March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

The ungraceful death of the consumer version of Google Glass in 2015 may have had some grieving the early death of augmented reality. But the technology is being resurrected by companies on the manufacturing floor. Take for example Lockheed Martin. Technicians at the aerospace manufacturer use Microsoft’s Hololens headset to design…

March 22, 2017 Steven Avery

 BMW is combining the best of real and virtual worlds to make the process of creating new car designs as quick and painless as possible. The carmaker has tapped Unreal Engine’s rendering capabilities to generate virtual surfaces and objects overtop 3D-printed prototype vehicle pieces, letting designers and engineers preview how…

March 22, 2017 Steven Avery

Via Technologies is now shipping new 360-degree cameras for under US$100, making it more affordable for users to capture and play virtual reality content in headsets.The cameras — called Vpai by Via — are being touted as being “720-degree” as they capture everything within view horizontally and vertically. But effectively,…

March 22, 2017 Steven Avery

Why it matters to you Sony’s interesting model for Ghostbusters: Now Hiring means fan input could steer the direction of future episodes. Surprise game releases aren’t unprecedented, but they certainly aren’t common. We usually know about a game many months, if not years, in advance of its launch. The steady ramping…