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Week That Was: 22nd December

Week That Was: 22nd December

Welcome to the Week That Was on TheVirtualReport.biz, 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

Christmas Comes Early With Magic Leap One Hardware Reveal

After years of secrecy, we’ve finally seen the shape of AR to come. Here’s everything we know about the $2bn start-up’s first Augmented Reality product.

Vive Focus Achieves $150 Million Order

Upcoming standalone headset receives a substantial order on its first day of sale, amounting to 250,000 units.

Christmas Comes Early With Magic Leap One Hardware Reveal
 

News 

AR+ Comes To Pokémon GO

Apple’s ARKit enables new update, which brings true AR to the wildly popular mobile title.

Unity Technologies Announce VR Tools Fully-functional For iMac Pro

Leading Virtual Reality engine optimised to work on new Apple hardware and software.

Oculus Launch Pad Announces 14 New VR Scholarships

The selected Virtual Reality projects will receive a total of $620,000 between them, including networking, training and mentorship access.

Qualcomm Reveals Snapdragon 845 Mobile CPU

New processor to create a more powerful platform for immersive experiences, including VR and AR.

Apple Releases VR Capable iMac Pro

The £5,000 price tag is daunting, but the new iMac is a beast when it comes to VR.

Nike Patents Sport Focused AR Headset

Aimed at informing golfers on their swing in real-time, the new headset would be the first technology to offer such statistics.

One Piece Anime Game Announced for PS VR

The popular anime series, One Piece, will become a Virtual Reality game for PS VR - silliness included.

Snapchat Introduces AR Development Platform

The social app has launched a developer tool that allows custom Augmented Reality lenses to be made and shared.

BBC Launches Doctor Who VR Experience

Players take a Virtual Reality trip in the TARDIS, overcoming new challenges and navigating through time.

Candy Crush AR Game Launches For Facebook

First gamified Lens combines selfies and colourful match-three gameplay.

Candy Crush AR Game Launches For Facebook
 

Features 

Year That Was: 2017

We take a look back at this year’s biggest stories, headlines and industry trends in VR, AR and MR month by month.

Year That Was: 2017
 

Data & Research 

VCs Shift Focus From VR To AR, Computer Vision And Machine Learning

XR breaks investment records in 2017, with new emphasis on mobile Augmented Reality, CV and ML according to new research canvassing 30 prominent VCs in Sand Hill Road and China.

VCs Shift Focus From VR To AR, Computer Vision And Machine Learning
 

Regulars

Six Of The Best: 18th December

Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent stories in XR: Magic Leap reveal?; Star Wars VR/AR round-up;PS VR at PlayStation Experience, sells 2M units.

Six Of The Best: 18th December
 

Deals 

VR Startup Receives $15 Million Funding For 8K Headset

Investment secured for Pimax's high-spec Virtual Reality headset to boost resolution with a higher field of vision and reduced motion sickness.

 

Events News 

Learn VR And AR From The Experts! 10% Off Exclusive Talks In London Next Month

Look who's speaking at XR Connects London 2018! PlayStation VR, Greenpeace, AMD, Coatsink, Unity, Force Field VR and loads more.

Learn VR And AR From The Experts! 10% Off Exclusive Talks In London Next Month
 

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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 TheVirtualReport.biz, Steve contributes to PocketGamer.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.

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