Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one. A simple (but misleading) view is that this is a database that will “feed” AR and mixed reality (MR) experiences.

Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Now Support Amazon Alexa, DJI Drones

VRScout

The Alexa built-in certified smart glasses are now available directly through Amazon. “The custom Alexa application developed by Vuzix has been certified by Amazon, paving the way for the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to become an Alexa Built-in smart glasses device,” added Travers.

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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. It is for that reason we use Microsoft’s HoloLens for our KART games.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

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After having written my predictions for virtual reality in 2020 , let’s see what will be the trends for this year in augmented reality. A worker wearing HoloLens 2 (Image by Microsoft). Image by Tommy Palladino/ Next Reality ).

Mojo Vision Is Putting An Augmented Reality Screen On A Contact Lens

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Mojo Vision is revealing a smart contact lens with a tiny built-in display that lets you view augmented reality images on a screen sitting right in front of your eyeballs. Above: The Mojo Lens is a contact lens with an augmented reality display.

Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

TechCrunch VR

” He also pointed out the development over at Amazon, where last month the company announced AWS Wavelength for ultra-low latency 5G computing at the edge, something that will have a direct impact on using and building the next generation of AR and VR headgear.

Facebook Surges in U.S. Patent Rankings Due to Mounting AR Strategy

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patents done by Fairview Research reveals that Facebook has made a significant surge in its year-over-year ranking for patents granted in 2019, something partly owed to its increased number of patents surrounding augmented reality. Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC.

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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Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR.

CES: Rokid unveils AR glasses prototype

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AI and robotics firm Rokid has unveiled a prototype of its planned augmented reality product, Rokid Glass, this week at CES. The company, better known for its home assistant products (that bear similarities in looks and functionality to Amazon’s Alexa Dot and Google’s Home Mini), appears to be making its first foray into the augmented reality space.

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

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft has released more specifications for its upcoming XBOX Series X, and from these data is clearly possible to see that it will be compatible with VR headsets. It is called The Immersive Reality Revolution and I advise you all to buy it now!

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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Microsoft has officially stated that Minecraft Earth , that has been in beta for Android and iOS in carefully selected worldwide locations in the past months, is now ready for its launch. Amazon announces Echo Frames smartglasses. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR vr

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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 (2019.12.09): 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. The status of location-based virtual reality.

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. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR valve vr

Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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In 2016 Microsoft launched HoloLens, the first true 6DoF AR headset available for purchase. In the 90’s he worked on virtual reality for DisneyQuest including Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride. Apple analysis apple ARKit augmented reality

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Apple Mum on AR/VR for iPhone 7, but Here’s How We Know They’re Still Working on It

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It was as far back as 2014 that we spotted apple hiring an ‘App Engineer’ who would “create high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems for prototyping and user testing.”

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

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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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Alex Kipman Nominated for Inventor’s Award

Tech Trends VR

The Brazilian-born inventor gets recognition for his groundbreaking work with the Microsoft Hololens. Kipman started his professional career at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, right after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001.

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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Image by Microsoft). According to Reuters, Microsoft’s executive vice president Harry Shum took the stage at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai and said that the HoloLens 2 will be released sometime in September of this year. It’s the first of September!

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.20): Oculus Go price cut down to $150, Mojo Vision teases AR contact lenses and much more!

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Facebook has permanently cut down the price of the Oculus Go to $150 , the same price that made it sell incredibly well on Amazon during the Cyber Monday. Microsoft admits display problems on HoloLens 2. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR vr

Can AI and AR Be Put Together to Offer a Unique Experience?

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According to CBINSIGHTS , tech giants like Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple (FAMGA) have all been acquiring AI startups aggressively in the last decade. Can Artificial Intelligence Make Augmented Reality More Intelligent? Mobile Augmented Reality.

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Could the 2020s Be the Decade When AR Glasses Replace the Smartphone?

ARPost

Many major tech organizations such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are currently working on different types of smart glasses or headsets which are more affordable and widely available to consumers, which will eventually change how we view and interact with the world around us.

Epson Moverio Brings Scale to Smartglasses

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See Also: The State of Augmented Reality. There was no shortage of interest, but there was a lack of a first-step, turnkey solution,” said Leon Laroue, a technical product manager for augmented reality at Epson. “We What comes to mind when you think of Epson?

Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies will bring opportunities for merchants as consumer adoption grows. If you would like to find out how to leverage VR/AR/MR in your enterprise, Tech Trends offers Virtual Reality Consultancy support.

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Building an Immersive Media Cloud : ROI from MMOWs.

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However, AWS (Amazon’s Cloud), Google Cloud and Microsoft realize the potential there is in using the Cloud for media services. These clouds already host online worlds like Sansar, Second life and with the recent rescue of AltSpace by Microsoft, there’s reason to believe this is where the Cloud giants will be focusing on, next. The Cloud: It’s about ROI.

The Women of AR+VR: Founders

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Presenting 8 women founders in augmented and virtual reality. Jeri Ellsworth co-founded the augmented reality game company castAR in 2013, when there was no phone-based AR and critics of Google Glass were drowning out its enthusiasts.

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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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.28): Valve Index is now available immediately, Oculus and Magic Leap update their devices and much more!

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Amazon Prime Video comes to Oculus mobile devices. Amazon streaming services come to VR. Amazon has selected some cool VR experiences like “Invasion!” If you’re new to VR, you may wonder why Amazon should release a library of mostly 2D videos on VR devices.

AWE EU 2018: The World’s Number One AR and VR Conference and Expo Returns to Munich for Third Year

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MUNICH, Germany, August X, 2018 – AWE (Augmented World Expo) , the world’s #1 augmented and virtual reality conference and expo series, today announced its return to Munich for the third consecutive year. Uncategorized Augmented Reality AWE 2018 ISMAR Virtual Reality

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.

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

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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. This effort is led by Mark Lucovsky, a former Microsoft engineer who co-developed Windows NT.

Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

Robert Scoble

Mark Zuckerberg has been talking a lot about augmented reality and investing a lot, too. ” Facebook already has internal plans for the next five years and most of these new plans, and excitement, are about augmented reality.

Google’s Gradient Ventures Joins $58 Million Investment In AR Startup Mojo Vision

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Mojo Vision , an under-the-radar augmented reality (AR) startup that has yet to reveal exactly what it’s building, announced that it has raised $58 million in a series B round of funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Advantech Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Bold Capital Partners, LG Electronics, Kakao Ventures, and Stanford StartX.

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Is Personal Computing’s Next Conquest Your Face?

AR Insider

Why Facebook and Amazon have joined the race to bring computing to your face. — Facebook and Amazon each discussed computer glasses at launch events this week. Facebook and Amazon executives were 850 miles apart on Wednesday. Microsoft (enterprise) 4.

Magic Leap Could be a Great Strategic Acquisition

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Since Magic Leap’s inception in 2011, there has been great innovation in the technology sector focused in the virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality (MR) space with Magic Leap trying to create a new hardware interface designs.

VRX 2017 Conference Brings an All Star Cast

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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.