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Artificial Reality News Thursday, February 15

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  • Three Additional Industries That Augmented Reality Will Disrupt
    • Here at Lucyd, we’re obsessed with Augmented Reality. While this revolutionary technology still doesn’t have the mainstream exposure, we know that it’s going to be huge. The massive potential for…
    • Augmented Reality, actual paper blueprint, AR cooking industry, DIY repair tasks, ideal golden-brown texture
  • Vimarket – Shop Virtually and Save in Reality
    • To find out more about what is happening and why we have decided to take this action please read our detailed announcement here
    • 3D developer challenge, product development roadmap, merchant sponsors, 3D content creation, technical roadmap
  • Magic in the Making
    • This is Magic Leap. We’re adding another dimension to computing where digital respects the physical. First stop: Magic Leap One.
    • Magic Leap, lightfield objects, lifelike digital objects, ,
  • Microsoft’s HoloLens is now available to rent – Charles Milander
    • Microsoft has spent much of the past couple of years arguing its vision of an augmented reality future with the HoloLens. Now, it’s realizing that for potential buyers of the company’s enterprise-focused Commercial Suite edition, there’s some desire to try it out before they break out the corporate card.
    • enterprise-focused Commercial Suite, United Arab Emirates, tech rental service, general HoloLens availability, augmented reality
  • Microsoft Expands HoloLens Availability, Hard Hat Option Coming Soon
    • The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. 
    • hard hat solution, Trimble Connect, HoloLens hard hat, Trimble Connect app, cloud-hosted Trimble Connect
  • Bandai Namco opens two virtual reality arcades in south England
    • Plans to further expand the operation across the UK throughout 2018
    • VR Zone, VR Zone Shinjuku, new VR Zone, VR Zone Portal, Dragon Ball VR
  • Step Into Your New Virtual Office
    • Augmented-reality workspaces will transform the way you do your job, and you won’t look weird doing it. At all.
    • standard Warby Parkers, full-scale CAD model, non–Silicon Valley companies, completely new ways, AR work

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Three Additional Industries That Augmented Reality Will Disrupt

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  • The massive potential for enterprise applications is what sets AR apart from its older brother, Virtual Reality.But what are some of the specific enterprise uses for AR?ConstructionDespite the fact that the construction industry utilizes advanced 3D tools to design buildings, most of the time workers still refer to an actual…
  • While we dont expect paper to go out of fashion any time soon, the fact is that workers lose a massive amount of time because they need to constantly refer to the blueprints.With AR, it would be possible to refer to the blueprint with no more than a verbal command….
  • There would be no need to lug around a hard copy, either.Car MaintenanceWhile this application is not strictly limited to car repair, Augmented Reality will make DIY repair tasks as simple as following a tutorial.These days, if you have a problem with your car, you need to take it to…
  • You leave it there for a few days or weeks and hope that by the time you pick it up, the problem is fixed.Imagine if you could pop the hood of your car, load the specs for your car and get detailed instructions on how to diagnose and fix whatever…
  • While this tech is still in its infancy, we anticipate great forward strides in the AR cooking industry in the near future.That said, all of these potential technologies have yet to fully bloom.

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Vimarket – Shop Virtually and Save in Reality

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  • The Founder and CEO of MasterImage 3D, Inc.
  • Currently, he is the Founder and CEO of VREZ Innovation, Inc.
  • Where he is developing the new concept of Stereoscopic VR Technology to realize the motto of Ubiquitous VR-See VR anywhere any time.
  • Recently he successfully launched the Pocket VR packaged with Operation YOU, Worlds first VR Book.
  • He received the South Korean Prime Ministers Award For Entrepreneurs and the Award For Technology innovation in VR Imaging at INNO-TECH.

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Magic in the Making

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  • Our lightfield photonics generate digital light at different depths and blend seamlessly with natural light to produce lifelike digital objects that coexist in the real world.
  • The robust sensor suite on Magic Leap One detects surfaces, planes and objects, allowing for digital reconstruction of your physical surroundings.
  • The result is a system that sees what you see, allowing lightfield objects to not only exist in the physical world but actually interact with it.
  • Whether its virtual displays sitting alongside the computer monitor on your desk or a virtual panda that climbs across your living room couch, visual perception with machine learning unlocks the power of spatial computing.
  • Our visual perception and room-mapping technology builds a digital replica of your physical environment detecting and storing the precise location of walls, surfaces and other physical objects.

