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Seeing in augmented reality is hard

Seeing in augmented reality is hard

The next step for pixels and eyeballs is smart glasses. Jon Peddie sees many challenges ahead before we all wear them. Smart glasses are the next wave for augmented reality (AR), says graphics industry pioneer and analyst Jon Peddie. They will be quite popular in industrial settings, and somewhat popular in the consumer marketplace. But […]

By June 12, 2017 Read More →
Diversity on display in Siggraph VR Village 2017 

Diversity on display in Siggraph VR Village 2017 

New technologies and novel presentations go hand-in-hand at this popular new hands-on part of the Siggraph experience.  VR Village has only been a part of the Siggraph scene for a few years, but has already proven itself as both a crowd-pleaser and a sneak peek at where virtual and augmented reality technology is going. Researchers […]

By June 9, 2017 Read More →
For Siemens, innovation starts in the USA

For Siemens, innovation starts in the USA

Digitize it, automate it, electrify it, communicate with it, analyze it. Siemens CEO of Siemens US Judy Marks announced the company’s new push to advanced manufacturing with Innovation Day, a day of presentations and demonstrations of the company’s technologies. She reminded the audience that Siemens is also an American company having made over $10 billion […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
New development kit puts hands inside virtual reality

New development kit puts hands inside virtual reality

ManoMotion offers a way to add gesture recognition to products and apps. A new software development kit (SDK) makes it possible to add gesture recognition into products and applications for virtual reality, augmented reality, and other new immersive visual technologies. ManoMotion says its new SDK allows people to see their actual hands in VR/AR/MR. Using […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
New 3D printing method produces low-cost, high-quality medical implants

New 3D printing method produces low-cost, high-quality medical implants

The University of Florida researchers are building stronger, more comfortable and less expensive implants with a soft silicone printing process. Researchers from the University of Florida have devised a new process for 3D printing in soft silicone to manufacture medical implants like ports for draining bodily fluids, implantable bands, balloons, soft catheters, slings, and meshes. […]

By June 2, 2017 Read More →
Adobe reveals AI-driven imaging

Adobe reveals AI-driven imaging

Automating the process of style transfer, asking the software to add the style of one photo to another. Adobe has released a paper on Deep Photo Style Transfer revealing work from Adobe and Cornell researchers (Fujun Luan, Cornell University, fujun@cs.cornell.edu; Sylvain Paris, Adobe, sparis@adobe.com; Eli Shechtman, Adobe, elishe@adobe.com; Kavita Bala, Cornell University, kb@cs.cornell.edu) who tinkered […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Blender Institute strikes again with cult comic Agent 327

Blender Institute strikes again with cult comic Agent 327

A three-minute teaser is out for a forthcoming feature film based on the work of Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk’s classic comics. By Amina Saeed After producing many award-winning shorts and raising over a million dollars in crowdfunding for 3D application development, Blender Institute introduces its new project, based on the work of Dutch artist Martin […]

By May 30, 2017 Read More →
Future forward: PTC declares leadership in IoT

Future forward: PTC declares leadership in IoT

PTC’s LiveWorx conference pulls out all the stops as the company builds an infrastructure of companies, people, and things. PTC has put its chips on IoT and the depth of its commitment was evident at the company’s user conference, LiveWorx held in Boston. The show has grown. In a question and answer session, Jim Heppelmann […]

By May 29, 2017 Read More →
Cloud CAD has a new competitor in Graebert Kudo

Cloud CAD has a new competitor in Graebert Kudo

An extended rollout will expose new features to beta testers over the next few months. Joining the ranks of cloud CAD vendors puts Graebert in exclusive company. Graebert GmbH has begun a staged release of its newest product, 2D cloud-based CAD used in a browser. For now Graebert’s Ares Kudo is considered in the beta […]

By May 25, 2017 Read More →
Interview: Andrew Baum, President of WeVideo

Interview: Andrew Baum, President of WeVideo

With over 22 million accounts, WeVideo is still in the process of making video editing tools cost effective and easily accessible to all. Video processing had been associated with high costs as well as complex hardware and software resources. But today it is no more the exclusive domain of professionals. Online video editing platform like […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →