Apple Teases New ARKit 2 Experiences At 2018 Keynote


Science-based basketball training and oldschool Galaga with a multiplayer twist heads to iOS via Apple’s advanced augmented reality platform. Apple’s 2018 keynote event has officially come to a close and it appears as though iOS fans have much to look forward to over the coming months.

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Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Apple has lagged behind in the virtual and augmented reality race so far. “Industry and consumers alike will be able to easily interact with digital content aligned to the real-world for purposes including training, gaming, health and many more.”

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‘vTime’ Goes XR with New Cross-platform AR Support for Apple & Android Devices

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Unlike other social VR platforms though, vTime XR puts a emphasis on seated conversation in a large variety of ‘Destinations’, which can be anything from a ride in an opulent, Victorian-style train cabin to a space station overlooking planet Earth.

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Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training


Going into 2019, the industry eagerly awaits HoloLens 2 and Glass Enterprise Edition 2, as rumors swirl around the possibility of AR glasses from Apple and/or Facebook in the near future. Just three months ago, the company revealed it’s putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in Walmart stores for employee training. And this year, Lowe’s extended its use of mixed reality to employee training and rolled out more XR experiences aimed at solving customers’ challenges.

Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

Tech Trends VR

While much of the current focus with AR is on Apple’s ARKit and its triggerless AR, we are very keen to explore deeper with AR triggered by the page. Will we see a gold rush in the publishing industry as major players move to invest in Immersive Technologies?

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

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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. Training and simulation was the most common use for MR in the enterprise with 54% of respondents identifying with this use case. These maps will come in handy for Apple’s AR efforts. Apple releases iOS 12 beta to everyone ( TechCrunch ).

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Apple finally talks about VR while taking a (very solid) swing at AR, Walmart will use virtual reality to train employees, you can grow better weed with AR + AI, and Q1 VR headset sales…. APPLE ACTUALLY TALKS ABOUT VR. APPLE TAKES A (VERY SOLID) SWING AT AUGMENTED REALITY.

The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films

TechCrunch VR

Or Apple, which designs its own devices to carry out superior software experience,” explained Ma. For one, it needs a lot of technical talent to train Morpheus with screenplay data.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


NASA TRAINS ASTRONAUTS WITH VR. Using the Unreal Engine 4, NASA has created an extremely detailed and realistic VR model of the interior of the ISS, and astronauts use the Manus gloves in the model for training simulations.

Top 10 AR/VR Stories of 2017


From entertainment, including VR movie theatres and sizeable arts initiatives , to VR theme parks , to VR being used for industrial training , in education , and for treating health conditions , 2017 truly was a game-changing year. #3 1 – Apple Lays Groundwork for AR. Although 2017 has come and gone, its impact on the augmented/virtual reality industry will undoubtedly be felt for decades to come.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

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storytelling), education, training, etc… XR is not profitable in the short term : only 22% of products are already profitable or will be so soon. Apple moves top executive to AR glasses team. According to a report, Apple has just moved Kim Vorrath to the AR glasses team.

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Hollywood shows jobs of the future: Spatial Computing camera systems

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I’m hearing that Apple will announce a new visor next year that will do augmented and virtual reality. Apple, Magic Leap, Facebook, Microsoft, and many others are coming with those devices in the first half of the 2020s.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This is possible thanks to three cameras installed on (and in) the headset, that match the current visuals with a model trained with another special headset, that instead has nine embedded cameras. Internal iOS 13 code seems to point at Apple AR glasses.

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Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App


The American multinational company has explored cutting edge ideas such as Post Mobile AR for in-store displays of Nest products, filed patents for a virtual showroom and VR headset, and has even announced plans to train every U.S. Using Apple’s ARKit 2.0,

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Exploring Prosthetics in VR


One must train to use an electronic prosthetic. This training takes place as they are placed in a virtual kitchen to interact with appliances. For example putting a kettle on the stovetop or picking up apples and smashing plates.

Investors Guide: Investing in AI and AR Stocks is the New Gold


Even though it is still in its early stages, augmented reality glasses and software are already being used as a tool to train workers on how to repair manufacturing equipment and to teach new surgeons how to best perform their jobs. Apple ( AAPL ) is reportedly involved in acquisitions and partnerships (last one was with Lumus ), Microsoft ( MSFT ) is constantly upgrading their Windows Mixed Reality , and Facebook ( FB ) is partnering with Intel.

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The AR Show: End-User Focus Will Win AR

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That started with a Duck Hunt game for Apple TV which not only represents spatial beginnings but the company’s name. And on your Apple TV, we communicated over Bluetooth, and we replayed this Duck Hunt look alike. Apple is taking the opposite approach.

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LEGO AR-Studio Brings Lego To Augmented Reality


This includes, say, moving LEGO trains, active LEGO firefighters, and more. This means you’ll need a relatively-recent Apple device if you want to enjoy this title (which makes sense- it is developed with Apple’s ARKit backend). Augmented Reality (AR) Gaming iOS Mobile News Smartphones VR World Apple AR LegoLEGO AR-Studio is pretty great.