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Microsoft’s HoloLens is now available to rent – Charles Milander

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  • Until now, the best way for interested companies to see whether Microsofts product was hype junk or something transformational was to plunk down $5,000.
  • Well, now Microsoft has decided to partner with a company calledAbcomrents, an event tech rental service, to let people get their feet wet and rent the HoloLens without making the full investment.
  • Microsoft posits that companies have shown interest in rentals so theycan evaluate before purchasing or increase their inventory temporarily to support tradeshows and events.
  • For now, the rental program is just available in North America, but Microsoft says theyre working to expand the availability of the program.
  • The company also announced in a post that they will be expanding general HoloLens availability toSingapore and the United Arab Emirates.

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Microsoft Expands HoloLens Availability, Hard Hat Option Coming Soon

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  • Today the company announced that the device is available in two more markets, with rental options rolling out, and a forthcoming hard hat solution to allow the headset to be used in more places.
  • Working with partner ABCOMRENTS, Microsoft is also now making HoloLens available as an enterprise equipment rental for companies who want to evaluate the device ahead of purchase or temporarily boost their inventory of headsets.
  • Supporting the headset in industries which regularly require that workers wear hard hatslike construction sites, offshore facilities, and miningMicrosoft has worked with Trimble to create anANSI-approved HoloLens hard hat solution which integrates the headset with industry standard head protection, while ensuring that the headsets enterprise warranty remains valid.
  • Trimbles HoloLens hard hat is expected to be available in Q1, though pricing hasnt been confirmed.
  • Trimble has also launched the Trimble Connect app which consolidates information for on-site access: – Trimble Connect for HoloLens utilizes mixed-reality technology to take your 3D content off the screen and into the real-world, providing project stakeholders with enhanced 3D design review, coordination, collaboration, and project management processes.

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Bandai Namco opens two virtual reality arcades in south England

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  • Bandai Namco opens two virtual reality arcades in south England Plans to further expand the operation across the UK throughout 2018 – – Bandai Namco has announced the opening of two new virtual reality arcades in south England.
  • Last year, the publisher opened its doors to the world’s largest virtual reality arcade, VR Zone Shinjuku in Tokyo.
  • The European arm of the company is the first to open spin-offs from the original with two new VR Zone Portals at Tunbridge Wells and the London O2 Arena, with plans to roll out more locations across the UK this year.
  • At present, the the London locations provide a fairly limited offering in comparison to VR Shinjuku which features several licensed titles including Mario Kart and Dragon Ball VR games.
  • Along with more locations, we will see the VR Zone Portal grow with exciting new IP experiences that allow thrill-seekers to transport themselves to new worlds and experience things they never before believed possible, said the publisher in a statement.

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Step Into Your New Virtual Office

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  • Pretty soon, your office will be as big and messy and private as you like, because youll be the only one who can see it.The early days of virtual and augmented reality have focused mostly on gaming, but Pokmon Go and Superhot are just a tiny part of how youll…
  • Most of the people developing mixed-reality tech think the venue where AR will really thrive is the workplace.Picture it: You get to the office, grab a keyboard off the shelf (because air typing still sucks), and find an open space.
  • When you really need to focus, you flip on Occluded Mode to turn off the world around you, diving into a black hole of virtual productivity.Its going to take a while, but augmented reality will completely reshape the way we work.
  • Theyre also grappling with what happens in the second phase of AR work, once were all comfortable enough in the virtual office to not worry about old metaphors of documents and files, once meetings become multiplayer games and interoffice memos are more like digital stickies automatically plastered on everyones desk….
  • Thats when things really change: Just as ubiquitous cameras led to Instagram and always-on GPS begat Uber, well come up with completely new ways to get things done when were always inside an AR display.The idea of an office full of people absorbed in AR might seem isolating, but collaboration…

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