2018 has seen an increased interest in augmented reality as the technology becomes more easily available to users everywhere. In a nutshell, augmented reality(AR) works by layering 2D or 3D virtual content on top of real world locations and objects, which can be accessed using smart devices such as phones and tablets and also wearable technology such as smart glasses. Unlike virtual reality games and apps that need investment in dedicated headsets, augmented reality apps can work on commonly available smartphones and headsets. This paves the way for widespread distribution of AR apps. Consumer adoption of AR has created a thriving market for AR applications across all sectors, from popular social networking apps like SnapChat to product promotion apps like IKEA’s catalogue. Geo-location based augmented reality apps AR technology can be broadly classified into four types : Marker-based AR Marker-less or location based AR Projection based AR Superimposition based AR Most AR apps … [Read more...] about How Geo-location based augmented reality apps function?
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LOOKING for Xbox 2 release date rumours? Microsoft has confirmed that new Xbox consoles are on the way, but they won't be getting a virtual reality upgrade. Here's everything we know so far, including the latest Xbox Two news and rumours circulating online, plus the latest E3 2018 news and leaks. Xbox Two E3 news – the next Xbox is CONFIRMED At the end of Microsoft's E3 2018 conference, Xbox boss Phil Spencer officially confirmed that a new Xbox is on the way. He revealed that his team is "deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles" – yes, that's more than one. Spencer added that the Xbox team "will once again deliver on our commitment to deliver the benchmark of console gaming". The Xbox boss also made mention of artificial intelligence, which means we could see further integration of Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant into the Xbox 2. Xbox Two Scarlett leak – multiple new consoles on the way? Renowned Microsoft insider site Thurrott reckons Microsoft's next … [Read more...] about Xbox Two release date news – virtual reality on Xbox 2 rumours, specs, games and price revealed
PETER Stringfellow wanted to create a virtual reality strip club – a vision that may never be fulfilled after his death at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. "I do believe that virtual reality is going to be big," he told Business Insider in 2016, adding "I want a virtual reality Stringfellows". Judging by his description of the experience, the multimillionaire was aware of the intimate nature of the tech. "You walk in, you pay to come in, you go to the bar. You're surrounded by beautiful girls, you choose your girl. You go for a dance and it’s as close up as you're ever going to want it," explained Stringfellow. The UK nightclub tycoon, who was worth about £37million, certainly had the cash flow to build his dream project and even issued an open call to VR entrepreneurs to collaborate with him on the virtual night club. "I am waiting for the right person to come and see me. Everyone and their grandma is talking virtual reality. Who can make this … [Read more...] about Peter Stringfellow once dreamed of opening a virtual reality strip club
The Oculus Rift allows gamers to experience a myriad of virtual reality worlds, and now one Canadian film company is bringing a unique movie experience to the device. Nicolas Cage fans will be able to download the Humanity Bureau VR app to view episodic releases of his latest movie. The Humanity Bureau film, starring Nicolas Cage, is an action thriller set in 2030, focusing on the condition of the world following the effects of global warming and economic recession. The film is unique in that it was filmed in multiple ways, allowing viewers to watch the movie in a standard 2D theater, in a three-screen Barco Escape theater, in addition to a series of side stories filmed in an episodic format viewable via the Oculus Rift headset. The film’s creators say that the virtual reality app will contain seven episodes that are designed to let viewers watch standalone side storylines that occur in the same world as the feature-length film. The VR app will also let viewers watch behind … [Read more...] about Nicolas Cage Movie is Adding Virtual Reality for Oculus
One could argue that the age of virtual reality kicked-off during last year's Game Developers Conference, an event that nearly coincided with the launch of two of the technology's most important head-mounted displays in recent history: the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Months later — virtual reality hype still continuing to build — E3 opened its doors, giving retailers, streamers, journalists and developers a chance to look at a flood of VR games, apps, accessories and the soon-to-be released PlayStation VR headset. That show — E3 2016 — was both the peak and turning point of virtual reality hype: highlighting the best and worst of technology in a setting almost designed to strip away nuance. Stories both exulted the big showing as a tremendous success for VR games and decried it as a massive misstep for VR. E3 demonstrated the worst of the tech, according to The Verge. E3 2016 was the moment VR gaming finally made sense, according to Vice. Cnet wrote that the … [Read more...] about The state of virtual reality