Azure Kinect, The New Kinect

Azure Kinect, The New Kinect

It has probably been some time since you first bust a move or bust an ankle in an exhausting round of Dance Central. The original Kinect may have all but fallen out of memory and many who still use it have certainly felt the pinch of little to no support for the device. This is all about to change in a big way with the announcement of the Azure Kinect Developer Kit. The updated device features completely reworked sensor technology, machine-learning capabilities, Azure integration, and some serious support. This announcement came…

Microsoft HoloLens 2

The Microsoft HoloLens 2

Just when you think the week couldn’t get any wilder, Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens 2 and tech enthusiasts around the world all cried out in a single harmonious gasp. The Jedi sure are gonna feel this one. But do the features of the HoloLens 2 warrant such early accolades and will it make mixed reality experiences that much more immersive? Everyone got a good look at the new HoloLens during Microsoft’s Keynote at the Mobile World Conference and now its the talk of the town. Representatives at Microsoft boast the…

Vive Focus Plus

Vive Focus Plus

In an effort to overtake the competition, Vive recently revealed the Focus Plus, a new standalone headset that’s designed for institutions and enterprise. The Focus Plus includes a host of functions focused on managing multiple headsets at once plus upgraded lenses and a new dual control scheme to enhance the experience. Will this new 6DoF standalone headset shape VR on a commercial scale? The Vive Focus Plus As stated, the Focus Plus follows in the footsteps of the Vive Focus initiative that is intended specifically as an enterprise solution. Vive…

Varjo VR-1 Headset

Varjo VR-1 Headset

Varjo, the technical engineering, and design company based out of Finland aim to become the next big innovator in VR and XR. They’ve unveiled a new VR headset for use with your PC that has gained considerable attention for delivering an incredibly clear display. Has Varjo found a way to eliminate the dreaded “screen door” effect that’s common with even the most premium VR headsets? Those who’ve tried the VR-1 have given it a resounding thumbs up but how does the VR-1 stack up against other virtual reality headsets on…

ARCore Update, Augmented Faces and More

ARCore Update - Augmented Faces and More

A new update to ARCore means more Android apps will be able to offer enhanced AR features and to make lives easier for users and developers. ARCore 1.7 adds Augmented Faces, Sceneform object animations and a host of UI enhancements designed to make AR in Android apps more dynamic. This leap forward was possible by simply updating existing software and making use of standard front-facing cameras, without the need for LG G8’s depth-sensing hardware or similar tech. As excitement for augmented reality (AR) grows, we see more and more examples of…