactive... more
Does greater immersion in virtual reality lead to a better experience?  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Contrary to current industry trends to develop more immersive virtual reality systems, a new study found that a more immersive environment or the presence of real-world... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Arrives June 21 in the US, the UK  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite — the augmented reality game similar to Pokemon Go (as it’s from the same developer in Niantic) — will begin... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch on Friday  THE VERGE · 1 day
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new AR game from Pokémon Go developers Niantic, will start rolling out around the world... more
Magic Leap accuses ex-employee of stealing AR technology for Chinese company - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Former software engineer's new company used confidential information to create competing AR glasses in just two years, the startup alleges in a... more
Magic Leap sues Nreal for allegedly stealing AR glasses design  THE VERGE · 1 day
Major augmented reality hardware startup Magic Leap has sued competitor Nreal — which was founded by... more
YouTube’s new AR Beauty Try-On lets viewers virtually try on makeup while watching video reviews  TechCrunch · 2 days
Makeup tutorials and reviews are some of the most popular content on YouTube, as they help people learn... more
3D Google ads are coming as YouTube tests new AR lipstick experience  9to5Google · 2 days
Following I/O 2019, Google Search gained its first AR objects with 3D animals. Google ads on the web can now feature interactive 3D objects,... more
Startups Weekly: #CodeCon, the ‘techlash’ and ill-prepared CEOs  TechCrunch · 5 days
In this week's newsletter: Epic Games throws a houseparty, CrowdStrike soars and a VR startup raises fresh funds. more
3 ways iPod Touch 2019 earns its $200 price - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR and a headphone jack. more
Why iPod Touch 2019 is a worthy $200 on-ramp to iOS apps - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR... more
What happened to VR at E3 2019? A quiet showing for virtual things - CNET  CNET · 5 days
In the year of the VR's biggest hardware upgrade, the Oculus Quest, game companies were strangely silent in... more
Google's AR animals entertain Android users  BBC · 6 days
Augmented Reality animals are appearing as an option on some Android devices as Google rolls out a new feature. more
Combining expansion microscopy with VR allows researchers to 'step inside' biological data  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A combined research team from Carnegie Mellon University and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is pairing a nanoscale imaging technique with virtual reality... more
Expansion microscopy and virtual reality illuminate new ways to prevent and treat disease  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A combined research team from Carnegie Mellon University and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is pairing a nanoscale imaging technique with... more
Phase-only transmissive spatial light modulator based on tunable dielectric metasurface  Science Magazine · 7 days
Rapidly developing augmented reality, solid-state light detection and ranging (LIDAR), and holographic display technologies require spatial light modulators (SLMs) with high resolution and viewing angle to satisfy increasing... more
Bose Frames AR Audio Sunglasses Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 21,900  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Bose Frames will go on sale beginning next week in the country alongside Bose Frames Lens Collection. The Bose Frames combine three functionalities into... more
Against Gravity is building a VR world that won’t stop growing  TechCrunch · 1 week
The quest to create a social auditorium in virtual reality has eaten many VC dollars over the years. While plenty of contenders have emerged, it’s likely... more
Behind the magic: Making moving photos a reality  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have figured out how to take a person from a 2D photo or a work of art and make them run, walk or jump out of the frame. The system also... more
First Google Lens museum integration launches in San Francisco  9to5Google · 1 week
Since I/O 2019, Google has launched a slew of augmented reality features from new Lens capabilities to 3D... more
Oculus sold $5 million worth of Quest content in first 2 weeks on sale  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook’s Oculus Quest standalone VR headset hasn’t been out long, but VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth says the company is... more
Facebook plans to unveil new Portal hardware this year  THE VERGE · 1 week
New versions of the Facebook Portal, the social media company’s video-calling smart speaker that launched in November 2018,... more
Facebook says it’s shipping new Portal hardware in the fall  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook’s Portal devices may still have plenty of privacy questions lingering around them since launch, but that hasn’t swayed the company’s dedication to bringing more video chat hardware... more
The 5 biggest announcements from UploadVR’s 2019 E3 VR showcase  THE VERGE · 1 week
This was the first year of the UploadVR’s E3 virtual reality showcase, and although we’ve probably... more
Virtual reality game Beat Saber reaches licensing deal with Imagine Dragons - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The music licensing deal is the first of its kind for one of Oculus' most high-profile games. more
Here's how to prioritize for quality or performance on your Oculus Rift S  Windows Central · 1 week
The Oculus Rift S has a single LCD display with a higher resolution than the original Rift CV1's dual OLED offering, totaling... more
Goggles 'give back' sight to Maisy so she can read again  BBC · 1 week
GiveVision goggles use magnifiers and augmented reality to improve the vision of the wearer. more
Apple doesn't have an AR headset yet, but its AR toolkit is paving the way - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Reality Files, shared worlds, and eye-tracking, virtual puppets: Apple's reality distortion field is accelerating. more
Oculus Go VR headset hits an all-time low at Walmart - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Down to only $169, the Go is a great way to dip your toe into virtual reality. more
Check out the best Oculus Rift and Rift S games you can buy today  Windows Central · 2 weeks
With the release of the Oculus Rift S and the continued support of the original Rift CV1, more people than... more
HTC Vive Pro Eye VR Headset With Native Eye-Tracking Goes on Sale at $1,599  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The biggest highlight of the HTC Vive Pro Eye headset is the fact that it comes with precision eye control... more
HTC’s Vive Pro Eye VR headset with eye-tracking arrives for $1,599  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Virtual reality and eye-tracking seem like an incredible match — for reasons I’ll illustrate... more
HTC launches Vive Pro Eye stateside, costs four times as much as Rift S  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
HTC had the hottest VR headset out of the gate in 2016, but the thinning margins on consumer hardware thanks... more
