Saturday, January 31, 2015

Know Your Enemy

Another Victim of Palmer Luckey's World Changing VR Headset: Yes, Needless to say...

9 year old Ben gets eSight live on CBS’ The Doctors: Enabled by eMagin AMOLED Microdisplays

The disruptive potential of Augmented Reality

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/01/the-disruptive-potential-of-augmented-reality/

Augmented Reality and Wearables: What the Experts Say

http://www.news-sap.com/augmented-reality-wearables-thats-experts-say/

Don’t believe the unbelievers (Part 2); Google Glass has succeeded through Glass at Work

http://9to5google.com/2015/01/30/dont-believe-the-unbelievers-part-2-google-glass-has-succeeded-through-glass-at-work/

Don’t believe the unbelievers; Google Glass is alive and well

http://9to5google.com/2015/01/27/dont-believe-the-unbelievers-google-glass-is-alive-and-well/

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wonder How eMagin's R&D Contract for the Army Men is Going: Color 1280 x 1024 Micro-Display Manufacturing Technology


http://www.armymantech.com/1280Display_HDMB.php

You, Think. A Message About $EMAN From Hot_Right_Now; Jan 30 2:12PM

$EMAN Some consolidation between 2.5 and 3 could be good for a sustained move higher. Getting ready, I think

INITION’s Pick: 2015’s Tech Trends

http://www.inition.co.uk/initions-pick-2015s-tech-trends/

This is Revision

Friends are welcome even if they are only algorithims


http://www.barchart.com/opinions/stocks/EMAN

US Foreign Policy now enables "Allies" to learn the Intricacies of Crowdfunding. Now, there's a Silver Lining. Presumably Russia with their growing Ratnik Program Own the Ukrainian Night.


http://www.peoplesproject.com/en/reports/night-vision-and-sleeping-bags/

This not as dramatic as enabling the Blind to see, is it?

Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And “Reset”

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/29/google-glass-patrick-pichette/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29#8myzy1:tU1

GOOGLE ADMITS GLASS DIDN'T "HAVE THE IMPACT WE HOPED FOR: Completely Retooled if it ever makes it back

http://www.fastcompany.com/3041734/fast-feed/google-admits-glass-didnt-have-the-impact-we-hoped-for

eMagin AMOLED Microdisplays Enables This Application

Payer l'homme (Pay the Man)

"This is not a pipe"

Virtual Reality: The Birth of a Medium "I'm a Bird (Brain)", I'm Loathe to say Time Magazine Got Anything Right but the Organizing Principle Around VR Right Now Appears to be Insanity

This Is the Future of Humanity in One Disturbing Photo: Totally Implausible, Staged Event, This Guy Would be Holding the Second Milkshake in His Right Hand


http://time.com/3687495/virtual-reality-future/

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lion's Share of the Equipment eMagin Displays, Originate with SOCOM/PEO Soldier and end up in the Hands of Special Forces, US and NATO: Special Ops Assuming Greater NATO Responsibilities

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=128071

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light, Some Drunk Welshman

Finally...A Sane Oculus User, Saw Right Through the Screen Door

Parks and Recreation and Oculus: Sharing a Final Season?

http://www.roadtovr.com/sign-of-the-times-oculus-rift-cameo-on-nbcs-parks-and-recreation-video/

Meta Glasses turn to get a $$$ Infusion: Augmented-Reality Headset Maker Meta Secures $23 Million

http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2015/01/28/augmented-reality-headset-maker-meta-secures-23-million/

17 Micron vs. 12 Micron (eMagin Inside) Which one would you like to lug around? Carry Batteries for? Not have to switch Day and Night Scopes?



