Google Partners With CyArk to 3D Scan the World’s Historical Sites, Provide Open Access to Data

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Google has partnered with CyArk , the non-profit studio behind VR app MasterWorks: Journey Through History (2018), to expand CyArk’s mission to 3D laser-scan the world’s historical sites and provide open access to the data.

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Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

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But it is very interesting , because it will touch a lot of hot topics, like: Data visualization in XR; Magic Leap; Being a woman working in XR; How is XR in Asia. BadVR makes you enter inside your data in XR (Image by BadVR). I’ll go with an example of more abstract data.

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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 ARCore Update Brings Changes To ‘Visual Processing In The Cloud‘

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Google is updating its augmented reality cloud anchors system which takes camera data from your phone, processes parts of it on their servers, and produces a 3D map of the environment. I also asked Google to specify how this API functioned differently in the past.

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Super Data Report: 6.3 Million Virtual Reality Headsets Shipped in 2016

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A new report from Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 This leaves Oculus, Google and HTC to split about a million units. mobile gamers from July 2016, data collected from partners in the VR Data Network.”

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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.”

The Data Digest: Understand Emotion To Drive Technology Engagement

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But this era of innovation has also seen its fair share of flops: From Pokémon Go to Google Glass, technologies that looked like promising disrupters stalled quickly or generated more […].

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Google Rolls Out New AR Features For Its Lens App

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While VR technology may have been absent at this year’s I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California, Google did reveal several AR and machine learning-based updates coming soon to Google Lens. Image Credit: Google. Image Credit: Google.

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Google’s AR/VR Team Just Keeps Growing

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Google first started its venture into virtual reality with Google Cardboard back in 2014. A look at the company’s job listings so far this year reveals Google’s expanding commitment and investment in VR and AR.

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Google Says Global VR Search Volume Grew 400% in 12 Months

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Google, who has now has several major VR initiatives underway, notes major gains in interest in virtual reality and 360 degree video capture and sharing. See Also: Google’s (Day)dream: ‘Hundreds of Millions of Users in a Couple of Years’.

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Google Reveals Glass Enterprise Edition 2 AR Headset

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Earlier today, Google announced the latest addition to its Google Glass hardware line-up with Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. Here’s a detailed spec breakdown of the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 headset: SoC — Qualcomm Quad Core, 1.7GHz, 10nm.

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Google Maps AR Navigation Rolls Out On iOS & Android Devices

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Live View, a new navigation feature that adds AR overlays to the Google Maps experience, has officially begun rolling out on iOS and a wider variety of Android devices. Image Credit: Google Inc. Image Credit: Google Inc. Featured Image Credit: Google Inc.

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#DATA is the new Drug in India

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I quickly fired up my Airtel (Telco in India) app to check data consumed – This wouldn’t do! – Use VR video: Google is now pushing its new VR180 format. More data streamed = more revenue earned. Think Tank Datadrug India Data

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Google Appears to Be Ramping Up R&D Efforts for “New and novel” AR/VR Lenses

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Though there wasn’t much groundbreaking in the Daydream news shared at Google I/O this year, the company is growing its AR/VR team at an accelerated rate, suggesting Google has a number of things up its sleeve yet. Data collected by Road to VR.

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Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Program

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Sorry Google Jump users, but Google has made the decision to shut down their cloud-based video stitching service on June 28 th citing a decline in Jump Assembler users. Anything left on Google’s Cloud Storage will be deleted immediately after Google suspends their service on June 28 th.

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Watch Google’s ‘Visual Positioning Service’ AR Tracking in Action

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In addition, he announced an AR mode for an upcoming educational tool called Google Expeditions. Google Tango is a smartphone-based AR platform that has the ability to map the world around you in real-time using a number of on-board sensors and the phone’s camera.

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Google to Feature High-resolution VR OLED Display for Wide FOV Headsets at SID 2018

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As first reported by OLED-info , an advanced copy of the event’s schedule maintains that a talk featuring Google hardware engineer Carlin Vieri will be taking place May 22nd. Yes, Google is researching foveated rendering too.

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

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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. IMU data from the controller is fused with the algorithm’s positional determination to improve accuracy.

Google is Developing a VR Display With 10x More Pixels Than Today’s Headsets

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Earlier this year, Clay Bavor, VP of VR/AR at Google, revealed a “secret project” to develop a VR-optimised OLED panel capable of 20 megapixels per eye. The post Google is Developing a VR Display With 10x More Pixels Than Today’s Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google ‘Foveated Compression’ Patent Filing Published

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Alphabet’s Google filed for a patent for a compression system specifically designed for frames produced by foveated rendering. The patent explains that in a standalone headset, the data lanes from the SoC (system-on-chip) to the display have limited bandwidth. This seems to follow an increasing trend of Facebook poaching top VR talent from Google and Microsoft. Google foveated rendering google

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Google Opens ‘Maps’ API So Devs Can Create ‘Pokémon Go’-style Games

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During the Google Developer Day presentation at GDC 2018, Product Manager Clementine Jacoby and Engineering Lead Patrick Donelan at Google Maps presented the team’s progress in bringing their technology and data to game developers. Image courtesy Google.

