Category: future tech

Nvidia stuns by driving a car in real life through virtual reality

The demo at the show was basic but worked. The driver in VR had seemingly complete control over the vehicle and managed to drive it, live but slowly, around a private lot. He navigated around a van, drove a few hundred feet and parked the car.


Ghost Is A $99 AR Smartphone Powered Headset

Ghost doesn’t just run ARKit/ARCore apps inside a headset, though. Helfenstein has developed Ghost OS, which features several applications, including the ability to mirror any macOS application from a computer as a virtual AR windows.

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Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking

Project North Star isn’t a new consumer headset, nor will Leap Motion be selling a version to developers at this point. Instead, the company is releasing the necessary hardware specifications and software under an open source license next week.

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This mind-reading VR headset:

Looxid Labs has a technology for reading your emotions using a combination of eye tracking and brain wave-detection. 

Looxid has made a mobile VR headset with all this built in, but it’s also created attachments that can slot onto the HTC Vive – a crowd of EEG sensors for the forehead, and eye trackers under the lenses – which deliver the same experience.

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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.

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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.


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.

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‘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.

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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.”

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