Report: Apple to Announce ARKit Updates at WWDC 2019 Including OS Support for AR Headsets

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Apple has been continuously iterating on ARKit , its augmented reality development tool that lets creators make smartphone-based AR experiences. Citing sources familiar with the development of Apple’s new operating systems, the report maintains that ARKit will get a new Swift-only framework for AR and a companion app that lets developers create AR experiences visually. SEE ALSO Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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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. San Francisco-based Leap Motion has raised a $50M Series C for their hand- and finger-tracking technology. The round was led by JP Morgan Asset management, and this fresh influx of cash brings Leap Motion’s total funding to almost $95M.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion.

Indie developer shares the lessons learned from publishing the first App Lab bundle

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And we also used collaborative tools like Figma to produce covers, ads, as the launch. Now that the Quest pitch process is gone, Oculus must find a way to help the vast majority of developers market their apps and games , with as many marketing tools as possible.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.01): HP Reverb G2 launched, Qualcomm goes bullish on 5G and Wi-fi 6 and more!

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Rony Abovitz steps down from Magic Leap CEO. It is the end of an era: Abovitz has been the mastermind behind Magic Leap’s communication and vision. This was a very good thing and attracted many people to Magic Leap. Unity launches MARS tools.

How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

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And not because of the motion sickness , but because something doesn’t work. There are anyway other tools that can help in configuring it properly. To enter SteamVR Beta, open Steam and Select Library -> Tools. The next step is uninstalling SteamVR : follow the procedure described above until you open the contextual menu (select Library -> Tools. Leap Motion driver and runtime. Older Apple Cinema displays with devices attached through USB.

HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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This is cool because without having to add external hardware like Leap Motion , all Vive Pro users will be able to use their hands inside VR experiences to interact with the VR environment. The official statement says “Developer tools will be made available to registered Viveport developers in the near future.”

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

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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. The incumbents have an advantage with existing mapping such as Google Maps, Earth, Street View, Apple Maps and the Indoor Maps Program, and Bing Maps but there are also significant geographic data players such as Foursquare and OpenStreetMap. Tools.

The XR Week Peek (2020.08.31): Oculus becomes Facebook Reality Labs, Horizon gets revealed and more!

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And the moderation tools look like a scary Big Brother where you may always be controlled by some person from Facebook. Apple acquires startup SPACES. Everyone is wondering what this acquisition is about : while other previous similar operations by Apple had a clear purpose (e.g.

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On the XR Beat, with VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi

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And then even Magic Leap, I’ve heard rumors that they’re going to be introducing an enterprise division, or an enterprise something. It sounds really awesome, and it is — it’s really fun and exciting — but what it really gets down to it is they’ve shown the increased sales by 25-150 percent using just web-based interactive tools. I don’t know about Magic Leap yet. So, you think Apple Apple would do this?

On the XR Beat, with VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi

XR for Business Podcast

And then even Magic Leap, I've heard rumors that they're going to be introducing an enterprise division, or an enterprise something. It sounds really awesome, and it is -- it's really fun and exciting -- but what it really gets down to it is they've shown the increased sales by 25-150 percent using just web-based interactive tools. I don't know about Magic Leap yet. Do you think Apple is going to come out with their glasses in the next five years?

Shaping the Digital World with Our Hands, with Clay AIR’s Varag Gharibjanian

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Alan: With Facebook now working on AR, and you've got Magic Leap, and Microsoft's Hololens. And, you know, Magic Leap-- people are going to expect when they walk around holograms, they stay put. Then you've got glasses like the North glasses, which just give you a little heads up display, like your Apple Watch display. Are things like midair haptics-- I know-- I guess Leap Motion would be a competitor to you guys, even though they're using a hardware solution to do that.

Upgrading VR Storytelling

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The Apple is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean co-production which won Best Multi-Person Experience award at Raindance Click To Tweet. The Apple is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean co-production which won Best Multi-Person Experience award at Raindance. You don a Vive Pro headset, equipped with leap-motion sensors for hand tracking, and are also able to communicate with your partner via voice.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

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And also some people of my family are now enjoying it since it is a great tool to escape the isolation we are forced into. Some of them talk about tools to organize virtual events or virtual meetings, and that can be very useful for your professional lives. Today is the day!