My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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It’s the beginning of 2019, and this means that this is that time of the year when we all make predictions for this year in AR and VR! Jokes apart, what has happened in AR in 2018… and what can you expect to happen in 2019? Predictions for Augmented Reality in 2019. Let’s see how AR can evolve in 2019! At the end of 2019, I expect the Magic Leap World marketplace to feature a decent number of cool apps.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. And how it will be in 2019? Samsung has also teased to be interested in releasing a new AR/VR standalone device. The only exception to this rule seems to be the Samsung Odyssey+, that offers features somewhat comparable to the ones of the Vive Pro, but costs only $500. It’s 2019. 2019 will be the year of the Oculus Quest.

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Chatting With The Recipient Of The SXSW 2019 ‘Best Interactive Experience’ Award

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Most notably, her production studio ( Double Eye ) won the jury award for ‘ Best Interactive Experience ‘ at SXSW 2019. Her first VR creation, Cardboard City , earned an award at the Samsung Gear Indie Milk VR contest in 2016. Runnin’ had its World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2019, but is not currently available in a released form outside of its Sundance and SXSW premieres. News Best Interactive Experience Double Eye Oculus Launch Pad SXSW 2019

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Samsung Files Patent Application For Foldable AR Glasses

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According to a recently published patent application filed by Samsung, the company may be developing a foldable AR headset featuring a built-in display that automatically activates when the device is unfolded. Unlike these existing devices, however, Samsung’s headset will feature a design more similar to that of a conventional pair of sunglasses. The post Samsung Files Patent Application For Foldable AR Glasses appeared first on VRScout.

Your Guide To The Best VR Deals Of Cyber Monday 2019

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For a super cheap entry into the PC VR ecosystem, you can save up to $270 on a Samsung VR headsets through Amazon. The post Your Guide To The Best VR Deals Of Cyber Monday 2019 appeared first on VRScout.

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Samsung Reportedly to Release “multiple AR and VR products” in Coming Months

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Samsung hasn’t really said much about VR since the release of Samsung Odyssey+, the hardware refresh to its Windows Mixed Reality headset that came to market in October 2018. In short: Samsung has more AR/VR products coming down the pipeline. Farshid Fallah, Samsung’s director of developer relations for XR and gaming, took the stage at an AWE panel talk on Thursday to talk a bit about the upcoming AR capabilities for Galaxy S10. Image courtesy Samsung.

Samsung’s New Galaxy S10 Lineup Announced with Gear VR Support

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Samsung today announced its latest and greatest flagship phone lineup, the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. Gear VR, a snap-in smartphone headset, was released initially way back in 2014, but Samsung is continuing to support the product line which has seen several iterations over the years, each offering support for the company’s newer Galaxy phones. SEE ALSO Samsung Launches Odyssey+ Windows VR Headset with "Anti-SDE" Display. Image courtesy Samsung.

Samsung Elevates Galaxy Note 10+ with Depth Camera for 3D Scanning & Augmented Reality Apps

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On Wednesday, Samsung continued the pattern it established with the Galaxy S10 4G smartphone by adding adding a depth-sensing camera to the new Galaxy Note 10+, which gives the device with some interesting augmented reality superpowers. Don't Miss: Everything We Know About Galaxy Note 10 Samsung unveiled both the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ at its customary launch event for the product line, with the Note 10 packing three rear-facing cameras (16MP ultra wide, 12MP wide-angle, and.

HTC is Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Samsung Odyssey Owners

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Now it’s Samsung HMD Odyssey’s turn, as Odyssey owners can get in on the deal. From now until the end of the year, both new and existing Infinity members who own a Samsung Odyssey—and presumably its higher-resolution hardware refresh, Odyssey Plus—will be able to redeem two free months of Viveport Infinity. The post HTC is Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Samsung Odyssey Owners appeared first on Road to VR.

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What’s new in VR for 2019?

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VR Predictions for 2019. Now we turn our attention to 2019. The main bottleneck now is authoring value-added content, and that’s what we think 2019 will be all about. Let’s take a look at our three top predictions for the role of Virtual Reality in 2019: 1. We’d just seen the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive get wide releases, and Gear VR was seeing strong usage thanks in part to Samsung bundling the headset with new phones.

Catch Billie Eilish Live In VR This September On Oculus Venues

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Organized alongside immersive-streaming company Supersphere , fans of the ‘Bad Guy’ and “come out and play” artist can log in to Oculus Venues via their Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, and Samsung Gear VR headsets on September 3rd at 6:30pm PT to catch a live stream of her show in Madrid, Spain. Oculus Venues is available free on Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, and Samsung Gear VR. The ‘Bad Guy’ singer-songwriter will be streaming her upcoming Spain performance.

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Targo Releases VR Documentary On Notre Dame Cathedral

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The Man Behind Notre Dame is streaming now on Samsung VR, Inception VR, Littlstar, CineVR, Veer VR, Oculus Video, and MYTF1VR and can also be seen in 360° video on YouTube and Facebook. News CineVR Facebook Inception VR Littlstar MYTF1VR Oculus Video Samsung VR Veer VR YouTubeTake a closer look at one of histories most treasured cathedrals in this stereoscopic 360-degree experience.

