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Augmented Reality Could Speed Up Construction Projects
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Augmented Reality Could Speed Up Construction Projects

Employees of a commercial construction firm called Gilbane Building Company work offline on the blueprints or on the digital images of their computers or iPads. Senior Manager of Gilbane John Myers tried using Microsoft’s augmented-reality computer called HoloLens. While testing a mockup of a project, he saw that the steel frames that were supposed to […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Microsoft HoloLens Review – Bridging The Gap Between AR And VR
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Microsoft HoloLens Review – Bridging The Gap Between AR And VR

BY NERMIN HAJDARBEGOVIC – TECHNICAL EDITOR @ TOPTAL Microsoft has a long tradition of spicing up relatively dull product announcements with compelling tech demos, and the Windows 10 announcement was no exception. The software giant used the opportunity to create a fair amount of buzz about the HoloLens, a futuristic headset that offers a glimpse […]

“Everything You Imagine Is Real.” Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part Two)
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“Everything You Imagine Is Real.” Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part Two)

If you’ve read part one in this series, you already know the very definition of “reality” is changing and expanding thanks to Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and good old fashioned “reality.” As this technology becomes more and more sophisticated and gets closer and closer to mainstream adoption, it’s prudent to consider some of […]

“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, […]

Breaking Reality
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Breaking Reality

“Are you Insane?” Since I’ve been immersed in the world of Augmented and Virtual Reality, I’ve discovered most folks don’t know what they are and, when I describe them, look at me funny. If they know me well enough, they might kindly ask, “Jodi, are you taking some new medications?”. If I do manage to […]

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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