Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

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A number of standalone VR headsets will be hitting the market in 2018, but so far none of them offer positional (AKA 6DOF) controller input, one of the defining features of high-end tethered headsets. But we could see that change in the near future, thanks to research from Google which details a system for low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking. We do not require additional markers or hardware beyond a standard IMU based controller.”

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Google Announces 6DoF Controller Devkit, ‘See-Through’ Mode For Daydream

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Dual 6DoF motion controllers and a brand-new ‘See-Through’ AR mode make their way to the Lenovo Mirage Solo. Interestingly enough, however, the Mirage Solo’s single motion controller only supports 3 degrees of freedom, remaining more-or-less attached to the motion of the VR headset. Doubling the single controller system incorporated by current Daydream headsets, the kit provides two 6DoF capable motion controllers, as well as a tracking faceplate for the headset itself.

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Google: Don’t Expect 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

Road to VR

If you’re waiting on positionally-tracked controllers for Google’s latest entry into the Daydream platform, the standalone 6DOF VR headset Lenovo Mirage Solo, you probably won’t ever see it, at least not from Google. Google’s annual I/O dev conference was strangely bereft of any big news surrounding Lenovo Mirage Solo, the 6DOF standalone Daydream headset which launched only a few days prior.

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Developers Now Receiving Google’s Experimental 6DOF Controller Kits

Road to VR

As applications for the Lenovo Mirage Solo 6DOF controller dev kits come to a close recently, it appears Google has begun sending out its first wave of units, an experimental hardware add-on for Lenovo’s Mirage Solo standalone headset that brings optical positional tracking to a pair of purpose-built controllers. As soon as you plug it in, the controllers just appear (sometimes at the wrong place for a moment).

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Google Poly Editor Gives Brands More Control Over Their Immersive Ads

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Google introduces customizable backgrounds, new animation settings, and realistic reflections. Originally announced earlier this summer alongside the reveal of Swirl, Google’s new mobile web-based immersive display format, the company this week confirmed the launch of its new 3D editor for the Google Poly 3D platform that offers brands a host of new options and abilities for customizing their web-based immersive advertisements. Google Poly editor in-action.

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Google Files Patent Application For Hand-Controlled Mobile VR Headset

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Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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It appears Google has made some serious headway on its low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking standard first seen back in April. Today the company revealed they’ll be offering developer kits of a pair of new experimental Daydream with positional tracking (aka six degree of freedom, or 6DOF) controllers, which they say will allow devs to build such experiences for the Lenovo Mirage Solo.

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Gear VR Controller Review

Road to VR

Well over two years since the first Gear VR headset was launched (but just a few months after Google’s Daydream VR headset launched) Samsung is launching a motion controller for Gear VR which adds a new layer of interactivity and brings the headset’s input scheme in line with Daydream. Samsung seemed to agree that this is the way to go when it comes to input for mobile VR headsets, and is launching on April 21st the new Gear VR Controller priced at $39.

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New Google VR 6DoF controllers: More details

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This week the folks behind Google’s Daydream VR universe revealed they’d made a pair of new controllers. These controllers look something like a cross between their earliest Daydream controller and a PlayStation Move – or better yet, just a PSVR controller, but a tiny bit different. These new controllers are not (yet) available to the public, they’ll be sent first … Continue reading.

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Guess What Google’s Daydream Controller Prototypes Were Made From

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Google Cardboard may be outmatched by the company’s new Daydream platform, but it was clearly instrumental in its creation. Last weekend saw Clay Bavor, the company’s VP of VR, tweet out an image of one of the first prototypes for the The post Guess What Google’s Daydream Controller Prototypes Were Made From appeared first on UploadVR. controllers hardware Clay Bavor Daydream daydream controller google cardboard google daydream

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Google-Approved VR Headsets With Motion Controller Coming This Fall

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Announced today at Google I/O 2016, VR team lead Clay Bavor revealed on stage that the company will be partnering with manufacturers to build Google-approved VR headsets based on an internally generated reference design. To boot, Google is also providing their new VR ecosystem with a handy Wiimote-style motion controller. It’s unsure if the Google-approved headsets will provide any benefit outside of good ergonomics.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Google Daydream VR Controller

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Relieving your gorilla arm from using the trackpad on the Gear VR too much, Google has chosen to use a simple device for their new The post Everything You Need to Know About the Google Daydream VR Controller appeared first on UploadVR. controllers Daydream Google VR hardware android vr controller google google daydream

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Sonos Voice Control Released: Here's How To Get Started

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Sonos Voice Control promises what Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant cannot: local processing of voice commands for privacy as you speak to your speakers.

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Gear VR Adds Xbox One Controller Support Starting With Minecraft Next Month

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Google Adds Virtual Credit Cards for Google Pay

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Google will roll out virtual credit cards for Pay on Chrome and Android later this year, in an effort to better protect users’ financial information during online transactions.

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Google Fi Purportedly Isn’t Letting Subscribers Call Poison Control for Some Weird Reason

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Considering the amount of poisonous substances in this world, which can range from mundane things like nail polish to unlikely things like house plants, it’s pretty important to be able to call Poison Control if you’re exposed to something potentially toxic.

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Report: Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to PSVR Soon

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Google has taken its sweet time bringing its VR creation app Tilt Brush (2016) to PSVR, although having recently slimmed down the app to fit on the modest mobile chipset of Oculus Quest may have given the company needed incentive to finally launch on PSVR.

