February, 2021

OpenBCI: games using brain-interfaces are coming in 3 years

The Ghost Howls

You know that I have a big passion for Brain-Computer Interfaces, a passion that has grown even more when I understood they are a perfect match with AR and VR (I have even dedicated a long article in the past about this).

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Five Ways VR Can Be Used In Modern Education

VRScout

How immersive technology is changing education for the better. VR and AR are far from new educational technologie s. However, the process of their adaptation is rather slow, since the clumsy bureaucratic machines of schools and universities are not able to adapt to changes quickly.

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Samsung’s Leaked AR Concept Videos Reveal Its Augmented Ambitions

Road to VR

Leaked concept video featuring two Samsung AR devices has come to light. Although just concepts and not functioning products as such, it’s clear the Korean tech giant is gearing up to compete with companies like Facebook and Apple as they inch ever closer to releasing consumer AR headsets.

Google Launches TensorFlow 3D Using LiDAR & Depth Sensors for Advanced AR Experiences

Next Reality AR

After the mobile augmented reality platforms of ARKit and ARCore moved Google's previously groundbreaking Project Tango (the AR platform that gave us the first smartphones with depth sensors) into obsolescence in 2018, we've seen a bit of a resurgence of what was then a niche component for flagship devices.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

AR Apps With Artificial Intelligence in 2021

ARPost

Augmented reality apps are becoming more and more powerful with the help of artificial intelligence, which learns context and awareness about what you are trying to achieve. In this guide, we review some AR apps with AI in 2021.

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Ultraleap Stereo IR 170 review: use your hands naturally in VR!

The Ghost Howls

I have had the joy of trying the new UltraLeap Stereo IR 170 hands-tracking sensor for VR and evaluate its performances. I have appreciated it a lot, so I thought it could have been a cool idea to make a post for you to describe how it is and compare it with the previous Leap Motion controller.

Student Builds Volumetric 3D TV To Complete Bachelor’s Program

VRScout

Stream 3D holographic imagery in real-time. When it comes to modern-day POV-Displays , like those LED fans that spin to create “holographic” imagery, Jan Jessen—aka u/Evlmnkey —is far from impressed.

‘Virtual Desktop’ Can Now Stream PC VR Games to Quest, Without the Sideloading Workaround

Road to VR

Virtual Desktop , an Oculus Quest app which allows users to control their Windows PCs from inside the headset, now officially offers the ability to stream PC VR games wirelessly to the headset.

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Microsoft Debuts HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition for Pharmaceutical & Semiconductor Enterprise Users

Next Reality AR

Ever since the US Army awarded Microsoft's HoloLens a $480 million contract, the battle for enterprise augmented reality has heated up in earnest.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

How Rendever and AARP Used Virtual Reality to Grant the Wish of a Lifetime

ARPost

For most of us, virtual reality is a fun pastime or a handy work tool. For some of us, it can represent something more. Eighty-seven-year-old George Hetrick has always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon.

AR’s ‘Location Wars’ Get Started

AR Insider

A s you likely know, one of AR’s foundational principles is to fuse the digital and physical. The real world is a key part of that formula… and real-world relevance is often defined by location.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.22): Samsung AR glasses leaked, Kura price revealed, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This week in XR hasn’t had any explosive news, but it was interesting nonetheless: in particular we had cool info on AR glasses, with some news from Kura, Lynx, and Samsung. Among the top 5 news I have chosen, only 1 is about VR.

87-Year-Old Man’s Lifelong Dream Of Hiking The Grand Canyon Made Possible Through VR

VRScout

Rendever and Wish of a Lifetime from AARP team up to help one Pennsylvania senior achieve a lifelong goal. Ever since he was a kid, George Hetrick dreamed of traveling to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon.

