Google Develops Real-Time Finger Tracking Algorithm For Mobile Chips

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Google released an open source algorithm which performs real-time 21-point finger tracking on mobile hardware. The system is part of Google’s MediaPipe, a modular framework for machine learning based solutions such as face detection, object detection, and hair segmentation.

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Google Not Releasing Oculus Quest Competitor, Pixel 3a Doesn’t Support Daydream

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In an interview with CNET , Google’s Head of VR & AR revealed that the company will not be releasing an Oculus Quest competitor this year. No Oculus Quest Competitor. Google’s Clay Bavor told CNET that the company’s focus in VR “is much more on services and the bright spots where we see VR being really useful”. The company is seemingly instead researching the next generation of VR and releasing their current apps on PC VR and Oculus Quest.

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Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ VR Painting App Is Coming To Oculus Quest, Cross-Buy With Rift

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Google’s VR painting app Tilt Brush is coming to the upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset. Google have enabled cross-buy for Tilt Brush, so if you own it already on the Oculus Rift store you already own it for Quest. In early 2017 shortly after the launch of the Oculus Touch controllers Google added Rift support. Google says Oculus Quest “will unlock completely new opportunities” for artists.

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Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support

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It was six months ago when Google launched a VR version of Google Earth for the HTC Vive. And still to this day, Google Earth VR remains one of the best, if not the best, app experiences available in VR. Now Google Earth VR is getting a major update.

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Google Files Patent Application For Hand-Controlled Mobile VR Headset

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Google to Shutter Jump VR Video Service in June

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Google seems to be taking somewhat of a step back from VR, as Variety reports the company will be shutting down its Jump program for good next month. Any later than that, and all Jump-related files will be deleted from Google’s Cloud Services for good.

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Google: ‘Exactly Where We Take Daydream Remains To Be Seen’

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It’s uncertain days for Google’s mobile VR ecosystem, Daydream. Speaking to Fast Company , Google senior VP of devices and services Rick Osterloh said the company will likely continue to invest in VR, but it “remains to be seen” where it goes.

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Google Kills Movie Rental And Purchasing On Daydream VR

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Google has removed Google Play Movies & TV from its Daydream VR platform. Play Movies & TV is Google’s portal for renting and purchasing movies and shows. This news comes as part of a trend of Google winding down investment in the Daydream platform.

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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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Google Appears to Be Ramping Up R&D Efforts for “New and novel” AR/VR Lenses

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Though there wasn’t much groundbreaking in the Daydream news shared at Google I/O this year, the company is growing its AR/VR team at an accelerated rate, suggesting Google has a number of things up its sleeve yet.

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Google Responds to ‘Earth VR’s’ Absence on Oculus Rift

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Yesterday, Google shook up the virtual reality scene by both announcing and releasing a brand new immersive experience: Google Earth VR. ” This message appears even for the very developers that have managed to obtain a pair of Oculus Touch controllers, which don’t release to consumers until next month. For some VR fans, this was a shock since a number of VR games support Oculus Touch and the Rift through Steam.

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Google’s VR Painting App ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to Quest, Cross-Buy with Rift

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Already own a copy of Google’s VR creation tool Tilt Brush (2016) from the Oculus Store? Then you’ll be able to hop right into the company’s intuitive painting app with Oculus Quest, the upcoming standalone VR headset.

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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.

Google Earth VR Now Officially Supports Oculus Rift With Touch, Adds Quick Search

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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 expecting a fair bit more on the VR side from that one, including launch information for Oculus Quest. Events Google Google Daydream VR Industry News ARCore Daydream google Google I/O

End Space Flies Onto Oculus Quest and Google Daydream in August

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For those not interested in Hello Games’ title – or more accurately those on Oculus Quest or Google Daydream – then indie studio Orange Bridge Studios will be releasing End Space for both headsets at the end of the month. across all of its currently supported platforms, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Gear VR, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality and PlayStation VR. on Oculus Store, Steam and Google Store.

The Future Begins: October Will See Big VR Moments From Google, Facebook, and Sony

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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.

Oculus Exec Doesn’t Think Google Daydream Can Match Gear VR

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How Google’s Latest VR Moves Are a Major Blow to Oculus’ Mobile Strategy

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Last week at Google’s I/O 2017 developer conference the company made a number of new announcements which are very exciting for VR consumers. Oculus was first to market in the ‘high-end’ mobile VR space when they launched Gear VR in conjunction with Samsung in 2014.

Report: Google Ditched Plans for High Spec Oculus Rift Rival

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Google had a high-end, standalone virtual reality headset in the works that was recently ditched in favour of the Android-centric ‘Daydream’ VR platform, a new report suggests. See Also: Google Announce ‘Daydream’ a VR Platform for Android N.

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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.

First Videos Of Google Daydream 6DOF Controllers In Action Arrive

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A few months back Google announced that it was developing a pair of six degree of freedom (6DOF) controllers to be used with the Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset. The device, which runs on Google’s Daydream platform, needs to be fitted with a new faceplate that allows for the controllers to be tracked without the need for external sensors. Other than those issues, though, it looks like a promising start for Google’s 6DOF controllers.

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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’s VR Headset Is Daydream View

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Following the reveal of the Daydream mobile VR ecosystem earlier in the year, Google has finally revealed the first headset to support it, Daydream View. The new device was revealed at the Made By Google conference in San Francisco today.

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Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

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Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The post Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards appeared first on VRScout.

Hack Makes ‘Google Earth VR’ Compatible With Rift and Touch

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Google Earth VR was launched this week to great excitement, except to Rift users who found out that the game wouldn’t work with their headset. Little more than a day later, a hack surfaced that adds compatibility for the Rift, Touch, and even Razer Hydra to Google Earth VR.

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Google Announces ‘Blocks’, a VR App Like ‘Tilt Brush’ for Modeling 3D Objects

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Google wants to make it easier for VR/AR app developers to create 3D objects with its new app revealed today called Blocks, a program designed to let you build assets for the immersive mediums from within the VR headset itself. image courtesy Google. image courtesy Google.

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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR

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Last year Google launched a VR version of Google Earth , letting you visit locations around the world in 3D. I’d love to skip down the street with the tap of the controller, just like we’ve grown familiar with from Google Maps. Image Credit: Google Street View.

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Google’s Tilt Brush Officially Comes to Rift on Oculus Home

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Google’s popular virtual reality art program Tilt Brush is launching for the Oculus Rift headset with Oculus Touch controllers. The experience can be purchased today in Oculus Home for $29.99. Tilt Brush on the Rift represents a new era for Google VR.

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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

Oculus Mobile Lead Max Cohen Departs Facebook

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Oculus VP of Mobile Max Cohen left Facebook this week, according to a LinkedIn page in his name and a report from Variety. Cohen was one of the longest serving executives at Oculus. The post Oculus Mobile Lead Max Cohen Departs Facebook appeared first on UploadVR.

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Google’s Owlchemy Labs Reveal ARCore Spectator Experiment

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Google’s Owlchemy Labs just revealed one of its experiments using ARCore on a phone to offer a spectator view into the upcoming game Vacation Simulator. AR Google VR Industry News owlchemy labs

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VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are

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Go Guess (2018) is a new interactive VR quiz game from developers Oblix that tosses you into Google 360 captures and makes you to guess where you are. The post VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are appeared first on Road to VR.

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YouTube VR App Confirmed For Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is getting the official YouTube VR app, Facebook and Google confirmed today. YouTube VR will join Job Simulator and Tilt Brush in the Quest launch lineup from Google. Google’s VR Apps. VR Industry News Oculus Quest YouTube VR

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