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XR News - Issue #8 👓 Mozilla’s Firefox Reality, Microsoft’s $480M Defense Contract, Ericson on 5G technology, Viveport awards

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XR News - Issue #8 👓 Mozilla’s Firefox Reality, Microsoft’s $480M Defense Contract, Ericson on 5G technology, Viveport awards
By @juliantreutler • Issue #8 • View online
Hello XR friends,
and welcome back to the latest issue of XR News, your bi-weekly roundup of the most important trends and developments in Virtual-, Augmented and Mixed-Reality.
Today we have a bunch of interesting topics, featuring Mozilla’s new update to Firefox Reality, Microsoft’s $480M Defense Contract for AR device prototypes, a report from Ericson about the adoption and spread of the new 5G technology, the Viveport awards and again a lot of awesome research being done.
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Industry
Mozilla Updates Firefox Reality With 360 Video and Improved Language Support
Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S. Army with AR Headsets
Ericsson: 5G will go mainstream in 2020
Digi-Capitals Augmented/Virtual Reality Report and Industry Survey
AR Innovator Phiar Raises $3m for its Navigation System
Googles Tilt Brush App Finds Use In Creative Design Processes
Virtual Desktop now mirrors Windows PCs on Oculus Go and Gear VR
Blizzard Is Working On A Warcraft AR Game Inspired By Pokémon GO
HTC 'Shadow VR' is their 'Oculus Quest' Competitor
Events
Submissions now Open for the Third Annual Viveport Developer Awards
Research
To replicate physical objects for virtual reality, just turn on your smartphone
Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions
Transform freeform 2D sketching into 3D Models: Novel method for modeling diverse freeform shapes by drawing intuitive and expressive sparse 2D sketches
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