And BAE is integrating this tech in their full line of Thermal Near-Eye Products


Bring Your Own Glass (BYOG): 90% of smart glasses will be sold to enterprises in 2015



http://whatsthebigdata.com/2015/01/28/bring-your-own-glass-byog-90-of-smart-glasses-will-be-sold-to-enterprises-in-2015/

Qantas is going to have Samsung virtual reality on its flights


http://mashable.com/2015/01/29/qantas-samsung-virtual-reality/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

The dawn of augmented and virtual reality technologies - Tech Weekly podcast

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2015/jan/28/augmented-virtual-reality-tech-weekly-podcast

3 Bens Podcast on VR: The Biggest Dive Mask Pumpers in the World Start a Support Group, One Day at a Time Bens

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/27/vr-podcast-test-run/

Heard of a TAM-14 but Never Heard of a Tam-4, Stock4Thought, Left for Dead, that's Spot on.

http://stocktwits.com/Stocks4thought

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Special Operations Develops ‘Iron Man’ Suit: Six15 Technologies to Supply HMD for TALOS Suite

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=128059

Google Glass-like Eyegear for Soldiers


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Troops one day will receive vital, real-time cues about their location, surrounding terrain, danger zones and much more with “augmented reality” holographic glasses. Called ULTRA-Vis, the transparent eye screen covers one eye and provides visual pop-ups keyed to a wearer’s exact location, plus directional signs and alerts to enemy locations. Yes, it’s like Google Glass, but featuring a mini war room map with sensors and live data. Applied Research Associates in Arlington, Virginia, and Britain’s BAE Systems are developing the eyewear with DARPA. As the technology is refined, future applications could easily be found for police, firefighters and even commercial pilots.

Disturbed by Superhuman?

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?doc_id=1325426&section_id=36

Incredible, yeah, but...

Augmented Reality For Cyber Warrior Marines: ODG Glasses Started as an Army Intelligence Program called "VIBE" Voice Identification, Bio-Metric Exploitation, Apparently the Expectation is That They Will be Upgraded for the USMC:

The next generation of augmented reality glasses will include the ability to run and display multiple apps, map overlays, visual adjustments for better viewing, and 3D video. This push into the digital future includes upgrading the various military bases for “full spectrum” training.

Sounds like a Job for WUXGA Displays

http://www.governmentfishbowl.com/2014/12/16/augmented-reality-cyber-warrior-marines/


Well , Here's a Real Optomist

http://stocktwits.com/Stocks4thought

Myo + Augmedix - Redefining patient-physician interactions

James L. McQuivey & Roundtable - Wearable Computing - LeWeb'14 Paris

Biased Take :Those Epson Moverios are Some Cumbersome Looking Spectacles: Four ways augmented reality will be coming to your workplace soon

http://www.businessesgrow.com/2015/01/27/augmented-reality/

TrackingPoint SA and BA Precision Guided Firearms - Shooting Reimagined (eMagin OEM)

That Should Be $SSLNF and $FACE For Now but $EMAN Soon but Who's Counting

Astronauts Test Google Glass, Heart Monitor in Undersea Base

http://www.space.com/26738-undersea-astronauts-google-glass-space-tech.html?cmpid=514630_20140809_29222086

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Microsoft CEO Talks "Mind-Blowing" Gaming Potential for HoloLens

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-ceo-talks-mind-blowing-gaming-potential-/1100-6424911/

Yes, Potential, Not Right Now:Legendary Architect Frank Gehry Praises Potential of Virtual Reality as a Visualization/Design Tool

http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2015/01/frank-gehry-oculus-rift-architecture-vr.html

So Only a Slight Amount of Stomach Contents Made an Appearance?

