Google Job Listings Point to New “Mass Production” AR/VR Hardware in the Pipeline

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Google launched the Daydream View headset late last year, the company’s first virtual reality hardware product. A slew of recent job postings however suggest significant new AR/VR hardware in the works from Google.

Google’s VR/AR Team Seeks New Hire to “drive multiple hardware projects simultaneously from prototype to mass production”

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A flurry of new job postings suggests Google is ramping up a team to create new consumer VR/AR hardware that goes beyond their Daydream View headset. ” Google has also previously created first-party tablets and laptops under the Pixel brand.

Watch: Google’s Live Event Here – Daydream VR Hardware Unveiling Expected

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Daydream VR, Google’s high-end VR platform for select Android smartphones, may be seeing its time in the spotlight at the company’s hardware-focused event today. image courtesy of Google.

Facebook Gets A New VP Of AR/VR Hardware And Portal Lead

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There’s a new face heading up Facebook’s AR/VR hardware division. Rafa Camargo has jumped from his previous role as VP of Facebook’s Portal team to VP, AR/VR Hardware. Excited to announce that I’ll be leading Hardware for AR/VR at @facebook …and would like to welcome Ryan Cairns, who will now lead Portal. Oculus, which Facebook acquired in 2014, already has a Director of Hardware in Caitlin Kalinowski.

Developers Now Receiving Google’s Experimental 6DOF Controller Kits

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So far Google has been mum on the details, so at this point we just can’t tell. The post Developers Now Receiving Google’s Experimental 6DOF Controller Kits appeared first on Road to VR.

Report: Google is Developing a Standalone AR Headset to Rival HoloLens

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Google is allegedly developing a standalone augmented reality headset that aims to offer users a tethereless AR experience, German tech publication WinFuture reports. ” Image courtesy Google.

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Juniper Research: VR Hardware Market Will Be Worth $50 Billion in 5 Years

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A new report from market analysis group Juniper Research states that VR hardware will be worth $50 billion by 2021. By hardware, Juniper means VR headsets, peripherals, and 360 cameras. Juniper says that console VR will account for 50 percent of VR hardware revenues in 2021.

Google is Developing a VR Display With 10x More Pixels Than Today’s Headsets

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Earlier this year, Clay Bavor, VP of VR/AR at Google, revealed a “secret project” to develop a VR-optimised OLED panel capable of 20 megapixels per eye. The post Google is Developing a VR Display With 10x More Pixels Than Today’s Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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It appears Google has made some serious headway on its low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking standard first seen back in April. The post Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo appeared first on Road to VR.

Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

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But we could see that change in the near future, thanks to research from Google which details a system for low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking. We do not require additional markers or hardware beyond a standard IMU based controller.” Image courtesy Google.

Google I/O 2019 Developer Conference Set For May

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We’re coming up to developer conference season once again, and Google’s now dated I/O’s 2019 return. Google didn’t even mention the former at last year’s show despite launching its Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream headset around it. We’re also wondering if there might be any new Daydream hardware or apps to talk about. Events Google Google Daydream VR Industry News ARCore Daydream google Google I/O

New Report: Google Still Working on a Headset That Mixes VR and AR

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Palmer Luckey: ‘No Imminent VR Hardware Is Good Enough To Go Truly Mainstream’

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Hardware sales get a lot of attention and speculation from analysts and consumers alike, but the real name of the game revolves around the number of people logging in and spending money each week, the life force that makes everything actually go,” he wrote, further adding that cheap VR headsets like the phone-based Google Cardboard may have millions of owners, but few people continue to use them and buy content for long.

Google Patent Shows Smartphone Packaging that Doubles as a VR Headset

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A recently published Google’s patent application describes an ‘ Integrated mobile device packaging and virtual reality headset ’. Google introduced Cardboard, their inexpensive VR solution to the world in 2014, producing a VR viewer enclosure for smartphones made from Cardboard.

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Report: Google’s Daydream Headset Is Daydream View, Debuts Oct 4th

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Google to Feature High-resolution VR OLED Display for Wide FOV Headsets at SID 2018

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As first reported by OLED-info , an advanced copy of the event’s schedule maintains that a talk featuring Google hardware engineer Carlin Vieri will be taking place May 22nd. Yes, Google is researching foveated rendering too.

