What’s the latest news on the bleeding edge of virtual reality, augmented reality, and human-computer interaction? Let us  keep you up to date!

So here is the list of what happened in VR during August 2017:

Technologies

Augmented reality

ARKit

Apple refreshed its developer portal with new information about ARKit, including sample code and AR-specific entries.

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ARCore

Google joins the augmented reality with ARCore
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AR.JS

AR.js will support ARCore and ARKit

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Microsoft / Oracle

Windows Mixed Reality update

Microsoft and partners, including Steam, prepare to democratize virtual reality.

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Oracle

Oracle is bringing AR and VR visualization to its Enterprise IoT Platform

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Web VR

Firefox

Firefox update will add WebVR support for virtual reality viewing.

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Babylon.js

Starting with version 3.1, Babylon.js can handle WebGL context lost event.

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AR/VR

Mapbox supports ARKit

New library to add location based content to ARKit based iOS applications.

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NASA

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is home to the Virtual Reality Lab, where astronauts plan out their future excursions inside and outside the International Space Station.

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VR

HypeVR

HypeVR uses ARKit as a portal into volumetric video content

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Studio Transcendent & AppliedVR

Studio Transcendent partnered with AppliedVR to create a therapeutic experience designed to reduce stress in the medical setting.

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SDK

Merged VR

Merge Cube SDK updated!

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Google Daydream

Google Daydream SDK 1.0 released, supported in 4.13.1
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Hardware

Lenovo

The Lenovo Explorer is the official name for its Windows Mixed Reality headset

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Steam VR

Carl Zeiss and Valve bring Steam VR to mobile headsets

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Dell

Announcement of  new Dell's Mixed Reality Visor

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Samsung

Announcement of new Samsung Gear VR headset

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Microsoft

New Microsoft Motion Controller for Windows 10 Mixed Reality

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Kopin

VR headsets based on Kopin’s 2K display expected by end of 2018

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HTC Vive

Pre-orders for TPCast Wireless VR Add-on now available in US & Europe HTC-Vive.jpg

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PlayStation

PlayStation Aim Controller in test

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Dolby Vision & Atmos

Lab works on enabling sensory systems, measuring the human experience to content and helping the company fine-tune the algorithms it uses to create technology like Vision and Atmos - making them as immersive as possible. Dolby-Vision-_-Atmos.jpg

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Announces

Bethesda: Skyrim VR, Doom VFR and Fallout 4 VR appearances.

Gamescom: All important news from Gamescom 2017.

Disney & Lenovo: The Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR experience comes with a lightsaber controller, a tracking beacon, and Lenovo Mirage AR headset.

August 2017 VR games announcements

  • Alien: Isolation VR
  • Sparc
  • Fallout 4 VR
  • The Talos Principle
  • Bullet Sorrow
  • Project Cars 2
  • Racket NX
  • Catan
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
  • Fruit Ninja VR
  • Arizona Sunshine
  • Robo Recall
  • Superhot VR

Don’t miss the latest VR news next month in our VR digest!