Vive Tracker Capabilities Detailed in Developer Documentation

Road to VR

New developer documentation details the ins and outs of the Tracker. Developers and accessory-makers looking to make use of the Vive Tracker can get a head start by perusing the HTC Vive Tracker Developer Guidelines document that has recently been made public.

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Oculus Launches Improved Developer Hub, Updated Documentation

Road to VR

Oculus’ new developer hub website is up and running, featuring better navigation, documentation and search capabilities. The documentation has been refreshed in ‘many areas’, including the Platform SDK, and a Feedback button has been added to bottom of every page.

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This Android App Lets You Search for Specific Words in Books & Documents via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

One of the neatest tricks available in Google Lens, an app that can identify and interpret real world information, is the ability to copy text from the app's camera view and paste it into a digital document.

New Samsung Odyssey+ Headset Revealed in FCC Documents

Road to VR

A ‘Samsung HMD Odyssey+’ sporting a new model number has appeared in FCC documentation, suggesting that the device is nearing a launch-ready state. The post New Samsung Odyssey+ Headset Revealed in FCC Documents appeared first on Road to VR.

Report: Magic Leap One’s Field of View Detailed in Developer Documentation

Road to VR

And despite knowing some of the AR headset’s specs , there’s still an extremely important piece of the puzzle that has been missing in official documentation: field of view (FOV). Magic Leap One is headed out to doorsteps this summer, that much is certain.

Daydream-ready Phone Minimum Requirements Detailed in Android Documentation

Road to VR

The latest Compatibility Definition Document for Android includes a new section specifying what’s required from a ‘Daydream-ready’ phone. For every major release of the Android platform, all the way back to 2009’s ‘Donut’ (1.6), Google provides a Compatibility Definition Document (CDD), which must be strictly adhered to. The post Daydream-ready Phone Minimum Requirements Detailed in Android Documentation appeared first on Road to VR.

ZeniMax v. Oculus Lawsuit Awards $500M to Plaintiff, Verdict Detailed in Court Documents

Road to VR

Jury Documents Detail Verdict. The full 90 page jury instructions and verdict document , details the 58 questions the jury deliverated on to arrive at the $500 million ruling. Oculus Lawsuit Awards $500M to Plaintiff, Verdict Detailed in Court Documents appeared first on Road to VR.

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Documenting Christmas in VR: Child and Snowplace

eleVR

Well, eleVR may no longer exist but there’s still some old projects that never got very well documented. Creating this documentation made me nostalgic for the good parts of our work: the actual research, the creation of things, programming, experimenting, working with the best team ever.

Magic Leap Is Suing Two Former Employees, Here Are The Court Documents

UploadVR

According to an Associated Press The post Magic Leap Is Suing Two Former Employees, Here Are The Court Documents appeared first on UploadVR.

Magic Leap One Field of View Specs Finally Uncovered

Next Reality AR

Now, a developer noticed that the client-side source code of the FoV documentation (published last month as a placeholder with the just the text "Coming soon on launch day!")

Upskill Releases HoloLens Version of Skylight AR Productivity Platform

Next Reality AR

Typically used with enterprise-focused smartglasses, like the Vuzix M300 or Google Glass Enterprise Edition, Skylight assists front-line workers with complex processes by displaying workflow instructions, documentation, and tutorial videos in their field of view.

Magic Leap One Passes Through FCC Certification, Setting the Stage for Imminent Release

Next Reality AR

According to the documentation, the device will include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, but it will not have a cellular radio.

Here's What Magic Leap's Creator Portal & Lumin SDK Docs Reveal About How You'll Develop for & Use Magic Leap One

Next Reality AR

Now that we've had a chance to jump into the Lumin SDK documentation at Magic Leap's Creator Portal, we now have much more detail about how the device will function and utilize software than any single piece of content released by Magic Leap to date.

