The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap is on sale. A report on Bloomberg informed us all that Magic Leap is exploring a sale of the company. Also because the brand “Magic Leap” is not as shiny as before , when we were all expecting great things from it.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

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Vive Pro date and price, Magic Leap announcements, Nvidia’s real-time ray-tracing, and Budget Cuts resurfaces. Image courtesy HTC. HTC have finally revealed the price and release date of the anticipated Vive Pro , opening preorders globally at Vive.com and other retailers. Magic Leap announcements. image courtesy Magic Leap. Magic Leap has launched the SDK for the device’s Lumin OS , with support for Unity and Unreal engines.

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Time for Enterprise to Enter the Magicverse, with Magic Leap's Brian Kane

XR for Business Podcast

Until recently, Brian Kane has been highlighting more experiential demos - like one that puts a porthole to the ocean in your living room - to highlight the power of the Magic Leap, and of spatial computing in general. But ahead of his visit to CES, Brian drops in to tell our listeners how Magic Leap is ready to leap into the world of enterprise. Magic Leap is one of these Magic Leap devices, you put it on, and your whole world is spatial computing.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

The Ghost Howls

A new FCC listing appears for an HTC Vive headset. And in fact, a new request to FCC for a new device has arrived from HTC. Since HTC has always made announcements during the CES, I think it will be announced in January. HTC launches Vive XR Suite.

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HTC Vive Pro first impressions: should you buy it?

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Thanks to my magical encounter with Mr. Alvin Wang Graylin , I’ve been very lucky t o be able to try the new Vive Pro for some minutes and I’m here to describe you my first impressions with the latest device made by the Chinese virtual reality company. He’s ready to answer with his HTC super powers. And I still remember that you have done boxing, so I agree with you in any case… HTC Vive Pro first impressions. HTC Vive 1.0 vs HTC Vive Pro.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.23): HTC teases the Vive Cosmos, Oculus announces AR at OC6 and much more!

The Ghost Howls

HTC has revealed the design of the Vive Cosmos. HTC has finally unveiled some information on the Vive Cosmos. What is interesting is that a removable faceplate means that HTC may release a whole set of different faceplates for different purposes and this would make the Cosmos very powerful (especially if the specs of this faceplate will be made public, so hackers can mod the Cosmos as they want). HTC has immediately answered that 899$ is a too high estimate of the price.

GDC 2018 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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HTC Launches Three Ready Player One VR Experiences Today. Magic Leap’s Design Discussion Reveals Very Few Real Details (Surprise!). Amazing New Leap Motion Concept Videos. Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support. Live-Tweeting a Magic Leap Talk. HTC Vive’s Updated Trackers Are On Sale Now. Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK Preview, Creator Portal. HTC Drops Price Of The Original Vive Package To $500.

The XR Week Peek (2020.08.24): Facebook login gets imposed on Quest and the community riots, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

A comment from HTC , just saying that it was up to compete with Oculus has had on Twitter something like 12K likes , and I think that HTC’s social media manager had never seen that number in his whole life. Apple threatens future support in Unreal Engine.

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First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada, from August 12th – 16th. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved.

Kelly Peng reveals Kura 150° FOV AR glasses expected price and release date

The Ghost Howls

High-precision 6DOF tracking, eye tracking, gesture inputs, with dedicated input controllers The SDK will support Unity , with Unreal coming Soon. Today I am very happy to host on my blog Kura Technologies , one of the most interesting augmented reality startups out there.

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OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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The standard has been in development since April 2017 and is presently supported by virtually every major hardware, platform, and engine company in the VR industry, including key AR players like Magic Leap. support in Unreal Engine and plans to update the engine for the 1.0 Other companies who are officially part of the group responsible for developing OpenXR—like AMD, ARM, NVIDIA, HTC, Valve, Unity, and others—voiced support for the 1.0

All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

The Ghost Howls

HTC has finally revealed the price of the Vive Pro : it will cost $799 just to have the headset (no controller and no base stations, so you must already have a Vive 1 kit) and will be available for pre-orders since April, 5th. The problem is that HTC has decided to target this headset to professionals only , as HTC President for the Chinese Region Alvin Wang Graylin has told me both during an interview with him and after my hands-on with the device.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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The German auto manufacturer evaluates design features in virtual reality before building prototypes in actual reality, using the famous high-quality physics-based rendering power of Unreal for the game engine and using the HTC Vive for the VR hardware. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

The Ghost Howls

Meleap (pronounced “may-leap”) is a combination of the words “Merry” and “Leap”. While dodging energy balls from opponents (which involves high speed running, lateral shifting ducking, and leaping around the court), a player can either raise a (limited amount) of shield / barriers / force-fields , charge for release, or release an energy ball at an opponent targeted via their HMD/HUD. The Vive Pro Eye just launched by HTC at CES (Image by HTC).

