Report: Facebook Acquires Varifocal Startup Lemnis Technologies

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It’s come to light that Lemnis Technologies, a startup creating varifocal optics for use in VR headsets, has reportedly been absorbed by Facebook in an ‘acqui-hiring’ move. Lemnis Technologies latest ‘Verifocal’ XR headset, Image courtesy Lemnis Technologies.

Facebook Acquires Positional Tracking Company Scape Technologies

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Facebook acquired a visual-based positional tracking company called Scape Technologies, according to Techcrunch. Scape Technologies was based in London and founded in 2016. It was working on a technology that could pinpoint location with better accuracy than just GPS.

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Developer Copy & Pastes Real Margaritas Using AR Technology

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This past May we covered a unique augmented reality app by developer Cyril Diagne that uses a selection of AR and machine learning technology to capture digital renditions of real-world objects and automatically isolate them from their surrounding environments.

VR Technology Reunites Grieving Mother With Her Deceased Child

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South Korean documentary ‘I Met You’ shows how VR technology is bringing the dead back to life. We’ve seen VR technology used in a variety of incredible ways, but nothing quite as extraordinary as bringing the dead back to life.

Engaging Audiences With Immersive Technology

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There is $750,000 in funding on offer by the Knight Foundation for ideas that demonstrate the ability of immersive technologies such as VR and AR to strengthen audience engagement Click To Tweet. The grants are being put forward by the Knight Foundation for ideas that demonstrate the ability of immersive technologies, such as virtual and mixed reality, to strengthen audience engagement. The post Engaging Audiences With Immersive Technology appeared first on Tech Trends.

Facebook Acquires Computer Vision Startup Scape Technologies

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According to regulatory filings uncovered by Tech Crunch , Facebook has acquired Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup. The post Facebook Acquires Computer Vision Startup Scape Technologies appeared first on Road to VR.

Fighting COVID-19 with Technology

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The technology industry has a vital role to play, pushing innovations to help us all tackle what are sure to be more difficult times ahead. Therefore, quality video conferencing technologies will be needed to attain major success and it’s no more news that the quality of video conferencing has improved in recent years. The post Fighting COVID-19 with Technology appeared first on Tech Trends.

Cleanbox Technology kills coronavirus on your VR headset

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And here Cleanbox Technology comes to the rescue. I immediately asked an interview with Amy Hedrick, the CEO of Cleanbox Technology , and she was so kind to sit down with me (virtually) and explain to me everything about her interesting product. Amy Hedrick (Image by Cleanbox Technology). Hi, I’m the CEO and co-founder of Cleanbox Technology , a smart tech hygiene company offering UVC decontamination products for electronics and shared hardware.

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.

XR Technology Conference AWE Goes Live

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We weren’t able to cover everything at the massive XR technology conference, but we’ve collected some of our day one highlights. See Also: XR Technology at AWE and the Auggies: Exclusive Content From Ori Inbar. There are still a few days worth of XR technology content coming from AWE.

Wonder Painter Technology Turns Any Drawing Into Animation

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Developed by Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies Ltd, a computer software company based out of Beijing, China, the technology blends artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human interaction to automatically transform static 2D images into interactive 3D animations. Image Credit: Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies Ltd. For more information on Wonder Painter technology and how to access a demo, visit WonderPainter.net.

How Immersive Technology Is Advancing Healthcare

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As immersive technology has become more advanced with time, it has had an increasing role in medicine. Virtual and augmented reality technology have both been responsible for particular advancements in the healthcare industry, and not just in medicine.

2020 NAMM Show Highlights The Growing Impact Of Immersive Technology On Live Music

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As more sophisticated AR glasses begin to close in on consumer pricing and start to look (nearly) safe to wear in public, we’re approaching the impact point between technology and music.

AR Technology Is Changing The World Of Professional Yachting

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Raymarine’s AR navigation technology could be the future of professional sailing. When it comes to high-level yachting and sailing, few technologies are more crucial than an up-to-date electronic plotter. This important marine navigation device uses GPS technology, radar, automatic information systems, and a variety of other sensors to provide sailors with crucial information while at sea, including the vessel’s position in relation to other objects. .

Breaking Barriers Through Immersive Technology

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Baby boomers are thrilled that the fictional Holodeck from Star Trek is now a real and functional immersive technology. What’s even more thrilling for them is the development of holographic technology they all marveled at in the Star Wars series. The younger generation might not be quite as familiar with these classic sci-fi movies, but they can relate to Wakanda holographic technology. Obviously, we’re a long way off using this technology for intergalactic communication.

Augmented Reality and Hearables: Where the Two Technologies Meet

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Hearables with augmented reality features are becoming ubiquitous thanks to the overall spread of wearables, the contribution of tech giants, and the growing demand for emerging technologies. Sensor-based apps detect objects with the help of localization technologies such as GPS, RFID, or Wi-Fi. Companies are beginning to incorporate the technology into solutions across various industries, including healthcare, sports, education, tourism, and the automotive industry.

Swinburne University of Technology Implements EON-XR for Online Learning

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“We are continuing to see a rapid adaptation of EON-XR on a global scale, and we are honored to now include Swinburne University of Technology among our many users of this platform. About Swinburne University of Technology.