Explore the Battle of Normandy through VR for D-Day's 75th anniversary  CBC · 2 weeks
Valour Canada has designed a virtual reality experience to teach young Canadians about their... more
Bringing reality into the world of VR  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be inside your favourite video game, movie or even a historical location? more
Check out these potential fixes for Oculus Rift S black screen problems  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The Oculus Rift S is fairly new to the VR scene, and there are a few bugs that still need ironing out. One issue... more
What Apple's new AR bowling game taught us about the future - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Running around like a maniac in Swift Strike shows how far augmented reality has come... and maybe it's getting ready for a... more
Get the right graphics card for a stellar VR experience  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Not just any old PC can run VR — whether you're looking at Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive, Vive Pro, Valve Index, or the Windows Mixed Reality headsets... more
L'Oreal Firm to Provide Virtual Make-Up Tech for Amazon  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
L'Oreal's virtual reality business ModiFace will provide make-up testing technology to Amazon, the French beauty group said on Tuesday. more
What's the deal with IPD adjustments on the Oculus Rift S?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: Interpupillary distance (IPD) can be adjusted on a software level with the Oculus Rift S. There is no manual control due to the Rift... more
Apple's ARKit gives AR apps motion capture, lets you step inside an AR asset - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Adding features like motion capture and "people occlusion" can make augmented reality on Apple devices feel... more
Minecraft Earth gameplay revealed at WWDC19  Windows Central · 2 weeks
There's a lot to see. What you need to know Minecraft Earth is an upcoming free-to-play AR game. It should roll out to select cities soon. Microsoft debuted gameplay footage at Apple's WWDC19 keynote today. A... more
Apple's ARKit give AR apps motion capture, recognize the presence of people in frame - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Adding features like motion capture and "people occlusion" will make augmented reality on Apple devices feel... more
Apple juices its AR capabilities with new tools  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Augmented reality may not be an iOS feature consumers are dying to get their hands on, but Apple’s latest tools are going to make its long-shot dream of AR ubiquity a little... more
Apple announces RealityKit and Reality Composer  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
As previously reported by 9to5Mac, Apple today announced a new framework for app developers called RealityKit. The new framework should make it easier for... more
Apple Announces ARKit 3 With Immersive People Occlusion Feature, RealityKit, and More  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Apple at WWDC 2019 today made a series of augmented reality announcements headlined by ARKit 3. ARKit 3 features a new immersive "People Occlusion"... more
Best Minecraft Earth Phones  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Minecraft Earth is soon headed to mobile devices across the globe, bridging the hit block-building franchise with the real world. Capitalizing on the Pokemon Go phenomenon, its augmented reality (AR) offering signals all-new potential for Microsoft's creative sandbox. And while... more
Can't decide between the Oculus Rift S and the HTC Vive? We can help.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
If you're wondering whether the Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive is a better fit for your next VR headset,... more
Here’s how to look at life-sized animals in AR through Google Search  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
At its I/O developer’s conference in May, Google announced that it was bringing a neat feature to its search results: augmented reality models, which... more
Medical News Today: Is virtual reality the next frontier of Alzheimer's diagnosis?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that using a virtual reality simulator could be more effective at detecting Alzheimer's disease than standard tests. more
Is virtual reality the next frontier of Alzheimer's diagnosis?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that using a virtual reality simulator could be more effective at detecting Alzheimer's disease than standard tests. more
First AR objects launch in Google Search with 3D animals  9to5Google · 3 weeks
At I/O 2019, Google announced a slew of AR features, including Dining and Translation filters for... more
These Rift S accessories will take your VR setup to the next level  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The Oculus Rift S has arrived, and while it's a perfectly competent VR headset on its own, there are some accessories that... more
War of the Worlds terrifies its live audience with holograms and VR video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
We go behind the scenes at the immersive show that uses cutting-edge technology to bring Jeff Wayne's musical... more
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gets VR support  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the latest flagship Nintendo Switch game to support virtual reality through the cardboard Labo headset. The game’s... more
Pixel 3a’s front-facing camera lacks Playground, Playmoji support coming soon  9to5Google · 3 weeks
While the Pixel 3a’s rear camera is near identical to the Pixel 3’s, the front-facer has... more
How to check if your phone will work with Minecraft Earth  Windows Central · 3 weeks
In Minecraft Earth, you'll be able to experience augmented reality adventures using your smartphone's camera on a compatible Android and iOS device. For Android, your phone... more
Virtual training soon to be a reality for RCMP cadets  CBC · 3 weeks
A partnership between the University of Regina and the RCMP could soon see cadets using virtual... more
Mojo Vision's miniature display actually made me excited about AR - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
What if the next AR headset wasn't a headset, but a display so small you can hardly see it? more
Using augmented reality, Altoida is identifying the likely onset of neurodegenerative diseases  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
For the past nineteen years, Ioannis Tarnanas, the founder and chief scientific officer at Altoida, has been developing virtual and augmented reality tools to... more
The Future
YouTube’s AR ads let you try on virtual makeup alongside beauty vloggers
THE VERGE
Augmented reality is coming to your car - Roadshow
CNET
The 5 biggest announcements from UploadVR’s 2019 E3 VR showcase
THE VERGE
Explore the Battle of Normandy through VR for D-Day's 75th anniversary
CBC
Bringing reality into the world of VR
PHYS.ORG
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gets VR support
THE VERGE
iPod touch (2019) 7th-generation review: a slightly more capable multi-purpose iOS handheld [Video]
9to5Mac
Logitech made a VR stylus you can use on a table or in the air
THE VERGE
Teenage Engineering’s first record label is a showcase for its delightful synths
THE VERGE
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