COVID-19 pandemic and its impact of digital commerce Gorniak believes that COVID-19 has massively accelerated the rate at which people began seeing the value of visualization technology. "With retail stores closed, the only option available has been e-commerce. But if you don't have images available of your products, you can't sell them. Also, if your competitor offers shoppers the ability to customize and in 3D and put products in their space with augmented reality, they'll probably sell more than you," said Gorniak. … [Read more...] about Augmented reality and 3D will accelerate adoption of e-commerce
Holographic near eye displays for virtual and augmented reality
“I think what will change after COVID is that there is also a new generation stepping up as in Gen Z’s turn is up and they will start spending money on sports. I think the biggest gamechanger will be in that. It’s not just that coronavirus happened to them, it’s that they just like to consume sports completely different than the generation before them. I think that’s what we’re tapping into rather than just having a VR experience,” said Sander Schouten, CEO and Co-Founder of Beyond Sports. “Basically what we’re going to launch soon here in Holland and then spread out over the world is we’re going to have virtual worlds where you can interact, engage with in a different way, tailor made for a Gen Z environment. Meaning, if you want to be the star of the show, you just add your own virtual character with your own face into that environment and then you can share it as if you made that final shot to win the game.” … [Read more...] about Can Virtual Reality Help Sports Fans Experience Game Day In A Post COVID-19 World?
In addition to reality blending, Niantic is also giving Pokémon Go the ability to contribute to its crowdsourced 3D mapping project, as it does with its original AR game Ingress. Instead of portal scanning, as it’s called in Ingress, Niantic says players of Pokémon Go will be able to perform “PokéStop Scanning” to “contribute to building 3D maps of their “favorite PokéStops and Gyms by walking around their favorite public places and recording a stream of images with their phone.” … [Read more...] about Niantic adds ‘reality blending’ to Pokémon Go to make your virtual pals even more realistic
Niantic has also announced it is currently working to develop a "dynamic 3D map of existing PokeStops and Gyms" in order to continue to "develop and refine AR features in the future". Trainers can currently opt-in to a feature called "PokeStop Scan", which can be used to record a video of a PokeStop or Gym's real-life location from different angles. The feature will be available to trainers who are level 40 in early June and will then be available to players of other levels at a later stage. … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go is testing a new Reality Blending snapshot feature that enables Pokemon to move behind objects
"When I'm by myself, like if I'm birding or if I'm exploring outside, I feel like I have to publicly display that I'm not trespassing or doing something sinister outside," she said. "I feel like I have to go above and beyond so that the people who are driving by or walking by don't think that I'm someone they need to call the police on." … [Read more...] about The realities of being a black birdwatcher