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. 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.

VR Bungee Jumping, Samurai Swords, and 16 More New Demos

Leapmotion

Take the leap! Charles ( @cwan2011 ) is a software developer experienced in both iOS and Unity game development. Their Mind the Arrow and Gelato Flicker titles have been featured under “Best New Games” on the Apple App Store, with over 350,000+ downloads between the two. “We’ve We’ve worked with Leap Motion before, but we were surprised by how easy it was to integrate Leap Motion and Oculus and get started with development.

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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. 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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Facebook has acquired Ctrl+Labs some years ago, and now it is using its expertise to create a wristband that can sense the motion information that your brain is sending to your hands. Learn more (XR Collaboration) Learn more (Unity College). Happy Spring everyone!

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

The Ghost Howls

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.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Then, you can create MR applications, and so code in Unity and at the same time see the preview of your 3D game in 3D in front of you. Unity releases the XR Interaction Toolkit. The plugin is currently in preview, and Unity seeks feedback for fixing the bugs and adding new features.

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How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

The Ghost Howls

And not because of the motion sickness , but because something doesn’t work. In my case, the controllers weren’t detected in any app, not even in Unity when developing for VR. Leap Motion driver and runtime. Older Apple Cinema displays with devices attached through USB. We all love virtual reality, but sometimes it gives us big headaches.

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. 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.

On the XR Beat, with VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi

XR for Business Podcast

John Riccitiello — the CEO of Unity — was one of the first to point out that there was going to be this great sort of gold rush of people who were going to overhype VR and its potential, and then we’re going to see this gap of a disappointment where the early reality didn’t match up with the hype and a lot of people were going to bail on it. 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

John Riccitiello -- the CEO of Unity -- was one of the first to point out that there was going to be this great sort of gold rush of people who were going to overhype VR and its potential, and then we're going to see this gap of a disappointment where the early reality didn't match up with the hype and a lot of people were going to bail on it. And then even Magic Leap, I've heard rumors that they're going to be introducing an enterprise division, or an enterprise something.

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

The Ghost Howls

Unity is offering 3 months of Free Learning so that you can sharp your development skills. The time has come and finally Apple will implement a depth back camera in its upcoming iPad Pro. It is another step towards the creation of a great AR ecosystem for Apple. Today is the day!