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Ford designers are dropping their pencils and reaching for VR goggles instead

May 14th, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Ford Gravity Sketch Ford outlined how it’s increasingly using virtual reality (VR) technology to eliminate the distance between its design studios in North America, in Asia, and in Europe. The Co-Creation tool the firm created jointly with Gravity Sketch lets engineers work on the same project even if they’re located thousands of miles apart. VR […]



Top 5 Predictions for VR/AR Breakthroughs

May 8th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Convergence is accelerating disruption… everywhere! Exponential technologies are colliding into each other, reinventing products, services and industries. In this third installment of our Convergence Catalyzer series, I’ll be synthesizing key insights from my annual entrepreneurs’ mastermind event, Abundance 360, which takes place every January in Beverly Hills. This five-blog series looks at 3D Printing, Artificial […]



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 […]



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