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Exiii is Developing Two Haptic Gloves with Different Approaches to Force Feedback

Exiii is Developing Two Haptic Gloves with Different Approaches to Force Feedback

Japan-based startuped Exiii is developing a pair of haptic gloves with force feedback, aimed at making VR more immersive. The company’s ‘EXOS Wrist’ device can rotate your hand about two axes, while the ‘EXOS Gripper’ providers finger stoppage to simulate the grabbing of virtual objects.
Google built a rotating rig of GoPros to capture more realistic VR images

Google built a rotating rig of GoPros to capture more realistic VR images

Google has begun experimenting with using light field photography to capture more realistic virtual reality scenes, the company announced in a blog post today. A new demo app was also released that will be available on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets to show off what the company’s VR team has captured.
Motorcycle Simulator LeanGP Takes To Kickstarter

Motorcycle Simulator LeanGP Takes To Kickstarter

LeanGP Simulator is a new peripheral that aims to give users an immersive motorcycle  If you have ever been to an arcade you would of seen plenty of videogames that allowed you to climb onto a model motorcycle and get right into the action.
Microsoft Wants You to Touch the VR World With a Giant CLAW

Microsoft Wants You to Touch the VR World With a Giant CLAW

What Microsoft Research lacks in cinematography skills, it’s making up for with super-fun solutions to virtual reality’s biggest problem: the lack of real-world feedback. In a blog post published late last week, Microsoft detailed four different experimental methods for delivering haptic feedback, ...
Immersive VR set to raise £6m in Dublin and London IPO

Immersive VR set to raise £6m in Dublin and London IPO

Educational virtual reality (VR) company Immersive VR Education is due to make its initial public offer (IPO) on the Dublin and London stock exchanges today (12 March). The company is aiming to raise £6m (€6.7m) in investment by listing on Dublin’s Enterprise Securities Market and the AIM in London.
Subscription-based virtual reality platform Terra Virtua launching this September

Subscription-based virtual reality platform Terra Virtua launching this September

A new virtual reality marketplace will go live later this year, allowing users to pay a monthly fee for full access to all virtual and augmented reality content. Terra Virtua is pitched as a 'Netflix for VR' allowing both Oculus and Rift owners to enjoy a growing library of games and other VR experiences .......
Magic Leap raises $461 million in fresh funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Magic Leap raises $461 million in fresh funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Magic Leap still hasn’t released a product, but they’re continuing to raise a lot of cash to get there. The Plantation, Florida-based augmented reality startup announced today that it has raised $461 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment arm, The Public Investment Fund. The Saudi Arabian fund contributed $400 million of the raise, with “new investors” fronting the rest, the company said.
Internet Artists Invaded the MoMA With a Guerrilla Augmented Reality Exhibit

Internet Artists Invaded the MoMA With a Guerrilla Augmented Reality Exhibit

A collective of eight internet artists transformed the Jackson Pollock room in the New York City Museum of Modern Art into their own augmented reality gallery—without the museum's permission. The collective, which calls itself “MoMAR,” is making a statement against elitism and exclusivity in the art world with its group art installation Hello, we’re from the internet.
‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan

‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan

Yahoo! Japan just updated their iOS-based Map application to include a new experimental AR mode which superimposes a blue pathway onto the physical world for you to follow to your final destination. The AR function, which is only intended for walking routes currently, is available starting today on Japan-based Apple devices running iOS 11.
Snap to Release New Spectacles This Year

Snap to Release New Spectacles This Year

Snap Inc. plans to launch a second version of its Spectacles glasses this year followed by a more ambitious third version equipped with two cameras in 2019, Cheddar has learned. The second version of Spectacles is currently being manufactured with the goal of shipping by this fall, according to people familiar with the matter. Aside from being water resistant and available in new colors, the updated camera eyewear will focus on performance improvements and bug fixes rather than dramatic changes


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