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Report: Google Acquires Light-field Company Lytro in Employee Hiring Move

Road to VR

Lytro, the company that pivoted to enterprise-focused applications of its light-field technology after leaving its commercial business, is shutting down amidst a reported acquisition by Google. The post Report: Google Acquires Light-field Company Lytro in Employee Hiring Move appeared first on Road to VR.

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Will 3D Cities Unlock Immersive Experiences?

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I n 2006, I attended a launch event in San Francisco for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D. It let you essentially fly around a city, sort of like Google Earth but in three dimensions. In fairness, Google Earth offers 3D features. And Google Earth VR , lets users fly around cities in strikingly immersive ways. Force Multiplier.

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Boris Johnson Left His Cell Phone Number on the Internet for 15 Years, Screened Our Call :(

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The British gossip site Popbitch used a sophisticated hacking tool called Google and discovered his direct cell line at the bottom of a 2006… Read more. Boris Johnson, British prime minister who’s been passing out his deets like a sloppy rando at last call, has left his personal cell phone number online for the past 15 years.

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BRCvr to Host Day Long Film Festival of Burning Man Documentaries

ARPost

Finally, TV Free Burning Man presents the story of how TV executive producer and long-time burner, Justin Gunn, painstakingly covered the festival in groundbreaking ways between 2006 and 2008. The film festival is free and links are available at the event website linked above, but attendees are encouraged to register via a Google Form.

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Will 3D Cities Unlock Immersive Experiences?

ARVR

In 2006, I attended a launch event in San Francisco for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D. It let you essentially fly around a city, sort of like Google Earth but in three dimensions. In fairness, Google Earth offers 3D features. And Google Earth VR , lets users fly around cities in strikingly immersive ways.

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Building Augmented Reality for the Web: Which Platform is the Best?

ARVR

MUSE Museum AR Experience on a mobile application Finding the best platform for your WebAR project Introduction I have been building Augmented reality apps since 2006, and I have worked with various systems: PC, Mobile, Adobe Flash FlarToolkit, Depth sensors, RGB Sensors, Magicleap, Microsoft Hololens, Google Tango andARCore, and Apple AR Kit.

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Microsoft’s Meandering XR Strategy Could Lead to Another Zune Moment

Road to VR

Microsoft released the first-gen Zune in 2006, an MP3 player that looked to compete with Apple’s largely dominant line of iPods. Azure Cloud Platform competes alongside AWS and Google Cloud. Could we be in for another ‘Zune moment’? If Microsoft goes in half-cocked, maybe. Breaking the Zune Curse?

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