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Apple said to be working a high-priced standalone VR headset as debut mixed reality product image
Apple said to be working a high-priced standalone VR headset as debut mixed reality product image
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Apple is reportedly working on developing a high-end virtual reality headset for a potential sales debut in 2022, per a new Bloomberg report. The headset would include its own built-in processors and power supply, and could feature a chip even more p...



Facebook hit with antitrust probe for tying Oculus use to Facebook accounts image
Facebook hit with antitrust probe for tying Oculus use to Facebook accounts image
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Facebook’s bad week just got worse: It’s being investigated in Germany for linking usage of its VR product, Oculus, to having a Facebook account. The tech giant raised the hackles of the VR community this summer when it announced it would be merging...



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China watches and learns from the US in AR/VR competition image
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When Chi Xu left Magic Leap and returned to China, he had big ambitions. He believed China would have its own augmented and virtual reality giants, just as how the domestic smartphone industry birthed global leaders like Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi that...



Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors image
Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors image
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The coronavirus has displaced millions of workers across the country. In order to recover, companies must focus on re-skilling their workforces in a measured and sustainable way. However, training and recruitment can cost hundreds of thousands of dol...



Google pulls the plug on Expeditions VR app, migrates tours to Arts & Culture image
Google pulls the plug on Expeditions VR app, migrates tours to Arts & Culture image
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Google today announced that it is ending support for Expeditions. The VR app will also be pulled from its own Play Store and Apple’s App Store in June of next year. In a blogpost somewhat confusingly titled, “Expanding Google Arts and Culture with Ex...



Camera that will film a spacewalk in VR delivered to the International Space Station image
Camera that will film a spacewalk in VR delivered to the International Space Station image
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One of the payloads aboard the International Space Station resupply mission that launched last Friday will provide a new perspective on one of the most enervating human experiences — the spacewalk. It’s a custom-made, 3D camera designed to capture co...



Tokyo-based virtual reality game developer Thirdverse gets $8.5 million Series A image
Tokyo-based virtual reality game developer Thirdverse gets $8.5 million Series A image
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Thirdverse, the virtual reality game developer behind “Swords of Gargantua,” has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by JAFCO, with participation from Presence Capital, Sisu Ventures and Incubate Fund, and will be used for hiri...



7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020 image
7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020 image
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For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The reasons are plentiful, but all tend to circle aroun...



mmhmm, Phil Libin’s new startup, acquires Memix to add enhanced filters to its video presentation toolkit image
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Virtual meetings are a fundamental part of how we interact with each other these days, but even when (if!?) we find better ways to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, many think that they will be here to stay. That means there is an opportunity out the...