SteamVR Update Brings Full Support for OpenXR 1.0, A Huge Step for the Open Standard

Road to VR

The latest update to SteamVR, version 1.16, now includes full support for OpenXR 1.0,

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Prehistoric Creatures Return to Life via New iPhone AR App from Celebrity Historian David Attenborough

Next Reality AR

Apparently, we learned nothing from Jurassic Park, as scientists are still working on bringing extinct species back to life. Until that day comes, you can interact with long-lost animals through augmented reality.if you have a newer model iPhone.

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Traditional Theater Gets an Augmented Reality Makeover

ARPost

Theater has been around for more than 2,500 years, making it one of the oldest art forms in the world. From ancient Greek theater to medieval morality tales and Shakespearean tragedies, it has undergone so many changes over the years.

Data Dive: Are Commercial Spaces Primed for AR?

AR Insider

O ne of the attributes that defines AR’s potential is its breadth of applicability. Though use cases like product visualization and social lenses are the early leaders today, we’ll see several others develop in the coming years. That includes both consumer and enterprise applications.

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Exclusive interview and footage about “Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual”!

The Ghost Howls

“Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual!” is one of the most awaited VR games of 2021.

Luxexcel & WaveOptics Partner To Bring AR-Powered Prescription Lenses To The Masses

VRScout

AR prescription glasses arrive Q2 of 2021. Luxexcel, an innovative tech company specializing in 3D printed prescription lenses, has recently announced a new partnership with waveguides developers WaveOptics to develop a line of AR smart glasses that are both fashionable and comfortable to wear. .

‘VRChat’ Can Now Import Free Customizable ‘Ready Player Me’ Avatars

Road to VR

Ready Play Me, the free avatar maker from Wolf3D, now supports exporting avatars to VRChat , making it quick and easy to get a customizable avatar into one of the most popular social VR applications.

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Lego Takes on TikTok with Vidiyo Music Video Playsets & AR App

Next Reality AR

Toymaker Lego has been on board with building AR into its playsets and mobile apps since the launch of ARKit.

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Unity and Volvo Open Source Digital Models of Car Designs

ARPost

Unity has long been in the frontline of companies leading the democratization of 3D assets and tools, including for XR applications. The automotive industry has been less involved in this charge.

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XR Talks: Lessons From Building AR & VR Games

AR Insider

T he art of developing AR and VR experiences is a moving target. The underlying technology continues to evolve as do users’ interests and expectations. Companies across the spatial computing spectrum are meanwhile trying to feel out use cases and interactions that resonate.

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RealMax Qian review: wide FOV AR is amazing!

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, I published on Youtube the video of my unboxing of the Realmax Qian glasses. From that day, many people have started asking me more about this augmented reality device, so I understood it was time for one of my big reviews! Are you ready to discover more about Realmax Qian?

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Stop What You’re Doing And Play ‘Gorilla Tag’ On Oculus Quest & SteamVR

VRScout

Use your incredible gorilla strength to parkour up trees and cliffs in this low-fi game of tag.

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Qualcomm Announces Tethered AR ‘Smart Viewer’ Reference Design with Onboard Co-processing

Road to VR

Qualcomm, maker of chips and technologies for mobile devices, today announced a reference design for a tethered AR headset which is tethered to a phone or PC but also contains its own chips to handle some onboard processing.

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Snapchat Can Turn Your 12-Pack of Labatt Blue Beer into a Virtual NHL Arena

Next Reality AR

Bud Light being the official beer sponsor of the NFL just makes sense for American football. But what about the NHL, with hockey being the official winter sport of Canada by decree?

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You Can Take a Free Coursera Course on XR from the University of Michigan

ARPost

The University of Michigan has an ambitious XR program that is both incorporating extended reality into education within the University and trying to create the next generation of creators through education and outreach.

XR Talks: What’s AR’s Fate in 2021?

AR Insider

A common occurrence in the analyst corps this time of year is predictions and projections. Our research arm ARtillery Intelligence got a jump on that process with its December report that looked back at the biggest lessons of 2020… and forward to the biggest predictions for 2021.

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