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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‘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.

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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Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

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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?

VR Minecraft – But Not As You Know It

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The platform enables users to visualize the digital twin’s real-time and historic data, drill-down for detailed information on any part, machine, or process, and provide immersive cost-saving training.”.

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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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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 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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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

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” 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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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.

Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry


One of the most extensive training grounds for nurturing young Israeli talent is military service. Below are some examples: Apple Israel is Apple’s second largest R&D center in the world.

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ARwall Expands with advisory team that includes Raymond Mosco

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ARwall’s cumulative new talent has helped paved the way for companies including Apple, Facebook, Oculus, Microsoft Hololens, Survios, Disney Studios Technology Group, Microsoft TV and more. Mosco has held notable positions at Apple, Facebook, and Oculus.

Will Mixed Reality as a Service be a Game Changer for Microsoft?

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The company can also set up the headsets before delivery and offers starter packs and training. Customers can now get up and running much quicker, with HoloLens and apps, whether it be for space planning, industrial or educational training, use within design, maintenance or operations.

Magic Leap Announces First Round of Independent Creator Program Grant Recipients

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Workplace Training. Within, the studio behind the eponymous multi-platform VR experience hub, plays host to a number of high-profile pieces from partners such as Apple, The New York Times, NBC, Vice Media, the United Nations, musical acts like U2, Annapurna Pictures, and more.

An FUI designer, VR community leader and VR healthcare.


This is my passion— using virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality to impact healthcare including things like surgical training, pain management and treatment. An FUI designer, VR community leader and VR healthcare strategist walk into a bar… …a virtual bar that is.

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.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2


Those enterprise customers have enthusiastically been adopting Microsoft’s mixed reality technology in a variety of productivity, collaboration, training, and visualization use-cases; while Microsoft, in turn, have been satisfying the wish-list of those dedicated customers.

Book Review: Experience on Demand

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But I also remember doing that for the first time in a crowded Apple store, with no real intention of buying the first-generation iPhone I was playing with.

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Gamescom 2018 Day 1: World of Tanks VR, ThermoReal lets you feel hot and cold in VR, and much more

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I tried it on an Apple tablet and I found it very cool : the graphics were majestic and being able to zoom on every single detail just by moving the tablet was great. And it is only available for Apple devices because you can’t use tablets with ARCore.

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New Startup Artie Wants to Bring AI-driven Avatars to Augmented Reality

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“The platform also captures user behaviors to drive neural networks that automatically train and improve an avatar’s performance over time, enabling more entertaining and lifelike interactions for each subsequent user.”

Ever Wonder What The Inside Of A Dog Looks Like? There’s An AR App For That.


The platform enables users to visualize the digital twin’s real-time and historic data, drill-down for detailed information on any part, machine, or process, and provide immersive cost-saving training.”.

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SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind


This is combined with eye-tracking technology from German firm SMI, which may have just been acquired by Apple. What followed was a brief training session where a group of objects floated in front of me — a train, ball and block among them.

Los Angeles Weekend Workshop: Intro to AR Development


With Apple’s recent release of the ARKit, Google’s growth of Google Tango, and AR content rising in popularity, now is the perfect time to get involved! 3 Days of Training & Networking Dinner at Upload LA. The word is out: Augmented Reality is the future. Companies know they should utilize AR technology, but are not sure how. This is the opportunity for you- the future thinker and avid learner- to dive in, carve out your path, and show them the way.

What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do


But I also remember doing that for the first time in a crowded Apple store, with no real intention of buying the first-generation iPhone I was playing with. Experience On Demand is an in-depth look at VR and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives.

Microsoft’s HoloLens Mall Demos Bring Early AR Glasses To The Masses


I say “potentially” because many companies — Microsoft, Google, and Apple among them — expect that augmented reality is going to be a big deal some day, but the hardware is currently stuck in a rut. On the other hand, Apple and Google sell affordable AR devices, but none of them are wearable. If you want to experience AR on a device you own today, Apple and Google expect you to hold up your phone or tablet, then look at the screen for a real-time augmented view through the camera.

Level Ex Raises $11 Million For A Real Surgeon Simulator


It previously created the virtual surgery training app Airway Ex , and with the funds it’s just raised, it will also start to experiment with augmented reality and virtual reality. The iOS version of Airway Ex already has some AR in it thanks to Apple’s ARKit. Ultimately, I believe AR will be more useful in the operating room whereas VR will see more application and utility in medical training,” says Glassenberg.

Watch A 3rd Grade Class Go Crazy Learning About VR And AR


Lukas’ startup Across Realities developed a technology that spans different platforms like ARKit for Apple’s iPhones and iPads as well as Microsoft’s HoloLens, and it anchors objects to the same space in the real world.

Visbit Raises $3.2 Million To Build Out 4K VR Platform


Lu pointed to one of the company’s closed beta partners, Variable Labs, which is working with AAUW (American Association of University Women) to develop a virtual reality application to help train people on salary negotiation. Visbit just raised $3.2

7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

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7Invensun is applying deep learning method to get gaze information to let the system adapt to larger range of people and to get more precise data by training the cores. As you know, in the west, SMI (M&A by Apple) was an advanced eye-tracking company before.

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


A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees. Magic Leap’s CEO Rony Abovitz suggested in our first face-to-face interview ( you can read the entire transcript ) that “big” players like Microsoft and Apple are going to spend ten times that amount investing in this technology.

Generation II Might Finally Be Coming to ‘Pokemon GO’


No problem; Niantic’s Pokemon GO is soon to be updated with a bunch of new pocket monsters for you to track down and train up. Already caught ’em all?

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Over 7,000 Starbucks Stores Are Now ‘Pokemon GO’ Gyms and PokeStops (Update)


No problem; Niantic’s Pokemon GO is soon to be updated with a bunch of new pocket monsters for you to track down and train up. Update: Niantic officially announced today that 7,800 company-operated Starbucks locations throughout the U.S.

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Oculus Go vs Vive Focus: which one to buy?

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If you need a device that has an Apple-like stylish appearance, then the Go is the device you’re looking for. From my tests, they are both great, but I’ve not a trained ear, so maybe someone with finer ears than me should answer this question.

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Byond Will Help Enterprises Build AR, VR, And 360-degree Experiences


And platform companies like Apple and Google have launched platforms to support AR, while others are supporting VR, which makes creating cross-platform apps more of a hassle. As part of the Immersive Suite, Byond has created solutions tailored to specific verticals, such as consumer engagement for brands, media consumption for publishers, and virtual store builders for ecommerce businesses, as well as immersive VR and AR tools for learning, training, and development.