20 Aug 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: Did you hear? Plus, the new Advil and VR for the win
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of August 12

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Welcome to another busy week in AR/VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the biggest news, funding activity, and launch announcements in immersive tech, here are three stories that caught our eye:

Nate Mitchell is the last of Oculus' original co-founders to leave the company. Plus, Snap has dropped its new Spectacles 3 and the Meta lawsuit finally came to a conclusion. 

Meanwhile, a major American medical journal reports that VR can reduce women's pain and anxiety during labor, mentioning one of many recent studies and trials testing VR for pain relief. 

Finally at UCLA, VR was tested against traditional surgical training and won by a whopping 130%! VR for the win.

Funding News

Light Field Lab Raises $28 Million For Huge Holographic Displays (VentureBeat)

Inflight VR secures €4 million to expand its VR entertainment product (EU-Startups)

Launch Announcements

YouTube rolls out its first AR makeup try-on tool with Mac (Next Reality)

No Man's Sky gets major update (GameSpot)

Massless VR Stylus Now Open for Pre-Order (Road to VR)

LBE VR Startup Nomadic Expands Abroad (Nasdaq)

Facebook Opens Spark AR to all Instagrammers (MakeUseOf)

Adobe to launch 3 new apps to let non-coders create 3D and AR worlds (Mashable)

British Airways Announces VR Headsets for First-Class Passengers (arsTechnica)

Event Listings

Tech Inclusion 2019: September 11-12 (San Francisco, CA)

European Women in Games Conference: September 11-12 (London, UK)

EWTS 2019:  September 17-19 (Dallas, TX)

AWE EU 2019: October 17-18 (Munich, Germany) EARLY BIRD SALE ENDS SEPT 1

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