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Dear Diary … or should I say, Dear Self? Or Dear Me? After all this time I still don’t know how to address myself here. Maybe I should do as Mark did …

Augmented Reality

These science cartoons depict our terrifying and thrilling future

The Future is Coming. . .Soonish<p>The future is both thrilling and terrifying. It’s normal to feel both. That’s especially true in thinking about the …

Augmented Reality

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset review

Mixed emotions<p><b>The Good</b> Simple setup, no extra sensors required, comfortable to wear, and works on a very wide range of computer hardware.<p><b>The Bad</b> Very limited software, some motion controller tracking issues, and the more-advanced Oculus Rift now costs the same.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Acer's lower-cost PC …

Augmented Reality

Legends of the scrawl: Ordnance Survey launches augmented reality tool for maps

More than a decade ago, boffins at the Ordnance Survey began working on augmented reality. Now consumer mobile tech has caught up and the agency has …

Augmented Reality

Startup Spotlight: Fake News, Custom Eyeglasses and a Credit Card for Kids

In an effort to support startups around the world, TechCo searches for the latest startups hitting the market to make your life easier every single …

Fake News

Marion Center: Student starts virtual reality-focused business

What is virtual reality? To most people virtual reality is a three-dimensional interactive experience played on a computer or phone with a special …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is the Next Big Thing in Artificial Intelligence Development

2<b>Virtual Reality is the Next Big Thing in Artificial Intelligence Development</b><p>Virtual reality was envisioned as a human simulation innovation some …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Advertising Tested: Pre-Roll Wins

While advertising in virtual reality is hardly a mass market reality, some new insights are indicating that there are some ways of doing it better …

Virtual Reality

Acer Mixed Reality Headset Review: It’s Empty in Here

Just when you were getting used to virtual and augmented reality, here comes Microsoft to muddy up the waters with its new mixed-reality headsets. …

Gaming

Acer plugs into Microsoft's Mixed Reality platform

It's easier to set up and use than other VR headsets, but there's still not a ton of content to experience.

Augmented Reality

Microsoft needs to partner with the NFL and other sports to mainstream Windows Mixed Reality

For Windows Mixed Reality to go mainstream Microsoft should partner up with the NFL, UFC, and popular music tours to get noticed.<p>This week Microsoft …

Augmented Reality

How to stream Windows Mixed Reality on Twitch and Mixer

Enjoying yourself in Windows Mixed Reality is one thing, but how do you go about sharing it with the rest of the world?<p>Streaming what's going on …

Augmented Reality

AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses

A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets.<p>Current AR and VR products are oversized for consumers, and bulky camera-based sensors are a big part of that …

Augmented Reality

This 1 Technology Will Revolutionize Your Brand -- and Engage Your Customers

It's time for brands to explore how they can tap into immersive storytelling with new platforms.<p>Artists have never been afraid to push public boundaries and incorporate new technology and mediums into their work. With the imminent rise of augmented reality, it comes as no surprise that artists are …

Augmented Reality

War Of AR/VR/MR/XR Words

Virtual Reality (VR) is about humanity’s quest for immersion. It provides presence and agency in other worlds, in stories and myths, and it stretches from Plato’s cave to religious rituals, theater, dark rides, theme parks, film, television, and video games, all of which require our willing …

Augmented Reality

Trying Star War's New Augmented Reality Game, Lightsaber in Hand

Darth Maul stands about three feet in front of me, his back is about 16 inches from the window overlooking New York City's Avenue of the Americas. …

Augmented Reality

3 women have accused Robert Scoble of sexual and verbal harassment

• <b>Robert Scoble is a well-known US tech figure who blogs about technology and is a regular feature at conferences</b>• <b><br>Three women in tech, including a former colleague at Rackspace, have come forward to accuse Scoble of inappropriate behaviour and harassment between 2009 and 2014</b>• <b><br>One said he "grabbed [her]</b> …

Robert Scoble

How Augmented Reality Is Changing the Way Consumers See the World

If you’re not familiar with augmented reality (or AR), you’ve at least seen it in action by now.<p>That’s because unlike its cousin virtual reality …

Augmented Reality

Who Is Thinking About Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality? - MIT Technology Review

Augmented-reality technologies overlay digitally generated audio, visual, or haptic feedback on a user’s perception of the physical world. A …

Augmented Reality

You can now navigate Windows 10 by walking around a virtual mansion

The Fall Creators Update is here for Windows 10 and it's heavy on the Mixed Reality elements.<p>The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is just starting to make its way to the public, and while most new OS versions are about as exciting as pleated, beige pants, this one has some key features Microsoft has …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft’s mixed-reality tech is finally gaining traction with brands

Although its application programming interface has been open to developers since March 2016, Microsoft’s HoloLens, a mixed-reality headset, has not …

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality Startup Magic Leap Raises 502M from Temasek Co

The startup possibly valued at $6 billion, Magic Leap Inc. has raised $502 million in series D equity funding, led by Singapore’s national wealth …

Augmented Reality

Applying human-centered design to emerging technologies

VR, AR, and digital assistant present exciting opportunities for the future, but how can we ensure we’re designing for what people really want?<p><i>By</i></i> …

Design Thinking

‘The Walking Dead’ VR scene puts you in the shoes of a walker

Would you submerge yourself in a fear-inducing virtual setting overrun by zombies? That's the world <i>The Walking Dead</i> has expertly crafted during its seven-year run, and now AMC is inviting you to step into it, courtesy of its VR app. You can grab it for iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, and Google …

TV

Fujitsu Windows Mixed Reality VR Headset Unveiled

It seems that Fujitsu has also been developing a Windows-based mixed reality VR headset which it has unveiled this week. The new VR headset will be …

Augmented Reality

LG’s VR headset may be named UltraGear: trademark filed

Earlier this year, LG demonstrated a virtual reality headset prototype going by the codename SteamVR (and HMD) due to its intended use with Valve’s …

Virtual Reality

Lucyd Building Blockchain-fueled Smartglasses With Mass Appeal

In the 2013 novel Memories with Maya by Clyde Dsouza, the plot revolves around the artificial intelligence based augmented reality (AR) smartglasses …

Augmented Reality

Mozilla proposes combined WebXR standard for virtual and mixed reality in the browser

Although we may disagree on the usefulness of VR and AR today, it’s hard to argue with the idea that it should be easier to develop for and deploy — especially on the web. That’s why Mozilla is working on a combined framework that gives developers standardized, well-documented tools with which to …

Technology

Biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science

Virtual reality has nothing on nature. Just ask the UC Santa Barbara students who one recent day trekked to a forest before dawn to listen to a …

Augmented Reality

Amazon Already Has Windows Mixed Reality Bundles

That didn't take long. One day after Windows Mixed Reality debuted alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Amazon bundled systems from MSI, …

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