Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

The Ghost Howls

One of the best moments ever at View Conference 2018 , has been when I was able to interview John Gaeta. If you don’t know who John Gaeta is… well, he is the inventor of the bullet-time of the movie The Matrix.

Bell Says Latest Helicopter was Designed 10 Times Faster With VR

Road to VR

Bell Helicopter challenged its Innovation Team to accelerate its aircraft design process. Turning to VR as a key improvement to their design pipeline, the team created the FCX-001, the company’s first “concept aircraft,” in just six months.

Upgrading VR Storytelling

Tech Trends VR

This year’s Raindance Film Festival in London showcased an amazing selection of immersive stories. Here’s what got Tech Trends really excited: Raindance is a very well-established and well-respected independent film festival, but it isn’t a particularly flashy one.

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Walmart Turns Its iPhone App's Barcode Scanner into an Augmented Reality Price Comparison Tool

Next Reality AR

While many retailers have introduced try-before-you-buy features in their apps, Walmart has gone in another direction by bringing shoppers an augmented reality tool to help them compare products they want to buy. Available exclusively for iOS (app versions 18.20

Donald Greenberg: virtual reality is still a baby, we’ll need 20 years for photorealism

The Ghost Howls

There are days when I’m really happy to be a blogger. The day when I interviewed Donald Greenberg is one of these days. Donald Greenberg is one of the fathers of the CGI.

AR Costumes – Disney Introduces Auto Augmenting Outfits


Disney Research Hub debuts a practical new method for overlaying watertight digital costumes onto standard RGB images.

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Noovie ARCade App Brings Wreck-It Ralph Movie Experience to Augmented Reality for Fans

Next Reality AR

One of the funniest scenes from the teaser trailer for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel is the basis for the new pre-show augmented reality experience via the Noovie ARCade app. Arriving in theaters on Nov.

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

The Ghost Howls

When NVIDIA announced the RTX 2080 graphics cards , I was there. I watched Jensen Huang announcing the new graphics cards with amazing features like real-time raytracing and variable rate shading.

Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

Road to VR

Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs.

Inside Space 360 – South Korea’s Amazing Fulldome Theater


Fully immersive experiences without the need of a VR headset. Are we there yet? There are many tantalizing possibilities surrounding current VR and AR technology.

Travelocity Transports Roaming Gnome into Augmented Reality with Its Mobile App

Next Reality AR

In the latest example of non-tech companies taking on augmented reality marketing, online travel site Travelocity has added an AR version of its Roaming Gnome mascot to its mobile app.

PanguVR mixes virtual reality and artificial intelligence to revolutionize interior design

The Ghost Howls

When I went to China , one of the companies that I wanted to visit was PanguVR , but unluckily its CEO was not available at that time because of some business stuff he had to do.

Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit Uses Ultrasonic Tracking

Road to VR

HTC earlier this month revealed a 6DOF controller dev kit for the Vive Focus standalone headset. New details have emerged about the device this week. When HTC revealed the Vive Focus 6DOF controller dev kit earlier this month , the company wasn’t ready to share details.

‘Is Anna OK?’ Explores The Effects Of Brain Trauma Using VR


A new experience produced by the BBC examines the personal repercussions of brain trauma from different perspectives. Is Anna OK? is a poignant VR experience based on a true story. Anna and Lauren are identical twins.

New York Times Halloween Edition Uses Augmented Reality Bugs to Scare & Educate

Next Reality AR

Our national month-long celebration of all things creepy and crawly comes to a climax on Wednesday with Halloween and will end with Día de Muertos on Friday, so now is the ideal time for the The New York Times to publish a mildly chilling augmented reality story for children.

View Conference 2018: Museum of Symmetry review: one of the best creative VR experiences I’ve tried

The Ghost Howls

During the talk of the National Film Board of Canada at View Conference 2018 , the speakers Eloi Champagne and Martin Viau talked about one of the experiences they have developed, called Museum of Symmetry , that was like a cartoon in virtual reality.

