3 Impressive WebVR Examples Worth Checking Out With Firefox’s New Support for Vive and Rift

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Here’s three examples worth checking out. Since WebVR is new (and free), much of what’s out there is still very much demo and experimental content, but several exceptional examples demonstrate why we should all be excited for the possibilities of VR on the web.

Watch: Tobii Reveals Vive VR Eye Tracking Examples, Including ‘Rec Room’

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After hyping everyone up recently with a short teaser video, eye-tracking specialists Tobii have revealed more details and video examples their eye tracking in action at GDC, including integration with social VR application Rec Room.

‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality.

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‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality Will Change Television VR Noir is a 360-degree film with interactive elements created by the Australian studio Start VR.

8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

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Below are examples from my students using the free Grackle Marks add-on for Google Docs and the paid pro version of Newsela. “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ” – John Locke.

‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality Will Change Television

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Microsoft HoloLens Art Project Turns New York into an Undersea Dystopia

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The latest example of this comes in the form of a new AR art installation called "Unmoored,", which transforms New York City's Time Square into an underwater environment.

Shopify Rings Up AR Shopping for the Web via AR Quick Look on ARKit 2.0

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You can also check out a few examples of the how the tool works via Apple's AR Quick Look gallery. Online shopping giant Shopify literally cannot wait for ARKit 2.0 to arrive via iOS 12 this fall to implement its latest augmented reality feature.

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Microsoft Japan Concept Video Demos How HoloLens Will Help Pilot the Drone Ships of the Future

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The latest example comes via Microsoft Japan and a new concept video that shows off how the HoloLens will be used in the relatively near future to pilot autonomous ships.

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Infographic: The Future of Virtual Reality

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There are many examples of how immersive technologies are disrupting every industry out there Click To Tweet. We’re halfway through 2018 – how the heck did THAT happen? – so seems a nice place to stop and take stock of how the immersive tech market has been doing.

Microsoft Video Shows Off BAE Systems' HoloLens-Powered Manufacturing Training Solution

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In the latest example, Microsoft reveals how BAE Systems is using PTC's Thingworx Studio software on the HoloLens to improve employee training.

Artsy Claims Crown as First App to Take Advantage of ARKit's New Wall-Crawling Abilities

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Using ARKit's new vertical surface detection capabilities, Artsy gives users with compatible iPhones and iPads to view the art retailer's collection of more than 800,000 pieces of art, including famous works and examples from emerging artists, on the walls of their own homes and offices.

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Expert View: How Technology is Making Us Rethink the Way We Think

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Take “Otto” and “Inga” for example. For example, ZARA is augmenting the shopper experience by helping customers visualize the clothes they’re browsing by putting them on a digital model.

Snapchat Adds Sound Recognition to Its Augmented Reality Arsenal

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The latest example, released to the app's Carousel on Monday, is a Lens that reacts to sound. As Facebook, Apple, Samsung, and others offer augmented reality selfie effects and content that challenge its platform, Snapchat has continued to innovate with its augmented reality capabilities.

Mixed Reality Lending a Helping Hand

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In the United States Air Force, for example, jet engine mechanics are not allowed to use operational airplanes for training. Go ahead and call me weird, but of all the Mixed Reality demos I did at this year’s Build, the one I found most fun had me repairing an electric panel.

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Experiencing Art With Augmented Reality

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Artists and galleries are embracing immersive technology to create an emotional connection to their audiences.

VR Minecraft – But Not As You Know It

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MineLife VR, for example, manages to synthesize large, complex, and vast spatial data into a life-sized, interactive, virtual reality experience.

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Expert View: 3 ways VR is transforming Learning & Development

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This is an example of what we call the Skills-Based Model of VR training – teaching practical skills by using the body as a natural interface, and thus developing physical memory through repetition. . Immersive tech and training go back 50 years, but how has that relationship changed?

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Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies will bring opportunities for merchants as consumer adoption grows. There is high consumer interest to use VR for making purchase decisions while shopping online or in-store. Click To Tweet.

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Immersive Technologies Helping Children and Older Patients

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It is well established that high-quality VR and AR technologies can be used for healthcare – in the treatment of phobias for example – and are superior tools in training adults in disciplines such as surgery.

Will Mixed Reality as a Service be a Game Changer for Microsoft?

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One example that Martine gives of this sort of successful partnership is UK startup Kazendi which allows co-workers to remotely meet, collaborate and connect with 3D models and 2D documents via HoloLens.

Book Review: Experience on Demand

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There are examples of how VR can be a powerful learning tool Click To Tweet. Business travel, for example, could be vastly reduced if we are able to replicate in VR the same levels of interaction and feeling of presence that one gets from face-to-face meetings.