Get Your Bug Out Gear and Head for the Hills, This Will Make the Zombie Apocalypse Seem Like a Walk in the Park




http://www.popsci.com/oculus-debuts-interactive-vr-movie-sundance?dom=tw&src=SOC

Don't Worry DARPA, Help is on the Way

Near-Eye Light Field Displays

SHOT Show 2015: Armasight Thermal Weapon Sights: All the New Thermals from Armasight are eMagin OLED, Zeus, Clip-On et al

Monday, January 26, 2015

Andrew Sculley, eMagin Boss, the 618th Best CEO in the World Will Keynote SID 2015 Along with Fossil CTO: When I saw Display Week and Fossil Thought Palmer Luckey and Oculus Rift Were Going to be There

http://www.displayweek.org/2015/Program/SID-DISPLAYSEARCHWEARABLE-FLEXIBLEMARKETFOCUSCONFERENCE.aspx

F-35 Flyover at the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

Meanwhile Back at the Vomitorium

Some Algorithmic Hyperbole to Start the Week: Monday Top Wall Street Stories: eMagin Corp. (EMAN), CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (CSTE)

http://www.wallstreetscope.com/monday-top-wall-street-stories-emagin-corp-eman-caesarstone-sdot-yam-ltd-cste-the-empire-district-electric-company-ede-athersys-inc-athx-aeropostale-inc-aro/25138729/?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

I Know CCI Makes Ammunition Did Not Know They Issued Buy Signals as Well: New CCI Buy Signal for $EMAN

http://www.trucharts.com/FilteredStocks.aspx?ConditionId=80163

Now In Barf-a-Rama!

It's Clear That What Virtual Reality Headsets Need is a Radical Reconfiguration

Microsoft's Hololens – what do virtual reality developers think?

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/26/microsoft-hololens-augmented-virtual-reality-developers-kinect

Brand Killer : I have a Brand for you Guys....Zoloft

Saturday, January 24, 2015

You Asked: How Do Virtual Reality Headsets Work?

http://time.com/3679652/virtual-reality-headsets-how-work/

NNA100.com NYSE NASDAQ AMEX Top 100 Stock Rankings-#2 with a BUY Rating- Some Algorithm up there Loves us!

http://www.nna100.com/stock_ranking.php?p=AMEX-Lowest-100-PEG-Ratio-Stocks&d=2015-01-24

If You See This Man Call 1-800-THE-LOST, Last Seen at a Famous Dave's BBQ in Claremont Cali, Answers to the Name of Paul

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-campbell-4

I Have the Winner of the eMagin "Name That iHMD" Contest. The eMagin "Monaural X2 Head Mounted Display"

It's a Start

Friday, January 23, 2015

Boy Howdy

CERDEC's Don Reago on Advanced Sensors, Thermal Day/Night Goggles (eMagin Inside) "Eyes on in any degraded condition"

http://media.dev-cms.com/wtop/37/3722/372248.mp3

Oculus Rift Has Always Looked Like Old Tech, Since Microsoft Hololens it Seems Really, Really Old

Molyneux warns Microsoft: Don't overpromise on HoloLens

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2015-01-22-molyneux-warns-microsoft-dont-overpromise-on-hololens

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New FLIR Product: Recon V: eMagin SXGA

eMagin Investors are like Gladiators

We who are about to die of boredom salute you!

Microsoft isn't saying much about what's inside HoloLens

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/hololens-spec-rundown/?utm_source=Feed_Classic_Full&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Engadget&?ncid=rss_full

Brendan is Super Excited, Why, Brendan? Because it makes your Black Box Duct Tapped to people's head look like a Black Box Duct Tapped to people's heads?

Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7868251/microsoft-hololens-hologram-hands-on-experience

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fighting not to go there, burned once too often



but the Z800 AR Pro, Canon MREAL, Elbit Skylens, SA Photonics LARS, Liteye's L750 all use OLEDs but like I said I won't go there.

Why?

