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Week That Was: 11th August

Week That Was: 11th August

Welcome to the Week That Was on, where we bring you the highlights, biggest news and hottest topics from the world of VR, AR and MR business in the last seven days.


Top Stories

iPhone AR Camera Details Leaked 

Apple internal software update for HomePod goes public, reveals clues about iPhone’s AR future.

Firefox Update Adds WebVR Support 

Internet browser enables WebVR for all users with update 55.

Unreal Gets ARKit Support 

Update 4.17 also includes other new tools and enhancements.

iPhone AR Camera Details Leaked


London Innovation Centre And Co-Working Space Partnership To Provide White City XR Workspace 

Realities Centre teams up with Huckletree West to create new digital lifestyle centre.

NVIDIA Releases Live 360 Stereo Stitching SDK 

Z CAM the first manufacturer to integrate VRWorks with its V1 PRO camera.

Coldplay To Stream Concert In VR 

British band broadcasts Soldier Field gig on Gear VR on 17th August.

EVE: Valkyrie Adds Oculus Touch Support 

CCP Games includes Touch users, excludes motion controls.

VR Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced 

The shortlist of nominees for the first ever VR Awards from VR Bound covers all the ground from one-man indie devs to global brands.

The makers of The Virtual Report launch new PC site and event 

With PC Games Insider, Steel Media continues to expand into new territory with a dedicated trade publication and event

MakeVR Pro Improves 3D Modelling In VR 

Pro upgrade from Vive Studios and Sixense adds functionality to award-winning CAD software.

EVE: Valkyrie Adds Oculus Touch Support

Interviews And Opinion 

"We can say the word augmented with a straight face": Wargaming's Matt Daly on virtual museum exhibits 

Technology and heritage come together in the AR Sturmtiger experience for HoloLens and Tango



VR Indie Pitch San Francisco: The Contestants 

A rundown of all 10 indie devs who pitched their projects to a panel of expert judges at the US event, including the winners and runners-up.



Focal Point: Is Flatscreen AR Really AR? 

Our panel of industry experts look forward to the general release of Apple’s ARKit this autumn and touchscreen’s potential as a minimum viable product for AR.

XR Web Roundup: 8th August 

ARKit; VR arcades; Human interaction’s future; Gesture recognition; VR advertising; Storyliving; XR marketing; AR eye implants; Dev bootcamp; Microsoft explains MR.

Six Of The Best: 7th August 

Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent stories on VR’s $1m games; The best ARKit videos; Make money from VR; nVidia Edge winners; Sansar open beta; Using satellite data to model Mars.

Week That Was: 4th August 

Apple iGlasses; Sansar beta; AltspaceVR closes; iPhone 8 September?; HP Backpack PC; nVidia Edge winners; Brain-Computer Interfaces; Best ARKit videos; Making money from XR; XR Connects Helsinki.

XR Web Roundup: 8th August


Inception Raises $15M Investment

VR content distribution firm gets Series A Funding Led By RTL Group.


Events News 

Up To $400 Discount For XR Connects Helsinki Ends Midnight 

The clock is ticking on our spectacular Early Bird savings for the September event - the countdown timer reaches zero tonight!


See you in seven days...


Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing, Steve contributes to, and, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.


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