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Inside VR & AR (Jan 10th, 2019)

1. Audi’s ambitious Holoride “VR-in-the-backseat” project is “The best thing at CES 2019,” according to Matt Burns of TechCrunch.TECHCRUNCH

"Iron Man needs help, Rocket told me. And like that I was thrust into a space battle against Thanos’ bad guys. There was an Oculus on my head and my body was dipping and diving, shooting through space, while I was waving my hands around, blasting the enemy. It was straight out of Disney World (partly because Disney helped with the content). Expect I was in Vegas, in the back of an Audi SUV hitting speeds of 90mph on a track."

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2. Chicago startup ThreeKit has raised $10 million in seed funding for its platform that lets users convert static images into robust 3D models. Funding was led by serial entrepreneur Godard Able and will be used to fund talent acquisition and product/business development, according to the company’s CTO. ThreeKit has previously created interactive 3D experiences for Crate and Barrel, Steelcase, Ciroc and others. —  VENTUREBEAT

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5. Road to VR's Ben Lang has a hands-on account with Pimax's ultrawide 8K and 5K plus headsets. — ROAD TO VR

6. A new strand of VR art education lets the user explore pieces from the inside out, and VR Focus has collected some of the best examples. — VRFOCUS

7. A new study from the University of Copenhagen looks at learning rates for 66 sixth- and seventh-graders when a VR teacher (in different "bodies") is involved. — VRSCOUT

8. Vancouver is looking to be one of VR's capital cities in 2019, according to a technology editor for the Georgia Straight, which is Canada's largest news and entertainment weekly. — VRFOCUS

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9. Take note VR creators (#bookmarked)...

"One does not simply shoot a VR movie! After having curated a lot of VR short-films, I decided to create this cheat-sheet of VR cinematic techniques that seem good to me. Although it is not exhaustive and a bit subjective, feel free to comment and share. #vr #storytelling" - @yohan_bouche

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10. CES 2019 seems to have brought out all of the awkward/hilarious VR scenes...

"Ten people in headsets is always funnier than one" - @signe

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