Microsoft jumps into augmented reality with HoloLens

http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-jumps-in-augmented-reality-with-hololens/

The publisher of Grand Theft Auto 5 already tried HoloLens, called it 'extraordinary'

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7867841/take-two-rockstar-hololens-gta-5

Signum News - Microsoft Holo Lens Apresentation

Microsoft HoloLens - Possibilities

Microsoft HoloLens - Transform your world with holograms

Car Sick: Audi dealerships to get virtual reality headsets

http://www.am-online.com/news/2015/1/21/audi-dealerships-to-get-virtual-reality-headsets/37668/

Oculus is going to make their HMD work if they have to hire everyone on the planet

Exelis demos ISS at Shot Show : Great Comments from the ranks, they fear "unintended consequences", can see the possibility of being "micromanaged"

http://soldiersystems.net/2015/01/14/exelis-demonstrate-nextgen-night-vision-shot-show-2015/?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed

Being mentioned in the same breath as Oculus, what an honor: Global Wearable Electronics Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 - 2020

http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/details/global-wearable-electronics-market

Shot Show Debut : IR Defense : eMagin VGA : "Perfect Storm of Thermal Systems"

Actual Size (almost)


http://gearscout.militarytimes.com/2015/01/20/ir-defense-shows-compact-multifunction-thermal-optic/

Look Out! $EMAN is a momentum stock! Wednesday Momentum Stocks: Mad Catz Interactive Inc. (MCZ), Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (CVTI), eMagin Corp. (EMAN)


http://www.wallstreetscope.com/wednesday-momentum-stocks-mad-catz-interactive-inc-mcz-covenant-transportation-group-inc-cvti-emagin-corp-eman-enterprise-bancorp-inc-ebtc-sykes-enterprises-incorporated-syke/25132449/

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

They want to blame it on something other than what it is, plastic, coffee, themselves...

The Verge Super Bowl ad : Oculus in Super Bowl Ad "How we die", feels like it, how apopos


Google Glass Will Be Back With a Vengeance

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2475383,00.asp

Ben Kuchera, Dive Mask Apologist Gets Mugged by Reality and Blames Starbucks

Bringing VR to the Classroom

Microdisplays in War Takes a Jab at "Weird" Mark Zuckerberg : Mark you can't get there from here

Facebook At Work, Box IPO & Google Glass

Google Glass 2: How should Google fix it?

http://www.wareable.com/google-glass/google-glass-2-how-should-google-fix-it-726

BAE Unveils New Thermal Weapon Sight Product for Military Customers; Marc Casseres Comments

http://blog.executivebiz.com/2015/01/bae-unveils-new-thermal-weapon-sight-product-for-military-customers-marc-casseres-comments/

Monday, January 19, 2015

Rev VR Podcast (Ep.90): It’s Not Just Gaming – How to Sell VR To The Corporate World with Stefan Pernar

http://www.roadtovr.com/rev-vr-podcast-ep-90-just-gaming-sell-vr-corporate-world-stefan-pernar/

TWS Breakthrough: BAE (Oasys) Thermal Sight : 12 Micron Pixel Pitch : eMagin AMOLED : Significant SWAP Savings : BAE Finally Got Out of GAO Jail : ShotShow Debut


http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150119005406/en/BAE-Systems-Revolutionizes-Thermal-Weapon-Sights-Military#.VL1Hhi7F88g

Meanwhile back at the Vomitorium

Zuckerberg’s 3 predictions for what social networks will look like in 10 years :The future of computing is augmented reality: distraction-free, heads-up communication.

so THAT's why he bought a virtual reality company that fixes a heavy, opaque black box to your head.

http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/14/zuckerbergs-3-predictions-for-what-social-networks-will-look-like-in-10-years/

CES Pepcom 2015: ODG Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

New Google Glass Version Coming This Year

http://www.wsj.com/video/new-google-glass-version-coming-this-year/B69DDCD7-1C14-4556-B5D9-26487E3CF49D.html

Specular Theory virtual reality presentation at CES

Saturday, January 17, 2015

diamonds are a girl's best friend t bone burnett

Mr. Carollo has been at this for a while

Creative Display Systems (CDS) provides innovative display solutions for both the military and commercial markets. With experience in miniature high-performance optics, electronics, human factors and packaging, CDS develops and produces novel display system solutions for demanding applications. CDS is a leader in design, development and manufacture of near-eye display and micro-display engine products serving such diverse markets as medical, industrial, commercial, digital cinema and the military including training & simulation. For more information visit CDS' website at www.CreativeDis.com.