Pokemon Go Creator Will Begin Offering Its AR Platform To Third Party Devs


Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore may have multi-million-user installed bases, but so does Niantic’s Pokémon Go , the first hit augmented reality game. By training the platform to recognize certain items, objects in the environment could automatically trigger AR events.

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Wearable Technologies 2017: Year in Review, from Glass Enterprise Edition to ARKit


2017 brought us the public reveal of Google Glass Enterprise Edition and a jumpstart to consumer AR adoption in the form of Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore.

Consumer AR Revenues Projected to Reach $7.9 Billion by 2023

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That will start around 2022 as smart glasses, likely from Apple , approach consumer-friendly specs and standards. That’s where the technology and business case point us, but Apple’s influential entrance is still a moving target.

Nike’s iPhone App Will Use AR To Fit Shoes With Sub-2mm Accuracy


If you’ve ever tried to use augmented reality tools built with Apple’s ARKit or Google’s ARCore to measure real-world objects, you know that you’ll be lucky to get within an inch of their actual sizes — estimates that are of no practical value when measuring, say, shoe sizes for feet.

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Virtual Reality is officially a fad. I am out

The Ghost Howls

But today, I have changed my mind: it has been scientifically proven that VR is a fad and so I’m going down this hype train and you should do that as well. I work in virtual reality since 2014, when I have fallen in love with this technology after having tried an Oculus DK2.

LEGO’s Latest Playset Has Kids Battling Ghosts In AR


GHOST TRAIN EXPRESS : Can you stop the ghosts in time? All of eight of the LEGO Hidden Side playsets are available now via the online Lego shop ; four of these kits are also purchasable through the Apple online store.

Helping Firefighters Douse Blazes Around the World, with RiVR's Alex Harvey

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Firefighters need to train like any other professional, and their training usually involves setting a mock set ablaze - which, as you might imagine, would be costly to reset. Today we have Alex Harvey, CEO and creative director at RiVR, a virtual reality training and visualization company based in the UK. RiVR harnesses the power of VR and photogrammetry technology to create interactive, immersive training experiences. So there's no consistency in that training.


XRDC Interviews AR and VR Industry Experts in Healthcare Report


And recently, AR glasses like HoloLens are being used to train doctors and specialists. Creating new standalone headsets make sharing VR a social experience, which can aid in training and group activities. Are you attending XRDC’s AR and VR conference in San Francisco on October 14-15?

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.18): Nate Mitchell leaves Facebook, No Man’s Sky VR released and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Apple may be working on an MR visor. According to journalist and consultant Robert Scoble (that is starting the consultancy agency Infinite Retina ), Apple may have in the works a visor that will be able to replace our present 2D screens.

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The Down-Low on What You Need to Know (to be competitive in the XR field), with SuperData's Carter Rogers.

XR for Business Podcast

If you look at someone like Apple, they aren't about to put their logo on something like the current developer-focused headsets out there. I think we've seen the Go has seen some early success, with companies like Walmart announcing that they were buying a lot of them to train employees for things like customer service. But I've seen some talk of doing things like airline flight crews being able to train flight attendants, training through those sorts of headsets.

Magic Leap’s AI ‘Mica’ Won’t Turn Off Your Lights, Play Your Music, or Give Directions

Road to VR

” Continuing, it appears Mica has undergone PR training, as she promises to “educate with heroic optimism and vision, making your canons bigger, unearthing the stories history hides.

Neon Is A Social AR App For Friend Finding And Sign Posting


We all know the scene; you’re meeting friends outside a busy train station, or in a bar, but you can’t find them for the life of you. Using Apple’s ARKit, Neon aims to deliver a social AR messaging service in which users can view location-based messages and markers.

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Pre-Register Now For Location-Based Mobile AR Ghostbusters World


Once you complete your collection, train your own ghost squad to bust rogue spirits in the Story Mode, written and illustrated by the minds behind the IDW comic book series! Location-based mobile AR game, Ghostbusters World, was originally announced about eight months ago.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite Augmented Reality Game Casts Spell For Me To Walk Outside


The walking app, released on June 21, 2019, has 250,659 Google Play and 125,500 Apple App Store ratings! To cast spells, Wizards in training use their finger (the wand) to swipe over patterns quickly. The augmented reality game, Harry Potter Wizards Unite is an app made by Warner Bros.

Two New X86 CPU Vendors coming to Market in 2018, 2020


dollars, i.e. 2 trillion RMB (Yuan) into the domestic semiconductor industry, creating not a train, but a “Hyperloop Express” that is changing the semiconductor industry landscape. Add in Apple’s domestic CPUs and GPUs. One of everlasting legacies from former President of The United States (POTUS) Mr. Barrack Obama will be the creation of Chinese semiconductor industry.

The Women of AR+VR: Pioneers

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Brenda went on to chair university graduate design programs, consult for companies like Apple and Sony Pictures, author books and papers, and serve on the board of organizations like the Virtual World Society. *. Honoring 8 influential women pioneers in augmented and virtual reality.

What is Augmented Reality? (Book Excerpt)

AR Insider

Apple has tens of billions in annual revenue on the line when it comes to a maturing iPhone. So AR’s job at Apple is to make the device sexy again, to make it essential, and to form its succession plan. Rumors and acquisitions point to Apple AR glasses in the next 1-2 years.