Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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When I interviewed Kevin Williams , an expert in the LBVR market, he said that there are also some experiments with location-based augmented reality and he mentioned a Japanese arcade AR game called HADO. The Vive Pro Eye just launched by HTC at CES (Image by HTC).

Amazon launches Sumerian, a new VR/AR development platform


Amazon is one of the biggest names in tech, and this doesn’t stop with its status as a storefront. Another way Amazon has made its impact known is through its Amazon Web Services, which serve as a backend for applications worldwide. So when Amazon makes an announcement in this space, everyone pays attention. Applications developed in Sumerian will be compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, iOS (via WebVR) and, eventually, ARCore on Android devices.

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Amazon looks to tackle yet another industry with its new AR/VR development platform.

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Amazon has basically sent many brick and mortar traditions out to the retirement home. Due to the pushes by Amazon, even ancient traditions like going to the store on Black Friday have gone the way of Denver the Last Dinosaur.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.30): Half-Life: Alyx breaks every VR record, HP teases Reverb G2, and more!

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The same day of the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, Hewlett-Packard has announced its new virtual reality headset, the Reverb G2 , made in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve. If you’re interested in these devices, have a look at Amazon and Oculus websites.

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Amazon Wants You to Wake up and Travel with Alexa


Amazon, hoping to replicate the success of its Echo device , is poised to extend its eyes and ears into every part of your life with the launch of new voice-controlled and camera-equipped Alexa devices designed for bedrooms, living rooms and even your car.

Developer Uses VR To Build AR Experiences That Mimic Real-World Physics


However, where as Palmer Luckey explored the possibilities with VR technology, Vermeulen explores the possibilities of augmented reality, and how AR experiences grounded in real-world physics can co-exist with reality. I just want to augment my world.”.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.02): XR2 shows the future of standalones, F8 and GDC canceled and much more!

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The only company not much affected by it is HTC, that manufacturers its headsets in Taiwan and not in Mainland China. HTC Vive releases Cosmos Elite, two models of Vive Pro Eye and creates some confusion. It is called The Immersive Reality Revolution and I advise you all to buy it now!

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

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The winner of this analytics is the Playstation VR, with a revenue share of 30% of the total VR market , compared with Oculus’s 25% and HTC’s 22%. Snapchat is probably the startup that first understood the power of augmented reality, and made it become mainstream.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.30): OC6, Pimax Day, Huawei VR glasses, Minecraft Earth and much more!

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You have to buy base stations and controllers separately from HTC or Valve. Huawei is advertising these glasses as competitors of Oculus Quest and HTC Vive Pro, but don’t get mislead by this. Amazon announces Echo Frames smartglasses.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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But the partnership seems pretty weird : the two companies have very different visions of the world, and it is not clear how they could partner in that, also because they both have their own store (Apple Store and Steam) that for sure they want to take to augmented reality.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.26.11): Half-Life: Alyx revealed, Oculus Link out, XBox not considering VR and much more!

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I am also excited because thanks to the organizers of the VRX event, yesterday I have been able to interview Facebook’s Sean Liu and ask him some questions about Oculus and its vision of Virtual Reality. Rikard Steiber departs HTC. Some satyre on HTC.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.09): Qualcomm XR2 defines the future of XR, Magic Leap having tragic sales, and much more!

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This means that if you employ 4 for tracking, you can still use two for instance for eye-tracking and one for lips tracking; Be able to finally offer passthrough augmented reality with appropriate resolution and framerate. HTC won’t announce anything big at CES.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

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The HTC Vive Cosmos may release soon for €799. We all know that the Vive Cosmos should release very soon since HTC revealed me that the release date would have been in Q3 2019 and Q3 ends at the end of the month. Inverse augmented reality is the best idea we were all waiting for.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.01): HoloLens 2 may come in September, Oculus may commercialize a multiplayer LBVR solution, HP Reverb is back and much more!

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Personally, I praise a lot this initiative : we are in a very complicated moment for virtual reality, where the market is not ready yet for many startups to survive easily, and we should all support each other, helping each other to survive. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR vr

All the most interesting AR and VR news from MWC 2018

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HTC Vive. HTC has maybe been the virtual reality company that has shown the most interesting things at this MWC. From the talk, it is clear that HTC is betting a lot on these new technologies and envisions a future where all of us will wear these devices every day.

Smartphones gain PC-strength VR capabilities via new codec


NGCodec, a company that specializes in developing algorithms, silicon logic and FPGA implementations for cloud video processing, this week announced the availability of their potentially transformative cloud-based encoding technologies via the Amazon AWS Marketplace. “We have worked diligently to bring our advanced video codecs to the Amazon Cloud and to demonstrate the potential for cloud media and virtual reality,” said Oliver Gunasekara, CEO and Co-Founder of NGCodec.

All the most important AR and VR news from Facebook F8

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And not only online on Oculus website, but also on Amazon and Best Buy supermarkets : before the conference, lots of people started posting on Reddit the pictures of the Go being already inside Best Buy shopping centers. augmented reality virtual reality AR f8 facebook oculus vr

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How you (a VR professional) can go through the coronavirus lockdown

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If you don’t have enough of this stuff, Amazon is your friend. I am so glad that I changed my laptop for Christmas: the new one is an i7 with RTX2060 which lets me use virtual reality. We are lucky that we have virtual reality. Greetings from the lockdown!

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The 5 Most Important Announcements from CES 2017 on VR &.


The 5 Most Important Announcements from CES 2017 on VR & AR 1) Intel’s ‘Merged Reality’ Demo Brings Actual Hands Into VR on Oculus Rift Intel demoed 2 things at CES: 1) they demoed Intel’s technology to bring your hands into VR, no controller required, with Intel’s Merged Reality RealSense.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.02): Facebook acquires Beat Games, Valve gets the Index sold-out and is maybe working on Left4Dead VR, and much more!