Bigscreen TV Launches With 50+ Channels Of Video Content

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News Bigscreen TV HTC Vive Oculus Go Oculus Quest Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S Samsung GearVR SteamrVR Valve Index Windows Mixed RealityCable just got a modern makeover. First introduced to American homes during the 1940s, television has since become a staple of American life.

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New Samsung VR Headset Design Surfaces in Recent Patents

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Samsung recently filed patents with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) office that shows off a few new designs in what appears to be two fairly similar PC VR headsets.

Samsung Jumps to Head of Mobile AR Class with Galaxy S10 5G & 3D Depth Sensor, Shows Off AR Concept Video

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While augmented reality made more of a cameo appearance during Samsung's official grand unveiling of the Galaxy S10 line-up on Wednesday, it's the company's move into 5G connectivity that has huge implications for AR.

Report: New Oculus ‘Rift S’ Headset to be Revealed at GDC Next Week

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The report said that Facebook/Oculus had decided to cancel a larger ‘Rift 2’ overhaul in favor of a more modest product refresh called the ‘Rift S’ An UploadVR report this evening cites an email sent from Facebook to VR developers which “suggests ‘Rift S’ will be formally revealed at GDC 2019,” the annual Game Developers Conference hosted next week in San Francisco. GDC 2019 News Oculus Rift VR Headset VR Tracking oculus rift oculus rift 2 oculus rift

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What is NEON? Samsung STAR labs tease mystery for 2020

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The group called STAR Labs (Samsung Technology & Advanced Research Labs) teased a product called NEON this week. Archive AI CES CES 2020 Machine Learning mixed reality Samsung virtual reality

AR contact lenses are far away, but a new research is paving their way

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I just know that Samsung has patented some contact lenses incorporating displays but nothing has been done to my knowledge. Some days ago, I found an article on Futurism talking about a university in France able to create the “first smart contact lens” The article also talked about Augmented Reality and the interest of the DARPA for using this product.

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EON Experience Fest 2019 Wraps After 2 Full Days of AVR Technology

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EON Experience Fest 2019 brought with it exciting news and updates from across the Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) industry. Thursday maintained the high-level momentum with featured the likes of Microsoft, Samsung, University of Bologna (UNIBO), HP, and Festo Didactic. The 2019 edition of the annual festival saw hundreds of movers, shakers, and decision-makers from dozens of industries and 24 countries gather at the WorkLife Innovation Hub for the two-day event.

K-Pop Stars from BlackPink Debut New AR Feature on Candy Crush Friends Saga for Samsung Galaxy Note10 & Note10+

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In recent days we've covered the marriage of augmented reality and top-tier music artists. This time, though, the music stars are showing off the tech rather than integrating it into their act. On Tuesday, Lisa and Jisoo, two members of one of the biggest K-Pop groups on the planet, BlackPink, gave gamers a sneak peek at the new AR features in Candy Crush Friends Saga.

Galaxy Note 10 may herald the end of Samsung Gear VR

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It is, however, also arguably one of Samsung most highly-debated models in recent memory. Perhaps in an effort to further distance it from the Galaxy S line, Samsung has changed quite a lot in the Galaxy Note 10. Archive mobile Phones Samsung virtual reality VRThe Galaxy Note 10 is a fine smartphone and example of innovation in the smartphone market. That, unfortunately, has forced it to … Continue reading.

Real-Time Motion Capture Brings David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Back To Life

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Brought to life via a combination of motion capture technology and Unreal Engine, guests at both the party and the weekend event were able to view the digital model on a massive 8K Samsung monitor and interact with the character in real-time. The iconic 70’s character makes an appearance at this year’s Infinity Festival in Hollywood.

Marshmello, Kane Brown Central Park Performance The First To Be Broadcasted Live On TV & In VR

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act can log in to the MelodyVR app—available on iOS, Android, Oculus Go, and Samsung Gear VR devices—and use the platforms ‘Jump Spots’ feature to view the performance in full 360-degrees from multiple perspectives, whether it be the front row, the middle of the crowd, or even on stage side-by-side with Marshmello and Brown themselves! News 360-degree Android Good Morning America iOS Kane Brown Marshmello MelodyVR Oculus Go Samsung Gear VR VR Concert VR Live Stream

Samsung Losing Ground In VR/AR Due To ‘Obsession’ With Foldable Tech

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Company’s like Apple and Meta are leaving Samsung in the virtual dust. According to a new report by The Korea Herald , Samsung is steadily losing its position within the VR/AR space due to its unhealthy “obsession” with foldable smartphone technology.

