IEEE Digital Senses

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

The state of WebVR heading into 2018

Last year was action-packed for the WebVR industry, as we predicted. One of the most interesting developments was Amazon entering the fray by introducing the developer preview of Sumerian, a browser-based tool that makes it even easier for developers to create WebVR content. The summer was a …

Virtual Reality

Volumetric photogrammetry — big words, bigger impact on VR

Virtual reality: By this point, most people have at least a rudimentary understanding of what the term means. Once enjoyed and developed for niche techie and gaming audiences, brands have quickly realized VR’s limitless potential, and, as a result, every interest group from interior design to …

Virtual Reality

Upskill Is the Coolest AR Startup You Haven't Heard of Yet

Inside the GE- and Boeing-backed augmented reality startup powering headsets from Vuzix and ODG to Google Glass Enterprise.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Augmented Reality

One of VR's most annoying problems could be solved soon

Trying to navigate a room while wearing a VR headset? A company named Occipital has a self-contained solution to that problem.<p>When wandering around with a VR headset on, I'm afraid of going too far without someone to spot me. The reason is simple: I can't really see where I'm going. Odds of …

Virtual Reality

Apple's secret CES trip is proof that its AR glasses are just around the corner | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple could be set to reveal a pair if augmented reality (AR) glasses this year, as the Cupertino company has reportedly been in talks with part</b> …

Augmented Reality

At CES, VR and AR is evolving right under your nose

Don't expect wild new worlds: this year, at the beginning of 2018, it's small changes that matter.<p>When VR first made its major CES reemergence via Oculus Rift years ago, it was jaw-dropping. Those moments, since, are harder to come by. After a 2017 where VR hardware sales flagged and buzz quieted, …

Virtual Reality

How This Chinese Tech Company Is About To Change Everything You Know About VR

It may be the last day of CES but that only means the beginning for the stand-out tech companies here that are raring to make moves next week buoyed by the winds from the show. Some of the more striking innovation that has been on display has come from the China tech scene. And there are two, in …

Startups

HTC's Most Important CES Announcement Isn't the New Vive Pro Headset

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, HTC unveiled a new headset as part of its Vive virtual-reality line. The Vive Pro isn't an entirely new …

Virtual Reality

The Sense Glove enables users to get a grip on virtual reality

Virtual reality is one of the most exciting trends in consumer technology today — so much so, Digital Trends awarded the HTC Vive VR headset Product …

Deepframe brings augmented reality to a huge screen

It's easy to feel a bit disillusioned with all of the hype around augmented reality. We've seen basic examples of AR take off, with apps like <i>Pokemon Go</i>, but that's not exactly immersive. AR glasses, meanwhile, are still finding their legs. But Realfiction believes there's another approach: Its …

Augmented Reality

Google pushes VR further with standalone Daydream headsets

While Google was quicker than other tech firms to bring virtual reality to phones a few years ago with its Cardboard initiative, interest in mobile VR seems to have dropped off lately. The company is hoping to drum up excitement again by partnering with gadget makers to launch standalone VR …

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive unveils the HTC Vive Pro VR headset with an impressive 3K resolution

With a 78% increase in resolution, the HTC Vive Pro is here to take the top spot in premium VR for the home<p>HTC Vive has taken the fight of …

Virtual Reality

Intel says its new palm-sized PC is the smallest VR-ready computer ever

To showcase its latest 8th gen Core i7 processor at CES 2018, Intel has unveiled two flavors of a new NUC that fits in the palm of your hand and is said to be capable of running VR experiences and games.<p>That means powerful graphics performance in a tiny package that’s easy to carry around and use …

Gear & Gadgets

The AR Cloud Will Be Bigger Than Search

<i>Yesterday, Ori Inbar’s guest post The Search Engine Of AR introduced the idea of the AR Cloud. Today, Matt Miesnieks follows up on the implications and challenges of building it.</i><p>If you were asked what is the single most valuable asset in the tech industry today, you’d probably answer that it’s …

Augmented Reality

This is Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset

We've been following the development and rumors surrounding Magic Leap's glasses for awhile. Now, we finally have something official: The company revealed the Magic Leap One headset on Twitter this morning. The mixed-reality glasses will ship in 2018, and while preorders aren't yet open (and …

Augmented Reality

Worlds collide: VR and AR in 2018

Oculus, the company responsible for kickstarting the $2 billion virtual reality marketplace, knows virtual reality is not the future. As its engineers pour millions of Facebook's dollars into the second generation of VR headsets, the company's head of research, Michael Abrash, is preparing for a …

Virtual Reality

Magic Leap One: All the things we still don’t know

It's that time of year again: the special season where everybody's favorite mythical creature makes its annual appearance. That's right, it's Magic Leap hardware teaser season! Seemingly once a year, the secretive startup reveals what it's been up to and, on Wednesday, revealed renderings of its …

Augmented Reality

Mixed reality analytics presents a multibillion dollar opportunity

Tools like Google Analytics, Optimizely, and KissMetrics were built for the 2D internet, which we’ve accessed through flat screens on laptops and smartphones. However, 2D analytics tools will become irrelevant as the rise of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) creates a 3D “mixed …

Magic Leap invited Pitchfork to its studio, and the results are maddening

Last week, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz cryptically promised “fun and cool stuff” from the secretive augmented reality startup. Today, we learned what that is: an interactive music experience co-designed by the band Sigur Rós, which Magic Leap invited <i>Pitchfork</i> reporter Marc Hogan to try. Hogan’s …

Augmented Reality

A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality

There is a fundamental disconnect between the wealth of digital data available to us and the physical world in which we apply it. While reality is three-dimensional, the rich data we now have to inform our decisions and actions remains trapped on two-dimensional pages and screens. This gulf between …

Augmented Reality

World's first AR app for Twitter is a preview of what's to come

Twitter in augmented reality is exactly as cool as it sounds.<p>TweetReality brings tweets, search, mentions, profiles and all your favorite features and displays them neatly on a virtual screen that overlays your iPhone or iPad display (sorry Android fans).<p>Navigating is a bit different, but fairly …

VR 2017 Report Card

When the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR released in 2016, they were derided as being too expensive. All three VR headsets have received significant price drops in 2017, however, making them much more accessible. VR may still be far from mainstream, but its market share grew steadily in …

A Conversation With Jaron Lanier, VR Juggernaut

Jaron Lanier may not have sired the term <i>virtual reality</i>—that honor generally goes to French playwright Antonin Artaud in 1938—but he’s one hell of a …

Virtual Reality

Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It With VR

Do me a favor and grab and object near you. Anything will do. Even if it’s something you’ve never handled before, odds are your brain automatically …

Robots

Apple's rumoured AR headset could launch earlier than expected | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple could reveal an augmented reality (AR) headset sooner than expected, as there are reports that its supply chain partners are gearing up to</b> …

Microsoft reveals Simplygon Cloud to aid Mixed Reality development

We haven't heard much about Simplygon since Microsoft acquired it in January, but today Microsoft announced it is rolling out a new virtual machine …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft introduces Simplygon Cloud 3D object optimization service

In January, Microsoft acquired 3D optimization service Simplygon for an undisclosed sum. Today, we’re seeing the fruits of that buy with the launch of Simplygon Cloud that will help game developers integrate the optimization tool into their workflows to make content more friendly to …

Why 2018 Will Be the Year of Augmentation

In 2017, a standout trend was technology converging with physical fabrication to create a deeper brand experience for consumers. Humans learn and …

Gift Guide: The Best Windows Mixed Reality Headset

The realities keep expanding.<p>This year, if you’re interested in dipping your mind into the creations of virtual reality, you can stop by a store to …