Google Working on Advanced VR Project To Take the Concept to a Whole New Level

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Here's a cool slightly off topic bit of advanced tech news worth sharing with you guys today from Google. The video above is not directly related the story at hand, but it's a prime example of the new concept that Google is working on to take Virtual Reality to the next level. The idea is to mix elements of VR with Augmented Reality and they call it "cinematic reality."

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We've seen a ton of patent filings from Magic Leap, covering both the tech behind its efforts and the outcome. Without going into too much detail (Road To VR breaks the hardware patents down neatly, if you're interested), the company is working on a lightweight wearable display system that combines sensors with a fiber-optic projection display to create the illusion of 3D. It does this by detecting what you're focusing on and layering two-dimensional images at the right depth. You'll then be able to interact with the projections using a "tactile glove" to detect movements. ~ Engadget

It's described as a cross between Google Glass, Oculus Rift and Heavy Rain's Added Reality Interface (ARI), which is why we included the video above. Have a look at it and then let us know what you think of this concept.
 

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I work in IT and if I could go to work and put on a VR set that let me be productive (i.e. seeing my workstation in the VR set to still do work) but feel like I'm on the beach or something, I'd be happy with that.
 
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I think the ideal VR tech for the business world would combine live teleconferencing tech with VR so that everyone could tele-commute! Then nearly anyone in an office environment could work from home!
 

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I'm looking forward to hearing what one of our Note 4 users think of the Samsung Gear VR. Hopefully someone will pick one up soon and can grace us with a hands on review.

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