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1. I briefly mentioned this yesterday, but there are new details on the StarVR One headset that show next gen functionality. ...

2. Apple-focused analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will reveal its own AR smartglasses product in 2020....

3. E-commerce titan Alibaba Group has announced a new AR shopping experience that allows users to browse and buy products in an exceedingly futuristic-looking interface....

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1. NVIDIA announced today at SIGGRAPH 2018 that the company’s next generation GPU—called “Turing”—would focus on real-time ray tracing and be the first to include the recently announced VR-friendly VirtualLink port....

2. Seven VR experiences have been nominated for this year’s Emmy Awards, marking a record number since VR content has been included in the award show. ...

3. AR company Ubiquity6 has raised $27 million in Series B funding for an AR cloud platform and a browser that allows users to find, launch and share AR experiences....

4. Next Reality is continuing its Magic Leap breakdown, and is naming apps “Screens” and “Helio” as the most immediately mainstream-friendly experiences on the AR device. ...

5. VR music experience “Soundscape” has announced a new update that brings new content and quality of life improvements to the free software....

6. Have you ever wanted to do the stupid stuff infamous “clown” Steve-O does?...

7. 360 video from Reelmedia Film (via VRFocus): "Mudslide360"...

8. We're not there quite yet, but soon......

9. Particularly once 5G rolls out......

10. More and more brands are climbing on board......

4. Another announcement from SIGGRAPH 2018: motion capture company Vicon has announced new location-based VR hardware that is compatible with Unity and Unreal Engine....

5. Speaking of motion capture, Microsoft is partnering with Metastage to build a mixed reality capture studio in Hollywood. ...

6. SIGGRAPH 2018 is highlighting women in the XR space, with lots of opportunities to see talks or showcased works....

7. 360 video from American News: Go skydiving with the US Army 360 Video CNN...

8. Another tale of XRcise......

9. Explore the labyrinthine bookstacks of a large public library......

10. Late-breaking news......

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