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  • Microsoft Hololens to overtake the Leapers? – Race for the best AR is on!

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    toby
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:35 am
    Magic Leap – the still very mysterious AR company (does it really exist?) from Florida – files new patents and lets us all speculate on what they might be working on… meanwhile Microsoft presents a new AR-goggle titled “Hololens”, that actually exists and lets us experience their demos in reality. (Ah yeah, and by the way they also presented Windows 10…) While Google kills the Glass project (to bring it to production), Microsoft seams to get ahead in the race! Magic Leap Of course a patent itself does not at all say, that anything of what is depicted or…
  • Microsoft Joins the AR Community with the ‘HoloLens’

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    Evan Freethy
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Microsoft has officially joined the Augmented Reality headset space along with Epson, ODG, Sony, Toshiba, and Google with the release of the HoloLens - an untethered AR headset that will come with full Windows 10 compatibility.Photo Credit to MicrosoftThe concept video behind the HoloLens (shown below) features scientists exploring places they have never been, designers manipulating on 3D models of their work inside their environment, and children playing a minecraft-like game which completely surrounds them within their room. It appears that the HoloLens is a tool designed for everyone,…
  • Optinvent Unveils consumer oriented ORA-X Smart Glass

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    Ori Inbar
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    Optinvent Unveils the Smart Glass that doesn’t make you look like a Creep The ORA-X is a revolutionary mobile device in a disruptive form factor – Forget “Smart Glasses” that look geeky. Enter a new category: Smart Headphones – running Android – with high quality audio – and an adjustable see-through display. January 05, 2014, Las Vegas, NV. – Optinvent, a world leader in smart digital eyewear, unveils today, for the first time anywhere, the design of its revolution ORA-X smart headphones. Targeting music lovers on the go, the ORA-X is a brand new category that is part smart…
  • Virtual Reality Los Angeles Expo: VRLA#4 (14|12)

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    Kiran Voleti
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    VRLA presented by AMD: VRLA, The Virtual Reality Foundation, and House of Moves are proud to announce VRLA #4! VRLA #4 was held on Saturday, December 13th at House of Moves from 1pm to 7pm. House of Moves is located in Marina Del Rey at 5419 Mc Connell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066 VRLA is a non profit, meetup style event that brings together the best in virtual reality, augmented reality, and immersive entertainment. Come try the latest VR hardware and software. Listen and participate as industry luminaries discuss the recent triumphs and ongoing challenges we face in this new medium. Share…
  • HoloLens and The Future of Augmented Reality

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    Matthew Szymczyk
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Well today was a big announcement and huge step forward for Augmented Reality.  Microsoft announced the HoloLens as seen in the on stage demo above.  You can read more about the announcement and view the live demo here.  The actual HoloLens live demo pictured above starts at around the 1:37:00 mark. Microsoft’s HoloLens has achieved what Google Glass could not – an immersive, interactive Augmented Reality environment.  Though Microsoft is calling these virtual objects “Holograms”, they are actually Augmented Reality objects viewed and interacted with through the…
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  • Microsoft Hololens to overtake the Leapers? – Race for the best AR is on!

    toby
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:35 am
    Magic Leap – the still very mysterious AR company (does it really exist?) from Florida – files new patents and lets us all speculate on what they might be working on… meanwhile Microsoft presents a new AR-goggle titled “Hololens”, that actually exists and lets us experience their demos in reality. (Ah yeah, and by the way they also presented Windows 10…) While Google kills the Glass project (to bring it to production), Microsoft seams to get ahead in the race! Magic Leap Of course a patent itself does not at all say, that anything of what is depicted or…
  • Happy new year 2015!

    toby
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Hey everybody! Happy new year 2015! May all your plans and dreams come true and all AR endeavours be fruitful (for everybody to see) :-). Since I didn’t have projection mappings for a while, I thought I’d share the new year countdown from Grand Park in L.A.! While inbetween there are some 2D fillers, it’s mostly pretty well done and suited for the building. I especially like the splashing water! Enjoy! And if you did not have enough time to check out all cool VR & AR devices from CES 2015, you might want to take a 78 second ride below: Let’s bring it on, 2015! -…
  • Happy Holidays!

