Tag: Ar. VR

Khronos Group releases early OpenXR spec for AR and VR hardware standards

The Khronos Group has announced the ratification and public release of the OpenXR 0.90 provisional specification for royalty-free standards related to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality VR devices, collectively known as XR. This means that software makers will know how to make software that runs quickly and efficiently on various kinds of VR and AR […]

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Epic Games awards $500,000 in final Unreal Dev Grants

Epic Games has awarded $500,000 in awards to the final recipients of Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million fund supporting developers working with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). This is the last round of grants, and they give no-strings-attached financial assistance to more than a dozen projects. Recipients come from a variety of industries, including games, […]

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Remembering Rembrandt re-creates one of the master’s classic in AR

A free new app available on Android and iOS creates an AR portal through which you can view a re-creation of one of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings. The app is made by Amsterdam-based design studio CapitolaVR for Dutch insurance and investment company Nationale Nederlanden as well as the Mauritshuis museum, where the painting is on display. Remembering […]

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Nissan Design works with Haptx to bring realistic touch to VR vehicle design

Nissan Design is collaborating with Haptx to bring a realistic touch to designing cars in virtual reality, the companies announced last week. HHaptxmakes VR gloves that have haptic technology, or the sensation of touch, thanks to 130 tiny actuators in the gloves. You can use these gloves to virtually touch things in a VR environment. […]

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Apple confirms June 3 to June 7 dates for WWDC 2019 in San Jose

Apple has confirmed that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held from June 3 to June 7, 2019, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. While both the dates and location were previously sleuthed out by MacRumors, the company had not officially confirmed the details. Traditionally, Apple offers a keynote speech on […]

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Whispr wants to transform frontline services with AI-powered voice-guided instructions

Voice, it is often said, is the next big platform. Some reports indicate that roughly half of all U.S. households owned a voice-activated smart speaker by the end of 2018, with global shipments rising as much as 140 percent in at least one quarter year-on-year. With voice-control smarts penetrating cars and other connected devices, it’s […]

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Morpholio lets you walk into an AR sketch

Have you ever wanted to just jump into a sketch? Morpholio has enabled that with AR SketchWalk, an augmented reality application that lets you walk around inside the images that you create, like cruising through real-world blueprints. With the release of iOS 12 and Shared AR, the creators at New […]

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HTC Vive marketing exec leaves VR for Micron

Rahul Sandil, a former marketing executive at HTC’s Vive virtual reality division, is jumping ship to Micron Technology, where he will serve as head of global marketing at the consumer products group (CPG) division. Sandil previously served as corporate vice president of marketing at HTC Vive for Viveport, Vive Studios, […]

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Microsoft: Consumer AR’s path is ‘measured in years’

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 reveal event last week made one thing clear: This is a device for the enterprise. If the multiple demos from business partners didn’t make that known, the $3,500 price tag certainly did. But consumer AR is an increasingly popular topic. We can all see a future where cheaper […]

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GB Decides 112: Anthem has destroyed 99.9% of all PS4s

On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, co-host Jeffrey Grubb has never played World of Warcraft, but he has played House Party and Left Alive. Fellow co-host Mike Minotti, meanwhile, has finished up Tales of Vesperia. In the news, Valve is having communication issues. Also, Anthem has blown […]

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DeepMotion launches digital avatars for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphones

DeepMotion is unveiling its digital avatar characters for Samsung’s family of Galaxy S10 smartphones. The technology tries to outdo previous 3D emojis by ditching canned animations by having the avatar mimic your real-time movements captured by your camera. This means that Samsung’s augmented reality emojis can reflect the movements of […]

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The promise of universal augmented reality

The future of augmented reality is being built today. Computing is entering the physical world. Steve Jobs once said technology alone is not enough, “ultimately it comes down to taste, it’s a matter of trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then trying to […]

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