Low-Cost Tech Glove to Translate Sign Language in Real-Time

Low-Cost Tech Glove to Translate Sign Language in Real-Time

A group of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have designed a device resembling a glove that can track finger movements in real-time and translate American Sign Language.

Getting real with immersive sword fights

Getting real with immersive sword fights

Now a team at the University of Bath, in collaboration with the game development studio Ninja Theory, has found a solution to the challenges of creating realistic VR sword fights: Touche -- a data-driven computer model based on machine learning.

New hospital uses Tridify, VR to involve staff in design

New hospital uses Tridify, VR to involve staff in design

To meet this goal, designers needed to not only use innovative processes for the build, but involve hospital staff to make sure that the new facility would meet their specific needs.

Microsoft Covers All the Bases With Impressive Surface Lineup

Microsoft Covers All the Bases With Impressive Surface Lineup

The commercial versions of the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3 are shipped with Windows 10 Pro and access to Microsoft Advanced Exchange, a warranty service offering free expedited device replacement, in supported markets.

Threekit unveils configurable AR for retail with ‘millions’ of customisations promised

Threekit unveils configurable AR for retail with ‘millions’ of customisations promised

“Threekit is offering configurable AR to automatically generate 3D files for every customisation on iOS and Android devices, allowing brands and retailers to easily deliver a premium shopping experience,” it added.

Computational human cell reveals new insight on genetic information processing

Computational human cell reveals new insight on genetic information processing

"This is the first program that allows researchers to set up a virtual human cell and change chemical reactions and geometries to observe cellular processes in real time," said Zhaleh Ghaemi, a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lead author of the study.

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model.Porsche has announced the launch of the Taycan VR Experience, which aims to let customers view the new Porsche Taycan model up close and even under the bodywork by making use of VR goggles.

Deep learning can fool listeners by imitating any guitar amplifier

Deep learning can fool listeners by imitating any guitar amplifier

Professor Vesa Välimäki explains that this is an exciting development in deep learning, 'Deep neural networks for guitar distortion modelling has been tested before, but this is the first time, where blind-test listeners couldn't tell the difference between a recording and a fake distorted guitar sound!The digital amplifier model is created using a deep neural network.

A Comprehensive Review of 2019 and 2020 VR Headsets

A Comprehensive Review of 2019 and 2020 VR Headsets

Though we will also be looking at one VIVE headset, Oculus rules the road when it comes to standalone VR headsets.VIVE Pro is the only entirely wireless PC-based headset.When it comes to VR headsets, it’s easy to see things as Oculus Vs. HTC.

A Secret Strategy That Could Be Apple's Fatal Self-Inflicted Blow

A Secret Strategy That Could Be Apple's Fatal Self-Inflicted Blow

However, unlike its prior attempts, Apple's efforts against Qualcomm have failed so far, and that raises the possibility of another strategy.

Apple, Tesla, IBM: Only One Has Gotten the 'Unique' Model Right

Apple, Tesla, IBM: Only One Has Gotten the 'Unique' Model Right

I worked at IBM when it imploded in the early 1990s, so I think I can speak to what is in Apple and Tesla's future unless they learn the easy way what IBM learned the hard way: that the customer is always king, and mining a locked-in customer base to increase revenues and reduce costs will virtually always end badly.

Pimax reveals $449 Artisan VR headset, claims Vision 8K X is in production

Pimax reveals $449 Artisan VR headset, claims Vision 8K X is in production

In addition to demanding a high-end Nvidia RTX 2080 or better GPU for native mode, Pimax capped the refresh rate at 75Hz (or frames per second), but gave prospective users another option: You can use the lower pixel count with 8K X’s hardware upscaling to hit 90Hz, resulting in support for lower-specced (RTX 2060 or above) video cards.

Location-based VR is hot — but is it right for you?

Location-based VR is hot — but is it right for you?

Finally, VR escape games are room-scale, so they don’t need much space.Best business model: You can place four rooms with VR escape games or a single room for free-roam VR in the same amount of space.

New AR Sensor Coming to 2020 iPad Pro and iPhone Models, AR/VR Headset as Soon as 2021

New AR Sensor Coming to 2020 iPad Pro and iPhone Models, AR/VR Headset as Soon as 2021

Gurman says Apple is working on "a range of augmented and virtual-reality devices" based around a new 3D sensor system, which will arrive first on a new iPad Pro slated for release in the first half of next year, and followed by the 2020 iPhones later in the year.

Scientists finally find superconductivity in place they have been looking for decades

Scientists finally find superconductivity in place they have been looking for decades

While scientists thought the Hubbard model, used for decades to represent electron behavior in numerous materials, might apply to cuprate high-temperature superconductors, until now they had no proof, said Hong-Chen Jiang, a SIMES staff scientist and co-author of the report.

