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I did my expenses in VR and I liked it

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In my own first impressions, I shared how it managed to convince me to give the category a second look — many years after I’d all but given up on VR as […] © 2023 TechCrunch. Meta’s Quest 3 has now been available for over a week, and the reviews have largely praised the updated consumer mixed reality headset.

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Emperia is helping brands like Bloomingdales build shopping experiences in VR

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Does the average person want to shop for apparel in virtual reality (VR)? But not everyone agrees — particularly those who hope to build a business out of VR retail. ” Emperia’s platform offers tools brands can use to create virtual experiences, including stores in VR. Perhaps so.

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Holoride’s in-car VR tech is coming to Audi this summer

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Holoride’s partnership with Terranet, a Swedish ADAS software development company, allows for the VR system’s sensors and software stack to capture and interpret the environment quickly and accurately. Terranet’s VoxelFlow system calculates VR movement based on data points received from the car.

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Sandbox VR expands to new locations globally with $37M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz

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After a challenging year for location-based virtual reality startups due to COVID-19, Sandbox VR , a location-based VR startup, is making a comeback with a plan to expand its operations further across the globe. Sandbox VR aims to be an immersive social experience through a combination of full-body motion capture and VR technologies.

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Loft Dynamics raises $20M to tackle pilot shortage with VR training

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Loft Dynamics , a Swiss startup creating virtual reality (VR) simulation technology for helicopter pilots, has raised $20 million in funding from U.S. H125 VR simulator. Other companies are using VR simulation to tackle similar workforce shortage problems or otherwise enhance existing training programs.

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Medical simulation platform FundamentalVR raises $20M to help surgeons learn through VR

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FundamentalVR , an immersive simulation platform for medical and health care professions, has raised $20 million in a round of funding to “accelerate skill-transfer and surgical proficiency” through virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) applications. Big impact. “This makes the solutions highly scalable and affordable.”

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Hexa raises $20.5M to turn images into 3D objects for VR, AR and more

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But HTC’s focus has increasingly shifted over the years from mobile to VR, and it evidently sees Hexa as aligned with its current — and perhaps even future — lines of business. But he later pivoted the business into a general-purpose tech stack for VR, AR and 3D-model-viewing experiences. So what differentiates Hexa?

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