2018

Magic Leap Finally Delivered a Live, Public Demonstration of the Magic Leap One, Here's What Happened

Next Reality AR

On Wednesday, the people at Magic Leap finally (FINALLY) decided to give the public a dedicated, slow, feature by feature walk through of the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition. How was it? About as good as it gets without actually getting to see what images look like through the device when wearing it.

A Candid Assessment of the Industry From a Leading Indie VR Developer

Road to VR

What is happening with the VR industry? Is adoption and growth still on target to support a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of independent VR developers?

Expert View: How Technology is Making Us Rethink the Way We Think

Tech Trends VR

Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are changing everything from training to marketing and storytelling. By Daniel Fraga, VR/AR Designer at Somewhere Else innovation agency. You don’t only think with your mind. Your notebook is part of your thinking.

Steam Leak Reveals Detailed Player Counts For Top VR Games

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A recent oopsie-do by Valve gives us the total player count for thousands of Steam games. Thanks to a recent data leak within the Steam Achievements API, thousands of games available on the Steam library have had information regarding their total player counts made available to the public.

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First App for Meta 2 Headset Lets You View 3D CAD Models in Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality headset maker Meta Company unveiled Meta Viewer, its first software application, during its keynote at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara on Wednesday.

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Dev Report: Microsoft's First HoloLens Update in Over a Year Now Available in Preview, Hints at Big Plans for 2018

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After more than a year and a half of silence, the rumors have morphed into reality: Microsoft has finally released an update for the HoloLens. And with that update comes a collection of new features that hint at big plans for the HoloLens this year.

Meet the 8-Year-Old ARKit Developer Who Just Uploaded Her First Augmented Reality App to Apple's App Store

Next Reality AR

While you were busy browsing Instagram, composing tweets, or chasing Snapchat updates, an eight-year-old ARKit developer was hard at work on her first step toward taking over the tech world via augmented reality.

Microsoft HoloLens Art Project Turns New York into an Undersea Dystopia

Next Reality AR

The HoloLens team is finally beginning to realize that in order to truly engage the mainstream, augmented reality needs to make its way out of the lab or factory floor and onto the streets.

How 'Ready Player One' Used Microsoft's HoloLens to Help Build Its VR Cinematic Universe

Next Reality AR

A funny thing happened on the way to the release of the virtual reality epic Ready Player One — augmented reality grabbed a major piece of the spotlight. Specifically, Microsoft's HoloLens.

‘Modbox’ AR to Arm You With an Arsenal of Virtual Objects to Create Useful & Fun AR Apps

Road to VR

The developers behind Modbox (2016) , the VR physics sandbox for SteamVR-compatible headsets, have been experimenting with augmented reality recently, something they say is a perfect fit for the Modbox software.

Learning to DJ with Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

The crossover between fun and training might well bring about the killer VR app we’ve all been waiting for. “We

Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

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Kim Jong Un experiences new realities outside North Korea. Overnight, North Korean and Chinese media confirmed a meeting took place between the countries’ leaders, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping at the Chinese Beijing capital.

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Magic Leap One Passes Through FCC Certification, Setting the Stage for Imminent Release

Next Reality AR

The rite of passage for every tech product, formally known as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification, has come for the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition.

Microsoft Video Shows Off BAE Systems' HoloLens-Powered Manufacturing Training Solution

Next Reality AR

While some in the augmented reality space are tweeting about future amazing immersive experiences and others are showing off cool experiments, Microsoft continues to move forward with tangible business solutions right now that show how the HoloLens can improve business.

Magic Leap CEO's Tweetstorm Tries to Reframe Reactions to Latest Demo After Signs of Disappointment

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz doesn't engage in tweetstorms often, but when he does, those tweets are bold, exceedingly confident, and there's usually a strong takeaway regarding what the company is or isn't doing.

First Images Captured by Microsoft's Project Kinect for Azure Surface Online

Next Reality AR

Images captured by Microsoft's next generation Kinect depth-sensing camera that will facilitate augmented reality experiences in the next version of the HoloLens and give computer vision to untold multitudes of connected devices in enterprise facilities, have made their way into the wild.

Hands-on: Meta's New Meta Viewer App Is the AR Collaboration Tool All Those Sci-Fi Films Imagined

Next Reality AR

When you drive along the deceptively sedate streets of Silicon Valley, there are few hints that all those nondescript office parks and low-rise buildings contain the very future of the planet, but they really do.

