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Apple's Mixed Reality Headset Part 2: A 3D Document Editing and Viewing System

Apple's Mixed Reality Headset Part 2: A 3D Document Editing and Viewing System | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it

"[...] one of the coolest patent filings Apple has made in some time [...]"

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Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's In-Depth Work on a Next-Gen Mixed Reality Headset is Simply Mind Boggling in Scope." It was one of the coolest patent filings Apple has made in some time. At the end of our report I presented a single patent figure from a second related patent that was published yesterday to demonstrate where Apple could take their next generation mixed reality headset. That patent figure is now presented in this follow-up report. The figure was taken from Apple's patent filing titled "3D Document Editing System."

 

In-part and in reality, Apple's mixed reality headset could double as a portable desktop and/or desktop replacement. For professionals on the road, using a mixed reality headset as their 30" display to work on large documents or architectural drawings or an ad campaign is vastly superior to a notebook to be sure.

 

Apple notes in their filing that conventional graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for text generation and editing systems work in a two-dimensional (2D) space (e.g., a 2D screen or page on a screen). Highlighting areas or portions of text using these GUIs typically involves adding some effect in 2D such as bold or italics text, underlining, or coloring.

 

Virtual reality (VR) allows users to experience and/or interact with an immersive artificial three-dimensional (3D) environment. For example, VR systems may display stereoscopic scenes to users in order to create an illusion of depth, and a computer may adjust the scene content in real-time to provide the illusion of the user interacting within the scene.

 

Similarly, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) combine computer generated information with views of the real world to augment, or add content to, a user's view of their environment. The simulated environments of VR and/or the enhanced content of AR/MR may thus be utilized to provide an interactive user experience for multiple applications, such as interacting with virtual training environments, gaming, remotely controlling drones or other mechanical systems, viewing digital media content, interacting with the internet, or the like.

 

Conventional VR, AR, and MR systems may allow content consumers to view and interact with content in a 3D environment. Conventional VR systems may provide tools and applications that allow VR content creators to create and edit 3D objects, and may provide a text generation and editing system with a conventional 2D GUI that allows content creators to generate text content that can be attached to 3D objects.

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Apple Outguns Samsung and LG in Filing micro-LED Patents in South Korea

Apple Outguns Samsung and LG in Filing micro-LED Patents in South Korea | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Discovery of Apple's Secret Micro-LED Display Testing Plant in California Rattles Display Maker Stocks in Asia." Now we're learning that Apple and its subsidiary LuxVue Technology have applied for more Micro-LED patents in South Korea than Samsung and LG.
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Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Discovery of Apple's Secret Micro-LED Display Testing Plant in California Rattles Display Maker Stocks in Asia." Now we're learning that Apple and its subsidiary LuxVue Technology have applied for more Micro-LED patents in South Korea than Samsung and LG.

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Toshiba partners with Atheer: AiR™ Enterprise solutions  to integrate dynaEdge smart-glasses

Toshiba partners with Atheer: AiR™ Enterprise solutions  to integrate dynaEdge  smart-glasses | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Atheer Inc., a leader in industrial enterprise AR solutions, today announces a strategic partnership with Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. for the Atheer AiR™ Enterprise AR solution and the dynaEdge™ AR Smart Glasses.

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"Using AiR Enterprise, the new Toshiba dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses offer an ideal solution for industrial applications such as field service, dealer service, manufacturing and repair operations, assembly line management, technician and expert training, warehouse picking, asset inspection and repair as well as remote visualization and support"
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Using AiR Enterprise, the new Toshiba dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses offer an ideal solution for industrial applications such as field service, dealer service, manufacturing and repair operations, assembly line management, technician and expert training, warehouse picking, asset inspection and repair as well as remote visualization and support

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- Press Release - Vuzix Begins Mass Production of the World's 1st Windows-based Smart Glasses for Toshiba

- Press Release - Vuzix Begins Mass Production of the World's 1st Windows-based Smart Glasses for Toshiba | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Maintenance, Remote Expert, Manufacturing, QA Inspection & Audit, Logistics, Training and Knowledge Transfer
The Toshiba/Vuzix dynaEdge AR100 smart glasses  connect directly to the DE 100 Mobile Mini PC which can be belt-worn with a USB Type-C ™ cable and  comes equipped with Vision DE Suite, a Windows -10- based remote support dedicated application.
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" Workers and technicians can communicate with each other via text messages, video, audio and still images. The dynaEdge smart glass solution enable users run Windows applications to browse PDFs, movies and photos as well as the ability to shoot photos and movies with sound. Additionally, the Vision DE Suite from Toshiba also comes equipped with Microsoft's Skype for Business. [...].
"Vuzix' ability to develop and manufacture a new class of smart glasses for Toshiba within an aggressive set of timelines was remarkable."- Paul Travers, President and CEO
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Intel wants smart glasses to be a thing

Intel wants smart glasses to be a thing | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it

The glasses are called Vaunt, and they are nearly indistinguishable from regular glasses. Instead of some cumbersome headset with a special screen, Intel’s Vaunt glasses are simple plastic frames that weigh under 50 grams . They work with prescription and non-prescription lenses.

