VR, Space, and Magic

VR, Space, and Magic

The solution is an affordable set of wristband controllers with optical muscle displacement sensors paired with an ai, voice, and gesture-based creation tool that reduces the bandwidth between thought to fingers to creation, allowing to create and move between screens.

HTC Brings Finger Tracking To Vive and Vive Pro

HTC Brings Finger Tracking To Vive and Vive Pro

HTC released an SDK which allows developers to add finger tracking to their Vive or Vive Pro apps. For the Vive Focus standalone headset the SDK instead provides hand position and gesture recognition. On Vive Focus, the hand position tracking runs at 17FPS.

OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

The group today announced the ratification of OpenXR 0.9, a provisional version of the specification, which is now available for feedback from developers and implementers. Today the group announced the ratification and release of OpenXR 0.9, a provisional version meant for evaluation by developers and implementers in the industry.

VRTP for Unreal Engine 4: Launch Announcement

VRTP for Unreal Engine 4: Launch Announcement

VRTP has already benefited developers using Unity and as of today, it is available to Unreal developers too – meaning that Unreal apps may now readily evaluate and incorporate these comfortable locomotion features without impacting schedule or cost, especially since VRTP is free and open-sourced on all platforms.

VR Theme Parks, Killer Eye-Tracking Apps, and AR Ads. Five XR need-to-knows for 2019.

VR Theme Parks, Killer Eye-Tracking Apps, and AR Ads. Five XR need-to-knows for 2019.

These companies, according to PWC , are always trying to diversify “beyond the dominating content categories of gaming and video to find new opportunities, especially in enterprise VR apps or venue-based VR experiences.” They’ll be joined by similar ventures like SPACES , backed by Comcast, and The Void , backed by Disney.

Bellabeat Time review

Bellabeat Time review

The Bellabeat Time is a hybrid smartwatch that combines style with smart features in a lifestyle device that cares as much about stress sensitivity, period tracking and meditation as sleep, workouts and daily activity levels.

Microsoft Band has a few months left to live with software support set to be turned off

Microsoft Band has a few months left to live with software support set to be turned off

That means you have worn the Band on your wrist and completed a data sync from the Band to the Health Dashboard between 12 January 2018 and the 3 January 2019.

How to set up and connect a Wear OS smartwatch

How to set up and connect a Wear OS smartwatch

You'll need to choose your language (on the watch), then launch the Wear OS app (on your phone) — if Bluetooth is enabled on both devices, you should see a prompt inside the app to get connected straight away, but if not, choose Add a new watch from the menu at the top.

How to install apps on your Wear OS smartwatch

How to install apps on your Wear OS smartwatch

We should also note that when you're running Wear OS 2.0 and above, apps that are installed on your phone won't automatically install extensions on your watch – so if you want to use Google Maps on your wrist, for example, you need to install it on your smartwatch as well as your phone.

How to use Snapchat’s new augmented reality 3D world lenses

How to use Snapchat’s new augmented reality 3D world lenses

Snapchat’s 3D world lenses rely on similar augmented reality-powered animations that made its selfie filters so popular. ] Snapchat Once you find what you want to capture with the rear-facing camera, tap once on the viewfinder and a grid will surface mapping the floor in front of you.

Facebook planned to spy on Android phone users, internal emails reveal

Facebook planned to spy on Android phone users, internal emails reveal

According to internal emails published on Github, Facebook planned to use its Android app to match users’ location data with mobile phone base station IDs to deliver “location-aware” products.

How to use voice commands on Wear OS

How to use voice commands on Wear OS

Likewise use the voice commands "send a message to..." or "send an email to..." as a quick way of launching your messaging apps and calling up the relevant contact info—by dictating out the message as well you don't even have to touch the screen.

Field of view: Gear VR will work with Samsung's new Galaxy S10 phones

Field of view: Gear VR will work with Samsung's new Galaxy S10 phones

But Road to VR reports that the new Galaxy S10 phones have Gear VR support. Additionally, the Gear VR is built for 16:9 displays, and the new Galaxy S10s provide a lot more display than that.

Wear OS: Ultimate guide to the smartwatch update

Wear OS: Ultimate guide to the smartwatch update

It was revamped back in 2017 and was then rebranded in 2018 as Wear OS with an all-new version of Google Fit. On the way, it's added a host of new features, with an emphasis on custom watch faces, fitness and standalone apps.

Report: Zuckerberg Email Reveals Facebook's AR

Report: Zuckerberg Email Reveals Facebook's AR

Dated June 22nd, 2015, more than a year after the company’s Oculus acquisition, the purported email reveals that Zuckerberg commitment to XR was driven by a desire to beat tech behemoths Google and Apple to XR, which he calls in the email (and has also called publicly) “the next major computing platform,” as a means of enhancing the company’s strategic positioning: The strategic goal is the clearest.

