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Realitycheck - Issue #2 👓 Unity Project MARS, Quick Look with Shopify, HoloLens Research Mode, Augmented Reality trends, Startup News & AR Learning Resources

Hey friends, welcome back to Realitycheck, your bi-weekly update on all things augmented-, virtual-,
Realitycheck - Issue #2 👓 Unity Project MARS, Quick Look with Shopify, HoloLens Research Mode, Augmented Reality trends, Startup News & AR Learning Resources
By @juliantreutler • Issue #2 • View online
Hey friends,
welcome back to Realitycheck, your bi-weekly update on all things augmented-, virtual-, mixed- and even cross-reality ;)
Today, we will look at news from Unity with their new project MARS and AR Foundation Tool for cross-toolkit development, see how Shopify uses AR Quick Look to enhance their shopping experience, read about how Microsoft opens HoloLens sensor data with the new ResearchMode Update, hear some news from Facebook, Niantic and MagicLeap, as well as infos from interesting Startups and really cool resources for learning for beginners and more experienced folks.
We hope that you like this issue of Realitycheck and if so would ask you to recommend us to your friends and colleagues.
Thanks for reading and have a good time.

Industry
Unity unveils project MARS for AR development & facial AR for motion capturing
Shopify shows new possibilities for  AR shopping with AR Quick Look on iOS 12
Unity Builds AR Foundation Tool - A bridge between ARKit & ARCore apps
Microsoft opens access to sensor data on the HoloLens with 'Research Mode' update
Magic Leap: Tech specs and demo released, but stays behind the XR communities expectations
AT&T takes stake in AR company Magic Leap at a $6.3B valuation and exclusive distribution deal
Niantic reveals AR platform for multiplayer gaming & interaction with real world objects
Harvard Business Review survey finds significant growth in enterprise deployment of Mixed Reality
Facebook is testing Augmented Reality ads in their news feed
VR Arcades are here to stay
CTA intros its first augmented reality and virtual reality standard
Bank of America sees AR as an additional $8 billion possibility for Apple
Startup news
Octi raises $7.5M to create Augmented Reality that understands human movement
Beyeonics raises $11.5M to further develop AR/VR surgical visualization platform
Penrose Studios raises $10 million for AR/VR entertainment
Learning & Research
Building AR/VR with Javascript and HTML
13 factors to help you price your next AR project
Osso VR Surgical Training Makes Push Into Med Schools
How to wish someone Happy Birthday using Augmented Reality
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