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By Lee Stogner | Using  Virtual Reality  and  Augmented Reality to  represent  the  data  of  the new  Digital  World    http://digitalsenses.ieee.org/

LG patents VR display that tackles the screen-door effect

Current displays for VR headsets enable us to peer into virtual worlds with ease, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. According to a recently discovered patent, LG is taking aim at one of those areas; the dreaded screen-door effect.<p>The patent, which was published last week, details a …

Virtual Reality

4 technologies that will unlock AR’s full potential

Apple’s ARKit is capturing the attention and imagination of developers and media alike, drawn in by an estimated 700 million iPhone owners around the world who now have AR devices. ARKit is setting the stage for the next era of AR development, and now Google has entered the fray with ARCore to …

Augmented Reality

Amazon is reportedly working on smart glasses

As the augmented reality (AR) market prepares to catch a second wind thanks to Apple and Facebook, another tech titan may be preparing to jump in: Amazon.com. The e-commerce giant is now reportedly working on a set of Alexa-powered smart glasses that could be used as a foundation for an AR …

Amazon

Ford is using Microsoft's HoloLens to design cars in mixed reality

Design Made Easier<p>Making cars isn’t easy, and it starts at the level of design. Usually, design specifications have to be implemented on a physical …

Augmented Reality

There's a new kind of computer coming — and the mouse, keyboard, and touchscreen won't be enough to use it

It's the dawn of a new kind of computer. And a new kind of computer requires a new way to get stuff done.<p>Each new era of computing has brought with it a big change to how we interact with our devices. PCs ditched the punch card and gave us the mouse and keyboard. Smartphones got rid of the mouse …

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Augmenting Your Reality – Holo with ARKit Interview

Augmented Reality is a bold new frontier for technology, and Holo with ARKit is one of the very first to take the plunge. Offering truly 3D holograms …

Augmented Reality

Got a PS4? Add Virtual Reality For Only $300

A lot of people are curious about virtual reality headsets, but though the Oculus and HTC Vive are cheaper than ever, you're still looking at …

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive ditches the PC thanks to China's cloud VR service

One of the main obstacles to popularizing high-end VR amongst consumers is the total cost of ownership. HTC and Oculus have both done their part recently by slashing the prices of their VR kits to $599 and $499, respectively, but you'll still need to fork out at least another $800 if you don't …

Virtual Reality

Pimax 8K VR Headset Launches Via Kickstarter (video)

After previously being teased earlier this month, Pimax has officially launched its Kickstarter campaign to raise funds Pimax 8K, to take the world’s …

Virtual Reality

Here are the best ARKit apps for iOS 11 you should try right now

1/6<p>World Brush<p>World Brush lets you draw 3D shapes and designs in the real world. It feels pretty similar to Google’s Tilt Brush VR app. The coolest part is that whatever you draw stays there forever (or until you delete it) so you could draw something in a public space and others can go and see it …

IOS 11

Morpholio’s new Augmented Reality feature lets you sketch any space with the accuracy of a pro

Move over expensive trace paper—Morpholio just launched a new augmented reality feature to its flagship Trace app that makes it easier than ever to …

Augmented Reality

Working Up a Real Sweat With VR - WSJ

When Anthony Hasson isn’t lifting weights at Wyandotte Athletic Club in Columbus, Ohio, he’s there dodging arrows and slicing bananas. The 27-year-old’s fitness routine has changed since the gym added virtual-reality headsets and videogames last year.<p>“You don’t even realize you’re getting a workout …

Fitness

A new ARKit app from Houzz brings 500,000 objects to moveable life

With the launch of iOS 11 today from Apple, one of the most anticipated developments is the rush of new augmented reality apps that will be hitting the market, leveraging Apple’s new ARKit development platform. Houzz, the design and home renovation community, is among them, with a new version of …

Augmented Reality

HTC: virtual reality will ‘change the world’

Rikard Steiber<b>HTC’s senior vice-president of VR, Rikard Steiber, predicted virtual reality will “change the world” as he outlined a number of</b> …

