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

The Ghost Howls

Apple glasses are coming in 2021–2022 and they are incredibly sleek. Apple glasses are coming. This week, the analysts Ming-Chi Kuo has teased that Apple Glasses are coming in 2022 at the earliest (2022–2023 timeline). Apple is really good at selling stuff.

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Oculus Rift to Hit Stores in Europe and Canada from September 20th

Road to VR

Soon you’ll be able to walk into a regular store in Europe and Canada and pick up an Oculus Rift headset, according to a tweet from the company’s CEO Brendan Iribe. Rift hits retail in Europe and Canada Sept 20, in-store Touch demos begin in October.

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Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

VRScout

Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, Apple will be able to continue to keeping their secretive plans to develop self-driving software behind closed doors thanks to virtual reality. News Apple Automotive

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AR+VR Weekly: New HBR enterprise MR data, Apple rebuilding Maps and big news from Niantic

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: Enterprise interest in MR, Apple Vans hit the streets and Pikachu gets more real. Meanwhile, Apple is rebuilding its Apple Maps from the ground up including the use of Apple Vans equipped with LiDAR to scan the world. These maps will come in handy for Apple’s AR efforts.

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How to choose an LBVR product?

The Ghost Howls

VR just passed the thorough of disillusionment and is here to stay thanks to investments in the AR/VR market by Facebook, Google and Apple. The cost appears to be around $90k in the US, Canada, Mexico and Australia. . Today I host a guest post on LBVR by Anton Zaitsev.

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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!

The Ghost Howls

Is Apple partnering with Valve on AR? A report by DigiTimes claims that Apple is partnering with Valve for the production of its AR glasses. But I think that there could be some truth in it , like for instance Apple looking for licensing some patents by Valve on AR glasses.

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Can AR Counteract the ‘Retailpocolypse’?

AR Insider

Selfridges and Apple are great examples of retailers who have combined AR with art to create large-scale in-store installations. While Apple worked with artist Nick Cave to activate an in-store art installation, “ Amass ”, which consumers experienced through the Apple Store app.

Slappy The Ventriloquist Dummy Is Back With A New Christmas AR Experience

VRScout

and Canada. Download the Krikey app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play now to join Slappy in some creepy Christmas festivities. Your least favorite ventriloquist dummy returns in the second installment of Krikey’s Goosebumps 2 AR trilogy.

Augmented Reality Top 8 of 2018

VRScout

Apple CEO Tim Cook enjoyed a private tour of the show in January this year while visiting Toronto. . As a new communications medium, Augmented Reality (AR) is changing the way we consume and share knowledge and how we express ourselves creatively.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

VRScout

One of the more surprising announcements during the presentation, Spatial Anchors serve as a way to share three-dimensional images compatible with Apple’s ARKit as well as Google’s ARCore. Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

The Cree are the largest group of First Nations in Canada with 135 registered bands and over 200,000 members, and they are using the latest technology to help ensure that their traditional language lives on.

Waveguides vs Laser Displays: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

UploadVR

Meanwhile, a small startup in Canada named Thalmic Labs whose most notable prior accomplishment was launching crowd-funded muscle tracking gesture control armband, discretely raised $120M from Intel Capital and Amazon’s Alexa Fund to develop laser to holographic combiner based smartglasses. Not much is known about Apple’s acquisition of Akonia Holographics , but it is clear at this point between hires, acquisitions and IP, that Apple is betting on holographic waveguides.

Bringing the XR World Together at the VR/AR Global Summit, with Executive Director Anne-Marie Enns

XR for Business Podcast

Today’s guest is a great friend of mine, Anne-Marie Enns, the executive producer of the VR/AR Global Summit, coming to Vancouver, Canada, October 31st to November 2nd. Dreamcraft Attractions — who are from Canada, but have never really exhibited in Canada — they do great gaming and attraction based VR, so they’ll be there for the first time.

Exclusive: Here’s How Fantastic Contraption VR Devs Generated More Than $1 Million

UploadVR

The creative puzzler is made by Canada-based game-making couple Sarah and Colin Northway teaming with Radial Games’ Andy Moore, Kimberly Voll and Lindsay Jorgensen with sound by Gord McGladdery.

XR Technologies in Service of the Human Experience, with Voices of VR Podcast's Kent Bye - Part 2

XR for Business Podcast

And then of course, Apple came along and created USDZ. Or in Canada, USDZed. You have Apple, with ARKit. Alan: Well, I think we're we're already in that position where we've got Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Walmart. And then of course, Apple came along and created USDZ. Or in Canada, USDZed. We pick up where we left off, with Part 2 of Alan's interview with Kent Bye, host of the Voices of VR Podcast.

Making AR Focals Functional and Fashionable, with North’s Stefan Alexander

XR for Business Podcast

And you know how annoying it is when people look at their Apple Watch when they're in middle of a conversation, you're talking and then all of a sudden they're looking at their Apple Watch, and they just derailed your whole conversation. It doesn't have front facing cameras -- I don't know, maybe Gen 2 does -- but it's not trying to world map your whole view, it's just-- it's like having an Apple Watch in a more convenient place.

Save Me a Seat in meetingRoom, with Jonny Cosgrove

XR for Business Podcast

And they're expensive bricks, because Apple didn't train him how to use his iPhone; they trained him to use the iPad. Part of why we would have -- not just because my old man, because Apple is such a great job to train people how to use technology -- iPads are a useful part of the day. Canada -- by the way, "cross-province" has become part of my vernacular because we work with so many people in Canada now -- and I think it's also seeing how cultures align so well.

Building the AR OS for Enterprise, with RE'FLEKT's Dirk Schart

XR for Business Podcast

Alan: I live in Canada; we're a country of fast follow. Dirk: That's like the Apple strategy, right? Alan: I agree, and I would punctuate that with the fact that ARKit -- which is Apple's framework for developing AR -- and ARCore -- which is Google's -- majority of the really interesting, robust content that's coming out of ARKit and ARCore is consumer-driven. Yes -- I played a lot around with the Apple pencil.

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Top 29 VR/AR Events, Expos and Conferences to Attend in 2019

VeeR VR

VRTO : Toronto, Canada-based AR and VR expo. FIVARS : Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality is a media festival hosted in Toronto, Canada. WWDC : Apple’s annual developer conference. With VR gaining popularity, the annual conference, expo and festival calendar are filling up quickly. Below you’ll find some of the best events to attend, along with all the important event details.

Equator 360: Unveiling Mysterious Spirits near the Equator

VeeR VR

Besides the traditional distribution platforms and social media channels, Arte will accelerate the publishing of Equator 360 on Apple TV. ARTE, a public Franco-German TV network who co-produced Equator 360, started its journey to VR production in 2013 in Canada.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

Hardware infrastructure and software developer tools from big players like Apple (ARKit) and Facebook (Camera Effects platform) directly contributed to a huge surge in interest in augmented reality. RACE A CHUCKWAGON IN VR BECAUSE, CANADA.

Top 26 VR/AR Events, Expos and Conferences to Attend in 2018

VeeR VR

There are many VR events, conferences, expos and film festivals worth attending, and we've handpicked the best ones with agenda & venue, as well as social media information attached. Give this a read and pick out your favorite ones to visit!

One Part Geek, One Part Chic: XR Fashion with Electric Runway CEO Amanda Cosco

XR for Business Podcast

I mean, obviously, Canada; we have second hand stores and stuff like that. But I think there's going to be a major cultural shift when companies like Apple decide to bring AR glasses to the world and maybe they do it in five years, maybe they do it in two years, we don't know. The technology we talk about on this show is pretty cool, but what's function without form, right?