Monthly Archives - January 2017

Google Spotlight Story: “Pearl” Gets Oscar Nomination

If you haven't seen this charming 360-degree short film from Google Spotlight, now is a good time to check it out - it just became the first VR film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Created by Patrick Osborne, the same director behind Disney’s Oscar-nominated short film “Feast,” “Pearl” follows a little girl and her folk musician father as they travel around the country, living out of the family car. Using HTC Vive, viewers can look around the car, [...]

Augmented Reality Films Promotions

Movie Promotions Through Augmented Reality

With movie cast, directors and producers leaving no stone unturned in buzzing about their upcoming movies, the question arise, how to attract today’s hi-tech folks to turn their heads towards your movie script amongst a wide genre of movies. With globalisation hitting at every corner of the world, the competition within the film industry has amplified several times. With regional and international cinemas giving tough competition to both Bollywood and Hollywood industry, the film fraternity needs to devise some [...]

DigiLens

DigiLens raises $22 million to make ‘eyeglass-thin’ augmented reality displays

DigiLens has raised $22 million to create “eyeglass-thin” AR displays for motorcycle helmets, car windshields, AR smartglasses and other innovations. CEO Jonathan Waldern said in an interview, “We enable a massive reduction in size and form factor. This funding allows us to expand our scope to focus on the next areas.” DigiLens plans to use strategic relationships with investors like Sony, Foxconn and Panasonic to bring to market several AR displays and sensors for enterprise, consumer and transportation applications that [...]

Google Moves Into Augmented Reality Shopping

Google, BMW and Gap Moving into Augmented Reality Shopping

BMW is testing a new app that would create a virtual showroom displaying its i3 and i8 vehicles on a smartphone screen, while Gap shoppers would be able to “try on” clothes using a virtual avatar. Google made the announcement at CES, hinting at a broader goal to merge the Tango app's room mapping capabilities with a broader goal of facilitating commerce. Google is rolling out a real world application for its most ambitious virtual reality effort: letting shoppers see what they [...]