My Oculus Connect 6 predictions: a glimpse of the XR of the future

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This would also serve to fight Samsung, that is working on an AR/VR standalone headset ; Smartphone-connected AR/MR glasses : thanks to the new Qualcomm Snapdragon reference design, is quite easy to design light AR headsets that connect to your phone, like nReal. The Oculus Connect 6 is approaching. Next week, on 25th and 26th, Oculus will hold its main yearly event , and as always, it will talk about the milestones reached by the company and then it will show future hardware and software.

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Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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HBO meanwhile had launched its first VR apps, HBO NOW VR and HBO GO VR , on Google’s Daydream back in late 2016, but ultimately pulled those services from the platform in January 2019, likely relating to Google’s fading interest in their Android VR initiative. Mobile VR Game News Oculus Go Games Oculus Quest Game Samsung Gear VR Game VR Game VR Video Amazon amazon 360 video amazon prime video vr amazon vr amazon vr video prime 360 video prime video vr prime vr video

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Amazon’s Prime Video VR App Launches On Oculus Quest, Go, And Gear VR

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Beginning today, users on the Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, and Samsung Gear VR can download the Prime Video VR app off of their respective stores and sign in to their Prime accounts, at which point they’ll then have access to the Prime video library, including any subscriptions tied to their account (HBO, Starz, Showtime, etc). Prime Video VR is available to download free on Oculus Quest , Oculus Go , and Samsung Gear VR.

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Enhance Your 360-Degree Video With Rich360

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The Dongdaemoon Design Plaza (aka DDP), on the other hand, incorporated the technology into a 360-degree art exhibition in which guests toured the life of Gansong, a famed art collector specializing in Korean culture, using Samsung Gear VR mobile headsets. Content-optimized 360° video rendering technology could take immersive filmmaking to the next level. South Korean computer graphics and visual technology company KAI Inc.

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Visbit VR Theater App Now Supports 12K Videos

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At this exact moment, you can find the Visbit VR Theater app on Samsung Gear VR, Vive Focus, Oculus Go, both Pico G2 headsets, and Xiaomi Mi. 12K VR video content is now available for Viveport users. As of June 11, developer Visbit has bumped its video stream resolution up from 8K to 12K on its 360-degree video streaming platform, Visbit VR Theater.

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HP, Microsoft, Samsung, and Centro Computer Join EON Reality for Mixed Reality Partner Event

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EON Reality hosted an exciting Mixed Reality partner event, based on future tech with Centro Computer and in collaboration with HP, Microsoft, and Samsung, including a full tour around EON Reality’s immersive showroom and AVR Platform demonstration.

Review: The HP Reverb VR Headset Is Just Shy Of Incredible

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And while the HP Reverb is an impressive upgrade from its various cousins—such as the Samsung Odyssey and Acer AH101—the headset still falls short in several key areas that, unfortunately, keep it just shy of greatness. Comfort and quality collide with the latest Windows Mixed Reality headset.

11 Indie VR Gems You Should Absolutely Consider Playing & Supporting

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Hands-on: Vive Focus Plus Brings 6DOF Controllers, New Lenses & Better Comfort

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We’ve seen Vive Focus using 6DOF controllers a few times before the new version’s public debut at MWC 2019—it was only last month at CES that the company’s hardware partner Chirp Microsystems (now acquired by TDK) was still giving demos of the 6DOF controller dev kit in action, which included two controllers and an external snap-on faceplate studded with the little pinhole-size emitters and receivers for its ultrasonic controller tracking.

Skyworth v901 review: a 4K 3DOF VR headset to watch high-res videos

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Let’s start with the specs set of the Skyworth v901: Display resolution : 3840×2160 (4K), 1920×2160 per eye Display type : LCD Refresh-rate : 72 Hz FOV : 105° IPD Adjustment : none RAM : 4 GB CPU : Samsung Exynos8895 8core 2.5GHz GPU : Mali-G71 MP18 Storage : 64 GB + SD Card slot (up to 256GB) Tracking : None (3DOF) Audio : integrated speakers and microphone.

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Quest Dominated Black Friday Search Volume in the US, Tied PlayStation VR Worldwide

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US search volume, Black Friday weekend 2019 | Data courtesy Google. times Oculus Rift, 5 times HTC Vive, and many times greater than other headsets like Valve Index, Oculus Go, Pimax, and Samsung Odyssey. Worldwide search volume, Black Friday weekend 2019 | Data courtesy Google.

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Waveguide Maker DigiLens Secures Additional Investment by Samsung Ventures

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DigiLens , the Silicon Valley-based waveguide maker, today announced that Samsung’s venture capital group Samsung Ventures is increasing its stake in the company. Samsung Ventures is a partner who fully understands all the different challenges of the XR ecosystem.

What’s New in Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets in Fall 2019?

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First off, some of the early major players like Google, Apple, and Samsung seem to be taking a step back. Google is discontinuing Daydream (more on that below), Apple seems to be focusing most of its efforts on AR, and Samsung is doing very little promotion of Gear VR despite launching a new phone line. The Virtual Reality (VR) landscape is constantly evolving and improving. After a relatively quiet summer — outside of the Oculus Quest release !