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Artsy Claims Crown as First App to Take Advantage of ARKit's New Wall-Crawling Abilities

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Less than a week after ARKit 1.5 became available to the public through the iOS 11.3 update, the App Store has its first app with AR features (Artsy) to leverage Apple's AR toolkit update.

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Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

Next Reality AR

If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick.

HoloLens Can Now Wirelessly Tap Rendering Power of Any Desktop PC via UWP Apps Built in Unity

Next Reality AR

Looking to inject a little more processing juice into your HoloLens? Unity can fix you up with the Standalone Universal Windows Platform Holographic Emulation.

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Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

Road to VR

Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. While Steam generally functions as the Vive’s defacto app store, HTC runs its own VR app store called Viveport.

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How VR and AI Will Supercharge Learning

Tech Trends VR

We are getting to a tipping point where the convergence of Artificial Intelligence and Immersive Technologies will transform the way we teach and learn beyond recognition. What does this mean for educators, and the rest of us? “It

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Augmented Reality & Dragons Could Be The Future Of D&D

VRScout

A team on kickstarter wants to take your next D&D session to the next level using AR tabletop technology. Dungeons & Dragons. Even those completely foreign to the game will instantly recognize it as the epitome of nerd culture.

Facebook Brings Augmented Reality Ads to Its News Feed

Next Reality AR

Facebook is preparing to make augmented reality experiences for brands more visible in its mobile app with Tuesday's introduction of augmented reality ads in its News Feed.

Shopify Rings Up AR Shopping for the Web via AR Quick Look on ARKit 2.0

Next Reality AR

Online shopping giant Shopify literally cannot wait for ARKit 2.0 to arrive via iOS 12 this fall to implement its latest augmented reality feature. This week, the company began giving users the opportunity to test out Apple's AR Quick Look tool, which displays 3D content in augmented reality.

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Hand Tracking for Augmented Reality Apps Comes to Smartphones via uSens

Next Reality AR

This time last year, computer vision company uSens introduced a stereo camera module capable of hand tracking. Now, uSens can achieve the same thing with just a smartphone's camera.

Netflix Casts a Facebook AR Spell on Its Debut Comic Book 'The Magic Order'

Next Reality AR

Netflix is branching out into the comic book business, and it's summoning augmented reality via Facebook to make the first issue more magical. The debut issue of The Magic Order hit comic book store shelves today with four variant covers. Inside each issue is a QR code specific to that variant.

New 'Jurassic World Alive' AR Game Takes Everything Great About Pokémon Go & Adds Dinosaurs

Next Reality AR

The premise of Jurassic World revolves around splicing genes to create new dinosaurs, so it is fitting that the location-based AR game is a clone of Pokémon GO merged with the DNA of the Jurassic Park franchise.

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Niantic Reveals Augmented Reality Platform for Multiplayer Gaming & Interaction with Real World Objects

Next Reality AR

Location-based gaming pioneer Niantic has offered a preview of its augmented reality cloud platform that could change the immersive content game yet again.

Reality Trending — Peering into the Present & Future of Augmented Reality in 2018

Next Reality AR

While many of you were off surfing and lounging on some sandy beach, or trying to figure out how to balance work with sky high summer temperatures, I've been talking to all the companies that make augmented reality what it is today.

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10 Projects That Have Us Excited About the Next Generation of VR & AR

Road to VR

With leading high-end VR headsets debuting in 2016, we’ve had about two years to see what the first-generation VR experience looks like.

Apple's ARKit 2.0 Intends to Match & Surpass Google's ARCore with Multiplayer & Persistent Content, Says Report

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On the one year anniversary of the introduction of ARKit, Apple is planning to reveal major updates its augmented reality toolkit for mobile apps at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California next week. Citing sources close to the matter, Bloomberg reports that ARKit 2.0,

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Creating Personalized Virtual Experiences

Tech Trends VR

How a group of high school students used VR to bring their coursework to life. The most exciting possibility that Immersive Technologies bring are to accelerate and supplement learning in ways that simply haven’t been possible, practical, or scalable before.

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Parisian Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative

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Patients visiting the Hospital’s ER in need of minor surgeries or treatments can now opt to use VR to increase their tolerance to pain and decrease anxiety.

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