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  • UX Conference Boston Announced (Jul 15 - Jul 19)
    on December 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    In-depth, full-day courses, teaching user experience best practices for successful design. Conference focus on long-lasting skills for UX professionals. July 15-19, 2019. […]

  • Optimize the Performance of a Vue App with Async...
    by Michiel Mulders on April 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Single-page applications sometimes cop a little flack for their slow initial load. This is because traditionally, the server will send a large bundle of JavaScript to the client, which must be downloaded and parsed before anything is displayed on the screen. As you can imagine, as your app grows in […]

  • Facebook Is Developing An AI Assistant For Oculus...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Which has the better ring to it, “Hey, Oculus?” or “Okay, Oculus”? I’m asking because Facebook’s VR headsets could soon have an AI voice assistant of their own. CNBC first reported that the social networking giant was building a new voice assistant to work across […]

  • Latest Valve Index Controller Firmware Brings...
    by David Heaney on April 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Those lucky enough to have their hands on Valve’s upcoming VR controllers are reporting noticeably better finger tracking thanks to a new firmware update released yesterday. The changelog reads: Finger tracking: This update adds logic for detecting and adapting to a wider range of hand sizes […]

  • This Awesome Labo VR Zelda Mod Comes Complete...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Thought you were excited about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in VR? Us too, but probably not as much as Jeramey Polcyn. He’ll be playing it like this: In less than a week since the launch of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, Polcyn has created an awesome mod for the device. It’s a […]

  • Acron Is A New Multiplayer VR Game From The...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Not long after the release of Angry Birds VR on several platforms, developer Resolution Games is back. It’s fair to say its latest project, Acron, is a fair bit different to its previous work. Acron is a multiplayer VR game in which players face off against others outside of the headset. The […]

  • CreativeXR Funds 20 UK Studios Working On New...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    A few months back CreativeXR launched its second year of funding opportunities for UK studios. The initiative, put together by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, was looking for teams working on experiential VR and AR projects. This week, the programme revealed the 2019 recipients. […]

  • How to Build a Sales Funnel with Vue.js
    by Michael Wanyoike on April 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    A sales funnel is an online marketing tool that is built and designed to capture leads from traffic and convert them into customers. They tend to convert 20% to 50% higher than ordinary web pages. A sales funnel typically consists of opt-in pages, order forms, shopping carts, checkout pages and […]

  • ‘Rhythm Violence’ Classic Thumper Is Coming...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 17, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Another VR favorite is on its way to Oculus Quest soon. Thumper from Drool will be launching on the platform this year. Thumper is described as a ‘rhythm violence’ game, which is a pretty apt summary. In the game you play as space beetle (yes really) and speed down a course. You need to […]

  • Casual Titles Angry Birds VR, Fruit Ninja VR,...
    by David Heaney on April 17, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Casual VR titles Angry Birds VR, Fruit Ninja, RUSH And Bait! are coming to the upcoming Oculus Quest $399 standalone headset. These four accessible titles could be perfect for demoing your Quest or just short play sessions: Angry Birds VR The popular mobile game franchise Angry Birds came to PC VR […]

  • MyndVR Rolls Out Improved VR For The Elderly On...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Nearly two years ago to the day we first wrote about MyndVR. It’s a VR platform designed for use by elderly people, giving them a raft of content to enjoy, like a Frank Sinatra tribute show. This week, though, MyndVR is expanding its mission with the help of HTC. The company is now rolling […]

  • Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ VR Painting App Is...
    by David Heaney on April 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Google’s VR painting app Tilt Brush is coming to the upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset. It will be a launch title. Google have enabled cross-buy for Tilt Brush, so if you own it already on the Oculus Rift store you already own it for Quest. Tilt Brush was a launch title for the HTC […]

  • N1NE: The Splintered Mind Is Essentially Blade...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Blade Runner is one of those cultural touchstones that’s clearly made a big impact on lots of VR developers. It’s even had a few VR apps of its own. But Melbourne-based OD1N Studios seems to essentially be making its own Blade Runner VR game, and it looks great. N1NE: The Splintered […]

