26 Aug 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: Huawei Glasses, Top Jobs in 2040, and VR Music Videos
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of August 19

Image Source: Next Reality News


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:

Rumors are circulating (as they always do) that Huawei is getting ready to launch AR glasses. The company has filed 2 patents for devices named Huawei AR Glass and Huawei VR Glass. 

Meanwhile, a new study by BAE Systems predicts that the top jobs in 2040 will involve virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and robotics. 

Finally, imagine what music videos will be like with volumetric capture. Dimension Studios is one of three studios using Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture. 

Funding News

Munich-based AR startup eyecandylab raises 1.35M seed round (EU-Startups)

Y Combinator bets on Ramen VR, a team building a cyberpunk anime MMO (TechCrunch)

Launch Announcements

Terra Virtual announces integration of WAX blockchain to trade virtual items (Silicon Angle)

Data61 launches mixed reality lab (Computerworld)

WITHIN reveals voice-activated immersive readng experiences for dealing with bullies (VRScout)

CGTrader Partners with IKAR and Magic Leap for B2B AR Experiences (AR Post)

'Groundhog Day VR' to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Trailer Here (Road to VR)

Bentley Releases Augmented Reality App for its Concept Car (Next Reality)

USA TODAY Adds AR Section to Mobile App (USA TODAY)

London's Otherworld VR Arcade Opens to the General Public (VR Scout)

Google AI team unveils its latest approach to hand and finger tracking (Next Reality)

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)

Crypto Games Conference: October 10-11 (Kyiv, Ukraine)

AWE EU 2019: October 17-18 (Munich, Germany) EARLY BIRD SALE ENDS SEPT 6

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