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22
May 2018

The Future Of Augmented Reality Is Becoming Clearer

Recent moves from PayPal and Target have brought fresh attention to the use of augmented reality (AR) to boost commerce and payments. The technology remains in its infant stage — with seemingly as many ideas and demonstrations as real-world applications — but the paths to an augmented reality future are becoming clearer. The revival this spring of PayPal’s patent for […]

01
Apr 2018

Virtual Reality in Lamens Terms – My first VRLA Conference

Virtual Reality has taken the world by storm, from free headsets from Samsung to displays in Best Buy and even a debut  in Calvin Haris ft. Pharrell and Katy Perry “Feels.” It’s almost becoming impossible not be exposed and drawn in to putting on at least one headset to experience this new technology, but before […]

11
Mar 2018

Miami VR & AR Expo crashed ARTSea2018

As Miami VR Expo approaches, the team has been engaging patrons and enthusiasts giving them a taste of what they can expect this summer. Plastic pollution, climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing — it’s common to feel overwhelmed and powerless when we see and hear about the exponential decline of the health of our oceans. But […]

02
Mar 2018

A Real Life Haptic Glove (Ready Player One Technology Today) – Smarter Every Day 190

HaptX is a multidisciplinary team of engineers based in San Luis Obispo, CA and Seattle, WA that builds advanced haptic technology. Their first product, HaptX Gloves, brings touch feedback to VR with unprecedented realism, enabling a new category of industrial training simulations. Founded by Jake Rubin and Dr. Bob Crockett in 2012, HaptX won’t stop […]

15
Feb 2018

Active Shooting Preparation for Teachers using Virtual Reality

The US Army and the Department of Homeland Security are designing a simulation of school shooting situations for teachers. Multiple players take the role of a teacher trying to keep students safe during a shooting; a law enforcement officer trying to apprehend the shooter; and the shooter, whose avatar may be that of an adult […]

20
Dec 2017

Finally! Magic Leap – Sneak Peak Release!

  THERE IS SOMETHING special happening in a generic office park in an uninspiring suburb near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inside, amid the low gray cubicles, clustered desks, and empty swivel chairs, an impossible 8-inch robot drone from an alien planet hovers chest-high in front of a row of potted plants. It is steampunk-cute, minutely detailed. I […]

05
Aug 2017

IDC Forecasts Explosive Growth for the Mixed Reality Sector just as Apple is set to Storm the Market

During this week’s Financial Conference Call, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook stated that Apple believes that “AR has broad mainstream applicability across education, entertainment, interactive gaming, enterprise and categories we probably haven’t even thought of. With hundreds of million people actively using iPhones and iPads today, iOS will become the world’s biggest augmented reality platform [in […]

03
Jul 2016

CNN launches a virtual reality news unit

The Cable News Network is going virtual. CNN has announced the launch of a new immersive journalism unit called CNNVR that will produce videos and live streams of major news events, along with a weekly virtual reality experience. CNN has been experimenting with virtual reality for years, producing more than 50 news stories in 360-degree video. It […]

03
Jul 2016

Steam brings virtual reality to macOS

Mac platforms have been too underpowered for virtual reality, requiring Apple diehards to bootstrap Windows for a ramshackle VR solution. But today at its annual WWDC conference, Apple a dedicated VR dev kit: A Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure powered by AMD Radeon processors and a software seed in the new version of macOS. Combined, they […]