Friday, November 24, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Atomic Switches Pave The Way For Neuromorphic Chipsets
Samsung to Showcase Large Micro LED TV at CES: report
Samsung Foundry in Advanced Discussions With New Customers for 7nm Chips
Tesla Finished Installing the World's Largest Mega-battery in Australia Within 100 Days
Apple Applies for Patent on Foldable Display
HP Patches Code execution Bug in Enterprise Printers
YouTube Takes More Steps to Tackle Down Videos Inappropriate for Minors
Broadcom Considering Increasing Qualcomm Bid
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Meta Us...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Meta Uses Augmented Reality Technology to Replace Your Office with 3D Holograms


San Francisco startup Meta makes augmented reality headsets that overlay holographic images on the real world. The company recently announced Meta Workspace, an interface that replaces monitors, keyboards and eventually even cubicles with augmented reality.

"Augment" means to make something greater, by adding to it. AR adds a powerful layer of interactive 3D content to your surroundings. Using see-through glasses, you stay visually connected to people and your environment.

Meta's new operating environment for augmented reality allows you and your coleagues in the office to wear headsets with see-through visors and grab invisible objects with your hands. You can also manipulate 3-D models with your hands or browse web pages, send emails and write code from floating virtual screens.

The company recently presented its Meta 2 operating environment at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) USA.

Meta's goal is to make its augmented reality technology a seamless extension of the real world-enabling people to interact with holograms much the way one interacts with real objects.

The Meta 2 AR headset ($949) used breakthroughs in optics, including a full 90-degree field of view and 2560 x 1440 high-dpi display. Plus the Meta 2 see-through headset makes everything below your eyebrows completely transparent and unobstructed so you can make eye contact with others. You can even wear the headset while wearing glasses.

With Meta 2, the world becomes your desktop background, allowing you to run Windows applications. Mac support is planned for later this year, along with native holographic Meta apps in the months ahead.

Meta is also offering Meta 2 SDK. Unity enables developers to create holographic apps quickly with Unity and C#. The SDK includes SLAM, hands interaction tracking, occlusion, collaboration, neurointerface design guidelines, example code, apps, documentation, and support.

Meta's vision is to eventually place a meta-layer of information around everything in the real world. Touch a piece of food and immediately see its nutritional content, hold a flower and see its DNA, shake someone's hand at a conference and see a sort of virtual LinkedIn page appear.

Of course, this won't happen overnight, and it could come in about a decade.

Meta isn't the only company with big ambitions for augmented reality. Microsoft and Apple are also devoting considerable resources to developing the technology.



Previous
Next
Google Glass Resurrects as an Enterprise Edition        All News        Qualcomm Faces Daily Fine Over Anti-competitive Methods
Google Glass Resurrects as an Enterprise Edition     General Computing News      Qualcomm Faces Daily Fine Over Anti-competitive Methods

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Apple's Augmented Reality Headset Coming in 2020: report
Google Responds to Apple's ARKit With ARCore AR Development Tool

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .