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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google launches a hub for WebVR content and adds support for its Cardboard headset   —  Today, Google made some WebVR updates to Chrome, adding support for Cardboard while also building a home for all of its online VR web content.  —  WebVR Experiments is a bit of a storefront for online VR experiences …
Apr 12, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
ODG unveils enterprise-focused AR smart glasses optimized for “hazardous locations”, shipping in Q2 2017 for $3.5K   —  ODG may already be surfacing its ambitions to put smart glasses on consumers' faces, but the company has not forgotten about the specific and highly unique needs of its enterprise customers.
Apr 4, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus revamps Gear VR's Home with improved resolution and loading times, WebVR-powered browser, and Explore tab for discovering VR content   —  To accompany the launch of the latest Gear VR, the Oculus team has rebuilt Home from the ground-up for mobile.  The latest version is a doozy …
Mar 29, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Court dismisses Total Recall Technologies' suit against Oculus founder Palmer Luckey alleging breach of contract   —  In its quest to embrace a virtual world, Oculus has had to spend a lot of time navigating the legal world.  —  Today, they seemed to have caught a good break.
Mar 10, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Facebook 360, a hub for 360-degree photos and videos available only on Samsung Gear VR   —  Facebook has devoted major resources and billions of dollars to virtual reality, but there has been a pretty clear line between what happens in the main Facebook app and what happens on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR.
Mar 8, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell says Mac support for Rift isn't on the company's six month product roadmap   —  While so many virtual reality hardware companies have been tasked only with selling their own product, Oculus has had the intense challenge of building the entire industry's ecosystem for the last several years.
Mar 2, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 835-based VR developer kit, headset reference design and accelerator program for manufacturers   —  The near-future of VR is definitely mobile, and for the time-being nobody has more control of the guts of mobile devices than Qualcomm does.
Feb 23, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Holographic capture startup 8i raises $27M Series B led by Time Warner, will launch 3D app Holo this year on Google Tango-compatible devices   —  For the celebrity-obsessed, augmented reality may offer the bizarre opportunity to get closer than ever to pop culture's most recognizable stars and performers.
Feb 13, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Twilio launches Voices for Democracy as part of its Twilio.org program to aid nonprofits by donating or discounting Twilio products   —  While onstage at the 10th annual Crunchies Awards last night, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson talked a bit about a new initiative to connect people with their government representatives.
Feb 8, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Microsoft game-streaming platform Beam comes out of beta with faster video player, Xbox Live sign-in, and redesigned home page   —  Microsoft has been making notable improvements to the experiences on its Twitch competitor, Beam, since it purchased the startup this past August.
Jan 19, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context

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