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The glasses are called Vaunt, and they are nearly indistinguishable from regular glasses. Instead of some cumbersome headset with a special screen, Intel’s Vaunt glasses are simple plastic frames that weigh under 50 grams . They work with prescription and non-prescription lenses

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Intel’s ‘Vaunt’ smartglasses could be the iPhone of augmented reality

Intel’s ‘Vaunt’ smartglasses could be the iPhone of augmented reality | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Google Glass gave AR smartglasses a bad name, but Intel aims to change all that with its recently unveiled Vaunt smartglasses. 
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"They intend to roll out the first set of real AR glasses for real people, and see what happens. That’s the thing the budding smartglasses market has been missing — an actual product. Not a concept, or expensive headpiece like the Magic Leap, but a pair of AR glasses with some basic functionality — something people would actually wear everyday. "
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The Race for AR Glasses Starts Now | Backchannel

The Race for AR Glasses Starts Now | Backchannel | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
The big players in tech, from Google to Amazon, and some little players, too, are jockeying to own augmented reality.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, June 9, 2:54 AM

The big players in tech, from Google to Amazon, and some little players, too, are jockeying to own augmented reality.

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Why do people keep giving Magic Leap money?

Why do people keep giving Magic Leap money? | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Magic Leap, an augmented reality company that has never shipped or even shown a product, has just gotten a $502 million investment on top of its nearly $1.4 billion in existing funding. Th
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Richard Platt's curator insight, June 9, 2:57 AM

Magic Leap, an augmented reality company that has never shipped or even shown a product, has just gotten a $502 million investment on top of its nearly $1.4 billion in existing funding. The round is led by Singapore holding company Temasek, and includes major existing investors like Google, Alibaba, and J.P. Morgan Investment Management. It adds to the mystique around the secretive company, which has been on the verge of unveiling a pair of compact augmented reality glasses since at least 2015. Two years later, its main output is still flowery paeans to its own greatness.  Investors have proven more than willing to throw money at overblown tech startups, like Theranos and Juicero. But Magic Leap still seems like a potentially viable company — just one that I doubt will deliver exactly what it’s promised.

Magic Leap ignores all the legitimately tricky parts of building augmented reality glasses Magic Leap’s prototype hardware is supposed to produce incredibly realistic virtual objects. Its reputation is nearly mythical — someone, secondhand and possibly apocryphally, once told me it stands people in a demo room and challenges them to identify what’s real. The company is also building a powerhouse media division, staffed with creative talent like author Neal Stephenson and game developer Graeme Devine, and is partnered with major digital effects studios Weta Workshop and ILMxLAB.
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Walden, a game

Play as Henry David Thoreau in this open world game set in the woods of  Walden Pond 1845. Available at www.waldengame.com July 4th.

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Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant can be hacked with voice commands

Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant can be hacked with voice commands | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Hacks are often caused by our own stupidity, but you can blame tech companies for a new vulnerability. Researchers from China's Zheijiang University foun
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Richard Platt's curator insight, June 9, 2:55 AM

Hacks are often caused by our own stupidity, but you can blame tech companies for a new vulnerability.

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Intel shows off the Movidius Myriad X, a computer vision chip with deep learning baked-in

Intel shows off the Movidius Myriad X, a computer vision chip with deep learning baked-in | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Intel's coming up on the one-year anniversary of its Movidius acquisition, and to celebrate it the company has shown off a brand spanking new chip, the Myriad..
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The Future of Workspace

The Future of Workspace | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
At this year's Augmented World Expo (AWE), Meron Gribetz unveiled Workspace, Meta 2's operating environment, which won Best-in-Show. Watch his talk to see why people waited for over an hour to try out Workspace!
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Disney is making a Star Wars holochess game with augmented reality

Disney is making a Star Wars holochess game with augmented reality | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple showed off an augmented reality demo that used an iPad to recreate the famous Dejarik holochess game from Star Wars. It turns out that was more than just
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Apple's In-Depth Work on a Next-Gen Mixed Reality Headset is Simply Mind Boggling in Scope

Apple's In-Depth Work on a Next-Gen Mixed Reality Headset is Simply Mind Boggling in Scope | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Buried in a plethora of patent applications published by the U.S. Patent Office today was a patent filing with a completely new vision for Apple's future headset. It's mind boggling in scope and even provides us with a vision 10 years out of a desktop replacement using a head mound display system that's wild
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Richard Platt's curator insight, June 9, 3:02 AM

