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Facebook can make VR Avatars look – and move – exactly like you

March 18th, 2019 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Research assistant Autumn Trimble sits inside “Mugsy,” one of the capture facilities Pittsburgh’s Facebook Reality Lab uses to create “codec avatars.” “There’s this big, ugly sucker at the door,” the young woman says, her eyes twinkling, “and he said, ‘Who do you think you are, Lena Horne?’ I said no but that I knew Miss […]



Harman just patented a futuristic system of flying robot speakers for 3D audio

March 13th, 2019 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

Speakers could be moved around using quadcopters or even jet propulsion Harman, the audio company that was purchased by Samsung two years ago, has filed a patent for a sound system that uses robots to create the impression of surround sound (via Variety). The patent details how the speakers could move and hover around the […]



Magic Leap wants to build AR “Layers” over the entire earth

March 5th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

 Augmented reality startup Magic Leap wants to merge the digital and the physical worlds. In October, CEO Rony Abovitz first shared the idea of the “Magicverse,” a series of digital layers that would exist in AR over the physical world. On Saturday, the company elaborated on the concept with a blog post and new interview […]



Magical new AR demo transforms 2D photos into ‘Harry Potter’-style 3D animations

January 5th, 2019 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Imagine if you were able to point your smartphone, tablet or augmented reality (AR) headset at a still image, and watch it come to life before your very eyes. This is something that’s possible using the latest augmented reality technology, such as Apple’s ARKit or Google’s ARCore. However, while we have seen it done before, […]



New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

September 23rd, 2018 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

  This image provided by Oxford VR in July 2018 shows a virtual reality viewpoint from a simulation designed to help people with a fear of heights. Virtual reality therapy can help patients by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. (Oxford […]



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