AR/VR

Oculus Quest will get hand-tracking, Oculus Link to play Rift PC games

Oculus Quest will get hand-tracking, Oculus Link to play Rift PC games

Just before the annual VR/AR conference Oculus Connect 6, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a teaser video hinting at a software-based hand and finger recognition system. Today, the company revealed that the feature will indeed come to Oculus Quest in a software update next year, following another major development: Oculus Link, a hardware/software solution that will …

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Apple seeks patent on retinal hologram projectors for AR glasses

Apple seeks patent on retinal hologram projectors for AR glasses

If Apple-developed AR glasses didn’t already strike you as unlikely to appear this year, a possible implementing technology — miniature projectors that beam holograms directly into your eyes — may be enough to convince you that the company’s research is at least a little ahead of its time. A just-published patent application establishes that Apple is …

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Intel True View is a cool technology for immersive sports viewing

Intel True View is a cool technology for immersive sports viewing

Intel’s sports division is unveiling Intel True View, a new technology for viewing immersive sports where the audience can feel like they’re watching a replay right on the pitch of a soccer game. The big chip maker is teaming up with English Premier League Champions Manchester City to introduce the Intel True View technology on …

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Stanford students use AR to keep spotlight on campus sexual assault

Stanford students use AR to keep spotlight on campus sexual assault

One of the key features of new augmented reality applications is persistence — the use of cloud-based anchors to place digital objects in spaces that multiple people can visit and see. Now a group of Stanford students is relying on persistence to deliver on a promise broken by the university’s administration, using virtual signage to …

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Magic Leap shows off free Concept apps with AR data visualization

Magic Leap shows off free Concept apps with AR data visualization

Magic Leap announced that third-party developers can now publish and explore Concepts, or free augmented reality apps with limited functionality meant to garner feedback, experimentation, and support from the broader Magic Leap community. The first Concepts released include the Dow Jones Innovation Lab, which released a Wall Street Journal Stock Data Concept as a way …

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Bose Frames

Bose’s AR Frames get a narrative gaming boost from the team behind That Dragon, Cancer

The most recent game from the team behind the emotionally evocative and autobiographical That Dragon, Cancer was built for a pair of sunglasses. In The Other, players wear Bose AR Frames — head- and gesture-tracking sunglasses with built-in speakers — as they listen, look, and walk their way through a narrative game set in a …

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