Eye-tracking is a Game Changer for VR That Goes Far Beyond Foveated Rendering

Road to VR

Eye-tracking—the ability to quickly and precisely measure the direction a user is looking while inside of a VR headset—is often talked about within the context of foveated rendering, with the hopes that it could reduce the performance requirements of VR.

Magic Leap One first impressions review: it’s not a leap, but a step

The Ghost Howls

I thought it would have taken me a lot before I would be able to try the Magic Leap One , but luckily this has not been the case. At a certain point, I asked him: “oh, you said me that you have tried Magic Leap… how is it?” Magic Leap One is cool to wear.

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

The Ghost Howls

We are in the days of the Magic Leap hype : developers that have bought it are posting videos everywhere and every one of us is trying to understand if the device is valuable or not. So, here you are my editorial regarding Magic Leap. A girl wearing Magic Leap.

What Magic Leap One And Facebook’s Half Dome Have In Common

UploadVR

iFixit revealed a full teardown of Magic Leap One Creator Edition recently along with some long-awaited clarity about how the system operates. This makes Magic Leap One a fixed multifocal display. Optics And Eye Strain.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

UploadVR

In spite of the fact we’re joking around and playing Angry Birds on Magic Leap, the whole thing feels very grown up, in the sense that these guys are in this for the long haul, and so, they reckon, is the business of making Mixed Reality. AR HoloLens Magic Leap

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap has just organized its first developers’ event, dubbed “L.E.A.P.Magic Leap availability. Finally Magic Leap will be available in almost all the United States. Magic Leap has unveiled the roadmap for the next months.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion. You may ask why I’m adding Leap Motion here. Magic Leap.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

Tech Trends VR

In spite of the fact we’re joking around and playing Angry Birds on Magic Leap, the whole thing feels very grown up, in the sense that these guys are in this for the long haul, and so, they reckon, is the business of making Mixed Reality.

Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020: my thoughts over this news

The Ghost Howls

On Friday, a report on CNET shook a bit the XR community revealing that Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020. An article that has become pretty popular, since every time that Apple makes something in an industry, it for sure changes all the market dynamics.

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AR+VR Weekly: IDC’s latest forecast, Macy’s commitment to VR and Apple’s depth-sensing lead

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: IDC releases new AR and VR headset numbers , Macy rolling out VR to 60 stores and Apple’s 3D sensing lead.

My Oculus Connect 6 predictions: a glimpse of the XR of the future

The Ghost Howls

And to be the leader in some years, it has to start going public now, also to begin competing with Apple, that will probably announce its AR glasses next year. But Facebook has a big problem and that big problem is called Apple. MR & hand tracking?

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

UploadVR

Magic Leap One. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft. The company launched its $2,300 Magic Leap One AR headset development kit in August after revealing earlier in the year it passed $2 billion in total investment, with a huge amount from Saudi Arabia. We don’t follow the logic, but he claimed those larger efforts will be “much more inefficient” compared to Magic Leap.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.05): SIGGRAPH shows cool XR stuff, Vive Cosmos will probably cost £700, VirtualLink may die and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Some of them were paired with an iPhone X that was able to offer facial tracking; A robotic tail moved by a hydraulic pump to attach to the rear part of your body. Magic Leap’s Undersea was short for people trying it at the exhibition but was far better for who experienced it at home.

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Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

UploadVR

Below are some examples: Apple Israel is Apple’s second largest R&D center in the world. Apple’s acquisitions of Israeli startups including PrimeSense, RealFace, LinX, and Anobit helped bring top talent and technologies to its R&D center.

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All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

The Ghost Howls

On Vive website is now possible to buy the Vive Trackers 2.0 , that is the ones that are compatible with SteamVR tracking 2.0. The price is still the same ($99) and the trackers feel the same, with the only difference that they use the new tracking sensors. Magic Leap releases its SDK.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

Android users have been able to take impromptu 360 photos with their phone since late last year with the Google Cardboard Camera app, and if you’re a jealous iOS user like me then you’ll love this: now Apple lovers can take a quick panorama photo with the Cardboard Camera app , too.

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Mixing Realities, True Haptics And Photorealistic Humans: 5 Big Takeaways From Michael Abrash’s OC5 Keynote

UploadVR

Abrash summed up his talk by suggesting that his predictions were pretty much “on track”, though some areas have made much more progress than others. But Eye-Tracking, Realistic Audio And Other Features Might Take Just A Bit Longer.

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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. Which brings us to the million-dollar question: How much will all this magic cost?

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

UploadVR

Eye-tracking startup Eyefluence, which raises $14 million this month, is acquired about a year later by Google. Magic Leap kicks off the month with the announcement of an enormous $794 million fundraising round, backed by Alibaba.

Designing the User Experience for WebAR, with Google's Interaction Developer Austin McCasland

XR for Business Podcast

He's designed and developed Paint Space AR, named by Apple as one of the best apps of 2017 and currently works full time at Google as an AR Interaction designer. They had very, very accurate facial tracking, and L'Oreal bought them for an undisclosed amount. And I think that all frameworks that are out there -- as well as just the CV frameworks that are publicly available -- are super powerful, and we're at a stage right now where magic is becoming accessible to every developer.

Meet & Greet in AR, with Spatial's Jacob Loewenstein

XR for Business Podcast

After he gave his TED Talk on it, there's interest from Apple, and Google ended up buying his company. ingenious experimentation, sort of eye-opening bits and pieces. It detects your eyes -- basically does eye scanning -- to verify who you are, and you're instantly in Spatial with all the information you were just working on, immediately visualized; your avatar, everything that you were working on, all ready to go.