Amazon’s New ‘Sumerian’ Tool Aims to Make Developing Web-based VR Apps Easier

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Amazon today announced a new developer tool at its annual AWS re:Invent that aims to make creating web-based applications for VR/AR and traditional monitors even easier. sample scene using Sumerian, image courtesy Amazon. Amazon Sumerian is now available for preview.

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Amazon’s ‘Sumerian’ Tool Simplifies Web-Based VR Development

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And thanks to Amazon’s new web-based VR app development tool, everyone will. Announced at Amazon’s annual AWS re:invent , Sumerian editor utilizes simplified drag-and-drop mechanics, which allows you to easily create 3D worlds. You can even use the tool to create your own!

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Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. The company’s partnership with Amazon will allow customers to buy Viveport apps directly on the Amazon marketplace. HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc viveport

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Amazon Promises “single-digit latency” for AR/VR Streaming Over 5G with AWS Wavelength

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Last month Amazon quietly announced the ‘Wavelength’ platform as part of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering. Amazon says the platform is made for “latency-sensitive workloads” including AR/VR streaming, game streaming, IoT and more.

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Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App

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Amazon’s AR View lets you see items inside your home. Following in the footsteps of Ikea , Houzz , and Target, Amazon is now the latest retailer to make it easier to buy items from home thanks to AR. The post Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App appeared first on VRScout.

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Amazon Adding Virtual Try-On from L'Oréal's ModiFace to Its Beauty Products

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Now, after Facebook added ModiFace to its AR platform earlier this year, online retail behemoth Amazon is following suit and has agreed to use ModiFace's technology for cosmetics products on its web store.

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You Can Still Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle for $400 on Amazon

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Amazon is likely to correct this sometime today, as every world-wide Amazon site has done so including other official distributors. Oculus Rift on Amazon. Headphone Removal Tool.

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Amazon’s Sumerian Is A Web-Based Development Service For VR/AR Apps

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Amazon revealed its new Web-based AR and VR editor called Sumerian. The new tool looks like it could be aiming to lure away developers from software like Unreal Engine and Unity which are used to make the majority of VR and AR apps currently available. ” Sumerian also takes a note from Unreal’s Blueprints interface, allowing creators with no coding experience to use a visual scripting tool to put together all the logic needed to make the world interactive.

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Snapchat Ships Amazon Visual Search as Its Next Step Forward in AR Evolution

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Snapchat has officially unveiled its Visual Search service for Amazon (teased a month ago), a tool the company began testing on Monday. Now, when the app recognizes a barcode or a matching object, a card for the corresponding product on Amazon will appear on the screen.

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Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App

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The minimal learning curve and easy accessebility through smartphone devices make augmented reality the perfect tool for in-store shopping. The post Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App appeared first on VRScout.

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Discover the Amazon in VR with Conservation International

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Trees stand tall on both sides of the riverbank as I zoom down the Amazon by kayak. He explains that they get their food, medicine, and water from the forest, but that it’s more than just physical sustenance that the Amazon provides. “It

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The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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That was true until a few weeks ago, when I got my hands on a new class of virtual reality 3D creation tools including Google Blocks , Google Tilt Brush , Oculus Medium , Oculus Quill , et al. mtl — for use elsewhere, including other creation tools, 3D engines, VR/AR and 3D printing.

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Tvori’s Christmas Competition Lets You Use VR To Win Amazon Vouchers

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The VR animation app is running a Christmas competition with Amazon vouchers up for grabs. All you need to do is create your own video using the VR tool that, in the developer’s own words, reflects “the spirit of the wonderful Christmas season” You have to shoot your videos with Tvori’s in-app camera tool and footage can’t be any less than 5 seconds. Dreading the inevitable assault on your wallet this Christmas?

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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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Amazon launches Sumerian, a new VR/AR development platform

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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. AWS offers server infrastructure and tools well beyond the scope of typical indie developers, and for this reason, it’s a favorite among enterprises and indies alike.

AR Smart Device Turns Your Favorite Goggles Into A Personal Swim Coach

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” Those interested in upgrading their training regiment can pick their own Vuzix Smart Swim AR device for $499 via Amazon or the official Vuzix website today. Enjoy your favorite TV/film and track your workout stats while you swim.

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AMD’s Roy Taylor on New GPUs, Tools, & Consumer VR Pods

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AMD also announced the least expensive VR-ready PC that meets Vive’s and Oculus’ minimum specifications with the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR for $720 now available on Amazon. The post AMD’s Roy Taylor on New GPUs, Tools, & Consumer VR Pods appeared first on Road to VR.

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‘AR As A Feature’ Is The Best Use Of AR Tech Right Now, And Amazon Gets It

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One of the best examples of “AR as a feature” is Amazon’s addition of “ AR View ” into its main mobile shopping app. By adding the AR as a feature, Amazon was able to create a new layer of value to the shopping experience for its customers, without having them leave the app to open a separate tool. Again, Amazon has done this well by introducing it through the camera icon on the Home Screen.

