Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

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Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified VR development for teachers and students. The benefits of using immersive technologies as teaching tools have been widely documented and extensively discussed Click To Tweet.

Google Courts Advertisers with Virtual Makeup for YouTube, Immersive Display Ad Format, & 3D Editor for Poly

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After building a tech empire on revenues from search advertising, Google is not about to sit back and let Snapchat, Facebook, 8th Wall, and others draw all the AR marketing attention to their platforms.

NFL Debuts Season 2 of ‘NFL Immersed’ Immersive Football Documentary

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Google and the NFL today announced season two of Immersed , the multi-episode docuseries following NFL players on and off the field. The second season of Immersed was shot with latest Jump camera, the YI HALO , a 3D 360 camera composed of a total of 17 individual Yi camera units.

Immersive Education with Google Expeditions, AR, & Virtual Tours

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Google’s mission statement is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” and so it’s a natural fit that they’d be a leader in creating educational experiences for AR & VR.

Scaling Up Immersive Tech With Blockchain

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Fully immersive six-degrees-of-freedom Virtual Reality experiences and photorealistic Mixed Reality light field holograms require exponentially more GPU compute power than traditional 2D or 3D media. The post Scaling Up Immersive Tech With Blockchain appeared first on Tech Trends.

Expert View: Immersive Technology Investment Boosting Creativity

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The growth in VR/AR sector is set to increase following a new deal between the UK Government and the Creative Industries Council (CIC) to invest £33m in immersive technologies Click To Tweet. How the UK government’s multi-million-pound investment will help the storytellers of tomorrow.

Google Reveals Hyper-Immersive Haptic Feedback System For.

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Google Reveals Hyper-Immersive Haptic Feedback System For Virtual Reality Google shocked the tech world with the April 1 announcement of yet another landmark achievement in the emerging field of virtual reality. Today, Google is changing the game for VR yet again.

New Google Glass for Enterprise Emerges in FCC Listing

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It’s been over a year since Google launched its Glass Enterprise Edition , something the company called “a new chapter” for the device. ” Image courtesy Google. SEE ALSO Google Appears to Be Ramping Up R&D Efforts for "New and novel" AR/VR Lenses.

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Google Shuts Down Internal VR Film Studio Spotlight Stories

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Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, the group tasked not only with pushing forward virtual reality as a storytelling medium, but creating a number of highly polished and thoughtful VR pieces in the process. Image courtesy Google.

CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

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CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform with CNN Digital. In a major new commitment to the medium, CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new journalism unit that aims to produce immersive VR content across multiple platforms and devices.

Google Brings ARCore 1.0 to Multiple Flagship Smartphones, Google Lens Preview Soon

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Ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week, Google announced it’s bringing ARCore , it’s augmented reality SDK, out of preview and to a number of flagship smartphones in its 1.0 Once Google throws the switch, you’ll be able to download ARCore here.

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Google’s Massive Street View Library Now Available in ‘Google Earth VR’

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Today Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets users immersively explore the entire globe.

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Inaugural European Immersive Computing Summit Puts Italy On The Map For VR & AR

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An event that put Italy on the map for immersive technology. Italy is known for great food and design, but chances are it’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think of VR, AR, or immersive technology in general.

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Google Launches Android Chrome WebVR Support

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Google have launched WebVR support for the Android platform via the Chrome browser opening up this exciting platform to Android mobile VR users on Cardboard and Daydream users. SEE ALSO Google Daydream Review: Casual VR Closes the Gap.

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Google releases new SDK for immersive audio

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In an effort to assist developers in creating more immersive audio experiences in AR/VR environments, Google has today released a new spatial audio SDK called Resonance Audio. The post Google releases new SDK for immersive audio appeared first on VR World.

Google Closes The Door On Its ‘Spotlight Stories’ VR Film Studio

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Pour one out in remembrance of Google’s Oscar nominated, Emmy award-winning platform. Founded originally by Motorola with the goal of producing 360-degree content exclusive to Android phones, the studio eventually fell into the hands of Google after their 12.5

The Future of Instructional Design on the Immersive Web

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WebXR (XR is an umbrella term that covers the spectrum of immersive VR/AR experiences) offers unique affordances in the realm of immersive technology, due to its responsiveness, being internationally accessibility, and ungated by app stores. Dr. Juliette Levy: Immersive U.

