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Apple hires former NASA augmented and virtual reality whiz Jeff Norris

Apple hires former NASA augmented and virtual reality whiz Jeff Norris Anonymous sources have confirmed that Norris joined Apple earlier in the year, and is working as a senior manager of the AR team, according to a report from Bloomberg.During his time at NASA, Norris contributed to various projects that centered around applying AR and VR technology to the space program.

Unity will soon add support for Google’s AR platform, Project Tango

On May 1, Google, which is backing the video game development engine Unity, held its Vision Summit in Los Angeles, California.During the opening keynote, Google’s project manager for developer platforms, Nathan Martz, announced that the Project Tango AR platform will soon receive official, native support in Unity, according to a report from Road to VR.

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream? The term “mixed reality” has been thrown about a lot as of late, but pinning down a precise definition has proven elusive.After spending the day at Stanford University’s SCIEN-hosted workshop, which was full of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) luminaries, it appears the one thing everyone can agree on is there isn’t a standard definition for either term.

Property open days in AR/VR? Chinese real estate mpany is making it happen

Property open days in AR/VR? Chinese real estate mpany is making it happen Buying a house or a new property can be tough, and a Chinese company is hoping that its new mixed reality simulations will make the experience easier for prospective homeowners.Yungching Realty Group announced a new partnership with iStaging to be the first real estate agency in the world to use mixed reality (MR) technology.

Research finds people believe VR/AR to be as popular as smartphones

Research finds people believe VR/AR to be as popular as smartphones New research has discovered more than half of Australians believe virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR respectively) technology will be as popular as smartphones in years to come.The study shows that despite many Aussie consumers not actually having tried VR or AR for themselves, the majority are confident that it will live up to the hype.

Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches

Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality.The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online computer game software; online computer software for holographic applications; Software as a Service (SaaS).

Apple ARKit user puts a color changing Tesla Model 3 in his driveway before the car's release

Apple ARKit user puts a color changing Tesla Model 3 in his driveway before the car's release That's what one Norway-based 3D designer decided when he used Apple's new ARKit to create his own augmented reality version of the upcoming Tesla Model 3.Posting a video of the ARKit-created app on Twitter on Saturday, creator Jelmer Verhoog show off how it allows you to choose the color of your Model 3 while seeing how it looks in your own driveway.

SpaceX rocket lands in swimming pool -- in Apple ARKit-powered augmented reality

SpaceX rocket lands in swimming pool -- in Apple ARKit-powered augmented reality We've seen Elon Musk's Tesla being virtually driven in augmented reality, so it's only right that we also get a look at his SpaceX rockets in the amazing platform.Another person experimenting with Apple's ARKit showed off the Falcon 9 rocket returning from space and landing on a drone platform not at sea, but in the middle of his swimming pool in his backyard.

This gadget can make you feel heat, cold, or even pain in virtual reality

This gadget can make you feel heat, cold, or even pain in virtual reality There's now another element to add to your VR experience.This startup has created a device that is meant to "drastically heighten" your VR game — by letting you experience elements like heat, cold — and even pain.

University sends acceptance letters with AR, and it's blowing minds

University sends acceptance letters with AR, and it's blowing minds Getting a college letter of acceptance is huge enough, but this one includes the magic of augmented reality.The Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in China is issuing out its letters of acceptance to students suing AR.

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality THÉORIZ studio is bringing an empty room to life with motion tracking and augmented reality.Projections in the room change as you interact with them.

Yes, augmented reality sneakers are here

Yes, augmented reality sneakers are here Japanese footwear giant Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with fashion label Anrealage to produce what is quite possibly the first pair of augmented reality sneakers in the world.The Anrealage Monte Z looks like an ordinary pair of black and white sneakers, until you look at them through Anrealage's AR app.

RED Announces Unicorn Phone With Holographic Display

RED Announces Unicorn Phone With Holographic Display According to the company, its upcoming product — the RED Hydrogen One — represents the “world’s first holographic media machine in your pocket.” The company continues, with PR speak so intense you can practically feel the phone lifting off, “This incredible, retina-riveting display features nanotechnology that seamlessly switches between traditional 2D content, holographic multiview content, 3D content, and interactive games….

Oculus Rift and Touch get price drop to $399, finally making high-end VR accessible

Oculus Rift and Touch get price drop to $399, finally making high-end VR accessible Starting Monday, the price of Oculus Rift and the Oculus Touch controllers will be reduced, for a limited time, to $399 at all stores (Best Buy, Amazon, and all others where it's available).This represents a huge price cut that suddenly puts the VR device on a par with popular gaming consoles like the PlayStation and the Xbox.

Apple's ARKit will make walking and texting the warmup for the real distracted disasters

Apple's ARKit will make walking and texting the warmup for the real distracted disasters But this fall there will be a new twist that will ramp up the heedless shuffling that turns multitasking into a walking accident, and it's called ARKit.That annoying and perilous selfie taker standing on the edge of that bridge or blocking your way into a store?

'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges' lets you train your light saber skills in augmented reality

'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges' lets you train your light saber skills in augmented reality All your Jedi dreams just came true at D23 with the unveiling of Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, an augmented reality game that will let you train to perfect your light saber skills.To introduce the game on Saturday, Disney also unveiled its own AR headset that was developed in collaboration with Lenovo and Lucasfilm.

Mira's Prism headset uses your iPhone to deliver affordable augmented reality

Mira's Prism headset uses your iPhone to deliver affordable augmented reality Developed by Los Angeles-based Mira, the device is to the HoloLens what the Samsung Gear VR is to the Oculus Rift.It's much, much cheaper, and more lightweight and portable, but don't expect the same kind of AR experience you'd get with the HoloLens.

Apple ARKit developer beats IKEA to the punch with AR furniture app

Apple ARKit developer beats IKEA to the punch with AR furniture app The augmented reality app space is expected to explode this fall thanks to developers using Apple's ARKit for iOS.But one developer is moving faster than even some of the major brands linked to Apple's AR platform, having just demonstrated an amazing AR app before IKEA got a chance to launch its own ARKit-powered app.