A new report shows that spending on VR games in 2020 increased 25%, totaling $589M as compared to $471M in 2019. (VRFocus)
Omnivor has raised $2.7M in a seed round. The company's two main products are Holograms for Retail, designed to help businesses sell to consumers remotely, and Live Holographic Telepresence for virtual meetings. (GeekWire)
Looking Glass Portrait's Kickstarter campaign has broken $2M. At time of writing, the total had climbed to nearly $2.29M, with a week still to go. (Kickstarter) Watch the Looking Glass-sponsored AWE Nite here.
AR Insider's ARtillery Intelligence has released a new report predicting that Headworn AR will reach $13.4 B by 2024. (ARInsider)
Cybershoes's Kickstarter campaign to develop Oculus support has concluded, with the final amount raised totaling $98,000. (VRFocus)
DHL is rolling out its AR vision picking program to new sectors and locations across the globe. (FleetOwner)
The VR film "Symphony," produced by the music director of the LA Philharmonic, looks to get young people excited about classical music. (VRScout)
Pokémon Go debuted avatar items from Gucci and North Face available at select PokéStop locations. (Hypebeast)
US Army researchers discover technique for using Augmented Reality to overcome bright lighting conditions (Auganix)
These Mario fans found a power up, combining Mario Kart Live and Lego Super Mario. (Gizmodo)
AR apps like Google Sodar and AR Around Me create software to encourage and support social distancing. (ARPost)
The new update to the Clio App lets you learn history about your surroundings in AR. (HeraldDispatch)
Now that we have successfully escaped 2020, It's time to look forward to 2021! Several top XR publications have compiled lists of all the best XR apps ready to download or coming in 2021.
"The Best VR Games & Apps To Kick Off The New Year" from VRScout.
"VRFocus’ Most Anticipated VR Games Of 2021" from VRFocus
"The 25 Best SteamVR Games And Experiences On Index, Reverb G2 And Vive – Winter 2021" from UploadVR
The Past, Present, and Future of VR: Jan. 10, 8:30 PM EST (Online)
AWE Nite LA: Virtual Production: Jan 11, 6:30 PM PST (Online)
AREA Webinar: Sensing Human Gestures: Jan. 20, 11 AM EST (Online)
7th Wearable Expo: Jan. 20-22 (Tokyo)
AWE Nite DC: XR Goes to the Capitol!: Jan. 26, 5:30 PM EST (Online)
ICVR 2021: Jan 28-29 (New York)