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.

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.

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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 post Engaging Audiences With Immersive Technology appeared first on Tech Trends.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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? ( It’s got a lot of attention, it brings a lot of people to us, especially people who maybe wouldn’t have been interested in a really traditional name like “immersive technologies”.

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Talking Accurate AR with Scape Technologies

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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.

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.

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

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. We are thrilled with Verizon’s acquisition of Jaunt’s technology,” said Mitzi Reaugh, President & CEO of Jaunt XR, in an official release.

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.

Smart Fabric Technology Brings Touch Haptics To The Oculus Quest

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Since that debut, BeBop Sensors has been working non-stop on its enterprise-friendly haptic technology. As more and more industries continue to explore VR/AR technology in workforce training – the expectation of what learners will experience in the virtual world is growing. .

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Hands-On With Kura’s Breakthrough Wide Field Of View AR Technology

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San Francisco-based startup Kura Technologies ( official website ) claims it will launch compact AR glasses with a wide field of view, high resolution, high opacity, high brightness, and variable focus in mid-2020. This is common for early head-mounted technology prototypes.

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.

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

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US Navy Using Magic Leap AR Technology to Improve Warfare Training

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In recent years, the US military has been utilizing augmented reality as a training tool, giving officers and soldiers an opportunity to train and hone their decision-making, tactical efforts, and weapons accuracy via virtual scenarios.

Oculus CTO John Carmack Talks Immersive Technology On The Joe Rogan Podcast

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It’s a long conversation with dozens of changing topics, so we went ahead and timestamped key discussions regarding immersive technology: [ 00:34 ] – Rogan and Carmack waste no time diving into Oculus’ latest hardware release, the Oculus Quest.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The NewImages Festival Focused Entirely on Immersive Technology

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The four-day festival is “the world’s only festival dedicated to VR, digital creation, and immersive technology”, according to the event organizers. Immersive Technology Displays and Events. The judges weren’t the only ones who got to interact with the immersive technology on display.

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.

From Brain-Computer Interfaces To Digital Humans: How These Technologies Are Bringing Us Closer To The Metaverse

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Technology can augment the world around us, it can enhance the human experience, our capabilities, and also extend our reality to digital and virtual worlds. As people flock online during quarantine we now find ourselves experimenting with new platforms, pushing immersive technologies to the limits, and collaborating in new ways; from eye-tracking technology and facial tracking to biometrics and brain-control interfaces. Just how far away is full-dive VR?

The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

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Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. But arts institutions need more knowledge to move beyond just experimenting with these technologies to becoming proficient in leveraging their full potential.”.

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.

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.