Microsoft Applies for Another Patent to Enlarge Field of View in AR Displays

Next Reality AR

Based on a recently-revealed documentation, the company's research team has found another way to accomplish that objective. Based on its continued research, it appears Microsoft recognizes that the next HoloLens needs a wider field of view (FoV).

Magic Leap Unveils Two New Demos Showing How Spatial Computing Works

Next Reality AR

Mobile apps exist already that can do small scale measurements, but they are limited by a tiny screen," reads Magic Leap's documentation, which is.

Magic Leap, Microsoft Pursuing Military Contracts to Supply AR Headsets for Soldiers, Report Says

Next Reality AR

Citing bid documents and sources close to the situation, Bloomberg reports that the US Army is seeking technology companies to supply 100,000 headsets at a total price tag of about $500 million, with an initial order consisting of 2,500 units within the first two years of the contract.

Oculus Quest Hits FCC on Its Way to Spring 2019 Launch

Road to VR

While the documents don’t specifically name Quest, a diagram shows what appears to be the signature silhouette of the headset, and model number (MH-B) aligns nicely with the company’s prior headset, Oculus Go (MH-A).

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Magic Leap Teases Cross-Platform Augmented Reality Experiences with iOS Developer Job Posting

Next Reality AR

However, developer documentation on Magic Leap's Creator Portal. Why would Magic Leap, a company preparing to launch its first augmented reality headset this year, need a developer for iPhone and iPad apps? It's not as crazy as it sounds.

Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 Has a Secret Codename, Release Date, & Major Price Change, Report Says

Next Reality AR

Citing documents that apparently disclose some of the vital details around the next generation. With all the talk about the impending release of the Magic Leap One, some have forgotten a very important, competing release on the near horizon: the HoloLens 2.0.

Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK

VRScout

Announced today on the company’s site , developers can now explore Magic Leap’s software development kit and dive into the Creator Portal to find documentation, tutorials, and more. Magic Leap launches “Creator Portal” to let you start creating content.

Oculus Touch Hits FCC Ahead of Launch

Road to VR

Documentation associated with the Oculus Touch FCC application suggests it was submitted on or before September 21st. And furthermore have asked for a period of ‘short-term confidential treatment’ extending 180 days for the following documents: Internal Photos.

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Magic Leap Headset Hits FCC Ahead of Confirmed Summer Launch

Road to VR

Aside from the publicly available documentation , Magic Leap, like many companies, has submitted a Confidentiality Request to keep the following FCC documents out of the public eye: Internal device photos. Magic Leap is soon to launch its first AR headset, the Magic Leap One.

Virtual Reality Improving Mental Health

Tech Trends VR

Since then, the Palo Alto-based company has managed to establish an impressive host of partnerships with high-profile organizations and researchers to guide their content creation process and document the efficiency of the VR experiences they set out to create.

U.S. Army Chooses Microsoft’s HoloLens For $480 Million Contract

UploadVR

Army and its $480 million award for an “Integrated Visual Augmentation System,” the plan is to procure “approximately two thousand five hundred & fifty IVAS prototypes (to include hardware, software, and the associated interface control documentation) in four increments or “capability sets” “Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions,” a statement from Microsoft reads.

Apple, Valve, and LG Invest in OLED Microdisplay Maker eMagin

Road to VR

According to documents filed last month with SEC, a new stock issuance of some $10 million by OLED microdisplay maker eMagin will be bought up by Apple, Valve, and LG, among others. In the document the company describes some of its recent business activities.

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Oculus Patents Wireless Relay Tech for VR Headsets

Road to VR

Spotted by Redditor valdovas , the document specifically seeks to patent a calibration process on the wireless relay which aims to eliminate feedback in the connections between the headset and the relay, and the relay to the host device.

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Fire Investigators Are Now Using VR Photogrammetry Tech to Assess Damage to Homes

Road to VR

According to a press statement, the scans will be included in their official documentation process for all structural fire losses, including tools for soot and smoke claims.

