The biggest news this week comes from Oculus Connect 6! See below for all the details on announcements, product launches, new headset features, and much more. A few other XR stories from around the web are thrown in for good measure:
NextReality: Terrifying Swarms of Mosquitoes Help David Beckham Fight Malaria with Facebook AR Effect & Billboards
c|Net: Emmy-nominated VR film Traveling While Black puts you in the Jim Crow era
Polygon: Where Oculus VR games go from here
Variety: Google’s VR180 Format Stalls After Camera Manufacturers Pull Back
Th3rdEyeXR: Facebook, Ray-Ban Co-Developing AR Glasses, Named “Orion”
VR/focus: NextVR and NBA Continue League Pass Collaboration Revealing 2019-20 Schedule
c|Net: Mark Zuckerberg sees the future of AR inside VR like Oculus Quest
Variety: Oculus Quest Gets Hand Tracking, Rift/PC Compatibility
engadget: Who needs the Rift S when the Oculus Quest can do everything?
MyTechDecisions: Live Sports Broadcasting VR is an Example of How Virtual Reality Can Dramatically Alter an Industry
RoadToVR: Hands-on: Oculus Link Makes Quest Feel Like a Native PC VR Headset
RoadToVR: PC Tethering on Quest is a Huge Upgrade, Making Rift S a Tough Sell
VRScout: FandangoNow Brings 90,000 Movies And TV Shows To Oculus Quest And Go
arsTechnica: We put Oculus Quest’s two craziest new VR features through their paces
UploadVR: OC6: Oculus Quest Can Run SteamVR Games Via Link, Facebook Says
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Roy Kachur is a Media Technologist, IT Architect, and VR Evangelist. He has worked in the information technology field since the 1990’s, and in the media industry since 2014. He believes that VR will play a significant role in the future of media.