Microsoft Wins $22B Deal To Supply US Army With HoloLens AR Glasses

Microsoft Wins $22B Deal To Supply US Army With HoloLens AR Glasses

It's a supply contract potentially worth $21.9 billion over the next 10 years, Microsoft confirmed to CNBC .In its press release, the US Army confirmed its order of HoloLens AR headsets for its infantry and stated that the program is aimed "to deliver next-generation night vision and situational awareness capabilities to the Close Combat Force (CCF) at the speed of relevance."

AI App Puts New Life in Old Photos

AI App Puts New Life in Old Photos

Nostalgia website MyHeritage has launched a new service that allows you to create lifelike animations of faces in still photos."Ominously," Litan continued, "deep fakes will render most biometric authentication and verification useless as criminals can easily mimic user voices, images and videos.".

Make Custom VRChat Avatars From a Selfie With Ready Player Me

Make Custom VRChat Avatars From a Selfie With Ready Player Me

Create your personal avatar from a photo, upload it to VRChat, and join the rest of the community on PC or Oculus Quest.Accessible with or without a VR headset on PC and Oculus Quest, creators can build and publish custom content to the platform using the VRChat SDK.

Create a realistic VR experience using a normal 360-degree camera

Create a realistic VR experience using a normal 360-degree camera

Dr Christian Richardt and his team at CAMERA, the University of Bath's motion capture research centre, have created a new type of 360° VR photography accessible to amateur photographers called OmniPhotos.

Microsoft Snaps Up ZeniMax

Microsoft Snaps Up ZeniMax

The acquisition of ZeniMax notably comes on the heels of Microsoft debuting two new Xbox consoles; the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S .A $7.5 billion deal marks one of the biggest ever seen in the gaming industry globally.

Rumor: HP is Building a Reverb G2 Model with Eye, Mouth, & Face-tracking

Rumor: HP is Building a Reverb G2 Model with Eye, Mouth, & Face-tracking

The blog Aggiornamenti Lumia claims to have uncovered a photo of the headset, which it refers to as the “Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition.” The photo shows what appears to be an appendage hanging under the headset which would presumably house a camera for mouth-tracking.

Facebook’s AI-created virtual memories are magically haunting

Facebook’s AI-created virtual memories are magically haunting

At the F8 keynote this week, head of social VR Rachel Franklin showed off an experimental feature where Facebook's machine learning algorithms could convert a 2D photo or video into a virtual three-dimensional environment through point cloud reconstruction.

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Review: One Step Forward, Several Steps Back

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Review: One Step Forward, Several Steps Back

With VR, your mind doesn't have to work very hard to step into a new reality; it's presented with one the moment you put on the headset.Wearing the Cosmos Elite just feels like work.

Dev Story: The Future of VR is Social

Dev Story: The Future of VR is Social

We’d been struggling to finish up the multiplayer portion of the game and yet felt that many of the core mechanics existed and were available for players to experiment with.As people played Starblazer, the feedback was consistent, but loud and clear – you need multiplayer for this game to be great.

Adobe Max Event Highlights New iPad, iPhone Tools

Adobe Max Event Highlights New iPad, iPhone Tools

Photoshop for the iPad (pictured above) uses Adobe's artificial intelligence engine, Sensei, to enable new selection functionality."Adobe is trying to improve their user interface and make it smoother and universal across every application," noted Ed Ellett, an analyst-in-residence at Moor Insights.

Square Opens Robotic Photo Studio for SMB Etailers

Square Opens Robotic Photo Studio for SMB Etailers

The Photo Studio currently is available only in the United States, both to sellers who use the platforms of Square or its recent acquisition, Weebly, and to those who don't. Square Photo Studio's model right now is still very manual, Constellation's Wang said.

How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

So, if we could take a screenshot of the Unity game and at the same time save the related depth-map, we would have all the necessary material to create 3D photos for Facebook.

Fable's 'Wolves in the Walls' VR is about more than virtual reality

Fable's 'Wolves in the Walls' VR is about more than virtual reality

But the second episode, It's All Over, takes things to another level: Not only can Lucy remember your interactions, she can subtly read your intentions.

Vacation Simulator – Review

Vacation Simulator – Review

Each of the mini-games is explained clearly by the robots and you really just need to move the controllers, use the trigger and occasionally wave to interact with most things. Items from one mini-game are sometimes used in unexpected ways elsewhere, so you can experiment with how things interact.