5 Ways to Break into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at Home

ARVR

Apple seems to be cornering the popular entertainment industry, with the acquisition of NextVR, as industry rivals such as Magic Leap focus on enterprise solutions. You probably have heard of well-known models such as the Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, and HTC VIVE?—?these

ILMxLab’s Rob Bredow Explains What VR Opens Up For ‘Star Wars’

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In addition to the free Trials on Tatooine virtual reality experience for HTC Vive, the studio released a 360-degree video that serves as a prequel to the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Several of the early VR projects from ILMxLab, including Trials on Tatooine and the Magic Leap mixed reality droid experience , were built using Epic Games Unreal Engine 4 technology. “We Disney’s ILMxLab has been busy of late.

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10 Recent VR and AR Investments You Should Know About

VRScout

invested over 76 deals (of which a big chunk went to Magic Leap’s Series C round in February, to the tune of almost $800M). The Series A was led by Qualcomm Ventures, and also involved The VR Fund (contributors to The Wave’s round as well), Colopl Next, Capital Factory, HTC, and more. HTC FUNDS STEEL WOOL, SOLO. Earlier this year, Seattle-based Polyarc received an Epic Games Unreal Developer grant for an unannounced project, code named “Moss.”

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck

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Facebook, Sony, Valve, Samsung and HTC all bet on games. Its leading competitor, Unreal , rolled out “Blueprints” allowing people to build worlds without any formal knowledge of coding. The promise of this technology helped Magic Leap raise roughly $1.4 There are two schools of thought on how future VR/AR view-independent scenes will be represented for movie-like experiences,” wrote Tim Sweeney, CEO of Unreal creator Epic Games, in an email to me.

2016: The year of VR in review

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Oculus Rift & HTC Vive. Mid summer, about the time that Oculus Rift should have been shipping its CV1 headsets to customers, HTC Vive announced that their Headset was shipping and that they had plenty of supply and could guarantee delivery within three weeks, it had jumped on what looked like a manufacturing and distribution problem for the young Oculus. Also, HTC Vive came with 2 positionally tracked 6 DOF (Degree of Freedom) controllers at launch.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.05): SIGGRAPH shows cool XR stuff, Vive Cosmos will probably cost £700, VirtualLink may die and much more!

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Magic Leap’s Undersea was short for people trying it at the exhibition but was far better for who experienced it at home. video) More info (Unreal Engine with Octane Renderer) More info (Wi-fi is not enough for VR streaming). Image by HTC). After some weeks of silence, HTC has started again to rise the hype for its upcoming flagship PC VR headset, the Vive Cosmos. To obtain that, they had to modify the lighting system of Unreal Engine 4!

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

The Ghost Howls

The winner of this analytics is the Playstation VR, with a revenue share of 30% of the total VR market , compared with Oculus’s 25% and HTC’s 22%. HTC Vive is at the second place; Oculus Quest, even if it is so new, has already gathered a lot of interest from developers; Gaming is still the most popular content developed in XR, but now there is also interest in other kinds of applications , like entertainment (e.g. Next week my blog will turn 3 years old! I am so excited.

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Getting Fit with a VR Toolkit, and Other XR Tips with VRd?j?’s Michael Eichenseer

XR for Business Podcast

I’ve got to try this thing called Vasco, which is a scent machine that mounts to the bottom of your VR headset that you can program — so, you program in Unity or Unreal. We’re not tied to Magic Leap. HTC VIVE sold a couple million.

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XR Podcast Hosts Unite, with Voices of VR Podcast's Kent Bye - Part 1

XR for Business Podcast

I've had the opportunity of playing with the Tobii tracking system with HTC Vive. Both the Hololens 2 and the Magic Leap are shipping with eye tracking. spec finally launches -- within the next year or so, I imagine -- then you're going to see a huge renaissance and the alternative like OpenWeb, because I feel like not having those standards fleshed out has been leaving all the spoils left for to do development within either Unity or Unreal Engine.

Getting Fit with a VR Toolkit, and Other XR Tips with VRd?j?'s Michael Eichenseer

XR for Business Podcast

I've got to try this thing called Vasco, which is a scent machine that mounts to the bottom of your VR headset that you can program -- so, you program in Unity or Unreal. We're not tied to Magic Leap. HTC VIVE sold a couple million. We talk a lot about the business use cases of XR on this podcast, but any good business comes with a great fitness plan or exercise room. XR is no different, and VRd?j?

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XR Podcast Hosts Unite, with Voices of VR Podcast’s Kent Bye – Part 1

XR for Business Podcast

I’ve had the opportunity of playing with the Tobii tracking system with HTC Vive. Both the Hololens 2 and the Magic Leap are shipping with eye tracking. spec finally launches — within the next year or so, I imagine — then you’re going to see a huge renaissance and the alternative like OpenWeb, because I feel like not having those standards fleshed out has been leaving all the spoils left for to do development within either Unity or Unreal Engine.

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

The Ghost Howls

It feels like magic. In an interview with a Chinese magazine, HTC China (Mister) President Alvin Graylin has stated that in his opinion, Facebook may lose at least $100-$200 for each sold Oculus Quest 2 device. HTC had $210 million as the total revenue for 2020.

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