Virtual Reality
After $130M+ in funding, AR startup Blippar collapses  TechCrunch · 7 hours
While proponents swore 2018 would be the year AR moved mainstream, by year’s end it seems the biggest trend has been the movement of early startups to financial collapse. Blippar, an early... more
You can use SteamVR with Windows Mixed Reality. Here's how.  Windows Central · 8 hours
SteamVR integration with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is here in the form of a bridging app, letting you inject yourself into the vast Steam platform. You're now getting... more
Why Beat Saber is my game of the year  THE VERGE · 15 hours
2018 has been a good year for video games. From blockbuster epics to smaller indie experiences to inventive... more
Facebook Messenger Gets Boomerang, Selfie Portrait Shot Features, and More  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
Facebook has rolled out Boomerang and Selfie features in its Messenger platform. Alongside, it has also introduced new AR stickers more
Hyped AR startup Blippar crashes into financial reality  THE VERGE · 20 hours
London-based augmented reality startup Blippar, which once claimed to be valued at $1.5 billion, has gone into administration. The company... more
Augmented reality project now used in hospitals to address heart problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
An augmented reality project, created by a Manchester start-up is being used in hospitals to help with heart problems. more
Facebook introduces Boomerang support and selfie mode for Messenger  THE VERGE · 2 days
Facebook today announced a host of new camera features for its Messenger app. As well as native support... more
AR glasses startup North picks up Intel’s Vaunt patents  TechCrunch · 2 days
Intel’s loss, it seems, is North’s game. As first noted by The Verge, the startup has picked up the “technology portfolio” behind Vaunt, the AR glasses shuttered by the chipmaker... more
North has acquired the patents and tech behind Intel’s Vaunt AR glasses  THE VERGE · 2 days
North, the company behind the Focals AR glasses, has acquired the “technology portfolio” behind another set of AR glasses, the cancelled Intel Vaunt glasses.... more
Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”  TechCrunch · 2 days
Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside... more
Virtual reality headsets, smart clocks, and more are all discounted today  Windows Central · 2 days
Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered. There's never a shortage of deals available, but sorting through all of... more
Facebook restructures Building 8, separating projects into Reality Labs and Portal groups  TechCrunch · 4 days
Facebook is restructuring its experimental hardware efforts and giving its moonshot projects a home within its AR/VR research division. The restructuring, reported by Business... more
IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades  TechCrunch · 5 days
The company behind the biggest screens in cinema is giving up on bringing VR screens within a few inches of users’ faces. The company announced today in a... more
You can play Oculus Rift games on Windows Mixed Reality thanks to Revive  Windows Central · 5 days
SteamVR integration with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is a big step in the right direction for the emerging VR platform, but it... more
VR more engaging than video and textbooks when it comes to the classroom  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Virtual reality (VR) is the most engaging and emotionally positive learning method in comparison to textbook learning and video. VR shows great... more
Gaming firm settles VR lawsuit with Facebook-owned Oculus  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
ZeniMax Media on Wednesday said it struck a deal with Facebook-owned Oculus to settle a lawsuit over the video game giant's virtual reality technology. more
Facebook and ZeniMax settle legal battle over Oculus VR and stolen secrets  THE VERGE · 6 days
ZeniMax Media and Facebook today settled a long-running legal dispute over the creation of the Oculus Rift VR headset, which ZeniMax claimed was the... more
Facebook settles Oculus VR lawsuit with ZeniMax  TechCrunch · 6 days
Nearly five years after announcing its acquisition of Oculus VR, Facebook is finally ready to put behind it the drama surrounding its founding. Gaming giant ZeniMax Media’s lawsuit against Facebook over the misuse of... more
Zenimax wins settlement from Facebook over stolen VR code  Windows Central · 7 days
That's settled then. Back in 2017, ZeniMax Media — the parent company of Bethesda — filed a lawsuit against Oculus, owned by Facebook, for stealing trade secrets and infringing on... more
PlayStation VR Mega Pack Bundle India Price and Release Date Revealed  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
The PlayStation VR (PS VR) Mega Pack bundle India price, release date, and everything else you need to know. more
VRgineers looks to set a new gold standard with their $5,800 VR headset  TechCrunch · 1 week
Thought VR was too expensive and too bulky? Well, VRgineers is here with a giant $5,800 headset to prove that you lack... more
National Geographic is working with YouTube and DayDream on its latest VR series  TechCrunch · 1 week
National Geographic and YouTube are launching a new series of virtual reality experiences starting today with a virtual exploration of the Okavango Delta... more
WaveOptics nabs $26M as it sets its sights on lower-cost AR hardware  TechCrunch · 1 week
At the heart of the lightweight augmented reality glasses that you’ve been promised is a display engine that a handful of tech companies are... more
WaveOptics nabs $26M as it sets sights on lower-cost AR hardware  TechCrunch · 1 week
At the heart of the lightweight augmented reality glasses that you’ve been promised is the a display engine that a handful of tech companies are racing... more
Is Samsung's HMD Odyssey+ better than Oculus Rift?  Windows Central · 1 week
We're constantly testing awesome new tech products, including hardware from the VR realm. If you're wondering which headset you should buy, we can help by comparing Samsung's Odyssey+ and the Oculus Rift.... more
TechSee nabs $16M for its customer support solution built on computer vision and AR  TechCrunch · 1 week