If we take eMagin's assertions about the iHMD at face value (always a dicey proposition) they were to demo to the HMD in early January. That in mind I like to think Jerry oversaw the demos then with his Magnum Opus complete he retires to the beach in Carlsbad. Makes sense.  Starting at his CDS he migrates to Intevac and makes state of the art Digital HMDs, Night Port, iPort etc. then sets his sights on the consumer/industrial/commercial arena with the iHMD. We know eMagin was testing the headset this past summer from Michael's post as a HS Senior being a "Consultant" with eMagin. Presumably after the testing it should have only needed some tweeking. So , my guess, it's now a completed project and Jerry felt free to abscond. Rosy scenario brought to you by Kelloggs.
I'm sticking with that because I have had it up to here with eMagin Drama.

Google Glass: down but not out

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2872052/google-glass-down-but-not-out.html

Why Ivy Ross Got Picked to Make Google Glass Succeed

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/534246/why-ivy-ross-got-picked-to-make-google-glass-succeed/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=twitter

Friday, January 16, 2015

Jerry Carollo Gone : Because the iHmd is Finished? It says no hard feelings

http://uk.advfn.com/news/EDGAR/2015/article/65137579?xref=newsalerttweet&adw=1126416

New Patent Gives Us A Better Idea Of What's Behind Google's Mysterious 'Cinematic Reality' Investment


http://www.businessinsider.com/magic-leap-patent-2015-1

Chardan Comments On Google Glass After Consumer Sales Are Suspended, Himax Technologies Could Be At Risk : eMagin couldn't get little bitty shout out here Javier?

as always, eMagin is


http://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/15/01/5153716/chardan-comments-on-google-glass-after-consumer-sales-ar

Here is a Chart That Chartguy Found Meaningful for Some Reason


Kopinites feel like they are next in line to the throne: Somewhere Back in the Mists of Time eMagin CFO Paul Campbell Mentioned that Google Could Take a Two-Tiered Approach with Glass and Use Both Displays: Who the Hell Knows

How the Camera Doomed Google Glass : Google Glass is not the only 800lb Gorilla That was Doomed by a Camera




http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/01/how-the-camera-doomed-google-glass/384570/?single_page=true&utm_content=buffer020bc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Google Glass is the WORST PRODUCT OF ALL TIME! Revisiting the Prescient John P.

R/C Plane Crashes into the Sea. Underwater Scenes.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sounds Like You Need a New Transmission

Please Get Somebody to Record It

"Getting Out Of The Vomiting Business, Must Sell, Make Offer or Free To a Bad Home"

New Warning to Attach to Oculus Rift Best Practices "Can Cause Wobbling"

Oh Really? Zuckerberg Claims Existing Virtual Reality Devices Are “Too Weird” : You're the Sap Who Over payed $1,999,999,999 for the Piece of Crap






http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/01/zuckerberg-claims-existing-virtual-reality-devices-weird/

LG :HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING MULTIPLE USER INTERFACE FORMATS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THEREFOR

http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20150015458

Future Versions (Plural), in succesion? or Glass designed for different applications?

