8 Jul 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: Stranger Things, Virtual Fashion & Hacking Reality
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of July 8

Image Source: Netflix


It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the biggest AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are four stories you need to know: Stranger Things, virtual fashion, and hacking reality 

Raise your hand if you binge-watched Season 3 of Netflix's Stranger Things this past weekend! An intriguing AR game with clues to unravel in the real world and a larger conspiracy for fans to uncover began on July 5. You can join through July 10!

Meanwhile, Elle Magazine featured an article about virtual fashion, featuring Norwegian startup Carlings and Amsterdam-based The Fabricant. Is it only a matter of time before a luxury brand releases a completely digital collection?

Finally, security researchers Alex Radocea and Philip Pettersson found vulnerabilities in popular VR platforms Steam VR, VRChat and High Fidelity, showing that VR developers still have a ways to go to secure their users. 

Funding News

Nordic XR-company Bublar Group Acquires Finnish Augmented Reality Pioneer Sayduck (Yahoo Finance)

Launch Announcements

LG Plus to launch 5G-based cloud VR game service (Korea Times)

Disney's biennial D23 Expo will feature a VR Theatre experience (VR Scout)

New 'Extended Edition' of Pioneering VR Demo 'Waltz of the Wizard' to Launch July 10 (Road to VR)

WeChat rolls out AR effects; first WeChat mini program is an Armani cosmetics app (KrASIA)

Madcap Social VR Party Game 'RADtv' Resurfaces with August Launch Date (Road to VR)

Valve Releases Then Removes Valve Index CAD Models Meant For Developers (VR Scout)

Morison Hotel Gallery Launches New Augmented Reality App to Help Owners Curate Artwork (Globe St)

Event Listings

SIGGRAPH 2019: July 28-August 1 (Los Angeles, CA)

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

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

AWE EU 2019: October 17-18 (Munich, Germany)

Share This Article