January, 2019

Nissan Augmented Reality Concept Assists Drivers in Detecting Unseen Obstacles

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While the technology companies continue to drive forward with autonomous vehicles, Nissan's vision of the future of self-driving automobiles lies in a cooperative experience between human and machine, facilitated by augmented reality.

Microsoft Partners With VictoryVR To Bring A VR Curriculum To Schools

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Microsoft is continuing to explore what its new mixed reality platform can do for education. The company revealed a partnership with VictoryVR at the Bett 2019 education event in London this week.

Founded by CERN Engineers, CREAL3D’s Light-field Display is the Real Deal

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Co-founded by former CERN engineers who contributed to the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider, CREAL3D is a Switzerland-based startup that’s created an impressive light-field display that’s unlike anything in an AR or VR headset on the market today.

All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

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Last week has been the week of CES 2019 , one of the most important technology exhibition of the year. In the American sin city of Las Vegas, there has been an enormous showcase of every kind of innovative technologies and of course, AR and VR have been part of the show.

Kid-Friendly AR Experiences From CES 2019

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Blasters, bots, brain teasers & board games. At the world’s largest technology show, CES 2019, we saw blasters, bots, board games and brain teasers that get kids and families moving, playing, learning and engaging with each other using AR technology.

Riding Through Gotham City in VR

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Warner Bros. and Intel unveil a Batmobile-like autonomous vehicle at CES featuring immersive entertainment and AR safety features.

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'David Bowie Is' App Delivers a Mesmerizing AR Tour of the Artist's Career with Gary Oldman as Guide

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Although next week will mark the late David Bowie's 72nd birthday, his fans and admirers are the ones receiving a gift in the form of an augmented reality app that explores the artist's career Available for $7.99

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Meta Shuts Down Amidst Patent Infringement Lawsuit & Asset Liquidation

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Meta , the company behind the Meta 2 tethered AR headset, has shut down amidst a patent infringement lawsuit filed in summer of last year, and a recent asset liquidation that has left the company insolvent.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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It’s the beginning of 2019, and this means that this is that time of the year when we all make predictions for this year in AR and VR! We all love to make speculations on the technology and I am no exception.

Doctors Are Using VR To Study 3D Models Of Tumors

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VR could drastically effect how researchers study cancer. Doctors at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK) are creating a new virtual lab that will build use VR to build 3D models of tumor samples, providing a new way to look at cancer.

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Training Your Brain Muscles with VR

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Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019.

AT&T Expands Partnership with Magic Leap to Focus on Enterprise AR, Promises Nationwide 5G by 2020

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With CES in full swing, it seemed like Magic Leap would have little to announce at the major tech event, but it turns out that one of its partners has weighed in with a rather substantial update regarding the company.

Report: Facebook’s Upcoming AR Glasses Much Less Bulky Than Hololens Or Magic Leap

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Business Insider is reporting that a source has tried on a prototype of the AR glasses under development at Facebook. The source claims the prototype “resembled traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap.”

Foldaway Haptics is Making a Thumbstick for VR Controllers That Pushes Back

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Switzerland-based Foldaway Haptics is building a haptic joystick with force feedback. The impressive device, which can push back against your finger in any direction, could bring rich feedback to VR controllers at reasonable costs.

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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system.

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New Multiplayer VR Arcade Debuts At Bally’s Las Vegas

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Three new location-based VR experiences now available at the luxurious Las Vegas hotel & casino.

Escaping from Augmented Reality

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Scriptum is a new AR escape room app that lets you step into another dimension. But will you be able to find the way out? It is really interesting with any new platform to see what types of games become popular as the medium evolves. And it’s often not what you’d expect.

Instagram Goes Retro with Augmented Reality Tribute to Classic Windows Desktop

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Just because augmented reality is the technology of the future doesn't mean it can't reach into the past of computing.

I Met Donald Duck And Goofy In Kingdom Hearts VR, It Got Weird

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My biggest takeaway from Kingdom Hearts VR? My god, how do any of these characters manage with such massive feet? I’ve never really noticed it on a flat screen but, as soon as I jumped into the headset I couldn’t help but stare.