    toby
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    Hey everybody! Time to switch off the AR engines and workstations for a few days and spend more time with your loved ones! I hope you all had a great year 2014 (I sure did) and are looking forward to new things to come in 2015! To end the augmented.org year I wanted to share a Christmas AR video of course. Still being one of the best entertaining and enchanting Season’s Greetings I would like to share the classic metaio video with German Magician Simon Pierro! Enjoy and have a great time! See you back in 2015! (Next regular’s table on Jan, 13th!) Best, TOBY. *EDIT* Finally! A new…
  • Hybrid Tracking & World Expo Highlights

    toby
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    Hi guys, I guess by today all you developers out there have downloaded and tested metaio6, too. metaio put a nice summarizing video online, that I wanted to share today. It takes a closer look at the newly introduced hybrid tracking, that runs their tracking methods in parallel and uses “whatever works best for the moment”. If you don’t know what this is about, let me go over it quickly. The two tracking variants used are the well-known feature based 3D tracking (using SLAM) and the younger edge-based tracking: the first was a big success to finally get rid of the…
  • Lasertag 2.0 lets you get paranoid and breathless with AR

    toby
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Time to mention the crowdfunded campaign from Proxy42 with their project called Father.io. They show their idea and off with a cool, action and fun concept video on an augmented reality massive multiplayer shooter game. You really want to try it out after seeing the video! Two parties will need to conquer hexagonal districts of the city (waving towards Google’s Ingress) and anyone on the street could be your enemy or buddy. It shows a demo of users with attached infrared boxes to player’s phones. Francesco Ferrazzino, chief executive and lead developer of Proxy42 stated “We…
 
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  • Microsoft Joins the AR Community with the ‘HoloLens’

    Evan Freethy
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Microsoft has officially joined the Augmented Reality headset space along with Epson, ODG, Sony, Toshiba, and Google with the release of the HoloLens - an untethered AR headset that will come with full Windows 10 compatibility.Photo Credit to MicrosoftThe concept video behind the HoloLens (shown below) features scientists exploring places they have never been, designers manipulating on 3D models of their work inside their environment, and children playing a minecraft-like game which completely surrounds them within their room. It appears that the HoloLens is a tool designed for everyone,…
  • Transhuman Collective Augmented Showreel

    Adrian
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Metaio certified developer, Transhuman Collective, shows off their coolest Augmented Reality experiences with their new showreel.The last time we caught up with Transhuman Collective, they were making some amazing (and very colorful!) Augmented Reality experiences with Alreef Zohoor in Saudi Arabia (more here). Today, they've returned with a collection of their finest work in 2014. Check out their showreel below:Augmented Reality ShowreelTranshuman Collective is a small company based in India. They have done a wide range of creative projects and, even with their small team, always come out…
  • AR for Beginners – What is Augmented Reality?

    Adrian
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    With the tech industry turning more eyes to Augmented Reality as a hot topic, we'd decided to take some time and provide a thorough look at Augmented Reality. This is Part 1 of a series that we're dedicating to Augmented Reality for beginners.I've been working in the Augmented Reality industry for a couple years now and while many things have changed, one thing has remained more or less the same: outside of tech circles, the average person doesn't know what Augmented Reality is. The most common responses I get are "Is that like the Oculus Rift?" or "So like Virtual Reality?" The short…
  • The Ghosts of World War I: Loughborough Junction’s Past

    Vanessa Oswald
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    About 100 years ago, World War I ripped through humanity with its cruelty, sorrow and grief. Today, our lives leave little room to imagine how our ancestors lived during those times. Using Augmented Reality and Junaio, Dermot Daly, Walter G. Reed and their team created a cultural project that lets us reminisce about those people, their stories and the difficult times they were born into.Loughborough Junction is in the south of London and normally is a rather quiet and unknown neighbourhood. Since September 2014 however, people have practically flooded towards the south of London to…
  • Metaio Wearable Picks CES 2015

    Evan Freethy
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    From January 6th - 9th, Las Vegas was brimming with individuals who love all things technology. CES 2015 hosted an estimated 160,000 tech enthusiasts who traveled near and far to get a glimpse of the latest tech developments of the year. Metaio was there to demonstrate our technology, but also to take stock of the best wearable computing hardware currently in the space. Without further introduction, here are our top picks in head worn computing from CES 2015.Epson Celebrates SuccessEpson’s latest version of their augmented reality glasses, the Moverio BT-200’s, were an off the shelf…
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  • Optinvent Unveils consumer oriented ORA-X Smart Glass

    Ori Inbar
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    Optinvent Unveils the Smart Glass that doesn’t make you look like a Creep The ORA-X is a revolutionary mobile device in a disruptive form factor – Forget “Smart Glasses” that look geeky. Enter a new category: Smart Headphones – running Android – with high quality audio – and an adjustable see-through display. January 05, 2014, Las Vegas, NV. – Optinvent, a world leader in smart digital eyewear, unveils today, for the first time anywhere, the design of its revolution ORA-X smart headphones. Targeting music lovers on the go, the ORA-X is a brand new category that is part smart…
  • Augmented Reality at CES 2015 – What to expect?