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. Image courtesy Google. Image courtesy Google. Image courtesy Google.

Vive Studios’ Feature Length Immersive Film ‘7 Miracles’ Now Available on Viveport

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Vive Studios has released its ‘feature-length’ immersive film titled 7 Miracles. On the surface, the immersive film is a reenactment of the Gospel of John in the Bible that specifically centers around the seven miracles of Jesus Christ.

Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

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This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction Designer at Tender Claws, the studio behind the game, explores how the game achieved significant immersion even on more restrictive mobile VR headsets.

Discovery and Google collaborate on immersive VR experiences

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This past Friday, Discovery Communications and Google launched the first chapter of Discovery TRVLR, a collaboration that they herald as a “groundbreaking new immersive series,” which aims to provide a 360-degree cross-cultural experience.

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: Don’t Expect 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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If you’re waiting on positionally-tracked controllers for Google’s latest entry into the Daydream platform, the standalone 6DOF VR headset Lenovo Mirage Solo, you probably won’t ever see it, at least not from Google.

Google Shares New Research into Foveated Rendering Techniques

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Enter foveated rendering, a technique commonly held as one of the next logical steps in making VR headsets more immersive. Google’s researchers introduce two methods to attack these artifacts: Phase-Aligned Foveated Rendering and Conformal Foveated Rendering.

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Google Begins Experimenting with VR Ads

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According to a recent entry on the Google Developers Blog , the company has begun experimenting with advertising formats suitable for placement inside of virtual reality experiences. The post Google Begins Experimenting with VR Ads appeared first on Road to VR.

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Editorial: Why Apple’s Immersive Evolution Starts With Poop

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At the Apple September Keynote, there was no mention of VR at all despite the iPhone X being the first device from Apple to use an OLED screen that would likely be ideal for completely immersive virtual worlds.

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4 Interesting New ARCore Apps Hitting Google Play Store

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ARCore, Google’s augmented reality software development kit for Android devices, was recently made available on 13 flagship smartphones – giving over 100 million devices, the company says, the ability to run AR apps. Google’s ‘Just a Line’ Art App.

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Google Is Exploring VR Shoes With Tiny Motorized Wheels

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Alphabet’s Google has filed a patent application for a new approach to VR walking shoes. The disadvantage of the Cybershoes, and the main problem Google’s approach seems to be tackling is that it only works seated. In Cybershoes you can’t go prone, you can’t crouch, you can’t sneak, and being seated detracts from the immersion if your character is supposed to be standing. Google VR Industry News Cybershoes google patent VR Locomotion

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

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While not the most comfortable option on the market, its ability to provide immersive, 6DoF experiences minus the need of a beefy gaming PC makes it an attractive option for anyone looking to experience mid range VR on a budget. . Image Credit: Google AR & VR.

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Google’s ‘Welcome to Light Fields’ VR App Reveals the Power of Volumetric Capture

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Google has released a free app for PC VR headsets called Welcome to Light Fields. The company says the app serves as a showcase of “the emerging technology Google is using to power its next generation of VR content.”

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Design Your Own VR Tour With Google’s ‘Tour Creator’

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Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified, web-based VR development to students and teachers. This means that virtually anyone, regardless of their experience in VR development, has the opportunity to build their own immersive content.

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‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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STXsurreal, the immersive content wing of STX Entertainment , today launched their latest immersive VR video, this time directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez ( Sin City ).

Putt-Putt Google Earth VR Looks Amazing

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When YouTube channel Nat and Friends toured Google VR, we were honestly expecting to see experiments from Google’s Daydream Labs that we’ve already seen. Projects we’ve reported on like Google’s headset removal or last year’s social VR experiments have been some of our favorites.

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Hands-On: Skyrim VR Without Teleportation Is Much More Immersive

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For me, it was enough just to visit the world of Tamriel from inside the immersive confines of a VR headset. That being said, the added layer of immersion the PS Move controllers afford was lost in the process.

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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