5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest

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The Gear VR Killer App contest hosted by Samsung at the Upload Collective earlier this month brought in a hundred-plus technophiles eager for a chance to check out the finalists — and to find out which (if any) deserved “killer app” status. “[It] Multi-user B2B software for creating and playing 360° VR presentations, the app is optimized for Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Cardboard. – Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post paid for by Samsung.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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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. Hardware infrastructure and software developer tools from big players like Apple (ARKit) and Facebook (Camera Effects platform) directly contributed to a huge surge in interest in augmented reality. News Comic-Con Leap Motion Lenovo Ready Player One The VR Fund

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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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.

‘HOLO CUBE’ Lets You Hold And Play With AR In The Palm Of Your Hand

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When I first tried out the Samsung Gear VR, I immediately reached out with my hands. I didn’t have a Leap Motion attachment and I knew that my hands weren’t actually tracked, but the overwhelming sense of presence when I tried VR for the very first time was enough to momentarily fool me. Toys are the tools we use for growing up, and our HOLO CUBE offers brand new ways to learn, play, and connect with others,” said Merge VR Founder Franklin Lyons.

All you need to know on Oculus Connect 6: the most important news in one single article!

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Then there are the problems that are inherent to all hands-tracking solutions like Leap Motion : no haptic feedback, virtual hands that trespass objects they are interacting with, and such. Facebook encourages people to create new worlds inside Horizon using the World Creation tools , that let people create easily new experiences for Horizon from inside virtual reality in an easy way and without knowing how to code (there is a visual scripting system). Developer tools.

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A Social VR Experiment

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I am a technologist and artist, interested in the design of media production tools. As we met more new friends, we realized that something important differentiated our avatars: some people had hands with free-range motion, and others did not. AltspaceVR currently works with three types of headsets: the Oculus Rift , the HTC Vive and the Samsung Gear VR. It was no question, however, that the avatars with full hand motion felt the most expressive. Hi Everyone!