  • Here’s The First Trailer For Dan Carlin’s...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    One of the VR highlights for VR at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival will undoubtedly be War Remains. This historical VR app is presented by Dan Carlin, best known for the Hardcore History podcast. Ahead of its debut at the festival, though, we have the first trailer for it. War Remains takes […]

  • 3 Ways To Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral In VR
    by David Heaney on April 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    The beautiful medieval Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris suffered a devastating fire yesterday during renovations. The spire and most of the roof were unfortunately lost- but luckily the rest of the building remains intact. President Macron has vowed to rebuild and restore the beloved cathedral. But […]

  • Our Official UploadVR Discord Is Now Live
    by Tatjana Vejnovic on April 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Join our Discord to talk about all things AR/VR/MR, and be in the know of any awesome UploadVR announcements! The post Our Official UploadVR Discord Is Now Live appeared first on UploadVR. […]

  • Oculus Quest Preorders Accidentally Went Live On...
    by David Heaney on April 16, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    UPDATE: Facebook told us that Amazon launched preorders accidentally. Preorders for Oculus Quest have not begun. The Amazon listing has now been taken down. However, Facebook told us the £499 (US $499) pricing for the 128GB model is correct. ORIGINAL ARTICLE BEFORE UPDATE: Live in the United […]

  • Hands-On: Robo Recall Hits Quest Like A Robot Arm...
    by Andi Hamilton on April 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    There’s a considerable gap in the VR market that the new Oculus Quest – set for a Spring release at $399 – is looking to fill. Designed for people who want a headset geared towards a gaming experience but lacking the high-end PC and are unwilling to part with a hefty chunk of […]

  • Check Out The First Trailer For Doctor Who’s...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Just ahead of next week’s Tribeca Film Festival the first trailer for Doctor Who’s animated VR episode is here. Announced earlier this year, Doctor Who: The Runaway is an interactive short set to debut at Tribeca. It stars current Doctor Jodie Whittaker. At the start of the experience, […]

  • The Next PlayStation Supports PSVR, Sony Confirms
    by Jamie Feltham on April 16, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Sony has just confirmed that its current PSVR headset will be compatible with the next PlayStation console. The company revealed as much in a new article in Wired. Mark Cerny, the system architect behind the PS4, confirmed that the company is working on a next-generation PlayStation. It’s not […]

  • Nintendo Releases First Zelda: Breath of the Wild...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 16, 2019 at 11:48 am

    We’ve been toying around with Nintendo Labo VR for a weekend now and it’s a fun piece of kit. But we’d be lying if we didn’t say we were more excited to jump into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild VR with the headset. To whet our appetites, Nintendo’s just […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to npm — the Node Package...
    by Michael Wanyoike on April 16, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Node.js makes it possible to write applications in JavaScript on the server. It's built on the V8 JavaScript runtime and written in C++ — so it's fast. Originally, it was intended as a server environment for applications, but developers started using it to create tools to aid them in local […]

  • Nintendo Labo VR Is A Creaky Headset That May...
    by Jamie Feltham on April 15, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    I remember the first time I showed my PSVR to a 10-year-old. Or, more specifically, I remember the deafening crack I heard when he tried to yank the headset’s visor forward without pushing in the button to move it. I remember biting my lip with anxiety as he threatened to smash a Move […]

  • 9 Helpful Tools for React Development
    by Camilo Reyes on April 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    This article was created in partnership with Sencha. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. React is a collection of tools and libraries that are independent of each other, which can be daunting for React developers with a job to do. The many tools grants plenty of […]

  • New Arizona Sunshine: Rampage Experience Coming...
    by David Heaney on April 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    A new title based on the Arizona Sunshine VR franchise is coming to Nomadic VR arcades. Nomadic is a new location-based VR company founded last year. Their main location is in Orlando, Florida. The Arizona Sunshine franchise began with the original game for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer PC […]

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