Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

Road to VR

Simply tap the camera in the Amazon app and then tap ‘AR View’ to browse products in AR—containing everything from chairs to teapots. Amazon’s ‘AR View’ is exclusive to iPhones for now. Some of our articles feature Amazon affiliate links.

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This App Lets You Control Your Smarthome Lights via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Voice-activated digital assistants from Amazon, Apple, and Google currently have the upper hand for home automation integrations, but a new augmented reality mobile app promises to give homeowners and renters visual control over their connected appliances.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

The Ghost Howls

After having written my predictions for virtual reality in 2020 , let’s see what will be the trends for this year in augmented reality. Let me be very honest: I’m not expecting that much from this year in augmented reality.

Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

Road to VR

Samsung has partnered with EarthX to debut a dozen immersive short films on the Samsung XR video platform from environmentally-focused filmmakers. Samsung XR is Samsung’s immersive video platform, and home to more than 10,000 videos. Image courtesy Samsung, EarthXR.

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

TechCrunch VR

Other investors include Expa, Lerer Hippeau, Leaders Fund, Samsung NEXT and Andy Hertzfeld (of Macintosh fame). Given its position with developers, if Amazon is getting into the mix, you know something is up, he added.

Lenovo Mirage AR Headset Returns with New Marvel Game & 6DOF Controllers

Road to VR

The headset itself supports a wide array of flagship phones including: iPhone X series, iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone 7/Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 series, Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, S7 series, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z, LG G6.

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

Road to VR

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. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. An analysis of U.S.

Web-Based Augmented Reality for E-Commerce, with Seek's Jon Cheney

XR for Business Podcast

Getting started in AR marketing and virtual try-ons can be tricky for enterprise, especially if -- like Walmart or Amazon -- you've got hundreds of thousands of products to model and host. They're a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands. We wanted to make augmented reality easier to find and access, and make this a technology that was more accessible. You don't have to download the Amazon app, or the IKEA app, or whatever.

Web-Based Augmented Reality for E-Commerce, with Seek’s Jon Cheney

XR for Business Podcast

Getting started in AR marketing and virtual try-ons can be tricky for enterprise, especially if — like Walmart or Amazon — you’ve got hundreds of thousands of products to model and host. They’re a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands. We wanted to make augmented reality easier to find and access, and make this a technology that was more accessible. Alan: Amazon’s got 1.4

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.

Cats and VR

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.

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!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Samsung). Anyway, officially, both Samsung and Oculus have continued at least to support it. But at the presentation of the latest Samsung Note 10, for the first time after the Note 4, Samsung has dropped support for Gear VR in its latest flagship device.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.03): VR adoption is rising, Lynx teases new MR headset and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Lynx will unveil today its mixed reality headset. Last week, out of nowhere, the startup Lynx came out from stealth, announcing that today (February, 3rd), it will reveal its innovative standalone mixed reality headset. Amazon promises “single-digit latency” XR streaming.

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All the most interesting AR and VR news from MWC 2018

The Ghost Howls

HTC has maybe been the virtual reality company that has shown the most interesting things at this MWC. Samsung S9. Samsung has released its new flagship phone: the Samsung Galaxy S9. The beautiful Samsung Galaxy S9, in all its colors.

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

Road to VR

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

The Ghost Howls

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. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR vr

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

AWE Blog

In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Netflix AR Hack, Vive goes to work and Samsung’s AR Cloud. Amazon adds augmented reality to app for Black Friday ( VR Focus ).

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

AllThingsVR

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!

The Ghost Howls

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

10 super-cheap VR headsets you should try right now

Hypergrid Business

Virtual reality is still in its very very very early stages. Here are ten super cheap virtual reality headsets that are still pretty good. It normally sells for around $25, though it’s on sale now at Amazon for $22. 9 on Amazon. on Amazon , fits any phone from 4.5

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

UploadVR

Samsung starts off the month debuting its VR Internet browser for Gear VR, becoming the first to offer a VR browser. The money is said to help in manufacturing and launching the secretive augmented reality company’s first product.

Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

EnterpriseWear

This year was going to be the year of augmented reality, but by the end of 2018 market analysts were pointing to 2020 or 2021 as the “golden year” of AR. Read on for a recap of the major developments that took place in 2018: Enterprises that made the news for using wearables: In 2018, major retailers got more serious about XR in hopes of competing with Amazon and improving the shopping experience.