Best GPS multisport watches and smartwatches to buy

Best GPS multisport watches and smartwatches to buy

$499.99, Amazon | garmin.com Polar Vantage V Feature check : Multisport modes | GPS | Optical heart rate | VO2 Max analysis | Running power | Smartwatch notifications (coming soon) | Water resistant to 50m | up to 40 hours GPS battery life Natural successor to the Polar V800, the Vantage V brings a new design, innovative features but retains the features that made the V800 so well liked by serious athletes.

Rec Room For Oculus Quest Strongly Hinted

Rec Room For Oculus Quest Strongly Hinted

In the latest Rec Room AMA the developer strongly hinted at porting the app to the upcoming Oculus Quest. He then notes that many people noticed their company logo listed at Oculus Connect 5 in October as working on a Quest game or port.

Top 5 Best VR Meditation Apps of 2019

Top 5 Best VR Meditation Apps of 2019

Meditation helps us face the challenges of our daily lives in many different ways such as: Virtual reality, and headsets like the Samsung GearVR and the Oculus Go are currently more popular than ever.

New Android Apps Come to the Aid of Hearing-Impaired

New Android Apps Come to the Aid of Hearing-Impaired

By the time you're ready to use it, the moment very well may have passed." Game Changer for Deaf Live Transcribe provides a new avenue of spontaneous access to interpersonal situations in which people with hearing problems otherwise might struggle, Vogler noted.

Latest Windows 10 build puts desktop apps in a 3D world

Latest Windows 10 build puts desktop apps in a 3D world

The strangest new feature is that you can now launch and run regular Win32 apps—2D apps built for the desktop—in the Windows Mixed Reality environment that's used for both virtual reality headsets and the HoloLens augmented reality headset.

How to update your Wear OS smartwatch

How to update your Wear OS smartwatch

How to check for System version updates System version updates take longer to roll out, need manufacturer approval, and are less likely to be available on older watches.

Apple Banishes Facebook Data Reaper From iPhones

Apple Banishes Facebook Data Reaper From iPhones

"Finally," she added, "less than 5 percent of the people who chose to participate in this market research program were teens -- all of them with signed parental consent forms." Spying on Competitors Since 2016, Facebook has been paying users in the 13 to 35 year-old age bracket $20 a month, plus referral fees, to install the Facebook Research app, TechCrunch reported.

Neon VR and AR App Hopes To Help Patients Be Pill-Free and Pain-Free

Neon VR and AR App Hopes To Help Patients Be Pill-Free and Pain-Free

BreatheVR and Whack A Mo apps are helping medical staff to help their own patients take control of their own pain relief without depending on medication alone.

Top 25 Best Free Gear VR Apps to Download in 2019

Top 25 Best Free Gear VR Apps to Download in 2019

Here’s our list of the top 25 best free Gear VR apps to have surfaced ever since Gear VR’s initial launch 5 years ago, all the way up to 2019:

VR: The Perfect Solution for Injury Downtime

VR: The Perfect Solution for Injury Downtime

With VR, I can focus on lighter experiences that work my body without too much intensity Light, Extended Sessions for VR Recovery Long Duration Cardio, or LIIS, is a lighter session of workout that lasts for 30-60 minutes at a time.

Coros Apex review

Coros Apex review

Sample HR data from interval session: Coros (left) and Garmin chest strap (right) When it comes to using heart rate for workouts, it really is a mix bag as far as what the Apex throws up.

For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

Smartglasses enterprise revenue Smartglasses enterprise pilot projects and full-scale rollouts have been symptomatic of an early-stage tech platform, but real-world productivity results are now being delivered with companies like Lockheed Martin reducing satellite building activities by more than 50 percent using HoloLens/Scope AR .

Muse 2 review

Muse 2 review

The headset’s suite of advanced sensors read movement, heart rate and brain signals and uses the data gathered to monitor the effectiveness of your meditation time. Across all the different sessions Muse uses audio feedback to indicate when you’re hitting the right spot.

Ticwatch S2 first look: Bigger sporty Ticwatch is fit for the swimming pool

Ticwatch S2 first look: Bigger sporty Ticwatch is fit for the swimming pool

Like the E2, it still runs on Wear OS, is packed with key sports tracking features like built-in GPS and a heart rate monitor and the price should be suitably kinder on your bank balance than other smartwatches with a similar set of features.

Kate Spade Scallop smartwatch 2 first look: Wear watch gets Google Pay and more

Kate Spade Scallop smartwatch 2 first look: Wear watch gets Google Pay and more

We had a lot of time for the first Kate Spade Scallop smartwatch, and the second retains those good looks while bringing its features in line with the rest of Fossil Group's collection.

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