Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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The reps issued a joint statement about the caucus : As these technologies continue to advance and grow, this ‘Reality Caucus’ will work to foster information sharing between Congress and our nation’s world-leading technology industry.

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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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Oculus to Talk “Breakthroughs in Spatial Audio Technologies” at Connect Conference

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Software Engineering Manager Pete Stirling will take to the stage in a session titled ‘2017 Breakthroughs in Spatial Audio Technologies’, to overview the latest spatial audio tech devised by the company.

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.

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.

Facebook Teases “breakthrough technologies” Coming to New Oculus Products, Tours R&D Lab

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The goal is to make VR and AR what we all want it to be: glasses small enough to take anywhere, software that lets you experience anything, and technology that lets you interact with the virtual world just like you do with the physical one.

Preview: ILM Uses ‘Star Wars’ Assets to Show Potential of Google’s ‘Seurat’ VR Rendering Technology

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Google just announced Seurat this week, a new rendering technology which could be a graphical breakthrough for mobile VR. The post Preview: ILM Uses ‘Star Wars’ Assets to Show Potential of Google’s ‘Seurat’ VR Rendering Technology appeared first on Road to VR.

Oculus Chief Scientist Predicts the Next 5 Years of VR Technology

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Humans are capable of seeing at least 220 degrees field of view at around 120 pixels per degree (assuming 20/20 vision), Abrash says, and display and optics technologies are far away from achieving this (forget 4K or 8K, this is beyond 24K per eye).

Leap Motion Raises $50 Million For Its Finger Tracking Technology

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Leap Motion is one possible solution, with its hand and finger tracking technology offering one route for VR and AR headsets to let people make selections and interact with virtual worlds. The money is said to also “advance innovation and adoption of its groundbreaking hand and finger tracking technology; and broaden its reach into new commercial and enterprise applications including education, healthcare, and industrial training simulation.”

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.

Reading List: 50 Scifi Books Featuring AR and VR Technology

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Technology has imitated art and the other way around, with science fiction writers coining terms like “virtual reality” and “the metaverse,” and tech companies using science fiction writers as in-house futurists and advisers. Now his sudden notoriety has brought him to the attention of Margaret Surina, the owner of a mysterious new technology called MultiReal. In the not-too-distant future, technology has given birth to a form of immortality.

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.

Comparing Oculus Touch & HTC Vive Technology and Ecosystems

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So today’s episode of the Voices of VR podcast is an op-ed analysis comparing the Touch controller and room-scale tracking technologies, as well as the overall content and developer ecosystems.

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.

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality are the 4th Wave of Digital Technology

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VR as the Most Powerful Surveillance Technology or Last Bastion of Privacy? It’s up to Us.

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Virtual reality has the potential to enable so many amazing utopian futures, but it also has the potential to become one of the most intimate surveillance technologies that could create a Big Brother dystopia of political and economic control.

NVIDIA’s Incredible VR Technologies At SIGGRAPH 2016

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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.

Valve Begins Process Of Licensing Tracking Technology Royalty Free

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Blockchain Fever: The Potential And Challenges Of Blockchain Technology 

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In last week’s episode of Forrester’s What It Means podcast, Principal Analyst Martha Bennett disentangles the hype from the reality of blockchain technology — and provides a passionate perspective on blockchain’s potential as an economic engine. blockchain business technology (BT) chief information officer (CIO) financial services networking podcast security & risk technology

VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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While seeking to educate consumers, governments, and industry about VR’s potential, the association wants to get ahead of challenges with developing and deploying the technology responsibly.

uSens Raises $20 Million To Pursue Inside-Out Tracking Technology

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uSens was founded in 2013 and is working on inside-out position and hand tracking technologies. The post uSens Raises $20 Million To Pursue Inside-Out Tracking Technology appeared first on UploadVR.

Win Killer Technology Enabled ASRock Motherboards

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Killer Networking technology is on the rise. One of mistakes original Killer Networks did was focusing solely on high-end market segment, requiring a $300 investment in what was becoming a commodity technology.

Tracking Your Hands Using Flex Sensor Technology with Manus VR

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Investing in Exponential Technologies with Andreessen Horowitz: VR, AI, & Drones

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Kyle Russell is on the deal & research team for venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (aka A16z) where he’s focusing on investing in technologies ranging from virtual & augmented reality, artificial intelligence, drones, and other exponential technologies like quantum computing.

Elders React to the HTC Vive with Joy, Fear, and Disbelief at How Far Technology Has Come

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Intel to Buy Imagination Technologies or AMD’s RTG?

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More recently, AMD spun off its engineering teams under the Radeon Technologies Group, which is lead by Raja Koduri. Acquiring Imagination Technologies. Imagination Technologies is a company close to Intel, and the Santa Clara giant already owned a 5% stake in the company.

5 Medical and Assistive Technologies Being Transformed with Leap Motion

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Solution: One of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 Inventions of 2014, MotionSavvy’s UNI is a two-way communication tool for the deaf using Leap Motion and speech technologies. Their technology is now rolling out to eye clinics.

Apple Job Listing Seeks Game Technologies Engineer That is “comfortable with AR and VR concepts”

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” Game Technologies Engineers create the tools and capabilities which allow developers to make great games on Apple platforms. The post Apple Job Listing Seeks Game Technologies Engineer That is “comfortable with AR and VR concepts” appeared first on Road to VR.

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Virtual Reality Journalism: Empathy through Technology

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Even Immersive Journalism’s founder Nonny de la Peña believes that as VR technology progresses, news events will eventually be filmed with 3D 360 degrees cameras. The post Virtual Reality Journalism: Empathy through Technology appeared first on Purple Pill VR.

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.

Mark Zuckerberg In ZeniMax Case: ‘Oculus Products Are Based On Oculus Technology’

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ZeniMax, the former employer of Oculus Chief Technology Officer John Carmack, accuses the Facebook-owned company of stealing trade secrets and destroying evidence while also claiming ZeniMax as “the visionary developers of breakthrough 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.

What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies

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Now, let’s consider the key takeaways related to AR, VR and 360 ° content and review how they will influence the mass market adoption of those immersive technologies. ” It helped putting Giroptic on the map, but for a lot of people it also brought more awareness of 360 ° technologies.

uSens Raises $20 Million in Series A of Funding for Mobile AR and VR Tracking Technology

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an AR/VR pioneer in developing natural hand-and-head tracking technologies for Augmented and Virtual Reality, announced a $20 million Series A funding round led by Fosun Kinzon Capital. The company’s technology is being demonstrated live this week at the Augmented World Expo (AWE).

Spherica’s Stabilization Technology Used in HBO’s ‘Westworld’ VR Experience

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HBO premiered a VR experience for their new Westworld series at TechCrunch Disrupt, and they used Spherica’s camera stabilization technology in order to pull off an extended live-action tracking shot in VR.

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This Video Explains Why Streaming Technology Needs A Major Upgrade For VR

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Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience.

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It’s the combination of original retail theater – entertainment, novelty, and engagement – with digital technologies and services to create the next level of in-store experience.

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

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