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Apple's already winning the augmented reality wars against Google

Apple's already winning the augmented reality wars against Google It's called ARCore, an AR platform built to work with the massive number of Android devices already in use.With Google announcing that ARCore is currently only available for the Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple is primed to be the public's first real escort into the AR age.

Magic Leap patent drawings reveal what might be its mysterious AR glasses

Magic Leap patent drawings reveal what might be its mysterious AR glasses Interestingly, in the main description on the patent, the glasses are referred to as "virtual reality glasses" rather than augmented reality glasses.Nevertheless, the report goes on to cite sources "with knowledge of Magic Leap's hardware" as saying the patent drawings are close to the product "in appearance.

Intel will deliver AI to drones, robots and virtual reality

Intel will deliver AI to drones, robots and virtual reality Intel recently introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU) an AI solution aiming to deliver more autonomous capabilities across a wide range of product categories.Intel aims to deliver these autonomous capabilities to drones, robotics, smart cameras and virtual reality.

This neuroscientist is using VR to learn more about the brain

This neuroscientist is using VR to learn more about the brain With neuroscience, inspiration struck Nanthia Suthana at the age of 19.She read about a famous case in which a man underwent brain surgery that robbed him of the ability to form new memories, and she sprung into action.

The Best Free VR Games and Apps

The Best Free VR Games and Apps In the last year, consumer-grade VR has seen a lot of ups and downs.However, we’ve seen a handful of really enjoyable games and apps pop up that won’t cost you a dime.

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy 15 is part fishing game, part VR horror

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy 15 is part fishing game, part VR horror With the headset on your noggin and two Move controllers in your hands, you too can have the immersive experience of a relaxing Final Fantasy fishing trip - that suddenly turns terrifying.Having accepted your 'Mission of the Deep', you make your way to a tropical clearing, where everyone's favorite pretty boy Prompto cheerily greets you.

Exclusive interview with Unity: Virtual reality is beming the new internet

Exclusive interview with Unity: Virtual reality is beming the new internet I recently had the opportunity to discuss the world of AR and VR with Quentin Staes-Polet, Unity regional director.The AR/VR market is expected to hit US$150 billion by 2020 and more than 50% of this market coming from Asia-Pacific alone, there is tremendous potential for the A/NZ market.

Kiwi virtual reality mpanies team up to develop local solutions for global challenges

Kiwi virtual reality mpanies team up to develop local solutions for global challenges The New Zealand VR/AR Association (NZVRARA) and Auckland-based AR/VR Garage have signed a wide-ranging strategic partnership to accelerate the growth of the virtual and augmented reality sector in New Zealand.The AR/VR Garage, facilitated by Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) on behalf of Auckland Council, opened in September last year as a collaborative AR/VR and mixed reality, project-centric, R&D facility in Auckland, New Zealand.

Higher learning and higher resolution: How VR is changing NYU

Higher learning and higher resolution: How VR is changing NYU In fact, it was recently announced that NYU's Tandon School of Engineering has been selected to lead a VR and AR hub at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Read on to discover more ways that NYU is leading the VR charge.

L.A. Noire Brings Old Detectives to New Consoles

L.A. Noire Brings Old Detectives to New Consoles The only game from the now-defunct Team Bondi (shut down while working on the tragically titled Whore of the Orient) L.The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions make those sweaty mugs all the prettier with updated visuals like better textures and lighting as well as “new cinematic camera angles.

'L.A. Noire,' a.k.a. the best detective game, is finally coming to Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and VR

'L.A. Noire,' a.k.a. the best detective game, is finally coming to Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and VR Along with that, select cases form the game are getting the virtual reality treatment with L.All three new console versions of L.

World's first VR brain surgery film will satisfy your scientific curiosity

World's first VR brain surgery film will  satisfy your scientific curiosity Ever wanted to hang out in the operating theatre to see a brain surgery with your own eyes?The neurosurgical team at The Royal London Hospital have published the first 360 VR film showing a patient undergoing surgery to treat life-threatening brain aneurysms.

Apple Special Event Live Blog: iPhone 8, iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and VR

Apple Special Event Live Blog: iPhone 8, iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and VR While Apple has been fairly subdued lately, we’re expecting this to be a substantial showing.Whether you want to call it the iPhone 8, iPhone X, or the Anniversary Edition, the top-of-the-line model will supposedly cost at least a grand.

Meet the Kickstarter campaign that’s merging VR with the big screen

Meet the Kickstarter campaign that’s merging VR with the big screen So far they’re mostly focused on gaming and interactive experiences, with a few forays into short-form video content.We haven’t seen a focus on cinema in the VR space before, so many of Cinera’s features are groundbreaking.

One female camera operator is making the impossible possible in VR

One female camera operator is making the impossible possible in VR Kate Wurzbacher is Head of Camera at Here Be Dragons — a specialized production company dedicated to bringing the latest and greatest in virtual reality to fruition.Wurzbacher's job is to help filmmakers create their vision by building custom rigs that capture interactive content in seemingly impossible situations.

Kiwi VR film featured at New York film festival

Kiwi VR film featured at New York film festival Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) retellings of James Hurman’s The Boy and the Lemon will be in the global spotlight at The Future of Storytelling held in New York in October.Showcasing New Zealand’s creative talent on the world stage, the project is an all-kiwi collaboration between M Theory, the specialist VR/AR arm of creative agency Method, author James Hurman and illustrator Juliet Burton.

Sony’s pre-TGS 2017 conference has cat-collecting VR games *and* Final Fantasy 9 on PS4 – see the highlights here

Sony’s pre-TGS 2017 conference has cat-collecting VR games *and* Final Fantasy 9 on PS4 – see the highlights here Step right this way for a quick wrap-up of everything you may have missed, from new trailers, release dates and a few new VR games to blow you away.Ni No Kuni 2 is coming just a week earlier on January 19, 2018 and – as the trailer below shows – it’s just as beautiful as ever.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - Mars is a 4K remaster with new audio and VR mode for PS4 and PC

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - Mars is a 4K remaster with new audio and VR mode for PS4 and PC You probably know Hideo Kojima for his work on the Metal Gear Solid series - but way back in 2001, he helped produce the PS2 mech combat game Zone of the Enders.And now, the cult classic is coming to PS4 and PC in spring 2018 with visuals remastered for 4K resolution, new audio design, a VR mode, and a fancy new title: Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - Mars.