Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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Oculus Is Now A Division Of Facebook Technologies

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The company which was started in 2012 by Palmer Luckey, Brendan Iribe, Nate Mitchell and others is now part of ‘Facebook Technologies LLC’, a subsidiary of Facebook which handles hardware efforts, including Oculus and Portal , Facebook’s new video calling displays. Facebook issued the following statement to us this week: “This is an update to the legal name and as you said, Oculus remains a division of Facebook Technologies. Oculus VR LLC is no more.

Adult Entertainment & Technology Collide In BaDoinkVR

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ViRo.Club – which is currently in closed beta and will become available to BaDoinkVR subscribers later in the year– will enable erotic performers to interact directly with users in VR, leveraging motion-capture (promising “down to the fingertips” real-time accuracy) and haptic device technologies.

Expert View: Immersive Technology Investment Boosting Creativity

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The UK attracts some of the best global talent and has a strong culture of entrepreneurship leading it to be viewed as one of Europe’s technology hubs. The post Expert View: Immersive Technology Investment Boosting Creativity appeared first on Tech Trends.

Immersive Technologies Helping Children and Older Patients

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It is well established that high-quality VR and AR technologies can be used for healthcare – in the treatment of phobias for example – and are superior tools in training adults in disciplines such as surgery.

AR Drone Technology That Can Help Save Lives

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First responders will be able to use drones equipped with augmented reality technology to better deal with emergency situations. . The technology was developed in-house by Edgybees (which since being founded in 2017 has raised over $6.4M

The Weather Channel Continues Its Embrace Of Mixed Reality Technology

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When The Weather Channel debuted its IMR technology back in June of 2018, the organization introduced the industry to a brand new form of educational broadcasting. The post The Weather Channel Continues Its Embrace Of Mixed Reality Technology appeared first on VRScout.

Girl Guides & Brownies Awarded With VR Technology Badge

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Saltash District Brownies and Guides earn the “first-ever” VR technology badge after helping design virtual environments for hospitalized children. The post Girl Guides & Brownies Awarded With VR Technology Badge appeared first on VRScout.

Expert View: How Technology is Making Us Rethink the Way We Think

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It’s of no surprise to anyone that technology is becoming a vital part of our selves. In fact, as humans, we have always been naturally intimate with technology. These “technologies” have been there since the beginning of the human journey.

VR/AR Pioneer Nonny De La Peña Named WSJ Technology Innovator Of The Year

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Now, she can add Wall Street Journal Technology Innovator of the Year to her long list of accolades. . The post VR/AR Pioneer Nonny De La Peña Named WSJ Technology Innovator Of The Year appeared first on VRScout.

Putting Technology First at Confidustria Emilia

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along with themes of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) as enabling technologies of Industry 4.0. The research activity developed by EON Reality in these fields represents the region’s important competitive advantage, from both a technological point of view and the local ecosystem point of view, from which all the regional industrial ecosystem can benefit. The use of enabling technologies for Industry 4.0

The Key Technology Behind Varjo’s High-res ‘Bionic Display’ Headset

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The post The Key Technology Behind Varjo’s High-res ‘Bionic Display’ Headset appeared first on Road to VR. News VR displays VR Headset context display focus display varjo varjo breakdown varjo technology

Avatar Technology From USC Captures Your Body In 20 Minutes

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USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies works across graphics, learning sciences, medical VR, mixed reality, and much more, and the institute has played a major part in the development of many new technologies that move from research labs into widespread use.

WiGig Chip Company Peraso Technologies Closes $42M Financing Round

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Peraso Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company creating mmWave technology and Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) chipsets, announced that it has raised an additional $42 million in its Series D financing round. Image courtesy Peraso Technologies.

United Nations endorses peace walkway with AR and VR Technology

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The United Nations has endorsed a unique way for people to celebrate art monuments and heroic world peacemakers with the latest AR and VR technology.

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I found out today that HTC now ships a tool to measure users’ inter-pupillary distances with new Vive VR headsets.

AltSpaceVR Announces Incredible ‘FrontRow’ Live Event Technology

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Just when you think you start to have a pretty good idea of what AltSpaceVR has to offer, they tend to The post AltSpaceVR Announces Incredible ‘FrontRow’ Live Event Technology appeared first on UploadVR.