This cannot be a surprise to anybody : New version this year : Google to stop selling 1st version of Glass; reorganized unit to report to Nest CEO: DJ

Google will release a new version of the much-hyped wearable data product at some point this year, the report said.


http://www.cnbc.com/id/102329980

Oh shit : Navy report: 2014 Super Hornet crash was preventable : This is on the Navy

The pilot, investigators learned later, hadn't gone through a recommended computer-based course before being cleared to fly with the visor-mounted display. In fact, the investigator discovered, out of 17 squadrons based at Oceana, none reported requiring pilots to complete the course; only one squadron was even aware it existed.

http://hamptonroads.com/2015/01/navy-report-2014-super-hornet-crash-was-preventable

Day 15 and Counting...

http://ir.emagin.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=96135&p=irol-news&nyo=0

Kopin Presentation at Needham

EMAN has been a consistent presenter at Needham over the last several years but holed up in Hopewell this year. First Question out of the box "Are OLED Microdisplays a superior Display system?"

http://ir.kopin.com/investors/news-events/events-and-presentations/default.aspx

Thursday Watch List: U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (PRTS), Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (ITCI), eMagin Corp. (EMAN), UTi Worldwide Inc. (UTIW), Corporate Executive Board Co. (CEB)

http://www.wallstreetscope.com/thursday-watch-list-u-s-auto-parts-network-inc-prts-intra-cellular-therapies-inc-itci-emagin-corp-eman-uti-worldwide-inc-utiw-corporate-executive-board-co-ceb/25127538/

Augmented reality enables smarter maintenance using smartphones and glasses

http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/augmented-reality-enables-smarter-maintenance-using-smartphones-and-glasses/28fce6230cf1ceec4d8d1ec84a54eb02.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

"OK Glass, Where Did I Bury That Bone?" Google Explorer Has Gone to the Dogs


DVF | Made for Glass

Looking Ahead 3 – an outlook into the future of manufacturing

Augmented Reality op Rotterdam Centraal - National Geographic

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You'll Never Believe It, an HMD That Looks Like a Dive Mask


http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/01/the-xg-virtual-reality-headset-for-android-is-a-superior-affordable-vr-headset.html

Fighting Fire With Wearable Technology

http://www.epson.com/community/transparency/2015/01/12/fighting-fire-with-wearable-technology/

Virtuix Omni - Prototype Compilation You'll Be Singing Soprano When You're Done With This

Hmm, A Wearable Device :Audi sales chief unveils virtual reality system for shoppers


http://www.autonews.com/article/20150113/OEM09/150119858

Unite 2014 - Meta: The Gestural See-through Augmented Reality Glasses Pl...

"Sophie's Choice" Was Not a Good One

Oculus Rift "Changed" Sarah's World

The Smithsonian's New App Brings Museum Skeletons and Fossils To Life

http://gizmodo.com/the-smithsonians-new-app-brings-museum-skeletons-and-fo-1679251273

Will VR Become Bigger Than The Bible? : Wherein We Learn from Alex Jones, Joe Rogan et al that 4K HMDs Will Lead to Microchips Being Implanted into the Back of Your Neck. Gee maybe THAT Will Get eMagin Over $5 a Share

Stinger Thermal Weapon Sight

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e435b273fc5a97f90570ab44d5c2d53e&tab=core&_cview=0

Thermal Imaging Allows for Picturing the Invisible

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/13/science/picturing-the-invisible.html?_r=0

Fox’s Mike Dunn On How Hollywood Might Profit From Virtual Reality – Q&A

http://deadline.com/2015/01/virtual-reality-hollywood-wild-fox-mike-dunn-interview-1201345486/

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tackling the next VR challenge: two ways of controlling our virtual selves

http://www.itworld.com/article/2867083/tackling-the-next-vr-challenge-two-ways-of-controlling-our-virtual-selves.html?utm_content=buffer944c6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Oculus- The Early Days- John Carmack, CTO, learns as he goes, "I think this black rubbery string is called a "wire", "It's like a hose for electricity, if I squeeze it like a hose I bet the screen will go dark."

Give Up! Say Uncle!

"Yes and we are very glad you signed the liability waiver before demoing our World Changing Technology!"

