2018

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.

The Future of Location-Based Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

With home-based systems getting better and cheaper every day, can VR Arcades keep the punters interested and turn a profit? We talk to some key players about what it takes to be successful in that space.

NASA JPL may have given us a preview of next gen HoloLens

The Ghost Howls

It’s L.E.A.P. Conference time and everyone is only talking about Magic Leap in these days. But today, we may also have some cool news about next gen HoloLens: in a video, we may have spotted its future appearance.

Magic Leap’s Mica AI Is Like A 21st Century Rorschach Test

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Magic Leap introduced a concept called Mica and called it “her” during a section of its 3-hour keynote this week about how an artificial intelligence could operate as an assistant to humans. I feel like I met in person what Magic Leap showed in its video.

VR Support for ‘No Man’s Sky’ Being Considered by Developer

Road to VR

No Man’s Sky, a game which has a history of calls for VR support since its 2016 release, could one day be explored in VR. Developer Hello Games is gauging interest in VR support for No Man’s Sky in a player survey intended to find out what the game’s community wants next.

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‘The Wild’ Is A Platform For Collaborative 3D Design In VR & AR

VRScout

Powered by VR, The Wild’s cross-platform 3D design platform works much like Google Docs. Last month, the developer of The Wild finally opened the gates to its cloud platform for collaborative 3D design across VR and AR.

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Microsoft Japan Concept Video Demos How HoloLens Will Help Pilot the Drone Ships of the Future

Next Reality AR

Although the HoloLens is still primarily the domain of developers and researchers, the device is nevertheless on the cutting edge of showing us what will be possible with augmented reality in the coming years.

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Microsoft Shows Off Rare Images of Early HoloLens Prototypes

Next Reality AR

All those early prototype images Magic Leap is so fond of showing off are great, but they rank a far second when compared to a new set of images just revealed by Microsoft in relation to the HoloLens.

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.

I Met Magic Leap's AI Assistant Mica & Saw the Future of Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Unlike VR, when it comes to augmented reality, describing what an experience is like can be incredibly difficult, primarily because the experiences are even more contextual than relatively static virtual worlds that don't involve real world settings.

Did NASA Leak the HoloLens 2 in This Video?

Next Reality AR

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) may have shown us the first public glimpse of the next-generation HoloLens. In a video published on Oct.

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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.

Virtual Reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, while browsing the Facebook group VIRTUAL REALITY, I found a post comparing the Gartner Hype Cycle 2017 and 2018. The results of the comparison were basically two: Augmented Reality has not moved in the graph; Virtual Reality has disappeared.

OC5: Oculus Renames Santa Cruz To Oculus Quest Coming Spring 2019 For $399

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Oculus now has a final name for its standalone inside-out tracked VR headset, originally codenamed Santa Cruz. Meet Oculus Quest. The company announced the new name at its Oculus Connect 5 developer conference in San Jose today, also confirming that the kit would launch in spring 2019 for $399.

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?

Elon Musk States 2023 Moon Mission Will Be Livestreamed In VR

VRScout

Let the four year hype begin… Last night technological wunderkind Elon Musk announced the first private passenger on his journey to the moon: Japanese billionaire, and founder of Japanese clothing company ‘Zozo,’ Yusaku Maezawa.

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Magic Leap One Makes a Surprise Appearance During World Cup TV Show

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap shows up in the weirdest places. Last week, right at the start of World Cup fever, for some reason, the Magic Leap One appeared on a Brazilian television show.

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

Next Reality AR

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.

AT&T to Launch DirectTV App for Magic Leap One in 2019, Sets Up 5G Test Area at Magic Leap Headquarters

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap and AT&T have lifted the lid on multiple parts of their mysterious relationship today. According to AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan, the company is planning to launch a beta version of DirectTV Now for the Magic Leap One in 2019.

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.

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

Next Reality AR

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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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.

Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

A new game lets you dive deep into the infamous ship’s history. The golden rule for creating compelling VR content is that you should allow people to experience something that would be either impossible or too dangerous, expensive and/or difficult to do in real life.

Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

The Ghost Howls

As it is tradition of this little blog, I will write a full round-up of the Oculus Connect 5 , the very important Oculus event that has been held in San Jose on 26th and 27th of September (2018).

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Astro Bot Rescue Mission Review: A PSVR Platforming Triumph

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God it’s nice to play something that reminds you that VR is, in fact, really fricking cool, isn’t it? Forget empathy machines, social futures and advanced AI for a minute; these are not Astro Bot Rescue Mission’s concerns.

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‘Astro Bot’ Ranked 6th Best PS4 Game of 2018, #1 PSVR Game of All Time

Road to VR

PSVR exclusive ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission has been making waves among critics and players alike since its release at the beginning of the month. The game now ranks among PS4’s top titles—VR or otherwise.

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‘First Man’ WebAR Experience Takes You To The Moon and Back

VRScout

The upcoming Ryan Gosling film receives a WebAR experience that uses the actual Moon to function. Universal Pictures First Man tells the story of the legendary Apollo 11 mission in which astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history as the first human beings to set foot on the Moon.

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.

Google Brings Marvel's Avengers & Childish Gambino to AR with Playground for Pixel

Next Reality AR

If you own a Google Pixel, you'll soon have augmented reality versions of Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Childish Gambino on your camera.

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Magic Leap's Acquisition of Computes Strengthens Mesh Computing Capabilities by Crowdsourcing Processing Power

Next Reality AR

The latest business move by Magic Leap could result in a significant boost its spatial computing platform's performance and headset design. On Friday, Magic Leap announced the acquisition of Computes, Inc., makers of a decentralized and distributed mesh computing platform.

Upskill Releases HoloLens Version of Skylight AR Productivity Platform

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality productivity software maker Upskill has expanded the reach of its Skylight platform with support for Microsoft HoloLens.

Young Developers Are the Future of AR — This 11-Year-Old Has Already Created 2 AR Apps

Next Reality AR

While most kids his age are busy playing Fortnite, 11-year-old Yumo Soerianto is developing augmented reality games.

Verizon Is Giving Away the iPhone XS via Snapchat AR Scavenger Hunt

Next Reality AR

Now that the iPhone XS is officially available for pre-order, Verizon and Apple are giving Snapchat users the opportunity to win the device through an augmented reality scavenger hunt rather than forking over $1,000 for one. Starting on Friday and ending Sept.

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Virtual Battles on Your Coffee Table

Tech Trends VR

Mixed Reality adds a new dimension to tabletop gaming, but there’s more to this tank show-down than first meets the eye. Yes, tabletop gaming is very much still a thing. But just because it’s been around forever doesn’t mean it’s not keeping up with the latest tech.

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