What is Windows Mixed Reality?
Microsoft's HoloLens and their range of VR-style headsets are all Windows Mixed Reality headsets. How can this be? One is an augmented reality headset and the others are virtual reality headsets! We'd previously seen the term mixed reality used to define a certain type of AR... has it changed? I asked around and found the answer. Here's what Windows Mixed Reality is and how it fits in with virtual reality and augmented reality.
This team have already built 20 educational games in VR and AR
Bringing emerging tech into education is something which we need much more of. The team at arludo are powering forward doing just this — using VR and AR to educate students about science. Michael Kasumovic, the founder of arludo, took some time to chat about their journey so far.
Adding real-time text recognition to your mobile apps
ABBYY's new Real-Time Recognition SDK (RTR SDK) enables real-time text extraction from the preview screen of mobile devices. Henry Patishman, ABBYY Director of Sales Australia and New Zealand, answered some of my questions on the SDK.
Why I’m so excited that the Meta 2 Developer Kit is shipping!
It's one of the best pieces of news I've seen all year — and there have been some pretty fantastic announcements in emerging tech this year — the Meta 2 Developer Kit is shipping! The joy pulsing within me is hard to describe, so instead I thought I'd do a post talking about what the Meta 2 is and why I'm so excited about its potential.
Where do I find markers for JSARToolkit or awe.js augmented reality apps?
One incredibly common question I receive from developers who've begun experimenting with AR in the browser is — how do I generate new AR markers for an awe.js or JSARToolkit app? Here's how.
What is a volumetric display?
What are volumetric displays and how can you develop for them? I had the chance to speak with Albert Hwang, one of the gurus at the Looking Glass Factory, about that very topic! The Looking Glass team make commercially available volumetric displays that have huge potential. Their latest one is the "Volume" and has a beta program running right now. It is a really neat concept!