With investments pouring in, retailers should consider how AR might be used for more than games. In fact, AR could up-end and upgrade the shopping experience as we know it.
A slew of new initiatives from HTC is designed to rapidly grow the virtual reality market.
Startup 8i turned Buzz Aldrin into a hologram to train future Mars astronauts, but it’s just getting started.
It turns out the awe-inspiring video Magic Leap unveiled last year is not a demo of its still-secretive mixed reality technology, but a bit of sleight of hand from special effects firm Weta Workshop, which is credited at the beginning and end of the clip. Magic Leap’s post — titled “Just another day in the office at Magic Leap” — claims the video shows a game being played around the office.
Reviews for Google’s Daydream View VR headset began to appear on Thursday, and the consensus among those who were able to test the new US$79 device appears to be two thumbs up. Although it has limitations, Daydream could be a gateway to affordable virtual reality technology, they suggested. The headset needs to be paired with Google’s new line of Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
Virtually everyone is smitten with VR. But it’s not going to go far unless entrepreneurs fix its problems first.
Old enough to remember television’s inception? Keeping that time frame in perspective can help you understand how VR will roll out over the coming years.
Intel on Tuesday presented its virtual reality vision — a vision that mixes virtual and real worlds into a kind of merged reality — to developers attending a conference in San Francisco. Mixing reality and unreality sometimes can be a recipe for disaster, but Intel thinks it will be a formula for success. At the center of Intel’s vision is its Project Alloy mobile headset and its cutting edge RealSense software.
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