    Ori Inbar
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    AR.org and Ori Inbar will be hanging out at the AR Pavilion – booth #SV6 at the entrance to the Sands Expo Level 2 at CES 2015. Come see us! What else to expect at CES 2015? Here are new announcements: Optinvent unveils the ORA-X The ORA-X is a revolutionary mobile device in a disruptive form factor – Forget “Smart Glasses” that look geeky. Enter a new category: Smart Headphones – running Android – with high quality audio – and an adjustable see-through display. See full announcement. Vuzix announced a 30% stake investment by Intel A great vote of confidence in the Smart…
  • Smart Glasses Report Predicts 1 Billion Shipments By 2020

    Ori Inbar
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Smart Glasses Market Report 2014 New York, NY – November 5, 2014: A new report by AugmentedReality.Org is predicting that the Smart Glasses market will soar towards 1 billion shipments near the end of the decade. The report, “Smart Glasses Market 2014″, defines the scope of the Smart Glasses (or Augmented Reality Glasses) market, predicts how fast it will ramp up, and which companies are positioned to gain from it. It forecasts the adoption phases between 2014-2023, the drivers and challenges for adoption, and how hardware and software companies, as well as investors should…
  • Glass Explore and Explorer

    Ori Inbar
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Google I/O kicked off today with not much fanfare around Glass. From a pure awareness stand point, Glass is the best thing that happened to Augmented Reality since the iPhone. And as a champion of the Augmented Reality industry from way back in 2007 – I am an avid supporter. But Glass Explorers* make me angry (*users of the Google Glass prototype.) I am not angry at Explorers because they love to walk on the street with Glass so that passerbys stop and ask them about it (although passerbys just want to take selfies with Glass) I am not angry at Explorers because they love getting…
  • Guest Post: Presence – The Powerful Sensation Making Virtual Reality Ready for Primetime

    nataleegibson
    19 May 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Evolving the Human Machine Interface Part III The concept of Presence in Virtual Reality (VR) has been gaining popularity over the past year, particularly within the gaming community. With consumer VR devices in development from Oculus, Sony, and more than likely Microsoft, Presence has become the metric by which we evaluate all VR experiences. But Presence is difficult to describe to someone who has never tried VR. “It’s like I was actually there. It made me feel like what I was seeing was actually happening to me, as though I was experiencing it for real,” is how one colleague…
 
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  • Virtual Reality Los Angeles Expo: VRLA#4 (14|12)

    Kiran Voleti
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    VRLA presented by AMD: VRLA, The Virtual Reality Foundation, and House of Moves are proud to announce VRLA #4! VRLA #4 was held on Saturday, December 13th at House of Moves from 1pm to 7pm. House of Moves is located in Marina Del Rey at 5419 Mc Connell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066 VRLA is a non profit, meetup style event that brings together the best in virtual reality, augmented reality, and immersive entertainment. Come try the latest VR hardware and software. Listen and participate as industry luminaries discuss the recent triumphs and ongoing challenges we face in this new medium. Share…
  • Google Glasses Trends

    Kiran Voleti
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Google Glass (styled “GLΛSS”) is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smart phone-like hands free format that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnerships with sunglass retailers such as Ray-BanorWarby Parker, and may also open retail stores to…
  • Meet Vincent – Harry Rosen’s New Virtual Clothing Advisor

    Kiran Voleti
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    Meet Vincent a virtual clothing advisor who gives a perfect sales presentation each time a shopper shows interest. ARHT Media was approached by Harry Rosen – one of Canada’s premier men’s retailers to create their very own HumaGram for the holiday season. Harry Rosen’s holiday windows and displays have always generated a lot of interest with customers and they saw an opportunity to introduce an entirely new technology that would add a new dimension to their campaign. Visit:
  • Virtual Reality Trends for 2015

    Kiran Voleti
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Virtual Reality (VR) is about to become mainstream and could be a $7 billion market by 2018. Augmented Reality (AR) is already here, with numerous companies servicing the retailing and engineering sectors not to mention Google, which led a $542 million funding round for Magic Leap, an AR startup whose product hasn’t even been announced. A virtual revolution: How VR is changing the world Flight simulators are perhaps the most recognizable form of virtual reality training, but the British army has a simulator for what happens when you jump out of a plane too. The parachute jumping simulator…
  • VisualCommerce® Augmented Reality for Sales & Marketing