Chatbots and other AI-based tools have firmly found footing in the world of customer service, used either to augment or... more
Molotov creates a VR coffee shop to watch TV together  TechCrunch · 1 week
French startup Molotov is slowly becoming the leading platform to stream TV in France. With a single account, you can watch TV on your phone, tablet, computer and... more
Explore brave new worlds with the $100 Lenovo mixed reality headset  Windows Central · 1 week
Grab it while you can at this price. The Lenovo Explorer Windows mixed reality headset is on sale for $99.99 at B&H today. We've been seeing... more
AR startup Blippar in danger of becoming a blip as shareholders fight over future funding  TechCrunch · 1 week
Blippar, the U.K.-based AR startup that raised more than $130 million, may be nearing the end of the... more
Need help deciding between Samsung's Odyssey and the HTC Vive Pro?  Windows Central · 1 week
Virtual reality is our latest passion. We scour the virtual and physical world to bring you the best accessories and software for VR. Hundreds of hours... more
Microsoft's next HoloLens will be truly wireless with a Qualcomm ARM CPU  Windows Central · 1 week
Microsoft's next Augmented Reality device is set to be an Always Connected PC with 4G LTE connectivity and instant-on capabilities using Qualcomm processors. Microsoft... more
Check out the best laptops for Windows Mixed Reality  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Virtual reality is our latest passion, so we scour the virtual and physical world to bring you the best accessories and software for Windows Mixed Reality. Hundreds of hours are... more
Google ARCore now supports 250 million devices as version 1.6 rolls out  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Since ARCore 1.2 at I/O 2018, Google has released a number of updates to its platform for mobile augmented reality. ARCore 1.6 today allows... more
Best stands for your WMR headset  Windows Central · 2 weeks
As much as we would all like to be in virtual reality all the time, that's not exactly possible. So, when we're in the mundane world, we need a place to put our headset to keep... more
Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
If you spend enough time scrolling through manicured photos of manicured lives on social media, you might come to the... more
Microsoft burned bridges on its way to 'world most valuable company'  Windows Central · 2 weeks
After a week-long battle, Microsoft ended the week of November 30th ahead of Apple as the world's most valuable company — but not everyone is happy.... more
Microsoft is world's most valuable company — but do you trust it?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
After a week-long battle, Microsoft ended the week of November 30th ahead of Apple as the world's most valuable company — but not everyone... more
Bose Frames Is a Pair of Sunglasses With 'Audio Augmented Reality Platform'  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Audio giant Bose on Tuesday announced the launch of a new product called Frames, which look like regular sunglasses but combine the power of... more
VR helps investigate fires  BBC · 2 weeks
A system developed by RiVR can scan a scene of real fire damage and then re-create the fire in VR. more
Magic Leap loses two women from top executive positions  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Magic Leap’s executive team is pretty heavy on the dudes these days. The augmented reality startup’s two female C-suite executives, Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Freeman and Chief Business Officer Rachna... more
We can help you choose between Samsung's Odyssey+ and HTC's Vive Pro  Windows Central · 2 weeks
We spend a lot of time testing the latest tech products, including VR headsets like Samsung's Odyssey+ and the HTC Vive Pro. If you're... more
Bose Frames audio AR sunglasses arrive in January, cost $199 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
With Frames, Bose says it's taking microacoustics and voice control to a new level. It's the tiniest Bose system ever. more
LinkDesk’s Devices app for HomeKit lets you control smart accessories using ARKit  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
It’s no secret that Apple is incredibly bullish on the future of augmented reality, having introduced ARKit 2.0 as part of iOS 12. Now... more
Bose’s $199 audio-based AR sunglasses are available for preorder  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Bose has officially announced a consumer release of Frames, its augmented reality sunglasses that use sound instead of... more
Bose is dabbling in ‘audio AR’ with a pair of sunglasses  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Back in March we first caught wind that Bose is dabbling in augmented reality, with the launch of a new wearable SDK. Seems the headphone maker... more
Google app lets you see all of Vermeer's paintings for free via AR - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Google's Arts & Culture app uses augmented reality to reveal more about the Dutch master's paintings, including Girl... more
Mission: Impossible is coming to VR - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
It’s coming to a retail space and sofa near you -- if you choose to accept it. more
Huawei's StorySign app enhances story time for deaf children - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A mixture of AI and augmented reality will bring books to life for children who cannot hear them being read. more
Virtual reality, home security, and more are all discounted today  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered. There's never a shortage of deals available, but sorting through all of them can... more
The 51 best VR games of 2018 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
What's worth playing in virtual reality? Here are all our favorites. more
Bright spots in the VR market  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Virtual Reality is in a public relations slump. Two years ago the public’s expectations for virtual reality’s potential was at its peak. Many believed (and still continue to believe) that VR would transform the way we... more
The 51 best VR games - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