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Google Brings Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity

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Google has announced that its augmented reality platform Tango will be getting native integrated support for Unity later this year. Google’s Nathan Martz, Photo Courtesy Unity. SEE ALSO Asus 'ZenFone AR' Google Tango, Daydream VR Phone Launched, Specs Revealed.

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5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life

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Google released a preview version of ARCore for Android yesterday, the company’s answer to Apple’s ARKit. Built by George Michael Brower with friends at Google Creative Lab. Built by Jane Friedhoff with friends at Google Creative Lab using Unity and ARCore.

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Report: Global VR Hardware Revenue To Hit $3.6 Billion in 2017

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After a mixed year for VR hardware sales in 2016, two new separate reports are painting a more optimistic outlook for the VR market going forward. In a new consumer VR report just released by SuperData Research , the findings show that global VR hardware revenue is expected to hit $3.6

Apple’s Latest Patents Mark More Territory in AR Headset Hardware and Software

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This week however, the company was granted two patents that establish basic hardware and software solutions not only pointing towards a prospective Apple AR device, but marking out some fundamental territory in the process.

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Is This The Asus Google Daydream Headset?

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Asus was one of the many partners announced to be working on The post Is This The Asus Google Daydream Headset? hardware VR Headsets asus Asus VR google daydreamappeared first on UploadVR.

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Google Announces 6DoF Controller Devkit, ‘See-Through’ Mode For Daydream

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In an effort to better perfect the Daydream experience, Google recently announcement an experimental 6DoF motion controller devkit designed specifically for 6DoF headsets operating on the Daydream platform, which currently consists of solely the Mirage Solo. Image Credit: Google AR & VR.

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Joy to Patients with Google Daydream

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Using Google Daydream , Joy brings a patient to nature scenes, storytelling around a campfire, and even interaction with a friendly dog! Google Daydream Hardware Video Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR VR News

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Google Rebrands AR Stickers as Playground; Introduces 3D AR Animation

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While Playground may not seem much different from AR stickers, lenses, or filters we’ve seen in the past, Google is clear on the fact that these are in fact all 3D assets, delivered in a smarter way with spatial and object recognition thanks to artificial intelligence.

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Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

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Scaling means getting developers to build VR experience that are not only fun, but highlight optimized, and Google wants to make that as easy as possible. SEE ALSO Google Bringing Native 'Tango' AR Support to Unity Later This Year.

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Yes, Google is Making its Own Daydream VR HMD

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The long-rumoured new mobile VR HMD from Google was MIA at the I/O developer conference this week, but the company has at least now confirmed it’s coming. The post Yes, Google is Making its Own Daydream VR HMD appeared first on UploadVR.

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Google Announces Daydream ‘View’ VR Headset for $79

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Google today unveiled its first Daydream headset called ‘View’, a high-quality mobile VR headset that works exclusively with Android’s integrated VR support. SEE ALSO Google Announces First Daydream-Ready VR Phone - Breaking.

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Google’s 6DOF Controllers Shown With Trigger And Grip Buttons

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New photos of Google’s developer kit for 6DOF controllers show the complete button design, including trigger and a “grip” button right next to it. Google is currently accepting applications for the kit which comes with a faceplate for the headset that plugs into the side. Mirage Solo , which runs apps from the Google Play store, started shipping earlier this year with only a single pointer-only controller. VR Industry News google

Google Open Sources Seurat, a ‘Surface Light-field’ Rendering Tool for 6DOF Mobile VR

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Google announced Seurat at last year’s I/O developer conference, showing a brief glimpse into the new rendering technology designed to reduce the complexity of ultra high-quality CGI assets so they can run in real-time on mobile processors.

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Google’s Daydream View VR Headset Has Arrived

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Unveiled at a press event last month, Google’s Daydream View headset is now on sale from retailers like Best Buy, Verizon, and Google’s own store. Like the Google Cardboard and Gear VR, Daydream View is powered by your phone (in this case a Google Pixel or Pixel XL device).

