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1. HTC’s VR experience platform Viveport just announced support for the Oculus Rift, showing a promising move toward a more unified VR market. ...

2. Samsung seems to be working on an update to its Odyssey standalone VR headset for the Windows Mixed Reality platform. ...

3. Firefighters in California are using AR to keep personnel up to date on the rapidly changing conditions found during this record wildfire season. ...

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1. Sony announced today that the PlayStation VR platform has sold over 3 million PSVR headsets and 21 million PSVR games. ...

2. Nickelodeon has released its new “Slimezone VR Showdown” series that builds on the the IMAX VR slime experiences available to the public since March....

3. Jumping on the “BFA” bandwagon, Snapchat has introduced a new Shoppable AR lens that lets users transform into an orc or a void elf (ask your friends). ...

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4. Russian startup PlatformVR has announced the opening of a new free-roaming arcade that takes advantage of Valve and HTC’s SteamVR Tracking 2.0 solution, which allows for a 10 x 10 meter coverage area. ...

5. Following this week’s announcement that PSVR has sold 3 million headsets, Road to VR breaks down what these new figures mean for PlayStation competitor Xbox, which once talked a big game about high fidelity VR on the Microsoft platform....

6. The Verge pointed out a pretty impressive deal from B&H that offers a VR-slaying GTX 1080 Ti GPU, along with several VR PC components built into the $1000 bundle. ...

7. CAN. NOT. WAIT......

8. Slightly more realistic than Surgeon Simulator......

9. Hands on StarVR One with Forbes......

10. Deloitte is dedicating a lot of energy to VR—a good sign......

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4. New VR headset technology launched at SIGGRAPH 2018 could offer a solution for motion sickness, eye strain, prescription glasses that don’t fit under headsets, and more. ...

5. Another novel solution on display at SIGGRAPH 2018: Stanford researchers have created prototype “autofocals” that “bring the world into focus when someone lacks the ability to do it on their own,” according to TechCrunch. ...

6. Blind protagonists who see via echo location aren’t new, but upcoming VR puzzler “Blind” looks to be pushing the boundaries of the genre....

7. Niantic has announced its popular "Pokémon Go" AR app is getting better parental control options in the near future....

8. I wonder if Nickelodeon got the memo......

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