Valve teases the Vive Index: it may feature hands tracking and next-gen experience

Valve teases the Vive Index: it may feature hands tracking and next-gen experience

From the photo, it is possible to see what we already knew from the leaked photos of some months ago: the headset features two frontal wide-baseline cameras , the sensors for outside-in tracking and a slider for hardware IPD adjustment .

Valve Teases New VR Headset 'Index' Coming in May

Valve Teases New VR Headset 'Index' Coming in May

A teaser image for the headset may indicate a release date of May. A new page posted to Valve’s Steam website revealed the Index headset today; only a photo with the text “Upgrade your experience.

Sniper Elite 5, Sniper Elite VR and Sniper Elite V2 Remastered announced

Sniper Elite 5, Sniper Elite VR and Sniper Elite V2 Remastered announced

Rebellion dropped a lot of Sniper Elite news in its 2019 development update today. Not only did it confirm that Sniper Elite 5 is in development, it announced a remastered version of Sniper Elite V2 and a standalone Sniper Elite for VR devices.

HTC’s latest VR headest doesn’t need external trackers, but it feels like it does

HTC’s latest VR headest doesn’t need external trackers, but it feels like it does

Removing the need for external base stations while still offering 6DoF controllers is certainly ambitious, but when I got a chance to try out the Vive Focus Plus for myself it didn’t feel as though the inside-out tracking was quite up to the task of replacing them.

The Prospects: a VR Travel

The Prospects: a VR Travel

A CG 360 VR animation about why humans are driven to uncover the secrets of the world through 4 scenes: the room of knowledge, the neutrino detector, the DNA, and the cosmos. But we never stop acquiring new knowledge.

A Primer on 3D Scanning & Photogrammetry

A Primer on 3D Scanning & Photogrammetry

The scanning process,Part 1 – Shooting pictures On this blog post we will focus on scanning objects (as opposed to environments, which are harder). For a full scan you will need to walk around your objects (or rotate it, more on that later) and shoot many pictures from different angles.

New hack n slash FPS created by a single person, Bright Memory, hits Early Access on January 12th

New hack n slash FPS created by a single person, Bright Memory, hits Early Access on January 12th

In case you weren’t aware of, Bright Memory will be a single-player game with linear levels, and will allow players to use both guns and swords in order to alienate their enemies. The Early Access version will be a third of the full version, which is an hour of game content.

Creating 3D Animations From A Single Still Image

Creating 3D Animations From A Single Still Image

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new technique for creating 3d cg animation from a single photo. The key technical advance of Photo Wake-Up is creating an animatable 3d model that matches the silhouette of a single photo and handles self-occlusion.

Office re-build w/ custom furniture

Office re-build w/ custom furniture

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Virtual reality unlocking educational doors for inmates

Virtual reality unlocking educational doors for inmates

High-tech digital pioneer Ian Taylor is bringing virtual reality to Otago prison to help inmates learn to read while they fix cars. Mr Taylor said if it was successful in prisons, there was no reason why virtual reality couldn't be used more widely.

Fire Investigators Are Now Using VR Photogrammetry Tech to Assess Damage to Homes

Fire Investigators Are Now Using VR Photogrammetry Tech to Assess Damage to Homes

Donan is bringing every fire investigator across the country a Matterport camera, and every Donan fire client the ability to view the resultant interactive 3D models.

VR is Coming Home: 3D Room Designer Enables Virtual Showrooms

VR is Coming Home: 3D Room Designer Enables Virtual Showrooms

Building on this success, the new VR 3D Room Designer adds the novel Photo to FloorplanTM feature. Marxent’s new VR 3D Room Designer combines the two into a highly functional system of virtual retail showroom.

A two-hour, virtual reality-enhanced walk through London that challenges you to reconsider space and time

A two-hour, virtual reality-enhanced walk through London that challenges you to reconsider space and time

Lasting around two hours and taking you on a tour of Hackney perfectly suited to enticingly mild summer evenings, Another Space & Time uses the newly developed Space Explorer app to guide its audience through a 15 photograph series of the Great American Desert that, when it recognises that you are within range of an image, cues the app to play a soundscape that is bespoke to that photograph.