XR Web Roundup

XR Web Roundup: 15th August

XR Web Roundup: 15th August

Every week, we share nine VR stories from around the web that caught our eyes here at


1) Snap Falls 17% As Revenue And Daily User Growth Disappoint 

CEO bullishly proclaims the company’s hot dog filter, “The world’s first augmented reality superstar.”

2) Why Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality Are The Same Thing 

People are already confused about virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), 360-degree video and heads-up displays. It will get worse before it gets better.

3) SIGGRAPH 2017: More Power To The Creatives 

Greenlight Insights on the recent graphics convention.

4) Starks AR Headset Displays Subtitles For Hearing Impaired 

Greta & Starks working on AR headset showing captions and translations.

5) Exploring The New Frontiers Of Classroom Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Technology doesn’t have to be disruptive, and teachers are already using it to bring lessons to life. 

6) New PhilStar App Enables Readers To Access More Content Through Augmented Reality

AR on the up in the Philippines.

7) Jeff Bridges Wants Tron 3 To Be A Virtual Reality Movie 

Flynn tells Entertainment Weekly, “It should be the first virtual reality movie, you know? Wouldn’t that be cool…”

8) New Generation Virtual Reality Headset – Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes kindly gives us new terminology in the form of Augmented Virtuality.

9) How Virtual Reality Will Revolutionise Sales And Marketing In The Real Estate Industry 

China looks to emulate the West’s adoption of VR for real estate.

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