AWE EU 2018 Agenda Announced: First Look at the Key Trends Shaping AR and VR

AWE Blog

MUNICH, August X, 2017 – AWE (Augmented World Expo), Europe’s #1 conference and expo dedicated to the augmented and virtual reality industry, today announced the details of AWE EU 2018, including exhibitors, sponsors, programs and networking activities.

Making a Pair of Ray-Bans Act Like a HoloLens x50 with Edge Computing, with Verizon's TJ Vitolo

XR for Business Podcast

In his position, he’s able to work to make that dream a forthcoming reality by developing the technology that will make 5G possible. Recently, TJ and his team launched AR Designer, the world's first streaming-based AR tool kit that allows brands and developers to quickly and easily create augmented reality experiences, with no technical expertise. And our team manages the technical-- technology side of virtual reality.

Making a Pair of Ray-Bans Act Like a HoloLens x50 with Edge Computing, with Verizon's TJ Vitilo

XR for Business Podcast

In his position, he’s able to work to make that dream a forthcoming reality by developing the technology that will make 5G possible. Recently, TJ and his team launched AR Designer, the world's first streaming-based AR tool kit that allows brands and developers to quickly and easily create augmented reality experiences, with no technical expertise. And our team manages the technical-- technology side of virtual reality.

The Down-Low on What You Need to Know (to be competitive in the XR field), with SuperData's Carter Rogers.

XR for Business Podcast

He creates and oversees interactive reports and segments, including virtual and augmented reality, eSports, mobile games, and he's really amazing at pulling together all the data that businesses are using to make real business decisions, on where to invest their capital. But we since branched out to cover other areas, like eSports, game streaming, and of course, augmented/virtual/mixed reality. We also put out reports on things like augmented reality marketing.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

In addition to Netflix, HBO, and YouTube, Daydream also has the Hulu VR and Google Play Movies & TV apps – making Google Daydream’s video content quite impressive (as a sidenote, when is Amazon going to release a VR viewing app to stream their flat content???).

The Pain of Empty Space, with SpatialFirst Co-Founder Emily Olman

XR for Business Podcast

Prior to this, Emily founded Hopscotch Interactive, a 3D VR marketing service company, to accelerate the adoption of new media and technology for property marketing using reality capture. And so the work that folks have been doing for decades in immersive technologies and virtual reality has really led to what's enabled me to move from my passion for reality capture into creating a new interface and to be involved with very emerging technologies such as spatial computing.

VR for HR: Learning How to Tell Stories in XR, with BODYSWAPS’ Christophe Mallet

XR for Business Podcast

He’s worked with a variety of global clients, including Adidas, Samsung, Ernst and Young, Save the Children, Sony, IKEA, KPMG, Nokia, and the list goes on. And that’s honed our skills in what it means to tell a story in virtual reality, versus other mediums — such as cinema. But your reality is also about the people who are part of that reality. And so the question is, can we use virtual reality as a solution to have the best of both worlds?

VR for HR: Learning How to Tell Stories in XR, with BODYSWAPS' Christophe Mallet

XR for Business Podcast

He's worked with a variety of global clients, including Adidas, Samsung, Ernst and Young, Save the Children, Sony, IKEA, KPMG, Nokia, and the list goes on. And that's honed our skills in what it means to tell a story in virtual reality, versus other mediums -- such as cinema. But your reality is also about the people who are part of that reality. And so the question is, can we use virtual reality as a solution to have the best of both worlds?

Reaching for the Clouds with 6D.ai’s Matt Miesnieks

XR for Business Podcast

He’s built AR system prototypes for Samsung, and had long executive and technical careers in mobile software infrastructure before jumping into AR back in 2009. In his career, he’s been the director of product development of Samsung for VR and AR research and development, co-founder and CEO of Dekko, that created the first mobile holographic and mixed reality platform for iOS, 3D computer vision, and slam tracking. You can mess around with Amazon Sumerian.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Officially Announced

VRWorld

and deep learning, virtual reality and self driving vehicles. GTC is the largest event of the year for developers, data scientists and executives in the fields of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and self-driving cars. Topics include deep learning and AI, data center and cloud computing, analytics, healthcare, self-driving and AI cars, life sciences, defense, virtual and augmented reality, computer and machine vision, smart cities, robotics and IoT.

Three Decades of Medical VR, with Stanford's Dr. Walter Greenleaf

XR for Business Podcast

With over three decades of research and development experience in the field of digital medicine and medical virtual reality technology, Walter is considered the leading authority in the field of working in this industry, and he's been doing this for 33 years. You know, one of them, one that stands out the most to me is being able to use virtual reality to treat lazy eye or strabismus. But now we have better systems that I can order on Amazon.