Category: future tech

Dex, Your AR Dog Companion Based on the co…

Dex, Your AR Dog Companion

Based on the company mascot, Dex is a furry friend who is brought to life thanks to the power of the Unreal Engine and AR technology allowing anyone to bring him into their own front room.

Read More: https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/03/say-hello-to-dex-your-ar-dog-companion/

Uber Files Patent For VR Self-Driving Cars

Uber Files Patent For VR Self-Driving Cars:

The system that Uber is considering would see self-driving car’s sensor data able to generate a unique virtual environment for the rider to experience. This could for example be an action videogame that synchronizes with the motion of the car itself, creating an rail shooter title that could be enjoyed as the ride travels to their destination. 

This system could also be used to help reduce the amount of motion sickness that comes from VR when using a motion based product.

Source: https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/03/uber-files-patent-for-vr-self-driving-cars/

Jurassic World Alive looks like Pokémon Go b…

Jurassic World Alive looks like Pokémon Go but with giant dinosaurs

“Players discover dinosaurs by locating them on a map and deploying an in-game drone to collect DNA samples,” developer Ludia explains. You’ll also be able to snap a photo with your favorite dinosaurs, level up the beasts you capture, and, unlike in Pokémon Go, you’ll be able to battle them with other players. 

The game’s map screen, as shown in the debut trailer, even looks a lot like Niantic’s Pokémon AR game. Ludia previously developed a pair of park management-style Jurassic Park games for mobile.

Read More: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17090294/jurassic-world-alive-pokemon-go-ar-augmented-reality-game

‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation M…

‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan

A blue path appears, giving you white arrows to indicate the direction you should travel. Footprints (and also sometimes ‘paw prints’) will follow you as you make your way to your destination. Sign posts showing distance remaining also appear periodically to show you how many meters are left in your journey.

Read More: https://www.roadtovr.com/yahoo-map-now-ar-navigation-mode-japan/

Can Ghostbusters copy Pokémon GO’s success w…

Can Ghostbusters copy Pokémon GO’s success with its own AR mobile game?

Ghostbusters World will call on ghosts from the franchise’s “films, TV shows, comic books, theme parks, and video games” according to a press release. 

Details are pretty slim for a wide release date other than it’s “coming 2018.”

Read More: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/can-ghostbusters-copy-pokemon-gos-success-with-its-own-ar-mobile-game/

Futuristic AR eSports Tournament Coming To U…

Futuristic AR eSports Tournament Coming To USA

The HADO eSports tournament first launched in 2016 exclusively in Japanese theme parks and malls, but has since managed to expand into countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. 2017 saw its second official international tournament as 12 teams from three different countries gathered together to duke it out.

Read More: https://vrscout.com/news/ar-esports-tournament-usa-hado/

This HoloLens App Brings Doctors To Life-Thr…

This HoloLens App Brings Doctors To Life-Threatening Situations

Telemedicine virtually connects you with a doctor miles away who diagnoses a patient and oversees treatment in real-time. Nomadeec makes telemedicine possible for paramedics through the standalone, portable computing power of Microsoft’s HoloLens headset.

Read More: https://vrscout.com/news/hololens-app-doctors-life-threatening-situations/

utopiaville: The Tap wearable lets you type…

utopiaville:

The Tap wearable lets you type on any surface to send messages

You can tap your fingers on the nearest surface and Tap will let you compose, edit, and send messages, texts, and emails. You can use it with a smartphone, smartwatch, tablet, computer, or virtual reality headset. You can browse and scroll by tapping any surface.

Read More: https://venturebeat.com/2017/11/27/the-tap-wearable-lets-you-type-on-any-surface-to-send-messages/

ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive into an AR Head…

ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive into an AR Headset From the Future

When attached, the camera provides stereo pass-through video and real-time depth and environment mapping, turning the headsets into dev kits emulating the capabilities of high-end AR headsets of the future.

Last week the company launched pre-orders for the device priced at $450, with plans to begin shipping in November.

Source: https://www.roadtovr.com/zed-mini-turns-rift-vive-high-end-ar-dev-kit/