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Google reveals experimental 6DoF VR controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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Google has revealed new experimental controllers for the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. These controllers, which are only available for developers at this time, feature six degrees of freedom (6DoF), bringing “natural and intuitive controls” to the standalone virtual reality headset. READ: Lenovo Mirage Solo Review The new controllers enable Mirage Solo … Continue reading. Archive google Lenovo virtual reality vr

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Huawei Motion Controller Patent May Point to Greater VR Ambitions

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A patent registered with the Chinese intellectual property office (CNIPA) showing a very Oculus Touch-like motion controller may point to the company’s growing VR ambitions however. The post Huawei Motion Controller Patent May Point to Greater VR Ambitions appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google Standalone Worldsense Headsets Use 3DOF Daydream Controller

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We’ve just confirmed with Google’s Clay Bavor that its upcoming standalone headsets from HTC and Lenovo will use the Daydream controller with three degrees of freedom (3DOF). The HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and upcoming headsets from Microsoft have controllers offering full six degrees of freedom (6DOF). It was a headset that allowed you to move your head around freely in VR but it was paired with a controller that couldn’t replicate a simple reaching motion.

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How To Put Parental Controls on Your Kid’s New Smartphone

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By the age of 11, half of all youngsters in the US have a cell, and your first thought after you’ve made the purchase is likely to be how you’re going to set up parental controls to stop them from wasting too much time on the thing and seeing… Read more.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.07.25): Google to test AR glasses in the wild, Pico 4 spotted, and more!

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Google starts testing its AR glasses in the wild. Google has announced that it is going to start to test the prototypes of its AR glasses in the wild. What is relevant about this piece of news is that Google has just confirmed its strong commitment to augmented reality.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.05.16): Meta teases Cambria, Google shows new AR features, and more!

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Image by Google). Google performs interesting AR news at I/O conference. At Google I/O, no executive of the company has talked about the M-word, but they have anyway showed interesting AR updates, which will be relevant for our future M-world.

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Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included

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Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced the brand-new Gear VR with Controller, with 70 titles coming soon. The controller is said to add a deeper level of immersion, using motion sensors, and an intuitive touch pad and trigger input. Announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and revealed on the Oculus Blog , Samsung’s new Gear VR has received a major new feature in the form of a motion controller.

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Razer Kishi V2 review: Mobile gaming controller borrows from the best

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The Razer Kishi V2 copies Backbone, but is ultimately one of the best mobile gaming controllers on the market. Gaming Reviews Amazon Luna cloud gaming google stadia Razer Kishi Razer Kishi V2 Shatter Remastered stardew valley Xbox Game pass Ultimate

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The Real Reason Google Just Paused Advertising In Russia

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Google paused advertising online inside Russia, appearing to do so in response to Russia's demands for information control through Google's platforms.

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Google Home app to see major redesign

Digital Trends

Google has plans to update the Google Home app to make it quicker to manage and control your smart home, with fewer taps. News Smart Home Google Goole Home iOS

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Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

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Google has released to researchers and developers its own mobile device-based hand tracking method using machine learning, something Google R esearch engineers Valentin Bazarevsky and Fan Zhang call a “new approach to hand perception.” Google Research hopes its hand-tracking methods will spark in the community “creative use cases, stimulating new applications and new research avenues.”

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Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller

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Over 70 new controller titles are in development. Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and revealed the Gear VR Controller that lets you interact with VR games and experiences. The Gear VR Controller lets you interact with the virtual environment in an intuitive way, with the controller’s touchpad allowing you to navigate your favorite videos and perform a number of actions within a game.

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Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support

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It was six months ago when Google launched a VR version of Google Earth for the HTC Vive. And still to this day, Google Earth VR remains one of the best, if not the best, app experiences available in VR. An app with such a mass appeal like Google’s Tilt Brush, Earth VR lets you visit locations around the world in 3D. Now Google Earth VR is getting a major update. The post Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support appeared first on VRScout.

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How to Set Parental Controls on Your Smart Speakers

GizModo VR

If you own a smart speaker or two and also have children, you know that they’re very comfortable using the technology, shouting out commands to Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant as if it was second nature.

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SteelSeries' Stratus+ Is Not a Replacement for My Favorite Mobile Controller, the Razer Kishi

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New Gear VR With Controller Hits Shelves Today

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More than 20 controller titles launching on day one. Unveiled in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung’s mobile Gear VR headset with motion controller is now on sale. Not the first mobile headset to hit the market with a motion controller, the Gear VR is the most widely owned headset outside Google Cardboard. So if you already own a Gear VR, you can pick up the controller for just $39. News Gear VR Gear VR Controller Samsung

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Vive Focus to Get 6DOF Controller Mode, Optical Hand-tracking for Gesture Input

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While it’s exciting to start seeing 6DOF standalone VR headsets like the Vive Focus and Mirage Solo, both unfortunately include a 3DOF controller which in many cases functions as an immersion barrier compared to a fully 6DOF VR system. Today at its Vive Ecosystem Conference 2018 in China, HTC said that the 3DOF Vive Focus controller will see a 6DOF mode, and further said that the headset will soon include controller-less hand-tracking for gesture input.

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Review: better than the first version, but…

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Today I perform a dive in my past and I review the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2! Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Video Review. Do you want to discover everything about the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 but you don’t like reading walls of text?

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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR

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Last year Google launched a VR version of Google Earth , letting you visit locations around the world in 3D. You can now fly down closer to street level, check your controller to see if Street View is available, and enter an immersive 360° photo. If a location has Street View available, you’ll see a preview of the 360° photo within a sphere on your controller hand. Image Credit: Google Street View. News Earth VR Google HTC Vive Oculus Rift Street View

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Google, Microsoft, and Apple Say You’ll Soon Be Able to Use the Same Login on Any Browser

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