AR/VR

Scape is 3D-mapping 100 cities to precisely anchor AR objects

Scape is 3D-mapping 100 cities to precisely anchor AR objects

Earlier this year, UK-based startup Scape Technologies previewed a potentially exciting new augmented reality technology for smartphones, promising to use a device’s camera to automatically determine its location. Now the company’s larger plan is coming into focus, and it’s exciting — using vast, accurate 3D maps to enable city-scale augmented reality applications. Scape’s pitch is …

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Oculus CTO Carmack downplays consumer AR, calls Magic Leap overhyped

Oculus CTO Carmack downplays consumer AR, calls Magic Leap overhyped

In the world of mixed reality hardware and software, few people have the expert-level credibility of Oculus CTO John Carmack, whose pioneering 3D work at id Software broke new ground on personal computers years before he turned his attention to bringing VR hardware to life. While Oculus’ owner, Facebook, recently suggested that the future of …

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Microsoft will release HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset in September

Microsoft will release HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset in September

Microsoft has finally set a release date for its second-generation augmented reality headset, HoloLens 2. Executive vice president Harry Shum told attendees at Shanghai’s World Artificial Intelligence Conference that the device will go on sale in September 2019, Reuters reports. Thanks to its $3,500 asking price, HoloLens 2 is being targeted primarily at enterprises and developers, rather than …

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