    Kiran Voleti
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    VisualCommerce® is the only platform and cloud-based SaaS that combines Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to provide a complete product visualization solution. For the first time, organizations can provide sales representatives and other audiences with access to a complete 3D inventory of products and allow buyers to experience large-scale items in real environments. Applications include sales demos, events, service and ecommerce. Publication options include custom branded apps (white label) or integration into an existing mobile app (SDK). Marxent is the only Augmented Reality company…
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  • HoloLens and The Future of Augmented Reality

    Matthew Szymczyk
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Well today was a big announcement and huge step forward for Augmented Reality.  Microsoft announced the HoloLens as seen in the on stage demo above.  You can read more about the announcement and view the live demo here.  The actual HoloLens live demo pictured above starts at around the 1:37:00 mark. Microsoft’s HoloLens has achieved what Google Glass could not – an immersive, interactive Augmented Reality environment.  Though Microsoft is calling these virtual objects “Holograms”, they are actually Augmented Reality objects viewed and interacted with through the…
  • Augmented Reality Retail – 2014 Year in Review

    Matthew Szymczyk
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    2014 was a banner year for Augmented Reality Retail.  2nd generation technologies were finally available leading to more exciting AR experiences across multiple retail channels. At Zugara, we had an exciting year working with Kinect 2, Beacons and Mobile AR apps utilizing geolocation and geofencing. 2014 included a mix of current AR technology deployments as well as exciting 2nd generation devices that will drive the future of AR & Retail.  Current AR technology evolved to allow for more creative, yet results driven executions including AR Penguins that increased visits to a…
  • Webcam Social Shopper For Web Launches in China

    Matthew Szymczyk
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    The Webcam Social Shopper virtual dressing room software for ecommerce sites has now launched in China!  Based in Shanghai, Quantum Factory is a platform for innovative and exciting designers to manufacture, market and sell their imaginative apparel designs.  Our WSS for Web software is featured on the Quantum Factory site in the Fitting Fun section (screenshot below). In addition to featuring Quantum Factory designs for virtual try-on, WSS for Web will also be featured on the Yetang ecommerce marketplace.  Yetang is a Chinese Fashion and Lifestyle site selling products from designers…
  • The Phillies Virtual Mirror Dresses Fans In Historical Jerseys

    Matthew Szymczyk
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Zugara’s WSS For Kiosks virtual dressing room software was recently optimized with Kinect for Windows v2.  Our first installation with Kinect v2 debuted with the Phillies Major League Baseball Team at Citizen’s Bank Stadium in Philadelphia.  Working with Topaz Tech and Pipeline Interactive, the Phillies Virtual Mirror utilized latest Kinect v2 technology to engage Phillies fans and drive in-stadium retail purchases. A few highlights of the Phillies Virtual Mirror include: Over 50 Phillies baseball jerseys were available for fans to try on in the augmented reality experience.
  • Verizon Edge Motion Capture Game Wins Silver Award For Best Use Of Gamification

    Matthew Szymczyk
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Event Marketer magazine recently announced the winners of the 2014 Event Technology Awards, the world’s largest and only recognition program honoring the power of integrating technology into events and trade shows. The Verizon Edge Motion Capture Game was the Silver winner in the Best Use of Gamification category. The game was created by TD Wang and Zugara and utilized Zugara’s Avoid and Capture Game platform. More info on the Verizon Motion Capture game can be found here and more information on our Avoid and Capture Game Platform (available now with Kinect v2) can be found here. The…
 
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  • Megawood App Lets You Visualizes Your Dream Terrace

    Kevin
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:28 pm
    How many hours have people spent walking in a DIY store, trying to choose the right floorboards for their terraces, running around with tape measures and murmuring calculations to themselves?... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft HoloLens Might Impact the 3D Printing Industry

    Joshua
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:03 pm
    The news of the launch of HoloLens, an augmented reality headset by Microsoft, is all over the web. The device will be released at a time when Windows 10 will be launched. HoloLens might take... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Project Nourished- A Virtual Reality Experiment to Reduce Obesity

    Amber
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Obesity and other food related illnesses are a common issue now with the hectic lifestyle of people. To overcome this problem, the creative use of technology can play an important role. That is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mozilla Adds Support for the Oculus Rift Headset

    Amber
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Now, Firefox users will be able to explore virtual reality technology in the browser, thanks to the support Mozilla has added for the Oculus Rift headset. An experimental build of Firefox, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft HoloLens

    Kevin
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Microsoft has made its entry in the augmented reality market with a new device called HoloLens. It promises to deliver more interactivity than the current smart glasses that are available. It uses... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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