Sun.Apr 14, 2019

Coachella Debuts Its First Interactive AR Stage

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Festival-goers can interact with space-themed AR content before, during, and after performances.

Apple Hires Jaunt VR Founder And Multi-camera 3D Expert Arthur Van Hoff

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Apple’s depth-sensing iPhone cameras have already enabled features such as Face ID and portrait mode photography — now the company has hired 3D camera expert Arthur van Hoff to serve as a senior architect for an unnamed project. The new hire was first reported by Variety today, with van Hoff’s LinkedIn account listing his start date with Apple as April.

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The Outlook For Investing In A More Rational VR/AR Market

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Last week, I made my way to the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco for the VR Arcade conference. I moderated a panel on investing in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. It was a far different environment for that kind of conversation than in 2016 or earlier. The event itself represented a pivot. Since consumer VR hasn’t taken off as much as expected, companies have shifted gears in augmented reality on smartphones or the VR arcade market.