Virtual Reality
5G Network: How It Works, and Is It Dangerous?  LIVE SCIENCE · 17 hours
5G is the next generation of cellular broadband, promising to bring mobile users into a future where Full-HD movies can be downloaded in seconds and emerging technologies such as self-driving... more
Which countries is Minecraft Earth available in?  Windows Central · 1 day
Best answer: Minecraft Earth is set to launch worldwide, though is seeing a staged rollout starting with Seattle and London. Primed for Minecraft Earth: Google Pixel 3a ($400 at Amazon) Which countries will Minecraft... more
Minecraft Earth beta saves will be wiped ‘at least once’ before launch  Windows Central · 1 day
Minecraft Earth serves up an expansive blocky AR world to explore – but don't get too attached to your discoveries. What you need to... more
Novel bed system with VR brainwave-control for sleep bliss  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Getting good sleep has long been a problem the world over, and its importance in contributing to many illnesses, both mental and bodily, has been acknowledged. more
Minecraft Earth starts rolling out in beta in Seattle and London  TechCrunch · 2 days
If you’ve been waiting to check out Minecraft Earth (Mojang’s Pokemon GO-style augmented reality reimagining of its hugely popular game Minecraft) good news: it’s starting to... more
Get ready to dig away in Seattle and London with Minecraft Earth  Windows Central · 2 days
Dig with friends. What you need to know The closed beta for Minecraft Earth is opening in two cities. The game is available in... more
Tetris Effect is coming to PC next week  THE VERGE · 2 days
Tetris Effect, Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s ethereal take on Tetris and one of our favorite games of last year, is coming out... more
VR lullaby machine shown to induce tranquil pre-sleep states  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Art meets technology for this immersive VR experience that can ease you into the right frame of mind for sleep. more
All the Minecraft Earth mobs we've seen so far  Windows Central · 2 days
Check out all the Minecraft Earth mobs uncovered so far via early trailers and gameplay. Minecraft truly goes global this summer with the debut of Minecraft Earth, an upcoming augmented... more
Redefine reality with these crazy Prime Day deals for Oculus Quest users  Windows Central · 3 days
The Oculus Quest is an incredible virtual reality headset since it's independent of external hardware. It doesn't require any external sensors, hardware, or wires... more
Facebook's VR Dream May Never Take Off, Oculus Co-Founder Says  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Oculus may not be profitable as Facebook is struggling to bring VR to the mainstream consumer market, says Jack McCauley, one of the co-founders of Oculus. more
Valkyrie Industries is building a haptic VR suit for industrial training  TechCrunch · 5 days
Valkyrie Industries off-handedly refers to the current iteration of its VR suit as “Iron Man v. 1.” It’s a fitting reference. There’s a very “first half... more
Apple Reportedly Halts Development of Its AR/ VR Headsets  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Apple has reportedly shelved plans to develop its augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets. more
The $200 iPod Touch now has some legit competition - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR and now it has some real... more
Register today for the Minecraft Earth beta  Windows Central · 7 days
Get your name on the list. What you need to know Minecraft Earth is an upcoming free-to-play augmented reality game. It's a lot like Pokémon Go. It should roll out to select cities soon... more
VR app gives students a new way to see inner workings of cells  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An educational app created at the University of Alberta is giving cell biology students a brand new perspective on their subject and... more
‘Stranger Things 3’ newspaper ads come to life with Google Lens AR  9to5Google · 1 week
In addition to new Dining and Translate filters, a big part of this year’s Google Lens revamp is overlaying the virtual world on top... more
DigiTimes Says Apple AR Glasses Have Reportedly Been 'Terminated'  MacRumors · 1 week
Apple has reportedly "terminated" development of its widely rumored augmented reality glasses, according to DigiTimes. Multiple sources have... more
Microsoft Opens First European Store in London's West End  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Microsoft will open its first European retail store in London on Thursday, showcasing technology ranging from Xbox games and Surface tablets to augmented reality and LinkedIn masterclasses. more
Nintendo debuts Switch Lite console, Ookla says AT&T is fastest carrier video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Today's major tech stories include Nintendo's announcement of a Switch Lite portable-only console, Facebook's plan to acquire VR gaming exclusives... more
Google Recreates Apollo 11 Command Module in AR to Celebrate 50th Anniversary  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
When users search for Apollo 11 on an AR-enabled device, they will see an AR option in the Knowledge Panel. more
Google re-creates Apollo 11 cockpit in AR for 50th anniversary - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Google's first use of AR in Search equips your living room with a 3D re-creation of the command module that first took astronauts to... more
Google launches Apollo 11 anniversary blitz with AR cockpit experience - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Google's first use of AR in Search equips your living room with a 3D re-creation of the command module that first took astronauts to... more
Stranger Things 3 ‘AR Trailer’ Makes You Part of the Hawkins Crew  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Netflix has launched an augmented reality experience for Stranger Things season 3, which allows fans of the hit sci-fi horror series to embed themselves... more
AR goggles: FORM is sorta like Google Glass, but for swimming  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The rise of augmented reality has enabled tech companies to create some of the most hyped-up eyewear the world has ever seen. more
