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2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
2ND AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
Join us at the 2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference which brings together over 100 CXOs and digital professionals from automotive, retail, real estate, digital media, e-commerce to discuss how to evolve their business operations to include immersive tech to lower cost, improve profit and c...

Entertainment Finance Forum
ENTERTAINMENT FINANCE FORUM
February 27-27, 2019
The Entertainment Finance Forum (EFF) is a collaborative event for innovative, strategic and creative minds. Whether you’re an investor, creator, producer, distributor, entrepreneur, strategy executive or advisor in the entertainment industry – join our unique platform to help you connec...


DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is an industry association that advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels, on behalf of motion picture, music, consumer electronics and technologies companies.

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When it comes to social virtual reality (VR) apps one of the most successful has been vTime which initially debuted on Samsung Gear VR back in 2015. The company has just announced its latest update, adding augmented reality (AR) to the experience to make it cross-reality, whilst seeing a name change to vTime XR. The addition of AR into the vTime XR system means that for the first time people using VR headsets or smartphones can now connect in one virtual space. vTime XR users now have the freedo...

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It’s been 20 months since I tried the Varjo prototype and its promise of VR at extreme resolutions. Now in 2019, the company has made it a reality.Dubbed the Varjo VR-1, this enterprise headset has launched today to 34 countries, including the U.S. It costs $5,995 for the unit, though a $995 per year license for software and warranty is mandatory in the first year. That also comes with 24-hour support. Clearly, the VR-1 is targeted for commercial use.But does the VR-1 provide an image qual...

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Poor Nintendo will probably never be free of Switch VR speculation until it announces its own headset. The latest rumors suggest that could be this year.Nintendo World Report cites multiple sources in saying Nintendo will announce the kit ‘as early as this year’. The report also claims that a small number of first-party games will get VR support. Go Nintendo then followed up on the report with its own source. The site claims that the headset will be a part of Nintendo’s Labo li...

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Spain's national carrier Iberia Airlines is piloting a new form of in-flight entertainment that employs virtual reality headsets. The new solution comes through European-based Inflight VR, a startup that aims to bring virtual reality headsets onto aircraft as a replacement or augment to current entertainment systems.In a released shared late last week, Iberia and Inflight shared that they were launching a trial of the technology on two daily routes between Madrid and New York City as well as...

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Walmart is using virtual reality to — what else? — get people excited to buy stuff.The retailer teamed up with DreamWorks Animation for a touring VR experience tied to “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” Walmart is setting up installations in parking lots of its stores in 16 cities, starting Friday (Feb. 15) in Burbank and culminating in its hometown of Bentonville, Ark., on April 7-9.The goal is to lure fans of the animated dragon franchise into the VR tent, wh...

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Specialist virtual reality (VR) broadcaster NextVR has partnered with several of the biggest sporting associations to bring fans up close and immersive 360-degree action. Today, the company has announced a new partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) in association with Disney Streaming Services, enabling hockey fans to enjoy more of their favourite sport. To mark the start of the new partnership NHL fans will be able to watch last weekends 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game which NextVR capt...

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Augmented reality headsets are too large for mainstream users, commonly sporting design elements that look inspired by Star Trek and Star Wars props. That’s about to change: After more natural-looking AR headsets were shown at the 2019 CES, patent documents submitted by Facebook and Microsoft show that both companies are trying to make AR glasses smaller and better.Facebook’s just-patented invention uses a new technique to fit a large-looking display inside a small headset. The inven...
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It sure sounds like MelodyVR is coming to Oculus Quest at some point this year.In a recent update on the London Stock Exchange, MelodyVR owner EVR Holdings announced “an addendum to its distribution agreement” with Facebook. The update states that the company will release a new version of its platform for “a forthcoming Oculus Device.”No prizes for guessing what that probably is. It’s a very official way of announcing MelodyVR is probably coming to Quest but we won&...
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Escape room games have become not only highly popular with virtual reality (VR) fans but have also spilled over into real life location-based entertainment (LBE) experiences. It’s the latter which has inspired the recent release of psychological thriller Escape Room by Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in theatres. To promote the film, SPE has teamed up with VR/AR ad platform OmniVirt and creative agencies Pretty Big Monster and Stradella Road, for a 360-degree advertising campaign.The com...
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Smartphones put 4K video in our pockets but there’s still a lot they can’t do. Try to find a 50x optical zoom in a smartphone. Or a large 1-inch-type sensor. Or advanced manual settings. Plus, with a dedicated video camera, you won’t ever have to delete or old photos apps to make room for more footage.Dedicated video cameras aren’t quite what they used to be, however. The glory days of the early 2000s, when digital camcorders reined supreme, are over. If you exclude the 3...
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EVENTS

2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
2ND AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
Join us at the 2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference which brings together over 100 CXOs and digital professionals from automotive, retail, real estate, digital media, e-commerce to discuss how to evolve their business operations to include immersive tech to lower cost, improve profit and c...

Smart Hollywood Summit LA 2019
SMART HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT LA 2019
February 27-27, 2019
The new Smart Hollywood Summit, Feb. 27, 2019 at the Skirball Center, is MESA’s newest, full-day program dedicated to the next technology phase of our industry’s products, processes and productions. With new players coming to town, the Summit’s programming mix will address the many...