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Experiencing the #RoyalWedding in Augmented Reality

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We think that these limited-edition t-shirts are a great example of how illustrative design and AR can work hand-in-hand to bring to life physical objects,” says Max Dawes, Partnerships & Marketing Director at Zappar.

Mainstreaming Collaborative Mixed Reality

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With SharePoint Spaces Microsoft wants to make collaborative immersive experiences accessible to everyone.

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How Science Can Help Build Immersive Products

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Although there are clear examples of xR entrepreneurs who embrace build-measure-learn and are developing high-quality products, my experience is that the more common situation is one in which entrepreneurs are excellent at building the product, but fall short on the measure and learn components.

Horror VR Experiences Can Have Psychological Effects On Users

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For example, when you watch a virtual reality demo called “ The Kitchen ” developed by Capcom- which is nothing but a Japanese studio, you end up receiving a highly tangible or realistic experience.

Seeing the Realities of War Through AR

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I remember seeing all the first case uses of ARKit last September and being inspired by the examples of the different portals people were creating. This iOS Augmented Reality app by the Red Cross shows people what the effects of war would feel like in their home.

Emirates Embracing Emerging Tech

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Currently in construction in the Emirate, for example, are the world’s longest indoor ski slope, and the Ain Dubai, the soon-to-be largest Ferris wheel anywhere. Those looking for the VR OASIS of Ready Player One should head out to the deserts of the UAE.

Immersive Tech Transforming Learning

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For example, children who had been given a VR experience of swimming with whales often formed “false memories,” and came to believe and remember that they had physically been to SeaWorld to see an Orca.

How VR and AI Will Supercharge Learning

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Wearers might look around an environment and find the spill, for example, then answer a multiple-choice question about what effect it could have on the store,” he explains.

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Tech Trends at #io18

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But it would also be great to get more of a sense from Google of a strategy around, for example, using this type of technology in Education. We’ll be dropping by Silicon Valley next month for Google I/O to check out the latest scoop from the Big G.

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HTC demonstrates multi-room VR with Vive Pro and SteamVR 2.0

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This is probably still a couple of years away, but HTC has shown off a small example of how it could … Continue reading. The current big challenge for virtual reality technology is to work in large rooms.

Cycling to Your Favourite Tunes in Virtual Reality

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It makes sense that music helps us work out better by distracting us from fatigue and pumping us up, but with activities such as cycling, having the right music can also help towards improving pedal rhythm, for example. VirZOOM partners up with Feed.fm

Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

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One example is Axel Springer Digital Ventures recently announcing that they would be investing an undisclosed amount in Magic Leap. Will we see a gold rush in the publishing industry as major players move to invest in Immersive Technologies?

Do you remember your first VR?

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For example. It is the weekend, so time for something fun. You probably remember your first VR experience. Mine, was simply the Oculus Demo in the DK2, nothing too exciting but still memorable. With some people, their first time is just down right scary.

Valve Announces ‘Skeletal Input’ to Give SteamVR Apps More Lifelike Hands Moving Forward

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Knuckles EV2, for example, not only contains a touchpad, a joystick, trigger and buttons, and a number of capacitive sensing areas, but also a new force sensor, which detects actual grip force, and a track button which also has a force sensor.

Introduction to OpenVR 101 Series: What is OpenVR and how to get started with its APIs

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This is the first post in a series of technical posts in which we will be covering the bare bones of a Virtual Reality API (Application Programming Interface) and coding a few examples using it. Today on my blog I’ll host a guest post by Matias Nassi , a great XR developer from Uruguay.

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Kinect comes back from the world of the dead thanks to Azure

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First of all, it still survives inside HoloLens : not only most of the team that worked on Kinect is now working on HoloLens (Alex Kipman is the most famous example of this), but HoloLens contains a depth camera that is an evolution of Kinect.

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Valve shows Knuckles prototype controllers v2

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Read this example written by Valve to understand why: If I pick something up by pulling a trigger then I can either no longer use that trigger to release that object, or I can’t interact with that object using the trigger.

Live Streaming 360 Degree Video to VR Headsets: The Basics

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The immediate benefit of HLS is that both iOS and Android support it, while streaming formats like RTMP are currently only supported by Android for example. For over a year now, we have been producing high-quality 360º 3D video content for virtual reality headsets here at Purple Pill VR.

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7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

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For example, adding eye tracking in RPG and social games, the movements on eyes such as blink, rolling eyes, wide opened eyes can be shown on the virtual avatar which makes the game more human and interesting.