JP Morgan Analyst Expects up to Four New iPhone Models in 2020  MacRumors · 1 week
JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee expects Apple to reignite its growth next year with the launch of four new iPhones featuring key selling points... more
What VR headsets can you use with Valve Knuckles controllers?  Windows Central · 1 week
Best answer: You can use Valve's Knuckles controllers with the Valve Index VR headset as well as with the HTC Vive and Vive Pro. You can also use... more
Google updates Stadia FAQ with Controller, multiplayer, & ordering details, addresses VR  9to5Google · 1 week
Google last month announced Stadia pricing, launch titles, and other details about how the streaming service works. An update to the official Stadia FAQ... more
Walmart uses virtual reality to test new store managers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Walmart Inc, the country's largest private employer, is using virtual reality headsets to test which employees have the aptitude for middle management positions. more
SwiftKey 'Puppets' 3D AR-Based Animated Emojis Launched for Android Beta, Mimics Facial Expressions  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
SwiftKey introduces Puppets, which are AR-based 3D animated emojis that mimic a user’s facial expressions and head movements with the help of... more
Dementia in Africa: Virtual reality app aims to break stigma  BBC · 2 weeks
Virtual reality app aims to improve the quality of life and care for Africans living with dementia. more
Drifting champion tackles Goodwood with VR, 5G and one tiny startup’s tech  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Stunt driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. took a Lincoln MKZ through its paces at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, drifting the vehicle and taking it... more
Where's the best place to buy an Oculus Rift S?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: The best place to buy an Oculus Rift S is from Best Buy because it has an option to spread the cost of the headset using... more
How many of these accessories do you have for HTC Vive?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Whether you're looking to get the best virtual reality (VR) experience, or just want to keep your equipment organized, there are countless worthwhile accessories to buy... more
Dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers' language skills  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored semantic skills and grammatical ability,... more
Valve released 3D models so anyone can mod the Index VR headset  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Valve has released 3D files to help people build mods and accessories for its new Index virtual reality headset. The gaming company posted high-... more
AR headsets promise new enterprise productivity, but can the startups building them survive?  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Just as the bluetooth headset ushered in an era of hands-free calling, AR startups are trying to convince manufacturing startups that AR... more
Study results pave the way to programmable electronic inks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Conjugated polymers are important materials because of their special electronic and optical properties and low cost, making them very promising for a wide range of applications. An international research team... more
Android Messages App May Soon Get Instagram, Snapchat Like AR Effects  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google is testing new AR camera effects for its Messages app that are quite reminiscent of the ones found on Instagram and Snapchat.  more
Valve Index review: high-powered VR at a high-end price  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Gaming company Valve pioneered VR as we know it today, creating a sophisticated tracking system and prototyping several headsets. It runs the popular SteamVR platform, and it’s partnered with HTC... more
It’s 2019 — where are our smart glasses?  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Phone-based augmented reality has started regularly showing up on apps like Snapchat, YouTube, and, of course, Pokémon Go. And virtual... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: How to play the new wizarding game - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Chaotic magic is spreading across the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how to start battling dark forces in the Harry Potter: Wizards... more
Steam Store adds more Valve Index VR experiences to ever growing catalog  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The latest batch of Valve Index VR titles have been revealed. Here's the full list. What you need to know First shipments of Valve... more
Will.i.am: Tech is everything (especially music) - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The musician and tech entrepreneur talks about his vision for a future dominated by AR, VR and AI, and the marriage between tech and music. more
Breville AR app lets you see kitchen appliances on your countertops [Video]  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
A new Breville AR app uses augmented reality to let you see how well its upscale kitchen appliances fit with your decor … more… The... more
Trinus allows you to connect your PSVR to your PC  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You can connect your PSVR to your PC with the help of some third-party software. Thanks to some clever programming by the developers at Odd Sheep Games, you... more
[Research Articles] Arginine vasopressin receptor 1a is a therapeutic target for castration-resistant prostate cancer  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) recurs after androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and is incurable. Reactivation of androgen receptor (AR) signaling in... more
HTC details the Vive Cosmos VR headset - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
A few more specs have been teased, but still no pricing or availability. more