Virtual human hand simulation holds promise for prosthetics

Virtual human hand simulation holds promise for prosthetics

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a technique inspired by the visual effects industry, a team of USC researchers, comprising two computer scientists and a radiologist, has developed the world's most realistic model of the human hand's musculoskeletal system in motion.

Do as I say: Translating language into movement

Do as I say: Translating language into movement

The JL2P model enables sentences and physical motions to be jointly embedded, so it can learn how language is related to action, gestures and movement.The ultimate goal is to animate complex sequences with multiple actions happening either simultaneously or in sequence, Ahuja said.

Oculus Rift S Facial Interface (Compatible with HTC Vive Cushion)

Oculus Rift S Facial Interface (Compatible with HTC Vive Cushion)

[Edit Aug 29 2019] Cut shape to allow room for headband, increased height of friction nubs, decreased height of model overall to bring eyes closer to lenses, angled face side 2.5 degrees to sit on face more comfortably.

The VRGO Mini Might be the Most Elegant Way to Move Around in VR Yet

The VRGO Mini Might be the Most Elegant Way to Move Around in VR Yet

Image: VRGO Moving your virtual body around has been quite a problem to solve when it comes to consumer VR.It’s called the VRGO Mini and it’s the product of a Kickstarter project.We’ll be looking forward to the first butts-on impression of the Mini.

Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

“Whereas current state-of-the-art approaches rely primarily on powerful desktop environments for inference, our method achieves real-time performance on a mobile phone, and even scales to multiple hands,” say in a blog post.

GitHub - schellingb/PseudoVive: Simulate device names for any SteamVR driver to increase compatiblity

GitHub - schellingb/PseudoVive: Simulate device names for any SteamVR driver to increase compatiblity

This driver for SteamVR/OpenVR forces any loaded device driver to return Vive model names for HMD and controllers so that any application with an explicit check for it runs regardless of the used VR headset or motion controller.

The Subscription Model: The Shining Star of E-Commerce

The Subscription Model: The Shining Star of E-Commerce

"Businesses I see enjoying success with WooCommerce subscriptions started with a good or service already consumed regularly -- like food, beverage, cosmetics, clothing, media or education," said Shepherd. "A new online subscription model must be competitive," said Big Innovations' Hall.

Holodexxx VR Interview – The Future Of VR Porn

Holodexxx VR Interview – The Future Of VR Porn

Holodexxx began with a mission to develop photo-real digital porn stars that can be viewed and interacted with using virtual reality devices. We’re still self-funded to this day, which is why we deeply appreciate the support that the Holodexxx community gives us through their pledges on our Patreon page.

Anticipating the Merger of Apple and Oracle

Anticipating the Merger of Apple and Oracle

Apple also needs a plan B for its failed partnerships with IBM and Cisco, which were to open the corporate market for targeted products like the iPad Pro. The failure appears to be largely due to Apple's historic issues regarding executing partnerships.

New model more accurately predicts choices in classic decision-making task

New model more accurately predicts choices in classic decision-making task

A new mathematical model that predicts which choices people will make in the Iowa Gambling Task, a task used for the past 25 years to study decision-making, outperforms previously developed models. Earlier studies have used Iowa Gambling Task data to build mathematical models that can predict people's card-picking choices.

Convert your now useless Vive controllers to feet trackers to use with Valve Knuckles

Convert your now useless Vive controllers to feet trackers to use with Valve Knuckles

Step 3: Run the lighthouse_ application that is found in C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\tools\ lighthouse\bin\win64\. Step 4: type in “downloadconfig”, this will create a json file in the lighthouse_ folder that contains the config of that specific controller.

Facebook’s AI extracts playable characters from real-world videos

Facebook’s AI extracts playable characters from real-world videos

The team’s approach relies on two neural networks, or layers of mathematical functions modeled after biological neurons: Pose2Pose, a framework that maps a current pose and a single-instance control signal to the next post, and Pose2Frame, which plops the current pose and new pose (along with a given background) on an output frame.

Zuckerberg Tries, Tries Again

Zuckerberg Tries, Tries Again

So, the social media companies are looking everywhere for things that look like solutions that also will preserve their business model -- but in the end, they probably won't work.

Oculus Quest Preorders Accidentally Went Live On Amazon UK

Oculus Quest Preorders Accidentally Went Live On Amazon UK

UPDATE: Facebook told us that Amazon launched preorders accidentally. Preorders for the 128GB model just went live on Amazon UK. The base Oculus Quest model has 64GB of storage for $399 / £399. Tagged with: Amazon , Oculus Quest.

Just What is Oculus’ Rift S?

Just What is Oculus’ Rift S?

In Spring of 2019 Oculus will be releasing their new Rift S headset to the public. As you probably know, the original Oculus Rift was the device that kickstarted modern VR revolution. As great as the original Rift is, there was a lot of room for improvement.