Oculus Rift and the Incredible Shifting Narrative

So now it's the fault of Content Providers that the Consumer version of Oculus is delayed. How convenient. I guess they have figured out that  Dying Virtually in a Plane Crash or the Virtual Guillotine and Roller Coasters Rides that make users vomit are not titles that appeal to "normal" people. Only Oculus Early Adopters.


http://vrfocus.com/archives/10514/oculus-ceo-enough-compelling-content-launch-consumer-rift-just-yet/




The Table is Set for eMagin if Their New iHMD is as Bloody Good as They Contend and is not Priced at a Level that Screams "Niche", Now What to Name It?: Oculus Rift: the brand enthusiasts and refuseniks:

Sol Rogers, founder of visual arts agency Rewind FX and a virtual reality fanatic since childhood, toldMarketing: "It’s about quality of content, content is king, the medium doesn’t matter. If you immerse your audience [in virtual reality], it had better be bloody good because otherwise they’ll say that it was a bit naff and it made them feel a bit sick."
Rogers’ comments highlight ongoing technical challenges with current iterations of the Oculus Rift, specifically that extensive use can cause nausea. Other problems include the discomfort of wearing a hot, heavy headset, screen resolution, latency issues, and the fact the headset isn’t portable.

Yuval Boger on Sensics Open Source Initiative with Razer

http://vrguy.blogspot.com/2015/01/open-source-virtual-reality-week-after.html

Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions

http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-devices/wearables-in-2015-4-predictions-/d/d-id/1318203

Microsoft patents eye-tracking system for head-mounted display


http://gdgtarena.com/microsoft-patents-eye-tracking-system-head-mounted-display/

Wearable Tech 3.0

https://wtvox.com/2015/01/wearable-tech-3-0-for-free-in-exchange-for-consumer-data/

Monday, January 12, 2015

This Writer Believes VR Needs Better Displays :

http://www.cnet.com/news/virtual-reality-will-be-huge-in-2015-but-it-wont-be-perfect-for-a-while/

Waiting List for the Rubber Room is Getting Quite Lengthy

eMagin (EMAN) in Focus: Stock Adds 6.3% in Session January 12, 2015

http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/160041/emagin-eman-in-focus-stock-adds-63-in-session

Augmedix Spots $16M Series A for Google Glass in Doctors' Offices

http://pevc.dowjones.com/article?an=DJFVW00120150112eb1cb018e&from=alert&pid=32&ReturnUrl=http://pevc.dowjones.com/article%3Fan%3DDJFVW00120150112eb1cb018e%26from%3Dalert%26pid%3D32&utm_content=buffer68fd0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Samsung did not have to go far to find the Folks to Play "The Walking Dead". They Thought "Hey, let's use the Oculus Rift Design Team. They ARE "The Walking Dead!"

IBM and Tesco test Augmented Reality mobile app

Imaginality Learning Overview

Vince Finds These Lines and Graphs Meaningful for Some Reason

And Another Game Changer! Corrugated Cardboard with Red Faceplate Represents a Real Upgrade Over Standard Cardboard Crap Dive Mask Displays Without a Red Faceplate It's the Same HBO Silicon Valley Cliche Ridden Techno Jive Over and Over!

Another Day, Another Crap Dive Mask Display

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Preaching the Small Business Gospel to Special Forces - Ms Heet here is describing Displays that eMagin developed for the USAF which in turn were appropriated by SOCOM



Additionally, a high-definition micro display developed for SOCOM has been adopted by users within the Defense Department, the medical community and even the entertainment industry. “We were collecting a lot of visual information, but we didn’t have a good display for it. Of course, that means people have to get closer, and they have to be at more risk,” Heet explains. “This high-definition micro display, which is also compatible with night vision systems, has had a wide range of uses. It has led to commercial products in the professional movie industry for broadcast cameras. The commercial applications include homeland security, law enforcement and of course, entertainment. It also has application in viewfinders, training and simulation and the medical field.”
She notes that the micro display actually started as an Air Force program before being adopted by SOCOM. “That is a wonderful thing about the SBIR program: that we can build off of each other’s topics,” she says.