Blizzard? Tornado? It’s Time to Update Your Inclement Weather Policy

VRScout

To avoid havoc during bad weather, you should document and plan your inclement weather policy. Blizzards, tornadoes and torrential rainfall can be merciless when it comes to business operations. They entail a great deal of safety, logistical, and operational concerns for businesses and commuting employees. Overall, they can be quite the headache for companies. Schedule a demo now with Careerminds. The post Blizzard? Tornado?

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China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, the Chinese government has released a document that states how China really wants to commit to VR , how wants the ecosystem to grow well and fast and how also wants to lead the world for what concerns virtual reality.

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Employees open companies to security risks by working remotely

VRScout

Key findings included: 31% have used free Wi-Fi hotspots and 24% admitted to using them to access work emails and documents. 28% admitted to emailing work documents to and from their personal email address.

ZeniMax Sanctioned In Ongoing Oculus Dispute

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Texas federal judge Ed Kinkeade issued the sanction, noting it was in response to ZeniMax’s failure to provide relevant documents that company CEO and Chairman Robert Altman indicated he knew of during two court orders. According to the report, the documents pertained to ZeniMax’s value and Altman’s stake in the company. More bad news for ZeniMax Media in the ongoing legal dispute with Facebook’s Oculus.

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Cinematic VR production – Constructive Critique paper.

RealVision VR

A document on observations based on Youtube snippets of upcoming Cinematic VR movies under production by JauntVR. Disclaimer: This document is for educational purposes only and is based off observations from a less than ideal evaluation platform (screen grabs from a youtube video). Download the document here: s3d-360-production-critique.

Report: Google is Developing a Standalone AR Headset to Rival HoloLens

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Google is allegedly developing a standalone augmented reality headset that aims to offer users a tethereless AR experience, German tech publication WinFuture reports.

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How Starlight Is Using VR To Replace Pain Medication For Seriously Ill Children

UploadVR

I know some people personally that have worn VR headsets at the dentist to distract themselves and there are even documented cases of people using it during child birth. Distraction therapy is a well-studied and well-documented form of therapy.

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Report: VR Enabling Better Health

Tech Trends VR

By far the most common approach to patient education is to have patients read documents describing the relevant medical procedure. Adopting immersive technologies can improve patient outcomes and save costs for healthcare providers.

Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

Tech Trends VR

The benefits of using immersive technologies as teaching tools have been widely documented and extensively discussed, specially in recent years with the rapid development of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality hardware and applications.

You Can Still Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle for $400 on Amazon

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New Samsung Gear 360 Camera Coming Soon

VRScout

The filing confirms that the new version of the Gear 360 camera will have the model number SM-R210 and according to a diagram, likely accidentally published in the document, looks to be getting a new design and more compact form factor. Is this the new Samsung Gear 360?

Mainstreaming Collaborative Mixed Reality

Tech Trends VR

The new mixed reality SharePoint spaces experience will add a new dimension to company intranets, allowing you to engage and interact with documents, data, and video in new and more immersive ways and create your own in a matter of minutes.

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‘Pokémon GO’ Studio Niantic Raises $190M Series C Financing

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As first reported by Tech Crunch , documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission revealed the company has secured its Series C on December 20th, 2018, amounting to a total of $190,552,365.

Google Releases ‘Resonance Audio’, a New Multi-Platform Spatial Audio SDK

Road to VR

Google’s existing VR SDK audio engine already supported multiple platforms, but with platform-specific documentation on how to implement the features. Resonance Audio documentation is now available on the new developer site.

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Seeing the Blitz in VR

Tech Trends VR

A new BBC Virtual Reality experience takes you back to Berlin in 1943, at the height of the WW2 blitz.

New Oculus Touch Features Detailed in Latest Oculus PC SDK 1.6 Release

Road to VR

Oculus’ latest Software Developer Kit (SDK) has just been released, and adds support and documentation for a brand new ‘Enter’ button on the left controller not yet seen in the wild.

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