The next frontier for sneakerheads is trying on shoes virtually  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Startups in the AR space see a bright future for bringing retail experiences into the home, but there haven’t been a ton of convincing examples of companies carrying... more
Vivo announces its first AR glasses  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Vivo has announced its first AR glasses at MWC Shanghai. The prototype product is simply called the Vivo AR Glass and is a relatively... more
Virtual reality faces—animating precise, lifelike avatars for VR in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Computer scientists are focused on adding enhanced functionality to make the "reality" in virtual reality (VR) environments highly believable. A key aspect of VR is to enable remote... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Pokemon Go was an instant hit, but Harry Potter: Wizards Unite does AR far better overall. more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beats Pokemon Go every way but this one - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Pokemon Go was an instant hit, but Harry Potter: Wizards Unite does AR far better overall. more
‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ AR game now available in 25 additional countries  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the latest augmented reality from Pokémon GO creator Niantic. It launched earlier this week in a handful of countries,... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite bests Pokemon Go every way but one - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Pokemon Go was an instant hit, but Harry Potter: Wizards Unite does AR far better overall. more
Take One Giant Leap to the Moon with New Augmented Reality Apps  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
If you weren't born when the first crewed moon-landing mission launched — or you want to relive the experience — USA Today's two augmented... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beats Pokemon Go every way but one - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Pokemon Go was an instant hit, but Harry Potter: Wizards Unite does AR far better overall. more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite guide: How to play the new magical AR game - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Chaos is spreading across the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how start battling magical dark forces in the... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite versus Pokemon Go: Which is the better AR game? - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Niantic pushes AR forward with its popular games Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Which does AR... more
The iPod Touch 2019 is the cheapest way to iOS 13 - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR and a... more
Virtual reality more effective in spurring storm evacuation than alerts: study  Global News · 4 weeks
Participants who saw virtual reality of a storm were significantly more likely to say they would make home preparations or evacuate than those who saw traditional... more
Wizards Unite guide: How to play the new Harry Potter AR game - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Chaos is spreading across the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how start battling magical dark forces in the new Harry... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Your guide to playing the new AR game - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Chaos is spreading across the muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how start battling magical dark forces in the new AR... more
'It's surreal': 80-year-old Ted tries virtual reality for first time  BBC · 4 weeks
Pensioner Ted Waight gives his verdict on a sell-out immersive virtual reality exhibit which is about to begin a global tour. more
How 5G could democratise the telecoms industry  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new, digital revolution might be about to hit us. Autonomous cars are driving our way, cities and companies are rapidly ramping up the use of sensors—also called the Internet of Things (IoT) –... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Your guide to playing the new phone game - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Chaos is spreading across the muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how start battling magical dark forces in the new AR... more
NASA’s historic Apollo 11 launch comes to your phone in AR  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
We’re nearing the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 24, and to celebrate, there’s a new interactive augmented reality app called 321... more
Gatorade launching interactive AR Snapchat portal lens with Dr. Seuss inspiration  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
Gatorade is releasing its first-ever augmented reality Snapchat lens today with inspiration from soccer... more
Facebook announces dates for Oculus Connect 6  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
After a busy year, Facebook’s VR arm is returning to San Jose, Calif. on September 25 and 26 for the sixth annual Oculus Connect. Oculus has had a transformative year with the release of... more
The Future
Tetris Effect is coming to PC next week
THE VERGE
Novel bed system with VR brainwave-control for sleep bliss
NEWS MEDICAL
VR app gives students a new way to see inner workings of cells
PHYS.ORG
AR goggles: FORM is sorta like Google Glass, but for swimming
PHYS.ORG
Stranger Things 3 ‘AR Trailer’ Makes You Part of the Hawkins Crew
Gadgets 360
Will.i.am: Tech is everything (especially music) - CNET
CNET
Breville AR app lets you see kitchen appliances on your countertops [Video]
9to5Mac
Bose Frames Review: Love the look and sound, not sure about Bose AR yet [Video]
9to5Mac
Gatorade launching interactive AR Snapchat portal lens with Dr. Seuss inspiration
9to5Mac
[Update: Available now in the US and UK] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite iPhone and Android AR game available, but only in two countries
9to5Mac
YouTube’s AR ads let you try on virtual makeup alongside beauty vloggers
THE VERGE
Augmented reality is coming to your car - Roadshow
CNET
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