28.
Apr
Author:
Dirk Schart

Reality Report #4: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Each Reality Report I try to cover all the latest monthly Augmented, Mixed and Virtual news. This month was unusual with all the major developments coming all at once last week.  The „Week of Wow!“ began with the live streams from Facebook’s F8 conference… Two years ago, Mark Zuckerberg said that AR is the platform of the future. Now he showed why. Also, HP is back in the game: the tech dinosaur has invested in the well-known VR Fund. And, as usual, there is no Reality Report without news from Snap – their partner Shazam has confirmed to work on AR. Reports also say that the Vive will get eye-tracking and Google Earth is on the Rift. Get excited and enjoy reading the Reality Report! […]


06.
Apr
Author:
Harry Hulme

House Hunting in the Digital Age

No matter where in the world you are looking to rent or buy, it is likely that your house hunting market is overrun with complex, time consuming – and in most cases tiresome – rituals. Whether searching for a shared dorm room or a multi-million-dollar estate, there is usually a seismic shift of emotions when the house hunt transforms from excitement to turmoil. We all know the problems… but is there a solution?! Can technology ease the pain of building a nest?

To put it simply, yes. Obviously there is no miracle solution to real estate agents and landlords, but there are definitely some very cool gadgets, tools and technologies out there to help the average Jane and Joe. […]


03.
Apr
Author:
Dirk Schart

Reality Report #3: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Most of the question I’ve been asked around Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality in the last weeks were around Apple and Magic Leap. Virtual Reality on the other hand seems to be using the pause of breath to prepare the next impact in the film and entertainment sector… and it’s all about Mixed Reality. Watch Dan Talmon’s video to understand what Apple will soon show. Their AR integration will undoubtably have a huge impact on the new realities. I have also seen some very nice VR experiences in combination with film, which, in addition to Social VR, is one of the convergences that will be the game changer for Virtual Reality. Enjoy reading the Reality Report! […]


15.
Mrz
Author:
Dirk Schart

Leaving the reduced reality: with the FlyingLab to SXSW

SXSW

„Keep Austin weird“ – a slogan you will hear on repeat after arriving at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin. It is one of the biggest festivals worldwide where film, music and interactive industries converge into a giant creative mixing pot. Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality are gaining momentum and fast becoming an influential part of the interactive panel. As part of the Lufthansa FlyingLab I was on location in Austin to collect some impressions for you. […]


24.
Feb
Author:
Dirk Schart

Reality Report #2: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Reality Report

It’s great to see how many new things are popping up in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality. The hardware suppliers are in full preparation for major events such as Mobile World Congress, GDC, SXSW and many more where Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality are important parts of the show. Magic Leap are struggling to stay out of the headlines after some images were leaked out of their February board meeting. The HTC vs Oculus battle lines have been extended to include the race for mobile VR headsets. And it seems like Hollywood is verging into Silicon Valley territory… in the last years Silicon Valley was „the spot“ for AR and VR, but now we are seeing the rapid growth of Los Angeles being driven by the film studios in Hollywood. Enjoy reading the Reality Report! […]


23.
Feb
Author:
Dirk Schart

Microsoft Hololens: Next Augmented Reality Game Changer in 2019

Hololens

A post on Thurott.com reports that Microsoft is skipping the second version of the Hololens and we won’t see the next generation before 2019. There can be several reasons for this – but the most likely is that Microsoft realised there will be no competitor with a comparable device this year or the next. Either way, it seems that Microsoft has taken the lead with a great start in the Mixed Reality race with Magic Leap and Meta close at the heels. But don’t forget the dark horse in this race… Apple. […]

Kategorie: Augmented Reality

09.
Feb
Author:
Dirk Schart

Magic Leap: delivering AR glasses in 2017

This could be be a big milestone for Magic Leap: The engineers of the Florida-based startup, with a whopping $4.5 billion in funding, are working on a prototype of their Augmented Reality glasses and will be presented to the board members in February. Could this be a reaction to the December article from The Information? Or was it already planned in Magic Leap’s development? Either way, it seems like there is something going on in Fort Lauderdale in 2017… and the mankind is expecting a giant leap. […]

Kategorie: Augmented Reality