- See more at: http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=node/13993#sthash.EnikC5e3.dpuf

https://www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/detail/398149

Tres Bon: He should have no trouble handling the Augmented Reality Jihadis with his "Resonators" when they appear


http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-king-of-augmented-street-fighting-the-worlds-best-ingress-player?utm_source=mbtwitter

INSIDE THE NBA'S PLAN TO GIVE EVERY FAN A (VIRTUAL REALITY) COURTSIDE SEAT

http://www.fastcompany.com/3040435/inside-the-nbas-plan-to-give-every-fan-a-virtual-reality-courtside-seat

What Is Virtual Reality and How Does It Work? | Mashable Explains

Friday, January 9, 2015

CES 2015 Interview: ODG Consumer Smart Glasses - Android glasses with au...

"And then imagine wearing Oculus didn't make you sick"

Waiting List

The Rubber Room is kind of crowded now, we'll put you on the Waiting List

Shah, that happened BECAUSE you played it properly

OLED Display Market to be Worth US$25.9 Billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150109005187/en/OLED-Display-Market-Worth-US25.9-Billion-2018#.VK_J3IrF88g

The TV Hat - the next revolution in video viewing

Wow, Did TV Hat Have a Booth at CES this Year? No? I guess they were just ahead of their time.


http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/132280-seer-the-augmented-reality-helmet-that-makes-you-feel-like-iron-man

#CES2015 First Look: Razer OSVR Virtual Reality Headset

That New ArR Trainer SX 50T II from Rockwell-Collins

uses a Forth Dimension (Kopin) AMLCD Display

No, Not David Zuckerberg, On Second Thought, Maybe Two Billionaires are Trolling CES : Billionaire is trolling CES with an insanely terrible VR helmet



http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/8/7511937/ces-2015-alki-david-3dhead-virtual-reality-display-is-terrible

Slow down the virtual reality hype. We’re still waiting for the good stuff

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/8/7514337/ces-2015-state-of-virtual-reality

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vuzix Google Glass competitor finally works — CES 2015 : Uh Oh, Vuzix is Tarred with the Glasshole Brush



http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/7/7509021/vuzix-m100-augmented-reality-ar-glasses

Hands-on: Augmented and virtual reality come together in Sulon Cortex



http://www.gizmag.com/sulon-cortex-augmented-virtual-reality-headset/35485/

Hands-On: Oculus Rift Crescent Bay at CES 2015 + Interview : What is a Radical Reconfiguration. Lighter, Smaller, More Flush to the Face going to do to this Dinosaur? Yeah, the Ergo is perfect Nate

Look at that Headline : Like JAPANESE ATTACK PEARL HARBOR! Virtual Reality to Extend Way Beyond Games and Movies, Oculus VR Founder Predicts (but he has no idea Extend into What) They hang on this Savants Pronouncements as if he is the Oracle of Delphi, More Like Chauncey Gardner


https://variety.com/2015/digital/news/virtual-reality-to-extend-way-beyond-games-and-movies-oculus-vr-founder-predicts-1201394202/

HALO Rx Integrated Mobile Hospital Patient Monitoring Systems Technology

Meanwhile back at the Vomitorium...

Navy researching a Google Glass of its own : An informative Robo-Report : Six15 Technologies

New Device for Heads-Up Data, Text Messaging, and Augmented Reality Launches at CES :Smart glasses from Six15 can send and receive 1500 messages in one battery cycle and will be available to the public in early 2015


The device is described as using Six15's ODIN Optical System (pictured below), that device employs an eMagin Full Color SVGA.



http://www.six-15.com/news-posts/new-device-for-heads-up-data-text-messaging-and-augmented-reality-launches-at-ces/

Six15 Technologies shows off augmented reality smart glasses

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/42606/six15-technologies-shows-augmented-reality-smart-glasses/index.html

LIVE from CES 2015 - Day 2