Vive Studios Boss: ‘We Need To Get Better At Marketing’ Content


HTC’s Vive Studios division acknowledges that it needs to ramp up its work in marketing, especially with more challenging non-gaming apps. Vive Studios was announced back in 2016 and is similar, though certainly not identical, to the Oculus Studios division at Facebook.

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Adidas Originals Reinvents Sneaker Drop With AR


The exclusive product release comes to Complex Con. Instead of waiting in long lines for the latest sneaker drop at streetwear convention ComplexCon this weekend, adidas Originals will let you shop in augmented reality.

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Niantic Demos Real World Platform & Spatial Audio Features for Pokémon GO & Ingress at Tokyo Conference

Next Reality AR

In the waning days of October, at the Innovation Tokyo 2018 conference, attendees got their hands on some of the new augmented reality experiences that Niantic is working on through its Real World Platform.

Vive Focus 6 DOF Controllers dev-kit specifications: ultrasound-based tracking, 180° horizontal FOV

The Ghost Howls

The news of the day is that finally we do know something about the upcoming Vive Focus 6 DOF Controllers dev-kit specifications. If you don’t know what I’m talking about: well, the Vive Focus is the standalone headset produced by HTC.

5 Things We Want From Oculus Rift S


Earlier this week a report from TechCrunch threw out “ Rift S ” as a possible name for the next hardware iteration of the Oculus Rift.

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FundamentalVR Partners With Mayo Clinic To Develop Haptic VR Surgery Simulations


Mayo Clinic brings their massive body of research to FundamentalVR’s simulation platform. According to a 2015 commission report launched at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK, 5 Billion people still don’t have access to safe surgery due to a lack of trained professionals. In the U.S.

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Levi's Now Selling Exclusive Disney Denim Through Shoppable AR Lens on Snapchat

Next Reality AR

Snapchat continues to deepen its roster of clients adopting its Shoppable AR Lens, with clothing giant Levi's and Disney becoming the latest brands to try on the e-commerce platform for size.

5 Incredibly Spooky VR Games to Play This Halloween

Road to VR

It’s that time of the year again, when you bring out the big bag of candy, put on your spookiest outfit, and turn off the lights and pretend no one’s home. It’s Halloween!

Facebook Files For Massive New Reality Lab Buildings – Report


It sounds like Facebook is planning to ramp up its R&D in VR and AR even more. The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that the company has filed a plans for a 650,000 square foot site holding two new office buildings in Redmond, Washington.

ESI Design Uses Unreal Engine To Create An AR-Inspired Lobby Experience


A two year renovation has transformed The Crossroads lobby into an interactive digital experience powered by Unreal Engine.

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Magic Leap Conference Videos Dive Deeper into Medical, Audio, & AR Cloud Uses for Magic Leap One

Next Reality AR

It turns out that attending the L.E.A.P. conference last month may have mostly been best for demoing the Magic Leap One in person, as the company has now uploaded the majority of the insider panels held at the event in Los Angeles.

Report: Oculus is Planning a Modest Upgrade to Rift, Releasing Early as Next Year

Road to VR

Oculus co-founder and Facebook’s head of PC VR Brendan Iribe is leaving the company amidst a TechCrunch report that Facebook cancelled its second iteration of Rift.

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The Excellent Eclipse: Edge of Light Is Now On Oculus Go And Gear


Google Daydream’s best game is now available on Oculus Go and Gear VR. White Elk Studios’ Eclipse: Edge of Light just landed on the standalone and mobile-based VR headsets for $9.99.

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Oculus Reportedly Planning Minor ‘Rift S’ Upgrade For 2019


Facebook has supposedly abandoned their plans for a next-gen Rift headset in favor of minor hardware updates. According to a new report by TechCrunch , Facebook has abandoned their plans for a next-gen Oculus Rift headset in favor of minor hardware updates to the original model.

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Magic Leap Releases Series of Video Sessions from Inside the L.E.A.P. Conference

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap's recent L.E.A.P. conference was free to all who registered in time, but if you weren't able to make the trip to Hollywood, the company just released video of some of the sessions that took place over the course of two days.