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1. South African heritage site Liliesleaf has released “Walking in Mandela’s Footsteps,” which takes Oculus Go users on an interactive VR story about Nelson Mandela’s life...

2. Hark, is that the death knell of VR I hear? ...

3. Amazon has rolled out a new “Part Finder” feature that allows users to point their smartphone camera at an item so Amazon can scan, match, and direct the user to purchase the item from the company’s website. ...

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1. Market intelligence company SuperData reports sales of VR devices have declined since the same time last year, despite high sales of the standalone headset Oculus Go...

Why Is Everyone Talking About Data Science? ...

2. Unreal Engine, upon which more and more VR (and non-VR) experiences are based, officially launched its 4.20 update today. ...

4. Maya Georgieva writes for EdSurge today about the education possibilities with mixed reality like Magic Leap....

5. Y Combinator graduate Jido Maps is creating what it calls a “save button” for persistent AR spaces....

6. AR/VR company Humaneyes Technologies has announced its new $400 Vuze XR camera that captures both 2D 360-degree and 3D VR180 videos and photos....

7. Medgadget spoke with the Johnson & Johnson Institute about the company’s new VR training program, which is designed to “prepare orthopedic surgeons and nurses for a couple common procedures.”...

8. Do click through to see the impressive video......

9. "Creepy" and "campy" caught my attention......

10. Any space geeks subscribed?...

3. The “David Bowie Is” exhibit will be available as a VR experience sometime this year, according to VRScout....

4. Samsung has developed a “four-dimensional virtual reality experience to simulate a moon-like environment” to celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary. ...

5. ZDNet recently pulled together the 11 most promising upcoming AR trends the site believes will redefine technology. ...

6. Aspyr Media, known for porting PC gaming franchises to Mac platforms, will release VR sci-fi puzzler “Torn” next month on PSVR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. ...

7. Haven’t heard from George Takei lately, though it looks like that may have been because he’s been busy with “House of Cats.”...

8. New horizons......

9. Hands-on impressions forthcoming......

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