What's worth playing in virtual reality? Here are all our favorites. more
Force Push VR brings Jedi powers to life  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Force Push provides a more physical, nuanced experience than traditional hand controllers allow in VR. It responds to the speed and magnitude of hand gestures to accelerate or decelerate objects in a... more
Researchers bring Jedi powers to life with Force Push  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the interim, stalwart practitioners of Jedi ways and other Force-sensitive beings can look to the small screen and thank Virginia Tech researchers for a recently developed virtual reality technique... more
Enterprise AR is an opportunity to “do well by doing good”, says General Catalyst  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
A founder-investor panel on augmented reality (AR) technology here at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin suggests growth hopes for the space have... more
Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers took a virtual reality experience into a variety of educational settings, including high school classrooms, to test the impact on awareness and understanding of ocean acidification. more
Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Utter the words "ocean acidification" in mixed company, and you'll probably get blank stares. Although climate change has grown steadily in the public consciousness, one of its most insidious impacts—a... more
This VR-live actor mashup is like your best absinthe-fueled nightmare - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Chained, an immersive reimagining of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, weds virtual reality with motion-capture live actors. Could it be the gateway that makes VR... more
Here are the best Windows Mixed Reality games you can play right now  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is here, and it's brought a new selection of immersive games to the Microsoft Store. To help you... more
Army wants Microsoft's HoloLens headsets for battlefield  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Virtual reality headsets haven't had much traction in the consumer market but they're finding a place on the battlefield more
This VR-theater mashup of A Christmas Carol jolted a shriek out of me - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Chained, an immersive reimagining of the Dickens tale, weds virtual reality with motion-capture live actors. Could it be... more
Live VR actors make A Christmas Carol feel scary real video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
We peeked behind the scenes of Chained, a new immersive VR experience with ghosts that can grab you more
A VR-theater mashup of A Christmas Carol that jolted a shriek out of me - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Chained, an immersive reimagining of the classic Charles Dickens tale, marries virtual reality with motion-capture live... more
Augmented reality promises to rescue dying museums – so why don't visitors want to use it?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Museums are often perceived as dusty cabinets full off dead and ancient things, especially those institutions... more
MWM Immersive is finally combining virtual reality and location-based immersive theater  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Using the timeworn and trusty narrative of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as its platform, MWM Immersive, a division of Madison Wells Media, is finally taking location-based... more
This is your one stop shop for everything Windows Mixed Reality  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Looking for some help? Accessories? Games? Ideas on what to do in Windows Mixed Reality? Our ultimate guide has everything you're looking for. Windows Mixed Reality... more
WiARframe wants to make building AR experiences easy  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Augmented reality has been a buzzword for years, but for the most part, it has remained a novelty. WiARframe, which is competing in our Startup Battlefield competition today at Disrupt Berlin, believes... more
Microsoft secures $480 million HoloLens contract from US Army  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
The US Army has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply the military branch with as many... more
Borderlands 2 VR Is Exclusive to PS VR for Five Months  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Borderlands 2 VR is exclusive to PlayStation VR (PS VR) for a five month period and could come to Steam for PC soon after. more
Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Microsoft is readying its HoloLens augmented reality tech for combat. The company just won a $480 million military contract with the U.S. government to... more
To replicate physical objects for virtual reality, just turn on your smartphone  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A global team of computer scientists have developed a novel method that replicates physical objects for the virtual and augmented reality space just using... more
The Future
Augmented reality project now used in hospitals to address heart problems
NEWS MEDICAL
Why Beat Saber is my game of the year
THE VERGE
HTC thinks Christians are VR’s next big audience
THE VERGE
The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET
CNET
LEGO’s ARKit Playgrounds app launches with NINJAGO theme after WWDC demo
9to5Mac
LinkDesk’s Devices app for HomeKit lets you control smart accessories using ARKit
9to5Mac
Google Arts & Culture adds AR Pocket Gallery to bring together Vermeer’s paintings
9to5Google
Nvidia has created the first video game demo using AI-generated graphics
THE VERGE
The 51 best VR games - CNET
CNET
Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool
PHYS.ORG
A VR-theater mashup of A Christmas Carol that jolted a shriek out of me - CNET
CNET
Anna and the Apocalypse is everything the words “Scottish Christmas zombie musical” imply
THE VERGE
The Void’s Ralph Breaks VR puts players inside a giant interactive Disney movie
THE VERGE
The Princess Bride performed live -- in a VR app - CNET
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