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New Smartphone-tethered Qualcomm Headset Has 2x the Pixels of Vive Pro

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This week at CES 2019 Qualcomm is showing off a new VR reference headset sporting impressive new displays that may well define the next wave of VR headsets.

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. How has VR performed in 2018? And how it will be in 2019? Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018.

AR Fashion Show In Iran Features Invisible Models

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Virtual catwalks could remove the limitations of conventional models. December was an important month for the Iranian fashion scene as the city of Tehran played hosted to an augmented reality fashion show; complete with digital models and a virtual catwalk.

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Virtual Reality Improving Mental Health

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Limbix is building up immersive content that therapists can use to treat phobias, depression and anxiety. There are over 300 peer-reviewed studies that show VR is an effective tool for treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

Layar Founders Hope to Buy Back Company in Blippar Asset Sale

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After entering the UK's version of bankruptcy last month, Blippar's assets are up for sale, and bidding ended today.

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CES 2019: Antilatency Turns Oculus Go Into 6DOF Multiuser VR

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I’ve tried Antilatency a number of times and the startup’s CES 2019 demo was the best yet. The demo was like a smaller scale version of the impressive multi-user Oculus Quest “arena” setup we enjoyed so much at Oculus Connect 5.

2018 Ends With a Record Number of VR Headsets on Steam

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According to latest set of data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware & Software survey, the number of VR headsets on Steam has reached a new record. Meanwhile, the Vive Pro and Windows VR headsets have reached new peaks in their share of VR headsets on Steam.

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All you need to know about the Vive Cosmos

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The Vive Cosmos is the virtual reality superstar of this CES 2019. HTC has been able to create some hype about this device, also because of the rumored features regarding the smartphone integration.

CBS Sports Coverage Of Super Bowl LIII Will Include AR Enhancements

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CBS Sports technology make-over includes 115 cameras and AR. CBS Sports have announced plans to use AR during their coverage of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, promising to enhance your football experience like never before.

Betting on Location-Based VR

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Mk2 partners with Secret Location to create worldwide VR distribution network.

Mimesys Brings Its Version of Augmented Reality Video Calling to Magic Leap via Intel RealSense

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The release of Avatar Chat for Magic Leap One and Spatial for HoloLens during the fourth quarter of 2018 appeared to revolutionize video calling via augmented reality.

HTC Makes Firefox Reality The Default Browser On Vive VR Headsets

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Mozilla announced that its Firefox Reality VR browser will be the default browser on all HTC Vive headsets. The internet company first unveiled the Firefox Reality VR browser last April , touting it as an easier way for manufacturers to integrate and adapt a browser into their headsets.

Report: Microsoft Holding a HoloLens 2 Press Event Next Month

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According to a report from The Verge , an upcoming Microsoft press event is likely to offer the first glimpse of HoloLens 2. Microsoft sent out press invites this week to an event that it will host just ahead of MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month.

Lenovo Mirage Solo review: should you buy it?

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Various months ago, I got from Lenovo a Mirage Solo headset for a limited period of time to review it on my blog. I published various posts about it both here and on my social media channels, but I realized that I never published a proper review of the device.

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Neurosurgery Patients Take A VR Tour Of Their Own Brains

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Brain surgery can be a terrifying process; this VR tour of your brain could help ease anxiety. Catherine Kumpitsch was talking with her doctors about recent unexplained headaches, dizzy spells and other sensations she had never felt before.

Escaping Into Virtuality

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As our reality becomes increasingly hard to deal with, is virtual escapism the answer? The late screenwriting legend William Goldman famously said; “nobody knows anything” so predictions – specially about technology – always run the risk of making people look silly in the not-so-distant-future.

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Microsoft Mobile World Congress Invite Hints at HoloLens 2 Release

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The mystery surrounding the release of the next version of the HoloLens has been swirling for months, but at least some of that mystery may removed in the coming weeks.

Rec Room Reaches Over One Million VR Headsets

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Rec Room is ringing in the new year by celebrating its successes in the old one. In a post on its official site , developer Against Gravity revealed its app had been installed on over one million VR headsets by the end of 2018.

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