At the rate technology is progressing, things we believed would only exist in movies like Minority Report are a reality today: self-driving cars, data that helps us predict the future, and don’t forget — cool, futuristic gadgets.
Once upon a time, playing games or watching movies in 3D was a fantasy — but now, this immersive technology is completely transforming the way we entertain ourselves. You can dive into your favorite games with these 3D glasses, making your battles and victories even more intense than you thought possible, and bring your favorite movies and shows to life in a brand new way. Read more…
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Tech optimism can be hard to come by these days. But the idea that tech will empower us to make the world a better place abounds at Magic Leap — it just all depends on 5G.
Magic Leap, the company best known for its augmented reality headsets, is unveiling some grand ideas about what it sees as the future of technology. Rony Abovitz, the company’s CEO, first shared his vision for the future, called the “Magicverse,” in Oct. 2018.
Abovitz expanded on that idea in a company blog post and interview Saturday, in which he describes the Magicverse as “an Emergent System of Systems bridging the physical with the digital, in a large scale, persistent manner within a community of people.” Read more…
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View More Magic Leap’s ideas for a ‘spatial internet’ could be a glimpse of our 5G future
We got our hands on the new Oculus Quest and can’t wait to play again. Read more…More about Facebook, Mashable Video, Raymond Wong, Vr Headsets, and Vr Ar
View More We tried the Oculus Quest and, spoiler, we loved it
In May 2018, during its annual I/O developer conference, Google announced a new feature for its Maps mobile app, called the AR Visual Positioning System. It provides navigation via a layer of augmented reality, plastered over actual reality as seen t…
View More Google’s augmented reality Maps are live for some users
Niantic Labs, the maker of augmented reality (AR) megahit Pokémon Go, has raised $245 million in a new funding round.
The Series C round, led by IVP with additional investors including Samsung Ventures and aXiomatic, brings Niantic’s valuation to nearly $4 billion, the company said in a press release Wednesday.
The company will use the funds to invest in further development of AR tech, machine learning, its Niantic Real World Platform. Niantic will also continue to invest in its gaming titles, which — besides Pokémon Go — include the AR game Ingress Prime and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which is being co-developed and co-published with WB Games. Read more…
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View More Pokémon Go maker Niantic valued at $4 billion after monster funding round
Long before face filters and dancing hot dogs could alter the way we see the world and ourselves, there was already a group of people experimenting with the notion of the “real”: surrealist artists.
View More Surrealist art and Augmented Reality are a match made in museum heaven
In recent years, a number of museums, artists…
Playgrounds aren’t what they used to be.
View More With Nickelodeon’s new VR experience, walk a mile in Spongebob’s shoes—er, pants
If your kid is getting bored of his school’s old, rusty jungle gym, he may want to check out Slime Zone, Nickelodeon’s virtual playground.
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Facebook Spaces is finally redesigning its avatars to look more like you, and less like a corny cartoon character.
View More Facebook Spaces VR avatars kind of look like real people now
The company has added hundreds of new customization and control options to the virtual reality avatars, and has updated their dep…
The VR-pocalypse is on the way guys, Simon Pegg said so.
View More Simon Pegg thinks ‘Ready Player One’ could soon become reality
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3D content-platform Sketchfab has a new tool for creators who make your favorite 3D, virtual reality, and augmented reality content.
View More 3D creators now have access to a massive new object library
The company’s new Download API will allow any 3D-creation application to integrate Sketchfab’s object library w…