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Ultrahaptics acquires AR/VR pioneer Leap Motion for only $30 million

VentureBeat reports: "Leap Motion publicly established itself as a pioneer in VR hand-tracking controls and DIY augmented reality gear, but reportedly didn’t generate much revenue —...

The 5 Biggest Virtual And Augmented Reality Trends In 2020 Everyone...

Forbes reports: "2019 was a growth year for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR)– known collectively as extended reality (XR). The presence of these breakthrough...

The VR Companies Shaking Up Location-Based Entertainment

Forbes reports: "It’s been predicted that by 2023, location-based entertainment (LBE) will make up around 11% of the virtual reality (VR) industry. This sector...

How Nexus Studios Plans to Bring Augmented Reality to Entertainment Venues

Variety reports: "Amusement park guests may soon be able to get personal tours from their favorite characters, who will guide them from ride to...

Meow Wolf, the George R.R. Martin-backed immersive experience designer, pushes into...

TechCrunch reports: "It’s been a long time since the original 10 members of Meow Wolf’s art collective had to scrounge in dumpsters for the raw materials to bring...

Epic Games acquires facial animation technology maker Cubic Motion

VentureBeat reports: "Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion, a provider of automated performance-driven facial animation technology for video games, film, broadcast, and immersive experiences...

HTC Brings Viveport Infinity to Valve’s Index VR Headset

VentureBeat reports: "The virtual reality app subscription service Viveport Infinity is now available for Valve’s Index VR headset, HTC announced, bringing all-you-can-watch and -play...

Niantic Launches ‘Pokemon Go’ Photo Contest

Variety reports: "A “Pokémon Go” photo contest kicks off next week giving contestants a chance to show off their favorite Pocket Monster buddies for...

Phone-Based VR is Officially Over

The Verge reports: "Mobile virtual reality headsets helped millions of people try out VR, but as of yesterday, they’re all but officially a thing...

Metastage Launches AR App With First-Ever Holographic Performances By Laura Rizzotto

Forbes reports: "Volumetric capture studio launches augmented reality app with two holographic performances from Eurovision artist Laura Rizzotto, including a historic debut." Read more