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Facebook Expands to Enable 360 Photos in News Feeds
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Facebook Expands to Enable 360 Photos in News Feeds

Earlier last week, Oculus announced a handful of new changes to Gear VR, its mobile headset for Samsung phones, along with one big new Facebook feature created with virtual reality (VR) in mind: the arrival of 360-degree photo capability in Facebook’s News Feed. Soon, anyone will be able to upload 360-degree photos to Facebook’s News […]

Nokia Technologies Partners With Disney To Film The Future of VR
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Nokia Technologies Partners With Disney To Film The Future of VR

Nokia Technologies today announced a partnership with Disney to explore the creation of virtual reality (VR) content in filmmaking using Nokia’s OZO, the world’s first VR camera, to film behind-the-scenes movie extras. As part of the agreement, Nokia will work with Disney to provide equipment and VR technologies to support the creation of special VR […]

Film Masterpiece: “Allumette” Debuts As First VR Narrative At The Tribeca Film Festival
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Film Masterpiece: “Allumette” Debuts As First VR Narrative At The Tribeca Film Festival

Allumette, the latest creation of Penrose Studios, a small startup comprised of Oculus Rift, DreamWorks and Pixar alumni including Eugene Chung, founder and CEO, who was previously Head of Film & Media at Oculus VR, debuts as the first virtual reality narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival. Six degrees of freedom is huge,” says Allumette […]

Huawei: China-based Manufacturer Unveils Gear VR-Style Headset Alongside P9 Flagship Series Smartphones
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Huawei: China-based Manufacturer Unveils Gear VR-Style Headset Alongside P9 Flagship Series Smartphones

Telecommunications giant Huawei expands its product line by launching its own virtual reality (VR) headset, the Huawei VR, alongside its recently announced P9 flagship, at an event in Shanghai, China. While the wearable device strongly resembles the design and functionality of the Samsung VR, the two aren’t necessarily going head-to-head. Huawei is going after the […]

First-ever Virtual Reality Operation Live-Streamed Worldwide
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First-ever Virtual Reality Operation Live-Streamed Worldwide

UK doctor turns the operating room into an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience using special cameras to live-stream a 360-degree view of a surgical procedure to users worldwide. Dr. Shafi Ahmed, a cancer surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, who is pioneering VR surgery, broadcast the first live surgery – in virtual reality April 14. […]

Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)
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Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)

Defining The Internet of Things (IoT) The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects and people or animals that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT is an emerging technology domain which […]

4D 360VR, AR installation with 3D Immersive Street Art – Mark Conference at Rutgers University by Anthony Cappetto
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4D 360VR, AR installation with 3D Immersive Street Art – Mark Conference at Rutgers University by Anthony Cappetto

Hello Readers, Art for After Hours is bringing 4D emerging technologies such as 360 degree virtual reality and augmented reality into our 3D hand drawn/painted anamorphic street paintings as an immersive experience differing from anything on the scene to date. Yes, I’m posing for the camera but this picture was just before a lecture that […]

Meta Vision – (Just?) a new Augmented Reality headset revealed
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Meta Vision – (Just?) a new Augmented Reality headset revealed

Meron Gribetz, CEO at Redwood City-based company Meta, recently revealed their next generation product at TED 2016 in Vancouver: The Meta Vision Augmented Reality Headset. And „we’re all gonna be throwing away our external monitors,” Gribetz said. Sorry, but eh, what? To explain this statement, let’s start from the beginning: In the run-up to TED […]

“Excuse Me, But Are You Insane?”  Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part One)
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“Excuse Me, But Are You Insane?” Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part One)

Since I’ve been immersed in the world of Augmented and Virtual Reality, I’ve discovered 1) most folks are complete novices when it comes to understanding, let alone using, this technology (especially self-professed non-gamers) and 2) when I describe what AR/VR can do, people give me a very strange look. A few have gently inquired, “Uh, […]

4D Immersive Street Art – Virtual Spaces and Environments using my 3D anamorphic art
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4D Immersive Street Art – Virtual Spaces and Environments using my 3D anamorphic art

Video Throwback time…  Before the stampede for getting into the VR AR rush, I saw the possibilities in somehow connecting a live art form, 3D street art into virtual spaces such as Second Life and other platforms in the mid 2000’s. As my SL avatar at the time, Chalkfan Streeter, I tried out placing street […]

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