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Apple Will Likely Debut Digital Health And ARKit 2.0 At WWDC, But No Hardware

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Apple’s plans for the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote next week include a new “Digital Health” initiative and a major update to its ARKit augmented reality software, but no new hardware, Bloomberg reports. Google recently unveiled similar AR object-saving functionality under the name Cloud Anchors at its I/O developers’ conference, sweetening its offering by including both Android and iOS compatibility. Said to be missing at WWDC this year: new hardware.

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WebXR Device API to let browsers access VR, AR hardware, sensors

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Google’s Project Stream is working on that. Browsers these days are so powerful you can almost do anything in them. Yes, sometimes even run older (ancient, really) operating systems in a browser tab. Want to play 3D games? How about virtual and augmented reality experiences?

HTC’s VP of Design Leaving to Join Google’s VR Team

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According to a report by The Verge , HTC’s VP of Design is leaving the company to join up with Google’s Daydream VR team. Now he’s taking that experience with both mobile and VR design over to the Google Daydream VR team, according to a tweet by Zellweger.

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Google Lens Now Recognizes Over 1 Billion Products

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Google Lens, Google’s AI-powered analysis tool, can now recognize over 1 billion products from Google’s retail and price comparison portal, Google Shopping. Aparna Chennapragada, vice president of Google Lens and augmented reality at Google, revealed the tidbit in a retrospective blog post about Google Lens’ milestones. “I’ve That’s not all Google Lens’ computer vision algorithms can recognize, of course. AR AI Google Lens venturebeat

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Hands On With Google’s Daydream View VR Headset

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We’re live from Google’s Pixel phone media event, where we got hand’s on with the company’s new Daydream View VR headset. Much like the Google Cardboard and Gear VR, Daydream View is powered by your phone (in this case a Google Pixel phone). News Daydream Events Google Hardware

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Second Google Daydream Headset Revealed – Manufactured by Huawei

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Google continues to make its interest in virtual reality more and more apparent. Fast forward to today and Google’s VR platform, dubbed Daydream is in full swing. It’s now clear that Huawei will be the first partner OEM to join Google in the race for mobile VR supremacy.

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Forget Daydream: This Google Cardboard is Made of Crackers and Icing

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Google is bringing about a mobile VR revolution with its The post Forget Daydream: This Google Cardboard is Made of Crackers and Icing appeared first on UploadVR. hardware VR Headsets crackers Edible Google Cardboard food google cardboard icing Make

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Google Daydream Review: Casual VR Closes the Gap

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Today marks the launch of Google’s high-end Android VR platform, Daydream , a major step beyond Cardboard and a serious competitor to Gear VR. At launch, Google is releasing five first-party Daydream apps, with another five coming from third-parties.

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Google I/O - VR Headset Imminent?

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Google's I/O event starts tomorrow, Wednesday @ 10 am PST. Google's I/O event is similar to Apple's WWDC and Facebook's F8 conferences, except perhaps bigger! Google is making no secret of the fact that it is pushing Virtual Reality.

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Google Acquires Eye-tracking Company Eyefluence, Reportedly Building VR Headset With Tech

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A report from Engadget published yesterday maintains that Google’s secret standalone VR headset “will integrate eye-tracking and use sensors and algorithms to map out the real-world space in front of a user.” SEE ALSO Google Goes on VR Hiring Spree Amid Daydream Launch.

Guess What Google’s Daydream Controller Prototypes Were Made From

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Google Cardboard may be outmatched by the company’s new Daydream platform, but it was clearly instrumental in its creation. controllers hardware Clay Bavor Daydream daydream controller google cardboard google daydream

Google I/O: The New Google Lens Shows AR Potential

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Google I/O’s 2017 keynote kicked off with some exciting statistics, showing off just how impactful and widespread the company’s applications are. There are 800 million Google Drive users and 500 million active Google Photos users. For hardware, they’ve even reached an incredible milestone with over 2 billion active Android devices. Pichai followed this up with the announcement of Google Lens. AR Events Google Google I/O

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Everything You Need to Know About the Google Daydream VR Controller

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Relieving your gorilla arm from using the trackpad on the Gear VR too much, Google has chosen to use a simple device for their new The post Everything You Need to Know About the Google Daydream VR Controller appeared first on UploadVR.