Buried in a plethora of patent applications published by the U.S. Patent Office today was a patent filing with a completely new vision for Apple's future headset. It's mind boggling in scope and even provides us with a vision 10 years out of a desktop replacement using a head mound display system that's wild

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The Discovery of Apple's Secret Micro-LED Display Testing Plant in California Rattles Display Maker Stocks in Asia

The Discovery of Apple's Secret Micro-LED Display Testing Plant in California Rattles Display Maker Stocks in Asia | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Patently Apple has been covering Apple's work on micro-LEDs for some time now. Apple's patents have shown that one of their display teams have worked on micro-LEDs with Quantum dot technology and in context with next-gen AR smartglasses and much, much more. Today we're learning that Apple's secret plant for micro-LED testing was discovered i
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Richard Platt's curator insight, June 9, 3:01 AM

Patently Apple has been covering Apple's work on micro-LEDs for some time now. Apple's patents have shown that one of their display teams have worked on micro-LEDs with Quantum dot technology and in context with next-gen AR smartglasses; another Apple display team revealed their work in another patent for micro-LEDs in context with a possible future iPhone that uses liquid metal as a shape memory alloy in a folding iPhone form factor; yet another patent shows Apple's engineers working on a micro-LED display that uses 'smart-pixel' technology. More importantly, we reported back in November that Apple was working with TSMC on a micro-LED project to enhance manufacturing of future micro-LED displays which up to this point has been very difficult to reach mass production status.  We're now learning that "Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small numbers of the screens for testing purposes, according to people familiar with the situation.

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"Who Is Seeding The AR Cloud?"

"Who Is Seeding The AR Cloud?" | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Competition to build the AR Cloud and a Universal Visual Brower have begun. These are trillion dollar opportunities and ideas as big and transformative as the mobile phone.
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Press Release - Multibillion-dollar tech startup Magic Leap turns to Saudi Arabia to raise over $400 million in additional funding, Business Insider

Press Release - Multibillion-dollar tech startup Magic Leap turns to Saudi Arabia to raise over $400 million in additional funding, Business Insider | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it

Press Release 7 March : "Magic Leap Announces $461 Million in Second Closing of Series D Funding" - Magic Leap has now raised over $2.3 billion. Smartglasses go on sale this year

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Intel is making smart glasses that actually look normal

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look normal | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it

 "Not a concept, or expensive headpiece [...] , but a pair of AR glasses with some basic functionality — something people would actually wear everyday. " - RSD Retinal Scanning Display based -

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ARiA, The AR Conference At MIT, Is The Anti-CES

ARiA, The AR Conference At MIT, Is The Anti-CES | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
AR in Action (ARiA), the anti-CES, starts it's third big think AR conference in the MIT Media Lab on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
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Zwim goggles integrate a near-eye display for underwater tracking

Zwim goggles integrate a near-eye display for underwater tracking | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Triathlete Taegoo Kang has developed Zwim, a sweet pair of goggles that give you a near-eye display of data while swimming.
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Amazon pioneer of the AI-Smartglasses sinergy

Amazon pioneer of the AI-Smartglasses sinergy | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo..
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IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI

IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it

The project will also explore completely new computing devices, materials, and physical phenomena, including efforts to harness quantum computers—exotic but potentially very powerful new machines—to make AI even more capable.  Dario Gil, vice president of AI at IBM Research: “It’s an area no one is touching, and it has the potential for orders-of-magnitude improvements.”

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Apple in Talks with Iconic Movie Studio behind such Films as The Matrix and others

Apple in Talks with Iconic Movie Studio behind such Films as The Matrix and others | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
It's being reported by The Financial Times today that Apple is eyeing The Culver Studios where films like Gone with the Wind and The Matrix were shot, as a base for its big push into Hollywood productions. That would be a major leap forward in the minds of those in the industry and for Apple fans wanting Apple to finally take their Apple TV dream to the next level.
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Why the Logistics Industry is Going Hands-Free

Why the Logistics Industry is Going Hands-Free | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
The logistics industry has been thinking hands-free for years now. It has since moved on from arm-worn scanners to vision picking & wearable safety devices.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, June 9, 2:54 AM

The logistics industry has been thinking hands-free for years now. It has since moved on from arm-worn scanners to vision picking & wearable safety devices

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Microsoft just officially listed AI as one of its top priorities, replacing mobile

Microsoft just officially listed AI as one of its top priorities, replacing mobile | HMD hot spot | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence has replaced mobile in the company's overall mission in its 2017 annual report.
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