Nintendo Drops VR Hints in Earnings Call

Nintendo Drops VR Hints in Earnings Call

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Playing Mario Maker on my friends’ Wii U, we can’t help but talk about how awesome Nintendo is when it comes to innovative gameplay.  They’ve been ahead of the curve every step of the way. Even if their Power Glove and Super Scope were never quite as functional as one would hope and the augmented reality aspect of the Wii U isn’t quite as appreciated as it should be, every new Nintendo system at least attempts to reinvent the way we think of gaming. …

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Is Google developing a virtual reality camera? Job postings may hold a clue.

Is Google developing a virtual reality camera? Job postings may hold a clue.

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There’s no longer any doubt that virtual reality is the next big interactive platform, and now it looks like you can add Google to the list of companies clamoring to stake an early claim

That’s the indication some are drawing from a few recent Google job postings that appear to be focused on developing VR hardware

Of course, some of the job postings listed, which were highlighted this weekend by Road to VR, involve Google Cardboard, the low-cost VR device that a number of companies are using to gain an early toehold in the burgeoning VR space. Read more…

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Is Google developing a virtual reality camera? Job postings may hold a clue.

Microsoft leaks new HoloLens details

Microsoft leaks new HoloLens details

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Microsoft’s augmented reality headset called the HoloLens has already won over a number of fans eager to try the device, but details about how it works have been scarce

However, a few more bits of information about the HoloLens leaked during a recent event in Tel Aviv, Israel, courtesy of Bruce Harris, a technical evangelist at Microsoft

The device will offer roughly five to five and a half hours of battery life when working on Word documents or email, and about two and a half hours when using it for highly intensive computational work involving detailed renderings Read more…

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Google to Tackle Mixed Reality with New VR Department

Google to Tackle Mixed Reality with New VR Department

By Michael Molitch-Hou

This week, Google announced that it would be opening a new division dedicated to virtual reality computing, which will see the tech giant’s former VP for product management, Clay Bavor, move from overseeing Google’s apps to becoming the VP of Virtual Reality.  The move has many commentators stating that Google has been behind on VR and is attempting to catch up Microsoft, who will be shipping out the Hololens this quarter, and Facebook, shipping the Oculus Rift with a $599 price tag. …

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Ultrahaptics Adds Tactile Sensations to Virtual 3D

Ultrahaptics Adds Tactile Sensations to Virtual 3D

By Davide Sher

Oculus’ Rift will let you wander through amazing, immersive, virtual 3D worlds. Google’s Project Tango will help you create a virtual 3D version of your real world. Their limit? Neither of them will ever give you any indication as to the material qualities of the digital objects you interact with. This is where Ultrahaptics comes in, with its Tactile Sensation Haptic Kit.
By the way, in case you were wondering, but never looked it up, “haptic” means any form of communication involving touch.…

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Google & Lenovo Unveil Project Tango Smartphone at CES 2016

Google & Lenovo Unveil Project Tango Smartphone at CES 2016

By Michael Molitch-Hou

If successful, Google’s Project Tango has the power to change just about everything. By putting a 3D camera into tablets and smartphones, ordinary consumers could, potentially, capture their daily world in 3D, sharing 3D selfies on dating sites and posting scans of their newborns on Facebook, all using a device that they would be carrying around anyway. And, after showing off a prototype of the Project Tango smartphone with Intel’s RealSense built-in, Google and Lenovo have teased that they will unveiling something big on Thursday.…

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Google & Lenovo Unveil Project Tango Smartphone at CES 2016

Google & Lenovo to Open Up Mixed Reality with Project Tango Products at CES 2016

Google & Lenovo to Open Up Mixed Reality with Project Tango Products at CES 2016

By Michael Molitch-Hou

If successful, Google’s Project Tango has the power to change just about everything. By putting a 3D camera into tablets and smartphones, ordinary consumers could, potentially, capture their daily world in 3D, sharing 3D selfies on dating sites and posting scans of their newborns on Facebook, all using a device that they would be carrying around anyway. And, after showing off a prototype of the Project Tango smartphone with Intel’s RealSense built-in, Google and Lenovo have teased that they will unveiling something big on Thursday.…

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Google & Lenovo to Open Up Mixed Reality with Project Tango Products at CES 2016