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A new community for people who want to help curate the top news and discussions about VR. Submit the latest articles, news, and ideas!

Each submission for this group will go through a voting process before becoming visible to the whole group. This way, only the best articles and news will be filtered by our peers before we have to waste time reading bad articles and links. This group will be a one-stop shop for busy people to quickly see all of the top VR news.
 

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Preview: ILM Uses ‘Star Wars’ Assets to Show Potential of Google’s ‘Seurat’ VR Rendering Technology
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Google’s newly announced Seurat rendering tech purportedly makes use of ‘surface light-fields’ to turn high-quality CGI film assets into detailed virtual environments that can run on mobile VR hardware. The company gave Seurat to ILMxLab, the immersive entertainment division of Industrial Light and Magic, to see what they could do with it using assets directly from Star Wars....

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NVIDIA Demonstrates Experimental 16,000Hz AR Display
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While virtual reality surely has high performance requirements to maintain a comfortable experience, immersive AR may ultimately require a greater level of performance if we’re to achieve the theoretical ideal.

While virtual reality can get away with comfortable and immersive performance at latency under 20ms, augmented reality has the backdrop of the instanta...

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It’s Time to go on an Intergalactic Ride as Cosmic Trip Leaves Early Access
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Today, Californian indie studio Funktronic Lab’s virtual reality (VR) title Cosmic Trip leaves Early Access on Steam and Oculus Store for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

An award-winning real-time strategy title, Cosmic Trip has been built from the ground-up for VR. Gameplay requires players to   build and command swarms of small flying robots to harvest resources from hostile alien worlds, whilst defending against some less than friendly inhabitants.

Since its initial...

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London City Airport Integrating AR for Air Traffic Control
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With the implementation of augmented reality (AR) in both the entertainment and enterprise sectors ever increasing, companies are finding the technology can be applied for all manner of use cases. One of the latest is in air traffic control, with London City Airport in the process of building a 50-metre tower packed with HD cameras to monitor the airport while they work at a separate location.

Rather than the traditional onsite tower with controllers being able to look out across th...

www.vrfocus.com/2017/05/lon...
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Realfiction Unveils Mixed Reality Display ‘DeepFrame’
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Realfiction, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based company that specialises in mixed reality (MR) solutions has revealed its latest product, a display called DeepFrame.

DeepFrame’s patent pending technology takes an image from a curved video screen which is then deflected and enlarged using a custom-made glass optic. Currently 64 inches (115x115cm) in size, the screen appears as a clear transparent window which is then combined with the projection of the image from the video screen. Due to th...

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Holiday Planning and Booking all In VR
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The travel and holiday industry has already begun to take some tentative steps towards virtual reality (VR), mostly with regards to showing clients what potential holiday destinations will look like in order to aid choice. Navitaire, however, are going a different route by introducing VR travel booking app Skift.

Navitaire operate as a low-cost carrier reservation platform, and the company have shown off a proof-of-concept demonstration of what booking a trip entirely within...

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Hungry Shark VR Out Now on Google Daydream
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Ever been watching Jaws and sympathise more with the shark than the human characters? Well, Hungry Shark VR might just be the videogame you have been waiting for. Hungry Shark VR is the seventh game to be released in the successful mobile videogame series and it is coming to Google Daydream.

The player is put in the role of a shark, starting out as a bull shark, but with a total of five shark species available later on, all of which have their own unique characteristics. Set...

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VRStudios Launches New VR Arcade Title VRCade Drone Storm
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As covered in the recent 3-part series The Virtual Arena, location-based virtual reality (VR) experiences are becoming increasingly common all over the world. One of the providers of such out-of-home experiences, VRStudios, have just launched a new VR videogame titled ‘VRcade Drone Storm’.

The new experience is advertised as being a multi-player, untethe...

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Record Immersive Video no Matter the Weather with Garmin’s 5K VIRB 360 Camera
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If you hadn’t already noticed 360-degree cameras are arriving at a growing rate. Today, Garmin International Inc. has announced its entry into the field with the VIRB 360 camera, a rugged waterproof device that’s been designed to be usable in most conditions.

Able to capture high-quality 5.7K video at 30 frames-per-second (FPS), the VIRB 360 comes with four built-in microphones, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. Featuring a one-hour battery life, the camera can take 15 megapi...

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UNCSA School of Filmmaking Attracts VR Industry Support for its Curriculum
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As virtual reality (VR) develops and grows the industry is attracting more and more creatives into the fold. But to sustain this interest needs to start as early as possible, which is why the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is pioneering a curriculum for its students.

It’s this development that’s attracted the attention from some of the biggest names in the industry such as Oculus, AMD, Radiant Images, and Technicolor, as well as t...

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