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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nDreams Launches $2M Fund to Help VR Developers Publish their Games

Cats and VR

Award-winning virtual reality developer and publisher announced that it has set aside $2m to co-fund and publish externally developed VR titles.

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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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.

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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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’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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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.

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.

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.

Facebook Reality Labs VP Hints That Quest 2 Will be Updated with 120Hz Refresh Rate

Road to VR

Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the Vice President of Facebook Reality Labs, during a Q&A session indicated that Quest 2 is likely to be updated with a 120Hz refresh rate, and touched on a number of other topics relating to VR. 120Hz Refresh Rate Likely Coming to Quest 2.

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.

How Do Consumers Feel About AR Shopping?

AR Insider

A R continues to prove itself as a shopping tool. It can help consumers visualize products on “faces and spaces,” to make better-informed decisions. This is amplified during a pandemic when it can bring back some of the product essence and dimension that’s lost in retail lockdowns.

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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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Kelly Peng reveals Kura 150° FOV AR glasses expected price and release date

The Ghost Howls

Today I am very happy to host on my blog Kura Technologies , one of the most interesting augmented reality startups out there.

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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. .

‘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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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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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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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.

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.

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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Magic Leap’s Next AR Headset to Ship in Q4 2021, Promising Larger FOV & More Compact Design

Road to VR

Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson took the stage at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this past week to talk a bit about her time as the company’s new leader.

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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XR Talks: Projecting VR’s Near and Far Future

AR Insider

O ne of the constructs to understand VR’s endgame is the metaverse. Inspired by fiction such as Neil Stephenson’s Snow Crash and other works, it envisions virtual domains where synchronous and multi-user virtual interaction take place. This is the VR everyone’s waiting for.

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.

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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Celebrate The Mars Rover Landing With ‘Mission To Mars AR’

VRScout

Control the landing sequence, drive a rover, and pilot a helicopter drone in this multifaceted AR experience.

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