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More info (Best Black Friday deals) More info (Cyber Monday VR deals) More info (Sales on Oculus Quest games) More info (Other sales on Oculus Quest games) More info (Rift S discounted on Amazon?—?affiliate affiliate link) More info (Quest on Amazon?—?affiliate

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.17): E3 VR, Vive Cosmos reveal and much more!

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The past week has been the week of the E3, and we had an insane amount of news regarding new upcoming Virtual Reality content, especially for the Oculus Quest! Kudos to Upload for having organized this special moment for Virtual Reality fans at E3. Image by HTC).

Upgrading VR Storytelling

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The binaural sound design incorporates original sounds which were recorded on site and atmospheric acoustics developed with original animal voices to create an authentic spatial sound impression of the Amazon region.

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Retailers Exploring New VR And AR Concepts To Drive Sales In 2019


Smart retailers are looking to visualization tools like 3D products, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality as a way to show off more products in less space (or in the customer’s home), which reduces the need for square footage. Think Amazon buying Whole Foods.) Tagged with: Amazon , shopping , walmart Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Retailers Exploring New VR And AR Concepts To Drive Sales In 2019 appeared first on UploadVR.

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Facebook Investing ‘Billions’ Each Year On Hardware, AR Glasses Planned For 2023 With New OS


While it’s obvious that Facebook heavily invests in virtual reality with its Oculus brand, The Information reports that this investment is to the tune of billions per year.

Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR


retailers such as Walmart, Amazon and Newegg, suggesting that VR is finally catching on with consumers. I heard that my daughter and I can hang out in virtual reality together.” Industry insiders weigh in on the potential impact of the standalone headset.

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VRX 2017 Conference Brings an All Star Cast


VRX 2017, one of world’s premier conferences on the subject of business and technology needed for Virtual Reality, announced the first speakers for a two day event. Confirmed speakers are as follows: Rikard Steiber, President Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality, HTC.

AR+VR Weekly: CES news, ODG’s 20 year journey ends & AR+VR’s road to $80 billion

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CES wrapped up its 51st year last week in Vegas with a ton of AR and VR announcements including new hardware from HTC including the HTC Vive Cosmos and HTC Vive Pro Eye, new smart glasses from Nreal, RealMax and Rokid, a VR driving ride from Holoride and more.

AR+VR Weekly: Tim Cook’s AR prediction, Google VR Skates and Toyota’s use of HoloLens

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Tim Cook highlighted augmented reality in a rare TV interview as part of the new series on HBO, Axios. HTC launches Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition ( Engadget ). 8th Wall and Amazon Sumerian join forces to use AR to promote the latest Spider-man movie ( Next Reality ).

VR Weekly Roundup: 7/21 – 7/28


Oculus Rift & HTC Vive users can now play with their desired controllers just like the PSVR version. See the trailer here… 7/24: Amazon’s Prime Video VR was released on the Quest, Go, and Gear VR. Check out Oculus’s official blog post… 7/25: The Firefox Reality VR browser has been updated to fit the Quest’s capabilities. Welcome to the Weekly Roundup for the week of 7/21 – 7/28 presented by PartVR.

AR+VR Weekly: Oculus Go boosts VR numbers, 6D.AI occlusion video and The NY Times Thai Cave experience

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Finally, The NY Times is back with another stellar example of augmented reality storytelling with the use of AR to allow readers to step inside the Thai Cave. XTend raises money to gamify real-life activities with drones and augmented reality ( VR Focus ). Amazon will sell HTC Viveport apps ( Venturebeat ). Amazon updates iPhone app with AR feature to identify small parts ( The Verge ).

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

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In the meantime, even HTC that was safe until now is having troubles in manufacturing the external tracking faceplate , whose release date will be delayed. The system can understand what you are seeing and give you pieces of advice in augmented reality. Today is the day!

7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

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Eye tracking is, in my opinion, a technology that will disrupt completely the VR ecosystem , exactly as room-scale did with the first HTC Vive. It uses eye tracking in various fields and has released a product for Virtual Reality called aGlass. FOV: >110° (adapted to HTC Vive).

AR+VR Weekly: Netflix AR Hack, Vive goes to work & Samsung’s AR Cloud

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Netflix’s international hackathon wrapped up with solutions involving augmented reality and facial recognition. Meanwhile, HTC demonstrated its focus on the enterprise by rolling out hardware and software aimed at this making virtual reality a staple at work.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


The German auto manufacturer evaluates design features in virtual reality before building prototypes in actual reality, using the famous high-quality physics-based rendering power of Unreal for the game engine and using the HTC Vive for the VR hardware.

As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR


Oculus and HTC had been holding details surrounding Rift and Vive launch windows close to the chest, probably because they had delays to announce and need to nail down new plans. First, HTC delays the Vive until April 2016, with plans to show an updated developer kit at CES in January.

Player One is Ready, When Do We Get The Oasis?


Previously, I wrote “ The Social Matrix: How the Cloud Can Activate A Billion Virtual Reality Users ,” a first exploration of cloud VR. The advent of streaming virtual reality over upcoming 5G networks is being taken seriously by every major wireless network provider, and the technology necessary to do it is gathering strength. NGCodec demonstrated VR streaming for the second year at CES, showing sub 10ms latency encoding and decoding to an HTC VIVE.

Your VR and AR Event Guide to Comic-Con 2017


Mira – A mobile-first augmented reality company that makes premium AR experiences available to everyone. Exit Reality – A creator of pop-up VR experiences, their VR Cubes allow for instant virtual arcade fun.