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It’s the end of the month are we are here to present our fresh digest. Let’s take a look at some of the hand-picked news from the AR/VR industry from apps to hardware and tools.  We filter a large stream of sources to bring the most exciting pieces to you every month.

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Digit of the Month

fact of the month july 22

The company will continue developing its AR/VR training platform Apex.

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News: 

Oculus Quest 2 vs. PlayStation VR: Comparison

Still not really confident about what VR headset will suit you? Let’s take a look at how these two popular ones compare to each other. They are similar in price and both of them offer VR experiences of excellent quality. And if you’re not ready to buy wallet-busting hardware like Valve index take a look at these two headsets. 

 

VR Malware Lets Hackers Into Your Headset

Android-based VR headsets are at risk! According to researchers at ReasonLabs, hackers developed a new form of VR malware. The “Big Brother” infects a PC and waits for a Developer Mode-enabled headset to connect. If the headset and a PC use the same WiFi network, the malware infects the headset and then can record everything that happens on the screen.  

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Google Will Publicly Test AR Prototypes in August

Google is reviving its AR initiatives and starting with testing its real-world prototypes. Now, Google is emphasizing real-time translation and AR navigation. The prototypes are simple and lightweight, don’t support any photography or videography features, and are targeted at users who don’t focus on gaming.

 

VR Studio Releases Free Unity Development Framework

VRMADA, a veteran VR studio, releases a public version of its VR toolset UltimateX for quickly building experiences in Unity. It’s free and open source, and allows developers to build experiences where interactions with objects are truly enjoyable and fuss-free.

 

Video of the Month:

See how Walmart envisions the virtual grocery shopping of the future. Find out more in our latest blog post on virtual stores.

Tools & devices:

Xiaomi Patents Magnetic Smart Glass Technology

This technology definitely takes the company’s metaverse ambitions a step further. The magnetic AR glasses have compartmentalized magnetic parts that can be detached for better portability. 

VR digest july Xiaomi glasses

Google Glass Resurrected

Google has reentered the Augmented Reality market – the company has announced new public testing plans for their prototype of AR glasses. The trial starts in selected areas in the US among staff and trusted testers.

 

Nimo AR Glasses to Replace Your Laptop

These one-of-a-kind glasses have a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 inside, turning this gadget into a mini-computer that sits on the user’s head. The manufacturer offers to grab a mouse and a bluetooth keyboard, wear a Nimo, and you’re ready to work from anywhere. 

 

ActiveLook AR Sunglasses for Athletes

MicroOLED, a company that specializes on OLED microdisplays, has developed see-through heads-up displays for sports eyewear brands and manufacturers. The glasses show relevant data during training and help athletes stay informed about their performance.

VR digest july AR glasses for athletes

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