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.

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. The post Fighting COVID-19 with Technology appeared first on Tech Trends.

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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.

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.

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.

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. Header image by Cleanbox Technology).

Starting Research On Ambient Technologies And Experiences

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There’s a growing set of technologies that sense or control the ambient physical world beyond our screens. Smartphones have geopositioning receivers, gyroscopes, compasses, and barometric pressure sensors so that they can sense location, movement, and weather.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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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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.

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.

Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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AR/VR Classroom: Technology and Agriculture

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Students can now take the front row seat in their own AR/VR classroom, to examine how technology has changed the farming industry over the course of the century. The post AR/VR Classroom: Technology and Agriculture appeared first on EON Reality.

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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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.

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.

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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EON Reality Announces Vaal University of Technology VR Pilot Program

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The proof of concept will provide 500 Vaal University of Technology students and faculty with VR and AR capabilities. At Vaal University of Technology (VUT), the addition of scalable VR and AR systems could help expand the school’s presence as one of the technological leaders in South Africa.

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.

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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The post Talking Accurate AR with Scape Technologies appeared first on UploadVR. [link]. Video

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

OVR Technology Creates First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Experiences With Scents

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OVR Technology, a virtual reality startup, recently introduced the Architecture of Scent platform. Whether for gaming, education, or therapy, setting up higher-quality experiences makes the technology more effective for users. The Technology Behind Virtual Sensory Experiences.