OTOY Is Building One of VR’s Most Important Technologies

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last week, OTOY announced their technology would be natively integrated into the Unity engine. The first thing they showed me was a 360 image from Keloid, a sci-fi short film created using their technology.

Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology

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If this technology was utilized for a consumer product it would need to get smaller while staying quiet and reliable. The post Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology appeared first on Road to VR.

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Future Port Prague Focuses On Technology Empowerment

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Taking place on September 7, 2017 in the heart of the Czech Republic, Future Port Prague combines a conference, festival and expo all centered around the implications and applications of future tech.

Lumus Raises $45 Million To Enhance Augmented Reality Technology

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Lumus, a company founded in 2000, is one of many focused on bridging the gap between the digital and real world through these types of experiences and they’ve acquired a massive amount that will help them advance their projects and technology.

VR: The Technological Game Changer in Professional Training

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From our 2019 US Learning and Development (L&D) Report, the application of VR technology in the corporate realm is going beyond traditional simulations. In this sense, VR technology can contribute to a more inclusive workplace that fosters supportive team dynamics. Guest Post.

Pixie Technology Uses Fobs and Augmented Reality to Locate Your Lost Wallet

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SEA VR Rebrands as ‘Immerse Technology Summit’, Returns October 11th

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SEA VR , the largest VR conference in the Pacific Northwest, has renamed itself as the “Immerse Technology Summit,” and will be held this year on October 11th in Bellevue, Washington. The Immerse Technology Summit is hosted by Envelop VR and this will be the summit’s third year running.

Apple Developing MicroLED Technology in California

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The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning. Then the technology can give VR/AR a much-needed technology boost. Related: MicroLED Technology Explained Apple, according to Bloomberg , is rumored to be developing MicroLED displays in a dedicated facility in California.

White Mirror: A Positive Vision for the Future of Technology

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The event, called # OnceUponAFuture: The #WhiteMirror Edition, was dedicated to creating projects from VR experiences to short films that portray a positive vision of emerging technologies.

DragonFly: Glassbox Releases New VR Technology for 3D Video

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Different methods involve different VR technology and are useful for different kinds of projects. Glassbox has just announced their newest VR technology, the DragonFly plugin. They are responsible for some of the fantastic and other-wordly visuals that we associate with VR technology.

Experiential Technology Event Shows How Far VR Has To Go

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I attended the Experiential Technology Conference (XTech) in San Francisco this week to hear talks about creating virtual experiences that truly immerse you in another world. The headset didn’t incorporate any touch, or haptics, technology.

Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing.

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Google Announces ‘VR180’ 3D Consumer Cameras Coming from Lenovo and Yi Technology

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Google today unveiled at CES a pair of point-and-shoot stereoscopic 180 cameras from Lenovo and Chinese camera manufacturer YI Technology. The post Google Announces ‘VR180’ 3D Consumer Cameras Coming from Lenovo and Yi Technology appeared first on Road to VR.

AR Technology Brings Street Fighter II to the Actual Streets

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The post AR Technology Brings Street Fighter II to the Actual Streets appeared first on VRScout. The creator of ‘The Ring’ AR experience brings his talents to the world of Street Fighter II.

2018 Mobile And New Technology Priorities For Marketers

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Forrester just released a new report on mobile and new technology priorities for marketers, based on our latest global mobile executive survey. We found out that marketers: Fail to deliver on foundational mobile experiences.

63% of Advertising Creatives Struggle with AR Technology Adoption, Unity Survey Finds

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AR technology is more and more in demand by consumers and marketing and advertising clients. This is one of the significant findings of a Unity Technologies survey among UK and US ad creatives. See Also: Survey: AR Technology Brings Concrete Benefits to the Services Industry.

SteamVR Tracking Could Be 2017’s Most Important VR Technology

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Not many realize, however, just how dramatically Valve’s SteamVR Tracking technology could impact the industry over the next few months. Late last year classes were held to teach licensees how to use SteamVR tracking technology.

They Came From Space Set to Deliver On Controversial Technology

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The hype around the technology has a checkered past, but the debut trailer for They Came From Space impresses all the same. ’ The rumored showcase for this tech was to be Crackdown 3, driven by Cloudgine’s physics technology.