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GoPro JUMP rig.

Google Sharing Plans for DIY 3D VR Camera Rig

Beginning this summer, Google will launch a new platform called JUMP that should make it easier for people to record, stitch, and publish stereoscopic virtual reality video. Makers will soon be given the specs needed to create their own compatible VR camera rigs.

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Movidius Raises M for Augmented Reality Venture

Movidius Raises $40M for Augmented Reality Venture

Vision processing startup Movidius, which contributed computer vision technology to Google’s Project Tango development kit, announced a $40 million funding round this week, with Summit Bridge Capital leading the surge. “We are entering the Golden Age of accelerated computer vision,” said CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. Movidius’ work on Project Tango, a development kit that uses infrared and depth sensors […]

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OpenGear: Turn Your Galaxy Note 4 into a Virtual Reality Headset

OpenGear: Turn Your Galaxy Note 4 into a Virtual Reality Headset

  VR (Virtual Reality) headsets are all the rage for technophiles, which is amazing considering most major electronics companies haven’t released their respective wares to the market yet. For those who cannot wait for those companies (looking at you Sony, Oculus and Valve) headsets, perhaps they should take a look at the OpenGear Project, which […]

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Folding VR Racing Rig

Maybe you like racing games. Many people do, and some buy an off-the-shelf wheel and pedals to enhance the experience. For some though, this isn’t nearly good enough, and in this case, Redditer Veriix decided to build a fold-away rig to use to get approval from the rest of the family. Besides the “dissapearing” feature, […]

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Smart Cap Is A Fully Functional AR/VR Headset

Smart Cap Is A Fully Functional AR/VR Headset

An alternative to Google Glass costs just a fraction as much and has its own unique style.
The Smart Cap was designed around the Raspberry Pi SBC, USB camera and LCD with an external microphone for voice commands.

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Jeri Ellsworth Unveils Augmented Reality CastAR at Maker Faire

Jeri Ellsworth Unveils Augmented Reality CastAR at Maker Faire

Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson and formed the company Technical Illusions to launch a new product that brings augmented reality to you via a pair of high-tech glasses. The product, called CastAR, was unveiled at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. Unlike systems that try to close you off from the real world while immersing you in the virtual, CastAR allows you to continue to see in front and around you. The real is mixed with the virtual: augmented reality.

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Babystepping Towards the Holodeck

Babystepping Towards the Holodeck

Sci-fi fans have grown up dreaming of stepping into a virtual world that’s indistinguishable (in sensual terms) from this one. Just load up a program and you’re in different a time, or another world. As technology has advanced, we’ve seen virtual worlds and characters become increasingly realistic, but we’ve only had a chance to view […]

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