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Microsoft HoloLens: Everything you need to know about the $3,000 AR headset

VRCircle

Microsoft HoloLens, the company's holographic, augmented reality headset took us all by surprise when it was unveiled at a Windows 10 event at the beginning of 2015. The HoloLens headset is a bold piece of hardware and the most exciting evidence yet that Microsoft is taking wearable tech seriously. Microsoft is promising a future filled with holograms but not as we'd imagine them - you'll only be able to see them with the HoloLens strapped on. The apps and games.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

Unlike the Lucasfilm AR headset, which uses a smartphone to power it (like the Google Daydream or the Samsung Gear VR does), the company says this concept is a standalone, self-powered headset. The Chinese company is also making a standalone VR headset for Google’s upcoming WorldSense platform and a standalone device for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mixed Reality platform. San Francisco-based Leap Motion has raised a $50M Series C for their hand- and finger-tracking technology.

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15 things to keep in mind if you have to showcase your VR game in China

The Ghost Howls

We of New Technology Walkers have taken there our MR fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded , and made hundreds of people try it. Most of these lessons can be adapted to many countries you can travel to showcase your game to, so I think that if you are a VR indie game developer, you may find this article interesting in any case! Let’s start: what are my pieces of advice if you have to showcase your game in China? Translate your game to Chinese.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion.

The XR Week Peek (2021.02.01): Facebook is very confident in Quest 2 sales, Valve is working on Neural Interfaces, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Stay tuned on this blog, because in some days I will publish an EXTRAORDINARY interview related to one of the most awaited VR games of 2021! GabeN highlights how neural sensors in XR headsets are so useful, that every game studio should already have one in its office.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The main trigger can give adaptive force-feedback, applying a different force on the index finger depending on what is happening in the game. Ctrl+Labs already demoed it years ago: check out the link to the Dino Game that I added below this paragraph. Image by Microsoft).

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.21): Daydream is dead, Varjo VR-2 is out, Sony makes AR glasses and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Last week I told you that most probably I wouldn’t have written a Week Peek this Sunday because I’m very busy showcasing our game at the WCVRI exhibition in Nanchang. Image by Google). Google’s next flagship phone, the Pixel 4, won’t be compatible with Daydream View headset and Google has also stopped selling the Daydream View. It also adds compatibility with SteamVR, so you can play Steam games and enterprise applications with Varjo. Header image by Google).

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Tomorrow's Tech Today: Takeaways From Augmented World Expo 2019

Charlie Fink

RealMax's AR and VR device with hand tracking by Leap Motion and an epic 102-degree field of view, was used for a multiplayer AR game which involved grabbing fish and knocking over boxes. Apple begins its World Wide Developer Conference on Monday, June 3rd; Microsoft, Facebook (Oculus), Google, Amazon, Snap, and Magic Leap, had theirs earlier in the year. The 10th annual Augmented World Expo ( AWE ) wrapped on Friday, May 31st.

GameFace Plans GF-LD Headset With SteamVR And Android Support

UploadVR

The latest headset from the company shown at E3 last week promises integration with Valve’s SteamVR Tracking technology and support for both PC-based SteamVR games as well as Android VR content. Both headsets are said to feature a Tegra chip and 2560 x 1440 OLED displays, along with Leap Motion, front-facing stereo cameras and eye-tracking. GameFace Labs is a company I’ve seen at countless VR events.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.22): Oculus working on AR glasses with Luxottica, Apple glasses FOV discovered and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This week I have been pretty busy working on our mixed reality fitness game that is very close to launch and in preparing some amazing articles for next week (I will publish a review of the Valve Index and a super-amazing interview to Jeri Ellsworth, the creator of TiltFive augmented reality glasses!), CEOs means a lot for a company: think about how Microsoft has changed going from Ballmer to Nadella. Games on Oculus Quest are selling really well.

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How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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The distinction matters between limited pointer-only hand controls and VR systems that let you reach too, because it appears many of the most profitable VR games rely on these kinds of interactions. That’s what you’ll think about when wearing the Lenovo Explorer , which was produced in partnership with Microsoft. That’s the problem we’re likely to see with the Google-partnered Lenovo Mirage Solo , with its pointer-only hand controller.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.09): Qualcomm XR2 defines the future of XR, Magic Leap having tragic sales, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

It is intriguing that many companies are already experimenting with this new chipset, and one of these partners is Niantic, that is thinking about going the AR hardware route after all its hard work on gelocalized AR games like Pokemon Go. Image by Magic Leap). Goood Monday everyone!

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Besides that, it is also hiring key figures to make this AR dream a reality : the operating system project will be supervised by Mark Lucovsky, a former Microsoft engineer who co-developed Windows NT. Interactions are very natural, and the game is fun to be played.

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Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. Location-based games are already popular, with over a billion downloads of Pokemon Go in the three years since it launched, and over 20B kilometers walked playing the game. Both Azure Spatial Anchors and Google Cloud Anchors are leveraging existing strengths in mapping towards the AR Cloud.

The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This

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The HTC Vive is arguably the best out there, but having to buy a souped-up laptop just to run it, paying full price for brief games that feel more like demos, and trailing a huge cable off your head and fumbling to mount trackers on your ceiling…it’s not ideal. Imagine the same touch and motion-based actions we’re used to on mobile phones, only happening in the air with our hands while we’re in VR.

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Experiential Technology Event Shows How Far VR Has To Go

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Above: David Holz, founder of Leap Motion, shows off hand-tracking in VR. I saw that myself when I tried out Qualcomm’s new wireless stand-alone VR headset prototype at the Game Developers Conference a couple of weeks ago. The headset used sensors to detect my fingers, using software from Leap Motion. Thanks to all of our efforts, VR is going to leap ahead in the next five years….The Bad VR gives us motion sickness.

Shaping the Digital World with Our Hands, with Clay AIR’s Varag Gharibjanian

XR for Business Podcast

We did a project just using Google's hand tracking library. Alan: With Facebook now working on AR, and you've got Magic Leap, and Microsoft's Hololens. And, you know, Magic Leap-- people are going to expect when they walk around holograms, they stay put.

Shaping the Digital World with Our Hands, with Clay AIR’s Varag Gharibjanian

XR for Business Podcast

We did a project just using Google's hand tracking library. Alan: With Facebook now working on AR, and you've got Magic Leap, and Microsoft's Hololens. And, you know, Magic Leap-- people are going to expect when they walk around holograms, they stay put. Alan: Yeah, it is-- it's a game changer. Are things like midair haptics-- I know-- I guess Leap Motion would be a competitor to you guys, even though they're using a hardware solution to do that.

OSVR - a Look Ahead

VRGuy

Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. We see goggles, motion trackers, haptics, eye trackers, motion chairs and body suits. They need software: game engine plugins, compatible content and software utilities. Many game engines – such as Unity, Unreal and SteamVR- immediately support it. Some accept a high-end gaming PC, while others prefer inexpensive Android machines. Magic Leap is not commercial yet.

The XR Week Peek (2021.05.24): Snap releases new Spectacles AR glasses, Quest releases runtime v29, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This is super cool for us Youtubers to record gameplay video and comment them on the fly Ability to apply a live overlay of yourself taken from the camera of your phone superimposed on the images of the game you are recording (at the moment only for iPhones). More info (Use Google Translate).

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