Virtual Reality

Shasta Ventures launches a fund to accelerate AR and VR app development

Apple and Google are ready for an augmented reality tidal wave, but what of developers? Over the past several months, the availability of ARKit and ARCore have proven there’s plenty of interest in the technology on the developer side, andsome big brands from Ikea to Disney have been publicly …

Startups

Cinera, the world’s first cinema VR headset, smashes Kickstarter goal

Why it matters to you<p>If you love watching movies on the go on your tablet or phone, then you're going to absolutely love this immersive cinematic …

Virtual Reality

Park Rangr helps you avoid parking tickets and find your car with AR

If you own a car in a major city, chances are you’ve gotten a parking ticket. Parking signs can get confusing, Park Rangr does the hard work for you in interpreting the signage while also ensuring that you’re leaving your car in a good area where you can find it again.<p>The app was built in the …

Augmented Reality

ARAD helps developers get ads in their augmented reality apps

ARKit and other augmented reality tools are going to make the experience more and more popular among developers and users — but, like any new platform, there probably won’t be a sophisticated way to monetize them yet outside of paying for a download.<p>A team of developers from Google and Snapchat at …

Augmented Reality

HTC trademark points to standalone VR headset’s name: Vive Focus

We’re expecting to find out more about HTC’s Vive-branded standalone VR headset in a few weeks’ time, but it looks like the name has already surfaced online.<p>Lets Go Digital has uncovered two filings from HTC for a ‘head mounted display’ named Vive Focus. One is from the European Union Intellectual …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Virtual Reality Tech Rolls Out in California Libraries

Library shelves have long presented an opportunity for patrons to escape the real world in the pages of a good book. But at libraries all over …

Virtual Reality

Mysterious startup Magic Leap set to release its secret AR glasses

Magic Leap is on the verge of receiving a financial boost as it readies the release of its much-anticipated augmented reality product.<p>The mysterious …

Augmented Reality

We are just six months away from Magic Leap One

Magic Leap is finally ready to make good on all of those lofty promises it’s made, but there’s a catch. The mysterious mixed-reality company has …

Augmented Reality

"The Machines" on iPhone 8 shows us why AR gaming is the next big thing

Apple yesterday held its special event revealing the latest devices, including iPhone 8 and X, and Watch Series 3. Along side gadget reveals, the Cupertino company managed to wow audience members and online viewers with a peek at the first competitive multiplayer game designed to be played entirely …

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IKEA's new augmented reality app could totally change the way we shop

Ever purchased a piece of furniture, only to find out later it didn’t fit the style or size of the room? Swedish furniture maker IKEA is tackling …

Augmented Reality

Apple might be right to undersell augmented reality

One of Apple’s most interesting new mobile updates is an augmented reality toolkit called ARKit, which will show up on iPhones and iPads next week with iOS 11. Even before the official release, developers have used ARKit to realize some pretty clever ideas. But yesterday, ARKit felt like a minor …

Augmented Reality

Tim Cook Isn't Wrong: Why The iPhone X Could Change How We Use Phones Forever

When Tim Cook took the stage to introduce the iPhone X on Tuesday, he prefaced it with a bold claim that the new device will “set the path of technology for the next decade.”<p>He’s likely not wrong.<p>While the new iPhone X has loads of extra pixels, an edge-to-edge display and wireless charging, its …

Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Is About to Completely Change Marketing as We Know It

The effects of VR, automation, and 3D printing are only just beginning.<p><i>How is marketing going to evolve over the next ten years as a result of technological innovation? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Virtual Reality

Augmented reality will drive the next wave of smartphones — and Apple is destroying its competition (AAPL)

"We view AR as a revolutionary technology trend."<p>That's the opening line of a big report out from Katy Huberty, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, on the state of augmented reality and its impact on global markets. The biggest effect is likely to come to the smartphone business, Huberty said.<p>"We see a …

Augmented Reality

Augmented and virtual reality: the promise and peril of immersive technologies

We are at the cusp of a major revolution from mobile to immersive computing. Last year was seen as the dawn of a third wave of devices employing …

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