Stories this week include Smart Fabric Technology for Oculus Quest, Augmented Reality for Sports, Facebook Spaces shuts down, how 5G will help VR and AR (or not), Disney Star Wars VR, and Weather Channel’s use of Mixed Reality:
Variety: Virtual Reality Grows in Sophistication but Fees Remain a Challenge, Ji.hlava’s VR Section Chief Says
VRScout: Smart Fabric Technology Brings Touch Haptics To The Oculus Quest
Forbes: Revolutionizing Sports With Augmented Reality
UploadVR: Facebook Spaces Shuts Down To ‘Make Way’ For Facebook Horizon
ImmersiveShooter: XR Journalism is here – get inspired and get to work
RoadToVR: ‘Facebook Spaces’ Has Been Shut Down But Its Lessons Shouldn’t Be Forgotten
RoadToVR: Sifting Reality From Hype: What 5G Does (and Doesn’t) Mean for VR & AR
Orlando Business Journal: Here’s how Disney may refine Star Wars VR experience & more
Variety: How The Weather Channel Is Pioneering Mixed Reality for Live Television
CinemaBlend: New John Wick: Chapter 3 Video Reveals How VR Helped Bring Together An Epic Fight Scene
TIME.com: You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of the West Bank and Gaza
c|net: Requiem for a Daydream: RIP, phone VR
RoadToVR: New Oculus Social Tools Will Help VR Feel More Like a Place, Less Like a Game
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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.