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Google says the new Google Glass gives workers ‘superpowers’

May 29th, 2019 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

A new version of the device–Glass Enterprise Edition 2–comes with a new look, a faster processor, and a brighter display. In the workplace, nobody calls them Glassholes. Employees at hundreds of companies are wearing Google Glass, the heads-up display glasses that have found a new home in factories and healthcare facilities after getting off to […]



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 […]



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 […]



VR is helping amputees feel their prosthetics as if they belonged to their bodies

September 2nd, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Researchers at EPFL developed a system that combines virtual reality with artificial tactile sensations to help amputees feel their prosthetics as if they are a part of their body. Via Mashable



What are smart glasses?

August 23rd, 2018 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

Google Glass made smart glasses a reality, but what are they, really?. It wasn’t that long ago when a doctor’s prescription and one’s physical limitations were the only uses for eyewear. But now, eyeglasses have gone high tech with smart glasses: eye glasses with a mini computer inside that displays information right on the lens(es). […]



This VR horror game is exactly as scary as your body can handle

August 4th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

A HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE. On July 13, game developer Red Meat Games released its fifth virtual reality (VR) project, Bring to Light. It was particularly appropriate to release it on Friday the 13th, since the developers designed the VR horror game to quite literally push players to their terror limits with the help of a biometric […]



The rise of the computer-generated celebrity

July 31st, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

A new generation of celebrities is selling out concerts, starring in commercials, and amassing huge Instagram followings. But none of them exist—corporeally, anyway. In recent years, and starting in Japan, technology and social media have spawned a digital demimonde of computer-generated stars, ranging from fake musicians and models to company mascots who appear as holograms […]