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Google Is Exploring VR Shoes With Tiny Motorized Wheels

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Alphabet’s Google has filed a patent application for a new approach to VR walking shoes. Very simple rollers transmit movement data back to the PC, but they are not motorized in any way. The disadvantage of the Cybershoes, and the main problem Google’s approach seems to be tackling is that it only works seated. But if the approach described in Google’s patent application truly works, it could be a revolution for VR locomotion.

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Google & LG Detail Next-gen 1,443 PPI OLED VR Display, ‘especially ideal for standalone AR/VR’

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Ahead of SID Display Week, researchers have published details on Google and LG’s 18 Mpixel 4.3-in 1,443-ppi 120Hz OLED display made for wide field of view VR headsets, which was teased back in March. Human Visual System vs. Google/LG’s Display.

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Google ARCore Update Brings More Robust Cloud Anchors for Improved Multiuser AR

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ARCore, Google’s developer platform for building augmented reality experiences, is getting an update today that aims to make shared AR experiences quicker and more reliable. If you’re a developer, check out Google’s guide to creating Cloud Anchor-enabled apps here.

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Google Maps AR Navigation Launches In Beta For Compatible iOS and Android Devices

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The AR feature in Google Maps that Google first demoed more than a year ago — a heads-up mode called Live View that provides directions from phones’ cameras in real time — will roll out in beta in the coming weeks for compatible iOS and Android devices, the company announced.

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Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore.

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Google I/O: Google Unveils VPS – Indoor Navigation Through AR

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Clay Bavor, VP of VR for Google, took the stage to share intriguing new information for immersive technology. He made a blockbuster announcement for the new standalone VR headset Google is working on with HTC and also shared that the S8 will finally be getting Daydream support. ” Google has been working with the Google Maps team to get precise location data for indoors. Tagged with: Google I/O Facebook Twitter Reddit More. AR Google Google I/O

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Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android

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And as developers continued to experiment with the ARKit platform, creating some pretty killer apps , it left us scratching our heads wondering where Google fell into this mix now. It looks like Google had something up their sleeves the whole time. Image Credit: Google.

Google’s ‘Seurat’ Surface Light-field Tech Could Be a Graphical Breakthrough For Mobile VR

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Google has revealed a new ‘surface light-field’ rendering technology that it’s calling ‘Seurat’ (after the famous Pointillism painter). If it all works as Google says though, this could be a breakthrough for graphics on mobile VR devices.

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2017 VR Industry Report to Bring Data-driven Insights & Forecasts That Cut Through the Hype

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With history and data points, one can extend trend lines to gain a sense for where something is headed,” said Clifton Dawson, CEO of Greenlight Insights. “We This year’s report will feature historical data on headset shipments and global forecasts through 2026.

Google Announces ‘WorldSense’ Inside-out Tracking for Standalone Daydream VR Headsets

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Google today announced that standalone VR headsets are coming to Daydream , the first of which will be made by HTC and Lenovo. Data from other sensors like accelerometers and gyroscopes are also fused into the equation to make tracking more precise.

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Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

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Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR. Open Heritage is the first time Google will be adding 3D historical sites to Arts & Culture, as well as its first foray into VR content.

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IDC’s Data Shows VR is Not Dying, Not Even Close

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IDC started to collect market share data for VR and AR shipments since Q1 2016 and just reported their Q1 numbers for 2017. However, if you look at how IDC’s latest quarter tracked the data, 43% of VR and AR headset shipments were not represented by the top 5 players, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Facebook or TCL. None of these numbers really consider the expected uptake of standalone VR headsets which are expected to ship in volumes from companies like Google and HTC later this year.

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Google’s Daydream View VR Headset Has Arrived

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Unveiled at a press event last month, Google’s Daydream View headset is now on sale from retailers like Best Buy, Verizon, and Google’s own store. Like the Google Cardboard and Gear VR, Daydream View is powered by your phone (in this case a Google Pixel or Pixel XL device).

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VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are

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Go Guess (2018) is a new interactive VR quiz game from developers Oblix that tosses you into Google 360 captures and makes you to guess where you are. The post VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google Open Sources ‘Tilt Brush’ Toolkit For Developers To Use

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Google today released the Tilt Brush Toolkit , a set of scripts that people can download for free on GitHub that allow developers and creators to interpret.tilt files in different ways. You’ll find useful files like sample codes and software to manipulate Tilt Brush data in the toolkit.

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Google Announces Next-gen ‘Jump’ VR Camera, 8K x 8K with Seamless Stitching

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Google today announced what the company is calling the “next-generation” of its ‘ Jump ‘ 3D 360 camera initiative. Original Article (4/24/17): Google announced the Jump initiative back in 2015.

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