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Creating VR Content With Zero Coding Skills

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There are tools and platforms that allow the creation of any interactive experience, educational training, or immersive business project without any special skills. Choosing the right tool depends on the level of project you want to build. Image Credit: Amazon.

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

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” 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.

PayPal Sees A Future With AR Glasses

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Companies such as eBay (who owns PayPal) and Alibaba both have VR shops, and box stores like IKEA , Amazon , and other shopping apps allow customers to preview products in AR. News Alibaba Amazon AR AR Commerce AR Patent Augmented Reality eBay IKEA PayPal AR Glasses

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The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

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Exploring how conversational interfaces, like Amazon Alexa, can provide remote audiences with access to an exhibition experience at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The John S. and James L.

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

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Of course, the big AI players like Google (with its custom Tensor Processing Unit chips) and Amazon (which has created an AI chip for its Echo smart speaker) are also creating their own architectures. Navin Chaddha. Contributor. Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield.

With $15M round and 100K tablets sold, reMarkable CEO wants to make tech ‘more human’

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And we were successful, fortunately, when we did our pre-order campaign, because as we found out, we weren’t the only ones who who love this notion of thinking better with the paper tablet, seeing paper as a powerful tool for thinking and for creating. The reMarkable tablet is a strange device in this era of ultra-smart gadgets: A black and white screen meant for reading, writing, and sketching — and nothing more.

Mozilla Hubs Cloud is the foundation of the free metaverse

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As a consultant, I am receiving many requests for remote collaboration tools now during the lockdown, and with my partners Massimiliano Ariani and SIDI , I am also hosting some workshops in VR. Described like this, it sounds similar to a bazillion of other immersive meeting tools.

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Nokia Technologies Partners With Disney To Film The Future of VR

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OZO gives Disney a ready-made tool that’s meant to plug into its existing video production workflow — it doesn’t have to bend over backwards to offer a virtual set tour.

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

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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. Amazon, IKEA, and Wayfair are all using these technologies to bring together the advantages of online shopping with brick and mortar retailing to add value to real-world shopping experiences with a minimal learning curve for both employees and customers.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.17): Apple Glasses are sleek, UE5 rises hype, NVIDIA releases CloudXR SDK, and more!

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After this announcement, the rumors of RTX30 graphics cards for consumers have intensified , and someone hypothesizes a launch in Q3 this year ; NVIDIA Omniverse is a collaborative tool for people working with graphics and rendering. Valve releases Half-Life: Alyx Steam Workshop Tools.

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

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Amazon promises “single-digit latency” XR streaming. Amazon has announced some weeks ago “Wavelength”, a new offering of its AWS services, that should provide “single-digit latency” over 5G networks. It may be a good tool for XR developers.

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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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“The tools and environments that make up Vive Reality System aim to make spatial computing accessible to everyone, wherever their journey into immersive worlds takes them. The most important one has been the one with Mozilla and Amazon for a better use of the Web 3.0

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WebXR Device API Working Draft Published

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WebXR (which builds on earlier work called WebVR) could open up VR and AR development to developers familiar with Web-based tools like Amazon Sumerian , or languages like Javascript. ” The draft is edited by Brandon Jones of Google and Nell Waliczek of Amazon for the Immersive Web Working Group of the W3C. Standards group W3C moved VR and AR on the Web forward this week with the publication of a draft specification.

Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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Traditionally, leading tech vendors have invested in distributed network infrastructure, but many of them (such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft) are adapting to a new paradigm to support localized, persistent, collaborative, shared, multiuser interactions.

Terrifying VR Living Room Shows How Smart Devices Are Manipulating Us

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Computers, voice assistants, smart TVs; all tools utilized on a day-to-day basis by major corporations such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook in order to mine private user data and manipulate consumer behavior. Be warned: your at-home voice assistant is doing more than just listening.

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What I’ve learned at the EBU Digital Media Days 2018

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First of all , I learned a lot from the people talking before and after me : some of them were from EBU or from Amazon and Sky… so, as you can see, we are talking about people that know well what they say and from which I could only learn interesting things. Amazon Sumerian characters.

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How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

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Here on my blog I am experimenting with different income sources (Patreon, Adsense, Amazon Affiliate, Sponsored Posts, etc…). More or less one year ago, we thought about developing a tool to let people prototype in VR, like the Adobe XD of VR.

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AR Briefs: What AR Business Models Are Bearing Fruit?

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Seeing that revenue and doubling down on it, Facebook, Snapchat and a few others are increasingly providing brands with tools to lower barriers for AR lens creation and capability. Amazon Sumerian lowers AR creation barriers. Source: Amazon.

Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

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retailers such as Walmart, Amazon and Newegg, suggesting that VR is finally catching on with consumers. Industry insiders weigh in on the potential impact of the standalone headset.

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