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Scientists Recreate Physical Objects in VR With Flash Cameras

It is seemingly becoming a lot easier to replicate physical objects for virtual reality. Rather than rendering objects from scratch, existing technologies can be used to speed up the process. Scientists have built a camera with a flash to create the replication of objects for both VR and AR. A rather big breakthrough which can […]

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EON Reality Targets Canada’s Silicon Valley for new VR and AR Push

Virtual and augmented reality continues to raise a lot of questions. There are numerous opportunities waiting to be explored, albeit most of them will not necessarily yield the best results EON Reality is setting up a new AR and VR center in Ontario, together with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. Another VR and […]

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Jaunt Winds Down VR Services in Favor of Focusing on AR

Even though there are still the very early stages for virtual reality, there are some casualties to take into account as well. Not all companies can afford to pursue this industry any longer. Jaunt, once a VR video company, is now shifting its focus to augmented reality. An understandable decision, even though the future of […]

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What is the Teslasuit?

There has been a growing demand for haptic feedback among VR and AR enthusiasts alike. Teslasuit may very well become the first commercialized product in this regard, as it is a full-body haptic smart wearable. How this will affect both VR and AR industries, remains unclear, but it will undoubtedly introduce a lot of new […]

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Major Marine Imaging Firm Develops VR System That Films Deepsea in 8K HD

Earlier this month, Marine Imaging Technologies, the official partner of National Geographic and BBC, has introduced a technology that enables filmmakers and education centers to create footage of underwater life and deepsea terrain in 8K HD, through the use of a highly sophisticated VR setup. The system aptly labeled ‘Hydrus VR’, makes use of ten […]

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Nickelodeon’s Meet the Voxel is a VR and AR Show for Children

The virtual reality industry is filled with innovative technologies. Transcending beyond VR is also gaining in popularity, as augmented reality is taking off as an industry. Nickelodeon acknowledges the potential of AR by creating a new TV show for kids. Meet the Voxels is a VR and AR series exclusive to this network. Nickelodeon Banks […]

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Qualcomm’s XR1 Platform Brings Advanced Features to Mobile VR Headsets

The world of virtual reality is never at a standstill. Qualcomm is looking for ways to make a big impact in this regard. The company has recently unveiled its XR1 platform which focuses specifically on mobile VR. It also supports various features which are only accessible through far more expensive VR headsets as of right […]

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Apple is Allegedly Building a Headset Capable of Displaying VR and AR

Apple has not been overly active on the VR and AR front just yet. Leave it up to the technology giant to make some form of impact in this regard. Tim Cook is a big fan of augmented reality, and it seems virtual reality is on his radar as well. The headset being developed by […]

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VR and AR Saw a 72% Growth Throughout 2017

To many people, it seems as if the VR industry is rather obsolete. While it is not a mainstream technology, there is notable growth. In 2017 VR and AR combined saw a growth of 72%. That is a more than respectable figure. As such, the consumer market reached a total value of $3.2bn. VR and […]

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Cuseum Uses Augmented Reality to “Replace” Stolen Artworks

Finding new use cases for VR technology has been quite challenging these days. In Boston, Cuseum is making a big impact in this regard. Their new experimental application uses augmented reality to replace empty frames with missing pieces of artwork. It is a very different approach compared to what one would expect, but it seems […]