Oculus Gives Away ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ to New Quest 2 Users Starting Today

Oculus Gives Away ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ to New Quest 2 Users Starting Today

But if you manage to nab a new Quest 2 before the year’s end, you’ll be able to download award-winning PC VR title Asgard’s Wrath (2019) for free.It’s been one year since Oculus released beta support for Link, the company’s compatibility software that lets Quest users play Rift exclusives on PC.

Student Inventor Wins Prize for Breast Cancer Screening Device

Student Inventor Wins Prize for Breast Cancer Screening Device

Judit Giró Benet captured the $35,000 cash prize for developing The Blue Box, an at-home reusable breast cancer screening device.Judit Giró Benet captured the $35,000 cash prize for developing The Blue Box, an at-home reusable breast cancer screening device.

Leaked documents from Capcom suggest Resident Evil VR is coming to Oculus headsets

Leaked documents from Capcom suggest Resident Evil VR is coming to Oculus headsets

According to leaked data from a recent hack, Capcom is developing a VR version of the classic game Resident Evil 4.According to the leaked data, a VR version of Resident Evil 4 is slated to launch in April 2021.

Viveport is Giving Developers 100% of Their App’s Revenue Through the End of 2020

Viveport is Giving Developers 100% of Their App’s Revenue Through the End of 2020

The company says in a blog post that it’s aimed at both new and existing app developers on the platform, with the revenue share program starting from November 1st and going through the end of 2020.

Some Smart Home Devices Headed to the 'Brick' Yard

Some Smart Home Devices Headed to the 'Brick' Yard

Still others, like Belkin and Best Buy, may have found that providing cloud-based access for their smart device products was not worth the time, cost, need for technical support and effort required.

Linux: 29 Years and Counting as a Powerhouse OS

Linux: 29 Years and Counting as a Powerhouse OS

The Linux popularity as a desktop alternative to Windows got a big boost some four years later with the arrival of Ubuntu in 2004.To this day, however, while Linux desktop user base grows, its numbers have never come close to overtaking Microsoft Windows.

VRDays Europe: Speakers, Events, and Ticket Information

VRDays Europe: Speakers, Events, and Ticket Information

Whether you’re able to attend VRDays Europe in-person or you engage in the event remotely, there are four main components: the conferences consisting of exhibitions and speakers, a magazine, satellite events around the world, events in the Church of VR, and an Immersive Funding Market.

Commemorating Bullying Prevention Month With Kinful and Pico

Commemorating Bullying Prevention Month With Kinful and Pico

To better understand how social and emotional learning (SEL) is aided by XR technology and how a VR headset company can provide that assistance, ARPost held video interviews with Kinful co-founder Sam Williamson and Pico Interactive Sales and Partnerships Director Will Winston.

Offline Events Flourish in New Digital Worlds

Offline Events Flourish in New Digital Worlds

That’s why creating an avatar that truly embodies an individual and brings them into a virtual space is so important.Creating avatars that represent how we actually look to bridge one of the largest gaps between physical attendance and digital experience.

Microsoft Hones Edge in Time for Holiday Shopping

Microsoft Hones Edge in Time for Holiday Shopping

In anticipation of this move, Microsoft has aggressively updated its new Chromium version of the Edge browser with several features that should help you find gifts and save money while remaining far safer while on the web.

Nvidia CEO anticipates supply shortages for the RTX 3080 and 3090 to last until 2021

Nvidia CEO anticipates supply shortages for the RTX 3080 and 3090 to last until 2021

“Even if we knew about all the demand, I don’t think it’s possible to have ramped that fast” The RTX 3080 and 3090 had extremely rough launches, with both cards selling out within minutes of preorders going live, but Huang says the issue is not with supply but rather the demand of both GPUs.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Beta Starting Soon

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Beta Starting Soon

To get a shot of joining the beta's first phase, you’ll need to first join the Microsoft Flight Simulator Insider program, then submit a DxDiag file to Asobo.

Humble One Special Day Bundle 2020

Humble One Special Day Bundle 2020

This year, we’ve worked with SpecialEffect and our partners to assemble a bundle of games we think you’re going to love, including DiRT Rally 2.0, Portal Knights, Talisman: Digital Edition plus more!

Join the ‘Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds’ Beta This Month to (Maybe) Win a Free Copy

Join the ‘Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds’ Beta This Month to (Maybe) Win a Free Copy

Win or lose, the first 3,000 people to achieve that milestone each week during the beta will receive a free copy of Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds when it releases later this year.

Oculus Quest 2 delivers standalone VR with sharper 90Hz screens for $299

Oculus Quest 2 delivers standalone VR with sharper 90Hz screens for $299

Facebook says that extra battery will double the Quest 2’s runtime, and act as a counterweight to balance the whole contraption on your head.The company says it’ll stop selling the Rift S in the spring, and it’ll focus on the Quest 2 as its flagship device for the next year.

