Browsing All Posts filed under »Virtual Reality«

AR Game Makers Bank on Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 Launch to Generate Two Billion New Players

September 13, 2017

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Augmented reality games that work with mobile devices are due for a huge boost with the announcement of native AR Kit for Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X. UK developer Draw & Code has a fully funded AR toy due for release and anticipates global market potential of two billion users. Riding high on the […]

Power of Swimming VR Simulation is a Saviour for Children Scared of Water

November 13, 2016

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Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]

DeepHand Tool for Virtual and Augmented Reality Uses ‘Deep Learning’ to Model Our Hand’s Endless Variety

October 16, 2016

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Computer and VR Researchers at Purdue University have gone deep into the hand’s near endless complexity to bring us DeepHand, the next generation of virtual manual systems. In the near future we will manipulate virtual objects as second nature. Our children won’t differentiate between virtual and real word actions because the interface between the two […]

Mount Everest Conquered by Virtual Reality, plus the Buzz on Google AI Projects and the World’s Smallest Drone

May 29, 2016

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Project 360 Everest marks a milestone in virtual mountaineering, Google bets big on machine learning and RC Insane launches the world’s smallest drone. Mountain specialists Mammut achieved a huge coup in virtual reality filming by taking a 360-degree camera to the peak of Mount Everest. Two Nepalese mountain guides – Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji […]

VR camera maker Jeffrey Martin talks about what it takes to film for VR — TechCrunch

May 29, 2016

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This week on the Technotopia podcast John Biggs interviewed Jeffrey Martin, the creator of 360Cities and the maker of the Sphericam. Martin is a skilled 360-degree camera operator and has created amazing panoramas of cities around the world. “I’ve been working with VR since the days of CRT monitors,” he said and he explained the […]

Augmented Reality Toys Represent a New Era in Gaming

May 7, 2016

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Toys come to life with a dash of augmented reality thrown in, and big hitters like Disney and Nintendo have already carved out a multi-billion dollar industry from physical toys coupled with virtual worlds. Franchises like Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s Ambiio (reported to have passed $2 billion sales in one quarter last year) use physical […]

Smart Eyewear Makers Zero in on Fun Factor and Business Users at MWC 2016

March 14, 2016

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Mobile World Congress 2016 saw smart eyewear manufacturers displaying the latest versions of their connected glasses. . Among the buzz of new handsets, marketing tech, virtual reality and even connected toothbrushes (the Oral B Genius), smart glasses manufacturers were keen to create momentum for what many considered a stalled, even irrelevant, device. Vuzix showcased its […]

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