Exploring Immersive Technology in Training and Education

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As with any novel and paradigm-shifting technology, the initial boom of virtual and artificial reality (VR/AR) has seen a vast array of industries attempting to leverage its benefits, from entertainment to product design, marketing to construction. With such potential on the horizon, it is essential that organizations manage the process of leveraging XR technologies effectively, or risk falling behind as others take the lead.

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. . Yet, like all technology, it’s not the hardware that’s the problem, but what you do while operating it; depending on the operator, any piece of technology can be a force for evil. The technology was developed in-house by Edgybees (which since being founded in 2017 has raised over $6.4M

2020 Trends in XR Technology Education

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XR technology is disruptive and it’s been a disruptive year. To start, it is important to point out that XR technology in education isn’t a new concept. XR technology manufacturers, including Lenovo, have prioritized making headsets out of easy-to-clean materials and removable covers.

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. This was just one example in which The Weather Channel has employed the use of immersive technology, specifically “Mixed Reality,” to better show how ruthless Mother Nature can be. 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. Over the last couple of years these catalogues have made a noticeable shift from conventional, and sometimes random (There’s even a badge for having good credit ) accomplishments towards more a modernized, technology-orientated badges. The post Girl Guides & Brownies Awarded With VR Technology Badge appeared first on VRScout.

China Announces New Regulations To Combat Fake News Created Using Deepfake Technology

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Beginning 2020, videos created using VR and AI technology will need to be identified as such. The upcoming regulations will also require any video and audio content created using VR or AI technology to be marked.

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Smart Fabric Technology Brings Touch Haptics To The Oculus Quest

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In January of 2018, BeBop Sensors debuted its Forte Data Glove at the annual Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada, during which the company showcased its “smart fabric” technology simuating the sensation of touch while in a virtual space; put simply, the high-tech gloves allow users to “feel” virtual objects while immersed in a VR experience. Since that debut, BeBop Sensors has been working non-stop on its enterprise-friendly haptic technology.

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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.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says AR Technology Is “The Next Big Thing”

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While picking Cook’s brain in regards to the most important technologies of the next 10 years, the CEO began to break down the potential benefits of AR. . The post Apple CEO Tim Cook Says AR Technology Is “The Next Big Thing” appeared first on VRScout.

Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology

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The third day of AWE 2020 may go down in history as the most wholesome day in the history of XR technology. Ethics and Inclusion in XR Technology. During the event, Leen Segers of LucidWeb and Women in Immersive Technology , reported that WiiT found its first partner in Facebook.

Verizon Purchases Entirety Of Jaunt XR’s AR Technology

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Verizon’s acquisition will include Jaunt’s volumetric capture and machine learning technology. Late last year the software development startup conducted a series of layoffs to its staff as part of the companies transition from VR content to the development of AR technology with a focus on volumetric video capture. We are thrilled with Verizon’s acquisition of Jaunt’s technology,” said Mitzi Reaugh, President & CEO of Jaunt XR, in an official release.

Apple Seeks to “identify new computational display technologies for AR/VR” with New Hires

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Among them, the company is looking for a Computational Display Engineering Manager for incubating advanced display technologies for use with upcoming Apple products. In its latest hiring bout, over the last month Apple has sought more than a dozen new hires specifically for AR and VR roles.

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XR Technology Conference by Immersive Learning Research Network Coming in June

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Education has always been one of the most promising use cases for XR technology. While more traditional learning approaches still have its zealots, advanced technology has been gaining traction in the education space.

The “War of Words” Taking Place in XR Technology

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The title of this article uses the term “XR technology,” but, what is “XR”? XR technology is exceedingly complicated. The two worked together with other contributors on what is likely the most complete XR technology taxonomy on the web. Among other roles and titles, Kadlubsky is the Director of Communications for Open AR Cloud – an organization dedicated to “the development of open and interoperable spatial computing technology, data, and standards.”.

Epic Games Acquires Facial Animation Technology Maker Cubic Motion

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Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion , a provider of automated performance-driven facial animation technology for video games, film, broadcast, and immersive experiences such as virtual reality. Cubic Motion CEO Gareth Edwards said in a statement that the company looks forward to the next chapter of creating digital humans with Epic, as the goal is to push the boundaries of digital human technology, bringing ever more realism and immersion to all forms of visual entertainment.

Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience

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To me, this video was one of the most compelling examples of how immersive technologies could work together to enable social interactions across realities. The post Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience appeared first on VRScout. The company behind the multiplayer plugin Normcore proves the viability of a virtual office and beyond.

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Should Augmented Reality Technology Be Democratized?

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Some may be wondering why the development of AR technology seems to have stalled. We see augmented reality technology at work when we use filters for our Snapchat selfies and Instagram videos. Still, this technology has such huge potentials that have yet to be realized.

VR Technology Further Infiltrates the Criminal Justice System

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The use of VR technology in criminal justice is not entirely new. Today, advances in technology have made it even more accurate and reliable, widening its use in various areas of the criminal justice system. VR technology also has applications in real-time law enforcement.

Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

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When have you entered VR and what has fascinated you about this technology? ( And when the Oculus CV1 came out, I was very interested in the technology… I had one of the first Hololenses in all of Los Angeles… but at that time, in my personal life, I wasn’t ready to start a business in there and I also felt that the market wasn’t quite ready so I didn’t really go for it… But I’ve always been interested in it, I’ve always had my eye on that.

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