Facebook Expands Access to ‘Venues’ Beta Ahead of Connect Next Week

Facebook Expands Access to ‘Venues’ Beta Ahead of Connect Next Week

Update (September 11th, 2020) : Facebook is talking up its Venues (Beta Early Access) app in a recent blog post, releasing more information on what to expect from the social platform.

BFI London Film Festival Announces Showcase for Immersive Media

BFI London Film Festival Announces Showcase for Immersive Media

Last week, the British Film Institute announced that this year’s London Film Festival will be offered virtually, including a dedicated showcase for immersive media.

2020 Trends in XR Technology Education

2020 Trends in XR Technology Education

The update includes the fruits of partnerships with more conventional remote learning applications, and is designed to be easy to use for educators without XR experience.Similar to VR, AR experiences were already being used in education – including location-based experiences at institutions like museums.

Latest Shopping Trends Emphasize Need for Retail Marketing Foresight

Latest Shopping Trends Emphasize Need for Retail Marketing Foresight

With order online and pick up in-store options gaining importance during the pandemic, it is pivotal for retailers to have a strong omnichannel strategy with a single view of inventory in order to capitalize on changing consumer shopping trends and prepare for the earlier shopping season," explained Sularia.

Lenovo Updates XR Software and Hardware Package for a Memorable School Year

Lenovo Updates XR Software and Hardware Package for a Memorable School Year

While the students may adapt to new technologies more quickly than their educators, Lenovo’s VR Classroom 2 promises to deliver the content and support to make distanced learning manageable and memorable.

3 Virtual Reality Films to Watch in Quarantine

3 Virtual Reality Films to Watch in Quarantine

We’ve rustled up some of the best virtual reality films to watch in quarantine so you can enjoy a uniquely immersive experience in the comfort and safety of your home.Virtual Reality Films to Watch in Quarantine.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg joins centibillionaire club

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg joins centibillionaire club

Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune has passed $100bn (£76bn) for the first time, adding him to an exclusive club of the world’s centibillionaires, after Facebook’s shares surged on news it is to launch a rival to the video-sharing app TikTok. Facebook announced the US rollout of Instagram Reels, its answer to the Chinese app TikTok, as the US president, Donald Trump, issued bans on American companies transacting with its parent company, ByteDance, and Tencent, which owns the WeChat messaging service.

Pico Becomes Last One Standing in Enterprise 3DoF

Pico Becomes Last One Standing in Enterprise 3DoF

In June, Oculus announced that it would no longer carry Go. As if in response, Pico announced the addition of new headsets in its G2 4K line – cornering the market on industry 3DoF.

Facebook and Sony ramp up output of gaming devices

Facebook and Sony ramp up output of gaming devices

Facebook's Oculus, the global leading provider of virtual reality headsets by market share, is eyeing growth of at least 50% from a year ago for its latest version of head-mounted VR devices, pushing production to 2 million units, sources said.

XR Companies Working Overtime – From Home

XR Companies Working Overtime – From Home

However, some XR companies and headset manufacturers have found the funds and resources to give back or have incorporated additional design features to meet changing needs.The company’s existing flagship product, HoloPatient, is an XR experience that allows medical professionals in training to interact with realistic virtual test patients in safe environments.

Facebook says farewell to the Oculus Go and goes all-in on 6DOF products

Facebook says farewell to the Oculus Go and goes all-in on 6DOF products

“Just past the one-year anniversary of Quest, we’re humbled by its continued success,” Oculus wrote.Carrying on the theme of acquiring gaming studios – Beat Games, bought in November last year , springs to mind – Mike Verdu, VP of AR/VR content at Facebook, said ‘the future of groundbreaking content in VR has never looked brighter.’.

Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

While we don’t have many details to share beyond that yet, we’re conscious that development cycles take time – so we wanted to get this news out to the dev community as soon as possible, to help those currently building for Oculus Go to pivot and target Quest if they choose.

An Update on the Evolution of the Oculus Platform

An Update on the Evolution of the Oculus Platform

Today we’re also excited to share a sneak peek at a new way for developers to distribute Quest apps starting next year, so that even more of you can join the next chapter along with us.

‘World’s First’ Digital Human AI Partner Promises Companionship During Coronavirus Era

‘World’s First’ Digital Human AI Partner Promises Companionship During Coronavirus Era

Using a combination of artificial intelligence, VR and AR, Hybri offers customizable smartphone-based virtual partners that respond to the user’s personality and learn from interactions.Planned before the coronavirus pandemic erupted, the Hybri app lets users create a partner, friend or family member.

Qualcomm Reveals Plans to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

Qualcomm Reveals Plans to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

When Qualcomm says ‘XR viewer’, it’s specifically referring to lightweight AR or VR headsets that connect to a smartphone, which in Qualcomm’s case will either be powered by a Snapdragon 855 or 865 chipset, and connect to 5G-enabled handsets via USB-C cable.