The XR Week Peek (2020.09.28): The debate on Facebook continues, Microsoft acquires Zenimax, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The game is very different from its predecessor, and it is less a realistic combat simulator and more an adrenaline multiplayer game, like Unreal Tournament or Quake Arena. Magic Leap may partner with AWS. Happy Autumn everyone!

The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

The Ghost Howls

And all of this comes in a period when other partnerships between tech giants are happening: remember that some weeks ago, Microsoft closed its streaming service Mixer and allied with Facebook Gaming to fight the quasi-monopoly of (Amazon-owned) Twitch.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.08.24): Facebook login gets imposed on Quest and the community riots, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Someone invokes saviors like Google and Amazon, but even if they managed to succeed, they are other data-harvesting companies , so in any case, we are f**ked. Apple threatens future support in Unreal Engine.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.12): Quest 2 is launching, dogs use AR, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Unreal Engine and Photoshop), as it happens in Google Docs when many people edit the same document at the same time. Lidar sensors make this possible and it feels like magic. We are all waiting for the Quest 2 to arrive in our inboxes and we are all pretty excited about it!

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

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. Iger also said he spends his Tuesday afternoons wearing a some kind of head-mounted device at the Disney engineering lab (prompting speculation that he’s referencing their partnership with Magic Leap , which was announced back in June).

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. In another scenario, we may see game engines dominant, like Unity or Unreal. Magic Leap are the highest-profile, with both a device and a platform, and more recent entrants include Ubiquity6, AIReal and Placenote.

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

It isn’t alone, we know of many companies that are spending billions on same, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, Magic Leap, Huawei, and others. You can see this in today’s AR products (and despite what Microsoft or Magic Leap call their devices, they really are augmented reality devices that you wear on your face). Literally everyone in the industry other than Magic Leap and Apple uses Qualcomm’s spatial computing tech stack).

Lighting the Torch for In-App AR Development, with TORCH’s Paul Reynolds

XR for Business Podcast

In 2013, after 10 years of creating video games, he joined Magic Leap where he was promoted to senior director, overseeing content and SDK teams. ” So, in our world, Unity — and let’s not just pick on Unity all the time, you know, there’s Unreal.

Lighting the Torch for In-App AR Development, with TORCH's Paul Reynolds

XR for Business Podcast

In 2013, after 10 years of creating video games, he joined Magic Leap where he was promoted to senior director, overseeing content and SDK teams. At Magic Leap, Paul recognized the lack of accessible tools for non-game developers that was hindering widespread adoption of immersive and spatial computing technologies. So, in our world, Unity -- and let's not just pick on Unity all the time, you know, there's Unreal. You were Magic Leap before.

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

The Cyberverse is very similar to the Magicverse by Magic Leap and is a system that employs the AR Cloud, mixing the real and the virtual world, and that uses AI for object recognition, uses localization, fast network and all this fancy stuff. Unreal Engine is adding Vulkan support for Oculus Quest and Unity fill follow later on this year. Amazon thinks using AR for its delivery agents. Next week my blog will turn 3 years old! I am so excited.

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

XR for Business Podcast

The reason the company was started was because, like I said, all these use cases were so obvious, especially after being in the space for a long time, that I saw all this amazing commercial potential that was only being unrealized because the technology wasn’t good enough. 6D.ai

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Getting Fit with a VR Toolkit, and Other XR Tips with VRd?j?’s Michael Eichenseer

XR for Business Podcast

Amazon Sumerian. I’ve got to try this thing called Vasco, which is a scent machine that mounts to the bottom of your VR headset that you can program — so, you program in Unity or Unreal. We’re not tied to Magic Leap.

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XR Podcast Hosts Unite, with Voices of VR Podcast's Kent Bye - Part 1

XR for Business Podcast

We've got AR platforms being hosted by Amazon, by Facebook, by Snapchat, where you can develop your own AR lenses. Both the Hololens 2 and the Magic Leap are shipping with eye tracking. And for anybody who's doing serious applications, I would definitely recommend them to do Unity or Unreal, but to also keep an eye on what's happening in the OpenWeb space, because it's going to be a huge part.

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

XR for Business Podcast

The reason the company was started was because, like I said, all these use cases were so obvious, especially after being in the space for a long time, that I saw all this amazing commercial potential that was only being unrealized because the technology wasn’t good enough. And if you can maintain that sense of illusion and make it really compelling, people just get incredibly absorbed because it is… it becomes magic. You can mess around with Amazon Sumerian. 6D.ai

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Getting Fit with a VR Toolkit, and Other XR Tips with VRd?j?'s Michael Eichenseer

XR for Business Podcast

Amazon Sumerian. I've got to try this thing called Vasco, which is a scent machine that mounts to the bottom of your VR headset that you can program -- so, you program in Unity or Unreal. We're not tied to Magic Leap. We talk a lot about the business use cases of XR on this podcast, but any good business comes with a great fitness plan or exercise room. XR is no different, and VRd?j?

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XR Podcast Hosts Unite, with Voices of VR Podcast’s Kent Bye – Part 1

XR for Business Podcast

We’ve got AR platforms being hosted by Amazon, by Facebook, by Snapchat, where you can develop your own AR lenses. Both the Hololens 2 and the Magic Leap are shipping with eye tracking. And for anybody who’s doing serious applications, I would definitely recommend them to do Unity or Unreal, but to also keep an eye on what’s happening in the OpenWeb space, because it’s going to be a huge part.

The XR Week Peek (2021.05.24): Snap releases new Spectacles AR glasses, Quest releases runtime v29, and more!

The Ghost Howls

It feels like magic. Quest 2 recalled from Amazon EU for skin irritation issue. Facebook is working with Amazon to solve all the bureaucratic stuff and we hope that sales can start again soon. Welcome to my weekly appointment with the best AR VR news!

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